[Updated] Black Pearl Clarification
Bit late doodlebug! But thanks!
I did make a few of the changes you suggested anyway. The leg positions were actually based on a photo believe it or not, though I did go through hundreds to find one anywhere close to what I'd put in my original sketch, so I doubt it's normal gait! Don't think it's come across, but I was imagining a horse playing around a bit, doing stops and swerves and stuff. The photo was of a horse in snow, so probably was playing a bit.
Can't post the finished version of course, but I put it in the pony category, and I expect it's last! I've not looked in the listings, but I've checked it did go through. I think it shows how last second it was that I intended to call it 'Freestyle' and it's actually gone up as 'jFreestyle'
Shishi, have to say, yours is not a rough, messy sketch. It has lines in the right places. It even has well-drawn fetlocks!!! This is a rough sketch:
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It has come on a bit! LOL
Found it! It does look a lot better. I realized after posting that it had been a while since you asked
My first coat was submitted about 3 minutes before closing, so I completely get the last minute thing haha
When submitting a coat for the first time ( I plan to next month ) Is there any tips or important things I should know? You guys are all talented and I'm sure there's probably a few things I don't know.
Thank you !
Make sure the background is transparent, if I remember correctly on the creation page it gives you a preview so you can know 100% sure if your drawing looks alright. If your coat is a dark color, edit your final image to be a little lighter than you want it, the game darkens darker coats slightly.
And if you want, post your progress here, there are some really talented people who have a good eye for critique!
Roy ROgers: Painting over pictures, manipulating them mm (even when they are your own) are not allowed. THe creation must be drawn with a pencil,brush (digital or traditional,the choice is yours).
You can use your pictures as references for pose,colour mm.
(I'm getting started on a photo program, and thought this might be a great way to play around with it)
you could do that to practice techniques but you'd need to draw something yourself to submit. You could use your own horse as inspriration for things like coat markings
I use photoshop CS6 with a wacom pen and touch
I find free apps to be really limited, but procreate (I think it costs money) seems well-liked
A few finishing smoothing and done and I think It's done for submitting. (:
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These look amazing!