[ARTSTUDIO] DRAWING THE SPACE
2015-08-24. AM 06:36
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  • Hello, PEN.ples. ^^
    These drawing tips are provided by Art Studio.
  • We want to draw the following picture.
  • While it looks complex, Art Studio’s capabilities make it easy!

    The specific functions of Art Studio we want to use are:
    - It’s neon line capabilities, to allow the space objects to glow
    - It’s brushes, to easily render the gaseous clouds and rings around Saturn
    - It’s ability to move and resize objects and place them precisely on the drawing surface
    - Most importantly, its ability to load drawn images as a background image so these details cannot be erased.

    First, we will start by selecting draw neon, this will give us a black background.
    Alternatively, we can start with a white background and use the flood fill tool to paint the background black.
  • Next, we set the color for the planet and draw a filled oval of that color.
    To tip the planet slightly, we select transform and rotate the canvas to about a 10 degree angle before we draw the oval.

    Once drawn, we once again select the transform tool and double click to reset the canvas.
    We press the select edit tool to move the planet off the left of the screen.
  • Notice how the resize square is now 10 degrees off of the perpendicular axis?
  • Because we placed the oval on the surface when the canvas was rotated, we can now reshape the oval so it appears tipped!

    Add gaseous swirls.
    Before we add color highlights to the planet, we save the picture. (save icon)
  • And reload it as a background image.
    (Open file icon, select ‘saved” option then select the file we just saved.)
  • Now the planet cannot be erased, so we can add features to the planet right up to the edge, erasing any lines that inadvertently go off into space – without worry that we will erase the edges of the planet.

    To add the gaseous swirls, we first mix our paints.
    Select the color picker and create a custom color to match the color of the gaseous swirls.

    Set the transparency to 72… this will allow our lines to add deeper color when they overlap.
    Open the line thickness dialog, set the line thickness to a thinner line and the brush type to soft.

    To make it easier to add the swirls, we can select the transform tool again and zoom in to the picture.
    When finished, select transform and double click to restore the drawing to its correct perspective.
  • Sunlight:
    Open up the color picker and create a custom color for the glow (D5883A suggested) with a transparency of 72.
    Set the linethickness to a thin line with normal paint.

    Draw an open oval and adjust the oval with the select edit tool so that the oval extends just beyond the planet.
    This oval represents the sunlight on the surface of the planet.
    Erase any unneeded portions of the oval.
  • Now draw a filled oval the approximate area of the highlight. It’s okay if it touches the planet.
    The planet is part of the background image and we can erase whatever is placed on top of it without erasing the planet itself.

    Place additional ovals inside the outer oval to deepen the color.
    To position the ovals, use the select/edit tool to fine tune their locations.

    When the area representing the glow of the sun is finished, we will now remove the glow from anywhere on the planet so the light appears to come from behind the planet.

    To do this, open the line thickness dialog to select an appropriate thickness for the eraser and set the brush type to normal.
    Close the linethickness dialog and select the transform tool.
    Zoom into the image and erase any of the glow overlapping the planet.
    Notice, the planet does not erase!
  • Add the highlights for the sun in space.
    Using white with high transparence, draw concentric ovals just to the right of the planet where the sun will be.
    After each oval, blend its edges into the background using the erase tool with the brush set to very soft.

    Save the image, load as a background and place the next oval on top, again, erasing the edges to blend into the oval below.
  • Now, add the sun.
    Set the color to white and open the linethickness dialog to set the paint to neon.
    Set the line thickness to a medium line.

    Draw a white neon circle at the appropriate location for the sun.
    Re-open the linethickness dialog to set the line type to normal and use the flood fill tool to fill the sun with white color!
  • Erase the part of the sun on the planet. (Again, the planet will not erase because it is part of a background image.)
  • To draw the moon, create a custom color to match the shadowed surface and draw an oval at the appropriate location.
    Now, once again, save the drawing and reload as a background image.

    Set the color to the lit portion of the moon and draw an oval the approximate size of the moon.
    Use the select edit tool to position it on the moon and resize so the shadowed area is visible on the side of the moon opposite the sun.

    Now, using the eraser tool, erase a portion of the sunlit moon to allow the shadow behind to show through to appear as mountains and craters on the moon.
    (The shadow area won’t be erased because it is part of the background.)

    Add the stars as a variety of neon white neon and normal white objects.
  • Rings: The rings are merely open circles drawn in various brushes, line thicknesses and colors.
    Save the image and reload as a background image.

    Using the transform tool, rotate the image and draw the circles on top of the planet.
    Restore the image to its normal position.(transfom tool, then a double click)
    Using the eraser, remove the portion of the ring that should be behind the planet.
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