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Artist MsLanna's Bits and Pieces, *~ 12/27 Cover for Diary Challenge Story 2011

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by MsLanna, Mar 22, 2007.

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  1. ShrunkenJedi

    ShrunkenJedi Jedi Knight star 5

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    Since you asked for help... Layers are a good start, but a couple of ideas at first glance... :)

    1) Put a black background on a bottom layer and work with the layers on 'lighten' (it'll be in the layers palette in the drop-down menu that starts with normal); then overlay a gradient layer on 'darken' that fades to black at towards the top of the city layer. Then put the star layer on top of that. Also try different blending modes (the same drop-down menu) with the faces.

    2) If you possibly can, get the faces at larger resolution. And use the 'extract' feature on them with a *very* small brush-- 3 pixels or so. Any larger and it probably won't look right. (try searching help for the extract feature and see what it says about it if you don't understand what I'm saying-- it looks like you might have used it on the heads already, though).

     
  2. MsLanna

    MsLanna Jedi Master star 6

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    Thanks ShrunkenJedi. I'll try that as soon as I'm back home. I knew there was a more intelligent way to do this.

    The heads, well, they're just in alrady, I'll have to work on inserting them, but that is just so much work. *lazy* So I decided to procrastinte and do them later. There will also be some more stuff in the middle of the picture in the end.
     
  3. MsLanna

    MsLanna Jedi Master star 6

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    I did this in a hurry and cheated on the outlines. [face_blush]
    Still it does look better than the first picture of this thread...
    [image=http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn128/wuehlkuschler/Jedi%20Con%202008/boba.jpg]

    I gave it to Rosa-Belle and she had it signed.
     
  4. Mitth_Fisto

    Mitth_Fisto Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Really nice, and congrates on getting it signed! Thats really awesome.
     
  5. MsLanna

    MsLanna Jedi Master star 6

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    Thank you Mitth_Fisto.
    But you should have seen us. We were embarrassing.:oops:


    And now for something completely different. I have no idea where to place this, but it's Art, kinda. So here we go.

    R2, how to

    Since Conventions are expensive, I decided to start saving up early this time. Of course, I need an appropriate savings box for that, one that is R2 shaped!:D

    Step 1: Grab random dustbin:

    [image=http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn128/wuehlkuschler/R2%20for%20you/Mlleimer.jpg]

    Step 2: Cover it with paper mache.

    [image=http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn128/wuehlkuschler/R2%20for%20you/Pappmache.jpg]

    Don't forget to pull out the dustbin before closing the bottom.:oops:


    Sooo, let's see how fast I am finishing that.[face_blush]
     
  6. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That's a cool idea!!
     
  7. Idrelle_Miocovani

    Idrelle_Miocovani Jedi Master star 6

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    That is a really neat idea, Lanna. :D
     
  8. MsLanna

    MsLanna Jedi Master star 6

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    Thanks Idri and NYCitygurl.:)

    It gets more interesting.


    Step 3: Buy a random remote controlled car to stick under the R2 so it can drive in the end.
    [image=http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn128/wuehlkuschler/R2%20for%20you/Autodoof.jpg]

    Step4: Realise the car is complete crap, and get one that's good. :oops:
    [image=http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn128/wuehlkuschler/R2%20for%20you/Auto1.jpg]
     
  9. Idrelle_Miocovani

    Idrelle_Miocovani Jedi Master star 6

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    [face_laugh] [face_laugh]

    I can't wait to see how this is going to turn out, Lanna. :D
     
  10. MsLanna

    MsLanna Jedi Master star 6

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    You know me, Idri, I can do nothing without turning it into a hoot.;)


    Anyway, I'm on holiday and thus at home. I have photoshop.:D

    For one of my stories:
    [image=http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn128/wuehlkuschler/Cover%20Art/DreamsandAnguishKopie.jpg]

    For one of my poems, can't decide which is prettier. Opinions welcome.:)

    [image=http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn128/wuehlkuschler/Cover%20Art/AnSolusv1.jpg]

    [image=http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn128/wuehlkuschler/Cover%20Art/solusclone01.jpg]
     
  11. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    love the second one with the action in his figure
     
  12. MsLanna

    MsLanna Jedi Master star 6

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    Thank you earlybird.

    Ever undecided as I am, I did one with a white background, since I hope to get it signed.

