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 Post subject: Denel Cheetah C Profile
PostPosted: 17 Mar 2013, 11:19 
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hi folks

ive been asked before to post a step by step turorial kind of thing for doing my profiles in MS Paint, and i posted a little something with the impala mki thread, but i dont think i was very clear.

i spent all of last nite doing a martin baker mk10 bangseat for my new cheetah project, and i was clever enough to keep all the seperate layers and steps. yeah, i do the layer thing now lol. i still draw each layer by hand in MS Paint, but i use photoshop now to make semi-transparent layers for the shading and stuff. im sure ill find more uses for photoshop later lol. but for now the bulk of the work is still MS Paint.

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top left - line drawing (used kremlin's seat as a base... tnx dude)
top right - flat colour (with a bit of texturing curtesy of photoshop on the fabric bits)
bottom left - shading (drawn over a copy of the line drawing... this i turn into a gradient map and overlay it over the colour)
bottom right - end result

not to shitty for what is essentially a two layer image (colour and gradient) if you ask me. this is also an indication of the scale i work in - i dropped the full scale cheetah project for now, but i still got all the files, so i might just finish it at some point ;)

i'm getting used to working with photoshop, and trying to figure out how i can use it, and finding new work methods for myself. i'll keep posting bits and bobs like this (maybe even a video) for those interested in the way i work.

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PostPosted: 17 Mar 2013, 12:15 
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Thanks for posting what to me is very interesting. Look forward to more "how to" :smt023


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PostPosted: 17 Mar 2013, 12:18 
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no prob vlam ;) i also like knowing hte "nuts and bolts" stuff if i see other ppl do things hehe

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PostPosted: 17 Mar 2013, 14:34 
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Wicked Danie :smt023

You really are an absolute master with paint !!

Now if only you spend all that time from the start with photoshop .... :D

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PostPosted: 17 Mar 2013, 15:56 
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tnx brent!

truth be told though, i think MS Paint is much easier to use than photoshop, and you can pretty much get the job done ;) i would however like to learn to use Photoshop propperly, but mainly for reasons other than profiling.

would LOVE to see your step-by-step process thou lol - all 5 million layers of it hehe

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PostPosted: 24 Apr 2013, 12:47 
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nothing like a sudden, unexpected bout of unemployment to get you drawing again... dunno if that is a :) or a :(

anyway...

this seems to be a good place to start for the cheetah c project

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between the two line drawings i should be able to get a half decent one of my own ;)

stay tuned

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PostPosted: 28 Apr 2013, 00:08 
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ok so i havnt finished my own line drawing yet, but i finished the tail section

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tail section line drawing

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tail section shading

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spotty's saaf 75 tail

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spotty's cheetah tail

the rivet lines on the line drawing is wrong, so its wrong on all of them... still thinking about a redo, but for now this is it

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PostPosted: 28 Apr 2013, 11:26 
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some fuel in the belly would be a good thing i think...

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belly tank line drawing

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belly tank shading

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standard belly tank

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spotty's belly tank

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vlaggie's belly tank

not bad for a sunday morning...

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PostPosted: 28 Apr 2013, 11:56 
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Good stuff. :smt023


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PostPosted: 28 Apr 2013, 18:46 
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Sweet Danie :smt023

I'm following with interest !!

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PostPosted: 28 Apr 2013, 18:48 
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brent, you will never follow me... ur leading the way lol

tnx for the interest ;)

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PostPosted: 19 May 2013, 14:46 
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a bit of sunday morning safety... nose landing prevention equipment ;)

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its a bit slow going at the moment - not a lot of free time, and the bit there is, the wife isists on filling with stuff.

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PostPosted: 20 May 2013, 09:21 
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Insanely awesome .... !!! Get the wife involved ... Let her draw the decals :-)


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PostPosted: 20 May 2013, 19:47 
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hi guys...

im not gonna ask "does anyone have" coz im sure we all do lol. thing is i dont have all of them ;)

can you guys pls post any images you have of cheetah specific badges? ie. badges worn only by cheetah crew and pilots... i want to do a complete set of drawings of them and use them with my cheetah's when they are done.

oh, and kremlim... you EVIL EVIL MAN!!! now the wife is drawing tooooo! check her castle and springbok out lol. she is very concerned that the stars dont actually twinkle ;)

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:shock: :shock: :shock:

I don't quiet think that is going to pass as being historically accurate ... :lol: :lol: :lol:

... but I like it lots :smt055 ... sorta like a "his & hers" airforce .. :smt023


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I vote for Natz to be in charge of the paintshop :D

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