MSX Drawing course?

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By risto

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17-06-2005, 00:11

Hi all! As I actually just started doing some more CG again, I was thinking it might be nice to create some tut on drawing a MSX anime character. Any ideas to get this going would make me very happy!

So, if you think you want to learn some CG skills, answer to my call!

FIRST... I want to see some sketches from you guys/girls to get started. Maybe poses, maybe MSX cover art. It doesn't matter if you can draw, because the information will follow that you:

- Receive drawing tips
- Learn to ink digitally
- Color the art

Any questions?

What you will need to follow up the tut is: Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and a drawing tablet. For people who actually just start using a tablet a scanner is also needed to sketch on paper...

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By snout

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17-06-2005, 00:13

Not a question, but a remark: Cooool initiative Risto! Way to go Wink

By risto

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17-06-2005, 00:23

Thanks Snout, this will be fun! I think you guys must have read my MCCM pixeling course in the past years for SOOO MANY TIMES... Hahaha.. Let's follow this up with a CG TUT, a little example of what you can create with the following info: www.club-3d.com/distri/images/wallpaper/wallpaper_may_05.jpg

All the materials during the creation will be downloadable. Like sketches, lineart and color art. A donation to all MSX lovers anno 2005.

I'm not the best drawer, I'm not a professional, but that's easier for everybody to catch up, so get me some materials to start working with. ^_^

By wolf_

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17-06-2005, 22:50

ok... here's n1cole k1dman, mangafied with my bezier-tool, from the filmposter of The Stepford Wives... fill 'r up Smile

you may reshape the nose, since it sux.. kinda sux to have a cartoon-nose drawn at this front-angle.. before you know it you'll end-up with a muppet-nose Smile (got some tips on that btw?)

Oh, and stick to screen5 colors, 16 max ^_^ .. hm.. you may as well rescale it to make it fit 256x212 orso (keep 1:1 AR whenever possibe!)..

Make green hairs! And fix whatever you think need fixing .. like making the pupils really round.. it sux to make circles with 2 beziers Smile

'ave fun ^_^
quor-toth.balpol.tudelft.nl/~mvs/nicole_bez.png

By AuroraMSX

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18-06-2005, 11:10

Hi all! As I actually just started doing some more CG again, I was thinking it might be nice to create some tut on drawing a MSX anime character.
\o/ \o/ \o/ Smile

FIRST... I want to see some sketches from you guys/girls to get started.

I'll get back to you on that one. In the mean time, please take a look at my penguin collection.

What you will need to follow up the tut is: Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
Is Gimp ok, too?

I already got one question: I can draw and pixel whatever I like, as long as the image is big enough. The challenge lies in the limitation: how do I create a decent looking character in say 16x32 pixels?

By risto

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19-06-2005, 00:07

Nice example Wolf, just checked it for a couple of times, maybe I have to get you guys first into basic anime skills. I will upload soon some sketches of my way of drawing anime style. For the nose, I have to say that you are doing too much details here. Eyes are too high, but that's logical when you take a real human head for the example. I will get my stuff ready to do some instruction sketches. Also how to draw anime out of a normal photographic pose/image.

I like the penguin! It shows that you already have the skills of coloring and drawing, but I actually never heard of Gimp...

By AuroraMSX

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20-06-2005, 10:19

I like the penguin!

Thank you Smile

but I actually never heard of Gimp...

8-( /me picks up jaw, that dropped on the floor

Quoting the The GIMP:
The GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.
It's very similar to programs like Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro, but free.

By risto

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20-06-2005, 10:39

Okay, that's cool. I actually started Photoshop 4 years back now, it's still running! ^_^

I think I can do some example now of a pose. Does anybody have a nice pose image? I rather have a real picture of a neat womans pose. Maybe some beach girl? I want to have the full body, so I can show you an anatomy example.

By ARTRAG

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20-06-2005, 11:48

Hi risto
do you do animations also?

The email in your profile is inactive.
I tried to contact you at both adresses.

Could you send me an email?

By webmouse

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20-06-2005, 12:00

You can use the free (GPL) Inkscape as an alternative for Illustrator.
The Gimp is a great package for web and msx graphics.

By Samor

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20-06-2005, 13:46

my problem; I usually use Paint Shop Pro, and either mouse or scanned drawings. I'm not good, but I draw occasionally. My coloring skills are rather limited too Wink
oh, and don't start about anatomy. I prefer comic look Wink
http://home.planet.nl/~morsi093/m_20_2252k5.gif

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