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  01 January 2006
so confused

Don't know where to start from learning art techuiqes...And get more familiar with traditional art...

By the way i work 3d in Maya and would love to get more into traditional art...

Any advices to start are apreciated
  01 January 2006


Start here:

Art Tutorials, Theories, and Book Recommendations

Also, we have an entire Forum here on CGTalk dedicated to the learning / improvement of 2D Traditional Art Skills:

Artistic Anatomy and Figurative Art

Within the Artistic Anatomy and Figurative Art Forum, there is this useful link, which contains links to threads within the Forum that are useful for beginners like yourself:

Resources for Beginners

The Artistic Anatomy and Figurative Art Forum is a sub~forum of:

WIP/Critique: 2D, Illustrations and Concept Art

As you can see, there are plenty of resources here on CGTalk for beginners like yourself. Feel free to join in on any of these Forums / threads, and to post your work in the appropriate places.



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  01 January 2006
can someone explain?

Could someone please explain these sentences from Craig Mullins Macross tutorial?

1. He said "
Here is a way you can find the vanishing points of something- just paste a lower rez version in a big grayscale file and line up points until you have convergence. Then trace the left and right with a horizontal line and you have the eye level (if they match). They usually don't match exactly and this is due to distortion or bad construction. As you can see I fudged the eye level up in the final for design reasons. I don't like doing this, as it really hurts the image, but sometimes you have no choice"

I don't get this...

What are vanishing points?
How to trace?
What he means by eye level?

Please guys help me get in 2d

  01 January 2006
Do you have a link to the tutorial? I'm sure it had some images that should make it easier to undesttand.
  01 January 2006
here it is

I read other tutorials in mean time and now i know what is EYE LEVEL...

Hope you can help me about these other 2 things...

I apreciate you tryin to help...thanks
  01 January 2006
.. ok that greyscale over the other part didn't make much sense for me eiter...

Vanishing point
- This should help a little


1.Open the picture to trace*.
2.I'd suggest you to Duplicate it just so you wont save something that you wouldnt whant to.
3. Make a new layer
4. Draw the same picture

*Trace = Copying
  01 January 2006
just type "dictionary" in Google, you'll find this site:
Then type 'tracing', you get a page full of explanations. The ones you're looking for are probably these:

A reproduction made by superimposing a transparent sheet and copying the lines of the original on it.

n 1: the act of drawing a plan or diagram or outline 2: drawing created by tracing [syn: trace]

Vanishing point is there too:
  02 February 2006
Steven and Lady Medusa

Steven and Lady Medusa than you so much...

By the way Steven Stahlberg you are my idol...hehe...really
  02 February 2006
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