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Re: Fan Art

Postby GlytchMeister » Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:39 am

Or use a 3 dimensional structure. Or arrange characters in a circle - I recall the Bible's verses being arranged in a big circle and inter-verse references were displayed via lines.
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Re: Fan Art

Postby AmriloJim » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:11 pm

I was also thinking about an interactive solution. Take a look at this image map rollover discussion: http://www.andensolutions.com/blog/responsiveImagePaths
The base page would have all of the characters using "trading card" style headshots and basic facts. Each card would have an image-mapped area, either the entire card or a "Rollover for relationships" strip along the bottom of each card, which would display a transparent path overlay with relationship paths and comments.
A character could even have multiple relationship overlays, say 1) immediate family/personal, 2) Gryphon High and 3) Dragon's Wall.
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Re: Fan Art

Postby jwhouk » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:13 pm

I'm not even bothering yet with the relationships with the "old guard".
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Re: Fan Art

Postby jwhouk » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:45 pm

Here's the basics that I'm using for each character. I didn't put Tepoz in there, because I hadn't originally planned on using the Phix and Company drawing.

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Re: Fan Art

Postby jwhouk » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:53 pm

A coloring attempt on a one-shot that Pablo put out there. FIrst, digital coloring:
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Next: colored pencil version. (This one looks more organic, but unfortunately more like "kid coloring"):
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Re: Fan Art

Postby Atomic » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:43 am

Not bad! What digital art package are you using? You can probably make an Ink layer from the original and then color under it to avoid the edge gaps.
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Re: Fan Art

Postby GlytchMeister » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:33 am

For colored pencils, I learned that using very light pressure and rapid, full-length strokes edge to edge will make for a smoother coloring. Just keep going over the same spot to get more saturation - if pressure is required, very very gradually increase pressure every time you add a layer. Use a good polymer eraser to clean up the edges, and use a finger or a paper stick or something to blend the strokes together for even more smoothness. Pastels are generally better for blending and smooth color, though, and you can make color-to-color gradients. They are also messier and possibly more expensive and not as easy to find. :/
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Re: Fan Art

Postby jwhouk » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:44 pm

Atomic wrote:Not bad! What digital art package are you using? You can probably make an Ink layer from the original and then color under it to avoid the edge gaps.

Combination of Paint and PSP Photo. I hate layers, mostly because I'm so used to pixel art.

Yeah, the pencil one looks better in person. Trying to get a flesh tone from the pencil selection was a tad difficult.
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