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Old 06-17-2011, 09:44 AM   #1 
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Betta WIP..a little stuck.

So, I sat down with my Ipod (Pulled up a betta pic) with my drawing pad.. and started to draw a halfmoon. (My plan here is to go with a red dragon)
Well..once I got to the body I decided I couldn't see the scale things on my ipod to save my life.. so I took a pic and put it onto my pc..(Which really didn't help because I drew so light I had a horrible time tracing/finding my outline. LOL)

Well great. I can see color details on bettas now (have a few refs) but I'm stuck on the fins. (Now that I can see details.. I'm a little confused on if I missed anything in my paper drawing)

How would you guys go about finishing this guy up?
I wanted to make the ends of his fins transparent..but I have to figure a way to do that on my art program (Have a few ideas..)
I actually like how hes coming along..but now I don't know what else to do! I know I need to shade his red..
I knew I should've started on the pc..but outlines come out so much better when you're not fighting with the mouse..

Oh and he's not meant to be horribly realistic by the way. I'm not that good with it yet. haha
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:18 AM   #2 
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Thats really good
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:19 AM   #3 
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I think this looks really good. And super cute betta btw ;)

When I try to make things look transparent, I set the color to white, and the opacity very very low. I use the airbrush and then paint it where I want it to be. I hope you can understand what I'm saying...lol...not very good at explaining this.
Another thing you can do is shading and highlighting a little more, with the burn tool.
Do you have the ventral fins in your drawing?
I think you are off to a great start! Update us as you go!
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:23 AM   #4 
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Thank you, Fishman12.

I get what you mean, Kathstew. :) I'll try it.
I'll test out my burn tool as well! I normally use it for highlighting..didn't think about it helping here.
Ventral fins? I had to include those? LOL
Oh man..that's what I forgot. I'll get to it!
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:03 PM   #5 
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Sorry for the way it saved, lol.
I thought I colored in the trans background
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:19 PM   #6 
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I sort've quick finished this guy.
I have a few custom orders for graphics I need to do..and then I was sitting there dragging on what colors he needed.. so I decided he just needed his ends done so he didn't sit as a WIP. lol

I'm posting on an art sharing site so excuse my username for that. I also wanted it to come up transparent there so excuse that too.

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Old 06-17-2011, 09:34 PM   #7 
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i sort've quick finished this guy.
I have a few custom orders for graphics i need to do..and then i was sitting there dragging on what colors he needed.. So i decided he just needed his ends done so he didn't sit as a wip. Lol

i'm posting on an art sharing site so excuse my username for that. I also wanted it to come up transparent there so excuse that too.

cute
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:36 PM   #8 
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Thanks
He's a bit wild, but I'm happy to have it as my first betta attempt. [=
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Old 06-18-2011, 10:22 AM   #9 
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Great!
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:54 PM   #10 
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wow thats good kind of looks like my avatar :)
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