2006-06-22 [Calico Tiger]: OMG this is going to hurt >_< But is exactly one of the things I need to work on :)
2006-06-22 [travs the bean]: :) i want you to be better than anything you have ever imagined:)
2006-06-23 [Elisha Kelly]: hmmm I that means I am gonna have to really work hard... cause I can imagine myself to be really REALLY good :P
2006-06-23 [Perplexity]: THIS one is gonna be tough... and it is one of the things I need a LOT of help on. So, reluctantly, I look forward to it. lol
2006-06-23 [TheRogue]: oh yeah baby.. this one's gonna leave a mark.. LOL we're all sweatin this one.. haha
2006-06-23 [TheRogue]: the question is oh master of the quill.... how do you find the necessary reference on this sort of thing? objects and whatnot? how do you decide what to put in?
2006-06-23 [travs the bean]: That is answered in 2 fold- first it is in the preliminary sketch. You map out the location- placing your character within the envrionment and not the envrionment around him. Your pencil sketch is where you place notes and you need to ask yourself what story needs to be told without words. Start to think you are there and what would you see. As for ref after you start thinking it out and themed the illustration, than you look for pictures that will help you keep the continuity. Even sketching some of the objects on a seperate sheet of paper to help you visualizes the item for the final piece. National Geographic, the web what ever. IF it is a tavern scene you need to look at bottles
2006-06-23 [travs the bean]: and glasses, a barrell- how is the place lit- tables and candles, who is there - what is the barkeep like ( a dirty barkeep would keep a dirty bar,) it goes with anything you work on- alot of times you have a description or script to work off so you have a general idea. but if your drawing a messy room - well how would you make it unique....is it a roman room, a stable room- this is where your imagination comes into play. You need to put yourself in the characters position and how they would keep something
2006-06-24 [Linn Scarlett]: ohh this one is gonna be a pain but nice to do! *sucketh at surrounds because she's prone to being too lazy to make em*
2006-06-24 [Calico Tiger]: Hehe, I almost feel like you can hear the entire classroom groan in dispair as the teacher sets out the assignment ;)
2006-06-24 [Linn Scarlett]: *nod nod* indeed so ;)
2006-06-27 [Evilmonk]: Well if it makes anyone feel better, I knida ran my mouth off. Trav said he was "going to make this one tough", and I kinda replied "well I am going to make it look easy". *hangs head* Prayers and donations to widow Tina can be sent to:....
2006-06-27 [Evilmonk]: What I wouldn't give to have the other half of my brain sometimes. Oh well....talked the talk....
2006-06-27 [TheRogue]: hehe.. i call mine 'the shoulder gnome'.. the one that speaks WAY before my ego has time to stop him.. ^_^
2006-06-27 [Evilmonk]: I couldn't help it...it was just begging to be said....it was so wide open!....The sacrifices I make for comedy I tell ya. =)
2006-06-27 [Evilmonk]: does anyone know how to play 'TAPS'? =D ....ok enough whining.
2006-06-27 [travs the bean]: you will do fine- get up off the floor monk:)
2006-06-27 [Linn Scarlett]: I think the trials are going to be a mixture of fun and pain ;)