*Is shaking with anticipation*
Can't wait, ner'vod!
*Is shaking with anticipation*
Can't wait, ner'vod!
Wayii! I have a 2 page thread! lol Yeah Pacx I'll get it posted this afternoon sometime... I have a few things to do this morning. A'den, ur sketch is under way, but temporarily stalled... I need to do some yard work and study for a few hours before I do anything else... and I need to work on my gaunts.
What are you using for gaunts? As I may have mentioned, I'm using shin pads :3
I have some scratch built fiberglass gaunts. Check out my WIP thread for details, and the issues I'm dealing with.
A'den I need to know a few more things about ur kit... What weapons r u using? are there any special add-ons to ur helmet? Also, I saw ur other custom just a few min ago... I'm adding it to my favs list for the BIG sketch!
Here ya go Pacx! Finally got it scanned in. I personally think your mando looks quite kandosii ner vod. Hope u like it, Oya Vod!
*picks jaw up from the keyboard*
Holy Mandalore. This is... awesome. This is really helping. Expect to see this in my progress thread, if thats ok with you. Thanks again, ner'vod.
Here u go A'den, hope u like it ner vod.
I love it ner vod!!! :thumbup Thank you!!! This is gonna help a lot in getting the overall look of this armour!
no problem Ad'ika happy to help.
BEST OF LUCK ON THE TEST NER'VOD!! :D
thanks much... Pacx I love seeing my artwork as someone's avatar!
Heh, I couldn't resist, it looks so GOOD!
You'll be pleased to know that your work has sparked Version one of my Mando, ready to stick on something. :D
Pacx - a VERY happy mando.
Haha well it was drawn by Kal :D
Okay here's my sketch tutorial (which is also Levi's custom) as promised. it is a 5 step process.
Step 1: draw a wire frame for posing and as a representation of bone structure. remember the rules of proportionality here. from centermass to fingertip is always half the total height. males are always a 50/50 split. %50 above the waist, %50 below the waist. Females are a 40/60 split.
Step 2: draw anatomy- add musculature and body mass where needed and as appropriate. this is the point where u need to make sure that u have everything even and proportional. Also, this is where u add any gender specific anatomic structure.
Step 3: draw add ons- draw on anything extra at this point. Armor, helmets, weapons, kit, any accessories u may want to add at this point and anything in close proximity to the subject.
Step 4: line it out- using a black felt tip pen/marker, trace ur existing pencil sketch, tracing only the essential lines to cover what u need. then, take a big eraser to the whole sketch to make a clean picture. This step can also be accomplished in Photoshop or Gimp.
Step 5: add in any background u may choose, and color ur picture using quality fine tip coloring pens or one of the afforementioned photo editing software systems.
Oh... I forgot a crucial step!
Step 6: Share your art! Don't keep it to urself... that's just rude! Show people ur talent and let others enjoy ur work.
Congrats, u now have a successful mando sketch.
HOLY **** THANK YOU SO MUCH NER VOD!!!!!! I freaking love it!
Im definatly going to base mine on that :D
It is now my avatar until i do mine! :D
When i draw mine do you care if i use your same brilliant background?
lol no prob... kandosii ner vod! I was channeling the Tatooine theme on this one. U said bounty Hunter, and ur colors just fit it perfectly... All subdued tones, on a tan flight suit and tan webgear, all stuff u can easily (and cheaply) obtain from almost any LE/Mil supply, surplus, or airsoft store. Did the tutorial help?
Ya the tutorial definatly helped!! thanks a billion Ner Vod! I am deeply in your dept
Im glad i picked the right colors :D
lol me 2... good choices for sure!
Oh and sorry about the double post buuuuut......
