Art Tutorials

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Welcome artists! if you're here, then you may be looking for helpful tips, tutorials, and resources to help you in your journey to become a better artist. the good news is that you came to the right place!

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greyshour asked:
Can you post something about shading

http://art-tutorials.tumblr.com/tagged/shading

Pleeaaassee read the FAQ next time

Anonymous asked:
One day could you show us how you color *_*? You always pick out nice colors and man I just admire your coloring so much!!

giantwaste:

thanks so much!! heres a quick run down of how i color! (btw i use SAI):

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first, just simple flat coloring, i usually do all my coloring in one layer bcus i get really confused otherwise lol….

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then with a soft brush i add the face details (cheeks, lips, nose,lower eyelids)

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then i grab the colors individually with the selection wand and shade, which i just pick darker tones with a slight red tint?

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to make the drawing a bit less static, i change the lineart color using a layer clip and use lighter colors in the inner lineart but keep the outer lines black?? not sure how to explain AAA

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then i use a really light pinkish yellow on a sep layer with lumi & shade layer setting on top (my old SAI didnt have this setting but its basically like overlay?) then i adjust the brightness and contrast/tweak the colors a bit

 SORRY IM NOT THE BEST AT EXPLAINING but i hope this helps o<-<

Anonymous asked:
Do you have any tutorials on drawing feet? And shoes? Please? I have a harder time drawing them then I do hands!

http://art-tutorials.tumblr.com/tagged/feet

http://art-tutorials.tumblr.com/tagged/shoes

Also please make sure to read the faq next time! Thanks!

rebeccasugar:

Early concepts for how to treat limbs on Steven Universe! 

I wanted to get the most anatomical information out of the least amount of lines. 

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - FOLDSMore on folds today. I will eventually cover all types of folds but today is about simple folds on everyday clothes (t-shirt, jeans). The key is to know what to expect and then applying what you know to simplify what you see in front of you (when life drawing). A lot of the folds dynamics on shirts and jeans come from the “memory” of the fabric itself. Denim is thick and is likely to keep some form of wrinkles or folds around certain areas (knees). A lot of zig-zag patterns around the knee is very likely. When pushed down on the feet, the denim fabric will bunch up and combine with the zig-zag pattern. Shirts and t-shirts will react to the twist and pull of the arms and torso. Identify where the pull (or tension) is coming from and work from it. I tend to draw the seams because they clearly express the volumes underneath.Norm

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - FOLDS

More on folds today. I will eventually cover all types of folds but today is about simple folds on everyday clothes (t-shirt, jeans). The key is to know what to expect and then applying what you know to simplify what you see in front of you (when life drawing). A lot of the folds dynamics on shirts and jeans come from the “memory” of the fabric itself. Denim is thick and is likely to keep some form of wrinkles or folds around certain areas (knees). A lot of zig-zag patterns around the knee is very likely. When pushed down on the feet, the denim fabric will bunch up and combine with the zig-zag pattern. Shirts and t-shirts will react to the twist and pull of the arms and torso. Identify where the pull (or tension) is coming from and work from it. I tend to draw the seams because they clearly express the volumes underneath.

Norm

pigeonbits:

Color palette tutorial time!

This is by no means the Only Way To Pick Colors—it’s just a relatively-simple method I use sometimes.  I’ve found it works pretty well, almost regardless of what colors you pick—as long as you can keep them organized by those light/dark warm/cool categories, and make sure one category takes up a significantly higher proportion of page space, it usually turns out pretty good!

thebentnib:

solar-citrus:

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!

Important.
Or, my one year before-and-after