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2079 No. 2079 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
So I was thinking of posting this in the beginner art thread, but since that seems more geared toward anatomy and such at this point, I thought I'd make a separate one dedicated to mechanical drawings/design.

Anyone got any love for the art of all things mechanical? Giant mecha? Midsize mecha? Robot girls? Androids? Whatever.

Post em if you've ever attempted this kind of stuff.

Offer some insight or tips if possible.

Appreciate if you just got plain old metal fever.

Unfortunately, after a few days of slaving over a hot laptop, this is all I can offer for now, as I am but a lowly beginner of an artist. The feet ended up a little deformed, but I kinda liked the overall design.

Not sure how great this thread'll go over, but what the hell, why not.
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>> No. 2085 [Edit]
>This might sound stupid, but I think building model kits may have indirectly helped with that just a little bit.
I bet it did. My skills improved slightly after having one to pose around.
I remember Toys-R-Us used to sell gundam kits in the early 2000's. Any good places to get them now? or must I contend with the collectors prices on amazon?
>> No. 2086 [Edit]

When you take shipping cost into account though, amazon is really not that bad a choice for this. Depends on the rarity or demand of what you're looking for.

But yeah, most model kits are generally a lot cheaper/easier to find relative to animu figs and PVCs and shit.
>> No. 2087 [Edit]
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Also, I doodled this fairly quick for shits and giggles since you mentioned the idea.
>> No. 2088 [Edit]
I used to draw crudely drawn mechs. I mean, they weren't meant to be mechs, but with the shapes that I kept adding to the shapes already drawn on the paper, it ended up becoming a mech, just not good or the traditional kind of mech.

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1342 No. 1342 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
How many of you are trying to write a story for a VN, manga/comic book, novel, etc.? I'm interested in the type of stories you guys are interested in writing and where you're at progress wise. I'd be happy to lend some kind of hand if you're stuck somewhere in your creative process.
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>> No. 2033 [Edit]
>I'm a reclusive self-hating fuck and I can't write believable relationships between characters, which is a serious problem

I experience this also. But not all fiction needs to have well developed characters, believe it or not. I'm reading a series called The Remaining, the characterization is really thin but the author includes a lot of military details that make it interesting to read.
>> No. 2034 [Edit]

>What's going on? How are the projects going?

Just as planned, I'm procrastinating like there's no tomorrow and haven't written a single line yet. See, I would've written a dozen of books by now if not for the fact that I keep telling myself 'no use starting now, I'll kill myself before I'll manage to finish it either way'. Joke is I've been telling myself that for years.

>If anyone's actively involved in a VN project or knows someone who is, I'd love to hear about it. I need something to do, or else I'm going to die of boredom and depression.

... And if I weren't such a lazy piece of shit I would've at least attempted to gather a team for a generic VN long long ago. I always used tot think that coordinating a project like this is super hard but recently I somehow got involved in a big project (not a VN) and even though it resulted in a failure it gave me lots of confidence in regards to managing 'human resources'.

... Well, no point starting now either way, I'll kill myself before we'll manage to finish it either way...
>> No. 2037 [Edit]
I suppose you're right. Good lit doesn't have to be character-driven. Maybe I'm just taking the wrong approach.

>... And if I weren't such a lazy piece of shit I would've at least attempted to gather a team for a generic VN long long ago. I always used tot think that coordinating a project like this is super hard but recently I somehow got involved in a big project (not a VN) and even though it resulted in a failure it gave me lots of confidence in regards to managing 'human resources'.

Well, damn. I feel the same way. But there's no day like today to start being productive, right? Tomorrow never comes.

As I said before, I'd be interested in getting involved with any kind of interesting project, whether it's a VN or some sort of collaborative writing thing etc. I'm trying to come up with a few solid ideas myself.
>> No. 2038 [Edit]
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I like all of the ideas here, I hope you finish.

I've got two vns I've been working on.
One about a guy waking up to find everyone's gone, surviving for a bit and dying.
Another is a murder mystery on the first civilian luxury space cruiser.
For the artwork, I'm just drawing crap and taking pictures. Not worried about quality. Can't be, or I'd never finish. There's lots of free-use music out there too.

