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Re: Acktoo's Art Thread- New WIP

Postby Vegedus » Sat Aug 30, 2008 6:07 am

Acktoo wrote:Every picture I draw tends to differ in style somewhat from the previous one.

Eh, I know the feeling, but I don't think it's as prevalent as you think. I mean, it's not like it's hard to see that it's done by you.

Besides, it'd be horrible if you got locked into a style anytime before you become a professional.

Personally, I really would like some variance in line weight, but it's fine otherwise.
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Re: Acktoo's Art Thread- New WIP

Postby Acktoo » Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:03 pm

Sh'yeah right. I actually need fans for any fan service. But here's a preview of my SDL splash duel to hold you over:

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I'll release any specifics when I'm actually finished with the piece; I just wanted to showcase it as is for now. Also, crits would be appreciated, as I still have a few more days before the deadline.

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Acktoo wrote:Every picture I draw tends to differ in style somewhat from the previous one.

Eh, I know the feeling, but I don't think it's as prevalent as you think. I mean, it's not like it's hard to see that it's done by you.

Besides, it'd be horrible if you got locked into a style anytime before you become a professional.

Personally, I really would like some variance in line weight, but it's fine otherwise.


Or maybe it's *more* prevalent than you realize, though maybe 'style' wasn't the correct terminology. Either way, something gets tweaked.
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Re: Acktoo's Art Thread- FAN SERVICE!

Postby Acktoo » Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:15 pm

FINISHED! RAWR.

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http://acktoo.deviantart.com/art/SDL-Your-Move-97425581

GAH. I'm exhausted. CGing takes so damn long.

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Eh, my shading still sucks. XD

I NEEDS ME A TABLET!

Anyhow...

Rather than getting in a physical showdown with Miss Illusion-of-Shape's character, Merry Lee, Rin opted for a more diplomatic 'duel,' seeing as the younger girl seemed to abhor fighting. The two hit the local inn and opted to play out a battle of the minds instead, via the classic Japanese game commonly known as Go. (It was originally gonna be chess, but Go's a *little* more appropriate considering...)

You can see by the girls' expressions who's winning here; the stones visible on the board don't even matter. (Besides, they're probably innacurate anyway. I'm not really sure how many stones fit on a real Go board.)

Also! In every duel submission I will be cameo(ing?) one of the literally thousands of other SDL duelers, and sure enough this one has just that... But I'm not going to say exactly *who* it is. (Not that it's that hard... Or subtle. :) ) You have to guess. <3

Everything was done in Photoshop.
'Cept the original line art: http://acktoo.deviantart.com/art/Your-Move-Line-Art-97423863

Sorry, I'm not all to sure how to make wordy links in DA...

Merry Lee~ http://illusion-of-shape.deviantart.com/art/SDL-Merry-Lee-92785844
Illusion-of-Shape~ http://illusion-of-shape.deviantart.com/
SDL~ http://roninsultramix.deviantart.com/

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Re: Acktoo's Art Thread- SDL: Versus Merry Lee

Postby DarkCrystal65 » Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:02 am

Not too shabby there. Just work at it and things will come out great in no time!

Acktoo wrote:I NEEDS ME A TABLET!


lol I'll tell you what I've always tell everyone who thinks they need a tablet.

You don't really need one to do CG at all. Hell sometime it's better and faster to color with a mouse. The only reason anyone would get a tablet to color with is if your planing on doing paintings where sensitivity is absolutely required. Otherwise you should learn to use the mouse to color everything else. The best tool for coloring with the mouse in photoshop is the magic wand tool and the pen tool. If used correctly you can produced a ton of great works with no tablet required! All you need is lots and lots of practice and to be able to learn what looks works and what doesn't. Hope you take my advice and save yourself a ton of money! :P


Anyways enough yammering and good luck on the duel with Merry Lee there lol
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Re: Acktoo's Art Thread- Elemmire Saralonde

Postby Acktoo » Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:02 pm

You're probably right about the tablet thing. I happened across a few nifty tutorials on mouse coloring and such on DA.

New art. A piece done for one of my DA friends, congratulating her on reaching 500+ deviations:

It's a big 'un.

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http://acktoo.deviantart.com/art/Elemmi ... e-97740530

It was supposed to be bigger, but my scanner went stupid, so... anyway.

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My first official piece of fan art!

And I'm still not pro with the pen tool...
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Congrats on 500 deviations, Ghostead Nebula!

To be honest though, I needed a real excuse to draw Nebie, 'cuz for some unknown reason I've always wanted to do a piece of her. Maybe she's charismatic.

I'll make it all fancy-shmancy later, it's just that I'm submitting it now so it's a little more... time appropriate.

