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Pixel Art / Re: Salvaging art from a screenshot
« on: February 21, 2018, 02:15:27 am »
Thank you! I will remember that for next time (and remember to, like, actually save haha)

Pixel Art / Salvaging art from a screenshot
« on: February 20, 2018, 01:32:17 pm »
I wasn't going to post this until it was finished, but that wasn't how the world worked I guess. I was luckily taking screenshots to send in a chat, but unfortunately I never saved my actual file. And Photoshop decided that it would be a good time to crash.

Original size was 100px x 120px

Any ideas how to save this? I'd like to hold off critique until it's finished (at least in my eyes), I just want to know if it can easily be done or if it would be easier to start over from scratch.

2D & 3D / Gyrfalcon wip (critique wanted)
« on: June 07, 2017, 05:31:12 pm »
I really want to start doing hella photo-realistic art, and I want this guy to be my test subject. I've been working on him for quite sometime now off and on other projects.

Any feedback you can give me would be great!

2D & 3D / Re: Digital art - Critique/help needed
« on: June 07, 2017, 05:24:59 pm »
What size canvas do you work in? I think I know part of your problem, if you work in smaller sized/are posting your art at the original size.

This deviantart tutorial pretty much sums it up better than I can:
I've been wanting to do this type thing in my art too. Basically, always work in a large canvas, then when you scale it down for posting, all the imperfections of lines, etc, will all be scaled down too. Most of the time they won't be noticed. Its now really smooth lineart is created.

In my opinion, the river looks really nicely refined.

I like the colors Mittwoch added too. I would even bring out more blue than they did. I have no idea what sort of mood you wanted to go for, which would effect what colors you want to accent. I think a sharper blue/red contrast would look really striking and awesome here though.

Challenges & Activities / Re: The Daily Sketch
« on: June 06, 2017, 06:29:18 pm »
Wanted to start a short series of sketchy birds of prey, so I thought why not do an alphabet (well, besides there being nothing for Q and X).

So here's A, the aplomado falcon. They're a small/mid sized species of falcon located mainly in South and Central America.

So I've been wanting to put some of my work on sites to sell as shirts, stickers, cases, etc, but I don't know where to begin. I want to make a little bit of money, and since commissions haven't been working out like I thought they would (I maybe have about $50 worth of cms, which isn't bad, but I haven't gotten a new one in a month now so I want to look for more alternatives) (in addition if someone could give me advise for advertising commissions that would be great, but not the point of this thread so shoot me a pm)

I've kinda looked around on Redbubble and Society6. Etsy too, but it looks like with Etsy I'd have to make the product myself, and I don't trust myself to make a good quality physical product like a shirt. I'd rather put my art into the site and the company turns it into a shirt to ensure the best quality.

My main problem deciding is... who owns the art once its uploaded? Honestly, the user license agreements are so confusing to someone new to this sort of stuff, and I'm leery about uploading my work on there. Especially if my work becomes their property the moment I do so. I haven't heard anything bad about Society6 yet, but Redbubble has some people saying that the site took their work and deleted their account.

Another thing I have an issue with is... is it legal to sell fanart on those sites? People love fanart, and being able to sell some of mine on there would greatly boost my sales, I think.

Does anyone sell/has sold through these sites and can clear up these questions?

Its been FOREVER!

But, I'm back here again! My name is Sarah, I'm a college student of mostly undeclared major (I would like to go into veterinary medicine, wildlife management, or something similar). I do art and animation in my free time.

I'm also an apprentice falconer (hunting with birds of prey) and I volunteer at a bird of prey rehabilitation center (not related to falconry). I help there with caring for injured raptors who will hopefully be sent back into the wild, as well as doing education shows with the ambassador raptors.

I would like to start drawing again, as I've started to get discouraged with my art, and I look forward to drawing with you all!

Pixel Art / Re: Back on here after a rather long haitus
« on: August 07, 2015, 09:03:36 pm »
I'll continue working on him a bit more. I still see some mess I can clean up on him. Specifically the legs look weird to me. Bleh.

I see your points, but I'm hardly a big artist. I barely have 100 followers on deviantart, my big pieces maybe get 5 favorites on average. When someone takes my work and posts it on one of those huge background sites, going so far as to remove my signature off of it, it hurts me. I want more views, more feedback from people. Even a simple favorite or "this looks good!" means a lot to me, even if it provides no input on how to get better. It tells me "wow, people actually like my work. Maybe this hobby of mine will mean something in the future!" While I am pleased that someone thought my work good enough to put out there, it had over 5,000 views on the third party site. I've never had that. I'd rather that traffic be sent to my accounts, not to some third party. Of course, its one thing to put it up and say "look at this cool thing! The artist is here (link)!" I have no problem with that.

I would really love to remove them, but I still fear that someone will take it, especially since I've gotten a world better than I was when it happened at first.
An insignia might be interesting to add instead though. idk. I can't design logos to save my life.

(edit) this is a general question of sorts
what do you guys to if you get a commission for a character with very little color contrast in their design? Do you bump up the palette's contrast a bit?

Pixel Art / Re: Back on here after a rather long haitus
« on: August 06, 2015, 08:46:54 pm »
@Atnas basically what StarRaven said on the watermarking thing. I've had people take my work, go so far as to remove my signature on it, repost it on their site without credit back to myself. When you watermark it, people are less likely to repost it or use it without permission, and if they do repost it you still have credit.
About anatomy learning, I think I didn't make my wording clear. I'd like help with it, but I don't want to learn it with pixel art; I'd rather do digital/traditional art and then translate what I learned over to pixels after. Its easier for me.

@StarRaven uhh yep guilty as charged.
I've been trying to get better about scribbling, sometimes I am, sometimes I don't. Eep.
I shall have a look, and work a bit more tonight hopefully.

Worked on my wolf a tad more.
Tried to remove some of the one pixel noise without taking out texture? Not sure.

General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2015
« on: August 06, 2015, 12:06:31 am »
Don't really have much to say, other than how is everyone today?

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