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Offline mtarini

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Re: TLD: Concept Art
« Reply #690 on: August 20, 2007, 03:19:57 pm »
Merlkir? I have a very heavy-to-put-in-practice suggestion for you. Feel free to ignore it of course.

I really like the painted panels you made for the many cities, and for a few events as well. They're really nice.

I was wondering...
what if the style of all those panels was that of a "pencil" drawn, black and white (or rather, "brown and sepia") sketches?

That would give them a uniform style, and one that would keep itself at a safe disance from the rest of the (3D) graphics of the game, if you know what I mean.

It is a style which, personally, I adore. I find it elegant and sober, yet descriptive, and very evocative.

I understand that I am suggesting a total rework of some... how many, 20 images? which are good already.
But, if you had a few sketches ready already, and it the idea tickles your creativity...
Or maybe you can just keep that option in mind for the future, keeping proper sketches you might put down, when you have an occasion to.

Otherwise just ignore this.
« Last Edit: August 20, 2007, 05:06:40 pm by mtarini »

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Re: TLD: Concept Art
« Reply #691 on: August 20, 2007, 04:04:12 pm »
Hell no, I love the coloured art panels, and revamping them all just because you like one style better than the other, is a lot to ask for.

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Re: TLD: Concept Art
« Reply #692 on: August 21, 2007, 05:31:39 am »
mtarini has a valid point.  In computer graphics, which tend to lack depth, a painting can look just like a window.  Something that looks more "drawn" - more stylized in some way - and less like the supposedly realistic-looking graphics would not be a bad idea.

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Re: TLD: Concept Art
« Reply #693 on: August 21, 2007, 09:07:18 am »
I considered that option. And decided no to go that way. My pencil skills are more centered to characters. Landscapes are new to me. I prefer the digital way, which is 1) faster 2) looks better than my pencil landscapes. And since I painted quite a few, I don't feel like redoing it all.
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Re: TLD: Concept Art
« Reply #694 on: August 21, 2007, 10:05:51 am »
Huzzah!

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Re: TLD: Concept Art
« Reply #695 on: August 21, 2007, 10:37:03 am »
I had you worried for a moment, eh, Father Chains? ;)

I considered that option. And decided no to go that way.

Fair enough. I understand.
(clarification: I was assuming that the "pencil" drawings would have been done with a graphics tablet)

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Re: TLD: Concept Art
« Reply #696 on: August 21, 2007, 10:50:27 am »
even sketching with a tablet ain't pretty ;) trust me.
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Re: TLD: Concept Art
« Reply #697 on: August 21, 2007, 01:16:59 pm »
Pissin' my breeches, I was.

And now I'm going to get a few hours of sleep before returning to the academical institution tomorrow. Only have to classes of altogether 90 minutes, so I'll need all the rest I can get  :lol:

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Re: TLD: Concept Art
« Reply #698 on: August 21, 2007, 08:42:49 pm »
hm. Sleeping OT?

It's bloody 4:42 AM here. Work. Sucks. For two months, 6-7 hours of sleep when I'm used to 10 :D
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Re: TLD: Concept Art
« Reply #699 on: August 26, 2007, 01:13:51 am »
for all the texturers here, this page has a bloody insane amount of fabric photos..

http://www.housefabric.com/defaultproduct.asp
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Re: TLD: Concept Art
« Reply #700 on: August 26, 2007, 09:23:24 am »
Random doodle update! :)





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Re: TLD: Concept Art
« Reply #701 on: August 26, 2007, 10:19:50 am »
I am in awe. The Kataphrakt helmets are beautiful. My favourites must be the bottom left, bottom middle and the top third from the left.

The bearded fellow in the rain with the Monty Python French helmet, he a Dwarf or Man?

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Re: TLD: Concept Art
« Reply #702 on: August 26, 2007, 10:28:29 am »
uhm, I forgot to put the description in the picture. It's a dwarven scout.
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Re: TLD: Concept Art
« Reply #703 on: August 26, 2007, 11:03:42 am »
Holy hell you are a awesome paintist  Wish i could take lessons from you.
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Re: TLD: Concept Art
« Reply #704 on: August 26, 2007, 12:04:45 pm »
yeah, I'll make big bucks teaching people how to draw orcs and dwarves :D
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