Section One of Part Three! Some interesting approaches to wrinkles in clothing.
Holy shit, someone translated Hitokaku tutorials into English?! GIEF TO ME
1. Sail, by Latinotype. 2. Pablo Skinny, by Paul Wilde L’Heureux. 3. Bookeyed Nelson, by Tart Workshop. 4. CAC Champagne, by American Greetings. 5. Century Schoolbook, by Morris Fuller Benton. 6. Nevis, by Ten by Twenty. 7. Rockwell, by Monotype. 8. Parisienne, by Astigmatic One Eye. 9. Pacifico, by Vernon Adams. 10. Ostrich Sans, by Tyler Finck. 11. Bell MT, by Richard Austin. 12. Lobster Two, by Pablo Impallari. 13. Edwardian Script ITC, by Edward Benguiat. 14. Dalle, by Neal Fletcher. 15. Georgia, by Matthew Carter + Tom Rickner. 16. Fertigo Pro, by Exljbris. 17. Kitchener, by Caffeen. 18. Windsong, by Bright Ideas. 19. Alana Pro, by Laura Worthington. 20. Bernhard Fashion, by Lucian Bernhard. 21. Learning Curve, by Blue Vinyl Fonts. 22. Baskerville Old Face, by Stephenson Blake. 23. Century Gothic, by Monotype. 24. Brannboll, by Måns Grebäck. 25. MS Gothic, by Ricoh Company.
This is one of the best design lessons you can ever learn. Straights vs. curves.
gfghhff those illustrationsss hffff
i always keep this in mind when designing characters or just drawing anything. it really is one the best things you can ever know.
aaahhh!! So beautiful and insightful
Ink and Watercolor Brushes by *Stalcry
Real Media Mini Brush Set by *Stalcry
Charfades 100+ Painter Brushes by *charfade
Essential Illustration Brushes by `fox-orian
Mateu7’s Ink Brushes by ~mateuseven
Mateu7’s Watercolor Brushes by ~mateuseven
How to draw a fist!
THANK YOU SO MUCH
fists are always the hardest thing for me to try and draw, let alone the fact that they are hands!
I can’t believe the solution was this simple!
Click on the picture to head on over to the article “Avoiding Tangents: 9 Visual Blunders Every Artist Should Watch Out For” for some great, detailed help on composition!
It offers a much more thorough description than the picture above and many more examples, so please click the link and check it out!
ArtsyPoses - Relatively new, but very cool. The 30 second drawing tool seems to be glitching a little but that could be my computer being a dumb. Lots of unique poses and they’re looking to expand to other body types (if you read the FAQ they even said there are too many fit models).
PoseManiacs - Everybody knows this one! Great poses, you can interact with them (rotation, etc) and has a very cool 30 second drawing tool. Also I belieeeve this is available on iOS.
Pixelovey - Another fantastic drawing tool - I prefer it over PoseManiacs’ but I can NEVER FIND THE LINK :( Lots of options here, too.
CedarSeed - The drawings here aren’t great but there is so much information here.
Color Is Value - Handy coloring tips and things!
Ctrl+Paint - So many digital painting tutorials. SO MANY. Ridiculously helpful in everything ever, and constantly updated.
The Angry Animator - Because come on, all sorts of handy animation tips. I linked directly to the walk cycle because I found it to be most useful but there are other things floatin’ around there if that’s your thing~
Constructing the Head/Face - Done by Stanislav Prokopenko, an instructor. Also really seems to know what he’s talking about. Saving images off of Tumblr seems to be hit-or-miss so keep this link handy as it may not save correctly.
Drawing Muscles - Some of you may remember this from all of James Phegan’s classes ever! Super handy, and this is a printable version of the giant jpg he used to e-mail us.
Drawing more Muscles - The same artist; she’s really damn good at drawing beefy dudes.
Color Scheme Designer - Allows you to quickly and easily create specific color schemes for a wide variety of purposes! If you’re like me and terrible with color, this will help.
