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Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Admiral Volshe, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. Admiral Volshe

    Admiral Volshe Chosen One star 10

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    After hesitating for a long time, I've decided to post some of my art!!
    I don't draw, I rarely paint, I don't use other media, but I love photography and photomanipulations!

    I have been creating avatars and both-serious and non-serious photomanipulations for about 3 years now. It's a lot of fun for me, as I can create alternate universes for any story or situation!

    I'll be including a before and after, with the before in spoilers due to high res images.
    And any credit for stock images, of course. :)

    I'd like to open the thread with my newest piece (and by far my most complex), a teaser to an upcoming fanfiction I am writing!

    The Battle of Coruscant
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    This one is a simple manipulation I did to relearn some of GIMP's tools. I wanted to create an oil painting effect.
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    This one is a bit silly, but someone requested it on the JCF!

    Palpatine's Day Off
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    Unfortunately I no longer have the original, but it was just a field of tulips.

    And finally, this is a poster I created a couple of years ago for my first fanfic.

    She Shall Rise Again
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    It started with these two, meshed together
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  2. Pensivia

    Pensivia Force Ghost star 5

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    Yay!...*immediately puts thread on "Watched Threads" list*

    I love your stuff, V...both serious and non!

    That Padme one is lovely!

    Love Palpy's day off[face_laugh]...the kitten face in the cloud is the perfect touch:p

    Edit: They had a poster contest in 7SA that you would've loved (if it weren't for the pesky spoiler potential:p)
     
  3. Admiral Volshe

    Admiral Volshe Chosen One star 10

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    Thank you!!! :D
     
  4. Pensivia

    Pensivia Force Ghost star 5

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    I like how you changed the color of Padme's robe hood and enhanced her lip color to match.

    How long did it take you to do the Piett one?
     
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  5. Admiral Volshe

    Admiral Volshe Chosen One star 10

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    Thanks, matching perfectly like that can be difficult - luckily red is easier than most colors.

    An entire day - I believe it was 10 hours. It wasn't the longest I've ever taken, but it had the most "moving parts", so to speak.
    Luckily no hitches, which is always good. So that was cruising speed, . Photomanipulating can hit you with some unexpected issues. :p
     
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  6. Corellian_Outrider

    Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Curator: Art&RPF | Oceania RSA | CR NSW star 6 Staff Member Administrator

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    Welcome to Fan Art Volshe!

    Lovely to see your works here at last :)
     
  7. Antlers

    Antlers Jedi Knight star 1

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    Lookit' how proud Piett looks in his sparkly new getup!
     
  8. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    Heyhey...saw your dA, but I didn't see this. :)

    Three things, tho.

    1. How much of concrit do you allow?

    2. And how much from a pro? I would be nice, it's just tips.

    3. PALPATINE AND KITTENS. I CAN DIE FREELY, I HAVE SEEN IT ALL. :D
     
  9. Admiral Volshe

    Admiral Volshe Chosen One star 10

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    I allow plenty of concrit, haha. This is a hobby but I'm totally for getting better at it. Plus I keep all the files, so I can always improve them!
    But...keep in mind that I use GIMP, because I can't afford Photoshop, so it's really clunky and a lot harder to use. :p

    I'm glad to be of service. :p
     
  10. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    I can't afford it either (can anybody, really?), but that hasn't stopped me from using it for the past 18 years or so. Not that I'm advocating this, of course, I come from a pretty much lawless place.

    One thing I would suggest you is to see if you can calibrate you desktop's monitor/your laptop's screen. Some of these images have quite a bit of stray background on the edge of bits that were copied and pasted and it can often be a result of not seeing it. Also, experiment with fonts and typography. :)

    Other than that, a good start!
     
