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Tim Schafer's [DÜDLE] Legend

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  • Nineteen HundredNineteen Hundred Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Eh, decided cool colors were just easier to figure out.

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    EDIT: Whoops, sorry.
    Nic wrote: »
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    better?
    Lewis Rice wrote: »
    Hey guys. Haven't been on here in a while! Here's something i've been doing today.Herewego_small_lewisrice.jpg

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    There was something important here. It's gone now.
  • SeveredHeadSeveredHead Registered User regular
    Nic - yah i think that communicates a lot better the whole video game culture thing.

  • SeraphSwordSeraphSword Registered User regular
    Trying to get back into the habit of drawing regularly. A couple of quick doodles in Photoshop:
    tumblr_m0rmumLmCd1qzaelz

    Sometimes I'm not sure if I'll ever really get the hang of digital art, but I'll keep trying.

    Mastery is the result of ceaseless error, combined with ruthless self-appraisal.
  • ProspicienceProspicience The Raven King DenvemoloradoRegistered User regular
    turtledude.jpg

    Man, I've always loved your black and white concept pieces. You should do more. Definitely would like to see more of that duder especially

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  • MyntMynt Registered User, Strip Search regular
    edited March 2012
    Pushing things further back with line width and added the forest on the right to suggest scale... It helps a bit, but I'll be able to handle it further when colored. I'll finish this panel (and hopefully get to the rest of the page) tomorrow. It's tough when I only have 2 hours a day to work on my personal stuffs :P

    tumblr_m0t3od8nzg1qc06xpo1_1280.jpg?

    Mynt on
  • Angel_of_BaconAngel_of_Bacon Moderator mod
    Definitely would like to see more of that duder especially
    Fugitive wrote: »
    It's really cool and I want to see the story around it.

    Well damn, now I wish I had a story about this dude...I guess I better make some shit up.

    turtledude_2.jpg

  • desperaterobotsdesperaterobots Registered User regular
    Love the energy in those lines AoB

  • KochikensKochikens Lovely-Cuddle-Blanket-Stephen-Fry-Awesomer Registered User regular
    Definitely would like to see more of that duder especially
    Fugitive wrote: »
    It's really cool and I want to see the story around it.

    Well damn, now I wish I had a story about this dude...I guess I better make some shit up.

    turtledude_2.jpg

    More.

  • ObilexObilex Registered User regular
    that black and white stuff is sickkkkkk!

    here's some spaceman spiff fan art

    spiff.jpg

  • NakedZerglingNakedZergling A more apocalyptic post apocalypse Portland OregonRegistered User regular
    D-robo....how much?!?!?!


    1) As a small side note, one day, I really hope to be King Penis of Fuck Mountain.

    2) No shitty anime or wolf-people, take that crap to deviant art
  • SeveredHeadSeveredHead Registered User regular
    practicing the art thing...
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  • NicNic Registered User regular
    Doodles with my fuckin' sweet Intuos4
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  • ProspicienceProspicience The Raven King DenvemoloradoRegistered User regular
    Kochikens wrote: »

    More.

    YES. And keep the dog in there too.

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  • TheExAmTheExAm Gerrymandered your districts Registered User regular
    Do half-finished audio projects count as doodles?

    http://soundcloud.com/cabbageofdischord/flauty-broads-and-twangy

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  • SeveredHeadSeveredHead Registered User regular
    are those legs too short? or anything else wrong with this burly body?
    halforc3.jpg

  • Angel_of_BaconAngel_of_Bacon Moderator mod
    edited March 2012
    @SeveredHead, I've meant to say this for the like, last 4 pics you've posted and then I thought maybe I should think out more of an explanation and then forget about saying anything, so fuck it I'm just gonna spit it out.

    You could really benefit from just using what you've got as a sketch layer and re-inking over top of them with a smaller brush. The really thick lines are really working against you putting in some subtle indications of foreshortening/details/shape design that would really sell the drawing. With the thick lines things start tangenting and melding together, and the form of the objects can get lost or flattened.

