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Title: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on June 22, 2010, 11:53:08 am
I'll continue to post stuff in this thread (http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1154) for OS-tan concept sketches, and put the rest of my new OS-tan stuff here.

Another historical OS-tan drawing, it's SAGE and GENIAC in 1955, playing one of their favorite pastimes:

(http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/10307/normal_SAGEandGENIAC1955.jpg)

I think this turned out well, but I'm not sure about the height differences and perspectives though. :-/
Title: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: stewartsage on June 22, 2010, 03:42:43 pm
Can't help with perspective, but the height ratio looks solid.

Lil' SAGE is adorable Aurora-san!  And so is GENIAC-chan of course.  But she's lost her chance to beat GENIAC this time, perhaps distracted by her friend's drawing.
Title: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Bella on June 22, 2010, 08:48:04 pm
Sqeeeeeeeeeee-
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eeeeeeeeee!

GENIAC and SAGE are cute deluxe. Well GENIAC is always adorable, but it's a real change of pace to see a happy-looking SAGE. ^.^

GENIAC's drawing in the corner absolutely slays me. ^//^

The perspective looks a'ight to me, and I quite like how you did the shading here... nice. :)
Title: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 01, 2010, 04:47:05 pm
Thanks, both of you! It is strange seeing SAGE so happy, and sane! :)

I also have planned a drawing of the last moments SAGE and GENIAC saw each other (back in '58 was it?), and also a drawing of their recent reunion!

Here's a new picture I'm working on: A DEC-tan family portrait!

(http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/10307/normal_DECfamily_alpha.png)
http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/displayimage.php?pos=-8403

It's an early vector sketch, with THOR/PDP-1 and OpenVMS only drawn so far. VMS is wearing her old uniform again, although she's not used to it yet, so THOR is there to motivate her.

I also picked those two to be in the front, as THOR is the oldest of the DEC-tans and established the empire, and VMS is the most influential of the DEC family. And I also like how much their appearances contrast too! :)
Title: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: zjhentohlauedy on July 02, 2010, 08:04:40 am
ohh new art thread. nice one aurora!
Title: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Bella on July 02, 2010, 12:21:10 pm
Quote from: "Aurora"Here's a new picture I'm working on: A DEC-tan family portrait!


You are no longer Aurora-hime...

...YOU ARE KAMI-AURORAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa~!!!

THOR-chama's looking amazingly moe here too (you and Choco have clearly been conspiring to make her as kawaiidesu~ as possible). VMS-sama's expression is an intriguing mix of newbie-like curiosity and apprehension, but I must say she's quite the looker in that uniform. ^.^

The only criticism I have at this point is THOR's hammer, it could stand to be upsized a bit... think... like about up to her mid-chest if it was standing straight up and down.  ^^;;;
Title: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 02, 2010, 12:42:10 pm
Thanks! :D

I was determined to make THOR-chama as cute as could be, inspired by your concept sketch of her! She is the most adorable DEC-tan, isn't she? :)

VMS also appears to be in a bit of disbelief, meeting the family founder, who turns out to be the most unassuming (but adorable!) DEC-tan! Wearing that old uniform probably also makes VMS remember the glory days, and all the fights she has had to deal with too.

Working on this right now, and used your critique, and make a bigger hammer! I guess THOR-chama is stronger than she looks... kinda like System 1-tan, the other little girl wielding a big hammer!
Title: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 06, 2010, 02:20:11 pm
Another series of themed OS-tan sketches, drawn at the same time as the first IAS family pic:

(http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/10307/modernminimalists_bw.jpg)

These characters are modern minimalists, and represent OSes even smaller than the Damn Small OSes! However the Damn Small-tans are still the smallest of them all to live up to their name.

These are modern OSes small enough to boot from a floppy disk.

MenuetOS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MenuetOS)
-one of the friendlier OS-tans of the CIOST.
-loyal, straightforward, efficient and resourceful.
-but introverted and hard to talk to at first.
-a strong advocate for advancing the assembly language, believing it is not a thing of the past.
-ambivalent towards open sorcery (Menuet-32 is open source but hasn't been updated recently, the more maintained Menuet-64 is closed-source)
-will teach anybody that is interested.
-works in a machine shop building and fixing electronics.
-a very fast runner.
-modern but appreciates old technology just as much.
-carries around a Swiss Army knife and wields a ray gun.

