Thursday, December 15, 2011

Trying My Hand At Silhouettes

Wanted to try it out myself since Telecanter makes them look so cool!

First One I did took me about fifteen minutes. And it looks like it...

Learned a valuable lesson. Not all poses look right. This fellow in the original was setting up for a backswing. In the Silhouette, it appears that he is going for a forehand swing... meh.

Second one was this one, which took me about ten minutes.

You loose the pick-sword in Silhouetting him, but better. The outline doesn't look as jagged with this technique.

Fun though,

TB

6 comments:

  1. I'm glad you gave it a shot! Yeah, many a cool pic I was saddened to learn just didn't translate to the form.

    For harder to find stuff (like demi-humans and humanoids) I've gotten to the point that if something looks even close I'll try to perform surgery and make it work.

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  2. I've made a few of these and discovered it's harder than it looks to find an image that gives enough detail or suggests it with such minimalism.

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  3. I guess it will take a trained or practice eye to size a picture up for this conversion. Telecanter my hat is off to you!

    @ze bulette, you got a link I would love to see how they turned out. It is hard to believe how vastly images appear when they have been turned to silhouettes.

    TB

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  4. I've used many of Telecanter's silhouettes for my paper minis, but some I made my own for (I think we used some of the same source images for a few as well). Just click paper minis in the categories on my blog and go back to the early ones - the first animals I did are all silhouettes for example.

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  5. @ze bulette, say, those templates you use, the ones for the pennies I believe, that you have in the PDFs, anyway to get a blank template of them in an editable format?

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  6. Not really, I use Scribus and GIMP both to creat those PDFs - email me for more info.

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