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  11. Admiral Volshe

    Admiral Volshe Chosen One star 10

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    I will try that! I looked at them on my phone, zoomed in, and got what you are saying!!! :)
     
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  12. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    Glad it made sense! :)
     
  13. Admiral Volshe

    Admiral Volshe Chosen One star 10

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    Some more random stuff! A couple of rough edges, still, but working on it. My screen is NOT the best... nor are my eyes ...as I've found out, lol. :p

    Through the Flames
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    Padmé Amidala - Royal Violet Dress
    (A version of the travelling dress she wore, but I gave her the makeup from TPM and set it at the Lake Retreat).
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    Glorious Lord Vader
    This one was inspired by the multitude of "halos" throughout the Saga (some relate it more to the ring theory) that surround Anakin.
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    AND I got back into digital painting last night...though only for a very small picture (and very heavily relied on the reference photo, since it was my first major one in....two years?)
    I experienced how hard it is to do without a wacom or drawing tablet of any sort. I used my phone exclusively (Nexus 5), so no stylus either. Eek. Took 3.5 hours.
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  14. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    Y-you did that with A PHONE? I cannot come anywhere close to that with an actual Wacom. BRAVA!
     
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  15. Illuminated

    Illuminated Jedi Master star 1

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    Love Through the Flames piece. great job! =D=
     
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  16. Admiral Volshe

    Admiral Volshe Chosen One star 10

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    Thank you! @};- :D If I could get a Wacom with Photoshop, I'd be a happy camper, haha. How much were you able to get one for?


    Thank you much. :D
     
  17. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    Mine is old, I got it in 2007, it's Graphire 2 or something and it costed about 100€.
     
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  18. Admiral Volshe

    Admiral Volshe Chosen One star 10

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    Oh, well. Maybe I can find a much newer one for under $500. Not holding my breath, though.
     
  19. Admiral Volshe

    Admiral Volshe Chosen One star 10

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    Now that I posted the story, I can post the fanfic cover I spliced together ^_^

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  20. Corellian_Outrider

    Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Curator: Art&RPF | Oceania RSA | CR NSW star 6 Staff Member Administrator

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    Nice work on the cover. It's fun bringing OC and AU takes on characters to life with art. :)


    Just wanted to add to this and hope it be of help. I know that the previous Wacom I got had Photoshop Essentials packaged with it but not sure if it is a regional thing or it counts for everyone. I did get my latest one, the Intuos Pro (Small) for approx. $300 AUD… though it has been a while since I got it and might be cheaper where you are. I find the smaller size to be more manageable than the larger one and this one has a good range of pressure sensitivity than the Bamboo. The Bamboo was my first and I got a lot of use out of that so it is pretty solid.
     
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  21. Illuminated

    Illuminated Jedi Master star 1

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    Wacom tablets make a difference in artwork.

    I noticed when i worked on the mouse I couldn't be as precise nor did the tools work as good as they did on a tablet.

    You definitely need to take some practice with it though, it's not user friendly in the beginning. ;)
     
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  22. Admiral Volshe

    Admiral Volshe Chosen One star 10

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    Learned a few new photoshop techniques, tried them out with STAR WARS! :p

    First, a painting effect technique. These all took up to 2 hours a piece.

    Admiral Piett
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    EDIT: Made from this photo. Yes, actual size.


    Theed At Night
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    Lord Vader
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    Imperial Walkers
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    Second was a colour splitting technique. A lot rougher, but still cool. :)
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  23. Pensivia

    Pensivia Force Ghost star 5

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    Cool! I think the Piett one is my fave, followed by the AT-ATs and the color split Vader. Great job!=D=
     
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  24. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    The walkers are the best. :)
     
  25. Admiral Volshe

    Admiral Volshe Chosen One star 10

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    A new digital painting I did (not using the above technique, it was actual painting!!) Dedicated to the awesome Shira A'dola ! :D [:D] @};-
    First took about 14 hours on Sketchbook mobile (the details are insane), then GIMP to touch it up right before posting.

    Here's the final product! (I really need a tablet to make bigger paintings).

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    Based off of
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