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Re: Fan Art

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:13 am
by Neoslive
Much appreciated!

here's another dragon piece


Re: Fan Art

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:50 pm
by Sserpenthraxus
Wow, I love it! The shape of the dragon’s head is perfect and I love the tension in the Rynn vs. Werokh piece.

Here’s a dragon drawing Ramoth14 gave to me years ago, when we were playing Drakan:

paint effect

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:26 pm
by cieply
I've just noticed your work @ ... 726#p31403 and have to say I admire it a lot. How do you make this watercolour/paint effect on picture? The reason I'm asking is I wanted to use something like that to change ordinary photo into similar kind of painting.

Re: Fan Art

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:52 am
by Mechanist
This is not new content by any means, but it still might be of use to someone:

I took the OOTF promotional poster, and edited it down to a wallpaper form.
Whitespace trimmed out, rescaled, and also mildly color corrected. (is it just me, or does the original look kinda faded, or washed out?)

Here, have a JPEG, whittled down to fit within the attachment size limit.
(In PNG format it's over 2.6MB, even with max compression, but the quality is noticeably better than in this JPEG)

Re: Fan Art

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:25 pm
by Arokhs Twin
It's definitely an improvement but it looks a little dark; the original does look washed out but that was due to the scanner used.

Here's another edited version viewtopic.php?f=20&t=4010

Re: Fan Art

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:13 pm
by Mechanist
Eh, it's a matter of preference. A similar point was raised in the HD texture pack thread.
I find that version you linked a bit too bright and colorful.
You say its dark, but why should it be particularly bright? The scene's composition doesn't seem to suggest that; seems like it's supposed to be nighttime?

Do keep in mind that I'm a mechanic, not a graphic artist (but I do know my graphical editing tools - even if only just enough to be dangerous :)).
Also I've never seen the original, so I don't have anything to compare it to.

Re: Fan Art

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:27 pm
by Arokhs Twin
Good point. I did see that promo image on ebay a long time back. Wish I could have bought it but it was in the US and the seller wouldn't ship abroad.

Re: Fan Art

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 7:32 pm
by Mechanist
Mechanist wrote: Also I've never seen the original, so I don't have anything to compare it to.
I take that back... all along, there was a cropped version of this in the official Patch 445 installer!
So I have instead done my best to make my new version match that one as closely as possible. Also fixed the faded borders while I was at it.

On a related note, I came across this just now.