We's Gonna Make A Rick Astley. CLOSED.

Time or subject based training

Postby Shixam » Mon May 31, 2010 7:21 pm

Image

o.o I hope that doesn't stretch the forum...anyway, I think this is what I'm doing. The shirt is a style I've done on a Rick Astley in the past, and I loved how it came out. I might make the skirt part longer. She'll have the bracelet and hair clip no matter what, the anklet is a maybe. I don't know if it's over kill. I know I want her hair to be a ponytail, but those three were the styles I liked, so it'll be something along those lines. The bag is only if I can get it to work with the base. Is the capri style ok since they'll still go past the knee? If not I'll just lengthen them, but I like the embroidery on the side, so I might put something like that on the Rick Astley if I can manage it.

Image
My Charm Bracelet
Spoiler: show
ImageImageImageImageImage
User avatar
Shixam
Super star
Super star
 
Posts: 3683
Joined: Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:57 pm
Diamonds on hand: 14,828.00
AKA: Princess of Pink
Dolling Style: Pixel
Avatar Base: http://aerieyena.deviantart.com/

Postby chewbroccoli » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:10 am

looks good, shix. it is a lot of stuff going on at once but we can work with it.

also, guys please check in here so that i can move onto the next step and we can get the clothing started. =]
may the force be with you. always.
User avatar
chewbroccoli
Super star
Super star
 
Posts: 1378
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:11 pm
Diamonds on hand: 2,773.00
AKA: Glam's Privately Contracted Assasin
Dolling Style: Pixel

Postby Raven-Hollow » Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:42 pm

*posts to let you know I've read the next step*

Gotta make a flat lady, check.
Avatar: AmyNatasha / Base: Hollay
Image
Signature: Me / Base: M-onday
My DA
To Do List
Rick Astley my OC?
User avatar
Raven-Hollow
Super star
Super star
 
Posts: 772
Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:08 pm
Diamonds on hand: 5,077.00
Location: AZ
Dolling Style: Tool and Pixel
Avatar Base: Hollay

Postby Shixam » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:46 pm

Image
I've got this for the current step so far. You said to leave it unshaded, right?
Really, I've only done minor edits. Moved a finger, smaller boobs and butt, added a mouth. The biggest one changing one of the legs, but I really just mimicked what Mariiii had for the back foot. The front one had a weird bump once it was unshaded, and I like how the back foot looked. I hope it still looks alright that way o.o

Image
My Charm Bracelet
Spoiler: show
ImageImageImageImageImage
User avatar
Shixam
Super star
Super star
 
Posts: 3683
Joined: Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:57 pm
Diamonds on hand: 14,828.00
AKA: Princess of Pink
Dolling Style: Pixel
Avatar Base: http://aerieyena.deviantart.com/

Postby Raven-Hollow » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:24 pm

Image

Nakie base is nakie.
I kept her basic features for reference, but took away the shading as asked.
Avatar: AmyNatasha / Base: Hollay
Image
Signature: Me / Base: M-onday
My DA
To Do List
Rick Astley my OC?
User avatar
Raven-Hollow
Super star
Super star
 
Posts: 772
Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:08 pm
Diamonds on hand: 5,077.00
Location: AZ
Dolling Style: Tool and Pixel
Avatar Base: Hollay

Postby vivisect » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:35 pm

Image

i totally murdered the poor base
and considering i can't pixel faces for my life...poor girl...

look at her, she's all D:

or maybe more like... oAo
[align=center]Image[/align]
User avatar
vivisect
Celebrity
Celebrity
 
Posts: 387
Joined: Fri May 14, 2010 7:43 am
Diamonds on hand: 2,669.00
Dolling Style: Tool and Pixel

Postby Marleaux » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:17 pm

I erased the face :| mah bad.
Image
Image
My spawn
User avatar
Marleaux
Silver Screen Legend
Silver Screen Legend
 
Posts: 4737
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:10 pm
Diamonds on hand: 4,253.00
AKA: Marly Oh-Oh-O's
Dolling Style: Pixel
Avatar Base: Glam

