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Thanks...I've been improving, believe it or not, just haven't bothered to do any SW specific stuff for a while. 
Here's an incarnation of my RPG character.  ^_^  I'm working on a better one though...
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e20/BalanceSheet/HUN-73.jpg

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improvement has been...staggering. im really impressed.
very cool rpg by the way.

you got skillz balance, keep it up.

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who is that character balance sheet??

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I don't know, quickie mandalorian is still my favorite =P. Nice job though, one question... why is his head on fire?

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i think cos hes evil....

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Fetterthanyou wrote:

one question... why is his head on fire?

lol, I dunno.  It gave it better ambience, balanced the lighting out since he doesn't have a face.  tongue
Go to the Grindhouse RPG and read my entry if you want to know what my character's like.  ^_^  He's loosely based off of Alucard from Hellsing and Canti from FLCL, and the best part is that he exists as multiple incarnations, so I can keep drawing him until I get something really awesome...working on the one for the RPG now, it's going to be good.  wink 


ARC Fett wrote:

Dude, thats cool man. How long did it take to do it?

Um....about an hour, methinks.  I don't remember exactly, but most of my pieces take about an hour to do, unless there's something wrong with the design and I need to go back to square one. 

Thanks for the comments everyone, much appreciated.  smile  Thanks cujo...glad I could impress you, hope I can keep it up.  wink

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yeah, that picture was cooool!

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Pretty rushed...I don't have much time to sit down for hours on end to make everything perfect.  Not the one I was planning to do, but oh well.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e20/BalanceSheet/HUNarrives.jpg

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34 (edited by draco fett Tuesday, April 10, 2007 7:11 pm)

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That is great! The bit of blurrines makes it rather eerie.

take it easy baby take it as it comes

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What do you draw with Balance, my sister is trying to get that look in her artwork.

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I use a drawing tablet (pretty cheap one, the good ones are expensive but a $60 one works fine for me)  and Photoshop. 
The trick is to do a lot of layering, and knowing your way around the visual effects.  This particullar one used the lighting effects tool heavily, some dust+scratches distortion, diffuse glow, and some other stuff I don't remember. 
What you do with the drawing tablet, is sketch out the different areas (foreground, midground, background, etc)  in different layers. Once you've got the sketch worked out, select the area you want for a certian color with the lasso (magnetic usually) tool, create a new layer, and pour that color into the selection.  Then I use lots of the burn/dodge tools to darken and lighten different parts of the area...
it's a bit complicated, but another important thing is something I only learned very recently, to make sure the outline of your figure/environment reflects the lighting properly.  While that isn't quite the case with this one, you can see the light reflecting off of Hun's shoulder and head...just use the paintbrush tool and lower the opacity to match the intensity.  O_o 

lol, if she doesn't have a drawpad, she might want to consider getting one....I can't imagine working without it now, it should help her dramatically.  wink

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37 (edited by BalanceSheet Tuesday, April 10, 2007 11:21 pm)

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My latest for the Grindhouse.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e20/BalanceSheet/Zek-1.jpg

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Sweet drawings BalanceSheet. cool

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Very cool, I lack the patience (and knowledge) to draw things on the computer.  We had to use photoshop as part of a project for school.  Frustrated the heck out of me.  All the layers confused me.

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Heh, it's not that difficult when you get the hang of it...I only started using layers about a year ago, and I can't imagine doing anything complex without them anymore.  Try a simplified version like Photoshop Elements if you're a beginner, it's a bit more user friendly.  ^_^

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And my latest and greatest....don't ask.  tongue 

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e20/BalanceSheet/bunnies2-1.jpg

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AWSOME work BalanceSheet..... i saw a really great computer art piece some where and i wanted to start some computer star wars art does any body know a website that shows me what to do?

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Well, if you're starting without much knowledge, I'd suggest you get a copy of Photoshop somehow (Photoshop Elements is relatively cheap and easy to use), and start messing around with it. 
http://www.pixel2life.com/
I've been recommended this site quite a bit, never used it though, but there's some good tips and pointers there.
But as for a tutorial, can't say I know any good ones....I've been messing around with Photoshop for a few years now, just start practicing until you get some of the base techniques down.

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Nice pic, not sure what it is though hmm .........Still good! big_smile

All of us sitting at the card table from Grindhouse RP would be a good one.

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I'll give it a try today.  If I have time.

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Sorry It's gone now http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i207/Lego_photo/MasterFetty.gif

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Well, I'm supposed to mention a description of my character from Grindhouse. Can't wait to see another. I enjoyed the last one you did for me. Thank you very Much Balancesheet.

Hmm, let me think...Kin Fauller...
Standard Imperial Uniform including the hat if you don't mind, pick a color I don't care which. Tanned jacket going down to the knee with four pockets on the inside and a blaster loop. I don't care if you go to the effort of actually drawing them. And two on the outside. dark hair, grey eyes. Of course the heavy repeater. Place the Imperial symbol in as many places as you want, just everywhere if possible.

I know the description's kind of weak but I hadn't really thought of the character too much. If it turns out looking terrible I don't mind if you tweak it a little.

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48 (edited by BalanceSheet Thursday, April 19, 2007 10:31 pm)

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K, I'm on it.  ^_^  It's no problem for me. I'm aspiring to be a concept artist, which entitles drawing what people tell me to, so if you ever want anything rendered, just let me know and if I have time I'll get on it for you.

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http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e20/BalanceSheet/HUN-90.jpg

And for you, Maltese.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e20/BalanceSheet/KinFauller.jpg

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-Captian Murphy