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blindsprings:


Big Version
A friend of mine was interested in seeing my thumbnail process, and since the entirety of chapter 2 is complete, I can show them!  You can see how I started very messy and ended…not so messy.
Chapter 3 is on a whole other level, it’s gotten a bit ridiculous. I’m about a third of a way done, which is pretty impressive for me; I started chapter two with NO thumbnails, just a failed script.

blindsprings:

Big Version

A friend of mine was interested in seeing my thumbnail process, and since the entirety of chapter 2 is complete, I can show them!  You can see how I started very messy and ended…not so messy.

Chapter 3 is on a whole other level, it’s gotten a bit ridiculous. I’m about a third of a way done, which is pretty impressive for me; I started chapter two with NO thumbnails, just a failed script.

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purplekecleon:

conceptcookie:

Tutorial: Choosing Interesting Colors by PurpleKecleon

Watch Mel Herring’s (PurpleKecleon) full tutorial on choosing interesting colors HERE. She takes you through her entire process of this piece while talking about how to choose colors to create harmony in your piece!

Hey guys! Here’s the art I did for that tutorial finally posted!

It was a lot of fun, thanks CGcookie for the chance to make something to help others out!

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elioli-art:

Simple watercolor process

A simple watercolor tutorial! We just started seriously trying to learn and work with watercolors just this year, so this tutorial shouldn’t be taken as an expert way of painting. We’re still learning ourselves, and these are a few steps that we have learned to approach to make our own process easier. Especially the more simplistic style we like to dabble in. Pardon if there are any misspellings or if something isn’t too clear. Let us know if you use this tutorial as well. We would love to see what you do!

Hope you enjoy!

ELIOLI

You can find more of our tutorials here :

http://elioli-art.tumblr.com/tagged/tutorial

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grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - Life Drawing Exercise: All Straight LinesWithout proper instructions or guidelines, life drawing sessions can easily become boring and repetitive, with little to no progress in understanding the process. Once in a while, I try to apply some techniques learned along the way. This is one of them. The last time I applied the technique was through instructor Paul Wee at LAAFA. A great life drawing teacher from the world of animation. It is as simple as it sounds. Only allow yourself to draw with straight lines. I know, I know, i dedicated an entire post to “No Straight Lines”. I mean “kinda straight” here. It’ll help you tremendously in finding angles and planes throughout the body. Curves and shading can easily muddle a drawing and make it too tentative. Lines and angles have a strong opinion about them. They are very definitive. Your confidence will only grow once you go back to “full” life drawing. Have fun!Norm

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - Life Drawing Exercise: All Straight Lines

Without proper instructions or guidelines, life drawing sessions can easily become boring and repetitive, with little to no progress in understanding the process. Once in a while, I try to apply some techniques learned along the way. This is one of them. The last time I applied the technique was through instructor Paul Wee at LAAFA. A great life drawing teacher from the world of animation. 

It is as simple as it sounds. Only allow yourself to draw with straight lines. I know, I know, i dedicated an entire post to “No Straight Lines”. I mean “kinda straight” here. It’ll help you tremendously in finding angles and planes throughout the body. Curves and shading can easily muddle a drawing and make it too tentative. Lines and angles have a strong opinion about them. They are very definitive. Your confidence will only grow once you go back to “full” life drawing. 

Have fun!
Norm

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grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - LINE OF ACTION
The line of action doesn’t necessarily need to be drawn in. As long as you think about it while drawing, your gesture or posing will be stronger. It gives a direction to the pose, a force that runs though, or simply a visual pathways to guide your audience. Use it always!Norm

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - LINE OF ACTION

The line of action doesn’t necessarily need to be drawn in. As long as you think about it while drawing, your gesture or posing will be stronger. It gives a direction to the pose, a force that runs though, or simply a visual pathways to guide your audience. Use it always!

Norm

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grizandnorm:

My Life Drawing Set-Up

I’m trying to put back life drawing sessions into my weekly routine. I’ve been digging up my old anatomy reference books. My favorite ones were always the George B. Bridgman books. Especially the one called “Constructive Anatomy”. Full of great tips on “how” the different body parts interact with each other. Amazing.

So, for today, I thought I’d share my basic set-up when I go to life drawing. For a while, I was just using Sharpie on Newsprint but I decided to go back to basics recently. Basics for me means using a Conte Stick and holding it more like a paintbrush than a pencil, allowing to draw more from the shoulder than from the wrist. It makes it easier to draw boldly, with more confidence, and it just creates a better “flow” to my drawings. It’s also possible to draw and shade using the same tool. Priceless.

I hope you enjoy it.

Norm

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Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 vs. Wacom's Cintiq Companion

frenden:

Mentioned in this article: Microsoft Surface Pro 3 | Wacom Cintiq Companion

Which portable drawing tablet reigns supreme for digital artists?

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3.

I just received a review unit Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft. My Wacom Cintiq Companion is my most used art device….

Useful Writing Websites

fictionwritingtips:

I compiled most of the writing websites I’ve mentioned on my blog into one post. I find a lot of these sites useful, so hopefully they can help you out!

Imagination Prompt Generator: This give you a one-sentence writing prompt that will help you come up with ideas. I think it also allows you to…

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - LINE OF ACTION
The line of action doesn’t necessarily need to be drawn in. As long as you think about it while drawing, your gesture or posing will be stronger. It gives a direction to the pose, a force that runs though, or simply a visual pathways to guide your audience. Use it always!Norm

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - LINE OF ACTION

The line of action doesn’t necessarily need to be drawn in. As long as you think about it while drawing, your gesture or posing will be stronger. It gives a direction to the pose, a force that runs though, or simply a visual pathways to guide your audience. Use it always!

Norm

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hammpix:

Folks welcomed the hand reference I posted, so here’s some foot reference.

As an artist you’ll draw A LOT of feet, especially feet that REST ON THE GROUND. Don’t be one of those artists who hides feet behind grass or mist all the time. Print these out and draw ‘em.

I included the knees because you’ll need to know how feet connect with legs; draw ‘em up to the knee.

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ofbonesandarrows:

ihavefeelingsforthingsandstuffs:

zannyblogging:

helpfulharrie:

Source: AuroraCarina-Chan

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PERFECT SAVING THIS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE

I actually really like the idea of requiring an extra set of pectoral muscles for proper wing function. I would assume it would also require additional shoulders across the shoulder blades and back as well.

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daybreakboys:

felitomkinson:

okay I think this covers the basics of the way I do my lineart, hopefully it’ll be helpful enough! if something’s unclear don’t be afraid to shoot me an ask about it.

enjoy and dON’T GIVE UP it might get really frustrating at times with all the control z-ing and re-drawing lines but the more you do it, the quicker it’ll get to get them right the first time around and the better you’ll become at it so yes, good luck friends.

This is genuinely helpful because it covers the types of strokes needed to create effective, good linework!

Drawing From Memory

"Following these simple steps, you can teach yourself to draw absolutely anything from memory."

veesdumpingrounds:

small tutorial for newbies to anatomy :) hopefully this is understandable and helpful ! 

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holyelfgirl:

Commission tutorial by HolyElfGirl. My commission are open, more info here

holyelfgirl:

Commission tutorial by HolyElfGirl. My commission are open, more info here

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