Topic: Band Fanart

Haha, I thought this would be fun, but I'll probably just spam with my overload of POLYSICS fan art. >_>;;
Anyone else make fanart of bands? Post it if you do!

Haha

On DeviantArt I'm Polysics-Or-Die by the way. ;D

Named "perfect POLYSICS cosplay girl" by the wonderful Hiroyuki Hayashi. <3

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Umm, haha, it's a digital airbrushing of Hiroyuki. <3
http://fc02.deviantart.com/fs20/f/2007/273/f/c/we__ll_fight_for_newwave_sound_by_Polysics_Or_Die.png

Named "perfect POLYSICS cosplay girl" by the wonderful Hiroyuki Hayashi. <3

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oooooooooooooooooooh Ive seen your stuff before whilst browsing deviant art, its really good!
i wish i could do stuff like this, i remember being horrified by one of your pieces which looked like Kayo covered in blood!

well done though smile

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Yay! I'm glad I've been seen before. XD
Yeahyeah, people get scared by that one, it's not really Kayo, but inspired by her and happened to look a little too much like her. XD

Named "perfect POLYSICS cosplay girl" by the wonderful Hiroyuki Hayashi. <3

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while i was waiting for my dinner, i just did a lot of copy and pasting
but now at least my desktop looks nice! big_smile

http://polyguy.deviantart.com/art/POLYSICS-75133460

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here's my pic. It's gonna be out of date now they've changed their outfits, so I'll have to do another one.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh83/mbedd/lowres.jpg

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh83/mbedd/eachlifetran.gif

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So many talented artists on this board!

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Hey, were you in Islington?
I'm sure I saw that picture there?
Did you give Hiro a copy or am I making all this up?
Its really cool anyways!
slightly exaggerated shapeleyness on the girls I reckon big_smile
and I love Yano in the background
five stars!

9 (edited by mbedd 2008-02-20 19:30:53)

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yep- I gave it to Hiro- bit of a rush job the night before, had an 8 hour coach journey to notice all the mistakes.
He seemed to find the 'Juno g' bit amusing for some reason- anyone any ideas why?

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh83/mbedd/eachlifetran.gif

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That looks awesome!! *jealous*

Haha, I don't know why he wouldve thought Juno-G was funny, thats a little strange. XD

Named "perfect POLYSICS cosplay girl" by the wonderful Hiroyuki Hayashi. <3

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He probably was just amazed at the level of detail big_smile
Really good picture! Muchos impressive!

http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/2295/photosn987opyxc7.jpg

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Wow, thank you very much guys. Very touched. I must admit the last time I did a fan drawing for a band was for Gary Numan when I was 12. These days most of my characters just hawk products, so it's nice to just doodle something pleasant for a change. After going through their myspace pictures again yesterday, I think a sailor outfit scene has to be done.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh83/mbedd/eachlifetran.gif

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Yes! That would rule!

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My friend did this to give to them on the myspace tour
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z108/rocwatch/POLY.jpg
only she went to the show that they weren't playing at sad
She does the artwork for my band too big_smile

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thats awesome
the little polysics are really cute

the amount of poly fans that are good drawers is huge! they must be linked somehow!
i have yet to discover this link though...

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I wish I could draw. I'd draw anime lemurs all day long. Alas, my skillz are not mad.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/monged/lemur/lemur_selfportrait.jpg

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Bah, Haven't posted something here in a while.
A cute little sharpie doodle will be acceptable, I wanted to draw the new badges anyway.
http://fc04.deviantart.com/fs30/i/2008/052/f/c/CHECK_OUT_THE_NEW_STYLE_by_Polysics_Or_Die.png

Named "perfect POLYSICS cosplay girl" by the wonderful Hiroyuki Hayashi. <3

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That's really cute. Nicely done

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh83/mbedd/eachlifetran.gif

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Wow, that's really nice. The felt tip look really suits the man!

I'll also echo the love of Stuart's pal's one. Particularly the wee ones at the bottom, but they contrast beautifully with the B+W, more new-romanticish versions at the top.

mbedd, that's also bloody lovely. Captures their energy quite nicely. I'm terrible with vectors myself. Always meaning to get better.


I'm working on something at the mo. Not the typical kind of fan art, but it's my best pictorial explanation of their sound. I'll upload it when it's done.

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Thanks PD, I look forward to your artwork.

What do you use for vectors? personally I dispise Illustrator, it's the worst named program ever. It's fine if you want to do flow diagrams or wobble some lines about with silly bendy cursors. I find it's more of a technical drawing package than a drawing program.
I use flash myself- much better drawing tools, nice and friendly, and the symbol functions have so many uses. If it helps this is what I usually do.
Start with a sketch - I do draw straight into Flash sometimes- depends on the job and the time I have. Here's the original Hiro picture....

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh83/mbedd/poly1sketch.jpg

Scan it at 300dpi, then open it in Photoshop (usually I would ink the picture in- but I was in a rush to do it, so I kept it as pencil - alter the brightness and contrast to make it stronger) Then go to the image menu, go to alter image and choose threshhold- fiddle with the slide bar to get the image as strong as possible. This will give a pure black and white image- no anti-aliasing....

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh83/mbedd/poly2sketch.jpg

Save it as a jpg- then open Flash (hopefully you have a version) import the jpg to library- drag it from the library into the main stage. Select it (it will be huge) then select 'trace bitmap' from the Modify - then Bitmap menu. The best setting I find is 100 then 8. Then scale everything down (to about 10%) so it fits on stage. You hopefully will see fairly smooth vector lines- delete all the white bits- Then just smooth or drag the lines to make everything nice and sharp.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh83/mbedd/poly3sketch.jpg

I often find splitting the character into body parts gives you much more control, allowing you to rotate and position the characters etc easily.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh83/mbedd/poly4sketch.jpg

and of course they will also be ready for animation purposes.

hope that was some use- sorry for boring the board, but if you want any tips in more detail let us know.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh83/mbedd/eachlifetran.gif

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FYEP, thats a pretty sweet picture! His glasses and hair are my fav bits for some reason. Good Job!

Forty Two

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mbedd, that wasn't boring at all - it was fascinating!

No-mouth Hiro freaks me out though, reminds me of a recent Doctor Who episode.

*shivers*

23 (edited by mbedd 2008-03-01 17:39:53)

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Oh I forgot to say, when turning things into body parts, turn them into symbols (either movie clip or graphic) and place each one on its own timeline layer- that way it's even easier to edit. Also if they are in body parts, you can over a period of time build up a large library of limbs and facial expressions that can come in handy as a starting position for your next project. It also amusing to swap bits over with other projects...

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh83/mbedd/HIRORANGER1.jpg

Also now the new Flash is Adobe produced you get all the nice filter features like drop shadow, bevel etc.

ANYWAY The main reason I posted again in this section was to see if any one was interested in POLYSICS logos in Vector format. I drew them all up ages ago when I made a few Tshirts for myself. I haven't done the new one yet, cus I can't quite see what it looks like, and I'd rather have it exact than just guessing. Let me know if they would be any use to you.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh83/mbedd/eachlifetran.gif

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mbedd wrote:

The main reason I posted again in this section was to see if any one was interested in POLYSICS logos in Vector format.

That would be fantastic! yikes)

Especially now that Vector Magic has gone commercial yikes(

I dig the Coelakanth.com advert!

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what format does it use? Is it .ai

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