Trying to learn mypaint - nice program, simple . .

Total mypaint beginner, so far, only made some custom brushes, made my own little ’ set ', on for sketches, and, one for art, this is how good I am, after one month, or so, of practice . . .

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Right now, trying to draw some greek myths, here Achilles . . .

I’ve tried other paint programs, mypaint appeals to me bec. it’s simple, fast, also, intuitive . . . It has complexity, but, it is sort-of hidden, to begin with, after some time, learned to customize brushes, and, made my own set, as well . . . :slight_smile:

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Right now, as total beginner, made these brushes, my own sort-of ’ set ’ . . .

I find mypaint appealing, bec. of it’s simplicity, also, it’s bit fast, to learn . . I wish to learn some good mypaint tricks, and, maybe to get bit critique, or, some advice, on how to paint or, maybe just use this neat program, thx . . . ! :slight_smile:

For me, mypaint is THE program, it’s still complex, and, ton to learn, I give program 10 / 10, and, hope to see more features, or code, it feels in sense, like progression from ms paint, that I’ve used, but, that finally could be used for pro - concepts, even illustrations . . My favorite paint program, right now, over time, if I had to move bec. of features, it’d be Clip Studio, or, perhaps autodesk sketchbook, however, mypaint hits all the right ideas, super - cool program, so, I hope to learn more about the program, also, get few hints, on how to paint bit better, using the program, and, also ask about limitations, I find in program, or, perhaps how to do stuff, thx . . . .

ps. Realize this might not be an ’ art - teaching ’ place, so, if not, won’t really ask for that, however, I’d like learn to make use of this program better, I wonder, can it do Rembrandt or, even say a Monet . . :slight_smile: thx . . .

Anyway, don’t need that much, do hope the program will get better features, my goal is to learn to make video - game concepts, early designs, and, bit illustration, for some cool projects, sort-of like Blizzard - stuff, classic video - game art, or design, so on . . . For that, I think mypaint can do most, of stuff, but, I need to learn program, and, how to make better art, IF possible . . . :slight_smile: thx . . .

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An example, I can only post ONE image in a post, this is last post, until I have new art-work, this is my goal, for learning art, sort-of this quality, or, style, it might take some time, not sure . . . :open_mouth:


source : Blizzard concept art . . :slight_smile:

Sort-of, classic or, iconic video - game art, hope to see other artists, and, get more ideas, or inspiration, etc . . . .

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Hope you can read my scrawlings :slight_smile:

Wow, good critique, I study . . .

ps. I should say, I don’t necessarily like Blizzard, just, the art they have made, sort-of vibrant, has a slight video - game, or, sort-of made on computer style, I’d like to one day learn, or, just classic computer - techniques, the brushes in mypaint are already what I need, sadly, to learn sketches, or, just good drawings, it takes some time, thx . . . :slight_smile:

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Uh, it takes some time, to explain . . . The character, ’ Achilles ', sort-of has straps, four, in front, from belt, and, four down back, from shoulders, and, has sort-of greek ’ robe ’ . . . This is an old drawing, I hope to make in mypaint, I used actually ms paint, sort-of straps . . . .

This is for my own version, of a Jedi knight, inspired by monks, also shaolin, it’s a combat - monk, or police - FBI monk, idea is it’ll be a future place . . . To explain ’ Achilles ', he also has those straps, it’s his ‘commander’ sort-of wear, problem is it’s somewhat difficult to draw . . . Also, in a way, he doesn’t wear anything, except sort-of shorts, or so, ie. no pants, sort-of he wears shorts, not long, idea is, when he fights, those straps sort-of 1. make it look ‘general’, and, 2. move in a neat way, giving him a warrior look, also, philosopher, poet and, a diplomat, so on . . . .

Anyway, that’s sort-of a monk design, I made, some time ago, for a ‘Star Wars’ title, also, plan to make some kick-boxer, perhaps Muay thai warriors, to learn drawing, etc . . Anyway, idea is, a ’ Hoplite ’ warrior leader, so, he also has a shield, in greek style, with 2 - 3 ’ v ’ markings on, problem is, it’s also quite a complex drawing, need good technique, it might be weird, but he sort-of wears swimming shorts, or, ’ tights ', that are blue, sort-of a classic greek hoplite, that’s, the idea . . . :slight_smile: #Achilles #greek #legend . .

I hope to make some cool drawings, of the monk, fighting, perhaps kicking, with straps moving realistically, sort-of combat monk, or, Jedi - stuff . . . . Atm, need to learn one thing, at a time, etc . . .

To begin with, I tried to get inspiration from various monks, now it’s just a ’ Jedi ’ monk, concept, and, design phase is done, goal was to make a ’ Jedi ’ knight, by mixing shaolin, bit christian, buddhist, etc . . . monks, best, as possible . . . :slight_smile:

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Quite interesting! I’m glad to see another guy coming to mypaint to do drawings and stuff! Keep up the great work!

Ok, here’s a picture, of how it was sort-of the idea . . .

