The all-purpose drawing tutorial.Because the question seems to come up with a lot of regularity (not unexpectedly I might add), and because it's just easier to make this once than to type it out each time it gets asked, here is my answer to the general question of "How do I draw better", and any one of the variations of the same.The all-purpose drawing tutorial.2 years ago in Human Anatomy More Like This
First of all, put the cartoons, manga, and other stylized designs on the back-burner of your priorities until after you master the fundamentals of understanding line, form, shape and perspective. If you have some down-time you want to kill with some cartoons, spend a few minutes warming up first on some real life gesture drawings.
Don't copy cartoons/manga/comics. They're highly stylized designs that no matter how simple their appearance, disguise the fact that they were made by people who already have mastered realistic life drawing. One or two exceptions I can think of: The masters. If you dig up some of Michaelangelo's drawings, or for someone more moder
Design and Character Part 1After giving it some thought, I decided it was time to share some of what I've been absorbing about character design and share it with those who are interested in such things as I am. These aren't meant to replace one-on-one instruction by a professional, which is definitely something I would recommend anyone looking to get into character design, animation or game design should do. No, this is meant to simply share a few of the tricks I've picked up in my own education (some, if not most of which has come from an industry professional himself).Design and Character Part 12 years ago in Other More Like This
So without further ado, let's begin with the actual concept of what it means to design something rather than just simply draw it. This is important because the mindset is very different.
When you're drawing something, you're usually doing it from reference and you're doing it to study and replicate that thing or person so that you understand in your own mind the world around you. The object is to be subservient to
From Idea to STORYFrom Idea to STORY9 months ago in Writing More Like This
----- Original Message -----
How do you develop an idea? How do you come up with the details behind stories? Do you get them from reading books? Do you get them from modern concepts? Or do they just come to you (if so, lucky you XD)? How do you develop the world in which it takes place? People or settings first? Do you include cults/religions/mass groups? How do you come up with these groups?
-- Thoughtful Writer
In other words, what you want to know is:
How do you build a Story from an Idea?
Let's begin by breaking this huge pile of questions down to smaller, bite-sized pieces...
How do you develop an idea?
I start with a Climactic Event.
-- My ideas may originate from anything at all; from a piece of music to a picture I saw on the 'net, but to make a Story from those ideas I start with What I Want to Happen at the very heart of my story -- a central Climactic/Crisis Event. I t
PE: How to Draw Anime ClothesPE: How to Draw Anime Clothes9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Whilst these ideas are not unique or special to anime and can be used in other styles, the focus of this article will be the anime style. Clothing is a diverse topic that has a lot of shared principals that can be used.
The fibres that are used to make up a fabric sample are diverse and can be used to make a number of different fabric types. Using a simple search for a type of fabric yields hundreds of images that give you an idea on how it bends and folds and flows.
Take for example these sample top materials:
Mix of polyester and cotton, leather, silk, cotton, polyester-cotton, polyester spray jacket.
They all have different fold patterns and interact with the light source differently. The leather, silk and spray jacket are quite shiny on their ridges.
The hoodie and t-shirt have less rigid folds, whilst the cotton shirt has sharp angles.
Softness-art: Weekly feature LX:iconsoftness-art:Softness-art: Weekly feature LX4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Yellow field by Alessia-Izzo
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Begin Again by MyLifeThroughTheLens
In heaven. by FrozzenhellHeal my soul by SaRaH-22
Elena and Goats by RavenaJuly
Levitation by PumpkynModellove by MartaSyrko
Realm of the Rising Sun by MarsiaMS
Cornered by siamesesamCommon stilt in the morning by Sergey-Ryzhkov
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NEW ContestSo I want to do a new contest.NEW Contest4 months ago in Personal More Like This
YOU will write a poem based on:
1.) Recall a pleasant memory from the past.
2.) Recall a love you once had
3.) Recall a secret you once had.
4.) Recall a magical person from childhood (or a pet).
5.) Recall an incident that filled you with dread.
6.) Recall something dangerous you once did when you were young.
7.) Recall something sinful or bad you did
8.) Recall something that happened during a vacation.
9.) Recall something that happened in a classroom or schoolyard.
10.) Recall something that happened many years ago near a body of water.
11.) Recall your first romantic infatuation.
You can only do the poem based on those and the last couple of lines has to be what the poem close to what the poem is about. You will pick on subject from the list above and write your poem on that subject. Poems will be due by August 14.
I thought this would be fun and be creative too.
What do you guys think?