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Lego Art & Design Principles 101

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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by astoriabluelegos on Sat Apr 26, 2008 6:55 pm

Uberlag wrote:On an art topic, is using my blood to create realistic blood-stains weird? I wouldn't hurt myself to do it, just if I had a bloody-nose or something, my mom says it's been used in art a long time.

On top of being weird it's unsanitary, and could have adverse reactions on the LEGO elements it's applied too, not to mention it will decompose making an even grosser situation. If I were you don't do it! Wink Blue Arc
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by Uberlag on Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:12 am

Unsanitary? Blood is actually very sanitary, if its the life fluid of your body, it has to be sanitary. I tested it because I had a bloody nose this morning, it just turns brown like blood does, sticks like paint too. If its so weird, tell that to Sev, I bet he would beat you up Razz .
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by astoriabluelegos on Sun Apr 27, 2008 5:13 pm

Uberlag wrote:Unsanitary? Blood is actually very sanitary, if its the life fluid of your body, it has to be sanitary. I tested it because I had a bloody nose this morning, it just turns brown like blood does, sticks like paint too. If its so weird, tell that to Sev, I bet he would beat you up Razz .

Sev's might be paint, no one knows. And blood is very sanitary as long as it stays in your body, once outside it can breed MANY different kind of germs, not too menton it's just plain gross! Wink Blue Arc
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by Zepher on Sun Apr 27, 2008 5:54 pm

Rule of thumb: Whether or not painting with blood is saniary or not, it is gross, so avoid it.
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by astoriabluelegos on Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:46 pm

Zepher wrote:Rule of thumb: Whether or not painting with blood is saniary or not, it is gross, so avoid it.

Good summary Zeph, that's a good rule to follow! Wink Blue Arc
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by major reviss on Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:39 am

:spammers: I know this thread is pretty much dead but whats wrong with blood? Its no different in you than it is out of you. And everything is a breeding ground for bacteria so its not that bad. Run away!
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by legorevolution on Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:58 am

major reviss wrote::spammers: I know this thread is pretty much dead but whats wrong with blood? Its no different in you than it is out of you. And everything is a breeding ground for bacteria so its not that bad. Run away!

It's not dead it's pinned?
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by Rook on Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:37 pm

Wow nice way to go way off topic. It's been pinned for people to add ummm?... oh yeah ideas about Lego Art & Design Principles 101. On that note. Maybe it is time to revisit this thread with a 205 series.

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White Balance Teqhnique

Post by Thunder-blade on Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:00 pm

I have noticed that when some of you take pictures of your minifigs, there is all sorts of things happening in the background.

Most professionals however, uses a technique called White Balance. It takes away all the distracting background so your audience can focus on the figure it self.


First you need a lamp and a sheet of white paper, set it up like so.


Change your camera settings to manual and micro.


This is your end result.


Use this technique and your minifig will be more focused then the background.
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by Thunder-blade on Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:07 pm

Sorry for the Double Post... but I have another tutorial! Part two of the one above me...

HOW TO MAKE THE PICS BRIGHTER AND GETTING RID OF SHADOWS!

First of all, you have to download Picasa 3...

Pick the Photo you want to use (already white-balanced). And open it up.


Then you go to Tuning>Brightness, and raise the bar till it's satisfactory.




Then you open up GIMP, select a brush AND CHANGE THE COLOR TO WHITE! Then use the airbrush tool to erase the shadows...




Ta da!
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by DarthPineapple on Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:24 pm

AND! Be sure your picture is small enough for our forums. if it isn't, deeplink it. Also make sure you wait a little before you shoot the photo, because your camera needs to find the white balance. Thunder's picture is an example of both these things went wrong. The picture is too big and the back ground is yellow, instead of white, as it should be.
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by Thunder-blade on Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:26 pm

Yeah... I have since learned not to make my pics so big...

And nice tid-bit about the camera and white-balance... no wonder sometimes they are white and sometimes they're yellow!!
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by DarthPineapple on Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:30 pm

Thunder-blade wrote:Yeah... I have since learned not to make my pics so big...

And nice tid-bit about the camera and white-balance... no wonder sometimes they are white and sometimes they're yellow!!

Ya know, Flickr auto-resizes every picture for you! Wink
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by Thunder-blade on Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:30 pm

That's why I love Flickr!!

So did my tutorial come in handy?
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by DarthPineapple on Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:31 pm

Thunder-blade wrote:That's why I love Flickr!!

So did my tutorial come in handy?

Sure, but I haven't done much with Gimp, besides recoloring some commando stickers for ABL's purple Commando SigFig...
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by Jedi Joe on Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:45 pm

You can do that all with the GIMP. You do realize that, right?
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by Thunder-blade on Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:47 pm

Yeah.... I am just to lazy to play around with it Razz ... why don't you post a tutorial?
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by legorevolution on Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:09 pm

Thunder-blade wrote:That's why I love Flickr!!

So did my tutorial come in handy?

Thanks for reminding me to get picassa 3! Downloading now!
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by Darth Yoda on Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:23 pm

I made a felucia tutorial... Smile
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by HI! on Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:12 am

Rook wrote:Being a "Tool" 101

I'm a tool! Ok, it's not what you think. Building Lego requires "tools". You were born with hands, teeth, & your brain. But I wouldn't consider these "tools". Sometimes you need a tool to build/destroy with Lego.

Example: The brick separator.




I several types of tools to build/destroy I'll post them tomorrow in this post. I made a new "tool" the yesterday the works great. I'll post it as soon I take some pictures of it, too. Until then feel free to post pictures and explanations of your "tools" that you use for building/destroying.

Never works for me. Sad
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by Rook on Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:01 pm

You've got to hold the flat end. Razz

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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by DarthPineapple on Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:29 pm

How do you use it? It works perfectly and I'm glad my mother decided to buy me one! Razz
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by Thunder-blade on Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:47 pm

Ok, I finally figured it out!

I know some of you guys have been complaining, (namely Axel and DP) that my "white balance" turns out yellow...

I was reading my camera manual last night (I was bored ok? Wink ) and I found that there is a special mode for White Balance!!!

That was really a D'oh moment... Laughing
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by DarthPineapple on Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:23 pm

So you just built your AT-TE from the ground up without instructions in 30 minutes? Impossible... Also, you're REALLY off topic. Roll Eyes
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by Darth Yoda on Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:37 pm

DarthPineapple wrote:So you just built your AT-TE from the ground up without instructions in 30 minutes? Impossible... Also, you're REALLY off topic. Roll Eyes

What are you talking about? Razz
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