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shipthenerd:

Painting fur, step by step
Fur practice that could be useful to anyone out there.
Tips:
- Use smaller brushes for each step (the smallest I used was 1.5)
- L a y e r s
- Use a medium sized, low opacity (about 3% or lower), eraser to blend each stroke with the previous layer
- Always start with the bottom layer of fur and work your way up, otherwise your strokes will get confusing and you’ll lose depth.
Here’s a really useful palette for hair colour, which can also be used for furs.
Also, this was painted as part of a medieval type outfit, not for an animal pelt. Technique may differ. 

shipthenerd:

Painting fur, step by step

Fur practice that could be useful to anyone out there.

Tips:

- Use smaller brushes for each step (the smallest I used was 1.5)

- L a y e r s

- Use a medium sized, low opacity (about 3% or lower), eraser to blend each stroke with the previous layer

- Always start with the bottom layer of fur and work your way up, otherwise your strokes will get confusing and you’ll lose depth.

Here’s a really useful palette for hair colour, which can also be used for furs.

Also, this was painted as part of a medieval type outfit, not for an animal pelt. Technique may differ. 

Filed under reference art tutorial painting tips how to furs digital art art help

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oedipism:

I’ve been wanting to write something like this for a little while now.

Basically I wanted to let people who are illustrators know that if they have a condition that makes it more difficult to draw, that they can overcome it.

I’ve had fairly bad essential tremor (shaky hands) all my life, and while it’s getting worse with age, it’s not impossible to overcome it. Here are my left and right hands on a fairly average day~

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And generally, I draw by steadying my dominant hand at the wrist with the other

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But, what I want to address is the fact that it’s totally fine to get frustrated.

Whether it’s a mental or physical condition stopping you, you will inevitably get fed up, because it seriously sucks when you want to draw and just simply can’t do what you know you’d be perfectly capable otherwise.

Just be sure when this happens, to step away from the drawing, take a break for 10 minutes, then get back to it, otherwise you’re just going to make the situation worse. Don’t get into the mindset that you won’t be able to finish it if you don’t do it right now, because that’s not true, you can.

And most importantly, remember that your progress is going to be slower, depending on the severity of your condition. Don’t let that faze you, just work to the best of your abilities and practice as much as you can to catch up to everyone else.

Use your condition as a reason to practice more, not as an excuse to give up!

Filed under art drawing practice self help illustration advice condition disorder medical essential tremor shaky hands shakes tremor art help

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michin-yo:

I’m asking for commissions, emergency commissions. I want to get out of the house ASAPFriday night, I was sexually assaulted by my dad. I don’t feel safe at home anymore. I’m trying to just find somewhere to stay for a week at least while I try to figure out what to do with the whole situation with a police report and other things.So please, if you can commission me or advertise, I would really appreciate it. I just want to get away from this situation.

michin-yo:

I’m asking for commissions, emergency commissions. I want to get out of the house ASAP
Friday night, I was sexually assaulted by my dad. I don’t feel safe at home anymore. I’m trying to just find somewhere to stay for a week at least while I try to figure out what to do with the whole situation with a police report and other things.

So please, if you can commission me or advertise, I would really appreciate it. I just want to get away from this situation.

Filed under tw: sexual assult tw commissions emergency submission art artist in need

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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

Filed under art workflow workplace tips tricks submission

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cowsgomoose:

A tutorial by me. Because I can. 

I used Paint Tool Sai, Photoshop, and this square brush set. Yup.

Edit: Oh, and I know there are a ton of spelling errors, sorry! D:

Filed under tutorial i will probably reblog this tomorrow process art artists on tumblr illustration colossus catboy cat boys oc Laurent poplerpig she did the design for Laurent she's awesome cowsgomoose paint tool sai gif original desert I'll add a link for this on my main page under tutorials