Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login

Similar Deviations
Ok lemme explain, not too long ago a friend of mine asked me to look at a picture he drew of Lisa cloud surfing like in Tale Spin so this was in response to that. But I think it accuratly portrays the basics of character construction. Here is a tutorial I wrote about it here...
On the left you can see how I constructred the figure, this is how you should treat your subjects. Always think of them as 3 dimensional forms with volume and wieght, never as just a flat image. This is what will bring a sense of relality to your drawings. Even the most stylistic and flat characters are drawn this way. See how I drew thru each form? I actually drew her legs and how they connected to her body, how the kness would bend, the ankles, everything is connected to the central body just like ours are. Getting good animation drawings is very tricky and you have to have a firm knowlage of how the body works inside and out, as well as physics and acting. Chuck Jones had a great saying that went "Every artist has 1000 bad drawings and 1 good one so the faster you get the bad ones out of the way the quicker you get the good one," which has a lot of truth to it. No one is born knowing everyting there is to know about drawing, it's a skill like playing the piano or building a house. The more you do it the better you become. Anyway back to the drawing, during construction I thought of the story I wanted to tell. I showed how Lisa is in a very extreame situation, one that she clearly isn't used to and how she's dealing with it. From the way she's holding the bar, standing on the board, her posture, expression, all these things convey to the viewer a story about Lisa. I know this may seem like a lot to have to think about when all you want to do is doodle, but you're already thinking of these things without even knowing, you just have to learn how to apply them. All I thought about when I was drawing this was "how would Lisa react to this situation?" now of course all characters are different especially in the Simpson world, Bart is obviously going to act different to cloud surfing than Lisa is. This is where the actor in all of us comes out, as animators we become the character. Know who the character is that you're drawing and become them on paper. Convey your emotions thru them to the audience(the viewer). Always remember character first details later; ever wonder why three circles make you think of Mickey Mouse? It's the symbol of that character that people instantly reconognize not what kind of buttons are on his pants. Ok I've rambled enough...the right pic is obviously a cleaned up version on model, and for those of you out there don't fret about model with these characters. I draw them everyday so I'm familiar with all the tricks and rules but that doesn't mean you should give up. Practice practice practice, that's the bottom line.

*and as a note, this can be applied to all styles of drawing not just Simpson drawing. The Simpsons are copywrited by Matt Groening.
Show
Add a Comment:
 
No comments have been added yet.

I finally decided to release the original file of my "Jenny Alternative 2 SE" artwork.

Artwork: [link]

You need Adobe® Illustrator CS6 to open/modify it (yet, you can use Photoshop to open it, but you will not be able to modify it).

Use with responsibility.
Show
Add a Comment:
 
No comments have been added yet.

WELL WOW
I was asked what I use in drawing and here is my attempt at making a sort of ref sheet concerning things I use! more like what you can do with default brushes,; they're not that bad as the negative image I've created in my text posts so here you are

anyway about the above unbelievably shitty post I'm guessing it mostly concerns stuff you guys will most definitely know how to use already so this really will be quite quite devoid of point ye

anyway!!

>> brush #6 is from Sweetgirl8343 (who has since deleted the post, sadly) (I have it hosted here but if they ask me to take it down I will as soon as possible!! !. (NOT MINE!) );
>> brush 4 is from 沼田 on pixiv!! [post]
(thanks!!!)

if you have any questions,, , feel free to comment below 👍
Show
Add a Comment:
 
No comments have been added yet.

Updated the Anime CG brush set!
This is basically a compilation of existing brushes that have been modded for my personal tastes in coloring. Hope you find it as useful as I do! I used most of them to draw the preview pic above, and in a lot of my artwork. If you're looking for an alternative to Paint Tool SAI, I highly recommend MyPaint!

For Inking: NIEGE/Ink Pen, classic/brush, custom ink (modified from "deevad/sketch" AKA "deevad/rough"), Rigger 1, Rigger 1

For Erasing: deevad/kneaded eraser

For Blending Color:  NIEGE/Oil Water, Mix01, Set 1/Wet Direction, Wet Round, Round BL, Wet Classic P, Smear, Blend, deevad/Mixbrush, Tone/Round Tint, and Tone/OpenCanvas

For Laying Color: deevad/Digital

Happy painting~!

:iconmypaint:
Download MyPaint 1.0: mypaint.intilinux.com/?page_id…
Download MyPaint 1.1 (a bit buggy, but if you're tech savvy, see below for fixes): opensourcepack.blogspot.com/20…
Other Brush Sets and Resources:
wiki.mypaint.info/Brush_Packag…
mypaint.deviantart.com/gallery…

Getting your non-Wacom tablet to work with MyPaint 1.1:
gna.org/bugs/?21864
atsusakaneytza.deviantart.com/…
Show
Add a Comment:
 
No comments have been added yet.

[UPDATE] I finished it! Check the final version here: [link]

Here is the lineart for the yet to be finished request by ~hypermagneto999 of Bart & Lisa tied and gagged in the treehouse.

Lineart use:

If you're going to colour one of my linearts these are the rules:
-Ask for permission before colouring. It's not really that important but I'd like to know if one of my drawings is getting coloured.
-When uploading it, give proper credit and add a link to the original.
-You can not submit it as a print.
-Send me a link so I can see it! :D
Show
Add a Comment:
 
No comments have been added yet.

I hope u like that Pack, Download and Enjoy. The credit are not necessary, but make a comment with your work (:
Show
Add a Comment:
 
No comments have been added yet.

credit me please :D
Show
Add a Comment:
 
No comments have been added yet.