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  • FugitiveFugitive Registered User regular
    I'd also say it's probably not terribly useful making your sketch lines so dark. Starting with lighter lines and building up can help you more easily figure out where you want your lines to go and what you want them to look like.

    I drew a Royberdito

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  • F87F87 So Say We All Registered User regular
    That's a sweet ass design, Fug.

    And Severedhead - Listen to these guys, what they say is the truth!

  • kevindeekevindee Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    More value studying

    bothhandsstudymedium.jpg

    I think I'd really benefit from some serious hand studies, maybe try and work some texture into things and build up a bit of library, i find it hard to get details in my studies and get a more lifelike feel.

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  • TamTam I hate art I love artRegistered User regular
    Fugitive wrote: »
    I'd also say it's probably not terribly useful making your sketch lines so dark. Starting with lighter lines and building up can help you more easily figure out where you want your lines to go and what you want them to look like.

    I drew a Royberdito

    IrregularInstancesCommissionFORWEB.jpg

    y'all really enjoyin shiny surfaces huh

  • TheExAmTheExAm Gerrymandered your districts Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    That robot looks about ready to repair one SERIOUSLY metal guitar amp.

    Fug, do you ever do livestreams? I'd love to watch your process.

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  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    Value study, but also something I'm planning to use in one of my assignments:

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  • FANTOMASFANTOMAS Fland SudAméricaRegistered User regular
    hey guys, its been ages since I last doodled or logged here.

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    PS: My scanner is like that.

  • NicNic Registered User regular
    Testing my old Copic fleshtone markers that I got in highschool to see if they still work.

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  • SeveredHeadSeveredHead Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    thanks a lot for those comments guys. i usually try to not make my lines too clean or else the energy from the initial sketch gets lost and starts to look lifeless and sterile and just boring. but yah those lines are definitely way to thick and messy.

    its tricky to know when to thicken/lighten up lines, is it how heavy the material is? how close it is to viewer?
    here i tried to implement the crits!
    halforc3redone.jpg

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  • kevindeekevindee Registered User regular
    @Severedhead: That's definitely an improvement, but I still think your lines are unnaturally thick, and the lack of line variation makes your drawings look more flat than they are. I'm terrible at linework so take my advice with a serious dose of salt, but I'd suggest you keep your lines only as thick as they need to be for you, and to relax and let variations in thickness occur naturally - it should give you a more organic looking image

  • Angel_of_BaconAngel_of_Bacon Moderator mod
    edited March 2012
    @SH: My point really wasn't about being messy- after all, my own inked stuff is not exactly precision tooled or anything (and I'm not sure if would be actually improved if it were). My concern was more about how the overthickening, or even just overemphasizing, the linework is really going to work against you taking your work to the next level. Your sense of structure is all pretty solidly there in the initial sketches, the linework just needs then to be pushed back and worked over with some more finessed decision making.

    Let me try this with a drawover, it may make more sense that way. What you should notice is what I'm not doing here is really tightening down with heavy, math-precise lines, or trying to thin lines just for the sake of having them be thin (frankly I can't pull off smooth linework worth a damn, so I'm not going to knock my brains out trying since it's not really that important to the point anyway). All I'm really doing is going over your established structure, and using the extra real estate that the thinner lines afford me to clarify the form. In the original, the line thickness means there's no room to indicate an oblique, there's no room to indicate the tricep, there's no room for the separation between the pecs- that's the sort of thing I mean when I say that the thick lines can work against you.

    Taking your previous orc dude (forgive my shit handwriting):
    SH_orc.jpg

    What you've done in the latest drawing is you've made things cleaner and more detailed, certainly- but more in the sense that there's just more stuff there: more lines in the armor, more nubs and flaps and whatever. What I'm talking about is more the subtleties that sell the form.

    A good example would be the greaves on her right (our left) leg there; because the lines are still fairly thick and uniform throughout, it's hard to grasp just how the front plate of the shin interacts with the calf part; is the entire thing one solid piece separated by a painted on line? In the calf wedged in behind the shin, or is it raised above? If the calf part a part of the armor, or is it part of the pants and it's showing through a whole?

