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Re: Dinotoyforum's art
« Reply #40 on: April 25, 2012, 03:51:18 PM »
I've been doing a little more experimenting with my graphics tablet and photoshop, playing with techniques for rendering feathers. Still a bit scruffy, but I'm getting closer with this Velociraptor (anatomical errors aside) ... :)

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« Last Edit: April 25, 2012, 03:52:26 PM by dinotoyforum »



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Re: Dinotoyforum's art
« Reply #41 on: April 25, 2012, 05:42:05 PM »
Ah, very cool.  8)

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Re: Dinotoyforum's art
« Reply #42 on: April 25, 2012, 09:09:17 PM »
Here's another one I've started work on. Could Apatosaurus do this?

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« Last Edit: April 28, 2012, 12:35:14 AM by dinotoyforum »


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Re: Dinotoyforum's art
« Reply #43 on: April 25, 2012, 10:19:38 PM »
Apatosaurus, yay!  :)) Well, it looks like a youngling to me, so I'd say yes.  :D

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Re: Dinotoyforum's art
« Reply #44 on: April 25, 2012, 11:11:21 PM »
Apatosaurus, yay!  :)) Well, it looks like a youngling to me, so I'd say yes.  :D

Marlies said the same thing! It wasn't intended, but you are both right! :)


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Re: Dinotoyforum's art
« Reply #45 on: April 28, 2012, 12:32:53 AM »
An updated version of the Apatosaurus.



I hope people don't mind me posting all these various stages of development, I figured it might be interesting to show how a piece evolves little by little.

I'm happy with how the Apatosaurus is coming along.  :) Comments on the accuracy are welcome, as I haven't consulted any material for guidance on this occasion - I just jumped in.  :-[
« Last Edit: April 28, 2012, 12:34:38 AM by dinotoyforum »


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Re: Dinotoyforum's art
« Reply #46 on: April 28, 2012, 02:24:30 AM »
That is really nice! But a can an Apatosaurus do that with it's arms? O.o
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Re: Dinotoyforum's art
« Reply #47 on: April 28, 2012, 02:40:23 AM »
Well, I certainly don't mind. I like seeing progress stages. I still think this one is adorable ( ;D) and I like those mottled greens and ochres.

And yes, they certainly can do that with their forelegs:) Perhaps not quite at right angles, but I gather there is some stylization with this one.  :)

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Re: Dinotoyforum's art
« Reply #48 on: April 30, 2012, 09:13:57 AM »
I just love the weight you convey with the Apato, it's really nice because your not adding in extra lines. I like that. Especially for some of the sauropods and marine reptiles.

And woo! Digital! It's fun isn't it?
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Re: Dinotoyforum's art
« Reply #49 on: April 30, 2012, 06:49:03 PM »
Looks cool Adam.  Maybe make the neck a little wider?  Not sure what the proportions would be on a younger animal but the adults sure seem to have beefy necks. 


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Re: Dinotoyforum's art
« Reply #50 on: May 01, 2012, 03:12:42 PM »
Thanks for the comments everyone. I'm signing off the juvenile Apatosaurus for now, although I'm not quite happy with it, and may return to it another time. I've beefed up the neck, as suggested.   :)



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Re: Dinotoyforum's art
« Reply #51 on: May 01, 2012, 07:34:27 PM »
I like your marine reptile. The final one looks so colorful. I'm very partial to blues and turquoise.  I finally got a tablet last year and after years of being a mouse artist I just can't get used to it.
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Re: Dinotoyforum's art
« Reply #52 on: May 01, 2012, 07:37:02 PM »
Getting really good with colors and shading, I see! nice Apatosaurus (and Velociraptor).

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Re: Dinotoyforum's art
« Reply #53 on: May 21, 2012, 09:36:11 AM »
Sorry so late to comment here. Congrats on your new tablet and on your quick progress on it. These are really nice, especially considering they're your first!

I have just the opposite problem concerning computers and tablets, Adam. I have a MacBook Pro that's only a year old, and a Wacom Tablet that's several years old. I haven't tried to use my tablet with my new computer yet. But, by what you found out, mine probably won't be compatible either. I'll give it a go anyway just to see. I was just waiting till I was more comfortable on a Mac (was always a PC user before) and the new Adobe Suite I got with it. I had used the tablet before with my PC. It does take a bit of getting used to. Well, a lot! I never felt I got completely in control. But I also think I gave up sooner than I should have!  ::)

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Re: Dinotoyforum's art
« Reply #54 on: September 02, 2012, 11:34:13 AM »
Another digital work in progress. All these years and I've never drawn a Triceratops! I cheated this time by using a photograph of a skull.



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Re: Dinotoyforum's art
« Reply #55 on: September 02, 2012, 01:38:14 PM »
oooh pretty!  Is there any way to get scales on there?

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Re: Dinotoyforum's art
« Reply #56 on: September 02, 2012, 01:44:14 PM »
oooh pretty!  Is there any way to get scales on there?

Arioch seems to have developed a method of adding scales to a digital painting in bulk; I'll have to add them one by one unless he indulges me with his secret. I will have a go in any case.


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Re: Dinotoyforum's art
« Reply #57 on: September 02, 2012, 04:31:46 PM »
Another digital work in progress. All these years and I've never drawn a Triceratops! I cheated this time by using a photograph of a skull.



wow! nice work!

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Re: Dinotoyforum's art
« Reply #58 on: September 02, 2012, 05:24:12 PM »
I like the spiky crystalline patterns.

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Re: Dinotoyforum's art
« Reply #59 on: September 02, 2012, 06:04:58 PM »
I like the spiky crystalline patterns.

Thanks! I'm sorta going for a 'healed scars' kinda look.  ^-^