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Questions, Discussion, Tutorials

GrifterGrifter TorontoSuper Moderator, Moderator mod
edited January 13 in Artist's Corner
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Mods, please add links, tutorials, and links to useful posts to this post whenever you see them.

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A Few Notes About Inking - Michael Cho
http://chodrawings.blogspot.com/2009/02/few-notes-about-inking.html

Watercolor Painting Guide
http://handprint.com/HP/WCL/water.html

Paul Duffield's How To Draw Beta
http://spoonbard.deviantart.com/art/How-To-Draw-v1-3-40590655

Quick Sketching
http://www.drawalot.com/smblog/2007/11/17/quick-sketch-the-fastest-way-to-learn-professional-drawing-techniques/

The Structure of Man: Video Tutorials on Anatomy by Riven Phoenix
http://the-structure-of-man.blogspot.com/

Over a Dozen links to Misc Reference Photos
http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=5329

Basic Lighting/Texture/Form Tutorial and Reference Guide
http://androidarts.com/art_tut.htm

Portrait Artist Tutorials
http://www.portrait-artist.org/

Scanning Line Art
[url]http://www.steeldolphin.com/htmltuts/scanning_lineart.html/url]

Speedpainting Tutorial by Angel_of_Bacon
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6167278083166388456

Team Special Olympics Tutorials
http://smokinghippo.com/TSOtutes/tutorial_main.html

A Buttload of Drawing Tutorials
http://www.drawspace.com/

Walt Stanchfield Notes on Gesture Drawing for Animation
http://www.animationmeat.com/notes/waltstanchfield/waltstanchfield.html

Glen Vilppu Drawing Articles
1. Never Underestimate the Power of Life Drawing
2. Gesture
3. Spherical Forms
4. The Box
5. Introducing Material and Proportion
6. Drawing Ellipses
7. From the General to the Specific
8. The Landmarks of Anatomy
9. Seeing Anatomical Masses
10. Seeing The Figure As A 2D Object
11. Using Tone To Draw
12. Getting a Handle on Direct Lighting
13. Using The Idea Of Atmosphere

Eatpoo.com Guide for Art NOOBS
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  • GrifterGrifter TorontoSuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited December 2012
    References

    Concept Artist Link Index
    http://www.turtleart.net/artists.php

    Wally Wood's 22 Panels That Always Work
    http://joeljohnson.com/archives/2006/08/wally_woods_22.html

    Colour Theory Guide
    http://www.worqx.com/color/

    Blambot Comic Fonts
    http://www.blambot.com/

    Microsoft Web Development
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-ca/beginner/bb308786.aspx

    Pose Maniacs Drawing Tools
    http://www.posemaniacs.com/blog/

    Pixelovely Figures
    http://www.pixelovely.com/gesture/figuredrawing.php

    Draw Mix Paint
    http://www.drawmixpaint.com/

    Books

    Essentials/Basics

    The Natural Way to Draw by Kimon Nicolaides
    Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards

    Color

    The Elements of Color by Johannes Itten
    Painting With Light by John Alton
    Color Theory by Jose Maria Parramon
    Color Management: A copmrehensive Guide for Graphic Designersby John Drew and Sarah Meyer

    Design

    Design and Form: The Basic Course at the Bauhaus and Later, Revised Edition by Johannes Itten
    The Non-Designer's Design Book by Robin Williams
    The Non-Designer's Scan & Print Book by Sandee Cohen
    The Non-Designer's Type Book by Robin Williams

    Anatomy & Illustration

    Dynamic Anatomy by Burne Hogarth
    Dynamic Figure Drawing by Burne Hogarth
    Dynamic Wrinkles and Drapery by Burne Hogarth
    Drawing Dynamic Hands by Burne Hogarth
    Dynamic Light and Shade by Burne Hogarth

    Human Anatomy for Artists by Eliot Goldfinger
    Anatomy For The Artist by Sarah Simblet
    Artistic Anatomy by Richer & Hale
    Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing From Life by George B. Bridgman
    The Human Figure by John H. Vanderpoel

    Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters by Robert Hale
    Anatomy Lessons from the Great Masters by Robert Hale and Terrence Coyle

