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lofi
Apr 2, 2018






Got a really fun commission on the go, and feeling like I have a direction with art for once, which is such a change for me! I've always struggled with bouncing between styles/mediums/subjects, and it's so weird to have a thing! I'm doing a ton of watercolour portraits, and loving them:

(That scan really doesn't do it justice)

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hallelujah
Jan 26, 2020

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN


FunkyAl posted:

How's creation, lately
i've just realised the only thing that motivates me to make art is having an audience, but i'm so afraid of putting my art in front of an audience that it kills my motivation

Warbird
May 23, 2012

Burn the 'dawgs
Kill the Yellowjackets
Purge the Tiger
It is better to die for Bama than to live for yourself


Fun Shoe

Iíve considered doing something like that for Wireframe. Do you pick the subject or do they?

Edit: Autocorrect

Warbird fucked around with this message at 03:48 on Mar 5, 2020

FunkyAl
Mar 28, 2010

Your vitals soar.


hallelujah posted:

i've just realised the only thing that motivates me to make art is having an audience, but i'm so afraid of putting my art in front of an audience that it kills my motivation

Don't be afraid! Most people are just glad to be looking at something in my experience.

mutata
Mar 1, 2003

You walk in with the Turnips, you leave with the Bells.



While I've been able to get by in my day job making art, when it comes to personal work I've been burned out completely for over a year now.

hallelujah
Jan 26, 2020

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN


i am stalking ralph bakshi across multiple social media platforms and he seems to be ok with it, does that count as art

FunkyAl
Mar 28, 2010

Your vitals soar.


hallelujah posted:

i am stalking ralph bakshi across multiple social media platforms and he seems to be ok with it, does that count as art

Yes, if you can successfully get him to go get a beer.

Last year I saw a screening of american pop where he did a skype q and a after. I asked him a question about working at terry toons and he got teary describing it.

hallelujah
Jan 26, 2020

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN


FunkyAl posted:

Yes, if you can successfully get him to go get a beer.

Last year I saw a screening of american pop where he did a skype q and a after. I asked him a question about working at terry toons and he got teary describing it.
omg

he seems like such a sweetheart. i'm watching the director's cut of wizards and he's like "i love this. i love this guy! i love his work! oh i love him. look at this! i love it"

hallelujah
Jan 26, 2020

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN


and then the smouldering contempt that enters his voice when he mentions disney

good lord

Sharpest Crayon
Jul 16, 2009

Always Wag. Always Friend. Very Safety.


Clapping Larry

lofi posted:

Got a really fun commission on the go, and feeling like I have a direction with art for once, which is such a change for me! I've always struggled with bouncing between styles/mediums/subjects, and it's so weird to have a thing! I'm doing a ton of watercolour portraits, and loving them:

(That scan really doesn't do it justice)

I'm so happy you're hitting your stride, that portrait is boss.


hallelujah posted:

i've just realised the only thing that motivates me to make art is having an audience, but i'm so afraid of putting my art in front of an audience that it kills my motivation


People are mostly kind and gentle creatures and if you tell them that you are a wild animal afraid to show your plumage before you flash some feather, they will be encouraging and appreciative.

tuyop
Sep 14, 2006

Every second that we're not growing BASIL is a second wasted


Fun Shoe

FunkyAl posted:

How's creation, lately

I've been printing stuff:



Taking some pictures



And making simple graphics



For activism. I don't know if this is creation but it feels better than not!

hallelujah
Jan 26, 2020

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN


btw al and other bakshi fans, the elf himself (and his kids ) just set up a facebook page for his fanbase to congregate. they specifically want to see fans' artwork and animation, not just fanart but in general. let's all go shower him with praise and weird porn

Angrymog
Jan 29, 2012

Really Madcats



Any tips for doing insect wings in water colour, especially against a background?

I had a go with a dragonfly and it was hilariously poo poo

Sharpest Crayon
Jul 16, 2009

Always Wag. Always Friend. Very Safety.


Clapping Larry

Angrymog posted:

Any tips for doing insect wings in water colour, especially against a background?

I had a go with a dragonfly and it was hilariously poo poo

Masking fluid. Mask out the veins and outline of the wings, fill the rest with no worries.

Leaving them white, and filling in dots of background colour, mimicking the patterns of the wings also works, but is more fiddly.

Diabetes Forecast
Aug 13, 2008

Craptastic
Asslicious
It is for to waste
the time



When trying to figure out if your design works or not, just try doing a study of an iconic shot with your thing doing the same pose. If it can fit, then you probably did a good job.
I'm debating if I did a good job with Gredania's design on a constant basis. (I honestly want to finish both of these but I got commissions first.)


Also more Strega. She's becoming something that's INCREDIBLY fun to draw, if only because of the shoulder muscles. So much so that I'm considering a short animation with her and a Dragon Swordsman I commissioned from @dreamsbell on twitter. It's been nice to really, REALLY get back into 3D modelling and feel at home doing it. definitely going to start learning how to do proper sculpting soon, I think, especially once I have to model out the dragon guy and other things.

