i thought my artist friends would appreciate this omfg
i draw hands using lots of boxes???
oR WELL thats what im visualising in my head i actually jsut draw some vague bullshit
then build the hand from that
bUT the boxes are there in my head thats what im picturing
u should all practice hands using pixelovely for ref tho
I’m experimenting with new techniques, and absurdly happy with this first result! Stay tuned, if I’m lucky later today I’ll be posting a link to somewhere with a better quality timelapse. (:
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Estou experimentando novas técnicas, e estou estupidamente feliz com esse primeiro resultado! Fique de olho, com sorte ainda hoje postarei um link para um lugar com um timelapse maior. (:
Never underestimate the power of thumbnailing. If you don’t feel up to spending your time on a full scale image to test composition then there’s nothing wrong with using thumbnails to test it.
I’ve received a lot of letters from artists asking to check out their artwork and their blog, and I’ve noticed that a lot of them openly write unhealthy amounts of negative comments about their artwork, it was super depressing, honestly. :(
Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy! You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through. You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way! Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!
Love your art, love yourself!
Best advice ever. Also, practice. Practice lots because that helps your confidence too.
A breakdown of medieval armor, since a lot of pieces are required to create a full suit.
In TVP Animation Pro, I use a tool called Freehand Line to do my fills. By clicking from point-to-point, I can define angular regions to be filled.
You can do something similar in Photoshop by holding down the ALT key with the lasso tool or using the Polygon Lasso tool, then using SHIFT+F5 to fill the selected region. Don’t forget to turn on antialiasing.
Bold by me for emphasis. Add it to the list of convenient colouring methods folks.
Deluxe Draughtsmanship Exercise CheetSheet(TM donut steel all rights reserved lol no not really)
Draughtsmanship is the skill of making lines go where you want them to go. For that, body, eyes and mind must work together.
Some movements feel awkward and your pen won’t go in the direction you want it to. That’s a body problem. Exercises like the radial and (clockwise/counterclockwise) circular training will help you build muscle memory.
But round arcs and straight lines are of no use if they don’t land on target. For that, practice three-point targeted circle exercises, circle push and ellipse exercises.
Jumping the gap between 2D and 3D is going to be the hardest part. You have to train your eyes. The problem is that the page is flat and your eyes will see that. Eliminate all shadows with a well lit surface. Defocus your eyes, close one eye (or cover it) to defeat your depth perception so you can see INTO and draw INTO the page rather than ON the page. You have to push your lines AWAY from you or TOWARDS you.
Lastly, some of these exercises are meant to be DISRUPTIVE. They break routine and pattern and force you to keep your mind engaged instead of falling into stupid autopilot mode. Good art requires a certain amount of mental fortitude. These exercises are meant to provide you with a level of cognitive difficulty to strain your mind.
Look at your own abilities (or lack of them), pick one to strengthen, and then choose the exercise that targets that weakness. Practice until it becomes second nature and then move on to the next weakness.