Off The Cuff..........Comic Renders

tinneybryantinneybryan Posts: 0
edited March 2014 in Art Studio

Ok, I made this up on the fly, to see if i could get certain textures and shaders to render out and have that comic book "feel".

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  • SylvanSylvan Posts: 2,584
    edited December 1969

    I think it worked out pretty well!
    Really looked like it's inked.
    What shaders did you use?
    And what software did you use for the text balloons?

  • tinneybryantinneybryan Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    I have been trying to use really flat or dull plastic type of shaders, except in this case i was playing with camo.
    Then into photoshop to dial a couple things up or down....light, contrast, polarize.
    a few lines were added by hand with the mouse ( I was trying to stay away from using the wacom tablet.)

    for word balloons I have these pre-made as .jpg or .png and cut and drag in photoshop then stroke them with an outline color.
    you really dont need that many styles of balloons as you can morph them into what ever shape you want.

  • SylvanSylvan Posts: 2,584
    edited December 1969

    It worked out pretty well.
    Nice to see that you don't need lots of tools.
    Art is in the hand of the artist!

  • tinneybryantinneybryan Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Comics are my first love, 3D second.
    I normally dont do Comics in this manner.
    But If I can get DAZ to do 90% of the work before Photoshop, It makes it a funner experience.

    I'm still having trouble with Cameras and Lighting, Its really starting to aggravate me.


    Heres another one, Mostly DAZ with a sprinkle of Photoshop.

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  • Three WishesThree Wishes Posts: 466
    edited December 1969

    Comics are my first love, 3D second.
    I normally dont do Comics in this manner.
    But If I can get DAZ to do 90% of the work before Photoshop, It makes it a funner experience.

    I'm still having trouble with Cameras and Lighting, Its really starting to aggravate me.


    Heres another one, Mostly DAZ with a sprinkle of Photoshop.

    That's a terrific style, very vivid without breaking out of "Comic book" territory into "3D render."

  • tinneybryantinneybryan Posts: 0
    edited February 2014

    Thanks for the comments guys, I guess that means I'm on the right track.

    This next example is how I normally do it. scene built in DAZ exported without textures, Field of view, Frames and lights and shadows in another program. Then......Imported into Photoshop ......sometimes Illustrator ....whew!

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  • FirstBastionFirstBastion Posts: 5,325
    edited December 1969

    I have been trying to use really flat or dull plastic type of shaders, except in this case i was playing with camo.
    Then into photoshop to dial a couple things up or down....light, contrast, polarize.
    a few lines were added by hand with the mouse ( I was trying to stay away from using the wacom tablet.)

    I think you've hit the sweet spot in "comicbook" style with your colorization and inking technique. A little tutorial on your ps dial spins would be very welcomed. The art looks good!

  • mobiusdesignsmobiusdesigns Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Very nice. Love people who experiment like this.

  • tinneybryantinneybryan Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Ok... I have put together a little TUT for you guys.

    HAVE FUN. I will post some more before and afters.

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  • JaderailJaderail Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    That is so kind of you. Thank you very much.

  • tinneybryantinneybryan Posts: 0
    edited February 2014

    You are very Welcome.

    please pardon my gramm0r and splelling
    as I'am " hopped up " on coffee and early easter candy. :)

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  • tinneybryantinneybryan Posts: 0
    edited March 2014

    This one has a crosshatch brush and a watercolor brush added to give it a grungy dirty look.

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  • JaderailJaderail Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    This really works VERY well on full renders as well. As noted play a little bit with each render. It's very cool.

  • tinneybryantinneybryan Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Here is a picture of a building to show what you can do with architecture.

    I have plenty of other tips and tricks, if you need help or have a question just ask.

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  • JaderailJaderail Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    I'm loving what this does but I would not wish to copy your style fully just out of respect. A little tweeking on my on from this base and I'm sure everyone can come up with good average settings they like. Again I thank you for the Mini Tut.

  • tinneybryantinneybryan Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    And yet another.

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  • JOHNGARRETTJOHNGARRETT Posts: 127
    edited December 1969

    Really cool work. I'm also a comics guy myself, so I appreciate the eternal struggle of getting good looking comics out of a 3D program. Very impressive!

  • ShaneWSmithShaneWSmith Posts: 634
    edited December 1969

    I'm a published graphic novelist (even recently nominated for an award), and I use Poser Pro for all my comics. There's a huge range of looks you can achieve with this software.

    Here are some examples.

    The black and white ones are just the cartoon preview mode, filtered a little in post.
    The colour ones are Firefly renders with sketch renders layered over them.

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  • tinneybryantinneybryan Posts: 0
    edited March 2014

    When I practice My panels and Layouts ......... or if just experimenting, I like to do little skits or scenes for fun.

    Here is some stuff I did a few months back.

    page 1 and 2

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  • tinneybryantinneybryan Posts: 0
    edited March 2014

    page 3

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  • tinneybryantinneybryan Posts: 0
    edited March 2014

    and page 4...... I do have the last few pages of this story in the "rough" if you all would like to see it I could "Hammer" it out . but it would have to be later on in the week as I'm working on new stuff.

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  • tinneybryantinneybryan Posts: 0
    edited March 2014

    This one is not so much the " Comic Book" style I normally do.

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  • JaderailJaderail Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Keep the Rex coming but at your on pace... It's very much inspiring to me... I like the new work as well.

  • tinneybryantinneybryan Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    You would think I could learn to Spell Check My OWN stuff before I Post it online ...I just realized I Misspelled "Guardian."

  • JaderailJaderail Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    You would think I could learn to Spell Check My OWN stuff before I Post it online ...I just realized I Misspelled "Guardian."
    ZOOM went right by and I never noticed... but then I'm a very bad speller myself. I mostly type stuff into Word and check it before I use text now. That is not much help when I just use the WRONG word spelled correctly but...
  • tinneybryantinneybryan Posts: 0
    edited March 2014

    BEHOLD! the Orkin Samurai!......eerr..........ummmm........

    wait a sec..... Ahem!

    BEHOLD! the ORKIN SAMURAI!

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  • DeanpwDeanpw Posts: 252
    edited December 1969

    These are great!!! Are they for an online comic?

  • tinneybryantinneybryan Posts: 0
    edited March 2014

    No.. no online comic , Just random demons getting exorcised from my head is all.

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  • tinneybryantinneybryan Posts: 0
    edited March 2014

    Pssssssssssttt!!!.......HEY KID! this your CARD?!

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  • tinneybryantinneybryan Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    I swear these guys go through my garbage cans at night.

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