Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - No Straight Lines
Curved lines > Straight lines. That’s it.
Types of Dress Shoes
People don’t always know the right way to talk to artists … so I made a guide. There’s a lot more I could have added, but these are the basics.
Some artists will draw your OC for free, but make sure that they are okay with doing that before asking. Otherwise, you’re being rude.
Seriously, don’t put yourself down to compliment others. That just puts them in an awkward position and stunts the goodness of yourself as well.
hey hey! Super busy myself XD ooh you watched Captain America Winter Soldier! I want to watch that sooo badly ;__;
haha, DO IT! IT’S GREAT!!
Happy (belated) Birthday Sabrina! I managed some time between work stuff to give you a Will animation :3 Hope you like!
OMG BB!!! THIS IS AMAZING! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! T_T (<- tears of joy)
Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - Feet
I don’t often have to draw bare feet, unless I’m doing Life Drawing. When storyboarding, the focus is generally not on the feet. They also are usually covered (shoes, socks), or just not shown on screen that much. Nonetheless, it’s important to understand their functionality and general appeal. Keep details to a minimum, unless the character uses its bare feet to grasp things or do things with them most humans don’t. The best example of pushing feet to an extreme degree of functionality would be Disney’s Tarzan (one of my all time favorite). Other than that, don’t draw too much attention to them, but find appeal in its shapes.
As per request (thanks, singingrabbitskull!), I did a half-tutorial, half-sporadic notes on how I generally render basic expressions.
There’s already a lot of cool tutorials that exist on how to do expressions, so I tried to just look at a lot of really minor details that I’ve used but haven’t seen commonly passed down.
required disclaimer: this is just how I go about it, feel free to ignore bits, steal bits, do whatever you want with them. Hope this helps, and if you have any questions scream at my inbox!
Hello there! I’ve made this painting tutorial of one of my background!
I hope you like it!
Share if you think this can be useful for your friends or other artists!
There is the link to the .pdf file download, it’s a dropbox link:
There are the links of the page above (you can find them in the .pdf file):
Sam Nielson tool preset:
Sphere color spectrum: http://mudcu.be/sphere/
Color Explorer: http://colorexplorer.com/
Please don’t remove the source, let me know if there is some problem with the file and more important, let me know if you like it!
p.s Sorry for my english and the various errors, i’ll do better next time!
Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - More Acting Less Anatomy
I’ve received a few message asking me how to draw simple generic characters (male, female) for story boarding, and what to do when there’s no character design. I will go over all that stuff, but I need to emphasize something first. I used to be obsessed with muscles and specific anatomy when I was drawing anything. Thanks to 90s superhero comic books and raging hormones, it kept me from embracing the storytelling aspect of sketching. Even later on in art school, I would spend WAY took much time on getting that perfect line quality. Animation Storyboarding squashed most of those inclinations out of me, and that’s good. I need to confess that I almost caved in and “cleaned up” the drawings on this page. This is how I draw when do a “first pass” or just trying to find ideas. That way, I don’t lose the energy or feel of my first instinct when approaching a sequence. Here’s something you’ll hear many times if you hang around story people: “It’s not about pretty drawings.” I agree and disagree to a certain extent, but the sentiment is right. It’s about telling a story and not letting other things (like lines, musculature, clothing, etc.) get in the way of doing so clearly.
Once again, message me if you have requests for the next installments.
heroic hero. Ok.
Legendary Fighter well thats boring.
If I go by Jack Vulture I get Faithfull Badass im more into that one to be honest
oh hell no
I AM A MAGICAL CHILD!
Snarky Fighter oh boy have I played this character a million times before
Snarky Hunter B> Lychee we’re snark squad.
hungry lover…………….. whyWHY
Sexy Hero, hell yeah~
Welp, come and get it ladies?
Snarky Mentor. Like Haymitch Abernathy? Or Snape? Ooooh like Toph? That’s the best I’m okay with that.
What name do you pick though?
tumblr name: Snarky Mage
first name: Snarky Talent
first + last name: Snarky Alchemist
I suppose that makes me a super snarky magically talented alchemist! lol
Now I’m really getting old: It’s my 30th B-Day! lol
Celebrated with a big plate of sushi and udon soup from my favourite Japanese restaurant. Yum!
I’ve been very busy recently since I started illustrating another book and I’ll continue to be busy until June. (Naturally, commissions are closed for the time being.) If you’re interested you can see some illustrations from past books on my facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/splinteredshard
In sort of related news (since I tend to watch shows when I’m working on commissions): I managed to watch Sleepy Hollow (the show that started last autumn) which turned out to be all sorts of weird but also super adorable so yeah, would recommend if you like that sort of stuff. Also saw Captain America The Winter Soldier! If you like the Marvel movies you’ll love that one. I sure did. Makes me want to tackle Agents of Shield next in terms of “shows to watch while I work”. I still have a bunch of other shows on my list, too - mostly British. haha
So then, how are you guys? Hope everything is alright???
Best wishes and take care!
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Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - Hands
This is the first post about hands. Other posts about hands in the future will cover “hands in relationship to the body”, “different characters, different hands”, “expressive hands” and “hands touching things”. If you have suggestions for Tuesday Tips, write me a personal message.