    DC Comics Guide to Pencilling and Inking Comics

    Comic Book Storytelling

    Graphic Storytelling & Visual Narrative by Will Eisner
    Comics & Sequential Art by Will Eisner
    Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud
    Perspective! For Comic Book Artists by David Chelsea

    Animation

    The Illusion of Life by Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas
    The Animator's Survival Kit by Richard Williams

    Grifter on
  • TamTam I hate art I love artRegistered User regular
    Grif, the OpenCanvas link doesn't work any more

  • GrifterGrifter TorontoSuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    Sorry, that's because teamspecialolympics.com doesn't exist any more. Does anyone have it hosted? I don't have the file laying around any more.

  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2011
    no, but I thought bombsy did?

    However what I do have is a rehosted version of the old TSO tutes:

    http://smokinghippo.com/TSOtutes/tutorial_main.html

    some images are missing but i have the files and will add them when I get round to it, which should be soon.

    tynic on
  • AvrahamAvraham white men holding kittens dot tumblr dot comRegistered User regular
    edited October 2011
    Avraham on
    tumblr_mw0i6gT4l61qgwizbo1_250.png :bz :bz
  • GrifterGrifter TorontoSuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    Thanks Tynic and Avraham.

  • SiegfriedSiegfried Registered User regular
    How easy/hard is it to make a custom tumblr layout? Reason I ask because depending on if it's basically the same amount of work as designing any old website I might just put my focus on designing a real portfolio site, instead of just a tumblr page.

    Portfolio // Twitter // Behance // Tumblr
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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Um. Not hard to tweak the layout, as long as you're comfortable with css. Hard to change the functionality to any significant degree. But to be honest, I probably wouldn't use tumblr for a portfolio site regardless. It's not designed really well for that application; you could probably pull something together that would serve, but you're right in that the time invested could be better spent setting up a real website.

    Tumblr is ideal if you want to update frequently, quickly, and you're not bothered about the context your work appears in. As a portfolio, it would have significant drawbacks. For one, there's no easy way to group images except by chronology - you can use tags, which will work to some extent, but it will be fiddly. The archive system is actually ok for that kind of use, because it kind of auto-thumbnails, but again the only possible organisation is via timestamp, so you just get a big page full of images. And keep in mind that tumblr is mainly intended to be a linksharing platform. Mostly people will see what you post on their dashboard - a lot of the time it almost doesn't matter what the front-end looks like. Now, if you don't update very often you could maintain a nice clean look that's easy to navigate, but in that case you'll find you won't get much out of the networking and image-sharing aspects. Conversely, if you update a lot, you'll probably get your work seen by a lot of people, but it will make your site difficult to navigate.

    Basically it's designed more for transient information. I use it as a sketchblog, for logging thumbnails and sketches, or putting up stupid stuff that I want to share with people and don't want clogging up my proper 'art' blog, and for that it works quite well.

  • SiegfriedSiegfried Registered User regular
    Basically I just want it to look nice, like this recent redesign: http://magicalgametime.com/

    But yeah I understand the limitations and I'd also be making a real portfolio website on the side.

    Portfolio // Twitter // Behance // Tumblr
    Kochikens wrote:
    My fav is when I can get my kiss on with other dudes.
  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2011
    Right-ho. In that case, it isn't too hard to get something looking pretty if you're ok with tinkering around a bit in html and css. It's definitely quicker than building your own blog from scratch because the back end is already extant, you just have to juggle the appearance. (And of course, the absolute quickest thing to do is find a (free) theme that's reasonably close to what you want and then just adapt it).

    tynic on
  • melting_dollmelting_doll Registered User regular
    So I really doubt this is in any of the tutes, so I'm gonna ask.

    Lately I've been inking with Micron Graphic 1's and Micron Brush Pens. But when I use watercolours over said ink, the paints' minor opacity likes to make the lines look splotchy - where the paint crosses a line, it makes the ink look faded. Is there a way to make this NOT happen? I usually end up re-inking over the parts to fix the lines, but trying to ink over the paint kills my tips and also annoys me.

    (This is from an old image, but I'll use it as an example)
    wellbehaved-1.jpg
    You can see where the ear and elbow are dark/where the ink didn't go over.

