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Old 03-05-2003, 06:56 AM   #1   [permalink]
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cat girl drawing

something i drew yesterday i managed to get rid of the majority of the dark area in the middle when i scanned it so it should be a little bit clearer.. (well a little) ill get to work on a colored version farily soon probably

as always Comments and critiques welcome
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Old 03-05-2003, 08:40 AM   #2   [permalink]
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that is pretty good

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Old 03-05-2003, 05:11 PM   #3   [permalink]
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::nods:: Not bad at all. The chest even looks relatively proportional. ^_^ Keep up the good work!
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Old 04-05-2003, 04:17 AM   #4   [permalink]
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just finished up the colored version hopefully it looks ok

ive been using a slightly more simplistic coloring method on my last 2 drawings (which im told is actully cell shading, i had no idea ^_^) i used to use the burn / dodge tool alot then smudge to help blend the colors together but i figured id try a simpler maybe cleaner looking method

hopefully the extra compression i had to do on this to get it to fit under the attachment size limit isnt to noticable

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Old 04-05-2003, 07:56 AM   #5   [permalink]
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man your sketch looks like it was so easy to do cause theres no smudging from rubbers or tons of lines on 1 section

it looks real good
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Old 04-05-2003, 04:08 PM   #6   [permalink]
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Looking good. I like that ring on her tail. ^_^ Almost looks 3D (as far as this type of cg can get).

Yes, that be cel shading. ^_^ I personally use a mix of the airbrush, paintbrush, eraser, and dodge/burn/smudge/soften tools to get a vaguely painterly look, though I've done some pseudo-cel-shading before. Couldn't get it to quite look right to me.
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Old 04-05-2003, 08:01 PM   #7   [permalink]
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does the coloring look ok on this one? i wasnt sure if going for the simpler look would come out right

im not sure if its noticable but on the darker stripes on her and her eyes i removed all the white pixels so it looked smoother not sure if it made a difference(doing all the stripes was a pain in the butt tho ^_^)
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Old 05-05-2003, 10:27 PM   #8   [permalink]
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It does look better.

For a good reference on how to color without those white pixels in the way (if you have a program that does layers), check out www.polykarbon.com
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Old 06-05-2003, 04:10 AM   #9   [permalink]
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hmm that tutorial on how to color in paintshop pro was really interesting( i had never thought of using the layers like that) im defininitly going to try that on my next picture ^_^

wish i could get better thickness variation on my lines tho, i basicly ink the drawing on the computer and the mouse doesnt really allow for changing line thickness mid line

i could try inking the orignal sketch but that pretty much destroys it if i goof up (and i dont really have much knowledge of or access to good inking pens )
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Nice work as always, not much I can tell you about the CG because you keep improving through practice^^.

My only possible suggestion for improvement lies with the background. The backgrounds you choose never look bad, but with the kind of character art that you do, I'm wondering if a simple drop shadow over a non-textured background wouldn't complement your pics more. Nothing you need to change, but it might be a fun technique to play around with.

Keep it up ^^.
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Old 06-05-2003, 07:32 PM   #11   [permalink]
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im never quite sure what to do with backgrounds i never thought of just doing a dropshadow before tho that might work pretty good^_^

hehe so many new ideas to try ...now i just have to draw something = /
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Here's an inking tip I picked up somewhere. Change your lineart to a color (like light blue, or pink, or yellow) and print it out, then ink that. That way, you keep the original sketch, and have a hand-inked copy. Just scan the inked copy and edit out the colors, leaving you with the lineart.
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