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We always have a choice though we may not like what's available...
The Big Fix!Lighting frame paint-over, or as I like to think of it, fighting the forces of chaosNathanFowkesArt
We do these after the digital sets are created and lit. The first pass at lighting rarely comes out well and it's up to the artists to design the color and light for a compelling story moment in the form of a frame paint-over in photoshop.
[Tutorial] Getting Started With IrayIntroductionSickleYield
Here is the tutorial on YouTube.
Here is a .pdf version.
This is for those of you who are looking at the interface going, "Now what?" This covers how to convert existing shaders and how to set up lighting for your render.
This is a text version that, while different from what I'm saying in the video word by word, contains the same information.
To use this you need DAZ Studio 4.8 Pro or later.
Part 1: The Environment and Camera Settings
Before we get started, we need to check the environment, camera and render settings.
The Render Settings tab has an Editor and an Advanced section. Advanced is where you check or uncheck your CPU and graphics cards. I render with just my cards most of the time, and if you have good cards with lots of CUDA
How to: AnatomyHuman anatomy is, for sure, one of the hardest things to draw. But at the same time it's one of the most interesting things to draw, because... hey... we love making characters, and it's nice if they at least look a bit like a human being. I'm still far from perfect at drawing the human body, yet I've accumulated some very useful tips, tricks and websites.DamaiMikaz
Drawing from life
Drawing from life is awesome!
Look for life drawing classes in your environment, or if they're not available; ask your friends to pose for you. Go have a drink in the city when the weather is nice, and sketch people passing by. There's nowhere you learn more about human anatomy than by observing and sketching real people. There's only one downside to this; dynamic poses are tricky, as it's hard for any model to hold a difficult pose for a long time.
And no... drawing (nearly) naked people in a drawing class isn't awkward. I
Any Good Reading Recommendations?I'm in the mood to read and I have a Kindle giftcard worth 50$. I deeply regret that I had read maybe all of two books in 2014. That is atrocious to me and MUST be remedied! The horror! Seriously. I grew up on reading. Not reading is a cardinal sin to me and I am GUILTY! So, time to remedy that.BJPentecost
Anyone got any good recommendations? I am particularly interested in fantasy, possibly some sci-fi, and horror.
Just to give you some ballpark clues about my interests and preferences..... (TL;DR ahead, skip to bottom for punchline. Also there may be mild spoilers. I've listed titles first so if you see a title you haven't read, skip that paragraph).
I LOVED the Harry Potter series. Yeah, it had its flaws but I can forgive them because it was very well written, I loved the characters, and I found the story compelling. It also occasionally had a damn good sense of humor.
I LOVED the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Hobbit. Well written, fascinating stories, interesting characters, lore so deep
Role Models: Then and Nowtechgnotic
Role Models: Then and Now
Albert Einstein by SoulOfDavid
There was a time when childhood heroes were real life human beings people dreamed of emulating when they “grew up.” There were sports heroes, famous astronauts, war heroes, political figures, the leaders of social and humanitarian causes, etc..
Then came “Star Trek” which is thought to be a prime mover behind student inte
How to beat procrastination (part 2)Most of the excuses for not drawing is lacking of ideas. On part 1 of this journal I explained why I find it useful to keep a notebook with you, and to write down your ideas whenever possible.Picolo-kun
This second part is about developing the habit of drawing. Hope you find it useful!
Create the habit of drawing
First thing to know about creating new habits is that it works kinda like inertia law:
"An object at rest will remain at rest unless acted on by an unbalanced force. An object in motion continues in motion."
Which means that the more you postpone your drawings the more you'll feel like delaying them. This procrastination abyss can be endless. For instance, I didn't draw anything in 2013 until the end of August when I bought my fi
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Favourite style of art: Landscapes/Characters
Favourite cartoon character: Bugs Bunny, Chowder, Kuzco
Personal Quote: Be mad until proven genius!
...always remember, there's a thin line between being proud of your abilities & being a prick about it!