Angrymog
Jan 29, 2012

Really Madcats



Starting up a new ArtGoon discord so that we have one where the mods are a) there, and b) actually part of the artgoon discussions

https://discord.gg/25e2VpE

Thirteen Orphans
Dec 2, 2012

The principles expressed in the martial arts make up the backbone of my philosophy.

Iím looking for a cheap electronic solution to writing on the go. What are my best bets, chromebooks? Am I stuck with Google services or can I use Dropbox?

tuyop
Sep 14, 2006

Every second that we're not growing BASIL is a second wasted


Fun Shoe

Thirteen Orphans posted:

Iím looking for a cheap electronic solution to writing on the go. What are my best bets, chromebooks? Am I stuck with Google services or can I use Dropbox?

A chrome book, sure.

Or you could just hook up a BT keyboard to your phone and type in Word/Docs/Pages/whatever mobile. The cheapness is like $35 in that case.

Thirteen Orphans
Dec 2, 2012

The principles expressed in the martial arts make up the backbone of my philosophy.

tuyop posted:

A chrome book, sure.

Or you could just hook up a BT keyboard to your phone and type in Word/Docs/Pages/whatever mobile. The cheapness is like $35 in that case.

I have a old ipad that barely runs new stuff, I bet I can get that to work. Thanks!

tuyop
Sep 14, 2006

Every second that we're not growing BASIL is a second wasted


Fun Shoe

Thirteen Orphans posted:

I have a old ipad that barely runs new stuff, I bet I can get that to work. Thanks!

This is 100% my preferred typing method when I donít have to reference anything or use multiple apps (most of my writing work is like illustrator+word+one other app). Itís very streamlined, the hotkeys work great and itís low-distraction.

Star Man
Jun 1, 2008

A constellation of faces.


Confirming who I am for the Creative Chat Discord.

hallelujah
Jan 26, 2020

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN


circadian rhythm is for the weak

lofi
Apr 2, 2018






Eh, time's lost all meaning at the moment anyway.

FunkyAl
Mar 28, 2010

Your vitals soar.


Try Cicadian rhythm instead: bury yourself underground for seven years

FunkyAl
Mar 28, 2010

Your vitals soar.


Also if anyone would like to see a short I've been making the last two years ish i have a cut with an incomplete mix to watch here.

https://vimeo.com/404319931 password is 2010theyearwemakecontact

Don't spread it everywhere! There's more polish to do but let me know how it is so far!

lofi
Apr 2, 2018






The main impression I'm getting is that it's beautiful, but the pacing is way off. As in, I literally actually just checked to make sure it was playing full speed. For something focused around a fight it's very slow, lots of long held shots, and I think it'd work better with much quicker shots (like, halving pretty much every shot). I know that's like 'hey, you should take a machete to your big project", but I think it'd feel a lot snappier for it. It works for things like the 'hear them chant my name' [crickets sfx] shot where you want to imply space and emptiness, but I think you'd more effectively sell 'wild violence' with lots of fast shots. Maybe you could cut the ends off some shots and splice them into the middle of others to imply darting around?

On those lines, why are the vox sooooo drraaaawwwwn ooouuut? It makes them kinda hard to understand. Similarly, I'd have the cow actually speak for clarity, but I can see the argument against it.

Oh, and it needs crowd-noises in the background, I just realised it feels like there's only the two main characters in the whole arena! Some gasps and 'oooh's when the duck gets knocked about especially would help. SFX, too! Are they just not added in yet?

The visuals are great, really tasty high-saturation stuff that looks edible without being overwhelming - I especially love the texturework in the backgrounds, gives it proper depth.

The 7m flying sequence is really nice, very trippy.

The big windup at 9m11 is great, I love the extreme foreshortening, but then the fist itself is just going sideways for like 5 seconds, and it loses any sense of impact. Stuff needs to be happening much more of the time, or you'll lose the viewer.

It'd be better if the duck sounded more exhausted when he's talking about the truce, panting for breath.

Ha, sorry, I've put all this and it sounds really negative! It's not meant to be, it's a gorgeous piece that's clearly had a lot of love put into it, just that (imo, obvs) it's being pulled down by a few things and I think a hard edit would really make it pop!

Massive kudos for doing anything with animation, it looks like an insane amount of work to get a finished piece.

FunkyAl
Mar 28, 2010

Your vitals soar.


lofi posted:

The main impression I'm getting is that it's beautiful, but the pacing is way off. As in, I literally actually just checked to make sure it was playing full speed. For something focused around a fight it's very slow, lots of long held shots, and I think it'd work better with much quicker shots (like, halving pretty much every shot). I know that's like 'hey, you should take a machete to your big project", but I think it'd feel a lot snappier for it. It works for things like the 'hear them chant my name' [crickets sfx] shot where you want to imply space and emptiness, but I think you'd more effectively sell 'wild violence' with lots of fast shots. Maybe you could cut the ends off some shots and splice them into the middle of others to imply darting around?

On those lines, why are the vox sooooo drraaaawwwwn ooouuut? It makes them kinda hard to understand. Similarly, I'd have the cow actually speak for clarity, but I can see the argument against it.

