Sketchbook Pro 6So most of you know that I'm a Sketchbook Pro user.Sketchbook Pro 63 years ago in Personal More Like This
A few days back, Autodesk released Sketchbook Pro 6, and I think this is the version that's going to make a lot of people who have YET to experience Sketchbook Pro in full, or haven't really given the past versions a chance, switch over to making it their digital drawing software of choice; heck, even their PAINTING software of choice.
We still have the cleverly-designed user interface, that makes it easy on the eyes and mind when we're brainstorming and sketching. With the handful of new tools introduced, we still have a clutter-free drawing environment, and man, there's some awesome tools this time around. I'll go down the list:
The Brush Library
The main brush toolbar itself has a click-and-drag function, allowing you to store all your often-used brushes in each of the "lanes". You then can click the button on the upper-right and then a fu
TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...Someone just linked me to this image (even featured my artbook cover in it) this morning and I thought it spoke to what i've dealt with my entire career.TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Try to embrace what makes you different, even if it makes others uncomfortable.
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS...."The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who'll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you're sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction. Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that's almost never the case." - Chuck CloseTO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Good luck on your projects this year!
Start your own SketchBomb!Hey Everyone!Start your own SketchBomb!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A while back I teased the idea of anyone being able to start a SketchBomb. Now is that time!
I'm proud to announce that SketchBomb: Open Source! Now groups can form without my direct involvement. I've always wanted to keep in contact and be involved with all of the SketchBombs across the US, but unfortunately I just can't keep up. The hope is that this will increase the growth of SketchBomb and allow all those who have asked in the past to start their own.
The first of these groups is also our first overseas SketchBomb: :iconsketchbomb-newdelhi: run by :iconkshiraj: !
I've prepared a logo pack at this link: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B1lJ2PYhz1shRTJ5dmUtdk9yYUE&usp=sharing
It also contains the rules for hosting a SketchBomb. I hope it doesn't come off as too tight-fisted, but these rules are in place to make it more fun and inclusive for all. They are at the heart of SketchBomb's success.
ANIMATION FACT....The conventional Anime style (big eyes, large heads & proportions) origin traces back to Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989/Astro Boy, Kimba The White Lion, Black Jack), unanimously known as 'The Godfather of Anime' who was heavily influenced by the style's of Max Fleischer's BETTY BOOP & Disney's BAMBI. Anime's signature style was derived from American animation styles.ANIMATION FACT....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
See how we influence each other?
Free tutorial videos and a podcastHey all you artists. As a special promotion to help out my kickstarter, I have made a few free videos to see how I am making the art for it.Free tutorial videos and a podcast2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Free, that's right, free. All I ask, IF...IF you like it, my art, my videos or the kickstarter idea, please share it to the artists you know. Facebook, tweet, yell out your window. Whatever it takes to help me get the word out. I try to make art and share as much as I can with the world and the videos take a bit of work to do. We are at 75% funded and there is still time to join us in making this universe a reality. Hopefully you'll learn some stuff, giggle at the comic, and it brings your day a little bit of happiness.
Null- the Bounty Hunter video tutorial
Ug- the Bounty Hunter video tutorial
How to become a better colorist?Hey guys and girls. Today something especially for you. Some useful tips from coloring artist.How to become a better colorist?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some of you asked me about tutorial. I really wanted to write one but they are so time consuming.
So let's start.
1. Make good flats at the start. Use polygonal lasso tool in Photoshop and then Paint bucket tool, it's the most accurate method. Filling areas with brushes is wrong, believe me. You will swear to gods and scream out loud trying to later fill all these tiny holes you didn't notice white painting flats with brush.
Of course don't stick to this advice too much. If you have a bunch of tiny elements it's obvious that it's better to color them with hard brush than to use lasso, especially the polygonal one
My way of doing flats is to make every particular color/character on a separate layer. For example, having two girls, sky and clouds in the picture, I make 3 groups: background, girl1, girl2. Then in each group I make layers for: sky, clouds, skin, hair, shirt, jeans... etc. May look
Drawing caricatured hairDrawing HairDrawing caricatured hair1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I had a communication recently which in part asked for advice on the best way to render hair in a caricature. I was going to reproduce my short reply here but as is usually the case it has expanded into something more comprehensive. No doubt I will think of further things down the line, but if you've been having problems yourself or just want to know how I go about it then read on, and I hope you can get something from it.
In this post I've referred mainly to drawings, as cross-hatching and shading feature heavily with this format, but some of the advice offered will hold true for painted caricatures, digital or actual.
All caricatures shown below are created digitally using a cintiq in SketchBook Pro.
