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10 October 2004, 02:01 AM
Ariel German Kühn has entered the Grand Space Opera 2D.

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Latest Update: Final Coloring: final coloring (

sorry , I forgot a milestone!
final image

10 October 2004, 01:55 AM (

it's a fast mouse concept (pencil and ps7).
I think i will add a new character on the left side.
and then add a bigger ship above their heads.

10 October 2004, 02:04 AM
Cool, it looks like wind is blowing into the character's hair. Is the ship going to be nearby blowing air towards the character? Hope to see the other character soon. Good luck!

10 October 2004, 02:06 AM
Nice. If you are to stay with that layout/idea i would recommend heavy foreshortening to bring it alive.

10 October 2004, 03:16 AM (

i think it is the definitive.
no more characters for now.
i will add more buildings on the mount in the painting process.
really, it's not my style of drawing. I don't make line art, I used start painting without any sketch lines.

10 October 2004, 03:21 AM (

just start coloring it!

10 October 2004, 04:24 AM
looking good :thumbsup:

10 October 2004, 07:35 AM
Coming along nicely I really like the pose. Good luck

10 October 2004, 07:51 AM
just a quick tidbit: put down something with colour in the background before going too far into detail with the main character/elements. forgive me if im stating things you already know, but it helps to get something like a gradient down behind the character and establish light sources.

even so, from that wip it looks like you wont need much help! good stuff!.

10 October 2004, 03:24 PM
The coloured one looks pretty good.

10 October 2004, 03:32 PM
I agree with Peddy about coloring, to put something on a background so the pic wont be so bright and without contrast. Otherwise it seems very nice... A new render is coming along :)

10 October 2004, 04:38 PM
bear in mind that grey don't go well with color, and that goes to use of black and white in shading and highlights. Personally I'm not fan of smudging but if it's your style, I don't think it's my job to say anything about it

10 October 2004, 06:43 PM
Very nice start on the colouring. I has a very traditional approach to the expression on the womens face. What I mean is something out of the 15th centurey. :)

10 October 2004, 03:10 AM
first, thanks for the coments to all.

Peddy: thanks for the tip, I'm going to do that. it's my next step.

AirbORn: I didn't notice that, you're right, it's almost a " El Greco" face .

I'll be updating next week (I'm little busy at work)


10 October 2004, 04:45 AM
I'll be updating next week (I'm little busy at work)

dont sweat it, well all up to our chas chas in busy work most likely, so we know the feeling =]

10 October 2004, 04:53 AM
I'm with peddy, I think the most important thing at that stage is pulling back in photoshop or painter and painting very loosely the big picture while establishing the light source and color harmony. It's more important to keep perspective and value systems working on the whole painting before tearing into the detail of her. Did you say you were working with a mouse? If so, you've got to save up your duckets and purchase a small wacom. Mice are worthless in digital painting. Looks like you have some decent figurative skills though, so keep it up.

10 October 2004, 05:23 AM
i wouldnt go as far to say that they are worthless. not terribly impressive, when compared to the potential of a tablet, but not worthless. many things can still be done with a mouse, but i think it comes down to the gestural level of using a pen that opens up the digital potential more.

if its practical, do take funkbuttah's advice and get a tablet - you wont regret it. you can pick up a nice small one (the size doesnt matter all that much once you get use to the tablet with a program) for about $170AUD (about $130USD, assuming you're american), and it doesnt have to be a wacom brand tablet.

regardless, you're doing just fine without a tablet =]

10 October 2004, 01:21 AM
I dream with have a wacom. I'm from Argentina ,
here, money is devaluated, I can get a wacom igraphire for $540 (argentine money) and I work for $1000 in a month . i can't spend that money right now.

11 November 2004, 02:06 AM (

just updating the color wip

11 November 2004, 11:52 AM

11 November 2004, 09:26 AM
looking good man..:)

11 November 2004, 09:39 PM
Just peaking! Looks Good, I love the angle of the piece!

01 January 2005, 03:09 AM (

I hope finish it until deadline

01 January 2005, 10:58 AM


01 January 2005, 03:51 PM
The girl is very nice:thumbsup: . Like the way you paint as well. Keep updating mate.

01 January 2005, 05:58 PM
Looking good! You’ve made a lot of progress since last I saw your thread. I might move the ship a little farther away from the mountain or objects to the right. I think it’s a bit of a tangent being that close.

Good Luck!

01 January 2005, 10:47 AM
thanks all for the comments!
I'm glad you like it

01 January 2005, 11:00 AM (

make some changes witn the ship position
(BlueEyeLizard, thanks for the tip )
and define the brackground a little more
today I'll try to finish the sword(if I can)
why I leave things for the last moment?

01 January 2005, 02:03 AM (

update the sword and clean the background a little

01 January 2005, 10:25 AM
great work man, i unfortunately didnt manage to see much of the progression but its a very nice clean piece (not to mention you manage to color your piece w/o a tablet).

good luck

01 January 2005, 01:20 AM (

time: a lot (mostly last week):;
program photoshop 7

good luck to everyone.

01 January 2005, 01:36 AM (

sorry , I forgot a milestone!
final image

02 February 2005, 09:28 AM
HI Nebezial here. OK here we go You have a great drawing skill but it seems that you are afraid to use contrasts. Remember this :They are your friends. and if they damage the overall feeling of the picture worry not just use a low opacity big brush and it is up to you whether or not u use a new layer.serious skill there just work it!

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