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Flynn_the_Cat
09-21-2009, 02:54 PM
Okay, just posted this over at DA
http://th00.deviantart.net/fs51/300W/i/2009/263/d/a/Elf_Mage_by_Flynn_the_cat.jpg (http://flynn-the-cat.deviantart.com/art/Elf-Mage-fanart-137617448) and SeVereo (http://severeo.deviantart.com/) (not sure who you are on the forum :o ) suggested colouring it would make a good challenge for here... (not realising that my sketches are a dreadful mess :D )


So I actually cleaned it up, and created this for anyone who want's to try colouring
http://th05.deviantart.net/fs51/300W/i/2009/263/1/4/Elf_Mage_Lineart_by_Flynn_the_cat.jpg (http://flynn-the-cat.deviantart.com/art/Elf-Mage-Lineart-137635138)

The actual file's a transparent gif, to make it easier.
(I'm hosting on DeviantART, because I'm having trouble uploading anything - but it's easy to download - just click the link on the upper left that says 'download' and save the larger, transparent version :) )

Turtleman
09-21-2009, 03:23 PM
I am the one they call seVereo :p

Flynn_the_Cat
09-21-2009, 04:17 PM
*gasp*

Revealed!

Turtleman
09-21-2009, 07:05 PM
I did make a start on it.

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/6711/thewitchx.jpg

I just cant get the face looking right, I'm going to have to redraw it.

Flynn_the_Cat
09-22-2009, 12:29 AM
Picture!
I do like the robe :D and the colours go well, and that is a scary bird :(
And I think it's just the eyes - I had trouble drawing them, too. But you are free to change what you want :D

Looking forward to it being finished ;)


Oh, and as I've started this thread, I might as well add another :rolleyes:
http://th02.deviantart.net/fs51/300W/i/2009/264/2/f/Jen___Lineart_by_Flynn_the_cat.jpg (http://flynn-the-cat.deviantart.com/art/Jen-Lineart-137750069)
Um, does anyone have tips for drawing non-wonky lines?:confused:

Also, to colour linearts etc, layer modes multiply or tint (or a bunch of others, actually) work well.

okasa
09-24-2009, 04:05 AM
my try at coloring the sketch:p

Flynn_the_Cat
09-24-2009, 09:13 PM
Oh lovely :D The eyes are great! (and actually, I'm sorry for how badly they're drawn. I had a lot of trouble with them :( )

And just checking, but were you able to download the transparent version ok?

okasa
09-25-2009, 05:12 AM
no problems at all downloading. and loads of fun coloring... :D

Someonesane
09-25-2009, 05:29 AM
Um, does anyone have tips for drawing non-wonky lines?:confused:

If you're having trouble steadying your hand while you're making a line, you could try out the helper program Yvan_c posted in this thread (http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21809). It's pretty neat. You just download the program (it's a small download, so it's fast) and follow the instructions in the "Read Me" text file. You use the program with ArtRage (or other drawing programs) to help steady your lines as you draw them. I used it to re-ink your drawing below. Everything was done in ArtRage with help from LazyNezumi for the inking.

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Flynn_the_Cat
09-25-2009, 09:17 AM
If you're having trouble steadying your hand while you're making a line, you could try out the helper program Yvan_c posted in this thread (http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21809). It's pretty neat. You just download the program (it's a small download, so it's fast) and follow the instructions in the "Read Me" text file. You use the program with ArtRage (or other drawing programs) to help steady your lines as you draw them. I used it to re-ink your drawing below. Everything was done in ArtRage with help from LazyNezumi for the inking.



THANK you, yes, that looks very handy! I'll try it as soon as I get home.

And colour me impressed, that's a fantastic colouring job. And linearting job. The lace looks brilliant. And the rest :D

Turtleman
09-25-2009, 03:22 PM
I wont be working on the mage anymore, I got to a stage where I don't like it but would need to repaint the whole thing to get the realism I want.

May try your other drawing though, more detail in that one or I might even post up my own.

screenpainter
09-25-2009, 03:55 PM
Wow, Someonesane! That is just fantastic inking! Great job. Love the sheer material and the shading. wow! Great job also Turtleman and Okasa.

Someonesane
09-25-2009, 04:53 PM
THANK you, yes, that looks very handy! I'll try it as soon as I get home.


The LazyNezumi might take some getting used to at first, because the line will sort of trail behind your pen location. Just give yourself some time to adjust to it.



And colour me impressed, that's a fantastic colouring job. And linearting job. The lace looks brilliant. And the rest :D
Wow, Someonesane! That is just fantastic inking! Great job. Love the sheer material and the shading. wow! Great job also Turtleman and Okasa.


Thanks :cool:,

I did the inking with the Felt Pen and, like I said before, I had help keeping the lines steady thanks to the LazyNezumi. It really is pretty neat. I tend to turn it on and off as I go though, because its more for long curving arcs or straight lines. When doing small details, getting the curve to happen where you need it to can be difficult (although zooming in sometimes helps that).

