Nishi
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Comments & Critique
Written by Nishi on Aug 8, 2004
I only really have one program that allows resizings to come out smooth, and it's not really meant for that, so I don't think I'd really try it that way until I have something a bit more fit for that sort of stuff. ^^; Your way seems interesting though, and it works too, and that's a lot of what counts. :3

Indeed, shirts with pictures might not be all that hip, and sometimes not as comfortable... but there're always coffee mugs, right? That'd be fun... though I may not end up using it much... perhaps a puzzle would be a funner (Though I'd be stuck on it for quite some time, even if I did the drawing myself @.@). Ooh, so that's what people can do with puzzles when they're done... At least for certain types I suppose. ^^; That sounds mighty nifty as well. ^^
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Tobias
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Aug 10, 2004 
Meep, yup .. but one can just see on your drawings that you don't resize, since .. well, the fine lines are exactly one pixel, without blurring or anything, so I guess these are pretty different styles - yet I like both a lot, because on yours you can see the effort and the details very well, even more than on mine - plus your style has changed a lot - especially looking at the first drawings you showed us, you have sure gone a long way - even if they always were cute with some interesting perspectives in the first place *nodnods*

Meh, my sister did that with the 1000-pieces-puzzle @.@ .. I could never do such a big puzzle either ^^; Naw .. I think shirts are more made for logos or such, than for pictures .. but coffee mugs are a nice idea too ^-^ Hehe, imagine, putting Nishi on a monday-morning-coffee-mug *chuckles*
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Nishi
Aug 11, 2004 
Eep, the details in mine might be noticeable from looking at the picture since that's all there is to it, but you usually have those preview boxes of the actual size that show us more detail than we thought there was, and those are always fun to look at. ^^ You're style's changed a bit too in a way, especially with your character. With yoshies there isn't much you can change, except for getting the anatomy down or creating your own style for it, but with other animal creatures where you can do whatever you want with them, the design can always change a lot. From your earlier pictures (Which look really neat, btw ^^) it seems that Tobias' gone from a lot of different looks with his fur, facial structure, and his hair too. I ramble too much, but yeah, changes like that are fun to notice and you've gone a long way yourself. :3

Woah, that's impressive, but it does sound like it has a fun result. A coffee mug'd witha friendly looking character would be nice to wake up to, but maybe I'd make Nishi more cheerful if I were to do so (Or I could just use a friendlier looking character instead), that way it'd be more pleasant to wake up to. A Tobias coffee mug would be a super way to start off each week though, yahoo. :P
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Tobias
Aug 13, 2004 
well, I see where you're coming from, but actually the details are always visible, they're just a little hard to notice unless you look at those preview boxes .. and it's the same with your drawings - some details on your drawing are just the size of a few pixels, so one must take a closer look to see them, it's the same with my drawings. Hehe, actually I sometimes even use the magnifier tool when looking at your pictures because it makes the details easier to see ;P Oh, and you did change Yoshi's style, yours are a lot taller and look more teenager-like than the Nintendo-Yoshies (even though yours were like that at the beginning) .. and also, you have a raccoon character too, so there's plenty of room for changes ^-^
thanks, yup, Tobias sure looks different to what he was like before, but I think he looks better now .. meep, looking at my old drawings, many of them were ugly, and yet at the time I drew them I couldn't really find any flaws ^^ probably, in a year when I look at my art today I'll say the same, but it's good thing, since it shows we're improving *nodnods*

hehe, that, or you could make a coffee mug just for the folk who gets up at monday mornings being all moody and stuff ;P and of course you could include a happy looking Nishi too, so you have a coffee mug for whatever mood you're in (or put a friendly looking Nishi on one side, and the more moody and loner-like Nishi on the other side) *giggles*
Hehe, I could put Tobias sleeping on a coffee mug ;P the way of starting an .. ermm .. long and boring school day X3
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Nishi
Aug 13, 2004 
I know, didn't mean to make it sound like they didn't... I meant really little details that aren't too easy to notice without the boxes (But some people probhably have a good enough eye/screen to notice them) like the white seeds on the strawberry in the birthday picture you did not too long ago. Other details you do are quite noticable even with the resizing though, I assure you that. ^^; I guess I work too close to the picture for the majority of the time spent on them that I don't notice how small or hard to see some details may be... I'll have to try and moderate things like that and make them easier to view. ^^ Thanks, and yep, that's the fun part about having characters that are your own, there aren't many limits, I'd say. :3

I think Toby looked cute back then as well, but in a bit more of a scruffy kind of way, if I put that right. ^^; Now you have his fur organized into small groupings and such, he has the lighter coat of fur on him now, and things like that which look quite nice on him. I'd guess older art usually seems worse, but it does have a classic feel to it that's always refreshing and reminds you how far you've gone as an artist. That's always inspirational to myself at least. But indeed, all you said was right as well. :3

