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February 28th, 2013 #1
new hardware new software
If anybody is familiar with paint tool SAI I could use some help. I can't locate the crop tool or text tool. The only resources I could dig up were brush related. I'm sure there is more under the hood. Judging by the quality of the brushes they wouldn't overlook something basic like cropping.
I'm also working on a windows tablet PC. It has a ton of glide and I have to live without key commands for the time being. If anybody has any experience with that workflow or any resources you can recommend, I'd be totally grateful
And for the picture it's self. Yeah this guy is taking a dump in somebodies combat vehicle. The biggest problem the composition seems to lead the eye to the bumper and not the dumper.
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Did you do any thumbnails for this? Doing some while keeping in mind the rule of thirds and value structure could help you figure out a composition that has the focal point you want (the guy and not the bumper). Horizontal format might be better.
And it would be worth the time to get some vehicle refs and work out the perspective on yours. That back wheel (besides being oddly... not aligned with the axle) looks a bit narrow for a "combat vehicle", while also seeming bit too large in diameter.
February 28th, 2013 #3
Yeah I did some thumbs, but I decided to expand on the car on a whim. Still sort of experimenting with sai.
I typically wait until I have an idea before I worry about ref for anything but inspiration. I like to do studies and then get to business on a finish. I really can't do both at the same time.
Right now I am hunting for ref.
March 1st, 2013 #4
Just gonna link the ref. I just realized I can't do a screengrab without a keyboard. Gawdamn you flickr! Let me copy and paste, damn you.
March 1st, 2013 #5
March 1st, 2013 #6
Before this zoom in, had no idea what this was a picture of.
Might want to doodle with the program, you know loose sketches things without a lot of structure. Play with boxes and circles. I wouldn't get too crazy into exact objects like vehicles right now. Just play with it because right now it's kind of looking incoherent.
My SketchBook http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=139784
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=192127"Everything must serve the idea. The means used to convey the idea should be the simplest and clear. Just what is required. No extra images. To me this is a universal principle of art. Saying as much as possible with a minimum of means."-John Huston, Director
March 1st, 2013 #7