- Pelikan Ink Brilliant Black
- Color Copy A4 300g/m2
- Zebra G-Pen
- Nikko G-pen
23 minutes of all the important bits of color theory. Man, I so could’ve used this when I was in college.Another super useful and well worded video on art things! Color, in this case. I really like the way this guy talks on stuff.
Really nice vid.
Part 2 will cover Elemaps, Blotmaps, Brushtex, how they work and how to make your own.
Fun fact: The Airbrush is just a soft edge pen tool and is also completely useless
I also meant to include What The Hell Is A Stabilizer and it’s thrilling sequel Oh My God How Did I Ever Live Without This but I ran out of room.
Because attempting to animate in the purgatory that is a midway between Sai and Photoshop is akin to sawing off your dick with a nail file, I got around to this last week.
The goal is to allow for viewing of wip animations being made in Sai without having to load the project into Photoshop, Flash, or whatever your external timeline of choice is. Essentially, you export each frame as a .png into a folder and then just overwrite them in the same way when you want to update a frame.
On load it defaults to whatever directory it’s sitting in, but if you want to keep it somewhere else you can select the folder source post-load.
Images are loaded alphabetically, so all of these are valid:
- a.png, b.png, c.png
- 1.png, 2.png, 3.png
- Frame1.png, Frame2.png, Frame3.png.
It runs off .png files because I don’t see why you’d use any other format in 2014. If anyone desperately wants .jpeg support or something I can add a toggle though.
Image locations are loaded fresh upon each iteration and held within the program so you can add, update and remove frames without stopping it if you want to. This means you can leave it open on a second monitor and have a looping preview without leaving Sai.
Shit runs on .net 4.5 since C# is cakewalk for stuff like this.
Drawing from films
Drawing from films is a ridiculously useful exercise. It’s not enough to watch films; it’s not enough to look at someone else’s drawings from films. If you want to be in story, there’s no excuse for not doing this.
The way this works: you draw tons of tiny little panels, tiny enough that you won’t be tempted to fuss about drawing details. You put on a movie - I recommend Raiders, E.T., or Jaws… but honestly if there’s some other movie you love enough to freeze frame the shit out of, do what works for you. It’s good to do this with a movie you already know by heart.
Hit play. Every time there’s a cut, you hit pause, draw the frame, and hit play til it cuts again. If there’s a pan or camera move, draw the first and last frames.
Note on movies: Spielberg is great for this because he’s both evocative and efficient. Michael Bay is good at what he does, but part of what he does is cut so often that you will be sorry you picked his movie to draw from. Haneke is magnificent at what he does, but cuts so little that you will wind up with three drawings of a chair. Peter Jackson… he’s great, but not efficient. If you love a Spielberg movie enough to spend a month with it, do yourself a favor and use Spielberg.
What to look for:
- Foreground, middle ground, background: where is the character? What is the point of the shot? What is it showing? What’s being used as a framing device? How does that help tie this shot into the geography of the scene? Is the background flat, or a location that lends itself to depth?
- Composition: How is the frame divided? What takes up most of the space? How are the angles and lines in the shot leading your eye?
- Reusing setups, economy: Does the film keep coming back to the same shot? The way liveaction works, that means they set up the camera and filmed one long take from that angle. Sometimes this includes a camera move, recomposing one long take into what look like separate shots. If you pay attention, you can catch them.
- Camera position, angle, height: Is the camera fixed at shoulder height? Eye height? Sitting on the floor? Angled up? Down? Is it shooting straight on towards a wall, or at an angle? Does it favor the floor or the ceiling?
- Lenses: wide-angle lens or long lens? Basic rule of thumb: If the character is large in frame and you can still see plenty of their surroundings, the lens is wide and the character is very close to camera. If the character’s surroundings seem to dwarf them, the lens is long (zoomed in).
- Lighting: Notice it, but don’t draw it. What in the scene is lit? How is this directing your eye? How many lights? Do they make sense in the scene, or do they just FEEL right?
This seems like a lot to keep in mind, and honestly, don’t worry about any of that. Draw 100 thumbnails at a time, pat yourself on the back, and you will start to notice these things as you go.
Don’t worry about the drawings, either. You can see from my drawings that these aren’t for show. They’re notes to yourself. They’re strictly for learning.
Now get out there and do a set! Tweet me at @lawnrocket and I’ll give you extra backpats for actually following through on it. Just be aware - your friends will look at you super weird when you start going off about how that one shot in Raiders was a pickup - it HAD to be - because it doesn’t make sense except for to string these other two shots together…
!! Woah guys! Pixelovely’s new tools are finally out, one for hands & feet, and one for faces!
