forumsdrawing discussionWhat traditional media is similar to the oekaki programs?
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kupocoffee (Jul 30, 2009)
Hello everyone!! I have really sad news, My tablet PC crashed so I can't produce anymore oekaki work. Eventhough I have seen wonderful work with a mouse, I don't think I have the patience to tryout a mouse drawing. I still would like to draw and produce some art, So here is my question... What Traditional media is similar to the painting style that shi painter has? I've tried acryilc and watercolor but it's not the same smooth texture that shi painter or any other oekaki program has. Anyone have any suggestions?
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marcello (Jul 30, 2009)
I would recommend trying new things rather than trying to mimic digital tools.
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Flubbles (Jul 30, 2009)
Crayon's.
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jekyll (Jul 30, 2009)
Haha...Crayon's" That's a great place to start, but I think a closer thing to digital art would be this: http://www.retrojunk.com/details_commercial/6250/
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Flubbles (Jul 30, 2009)
That's awesome, i know what im asking santa for this xmas.
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jekyll (Jul 30, 2009)
You don't have to wait for Christmas, Flubbles. You can try it here: http://www.hasbro.com/litebrite/swf/litebrite.cfm
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Flubbles (Jul 30, 2009)
Ive just added it to my favourites.I drew a penis and ball's but got rid of it by accident.
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jekyll (Jul 30, 2009)
Well I've had my fun so I'll be serious for a moment. As one who has lived in a time when personal computers were things of the future, like flying cars and colonies on Mars, I find your question interesting, kupocoffee. I think of digital art as being an imitation of traditional painting mediums. The one thing it lacks is the texture that can be seen and felt with traditional paintings. Digital art, in my opinion, has more in common with a photograph than a painting.
There are methods that can render the smooth effect I think you desire, such as silk screening and etching, but if you don't have the patience to use a mouse, I wouldn't recommend these. :) I would recommend you try different methods though. Even crayons! It will be different than digital art, but I'm sure you will get the same satisfaction from it once you realize there is that difference!
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backmagicwoman (Jul 30, 2009)
I've had a lot of success in making my acrylics come out smoothly if I actually use acrylic paper to paint on instead of canvas...you might try that...
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ChalkDust (Jul 30, 2009)
Gouache comes pretty close. It's more opaque then watercolour and smoother then acrylic.
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enjoydotcom (Jul 31, 2009)
Markers might work for you, not the ones you used when you were a kid, but the better ones.
I think the drawings here http://copicmarker.com/home/gallery/manga-comics-gallery/ are done with markers.
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Nekoampy (Jul 31, 2009)
Oil works just fine and makes you feel very artsy.
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Roytje (Jul 31, 2009)
Acryl is my favorite traditional media. :)
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kupocoffee (Aug 5, 2009)
Hey thank you so much guys!!! I found out that oil went pretty smooth on canvas but I just figured out that it dried longer than most paints.

@Flubbles: LOL crayons actually work quite well :D

@enjoydotcom: I already have copic and prisma color markers and I did create a few works off them:D

@backmagicwoman: I've never heard of acrylic paper but next time I go to the art store I'm sure to look for it.

@Chalkdust: Gouache? I have to try that sometime.

Thank you for posting suggestions and tips, they really helped. Also some replies made me laugh :D The reason I asked this question was because I was desparate to draw some art. Marcello is correct and also jekyll. I just realized that digital painting mimics traditional media. I didn't notice this before maybe because I'm stuck to one media. Oekaki has been a stress reliever of mine. It's so nice to have a board like this because there is no mess or toxins. Free to create and easy to use. But my problem of oekaki is solved, I bought a Bamboo fun tablet. So I'll be back with oekaki for now while I also gained knowledge of the other mediums.
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TheCrimsonKing (Aug 5, 2009)
This reminds me of another forum discussion about which paintball videogame is the best. Why would you want to play a simulation of another simulation?
 
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