An Idea For A Game/Project

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by M, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. M

    M Vice Admiral Admiral

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    :eek: Wow, Vektor! That's just awesome! But ... I expected nothing less of you. ;) I too love the way you've drawn McCoy. You really hit the nail on the head with that illustration. My favorite panel though is the last one. I love how Kirk is hiding behind the wall.

    Thank you. That's heartwarming actually. :)
     
  2. Vektor

    Vektor Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    It's actually completely digital, which is noteworthy because I had just bought myself a small Wacom tablet the day before my turn came around; prior to that, I had never done any 2D digital art before. I didn't buy the Wacom specifically for the comic project but I figured it would be a good way to learn the new software and become familiar with the process. In retrospect, I probably should have chosen something without a one week deadline. ;)

    The results weren't too bad. I'm particularly happy with the closeup of McCoy. The coloring was a little rushed, though, and came out sloppier than I wanted, although it's consistant with certain styles of watercoloring. If I'd had more time (or a shorter learning curve!) I could have added a lot more detail, better shading, etc, but shoulda woulda coulda. It's done and I'm happy with it.
     
  3. Ptrope

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    For a one-week work, while trying to also learn new hardware and software, you've done a bang-up job! The watercolor 'look' is unique, and suits the style perfectly - the 'sloppiness' gives it a very real, 'non-digital' feel. I don't honestly think it would be better with more detail or polish.

    Just out of curiosity, the backgrounds look like you may have modeled them. Is this the case? I know there are several 2D comic artists now working with SketchUp to create quick-but-accurate interiors and exteriors, that they then integrate as backgrounds with their hand-drawn characters ('hand-drawn' by way of a tablet, usually).
     
  4. Vektor

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    Nope, no SketchUp or any other kind of 3D. I did use the straight-line tool for the panel edges and parts of the backgrounds but it was all 2D.
     
  5. ThomastheCat

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    Another fantastic addition to the story! We might have to print and bind this thing folks!... At least a PDF maybe.


    Vektor, did you just do this in Photoshop or another more exotic program like Painter? The "paper" texture you have certainly adds to the impression that it's traditional media as well.

    It's cool to see Kirk has something in his hand which might or might not be the pen. I think common threads between each of our individual panels (like Arex, the pen, Nurse O'Malley, etc.) are one of the things that really make this fun to read and participate in. :techman:

    Looking forward to what Redfern has in store for us next, with our without M'Ress. :)
     
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  6. Vektor

    Vektor Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I just used the copy of Painter Essentials that came with the Wacom tablet, but I do have Photoshop as well. The "paper" texture was actually applied in Photoshop using a burlap texture filter effect.
     
  7. WillsBabe

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    I'm really enjoying this. I love all the contrasting styles and everyone's different takes on the subject matter. Keep up the good work, guys. :techman:
     
  8. Redfern

    Redfern Commodore Commodore

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    I'm sorry, guys, I really am. I had an uncle drop in unexpectedly at the beginning of the week and his presence has totally disrupted my schedule. He should leave first thing in the morning, finally allowing me time to assemble something, but I'll gladly pass the baton to the next artist without complaint if the group rather I do so.

    Sincerely,

    Bill
     
  9. Ptrope

    Ptrope Agitator Moderator

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    I'm willing to wait a couple more days - passing the baton on probably wouldn't get new artwork up any earlier, anyway; besides, with the wallopin' fast turnaround of our initial entrants, we're still way ahead of schedule ;).
     
  10. Redfern

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    OK, I just I thought I'd ask in case anyone wanted to expressed their opinions.

    Sincerely,

    Bill
     
  11. Vektor

    Vektor Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'm cool with it.
     
  12. Masao

    Masao Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Since I'm up next, I'm willing to wait for Redfern. Whatever he decides is cool with me.
     
  13. Redfern

    Redfern Commodore Commodore

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    I finally submitted mine. Sorry for the delay. Consider it an experiment in wordless panels.

    Sincerely,

    Bill
     
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  14. Masao

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    OK. I'm on the clock!
     
  15. Ptrope

    Ptrope Agitator Moderator

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    Nicely done, Redfern; with that last panel, it reminds me a bit of the CG version of Captain Scarlet ;).

    Did you make the tool yourself or is that available somewhere (esp. if any of the rest of us want to incorporate it into subsequent panels :bolian: )?
     
  16. Ihlecreations

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    OK I so want in on this. Sign me up.
     
  17. Redfern

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    The servo? I slapped that together in TrueSpace Sunday afternoon. I used a screen capture from Memory Alpha and a promo photo showing a replica for purchase. (I didn't think about images from TrekCore.) It possesses only the most approximate dimensions and lacks several fine details like the cross-hatch etching and the "sockets" for the two antennae. However, if you are anyone would desire it and thus save yourselves a little time assembling your own; sure, I'll gladly share it.

    Here's a zip file with a Poser specific .PP2 prop file and a cross-application .OBJ with the associated .MTL file. Maybe it will be of use to someone.

    http://www.mzzkiti.com/G7-Servo.zip

    Enjoy!

    Sincerely,

    Bill
     
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  18. Klondike307

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    looks great Redfern!
     
  19. ThomastheCat

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    Agreed! I love the red shirt's manly chin, and the expression he gets when "Kirk" uses the servo on him is priceless. Well done. :techman:
     
  20. Vektor

    Vektor Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Poor Everly. I sorta had plans for him, but ah well. I should've known when I introduced a red shirt that he wouldn't be around for long. ;)
     

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