Help me color my Venom!

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  1. Toxin Registered

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    Critiques also not a bad thing. I'm wondering what your suggestions would be for him, especially the veins on him. The veins are part of the shading, but I think I want them to be blue or purple, but I need a second opinion. Should I color all of them a wash blue or purple, or just the individual veins? I'm using colored pencils.

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  3. black_dust FrEaK-A-ZoId!!!

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    Wow a whole 24 hours hours and your :whatever: ing give people chance?
     
  4. Toxin Registered

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    Just my sense of humor, don't take offense by it, because I wasn't aiming to insult. Figured I should post something in case someone actually was going to give me advice if I already finished.
     
  5. StrainedEyes All the way up it!

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    So why ask for advice if you were just going to go right ahead and finish it anyway?
     
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    Because I was in a hurry and figured it was worth a shot to see if I could get some quick advice.
     
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    Only advice I can think of is work on drawing before you start coloring.

    And use rulers.
     
  8. Toxin Registered

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    Thank you very much. Once I get my hands on a ruler, or the money to buy one, I totally will.
     
  9. Mee 2 E's are better than 1

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    Yeah as far as advice goes, I don't do much coloring myself, but getting a ruler or some kind of straight edge...thing, will help you a lot with your buildings/roads/etc.

    Venom looks good, though I think his screen left thigh is a bit small.
     
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    did spidey give him that bump on his noggin?
     
  11. StrainedEyes All the way up it!

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    Rulers are like... a dollar.
     
  12. Toxin Registered

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    No, he was actually out on a hot date with Mary Jane when he discovered a large fly in his soup. Enraged, he left the restaurant and got into his car, only to be stopped by a kitten crossing the road. Slamming his brakes, he went through the windshield and got a bump on his head.

    How's that?

    Mee: You're right, it is!

    Geo7877: Being a jobless college student has its difficulties.
     
  13. StrainedEyes All the way up it!

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    You can't ask your parents to buy you a ruler? You can literally get one for a dollar.
     
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    Or "find" it.

    :bow:
     
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    Try the thrift stores -good resourse for used drafting supplies.
     
  16. Nightwing The Next Batman

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    Thats probably the worst bit of advice you could give any artist...a proper artist would kick you hard in the goulashes for such a comment...thats like swearing.

    Always always do your lines free hand. It doesnt matter if theyre not 100% straight,it always looks better in a picture to have free hand lines....No line in real life is ruler straight so why draw them that way?
     
  17. StrainedEyes All the way up it!

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    To get accurate perspective?
    To have it not look like a child drew it?

    Yes all lines aren't straight, but that can be adjusted later. If you don't start off with straight lines it will look bad.

    I have no idea what you're talking about, I am a proper artist, everyone at my school is a proper artist and my teachers are proper artists and everyone I know (Who is good at what they do) uses rulers to get things right. :whatever:

    Especially when the background involved buildings and perspective. You have to use a ruler if you want it to look right.

    At the very least, use a ruler during the planning stages and work off of that. But straight freehand will get you into trouble if you're actually trying to get somewhere.

    Painting is a slightly different story and you can get away with more, but again planning with T-squares and rulers will make the outcome much better.
     
  18. Nightwing The Next Batman

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    that sounds more like graphic design than actual art...

    i have done art since i was a young un and when ever i did buildings be it cottages,houses or even office buildings a ruler was never used and never needed.

    it just looks too stick man and also if you start with a ruler straight line then draw over it with free hand then what is the purpose of the ruler line?its been drawn over?
     
  19. StrainedEyes All the way up it!

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    TO GET THE PERSPECTIVE RIGHT
    Perspective is very precise, you can't just free hand it randomly. 1 point, 2 point, 3 point. You can fake it but it will look off.

    If you honestly think that using a ruler makes it graphic design, you have no idea what you're talking about. I'd say 90% of comic book artists use rulers for the backgrounds, why? Because it's what works.

    Rulers/straight edges are a necessity. Especially when drawing buildings or rooms.

    Feel free to post some of your non-straight edged work.
     
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    Geo7877: I'll be grabbing a ruler from someone tomorrow, actually, I am in need of one. I agree with what you have to say about perspective, thanks!

    Nightwing: I also appreciate what you hae to say about making sure nothing is really ruler straight, you're right about that, thank you. But I'll probably still use one for foundation.

    EdRyder/CunningStunts: Thank you both as well! :woot:

    Again, I respect everyone's opinion here, no matter how harsh. I may sound like a dick when I reply, but I wouldn't ask if I wasn't going to listen. You all rock!
     
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    ... Are you an artist, dude? I've been drawing for over a decade now, and I think I've learned quite a bit in that short time.

    Artists in any book, class, etc. will tell you specifically to use a ruler, especially for perspective lines. It's damn near impossible to get persistent and accurate perspective without a straight edge.

    Go back to art class. You've just told this entire board you need it without even directly saying so.
     
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    I'd like to see some of your stuff. Something tells me I'm not going to be impressed.
     
  23. Nightwing The Next Batman

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    Well im not a comic artist. I draw both abstract and still life and I also draw alot of wildlife - Birds etc.

    When I get some decents pics done I will post them and show you that you dont need a ruler even for perspective sakes.
     
  24. Nightwing The Next Batman

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    Ill fish some of my work out and ill scan it and post it.....
     
  25. Nightwing The Next Batman

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    Ok so this picture I drew when i was 12 years old. Yes thats me holding it. The original is at my ex wifes house and as soon as I get hold of it I will post it on here. The water line of the horizon is just behind the puffins (its hard to see at present I know) but there was no ruler used to draw that line. I have been drawing for a long time and like I say, when I get some of my pictures back I will post them and prove to you im not just spouting cr*p thinking I know better.I am talking from some experience too.

    The original is in colour and was done with pastels. And I will post it when I get it back.
     

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