1. Post #3401
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    Fire Kracker's Avatar
    January 2007
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    what are masking layers

    it sounds extremely useful since i draw outside of my lines
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  2. Post #3402
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    February 2008
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    We had a collab a while ago, it was great fun but people got bored of it while it was fairly unfinished.

    That was the last update I have on my HD but I think it went a bit further than that.
    no i didn't mean a collab like one of those communal drawing things where everyone draws at the same time
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  3. Post #3403
    I survived Camp FP 2010
    Viper202's Avatar
    July 2006
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    no i didn't mean a collab like one of those communal drawing things where everyone draws at the same time
    Maybe we could do something where there's a brief description, then we all draw something based on that description at the same time with a relaxed time limit and see what everyone comes up with?
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  4. Post #3404
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    at viper, i was thinking of a Creature-of-the-week thread. a description a week and people get to use their full imagination to draw it out, simple and inspiring!
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  5. Post #3405
    ADT
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    at viper, i was thinking of a Creature-of-the-week thread. a description a week and people get to use their full imagination to draw it out, simple and inspiring!
    That's something we should organize on, as some regular event on this section, with different subjects (creature, character, fashion design, backgrounds, etc...).

    Should we create a General Thread or separate threads each week though?
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  6. Post #3406
    dai
    "arte"
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    if there's one thing I've learned from organizing things, it's to do it as a general thread with short deadlines, and not have it a long drawn-out thing. I'd say maybe make topics daily or just 'whenever someone comes up with a good idea'. Weekly seems like the thread would die down fast. I've seen a few tumblrs that do 30 minute challenges every night where they'll announce a subject and open their submit box for 10 or 15 minutes after the half hour's passed.

    speaking of which I still haven't heard from doggy whether or not that book made it. I sent two that haven't come back, after one flat out returned to sender way back in the day

    like

    a year and a half ago
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  7. Post #3407
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    I'd be keen for a daily/spontaneous topic thread. We'd need a formatting system so that people could easily find the suggested topics in amongst all the discussion
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  8. Post #3408
    dgg
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    Yeah we've had a lot of weekly contests and such. They all died out in less than a month.
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  9. Post #3409
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    at viper, i was thinking of a Creature-of-the-week thread. a description a week and people get to use their full imagination to draw it out, simple and inspiring!
    Man I love the style.
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  10. Post #3410
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    at viper, i was thinking of a Creature-of-the-week thread. a description a week and people get to use their full imagination to draw it out, simple and inspiring!
    Symmetricalish clouds look a bit too unnatural


    Otherwise it's nice, very good experimental/adventurous method
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  11. Post #3411
    dgg
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    what are masking layers

    it sounds extremely useful since i draw outside of my lines
    Draw something on a layer in Photoshop (usually a silhouette).

    Make a new layer above it. Right click on the layer, choose "make clipping mask".

    Draw in new layer and notice how nothing goes outside of the shape you drew in the silhouette.
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  12. Post #3412
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    Maloof?'s Avatar
    December 2006
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    Yeah we've had a lot of weekly contests and such. They all died out in less than a month.
    Don't be so pessimistic, dageegee!
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  13. Post #3413
    dgg
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    Don't be so pessimistic, dageegee!
    I was just building upon what Dajitsu said.
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  14. Post #3414
    Here's to giving Garry Newman more money.
    Chaplin's Avatar
    August 2011
    5,189 Posts
    I saw a video on drawing digitally, I decided to give it a shot.
    Drew Skrillex if he was marine fowl for shits and giggles. Canadian geese are the best.


    This is the first thing I've ever drawn digitally. Hooray.
    I'm gonna try to shade/color it. Then I can join the ranks of Deviantart as another 15 year-old below average vector artist!
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  15. Post #3415
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    Maloof?'s Avatar
    December 2006
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    Speedy

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  16. Post #3416
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    May 2007
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    wip


    probably shouldn't have rendered it this far but thats fine
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  17. Post #3417
    Walls black like black waters, when they are heavy and seem to belong to other seas
    MakoSkyDub's Avatar
    January 2011
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    SH inspired?

    I like it a lot in any case
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  18. Post #3418
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    I always found it amazing how some people can do landscapes like this one that immediately convey an entire atmosphere and manages to grasp you the instant you see it.

    I wish I was able to do that, all my landscapes look dull and very generic no matter how hard I try.

    Edited:

    what are masking layers

    it sounds extremely useful since i draw outside of my lines
    On photoshop it's basically a secondary layer that's bound to a primary one and that determines where you can and can't draw.

    The easiest way to create a mask is to create a layer, slightly decrease the layer's alpha level so it's slightly transparent and fill the zone you want to turn into a mask with a solid color like red.

    Once you have created your mask by filling all the zones you want to be able to draw with red, click on the layer tab, then create a new fusion mask, then "from alpha" or something (my photoshop is in French so I can't give the English names). Your layer will now have a mask, which shows up as a new layer at the right of the primary one. What you can edit is shown on the thumbnail as white, everything else is black. Make sure you have selected the primary layer (not the mask), select everything and delete.

    You now have a functional mask that allows you to draw restrictedly in a defined zone.
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  19. Post #3419
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    June 2006
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    Okidoki! I'm glad to! Here's a list of non-drama art communities that focuses on art instead of drama:

    CGHUB
    Crimson Daggers
    Conceptart.org
    artgrounds
    tsofa.com (the society of figurative art, one of my favorites)
    wecoockart.com


    Seriously, joining one of them is like enough since you get so much feedback from so many artists on those sites.
    /ic/
    Really good advice there.
    Unless you're an over-emotional and spineless and are unable to think critically or take everything with a grain of salt.

    this place here sucks
    Conceptart is a massive circlejerk and I don't know about others.
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  20. Post #3420
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    My friend wanted me to draw a vulture/wolf type creature.
    I like this because of reasons.
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  21. Post #3421
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    February 2007
    1,734 Posts
    what are masking layers

    it sounds extremely useful since i draw outside of my lines
    Layer masks are ways to hide and show; a way to act with a layer in a highly non-destructive way.