Lol, that may be fun. Having all those different kind of moods on there, some to cheer you up, or be there to fit your mood, or just to have a funny looking cup and what-not. ^^ Hurrah for a Toby-mug, reminding us of the lovely option of dozing off during class, perhaps. :)
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Tobias
Aug 14, 2004 
Yup, I know what you mean, but the point is, it's just the same for your drawings. Those who just take a quick look, roughly get what's going on, but for those wanting to take a second, closer look, there are plenty of details and such to discover .. it's a good thing, really .. if someone loves your art, you give them .. like .. more to look at ^-^ I work pretty close to the picture too, only at the beginning I roughly flat colour the areas, then I already go to shading and adding details. Yush, that's pretty much the best thing, seeing that you actually get better and that you can try your hand at more difficult drawings, so you can almost draw them the way you imagined them to be at the beginning (or even exceed that, so they turn out better? ^^; )

hehe, what should I say? You're right on this too, after all, they are your drawings and that's how you drew back then .. so they still have a special meaning to them .. Tobias looked .. well .. different, but that's what he looked like one year ago =3 (same goes for Nishi, of course, being a lot smaller and more looking like .. well, he was much smaller. Nishi looks very teenager-like now ^-^

meep, dozing of in class is bad, when your teacher wakes you up again *giggles* meh, it happened already, that was embarassing ^^; Well, you could put a different mood on each of your drawings, and then, in the morning, you simply pick out one of the cupboard without looking and see what mood you got (and if it fits your current mood) .. or, if you're moody, you could already choose the fitting cup X3
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Nishi
Aug 17, 2004 
Exactly, that's what's so fun bout having friends who really take a lot of time on there art and all that, you get to notice a lot more detail than other people may, and it can actually be kinda fun discovering it all. :3 Indeed, that's the right way to go with art, going from top to bottum... but more like, going from less detail to more detail. ^^; Yup yup, having things turned out much better than you expected is a really good feeling, you can kind of end up surprising yourself sometimes if you're not careful (Or maybe if you're really careful? Not sure...). :P

Indeed, even when the old pictures end up looking not-so-great, they'll still always have a certain value to the artist. Tobias's aslways looked cool though, and always seemed to have proper anatomy and everything set back then too... where as I was just learning about all that and trying to do it the right way. ^^; Nice to know he looks a bit more mature now, thanks. Tobias looks like he's grown more fur and it's gained more color to it since back then, so kinda like he's maturing in his own way too. :)

I haven't got caught sleeping in my classes yet, but my teachers guessed I did anyways since my hair was long enough to cover up my eyes, so that I could get away with it if I wanted... But I usually paid attention and they thought that anyways. :( Ah well. :P Lol, that'd be fun, just getting like a random surprise at the start of the day (So long as you dont remember which ones are in the wash). And almost any cup would help fit or help improve a moody attitude, so that'd be pretty neat. :3
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Tobias
Aug 23, 2004 
Yush, that's always a great thing, and it makes it easier to comment on a picture with much detail too, you know? On really bare pictures, I often don't know what I should comment about (since I don't want to sound like I'm repeating colour suggestions and such all the time - those are mostly personal preferences). Hehe, and with many details, a picture doesn't get old too fast .. you can take a second, closer look, and maybe discover something you didn't see before - who knows?
Yup, very often one can surprise oneself with new techniques how good they work, but very often, if then after a few months of practicing you look back on how you started with the technique, it will be .. well, old news for you already ;P

I know .. it's still something you drew, right? everyone has to start *somewhere*, so old drawings are just part of your history as well. Well, your anatomy never really looked too off in first place, but you still have come a long way with it, it looks a lot more 'skilled' than before, you know what I mean? ^^ Hehe, yes, that was one of my biggest flaws of my old shading technique .. my pictures came out really pale and .. well .. just yucky X.x I'm glad I changed it though, even though it's slightly more time consuming to do, the colours seem to come out a bit better this way ^-^

Hmm, I'm sure, if they actually went to check whether you pay attention, they would notice pretty fast you do .. like, a certain teacher always thought I wasn't caring .. and then I got a 'surprise exam', twice in a row in her class .. but I did well, and now she rarely checks me ^-^
I never remember in which order I put the mugs in, so it would be a surprise for me, no doubt .. and well, yes, if all are in the dishwasher already, the last remaining one wouldn't be a big surprise, unless you forgot about the ones in the dishwasher X3.
By the way, you're a subscriber, right? Did you read the hot topic about the basic prints program? That might be something worth looking at, ne? ^-^
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