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    Quote Originally Posted by Trixie View Post
    What.

    Paint is hands down the best, most lightweight editor you can use - it you know how to use it. All my avatars saw paint at least once during drawing.
    I don't mean to say paint is bad, just that I wouldn't use it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Trixie View Post
    What.

    Paint is hands down the best, most lightweight editor you can use - it you know how to use it. All my avatars saw paint at least once during drawing.
    Plus it's great for spritework!

    Um... I'd advise to to spend another 15 minutes working on sword, both hands, and legs.

    Also - eyes, mouth and shoulderpads.
    Head, shoulders knees and toes (Knees and toes!)
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    You should add a guide on drawing monsters with odd-shaped heads, like kobolds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herpestidae View Post
    You should add a guide on drawing monsters with odd-shaped heads, like kobolds.
    Ehh, this guide is made to tell you exactly HOW to learn those things.
    If you can't make them good, then start tracing, make a template, and then continue.
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    I... I did it. I made a piece of art! I'm an artist! It only took me what, three hours, and I did it! Yippee! Now to show off my amazingly beautiful first attempt!

    And then I saw Freshmeat's post. I... am both insanely jealous and awed. Terrific work, sir!
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    Awesome guide! Now I'm hooked on the program. I do not know how you would do anything without the nodes tool.
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    I used your guide, and then tweaked a bunch to get the left half of my current avatar. I found it incredibly helpful. I would certainly recommend it to others.

    Now if only I could get the bugs to look right...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thajocoth View Post
    Now if only I could get the bugs to look right...
    The best way is to find something that looks vaguely like the bug type you want in an OotS strip. The demon roaches are one type, but I'm sure are some flies or moths in there somewhere.
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    Try looking for roy's corpse shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trazoi View Post
    The best way is to find something that looks vaguely like the bug type you want in an OotS strip. The demon roaches are one type, but I'm sure are some flies or moths in there somewhere.
    Quote Originally Posted by AlfredAmeoba View Post
    Try looking for roy's corpse shots.
    Thanks a lot! It does look a lot better now that I looked back at Roy's corpse and the Killer Hornets Belkar put on V... They're like a swarm of tiny glowing things instead of the weird-looking balls of light they were before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herpestidae View Post
    You should add a guide on drawing monsters with odd-shaped heads, like kobolds.
    I agree with this.

    Also, I have a hard time drawing halflings. Anybody got advice for them? The girls especially have a weird body shape I can't get... Same problem with dwarves.

    I'm pretty good doing most other races, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmeraldPhoenix View Post
    I agree with this.

    Also, I have a hard time drawing halflings. Anybody got advice for them? The girls especially have a weird body shape I can't get... Same problem with dwarves.

    I'm pretty good doing most other races, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crimmy View Post
    Ehh, this guide is made to tell you exactly HOW to learn those things.
    If you can't make them good, then start tracing, make a template, and then continue.
    Just go through the comic and find a kobold or whatever it is you want to draw and trace it.

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    My first attempt! Baby steps, and all that.

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    (Dunno why I just bothered reposting and spoilering my avvie...)
    The guide is really helpful, so thanks for that. I think I just found a new hobby
    I think props and/or expressions are going to be my least favourite things to deal with. Gonna have to make a nice big collection of reference material.
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    It is a sad tale. Millions die every year trying to score some by fighting a dragon or in a war.[/COLOR
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gossipmonger View Post
    My first attempt! Baby steps, and all that.

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    (Dunno why I just bothered reposting and spoilering my avvie...)
    The guide is really helpful, so thanks for that. I think I just found a new hobby
    I think props and/or expressions are going to be my least favourite things to deal with. Gonna have to make a nice big collection of reference material.
    That's actually pretty good!

    Though the mouth seems a bit strange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zersk786 View Post
    That's actually pretty good!

    Though the mouth seems a bit strange.
    Thanks! Yeah, I couldn't get the mouth quite right, but close enough is good enough for now. I'll probably edit it once I get a bit more practise in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck_II View Post
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    It is a sad tale. Millions die every year trying to score some by fighting a dragon or in a war.[/COLOR
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gossipmonger View Post
    Thanks! Yeah, I couldn't get the mouth quite right, but close enough is good enough for now. I'll probably edit it once I get a bit more practise in.
    http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0692.html

    Bottom set of panels. Lots of open mouths there for you to compare with. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thajocoth View Post
    http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0692.html

    Bottom set of panels. Lots of open mouths there for you to compare with. Good luck!
    Awesome! There's a lot of useful props in that one too. Cheers.

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    New And Improved! Changed the mouth, and added a tail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck_II View Post
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    It is a sad tale. Millions die every year trying to score some by fighting a dragon or in a war.[/COLOR
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    The mouth is definitely an improvement, although it still needs a bit of work, I've found mouths one of the hardest things to get right in OotS style. And it may interest you that there is an OotS precedent for goat-legged fauns, although the stick-legs convey the meaning fine already.

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    I apologize if this has already been answered, but what font does The Giant use when speech is concerned?

    *EDIT* After much deliberation, I believe that it is Comic Sans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zelthax View Post
    I apologize if this has already been answered, but what font does The Giant use when speech is concerned?
    The speech appears to be Comic Sans MS. It's one of Microsoft's Core Fonts for the Web, so it's on most computers.

    The title font appears to be Lucida Grande. This font comes with Mac OS X, but it might be harder to find if you're using Windows.
    Edit: Maybe Lucida Sans Unicode might work? It's slightly different (the numeral 1 is different, for example) but it's got a similar look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zelthax View Post
    I apologize if this has already been answered, but what font does The Giant use when speech is concerned?

    *EDIT* After much deliberation, I believe that it is Comic Sans.
    Looks like a version Comic Sans to me. probably bolded.
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    Wow, that was a very helpful guide. Thanks for putting it together. Of course the last thing I needed was another time sink...

    Pretty happy with my first result, (which is now my avatar).
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    Thanks guys.
    And Trazoi, your guide has been great. Created my avatar with it, in fact.
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    Thanks man.
    Your guide was really useful.
    Here is my first try:
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