    Should I use different ink/pens? Or is this just unavoidable =.= I have some bottled ink but I don't use it often..

    0210-1-1.jpg
  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    Microns are archival, but they aren't permanent/waterproof in my experience, despite claims to be. They do make a variant that is a permanent marker (called Microperm, they are gray rather than tan color) But for your thicker outlines I would recommend copics, or just a layering system where you ink after putting down your areas of color, if possible.

    Make sure your pen/marker is totally dry before you hit the watercolors too, that will also help. Do a test where you do it like 3 minutes later and one where you do it a few hours later, and you'll probably see a difference.

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  • GrifterGrifter TorontoSuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    What is the opinion on Mac vs PC? I'm considering buying one of those all-in-one desktops. I've been looking at the ones from HP.

    http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/computer_can_series.do?storeName=computer_store&category=desktops&a1=Category&v1=TouchSmart+PCs&series_name=610q_series&jumpid=in_R329_prodexp/hhoslp/psg/desktops/TouchSmart_PCs/610q_series

    It's not exactly the cheapest thing in the world but I'm thinking that when Win 8 comes out it should upgrade pretty easily. Plus, I should be able to upgrade the memory on it myself to get some more punch out of it. But, I could just get an iMac for not much more. Granted, they don't have the touch screens but they are pretty slick. I was looking at the 27" models.

    http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/family/imac/select?mco=MjIwNTQyNjE

    What do you guys think?

  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    My mom has an HP touchsmart, Its shiney, and nice, but she doesn't do much more than internet browsing, Skype, and word processing. The touchscreen is novel, but if its going to be sitting on a desk it doesn't usually occur to me to use it (its great for like, kitchen counters though)

    If I was going to buy a mac, their desktops are gorgeous. I mean the display is just so vibrant its really hard to compare it to others. Aren't you a programmer, though? Do you need to run a certain operating system?

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  • GrifterGrifter TorontoSuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    Thing is that if I got a Mac I'd probably dual boot or run Parallels for those times when I absolutely need to have a PC. I have Citrix configured at my office to allow me to RDP to my desktop PC at work too. I was running Ubuntu at home for a while before Windows 7 came out and I didn't want to run XP any more but couldn't stand Vista.

    At this point, I'd really just like to have a nice clean desktop. My desk at home is always cluttered with crap and behind my desk has a rat's nest of wires. I want one of these all-in-one computers to help reduce the mess.

    My mother and brother both have older HP Touchsmarts. My mother definitely doesn't touch the screen. I think my brother's kids might use the touch screen sometimes. I already have a Wacom stylus so thought that it might be good for working with Photoshop on the touch screen.

  • amateurhouramateurhour Registered User regular
    Iruka wrote:
    My mom has an HP touchsmart, Its shiney, and nice, but she doesn't do much more than internet browsing, Skype, and word processing. The touchscreen is novel, but if its going to be sitting on a desk it doesn't usually occur to me to use it (its great for like, kitchen counters though)

    If I was going to buy a mac, their desktops are gorgeous. I mean the display is just so vibrant its really hard to compare it to others. Aren't you a programmer, though? Do you need to run a certain operating system?

    When I worked retail the Touchsmart sat on a shelf until it was clearance out. It's a nice machine, but the touch screen is indeed a novelty. With the wacom bamboo pen and sketchbook pro installed it can be a pretty decent sketch machine though, I'll give it that.

    It should be noted though that HP is still in the decision process of getting rid of it's home computing line, which includes the touch smart pc. They should have a final decision/business plan in the next month or so, so if you're not in a hurry, you might be able to get the touchsmart much cheaper when the stores decide to unload them for next to nothing.

    Here's what I do...
    The Vac - My Science Fiction Epic
    Fortune Pancakes - My Gag-A-Day Comic
  • GrifterGrifter TorontoSuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    Iruka wrote:
    My mom has an HP touchsmart, Its shiney, and nice, but she doesn't do much more than internet browsing, Skype, and word processing. The touchscreen is novel, but if its going to be sitting on a desk it doesn't usually occur to me to use it (its great for like, kitchen counters though)

    If I was going to buy a mac, their desktops are gorgeous. I mean the display is just so vibrant its really hard to compare it to others. Aren't you a programmer, though? Do you need to run a certain operating system?

