artist, asexual, furry
Las Vegas Academy 2010 grad
Just a warning, I reblog a lot. I do my best to tag everything though, check "more tags" to see what to add to Tumblr Savior.
While my blog will not likely contain porn, there will occasionally be artistic nudity.
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Someone was asking questions on drawing fabric, and I had these few pages I snagged from a blog I have long forgotten where I got it from but I hope these help!
this is probably posted here already, but it is pretty much the most helpful thing ever so i’m gonna post it, too.
Trakoclock asked:Hey, if you don’t mind sharing, I’ve always wondered how you got that soft celling look on your characters in your comic. Any tips? I’m currently working on my own comic and I kind of want to go for a less harsh form of cell shading. Thanks!
A couple people have asked about the way I color things and I’ve been meaning to post a tutorial on it :]. I’ve never been too good at describing my process, but I hope this helps!
Got some spare time? Make a comic!
Hey internet, wanna try something silly? If you’re near a printer, and going to NYCC, you can print out a bunch of these and leave them at Comic-Con. It’s just a little something that helps demystify the whole comic making process.
This isn’t exactly self promotion, I don’t care to see my name or site on any of these. I’m just putting it out there, that making your own zine is really, really, really simple. And you can start as tiny as multiplying one page into eight. And one post into thousands.
^Very useful!^ :D
I found these (and linked to them) last night, but I figured it might get around Tumblr more effectively as a photoset. Included are full and detailed references for dogs, horses, cows, lions, goats and deer. Should be really helpful for anyone looking into animal anatomy for drawing!
Some people have had trouble accessing the gallery page before, so if the above link doesn’t work for you, I’ve compiled all the images into a zip file here.
Today I gave my students a quick presentation on some of the basic considerations for composition, which I am now sharing with you! I’ve given them separate talks about color and tonal value/contrast, which are also super important compositional concerns. (I’ll be sharing those presentations too once I properly format them)
I personally love learning about different compositional techniques. It’s fun to think about the ways that the brain views & sorts images, and how we can trick it into feeling a certain way or looking at certain aspects of an image first! It’s easy to fall into compositional ruts (which I am also guilty of) because a lot of art gets by with mediocre, though serviceable, compositions. If you can generally understand what’s happening in an image then it’s generally fine. However, it’s the truly great compositions, where everything in the whole image has been considered and ‘clicks’ together, that bump up an illustration to a visual slam dunk. NC Wyeth is one of my favorite artists for this reason: his compositions are rock solid, varied based on the image’s intent, and always enhance the mood or action he is depicting.
For extra reading, some online compositional resources that I’ve found helpful or interesting include:
Creative Illustration by Andrew Loomis (download it for FREE. Such a great book all-around.)
Gurney Journey (check out the “Composition” tag, but really everything he posts is great)
The Schweitzer guide to spotting tangents
Cinemosaic (a blog by Lou Romano with some truly WONDERFUL compositions captured from various films)
Where to Put the Cow by Anita Griffin
A solid breakdown of the fundamentals of composition, complete with examples!
This is for you, Nose Anon!
Honestly, I suck at tutorials. I really, really do. This is my first one since…forever ago [and back then I sucked worse so that doesn’t even count] and it was kind of just a quick “Let’s see what I DO know and see if I have any idea how to convey that coherently, or maybe it’ll just explode in my face”
SO HERE YOU GO! All I know about drawing noses freehand in an almost-tutorial…ish…thing. Maybe.