Drawing n' stuff n' things
This is a sideblog for art refs and tutorials.
Please check out my main blog @ GabeXander

in case youre still looking for a decent drawing program

nepeter:

have you tried mypaint?

  • its free
  • its open source
  • works for windows, linux and mac
  • 90% of the window space is where you draw, no clunky and messed up menus
  • performance-wise
  • supports layers
  • the canvas is basically unlimited, the program automatically chooses a dimension for your picture when you save
  • easy (but not too limited) brush creation
  • overall fucking awesome

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obligatory screenshot

blackythief you might like this :D

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akkochi: hhhhh your art is so beautiful u v u. I'm wondering if you could do some references on backs? Of course only if you have time and feel like doing so o v o;;;

kelpls:

forgive my handwriting I HOPE THIS HELPS A LITTLE BC IM NOT RLY SURE IF IT MAKES SENSE also here are some pics of rl backs which you can also locate via google 1,2,3,4,5(nsfw bc butt) 

mewitti:

frooting:

this little pose-helper is an awesome reference… I’VE BEEN DOODLING ON THIS THING ALL NIGHT, and for me (someone who can’t think up her own poses to save her life) it’s a glorious tool — it even has a save option so you can pop that shit right into photoshop and use it as a rough copy for your lineart. i don’t know who sent me this or why, but BLESS.

Well, this is incredibly useful and also addicting

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butterflyshark:

dizmama:

ryuuhoho:

this is going to kill my hand jfc why did i decide this was how I wanted to do the hair wh y 

here is a MUCH HAIR tip that will probably make your life %10 easier!

pick any brush u want and freely sketch yo hair

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ctrl + click the hair layer to select it

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increment by 1 or 2 depending how thick you like your lines

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make a new layer under your hair layer

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fill with desired color

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I’m already almost done lining this hair monster but thank you so much for the tip I’ll use it the next time I draw shiroba!

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sutoart:

Please keep in mind that I’m not a professional or anything!

I just took some art classes when I was younger, so these are just a few things I remember or have learned since then!

Anyways, this ‘tutorial’ is just something I made very quickly…and I’m not good at explaining or teaching.

So please don’t take this seriously lol 

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worlds fastest repeating bg tutorial

alexinglasses:

So make a new file in photoshop like this…

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now create whatever it is that you want, make sure it’s centred in the square then duplicate the layer

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now go to filter>other>offset 

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set the offset to half of the width and height of the box and select the “Wrap around” thingy

save as a png and then apply as your background

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bam

hope that was helpful!

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chimericfusionprotein:

PUFF SLEEVE TUTORIAL FOR COSPLAY AND PERIOD DRESS! 

Hey! There’s a lot of disjointed info out there about making puffy sleeves, and I thought it might be helpful to gather (ha) everything I’ve learned/found online in one place. Puff sleeves, more accurately known as “leg o’ mutton sleeves,” were popular between 1890 and 1906, and they’re a pretty common feature in fancy/ball gown costumes. 

Under the readmore: how to draft & sew puff sleeves and tips and tricks for maximum puff! Featuring really shitty pencil-on-Post-It diagrams by me!

Many thanks to all the people whose brains I’ve picked about this, as well as all the Internet resources I’ve trawled to make this possible.

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