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Re: Simply Improving (WIPs)

Reply #20 on: July 29, 2009, 10:52:17 pm
Whats with the teeth, theres just a cluster of one color.

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Re: Simply Improving (WIPs)

Reply #21 on: July 30, 2009, 01:19:03 am
Not a very big update but, here you guys go:


So, what now? Any more improvments? ::)

PS to adcrusher524: That's where I got it, too... :'(
« Last Edit: July 30, 2009, 01:22:37 am by CommanderD »
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Re: Crazy Cat [WIP]

Reply #22 on: July 30, 2009, 01:33:24 am
No, there you go. This is purely for your sake, because you choose to post here and we choose to give you critique.  :)

I really would consider taking another look at the critique and nice edit which were given by snowsoft. Compare what you have now, with what he has demonstrated, and ask yourself what parts make his structurally sound, and why his looks like a cat. Search for pictures of cats. A cartoon is impossible without a realistic source to simplify from, it is merely the nature of the style. Look at snowsoft's shading, and ask yourself if your shading achieves actually coming close to what you would see in life, or more simply a 3d model.

Poor kitty. :[

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Re: Crazy Cat [WIP]

Reply #23 on: July 30, 2009, 01:43:10 am
i think u need better shading, ~duh~(that'd be his name)
idk what else
i dont even no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Crazy Cat [WIP]

Reply #24 on: July 30, 2009, 03:28:32 pm
~*McMuffn~*: you don't know what your talking about.  >:D

Atnas: Don't really get what you mean. This is the way I've always shaded stuff, and you've never said anything before. how about you give me an edit yourself and I'll see what I can do.

Newest Update: Added some AA. (I didn't really know if it needed it.)

 Better Or Worse? And What's wrong with his retarted ears? :huh:
« Last Edit: August 03, 2009, 04:18:45 pm by CommanderD »
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Re: Crazy Cat [WIP]

Reply #25 on: July 30, 2009, 11:03:17 pm
Okay, the dither is definitely hurting. Ouch. Have you tried looking at a real cat for reference?
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Re: Crazy Cat [WIP]

Reply #26 on: July 31, 2009, 12:50:56 am
I agree, the dithering isn't working for this peice. It looked better before you added it.

I suggest you make a full cat head like Snowsoft edit showed because right now it's hard to tell what the animal is. To me, the teeth don't look like they are part of the face. I'm not sure how to fix that though  :( Maybe someone else knows.

For the ears, I think looking at a reference should help you out with that.

(I may be wrong on some of this)

Good luck!

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Re: Crazy Cat [WIP]

Reply #27 on: July 31, 2009, 01:04:53 am
Yeah, I'll need that luck... ::)
Say goodbye to dithering!
I don't really like references, and I don't really like to make what I say it is, look like what I say it is.
I feel like I'm taking 1 step foward and 2 steps back on this peice. What am I supposed to do?? :'(
« Last Edit: July 31, 2009, 01:13:30 am by CommanderD »
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Re: Crazy Cat [WIP]

Reply #28 on: July 31, 2009, 01:38:05 am
Trust the advice folk have given you. Most of us have said use a reference - several times. It's not about whether you LIKE it - it's about creating a foundation of knowledge to work on. I used to think I could just draw from ideas as well. It took me several years to figure out THAT was the reason I always felt like I was taking 1 step forward, 2 steps back.

Draw from what you see. Once our brains understand how to do that well, it has much more luck drawing what we THINK instead. You don't have to stop once you've drawn a reference picture - you can do all sorts of crazy stuff afterwards. The idea in your head is based on reality, after all - why shouldn't your crazy cat be based on something vaguely real, too?

It will help you. It will not kill your ideas. (Do it in this thread, too).

The closest images I've found to what you have there are:
http://nikipedia87.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/a033-cartoon-cat-clipart2.jpg and
http://www.electriceasel.co.uk/Generalcartoons/images/CatMousePS.jpg

Remember, your crazy cat can still be as unique as you want it to. Drawing from references is to help you - not confine you.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2009, 01:39:56 am by Scribblette »
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Re: Crazy Cat [WIP]

Reply #29 on: July 31, 2009, 02:48:38 am
Wow, thanks Scribblette. I'll start using a reference from now on.
And I did this before my reference, so...don't make fun of it. :D


Oh, man I'm sleepy. Talk to you guys tomorrow.


New update, WEEEEEEEEEEEEE!


I...Changed the shading a little, redid the ears once again, (This is the best of got them to look) made his head bigger out around his teeth, made the teeth a TINY bit brigther, and you can't tell it but I did some work on the eyes.

(Where'd you guys go? Everyone was helping me out a while ago, and now...)

« Last Edit: August 01, 2009, 04:26:24 pm by CommanderD »
I don\'t want to be a bad boy like I was in the *gulp* past...Please be patient with me.