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LittleRocker
The Return

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Do you think this has a chance on getting on the website?

3-20-09 10:17am (new)
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LittleRocker
The Return

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3-20-09 4:39pm (new)
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Zaster
Wait for it...

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It's a little vanilla.  Maybe if he was wearing a bunny suit or had a chicken strapped to his crotch.

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I was gonna send a robot back in time, but I got high.

3-20-09 6:42pm (new)
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not_Scyess
not laughing with you

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I fail to see how having that guy as a choice would enhance our comic experience.  Go for stuff we're lacking:

1)  characters with more than 4 poses

2)  characters who are not white and male

3)  characters in action poses

4)  characters in ethic outfits, including white people like Germans or Sweeds.  I'm sure this will invite racism and stuff but in the words of Mahatma Ghandi:  who the **** cares?

5)  characters holding new and intersting props

6)  New and interesting props

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peddling the funny around since 09/24/2002

3-21-09 12:27am (new)
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LittleRocker
The Return

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alright, thanks for the advice.

3-21-09 4:33pm (new)
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Injokester
Probably drunk

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Okay, as they are they won't make the cut, but you're really not that far off. Actually your drawings are very similar to how mine were when I first started out. Your style is solid and you should have no problems getting your work up to scratch.

So a few tips:

1) Draw your characters at around 3 times the size they are now, and shrink them when you're done. If working specifically for SC take an existing character, copy and paste it into paint and as soon as you paste hit ctrl-w to open the stretch menu and stretch both horizontal and vertical to 400%. That will give you the size to work in.

2) Always draw with the thickest lines in paint (5 pixels). This won't be a problem if you're working in a larger size.

3) Shrink your images using irfanview (free image editor).

4) Make sure your lines are smooth and there are no pixels in odd places. This takes a bit of practice, but it's worth getting right.

5) Shade your images.

I threw together a rough diagram of the sort of stuff you can do. It's not exact, but you should get the idea (re-used the left side of the body for the right, left out some details, etc...)

The final version is in the bottom right and shows the effect of shrinking (this works better if you start with a larger image too).

If you save this to your PC you can open in paint and then zoom in and see exactly what I've done pixel by pixel. I made sure that every line I put in is a different colour so you can tell them apart, I just re-coloured them when I was done.

Step 2) is the outlining process

Step 3) is the colouring. Note that the pockets are slightly darker than the jacket to make them stand out. I also took out the lower pockets as I forgot to outline one.

Step 4) is the shade outline. In Step 5) I coloured all the parts I wanted to shade according to the outline.

Step 6) is everything that isn't getting shaded

Step 7) is step 3 but darkened in Irfanview.

Step 8) is step 6) pasted onto step 7).

Step 9) is the final version, though I forgot to remove the shading between his arms and body ;)

And yeah, in regards to submissions I very much doubt Brad will take anything that's already represented on the site, so get some practice in and see what you can come up with :)

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Dinosaurs had eggs bro, the chicken came way later.

3-22-09 6:49pm (new)
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LittleRocker
The Return

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thanks for all the advice injokester.

3-22-09 7:25pm (new)
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ArtemisStrong
masturbating to Japanese **** porn

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not_Scyess wrote:
  Go for stuff we're lacking:

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Ham-fisted ham fisting.

4-02-09 7:34pm (new)
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biped
Mr. Wonderful

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I think this character would be very useful for when we need to show someone playing "pocket pool."

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Legend, oh legend, the third wheel legend...always in the way.

4-30-09 7:45pm (new)
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