Drawing References & ResourcesUpdated: Aug 13 2012Drawing References & Resources7 years ago in Personal More Like This
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The best way to improve is to draw from real life. That's the best way to learn. If you don't know how to draw a certain angle of a hand or an arm, you shouldn't fudge it, you should always look it up and figure out how to draw it right. Hiding the hands behind the body is a no-no, people! The proof of bsing is easy to see: http://neofox.deviantart.com/journal/ART-knowledge-is-power-282518336
But often it's very hard to weed through the crap to find good stock to use as reference. So here I am, doing the work for you and naming some helpful resources.
I've been teaching my friend Kitteh how to draw, so I'm learning first hand just what steps to take to improve.
There's one very special thing you must do to improve. With this special thing you can go from amateur to pro. And that's PRACTICE. You can get all the references and tutorials you want, buy all the books, save all the tutorials and referenc
Getting rid of the paper in scanned imagesWell, this may sound completely stupid. I've been using photoshop to paint stuff for about 3 years now, and for some reason never figured out how to get rid of the white paper in scanned images. In the past half year or so I've been using alpha channels etc to do textures heavily too... and it took me until today to suddenly go "click" - I can keep the line drawings but completely get rid of all the whites! The grays can come in as transparent black! It's all really, really simple in photoshop!Getting rid of the paper in scanned images5 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can stop reading now if you are going "what the hell are you talking about," or "duh? Didn't you know???"
But in case you are new to photoshop, here's the scoop:
1. Scan in your line drawing as grayscale.
2. go "edit -> levels" to adjust your contrast, till the lines are as dark as you want them to be and the random pencil smears mostly fade into white.
3. do whatever other clean-up you'd like to do to your line drawing.
You should have