KolibriOS-tan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KolibriOS)
-MenuetOS-tan's daughter.
-likes working with old technology.
-free-spirited and hyper.
-fully supports and approves of open sorcery
-likes to dress up fancily.
-wields a tiny but powerful ray gun. (referencing the Kolibri pistol, the smallest firearm)
-lives mainly as a wanderer, but known to assist MenuetOS-tan and her friends with their missions.
-speaks in English and Russian.


DexOS-tan (http://royal.pingdom.com/2008/09/26/10-amazingly-alternative-operating-systems-and-what-they-could-mean-for-the-future/) (scroll down a bit in the article. The Wikipedia article was deleted due to not enough notability :( )
-very friendly and easy to talk to. (easy to install)
-energetic and playful, loves to play videogames and sports.
-is a highly customizable robot girl.
-an extremely fast runner. (designed to be the fastest OS ever)
-not very strong by default, but can be.
-is rather scatterbrained. (a modern OS that can't multitask or use a lot of memory)

Contiki-tan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contiki)
-usually calm and laid-back.
-adventurous, travels a lot, to meet others and do scientific research.
-a skilled surfer.
-is somehow friends with TinyOS-tan!
-friends with the Binteeji Renmei OS-tans, but lives as a wanderer.
-is 120 cm in her 'human size' form, and 20 cm in her normal form.
-can use less than 2KB of RAM.

TinyOS-tan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TinyOS)
-is disgruntled and aggressive.
-a hi-tech super spy.
-doesn't like to travel, but does so for her missions.
-regarded as the most aggressive member of the CIOST.
-has a strict schedule. (multitasking is not preemptive, runs in a specific order)
-same height as Contiki-tan. (120 cm in human-size form, 20 cm in normal form)
-will work with others, but won't be happy about it, or make the experience pleasant!
-somehow friends with Contiki-tan.
-rivals with Tinfoil Hat Linux-tan (a rival super spy!)
Title: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Bella on July 11, 2010, 12:51:57 am
This entire group.... confuses me somewhat. (I mean the actual OSes, not the -tans) ;;''

MinuetOS-tan is a long time favourite though (what with her beautiful red hair, wrench-wenchery and steampunk fashion), gotta love Kolibri since wings = awesomeness, and Contiki-tan is surprisingly... strange. (It's been ported to so many minis!) Hmm, Tiny-tan is a partial product of a DARPA project... interesting, interesting.

Gotta ask: who are those three teeny doodles of in the upper right hand area? ^_____^;;;
Title: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on July 11, 2010, 01:10:55 am
The doodles are a quick concept sketch of Contiki-tan, first concept doodle of TinyOS-tan (originally had a ponytail), and angry microchibi TinyOS-tan... plus a common expression she has on her face.

Strange group of characters?
Title: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on September 06, 2010, 12:34:01 pm
Working on chibis of various OS-tans introduced in the "More IBM-tans" thread, here are Harvard Mark II and III in color, though I'm not fully decided on the colors.

(http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/10307/normal_hmark2-3.png)
Title: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Bella on September 06, 2010, 10:14:43 pm
Seeing that I really had no ideas for Mark II's and III's colour schemes, this looks 'bout right to me.
Title: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on September 06, 2010, 10:41:12 pm
Okay. I also want to make a chibi Mark I-tan and Mark IV to complete the family, though Mark I's outfit has so many layers, I don't know which colors you specified for her go where.
Title: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Bella on September 07, 2010, 11:22:16 pm
Here are a few quick'n'dirty colour maps

Mark I:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/colourmaps.jpg)

Mark IV:

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/COLOURMAP2-1.jpg)

Please feel free to embellish or simplify as you wish...
Title: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on September 08, 2010, 12:44:31 am
THANK YOOOU! I'll get to work on those chibis! :)

Their color schemes work so well, especially Mark I's, whose outfit now suddenly seems less intimidating for me to draw!
Title: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on September 11, 2010, 10:56:59 am
A work in progress (still need shading and background, but I don't know what to do for the BG), but here they are!