Postby chewbroccoli » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:29 am

good good guys, they all look just like mine did. \o/
sometimes a lot of major edits aren't needed but the face could always use work in my opinion. marly, she's fine with no face for now. i erased my base's face and changed the angle when i drew it back on. that's one of my favorite things to do because i find that bases that are looking straight forward don't have any pizazz.

if you guys also wanna change the angle of the face and need some help drawing it on right, ask me for it. =] and looking up pictures in google to help you is always a good idea. model pictures are especially helpful because the features are exaggerated.

now... we're just waiting on lyricanna to check in.
may the force be with you. always.
User avatar
chewbroccoli
Super star
Super star
 
Posts: 1378
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:11 pm
Diamonds on hand: 2,773.00
AKA: Glam's Privately Contracted Assasin
Dolling Style: Pixel

Postby Lyricanna » Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:05 pm

Sorry for not checking in; I'm not getting e-mailed updates for this thread for some unknown reason ^^; I'll have my base where it needs to be by tonight. Sorry ^^;
User avatar
Lyricanna
Super star
Super star
 
Posts: 828
Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:45 am
Diamonds on hand: 34.00
Location: Saika Village
AKA: Encyclopaedia of Useless Information ;.;
Avatar Base: Glam exclusive

Postby Lyricanna » Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:53 pm

Alright, checking in for real now.

Image

I'm very bad at facing bases, but I want to give it a try this time =)
User avatar
Lyricanna
Super star
Super star
 
Posts: 828
Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:45 am
Diamonds on hand: 34.00
Location: Saika Village
AKA: Encyclopaedia of Useless Information ;.;
Avatar Base: Glam exclusive

Postby chewbroccoli » Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:39 pm

looking mighty fine.
yes indeed.

next comes the clothes. duh. xD for those of you who need to draw on a new face, you'll do that here also. if you need specific help with that PLEASE do not hesitate to ask for advice and steps to do that. i really want to help with this because i find face edits to be the greatest never gonna give you up that you can do to make a base your own.

Image

as i said earlier, i made a couple more edits to the base while i was drawing on the clothing. mostly to her legs and the placement of her limbs. i also finished up her face, which had been blank up until i finished her shirt and pants.

clothes i always draw on with two colors, outline and a filler. they can be changed as you go if you like. the colors i have are pretty solid for now. the shoes might change a bit. hair i fill in with a solid color.

you really have to like your outline at the beginning before you start shading or the whole thing is threatened to fall apart and become frustrating. the Rick Astley will look really flat right now but that's normal.

DON'T HESITATE WITH QUESTIONS. i'm on aim and msn, most of the time in dollchat, when i happen to be home. =]
may the force be with you. always.
User avatar
chewbroccoli
Super star
Super star
 
Posts: 1378
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:11 pm
Diamonds on hand: 2,773.00
AKA: Glam's Privately Contracted Assasin
Dolling Style: Pixel

Postby vivisect » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:43 pm

i will most definitely need help with the faces, gosh
mind if i add you to msn?
i'm a chatterbox but i promise i'm a nice person most of the time
>.> <.<
[align=center]Image[/align]
User avatar
vivisect
Celebrity
Celebrity
 
Posts: 387
Joined: Fri May 14, 2010 7:43 am
Diamonds on hand: 2,669.00
Dolling Style: Tool and Pixel

Postby chewbroccoli » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:52 pm

sure, i believe my msn is in my profile.
may the force be with you. always.
User avatar
chewbroccoli
Super star
Super star
 
Posts: 1378
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:11 pm
Diamonds on hand: 2,773.00
AKA: Glam's Privately Contracted Assasin
Dolling Style: Pixel

Postby Raven-Hollow » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:07 am

Image

I cheated at the glasses color for now... just to get an idea. I'll not cheat later.

