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Recent News Post: chrome and spam bot errors by Tohno - 23rd May 2018
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1919 No. 1919 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Since I didn't find any other suitable board, I am going to use this one to ask some things about learning musical instruments. To begin with it, I am a 18 year old that wants to play the eletric guitar. Am I too old to learn it? I mean, I don't want to be a pro or something, I just want to play it for fun, as a hobby. How do I begin with it? I never have touched a guitar or similar, and I want to learn it by myself. Is it possible to learn it just by reading tabs and listening to the music? I don't know anything about musical theory ;- ;. I am pretty sure we have some guitarrists here so it would be nice to have some questions solved :3
>> No. 1920 [Edit]
>Am I too old to learn it? I mean, I don't want to be a pro or something, I just want to play it for fun, as a hobby.
Not at all.
>How do I begin with it?
Buy a guitar(probably the hardest part for a brohno, but, oh well), amp, picks, strings(the stock ones are usually bad and shouldn't last much). Get Guitar Pro/Powertab, go to sites like 911tabs.com and search for some songs you like and you think must be easy.
There's tons of video tutorials on youtube too, and websites with free resources for learning, google is your friend.
>Is it possible to learn it just by reading tabs and listening to the music?
Depends how exigent you are regarding your performance, but I wouldn't say it's possible anyway. Watching videos(supposing you don't want to get a teacher) and doing specific exercises are strongly recommended, as it's quite easy to develop bad habits with really basic things such as merely picking otherwise.
Now if you mean theoretical knowledge, you don't really need much, if any. But it's really useful, and it's quite pleasant to be able to understand what you're playing.
>> No. 1921 [Edit]
>Am I too old to learn it?
Unless you have some wild case of precocious arthrirts: not at all.

>I want to learn it by myself
If you say so because you don't want to go out and/or interact with people, I understand completely: that's why I'm trying right now to learn piano that way; so I would say that it'll make the task a lot harder, but not impossible. For guitar, I did took a few classes on highschool, on wich I learned the very basics for classical finger picking style; things like how to hold it, tune it up, what finger goes where and how to exercize them, some basic chords; but the rest I learnt it by myself, basically finding tabs and chords online for the songs I liked, each one giving me new rythm and harmony sources to add to my experience; as the above Anon said, now we've got as well a great resource: tutorial videos at Youtube et al.; for electric guitar, you'd unavoidably have to learn some scales as well (check: http://www.chordbook.com/guitarscales.php )...

I'm >>75 and >>1918, btw.

Post edited on 21st Jul 2012, 1:15am
>> No. 1923 [Edit]
These should be useful, at some point:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmJQ-lgMoEA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg6MLUnGG3U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDbx6Nfc_no
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6NAQgZGm9Q

Post edited on 21st Jul 2012, 1:36am

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45 No. 45 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Just felt like uploading some resources.

Post what you got.
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>> No. 1780 [Edit]
>>1777
You just study anatomy and learn how the body works. The skeleton, muscles, fat, all of these have proportionate ratios. Usually differences in ratios are just differences in style. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_proportions
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1791
wat
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This isn't new at all, but people trying to draw girls can profit from it specifically:

http://kevo.dasaku.net/?p=92
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This guy is pretty famous at CA... here is the thread of his progress:

http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=870

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1804 No. 1804 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
No one told her it would be like this. Painful, messy and exhausting. Hurts at first, when the tip plunges in. Feels cold. She screams. It drives in deeper. She resists, draws back, but sensation floods her nerves and she can not control herself. She loosens. The initial pain fades for a moment, she looks into his steel guise and cannot help but think, "this is, in a twisted way, romantic." She barely notices the warm, wet blood splashing forth from her. This is the first time she has experienced this act. To be in this moment of ecstasy on the boundary of life and death forever; to her, it would be heaven.

Then the angel-masked warrior withdraws the spear from her abdomen and cleans it with a rag. His is the mask of a high-ranking officer, a man who has subjugated many small nations like hers. The beautiful and stoic metal mask that covers his face is spotted with blood.

The ground beneath her is dirt hardened by the tens of thousands of feet that marched, charged and eventually fled on its surface. The early morning sun stabs at her squinting eyes as if to mock her. The overpowering odor of her blood forces its way into her nostrils. It is so cold that she can not move her fingers. And a satisfied voice breaks the silence.

"Finally, she falls." The voice of a foreign general ordered to conquer her lands. An angel. A tool of a distant enemy. The man who drives a spear through the belly of her country, and through her body. She will not forget this man.

Since she is about to die, dignity is of no importance. She has nothing left to lose. She pleads, "No, wait, please..."

Her executioner and his men laugh at her pathetic plea. They begin to walk away.

She will not accept this fate. She is young and is not ready to die. She tries to stand, but her legs are stone. Not ever her toes obey. All she can do is speak.

She tries again and addresses her killer, "I'm begging you, please, don't end me like this."
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>> No. 1807 [Edit]
Pretty interesting. The writing style is pretty unusual and the characters seem interesting. Angel-masked warrior. I've never heard of that phrase before, but it makes me wonder.
>> No. 1808 [Edit]
Strange in a good way? Thank you for reading. I've been spending a lot of time in the real world lately, doing the occasional odd job, volunteering at a homeless shelter, reading about Viking history so I haven't had much energy for writing. I appreciate you looking over this little snippet.
>> No. 1912 [Edit]
I know it's a bit late and I don't really have anything constructive to add, but I'd just like to say that I found this piece riveting. Would definitely read more.

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1783 No. 1783 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Not sure if I should have posted this in /mt/,

Anyway, can anyone provide me with names or links of good books on electric guitars. I spent my last money on one and now I want to know everything about it. From actually playing it to technical.

