Saturday, June 17, 2017

Heroes for Dungeonquest 'Eavy Metal

Here's the moment of realization for my Dungeonquest project!


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18 comments:

  1. My WD collection only goes back to 108, but I seem to recall seeing this and thinking: "No mortal can paint that well." ;D
    All you need now is a black and white picture of yourself with long hair and aviators.

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    1. :D That is a very fine idea... next time!

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  2. Great job on this. I always go for easy and don't do the figure coming out of the frame. Photoshop?

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    1. Thanks, yeah, photoshop. Even with a decent game plan and knowledge of layer masks it still took a long time to make this. But now I have the template I can reuse. Tyler and I were admiring your comics, BTW. Photoshop for you, too? Do you have shortcuts you use and does it get easier after a few of them? Would be interested in a post about how you make them. The bits popping out the frame weren't too hard. I started with the rectangular hole in a layer mask for the main window of the figure and then while on the layer of the figure in question I drew a rectangular marquee around the popout object and then subtracted the area around with with an alt-magic-wand click to shrink the selection around the object. Then expanded it 2 pixels and then delete from the layer mask.

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    2. I could do a tutorial. When I started doing comics I was stubborn and used GIMP. It can be done but you have to build a lot from scratch. I now use comic life 3 which speeds up the work flow tremendously. For the Oldhammer zine I switched to Serif Page Plus. It is great for laying out the zine, but not comic booky enough if that makes sense. Airborne over at Give 'Em Lead also makes comics with Comic Life. He just uses an earlier, less laggy version. I use photoshop a lot now and will have to try your technique, it's pretty straight forward. It's just when I do things like the zine I have a ton of pictures and not that much time so I try to go with a minimalist approach as far as cutting them out.

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    3. Cool to hear about those programs. Might check one out depending on what graphics projects I get up to. Yeah, photoschop can do everything but even with macros I find some things just aren't scalable to apply to picture or page sets. In all truth I would have quit blogging long ago if it wasn't for Lightroom because of how much of a chore it was for my photos doing it in Photoshop. If it's our hobby and not our job it's gotta be a fun experience doing it.

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  3. So good. This is very impressive indeed. šŸ‘

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  4. Priceless! These paintjobs are exquisite :)

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  5. Very impressive! Unless you were familiar with old WDs, you could easily mistake them for such, they look almost exactly the same.

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  6. Amazing! Introduced the wife to Dungeonquest this year, so hopefully she'll want to play it again!

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    1. Cool, I hope so! My other half gave it a try as well. :)

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  7. Even having seen the paintjobs before, it still gives you a jolt of pleasure when presented like this, beautiful -just beautiful!

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  8. Four of us played last night. Erica won by searching a room on turn 3, finding 200gps worth of jewelry, and walking back out.

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    1. My recommendations.... don't drink the potion!

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    2. Hah, awesome. That always did seem like one of the sounder strategies but never saw it happen. My last game was TPK!

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