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I like all the clean lines, those filing cabinets are so straight!
 

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I like all the clean lines, those filing cabinets are so straight!
I used a ruler and they still aren't straight, especially the counter tops they ended up crooked.

I like the very light seafoam green tint you've given the props, I'm guessing with a photo edit program. Giving them color and making the background a strong white makes a sort of wholesome atmosphere, if that's what you're going for. I could see this used with a slice of life animation, indie animation. If you're trying to go for a very serious office environment instead of the wholesome tone - get rid of the stamps, make the numbers of the clock a bit more straight, maybe somehow add some more detail to the clock.
I'm guessing you redrew the television set.
I'm not really sure why everything ended up slightly green, I used white paper to make them. Not sure what you mean by a wholesome atmosphere. The main reason for the stamps was that I didn't want to make art and they're like premade wall art, also they add a bit of colour to an otherwise dull area. It turns out drawling clocks is harder than it appeared at least the white one turned out somewhat decent, and I still haven't gotten around to making hands for them, also I haven't redrawn any of the items as I have way to many things I need to draw to go about redrawing stuff.


And I'm still not sure why I chose office stuff to be my start point for this.

Also the last three pictures I showed everyone were the result of me scanning all the props I made in the beginning then spending several days making it to where I could use them in the program and I'm wondering how people feel about the digital versions of the props VS the physical version?
 

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I just got news from the mods about that GIF I made and it turns out I can't post it due to drug references, so I guess I won't be able to show it off.

So anyway I've been making some additional props since I was waiting for that, so far I've got two sizes of pipes and several outlets and switches, and am working on a few more things before I start making a new animation that I'll hopefully be able to show it.
 

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Does anyone read this thread, if you do why don't you say something.

Anyway here's a preview of some of the crap I've been working on.
View attachment 44702
If your wondering about all the words, it's my list of stuff that I have yet to draw.

First of all, of course we read them, how could we miss the opportunity to see what mischief you are up to...

Second, this schematic is very detailed. At first I thought it was an overhead view of a plant or facility (which would be cool too). Then as I looked closer, I see all the switches. I really like the way you drew the pipes. The one that returns down looks very realistic. You can add some arrows and notes to make it look really neat after you get the stuff you want to add. What scale you are drawing in?
 

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The closest thing I can think to call this thing is a sprite sheet, since I plan to cut it apart and use the individual pieces for backgrounds, that's why I've done the pipes the way I have, so they can be mixed and matched in order to make whatever plumbing thing seems appropriate for the scene. And to think I was only gonna draw a few outlets and a fire sprinkler when I started.

What scale you are drawing in?
I'm not really sure as I've been making it up as I go, if I remember right the first aid and fire alarm sign are one centimeter wide and two and a half long. Not sure if that helps figure out the scale or not.


Also is there anything on there you can't figure out what is?
 

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Does anyone read this thread, if you do why don't you say something.

Anyway here's a preview of some of the crap I've been working on.
View attachment 44702
If your wondering about all the words, it's my list of stuff that I have yet to draw.
You ask that with very nearly as many responses to this thread as you have posts. :winkpony:

And it looks great! So you make these to use them in scenes of your animations? Do you use the paper cutouts or do you transfer the images to digital?
 

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You ask that with very nearly as many responses to this thread as you have posts. :winkpony:

And it looks great! So you make these to use them in scenes of your animations? Do you use the paper cutouts or do you transfer the images to digital?
I've made them for background props for an animation I haven't figured out yet, originally I was going to use the paper cutouts but I couldn't figure out lighting, or how to keep stuff from deciding it needed to move, so I said for get that and scanned them and shoved them into an animation program.

If anyone is wondering the stuff I made recently is for animations that will have ponies in them, when ever I finish making props and actually decide what I'm doing.
 

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I've made them for background props for an animation I haven't figured out yet, originally I was going to use the paper cutouts but I couldn't figure out lighting, or how to keep stuff from deciding it needed to move, so I said for get that and scanned them and shoved them into an animation program.

If anyone is wondering the stuff I made recently is for animations that will have ponies in them, when ever I finish making props and actually decide what I'm doing.
Diffused sunlight - like the diffused sunlight of a cloudy day, a smartphone for taking pictures (without using zoom), and a very very small amount of uncolored sticky tac. Those should do the trick.

Otherwise I've found that scanners work fine with the lip up as well, and it gives you a chance to get that sunlight for a better picture. Bonus points if you have any hard clear material like plastic or glass to hold the paper down with, instead of using the scanner lid.
 

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I was thinking you might cut them out for something. Your attention to detail is impressive!
That was the original idea but I couldn't figure some stuff out so I've gone with a digital method.

Diffused sunlight - like the diffused sunlight of a cloudy day, a smartphone for taking pictures (without using zoom), and a very very small amount of uncolored sticky tac. Those should do the trick.

Otherwise I've found that scanners work fine with the lip up as well, and it gives you a chance to get that sunlight for a better picture. Bonus points if you have any hard clear material like plastic or glass to hold the paper down with, instead of using the scanner lid.
My problem is that the only time I have for this kind of thing is at night so no sun light for me, I did have glass I got just for the project.

Have you ever done any paper cutout animation?
 
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My problem is that the only time I have for this kind of thing is at night so no sun light for me, I did have glass I got just for the project.

Have you ever done any paper cutout animation?
I have not, I've done flipbook-style animation and digital frame-by-frame animation, but not specifically paper cutout.

What I was suggesting was mostly to help you get better colors, sharper whites and stuff. You said you only ever have time at night, but if you could catch daylight and chose to do that, I'd recommend a tripod to keep the photos consistent. Otherwise, if you want to get better colors you'll have to edit every single animation frame after you scan it in. It can be done, just seems like a lot of extra work.
 
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Thank you for the information I'll keep it in mind for when I try to the the traditional cutout animation rather than the digital thing I'm doing.
Have you posted any of your animation anywhere, I'd like to see it.


Also would people like it if I posted every now and then with some of the random crap I've drawn since last time?
Like since I last said anything I've drawn a couple of emergency lights, signs, and a fire extinguisher box with three different doors.
 
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Eh, I have, but they're all set to private with the rest of my art. For now I'd like to keep it that way.

As for your question, I like seeing your full sheets with lots of things, but more importantly it's about what you want to share.
 

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Eh, I have, but they're all set to private with the rest of my art. For now I'd like to keep it that way.
Why would you do that I bet your art is way better than mine and I let other people see my crap so why would you hide yours?

Also I might not post new images of the stuff but instead say the names of the stuff instead so people don't have to keep seeing the same things over and over with slight differences. Also I've drawn new stuff relating to emergency fire axes, and at some point there will be a picture I won't be able to post here of the axe embedded in someone's forehead and if I don't make that picture I'll feel like I've forgotten my roots.
 
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Why would you do that I bet your art is way better than mine and I let other people see my crap so why would you hide yours?
I've ended up experiencing some pretty severe burnout as a result of my years of posting my art online. I always put my heart and soul into my artwork, like taking parts of myself and posting them online for all to see. When I did that for years and heard nothing but crickets it negatively effected my self-worth. Now I struggle to enjoy making artwork anymore, so I've gone mostly offline with it until I can recover from that.
 

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I hope one day you feel comfortable sharing your art here. I think you'll find an appreciative audience!
 
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