I love the sketch you did for me :D :lol
Great work Kal! Hey I sent you a PM with a request for my custom to be drawn. Its got all the info in there. Keep it up ner'vod! :D
@Levi: and I quote myself "and many more..." the list is by no means comprehensive, just the ones I remembered at the moment... I'll be adding more shortly. I mostly want to wait to see what mods ppl make before I use concept sketches. I too love seeing dead things laying in the background... makes the mando seem more... vicious. That project is also still on hold unfortunately due to a sudden surge in requests and my work on my own beskar'gam, as well as... I'll be starting my wife's shortly, and ... I have 5 additional to build from there.
@Nevu: Wilco, just need a lil time to do it... work is taking up a lot of my time right now, RW issues to deal with unfortunately. I WILL get it done shortly tho, promise. I have read ur PM, and checked the forum, I'll start working on it soon, and it's not too much work. I will be PM'ing u back to get some more specific info later tho.
Good luck with everything! RW and on TDH :D
***! (acting like a 12-year old girl is annoying but fun!) LIEK WHATEVA INNIT!
anyway.... i LOVE the tutorial!! I'm gonna try it, and base my sketch on your work of art you did for me.
LEIK I KNOW RIEEGHT, HES LEIK SOOOOOOO AWESOME AT LEIK DRAWING
lol wow... umm... yeah... wow... lol
haha well thats my way of saying you're great :lol
btw ner vod im going to start your wifes sketch tonight :D
got it... if u want to talk crazy code, I can do milspeak... in mando'a! lol As for my artwork, will start back up this weekend I think. I need a few days off.
@ Pacx: kandosii ner vod! That's what it's for... hope it helps!
I now exactly what you mean! i was doing a sketch a night and it got exausting!
lol yeah... and work's a lil hard on the braincells right now!
ya with your kinda job i bet! best of luck with with everything vod!
Great! Thanks Kal. Yea just shoot me a PM if ya need more info. O and I forgot to add, the shoulder are kinda weird. They are pretty much what Kra'yam gave me to use along with the tracker picture. Its in that picture. Lol sorry forgot that and figured I might as well tell ya know.
Dont worry about how soon you get it done. I understand you needing a break and everything from work and the real world. i've got some realy worl issues too.
Oh if only there was no real world :lol
he he... if only... but then how would I afford my kit? lol barely affording it now. Anyhow... will be working hard on my bucket and gaunts tomorrow, may even start Fi's if mine turns out okay. Anyhow... I'll get to work on those sketches for u guys shortly.
Okay... Here's short update:
1. Work is starting to slow down, so I'll have a little more time to work on my suit/sketches. Got my new assignment... We'll be moving to Oklahoma by the end of the year. got my new callsign too... I am now named "Waco."
2. I have Nevu's sketch done... I don't like it all that much, didn't turn out how I want it so I may redo it, but for now it's done. Will be starting Mereel's redraw shortly, but first... I have to do a Darth Talon request from one of my vode here in my squadron. Anybody know how to draw a pin up? lol
That's about it.
kal'ika, your pics just keep getting better and BETTER! :D Mad skillz, vod. :thumbsup
Good luck with your moving!
Thanks Ord'ika... I've got a few more sketches to post, and... Ordeyn I think u've got enough of ur mando done for me to work with if you don't mind.
Okay vode, Here's 2 customs completed as per request. First is Mereel's who's been on backorder for a LOOOONG time. Sorry about that ner vod. Second up is Nevu's custom, not real happy with how this one turned out, may resketch it when I have time. Now taking additional requests. Also, just for ur entertainment... I threw in the darth talon pinup commission I did for my buddy at work.
oki you told me to remind you so here i am reminding you. please draw up my armor:D
i dont have any refrence pics other than those that are already in my own WIP thred
Sorry, no idea how to upload pics...
I sent you a useless P.M.
got both requests...working... anyone else? I'll have some time over the next little bit.
SWEET VOD! I love it!
Actually, how hard would it be to change colors on that? Cause my flightsuit is supposed to be a different shade of grey.
lol yeah i kinda noticed that... I can do it, but it'll take time... It's all ink, not digital (haven't learned that yet) but with a little time in gimp I can clear out the wrong color and then Print it off, re-ink it and scan it back in. I'd say probably a hour or 2 of work, but it'll be spread out over a few days. I WILL do it tho, so it's a shade of grey? Do you know the name of the color?
umm no, don't know the name of the color. But pretty much any color grey that is darker then the armor's grey.
