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Apr Unit 0503 by shinypants Apr Unit 0503 by shinypants
alchemy sketch, taken into ps, rendered in greyscale, colour balanced, overlayed colour, and then texture dropped in for the bg and the armour.

I've left in the artifacts from teh original alchemy sketch. i wasnt really going for something uber rendered or anything but this came out and im pretty happy with it. first major piece in a while
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:iconmattheath76:
mattheath76 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so awesome!
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shinypants Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Gromitooth Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it, but I'd love to know, what odes Alchemy Sketch mean?
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shinypants Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Alchemy is a free drawing program that is more about exploring shapes through random generation. you should look it up. Its hard to use but it really stretches you
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X-Ray0128 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
That is one impressive looking.. piece of equipment. Sweet design awesome art
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shinypants Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
cheers man
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Jovha Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
the process is so cool and that char brutal, great work man
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shinypants Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
heh cheers man. glad you got something out of it
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Jovha Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
just keep on rocking loco
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FinalAbhaya Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
**gasp** you started this in Alchemy? niiice
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shinypants Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
yeah heres a quick rundown on how i did it too: [link]
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FinalAbhaya Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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shinypants Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
np :D
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winkla12 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
excuse my language but that IS FUCKING AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!
the texture of the art and the lighting it is just great
you are officially awesome KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!
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shinypants Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
haha cheers man :D
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ecco666 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Student Interface Designer
awsome !!!
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shinypants Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
heh cheers
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Jeris82 Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Do you know how to make custom pull shapes for alchemy? Great work here man, love it. Im really getting into this style myself.
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shinypants Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
basically you need to make vector shapes (reasonably simple ones i think) and then output them to a pdf and put them in one of the directories in the alchemy shapes folder.

I used alchemy originally to create my own. I had to clean them up extensively in Illustrator first though.
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Jeris82 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Ah thanks, I see. I dont have illustrator right now which sucks ><
I try to save as a pdf in photoshop but that doesnt work. I have inkscape but not familair with it. I can make them in alchemy itself like you said but, like you said as well, they will need a lot of cleaning.

When you made/make your shapes, are they in perspective at all? You said simple, so i am assuming no.

Thanks for the thoughtful reply, I dont get many lol. I appreciate it.

Your work is great man, really love it.
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shinypants Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i think the essence of the pull shape is the overlapping nature when you combine several shapes together. So i guess you'd have to use your imagination afterwards for perspective and cleaning up etc (by cleaning i mean simplifying). You can however create like small shapes and export them individually from alchemy and use them for pull shapes. All im saying is that if you create some cool picture with alchemy and want to use it as a pull shape it will probably kill alchemy because it will contain several thousand onbjects which it will try import. thats my understanding of it anyway.

and thanks again man. im not great. i appreciate the encouragement though.
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Jeris82 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yea I learned that the hard way like a half an hour ago lol. I made some simple one page mirrored shapes that seem to be working very well. I was worried I would need to re install illustrator.

Ill post them up in a bit. Theyre not great but, its a very useful and easy way to make alchemy work for you how you want it to.

The different shade method I can see working a bit too. Darker towards the back, or under and working forward getting lighter. Thats a basic approach I guess. I wont get involved with directional light sources too much with such an unpredictable method I think..... Like working top to bottom dark to light for example. That may be more difficult......I THINK......

Keep it up man, get some new shit up too, you have a lot of potential if you arent utilizing your abilities already, as far as the "Industry" goes IMO. Though I know very little myself, just based off of your work compared to other "Professionals".
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shinypants Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
well im always trying to do as much as i can art wise. life gets in the way sometimes.
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Jeris82 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yea tell me about it. I'm in the academy of art right now. Learning a lot thankfully.

Whats your area of interest regarding a career involved in art? Any specific areas?
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shinypants Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
uh probably just about anywhere that they'd take me i think :D

I'm working with a friend at the moment on our own iphone games and that is just a buttload of fun really. I get to be as creative as possible. I can kind of do a bit of everything but im not really a master of any of them unfortunately. Im getting a whole lot more into the painting and drawing as you can see. I'm finding that its helping me stacks because its filtering through my whole design process which is really cool.

I really love looking at mood sketches and story board stuff. I seem to be facinated with mecha and armour too. I'm just working my round to creating them both in the same drawings.

How bout you?
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ahmadiftikhar Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome ! love to model it in 3d :D
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shinypants Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
heh go for it :D would love to see it myself!
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ahmadiftikhar Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i would love to. if u can give me the front side and back view i can work on it :)
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shinypants Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
hah here in lies the problem :D this just came out of a quick couple of hours session. Wasnt a planned character.
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ahmadiftikhar Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
dam ! :D
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shinypants Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
well you could always just make a bust out of it... use your imagination to fill in the blanks perhaps
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ahmadiftikhar Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
yup.. thinking abt it :D
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IamLD Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
nice semi religious reference
it subtly adds a deeper level of depth
and I think thats great
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shinypants Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
im not sure i get what you mean by semi religious reference... can you explain what you mean?
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IamLD Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
its only a slight thing
on the helmet the shading seems to resemble a cross, but its probably just me
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shinypants Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I cant really see it personally but thats ok. not that i would be adverse to putting anything like that in there. I think if i were to do it intentionally it wouldnt be as subtle as it is. As it is its most likely a product of the mirror effect from alchemy
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IamLD Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
I guess ur right
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murilocassel Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
wow
nice work
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shinypants Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :D
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murilocassel Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
you are very good artist
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shinypants Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
ha thanks :D im still learning heaps... so i appreciate the encouragement
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murilocassel Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
you are so masterful!!! XD
one day I will be so good than you end others!!

thanks
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Ton-K300 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Excellent! ;)
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shinypants Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
why thanks sir! :D
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Ton-K300 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
You're most welcome! ;)
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Really nice concept! Love the texture work in this - and the fact you've left a bit of the original alchemy rough showing through is a nice touch!
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shinypants Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
cheers man :D i think if i had of tightened the sketch and gotten rid of the initial sketch i probably would have ruined it. best i think if i keep it loose.
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Exactly what my art teacher used to tell us - sometimes keeping the sketch looking loose has more of an impact than a highly finished piece! :)
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the-infinite-opi Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
absolutely wicked !!!
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shinypants Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
cheers man :D appreciate it. Cheers for the watch too :salute:
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