Anyone looking at past drawings of mine will notice that I don't always render hair the same way, and certainly not always with high detail. I usually approach each caricature from a fresh start point and try and think about the effect I wa
PS Tut of the Day: Unbind Destructive ActionsI guess I'll start a series of real easy Tutorials that I never see people do. Sure, there are hundreds of thousands of eye tutorials floating around Youtube and DeviantArt, and just as many tutorials for creating clouds and starfields and grass. But these tutorials are the more obscure "never thought of that" kind of thing that I discovered just recently after a good decade of using Photoshop.PS Tut of the Day: Unbind Destructive Actions3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So, first up.
Let's say that you're rattling along one of your paintings, and a cursory glance at the keyboard arrangement shows that a lot of common shortcut keys are cluttered right next to eachother. Ctrl+S will save the file. Ctrl+A selects the whole image. Ctrl+E merges layers. Ctrl+D clears the current selection. Those are all actions that are nice and tidy right next to eachother on the keyboard.
Know what else is laying dormant in ambush position, ready to sabotage your work? Right over thos
Idk if it bothers you guys.. *rant*Why do people have to turn everything into a sexual pairing obsession.Idk if it bothers you guys.. *rant*3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tv shows, childrens books, movies,
its come to a point now where its just.. so expected. With everything. Have a favorite tv show? Oh here give me a few minutes I can probably find some gross shipping or porn to ruin it for you. I feellike is hard for me to enjoy the characters and shows I like. Now watching them, but when I go to search fanart, ( because lets be honest.. some of it is incredible!) You can't go searching without finding some means of porn or incest or sex. I no longer like to include myself in fandms, because the fans are just so rabid with their fantasies and make it really unenjoyable for me. Ie; Homestuck. I've been slowly reading homestuck, but seeing the crazy fanbase is slowly holding me back from reading it. Even now with the lorax, seeing all the porn of onceler paired with the lorax and other characters.. people talking about how sexy he is its just... what?? Its a chi
Improvements!Is there anyone who knows of any good online art classes? Or something similar?Improvements!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is the kind of thing I want to learn:
I was actually thinking of doing University but I can't really spare the time these days, I just really want to expand! If anyone knows of anything that can help me learn this type of thing, that would help out so much, I don't know the first place to start so any help would be great.
Thanks in advance
Also, one of my closest friends has been doing some incredible work lately, check out his work:
Rick - The Walking Dead
artbook questions - again!hey wonderful followers. thanks again for all the help regarding the art theft from last week. i'll keep you posted on what happens!artbook questions - again!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
i'm thinking about that artbook i mentioned a few journal entries back. i have some ideas of how i want to handle the content, which includes a few exclusive pieces, tutorials/walkthroughs and probably a dvd showing my painting process. i want to make it happen! but one thing i've decided is to look for a publisher in the U.S. it would be great since that would make the book altogether more affordable for many of you - it's so expensive to ship from europe! so i wanted to ask if any of you guys could suggest any american publishers or knew any companies that make interesting artbooks that aren't too expensive/gigantic? any tips would be great. thank youuuuuu for reading!
Bobby Chiu's 4 keys to setting good goalsGOOOAAALS! The World Cup is the perfect time to talk about goals.Bobby Chiu's 4 keys to setting good goals1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Setting good goals is useful to not just artists but anyone who wants to achieve something.
When I graduated college and started my career, my goals were unfocused. Basically, I just wanted to get a job doing what I love, which in my case is of course drawing and painting. That was my whole goal. I didn't aim for anything more than that, and as a result, my career went nowhere.
Then, after reflecting on my career and examining the careers of people I admired (again, not just artists), I developed a master plan for my success that basically boiled down to four things:
1. Recognize the importance of setting goals.
Let's say you have the extraordinary ability to kick a ball farther and more accurately than anyone you know. As a result, you want to become a soccer player. But then when you're on the soccer pitch and the ball comes to you, you just kick it as hard as you can in what
People are AWESOME- Part 1-digitalDIGITAL ARTPeople are AWESOME- Part 1-digital2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
These colors again by LeaglemResistant God Engelbert (advanced version) by dalisacgGoddess of Destiny by YayashinThe Avengers- Iron Man vs. Thor Key Frame by andyparkartHera by TheRafaEntrance to Hata Zukal by TitusLunterapplibot - legend of cryptid by Reza-ilyasa
Lighthouse by Tira-Owl
Canyon by aJVLYou stole my jungle! by TrungTHThe Great North Road by PhilipstraubYggdrasil by Derlaine8
Coloring those Scanned Lines!So this is one of my ways of coloring scanned lines that I feel work pretty well. I'm new at narrating through meh vids but I'll better I swear. lol!Coloring those Scanned Lines!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Drew a ton of faces of random deviants from a couple journals back. Unfortunately video issues ensued and I was unable to record it. That made me think "I'll have color it on vid". So that shall happen.
