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Pixel Art / Re: Nuke blast.
« on: October 29, 2007, 09:17:21 pm »

This is a really rough edit to show you what I thought was wrong with your current animation. The main problem is that you appear to have the two 'active areas,' as I'll call 'em, completely separate and thin out way too early. Really, they're continuously sucking in debris from below and darkening as more of the debris amasses into the clouds. The arrows show the basic motion of this. What I thought was odd was mostly the rather random motion yours has to it, in that not everything was flowing together as a single thing continuously growing and expanding until it eventually tapers out. I know there are some inaccuracies with mine (like the way I made the top active area grow large a bit too early than it actually does), but I think it shows my basic point about the constant motion and flow.

General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread
« on: October 25, 2007, 12:31:05 am »
I'm not looking for a quick fix, I'm looking for a book similar to my "Anatomy for the Artist" book if anything, which shows lots of detailed drawings of muscle groups, the range of motion of various parts, and etc. It's basically a nice collection of the important things to study instead of aimless google image searching, ya dig? Unfortunately, it seems like I'm just going to have to go with image search or whatever I can actually see in life until I can unearth such a book.

General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread
« on: October 24, 2007, 11:43:54 pm »
pkmays: Let me clarify: I'm looking to find a good, practical method for understanding mechanics in order to not have to rely on reference after reference to properly draw a machine. At this point I'm fairly decent at drawing humans and possibly animals without reference, but that's not so with machines. I own "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" and understand as well as embrace the concept, method, and all, but I figured there may be good books on the subject of drawing mechanics and perhaps quick 'rules of thumb' to go by for mechanics (in the same way human proportions can be remembered by head sizes and other relative lengths, and can more easily be studied through a specialized anatomy book than a general drawing book).

General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread
« on: October 24, 2007, 10:08:30 pm »
Does anyone have any book suggestions (or advice) for drawing mechanical devices? It's one thing to draw from life and understand the shapes or physical patterns that animals generally take on from studying them, but mechanical things seem so much more complex, especially in the manner that they become different over time through discovery and innovation.

General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread
« on: October 07, 2007, 12:36:28 am »
True FF fans play Final Fight, I believe.

Don't get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy some of the humor produced on 4chan, but I prefer lurking and observing than actually taking part in the emulation of mass conformity. Not that I'm any less of a conformist, but, it's interesting to watch it. What confuses me the most is the promotion of groupthink. Why is a 'random' group of people sticking to a single pattern of thought? For example, bengoshia, you just stated that anonymous hates 'weeaboos.' The irony of this is the actual amount of anime nerds on these sites.

I mostly have a problem with the way this sort of thinking spills over into spots that it generally doesn't belong. I can have 'epic lulz' with friends that are in on it, but otherwise I think it's silly to bring it somewhere outside of 4chan, or 7chan, or whatever other one. They're mostly the same despite trying to state otherwise.

Requesting a possible topic split? Seems that this could become something of an interesting discussion on such a thing, not sure.

Haha, WoW. Sorry for the lack of clarification, I guess.

Usually when people break the 'rules,' they get their online and personal information posted up for users to harass, or 'raid.' However, even most users see this as pointless and don't bother with petty individuals and therefore state in response, "not your personal army." That's what bengoshia was referring to earlier.

I think it's from a word filter where, when you would type "wapanese," you would get "weeaboo" instead. Not sure if it's directly inspired by that comic or not. The rules refer to some dorky set similar to Fight Club. Rules 1 & 2 being 'do not talk about /b/.' The weird part is that /b/ doesn't actually have rules, so it's interesting that people think user-created ones are supposed to be followed.

but oh snap, I guess I should brace for some sort of epic raid of some sort.

Also: /b/ refers to the 'random' image boards on the *chan sites.

I was referring to the tone of the post, not so much the content. Though, was it really necessary to post his high school?

bengoshia: Sorry for the off-topic post, but, really. 4chan exists on its own as its own thing for a reason. Why are you posting that sort of junk here?

On-topic: Why does the Pixel Art article link to eboy? I know it's technically pixel art, but it's hardly worth mention, especially considering the overall bland cookie-cutter style they're known for. Maybe I'm alone in this sort of opinion? I'm not a wiki guy, so maybe one of you could fix that up with some proper resource links.

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