I said that I’d show some tutorials I have saved up to someone, but decided that I’d just go ahead and post most of what I have stored away and create a sort of masterpost out of it. (I figure it’ll help me just as much since, as of now, they’re all pretty scattered between my Tumblr and bookmarks)
A lot of these are hosted on my personal Tumblr, but I don’t change my url so it’s pretty safe to bookmark them there (and not have to worry about the url changing) if you don’t wish to reblog them yourself for whatever reason.
- Basic domesticated cat tutorial
- The domestic cat body
- Improving upon (lion) anatomy
- Realistic lion faces tips
- Big cat paw tips
- Canine vs. feline - paws and legs
- Beginner feline tutorial
- Guide to big cats
- Feline comparison
- Canine vs. feline - facial anatomy
- Canine vs. feline - chest anatomy
- Guide to little cats
- Big cat eyes (could work for other eyes)
- Basic wolf anatomy
- Skeleton notes on wolf legs
- The wolf skeleton as a whole
- The wolf skull and teeth
- Wolf paw tips
- Basic canine poses
- Canine ears and chest
- Drawing realistic wolves
- Basic wolf tutorial
- Wolf paw tutorial
- Paw pad tips
- Wolf skeleton and muscles
- Wolf fur direction
- Canine vs. feline - paws and legs
- Canine vs. feline - facial anatomy
- Canine vs. feline - chest anatomy
- And this is just an excellent DA for wolf reference images
- Bird wing anatomy applied on humanoids
- Bird wing tutorial (lots of underrated tips)
- Varying bird wing structure
- Basic owl anatomy
- Bird wing vs. bat wing vs. pterodactyl wing vs. human arm
- Bird wings and flight
- Various bird wings
- Hand tips and reference
- Simplifying human anatomy
- Feet and shoes tutorial
- Bird wing anatomy applied on humanoids
- A guide to movement: flexibility
- A male shoulder study
- Altalamatox face tutorial
- Male legs reference
- The human hand
- Male vs. female waist
- Excellent expressions tut
- Understanding anatomy part 1 (follow desc. links for more)
- Painting skin
- Simplifying hands
- More simplified hands
- Pose tutorial
- Varying the female figure
- Profile proportions
- Expression tutorial
- Virtual lighting studio
- Breaking up the male torso
- Male torso anatomy in use
- Simplifying the human foot
- Various facial and body shapes reference
- Drawing the nose
- Female anatomy patterns
- Human mouths
- Breaking down the human nose
- How to draw the ear
- More hand(y) tips
- Neck and torso tut
- Jawline and kissing tip
- Yet another hands tutorial
- Male torso in motion
- The human head at various angles
- Variation of colour throughout the skin
- Excellent action and couple references
- Advice on eyes
- Feet reference drawings
- Nose shapes
- The human skull and face
- Facial features
- Portrait lighting cheat sheet
- Animating dialogue (mouth movement)
- A kissing tutorial
- The fist
- Various athletic builds
- Various types of hair
- Proportional height of different positions
- Expressions photo references
- The hand in motion
- Skintone palettes
- Semi-realistic eye tutorial
- Male muscle reference
- The human body in perspective
- The human head at various angles
- Painting a realistic eye
- Arm shape and muscles
- Animal feet on a human figure
- Hand poses
- The face in profile
- Skin tutorial
- Body type diversity
- Drawing hair
- Muscles in the neck and face
- A beginner’s guide to knees
- Another ladies tutorial
Dragon tutorials (and bat wings):
- Basic horse (back) reference
- The equine skeleton
- Horse anatomy and pointers
- A good, large collection of horse stock references
- Skeleton of a horse and its rider
Background and objects tutorials:
- Griffsnuff background tut part 1 (second in desc.)
- Tree tutorial
- Realistic gems tut
- Water tutorial
- General water tutorial
- Drawing crystals
- Drawing bows
- Fabric tutorial
- Clothing folds part 1 (second in desc.)