(http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/10307/normal_hmarktans.png)
Title: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Bella on September 11, 2010, 03:59:01 pm
Nice, I love Mark I here! This is fantastic Aurora! :D
Title: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: stewartsage on September 11, 2010, 09:36:59 pm
Sweet, with faces to go with names maybe I can stop confusing them.
Title: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on September 11, 2010, 10:33:58 pm
I have Mark II's bio added in the Annex Project, but still need bios and backstory for Mark I (I remember some details about her, but would like to see them again) and Mark IV. I've pieced together something for Mark III:

She was the fastest computer for her time, and lamented her fall from that status (any idea which system it was that outpaced the Mark III?), but learned that's not the end of the world. A naval captain that also had a passion for playing the drums, and would like to remind you that's a Continental Army uniform she's wearing... though she would have liked to lead a marching band!

Wait a minute! She's wearing an army uniform when she was a naval captain?! Well... She is scatterbrained (transferring data from one memory drum to another required relays that slowed down performance). Despite her good information processing abilities, something like turning a page in a book is mentally taxing.

Mark III-tan seems to be the Bunny Ears Lawyer type!
Title: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Bella on September 12, 2010, 08:58:30 pm
I could prolly supply bios for Mark I and IV.

You seem to have done a good job with giving Mark II and III personalities though. ^^
Title: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on October 26, 2010, 02:05:12 pm
From your story on Mark I-tan, I've found out quite a bit about her backstory and personality. Good job! :) But it must have been tough for the earliest OS-tans, who if they were much like her, were prone to suffering existential crises. :(

I've been meaning to finish this for some time:

(http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/10307/normal_modernminimalists_rev1.jpg)

link: http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/displayimage.php?pos=-8532
Title: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 15, 2010, 02:06:47 pm
Reading through the backlog of stories in the SAGE fanfics, when I read the chapter "Dirty Water", the biggest tear-jerker in the series, I knew I just had to draw this!

(http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/10307/normal_SAGE_whirlwind1973.jpg)
Title: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Bella on December 15, 2010, 03:49:58 pm
Ah yes, Dirty Water... for being named after such a fun song (that caused a hell of a lot of spontaneous dancing this summer), it sure is a downer. ;__;

Fortunately, the next story - IIRC - is full of lulz and WAITS-tan. ^^'

Whirlwind looks P-E-R-F-E-C-T here, could maybe use a few more bandages but then you'd risk obscuring her face. The hands are a bit funky but I can't really fault you since it's a tough pose you're drawing -- my main critique would be SAGE-tan's face. It's a difficult angle you've drawn it from, but the chin comes to too much of a point and the facial feature alignment isn't quite right... I'll just let this example I drew explain things.

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/BellasOS-tans/SAGE_whirlwind1973_example.jpg

Still a lovely image; I'm sure Stew'll be delighted to see it. ;v;
Title: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 15, 2010, 04:13:27 pm
Thanks! I wasn't very confident about when drawing SAGE's face since it is a tough angle I've never drawn in before, I felt it was bound to look 'off', but thanks for the critique. If I end up drawing in that angle again, I'll be able to learn from this.

BTW, does it seem appropriate that SAGE here is wearing her finest uniform to such a somber event as another way everything that could go badly that day did? I've also wanted to draw Multics and SAGE at CTSS's deathbed too.

Or something happier, like SAGE, Whirlwind and GENIAC at the picnic! :)
Title: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Bella on December 16, 2010, 09:23:21 pm
Good to hear, every drawing should be a learning experience. :)

I don't know if SAGE would've worn her fancy outfit that day; not so much out of respect or somberness, but sheer practicality (I don't imagine she would have worn it outside of formal settings, and Stewart seems to confirm this). ^^'

I sort of support a Multics+ SAGE at CTSS' deathbed drawing, if only for it having Multics + SAGE + CTSS. Though a picnic drawing would be fun. =v=
Title: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 18, 2010, 12:49:33 pm
I thought she wouldn't wear it, and for those very reasons, but I couldn't resist drawing it- her uniform is awesome!

