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Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:26 am

I'm all over the board giving updates.
So I'll add stuff here on What St0ney's up to. :grin:

Gosh Darn - I'm still Busy:

I got the Mod from the Programmer and it was very Buggy.
So I had to reinstall the old script.,

So I played around and Found a walk around.
It's more time consuming, But I got it to work.
Because the Script only allows JPG - I made Very High Quality JPG Mocks.
(I still want the mod when it's done So I can upload GIF's- will make this so much eaiser)

I redid the animal mocks so far and placed them on the store.
Let me know what you think.

http://www.stoneykins.com/Store/?page=browse&category=4


Yesterday I decided to also Bite the Bullet and Upgrade from Vista to Windows 7
What I would normally do when installing a operating system - is move all my files
and Wipe the Drive Clean before installing the new system.

Because - I have so many projects going on - I decided to do a Upgrade instead of a clean install. the upgrade took 4 hours :shock: At one point the install was hanging for 40 minutes. This is a known Problem - It hangs at 21% for a very long time.
But if you let it be, it will eventually continue. it also hangs in a few other parts of the install. (I figure I mention this, if you guys decide to upgrade) Just let it do it's thing.
It takes forever - but it seems to be much better than Vista. there is some getting used to. some things are different But Better.

I needed to take a break - I've been working on this custom pattern for the past 2 hours.
It's almost Done ! I wish this guy Lots of luck in carving this, Very detailed.
And Hope to see the carving when done.
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After I'm done the pattern, I'm going back to add more Old patterns to the store.
I think it will take a week or two Just t have the stuff that was on the webpages back on.

That's it for a St0ney Update! - LOL
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Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:45 pm

So, just sittin' around taking it easy huh?! :shock:
I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell... Image
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Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:57 pm

Well I for one am Glad the Thanksgiving and Christmas patterns are done and out of the Way. :grin:

I'm working on Some Football Sets (ALL 32 NFL Teams) ;)
ALL the Football / Sports sets I have seen for sale on the Net - Pretty much suck.
So maybe this will be a winner.

If they Sell - I'll Add MLB, NHL, NBA. ??

Will Also be adding Some other Football related Patterns to the Sets.
Each Set will have the same Extras.

Here's a Image I just got done drawing and Tweaking-


Before turning it into a pattern - LOL

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Here's some of the Extra's that will be tossed in each set.
There will be a few More - Just started this project.

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Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:03 pm

As stated a few times in other post, a lot of times if I really want something to be a pattern,
and I cant Find a Decent photo/Image, I'll re-draw the entire image.
This does take a lot of time, BUT it gives me the Best Image to use as a pattern.

Now normally - I just make these Line art, then turn the images into pumpkin patterns.
Because there is Not a lot of GOOD Clip art sites on the Net, I figured I would color these and Post them for you guys.

There is Only one really Good Disney Clip-Art Site on the Net.
which is http://disneyclips.com/

But many of their images are SO SO.

Example:
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I wanted to make this into a Pattern - but this Image is not clean enough.
SO I re-Drew the whole thing :grin:

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Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:24 am

St0ney, Did you see the carve of Tinkerbell I posted? It's the same picture. I shaded in areas that were close together so the carve wouldn't collapse. What could I have done to improve the carve? I already gave my friend the kin but I want to learn how to improve my next attempt.
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Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:33 am

sharfork wrote:St0ney, Did you see the carve of Tinkerbell I posted? It's the same picture. I shaded in areas that were close together so the carve wouldn't collapse. What could I have done to improve the carve? I already gave my friend the kin but I want to learn how to improve my next attempt.

Okay Here's my Take on this.................
This could be personal choice - But, sometimes, Less is More :grin:

Cartoons are two dimensional - adding extra shading - adds lines (a tone) that should not be there.

As An example: Lets look at her Head.

Here's your Carve:

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Here's what the Pattern Most likely Looked like:

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Here's what I would have done, (and will when ready to start making new Patterns)
The only change to the original was a small shaded line on the hair to give the top more support.

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The First pattern adds (a lot) of shading just for support, But it makes Tink look like she has a black eye.
Would look Great for Ol' Petey.
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I only add shading - when it's Completely Necessary.
To hold up a Eyeball, Or on letters (A) (B) (O) D) etc.......
Or just to hold up a shape like the hair above.

Adding tooo many support lines changes the overall image completely.

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Hope this Helps
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Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:35 pm

Also about the Clip Art, Let me know if guys do want me to add them here.

(it's a few extra steps but not a big deal).

if the answer is yes - I'll post them as I make the Patterns.
(most likely starting in March) - I have other projects to do first.

NOW - If your using these for Your own use - Stationary, Scrap-booking etc...
Feel free to remove the stoneykins.com Tag.

But if you share these with others please leave the tag in place.
(may help get more folks to the site) ?

Like I said , The images are Extremely Crisp.

If A lot of folks start Liking this, I'll add a Clip Art Section to the Board.
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Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:07 pm

Ok I see what you mean. I wasn't sure if the shading the whole face would add or delete from the glow look. The challenge for me is deciding if there should be more or less cut out areas. Like the Achmed carve I did ... it looks good lit up but unless the bulb is placed in the right place (depending on the angle the kin is being viewed) the bulb causes a glare or is visable through the cut outs. I did that one before I joined and saw your pattern. I'm still not totally comfortable with large shaded areas (like Oz Dorothy) but I seem to do better on smaller shade areas like the roses in the heart. Sometimes I try to split the difference but I see how it affects the end product. Thanks for the feedback. I've got a St0ney trophy spot all picked out for my eventual win. LOLOL Hey, everyone needs a goal to dream about! :grin:
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Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:51 am

Well Here's what I have in mind for the Football Sets.

The Extra's will be included with each Set.

There's 3 Pee Boys (if you want to Pee on another Team.
And one Poo Poo Boy - if you want to take a DUMP on another Team. :grin:
There's a Sheet with all the Team Names to add to the Pee - Poo patterns.

There's a Were Number #1 (foam Finger) For Each Team.
Shaded and Cut out Logo's and Helmets

I started with the "Arizona Cardinals" for it starts with "A" - LOL
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Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:58 am

Very nice!!!!!!
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