My art + Questions

Crab SoulCrab Soul Registered User
edited August 2011 in Artist's Corner
I am beyond the point of frustration. I cant draw curved lines... I try doing big broad strokes but i cant do it. I have ctrl-shift-z as a button on my tablet. Im constantly trying to stroke these perfect curves like gabe dose. It never works! Am i stuck haystacking for life?

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You can see how i have to hay stack the crap out of round things. The eyes took me FORVER. Stroke-undo-Stroke-undo-
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As you can see im imitating Gabes methods. However with no idea what else he is doing. Just by watching him draw. Perhaps he has something special with his tablet i dont know about.

UPDATE: more practice... im having aliasing problems...
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  • Crab SoulCrab Soul Registered User
    I figure ide post a bunch of my other art to see what u guyses thinks

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  • m3nacem3nace Registered User regular
    He's using a secret ingredient, it's called "purractiz".
    And you're gonna need shitloads of that.

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  • KendeathwalkerKendeathwalker Registered User regular
    edited August 2011
    repetition. Do line work exercises. Build the muscle memory.

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  • Crab SoulCrab Soul Registered User
    edited August 2011
    So what are his settings? he uses a 13 brush with high hardness is all i can see...

    I also find it hard to draw so lightly... i might as well not be useing the pen pressure settings at all. To get nice circles I feel the need to jam my pen into my bamboo tablets skin!

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  • squidbunnysquidbunny Registered User regular
    Those are his settings. That's it. The smoothness of his curves is a light, confident touch and the only way to nail it is practice, as m3n & Ken said. Keep at it; learning to ink smoothly with a tablet is tough.

    All that said, you might be able to play with your tablet's pressure settings (in Tablet Properties - softer & firmer) to get something more brush-like; if you're really jabbing the stylus down the settings may not be right for you.

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  • Crab SoulCrab Soul Registered User
    edited August 2011
    Im wondering what his document settings are. Ive been useing the default Film&video>HDTV.1080p , because its nice and large.

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  • squidbunnysquidbunny Registered User regular
    I can only speak for myself, but I work quite a bit bigger than that, and I'm sure Gabe does, as well, since the strips are all destined for eventual print.

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  • m3nacem3nace Registered User regular
    He does work quite larger than that. You can sometimes see him zooming in and there's still very crisp lines.

  • Crab SoulCrab Soul Registered User
    edited August 2011
    So what size do you use?

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