Thank you VERY much Kal'ika!
copy all, will correct.
Hey vod! If you think there's enough of my armor to draw then by all means go for it! I 'm excited to see it. :D
I think I can work with it as long as I know how to color it, and what extra kit u want... u know belts, kama, spats, weapons etc... just bounce me a quick PM with the details and I'll add it in to my list...lol
haha they just keep pileing up :lol
i know the feeling....... and it feels great :D
lol yeah it's fun... I just need to get to work on it! lol
PM sent good buddy. I forgot weapons, but do whatever you see fit for a purple Mando'ad. :D Thanks again!
lol... r u sticking with the Longshot?
No, I was just borrowing it from my lil bro for pics. I don't really have a weapon yet, but like I said in the PM I like pistols.
got it... halo2 magnums...Wilco
ok... for my loyal fanart fans... I need some ppl to bounce over to my WIP thread and give me some opinions on both the potential upgrades sketch... and the rifle options sheet that I posted over there for my mando... that's part of what's slowing me down with my sketches. Also, for those I owe sketches, check your PMs incase I've had additional questions, otherwise I'll have those up by the weekend, unless things get too busy at work like they did today... 12 and 16 hr shifts r a lil hard on the artistic motivations. lol
Okay, quick update... I have 3 sketches in que, 2 of which are good to go as far as info from the recipient. 1 is still pending some feedback. Will try to work on them, no promises tho because I have a 4 am showtime for work tomorrow... proally gonna be another 16 hr day... :( oh well, love my job! lol Will post 'em as I get 'em.
okay guys, sorry it's taking so long, but it's been really busy at work, and I had a really bad day today. Will get some sketches posted soon. Creon, your's is done, just need to scan it and get it posted, Blue-jay's is in progress, Ord'ika urs is in que, like I said, I'll get 'em up as soon as I can. Sorry about the delay
Scu'cuy Gar, Vod.
When you got a minute (since you already sketched me once, I won't say this is an absolute urgency, just do it if you get bored on a rainy afternoon or something...), d'ya think you could redo the mando, after the tocuh-up i did? Check my thread for.. a setup set. :D
oooh i cant wait. im off work today so ill be checking for like every 10 minutes or so... is that wierd?
Yes, Creon. You're a weirdo among weirdos.
*chuckles* Kidding, vod. Kidding. I'm at work right now, and it's 3 in the morning, and I'm still checking it every 10 minutes. You're in good company, sir.
lol sorry guys, had another 15 hr day today, a PT test this morning and a lot of foul weather. Ran my fitness test in 90 degree heat 90% humidity. It feels almost like drowning. Not to mention it started raining during the pushups situps portion of the test. Working on those sketches now, I'll try to get 'em scanned in tonight.
Hey Kal, how bout one of my Snow (no longer ghost) mando? Kama on bucket, (see progress on my thread) Kama on waist, and Wampa pelt's and claws, YOU DESIGN, I BUILD ;)
I like your art Vod.
I plan on putting a few wampa claw marks and blaster marks... The clean look just isn't working for me :lol
Okay vode, here's some sketches that I've been working on for... oh I think about 2 weeks now all in all. Sorry it's taken so long, been a bit busy at work. Okay so, first up is Ord'ika's sketch, couldn't quite get the dead stormy right, may redo it when I get a chance. Second is Creon's custom, and a right awesome mando it is, also a first for me, it's a mando in action! Finally, we have Blue Jay's mando, another attempt at a good action shot.
Adonian It'd be an honor ner vod. Okay so here's my new line up:
1. Adonian's Snow Mando
2. Repair work on Mer'ika's
3. Updates on Pacx
Anyone else? Have pens, will sketch! lol
Could you do my TOR mando? :)
Vod... that is awsome! it is an inspiration to us all and. thanks again:D
okay A'd'ika I'll add u to the list! lol one TOR mando coming up. Creon, no prob ner vod, ur mando is awesome.
