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Community Sketchbook--post your sketches

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by tall73, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. tall73

    tall73 Sophia7's husband Supporter

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    Let's encourage each other to draw. Post your sketches, doodles, paintings, etc.

    Digital, traditional, etc. are all welcome.


    EDIT: Photomanipulations also welcome. Make sure stock images are legal for that purpose.
     
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  2. tall73

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    sketchbook.PNG These are ballpoint pen. They are a loose style. I need to work on more smoothness and definite lines. A few minutes work each, trying to get my eye to follow details. They have a number of proportion issues!

    It has been some years since I did much art and am tring to get back into it.
     
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    Those are really good! I drew it based on a picture I saw online, so none of it was my idea, simply just copied it.

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  4. tall73

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    For some reason the picture you posted is not showing up for me.
     
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    @tall73, you're a pretty good artist! I like your sketches. :)

    I don't have any new sketches right now, but I do have these creatures I designed last year on the computer:
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    Their names are Rabient, Voltaursa, and Serenine; they were from a story I wrote a while ago. I really should make colored drawings of them sometime.
     
  6. tall73

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    Great, what program are you using to make those?

    They are really clean, are they vector, or a pen tool?
     
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    This is a collaboration. My daughter did the initial sketch and watercolor wash. Then I modified it in Corel Photopaint for the lighting, etc.
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  8. Multifavs

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    Thanks. :) The program I use is called SAI and I used a pen tool and my tablet.

    That looks great! I like the lighting.
     
  9. faroukfarouk

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    You young people are often quite adept at learning to use gadgets, right? :)
     
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    I guess so. ;) Though it did take me a little time to get used to them.
     
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    Some of us have bigger fingers and the gadgets are often so hard to learn that we don't bother with them i the end. :)
     
  12. tall73

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    By tablet you mean tablet computer, or a graphics tablet?
     
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    Graphics tablet. :)
     
  14. tall73

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    Yeah, they do take a little while to get accustomed to.

    Which one do you use? I have an ancient Wacom Intuos with a serial port (I bought a USB adapter, but even that now doesn't work well since Windows 7), and a not quite as old USB Wacom Graphire. Considering getting a newer one.
     
  15. tall73

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    obama2res.PNG

    Working on learning caricature, but it is difficult to grasp at times. This is in vector.
     
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    Mine is a Wacom Intuos Art, a little over a year old. That's cool that you also have a Wacom Intuos!

    I think that looks pretty good! I've never tried caricature or a vector.
     
  17. tall73

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    Vector might be fun for you to try. I use an old version of CorelDraw because it is what I am accustomed to. But Inkscape and such are free, and high quality.

    It is handy for scaling to various sizes, and looks really clean. You can modify every line at any time, which makes it flexible. It just is harder to shade, etc.

    Here is one I worked on a few days ago, trying to get a fairly realistic image of a knife.

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  18. Multifavs

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    Wow, that looks great! Looks like vector can really do some cool things.

    Oh, now I think I do remember using vector before, because I used Inkscape for school a little. I preferred SAI, which doesn't have vector but does have many similar features like scaling parts and modifying any part of a line at any time.
     
  19. tall73

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    Yeah, I would think a pen tool could do a lot of similar things. Usually vector is used for cartoon looks, etc. but you can also do some more complex things with it if you use your layers and shadows and textures correctly.
     
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    This morning I did a quick kind of tiling style painting, which is the opposite of vector to my thinking, not clean, blocky, more painterly. I did a fair amount of digital painting a decade ago, but usually used softer brushes with a fair amount of transparency. This was an attempt to emulate something more like traditional opaque painting.

    No reference, which would have helped with the details. Was the first time I used the tablet for digital painting for some time, so was just getting the hang of it again. I didn't get enough contrast in my values, but didn't want to take the time to work on it much since it was without reference and just a quick exercise.
     
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