Artwork on a computer

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by shamus, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Does anyone else use a computer for drawing with, I did this drawing around 6 years ago on a program called Freehand5, I now have Freehand10 which I use to draw all my track-plans with.


  2. George D

    George D Member

    Nice work Paul.

    Here's the kind of drawings I do with my computer. I use QuickCAD.
  3. George D

    George D Member

    Here's how it turned out:
  4. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    I have been playing around with Corel Draw and the idea of making card stock mockups of the buildings for my layout.

    Here is a sample:

    You can't really see the full effect.
    Anyone with CorelDraw wishing the cdr file, please email me.

    Attached Files:

  5. belg

    belg Member

    Guys I'm truly impressed with the work you've done here. Shamus how does the program you mentioned work does it have an actual stylus to draw with? My skills on the computer are very limited so I'll watch experts like you for now. Pat
  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    I have used Corel XARA to work on my background photos.
    I found MS paint handy for drawing windows and doors for my structures and have used it for a trackplan.
    I also recently got Corel Painter 8 and hope to do some railroad drawings with it when I get to know it. I also have Carrara 3 which is a 3D drawing program and have started to create a steam loco with it. It has to be built up piece by peice and so far all I have got done is a wheel with spokes. Wow what a learning curve on this one. I also have Curious Labs Poser 5 a 3D character creater and hope to create the fireman and engineer as well as the hogger for the loco.
    My real difficulty is coming up with the time to learn all this stuff and build a layout too.
  7. jkristia

    jkristia Member

    I haven't done any artwork on the computer, I don't have the patient or skills for that, but I do use my computer to make drawings of buildings I want to scratch build.

    This is one example of Santa Susana depot in Simi Valley I scratch build in N scale last year.
    I have purchased Serif PagePlus with the intention to try and create some signs, but I haven't been able to design anything yet that I like.

  8. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    WOW. Excellent stuff, guys. I haven't done anything that intricate myself, but I do a lot of my own logo work, decals, etc.
  9. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Youu ask me from what you drew in plans and what you built...
    IT'S ART!!
    You just went for the facts of the image.;)
  10. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member

    computer art

    This took about 2 hours on my computer, 99% of which was learning to crop. I THINK I could get a 4-side view if anyone feels like they are capable of bashing it. Heh heh heh


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  11. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Some excellent artwork by all, Jesper, your scratchbuilt structure is brilliant indeed.

    Belg, Freehand10 is very like a CAD program and a freehand drawing program as well, it allows a stylus to be used as a pen for freehand work. It does everything except make TEA:thumb:

  12. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    I draw worst than I spell, and trying it on a computer only magnifies hte situation and allows me to turn out garbage at a much higher rate!

    Well, I use xfig to draw some CAD type drawin's like I did for my loggin' disconnects:

    I've also turned photo's into walls. These bricks began as 4 or 5 photo's of old brick used on a neighbors garage. Cut, psted randomly, sized and printed out on cardstock:


    I used the same technique to turn the front siding in this photo:


    into sidng for the model:


    And using a similar technique, I scanned the models own siding:


    Then I converted the color (RBG) image to monnochrome, then back to RGB, resulting in a black and white image that was capable of color. Then I skewed the color balance unitl I had what I thought was representative of dirty, old, unpainted, interior wood:

  13. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Nicely done Jon.

    As I said right now I am just doing mock-ups.
    Once I get better at it, I will try my hand at the finished product.
  14. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    This is how some of mine start life.
  15. belg

    belg Member

    Shamus, What no tea what good is that program?:D How did you find the learning curve on this program good for beginners?Pat
  16. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    Great work guys. Shamus, who makes the Freehand Program?:wave:
  17. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

  18. belg

    belg Member

    Shamus I went to the trail version and it does look like a great program but like you said the computer skills needed are pretty advanced. Pat
  19. Iron Goat

    Iron Goat Member

    WOW ! I am continually blown away by the talent present
    on this forum... AWESOME WORK.

    Iron Goat
  20. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    I only started with the real construction of Marian City on my layout.
    First this is my 'artwork' of three houses in the corner of the layout - drawn on 3rd PlanIt and then rendered in 3d


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