• Creative Work Megathread: Post Your Arts
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Working on a new picture: [thumb]https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/AlleyFight_resize2.png?_subject_uid=31745825&w=AAA1AgEKV7SfT7XivXoL1oJ6o9tM2X3cQ04R2YWGXFYcQA[/thumb] (also I'm working on two different monitors, but I'm not sure which one of them is the most correct color wise. Does the picture seem warm or cool to you?)
Would creative writing also be accepted?
Yeah, a few people have posted creative writing and poems and prose and shit in the last iteration of this thread.
[QUOTE=kirederf7;46934108]Okay guys, I really liked the grunge but this one fits the concept more. [IMG]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/49828537/paints/printfinal.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] Maybe it's just me, but can't even focus my eyes on anything because of these stripes.
[img]http://i.imgur.com/Ae7PkmS.png[/img] Here, have a recipe (in the loosest sense of the word) in comic form. Try it, it's great
[QUOTE=antianan;46939802]Maybe it's just me, but can't even focus my eyes on anything because of these stripes.[/QUOTE] Weird, I have no problem with it. Does anyone else here have the same problem?
[QUOTE=kirederf7;46939974]Weird, I have no problem with it. Does anyone else here have the same problem?[/QUOTE] I have a cataract in my main eye and it seems fine to me. Anti, you might have an eye problem.
[QUOTE=Penultimate;46941068]I have a cataract in my main eye and it seems fine to me. Anti, you might have an eye problem.[/QUOTE] Well, maybe, but i doubt that. I have a pretty good vision (which is surprising considering how much time i spend staring at screens). The problem is not that i can't focus my eyes at all, it's more like these stripes make my glance slide away along them to the very edge of the picture.
[t]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/32719274/smaller.jpg[/t] revisiting this dude here. uuhhh. hows the colors like? too much? many? bad pallette? anything is welcome
[QUOTE=antianan;46941199]Well, maybe, but i doubt that. I have a pretty good vision (which is surprising considering how much time i spend staring at screens). The problem is not that i can't focus my eyes at all, it's more like these stripes make my glance slide away along them to the very edge of the picture.[/QUOTE] My issue is more that the contrast between the pink/red triangle and the darker background is way stronger than any other contrast in the picture, so when you're trying to focus on Neil Armskellington the eye keeps getting drawn outwards to the bright triangle [editline]16th January 2015[/editline] [QUOTE=Svinnik;46939691]Would creative writing also be accepted?[/QUOTE] You can, but from experience it won't get as much attention as images, which is a shame because there have been some great text pieces posted here.
[QUOTE=antianan;46941199]Well, maybe, but i doubt that. I have a pretty good vision (which is surprising considering how much time i spend staring at screens). The problem is not that i can't focus my eyes at all, it's more like these stripes make my glance slide away along them to the very edge of the picture.[/QUOTE] Ah, okay. I kinda see what you mean. They could be a little more faint, or maybe remove the stripes over the skeleton guy? Or something. I don't know.
[QUOTE=Maloof?;46941223]My issue is more that the contrast between the pink/red triangle and the darker background is way stronger than any other contrast in the picture, so when you're trying to focus on Neil Armskellington the eye keeps getting drawn outwards to the bright triangle [editline]16th January 2015[/editline] You can, but from experience it won't get as much attention as images, which is a shame because there have been some great text pieces posted here.[/QUOTE] i try to give criticism to most creative writing pieces
[QUOTE=antianan;46941199]Well, maybe, but i doubt that. I have a pretty good vision (which is surprising considering how much time i spend staring at screens). The problem is not that i can't focus my eyes at all, it's more like these stripes make my glance slide away along them to the very edge of the picture.[/QUOTE] This is a symptom of Venetian Blindness, you should go to a doctor to get tested.
[QUOTE=Krinkels;46941342]This is a symptom of Venetian Blindness, you should go to a doctor to get tested.[/QUOTE] Well shit. It's on my top priority list now. Can't find any description of this disorder though. Is this it's actual name? edit: Wait, i'm looking at this picture right now and it looks fine to me. Wtf really.
[QUOTE=antianan;46941409] Wait, i'm looking at this picture right now and it looks fine to me. Wtf really.[/QUOTE] this is a symptom of mongolian lunacy, you have three days to live
oh you
[QUOTE=Headcrab54;46923851]Messing with scribbles [img]https://41.media.tumblr.com/3485a6ebfe7dbb69a41920e1376f9a4c/tumblr_ni4zurSeNf1qd5eico1_500.png[/img] [img]https://40.media.tumblr.com/1e3b0fd608bb067a2b676cf40bcce349/tumblr_ni4zurSeNf1qd5eico2_500.png[/img][/QUOTE] cool! [QUOTE=kirederf7;46934108]Okay guys, I really liked the grunge but this one fits the concept more. Final: [IMG]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/49828537/paints/printfinal.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] this is nicely executed but tbh (and no offense) it looks a little too much like all the other Neon Retro 80s Nightforce Drive Techno looking things that have been very prominent lately (and a bit overdone..) [editline]15th January 2015[/editline] western up north. [img]http://40.media.tumblr.com/4978162f34b5808cb4dac4c748cc6e63/tumblr_nhyzj5NwuP1rjj02zo1_1280.png[/img]
So, I made myself a book cover for my story. I'd like some tips on how to improve it. The picture itself... I'm proud of it, but it could be better. It was taken with a cellphone (yeah, I know) but I would like some advice on it anyway, if possible. -snip far too big- Anyone remember how to do thumbnails?
