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artrubzow:

If you cant attend life drawing sessions. This is the best thing for you

Let me show you something I recently found : Croquis Cafe!

You get to see models of different colors and shapes in a life drawing setting. They move and breath while posing (breathing like in real life :O) ambient music is playing in the background and you have 1, 2  and 5 minute sessions. I find it very helpful , you should try it.

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parkkennypark:

Thanks Cyeux-blues. I really appreciate the kind words.

I think for many of us finding a personal style is an ongoing pursuit. I know for myself I’m always trying to explore different avenues stylistically because I don’t feel like I’m ready to completely solidify — to definitively call something my style. 

The only advice I have is to keep trying as many hats on as possible. Study styles that you find appealing/interesting, and actually mimic them, all the while asking yourself how you might do them differently/better. Maybe it’s taking a style that’s already been done before and just changing one element of it, like doing the line or shapes a different way — or seeing if you can take a simple graphic way of rendering and translating it to a more realistic style, or vice versa. But I think the all of these exercises that you do should be driven by your own curiosity. I think when you start to see personal style is when you as the artist begin to form opinions, whether consciously or unconsciously, about what looks good and what doesn’t.

As time goes on you should begin to see patterns form and these can serve as the basis of your style. At that point, you can decide which of those personal patterns you want to keep consistent in your work and everything else you can continue to play with.

When I look at my own work I don’t necessarily see a very defined style but one thing that I think makes my work cohesive is some of the linework and shapes — but then again it’s hard to be totally objective about your own work.

Anyway, hope that was somewhat helpful!

Best,

K


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babyshoes-neverused:

I stumbled upon a tumblr today that helps writers accurately represent characters with racial / nationalistic / religious / sexual orientation (and so on) differences than their own.

The site allows you to submit your own experiences and/or get into contact with others that have in order to enhance the depiction of characters in your creative writing.

What a great idea!

Diversity Cross Check


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supersonicart:

Supersonic Sponsor: Craftsy’s Free Online Figure Drawing Classes!

I recently got the chance to sit down and try out a few of Craftsy’s free online classes for myself and they really blew me away.  One of those is the exceptional Figure Drawing: An Essential Guide,” a FREE online class.

The class covers all the basics from blocking your drawing, gesture drawing, contour drawing, light and shadows and even creating custom paper among other things.

As a student years ago I had a great deal of trouble with art school and various art lessons but I found Craftsy’s approach to be so much more accessible than I could have imagined and I really am happy to be sharing it here with you.  I truly wish something like this had existed when I was learning art.  I feel that Craftsy is certainly an invaluable tool (the use of the lesson never expires by the way) for any aspiring artist or even professional artists who might be looking to brush up on a few skills.

Feel free to get started yourself by heading over to Craftsy and Register for the Free Figure Drawing Class!

keylimepie:

ectobiolodaddy:

i think ppl should draw smooches more because basically if you can draw a heart you can draw a KISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

i mean these are simple smooch poses but… they are so fun 2 do *_*

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babeobaggins:

darkchocolatecreature:

FOR ALL MY SISTAS HAVING TROUBLE FINDING THE RIGHT SHADE OF FOUNDATION/CONCEALER, THE KEY IS TO KNOW YOUR SKIN TONE AND UNDERTONE. HOPE THIS HELPS :)

More info on artbecomesyou.com

this is extremely important

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aishaneko:

dougforbes:

Inspiration Reference
simple reference tools make a great amount of difference.

the people who make these kind of reference sheets must be gods :T

aishaneko:

dougforbes:

Inspiration Reference

simple reference tools make a great amount of difference.

the people who make these kind of reference sheets must be gods :T

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New Animation Software 「EmoFuri」 Helps Animate Illustrations Instantly!

krmgn:

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E-mote Free Movie Maker, shortened EmoFuri, is a new Windows software released by M2 that helps artists easily animate photoshop illustrations in a 2D-3D style! EmoFuri uses PSD files of character illustrations to animate them.

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EmoFuri is free for download! Try it out here!


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couldhavebeenking:

There is no number five.

Helpful links

Seven Hidden Patterns of Successful Storyboards

Perspective in Storytelling

Guide to Panel Variation

Comic Lettering

Wally Wood’s 22 Panel Tips

Camera Angels Tutorial

The most important tip I could ever give towards drawing/creating good comics is to read comics. Good, bad, mediocre, read them all and learn from them.

Webcomics I love :: Nimona | Monsieur Charlatan | Hemlock | Prague Race | Lost Nightmare


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peaceofseoul:

Let me know if you have questions!!!

akinsman:

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akinsman’s guide to: Hispanic naming customs

So often when RPing I see Hispanic characters of all kinds that are perfectly well crafted and interesting but fall down when it comes to the name. Hispanic naming customs are very different to English-speaking and other Western naming customs and whilst, as with those of other ethnicities that have different naming customs, there may be a variety of reasons that they use or adopt a name that does conform to a Western profile, it is important to understand the nature of names within their culture.

As with all names, you must check what the country of their birth/habitation requires names to be legally. Some countries do not police naming at all and some police them very heavily. It would be wise to check that you are giving your character a name that is legal.

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