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Re: Blitzen's Cool Art Thread

Postby Blitzen » Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:46 pm

aoffan23 wrote:The bishop looks kind of strange with the different base IMO.


Yep. Bishops look pretty cray in chess diagrams. At a small scale it makes them look distinct from the king.

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Here's my full board. It will print at around 2.5 inches.

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I'm thinking maybe I could make each symbol bigger in its box. Thoughts?
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Re: Blitzen's Cool Art Thread

Postby ikensall » Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:54 pm

Perhaps try that, but if it looks cramped at all then what you've got is pretty fine. The only slightly trippy thing is the white borders around the pieces on the dfferent backgrounds, but there's not really a way around that.  Although I suppose it's pretty challenging to find an original style for illustrating chess pieces, I applaud your effort to make a chess rulebook (I'll look forward to reading about en passant), perhaps you could get our own Mr. Rayhawk to do some pencil sketches for gameplay examples?

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Re: Blitzen's Cool Art Thread

Postby Tzan » Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:57 pm

I would make them larger.
But make sure the white edge still leaves a bit of the diagonal black lines on the edges of black spaces.
The remaining black lines should be about the same as the size of the white border, minimum.
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Re: Blitzen's Cool Art Thread

Postby Blitzen » Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:49 pm

I've been drawing some fantasy maps following this cool tutorial.

This is some sort of mining town in the mountains.

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Re: Blitzen's Cool Art Thread

Postby Blitzen » Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:53 pm

The arms are too long aren't they.

How long are arms?

ALso that left eye is cray but when I noticed it was too late.

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Re: Blitzen's Cool Art Thread

Postby BFenix » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:00 am

I think the forearms are a bit too long. But yet again, her main figure is really long and her hands sit bellow the crotch, so it shouldn't be that far off.
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Re: Blitzen's Cool Art Thread

Postby stubby » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:53 am

If you're worried about proportions -- you're always going to have this problem as long as you keep fudging the body structure and using baggy coveralls to cover up for the fact. If you want to start getting this right, you've got to nail the fundamentals without relying on cheats and shortcuts. Draw the body first, learn to get the proportions right, then draw the coveralls over the top of it once things are nailed in place.

Once you've drilled an instinct for proper proportions, you can go back to skipping the construction step and everything will work fine as if by magic.
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Re: Blitzen's Cool Art Thread

Postby Blitzen » Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:30 pm

Are you implying that I do skip the construction step? I do it, but I don't know if it's worse that you can't tell. And other double negatives.

I should probably go out and draw real people and nudez and stuff like real artists do, I guess.
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Re: Blitzen's Cool Art Thread

Postby BFenix » Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:31 pm

stubby wrote:If you're worried about proportions -- you're always going to have this problem as long as you keep fudging the body structure and using baggy coveralls to cover up for the fact. If you want to start getting this right, you've got to nail the fundamentals without relying on cheats and shortcuts. Draw the body first, learn to get the proportions right, then draw the coveralls over the top of it once things are nailed in place.

Once you've drilled an instinct for proper proportions, you can go back to skipping the construction step and everything will work fine as if by magic.


However, that only applies when you draw baggy clothing or something with volume that covers up the anatomy, right?
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Re: Blitzen's Cool Art Thread

Postby Tzan » Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:05 pm

Blitzen wrote:Are you implying that I do skip the construction step? I do it, but I don't know if it's worse that you can't tell. And other double negatives.

I should probably go out and draw real people and nudez and stuff like real artists do, I guess.


If its something you are moderately serious about and you have time, take a life drawing class.
I did 2 semesters, it helps alot.
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Re: Blitzen's Cool Art Thread

Postby Blitzen » Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:15 am

I did the thing again.

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Re: Blitzen's Cool Art Thread

Postby Silverdream » Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:31 pm

I love that shovel.
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Re: Blitzen's Cool Art Thread

Postby Natalya » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:11 am

Arms look good.  Long lower torso.  Chest and face are good.
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Re: Blitzen's Cool Art Thread

Postby Vami IV » Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:39 pm

Blitzen wrote:Image

how did you find this photo of me
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Postby Blitzen » Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:37 pm

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