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Postby Laerod » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:23 pm

So after my April Fool's binge two weeks ago, I've started feeling more comfortable putting up my art on NationStates.

Been piddling around with a couple uniform designs since then:

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Also, free pencil sketch for the first person to guess what these are:
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Postby Constaniana » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:26 pm

Not bad, these all seem reasonable practical military uniforms. Just a question, how would you upload your own personal art on to Nationstates? Would you have to post it on deviantart or something then copy the URL? Or is there a way to upload it directly from your computer?
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Postby Funkadelia » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:28 pm

These are some very good drawings!
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Postby Laerod » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:35 pm

Constaniana wrote:Not bad, these all seem reasonable practical military uniforms. Just a question, how would you upload your own personal art on to Nationstates? Would you have to post it on deviantart or something then copy the URL? Or is there a way to upload it directly from your computer?

I'm pretty sure that hotlinking from DA is a violation of their TOS, though I'd have to check on that. Anyway, I do like keeping my DA and NS accounts separate, so I use a photobucket account and upload them there.
Funkadelia wrote:These are some very good drawings!

Thanks =)

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Postby Nazi Flower Power » Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:30 pm

Those are nice.

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Postby Laerod » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:07 am

Nazi Flower Power wrote:Those are nice.

Thanks =)
I've stumbled across your art thread, and I must say that is some interesting panelling you have in that comicking project of yours.

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Postby Laerod » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:24 pm

Just a couple works in progress:

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Postby United Districts of 1 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:29 pm

Frikin awesome!

Wish I could draw like this.
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Postby Laerod » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:32 pm

United Districts of 1 wrote:Frikin awesome!

Wish I could draw like this.

And I wish I could draw like Jenrak. =P

The trick is to practice.

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Postby United Districts of 1 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:34 pm

Laerod wrote:
United Districts of 1 wrote:Frikin awesome!

Wish I could draw like this.

And I wish I could draw like Jenrak. =P

The trick is to practice.


I've never seen any of Jenrak's drawings >.> if you aspire to him then..... OH MY GOD!
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Postby Laerod » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:35 pm

United Districts of 1 wrote:
Laerod wrote:And I wish I could draw like Jenrak. =P

The trick is to practice.


I've never seen any of Jenrak's drawings >.> if you aspire to him then..... OH MY GOD!

"Her" unless I'm much mistaken.

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Postby United Districts of 1 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:36 pm

Laerod wrote:
United Districts of 1 wrote:
I've never seen any of Jenrak's drawings >.> if you aspire to him then..... OH MY GOD!

"Her" unless I'm much mistaken.


<.> I was dropped on my head as a child, I am durp.
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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:11 pm

I approve of this work. I myself have been trying to create stuff for my country but havent had the time, fricking a levels, keep it up!
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Postby Laerod » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:18 am

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Postby Laerod » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:18 am

The Huskar Social Union wrote:I approve of this work. I myself have been trying to create stuff for my country but havent had the time, fricking a levels, keep it up!

Thanks!

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Postby Michael Kenmore » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:25 am

Yeah, I'm a fan of Laerod's drawings. Since the IPO thing, anyway. ;)
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Postby Utopia FTW » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:37 am

Laerod wrote:(Image)

Cool. Sometimes I feel like that :lol:
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Postby Laerod » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:10 pm

Michael Kenmore wrote:Yeah, I'm a fan of Laerod's drawings. Since the IPO thing, anyway. ;)

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Cool. Sometimes I feel like that :lol:

Only sometimes? Then you're doing it wrong! =P

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Postby Laerod » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:58 pm

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Hrm...

Free pencil sketch for the first person to tell me what I'm doing?

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Postby Laerod » Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:18 pm

I've been having a conversation on drawing and comicking with NFP over in her thread, and how I do my inking came up. Me being a "show don't tell" sort of person, I decided I'd patch together an example of how I do my drawing:

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I do a quick structure of a pose I decided on earlier. This is my basic shape that I work with.

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Now I add details onto the body.

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Then I go over the pencils with an 0.05 mm pen and erase the pencils when I'm done.

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I go over all the inks again, doing the outlines with 0.3 and 0.2 mm pens while I go over the lines within the outlines with my 0.5 mm pen. Sometimes I add small details with an 0.03 mm pen. As soon as I'm done, I scan at 600 dpi. Since I work at that high a resolution mostly in case I want to print at some point in time, the next few steps don't look very different when shrunk down. So here's a closeup of the fist as well.

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Then I import it into Photoshop and fiddle with the brightness and contrast until only absolute black and absolute white pixels remain.

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Now I fix any lines that felt too thick or any mistakes I made. After that, I run the "Dust and Scratches" filter to smooth the lines a bit. Since this looks exactly the same as the previous step when shrunk to 72 dpi, only the fist is displayed.

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This is where I mess around with photoshop to smooth my lines a bit.

7. I create a new layer.
8. I switch to the channel tab and load the (gray) channel as a selection. After this I hit ctrl-shift-I to invert the selection.
9. I make a path out of the selection and then after making sure I have black as my foreground color selected, I fill the path.

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And there we have it.


Then comes coloring, but it's past 2:15 so it's not happening tonight.

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Postby Laerod » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:48 pm

Completely forgot I had this lying around:

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Postby Laerod » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:46 am

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Still relevant:
Laerod wrote:Free pencil sketch for the first person to tell me what I'm doing?

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Postby AETEN II » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:23 pm

Whaadya mean 'what you're doing?' Isn't it obvious that you're drawing?
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Excuse me, sir. Seeing as how the V.P. is such a V.I.P., shouldn't we keep the P.C. on the Q.T.? 'Cause if it leaks to the V.C. he could end up M.I.A., and then we'd all be put out in K.P.


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Postby Laerod » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:29 pm

AETEN II wrote:Whaadya mean 'what you're doing?' Isn't it obvious that you're drawing?

Yes, but "what" am I drawing in the posts where the offer has come up? I'm confident people here will be able to guess if they look closely enough ; )

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Postby AETEN II » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:46 pm

Laerod wrote:
AETEN II wrote:Whaadya mean 'what you're doing?' Isn't it obvious that you're drawing?

Yes, but "what" am I drawing in the posts where the offer has come up? I'm confident people here will be able to guess if they look closely enough ; )

Your nation or its citizens portrayed as a single entity.
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Excuse me, sir. Seeing as how the V.P. is such a V.I.P., shouldn't we keep the P.C. on the Q.T.? 'Cause if it leaks to the V.C. he could end up M.I.A., and then we'd all be put out in K.P.


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