View Full Version : It's fun to improve *Lucario*

Chibi Pika
September 25th, 2007, 8:13 PM
Alright. So anyone who's seen my art threads knows about my break into Photoshop last year, using Illustator to outline hand-drawn paper sketches.

But of course, that was my high school. Now that I'm in college, we each have our own laptop, rather than going to a computer lab. And of course the laptops don't have Photoshop on 'em. I'd buy it, but I dunno if I'm that desperate yet.

Anyhow, through a twist of some feature on the school server, I figured out how to open Photoshop off the internet, and although I can't save, I can at least copy all the layers into Paint for the sake of future edits, and save the full work itself on Paint as well.

Also, I've come to dislike the lack of flow and life that the illustrator outlines have, so I dabbled with outlining in Microsoft Office 07. I used the D/P sprite as base.

I think I've improved since this: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v607/ChibiPika/Pics/LucarioSketch2.jpg


September 26th, 2007, 6:38 AM
Outlining with MicroSoft office? Hehhhhhhh never heard about that, but apparently it gives nice result so I might try that one day :).

To state the obvious, you really have improved and it shows, especially with your shading work and better understanding of light sources!
Was there a 1year gap between those? That's what I seemed to have figured out by your description.

Chibi Pika
September 26th, 2007, 7:12 AM
Microsoft Office 07 has inking capabilities, which of course can only be utilized free hand (unless you have teh 1337 mouse dexterity, in which you could just outline in Photoshop xP) So it only works with a tablet. And not that type of tablet you hook up to the computer--I'm talking a tablet screen.

Sure, I could have just drawn the sketch itself in Photoshop, but again, I didn't like the line quality. MSoffice actually changes line quality based on the pressure of the stylus, making it as close to a pencil sketch as is possible. The problem was that with a sketchy style, there were tiny, pixel-wide gaps in the lineart, and I had to fill in every single one before being able to use the magic wand to select areas to fill in Photoshop. x_x;

Oh, and the old Lucario was done almost a year ago. Can't remember exactly when. The biggest problem with it was that I put the color on the same layer as the lineart, so some of the lines got distorted or covered. =P


September 26th, 2007, 12:06 PM
Oh wow haha You made my day! I really wasnt aware that such things existed, thanks for the info!
As for myself.. I guess I'll stick with Photoshop, its working quite well for me and Ive gotten used to it so blehhh.

Chimchar kid
September 26th, 2007, 7:00 PM
Looks awsome keep it up! :)

September 29th, 2007, 12:47 AM
Looks great so far. You've definitely improved the DP sprite.