Between those two ideas which I hope to get to, I'm still deciding which to do first.

Now, for something happy! A Commodore-Amiga Family reunion! :D

(http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/10307/normal_c-a_family2010bw.jpg)

http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/displayimage.php?pos=-8656


In pic from L-R: PET, C65, VIC-20, C128, Amiga, C64, TripOS, AROS, MorphOS, C264(aka Plus/4)
Title: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Bella on December 18, 2010, 04:38:24 pm
That it is, props to Siya for conceptualizing it. :D

Nice picture, Miggy and C128-tan are looking really lovely here. ^^ Though my beloved PET-chan and VIC-chan are a bit too far in the BG to appreciate fully. ; ;
Title: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 18, 2010, 04:54:03 pm
I'm going to be vectorizing it, and I'll see what I can do. Thanks for the comment! :)
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 26, 2011, 05:05:53 pm
I actually started this in Oct '09 but kept forgetting about it, but at last, the chibi Mac family lineup!

(note: Includes A/UX-tan and Darwin OS-tan, who are honorary Mac House members. A/UX is a certified Unix but identifies as an Apple/Mac-tan since they're the ones she grew up with. Darwin OS identifies as both an Apple-tan and a Unix-tan. If I had been willing to spend even more time on this, I could have also added in NeXTSTEP-tan, or go another step further and add in Apple I, II, ///, Lisa and GS/OS, but I feared it would collapse under its own ambition x__x)

(http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/10307/chibimacsportraiture.png)

Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Bella on January 26, 2011, 05:20:58 pm
Sweet Snow Leopard on a Bicycle! That's one heck of a drawing. @_________@

As a group, the Mac Classics are probably my favourites here.... most of the OSXen look good too (lulz at Cheetah holding a whip and Puma-chan as the maid), but something is srsly un-rightly about Leopard. I think it's the position of her head...
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Krizonar on January 26, 2011, 05:31:31 pm
/highpitchsquee
Wow!
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 26, 2011, 05:41:58 pm
Thanks! :D

If it's any consolation for Puma-chan, Jaguar-tan is right next to her, and it looks like Cheetah-tan could trip over her own whip! However, OSX-tan (or Mac-tan, whoever she is) does approve of making Puma-chan the maid of the house.

And for bonus points, there are some easter eggs and references in the background!

Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: stewartsage on January 26, 2011, 08:52:35 pm
Wow.  That's a lot of Macs.  Good work Aurora!

*sets about hopeless task of spotting background references*
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Bella on January 26, 2011, 08:57:03 pm
I see... a bug.... and some sort of dog-like creature....
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 26, 2011, 09:05:58 pm
@stew: Thanks! Good luck with the challenge!

@Bella: You got one of them.

-Bugs: Darwin OS-tan likes to eat bugs, but accidentally dropped one of them, and Mac System 3-tan has a huge fear of bugs!

-Dog-like creature: Not a dog, but one of the OSX-kuns in kitten form! ^^;
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Krizonar on January 26, 2011, 09:46:48 pm
Like the old "Welcome to Macintosh" symbol between System 3 and 2. http://rogueamoeba.com/utm/content/images/20061106delicious/welcome.png

Part of a major old Apple logo above System 1.
http://sandboxworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/old-apple-logo.jpg

The blues/greens/purples/oranges above OS 7, 8 and 9 strongly remind me of the boxart on those OS tan's distributions.
http://www.mith.umd.edu/larsen/archive/files/system75manual_2d8664004c.jpg

Also like the evolution of the menu bar over the course of the picture.

System 6 has a paper, because it's one of vintage collector's favorite OS's for writing. (and omg her outfit is awesome, she's so pretty /thwacks SE with customer service screw driver/ I NEED HER)

System 9 and default OSX have apple cider, which is a reference inside a reference.
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 26, 2011, 11:01:57 pm
"Welcome to Macintosh" symbol: Yup, there's that, and that Systems 1-7 are the Mac OSes that run on Compact Macs!

