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kuneria:

Bob Ross soothes and calms and makes me happy like nothing else I’ve ever known.

Fun fact: Bob Ross was a Marine drill sergeant for several years, but quit because he didn’t like yelling at people.

PRIVATE WHY ARE YOU NOT SMILING IF YOU DON’T LOVE YOURSELF WITHIN THE NEXT 3 SECONDS YOU ARE GOING TO DROP AND GIVE ME 50

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jojotoons:

If you are fellow animators or concept artists, I have a new found trick that I would like to share with you.  I usually like to display my references on a second monitor, but having them directly on Photoshop feels smoother for the workflow.  You have two methods to do this, if you like to use VLC player, you can set it to go “always on top” so you can work on your image while you play your ref for inspiration. (Tools> preferences>video) If you wish to have Youtube videos or Netflix instead, just use PIP (extension for Chrome) and it will display them always on top, so you can still work on your file while watching your refs/tutorials. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/pip-video/anoelogknphkblfagnpdmpfpaddikbae?hl=en

jojotoons:

If you are fellow animators or concept artists, I have a new found trick that I would like to share with you.

I usually like to display my references on a second monitor, but having them directly on Photoshop feels smoother for the workflow.

You have two methods to do this, if you like to use VLC player, you can set it to go “always on top” so you can work on your image while you play your ref for inspiration. (Tools> preferences>video)

If you wish to have Youtube videos or Netflix instead, just use PIP (extension for Chrome) and it will display them always on top, so you can still work on your file while watching your refs/tutorials.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/pip-video/anoelogknphkblfagnpdmpfpaddikbae?hl=en

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grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - ClothingAs always, simple is best. Clothing and fabric can be wonderful to explore in an illustration or detailed sketch, but it tends to get tiresome to overdo it in storyboarding.If you have questions or requests, message us. We might just addresses those in future Tuesday Tips!Norm

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - Clothing

As always, simple is best. Clothing and fabric can be wonderful to explore in an illustration or detailed sketch, but it tends to get tiresome to overdo it in storyboarding.

If you have questions or requests, message us. We might just addresses those in future Tuesday Tips!

Norm

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vashito:

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theubergrump:

sometimes I forget that rulers work with tablets and I get really frustrated with my inability to freehand straight lines

I NEVER

REALIZED

YOU COULD DO THIS

BUT IT MAKES SO MUCH SENSE

#and you can just trace circles too and use a straight edge and ohmygod my whole world is different now   

omfg for real I thought this was just me?

er, dear artists of Tumblr:

image

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WHY DID THIS NEVER OCCUR TO ME?

I need to sit down

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On Teaching Children

To the anon:

Though I have not worked as an art teacher, I have worked with children in a creative classroom setting. If you’re dealing with children younger than middle school, you’ll want to have a few things in your back pocket.

  1. A physical activity that involves jumping, running, or dancing in place.
  2. A song that is easy to learn and easy to sing with several verses.
  3. A flexible lesson plan in case the subject matter does not interest them or unforeseen circumstances arise.

Kids have a lot of energy. A lot.So really be prepared to start a workout regiment when teaching them, otherwise you just won’t keep up.

As far as subject matter goes, since they’re home schooled you’d really have to ask their parents or consult your local education guidelines. But on the whole I’d contact a local school with an art program (try magnet or charter schools) and email the art teacher for tips or a copy of their lesson plans. It can’t hurt in the end.

I hope these few tips help you out.

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sandrarivasart:

(Question from my Ask.fm account)

I’ve been asked a lot about developing styles and improving so I thought I would make an advice comic for you lovelies~ :>

It’s so hard to explain about our development in art styles. We may be influenced by the same things, but how we illustrate, express, and think is completely different. It’s not something you can buy or learn in a class.

Remember that age doesn’t matter and it’s never too late. You can draw whether you’re 30 or 13. You’re still young! And there’s no rush. We learn at our pace and should be proud of ourselves for continuing to draw. Not many people realize that art is a pretty tough field and I know a couple that have given up and chosen other paths.

Improvement will happen if you keep on doing what you love. It will take time but keep practicing and months (or years) from now you’ll be amazed at how much you’ve progressed. Soon your doodles that used to take you 2 hours will take only a minute or less.

But again, you have to just do it. This applies with music, performance, or anything else. Tutorials, books, and advices won’t mean anything unless you actually do it.

Don’t think about what anyone will think, if you’ll be famous or not, or if you’ll develop a “unique” style. Just start drawing. Fanart, figure drawing, animals, anime, just do it!!

You will improve and you will create great things. Just do it!!

I hope this helps!

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