    Or, take the 2 pouches on the belt they're both shown straight on, flat to the camera; but given the curve of the belt on which they're placed, it would make more sense to show more of a side plane, and have one overlap the other just slightly; a very sublte difference, but one that would go a long way towards selling the form of the pouches and therefore the overall form of the belt and character; and one hard to get across with uniformly thick linework.

    These are all things that initially seem like nitpicky little things, but when added up across a whole drawing they can go a long long way.

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  • SeveredHeadSeveredHead Registered User regular
    i tend to press down quite hard when i draw so i guess this is where all those bold lines come from i get scared that the drawing wont hold with out them.

    i am seeing that i got kinda shitty readability from my latest attempt, i was considering on making some of the lines even thicker to establish things better, but then like you said i will lose detail opportunities if i thicken up too much and its just gonna look unrealistic as shit.

    i guess it all comes down to knowing how to hold the form without going crazy on the line thickness. i will practice this.

    i cant thank you enough for that awesome insight, my hat is off to you.


  • Angel_of_BaconAngel_of_Bacon Moderator mod
    edited March 2012
    Kochikens wrote: »

    More.

    YES. And keep the dog in there too.

    OKAY

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    EDIT: Dammit I keep forgetting to say I love that robot, Fuggly.

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  • MaydayMayday generation three hybrid Registered User regular
    Those two win everything.
    (including a date with Fug's sexy robot, yeah).
    Also here's some pixelart I'm making! (hint: if you've got the latest firefox, view it on a separate page, looks better on a dark background).

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  • FugitiveFugitive Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Thanks! It was a commissioned design, so I'm glad it turned out not uggo.
    TheExAm wrote: »
    That robot looks about ready to repair one SERIOUSLY metal guitar amp.

    Fug, do you ever do livestreams? I'd love to watch your process.

    I do sometimes, usually just to show someone a WIP. I might see about doing a timelapse or something in the future. I just feel weird about doing tutorials and videos since I get huge performance anxiety and I suck at explaining anything ever.

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  • NicNic Registered User regular
    I am heavy weapons guy and this is my marker sketch.

    scan0060.jpg

  • TheExAmTheExAm Gerrymandered your districts Registered User regular
    Fugitive wrote: »
    Thanks! It was a commissioned design, so I'm glad it turned out not uggo.
    TheExAm wrote: »
    That robot looks about ready to repair one SERIOUSLY metal guitar amp.

    Fug, do you ever do livestreams? I'd love to watch your process.

    I do sometimes, usually just to show someone a WIP. I might see about doing a timelapse or something in the future. I just feel weird about doing tutorials and videos since I get huge performance anxiety and I suck at explaining anything ever.
    A timelapse would be awesome.

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  • NicNic Registered User regular
    Okay I know you guys prefer original stuff to fanart, so here are some faces I improvised with my fleshtone markers
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    Still getting the hang of using them. Figure study with same
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    I decided to color a sketch I did while testing my faber castel pens a couple days prior. I realize there's a lot of stuff off about it, etc. I was just playing with a couple different tones, but the lighting doesn't make a whole bunch of sense, and those calves are horrible.
    scan0057-1.jpg

  • FANTOMASFANTOMAS Fland SudAméricaRegistered User regular
    Nic, I like those studies... I mean, studies are always good. But I have two things that I find odd about them.

    1- if they are studies of human figure... why not include hands and feet?
    2- if the point of a human figure study is to "study", why use such a non-flexible media like markers?

    Having said that, I must add, that I love all forms of ink, markers of all kinds included, and good luck with your figure studies (thumbs up emoticon)

  • squaresquare Registered User regular
    Nic wrote: »
    I am heavy weapons guy and this is my marker sketch.

    scan0060.jpg

    YOU SO SMALL IT'S FUNNY TO ME.
    TF2 used to be a nice game, now it's all hats and shit.

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  • FANTOMASFANTOMAS Fland SudAméricaRegistered User regular
    I REALLY want to try doing digital stuff, I even got a big tablet... but for some reason I end up always doing stuff on ink.

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    there aint much I can do for this particular doodle, but crits are welcome for future pieces.

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