Old Apple logo: Wow! Good find! I didn't entirely intend for the throwback to the first Apple logo, but drew an Apple tree in the Picasso-esque art style used in early Mac advertisements and packaging, with the roots of the Mac Family tree, biologically or culturally going back to System 1. If I get to drawing a chibi portraiture with the other Apple-tans (to keep this one a fairly manageable size), I'll include a similar throwback to the original logo behind Apple 1-tan.

Colored circles: No, I didn't consider that, since I had forgotten what the box arts looked like for the pre-8 Mac OSes, but good guess!

Menu bar evolution: Spot-on! :D

System 6: Right-o!

My condolences for your SE's hard drive dying. :(

Apple cider: Almost, but that's Rhapsody/OSX Server with apple cider! ^^;
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Krizonar on January 26, 2011, 11:50:59 pm
Because Rhapsody is a server... and 'serves' cider.. /ba dum pssssh
and oh, I thought it was in Default OSX's hand, that's just me making a mistake Xd
Just in the Mac Manga, Mac OS 9 and default OSX get drunk on apple cider together (at least that's how I interpreted it, I can't read it, it's in japanese).

Old Apple logo; I knew it looked familiar to that too, but went with an 'either or'.

Colored Circles; hm, if that wasn't it then I'm probably just having a brain jam... I KNOW i've seen it somewhere. I'll have to think about it more, it's late and I've been kinda bothered by my SE lately, I loved it so much.

I'll get my SE working, she's too young to die and much to stubborn! Hour 13(?) or work, begins in 10 minutes!


for lulz; Mac OS 7 is holding a paper too because it's the first Mac OS that can, without modification, do complex, modern spreadsheets.
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 27, 2011, 11:19:27 pm
*hint hint*: The Mac OS 8+ 9 eras were very colorful!

I hope you can get your SE working again! :(

Didn't know that System 7 was the first Mac OS that can do modern spreadsheets, but I guess that works too! (incidentally, many of her predecessors are scatterbrained!) :)
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Krizonar on January 27, 2011, 11:29:39 pm
Aha!
The iMacs with colors shipped with OS 8 and 9!

I believe I have :)
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 27, 2011, 11:40:24 pm
Correct! :D
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: CanaryTan on February 04, 2011, 06:55:59 pm
I drew my own version of vista-tan at school today.

http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/af185/Lucasjay00/SDC10251.jpg

the writing says: Armor is a reference to how vista can be slow at times.


-EDIT-
some new arts!

http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/af185/Lucasjay00/linuxmintsrsbsns.png

http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/af185/Lucasjay00/Ubuntutan-2.png
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 04, 2011, 09:14:11 pm
it needs to be cracked armour. she's slow and glitchy. >__<;
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: CanaryTan on February 12, 2011, 12:22:08 am
I drew and colored my own version of iPad-tan

http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/af185/Lucasjay00/iPadtanfull.png

I hope you like it
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Krizonar on February 12, 2011, 12:36:02 am
Oh wow, that's really good.
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: CanaryTan on February 12, 2011, 01:00:03 am
Quote from: Krizonar on February 12, 2011, 12:36:02 am
Oh wow, that's really good.


omg, you serious? xD I just create the lineart on the computer and print it and color it and scan it.

thanks :3

-EDIT-

Crap i just realized i didn't color a sleeve.
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Krizonar on February 12, 2011, 01:27:34 am
Way better than anything I could do.
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on February 12, 2011, 06:46:14 am
iPad-tan...

Those can't be natural. _>_
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: CanaryTan on February 12, 2011, 12:04:33 pm
Quote from: NejinOniwa on February 12, 2011, 06:46:14 am
iPad-tan...