There’s now 429 photos of hands & feet, and 314 photos of faces. Dang!!
This is super cool news and I certainly can’t wait to start using them haha
awwhyiss body type variation.
Nothing new, just something I hadn’t posted directly on Tumblr.
Krita the Digital Painting App now on Steam!
This Kiki the Cyber Squirrel, the mascot of Krita the digital painting app. This picture is used as Krita 2.8’s startup splash and Krita’s Steam box art, cover art and avatar as well.Wallpaper version available!Wallpaper version of the first picture, includes popular resolutions for PC, smartphones and pads.» Download! «
What is Krita?
Krita is the only digital painting tool I’m using. It is a free (as in freedom), open source software. It offers a sophisticated brush system, packs in almost everything that a digital painter needs and is very easy to use.Help Krita on Steam Greenlight!
Krita is now available for Windows PC, and the develop team is trying to get Greenlight on Steam as well. Please help them (and thus helps everyone)!
» Krita on Steam «What I like about Krita
Krita’s page has detailed introduction of what it is capable of. I would like to cover a few things that I really like about Krita here as well:
- Krita’s brush system is fast and smooth. It is optimized for graphics tablets with pressure support.
- Ruler tool assistance when drawing long curves (something comparable to SAI).
- It doesn’t draw jigsaws when zoomed out (my nightmare when using Adobe Photoshop).
Krita has a friendly, highly customizable user interface. The basic operations when using a brush tool are:
- Shift + drag = Change brush size
- Ctrl = temporary color picker
- Middle button + hover movement = Move canvas
- Ctrl + Middle button + hover movement up / down = Zoom canvas
- Shift + Middle button + hover movement around = Rotate canvas
Simply right click and you can access:
- Color picker
- Recently used colors
- Favorite tool presents
- Supports layer with many mixing method.
- Supports layer group.
- Supports layer mask.
High quality resize with Lanczos3 filter. It doesn’t produce inferior shrinking result like Adobe Photoshop does sometimes.
- GPU accelerated fast & high quality canvas rotation and zooming.
- Realtime mirrored view mode.
- Color management support.Free as in Freedom:
Krita is free (libre) and open source software. Its source codes are publicly available. You can study, modify, and distribute Krita without restriction. You can learn more about Free Software Movement.The Mascot
And yes, I designed Krita’s mascot, Kiki the Cyber Squirrel. I’ve also designed Krita’s box art, banner art and projet avatar on Steam. Krita’s next major release, Krita 2.8, scheduled on late February, will have my picture as its startup splash as well! I’m very happy to see my work becomes useful to the project!
David Revoy has been making tutorials and resources for Krita, available on his website. If you are new to Krita, make sure to visit his place for some useful tips and brushes! Please visit David’s website.
An aweing fuck-ton of human eye references.
Image (1) ConceptCookie
Image (2) qinni
Image (3) sariel367
Image (4) nimbus-mage
Image (5) reference-library
Image (6) ‘The Principles of Drawing' (book) by Gerard De Lairesse
Image (7) benskywalking
Image (8) tod22
Image (9) Making Comics (book) Scott McClouds
Image (10) fairymascot
Thank you for actually sourcing these images, anatomicalart!
So I wrote and animated this tutorial for people working on my short film Bothered, but I figured it would be useful for all animators, particularly beginners. I borrowed some of these concepts from this awesome packet done by Jon Hooper and Michel Gagne, which is also pretty great!
so heres a list compiling what i have in my likes, my bookmarks and my reference tag
it took me four hours so you guys better reblog it
- messy bun tutorial
- different ways to braid
- elsa-ish braid
- how to fishtail
- romantic curls
- waterfall braid
- three-braid updo
- another elsa-ish braid
- braided bun
- braided headband
- hecka cute messy bun
- ways to wear scarves/bandanas
- lovely bun with braids
- dutch braid crown
- pin curls!
- braided ponytail
- braid + bun updo
- how to do pastel hair
- 8 ways to wear a bow
- 4-strand braid
- double wrap braid
- how to apply eyeliner
- how to apply blush
- 6 makeup tips
- winged eyeliner tutorial
- how to do your makeup with a spoon
- how to apply eyeshadow
- natural beauty remedies
- a guide to eyeliner
- ombre eyeliner
- sparkly party makeup
- silver eye makeup tutorial
- what makeup complements my complexion?
