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Kevin's Studio

Discussion in 'Smeargle's Studio' started by Kevin Garrett, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Kevin Garrett

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    I will try to do the requests everyone wants, but I am busy so understand that I might not be able to get them done quickly or at all.

    Now a lot of people have been wondering how I draw in Microsoft Office Word. I have decided to do a guide of drawing a simple Pokemon. I chose Luvdisc because it's easy and this thread could use some more love.

    Final Product:

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    Long Guide (open)

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    Go to Insert and select Shapes. I will start with an oval tool since Luvdisc has a circular design.

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    Draw your oval.

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    Go to More Fill Colors to find an accurate color to fill your shape with.

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    That is the color I chose.

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    I used copy and paste on the oval and now I will select the Curve tool.

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    Draw the outline to your custom shape. They rarely turn out looking right the first time. I usually do it very casually as you'll see above since I always tweak it afterwards anyway.

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    Right click, go to Edit Points.

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    Now it looks a lot better. Make the outlines of the new shape match up with the ovals.

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    Now it's time to cover up lines that shouldn't be there. You can use either the Oval or Curve tool. To cover up lines, select the same color as the other shapes and fill the outline with the same color.

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    Sometimes you might have to work the shapes into a weird angle in order to get the best result.

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    Now it is all covered up. I also edited the points a little more.

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    I drew three ovals for the eye.

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    Now I make a new shape with the Curve tool for the area around the mouth.

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    Edit the points to make them accurate.

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    Fill it with the desired color.

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    Now for the mouth, I will use the Arc tool.

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    I just select whatever it gives me. Like the Curve tool, you will need to edit it afterwards.

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    That is the end result. The way the Arc tool works is it will form the shape of a circle or oval whether you have it all shown or not. By knowing this, you can figure out how to manipulate to your desired outcome.

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    I edited the points for the front of its body because it looked too wide.

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    Now I use the Curve tool for the final step, shading.

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    Fix the points.

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    Fill the shape and outline. I also edited the points a final time to make it fit the contour of its body.

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    Now for the final part of shading, I am going to put a highlight at the back of its body. Instead of just doing a simple shape fill, I am also making the color be transparent to give it a less powerful look.

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    There it is.

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    For the final change, I put a highlight above its upper lip.

    I hope you either found the guide to be informative or interesting.

    Just to show you how much work this is, take a look at all the shapes it took to make a more complex Pokemon like Excadrill.

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  2. Limitless

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    It's really amazing to see how far you've come with this type of art, Kevin. I remember when you first started doing this... thought you were only doing it for the badge, but then you started to improve a lot. I commend your work and can't wait to see how far you go with this.

    I'll also try my hand at your guide later. It looks intriguing.
  3. DjGopher

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    That is SO cute!!
  4. Kevin Garrett

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    Rodan requested a Bulbasaur.

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  5. RODAN

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    so cute :)
  6. Kevin Garrett

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    I drew a random Budew. The vine at the top looked interesting to make.

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  7. AlphaJolt

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    I love your art! Reuniclus is amazing and I love your Jellicent as well. Hope you get them featured on the Smogon front page! If you have any spare time, would you mind doing a Jolteon (preferably agressive or attacking)? Keep up the awesome work!
  8. kennethcp

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    im surprised that you turned that out of a word processing program.
  9. Lord Jesseus

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    Yeah the tutorial is basically exactly what I do only in PowerPoint. :D
    Everything since the rooster looks great, I'm glad a better artist than myself has gotten onto this...
  10. Kevin Garrett

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    Here is my CAP 1 Pre-Evo art submission.

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  11. RitterCat

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    Are requests open? If so, a cute Purugly would make my day.
    It's amazing what you can do with Microsoft Office. We have to spread the Word (geddit, geddit...)
  12. Tortferngatr

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    ...Far better than my standard work with powerpoint-I think I'll start taking some inspiration.
  13. Kevin Garrett

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    I decided to have some fun with transparency. I think it turned out looking pretty cool. :D

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  14. Kevin Garrett

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    Supporting material for the CAP 1 Pre-Evo art contest.

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    I would be impressed with your art if you were using photoshop or the like, but the fact that you are churning these out of word is pretty fantastic.

    A+ :)
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    This thread is amazingggggggg. :)
    I love this.
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    if you did that spiritomb on microsoft word that is cool
  18. Kevin Garrett

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    Thanks guys. I made a change for my CAP Pre-Evo design that I think is for the better.

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  19. bombiron

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    great work
    the pose of aura shpere lion version 2 looks a little stiff?

    vewry impressed
  20. Kevin Garrett

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    I used Goten using Kamehameha as a reference to the pose. That could be why it looks stiff.
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    that's amazing. That's exactly how I wanted it xD
    Thank You and I hope you don't mind me using it as an avatar.
  22. Flail

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    Reniculus is really nice - one of the best I've seen. Skarm is awesome too! Great thread!
  23. kennethcp

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    This is legit, I love Spiritomb, I've actually been working on drawing one too. :D

  24. Kevin Garrett

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    I wanted to draw something easy to get back in the swing of things, but it didn't turn out to be as easy as I thought.

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    Can I request a Marill? Thanks!

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