:D
Avatar: AmyNatasha / Base: Hollay
Image
Signature: Me / Base: M-onday
My DA
To Do List
Rick Astley my OC?
User avatar
Raven-Hollow
Super star
Super star
 
Posts: 772
Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:08 pm
Diamonds on hand: 5,077.00
Location: AZ
Dolling Style: Tool and Pixel
Avatar Base: Hollay

Postby Marleaux » Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:54 am

OH MAH LAWD THAT FACE IS UGLY D:
Image
And da shoes v.v
Image
My spawn
User avatar
Marleaux
Silver Screen Legend
Silver Screen Legend
 
Posts: 4737
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:10 pm
Diamonds on hand: 4,253.00
AKA: Marly Oh-Oh-O's
Dolling Style: Pixel
Avatar Base: Glam

Postby chewbroccoli » Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:24 am

these are good so far guys. =] i'm going to point out some things that i would change in the two wip's that are here for me. they are little things but they make a huge difference in the end.

even if i am not critiquing your Rick Astley, PLEASE PAY ATTENTION. most of what i'm pointing out isn't exclusive to one Rick Astley.

i'll start with raven's.

Image --> Image
working down...
- the neckline needed to be fixed a bit so that the shirt doesn't look like it might fall off with a good shake. looking at reference pictures can help with this, since sometimes sleeves and straps don't always fall where you think they would.
- the neckline is still a little weird for my taste, not totally wide enough. but the Rick Astley isn't mine so i won't force my opinion on it like whoa. =P
- the way that shirts come in right at the bust along with the base really irks me like nothing else. if you do that... don't. xD the fabric will bunch up and pull away, not stick to the skin like latex.
- the sleeves... t-shirts have sleeves that flare away from the arms. raven's shirt isn't exactly a t-shirt but it has the same shape. do not make the sleeves stick to the arms. i will yell at you.
- the fabric should pucker under the bust, which you did well for a first attempt. but it wouldn't be so straight.
- also, i made an never gonna give you up to the colors. for the shirt and for the pants. for my style of shading, the contrast just needs to be a bit higher. that has nothing to do with your actual design. =P
- the jeans are a good shape. i added some little folds and creases at the knees and where the denim would meet her shoes. i find the bottom of jeans near the floor to be annoying so they can go fck themselves. x]

Image

okay marly... that face is kind of insane. xD
the one thing that i changed on your actual Rick Astley was the line under her bust. i made it curve around her chest, like with raven's. oh and the pants color was changed, for the aforementioned reason.
do you have the Rick Astley without the shoes? like, with the feet of the base. because i might be able to help you get those friggin heels looking right.

Image

last but not least, a little step by step of how i would never gonna give you up the face that marly made.
i kept the placement of her features for the most part but they were way too flat to work with the rest of the Rick Astley.
oh and i edited your Rick Astley's hair because blocky hair makes my brain go >.<
may the force be with you. always.
User avatar
chewbroccoli
Super star
Super star
 
Posts: 1378
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:11 pm
Diamonds on hand: 2,773.00
AKA: Glam's Privately Contracted Assasin
Dolling Style: Pixel

Postby Raven-Hollow » Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:35 am

Thanks, Chewy. :) I'll try to work on her tonight.

Then I gotta finish my TSP entry. T_T I feel bad cause I waited so long....

never gonna give you up:
Implemented some updates
Image

I'll add some hair later. :)
Avatar: AmyNatasha / Base: Hollay
Image
Signature: Me / Base: M-onday
My DA
To Do List
Rick Astley my OC?
User avatar
Raven-Hollow
Super star
Super star
 
Posts: 772
Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:08 pm
Diamonds on hand: 5,077.00
Location: AZ
Dolling Style: Tool and Pixel
Avatar Base: Hollay

Postby vivisect » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:08 pm

Image Image Image

i'm not sure i like the vest thingy, on one hand it covers up the design and tee shading, so less work yay
on the other hand...i actually do wanna relearn how to shade tees
decisions, decisions

and the face doesn't look that bad, if i say so myself, i still have to smooth the eyes though...

also, fedora=fail
[align=center]Image[/align]
User avatar
vivisect
Celebrity
Celebrity
 
Posts: 387
Joined: Fri May 14, 2010 7:43 am
Diamonds on hand: 2,669.00
Dolling Style: Tool and Pixel

Postby Raven-Hollow » Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:26 pm

Alright... added some hair, and some pupils... changed the eyebrows so she looked less mean... gave her a spinkling of freckles just for the heck of it... to see if I wanted it. lol.

