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by Scruffy
Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:00 am
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: The Process
Replies: 3
Views: 3302

Re: The Process

Well, I for one think this looks bloody amazing. I love the technique for modeling solids and edges, I always like the "words as part of the landscape" look, and I'm a big fan of monochrome/greyscale. So, good stuff all round. Also, just to mention, I really admire how far your artwork has come in t...
by Scruffy
Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Expensive displays: R they really needed for Illustration?
Replies: 9
Views: 30282

Re: Expensive displays: R they really needed for Illustration?

Well, I'm just going off what the article says:
What makes the Cintiq unique is that it is a LCD-tablet monitor that can be truly calibrated. [T]he 21UX ... achieves calibration like no other LCD (except the Eizo 220 which uses the same LCD panel).
by Scruffy
Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Expensive displays: R they really needed for Illustration?
Replies: 9
Views: 30282

Re: Expensive displays: R they really needed for Illustration?

In fact, according to this article (http://www.moosepeterson.com/digitaldarkroom/equipment/cintiq21ux.html) the Cintiq uses the same LCD panel as the Eizo 220, which is pretty bloody impressive if true (and help justify the cost, certainly). I guess it should be mentioned that we're talking about th...
by Scruffy
Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Expensive displays: R they really needed for Illustration?
Replies: 9
Views: 30282

Re: Expensive displays: R they really needed for Illustration?

The short answer is yes. Having a good, color-correct screen can make life a lot more pleasant for creative work. You can spend a lot less than two grand on a good monitor that can be calibrated. My LaCie 324 was around $900, plus the colorimeter for another couple of hundred. And there are even bet...
by Scruffy
Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Comic-making question from an old student of mine
Replies: 11
Views: 7036

Mr. Average wrote:
(If this is a no-no, putting a sketch here, I apologise, and moderators, take it down by all means, but it illustrates my point, so...)

--M
Pff - it's fine with me! :)

Thanks for the response! Never thought about doing this on Post-Its.
by Scruffy
Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:21 am
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Comic-making question from an old student of mine
Replies: 11
Views: 7036

Mac McCool wrote:
dik pose wrote:The page layout stage actually takes longer than the roughing cause this is the ascetic portion.
Dik, you're sure "ascetic" is the right word? Man, you're really taking comics to new extremes!!! :D

:)

I just imagined a roomful of monks studiously making comics by candlelight.
by Scruffy
Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Comic-making question from an old student of mine
Replies: 11
Views: 7036

Studying

Thanks Richard! Reminds me, I used to do studies of TV/movies by watching DVDs with a sketchbook on my lap - I'd pause the video from time to time and roughly draw the scene, trying to analyze the composition, lighting, etc. Yet another good habit that fell out over the years... /sigh Good stuff, gu...
by Scruffy
Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Comic-making question from an old student of mine
Replies: 11
Views: 7036

Making Comics

All good recommendations - I'd suggested Making Comics to her and studying others' comics and even TV/movies to see how shots are set up.

I think she has the right general idea (rough storyboard thumbnail) but I think she's wondering if there's some standard or more correct way to go about this.
by Scruffy
Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Comic-making question from an old student of mine
Replies: 11
Views: 7036

Comic-making question from an old student of mine

So, there's this girl who likes to make comics and to whom I used to teach Photoshop. She sent me this question recently and I thought that I'd turn it over to you pros to see what advice you might give her: Hey, I have a question: I'm having a hard time trying to find a good technique of translatin...
by Scruffy
Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: Animation WIP: The Rescue
Replies: 103
Views: 30505

Whew

When you said color there in your post, I had this idea of detailed, saturated color maps over everything and I just cringed inside. Then I saw the test and breathed an inner sigh of relief. I think color will work to the degree it serves the moody, noir feeling you've got going on and too much colo...
by Scruffy
Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: Animation WIP: The Rescue
Replies: 103
Views: 30505

Done!

Well, congrats on hitting your deadline. One of the key things about deadlines is that we're not always completely satisfied with the project we have to turn in. I like it - it works on some levels, and yes, on some it could use some more care and attention. I will say that I am still blown away by ...
by Scruffy
Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: Animation WIP: The Rescue
Replies: 103
Views: 30505

Citizen Robot

Yeah, wow - this is looking really tasty, Michael. Visually, it's just wonderful. It's turning out EXACTLY like I wanted it to :) But I have to agree that the big, brassy music is more distraction than benefit. It seems like you're shooting for that "Buck Rogers silent film score" kind of feel, but ...
by Scruffy
Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: illustrations ...
Replies: 30
Views: 76160

Ankama

Hot damn this stuff is incredible. Love this kind of work and these are top notch.


-Scruffy
by Scruffy
Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:35 am
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: Animation WIP: The Rescue
Replies: 103
Views: 30505

Grain

I think the film look looks good; I'd love to see it animated, though. I can't decide if maybe there's a bit too much of it and it might be calling too much attention to itself. It does add a bit of texture, though, which I find VERY appealing.

-Scruffy
by Scruffy
Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: Animation WIP: The Rescue
Replies: 103
Views: 30505

Deadliniest

Ah, deadlines are good for you :)


Just to clarify my earlier statement: I'm not even really talking about redrawing these in book form. I meant that you could use these as-is as illustrations and I'd think that was great—black and white and everything.

-Scruffy