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    Default Step-by-step compass

    heya, tired of searching some free-to-use decorational compass? It's easier then you think to draw something that looks ok. I had fun making that island sequence so I did another 30mins sequence for a compass. The trick is keeping things symmetrical and even 'not-so-pretty shapes' will come-out looking ok. Of course to make it REALLY pretty, some more time and accuracy is needed but heres the steps i use... hopefully it's of use to someone cheers!
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    Another good little tut very nice - been busy myself making some compasses in this thread
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    yeah, those look pretty cool, and much cleaner then my handdrawn thingies
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    These one-sheet tutorials are great. Please do keep doing them! Have some rep.
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    edit: grrr. Will try to rep you again soon. For some reason I can't get the rep box visible...disappears "behind" the post below the post I'm trying to rep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djekspek View Post
    yeah, those look pretty cool, and much cleaner then my handdrawn thingies
    I love your hand drawn style ... but I'm waiting for my Wacom before I try it on
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    + rep. For some reason, I had never considered just hand sketching and mirroring to make the points on my compass like that. Seems obvious now.

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