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Videogame Valentines: tf2 5/9 (medic finished pg 4)

beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
edited February 2008 in Artist's Corner
Hey dudes!
I'm doing videogame valentines again this year.

this year tf2
I'll be posting them in trickles from now till valentines day

so here's the first! feel free to crit and all that junk.

pyrovalentine.png

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  • MaydayMayday Cutting edge goblin tech Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    This is incredible.
    The colours are just FABULOUS.

    My only complaint is that the flame looks weird... it's too dark at the end and its edges are too sharp somehow. I'm not sure if that's what it's about but it stands out in a weird way.

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  • (ohms)Crunchy(ohms)Crunchy Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Mayday wrote: »
    This is incredible.
    The colours are just FABULOUS.

    My only complaint is that the flame looks weird... it's too dark at the end and its edges are too sharp somehow. I'm not sure if that's what it's about but it stands out in a weird way.
    Yeah I agree. The tip is too dark and the edges could be a bit softer.

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  • VeritasVeritas Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Damn that is fucking cute and awesome.

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    noted and will be fixed, i agree.
    thanks!

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  • Asamof the HorribleAsamof the Horrible Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    very lovely, can't wait for the rest

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  • ProspicienceProspicience The Raven King DenvemoloradoRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Beavo when I saw a videogame valentines post by you my heart skipped a beat. Extremely awesome as usual. Your cards are fantastic :)

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    heheh thanks prosp, they're like my claim to fame
    i am going to take over the internet with e-valentine cards.

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  • MagicToasterMagicToaster JapanRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Was this all vector?

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    yup

    illustrator cs2

    refresh page for update
    i changed the flame and added the bracer things to the propane tank. it was just sort of floating there precariously without support.

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  • Creambun 007Creambun 007 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    There's a painful tangent on the flame as well. It's lining up with the roundish part of the flamethrower barrel. Either separate or overlap it. Other than that, it's freakin' beautiful.

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    tangents are such sneaky little assholes
    you think you've avoided all of them, and then you find out one's been staring you in the face the entire time, taunting you with it's tangenty asshole-ishness

    anyways, fixed, refresh the page to see the edit.

    got started on the scout
    inks and base colors, i'll add the fanciness after work
    scoutvalentine.png

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    scoutvalentine-1.png

    finished scout

    crits are always appreciated
    medic is next

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2008
    oh my goodness beav

    you've outdone yourself

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  • MufasaJoeMufasaJoe Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I feel like that last one needs to be a pop-up card in order to work.
    The composition of the pyro is really strong, but the scout one has a little to much weight on the left side. I also think it needs a lot more red to make it feel Valentine-y.
    Loved last years crop and these are looking to be just as good.

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  • MufasaJoeMufasaJoe Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Oh, and the crotch does not line up with the neck.

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  • Squirminator2kSquirminator2k they/them North Hollywood, CARegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    These are incredible. Keep it up!

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  • mullymully Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    beav, you are somethin' else
    this is inspiring and so freaking clean

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    mufasa i agree about the weighted too far left thing, any suggestions for layout fixes?
    thanks all :D

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  • QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    That is wonderful.

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  • HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq. Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    This is the best thing I've seen all week. Kudos to you, oh Tron of Beavers.

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2008
    beavotron wrote: »
    mufasa i agree about the weighted too far left thing, any suggestions for layout fixes?
    thanks all :D

    move him to the middle-right of the top of the box and move the text to the outside of the upper left corner?

    does that make sense?

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    yes it does and i am going to try that tonight when i get home from work

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  • MagicToasterMagicToaster JapanRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Compared to the other one the Scout looks so empty. The box on the Pyro Guy was half-filled with red, it gave it a lot of pazaz, this one is missing that zaz. Can I ask you a question? Do you draw the line weight variation by hand or do you just trace it once with the pen and then apply some sort of brush?

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    i draw it by hand: http://www.beavotron.com/vector.html
    i'm actually considering updating that tutorial, making it a bit easier to understand and possibly using a more complex sample image.
    i might even do it with one of these valentines.

    i agree about the scout lacking something. I am going to play around with him a little tonight to add some more pizazz like the pyro has
    i'll probably post a bunch of different layouts and let you guys pick which one looks best
    because damn do i ever suck at layouts.

    thanks again, all :D

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  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited January 2008
    I feel like if there was more solid color in the blue block like the pyro has, it would balance out.

