Drawing n' stuff n' things
This is a sideblog for art refs and tutorials.
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anatomicalart:

Let me link Yall’ to this holy grail.
I present to you Character Design Reference
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I couldn’t even include all of the reference boards this blog contains on this photoset. That’s right! There’s EVEN MORE! There are pages and pages of them! It is an inspiration treasure trove!
Bookmark this link!
Fill your life with inspiration!

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cosmickonett:

After 6 years of using this program I finally figured this out, so I decided to share the technique. IDK, it sure beats the “Use brush with no pen pressure to make a dot” type of thing.

The use of the vector layer comes with other nifty things like:

  • No decrease in quality while transforming
  • No 500px size limit
  • Playing with line thickness and distortion

So, I hope this comes in handy to a few of you!

You can make a Hexagon by using the Line Tool instead and turning the canvas 4 times each click. I’m sure you can do other things, but I haven’t figured those out yet.

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Tutorial: from paper to digital.

kaiami:

Hey ya’ll! I’m not much of a tutorial person, but this was a technique that I learned from Syuzuki, one of my favorite artists back in the day, when I was 13. I memorized the technique and it’s been one of the most useful things I can do on photoshop. This was something that really helped me, and I hope that it will be useful for even some of you.

In this tutorial, I will be going step by step how I take something from my sketchbook and color it on photoshop.

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kyletwebster:

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So, again - all three sets are on sale through Thursday, September 4th at KYLEBRUSH.com. Simply enter this code at checkout: SEPTSALE

And, please reblog this post for a chance to win all three sets for free. Winners will be announced Friday, September 5th.

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emillu:

Have problems drawing bodies? This might help!!!

Because I’ve been dealing with some really nasty art block, my friend introduced me to this awesome website that gives a bunch of reference photos on a time limit you set so you can practice gesture and things like that. AND It’s completely free (and an awesome alternative, at least temporarily, to that figure drawing class I wanted to do this semester!)

It has options for helping you build skill in drawing figures, animals, hands/feet, and faces/facial expressions. It even has a setting to show you only “decent” models incase you want to practice with your parents or young impressionable family members in the room. 

There are also a lot of articles about tips you can use to help enhance your ability to learn and grow in drawing. Its an awesome site! You should all give it a try!

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