I used an image of a lace curtain to make a stencil which I used for the lace/shear material and the Paint tube (set to use metallic paint) smoothed out with the soft Palette knife to do gold areas. Then I used the Crayon tool on a smooth surfaced layer for rest.

screenpainter
09-25-2009, 05:40 PM
I pretty much suck at this, but it was good practice anyway. If anyone wants to redefine the line art be my guest. I am afraid I need that software for making curved lines. I used multiply for a good part of it so the lines showed through but then I blew some out. I will try to re-import the line art.

Someonesane
09-25-2009, 06:19 PM
I pretty much suck at this, but it was good practice anyway.


Why so negative? You did a good job in my opinion. I especially like your color choices.

Besides, it's about having fun here, not being the best of the best...

With that said, here is my contribution to the thread for anyone looking to color something else in. Just an elf-like guy I made up, which seems to be with the theme of the thread so far. I actually inked this one in a different program, because I was showing something to someone. Since it was done though, I thought I'd put it to good use here. The original sketch was done in ArtRage, so it still fits in somewhat.

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Silentman
09-25-2009, 06:24 PM
WoW some great colouring in here, my kids will be jealous, heck!! even i'm jealous lol :D

screenpainter
09-25-2009, 07:27 PM
Besides, it's about having fun here, not being the best of the best...


Good point. True dat! Well said. :)

Flynn_the_Cat
09-25-2009, 09:27 PM
I wont be working on the mage anymore, I got to a stage where I don't like it but would need to repaint the whole thing to get the realism I want.

May try your other drawing though, more detail in that one or I might even post up my own.

I know the feeling VERY well XD

Look forward to whichever you do!

Flynn_the_Cat
09-25-2009, 10:34 PM
If you're having trouble steadying your hand while you're making a line, you could try out the helper program Yvan_c posted in this thread (http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21809). It's pretty neat. You just download the program (it's a small download, so it's fast) and follow the instructions in the "Read Me" text file. You use the program with ArtRage (or other drawing programs) to help steady your lines as you draw them. I used it to re-ink your drawing below. Everything was done in ArtRage with help from LazyNezumi for the inking.

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I've tried it, j'adore, and thank you for reminding me it existed, I passed over that thread last time.
May I have permission to link to this file/set of pictures for the writeup I've added here (http://www.squidoo.com/artrage-and-graphics-tablets)? It's a perfect illustration for the topic! (And how would you like to be credited? By your forum name, or another link?)

Someonesane
09-26-2009, 02:38 AM
May I have permission to link to this file/set of pictures for the writeup I've added here (http://www.squidoo.com/artrage-and-graphics-tablets)? It's a perfect illustration for the topic! (And how would you like to be credited? By your forum name, or another link?)


Sure, no problem. I suppose going with "Someonesane" would be fine. I don't really have any links worth putting out there.

foxytocin
09-26-2009, 12:07 PM
Oh, this was great fun indeed. I love to color! I went for more of a wood-elf type color scheme......

Flynn_the_Cat
09-26-2009, 08:38 PM
Oh, this was great fun indeed. I love to color! I went for more of a wood-elf type color scheme......


You certainly look like you had fun! :D These are getting really interesting.

foxytocin
09-26-2009, 11:18 PM
I look forward to seeing what everyone else comes up with!

Someonesane
09-27-2009, 03:06 AM
You certainly look like you had fun! :D These are getting really interesting.

I agree. Everyone is doing a great job. Fun project :D

Squirls
09-27-2009, 06:09 PM
I think I did the layers wrong. I couldn't get the background to stay behind the other layers and the original layer with the line work kept making my colors look dirty. Anyway, I kinda like her and had a blast doing this

Someonesane
09-29-2009, 10:48 AM
I think I did the layers wrong. I couldn't get the background to stay behind the other layers and the original layer with the line work kept making my colors look dirty. Anyway, I kinda like her and had a blast doing this

It looks good, nice job.

This thread (http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14660) might help you figure out how to color behind the image, if you're still having trouble with it.

Squirls
09-29-2009, 12:20 PM
Someonesane.... consider yourself covered in PDAs!!!! That was some of the best advice I've gotten. Not only for layers but stencils, inking, coloring, crayons, shading, masking and more I'm going to look into later! I was dispairing of EVER figuring out how people were getting the effects they were getting.... I am going to start fresh with this wonderful, maddening software. Thank you!!!!:)

Someonesane
09-29-2009, 01:35 PM
Thank you!!!!:)


No problem :cool:



I took some time to color in the elf image. I used Oil Brush Tool for the character and grass and the airbrush for the sky.


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Flynn_the_Cat
09-29-2009, 10:53 PM
My turn!


Thesis project? What thesis project? :cool:

jillianchan
10-06-2009, 07:48 PM
very nice, thank you very much for putting this up!
Not quite perfect...just a few edits to do!
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Still not quite done....but I'm getting there!