View Full Version : SHIII - Any good painters out there?
02-17-2005, 08:08 AM
Any good painters out there? I'm new to oil painting but not new to how painters go about making their paintings. I mean more like they use exsisting photos or live scenery for some of the painters who paint using these physical environmental means. I think when the time comes when a really cool event happens while your taking your screenshots during the SHIII simulation I think its a good way to save that pic and recreate it as a oil painting. This should look really cool for your living room. I plan on doing just that. SHIII's graphics are that good! Good enough to be a convincing oil painting of an actual war event. See what your neighbor thinks about your painting. Let SHIII be your inspiration. It surely will be mine for oil paintings!
02-17-2005, 02:09 PM
Thats a cool idea, i wish i could paint. If you have the confidence and are able to you should post a painting you do up here. I bet you could even sell them to someone or sell "paint your sub" lol where someone sends you a screenie and you paint it for them!
02-18-2005, 09:47 AM
I would love to be able to paint, I tried the Bismarck once but it turned out more like a deformed Titanic http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.
Anyways incase you havent seen this site this might give you a few ideas or insperation to paint, enjoy.
02-18-2005, 09:54 AM
Its easy to make explosion art of a ship if the picture went wrong. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif My first couple of trys may end up that way. hehe!
02-26-2005, 08:43 AM
How about the idea of using a modern graphics manipulation program (e.g. Paintshop Pro) to do all the hard work for you?
You can select from a wide variety of filters, including an 'oil painting' type. The image is then processed for you.
Once you are happy with a pic, you could get it colour laser printed.
02-26-2005, 08:47 AM
Good Idea. I kinda have that program right now but also I kinda want to have a oil paint kind of texture feel to it. SOmething where I can really say "I painted that" Thanks though wasnt aware of the Oil Paint filter. I have to see if my version has that. At least I can practice on the computer first some effects than on canvas. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
02-28-2005, 06:13 PM
Good idea,i actually have a mural of megaman fighting another fella underwater on my kitchen wall.
Are you just starting painting?maybe you would be better off with acrylics,Acrylics fade slightly when they dry but there isnt half the waiting around.
If you are just starting off its no harm to learn the differenc between warm and cool colours,this isnt bull and is the single most important thing to know when mixing exact colours.greys and browns.
Dont bother with unnessesary colours either,you will need 2 different blacks,2 different whites,burnt umber,2 yellows(warm and cool),2 reds(warm and cool)and 2 blues(warm and cool).Everything else is unnessesary.
Another thing you should get used to doing is dividing a scene into black and white,Open a picture in paint shop pro and reduce the colours to 2 to see what i mean.
The drawing for a painting is very important so an exercise you can do to adjust your eyes is to get a picture and turn it upside down and draw it from there,this should cure you of cartooning.
Also after the drawing is complete you should give the picture a quick wash of the colour you like,you will be suprised at the benifits of this.
Phew,last but not least,if you are learning from a book forget everything you heard about head heights,it balonie that took me about six years to figure out the uselessness of.
If theres anything else just ask,