Line art here: http://acktoo.deviantart.com/art/Nebie- ... t-97742561

Elemmire Saralonde (Nebie) is (c) http://ghosthead-nebula.deviantart.com
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Postby Coos » Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:22 pm

omg srsly, why are you so good.
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Postby Acktoo » Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:07 am

Honestly, I have no idea. At all. I'm just improving quickly.

I can say I'm not 100% satisfied with this one in particular, but rather than dwell on it, I'll work more diligently on the next one.
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Re: Acktoo's Art Thread- Elemmire Saralonde

Postby Acktoo » Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:44 pm

I finished coloring Domino, as seen here:

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Finished.

All done on PS, as usual, though I need to find a better style of shading.

Tried a new technique with her eyes that I really like, and I'll continue to use it on my non-human characters.

I'd give a character bio, but I'd rather keep that a secret for now.

Also, ten points to whoever guesses where the icon on her shirt is from.

Line art: http://acktoo.deviantart.com/art/Domino ... t-98057449

Domino Hakumei (c) me.
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Postby Coos » Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:01 pm

Sexy :snoogins:
You should make the elbows more roundish, but Sexy :snoogins:
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Postby Cali Defender » Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:59 pm

Wow.

Been literal years since I checked in on your thread.

Your coloring has evolved incredibly. That's really sharp looking.
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Postby Acktoo » Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:53 am

Thanks Cali and Coos. I appreciate the love.
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Postby sfox8 » Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:54 pm

I envy people who are able to do the cel shading style as well as you. I always tend to overcomplicate things. Needless to say, Domino looks amazing. =]
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Postby Acktoo » Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:21 pm

Thanks, sfox.

Overcomplicated or not, the way you color is pretty darn awesome. I just prefer the simpler approach.
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Re: Acktoo's Art Thread- Domino Hakumei

Postby Acktoo » Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:57 am

And he got it, alright. :D

So my DA page hit 1k views recently, and to celebrate the occasion I opened up for requests.

Naturally I only got one D:, but that's fine. The request came from Coos, and he wanted a piece on his character Joe Kusanagi, so I made up a quickie, the results of which can be seen here:

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Re: Acktoo's Art Thread- He Asked For It...

Postby Mirak's Mod Ghost » Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:00 am

You opened requests, so it means you can do mine? :D
This is a description of my characters: http://patt-ytto.deviantart.com/art/Pat ... e-86742336
How about doing them (or not all of them, your choice) in your style?
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Re: Acktoo's Art Thread- He Asked For It...

Postby Knight_Lancer » Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:10 am

Hrm, you're taking requests eh?

I wonder...
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Re: Acktoo's Art Thread- He Asked For It...

Postby Coos » Fri Oct 03, 2008 5:24 pm

JOE KUSANAGI DOES NOT NEED A JACKET
NOT IN BREEZY WEATHER, NOT IN THE ARCTIC. HE IS JUST SO AWESOME.


But hah, it's all good.
Awesome job, thank you so much Acktoo. And congrats again.
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Re: Acktoo's Art Thread- He Asked For It...

Postby Acktoo » Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:03 pm

That's not a jacket, it's a shirt with the word 'jacket' on it.
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Re: Acktoo's Art Thread- He Asked For It...

Postby Coos » Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:07 pm

I know.
I'm just saying that he doesn't need a Jacket XD
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Re: Acktoo's Art Thread- He Asked For It...

Postby Acktoo » Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:09 pm

Ah.
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Re: Acktoo's Art Thread- He Asked For It...

Postby Acktoo » Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:45 pm

Mir@k wrote:You opened requests, so it means you can do mine? :D
This is a description of my characters: http://patt-ytto.deviantart.com/art/Pat ... e-86742336
How about doing them (or not all of them, your choice) in your style?


Your descriptions leave a lot to be interpreted. Either I can wing it with the descriptions at hand (which is prefectly fine by me), or if you prefer, you can toss some actual pictures of the characters my way.

Whatever works.
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Re: Acktoo's Art Thread- He Asked For It...

Postby Mirak's Mod Ghost » Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:41 pm

Your way plz.
Also, it would help me to know what's missing there.
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Re: Acktoo's Art Thread- He Asked For It...

Postby Acktoo » Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:55 am

Well, the main thing is that the hairstyle descriptions need to be a bit more. Hair is the easiest way to differentiate between any two characters (or at least to me anyway) and as such it should probably be described in a bit more detail than what you have there now.

Jes' my opinion, tho.

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Re: Acktoo's Art Thread- Lilith (Endling)

Postby Mirak's Mod Ghost » Sat Oct 04, 2008 3:38 am

Oh, sorry about that, it's hard to describe hair in english, but i'll do my best, if you want graphic reference i got loads so just tell me.
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Re: Acktoo's Art Thread- Lilith (Endling)

Postby Coos » Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:52 am

Da sum sexy update Acktoo :snoogins:
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