new hardware new software
Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: new hardware new software

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    So-Cal
    Posts
    3,427
    Thanks
    2,994
    Thanked 1,780 Times in 849 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    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
    Name:  gobrown-sai.jpg
Views: 353
Size:  231.9 KB
    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.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    12
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    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.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    So-Cal
    Posts
    3,427
    Thanks
    2,994
    Thanked 1,780 Times in 849 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    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.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    So-Cal
    Posts
    3,427
    Thanks
    2,994
    Thanked 1,780 Times in 849 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    So-Cal
    Posts
    3,427
    Thanks
    2,994
    Thanked 1,780 Times in 849 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    just figured out the crop tool in sai. There is none. But you can crop a selection. This is more like the thumbnail.
    Name:  gobrown-2.jpg
Views: 142
Size:  128.5 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. #6
    OmenSpirits's Avatar
    OmenSpirits is offline Commercial-Illustrator in-training, NOT an artist. Level 13 Gladiator: Retiarius
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Birth Place of the World, NYC
    Posts
    2,826
    Thanks
    2,622
    Thanked 1,042 Times in 680 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    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.

    "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
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    So-Cal
    Posts
    3,427
    Thanks
    2,994
    Thanked 1,780 Times in 849 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    yeah. you make a good point. I do need to get back to the basics since I'm starting fresh. Starting with back posture. Working on a touchscreen isn't as comfortable as I thought it would be.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •