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Old 26 Jul 2007, 19:17   #1 (permalink)
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Default The Devil in the details

While working on one of my ruined buildings I had began to wonder how to make graffiti and little bits of trash even a tipped over garbage can?

If anyone can give tips on how to make these little details I would great appreciate it
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Old 26 Jul 2007, 19:31   #2 (permalink)
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the easiest way to make a trash can would be...I dunno :P

But to make crumpled up pieces of paper you could take a paper towel and rip off a very small piece, and then just lighlty (emphasis on lightly, it should take you a couple of tries) glue it wherever. For graffiti, unles your free hand is really, really good then go wild :P
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Old 26 Jul 2007, 19:47   #3 (permalink)
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I was thinking about similar stuff when I was building Hive world buildings. Trash and even fliers or wanted posters on walls could be made by flattening out GS very thin and cutting sheets out of it. For trash just crumple them up a bit. You could also make trash cans with the barrels from the terrain pack.

Graffiti would be pretty easy unless you got really intricate with it. Just start with an outline and then add color once you've got the outline down.
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Old 26 Jul 2007, 23:04   #4 (permalink)
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I've been meaning to try graffiti myself. I'm thinking a heavy dry brushing might give a similar feel to a spray can. Thin enough to have some holes in the Strip of paint where the spray missed/paint faded, but thick enough that it covers most of the desired area. I haven't gotten around to trying it yet though.
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Old 27 Jul 2007, 13:38   #5 (permalink)
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I've been thinking about the trashcan/bin thing for your city. I reckon if you were to stick bottle tops together and cover then with a small amount of GS you could make a decent effect. Thin bits of plastic and random toot from drawers can make great rubbish.

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Old 27 Jul 2007, 16:44   #6 (permalink)
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Grafitti is better not done by drybrushing, it'll have too many 'rightangled' edges. Better is to use a sponge, not just any sponge, but one of those grey one you get in a blisterpack, because of their width. If you dip one corner in the paint, and dap that on the wall in the shape you want, you get a 'sort of' grafitti effect that looks (to me anyway) more realistic...
Hope that helps...

PS: Don't dip the sponge too 'fierce' in the paint, because it'll probably ruin the grafitti effect when there's too much paint in the sponge. Or perhaps, better, paint the sponge first, and before it dries, apply to the wall.
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Old 27 Jul 2007, 17:31   #7 (permalink)
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For graffiti, I have used a size 3 to 6 brush. Preferably something cheap and with bad bristles, especially good if you've drybrushed with it in the past. Cut all of the bristles back so they are stiff. Then use a small amount of paint on the brush and jab it towards the surface (as opposed to dragging it across). You will end up with a slightly spray paint-esque look. I have a few done, but my stuff is packed right now. I'll try to post pictures after the weekend.
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Old 27 Jul 2007, 18:17   #8 (permalink)
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Default Re: The Devil in the details

I have a brush I've been using to dirty work with I think it may fit the bill nicely I'll have to give it shot in a minute
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