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Re: lame lemec's drawings!

Posted: 15 Apr 2010, 16:46
by lemec
ZigOtto wrote:the In line connector's crossed-curves mapping is amazingly neat ! :)
The knurled grips on those plugs were drawn with the 'helix guide', which is meant for drawing helices and spirals. It's good for drawing spiral staircases, rifled cannon barrels, twisted rope, worm gears, as well as screw and bolt threads too.

Re: lame lemec's drawings!

Posted: 20 Apr 2010, 06:27
by lemec
As much as I like my freehand line smoother, it's nice to have the extra control of a bezier guide, so I made one.

Re: lame lemec's drawings!

Posted: 20 Apr 2010, 21:20
by lemec
Just yesterday, I created a bezier guide for my tablet driver hack - which means I can now get all the precision and control of a bezier line in a vector program into every brush stroke in a bitmap program.

So, here's the result of testing out that bezier guide for a hard circle brush. On the right is my reference (which I had to trace to get perfect linework for colouring later.) I think I'll soon modify my driver hack to make those same perfect helix spirals so I don't have to trace.

If you look really carefully, you can see that a drill bit is like two sharp chisels, twisted and forged together. Those sharp chisel-blades carve into the material while the spiral groove provides a space for the waste material to travel as the spinning chisels displace the shavings upwards.

It's really amazing when you consider how much thought goes into a well-designed drill bit, especially when it's made as a single moving part that is both mass-produced and practically disposable, costing only a few bucks to replace.

p.s. WACOM makes the best tablet hardware in the world but their software and drivers suck.

Re: lame lemec's drawings!

Posted: 24 Apr 2010, 06:33
by lemec
A couple of things for my graphic novel project

Re: lame lemec's drawings!

Posted: 06 May 2010, 18:44
by lemec
A material painting test -- figuring out how I'd like character hair to appear

Re: lame lemec's drawings!

Posted: 06 May 2010, 19:27
by Elodie
lemec wrote:A material painting test -- figuring out how I'd like character hair to appear
I'm sure that's not the truth : in fact you are going to ask for this haircut to your hairdresser :mrgreen:

Re: lame lemec's drawings!

Posted: 07 May 2010, 23:54
by lemec
Elodie wrote:
lemec wrote:A material painting test -- figuring out how I'd like character hair to appear
I'm sure that's not the truth : in fact you are going to ask for this haircut to your hairdresser :mrgreen:
hahaha or maybe these ones! :mrgreen:

Re: lame lemec's drawings!

Posted: 10 May 2010, 08:28
by Elodie
Sure, you should be really pretty :mrgreen:
Spoiler : New Mark's Haircut :
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Re: lame lemec's drawings!

Posted: 10 May 2010, 16:14
by lemec
oh snap. :shock:

Re: lame lemec's drawings!

Posted: 04 Aug 2010, 09:54
by lemec
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Re: lame lemec's drawings!

Posted: 08 Nov 2010, 23:53
by lemec
My first painting from life in monochromatic light.

1 hour, pen brush.

Re: lame lemec's drawings!

Posted: 10 Jul 2011, 17:28
by lemec
Here's some stuff that I made for gorilla artfare's artbook!
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Re: lame lemec's drawings!

Posted: 11 Jul 2011, 08:10
by Elodie
Wow, that's really great, congrats Mark ! =)

Re: lame lemec's drawings!

Posted: 11 Jul 2011, 18:08
by Jesoped
I most definitely agree with Elodie... Wow, wow and more wow! And I think I have written this numerous times about your work, but here it comes again - I absolutely love your use of light and colour, so inspiring - Excellent work! Thanks for sharing. : )







Kind regards,

Jesper Soelberg
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Re: lame lemec's drawings!

Posted: 19 Jul 2011, 12:15
by Fabrice
beautiful !! :D :D :D