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#4246 Post by sendo » Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:06 am

Let me rant, please?

I hate that I constantly study and practice art stuff but I still fall to very basic mistakes. It's demotivating when I think I got it under control and it turns out crap, even after repeatedly studying, analyzing, practicing etc. I understand the concept, but my brain and hands refuse to translate it into my work. Then a certain someone who just recently started drawing comes along and easily figures it out. It's such a devastating feeling...
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#4247 Post by Rinima » Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:02 pm

Well, I got my official diagnosis for dyslexia today, finally, and my Dad though an appropriate thing to call me as soon as he heard was 'retard'...
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#4248 Post by SundownKid » Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:01 pm

Rossfellow wrote:Here's a petty little argument with myself from earlier.

"FFS, I'm not writing an otome game! It's classic Lovecraft-inspired psychological horror!"
“Is the main character a girl?”
"...Yes."
"Does she have a love interest?"
"...Yes."
"It's an otome game."
"F**K"

I don't have anything against otome games of course. It's just that I'm a dude and its pretty weird for me to write one.
It's not really an otome game unless there are multiple love interests.

From wikipedia: Generally one of the goals, besides the main plot goal, is to develop a romantic relationship between the female player character and one of several male, or occasionally female characters.

Unless your game is mainly devoted to the romance between the two.

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#4249 Post by sasquatchii » Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:46 pm

crestforge wrote:I hate that I constantly study and practice art stuff but I still fall to very basic mistakes. It's demotivating when I think I got it under control and it turns out crap, even after repeatedly studying, analyzing, practicing etc. I understand the concept, but my brain and hands refuse to translate it into my work. Then a certain someone who just recently started drawing comes along and easily figures it out. It's such a devastating feeling...
Everyone learns at different rates and that's OK!

You're getting better and learning every time you practice, it's just hard to see since the progress isn't immediate. Stick with it, keep learning, ask for critiques and try not to be so hard on yourself! As long as you're having fun that's all that matters.
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#4250 Post by Akitsuki » Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:09 am

I just... have no idea about logo I should make for my current WIP game...
While the others' logos are simple yet good looking, I just can't make that kind of logo. I tried to make one yesterday, but it ended up being too fancy and the text is rather hard to read. I plan to draw it, but I can't get the neatness of logo. And I never tried using vector.
Oh gods. I don't even know where to start.

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#4251 Post by Morhighan » Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:50 pm

I wish I could just finish a game and have it be good. Buuut I'm in the middle of moving five states over. So I should focus on packing. Also the painkillers don't help me in focusing. Ah well.

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#4252 Post by Shinoki » Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:48 pm

Playing Little Busters and dying because it's too painful... omg, you idiots stop putting up a front and making yourselves the stupid villains.... that's just even more and more and more painful..... not that it's easy to stop.... the emotional pains that Key makes....
I've played the Kud route through, but it was a lot less *gets shot and stepped on* and painful....
By playing the original, it's easy to see how much people leave out in the anime adaptions....waaaaaaaaah..... I'm just like going OTL every 5 seconds.... well, that shows how good Little Busters is

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#4253 Post by Kensela » Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:45 pm

Been getting worried with every passing day.
My schools financial aid office won't get back to me, and housing wants to put me in a place I can't afford. My old roomate and I are praying that we can be roomates again, but the people in charge of housing keep taking so much time trying to get things in order.

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#4254 Post by JumpJump » Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:10 pm

So, I finally decided to finish a picture that I had neglected for some time now (a really long time). Using my newly purchased Copic markers, I went to work, and two have run out, and I'm only halfway through. Three and a half pictures and two markers ran out. I have had pens for over 6 years and are still going. My heavily used black markers have been going since I joined this site, and my Copic markers can barely last four pictures.

I am so close to giving up.
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#4255 Post by MaiMai » Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:53 pm

Copic markers aren't good for heavy coloring especially if you're applying it for large images. They're best used in layers since they have a water-like consistency.

I used to collect Copics, but the thing with markers was that they're kind of hard to master and when you do master them you have to keep purchasing new markers or replacement nibs. For a medium that does have nice color quality, it's a financial drain in my opinion which is why I stopped buying and using them.
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#4256 Post by JumpJump » Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:19 pm

MaiMai wrote:Copic markers aren't good for heavy coloring especially if you're applying it for large images. They're best used in layers since they have a water-like consistency.

I used to collect Copics, but the thing with markers was that they're kind of hard to master and when you do master them you have to keep purchasing new markers or replacement nibs. For a medium that does have nice color quality, it's a financial drain in my opinion which is why I stopped buying and using them.

You'd think that with the cost of them, they would last a little longer. You don't know of any markers that would fit my needs?
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#4257 Post by curry nochi rice » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:14 pm

Speaking of markers, I have sharpies that's probably older than 2 years. I rarely use them and should have given them to my younger (and more creative) cousins... But then sharpies, I feel bad for giving it to them at such a young and irresponsible age.
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#4258 Post by LVUER » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:41 pm

JumpJump wrote:So, I finally decided to finish a picture that I had neglected for some time now (a really long time). Using my newly purchased Copic markers, I went to work, and two have run out, and I'm only halfway through. Three and a half pictures and two markers ran out. I have had pens for over 6 years and are still going. My heavily used black markers have been going since I joined this site, and my Copic markers can barely last four pictures.

I am so close to giving up.
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#4259 Post by MaiMai » Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:29 pm

JumpJump wrote:You'd think that with the cost of them, they would last a little longer. You don't know of any markers that would fit my needs?
Unfortunately, no (although I don't really know your needs or what your goal is art wise or what other materials you use). Prisma markers are very bold in colors and each one is half the price of an individual Copic: http://www.dickblick.com/products/prism ... rt-markers

Like I said though, the cost of art markers stack up quickly compared to other traditional mediums (probably more expensive than those are oil paints or painting materials in general). You might want to rethink making purchases and pursuing coloring from a different and more affordable angle. (Watercolors or colored pencils come to mind if you're sticking to traditional)
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#4260 Post by JumpJump » Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:30 pm

LVUER wrote:This is why we go digital
For some pictures, I do my best to avoid digital colouring or manipulation. I guess you can say I'm lazy.

MaiMai wrote:Unfortunately, no (although I don't really know your needs or what your goal is art wise or what other materials you use). Prisma markers are very bold in colors and each one is half the price of an individual Copic: http://www.dickblick.com/products/prism ... rt-markers
My needs are along these lines.
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I'll give the Prisma markers a look.
MaiMai wrote:Like I said though, the cost of art markers stack up quickly compared to other traditional mediums (probably more expensive than those are oil paints or painting materials in general). You might want to rethink making purchases and pursuing coloring from a different and more affordable angle. (Watercolors or colored pencils come to mind if you're sticking to traditional)
Still got my watercolours. I did quite a few things using them. I also have some really nice colouring pencils. Sadily, I don't get that strong tone/colour I'm looking for.
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