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Folarin Hooves: Watcha Lookin' At?


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I'm starting to get the hang of this. ^_^

Okay, so here's Folarin again, looking at what...I don't know. Maybe you should ask him.

Even added a cutie mark this time!

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LM's Original Characters (And Then Some)

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he's a cool charry. I would say that his mane and tail color is a bit bright though. Perhaps you can darken the outline a bit. It nearly matches the intensity of the hair color, making it hard to see his hair style.

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he's a cool charry. I would say that his mane and tail color is a bit bright though. Perhaps you can darken the outline a bit. It nearly matches the intensity of the hair color, making it hard to see his hair style.

Ah, I understand what you mean now. Had to think about it for a moment. Thank you for the advice!

I'm also having trouble with the eye gradient as well. Looking at the way MLP eye gradient is, its shaded from the top darkest down to the bottom lightest. Would you happen to have any pointers about that?

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not really, lol. most of my drawings of my OC's such as the detail I gave my character Arrow Plain is based off of models of other ponies in the show. I actually am not really an artist. I'm more of a 'picture manipulator'. For eye gradients, I've always just chosen the primary color for the eye, and make two more shades, one light, and one really light, almost white. And then I just trace over the image I'm using to base it off of.

ponytrace001.png

arrowplain.png

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His special talent is playing the Atari 2600?

As for eye shading, I choose the base color for the eyes, then a darker shade. In Photoshop I just lock transparencies on the layer the iris is on and use the gradient tool to have the eye shade from the darker shade to the base color (or from the darker shade to transparent). I then use a brush and a lighter shade for the highlight and then a lighter shade still for the secondary highlight.

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not really, lol. most of my drawings of my OC's such as the detail I gave my character Arrow Plain is based off of models of other ponies in the show. I actually am not really an artist. I'm more of a 'picture manipulator'. For eye gradients, I've always just chosen the primary color for the eye, and make two more shades, one light, and one really light, almost white. And then I just trace over the image I'm using to base it off of.

ponytrace001.png

arrowplain.png

I wouldn't say your not a real arteest. You kind of do what I do, take models from the show to use as poses for the OC. If you haven't noticed, the picture of Folarin shrugging is actually from one of the very last scenes in the Part of One episode of Pinkie Pie. I just vectored it and changed the color and mane.

His special talent is playing the Atari 2600?

As for eye shading, I choose the base color for the eyes, then a darker shade. In Photoshop I just lock transparencies on the layer the iris is on and use the gradient tool to have the eye shade from the darker shade to the base color (or from the darker shade to transparent). I then use a brush and a lighter shade for the highlight and then a lighter shade still for the secondary highlight.

Well! No...just video games in general. I used an old school controller (Atari) instead of something like an Xbox one because I expect Equestria to have only primitive video game technology. Not High-Def FPS. I wanted him to be as close to the show as possible.

:Edit: Also, it would look kind of weird to have an entire arcade style game as a cutie mark. :/

Ah okay, I will have to try that. I've been using Illustrator. Speaking of which, is there any possible way to stop Photoshop's auto-rasterisation thingy?

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Speaking of which, is there any possible way to stop Photoshop's auto-rasterisation thingy?

Photoshop is essentially a raster art program; there is no way to make "true" vectors in Photoshop even with the pen tool.

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Photoshop is essentially a raster art program; there is no way to make "true" vectors in Photoshop even with the pen tool.

Okay :( Looks like I'm sticking with Illustrator then. Its unfortunate because they both have there perks and quirks and I have uses for both of them and would like to have one over all program to do the job.

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I wouldn't say your not a real arteest. You kind of do what I do, take models from the show to use as poses for the OC. If you haven't noticed, the picture of Folarin shrugging is actually from one of the very last scenes in the Part of One episode of Pinkie Pie. I just vectored it and changed the color and mane.

I thought that plot looked familiar. I know some people are real handy hoofy with gradient tools in PS. I have started to use some computer arting freeware, but when I made Arrow's images, she was point and click in MSPaint. Totally unconventional, lol. Brian, is a mastermind, however. I would listen to him first. :smug:

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I have started to use some computer arting freeware

Depends on where you go for your products. I know a few places that don't know the meaning of paying for computer programs....PB. <---If you know what I mean, If you don't, that's okay...

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