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Dallas-Dakota
2007-11-14, 09:30 AM
T'is the place to show-off your art, this is the place where the judges will decide, good or not, you can post here your art!
(kinda like The showcase, only with giving help, criticism, compliments, etc.)
Help the artists so they may become great like Dr. Bath or Mr_Saturn!
This thread is also made to reduce the independent 'help, new avatarist' threads.

Rules :
You may only talk about the art posted here and or if you are a artist and want help, or simply your work judged by more experienced artists, or if you need help with art programs.

All styles accepted(hand-drawn, OOTS, Erfwold, etc.)

Please also tell the art program you are using.
The following art pograms, and their homepages where you can download them.

MS Paint(Comes automatic with Windows and most PC's)
Inkscape (http://www.inkscape.org/)
Fireworks (http://www.adobe.com/products/fireworks/)(note, program is not free)
Irvanview (http://www.irfanview.com/) (note, not a great artprogram, but it is good for Resizing and making the background see-through)
SodiPodi (http://artlinux.wetpaint.com/page/Sodipodi?t=anon)(note, it is a vector based program)

Ichneumon
2007-11-14, 11:37 AM
This seems interesting

Inkscape (OotS)

http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/4186/romansoldieruo4.png

Its a Roman soldier.

Dallas-Dakota
2007-11-14, 12:54 PM
Yup, and the shield should be a square or a lengthened square, Romans to my knowledge, didnt use round shields.
The mouth a bit higher.

Lyinginbedmon
2007-11-14, 01:54 PM
I am in no way new, but neither is Ichneumon. I'm going to be needing to draw a lot of dragons soon, so I've been trying to put together a useable model:
Version 1
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/4764/dragontl1.png
http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/3788/dragonpp4.png
I'm thinking of calling him "Alex" :tongue:

Dr. Bath
2007-11-14, 02:28 PM
To Ichneumon, lookin' good, your style it snazzy, although subtly different to OotS. Nothin' wrong with round roman sheilds, it just means it's not a late Roman leigonary is all. Rather than bring the mouth up, I would lower the eyes slightly as it's a male and they have slighlty lower eyes,

Overall: good, maybe minor changes, but mostly stylistic choices.

To Lyinginbedmon, those dragons look a little puppety, but I suppose that's to be expected due to the template. Also the heads are a bit big.

Overall: If you can possibly avoid it, remove the lines halfway up the leg, otherwise, they look good, if slightly mal-nourished.

Omicroncubed
2007-11-14, 02:32 PM
Nor am I new, but I just need an oppinion on this
Robot Chicken (OOTS style, I suppose)
http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q105/Lambdaomega/Robotchicken.png
Robot chicken is a show by the way, I just made an avatar of the Robot Chicken in the intro (The show, however is a random sketch show)

Original Robot Chicken picture (http://headlesschicken.ca/cyborgblog/uploaded_images/RobotChicken-775060.jpg)

Lyinginbedmon
2007-11-14, 02:57 PM
Okay, I've removed the knee lines and made them (For lack of a better term) more podgy

Dallas-Dakota
2007-11-15, 01:07 AM
I made this thread a bit more proper....

Mountain protector, this is my first time I shaded something.
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o135/legolas-maxx/Mountainprotector.jpg

Serpentine
2007-11-15, 02:14 AM
Hmm. At first look, was thinking something along the lines of "omg n00b lol ths haz bin dun lots b4!!!1!" only, you know, politer and more intellectual, but looking at it again it's more general than past attempts, and having links to all the How Tos is a good idea (though there might be another one elsewhere? I forget, but it doesn't really matter anyway). There wasn't an Illustrator How To?

State-state, assuming you're trying to get Oots style, the circular head is a pretty big part of it. Especially when it's as irregular as that, it looks kinda childish. The blade of the sword's kinda neat, but don't forget the crossguard or equivalent (I don't think Viking swords had much of one, for example).

