Friday, February 17, 2012

You Can Get Addicted To A Certain Kind of Sadness


No, not game related, but after listing to Gotye like a million times today, I had to do something. :)

- Ark

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  1. I know. That song is in the blood. It's because of Kimbra.

    http://jeffrywith1e.blogspot.com/2011/12/kimbra.html

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    1. @Jeffry - Yeah, Kimbra really injects the emotion at the end to set the whole thing off. Great song.

      - Ark

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  2. I'm sure this has been asked, but what program are you using for your art?

    ERIC!

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    1. @Eric - Art process questions can never be asked too many times. :)

      I use Photoshop CS5 and a Wacom Bamboo for the inking and coloring. For pencils I use . . . well . . . pencil and paper - cuz chicks dig a dude with a sketch pad.

      - Ark

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    2. Taking a CS5 class right now in school, I'm having a hard time translating my skill with a pencil over to a stylus...

      Thanks! Love your stuff, BTW

      ERIC!

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    3. @Eric - Thanks a lot.

      I follow some artists on deviantArt who do live streaming of their drawing - and that's where I've probably learned the most important stuff about Photoshop. Nothing beats peeking over the shoulder of professionals - and being able to ask them questions.

      For the initial sketch, I prefer pencil. The stylus is too slippery for me. I'm getting the hang of inking with the stylus though - the slipperiness seems to aid in creating a fluid line - and I've reprogrammed my wacom buttons to enable easy undo, redo, and image rotation. Rotation is vital to get the right angle and curve on an ink line. :)

      Good luck with your class!

      - Ark

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  3. It's a bit too "Fred Flintstone" for me.

    Was it an exercise in shading/lighting?

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    1. @bio - Um . . . not sure what you mean invoking Fred's name. Does it have something to do with it being retro cartoony - or were there just too many brontosauruseses in the background? :)

      It was an exercise in attempting to convey a mood/emotion. Rather than just a blank stare - a blank stare with purpose.

      - Ark

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