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Question on some art.... making scenery....

Discussion in 'Art and Writing Forum' started by SpottyWolf, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. So, upon some stalling, I realize that I have to make scenery pics for foraging and stuffz. SOOOOOOO..... I'm not good at making scenery pics. Any tips as far as how I can go around making some life-like pics without actually having to go and get stock images???? >.>
     
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  2. I'm not really sure what to advise other than looking at resources. If you don't know how to draw something, how can you just...draw it? (You can, obviously, but usually those types of pictures are wrong or heavily stylized.) References and resources are not a bad thing (and I don't understand this stigma of shame people feel when they use them/think to use them/get suggested to use them).
     
  3. How come you don't want to look up for stock images? They're the only thing that's going to help you right now.

    References, definitely. Go look them up at Google Images, try to copy them (but don't trace), and learn how stuff works like how the light hits the leaves in the trees and how rivers would run..

    Once you've understand how a scenery works, only then can you make one up in your head.
     
  4. Tracing isn't a bit thing as long as you don't take credit and you have permission of the author (giving credit is must). It can be a helpful learning tool. Of course you can't do it forever, you need to learn to branch off on your own, but for beginners or learning new things, I say it's a fine way to practice. If you don't want to go the direct trace route, the grid tool is amazing. It's not tracing but it helps you get close c: I've used the grid tool a few times for realism.
     
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  5. I tried before. People like to take stock images and change it to where it looks like they sketched it. I saw a tutorial on how to do that once. I will not be doing that! I know to reference images and stuff. I'm just wondering what sort of brushes I can use for a more natural look, and any techniques anyone may have to make my life easier...
     
  6. @kamikami - I'll keep that in mind! Now if I can just figure out what brushes to use for a more natural look. I can't seem to make things look natural!
     
    #6 SpottyWolf, Jun 24, 2012
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  7. #7 Pepper-Head, Jun 25, 2012
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  8. @Pepper-HeadPepper-Head - Wow, that's fantastic! Thank you! I'll give it a shot!
     
    #8 SpottyWolf, Jun 25, 2012
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  9. No problem and good luck! : ) I've been meaning to try it out for a few months now.. I forgot all about it! So thank you for helping me find it again xD
     
  10. Deviantart has a multitude of tutorials to go through. If you're interested in that route, just try searching for some. (I'd go more specific with search terms such as "grass tutorial" or "rock tutorial", etc.)

    http://genjilim.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-landscape-133667542
    http://applesin.deviantart.com/art/Landscape-speedpaint-tutorial-168424665
    http://thefireis.deviantart.com/art/Environment-Painting-Tutorial-198770033
    http://chaosgoettin.deviantart.com/art/How-to-draw-Stones-Tutorial-64498530

    Just a few quickies I found. Tutorials are wonderful and all, but I still recommend using stock images so you can see how real nature looks/works.
     
  11. @Pepper-HeadPepper-Head - With the tutorial, I managed to sketch this out. It took me a while, but I like it! It doesn't look too bad!
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    #11 SpottyWolf, Jun 25, 2012
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  12. @kamikami - I'll try those tutorials at a later date. They look interesting though!
     
    #12 SpottyWolf, Jun 26, 2012
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  13. @kami - Looking good! This one turned out good! I will most likely use this one for Fabelz.
    [​IMG]
     
    #13 SpottyWolf, Jun 26, 2012
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  14. Glad we could help c: They look good^^
     
  15. @cpvrcpvr - I haz a desert...... I'm loving this new stuff I can do!!!
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    #15 SpottyWolf, Jun 26, 2012
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