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2011 No. 2011 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]

Automatically makes dubstep remixes of whatever you upload, no talent required.
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>> No. 2041 [Edit]
Audio Oota Jun'ya (ZUN) - The 'Alice in Wonderland' Angel (Wub Machine Remix) - (5.47MB - 192 kbps - 44.1 kHz , The 'Alice in Wonderland' Angel (Wub Mac.mp3 ) Length: 3:58

Oh wow, this is even worse than what I expected.
>> No. 2042 [Edit]
That gets really hard to listen to half way in.
>> No. 2043 [Edit]
It gets really great after 3:00.
>> No. 2104 [Edit]

I think I actually like this one.

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1983 No. 1983 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Ten little tohno-chans chatting online;
One's internet cut out and then there were nine.

Nine little tohno-chans questioning their fate;
One vowed to change its course and then there were eight.

Eight little tohno-chans giving up on heaven;
One went to gensokyo and then there were seven.

Seven little tohno-chans playing with their dicks;
One got caught with loli porn and then there were six.

Six little tohno-chans sad to be alive;
One went into hospital and then there were five.

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>> No. 1989 [Edit]
it's grate
>> No. 1996 [Edit]
Everyone pointed it out already, but amazing.
>> No. 2003 [Edit]
Why do they have such a bad fate ;_;
>> No. 2013 [Edit]
I laughed, I cried, now for suicide.

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1961 No. 1961 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
We dislike 3D here, which I usually interpret as 3D depicted in a sexual or self-inflating nature (a la "camwhores" and such).

However, has anyone ever considered personal film projects?
>> No. 1962 [Edit]
By that, you mean filming sceneries?
I could never bring myself to film other people.

Also I consider 3D to be 3D, no matter how it is.
>> No. 1963 [Edit]
Shinden, stalking should be fine as long as you don't get caught but if I were you I'd rather refrain from creating evidence of what you did. Just a friendly advice.
>> No. 1966 [Edit]
What the heck are you talking about?

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1851 No. 1851 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I'm taking requests, I'll draw whatever you want me to draw.
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>> No. 1945 [Edit]
Wow thanks!
>> No. 1953 [Edit]
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I betcha everything on that table is stolen.

Thanks for your encouragements, it's the thing that keeps me going.
>> No. 1954 [Edit]
oh my god that's so damn cute!!! <3
>> No. 1960 [Edit]
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She's back!
I'll probably finish it one day.

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5 No. 5 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
Are there any brohnos who know about making music?

I feel like I want to, but I don't know anything about it. I wouldn't mind just making silly electronic music. What are some good programs to do that in?
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>> No. 1916 [Edit]
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I'm finally getting vocal takes that I'm okay with, so I went back and listened to this older version for the first time since I uploaded it. And while I'm far from getting complacent, I'm genuinely surprised at how much I've improved.
My initial goal was to have the album completed by October, which will put the entire project at a year, and while that still seems realistic I think my hopes of finishing it early are a bit over-optimistic.
>> No. 1931 [Edit]
Though you're admittedly going for a very low and gritty sound, I heartly believe you must re-tune up yourself with the guitar; cause even if your vocals and accompaniment have sense by themselves, you are hitting not one single note of the scales your chords should be contained in, thus preveting us from hearing any organic relation between what you play and what you sing...

Recording quality is ok.

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>> No. 1932 [Edit]
While I certainly appreciate you commenting, I'm going to have to disagree with the bit about "hitting not one single note of the scales your chords should be contained in". There is only one inharmonic note in the vocal melody, a G sharp, and it coincides with the chord shift from E minor to E major, so it's only inharmonic relative to the song's key and not to the chord that it's harmonized with.
Perhaps the vocals are just so bad that they give the impression of being off-key?
>> No. 2155 [Edit]
This is ancient history now, but I still want to apologize for this >>1932 super-douchey, defensive reply. My pitch on that track was all over the place.

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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.

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>> No. 1923 [Edit]
These should be useful, at some point:


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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]
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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This isn't new at all, but people trying to draw girls can profit from it specifically:

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This guy is pretty famous at CA... here is the thread of his progress:


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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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