From: Somewhere in the South Pacific.
Okay here is my project... for the last month or so I've been teaching myself how to do AE aircraft art, and after about ten attempts and a lot of sweat and tears I've completed my first aircraft.
Now it's not that good and not up to Dixie's standard, but it's a start. So here we are; Its a LB-30 from the 98th Bombing Group, which actually served in Europe I think. Also one of my new years resolutions is to talk with Dixie for half and hour, and get all the proper technics and tips from him.
It's good mate, easily as good as my first attempts. The biggest improvement you can make will be reducing the jagged edges.
What did you use to make it? I use paint.NET, it's got a lot of nice features and is free. The most important thing you can do is learn how to use layers. With those you can do all sorts of nifty stuff. I can sort out a helpful guide if you want, I'm not saying it's the best way to do things but it's my way.
Thanks Dixie, it's a start and maybe I have a wee bit of promise, also I'm hooked on these little pictures now. So I would appreciate any help you can give me thanks mate, and I promise you'll have a attentive student. I think you already have my E-mail address, but if you don't I'll PM it to you.
I've done some work on ship/siggy images, there is a lot more skill/work in the aircraft art. I seem to spend half the time on preparing the template, by having to strip an aircraft profile down to a line drawing.
I use Paint.Net also, and do layer my work, also I am learning about shading. But as you can see I've haven't learned to soften the edges yet. Its just the size you see, I used to do airline profiles for a airline game I played, but the scale was much bigger as you can see below.
< Message edited by DivePac88 -- 1/13/2013 4:18:47 AM >
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