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waynebebay
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:10 pm     Reply with quote
I am in desperate need of help. I want to draw a zergling from Starcraft and I can do awesome line art but as soon as I color I ruin everything... example:



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Can someone please point me in the right direction!?

I also use http://www.starcraft2.com/images/artwork/ss35-hires.jpg as a reference with complete admiration. How do you know what colors to blend? and how can I make it so my drawings don't look like they were colored in the early 90's?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:07 am     Reply with quote
No pointers or a shove in the right direction eh?

Well let me just say one thing. I am really bad with patience... I find myself adding in detail early on. Any tips for that?

Any tips at all?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:55 am     Reply with quote
You've got a reference image you're copying from there, so it's hard to know how tips would help. All that can be said is "make it like the reference image". Smile

It's a good exercise, you just need to carry through on it.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:01 am     Reply with quote
Sumaleth wrote:
You've got a reference image you're copying from there, so it's hard to know how tips would help. All that can be said is "make it like the reference image". Smile

It's a good exercise, you just need to carry through on it.


Thanks Sumaleth. I will continue my efforts later on, I feel like I need to look at myself in a mirror and paint what I see to gain practice. I can't just hop into this intense project in my head without the experience to do it.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:40 am     Reply with quote
The only real tip I can give is to paint the piece as a whole, don't get too caught up in one spot. Also, don't stop painting, most great paintings look like crap at first, its only in the last hour or so that things really start coming together. Just keep going and keep painting over. Look for basic shapes and block those in.

Anywho, I'm not much of a concept artist but I have seen what works for most people. I hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:31 am     Reply with quote
Gotnospoons wrote:
The only real tip I can give is to paint the piece as a whole, don't get too caught up in one spot. Also, don't stop painting, most great paintings look like crap at first, its only in the last hour or so that things really start coming together. Just keep going and keep painting over. Look for basic shapes and block those in.

Anywho, I'm not much of a concept artist but I have seen what works for most people. I hope this helps.


thanks man I appreciate it!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:07 pm     Reply with quote
No problem Very Happy

Any updates?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:35 am     Reply with quote
Not yet, I have been trying practice and brush up on my painting skills. Look at my other entry - [WIP] Practice Painting - Babis.
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