LazyJamaican(?), I'm not sure, but I think the dragons had mostly straight lines on the head, and I believe you can usually see both eyes and the claws are less curvy. I'd have to check to be sure, though.

My turn! I haven't finished this request yet (still need weapons and a few details), but I'm liking the way it's going so far so much that I'd like to get it as right as possible. It's supposed to be half tiefling with "ashen brown" skin, a "black ivory" horn and a scar (described as looking like a second mouth, tossing up whether to stick with a circle or make it like an oots-style mouth) and half tiefling in disguise.
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/serpentine16/Avatarables/Greyen.gif

banjo1985
2007-11-15, 04:59 AM
Nor am I new, but I just need an oppinion on this
Robot Chicken (OOTS style, I suppose)
http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q105/Lambdaomega/Robotchicken.png
Robot chicken is a show by the way, I just made an avatar of the Robot Chicken in the intro (The show, however is a random sketch show)

Original Robot Chicken picture (http://headlesschicken.ca/cyborgblog/uploaded_images/RobotChicken-775060.jpg)

That is officially made of win! I really like it, it has good comedy value! I'd better do another avatar soon, I'm getting out of practice :smallfrown:

Serp - That looks pretty good to me...but I must admit I don't like the circle scar, I think it would look better as a line, but everything else looks spot on.

Serpentine
2007-11-15, 05:26 AM
Finished now, ended up trying the different scar.
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/serpentine16/Avatarables/Greyen-1.gif

Ego Slayer
2007-11-15, 11:01 AM
Finished now, ended up trying the different scar.
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/serpentine16/Avatarables/Greyen-1.gif
Assuming that's shadow on the face, instead of it being a straight line down the face, curve it inwards. Makes the face look a little less flat, or some such.

Serpentine
2007-11-15, 11:08 AM
It's supposed to be half tiefling with "ashen brown" skin, a "black ivory" horn and a scar (described as looking like a second mouth, tossing up whether to stick with a circle or make it like an oots-style mouth) and half tiefling in disguise.Not shadow, requested skin colour contrast. It's still a possibility, though...

Anyone have any ideas on how to make this one look more like Princess Bride's Inigo Montoya?
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/serpentine16/Avatarables/InigoMontoya.gif

Lyinginbedmon
2007-11-15, 11:24 AM
Well, Inigo wore shoes to begin with. His body was a deal thinner than the girth of his hair as well

Serpentine
2007-11-15, 11:27 AM
Presumably Elan wears shoes, too, but I don't think they're ever drawn. Not sure what you mean about the hair... Are you just talking about how he has a lot of it?

Omicroncubed
2007-11-15, 01:05 PM
I made this thread a bit more proper....

Mountain protector, this is my first time I shaded something.
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o135/legolas-maxx/Mountainprotector.jpg

It looks good, but are the shield and sword supposed to be that big? :smallconfused:

Rockbird
2007-11-15, 02:18 PM
Could i post a picture that is not in the OotS style (hand drawn)? It doesn't say in the OP, but it's only that kind of pictures that's been posted...

Bah, i'll post it. Noone'll get killed for it :smallamused: .
So, this is a comission for a friend, he asked for a Space Marine inquisitor-type character, so.
Mostly, i'd like help with the background; i'm not sure where to go with it...
(also, sorry for the crappy text overlay)
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c317/Cocatrice/Marinesketch.jpg
Material is ink pens. And lots of spare time :smalltongue:

Omicroncubed
2007-11-15, 02:43 PM
Could i post a picture that is not in the OotS style (hand drawn)? It doesn't say in the OP, but it's only that kind of pictures that's been posted...

Bah, i'll post it. Noone'll get killed for it :smallamused: .
So, this is a comission for a friend, he asked for a Space Marine inquisitor-type character, so.
Mostly, i'd like help with the background; i'm not sure where to go with it...
(also, sorry for the crappy text overlay)
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c317/Cocatrice/Marinesketch.jpg
Material is ink pens. And lots of spare time :smalltongue:

I... I... I've gone speechless!! :eek:

That is absolutely incredible!

