[Clipart] what is clipart?
jon at rejon.org
Sat Sep 22 15:39:57 PDT 2007
On Wed, 2007-09-19 at 12:14 +0200, Frederik Elwert wrote:
> Am Montag, den 17.09.2007, 11:29 -0700 schrieb Jon Phillips:
> > This is great idea Frederik...maybe you can recommend some style tags
> > to use...and lead the pack...there could be season tags, collections,
> > etc...too...good simple and easy to do :)
> I think it would be a bit odd for me to define styles that artists
> should stick to. The best way IMO would be, if artists that already do
> stick to a somewhat coherent style for several pieces would take a
> minute and define this style, so others can work with it.
> But the first step would be to set up a place for styles and some
> guidelines for styling. Maybe a wiki page would be a good start?
Yes, please do this...need to think about a bit...There might also be a
feature in this in the idea of collections, but honestly, the tag
approach does this, so best to go with easiest path...
> styling in general, several components could be part of such a page:
> * Name of the style
> * a tag name with a direct link
> * an example for the style with direct link
> * the style guidelines
> I would agree that coloring_book and lineart already do provide
> something related to styles. But maybe even in this case, some
> explication about what falls under this tags would be nice.
> The Clipart of the week shows great pieces of artwork that might fit
> well as references - if their authors or other artists would be willing
> to contribute further artwork with this style.
> I'll propose two suggestions that could make a start for a style page.
> These are of course preliminary, and I'd kindly ask the artists to
> improve them. If some better and simpler style names come to your mind,
> please share them... :-)
> Photo-realistic devices
> tag: photo_realistic_devices
> reference example: http://openclipart.org/media/files/Darth_Gimp/3726
> guidelines: Photo-realistic representations of devices that imply a
> three-dimensional look:
> * No artificial strokes or borders
> * realistic lighting and shadowing (thus, not overly glossy)
> * Use of gradients and blur where appropriate
> * Only show the device itself, no scenery around it.
> black-bordered cartoon
> tag: cartoon_black_border
> reference example: http://openclipart.org/media/files/yeKcim/3363
> guidelines: flat look with an over-emphasized outline
> * only flat surfaces, no gradients or filter effects
> * thin black strokes for individual surfaces of appr. 1px
> * think black outline for the whole drawing of appr. 6px
> Again, these are only suggestions to show what I have in mind. If you
> agree, I'd prepare a wiki page for this. But then, I think the main
> contributions could come from the artists themselves. Maybe one could
> make an announcement on the main page of OCAL, once all is in place?
Yes, I agree...this is a good idea, please flesh out and shoot over the
url and we can all jump into it!
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