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Hi! (Introductory Post)

rikthevikrikthevik Registered User regular
edited January 2009 in Artist's Corner
Hi everyone. I'm Rik. My amazing gf got me a Cintiq 12WX for Christmas, and I'm loving it. The thing is, I haven't totally figured it out yet. Here's a couple of doodles that turned out okay. They were done with the Painter Essentials 4 software that came with my tablet and is running on my Macbook Pro.

Does anyone have some tips for a guy just starting out messing around with this? Any good software recommendations?

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  • MustangMustang Arbiter of Unpopular Opinions Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I hate people with Cintiq's, unless they are willing to give me their Cintiq, and then I become very fond of them. Your doodles are nice.

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  • FletcherFletcher Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    for a free doodling program that doesn't hog a lot of memory or anything, GIMP (download for Windows 2000 and above here) is pretty cool. Small download too, if thats any concern.

    I can't really offer much "art" help as I'm a doodler at best, but your posted pictures look cool anyway!

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  • rikthevikrikthevik Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Another doodle!

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  • TesiacoilTesiacoil Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    The robot king thing; Adorable. Looking forward to seeing how that develops. Is this stuff all from your head? Because, you have skills. Good, good skills.

    I know nothing of this device.
    But I would love one of them. Oh, the things I could do.

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  • rikthevikrikthevik Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Dr. Evil?

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  • TesiacoilTesiacoil Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    So you don't respond to what people say, you just keep posting doodles? Hm. Kind of makes asking questions useless?

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  • rikthevikrikthevik Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Oh, sorry about that. I was focused on drawing. :)

    Yeah, these are just from my head. I usually draw a lot in class with a fine tip pen, so I'm mostly trying to duplicate that kind of thing here. I used to play a lot of Warhammer and 40K, so my drawings are quite heavily influenced by that kind of thing. Actually, I guess all of these are Warhammer related. :)

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  • TesiacoilTesiacoil Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    No big. I was just noticing that someone else had given you some advice and just were distracted with posting, is all. But, thanks for responding to me, anyhow.

    So, I'm guessing this thing is the new Wacom tablet? I have one of those lying around but I never really got into it. I'm more of a pencil and charcoal on paper kind of person.

    I really envy people who can draw from their head. I always need a reference.

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  • rikthevikrikthevik Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    TMNT!

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  • nakirushnakirush Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Cintiq + Corel Painter X = Fun times.

    I primarily use Corel Painter with my Cintiq, then switch over to Photoshop to clean things up a little.

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  • rikthevikrikthevik Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Is there a way to turn on the pressure sensitivity in photoshop?

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  • NightDragonNightDragon 6th Grade Username Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I'm not sure what version you're using, but for me...

    If you've got the brush tool selected, look at the top-right bar in Photoshop...there should be two buttons to the left of the grey-ed out tabs, there. One on the right is the File Browser, and the other button is for your brush.

    Click the "other" one, go to "Other Dynamics" (make sure the box is checked), and under Opacity Jitter (which should be at zero), select "Pen Pressure" under the dropdown menu.

    Voila!

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  • rikthevikrikthevik Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Hot! Thanks for the help. I figured there was no way Photoshop didn't support pressure sensitivity. Adobe seems to take over every other aspect of my computer.

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  • NakedZerglingNakedZergling A more apocalyptic post apocalypse Portland OregonRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I like where you're going with your stuff. It's playful and energetic. Keep it up and post lots and lots so we can see your progress.

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  • rikthevikrikthevik Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Doodles!

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  • rikthevikrikthevik Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    More doodles!

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  • NightDragonNightDragon 6th Grade Username Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I think it would be cool for you to take some of these and try to develop them into something a bit more involved.....like that last thing you posted, for instance....or the left rat-guy above him. It's also just a bit difficult to give you much feedback on these, as there's not a heck of a lot of substance to doodles, usually. :)

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I like your style, friend.

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  • rikthevikrikthevik Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
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  • rikthevikrikthevik Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Thanks for your comments. I'm super busy in school this year, but I hope to keep doodling. My progress in photoshop might have to wait a few months. :-)

    Also thanks to Rob Schrab for the inspiration for the werewolf pic. SCUD rules.

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Surveyor of Things and Stuff Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    The chest of the wolf doesn't seem twisted enough which makes the pose possible but very awkard at the same time. I do like your lines for the most part though and I can't wait to see some more polish get put on your ideas.

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  • L.E.O.L.E.O. Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    this stuff fucking rocks, keep posting. maybe try making a finished one?

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    the wolf has some major flyswatting going on
    it literally looks like someone squished him into the paper with the palm of their hand

    i am finding actually going back through your stuff that your posing as a whole needs work.
    you've got way too many lines of action going on there.


    read this, it explains it very very nicely:
    http://www.itchstudios.com/psg/art_tut.htm#perspective_and_construction

    and here's specifically what i'm talking about:
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  • rikthevikrikthevik Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    @beavotron :: Thanks for the advice! I've never had any formal training, just doodling in class. Mostly I just draw whatever seems fun and interesting at the time, without any regard for what it should actually look like when it's done.

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