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A Doodle Thread Appears!
LennyLen
Member #5,313
December 2004
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For Lenny

Thanks. :)

I've been missing them since moving to Melbourne.

Dennis
Member #1,090
July 2003
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Not really doodles (considering the amount of time spent being much too long) but I don't want to start a new thread.

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Paul whoknows
Member #5,081
September 2004
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Dennis! that's great! :o but what is this? I mean is a special art technique?, how did you come with this idea? which software did you use to place the tiles?, did you choose the palette? please explain, I find the end result really amazing, specially the second image, is just great! :)

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Is there a process video available of this two paints?

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J-Gamer
Member #12,491
January 2011
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@Dennis: wow :o

I am still doing mere pencil, no colors...
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Dizzy Egg
Member #10,824
March 2009
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Dennis that's real quality work!

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Dennis
Member #1,090
July 2003
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Thank you guys. :)

@Paul:
It is basically pixel art but instead of placing pixels I used nine basic tiles and locked each of them to a 5x5, 10x10 or 20x20 grid.

How I came up with the idea? No clue but my best guess is that I was subconsciously inspired by C64 artworks based on the alternate charset of that machine (which had some shapes similar to my tiles).

The software used to place the tiles is cosmigo Pro Motion. I did not use its tile painting mode though but the grid option to lock nine custom brushes(the tiles) to the three different grids and placed them on a single layer (often several tiles on top of each other to fake the illusion of an unrestricted number of layers).

The palette is based on the watercolors I had used in recent paintings and on the C64 palette(that's what the three gray shades are based upon).

There is a progress GIF for each (in the first one I changed some of the colors and the palette afterwards):
progress GIF for first one
progress GIF for the second one

lambik
Member #899
January 2001
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Dennis: art-gallery worthy! :D
Reminds me of a Tangram puzzle.

J-Gamer
Member #12,491
January 2011
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@Dennis: Do you happen to have a DeviantArt account?

" There are plenty of wonderful ideas in The Bible, but God isn't one of them." - Derezo
"If your body was a business, thought would be like micro-management and emotions would be like macro-management. If you primarily live your life with emotions, then you are prone to error on the details. If you over-think things all the time you tend to lose scope of priorities." - Mark Oates

Edgar Reynaldo
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May 2007
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Dennis
Member #1,090
July 2003
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Thank you lambik. :) (and I too thought of Tangram while placing some of those tiles)

@J-Gamer: yes I do

most is digital art created by a program I wrote

Those spiral things look funky.

Edgar Reynaldo
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May 2007
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_Kronk_
Member #12,347
November 2010

@Dennis:

Those are gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous. I actually had an idea to try to draw something using a process just like what you said, but never took the time to do anything.

They vaguely remind me of this album cover:
http://www.amazon.com/Dance-Die-Vengeance-Family-Force/dp/B0024RI6X0

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J-Gamer
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January 2011
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@Edgar: your link isn't working, it has one 's' too many :) But I found your profile anyway.

" There are plenty of wonderful ideas in The Bible, but God isn't one of them." - Derezo
"If your body was a business, thought would be like micro-management and emotions would be like macro-management. If you primarily live your life with emotions, then you are prone to error on the details. If you over-think things all the time you tend to lose scope of priorities." - Mark Oates

Dennis
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July 2003
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@Edgar: Good funky and very dynamic.

@_Kronk_: Thank you. :)

james_lohr
Member #1,947
February 2002

Not really a doodle any more, but I wanted to show off where I got to with my mammoth. :)

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Dennis
Member #1,090
July 2003
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Great scene James. I especially like all the detail and the shadows of the trees and that hidden hunter waiting for the unsuspecting mammoths in anticipation gives it a feeling of suspense.

james_lohr
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February 2002

Well, the far mammoth has spotted him, so he's a dead hunter. :P

Edgar Reynaldo
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May 2007
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Dennis
Member #1,090
July 2003
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progress GIF

pregnant curly haired lady in a white dress with a brown hat crossing the river:
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lambik
Member #899
January 2001
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by stepping on alligators? :o

Dennis
Member #1,090
July 2003
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Exactly. Videogames like Frogger (and its countless clones) and Pitfall have established alligator stepping as a valid and safe way to cross liquid obstacles such as rivers and lakes.

Chris Katko
Member #1,881
January 2002
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Not a doodle, but it's the most recent thing I hit Control+L in photoshop with.

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Dennis
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July 2003
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gnolam
Member #2,030
March 2002
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A Heider-Simmel doodle?

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Dennis
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July 2003
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No, I was just bored and uninspired but still wanted to draw something so I put down basic shapes, added some human features and decided they are two new races with a burning hate for each other.

(thanks for dropping the Heider-Simmel names though, which lead to some interesting articles on the web)

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