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[WIP] Katana

on: July 21, 2007, 06:34:10 pm
for no reason at all except for fun and practice i decided to make a katana....

all i have is the base so far... i think it needs to be curved a little more
there is no ref pic that i used... just my memory of what katanas look like  :)

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Re: [WIP] Katana

Reply #1 on: July 21, 2007, 06:39:49 pm
It does need to be curved more, yes.  Also, the handle should be longer, and remember that all of that but the Tsuba (finger guard) is one piece of metal.
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Re: [WIP] Katana

Reply #2 on: July 21, 2007, 07:30:03 pm
i tried to curve it some more but i think it looks worse now :(

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Re: [WIP] Katana

Reply #3 on: July 21, 2007, 07:56:11 pm
Aye, it does... But it is more accurate. It may simply be because you haven't had much practise with curves in pixels yet. If so, just practise, practise, practise!  ;D
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Re: [WIP] Katana

Reply #4 on: July 21, 2007, 08:07:53 pm
It does look worse, partly because it bends outward (away from the wielder) as well. It shouldn't do that. It's also a bit too thick. It actually wouldn't be a bad idea to dig up a reference and draw after that. Here's one I would go after, personally.

http://www.slipad.com/SE/sreun_001.jpg

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Re: [WIP] Katana

Reply #5 on: July 21, 2007, 08:18:49 pm
My advice would be to scale it down. It's tough to tackle such a large project. Especially since you're having trouble with the lines.

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Re: [WIP] Katana

Reply #6 on: July 22, 2007, 02:18:01 am
it looks allot better now... i think
pretty much redid the whole thing




added the blade and started to work on the handle




Added some AA to the blade
is it just me or did it make the blade look wavy...
i don't use AA much so im not too good at it

« Last Edit: July 24, 2007, 12:36:45 am by AdamAtomic »

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Re: [WIP] Katana

Reply #7 on: July 22, 2007, 08:07:55 pm
edit button dude.  I'd work on the shape a bit more before you get into pixelwork; see the references?  and see what was said before - a katana is a single piece of metal except for the guard - including the handle.



it has a continuous curve all the way along, the handle included.  the grip is riveted to this hind part and does not change at all the curve of the weapon - it continues it.  It also barely (if at all) alters the width of the weapon (except for where the binding pulls it out)
« Last Edit: July 23, 2007, 02:28:09 am by Adarias »
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Re: [WIP] Katana

Reply #8 on: July 22, 2007, 11:40:59 pm
this is my reference...
http://sunflow.sourceforge.net/gallery/v0054/katana.png

also what so you mean by edit button?

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Re: [WIP] Katana

Reply #9 on: July 23, 2007, 02:27:36 am
rather than post 3 times in a row, you can simply hit the button that says "edit" in order to change your post to include small updates.


why would you base your drawing off of an animation?  find a real photograph, not a computer generated object.
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