    [image=http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn128/wuehlkuschler/Cover%20Art/White2.jpg]

    8-}
    Probably good that it's just digital, and I can keep them all.[face_blush]
     
  13. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I can't read the poems (my computer won't maximize the images enough :( ) but the images are great :D
     
  14. MsLanna

    MsLanna Jedi Master star 6

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    Good bye beloved door of mine. I will miss your decoration, it was awesome. *sigh*

    [image=http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn128/wuehlkuschler/My%20Flat/GanzGut-1.jpg]

    Now on to finding a way to attach those things wihtout 'destoying' the door.:rolleyes:

    [image=http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn128/wuehlkuschler/My%20Flat/oben-1.jpg] [image=http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn128/wuehlkuschler/My%20Flat/unten-1.jpg]
     
  15. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Awww, why did you have to give it up?
     
  16. MsLanna

    MsLanna Jedi Master star 6

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    Because, obviously, using window colour and transparent duct tape to apply the decoration is an act of Damage of Property.
    o_O, I agree.
    But since my lessor insists it is the way I did it and not the motif.... I can do better than that. I'll get those thingies up again without as much as touching the door.[face_mischief]

    Me sad:(
    [image=http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn128/wuehlkuschler/mourn.jpg]

     
  17. MsLanna

    MsLanna Jedi Master star 6

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    I started doing illustrations for a Mando course book. Not very good, I'm afraid, but will have to do for now.

    Ruusan:
    [image=http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn128/wuehlkuschler/Cover%20Art/Ruusaan01.jpg]

    and Kad:
    [image=http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn128/wuehlkuschler/Cover%20Art/Kad01.jpg]
     
  18. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Nice to see them in a book.
     
  19. MsLanna

    MsLanna Jedi Master star 6

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    Thank you earlybird.
    It's a lot more work than I had thought though.
    Here's what the finished page looks like:
    [image=http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn128/wuehlkuschler/Cover%20Art/Seite1test.jpg]

    I have somebody else doing the other illustrations. Very talented, unlike me.:p
     
  20. AzureAngel2

    AzureAngel2 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Why so serious, Mel? ;) Let me give you a hug, hon. [:D] And do not stop being full of gorgeous ideas, okay?
     
  21. FalconFan

    FalconFan Jedi Master star 4

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    Aww--so sorry about your door! I'd hate having to give up something that meant so much to me... Maybe you can cover the door with butcher paper and start over--that way you can just pull it off, roll it up and take it with you when you go--no damage at all...

    Love all the newest work--and illustrating your course book?! **faints** What a project! I bow to your commitment--that'll be a long one, that! Keep up the great work!

    FF
     
  22. Commander_Ducky

    Commander_Ducky Jedi Knight star 3

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    ya. illustrating her course book is time consuming. jeez, i am finding myself doin alot more drafts for each leson than i thought i would. good thing i enjow doin it.
    oh well. i geusse i'll get back working on it.

    p.s. yes MsLanna, i am finally working on it.
     
  23. MsLanna

    MsLanna Jedi Master star 6

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    Azure - The door is still kinda there. had to use window colour for the red hand and writing and now it's much darker and doesn't jump at yopu like it did.:( But at least, it's still there. (I was tempted to have a Dr. manhatten for a change, but the old lady might react even worse to nekkid men.[face_laugh] )

    FalconFan - My lettor didn't speak up again. As long as others use window colour and such on their doors, he can hardly forbid it to me. Or he just admits it's the motif.:rolleyes:
    Actually, doing the course book is the easier bit, IMO. Words come easier to me than pics. That's why I got myself an illustrator.[face_blush]

    Ducky - talking of the illustrator.;) So, where is your fanart thread, huh? I won't put any of your pics up here.[face_not_talking]
     
  24. AzureAngel2

    AzureAngel2 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    :D

    Let me tell you how ardently I admire and love you, Mr. Darcy... er Mel!

    *makes mental note to check your flat as soon as possible in person with her husband at her side*
     
  25. Commander_Ducky

    Commander_Ducky Jedi Knight star 3

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    MsLanna, i'm really not that good at drawing. even though it's my life, my skills are... non existent? i don't think i'm good enough to open up my own fanart thread. besides, it was all chance that i'm you're illustrator, i don't see why you like my pics. so much... though mabey this is my just my self esteem problem acting up again. people claim i have one :p
     
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