I love my sketch ner'vod! You made it come to life! I can draw, I draw mine all the time but I dont have enough experience to draw them with a pose. I tried once and it was a fail... But you have talent! You can make people's customs come to life before they even build it!
If you want to redo it thats fine with me. If you do, maybe with some of that pistol action going on? O and sorry but I must point out you have the shoulder bells wrong. They sit directly ontop of the shoulder and stick straight out. Whenever you have time and you want to I might shoot you off a scan of what my drawing looks like and you can make it look more alive, instead of mine looking like armor laying on a pillow? lol
Thanks again ner'vod. This was some great and uplifiting for me to see since i've come back. But like you said, just draw it when you have time. I'm in no hurry.
Sweet!!! thanks vod!
How's The Sketch coming along? The really big one with like everyone in it???
By the way, I am "Cod proof" :lol I don't like cod's, none of my sets of armor will have them.
On the snow mando I will have a Kama on the waist (already mentioned) but instead of a Girth, I will have a wampa pelt tied around the waist that is large enough to use as a large blanket to keep warm on those cold Hoth nights while hunting those rebel scum, and the ocasional wampa :cheers:albino The guns are small hand guns on both thighs, and 1 colapsable (?SP) sniper rifle. The gaunts are simple flat with right hand laser, left hand net launcher, the laser whip on right hip and 1 vibroblade on back with sniper rifle.
On the bucket No range finder, but a pair of short antenna on right ear and ear caps, and Light on left ear.
I will leave it up to you so I can bring it to life from your drawing.
Adonian, copy all... working, if there's anything else I need to know feel free to throw it out here, otherwise I'll be PMing and asking! lol jk, but seriously... if you can think of anything else u want included... let me know.
BTW... just wanted to let everyone know... I'm still working on sketches, and still taking requests, but if I don't reply back very quickly... just be patient. My computer is gone out of state to get fixed right now (I'm hard on equipment) and I have to use my wife's computer when she's not using it... don't want to take over it since it's hers. Here's my current priorities for taskings:
1. Adonian's Snow Mando
2. Corrections for Mer'ika
3. Updates on Pacx's mando (could get rolled down the list if it's a lot to do, sorry vod)
4. C1RCA's femmemando medic
5. C1RCA's rodian
6. Redesigns for my and Fi's mandos (some new ideas that may get incorporated)
7. The big sketch... which is taking A LOOOONG TIME!!! I have close to twenty mandos right now who r already selected for the sketch, and another thirty or so I am considering... problem is I have to contact each mando (if I can ID them) and request permission first.
BTW, all this is being done before I go to bed each night due to a very busy work schedule right now... it's one of those fun lil saying things... first crew in, last crew out. lol
What about me D: :(...
Joking, you have enough on your hands already.
Someday you're gonna teach me how to draw like that...
You should get paid to do all this...with all the requests, if you charged every person a buck, you'd be rich!
lol thought about it... but I have to do a lil bit everyday for proficiency and I just don't have the heart to charge for it... altho it would help with costs for my armor! lol jk, seriously tho... no plans for charging, at least not in the near future.
Make a paypal donation site, people could " donate"
I definatly know what u mean Kal
but yours are so much better than mine! i think theyre worth charging
Hey Kal, my bucket is almost done, head over to my thread to see the blood stains. I plan on a teal blue mirror visor... Just gotta find one that is 7" tall, been looking at motorcycle visors and cant find taller than 5.5 to 6 inches :angry
Oh well, decided to add a cape too... over kill huh? But on a cold snowy night, I will need all the protection I can get :lol :albino
teal blue? wow that's actually the first I'd heard of that... but yeah u can never have enough insulation for those cold nights... on hoth! lol
Wampa hunting!!! :cheers
and... there's a tutorial up there somewhere too, about 5 images to give u an idea of how I work.
