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    Well here's a few pics I drew using photoshop cs5.1, (I'm a total n00b at it and am still learning it), and my bamboo tablet =D

    Critiques, Critics, Flamers, Haters, all are welcome here! =D (Just don't go overboard. I mean there are kids who use this forum)


    First is a very lazy minun I did. I just pulled up an image on google for reference and quickly sketched this up. I need practice in shading since I basically have no idea what I'm doing when I'm shading so I drew something that I thought would shade easy.

    PS Any shading tips other than, "Imagine a light source at point x," would be great. I already try to imagine light sources, but I also put shadows in random places sometimes so.... >_>;




    Second is a less lazy, (yet equally crappy), Skarmory! Woot!




    I tried to go with the whole, 'Solid color shadows,' concept that I <3
    (See Persona 3 art)


    And I put a texture I made in the background. It's nothing special, but I'm kinda proud of it. (It's the first texture I ever made after learning how). Advice on how to get smoother lines and metallic shading tips would be appreciated.




    And lastly is my custom pose minun.
    (If you couldn't tell, minun is my go-to pokemon for drawing.)




    I know his right arm is thick and his colors aren't as uniform as I'd like, but other than that, any comments on him???


    Well there's my first 3 pics and I hope to do many more!

    Thank you for looking at my thread =]
    Last edited by monstahunta; 3rd December 2012 at 7:31 AM.
    Currently playing: Pokemon Black 2, Pokemon Soul Silver
    Wanted pokemon: Dratini, Larvitar, Scyther, Mawile, Ralts, Landorus, Mewtwo, Mew, Giratina-O, Reshiram (PM me if you want to trade =3)
    I'm Offering for trade: Eevees, Lugia, Totodiles, Cyndaquils, Squirtles, Delibirds, Kadabra

    If you do want to trade you should probably know that I have slow satellite internet and it'll probably take a little while for my internet to let the trade go through. Sorry in advance.
    Unless if you wanna trade between 2am and 7am Eastern Standard Time. Which I get the fastest speeds that my satellite can handle. (Which is still only 300 kb/s)

    Trying to hatch a shiny eevee via masuda method =3
    Eggs hatched so far:78 Shinies:0

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    Lovely! Firstly, I love the Skarmory, and your shading is spot-on! Now the critique.. Minuns ears are a bit.. Uh, off shape. They should be the exact same (practically). Also, I noticed that your lines are very rough, and while sketchyness can be good, you shouldn't have it when using a thick marker like that. Try making a lighter outline first (seperate layer, and it can be as crappy as you want), then go over it, finally erase it. I find that it helps A LOT and is much easier than just going out there! Also, try picking one light source that you will shade fom EVERY TIME, and don't change it! Eventually you'll get good with light coming from that one area, and you'll be able to shade any shape that life throws at you! Keep up the good work, and good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Cat View Post
    Lovely! Firstly, I love the Skarmory, and your shading is spot-on! Now the critique.. Minuns ears are a bit.. Uh, off shape. They should be the exact same (practically). Also, I noticed that your lines are very rough, and while sketchyness can be good, you shouldn't have it when using a thick marker like that. Try making a lighter outline first (seperate layer, and it can be as crappy as you want), then go over it, finally erase it. I find that it helps A LOT and is much easier than just going out there! Also, try picking one light source that you will shade fom EVERY TIME, and don't change it! Eventually you'll get good with light coming from that one area, and you'll be able to shade any shape that life throws at you! Keep up the good work, and good luck!
    Thank you =]

    As far as the roughness of my lines, I actually do the light sketch on a lower layer and then try to draw better lines on the next layer ^_^' It's just I suck at it right now. But you did give me a good idea! I think if I use these drawings like the sketch and turn their opacity down then I could probably achieve smoother lines.

    Any tips for brushes to use to get the smoother lines? Like should I start smaller and work my way up to bigger brushes? And if I zoomed in far enough would it be better with a semi-thick brush or look all jagged from having to scroll more?

    And thanks for the shading tip! I never stopped worrying about light sources long enough to realize that if I kept the same light source I would eventually get better at it >.<
    A little obvious I know, but I tend to have a ton of things going through my head at the same time a lot. ^_^'


    Oh and all the minun critiquing, was that for my one with the shadow on the ground, or the one that I shaded? Or both?
    Last edited by monstahunta; 4th December 2012 at 2:42 AM.
    Currently playing: Pokemon Black 2, Pokemon Soul Silver
    Wanted pokemon: Dratini, Larvitar, Scyther, Mawile, Ralts, Landorus, Mewtwo, Mew, Giratina-O, Reshiram (PM me if you want to trade =3)
    I'm Offering for trade: Eevees, Lugia, Totodiles, Cyndaquils, Squirtles, Delibirds, Kadabra

    If you do want to trade you should probably know that I have slow satellite internet and it'll probably take a little while for my internet to let the trade go through. Sorry in advance.
    Unless if you wanna trade between 2am and 7am Eastern Standard Time. Which I get the fastest speeds that my satellite can handle. (Which is still only 300 kb/s)

    Trying to hatch a shiny eevee via masuda method =3
    Eggs hatched so far:78 Shinies:0

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    Both, they both have FANTASTIC shading! And by working your way up to bigger brushes, do you mean outline it small first then widen it out, then yes that does help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Cat View Post
    And by working your way up to bigger brushes, do you mean outline it small first then widen it out, then yes that does help!
    Alright. Thanks for the tip =]
    Currently playing: Pokemon Black 2, Pokemon Soul Silver
    Wanted pokemon: Dratini, Larvitar, Scyther, Mawile, Ralts, Landorus, Mewtwo, Mew, Giratina-O, Reshiram (PM me if you want to trade =3)
    I'm Offering for trade: Eevees, Lugia, Totodiles, Cyndaquils, Squirtles, Delibirds, Kadabra

    If you do want to trade you should probably know that I have slow satellite internet and it'll probably take a little while for my internet to let the trade go through. Sorry in advance.
    Unless if you wanna trade between 2am and 7am Eastern Standard Time. Which I get the fastest speeds that my satellite can handle. (Which is still only 300 kb/s)

    Trying to hatch a shiny eevee via masuda method =3
    Eggs hatched so far:78 Shinies:0

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    Here's a deino using strength.

    If anyone can help me with backgrounds, I would REALLY appreciate it ^_^'

    Thanks




    EDIT:

    And here's a 20 minute zombie bulbasaur too =3
    His plant died when he did and is now releasing a horrible odor, and his face and chest skin has rotted away. Also his vine was cut off in battle while he was still alive.


    Last edited by monstahunta; 7th December 2012 at 1:34 PM.
    Currently playing: Pokemon Black 2, Pokemon Soul Silver
    Wanted pokemon: Dratini, Larvitar, Scyther, Mawile, Ralts, Landorus, Mewtwo, Mew, Giratina-O, Reshiram (PM me if you want to trade =3)
    I'm Offering for trade: Eevees, Lugia, Totodiles, Cyndaquils, Squirtles, Delibirds, Kadabra

    If you do want to trade you should probably know that I have slow satellite internet and it'll probably take a little while for my internet to let the trade go through. Sorry in advance.
    Unless if you wanna trade between 2am and 7am Eastern Standard Time. Which I get the fastest speeds that my satellite can handle. (Which is still only 300 kb/s)

    Trying to hatch a shiny eevee via masuda method =3
    Eggs hatched so far:78 Shinies:0

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