FrankenGundam Guide for PShopFrankenGundam Guide for PShop8 years ago in Other More Like This
This guide assumes you have a working program that is similar in function to Photoshop 5.5. I hear Gimp works almost as well, but Ive never tried it.
Step 1: Finding Parts
In order to make a Franken-Gundam, you need parts. To get parts, you need lineart. You can find lineart all over the internet, but most likely the best source is http://www.mahq.net since it contains lineart for over a dozen franchises and multiple series within those franchises. If youre looking for lineart for the various animated Gundam shows, http://www.gundamofficial.com is slightly better in that the lineart is cleaner though there isnt as much. Regardless of where you get your lineart, make sure it has either a white or a near-white background for the next step. Once youve selected a lineart image that you want to rip parts from, copy and paste it into your program. Make a new window if you have to.
Step 2A: Cleaning Up Colored Lineart
If the lineart you picked is colored,
Teaching yourself to draw [Part 1: Stylizing]Practice, they say. So you go and draw more, right? Sounds easy! A few months later, and look - you're better at drawing. Cats. Or dragons. Or whatever your poison of choice happens to be.Teaching yourself to draw [Part 1: Stylizing]3 years ago in Other More Like This
But now you want to draw something else.
So you start alllll over again. Great.
The problem with all those guides floating around (you know the kind; the title is 'Magic tip to become an awesome artist," and there's a clickthrough, and it says something along the lines of 'draw more.') is that they're missing something very essential that people who got a great art education to start with never had a problem with. Most of the young/new artists out there who are having problems learning to draw (I'm still a new artist myself; but I think I've got the learning part down now - otherwise I wouldn't bother writing this...) are approaching things from a strange direction; they're learning from observing Manga or MLP or other people's art, but they want to draw other stuff too. Unfortunately, a lot of them