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    Tips & Tricks

    Decided I'd post a few hints, tips, and tricks for you guys. Feel free to add, no shame in not including things first off, right?

    • Use tools, like rulers and elipse stencils, to make straight lines and circles neater and cleaner.
    • Make sure details line up just right. It makes the finshed product look a little more professional.
    • Start off first with a rough sketch as a guide. Then improve and improve until things are the way you want them.
    • Remember proportion. You don't want to draw a compact car and have it end up looking bigger than it should!
    • Use hatching and crosshatching techniques when shading in shadows. (Hatching/crosshatching is when you draw diagonal or intercepting diagonal lines to represent color in shadows.)
    • Presentation is what makes good sketches better. Draw backgrounds or background lines to take up negative space.


    Like I said, feel free to add anything you wish! I hope it helps people who want to better their sketches.

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    Re: Tips & Tricks

    I'd like to see some original (non-traced/outlined/copied/influenced) work from you before you start giving educational advice.

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    Wow Rex! cut him some slack.

    Just because his designs are very similar to Torred's doesnt mean he is blatantly copying him. It is called inspiration. Look at Lexus in the early to mid 90s, stealing key designs from Merc-Benz.

    Remember "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."

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    Yeah dude, chill out. Jeez. He's just giving basic advice, not a step-by-step.

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    Those who can't do, teach.

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    Re: Tips & Tricks

    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Raider
    Those who can't do, teach.
    Somehow I think my wife, a teacher, would have a few things to say about that, Rex.

    Cut him some slack.
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    Rex you sound a little CRANKY! Simmer Down !

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    comon Rex it's not like you're the one that's doing Torreds drawings and I will admit that the Cobalt did look alot like Torreds but the new Chevelle that toronado did doesn't strike too much of Torreds designs.

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    I'm always cranky (and rude and sarcastic, and blunt). That's the way I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Raider
    I'm always cranky (and rude and sarcastic, and blunt). That's the way I am.
    That's no excuse, my friend. We can all change.

    HITLER: "I can't help it, Alfred. I'm mean, nasty, murderous and I hate Jews. It's just the way I am."

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    And Hitler didn't change. So I'm not sure what your point is.

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    Re: Tips & Tricks

    You walked right into this one, Rex.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Raider
    Those who can't do, teach.
    http://forums.gminsidenews.com/showthread.php?t=6703

    http://forums.gminsidenews.com/showthread.php?t=6707

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    Re: Tips & Tricks

    I am aware I have made tutorials. I am also aware of my skill as a photochopper. My work proves itself. Unlike the thread starter's. Which is why I made my initial (appropriate) comments.

    On further thought on the original message, he didn't really say anything that people don't already know.

    "Make sure details line up just right. It makes the finshed product look a little more professional." - Duh.

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    Re: Tips & Tricks

    you dont have any more skill than whats on your chopping program, Lets see you draw something as good as his by HAND or along something as good as torreds

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    Re: Tips & Tricks

    I never claimed to have any drawing skills.
    If I traced Torred's designs (or any other decent artist), I could most probably come up with something clever as well. (I could chop Torred's artwork, but I have too much respect for him and his work, and wouldn't not do that without his permission).

    All I said in my original message is that I'd like to see some all-original artwork from Toronado, as all I have seen until now is Torred's work modified.

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