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    good start...

    good start...hear keep walking...!


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    Thank you.

    I got PhotoPlus a while back and haven't really played with it much (it's a bit like PS) so I thought I'd have a play with it today. After just doodling and mucking about, it sort of evolved into Blob Fish, lives mainly deep down and rarely seen.

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    i really respect your full body skeleton. I'm in my first semester of anatomy and it's amazing how much of an art form it is.

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    Thank you. I've never drawn a skeleton before. My anatomy is learnt mainly from observance and years of learning how bits of the body work.

    I've been busy at doing the Draw from CA members who've posted in the What does every one look like thread in the lounge.


    This is Grief. The only pic he had where he wasn't wearing glasses or had dyed hair. It went disastrously cheesy so I animated it to add the bling.
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    Same picture but with added make-up. As Grief posts some amusing comments, I thought it fitting. Still not a great portrait.
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    Nrx was next. He is very pretty. I limited my pallet drastically. The shading on his nose was a bitch.
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    Stoph and Orgeboy. Again a change in style. Not a great portrait of Stoph, but it fitted in.
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    Sadetar. She has great eyes and hair to die for.
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    Sorkness. I've not really finished with this. That picture was great to work with - there could be so many variables with it.
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    I really like your scribble-gestures. They're fun to look at.

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    Cheers.

    I haven't been posting much. Still drawing, just not posting everything.

    Doodling away in PP this dog appeared from nowhere.

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    Hi Black Spot, I love this doggie, so cute... your getting great. and hello to you.

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    Hi Kelly. Thanks for dropping in - you're always welcomed.

    Iím working on a number of things that I donít want to post at the moment, but even I must take a break from more serious stuff. Hereís a snapshot of Junior Ė it appears that even aliens suffer from red eye.

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    Street view from Google is great for making panoramic scenes. This is Trafalgar Square, looking at the National Gallery. Might extend it further for my animation.

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    Thought I'd post a couple of bits I've done recently.

    From the Draw from the what Does Everyone Look Like thread, here's Jason Rainville. This was done using PhotoPlus which does about 90% of what PS does by all accounts. As I was given it free, I can't complain about the price.

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    Gugge. I did this 3 times before I was anywhere close to happy. It's not perfect.Back to using vectors, I'm a lot happier drawing with them.

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    Now this is Cupid and only a small part of a larger composition. Again done with vectors.

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    hey way ccooolllllll SB i love your style looks so fun an expessive an thanks for all the help you give me an i love colors too' all your life studies an the ca mebers RRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOCCCCCKKKKKKKK''

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    Thank Grandma.

    I've been redoing all my background characters - making them a lot more simple as the whole thing was getting too complicated. In addition I drew another 15 today making it 88 in total. Still need a couple of hundred more.

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    They're for the animation I'm working on - just background people.

    Another one from Draw what everyone looks like thread. I did about five different versions in pencil and all were terrible. I really need to do more traditional drawing and forget the computer for a while.

    Aphotic Phoenix - biro.

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    how many total were are ya gunna make for post#132 an its been awhaile since ive seen ya work on it but wern't ya gunna animate it as well?
    an kev is ssssssssoooo ccccoooolllll ya alwayz come up with the killer ideas just like the battle o' sexes that i think was the perfect answer to brotherhood

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    Thanks Grandma. Iím going to need about 400, all shapes, sizes and races. Theyíre only the background figures and will be moving around on trolleys, so animating them is not that hard except keeping them the correct size perspective wise. The real animation is only going to be four characters. Iím only part way through doing the first. Not really being an animator means it has been a big learning curve.

    Just to keep them all together, hereís Kev. I did about four different bad drawings before this silly idea popped into my head. Iíve always had off the wall ideas, especially when presented with a title.

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    Back to drawing more background people. I must say that having Google's street view is a great help. Most of the front people are all from one street.