    When I worked retail the Touchsmart sat on a shelf until it was clearance out. It's a nice machine, but the touch screen is indeed a novelty. With the wacom bamboo pen and sketchbook pro installed it can be a pretty decent sketch machine though, I'll give it that.

    It should be noted though that HP is still in the decision process of getting rid of it's home computing line, which includes the touch smart pc. They should have a final decision/business plan in the next month or so, so if you're not in a hurry, you might be able to get the touchsmart much cheaper when the stores decide to unload them for next to nothing.

    Excellent point. I was just thinking about that too. I'm not desperate for a new PC right now but the one that we have is ageing and it's a bit of a mash up from the PC that I previously had combined with the new one.

  • amateurhouramateurhour Registered User regular
    I just wish I could find someone with CS5 master suite to trade the mac version I have for a PC version. I really don't want to buy an expensive new computer to use some awesome gifted software, but I'm tired of said awesome gifted software sitting in a drawer. I know it's a total first world problem, but goddammit it's a problem.

    Here's what I do...
    The Vac - My Science Fiction Epic
    Fortune Pancakes - My Gag-A-Day Comic
  • NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
    I just wish I could find someone with CS5 master suite to trade the mac version I have for a PC version. I really don't want to buy an expensive new computer to use some awesome gifted software, but I'm tired of said awesome gifted software sitting in a drawer. I know it's a total first world problem, but goddammit it's a problem.

    Just buy a Mac Mini. :)

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  • amateurhouramateurhour Registered User regular
    NibCrom wrote:
    I just wish I could find someone with CS5 master suite to trade the mac version I have for a PC version. I really don't want to buy an expensive new computer to use some awesome gifted software, but I'm tired of said awesome gifted software sitting in a drawer. I know it's a total first world problem, but goddammit it's a problem.

    Just buy a Mac Mini. :)

    I checked the tech specs and it looks like the Mac mini just barely meets the requirements for video editing, and that's if you go with the $800 model. I know nothing about apple though, so it might be more than enough. Also I probably won't really do any video editing, so that might be the best option.

    Here's what I do...
    The Vac - My Science Fiction Epic
    Fortune Pancakes - My Gag-A-Day Comic
  • NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
    I did some video editing on my older Mac Mini. I have the new one now, and it's plenty fast with CS4. And you can get 8GB of RAM from 3rd parties for $99.

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Grifter wrote:
    What is the opinion on Mac vs PC? I'm considering buying one of those all-in-one desktops. I've been looking at the ones from HP.

    http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/computer_can_series.do?storeName=computer_store&category=desktops&a1=Category&v1=TouchSmart+PCs&series_name=610q_series&jumpid=in_R329_prodexp/hhoslp/psg/desktops/TouchSmart_PCs/610q_series

    It's not exactly the cheapest thing in the world but I'm thinking that when Win 8 comes out it should upgrade pretty easily. Plus, I should be able to upgrade the memory on it myself to get some more punch out of it. But, I could just get an iMac for not much more. Granted, they don't have the touch screens but they are pretty slick. I was looking at the 27" models.

    http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/family/imac/select?mco=MjIwNTQyNjE

    What do you guys think?

    Why do you need an all-in-one desktop?

  • GrifterGrifter TorontoSuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    Rolo wrote:
    Grifter wrote:
    What is the opinion on Mac vs PC? I'm considering buying one of those all-in-one desktops. I've been looking at the ones from HP.

    http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/computer_can_series.do?storeName=computer_store&category=desktops&a1=Category&v1=TouchSmart+PCs&series_name=610q_series&jumpid=in_R329_prodexp/hhoslp/psg/desktops/TouchSmart_PCs/610q_series

    It's not exactly the cheapest thing in the world but I'm thinking that when Win 8 comes out it should upgrade pretty easily. Plus, I should be able to upgrade the memory on it myself to get some more punch out of it. But, I could just get an iMac for not much more. Granted, they don't have the touch screens but they are pretty slick. I was looking at the 27" models.

    http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/family/imac/select?mco=MjIwNTQyNjE

    What do you guys think?

    Why do you need an all-in-one desktop?

