Waaaah, how are you doing all those neat texture looking things on your pictures, aaaaah
I got a bunch of asks about the 3D effect and texture! Im really bad at tutorials and I know there are alot of 3D effect tutorials out there but I will try my hardiest please forgive me if this is really bad haaaaaa + in photoshop open your image + duplicate the layer! dubble click on the new layer to get this box to show up
+ on blending options click “blend interior effects as group” and then unclick B and G to get a pretty blue color shown in the box on the side [you can click and unclick R G and B to make different colors but I like the blue color~] + then edit -> free transform! and move it a bit to the right [or left or up or down ] you get a cool 3D effect!
+ then go back to the first original layer and duplicate it again! +Filter -> Pixelate-> color halftone!
+ for Max. radius I usually just put in a number from 4-10! play around with it until you get a dot size you like! + put the layer on multiply
+ Bring down the opacity I erase the dots around the skin so only the shadowed areas will have dots on it!
+ then I sharpen the image Filter -> sharpen -> unsharp mask
+ then your donee! you can edit it with like filters and stuff after but this effect is over yea!!
WOW WOW ur art is so good how long have you been drawing?? (more to the point how can u be 1 yr older than me and SO GOOD)
Thank you very much!! :’) I’ve been drawing my whole life, really.
I mean I’m pretty mediocre compared to other artists but I guess I can offer some advice that I’ve picked up!!
Draw from life! But also learn how to use it to draw from your head. Also draw the things you like! That is very important; otherwise making art could become a chore.
Draw a lot of bad art and make mistakes. Don’t be afraid of bad art. Everyone makes bad art. Everyone makes art they don’t think is up to snuff, even the masters. Just do it and get all the bad drawings out and learn why they’re bad and how you can fix them.
Since I don’t go to art school, and it is easy to be swept up in homework, I make a point to draw every single day. Even if it’s just one scribble. This is a personal thing for me though, since if I stop drawing I get out of shape and I find it hard to get back in the flow. Of course, this isn’t for everyone. If art is frustrating you and makes you angry, take a break.
Practice drawing all the stuff you hate or the stuff you think is hard (advice I need to follow more often, haha) Draw it A LOT. Don’t expect it to be good right off the bat. Kick its butt.
Find artists and inspiration that excite you! Stay interested. :)
Basically I think that the ‘secret magic formula’ a good chunk of beginners seek out in order to be good is actually just making mistakes and bad art.
Something I like to do to practice figures is take a sports magazine or a magazine with dynamic action and draw the lines of action and skeletal structures on the people in the magazine! I just thought it might be a cool and helpful thing for people to try!
I’m creating a new tool to help artists put more life into their poses. I launched it on Kickstarter and it’s doing well, even featured as a “Popular” item under Kickstarter’s “Publishing” category. To promote it I’m giving away a free download of 100 sketchbook ideas.