Oh sorry must've been too powered by awesomness so I forgot what you said :smalltongue:

And I don't know what background goes good. Maybe some explosion perhaps?

yoshi927
2007-11-15, 02:49 PM
Well, what with the background, think about him. Is he a dark space conqueror from another galaxy? Then draw that volcano as a dark space volcano from another galaxy, and draw dark space smoke from another galaxy. Add to the feeling a bit, you know? A cute fuzzy bunny wouldn't live on the same kind of volcano that an evil zombie-wizard would.

The character itself is awesome, though. I wish I could draw like that. :smallbiggrin:

Mr_Saturn
2007-11-15, 06:55 PM
I made this thread a bit more proper....

Mountain protector, this is my first time I shaded something.
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o135/legolas-maxx/Mountainprotector.jpg

When you're new at avataring, i really don't recommend shading. Although yours is very simple, crappy shading is uglier than no shading at all.

The head shape is still off, and the eyes still look pretty bad. And sword handles shouldnt be ovals, they should be rectangles. ^^

Serpentine
2007-11-15, 09:41 PM
So, this is a comission for a friend, he asked for a Space Marine inquisitor-type character, so.
Mostly, i'd like help with the background; i'm not sure where to go with it...
...whoa.

Oh, yeah, background help. Um... I kinda think lots of shadow, smoke and explosions seems in order.

Ichneumon
2007-11-17, 02:27 AM
Could i post a picture that is not in the OotS style (hand drawn)? It doesn't say in the OP, but it's only that kind of pictures that's been posted...

Bah, i'll post it. Noone'll get killed for it :smallamused: .
So, this is a comission for a friend, he asked for a Space Marine inquisitor-type character, so.
Mostly, i'd like help with the background; i'm not sure where to go with it...
(also, sorry for the crappy text overlay)
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c317/Cocatrice/Marinesketch.jpg
Material is ink pens. And lots of spare time :smalltongue:

This is just.... I can't find the right words to tell you how great that is... Maybe some ruins or something?

Alright, now what do you think I could do to improve on this?

http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/673/mastermindyj6.png

Mr_Saturn
2007-11-17, 03:19 AM
@ichneumon

The eyes seem kind of small, and the hair is a block (not really, but you know what i mean. i hope)

Otherwise, a new good rendition of the oots style. :smallsmile:

Nameless
2007-11-17, 04:32 AM
This isn't computer art, but it's still art... riiiiiggghttt... -.-
My scanner is awefull, it messes up my pictures, lit likes to sharpon up pencil lines and stuff, kinde of annoying.

Greek God:

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x203/tomshaer/IMG.jpg

Big evil bug! BIG EVIL BUG!

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x203/tomshaer/IMG-2.jpg

I have some oil paintings which I quite like, But I might have a hard time fitting it in my scanner...

Nameless
2007-11-17, 04:39 AM
Could i post a picture that is not in the OotS style (hand drawn)? It doesn't say in the OP, but it's only that kind of pictures that's been posted...

Bah, i'll post it. Noone'll get killed for it :smallamused: .
So, this is a comission for a friend, he asked for a Space Marine inquisitor-type character, so.
Mostly, i'd like help with the background; i'm not sure where to go with it...
(also, sorry for the crappy text overlay)
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c317/Cocatrice/Marinesketch.jpg
Material is ink pens. And lots of spare time :smalltongue:


**** that's awesome!

I love Warhammer, I haven't played in years but I still like to collect.

Rockbird
2007-11-17, 04:16 PM
This isn't computer art, but it's still art... riiiiiggghttt... -.-
My scanner is awefull, it messes up my pictures, lit likes to sharpon up pencil lines and stuff, kinde of annoying.
*snip*

These are nice :smallsmile: . The only thing i can really say is that you could use even darker tones for the shadows, but that could be caused by the scanner.

