Thread: Kitbash orthos
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Old June 13 2013, 03:50 PM   #217
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Re: Kitbash orthos

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Nicely done orthos!

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Here is a mundane question: what applications are you all using to create these starships in?
Mundane answer: yes. Name any program, and I'll bet someone around here uses it. I can't speak for Forbin, but personally I use GIMP and Inkscape (both free) for 2D work.
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I really am liking a lot of this art here!

Here is a mundane question: what applications are you all using to create these starships in?
Good ol' mundane CorelDRAW X5.
Well, you guys all do great work. Now excuse my ignorance, as I don't work around photo editing or anything like that, but do you two (and anyone else who wants to share) "draw" those ships from scratch or do you use templates?

The reason I am asking is if there are templates involved, I would like to know so that maybe I can start learning on my own and create some ships myself. I would probably want to start out with 2-d, first, I imagine. So if you have any tips, I would be interested in your expertise, that is if you care to share it. If not, totally fine.
What I did was find really good blueprints that someone else has drawn, scan them at hi res, and trace over them in Corel. As I go, I have to be thinking in terms of making the shapes solid closed paths so I can add fills and shading. Once I had, say, the TMP E drawn up, then I could take parts of it and use an engine or a saucer to build the art for a new kitbash like the Venture. For bashes that are from things that don't have existing blueprints I can cheat from () like the Val'Walo and the Reeses, I actually break down and use my old drafting skills to measure the model and draw it from scratch.
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