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MetManMas
01-20-2011, 03:04 PM
Well, everyone else was doing it, so here's my thread of quick sketchy stuff. My art's nothing too fancy, or even shaded for that matter, but this'll be my thread for drawings that I don't think would end up in the horrifying thread if someone found them elsewhere. Here we go!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/ValocDarkmyre/Art%20Stuff/DQ-SlimeDrawsNear.jpg

This is a silly little picture I drew months ago, with pen and colored pencils. Totally went for a pic referencing NES Dragon Warrior dialogue there.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/ValocDarkmyre/Art%20Stuff/Art%20Academy%20DSi/SK-GraphicAdventure.jpg

Another old unseen pic, of Survival Kids as portrayed through a mock NES MacVenture interface I did in Art Academy. I thought of using it in the LP, but I didn't really like it that much.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/ValocDarkmyre/Art%20Stuff/DQIX-ReferencePractice.jpg

Some linework practice, copying some Dragon Quest monsters from my DQIX strategy guide by visual reference (no tracing), done in marker. They came out much better than I expected, though I had to improvise with some colors.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/ValocDarkmyre/Art%20Stuff/Art%20Academy%20DSi/DQIII-MonsterScenario.jpg

And here's a more recent Art Academy drawing, inspired by Dragon Quest III's best personality test scenario. I figured the Firebrand-esque demons from DQIII looked closest to the generic demon, so that's how I drew it. The yellow on it is an attempt at lighting.

Traumadore
01-28-2011, 09:33 PM
What is Art Academy? It looks like it doesn't have a lot of options for brush sizes or blending. Your DQ IX copies did turn out really well. If you could get those kinds of fine lines in Art Academy (since it seems you like to use it) then you should definitely experiment with that.

MetManMas
01-30-2011, 06:47 PM
Art Academy's DSiWare...or rather, its first and second semester are. There's a DS card version too, but while it features some DSi support, it omits the one option from being on DSi that matters: saving your stuff to your DSi camera album so you can send it to Facebook (i.e. ONLINE).

Those two Art Academy pics were rushed to painting, though, and given that Art Academy tends to emulate paints and pencils, it can be a little tricky to work with.

Here's some other stuff I've shown in threads before, but spent more time on.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/ValocDarkmyre/Art%20Stuff/Art%20Academy%20DSi/GuycotBang.jpg

Douchey looking Tom Guycot. Route 33, Bang.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/ValocDarkmyre/Art%20Stuff/Art%20Academy%20DSi/FrothingDemandSky.jpg

Frothing Demand Sky & Wrench, made after beating Risky's Revenge.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/ValocDarkmyre/Art%20Stuff/Art%20Academy%20DSi/DQAC-Harriet.jpg

Animal Crossing's Harriet in Warrior Gear. You don't wanna get the medieval salon treatment.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/ValocDarkmyre/Art%20Stuff/Art%20Academy%20DSi/ShantaeWarioBadEnd.jpg

Fake Shantae ending, inspired very much by Wario Land 4's low-to-no treasure endings.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/ValocDarkmyre/Art%20Stuff/Art%20Academy%20DSi/LokiGift.jpg

Gift art for Loki's birthday.

And here's some Percys!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/ValocDarkmyre/Art%20Stuff/Art%20Academy%20DSi/MrDrillerPercy.jpg

You can't handle my candy-coated style, Boss.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/ValocDarkmyre/Art%20Stuff/Art%20Academy%20DSi/JetpackPussimmon.jpg

Boss regrets not getting my shading right because he drew me by glancing at a low-res title screen picture instead of referencing official art online.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/ValocDarkmyre/Art%20Stuff/Art%20Academy%20DSi/PercyDuckHunt.jpg

Still laughing at your poor marksmanship skills, Boss.

Prinnydood
01-31-2011, 11:25 AM
Since you have a DSi, have you ever used FlipNote Studio at all? It seems like a perfect fit for your drawing style.

Chu
02-01-2011, 06:04 AM
And I still say that you should invest in a scanner and/or a better art program already.

MetManMas
02-02-2011, 03:08 PM
Yeah, I know I could use better tools for the trade. I'm just making due with what I've got at my disposal for now. I'm still gonna look into getting a tablet at some point.

Art Academy's nice for portability, but I'd really like something with a bigger drawing space available. And that I can use proper filling options with on GiMP instead of emulated pencils and brush paints. And that doesn't only save stuff as a 640x480 JPEG that has to be put on Facebook before I can put it where I want to.

Lady
02-02-2011, 03:28 PM
You could probably get a used Intuos 2/3 for a pretty good price. A few scratches on the drawing surface won't hurt you any

(I haven't tried Wacom's new lower-end tablets, but ... my graphire was less than excellent. I think it harmed my ability to do digital art xD)

bobbywatson
02-02-2011, 04:38 PM
(I haven't tried Wacom's new lower-end tablets, but ... my graphire was less than excellent. I think it harmed my ability to do digital art xD)

I have a Wacom Bamboo, and it's... not great...

Merus
02-03-2011, 04:22 AM
I have a Wacom Bamboo, and it's... not great...
What's wrong with the Bamboo? I have one and it seems fine.

Donny
02-04-2011, 09:11 PM
I have a graphire 4 (which is more or less the tablet the bamboo replaced as Wacom's lowest tiered item) and it works just fine for what I need to do. You can find them on ebay for about as much as you can get a bamboo for too.

MetManMas
03-10-2011, 01:51 PM
Alright! Drew up my first thing with the tablet after customizing its settings a bit. Just a quick sketchy type thing, but this was partially inspired by Chu's sheep and wolf pic I saw a short while ago. Love those paper thin disguises.

I also love Pachirisu and Seedot.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/ValocDarkmyre/Art%20Stuff/Tablet%20Time/Seedachirisu.png

Warg
03-11-2011, 08:52 PM
[A Slime Draws Near! Command?]
Been meaning to say -- this one, I liked quite a bit.

I've gotta ask, though -- with you being a caricaturist in training, are you expected to draw completely freehand -- say, without a pencilled rough-draft underneath (to save time for customers)? It's genuine curiosity here; I've quickly glanced at how ink caricaturists draw in public venues, but I haven't really studied them as they've gone about it from start to finish.

MetManMas
03-11-2011, 09:53 PM
I've gotta ask, though -- as a caricaturist in training, are you expected to draw completely freehand -- say, without a pencilled rough-draft underneath (to save time for customers)? It's genuine curiosity here; I've quickly glanced at how ink caricaturists draw in public venues, but I haven't really studied them as they've gone about it from start to finish.

I'm still not a caricaturist yet (quick speed paired with solid linework is something I need to work on big time ^^;), but not using a pencil can shave off some time when caricaturing, which can potentially mean more sales.

Still, the caricaturists I know (Mom included) usually do a sketch, and then the inking afterwards. It helps to draw fast to keep customers in the chair, but it's more important to get good likenesses of the people you're drawing.

Traumadore
03-12-2011, 07:20 AM
Alright! Drew up my first thing with the tablet after customizing its settings a bit.

Hmm, you're still not getting pressure sensitive brushes. What software are you using?

MetManMas
03-12-2011, 09:33 AM
Hmm, you're still not getting pressure sensitive brushes. What software are you using?

Actually, I do have pressure sensitive brushes in GiMP and Corel; I just did that drawing in MS Paint. I have experimented with the others, but I gotta practice more with this sensitivity thing before I can get stuff (particularly black paint outlines) looking how I want to.

Traumadore
03-12-2011, 09:46 AM
Ah, ok, awesome. It's about time.