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Devious Journal EntryJust a little note...Devious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When you see an artist you like and you are trying to figure his work out... the question that gets asked a lot is" How did you do it?"
What software did you use to make this effect?
What is your technique?
These are questions that won't get you anywhere. It's like asking for the fish.
A question you should probably ask is WHY did you do this?.. WHAT were you thinking?
When you ask this question, you are thinking about the principles of fishing, and not just about catching A fish.
If you wonder why, then you won't be stuck with the HOW.. you will most probably create your own "HOW", your own method of putting your WHY into existence..and this is what will really make you unique.
Once again.. this is just my take on things.
Welcome, Our 60th Hunger Games Tributes!Thank you to Vixii for helping me with the Tribute headshots!Welcome, Our 60th Hunger Games Tributes!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Angel Blakmore Thaddeus Montblanc
Argona Flintloch Slate Volparo
Tesla Grey Tristin Temple
Oliver Green Haze
Nami Sada Gavriil Durnovo
Hinge Eisenberg Riven Carter
Ash Roselle Chane Epsilon
Salvera Combe Reed Attaway
My mother's artwork (repost from tumblr)"A while back I posted some pictures of my mom’s paintings, but some things came up and I’d like to talk about her again.My mother's artwork (repost from tumblr)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For the past couple years, we’ve been struggling with money like never before and she’s been having a very hard time selling things locally. Really it’s not working out at all. Today she came home from another unsuccessful show and finally told me that she refuses to paint or sell art work ever again. She said she wanted to throw her paintings away. She told me she hated art.
I’ll just say right now that this was one of the most painful things I’ve ever heard in my life. My mom is more important than anyone else in the world to me. She’s the one who taught me to love and appreciate art and all that I am
Hellboy Fan Art Video!Whoa!!! A new process video!? You can find the raw, sped up process footage of my latest Hellboy fan art piece at:Hellboy Fan Art Video!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'll be following up with a commentary video along with some of the new brushes I've been messing with.
Also, thank you to everyone who left feedback and comments on this piece!
More in the woyks,
My YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/frogbillgo
Knight Demo/Tutorial video!Posted this up on youtube , hope it helps!Knight Demo/Tutorial video!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
drawindpainting tips and tutorialsI think I can do come tips and small tutorial while drawing my current pictures, so you can ast me thematics is you want (not anatomy plz - there's plenty of them on DA).drawindpainting tips and tutorials4 years ago in Personal More Like This
So you ask, I make list and when I meet askeв theme in current picture - I'll make tip like #1 at this list
I'll leave listing on main page so you can review it and add requests if you need
1. refraction ("rainbow effect") http://nagare-boshi.deviantart.com/#/d3fla39 [DONE]
2. liquid flame http://nagare-boshi.deviantart.com/#/d3fz61a [DONE]
3. patterned fabrics http://nagare-boshi.deviantart.com/art/patterned-fabrics-209310847 [DONE]
4. coloring: from B&W to color
5. making of step by step
7. color selection http://nagare-boshi.deviantart.com/#/d3g1v18 [DONE]
8. skin coloring
9. ice http://nagare-boshi.deviantart.com/#/d3gi1yf [DONE]
Photography Troubleshooting: FiltersThis week we bring you another issue of Photography Troubleshooting to hopefully give you some tips and explanations behind how to make use of some photography accessories. If you have a question, query or any thoughts you wish to see discussed just drop us a comment or note!Photography Troubleshooting: Filters3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"The use of filters, how to pick them and examples of situations where they would be helpful...."
Hi moria330, filters are a good way of diversifying your photographic opportunities without spending a great deal of money (though, granted, many of the better quality filters can get to be relatively expensive).
In film photography, filters were used a lot more extensively then they are today thanks to the nature of the medium.
For example colour filters were used for white balance purposes on colour films that were balanced for different light types, so, you could shoot artificial light balanced film under daylight if you had a filter that corrected for it.
New Second Tutorial Has ArrivedMay 10, 2013New Second Tutorial Has Arrived2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Went silent there for a little bit. Busy as always. More importantly, we've got a new illustration up in the gallery, along with a brand new tutorial. This one focuses on animation-inspired cell painted illustration. Click on the sample below to view the new illustration, and the download link. Hope you all enjoy, and wish you all a lovely weekend.
Apr 19, 2013
I wrote about this a million times already, so I'll keep it brief. The illustration painting tutorial is finally up for grabs. I've uploaded a new preview image; click on the sample to view the download info and other misc. notes.
If you enjoy it, please share it with y