- what makeup suits you?
- lipstick tricks
- character development sheet
- body language
- the 12 archetypes
- name generator 1
- dialogue tips
- how to write female characters
- characterization tips
- info about the 50s/60s/70s
- fictional languages
- get past writers block
- surname master post
- name generator 2
- 234 synonyms for ‘said’
- writing tips masterpost
- make blueprints for houses
- names for fictional worlds
- seven steps to the perfect story
- helpful descriptive words
- how to write smut
fantastic clothes and where to find them:
- rad leggins
- hecka adorable tights
- old fashioned clothes
- sherlock-inspired outfits
- more badass tights
- more rad tights
- knit fairy tale hoods
- leather fairy tale footwear
- guide to shoes
- find clothes that your favorite characters have worn
- green day-inspired outfits (1)(2)(3)
- beatles-themed outfits
- probably the most fancy punk rock dress ever
- hella rad ear cuffs
- motherfucking medieval circlet crown things
- hella sexy 50s halter dress
- "persephone" dress
- panda onesie
- pop art dress
- hella sexy corset
- beatle girls fashion
- fashion inspiration
- exceptionally punk rock leather vest
- geek engagement rings
- star trek engagement rings
- avengers-inspired outfits
- homestuck makeup
- loki-inspired eye makeup
- make pokeball cookies
- teen castiel boots
- themed key neclaces
- night vale bingo
- beatles movie masterpost
- lord of the rings-themed nails
- how to make butterbeer
- do your hair like the ladies in game of thrones
- disney villains makeup
- various fandom dresses
- captain america leather jacket
- dean winchester leather jacket
- TARDIS mug
- shelf life of food
- lavender lemonade
- motherfucking pie
- how to make nutella fudge
- ultimate guide to chocolate chip cookies
- easy snacks
- muffin in a mug
- cheeseburger cupcakes
- how to make huge food
- starbucks secret menu
- oreo cookie butter
- panera mac n’ cheese
- starbucks holiday drinks
- nutella hot chocolate
- pastry folding 101
- mini lemon and blueberry cheesecakes
- david bowie-inspired cocktails
- french bread pizza
- 15 pound homemade snickers bar
- make candy crystal meth
- reeses peanut butter cheesecake
- extra fancy garlic bread
- smoothie recipes for everything
- chocolate chip cookie dough brownie pie
- 4 different smoothies
- bread crusts with herbs
- cookies n’ cream cupcakes
- mini tortilla crust pizzas
- mini mac n’ cheese pies
- deep dish cookie for one
- roasted tomato pasta
- best grilled cheese
- best chocolate cake
- potato rissole
- french toast rollups
- peanut butter crownies
- pumpkin spice smoothie
- s’mores stuffed pizza cookie
- the best cookie recipes
- chocolate chip cookie dough brownie bombs
- how to make chocolate lasagna
- mini apple pies
- hundreds of pose references wowie
- how to draw profiles
- a guide to figure drawing (this helped me a hecka lot)
- drawing eyes
- lip tutorial
- how to draw jeans
- amaze color blender
- hands hands hands
- more hands
- torso reference
- painting blood
- how to draw shoes/feet
- psychology of color
- simple expression guide
- sitting poses
- more color psychology
- drawing hair and fur
- hecka lot of clothing refs
- pose reference blog
- another hand tutorial
- how to draw arms
- expression tutorial
- skin color palatte
- how to draw booties
- drawing ears
- hands at sides tutorial
- drawing heads
- guide to foreshortening
- drawing cats
how to be healthy:
- meditation tips
- how to take the perfect nap
- how much exercise do you need?
- site that will help you focus/get work done
- 10 hours of calming heavy rainfall
- dozens of healthy recipes for every occasion
- when you’re feeling suicidal
- create your own safe haven
- healthy, soothing, calming drinks
- how to burn stomach fat
- how to love yourself
- recovery resources
- health tips for students
- happy jar
- how to make your tea perfect
- amazing smoothies
- bunnies telling you how good you are
- how to make a glitter jar
- night vale monopoly
- learn how to survive a zombie apocalypse
- how to play ‘sherlock’
- supernatural workout
- learn a new language!
- learn london slang
- take personality tests
- watch this video
- make gifs
- see what its like to live on minimum wage
- watch great vines
- give people free rice by answering trivia!
- make a flower crown
- turn your handwriting into a font
- take a dialect test
- learn how to write elvish
- take this amazingly accurate color quiz
- live kitty cam