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  1. #1
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    what media would you use for this

    One of my goals with ArtRage is to try and use it for an amatuer project i have some involvement with. It involves re-creating an old computer DOS game in a modern game engine.

    Here's a couple screen captures of another person's art for the project, i think they use Photoshop but am not 100% about that.
    I'm hoping i can achieve a similiar result with ArtRage.

    Anyway have a look:
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    img153.imageshack.us/img153/6325/daggerfallbarmaidupdatef.jpg

    and

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    img715.imageshack.us/img715/1792/daggerfalltraderupdate.jpg

    On the left is the original game art from this old DOS game.
    And on the right is this other person's re-work of it.
    It's rather cartoony or an illustration. But it preserves the stylisation and folky quality of the original.

    I'd like to get that good.
    But what sort of media would you use in ArtRage?

    The paintbrush is a bit too textural.
    Watercolor leaves too opaque an edge
    Ink pen maybe?

    Would like to hear what some of you may suggest.

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    Hi jman0war,

    I'd recommend using the Crayon Tool on a smooth canvas (like the Cell preset) for something like this. It allows for quick color blending, while leaving the image with a smooth appearance. The fairy and the Lady bug in the following image were done with the Crayon Tool:



    Turning off the 3D lighting in ArtRage might also remove the textures you're looking to get around when using the Oil Brush tool.
    Nothing is easy to the unwilling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jman0war View Post
    One of my goals with ArtRage is to try and use it for an amatuer project i have some involvement with. It involves re-creating an old computer DOS game in a modern game engine.

    Here's a couple screen captures of another person's art for the project, i think they use Photoshop but am not 100% about that.
    I'm hoping i can achieve a similiar result with ArtRage.

    Anyway have a look:
    h t t p : / /
    img153.imageshack.us/img153/6325/daggerfallbarmaidupdatef.jpg

    and

    h t t p : / /
    img715.imageshack.us/img715/1792/daggerfalltraderupdate.jpg

    On the left is the original game art from this old DOS game.
    And on the right is this other person's re-work of it.
    It's rather cartoony or an illustration. But it preserves the stylisation and folky quality of the original.

    I'd like to get that good.
    But what sort of media would you use in ArtRage?

    The paintbrush is a bit too textural.
    Watercolor leaves too opaque an edge
    Ink pen maybe?

    Would like to hear what some of you may suggest.
    Artwork like this requires a good deal of blending.

    Two ideas:
    1. Crayon on canvas with no texture. Blend using soft/blur.

    2. Felt-pen switched using artpen setting - low wetness. Again, no texture for the canvas -- especially when blending. Blending using soft/blur. Fall back on airbrush where smoother transitions are needed.

    In both cases, switch to pencil/inkpen for the details.
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    Using ArtRage on DeviantArt since 2007.

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    Canvas with no texture?
    I don't see that as an option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jman0war View Post
    Canvas with no texture?
    I don't see that as an option.

    You don't see that as an option for what you need to do or you don't see it in terms of finding the settings in the program? If it's about not finding the settings, be sure to let us know which version of ArtRage you are using.
    Nothing is easy to the unwilling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Someonesane View Post
    I'd recommend using the Crayon Tool on a smooth canvas (like the Cell preset) for something like this. It allows for quick color blending, while leaving the image with a smooth appearance.
    Hey, thanks for that tip, I didn't know that crayon could be used for blending, for such good blending
    Thanks, I just got a new technique for drawing

    On the subject...
    jman0war, I think you could really use a canvas with no texture, and paint on it with oil brush, thinners set to >60% and Insta-Dry on. This creates a transparent strokes, that can be put on each other to achive a color and blending needed
    You should read about it in Andrea's tutorial here

    All I can say is there are a lot of ways to draw in digital art, just try anything you find to get one suitable for you

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    Canvas with no texture

    Quote Originally Posted by jman0war View Post
    Canvas with no texture?
    I don't see that as an option.
    When you go into Canvas settings, drop the Roughness to 0%. Bingo! No texture.
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    Using ArtRage on DeviantArt since 2007.

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