I tried out some nice settings for watercolor on pixiv and changed the settings a bit - have fuun
I got asked how I go about making men’s torsos, so I made a really quick (is it even a) tutorial to show how I do things.
I honestly don’t use references that much, granted, I do from time to time, but in my typical drawing I don’t. So I took two pictures and showed you the easiest technique I learned from in high school which is to draw a triangle.
I don’t use this technique and you’ll hardly ever see me using it honestly, because in my own skeletons (when I do use skeletons, I use circles.) Which I made a little sample of above beside the two used reference pictures to show the difference.
I know the pictures are like
Step one: draw triangle
Step two: draw the rest of the fucking torso.
So sorry about that! I just wanted to show how quickly it can be done.
Mostly, I guess just keep the arms in a small pattern, starting from the shoulder (which should be defined) go thick, thin, thick, thin, thick, thin. And the wrist is the last ‘thin’ part until you make the hands. The elbow is another thin part, and then between the upper arm and shoulder is the third thin part.
Also for those who want to use references to better understand the muscles in mans torso, I highly recommend checking out this website: Quickposes.com
It’s awesome, it’s what I used to find the two reference picture above. It’s even got women on there, and specifics for just hands, or just feet, or just faces.
Here’s lineart brush settings and I find it quite pleasant to work with! :D
How I pratice drawing things, now in a tutorial form.
The shrimp photo I used is here
Show me your shrimps if you do this uvu
PS: lots of engrish because foreign
This is the best art advice ever and you should all listen to it because it’s basically what I’ve been telling people for years.
i was not expecting that to actually work
Reblogging every time this pops up on my dash because this is helpful for everyone .
i got multiple questions about this, so i’ll just answer it on this ask
sorry i kept putting it off for so long…
so… i guess i would think of what kind of sky i would want
i like sunsets, so i’ll draw that
so i start with the very back color; it’s a dull purple
my intent is to go from purple/dark grey->peach/pink
i like to use this fuzzy brush
not sure what to call these… the ‘back’ / ‘dark’ clouds?
i put on random splotches at 40~50% opacity of dark blue around the edges
i’m going to put my light source at the bottom right, so i put a rusty orange color slightly at 10~20% opacity
then i blended the colors before i started to add more colors
the more you blend, the better the picture will look 8)
now i put my pen at around size 8-10 to put in thin areas of peach/gold where the light will hit at around 60% opacity
color it where ever you think it looks good
i like to adjust my colors and edit on sai
on an overlay layer on top of the drawing, i airbrushed so dark blue in at the top left and right
then near the end i like to use the combination of lower brightness and higher contrast
i’ll put a video later since my explanation is horrible most of the time…
sorry i put the drawing sideways… it wouldn’t fit
try these drawings for reference…
maybe use the eyedropper and use colors from these?
hope that helps
this is for the multiple color asks received
since a lot of people ask me, these are my current brushes! these 5 are pretty much the only thing i use for everything!
It’s essay writing season for tons of students!
After being a college writing tutor for over a year, I thought I would share my advice with all you awesome people on tumblr. This is how I write essays, but if you’ve got more tips, feel free to add them below.
Happy writing. You can do it!
i’ll need this tonight =p
THIS IS MORE HELPFUL THAN MY DOCTORATE HOLDING ENGLISH PROFESSORS EVER WERE.
Krita Free Painting App Tutorial
High resolution versions:
- Krita 2.9 splash full
- Krita 2.9 splash cropped
- Krita 2.9 splash cut out
- Multuply example Kiki
- Multuply example Kiki (source)
- This tutorial in a ZIP file
As requested, I’m sharing my Krita experience here as a comprehensive, 24 pages tutorial. This tutorial shows how I created a new picture of Kiki (the mascot) for Krita 2.9 startup splash, covering many Krita related know-how such as:
- Brushes of choice
- Ruler assisted drawing
- My 2 drawing strategies
- and more!
I hope this tutorial helps. Good luck and happy drawing with Krita!
Pixiv Resources Tags
As a place where a crowd of artists is hanging out, pixiv is filled with tips, tutorials, and resources. But having a deal with its tags-based works arrangement can be a challenge. There is a list of tags labeling useful stuff on pixiv.
メイキング — “making”. Step-by-step records of creating a piece.
講座 — “course”. Tutorials of any kind.
フリー素材 or 素材 — “free material” or “material”. Textures, screentones, stock objects, et cetera.
ブラシ — “brush”.
トーン — “tone”. Screentones.
テクスチャ — “texture”.
パターン and シームレス — “pattern” and “seamless”.
線画 and 塗ってもいいのよ — “lineart” and “it’s okay to color”. Free linearts for coloring. Usually these tags are used together, but give a care to ascertain that “it’s okay to color” is presented.
A browsing tip for non-premium users.
By default, pixiv doesn’t allow to sort items by popularity. But there are specific tags indicating popular works, so you can reach the most popular pieces inside a category instantly by adding to the search query following tags: 10000users入り, 1000users入り, 500users入り. I. e. 講座10000users入り or 素材500users入り.
To all those artists out there dealing with artblocks, here are some tips for getting that mean art block out of the way using the power of references and how it can help in developing your style!