- Drawing hoods
- Drawing jeans
- Hat on human figure reference
- More hat on figure references
General painting, drawing, and style tips:
- Altalamatox digital painting walkthrough
- Simple fur tutorial
- Realism painting tutorial (human subject)
- Excellent colour tutorial
- Painting a wolf (good fur painting visual)
- Photoshop brushes tut
- Basics of Photoshop tutorial
- Another digital painting tutorial
- Common digital painting mistakes
- Colour and light
- Soft cel-shading tutorial
- Various types of hair
- Colour tips and the mood it expresses
- Composition tips
- Lighting and colour tips
- Another composition tut
Hope these help!
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- Spoiled - Treated with excessive indulgence and pampering from earliest childhood, and has no notion of hard work, self-care or money management; coddled, pampered. Having the character or disposition harmed by pampering or over-solicitous attention.
- Squeamish - Excessively fastidious and easily disgusted.
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- Superstitious - An irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear from an irrational belief that an object, action, or circumstance not logically related to a course of events influences its outcome.
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- Temperamental - Moody, irritable, or sensitive. Excitable, volatile, emotional.
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Matte Painting Tutorial
areYOU FOR REAL WHATTHE FUACK THIS IS AMAZING
I stumbled upon these and love them! If you struggle with hands (like me) these are great for practice and referencing. Thought I’d share my finds with other artists~.
Because I know all of you need this in your life.
“She was alone, he head bowed, and soft weeping noises could be heard from her room.”
I know a ton of you have been waiting for this one. Teaching you to make your own plastic keychains!
To start off, I think the biggest question everyone has is what I use to make them. I work with shrink film. You might be familiar with Shinky Dink brand shrink film as a kid. I use Grafix brand white inkjet shrink film. The inkjet kind is relatively pricey compared to the regular kind. If you’re using regular, I don’t recommend you stick it in your printer. Sharpie markers would be good for that.
Alright, now open up the file with the images that you’re working with. Make sure your images are a lot bigger than you want your finished product to be since they shrink significantly.
You’ll also want to lighten the opacity to about half. I go somewhere between 50-60%.
Now print your image out! I’ve found that it works best for me when I have it at the plain paper setting, and standard print quality.
Holepunch with a 1/4” holepuncher BEFORE you shrink them. It’s so much more work to have to punch holes when your plastic is thick!
Cut out your design, leaving the amount of border you want.
Set them on a tray for convenience. An aluminum foil sheet works too, but I recommend cookie trays because they are easier and quicker to get out of the oven.
Preset heat. Your shrink film package will tell you what temperature to set it at, but I find that it isn’t always accurate for me. I generally set temperature to 350 degrees or so.
Put them in the oven. Remember to keep track of time! I leave them in for about a minute and a half.
After time is up they should be super small! Magic!
If your charms are not flat, put something heavy on it right out of the oven when they are still hot and malleable.
If you’d like to, you can seal them now. In my last two batches, I used clear topcoat nail polish. The problem with that is that I need between 3-5 coats of it, and it takes a while to dry. I’ve been experimenting with modpodge.
For lariats, you can use jump rings or lobster clasps.
Here is one that I made that wasn’t sealed. The finished texture after shrinking is a little bit rough. There’s nothing wrong with leaving them unsealed, but because they are inkjet printed, the colors wash right of without protection.
This is one that was sealed with modpodge. The colors become a little more vibrant and smooth and water resistant. Things often get stuck on when applying or drying so be careful.
These ones down here were sealed with clear nail polish. They come out shiny if you put enough coats, but the grainy texture will still be there.
Well, there ya go! Have fun making your own keychains!
Hey ya’ll! I’m not much of a tutorial person, but this was a technique that I learned from Syuzuki, one of my favorite artists back in the day, when I was 13. I memorized the technique and it’s been one of the most useful things I can do on photoshop. This was something that really helped me, and I hope that it will be useful for even some of you.
In this tutorial, I will be going step by step how I take something from my sketchbook and color it on photoshop.