Those can't be natural. _>_


what? *doesn't understand*
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on February 12, 2011, 12:18:10 pm
Pa- *knifed*
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: CanaryTan on February 18, 2011, 11:05:09 pm
http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/af185/Lucasjay00/Kubuntutan.png

My version of kubuntu tan
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 19, 2011, 11:06:52 am
winter-themed!

also, boy. i will give you a tip. when you are drawing, look to life for reference. their heads are too round, do you know why? :3
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: CanaryTan on February 19, 2011, 01:12:04 pm
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on February 19, 2011, 11:06:52 am
winter-themed!

also, boy. i will give you a tip. when you are drawing, look to life for reference. their heads are too round, do you know why? :3


Because i use circles? 8D
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 19, 2011, 04:21:03 pm
hair has volume, m'lad. it comes off the skull.
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: CanaryTan on February 23, 2011, 05:25:05 pm
I got a design idea for a OS-tan of my textbased, linux os I made on suse. The os is called NE!OS
:3

http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/af185/Lucasjay00/NE-tan.png
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 23, 2011, 11:47:48 pm
iz cute. what is that in the back near her hands, is that a bow?
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: CanaryTan on February 24, 2011, 08:17:36 am
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on February 23, 2011, 11:47:48 pm
iz cute. what is that in the back near her hands, is that a bow?


Yeah, Like a ribbon.
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 24, 2011, 01:18:46 pm
d'aww. maybe if i get some time i'll draw a rendition of her. ^^;

btw, aurora, do you use illustrator for your vector drawings? or something else? (i have inkscape, and i was curious.)
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Bella on February 24, 2011, 01:23:35 pm
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on February 24, 2011, 01:18:46 pmbtw, aurora, do you use illustrator for your vector drawings? or something else? (i have inkscape, and i was curious.)


She uses Inkscape. I use(d, since I don't vector anymore) Inkscape. C-Chan uses Inkscape. BECAUSE IT'S FRIGGIN BETTER THAN ILLUSTRATOR. >__<
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on February 24, 2011, 01:33:37 pm
I've used Illustrator before (I had to for a high school computer graphics class), but it was so difficult to use. Inkscape is a much better experience, easier to use, and that it's free is really nice too.
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Chocofreak13 on February 24, 2011, 01:36:18 pm
that's nice to hear. ^^ i have to use illustrator for a class, but since i can't/won't afford it, i'm using inkscape instead, much to the chagrin of my teacher. i was wondering if maybe you guys could give me some pointers on how to effectively use it? i never have before, and it's getting a bit tricky. :\

btw, what version do you guys use? i'm worried mine might be outdated. :\
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on May 01, 2011, 07:37:05 pm
A WIP, I'll post the final in the Free Cookies thread:

A group pic mainly of the pre-Macs, but also includes some Mac-tan cameos too, and a redesigned GS/OS-tan. Working on this also inspired me to resume a similar DEC-tan group pic I started back in July, but struggled with. I can use some techniques I learned making this one to help me with the other pic too.

(http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/10307/applefamily_alpha.png)

Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Bella on May 01, 2011, 08:08:12 pm
*stares at Sara-chan*

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*dies*
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Krizonar on May 01, 2011, 08:12:24 pm
They're all so beautiful!
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on May 01, 2011, 08:21:40 pm
Thanks! :D
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Bella on May 01, 2011, 08:29:40 pm
They all look nice.... but something really special is going on with ///-tan. She looks so elegant and mature... *v*

Maybe it's the limb-length? The slightly-smaller-than-you-usually-draw head size? Whatever the case is, I'm not complaining. ^^

I do see a hitch with ][-tan though - I would suggest increasing the the width of her chest and/or bringing her right arm (HER right, our left) in a bit closer to her body; and make her hands smaller too.
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on May 01, 2011, 08:34:22 pm
Thanks for the critique- I'll get to that.
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on May 31, 2011, 12:27:10 am
Beta version of Apple Family pic, I also added a couple of unexpected cameos. :D

You weren't expecting GS/OS-tan to have a guitar with her? But she's a musician!

(http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/10307/applefamily_beta.jpg)
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Chocofreak13 on May 31, 2011, 01:27:14 am
niiiice, dude. ^^ can't wait for the finished product. <3
Title: Re: Aurora's new drawing thread
Post by: Krizonar on May 31, 2011, 04:43:05 pm
Pretty pretty Mac tans!