    To create a Clipping Mask you simply select a layer above the intended mask and right click > create clipping mask. Depending on the color of the content in the layer below, different results may appear. I chose black as it is a comfortable color to ground the drawing on, and in this example the black is the post-sketch result of the character's silhouette.






    To create a Vector Mask (or a Pixel Mask) you select a layer and click on the Mask Button (the bottom of the picture) to create a limited area of which the layer content is showed. Selecting the mask layer instead of the original layer it's attached to allows you to draw with either black or white (they're automatically grey scales for the purpose of being able to fade; a mid-grey color would show the layer content 50% and so on.
    In this example I've selected the 3D cube form by CTRL+clicking its layer icon and then selected the layer I wanted to mask and clicked the Mask Button. The result would be a pre-made mask of what you already had selected. After that I continued to draw inside the cube.

    Hope that clears things up for you, try it out and play around with it. It's easier than you might think!

    Edited:

    On photoshop it's basically a secondary layer that's bound to a primary one and that determines where you can and can't draw.

    The easiest way to create a mask is to create a layer, slightly decrease the layer's alpha level so it's slightly transparent and fill the zone you want to turn into a mask with a solid color like red.

    Once you have created your mask by filling all the zones you want to be able to draw with red, click on the layer tab, then create a new fusion mask, then "from alpha" or something (my photoshop is in French so I can't give the English names). Your layer will now have a mask, which shows up as a new layer at the right of the primary one. What you can edit is shown on the thumbnail as white, everything else is black. Make sure you have selected the primary layer (not the mask), select everything and delete.

    You now have a functional mask that allows you to draw restrictedly in a defined zone.
    Also what Ganerumo said, didn't see his post.
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  22. Post #3422
    Cheesy and delicious.
    Snickerdoodle's Avatar
    August 2010
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    Well, I've never really messed with 3DS Max before. After a couple of days trying to get the hang of things, I managed to take about 4 hours today and made some things for my friends. These are pretty much my first renders in 3DS Max.



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  23. Post #3423
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    May 2009
    1,806 Posts
    Concept of the refinery for the game we're making... or at least trying to make
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  24. Post #3424
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    For the game I'm making for Ludum Dare.
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  25. Post #3425
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  26. Post #3426
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    September 2010
    761 Posts
    Something about those butt cheeks looks a little off.
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  27. Post #3427
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    January 2007
    492 Posts
    My attempt at making a background for an animated series.

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  28. Post #3428
    Something about those butt cheeks looks a little off.
    they look like she's clenching tightly but from her stanc and angle etc she couldn't be.
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  29. Post #3429
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    November 2005
    19,210 Posts
    I designed some futuristic fashion and tech. The poses are reffed, btw.



    The year is 2050:
    - "Geniusphones" will make your phone an even bigger part of your day. By hooking up with your body it warns you about low bloodsugar, monitors stress and so forth etc. Just be careful to read Apple's terms and agreements- they may or may not steal your genome.
    - Augmentations will let war veterans once again play catch with their son, or just give people that extra edge they've always wanted. Runs on diesel.
    - Google's HUD-visor is reality. Informs you about the best jogging-routes, nearby cafs and an app that recognizes faces and adds mustaches to them.
    - Life has been found on Mars- and thus fox fur is obsolete.
    - Acid washed jeans make a glorious comeback.
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  30. Post #3430
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    The pose just feels unnatural
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  31. Post #3431
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    i'd be terrified if a chick was trying to lure me towards her, with a clenched fist. loosen it up. do some gestural studies.

    also, if you want to attain a sensual feel you might want to soften up the lighting.
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  32. Post #3432
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    Modelled a very basic 3D base to get the perspective right because I had always thought that /extreme/ 2 point perspective such as this used lens distortion (thus curved lines) to achieve the effect. After tracing some perspective lines on it I realised that it's all just straight lines!

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  33. Post #3433
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    experimented with a bunch of things tonight

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  34. Post #3434
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    October 2011
    2,338 Posts
    quick one
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  35. Post #3435
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    June 2010
    3,465 Posts
    experimented with a bunch of things tonight

    Like LSD?
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  36. Post #3436
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    do some gestural studies.
    Aight

    Did some

    while doin those this picture came up and i couldn't help but burst out laughing.
    http://www.lovecastle.org/draw/f_nud...y_jjsphoto.jpg


    really not much you can say about a buncha stick figures

    i just wanted to post pineapple lady
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  37. Post #3437
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    December 2006
    7,118 Posts
    Fixing composition,

    y/n?

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  38. Post #3438
    dgg
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    October 2005
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    Fixing composition,

    y/n?

    All focus is lost. The glory to the building is no longer present.

    I find the composition perfect in the previous one.

    Also your defined light source is from the right, behind the camera, not from the top of the building. Adding a bright blue spot behind the building just immensely crashes with the light source of the building. It worked better before because the light source doesn't really need to be visible. You should define this on the pole the building is supported by as well though, because right now it has a different light source compared to the building.
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  39. Post #3439
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    August 2009
    3,883 Posts
    My latest game, in the spirit of summer.



    A must-play for all fans of extreme sports!!
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  40. Post #3440
    ADT
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    January 2010
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    goty
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