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1616 No. 1616 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Your homework assignment today class is to create modern Pictograms.
Using simple shapes, Pictograms can depict practically any idea.

Remember, to much detail and it just becomes a picture, and using words defeats the purpose.

Examples can be seen everywhere, from the symbol often found on power buttons, to what is found on most road signs.
The sky is the limit.
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>> No. 1624 [Edit]
 
>>1620
>>1621
>> No. 1669 [Edit]
>>1624
I have reached a completely new level of extreme shame.
>> No. 1678 [Edit]
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1678
Monsters can't harm you if there's a force field around your bed :3
>> No. 1720 [Edit]
>>1622
fukkin lol

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1386 No. 1386 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Anyone here makes vector art?

I am learning to making vector art from anime related characters. This is my 4th vector I've ever made and I think it is decent for beginner. I think I still dont fully understand how programm works and for some reason some parts pixelate.

Tips? Comments? Everything is appreciated. Post your own works.
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>> No. 1633 [Edit]
>>1630
I don't get what you're asking. Do you just want to know how to draw?
>> No. 1638 [Edit]
>>1633
Yup, but I want to start straight away with vector graphics. I just want to know if there's some good material for that specific purpose.
>> No. 1639 [Edit]
>>1638
If you can't draw at all there's no way you can draw vector images. Anyone can trace someone else's work, but if you want to make original pieces, pick up a pencil.
>> No. 1718 [Edit]
>>1639
I'm going to disagree with this. I haven't done much vectoring but its very different from drawing.
so don't be discouraged, try your hand at an original vector creation!


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1526 No. 1526 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
Hello,

I'm working on a few projects but I would like to get in some practice in between. I would like to draw for you. I will try to do anything you ask.

Any requests?

File is from a VN I am working on.
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>> No. 1667 [Edit]
draw a jolteon!!
>> No. 1670 [Edit]
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1670
>>1550
>> No. 1671 [Edit]
>>1670
Nice
>> No. 1685 [Edit]
>>1670
Thank you!

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1597 No. 1597 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
So I was surfing the web like usual and I came across an interesting article about 'Pixel Art'.

http://www.dinofarmgames.com/?p=349

So now I was wondering if anyone here wanted to share any Sprites they were working on or offer any advice or knowledge on how to do it. Or just share some awesome Sprites you like. I'm just curious is all.

Image chosen at random.
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>> No. 1651 [Edit]
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1651
>>1649
Ah, I tried that out and made Taokaka.

Not the best, but it turned out to be rather decent, even if I couldn't get the mouth to show up all that well and decided not to do it.
>> No. 1686 [Edit]
Here's an interesting post. Ignore that it's from reddit, frontpage stuff sucks there but dig deeper and you can find useful stuff like this:

http://www.reddit.com/r/gamedev/comments/mj24i/rgamedev_pixelart_lesson_1_basics_and_ui/
>> No. 1721 [Edit]
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1721
I don't do pixel art because I suck at art in general.
BUT I do actually keep a folder full of pixel art. I collect it like I do anime art.
>> No. 1742 [Edit]
>>1721
maybe you could do a dump in /pic someday

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1522 No. 1522 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
pic is unrelated. I'm starting a Light Novel and I'm looking for someone to draw the front cover once I get the first few chapters out. I've got the basic premise done and I figure that there has to be a artist who would love to do some OC on here. I'm on irc all the time so if you are interested, talk to me up there. I'll go ahead and post the basic outline as well:

Setting: Lagash in Ancient Sumeria, 2500BCE.



4 priestesses in training in ancient Sumeria are working on their first ritual when things go better than they anticipated. They were trying to summon a fertility spirit but got a Djinn instead. The Djinn gives each of them powers to match their desires and strengths but informs them they are now the spiritual protectors of Sumeria. The Djinn then vanishes and things evolve from there.
>> No. 1546 [Edit]
Djinn are from Arabic Mythology pal... not sure what they have to do with Sumerian Mythology.
>> No. 1549 [Edit]
>>1546
I'm currently using it as an interchangeable word while in the planning stages. I haven't decided what type of spirit and djinn encompasses one very specific type. I have already decided to change it and the creature that they will meet will probably be a manticore.

Post edited on 26th Sep 2011, 7:58am

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1508 No. 1508 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I'm in a bit of a mental bind guys. I'm trying to get into drawing again, and there are certain styles that I have always loved and would like to emulate. It's a very fleeting charm that seems to seep from late 90's animation. Not exactly something you'd see in 80's animation and art, but not what we see today either. I'm even having trouble trying to find images of what I'm thinking. This makes it very difficult to go out and find something to practice drawing so I can learn.
Anyone else ever go through something like this?

This image of Rider sort of has that "feel" so to speak, but not exactly. Gonna keep on looking through series I've watched/read to find more examples in hopes you guys can provide me some insight on this as well.

Post edited on 17th Sep 2011, 1:39pm
>> No. 1509 [Edit]
not gonna get any responses if it doesn't show up on the front page.
>> No. 1510 [Edit]
I have never had anything like that.
>> No. 1511 [Edit]
>>1509
you responded

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1504 No. 1504 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Guys

I took a photo of myself and then painted myself as a girl over it. Clear smooth skin, round breasts, a petite body, nice lingerine, wide hips and then I fapped hard.

Not posting it because 3DPD, but you should know that you can try it.
>> No. 1505 [Edit]
Sounds interesting.

I would maybe do it and share it, spoilered for 3D; but what concerns me the most is obviously the possible compromising of anonimity... I mean: unless mad photoshop skills displayed, I'd really prefer to rest as a faceless silent voice within the others.
>> No. 1506 [Edit]
Please don't post pictures of yourselves

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