As for the oil paintings; get your hands on a digital camera!
(Coincidentally, we're doing oil paintings in class at the moment. I. Hate. Still. Lifes. :smalltongue: )

Nameless
2007-11-17, 05:06 PM
These are nice :smallsmile: . The only thing i can really say is that you could use even darker tones for the shadows, but that could be caused by the scanner.

As for the oil paintings; get your hands on a digital camera!
(Coincidentally, we're doing oil paintings in class at the moment. I. Hate. Still. Lifes. :smalltongue: )

Figures are more fun. Especially if it's of naked woman.

Szilard
2007-11-18, 06:01 PM
Whenever Im on inkscape, which I'm starting to get the hang of, I try to make the document into 117 by 117 pixels but it ens up really small, like the size of this smiley.:smile:

Zechikin
2007-11-18, 08:35 PM
Szilard, I could be wrong, I stick with the GIMP, but it sounds like you've got your pixels per square inch off, it should be set at 72 dpi.
Yeah, I hope that's helpful...

Anyway, this is an idea I've been playing with for a while now and I finally got the guts to try it:

OOTS in 3d, Hayley and Durkon

http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/6369/64626136ut7.jpg
http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/9606/ootsbt3.gif

Aside from the lack of mouths... which I'm still working on, what do you think?

Made in Anim8or.

joshu@fran.com
2007-11-18, 08:42 PM
how do you change that setting?


Szilard, I could be wrong, I stick with the GIMP, but it sounds like you've got your pixels per square inch off, it should be set at 72 dpi.

Zechikin
2007-11-18, 08:53 PM
how do you change that setting?

Again, I've never used Inkscape but with the GIMP 2.2.14 (I think you can do it when you create a new image in 2.2.17, not sure though) oddly enough you set it by using the scale image option in the image menu, you set the new size and then just below it you set the resolution.

*shrugs*

[Insert Neat Username Here]
2007-11-18, 09:53 PM
Szilard, I could be wrong, I stick with the GIMP, but it sounds like you've got your pixels per square inch off, it should be set at 72 dpi.
Yeah, I hope that's helpful...

Anyway, this is an idea I've been playing with for a while now and I finally got the guts to try it:

OOTS in 3d, Hayley and Durkon

http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/6369/64626136ut7.jpg
http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/9606/ootsbt3.gif

Aside from the lack of mouths... which I'm still working on, what do you think?

Made in Anim8or.

You win the thread.

DarkCorax
2007-11-19, 12:31 PM
The size problem in Inkscape is because it is zoomed right out at the start, you just need to zoom in.

Dallas-Dakota
2007-11-20, 07:03 AM
;3540997']You win the thread.

Wait, dont I get to do that?

anway, a proper one!
You sir, win the thread!

Sneak
2007-11-20, 07:19 AM
Szilard, I could be wrong, I stick with the GIMP, but it sounds like you've got your pixels per square inch off, it should be set at 72 dpi.
Yeah, I hope that's helpful...

Anyway, this is an idea I've been playing with for a while now and I finally got the guts to try it:

OOTS in 3d, Hayley and Durkon

http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/6369/64626136ut7.jpg
http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/9606/ootsbt3.gif

Aside from the lack of mouths... which I'm still working on, what do you think?

Made in Anim8or.

Oh my god.

You are awesome.

Baboon Army
2007-11-22, 03:12 AM
These are some of my latest avatars(I draw in Paint and resize using Photoshop). Please give some criticism/advice on how I can improve my style.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa24/vicban3d/azurin2.pnghttp://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa24/vicban3d/crusader2.pnghttp://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa24/vicban3d/halfelf3.pnghttp://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa24/vicban3d/dwarve.png

P.S. I will not download any other program.

banjo1985
2007-11-22, 04:12 AM
For paint these are pretty fantastic, there is a limit to what paint can do and from viewing these you make the best of the program. In fact I think the only better paint avatars I've seen have been Kurnours.

