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16 Jul 2018 13:17 #21658 by Valence
I was thinking of sneaking the word clock in there, but maybe as a sunken relic from Atlantis in the form of a sundial. And maybe the big hook is there to bring it to the surface but the octopus isn't having any of that! :)

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16 Jul 2018 13:31 #21660 by Banj
So you are going for warlords of Atlantis rather than Peter Pan :aha:

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18 Jul 2018 19:47 #21701 by Valence
A bit more Octopus...



I may have to dig out that ellipse guide to add the details to the sundial.
The Ellipse Guide! :eek:
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18 Jul 2018 21:17 #21702 by Charlotte
there's an ellipse guide? :ohmy:

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18 Jul 2018 21:35 #21703 by Valence
Well, there's one of those old-fashioned stencil things that you have to position on screen and then draw around. :)

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19 Jul 2018 07:15 #21704 by Charlotte
oh. I guess I never used it. Or realised how it could be used... :P I occasionally make my own stencils for specific uses but the ones included with the program are rarely useful, I think?

And I think last my program checked for updates it found one but I clicked the info away too fast to see properly or do anything about it... :blush: (It checks once a week anyhow)

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19 Jul 2018 13:49 #21710 by Valence
Lots of software seem to have little features that are hidden away somewhere.
Yesterday I found out that you can use ArtRage scripts to repaint your pictures at higher resolutions instead of just rescaling it (with all the awful pixellation that comes with that.)
So I gave it a go... and found out that it only works "properly" with versions 4 and 5.
Hidden features give ... and then take away. :)

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19 Jul 2018 13:55 #21712 by Charlotte
I might have to try that one... unless I have to script the script myself? :P

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19 Jul 2018 20:15 #21713 by Atto
Loving the texture on the Octopus and hook Val and I think the clock is a nice addition. Often when I add extra elements they look forced and 'crowbared' in but this sits very natural to me.
Done some more on mine - I'm getting very frustrated with this at the moment (well with art in general right now) I'm not sure if I've plateaued again or have just lost my patience with the time it takes me to do anything.

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19 Jul 2018 22:21 #21714 by Valence
Yep, I get frustrated like that too sometimes.
No, who am I kidding? I feel like that ALL the time. :lol:

Sometimes it helps me to try and paint quicker in a more loose style, then, whatever the result, I don't have as much time to get frustrated. And the subsequent vague brush strokes often look better than the details that I would have wasted time on anyway.
I do seem to make more progress when I stop caring about what it'll end up looking like. But that 'not caring' is super hard. :)


Anyway... Don't get frustrated cos this is looking fab so far!
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