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  1. #31
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    Default Re: Scribble May 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris M;
    How much to upgrade?????
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    Default Re: Scribble May 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris M View Post
    I can't get the lions eyes to look right. Cartoonists, what am I doing wrong?
    its a minimalistic animal - you need minimaliistic eyes - kill the eye outlines they are out of style, there because you think they should be, not because they are effective - all you need is the ovals adjusted for expression:

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    Default Re: Scribble May 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by handrawn View Post
    its a minimalistic animal - you need minimaliistic eyes - kill the eye outlines they are out of style, there because you think they should be, not because they are effective - all you need is the ovals adjusted for expression:

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    Default Re: Scribble May 2021



    also don't get hung up on symmetry - perfect symmetry does not exist in nature on the macro level

    using just a slight offset, as in my examples with the eyes, can make it a bit more natural with less of the cardboard cut out feel - but it needs to be subtle....
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    Default Re: Scribble May 2021

    @handrawn, that's it. Small eyes, small mouth, large nose.

    I actually like Larry's version the best, more traditional and majestic. Shame it lost the scribble.

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    Default Re: Scribble May 2021

    larrys version reminds me of a mask; it is very good
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    Default Re: Scribble May 2021

    Nice scribbles.

    @hd, great tips about the minimalistic eye style and (subtle) non-symmetry.


    Iíve just been trying out some linocut fill styles (Affinity Designer) and ended up with a slipper (as you do!).

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    Jon (Jono)- Xara Designer Pro X 18.0.0.61642 DL x64 Mar 18 2021

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    Default Re: Scribble May 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsyjoe View Post
    But what I see in my mind and what happens on paper or in this case Xara are 3 different things and none of them show what I have in my mind.
    I know I post a few things on this forum, but I am in fact in the same predicament and frustration. Most of what I do tends to just happen by chance (one thing leading to another) rather than design. The thing is, you've got the idea and concept in your head.

    I've not done this myself (yet!), but I believe one way to get over this is to learn to draw with pencil and paper and keep practicing to build up hand/brain coordination. My bookshelf is littered with books gathering dust with titles like 'Learn to draw in a weekend' and 'An introduction to drawing'. The problem is I get excited about the prospect of getting stuck in, but then don't!

    Meanwhile here's capybara (a giant rodent native to South America) or an unhappy alien.

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    Default Re: Scribble May 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonopen View Post
    Nice scribbles.

    @hd, great tips about the minimalistic eye style and (subtle) non-symmetry.


    I’ve just been trying out some linocut fill styles (Affinity Designer) and ended up with a slipper (as you do!).

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    This is wild Jono, but I liked what you did
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    Default Re: Scribble May 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonopen View Post
    I know I post a few things on this forum, but I am in fact in the same predicament and frustration. Most of what I do tends to just happen by chance (one thing leading to another) rather than design. The thing is, you've got the idea and concept in your head.

    I've not done this myself (yet!), but I believe one way to get over this is to learn to draw with pencil and paper and keep practicing to build up hand/brain coordination. My bookshelf is littered with books gathering dust with titles like 'Learn to draw in a weekend' and 'An introduction to drawing'. The problem is I get excited about the prospect of getting stuck in, but then don't!

    Meanwhile here's capybara (a giant rodent native to South America) or an unhappy alien.

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    Very interesting Jono, as simple as it is it's very effective good job.
    Larry a.k.a wizard509

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