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SUMMER SCHOOL ~ training bible

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Guest --zeSto--

The Progression of Styles for the Purpose of Teaching

 

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Well it's Summer time, and that means summer school!

Tesseract and I have been talking about creating a 'visual training bible'

Why? Well because it's about damn time!

 

So please contribute! More than just comments... this thread needs step-by-steps,

unfinished pieces, half drawn outlines, constructing colour schemes and more!

 

I know people will try to pull cards on this with comments like...

"Let the toys learn the hard way" and "It's only going to encourage biters"

Yeah... or maybe this thread will help a bunch of people get better,

and then raise the quality of the fourm.

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Guest --zeSto--

and let me get it started.....

 

Leson #1

 

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1. Find the basic shape of your letter.

This is the groundwork that all letters come from.

It's important to know how your hand relates to your full letters.

Here I've picked a very simple, classis R to work with.

 

2. Work out the size and proportions.

I used a classic calligraphy trick here. A pencil and a pen

are used together at the same time. This is a great way to perfect

the stress and [/i]slant of the letters. (look it up!)

This letter needs to be enlarged, as it's way to bunched up for my taste.

 

3. Corrected size and Shape.

I know that this is nothing more than a handstyle R,

but we are starting at the begining. I'm leaving the 'guide lines' on

to show that the line logic is correct. And for the record...

I dont actually make letters like this. Once you understand the principals,

you can freestyle all your curves and shapes. You just know where the lines should be.

 

4. K.I.S.S. (keep it simple stooopid)

So the letter is there and a basic straight 3D is on.

I know it's boring.. but there's enough people who post that haven't yet

mastered the most basic of letters.

 

5. Style

So this is the part that seperates the men from the boys.

Once again.. I've left the extra lines in there to show the previous steps.

This is where realy style some into play. Serifs, ghosts lines and under/overlaps

are used to add a little flair. And I added a 3D to clean up the overall shape.

My letter's actually looking really messed up with those

extra lines, but I think the point is clear...

 

A good letter can work on all levels, from handstyle to wildstyle.

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Guest SayOne

ooops wrong thread

 

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Guest --zeSto--

^ you must mean zesto... but thanks anyways!

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using a tag as a guide for movement is a good way to map out a piece if your doing any style.but only as a line of movement.not a literal outline.its the way the art evolved.but i think your demonstration doesnt account for the thins and thickness in a piece .

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i always find that when one would do a style, sketch all your lines somewhat heavily....make all your lines visible, nomatter how overlapping they might be....

 

 

it helps me, plus you can figure out your structure better if your just starting

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Guest --zeSto--

^ both very valid points!

 

Now draw some examples!

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Guest meone

ROCK!!! thanx zesto this thrread helps already

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well well well!

 

cant teach an old dog new tricks eh.. i have been in the game for 2 1/2 years and i never thought about using hand style letters to make a peice letter thanks zesto now i feel bad for all the paper i wasted over ther years sigh~ oh ya i think some one should post the 4 or 5 pages that they got the a-z ones as a starting point .. do yall no what im talking bout?

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tight thread zesto!!!

this can help me out a lot. i've been tryin to get into piecin but when i get the pencil in my hand i just dont know where to begin.

if some one can tell me where to that a-z thing that dent-one was talking bout it would help me out a lot.

then i try out the thing zesto did with the and maybe i can actually get somewhere.........................thanks a lot!!!!!!!

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hey!! teach me how to do an E !!!:) teach me how to do a K too!! :)

 

hey!!!:) can you do my tagging name if 3-d taggin for me!!? :)

 

thanks!!:) you guys rock!!!:) thanks zesto!!! :)

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^ I think you need both!

 

If people could all reach a certain artistic level without any help,

then we 'd all be out of a job. (so to speak)

 

And also.. the more people who paint without skill,

the more the general public acquaits us with gangs and vandals.

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after teaching myself, over years, and then teaching people and watching them come up, I find that it is great on both hands..if you lack the pacients and stability, then sure find a teacher...but whatever..i am happy...

 

 

and zesto, I would post hella sketches and examples...but I do not have a penny to my name, i am sitting at work, and scannerless....

 

 

but in due time I wil have stuff posted.

 

I caught an elk yesterday..very refreshing

 

 

toodles

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Guest --zeSto--

I love you man !!!

 

that's EXACTLY what I'm looking for!

 

more more more !!!!

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