Posted 1 hour ago

h-a-r-p-o:

Dan Fessler’s HD Index Painting Technique let’s you paint pixel art in Photoshop in a non-destructive manner, and lets you use pretty much every tool in a perfectly pixel-gradient fashion!

The article gives you everything you need to try it out for yourself.It’s easy to set up and use, and the results are so fucking cool.

Posted 3 hours ago

kelpls:

Cause some people asked me how to do that 3D effect 

OH that hoodie is reffed off that octopus hoodie that has been going around tumblr

Hope this wa s HELPFUL

Posted 9 hours ago

Muddy Colors: Comic Book Coloring

"For my next 3 posts, I’m going to focus on the art of digital comic book coloring. Although a rather narrow subject, I hope to address some broader concepts that apply to color in general. Today’s post, however, will be a bit of a primer since many of the topics will be on the technical side." Read More

Posted 1 day ago

giancarlovolpe:

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - Push it!

Clarity is probably the most important thing to think about at all time when boarding. Pushing your poses to an undeniable level of clarity will improve the clarity of the storytelling in general. Don’t leave space for uncertainty in posing out your characters. Your audience will be more engaged and entertained by the sequence.

This is the last post for the Super Week. I hope you enjoyed it. Back on the regular schedule next week (Every Tuesday).

Norm

What a great series.  Thanks for posting these!

Posted 2 days ago
Posted 2 days ago

samswritingtips:

A breakdown of medieval armor, since a lot of pieces are required to create a full suit.

Posted 2 days ago

meganleppla:

Bookbinding

Why?
Bookbinding let’s you stitch your stories together. Like papermaking, bookbinding has a long history of being an excellent resource for recording thoughts. To bind a book you simply need to attach pages together. Stitching techniques can be as decorative as you’d like, or as simple as a staple. Binding your own book means you can bind your own sketchbook, and no artist should be without a sketchbook.

What else?
Bookbinding gets us thinking about the sequence of things – the cover, the beginning, the middle, and the end of the book. Construct your own narrative of a real (or imagined!) event by writing, illustrating, and binding your story. More curriculum connectors can be found here.

Posted 3 days ago
Posted 3 days ago

Drawing Tutorial: Hair

pencilpushingenthusiast:

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For the sweet Anon who requested tips for curly hair :)

Row 1: A logical starting point = The head! Basically, by first putting down a nicely shaped skull (think tilted “egg” here), you provide yourself the necessary framework upon which you can then build hair “movement.”

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Posted 3 days ago

fucktonofanatomyreferences:

Another splendid fuck-ton of clothing references (per request).

Someone scanned this from a book called “Drawing Yaoi.”

Posted 6 days ago

Artist asks GO!

soltian:

yaahoooo:

1: Take a picture of your workspace.
2: Show your pencil case and what’s inside.
3: Show a thing you last drew, no matter how small or a “doodle” it is.
4: Lineart or coloring?
5: Who/what inspires you?
6: Draw a same pic with your dominant and non-dominant…

(Source: haikalikka)

Posted 6 days ago

ecmajor:

vanoty:

For Windows.

My friends and I occasionally have this problem so I’ve taught them this simple method that takes less than a minute as opposed to waiting several for your computer to restart(especially if it’s slow).

What’s great about this method is that sometimes restarting your computer wont fix the problem, but this usually will.

MAKE SURE YOU CLOSE ALL YOUR ART APPS.

This is important, otherwise the changes wont take effect. If it doesn’t work the first time, try again, sometimes it takes restarting it more than once.

For Windows 8, search for “services.msc” in your apps and click on the result. Continue from there!

Now go draw, babies!

Reblogging in case anyone else finds this useful. I’ve had this problem before (more or less… it seems to be less now, but there was a period of time where it happened often. Might have changed with windows updating things.)

I always restarted my computer to fix it, but this is a lot less trouble!

Posted 1 week ago

attackonsociallife:

IVE ONLY JUST REALISED THE HORRIFIC GRAMMATICAL ERROR I AM SORRY I HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR 8HRS OK I CHANGED IT GOMEN

The exam season is almost upon us (well us UK lot anyway I’m not sure about like global exam seasons) so I have decided to compose a little masterpost of helpful tips, playlists, revision links and stuff (are u impressed with my paint skills, shown above)(ps: when i say applies to UK i mean like some of the links and subjects might be like UK specific idk omg) anyway lets go!

PLAYLISTS -

INSTRUMENTAL:

VOCAL:

ADDITIONAL:

So now you’ve fitted yourself with the perfect playlist you can get down to [attempting] revision. Is that all important tea at hand? I mean pen, sorry.

REVISION WEBSITES:

What do you mean, putting pen to paper?

BEST WAYS TO REVISE:

  • The first thing I’ve personally found that helps with revision is specifications! No matter what subject you take it will have a specification (an outline of the entire course, what you need to know for the exam), it can be found on the subjects exam board website (AQA, Edexcel, OCR, e.c.t.). Simply find your qualification and subject and tad-ah!
  • Another great way to revise is past papers! Again, these can be found on exam board websites. I know what you’re thinking ‘ew exam prep’ but trust me, getting used to the structure of the paper is a massive plus. You’ll gradually notice the general trend of questions asked which will help you prepare and if you decide to actually do the paper in timed conditions it will help you get used to answering them!
  • Start revising ASAP, even if its just getting to know your way around the course specification if will be a massive help and it will mean less cramming!
  • Make notes in colour, it has been proven that those who make notes in colour (or highlighting) are more likely to remember them!
  • Find out if you’re a visual, auditory or kinaesthetic learner, by doing this you’ll be able to figure out the best revision techniques for you! (Take a free test here, it’s just multi-answer questions dont worry)
  • Record yourself speaking your revision notes, if you do this and listen back to them over and over you’ll be helping yourself remember without realising (this is especially good for auditory learners)
  • Read back the notes you just made and then try again without looking! If you get something wrong, do it again!
  • Create mindmaps, this is a really good technique no matter what type of learner you are as its easy to picture them in your mind when trying to recall (especially if you do it in colours!)
  • Flashcards!
  • Create presentations, this is a really great way to revise sub genres of a course! (this website is especially good for making presentations)(it is free as well)
  • Revise in 20-30minute bursts then have a 5-10minute break!! It has been proven (again) that after a prolonged period of time your brains ability to concentrate decreases, so try to have regular breaks, even if its just a pee-and-tea break!
  • A-Level revision tips
  • Revision tips

Now all that revision is done and dusted (for now), phew! Good job! Can you see that A-grade on the horizon yet? Time for a break anyway so, how about some of these?

Ok I am totally out of ideas of what to do on breaks and such but remember - don’t push yourself too hard, have fun and do your best!

Good luck, you’ll do great!

Posted 1 week ago
Posted 1 week ago

lizzyjohn:

Digital studies, trying to get a good feel for tigers. These are the tidier ones. Mostly done off of deviantart stock photos I looked up under the ‘newest’ section.