Oh, and it needs crowd-noises in the background, I just realised it feels like there's only the two main characters in the whole arena! Some gasps and 'oooh's when the duck gets knocked about especially would help. SFX, too! Are they just not added in yet?

The visuals are great, really tasty high-saturation stuff that looks edible without being overwhelming - I especially love the texturework in the backgrounds, gives it proper depth.

The 7m flying sequence is really nice, very trippy.

The big windup at 9m11 is great, I love the extreme foreshortening, but then the fist itself is just going sideways for like 5 seconds, and it loses any sense of impact. Stuff needs to be happening much more of the time, or you'll lose the viewer.

It'd be better if the duck sounded more exhausted when he's talking about the truce, panting for breath.

Ha, sorry, I've put all this and it sounds really negative! It's not meant to be, it's a gorgeous piece that's clearly had a lot of love put into it, just that (imo, obvs) it's being pulled down by a few things and I think a hard edit would really make it pop!

Massive kudos for doing anything with animation, it looks like an insane amount of work to get a finished piece.

Don't apologize! Most people are afraid to be real at a big project like this. I tend to err on the side of too long just because I worry it's not readable but if it's lagging I can defeinitely pick up the pace.

When you say vox do you mean vfx? The plan was/could still be to get an onlder animator to voice the bull, the mooing was my compromise but I think even if I get a VA I think the moo makes him sound sillier.

SFX Are in there/in progress, but it's buried under a lot of the temp music there now. lot of it's stock sounds I'm not super happy with. I had plans to record noises at an arena sports game but that fell through because of every sport being cancelled, So I'm going to have to figure...some kinda solution for that.

And everything else I'm taking into good consideration! Thank you for taking the time to write this.

lofi
Apr 2, 2018






Vox = vocals, yep!

Glad it's of help.

For crowd noises, if you can find recordings of pre-card boxing/wrestling, you might get some commentary-free sfx.

lofi fucked around with this message at 11:55 on Apr 6, 2020

Doctor_Fruitbat
Jun 2, 2013



Have we got a CG specific thread, or anyone who's good with Blender who could help me work out why the icing on my doughnut is just refusing to render?



I was really proud of myself for making a spoon - yes, a whole spoon - all by myself, but somehow I have made the icing invisible, but only when rendering, and Google hasn't helped so far.

piL
Sep 20, 2007
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Taco Defender

Doctor_Fruitbat posted:

Have we got a CG specific thread, or anyone who's good with Blender who could help me work out why the icing on my doughnut is just refusing to render?



I was really proud of myself for making a spoon - yes, a whole spoon - all by myself, but somehow I have made the icing invisible, but only when rendering, and Google hasn't helped so far.

It took me two reads before I realized that render wasn't a technique in which one uses a blender to thicken a liquid mixture, like when you whip eggs to stiff peaks.

lofi
Apr 2, 2018






Doctor_Fruitbat posted:

I was really proud of myself for making a spoon - yes, a whole spoon - all by myself, but somehow I have made the icing invisible, but only when rendering, and Google hasn't helped so far.

Is it definitely on the same layer as everything else, and set to render in the object list? That's about all I got for blender.

FunkyAl
Mar 28, 2010

Your vitals soar.


Is perhaps the shader you have set not installed properly?

HorseHeadBed
May 6, 2009


Doctor_Fruitbat posted:

Have we got a CG specific thread, or anyone who's good with Blender who could help me work out why the icing on my doughnut is just refusing to render?



I was really proud of myself for making a spoon - yes, a whole spoon - all by myself, but somehow I have made the icing invisible, but only when rendering, and Google hasn't helped so far.

There's a CG thread here:

https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...hreadid=2877226

Doctor_Fruitbat
Jun 2, 2013



Thanks, I'll bookmark that thread; the solution was of course a checkbox buried somewhere that I can't see how or when it would've gotten unchecked, but it's all a learning process.

Warbird
May 23, 2012

Burn the 'dawgs
Kill the Yellowjackets
Purge the Tiger
It is better to die for Bama than to live for yourself


Fun Shoe

That is the quintessential Blender experience, yes. My hand slipped the other night and I had to spend 15 minutes trying to figure out why most of my UI was no longer showing up. Good times.

Diabetes Forecast
Aug 13, 2008

Craptastic
Asslicious
It is for to waste
the time




Character next to Character that inspired them for a friend's birthday. had it not been for them and our love of M.D. Geist I never would've made Strega and I wouldn't be having so much fun.

punk rebel ecks
Dec 11, 2010

I will NEVER become THE PIRATE KING!!! I am just a lazy, hypocritical idiot.


If I upload my story on my own website, how important is it that the website's name is the same name of my story? Is it that big of a negative if I just add "nameofmystoryBOOK.com"?

a large automobile
Apr 10, 2020

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN


unimaginable human grief and suffering aside, collapse of society aside, coronavirus is the best thing to happen to my art in a long time

FunkyAl
Mar 28, 2010

Your vitals soar.


I feel like I'm making the same amount of stuff but I 'm nuttier

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lofi
Apr 2, 2018






I did three paintings in one day on monday.

Weirdly, my post-apoc project is stalling out though.

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