As this is my first post here, I'll start by saying hello. I am very newly started in doing this kind of graphics art (Something like 2 weeks since my first thing made in GIMP), but have been doing pixelart for about a year. So, I am trying to make an inmage of some mountains, and have decided to post it here. I nearly got scared away from posting it by looking at the other threads, as they all were ten times better than my own. But, here it is nonetheless:
I'm not sure if I like the shading technique I'm using on the mountain, I guess I'm going for something a little more realistic, that would also indicate the roughness of the mountain a little more. So the shading there is technically just a placeholder..
1: get a pencil you feel comfortable using.
2: get a piece of paper, prefereably blank, or with enough room for your drawing.
3: since i'm not sure exactly if you have access to windows or anything remotely outdoors, do a google image search for 'mountain'
4: find an image which appeals to you.
5: draw the picture referencing the image.
Sounds like a nice idea So you are suggesting that I make a few mountains on paper, and then use those as reference for these, to draw some completely new ones? As I have no mountains in my country at all, I'll search google.
Last edited by Nighthall; January 30th, 2008 at 03:09 PM.
Basically, you need to learn how to draw what you are trying to make...drawing from reference will teach you that and get you to observe it. I would say do pencil work for now as suggested before you dive into digital things