BG images/random art, Music, Videos (HELP!)

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Re: BG images/random art, Music, Videos (HELP!)

#61 Post by ofdawnandtwilight » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:23 am

LVUER wrote:
SmileyFace wrote: IKR! Drawing with a tablet is hard. D':
I got mine I think like three weeks ago and I still struggle with drawing a line that Isn't wobbly or shaky.
(and when I do I had spent like 10 minutes on just that one line.)

Two things I do to help practice my tablet drawing skills:
- Replace my mouse with my tablet.
- Try drawing traditionally without looking at the page but at the object you are looking at. This helps with hand-eye coordination.
1. Drawing with mouse is slow, hurt your wrist (careful with RSI, k?), and can't tap full potential of some software.
2. Why should you draw traditionally without looking at your page? That would be missing the whole point of drawing "not-digitally". Remember you can't use those nifty eraser, magic-wand, layers, and undo feature in traditional method.

Instead of giving up on tablet, you could try one or several of these method:
1. Practice hard (no pain, no gain) using tablet. Abandon traditional method and concentrate on digital way. Don't forget to exploit your software.
2. Remember that when sketching, you could use more line since you will use different layer anyway (not like some of traditional method where you ink on top of your sketch).
3. Buy Cintiq. This tablet works like touchscreen. You could see the drawing on the tablet.

If all fails... you could always hold SHIFT when making the line ^_^ This will guarantee to make a smooth, straight line in some software (photoshop, flash, etc).
Well, it's not really compulsory to abandon traditional art, is it?
I mean, that's how I get ideas. I draw random stuffs on paper
and SZHAAM, I get an idea XD
But I'm sure what you meant is the method right?
I still think that traditional art is easier though, since all you need is a pencil and a paper!
But I'm not good at colouring them -.-

And the SHIFT, does it work with SAI too? :)

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Re: BG images/random art, Music, Videos (HELP!)

#62 Post by ofdawnandtwilight » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:26 pm

In my VN, since it has RPG battles,
I need monsters! Is the art supposed to be drawn,
or I could find them in the web?

Also, if anyone has creative ideas for monsters, feel
free to reply and tell me about them and I might draw them :D

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Re: BG images/random art, Music, Videos (HELP!)

#63 Post by SusanTheCat » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:56 pm

Lotus wrote:Understructure for me usually means drawing a mannequin-esque person, then adding details like hair and clothes after I get the form right (by the way, mannequins are a great tool for artists for practicing poses, I think mine was only $9 and he's probably 8.5 inches tall. Not too bad considering I've had him for about 2 years now. Just make sure no younger/older siblings touch them. Siblings have a mystical power to screw crap up. especially mannequins :I I know from experience)
My cats always steal my mannequins and chew on them. :shock:

I just discovered that my son is rather good at identifying what is wrong in a drawing. I'm going to teach him how to red line things.

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Re: BG images/random art, Music, Videos (HELP!)

#64 Post by Aka-kami » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:48 am

nero279 wrote:And the SHIFT, does it work with SAI too? :)
No. I'm afraid it does not (as I'm sure you should have figured out by trying it out yourself...).

You could always use the vector tool instead. It's pretty nifty since you can make a straight line and edit the pressure. This tutorial on deviantart goes over the basics on how to use it.

Good luck!
See ya.

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#65 Post by SmileyFace » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:51 am

LVUER wrote:1. Drawing with mouse is slow, hurt your wrist (careful with RSI, k?), and can't tap full potential of some software.
2. Why should you draw traditionally without looking at your page? That would be missing the whole point of drawing "not-digitally". Remember you can't use those nifty eraser, magic-wand, layers, and undo feature in traditional method.

Instead of giving up on tablet, you could try one or several of these method:
1. Practice hard (no pain, no gain) using tablet. Abandon traditional method and concentrate on digital way. Don't forget to exploit your software.
2. Remember that when sketching, you could use more line since you will use different layer anyway (not like some of traditional method where you ink on top of your sketch).
3. Buy Cintiq. This tablet works like touchscreen. You could see the drawing on the tablet.

If all fails... you could always hold SHIFT when making the line ^_^ This will guarantee to make a smooth, straight line in some software (photoshop, flash, etc).
Oops, I guess I didn't really word things properly.
What I ment with the traditional drawing thing was to do that to practice your hand to eye co-ordination. I recommended it because when I first used my tablet it was the main thing I had trouble with.
I couldn't even draw a proper circle. :T
Basically I was only suggesting a means to practice. >_<;

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Re: BG images/random art, Music, Videos (HELP!)

#66 Post by ofdawnandtwilight » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:48 am

Hmm, I've been having trouble with colouring on Sai. I'm not really good at colouring from the beginning, so...
Any tutorial for Sai? One more thing, the only tools I have are:

*brush
*airbrush
*binary
*water
*blend
*pen(obviously XP)
*marker
*crayons
*bucket
-and a few other things which I can't remember and I'm not on my pc, so yeah
To be simple, it's the unofficial english pack, cracked.

So, any suggestions would be VERY appreciated!~ Thanks.

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#67 Post by SmileyFace » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:06 am

This has a large list of tutorials on how to use paint tool sai. :3

http://artistshospital.deviantart.com/a ... -130275466

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#68 Post by ofdawnandtwilight » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:17 am

:o OOOOhhh lots and lots and lots!
Thanks! I'll be checking it out during weekends.
I have to do hmwk now. >0<

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Re: BG images/random art, Music, Videos (HELP!)

#69 Post by ofdawnandtwilight » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:15 am

Hmm, I'm trying to train myself on programming,
so I'm a little bit lost here. I'm a real beginner, sorry. ^^;
If I want an unknown chara's dialogue appears- like

s "Huh?"
??? "Hey, I'm here."

Do i have to define the character? But even if i did it, there's still an error.
What's the error in the script?

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#70 Post by SmileyFace » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:11 am

Code please?
Anyway I think this might possibly help if you are asking for what I think you are.
http://www.renpy.org/wiki/renpy/doc/coo ... he_game.2F

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#71 Post by ofdawnandtwilight » Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:54 am

SmileyFace wrote:Code please?
Anyway I think this might possibly help if you are asking for what I think you are.
http://www.renpy.org/wiki/renpy/doc/coo ... he_game.2F
Yeah, I'll try this!
Thanks! It's exactly what I needed! :D

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Re: BG images/random art, Music, Videos (HELP!)

#72 Post by ofdawnandtwilight » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:13 pm

One more question (which won't be the last)
Sorry for posting this for the people who owns this,
but are the backgrounds in this site are available for free using?
Cause I've seen one of the backgrounds in a game.
http://studiomugenjohncel.wordpress.com/page/3/

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Re: BG images/random art, Music, Videos (HELP!)

#73 Post by SmileyFace » Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:28 pm

I've seen these backgrounds in games before but I think that he/she drew it specifically for the game.

If you want to use his/her backgrounds I recommend that you contact him to ask for permission. Not sure how to though...

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Re: BG images/random art, Music, Videos (HELP!)

#74 Post by EternalDream » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:07 pm

Mugenjohncel... or at least I think that's his name is actually on this forum so I'm pretty sure you can contact him through here ^^

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#75 Post by ofdawnandtwilight » Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:46 am

Hm, yeah, I will when I REALLY need to use the bgs, but I've found others.
So, maybe I don't need to contact him after all.

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