While messing around with MOOCode I found rexpaint and immediately got distracted for like 30minutes and made a portrait of a character. Just to try and get a visualization of it. There's a lot of things I can tweak. And improve on, but it's one of the first art apps I've had that was simple enough to make it easy for me to express things. Without making me feel like I'm incompetent because of the simplicity of the image, the simplicity is the point. I'm a terrible artist, but this is basically my first thing I've felt was not akin to a childs scribble
The picture is made up of 100x100 Ascii characters of around 12 pixels each
It's an ascii art editor, so everything there is theoretically viewable in Sindome too.
Refine the shape of the face. I used a basic elipses but I think if I cut it a little and shaped it I'd get a rougher more face like face. It's very abstract at current, Figuring out how to convey scarring was hard. Ended up using flatter colors for it
The hand is also hard I need to probably do a study on how to convey those in ascii.
I'm enjoying this tool and have a buncha little icons I made as well that I made while thinking about tweaking the skill helps to have a bit better formatting and presentation.
Just don't meta and all will be well.
If you know someone's character and your character is with their character, and you see the player xhelp "is there a way to plant an explosive on someone without them seeing?" you just don't act on that information.
Play your character as they would act in the situation. GMs are always watching.
(I suppose if you don't trust yourself not to meta, then the BgBB isn't for you.)
The first person I commissioned never replied to my request, so I cancelled it after 4 days. The second person I commissioned responded within 48 hours and it's been amicable so far.
Remember to treat your chosen artist well! Artists are trying to make a living and are exploited often with prices that are typically below minimum wage. Tips are very welcome.
Also, artists typically say fewer words are better. Your artist may also not speak English, so avoid flowery language.
Take your @nakeds and trim them down to the bare necessary details. Find reference pics for parts of your character. Find reference pics for clothing. If you're getting a background with your commission, make a mood board.
The more effort you put up front, the better your commission will turn out. :)
I'm probably going to order something from a person in the commission thread just to pass on this kindness. Seeing this has been a wonderful thing. And I'm happy someone liked me enough to do this for me.
Thank you, it is an awesome thing to see my character pulled out of my head and put into form like this.
Anyways, without further ado here's the character art:
I'm very much looking forwards to having this coloured and I'm particularly happy with how the Du-Wear Duster turned out.
While the eye color is not right, this is very similar to how I envisioned my character.
Thought I share, since I could not find the exact rules on the nature of art being shared here.
Artist Credit: https://www.artstation.com/chaosringen
I should have mentioned, it was handled by Raffaello on Artists and Clients, was extremely reasonably priced for how good his work is IMO. He did it in just a couple of days, and sent multiple sketches and progress pieces along the way. Fantastic to work with. I also got a speed drawing/coloring video of him doing it that is REALLY COOL OMG.
A graphic representation of data abstracted from banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding...
The pic I uploaded ended up lower res than the original, but I don't feel like posting it somewhere else as it's kinda big and would take a long time to load anyway, tho' in the original, the facial deets are amazing.