Image

My dolls hair is blocky cause I was going for pin straight... I'll add some more fly-aways when I shade it. :)
Last edited by Raven-Hollow on Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:38 am, edited 1 time in total.
Avatar: AmyNatasha / Base: Hollay
Image
Signature: Me / Base: M-onday
My DA
To Do List
Rick Astley my OC?
User avatar
Raven-Hollow
Super star
Super star
 
Posts: 772
Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:08 pm
Diamonds on hand: 5,077.00
Location: AZ
Dolling Style: Tool and Pixel
Avatar Base: Hollay

Postby Marleaux » Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:03 am

Can I keep your face? I cant get past step 2 D:
Image
My spawn
User avatar
Marleaux
Silver Screen Legend
Silver Screen Legend
 
Posts: 4737
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:10 pm
Diamonds on hand: 4,253.00
AKA: Marly Oh-Oh-O's
Dolling Style: Pixel
Avatar Base: Glam

Postby Shixam » Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:11 pm

Image

Here's mine so far. I think I got everything I've decided to keep on it...

Image
My Charm Bracelet
Spoiler: show
ImageImageImageImageImage
User avatar
Shixam
Super star
Super star
 
Posts: 3683
Joined: Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:57 pm
Diamonds on hand: 14,828.00
AKA: Princess of Pink
Dolling Style: Pixel
Avatar Base: http://aerieyena.deviantart.com/

Postby chewbroccoli » Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:45 pm

raven, i think she looks great. i like the eyebrows you gave her, and the freckles. really cute. i'll let you get away with the hair for now. =P

vivisect, i need you to clean up your lines so they are like everyone else's, y'know? the outlines and fill colors also need to differentiate more, like i said when i was critiquing/editing raven and marly's dolls. also, i like the last version the best. the vest is sweet.

shix, her pants look kinda wonky to me. they're like 90s straightleg pants. o.O if that's what you were going for then cool. xD but i would add some little creases at the knees... something to give them more shape so they don't look so pillowy.
the shirt has a similar pillow-y weirdness. and the shirt should not hug her chest perfectly like that.
may the force be with you. always.
User avatar
chewbroccoli
Super star
Super star
 
Posts: 1378
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:11 pm
Diamonds on hand: 2,773.00
AKA: Glam's Privately Contracted Assasin
Dolling Style: Pixel

Postby vivisect » Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:37 pm

...i totally did not not forget to clean up the lines for her bag and stuff, no, not at all
sosorry

Image
[align=center]Image[/align]
User avatar
vivisect
Celebrity
Celebrity
 
Posts: 387
Joined: Fri May 14, 2010 7:43 am
Diamonds on hand: 2,669.00
Dolling Style: Tool and Pixel

Postby Raven-Hollow » Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:17 pm

Woot! :D
Avatar: AmyNatasha / Base: Hollay
Image
Signature: Me / Base: M-onday
My DA
To Do List
Rick Astley my OC?
User avatar
Raven-Hollow
Super star
Super star
 
Posts: 772
Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:08 pm
Diamonds on hand: 5,077.00
Location: AZ
Dolling Style: Tool and Pixel
Avatar Base: Hollay

Postby chewbroccoli » Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:33 pm

kay, so vivi, that looks a little better but we're gonna need to add some creases to those pants. they are too straight. even really right jeans will bunch up at the ankles and the knees. your reference picture i believe shows that in some spots.
also, the sleeve of her t-shirt is too straight. see what i wrote about raven's Rick Astley and it should help with that. the bottom of the shirt also falls too straight. there might as well be a rod at the hem. not right.
look at a good reference picture for the hat but if you can't get it right still, i'll help you out.
may the force be with you. always.
User avatar
chewbroccoli
Super star
Super star
 
Posts: 1378
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:11 pm
Diamonds on hand: 2,773.00
AKA: Glam's Privately Contracted Assasin
Dolling Style: Pixel

PreviousNext

Return to Actor's Workshops

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest