How it's made: My Fresh daily doodle~ The finished version is here: [link]
I for one thought i won't finish it, so i saved a few steps. When i finished it, started retouching and i realized that i saved these for just-in-case moments.
I am not sure these will help you much, but it's how you must think: Sketch Block in Blend Refine
And to this, if you're working with a reference like me, i grayscale the reference image and take a GOOD look at it. I look at the values, the darkest, the brightest (and you'll be surprises, that not always you get it right, when viewing in colour) i look at the texture, i look, for example, at the dots on the apple: how are they actually made? they're this layer of dark dots, brighter lines over there, darker lines over here, and so on
About the brushes that i used, only the standard hard, round one. I did the sketch with 100% on 100% (opacity, flow) with just pen pressure to it's shape (other dynamics was turned of, ok!? ) Blocked in with the same setting as above, just varied the opacity to 96% Blending was done with an 83% opacity Refining, and some more smooth blending was done with the same settings as above, just that i set other dynamics to pen pressure. In no case have i messed with the spacing or others..that is all.
Here ya go folks, for the ones that asked me And now you have no excuse to try one of these babies too!!
Katrina!! I'm waiting for your apple!! YOU KNOW I AM~
This is the official application for the Borealis Region rp group. It's pretty straight-forward, personal section you just need to fill in properly. The info section is a free area for you to: write a blurb, list personality traits, additional drawing space, whatever you need. And then CLEARLY select trainer type so we know which category to sort the character.
DO NOTE the six pokéball silhouettes at the bottom of the info section. It would be preferred if you used the miniature pixel icons of your Pokémon (i.e., the little jumping icons you see in your party in-game), which you can right-click and save off Bulbapedia or if you need forme/gender specific ones you're better off getting them from Serebii by going into their dex entry. In the cases of shiny/minor color mods you can recolor it on your own or ask me personally, I don't mind.
The template is on a secondary layer so you're free to change the background of your app to personalize it as long as the information and character on it are visible. The main character reference should be a FULLBODY, no exceptions.
VETERAN TRAINERS will be the only applications with a Pokémon to start out with, NEW TRAINERS should be Pokémon-less. As a New Trainer, when you send in your application for review and a celestially destined starter is generated please add the icon to your application before submitting it to the gallery (you do not have to draw in your starter before submitting but if you want to you can).
This download includes: light version, dark version, transparent information tables. Here are links to the flattened files if you prefer that: sta.sh/273dvbeabbe
This is the written portion of the application, be sure to proofread and correct errors before submitting. DO NOT edit the core content like deleting sections of required information or refusing to answer; you may however add additional information as you see fit. It also doesn't have to be in this exact format if you want to make stylized choices, just be sure that it includes all of the info needed.
Name: Age: (10+) Birthdate: (We work on a 12-month calendar, also include zodiac [aries, taurus, scorpio, ect]) Gender: Hometown: (Can be from any location, canon or from Borealis) Occupation: (Doesn't have to be simple like 'trainer' or 'coordinator' nor singular, have fun with it) Type of Trainer: (New or Veteran) Favorite Type: (Only select one type) Least Favorite Type: (Only select one type) Personality: (A bullet list of traits are acceptable) History: (A bullet list of events are NOT acceptable) Inventory: (Items, Badges, ect of the likes that you've gained from events and so on. Be sure to link it with your entry for said event so that we can confirm you actual acquired said item.) Extra: (Can include just about anything that isn't mentioned)
Pokemon template is below (feel free at add more details like personality or appearance but refrain from getting rid of the core profile):
Nickname: Gender: Species: OT: (The original trainer; if a Celestially Destined starter please put 'Prof. Larix' if veteran trainer also mention it's your starter. if the pkmn was traded to you please list the character's name and the username of the character's player) Ability+Moves:
1. Vault-Boy(NOT the Pip Boy) 2. Enclave (As of FO3) 3. BoS Outcast (FO3) 4. Vault-Tec symbols 5. Brotherhood of Steel 6. New California Rangers (FO2) 7. BoS Paladin (FO3)
That was all the symbols I could find/think of... If you can think of/find any others I'd be happy to make a second set... I've been thinkign about doing a ton of Vault Boys... if I could find some good resolution images