Needed this for about twenty years
copy the drawings yourself to learn it, learn it gooooooooooooood.
OH MY GOD THE MYSTERY IS SOLVED.
A couple people asked me how I vary my leaves and trees and honestly, it’s super easy! I’ve never made a tutorial/guide before so I kept this mega simple but I hope someone out there might find it useful at least!
Also, anyone can download the brushes I use for all my art on my tumblr page (: I only use around 5 so go nuts haha
here, have wings.
Puget Sound Wing and Tail Collection (where all the wing images I used came from)
Animating Bird Flight (great resource for ALL artists)
Faces (focus on raptors)
More Faces (focus on straight bills)
on the subjects of boobs and shirts and boobs in shirts
I took some pictures to remind myself how to draw eyes and give me something to practice from and then thought maybe other people need pictures of eyes to help them practice so here’s some pictures of my left eye doing some things.
Also remember the actual eyeball isn’t a perfect sphere, the cornea forms a little bump over your pupil so that changes the eye shape depending on how it’s moving (if you’re going for super realism). This is also why, if you look at/draw a side view of an eye, the pupil isn’t actually right on the edge of the eyeball, it’s set in more, because the cornea sticks out. Example of what I’m talking about
handy dandy face lighting references
Where the fuck has this been all my life?
thanks for taking the time to divide the file and upload it^^
This is a really effective way to color, actually. I do it all the time. When you make shade layer, make sure you’re ONLY shading SHADOWS and basic diffusion — NOT object/material color values (like, just because the socks should be a dark color, you’re going to completely ignore that in the shading layer.) There are two ways to mix the shading afterward. You can place the shading layer over the flats layer then set the shading to Multiply, OR put the flats over the shading and set the flats to “Color” blending. Then, you just paint some small variances in hue to whichever layer you’ve set blending mode to.
This is a great way to color because it eliminates the need to mix new colors as you pass from one flat to another. It gets less of a painterly look, but in this type of art you’re not going for that anyway. Excellent for comics.