I have a weird drawing technique, where I start with squares, or, triangles, to make a character, it looks a bit weird, sort-of my own ’ sketch ’ technique, lol . . .

Anyway, so to symbolize he’s a commander, he has those traps, they also look cool, when he’s fighting, make him a bit ’ camouflaged ', or, they lol, hide his moves, etc . .

Greek warrior - legend / hero, ’ Achilles ’ . . :slight_smile:

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Note, he also has four straps, down the back, they start from his shoulders, he sort-of wears speedos, or more like ’ tights ', sort-of classic greek warrior / philosopher, that’s idea . . .

Problem is, it’s quite difficult to draw, also, last he rides a white pegasus, and, has also greek weapons, that’s the plan, it’s for a video - game, need some good art, 2D stuff, for the cut-scenes, since, I can’t make that good 3D, atm . . . .

I won’t post 3D here, but, it was for a female character, learning to make heads, also ears, is just difficult . . Right now, my characters look good, from a sort-of ‘isometric’ title perspective, so, that’s what I can do . . . However, I need 2D art, for my game, also . . .

Note, Achilles will fight Echidna, greek ‘mother of all horrors, or demons’, made sketch, on my tablet . . . I was wondering, is there a mypaint, for say tablet, don’t know if a good idea, need a good sketch-paint-draw program, or app . .

Echidna . . .

Last, idea is the straps will look cool, sort-of trail behind him, when he’s flying, on the pegasus, also . . . .

So, he rides a white pegasus, and, when he flies, there are white clouds after him, and, bit fire, under hooves . . . His shield sort-of drips mist, or ’ vapor ', makes clouds, and, his spear, casts white lightning, sort-of lightning, of Zeus . . Problem, it’s a crazy difficult drawing, so, need to learn bunch, of stuff, etc . . .

Sorry, can’t post for some 12 hours, bec. am new user, so on . . .

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That’s kind of an interesting shape

Yeah, pretty cool design!

I like the monk outfit, not so sure about the speedos though. :slight_smile:

I wonder if those straps won’t have many of the same drawbacks as a cape…

Okay, I didn’t mean speedos, but, sort-of tights, under a greek robe, sort-of philosopher - warrior . . .

Sort-of, doesn’t wear too much clothes, sort-of, almost, like gladiators, or, perhaps thinking Hoplites . . .

Also, yea, capes . . My thinking was, it was the sort-of ’ officer ’ uniform, and, for fighting might wear something else, but, since it’s for a 2.5D video - game, won’t have to care that much, not sure how it’s gonna work, idea was to, make a ’ Hoplite ’ commander, so on . . .

Anyway, that’s the idea . . .

Hope you don’t take my comments too seriously!

As I said before, it is a pretty cool design. I do think that in reality, the straps would have to be shorter. Otherwise it’s a near certainty that he would step on them while fighting and fall over. But in your universe the straps may not be so uncooperative! :wink:

Yea, been thinking that, it’s just a cool design, problem is, it’s also quite difficult to draw, esp. in movement, or, say when crouching, and, some of the straps, touch the ground or, sort-of when jumping, or, even flying . . .

I guess, it’s one of those ’ fiction ’ sort-of costumes, so on . . .

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Made a 3D model, want to learn concept - art, using mypaint . . .

charlesmercyhilllamb (@charlesmercyhilllamb) - Sketchfab . .

Need 2D - skills, etc . . . .

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I think you should go for much simpler stuff, if you think you’re at the beginning of learning how to work for the gaming industry (literally, a “pro”). My suggestion is: downsize things, even thoughts. Keep the idols as references, but remind that any failed ambition is an endless delusion so draw for your pleasure not to reach that “awesomeness” everybody strives so hard to find… just to find themselves stuck in a boring 13h job making concepts someboy else, (much less talented in most cases), has commanded them to make. That makes the difference between real inspiration and just… survival or success depending on the paycheck, you know. I mean, no matter how cool they look… remind all those beautiful works are professional works: who made them was paid (and they spent decades before reaching that level, unless they’re “Mozarts”) so if you ever want to become a “pro” (but I am not so discard this suggestion if you like) just think like “would anyone pay for these?” or “who would pay for these?”. And if they’re not paid, it’s just ordinary vanity (no matter the extraordinary results). Also ethics are important: do you really want to contribute to the mental slavery of millions of teenagers stuck in their screens, literally addicted to a software, instead of going out… looking for a real job… living, you know (but this is just a stingy reference to Blizzard entertainment and/or any other dev team that makes endless longevity games… some people I know got really hooked on their stuff, that’s why of my concern). :smiley:

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I agree, sitting clicking Blizzard stuff, is not healthy, they made some type, of cocaine . . Click-click, now you’re stronger, money is easy, be a ’ hero ', endless quest, each one, defeat an epic, or, gratification . . .

I was addicted to Diablo, skipped school, ended hurting my grades, and life . . .

Big companies don’t care, if they get a massive succes, customer experience is secondary, and, if some people get hurt, to a big business, esp. capitalist, that’s just a ’ good ’ thing . . #modernworld . . .

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