As for everyone else, just a quick update. I hate leavin' u guys hanging but I have so much going on right now. I have to cram 10 more missions into 5 weeks, and complete my IQT in 5 weeks, so I'll be going on a 3 week TDY after that. When I get back I have to pack up and move to Oklahoma City for my new assignment. So, before I go to my TDY, I have to get everything packed, arrange for the move with TMO, get my family ready and make sure my finance and personnel records get transferred so that I'm not AWOL and unpaid! lol In amongst all that I'm trying to get ready for my TDY and work on my art... so it's slow goin, sorry vode. I am actually on hold right now tho because I'm waiting to hear back from 2 ppl. I had to take my PC to get it worked on because I lost a lot of my data, including my spec sheets for my sketches!
haha thanks :D but what can i say YOU ARE A PRO! :lol and i cant even do color so right now, you hold the title :D
KAL!!!!!!!!!!!!! I absolutely LOVE IT!!!!! It couldn't be anymore perfect! EXCELLENT! :D 20,000 thumbs up!
Okay, here's what I've got so far! I worked long and hard last night to get these 2 done... had to try to avoid doing too much to some stuff. Adonian I couldn't resist the Predator reference with the blood symbol on the bucket. Ur just lucky he didn't end up with pred claws on the arm... that's what the pose was originally planned for! lol. jk jk, but the concept was so pred-like I couldn't resist at least one reference. Also, C1RCA here's ur femmando medic, with the colors and the forcepike she seemed kinda amazonish (no offense, it's a good thing to a mando) so I couldn't resist the tribal print on the bucket, gaunts and ab plate. Still working on the rodian smuggler... rodians are actually a challenge... who'd a thought? lol but neways... for ur review I humbly sumbit... Adonian the snow hunter, and C1RCA's medic.
do me id like a desert cameo and mabye a mirrored visor id also like a heavy assualt rifle and a raido on the back
sounds like a desert version of my mando! lol no prob... it'll be a few days before I can turn it out tho.
Kal, you NEED to charge, at least a buck a pic vod, your work is awesome, I LOVE MY MANDO!! Now I'm gonna order some knees, and I think white painters pants.
can't wait to see it ner vod... and I'm giving it some consideration.
BTW... Mer'ika... turns out without my computer... I can't make the necessary adjustments! And Pacx can't work with yours either until I get MY computer back... I miss my lil blue laptop :( . Anyhow... C1RCA that rodian of urs is really giving me a headache! lol and... I have a fun filled day of rapid decompression training tomorrow and wednesday so... if I have time I'll be working on the 1 current request I haven't actually started yet. Also... I have a question: I don't want to charge for my work... but I might be willing to accept donations to help offset costs of my work. So... what do you guys think? Also... IF I were to start charging for sketches... what would be a fair price in your opinion?
Current Order of Battle:
1. Design sketching of my bucket for A'd'ika to work on
2. C1RCA's Rodian Smuggler
3. Jango's Desert Mando
4. Updates to my mando
Donations are a great idea man, but if you were going to charge...... well i wouldnt make it that expensive Hmmmm i really couldnt tell you. Your work is definatly worth a lot but im not sure if you want to charge that much :lol
and i have a question for you. You dont have to say yes cause i know you are VERY busy, but i was wondering if sometime you could try printing out my sketch and coloring it with those fancy markers of yours :D If you dont want to thats ok but just wanted to see if its worth buying those markers :D thanks
Hey kal'ika you think you could do a vod a favor and maybe slip in a redraw on mine? I mean I LOVE it! But I just think that it doesnt really show the full potential of my custom. I think the robe makes the drawing more diffucult because you still have to try and squish in the armor but still get the correct size of it. Ya know? I might also shoot you a pm with a pic of just a few very minor detailed changes I made.
Much appreciated ner'vod. Lol got to get this in before u start charging. xD. take your time with it. Not like its slowing down my work. Im at school all day!