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Offline lilwing

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[wip] dino thingy

on: July 13, 2007, 06:46:48 pm
hey guys, i am fairly new to this forum and graphic art. i have done photo manipulations and am just getting into this cartoony stuff.

today is friday and i have been slacking off at work (i am a web designer) by drawing a dinosaur in photoshop. i've drawn an outline of a dinosaur. i am not sure how to shade it in and i would like some pointers, advice, and links to tutorials.

all help appreciated.  :)

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Re: dino thingy

Reply #1 on: July 13, 2007, 06:58:10 pm
just getting into this cartoony stuff.
So pixel art is just "cartoony stuff?" I hope that's not what you meant.

Anyway, first off never save pixel art as jpegs. It ruins the quality. Use PNG of GIF. Secondly, I think you're better off starting with something much simpler.

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Re: dino thingy

Reply #2 on: July 13, 2007, 07:03:39 pm

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Re: dino thingy

Reply #3 on: July 13, 2007, 07:05:37 pm
thanks bengoshia :)

zero, i apologize, what i mean to say was pixel art. my original language is not english.

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Re: dino thingy

Reply #4 on: July 13, 2007, 07:17:06 pm
Also before you begin shading, you should clean up the lines:
http://derekyu.com/extras/pixel03.html
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Re: dino thingy

Reply #5 on: July 13, 2007, 07:25:23 pm
Also before you begin shading, you should clean up the lines:
http://derekyu.com/extras/pixel03.html

thanks :) i agree that my lines are sloppy. interesting tutorial

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Re: [wip] dino thingy

Reply #6 on: July 14, 2007, 06:17:34 am
wow, it really turned out a lot better than i thought. what do you guys think?

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Re: [wip] dino thingy

Reply #7 on: July 14, 2007, 11:19:13 am
lightsource isnt consistent, shading has not enough contrast and all in all it seems like it has almost no volume :/

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Re: [wip] dino thingy

Reply #8 on: July 15, 2007, 05:34:09 am
just because you used the pencil tool on ms paint doesnt make it "pixel art"

and pixel art is not "cartoony"....

pixels mean very much, they have great power.

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Re: [wip] dino thingy

Reply #9 on: July 15, 2007, 06:27:51 am
just because you used the pencil tool on ms paint doesnt make it "pixel art"

and pixel art is not "cartoony"....

pixels mean very much, they have great power.

could you be any more rude?

first of all, i hate to be the one to tell this to you, but pixel art is any art generated by pixels. so yes, just using the pencil tool on ms paint does make pixel art. and i didn't use ms paint, nor do i use windows. you didn't even read my first post, did you?

most pixel art i have seen is 'cartoony' and that is how i describe it. i have seen some realistic, but not majority. any ways,  i already apologized for this, my original language is not english. have you ever tried to get help from a foreign online community?

last of all, pshh. your last comment sounded nearly as a desperate attempt to be wise. your post has in no way helped my art or my skills in any way, which is why this thread is created.