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December 4th, 2009

10:42 am - Chinese reading people?

Is there anyone out there in DW and LJ_land who can read enough Chinese to do a search for tutorials on digital painting in Chinese novel style (fantasy/historical romances, primarily, I think)? I do know there's a variety of styles encompassed within that heading, but the ones I'm talking about tend to feature finely modeled/blended skin tones and sort-of airy, less defined backgrounds. I'm also more interested in modeling the skin and facial features and the backgrounds, not in laying down the patterns.

Er, I'm not asking you to translate it, but to look for tutorials/walkthroughs/in-process/steps with screenshots or videos so I can study it and try to figure out how they're doing it.

THANK YOU.

Examples of what I'm talking about:

http://schumy330.deviantart.com/art/The-fairy-story-81313792
http://lilsuika.deviantart.com/art/Toph-Bei-Fong-119917871
http://shuangwen.deviantart.com/art/hongxiu-112626154
http://feimo.deviantart.com/art/lure-the-world-89630774 (hell, Feimo's entire gallery)
http://vnwallpapers.net/2009/06/2005-romance-novel-paint-17.html (A little rougher)
http://vnwallpapers.net/2009/06/2003-novel-books-cover-03.html (A little rougher)

Crossposted to my Dreamwidth account at http://telophase.dreamwidth.org/1636972.html. You can comment here or there.
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01:30 pm - Annual Stuff-Pimping Post!

Hey! You! Yeah, you!

If you make or write or draw or otherwise create stuff and sell it, whether in a small-scale amateur fashion (Etsy) or a large-scale professional fashion (published writer), then this post is for you! Drop a comment here mentioning your stuff and linking to it if there's a link.

If you're shopping for Christmas or another gift-giving holiday this season, or are just looking for stuff to buy, check out the links and support some artists! :)

Also! If you shop through Amazon this year, consider accessing the site through my Amazon affiliate link, which gives me (or, rather, Project Blue Rose, since it goes to that account) a few pennies in kickback for every sale. Or through one of the banners on this page (works only on IE), which kicks back the percentage to an LJ friend of mine to help pay her medical bills and other expenses.

(Heck, if you've got an Amazon link of your own, or for a cause you like, post it here, too.)

(This is crossposted to Livejournal here, if you want to check it out over there.)

Crossposted to my Dreamwidth account at http://telophase.dreamwidth.org/1637287.html. You can comment here or there.
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