    I don't really need an all-in-one. It's just something that I think would be nice to have. I don't play very many games on the PC so I don't feel the need to be able to upgrade to the latest vid card and stuff. I'm trying to reduce clutter at my desk. So I want to reduce the number of cords that are running around my desk too.

  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I'm not going to weigh in on the OS debate, but I will say that the mac desktop design is really, really great for maximizing space, particularly when you have a drawing tablet basically permanently set up.

  • m3nacem3nace Registered User regular
    edited October 2011
    EDIT: solved it myself

    m3nace on
  • DaemonionDaemonion Registered User regular
    I could use some help finding a pen that write extremely fine for my small handwriting. Any pen I pick up in a store is just too thick.

    Any recommendations?

    Strain 121 wrote: »
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  • PukioPukio Registered User regular
    edited October 2011
    Okay, I've tried everything I can think of to fix this, so maybe someone here can help me - my photoshop has suddenly started being really temperamental about blending. I tend to blend by using a low opacity brush and using alt+click to sample. This usually works pretty well for me, but suddenly as of last night my blending just completely stopped working. I was working on a background it was really patchy - I figured I had something on a layer above it that was effecting it, so started to turn off all the layers until I could find it. No dice, the layer was just patchy. Then I realized that the blending wasn't working at all - sampling from a darker color and dragging it out caused some weird desaturation (like it was subtracting, rather than adding). Moreover, I couldn't blend back into the original patch at all. At an opacity lower than fifty, sometimes the brush stroke doesn't even do ANYTHING. I checked my brush settings, checked my blending modes, double checked my tool settings. I tried different brushes - same thing. Tried opening a new canvas. Same deal. I reset my brush preferences and reset my photoshop preferences and it was STILL broken so I finally figured, what the hey - uninstalled and reinstalled photoshop.

    It's still broken. I have no idea what I've done and have gotten to the point where I'm too frustrated to think what else might have possibly gone wrong. I'm not very fond of shortcut keys, so I'm not even sure what I could have hit.

    I've tried to include an example, but cranking up the saturation and contrast doesn't make it much easier to see. The grey color is the result of trying to blend the darker color out into the lightest green.

    whatthehell.jpg

    ETA: Have since tried different versions of photoshop AND a different tablet completely. Same issue. Other programs (like Sai) work just fine.

    ETA2: Took the file I had been working with over to a friend's computer and not only did it do the same thing there, bit it also managed to completely bork her photoshop too - so now she's having the exact same issue as well. Awesome.

    ETA3: Just kidding other programs are no longer working. While attempting to work on the file in Sai, everything was going fine - and then it suddenly broke again. Blending is full of artifacts. This is a completely different file from the one that was causing the problem before (we rebuilt the entire file - it was a collab, so she had the uncorrupted files on her computer already). Completely different program. Now photoshop AND sai are effected. I did a system restore on my computer and it's still borked.

    ETA4: And now it's jut getting progressively worse. At this point I can't even lay down a new color on top of a first one without leaving behind weird liquify-esque artifacts and color patches all over the canvas - in both programs.

    Pukio on
  • amateurhouramateurhour Registered User regular
    Okay, I need some EMERGENCY help. I also posted something in H/A on this.

    So I want to make a comic book for this convention this weekend. I've got the paper already, and a good printer, and a copy of publisher and photoshop.

    It will be 8.5x11 sheets of paper folded over so not a standard comic size. I've got three comics per page, and I've already laid them out as .tiff files. That part is done.

    What I need to know is how to put them into a program (assuming publisher) that will let me just click print and load the paper and out come the double sided pages, ready to be folded and stapled.

    PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD HELP ME!

    Thanks

    Here's what I do...
    The Vac - My Science Fiction Epic
    Fortune Pancakes - My Gag-A-Day Comic
  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    I dont know anything about publisher, but can your printer actually print double sided?

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Daemonion wrote:
    I could use some help finding a pen that write extremely fine for my small handwriting. Any pen I pick up in a store is just too thick.

    Any recommendations?

    You can go down to 0.05mm in fine inking pens, there are a few brands available. I'd suggest poking around an art store, or the art section at your local stationers. They'll be more expensive than your standard ball-point or fine felt-tip, though.

