onsdag 29. februar 2012

Attempting to make a roleplaying world

After reading through the Giants tips on making a roleplaying world, I have become tempted to make my very own. 

Each color represents a country.

mandag 27. februar 2012

More dwarves

It is not really common anymore, but back in the day of Dwarf Fortress, cats were able to breed with quite the speed, forcing the rendering speed of the game to halt.

Dwarf Fortress is a rather simple game, and one can easily change a creatures abilities in the txt files belonging to the game.

One such solution when there is an abundance of cats is to set their internal temperature to be around the surface of the sun.

This effectively kills all cats, and pretty much everything else in close proximity.

Granted, this might be changed in the newer versions.

torsdag 23. februar 2012

Those eyes

This was in GIMP using the drag tool, (the thing that looks like a hand) and a couple of layers.

Also the shining part of the eyes is made by using the supernova tool, just with a very small size.

tirsdag 21. februar 2012

A step to step process

To draw the Modern nymph, I used Gimp.
The way I draw this, I make a layer for each of the step.

1. I begin with drawing circles for where the joints are. Then I draw the lines inbetween. I used the spray tool for this.

2. Use a stronger line tool for the next step. I tend to use the inkwell. Remember to make a new layer as you are supposed to draw over, and not directly on.

3. Draw the lines of clothes on top of the others.

4. Draw a jacket.

5. Fill in the blank colors. Try to not use the fill bucket, but instead use one of the other tools. The ink weel works quite nice for me.

6. Now for a certain trick. Duplicate color layer. Go to the menu called "Colors." Go to the "Light strength-contrast part. (Fourth from top.) Turn the contrast all down. You now have a gray part.

7. You can now use this layer to put in all the shading you find necessary.

8. Use "Lay-over" option in layer option on this particular. If you got the color layer beneath, you will now have a shaded woman.

9. I used one of the standard background you can find in GIMP. The brick wall. I only marked it and resized it so it would fit the background.

10. Go to a new layer. Use the airbrush with black and white to make some areas appear brighter and others appear darker.

11. Find your woman. Use "Drop Shadow" and experiment a bit around with it to get a good result. The "Drop shadow" is placed in a new layer and thus one can put it wherever you wish.

At last, do some minor fixes if one find anything wrong. Remember to use duplicate layers and seperate layers to make sure you get the right effects. We don't want anythig to be irreperable.

lørdag 18. februar 2012

Den Moderne Hulder / The Modern Nymph

The nymph, a creature usually found in northern mythology looks human but has traits that are not. The most recognizeable one is the cowtail.

Of course, as the modern age of man sets in, it is no longer easy to be a creature of mythology. Thus the creatures go into hiding.

One can spot the creature by their shadows when the angle of the light is just right.

In mythology, the nymph or "Huldra" as she is named in Norwegian, had quite the affinity for men. Whereas they would lure the men with them into the mountain halls whereas the men would never be seen again.

This particular one is named Gunniva and is just waiting for the right one to pass by.

(Made after a discussion with a friend called Sibon13.)

fredag 17. februar 2012

Dwarf derailing

Practically the logic end of every forum thread in existance. Horribly derailing and ending the whole thing in flames.

tirsdag 14. februar 2012

A dwarf

Here is a speedpainting of a dwarf. In the background is a tentacle, mostly due to the fact that there is a lot nasty things living underground.

I am talking about Dwarf Fortress here.

søndag 12. februar 2012

A snow filled mountain

I don't really have a lot to say about this picture except that I wanted to draw something today.

It was made after following this particular tutorial.

torsdag 9. februar 2012

The sun goddess descends

And she is not happy. The character is based on Fafnar from the game of Tibia. There she is the sun goddess, the daughter of an elder god and the element of fire.

Tibia belongs to CIPSoft.

This was made with the following tutorials:

onsdag 8. februar 2012

A picture of a frog prince

It is a general conception that frogs do not wear crowns. Most frogs are not royalty however.

mandag 6. februar 2012

A little thing about Dwarf Fortress

Dwarf Fortress is a game where one control dwarves. Now these dwarves have certain qualities.
1. They do whatever they are told as long as they have beer.
2. They are rather absentminded.

It has a interface based on 2-d rom above, whereas one can change the levels of depth. Now, the graphics aren't really amazing, as it uses the ASCII letters to the various creatures and items within game. (Though one can use graphic mods to see the characters differently.)

The interesting thing is however tha every character is described. Personality, looks, jobs, family and how they feel.

The best part of this game is the community though. They create amazing art and stories based on the games they play.

If the game sounds interesting, follow the link.

torsdag 2. februar 2012

Thursday update

Just an old picture of mine of an old building in the forest. It has been abandoned for a long time.

onsdag 1. februar 2012

Suggestions on what to draw?

If there is anything you`d like to see, feel free to write me a comment below. I can't say I will draw anything, but if there`s a particular situation or a particular creature that is interesting, write something to me.