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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1720 on: October 17, 2013, 12:16:59 am
Quick sketch of Ryder from dungeon dashers for inktober:



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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1721 on: October 17, 2013, 04:46:18 am
Currently messing with vaguely pixel-art-ish rendering techniques (Blender):


* Diffuse shading works good (Ramp option with Constant interpolation, input=Result)
* Specular highlights are somewhat crippled. I want a couple of hard-edged highlight colors, but I can only get either a fuzzy highlight or a single color/"Binary" highlight (Toon shader)
* Blender's ramp interface is an interesting way to derive palettes (switch to non-Constant interpolation to add colors, then switch back)
* Reflections sort of work out here, but add colors. Might be solvable by postprocessing  based on a 'material index' RenderLayer.
* There's a light inside the upper glass sphere but it doesn't show properly. Maybe the sphere needs to be double-sided?
* It's hard to get Freestyle to add clean unbroken 1px outlines (omitted on this render)
* Banding is a bit of an issue (but it works out fine if just using Blender to generate base images that will be extensively edited)

EDIT:
I'm getting a better grip on this.


11 colors, orthographic camera


11 colors, perspective camera.

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1722 on: October 19, 2013, 05:04:25 am
Working on some music for a composition contest at my school.
https://soundcloud.com/ura-music/the-hunt
Dennis, I love the motion you achieved in the trees. I only worry the composition is a bit unbalanced. I love it though- we're doing prismacolor in art class and it's a great new way to think about art.

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1723 on: October 20, 2013, 06:34:52 am
Dennis, I love the motion you achieved in the trees. I only worry the composition is a bit unbalanced. I love it though- we're doing prismacolor in art class and it's a great new way to think about art.
I agree, the composition is. I'm satisfied with the piece for the goal in Ergo-Therapy is neither achievement nor perfection. It is the process, the activity of creation(or any activity) that matters, only the moment, the Here And Now is of importance to the (healthy) mind. The result is. After the activity, another one can be commenced. Worrying is not the goal, worrying paralyzes the mind and blocks activity. Do. Be.

I will keep being active for the process is the goal.

What is prismacolor?

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1724 on: October 20, 2013, 08:47:05 am
Awesome. I know for sure that sometimes my concern for the final result can have a toll on the process for me. I get so locked up in how I thought it should look I stress more than I should and it can ruin the fun that comes with making art.

Apologies, prismacolor = colored pencil. I think it's just a brand that most people use, so I've taken to calling it that.

update on song!
https://soundcloud.com/ura-music/the-hunt-wip-2
lots of things to work on still but the idea is finally getting there.

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1725 on: October 28, 2013, 07:13:23 pm
I have trouble picking colours for skin when working digital. Like, when I've settled on a base tone, finding the correct darker tone for shading is guesswork to me. Results end up grayish and cold, or too saturated, so that it no longer works as a shade. All skin - flesh - usually have a warmth to them (given proper lighting conditions and all that, ofc), and I can't quite achieve that. The workings of freckles, blemishes, etc. are also mysteries to me.

Is there any general knowledge on how these things work that are to be taken in consideration; that could guide me when I'm picking out a palette?

Any help would be much appreciated! :-*
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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1726 on: October 31, 2013, 05:18:15 pm
There's a great article in this free ebook about skin tones on p.214.
http://www.artbypapercut.com/downloads/
Also just a terrific reference in general for 3D modeling/concept.

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1727 on: November 02, 2013, 10:10:41 am
Two Flawed Storks - pencils on paper, drawn in ergo-therapy

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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1728 on: November 06, 2013, 03:15:08 pm
Dennis, that's looking awesome   :y: ;D
The texture in the feathers is really working well.
working on a linoleum print for art class.


just have to map out the colors and get going. I want to go with a simple 4 or 5 color palette with garish greens and reds.
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Re: Official OT-Creativity Thread 2

Reply #1729 on: November 08, 2013, 05:57:43 am
Haven't pixelled at all lately, but I have been painting. Here's a series I'm working on with creepy plants:








Oil on canvas, dimensions for most of them are on my site  :D
Couldn't figure out how to hyperlink the images, so If you want to see larger versions, check my site.
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