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[QUOTE=Bynine;46939808][img]http://i.imgur.com/Ae7PkmS.png[/img] Here, have a recipe (in the loosest sense of the word) in comic form. Try it, it's great[/QUOTE] wait how does this work if you put cocoa powder in hot water you just get water with cocoa powder in it, right? you need sugar in addition to the cocoa and also milk instead of water if you want to make hot chocolate i don't get it
Okay, second try. So, the cover needs work, looking for C&C on it (if I should mess with the text or even just hire an artist to make me an actual one). [t]http://i.imgur.com/hO96YgU.png[/t]
Is it being self published or are you sending it to a publisher? If you're self publishing, hire an artist. It's essential to get somebody with training in design when it comes to these things - there are so many things that need to be thought about and considered when it comes to a design. People will always judge a book on its cover! If you're sending it to publishing houses, they'll organise the cover art themselves, so don't worry about it at this point.
[QUOTE=Maloof?;46942721]Is it being self published or are you sending it to a publisher? If you're self publishing, hire an artist. It's essential to get somebody with training in design when it comes to these things - there are so many things that need to be thought about and considered when it comes to a design. People will always judge a book on its cover! If you're sending it to publishing houses, they'll organise the cover art themselves, so don't worry about it at this point.[/QUOTE] I'm self-publishing through a website...? It's hard to explain. Essentially, it's a website with a whole bunch of people doing the same. But honestly, I think I just need to do that. I like the photo, but I have no designing skills.
[QUOTE=Eric95;46942043]wait how does this work if you put cocoa powder in hot water you just get water with cocoa powder in it, right? you need sugar in addition to the cocoa and also milk instead of water if you want to make hot chocolate i don't get it[/QUOTE] This magical invention called instant hot chocolate.
[QUOTE=Bynine;46939808][img]http://i.imgur.com/Ae7PkmS.png[/img] Here, have a recipe (in the loosest sense of the word) in comic form. Try it, it's great[/QUOTE] her eyelids being down partially makes her look tired/stoned
[QUOTE=Eric95;46942043]wait how does this work if you put cocoa powder in hot water you just get water with cocoa powder in it, right? you need sugar in addition to the cocoa and also milk instead of water if you want to make hot chocolate i don't get it[/QUOTE] I should have specified; cocoa [I]mix[/I]. I have no idea how it'd taste if you just put in straight up ground cocoa beans I make my hot cocoa with water, not milk though [QUOTE=kaine123;46942935]her eyelids being down partially makes her look tired/stoned[/QUOTE] I was going for a Sucy-from-Little-Witch-Academia vibe but after hearing this from two different sources I think I'll change her design up, thanks
[img]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/67144542/Drawings/2015/40_Jan15_WHOSFUCKINGCHILDISTHIS.png[/img] WHOSE FUCKING CHILD IS THIS
[QUOTE=Penultimate;46942690]Okay, second try. So, the cover needs work, looking for C&C on it (if I should mess with the text or even just hire an artist to make me an actual one). [t]http://i.imgur.com/hO96YgU.png[/t][/QUOTE] I have an ex from when I was maybe 15 or 16 called Sarah Kelly, I hope you're not her lmao
[QUOTE=Penultimate;46942690]Okay, second try. So, the cover needs work, looking for C&C on it (if I should mess with the text or even just hire an artist to make me an actual one). [t]http://i.imgur.com/hO96YgU.png[/t][/QUOTE] [URL]http://www.ted.com/talks/chip_kidd_designing_books_is_no_laughing_matter_ok_it_is[/URL] Here is a nice TED talk by a book cover designer talking about his thought process a bit. I can't really say a whole lot about the book cover since I don't know what the book is about at all. All I can really say is: Image: Is this image relevant at all to the content? Or are you just using it because you "like it" Typography: Could pretty much be completely redone, look into typography basics like tracking kerning and leading. Font choice could be a lot better too, and the text itself seems to be aliased. Also the left margins are a bit small (specifically the left one) You might also want to check out the graphic design thread for more specific design-based critique. (It has actual career graphic designers in it too): [URL]http://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1446558[/URL] [editline]15th January 2015[/editline] [QUOTE=draugur;46942889]This magical invention called instant hot chocolate.[/QUOTE] Which is great to put in coffee. Haven't tried it in tea though. Could be interesting.
[QUOTE=Bynine;46943754]I should have specified; cocoa [I]mix[/I]. I have no idea how it'd taste if you just put in straight up ground cocoa beans I make my hot cocoa with water, not milk though[/QUOTE] Oh, that's different. Also the only reason you can make it with water instead of milk is that american hot chocolate mix has powdered milk in it nvm who cares this isn't art related
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