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A Doodle Thread Appears!
james_lohr
Member #1,947
February 2002

I just ordered myself a Wacom Intuos4 so will be contributing to this thread soon. :)

Paul whoknows
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September 2004
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Dennis
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July 2003
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I like the way you keep the thread alive Paul and looking forward to James' contributions and everyone else, come on, doodle :).

process video

--- another one featuring the still quite unrefined "Panzerwurm" ---
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Paul whoknows
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September 2004
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Hey Dennis! that process video you posted is great! it seems you paint first and add line later, I do exactly the opposite ;D

I would like to make a process video like you did, can you explain how I can make it and what tools did you use?

By the way, the painting software you're using looks relly professional.

Please keep posting more process videos like this!!! :)

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J-Gamer
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" There are plenty of wonderful ideas in The Bible, but God isn't one of them." - Derezo
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Dennis
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July 2003
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it seems you paint first and add line later, I do exactly the opposite ;D

I don't always take that approach and usually do the lines first as well but I'm currently exploring all sorts of different possibilities, trying to speed up my process and finding new ways (new to me at least) to make stuff.

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I would like to make a process video like you did, can you explain how I can make it and what tools did you use?

By the way, the painting software you're using looks relly professional.

The software is indeed ArtRage Studio Pro as J-Gamer said (and I think I mentioned it earlier in some post) and it's in an affordable price range for 80 USD (as opposed to the hundreds of bucks something like Painter or Photoshop would cost). I like how the interface is intuitive and largely clutter free.

For recording the video I used CamStudio(OpenSource) software in combination with the Xvid MPEG4 CODEC (has to be installed separately) and in the CODEC configuration selected the profile "unrestricted".

For post processing the video (originally about two hours in length) I used VirtualDub(OpenSource) to change the source framerate and to speed up the target framerate.

If you need more details on using those tools feel free to ask (or google, heh ;) ).

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Please keep posting more process videos like this!!! :)

That was the plan. ;D

GameCreator
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July 2002
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Thanks for the video from me as well! One of the areas I want to significantly improve in is drawing trees and grass. This was my last attempt, for SpeedHack 2009, which I'm not especially proud of but it was also under a time restraint.
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Edit: How much did you speed up the video?

GullRaDriel
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September 2003
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Hell Dennis, thanks for those videos !!

I have a request though: if you feel nice enough to do it with a real pencil I would love to have a video of a draw !!

"Code is like shit - it only smells if it is not yours"
Allegro Wiki, full of examples and articles !!

Dennis
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July 2003
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One of the areas I want to significantly improve in is drawing trees and grass.

Those are two areas I need to improve on as well. My main problem with trees is that I still don't think sufficiently three-dimensional when I draw them and it's not easy to abstract hundreds of leafs and branches into a few well defined shapes without taking away the one characteristic thing which makes a tree look like a tree: leafs and branches! :D

When rendering grass I found the rule "less is more" applies and I only draw defined strokes of grass in areas where there is something else interesting enough to see. Somehow I seem to use the grass to emphasize other objects in a scene and leave all other areas covered by the grass empty (and then sometimes I use it to suggest z-depth as can be seen in the first Panzerwurm doodle earlier in this thread where patches of grass are big in the front and small in the back).

if you feel nice enough to do it with a real pencil I would love to have a video of a draw !!

Okay. Haven't drawn with a real pencil in a while but here we go.

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introducing "ghetto cam stand" (highly inflexible, unportable, one-shot solution):
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edit/append:

How much did you speed up the video?

From 1h55m to 3m36s = very much

Peter Wang
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April 2000

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Cacatua galerita

LennyLen
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December 2004
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Cacatua galerita

Wouldn't "pest" have been easier?

Peter Wang
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April 2000

What?! We can send you back quite easily.

Elias
Member #358
May 2000

I thought it's supposed to be Obp from A5 at first :)

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james_lohr
Member #1,947
February 2002

My first doodle with my new tablet! :D

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GullRaDriel
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September 2003
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Good job James !

"Code is like shit - it only smells if it is not yours"
Allegro Wiki, full of examples and articles !!

Dennis
Member #1,090
July 2003
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Activity! I like.

I should try drawing a bird/parrot thing too as that seems to be a neat subject and I like how you've rendered the pecker, Peter.

On James croco-like creature I like the head the most. Could be Alex' great grandfather.

--- exploring possible Panzerwurm anatomy ---

video

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GullRaDriel
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September 2003
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Again, thanks Dennis for the time spent !

I couldn't resist and doodled a little this evening !

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:D

"Code is like shit - it only smells if it is not yours"
Allegro Wiki, full of examples and articles !!

MiquelFire
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January 2003
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GullRaDriel
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September 2003
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And how about drawing a new one in few minutes Miquel ? ^^

"Code is like shit - it only smells if it is not yours"
Allegro Wiki, full of examples and articles !!

Dennis
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July 2003
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process:

video

doodle:
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(even includes an error brush blob accidentally placed there at some point and I didn't see it until I had already processed the process video 8-) )

J-Gamer
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January 2011
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Nice ;)
I don't really have the time to draw... But my exams are almost over, so I will be able to start practicing again ^^(Now I just need to get something I want to draw........ ::))

" 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

Paul whoknows
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September 2004
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james_lohr
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February 2002

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...I sort of ran out of steam, but maybe I'll finish it off later. :)

Paul whoknows
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September 2004
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Dennis
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July 2003
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video

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