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Xian Pu
07-27-2004, 11:20 PM
http://www.iichan.net/c/src/1090981016195.png

Got the original from der and colored 'er in. Put this and that together called it a wallie. Any good?

gadgetgirl16
07-28-2004, 01:46 AM
hmmmmmmm the space ship and the border dosent fit in with the character.......

Xian Pu
07-28-2004, 02:23 AM
Funny, I chose the space ship because I thought it did fit with the character-- the 'border' is glass. Check it out. ;) I mean, she's got a spacy look... Spacy-- Space Shuttle... Eh, what do I know?

Xian Pu
07-28-2004, 03:32 AM
Okay, version two. Totally different, and hopefully much improved. *shrug* I kinda like it better myself... there again, that's just me. :D So, any better?

escaflownemoon
07-28-2004, 01:56 PM
It looks ok..not my taste in design..but I guess it looks alright, well actually better than the first one. So you did improve on it. :)

Barnacle
07-28-2004, 05:53 PM
*comments on the coloring*

Well... it looks nice, but it could use a lot more shading... >_> some highlights to the helmet to make it look metallic

Fast-made example:
http://www.saunalahti.fi/~pehaik/example.jpg

... I think the character would fit better on the background if it casted a shadow. ^^

shi_amai
07-28-2004, 06:12 PM
Yeah, the second version looks a whole lot better, but as Barnacle said it could us more shading. Too much squares if you ask me, and it looks kinda weird with a floor/ground.

Xian Pu
07-30-2004, 01:36 PM
Originally posted by Barnacle@Jul 28 2004, 05:53 PM
*comments on the coloring*

Well... it looks nice, but it could use a lot more shading... >_> some highlights to the helmet to make it look metallic

Fast-made example:
http://www.saunalahti.fi/~pehaik/example.jpg

... I think the character would fit better on the background if it casted a shadow. ^^
See, that&#39;s the thing... I suck @ss at shading. I&#39;m barely learning how to use the burn tool without going over board. ><; Any and all pointers in that area would be greatly appreciated.

Barnacle
07-30-2004, 05:50 PM
Originally posted by Xian Pu@Jul 30 2004, 09:36 PM
See, that&#39;s the thing... I suck @ss at shading. I&#39;m barely learning how to use the burn tool without going over board. ><; Any and all pointers in that area would be greatly appreciated.
1) Here are some links to tutorials (you might already know these...)

http://www.bakaneko.com/howto/computer/cell/ (cell shading style)
http://www.bakaneko.com/howto/computer/soft/ (soft shading style)
http://www.cablenet.ne.jp/~japanime/tutorial/cgmain.html (photoshop anime drawing tutorial @ www.howtodrawmanga.com)
http://www.polykarbon.com/tutorials/index.htm

2) My tips:

Think where&#39;s the light is coming from... (really think about it, how it does affect to the higlights and shadows)
- think carefully of the shape of the character
Example: (note: the lights direction is different as in the first example I posted)
http://www.saunalahti.fi/~pehaik/example2.jpg
(arrow is the light&#39;s direction, blue is highlight and red is shadow)

A good way to do the shading: (just my opinion)
- You&#39;ve colored the character (the coloring is in its&#39; own layer, lineart in another)
- Select the area you want to shade (using magic wand)
- Select the color of the higlight/shadow (foreground color)...
(airbrush tool & black/white color isn&#39;t a good idea (if the shadow/higlight isn&#39;t black/white))
- If you are drawing the shading to the same layer where the coloring is, remember to select the (coloring) main color as the background color
- AIRBRUSH TOOL
- Try different opacity & hardness (&size) values ^^
- Be careful when making highlights (only on hair (if you want to), metallic objects & on skin (not too strong... & if you want to))

If there is something you don&#39;t understand, just ASK ME ^_^.

Xian Pu
07-30-2004, 06:03 PM
Sweet. Thanks man.

Barnacle
07-30-2004, 07:06 PM
No prob. ^^

You can also try getting help on this matter on these forums:
http://www.moshimoshineko.com/bnphpbb
http://www.androidworkshop.com/untitled/index.php
http://pub25.ezboard.com/bpolykarbonbbs
http://www.howtodrawmanga.com/htforum.html

(just ask help on the shading & of course remember to mention that you didn&#39;t make the line-art)
:)

Xian Pu
07-30-2004, 07:40 PM
Originally posted by Barnacle@Jul 30 2004, 07:06 PM
No prob. ^^

You can also try getting help on this matter on these forums:
http://www.moshimoshineko.com/bnphpbb
http://www.androidworkshop.com/untitled/index.php
http://pub25.ezboard.com/bpolykarbonbbs
http://www.howtodrawmanga.com/htforum.html

(just ask help on the shading & of course remember to mention that you didn&#39;t make the line-art)
:)
Like I could ever compare to someone as great as Kenichi Sonoda? Pffft yeah right. :D

gadgetgirl16
07-30-2004, 08:36 PM
it looks more better then the first one ^^ just make it a little more into space ^_~