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  • HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq. Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Oh, beav, if you haven't thought of something for the Heavy already, might I suggest you have a picture of him holding his gun, getting ready to nuzzle it, with a caption bubble saying "Kiss me!", and a caption at the bottom saying "Will you be my Sasha?"

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  • Anubis09Anubis09 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    2000793630447753770_rs.jpg

    heres the crappy webversion, but have higher res maybe post later, i'm @ work ;)


    edit: sorry if this is a threadjack, i thought it was for everyone.

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    iruka, that's a good idea i'll give it a shot
    hacksaw: haha unfortunately, heavy's has been chosen, he's going to be saying "my heart feels heavy when you're not around, valentine"
    i still haven't thought of captions for spy and/or soldier, so ideas for those would be wonderful

    anubis: it was intended for mine in particular for crits and stuff, but i have no issue with other people posting theirs, yours looks great :)

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  • Anubis09Anubis09 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    well if you want me to i'll delete mine and fill the space with a crit.

    yours look awesome as always <3

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    "We never discuss the positive or negative cultural aspects the distinctive type of music has on todays youth or the sexual intricacies of deep bass rythms as accompanies by strong guitar accords" - N_O
    WetbackMcMoneyfingers. Or a Mexi-Jew. - awesome!
  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    no don't delete it
    and anyone else, feel free to post your videogametines!

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  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    beavotron wrote: »
    iruka, that's a good idea i'll give it a shot
    hacksaw: haha unfortunately, heavy's has been chosen, he's going to be saying "my heart feels heavy when you're not around, valentine"
    i still haven't thought of captions for spy and/or soldier, so ideas for those would be wonderful
    For Spy, you could have something like "I can't hide my love for you!"

    The pic would be of the Spy running away, possibly on fire, wearing a cardboard mask with a heart on it.

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    fixed

    better?

    scoutvalentine2.png

    rough sketch for heavy:
    heavy.png

    his left knee is on the wrong side in relation to the way is foot is turned, i realize. i changed his feet like a billion times. so that will be fixed when i ink.

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  • (ohms)Crunchy(ohms)Crunchy Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Yeah that's lookin' better. Hooray!

    EDIT: lol @ the sad Heavy.

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  • Squirminator2kSquirminator2k they/them North Hollywood, CARegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Marvelous work, here. It's incredibly well-constructed. Also,. any chance we can see the sketches for the earlier ones too...?

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    thanks!
    squirm: unfortunately i'm an idiot who saved over the original sketches of the other two

    they were really sloppily done in photoshop, i did a lot of tweaking on the last two in illustrator.
    i find when i use a pencil like i did with the heavy i get much nicer results since i seem to spend a bit more time on them.
    i actually downright hate sketching with a tablet, but since the scanner is upstairs in the nether regions of my household, i do it anyways... i'm lazy.

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  • Squirminator2kSquirminator2k they/them North Hollywood, CARegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Ah, you're no idiot. I was just curious, really. :)

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  • HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq. Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    For the soldier, the only thing that hits me right away is "Don't be a maggot: be my Valentine!" and the picture is of him making a heart shape with his fingers with a big, dopey grin on his face.

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    KalTorak wrote: »
    beavotron wrote: »
    iruka, that's a good idea i'll give it a shot
    hacksaw: haha unfortunately, heavy's has been chosen, he's going to be saying "my heart feels heavy when you're not around, valentine"
    i still haven't thought of captions for spy and/or soldier, so ideas for those would be wonderful
    For Spy, you could have something like "I can't hide my love for you!"

    The pic would be of the Spy running away, possibly on fire, wearing a cardboard mask with a heart on it.

    this is totally it
    for sure

    i think for soldier, i'm going to have him doing the rocket launcher jump and saying something along the lines of "your love launches me off to new heights, valentine"
    it's kind of similar to the scout is my only real concern, but i can make it look different.

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  • PhanmanPhanman Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    haha, these are fantastic. I'm going to use all of the ones posted in this thread to send to my gamer buddies. Thank you!

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  • HeartlashHeartlash Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Great work on these.

    Engi suggestion:

    "A Valentine is sappin' my heart"

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