  • amateurhouramateurhour Registered User regular
    Iruka wrote:
    I dont know anything about publisher, but can your printer actually print double sided?

    Yeah, I'm using an office printer tomorrow night. If nothing else I can just flip the pages over for the other side.

    Here's what I do...
    The Vac - My Science Fiction Epic
    Fortune Pancakes - My Gag-A-Day Comic
  • SublimusSublimus AustinRegistered User regular
    Question. How do you make a video game gui? Do you do it in the game engine? I'm guessing you make the assets somewhere else, but then how do you get them in the game?

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Sublimus wrote:
    Question. How do you make a video game gui? Do you do it in the game engine? I'm guessing you make the assets somewhere else, but then how do you get them in the game?

    Depends on the engine and how it's implemented. Some engines will provide you with a basic overlay that lets you import PNGs made in whatever program, which are then projected as textures in front of the user's view.

    Doing a 3D GUI like you'd find in Dead Space is likely a mixture of the design elements being created in photoshop or something like it as a bitmap, then saved as a texture in the game engine, and then projected into 3D space (and carefully perspective shifted so that it's legible at all times), with various shaders and effects applied to it afterwards to give it that holographic effect.

  • SublimusSublimus AustinRegistered User regular
    Rolo: Thanks for the answer! So if I was trying to apply to a ui artist position, what kind of portfolio would I need? Just sample designs? Or like some designs that are animated in after effects?

  • SiegfriedSiegfried Registered User regular
    Okay, I need some EMERGENCY help. I also posted something in H/A on this.

    So I want to make a comic book for this convention this weekend. I've got the paper already, and a good printer, and a copy of publisher and photoshop.

    It will be 8.5x11 sheets of paper folded over so not a standard comic size. I've got three comics per page, and I've already laid them out as .tiff files. That part is done.

    What I need to know is how to put them into a program (assuming publisher) that will let me just click print and load the paper and out come the double sided pages, ready to be folded and stapled.

    PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD HELP ME!

    Thanks

    Sorry I didn't see this earlier, but InDesign is great for this if you have it.

    Also printing double-sided is mostly based on your printer, when printing it should be located under the settings somewhere as "Duplex," I think. Every printer I've used has had it labeled as that.

    How did they turn out? Did you get it done in time?

    Portfolio // Twitter // Behance // Tumblr
    Kochikens wrote:
    My fav is when I can get my kiss on with other dudes.
  • amateurhouramateurhour Registered User regular
    They turned out great!

    12 interior pages, good covers, and the back interior cover is a sketch area. Unfortunately I ran out of toner half way through, but the nice people at FED-EX, who are MUCH CHEAPER when you bring in your own paper, were able to help me get everything done and take care of stapling and folding as well.

    Looking forward to the convention. I got my buttons in yesterday and they look good as well, along with my tyvek wallets which are the "unique" item. (they're tear and weather resistant!)

    I think it's gonna be a good con. Here's a pic of some swag (sketch cards and original art not included)

    AcH5XitCQAA9K6t.jpg

    Here's what I do...
    The Vac - My Science Fiction Epic
    Fortune Pancakes - My Gag-A-Day Comic
  • MuddyParasolMuddyParasol Registered User regular
    edited October 2011
    I've been grinding my way through The Natural Way to Draw by Kimon Nicolaïdes. I'm studying on my own, so models can be hard to come by. I get around this by using a poseable mannequin and other objects. But for the quick 1 minute gesture drawings I've found that http://www.posemaniacs.com/thirtysecond application has proved invaluable (the link to which I originally found in this thread, thanks!). It's an app that shows a model for a set amount of time and then switches to another model automatically without me having to click anything.

    I'm curious if there are any other apps or sites that offer something similar? Where different poses are cycled through automatically without any clicking on my part?

    As useful as posemaniacs.com is, sometimes I get sick of looking at wire framed people ripped of all their skin. Lets just say I would have never made it as a surgeon.



    On the plus side learning the muscles and how they work together is a nice bonus.

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  • m3nacem3nace Registered User regular
    edited October 2011
    artsyposes.com/models
    I haven't tried that one yet but I can't get it working right now, to the left there's a box with the 'drawing tool'.

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