As for improvements, well I think the eyes are a little close together, especially on the guy on the left, and the sword doesn't look right, but apart from that nothing major. On the dwarf a slightly lighter shade of black on the beard and head might have helped make it clearer, but that's only a minor quibble.

All in all great work!

Nameless
2007-11-23, 10:13 AM
Oh my god.

You are awesome.

I seconed that :smalleek:

Ichneumon
2007-11-23, 11:23 AM
I would like to know what you think of this ABR character:

http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/238/mastermindichneumongf9.png

Dallas-Dakota
2007-11-24, 10:53 AM
Ehm, ichy, is it just me or does that look suspiciously much like the adult Julia posted in the current IA contest?

Ichneumon
2007-11-24, 11:15 AM
Indeed, it does.

Zechikin
2007-11-24, 12:19 PM
[Insert Neat Username Here], Dallas-Dakota, Sneak and Nameless: I thank you. :smallredface:

Ichneumon, she's awesome, the only thing I'd change is bring her arm forward or back so the line of the arm doesn't match up quite so well with the outline of her cape. Either way she's pretty cool.

[Insert Neat Username Here]
2007-11-24, 12:23 PM
I downloaded Anim8or, and my respect for you tripled. I can't figure it out at all.

Zechikin
2007-11-24, 12:52 PM
;3563520']I downloaded Anim8or, and my respect for you tripled. I can't figure it out at all.

Try the Eggplant tutorial on the website, that should get you on your feet, it's the easiest modeling program I've ever used but bound to be a little tricky if all you've worked with is something like Bryce that uses Boolean modeling. The toon tutorial shows the same method (with a tweak here or there) that I used to get the outline on the models.

If you're used to 3dMax or Gamespace just remember it's instanced, you have to go to object mode, create it, then figure mode to rig it, then there's sequence and scene mode... it may seem a little bit of a pain but it's harder to mess up when you start animating and whatnot. But yeah, good luck!

Paladin's_Wrath
2007-11-26, 11:36 AM
hmmmm...how is this:

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff234/Paladins_Wrath/UpdatedPaladinAvatar.jpg

Its my second OotS style drawing ever!

P.S. To whomever made the 3D drawings...OMFG!!!!!!

Omicroncubed
2007-11-30, 02:57 PM
hmmmm...how is this:

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff234/Paladins_Wrath/UpdatedPaladinAvatar.jpg

Its my second OotS style drawing ever!

P.S. To whomever made the 3D drawings...OMFG!!!!!!

A word of advice: Next time try saving it .PNG, .JPG lowers the quality of the picture (but it does lower the file size too)

Example: My first avatar

This first picture is .JPG
http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q105/Lambdaomega/Greyknight-1.jpg
Now take a look at the .PNG version
http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q105/Lambdaomega/Greyknight.png
It's a lot cleaner, isn't it? Do you see the diffrence? If not, try recolouring the .JPG then the .PNG

The shading is good, but I think the sword handle is a little weird...

Other than that, it looks good :smallsmile:

Omicroncubed
2007-12-09, 07:19 AM
I'll ressurect this thread for now. :smallsmile:

I made a picture of a singer for the ABR trailer, not sure when it's coming but this is what he looks like
http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q105/Lambdaomega/Singerforthetrailer.png

I figured the eyes are a little odd (I can fix that easily), but something else feels off... I don't know what, but I just think something is missing or something is wrong. Any advice on this one? :smallconfused:

DarkCorax
2007-12-09, 07:21 AM
I think the problem is that the body is too long and the head is a little small. Also the lines on the arms and legs could do with being thicker.

Omicroncubed
2007-12-09, 08:42 AM
I made a few changes to the singer. I bent the legs a tad, made a bigger head, made a shorter torso, put some thickness in the arms and legs and threw in sunglasses and a golden chain and the result was this:
http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q105/Lambdaomega/Singerforthetrailer4.png

In my own opinion it looks good now but I still need to be sure.

(The sunglasses were randomizers idea and it was a good idea I admit)