Art Tips

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Exist, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. Exist

    Exist L6: Sharp Member

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    I feel this site should have an art section, but thats for a different day...

    anyway, share your tips on how to achieve effects, harness TF2's style, or how to draw :p

    Heres one that popped on a site i frequent

    For photo realistic bricks, your best bet is a photo. Scale it so that the bricks are about hand-sized.

    For cartoony bricks, it's reddish brownish rounded rectangles with light grey spaces between. White curves drooping over the bricks show where it's had water flowing through it, darker bricks were at hotter parts in the kiln. Stack them 2 on 1, and if you add shadows, put them just below the brick. Softly vary the color within bricks, but show stronger variations between adjacent bricks:

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    You can also crumble out some brick corners, or add cracks in the mortar to make it look older.
     
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  2. Numerous

    Numerous L4: Comfortable Member

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    yea.. I've always reckoned we should have a "debates" section, where people could discuss things, but I'm pretty sure the whole "no controversial arguments in the off topic section" would just get it locked again, not to mention theres quite often a lot of stigma saying "omg no", and I've been trying to cut down on the useless arguments recently (starting with staying off SPUF. seriously, at least rocks don't indignantly reply when you claim that 'acid' in deoxyribonucleic acid [DNA] wouldnt actually disintegrate the body, because chemistry doesnt work like that).

    Also, what about the whole "broad brush strokes" thing that valve talked about?