This time it’s not just one brush, but four - my Ink brush Set. It’s available at my Deviantart account :)
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Tuesday Tips - SHORTHANDS
It’s crucial to find ways to draw characters clearly and fast when storyboarding. Line mileage alone can become an impossible mountain to climb if you don’t simplify the way you draw characters. Leave all details aside and find the essence of a character. Shorthands are the gesture drawings of storyboarding. Specific characters have specific attributes that make them stand out. Sometimes it’s just the way they stand. Sometimes their hairstyle is unconventional. Find what’s key about a character and get rid of what’s common.
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Some hand references.
Redid a post by fucktonofanatomyreferencesreborn with sources because they never source anything and I don’t want to reblog that post because I don’t want to support blogs who don’t give credit to people
(No, stating that the art is ~not yours~ and ~came from elsewhere~ IS NOT PROPER CREDIT. Many of these have usernames and such on them but not every single one and you still ought to link back to the specific piece)
I couldn’t source the last one so I didn’t include it.
This little dude isn’t actually too new anymore. In fact I’ve used him as my avatar on twitter for a while now since they had that update the other day and I needed a new avatar cause that old picture of Oola didn’t really fit anymore. :C
Jinnakk is my most recent lvl 80 character in Guild Wars 2. He’s an engineer and I was a bit wary of the class at first but then I found myself breezing through the story and levels with him. Still not completely done with the personal story but it’s only a handful of quests left. :D
DID I MENTION HOW MUCH I LOVE ASURA???? \o/
Have a great day
Tuesday Tips - FOLDS
More on folds today. I will eventually cover all types of folds but today is about simple folds on everyday clothes (t-shirt, jeans). The key is to know what to expect and then applying what you know to simplify what you see in front of you (when life drawing). A lot of the folds dynamics on shirts and jeans come from the “memory” of the fabric itself. Denim is thick and is likely to keep some form of wrinkles or folds around certain areas (knees). A lot of zig-zag patterns around the knee is very likely. When pushed down on the feet, the denim fabric will bunch up and combine with the zig-zag pattern. Shirts and t-shirts will react to the twist and pull of the arms and torso. Identify where the pull (or tension) is coming from and work from it. I tend to draw the seams because they clearly express the volumes underneath.
The first of the most recent three books that were released not even a month ago.
The Title translates to “Adventures at the Baltic Sea in Mecklenburg - Lilly, Nikolas and the Secret of the Ship in the Bottle”. In the book Nikolas finds a ship in a bottle at a flea market and during their holidays the kids try to find its maker.
Hey all, I made this tutorial to for people working on valor-anthology and decided to adapt it to tumblr because there might be people here interested in doing this for their own wallpapers.
You can access all of my templates that are mentioned above here, and, like I mentioned at the end of the tutorial, here’s how you can get more free space on dropbox if you want to do that route for distribution.
My friend Ran is queen of Wallpapering.
View the fullsize tutorial on DA | The most handy hair structure tutorials are this video by Proko and thisblog post.These are useful for thinking about the direction hair locks flow with different styles: 1 2 3 4 5 | Painting Realistic Hair | Shading with gradients: 1 2 | Tutorials by me including: Gimp Brush Dynamics, Coloring Eyes and Coloring Method.
All example characters are fromThe Silver Eye webcomic!
Another one of the Book I was illustrating earlier this year.
The Title translates to “Adventures in Butjadingen and Bremerhaven - Lilly, Nicolas and the Trip around the World”. Amongst other places the family visits the German Emigration Center and the Klimahaus to learn about migration, travel by sea and other climate zones. Also, cute animals! \o/
Tuesday Tips - Life Drawing Exercise: CONTOUR LINE
One of the most straight forward tip I have about Life Drawing. It kind of goes against what most life drawing instructors will tell you. The first thing you’ll hear is “Draw from the inside.” A contour line on a figure drawing is about the most superficial way to approach it BUT, it will help you tremendously at finding a clear silhouette. By the way, no one says you can’t slightly alter the silhouette you are looking at. If there’s a way to make it clearer or make a better statement, go for it. Drawing is about making decisions, not just copying what you’re seeing. The same way other techniques will help understand how the body functions, using a contour line as an exercise will help you find proportions, angles of the body and general appeal in your posing.
Made a quick process gif :)