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    The final people from the same street. One girl in the back row is there three times. It was only when doing the last one I realised that she was wearing a vest over a t-shirt with short, while I drew her wearing a dress. The first one of her has a more bouffant style hair, when she's wearing a cap. Actually if you look back at the previous two posts you'll see a number of people repeated in different poses.

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    This is from round where I live. It was a bit damp when Google came with their van, so there were fewer people about.

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    Gosh, Black Spot, you have more patience and persistence than I could muster! It's looking good!

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    Patience, I have 2 years to get this done and a loads more work to get there, but thanks. Any encouragement I can get the better.

    More people and then a quick bit of how people will be moving. Eventually I will be linking people to get a better flow as people are like flocks of birds, blindly following each other. It may sound odd but I know exactly the look Iím going for and most of the story board is in my head. Itís the linking bits I need to work on, but even then I know what I want. I donít work conventionally,

    Iíve never worked conventionally even in my real job. Thinking differently has not always been an easy ride, but Iíll make it work. When I was 15 my art teacher gave us the topic Ďdancing lightsí Ė I did light bulbs at a disco. Sometimes I find stating the obvious is a boon, as so many people miss it.

    My son (whoís also here) was told heís different when he was he 11. I puffed out in pride because there is no point in being run of the mill anywhere. I revel in people being different, because thatís where innovation starts.

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    I don't know anything about animation; but you're right about the way groups move. They tend to move in curves, I think, because everybody has a dominant side and very few people hold themselves straight unless they're trained dancers or athletes.

    I like the way you have a couple not moving, so the crowd has to break and move around them. There are always people like that in the supermarket, eh?

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    Tell me about it. I'm still learning what to do. Things like leaving people standing still can make it pretty boring (see below). Bit by bit I'm honing my skills. Of course if I had a full studio behind me I would like to actually animate the background characters properly, but I think just animating four will be enough.

    Did a new background. Not all of London is beautiful. Sorry itís so big, but the colours have already deteriorated at this size as you can see. When I stick everything together, Iíll be exporting each frame as a tiff at mega-size. This is not a final scene.

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    FIRST i gotta say the SIMPLISITY (spell checkERZ) an belieavebility of the characters is an amazing achivement SSOOOOOOOO CCCCOOOOLLLLLLLLLL an SECOND YOU ROCK! what program did you use an whats the format not a jeypeg but a gif? targa? THIS IS GUNNA RRRRRRRROOOOOCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKK WHEN ITS DONE CAUSE IT ALL READY DOES

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    Thank Grandma. I had a big learning curve a year ago about all the different formats. I use Serif DrawPlusX2, which is pretty cheap, except I won it (never underestimate the power of broccoli) and not being one to look a gift horse in the mouth… I’ve always thought that you should never blame the tools for your work. I started out (computerwise) with DP4 which is free and was fine with that. When I upgraded to DP8, I thought it was marvellous, so winning X2 was brilliant. X3 is out now, but I don’t use half the tools available in X2. I sort of feel sorry for Serif because their products stand up to the more expensive stuff and yet they get ignored – their advertising team should be shot. Their PhotoPlus does pretty much everything PhotoShop at a minute of the cost. It’s silly really as Serif stuff is really user friendly for an oldie like me.

    I’m working about 40 hours a week on my art and animation at the moment. Not sure how long I can keep the pace up, but I’ll do my best. Pushing myself so hard is relatively a new thing and I’m loving it. Funny thing is that I now have loads more energy for other things as well.

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    THATS SSSSSOOOO COOL you all the people here really help me push my self an like you said it helps motivate me to do better in everything else i do
    so i just want to say thankyou ... an you ROCK'

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    those pedestrian images work really well as stand alone images. Love the patterning in it. The animation you're building looks really good - keep it up! One thing, those people sometimes look a bit odd floating down the road. It worked well at first, with them going in a circle, because it feels like a metaphor. But the people floating down the road - I think they'd look better with moving legs.

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    That's all right as they will be very much in the background. The real animation is my main characters, which I need to get back to.

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