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Colosseum
Post subject: Re: Ocean Liner profiles; 'Liner Designs & Illustration'Posted: December 1st, 2018, 9:45 pm
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Very, very nice.

How did you get started doing this type of "anti-aliased" illustration (vs. the pixel art we do)? I've always wanted to branch out but didn't know where to start. I use Photoshop as well - any basic tips?

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Post subject: Re: Ocean Liner profiles; 'Liner Designs & Illustration'Posted: December 2nd, 2018, 5:43 am
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@Hood: Thanks so much!They take a little while. Titanic took about 5-6 weeks while other smaller liners are usually about 2-3 weeks each. Most of it is spent researching and photo-gathering though since blueprints can be quite hard to come by!

@BB1987 You are very kind :)

@emperor_andreas Thankyou mate and it is very nice to feel welcome! :D

@Colosseum I started off in MS Paint and slowly upgraded the 'tasks' I would complete. To give you an example, a 2012 profile of Titanic started as all-pixel:
https://i.imgur.com/U9ZkZ4C.png

Then I experimented with shading the drawing using photoshop:
https://i.imgur.com/oqsmYQx.png

Now I just do everything in photoshop! If I can make some suggestions, use a brush with 100% hardness and a pixel size of 1 or 2 for the edge outlines. :)

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Post subject: Re: Ocean Liner profiles; 'Liner Designs & Illustration'Posted: December 4th, 2018, 3:42 pm
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They look professionally drawn, and it would be fitting to see them in a reference book.

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Post subject: Re: Ocean Liner profiles; 'Liner Designs & Illustration'Posted: December 7th, 2018, 2:25 am
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Thanks for the kind words Tempest :)
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Post subject: Re: Ocean Liner profiles; 'Liner Designs & Illustration'Posted: December 7th, 2018, 5:34 pm
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Lovely drawings Mike.

Makes one imagine catching a sneek peek through the drawing office window at White Stars offices in Belfast in February/March, 1910 ;)

And now I'd venture you're taking a foray into warship design :!: :?:

Will be interesting to see how you progress in your unique style and scale (which is VERY close to FD - perhaps with a small tweek you could match FD Scale, which would be extremely AMAZING!)

Anyway sir, good day to you and good luck!

With kind regards,

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Post subject: Re: Ocean Liner profiles; 'Liner Designs & Illustration'Posted: December 9th, 2018, 11:53 pm
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Lovely words adenandy, thankyou!
Warships are definitely to my interest - especially Bismarck and Hood!
A series of warships is definitely on the cards. If you don't mind my asking, at what scale is FD? My scale is 68 pixels to 1 meter.

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Post subject: Re: Ocean Liner profiles; 'Liner Designs & Illustration'Posted: December 10th, 2018, 1:05 pm
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FD scale is 22.093 pixels to 1 metre.
So your scale is far larger than FD scale.

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Post subject: Re: Ocean Liner profiles; 'Liner Designs & Illustration'Posted: December 11th, 2018, 11:00 pm
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That's interesting Hood! All my drawings are at 300 DPi resolution.
When printed the scale translates to about 1/174.
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Post subject: Re: Ocean Liner profiles; 'Liner Designs & Illustration'Posted: December 18th, 2018, 10:40 pm
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Nice thing, you're selling these ! I'll be definitely buying a few of these ships, you're making an outstanding, awesome, unique work


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Post subject: Re: Ocean Liner profiles; 'Liner Designs & Illustration'Posted: December 21st, 2018, 10:54 pm
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Cheers JPDLD!
I'm really glad you like them. :) Thanks for your kind words!!

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