Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 1So this has been on my mind a bit lately and I was just struck with the sudden urge to write about it. It's a bit long so I've broken it in to three parts, but if you're a beginning artist I would recommend reading through it, it might just get you aimed in the right direction.Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 11 year ago in Personal More Like This
This started a couple days ago when I was trolling facebook and someone had posted some artwork, and one of the comments was something along the lines of "Nice! What tutorial did you use for this?" which prompted an immediate and violent facedesk on my part. I hear things like this all the time and would like to help dispel some myths about learning art; so after 9 years of drawing and 3 years of hardcore education and study, here's what I've learned about how to get better at art:
WISDOM NUMBER ONE! Getting better demands consistent, hard work. That's it. That's the magical secret that great artists never seem to get to in their tutorials; it's that one pivotal thing that makes the difference between
Complete tutorial Series, ahhhh yeeahhHey guys! I've got something cool for you guys today, I think?Complete tutorial Series, ahhhh yeeahh1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Layerpaint.com has allowed me to post the tutorial I did for them up on my blog so I hope you guys check it out! Link below will take you there!
bluefley - blogspot tutorial
Part 3 now out! This complete the mini series, let me know what you guys think and if you like, make sure you share it with friends
Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 3And now for the dramatic conclusion to the epic trilogy. Heroes will rise, bad habits will fall, in this last chapter we'll discuss how to focus your efforts and learn the most and improve quickly with your studies. If you missed them, click these links for Part One and Part Two. And now for...Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 31 year ago in Personal More Like This
WISDOM NUMBER THREE!!! Work smart and leave your comfort zone. This part is my qualifier for art school, tutorials, and educational resources in general, because they can be good, but only if you make them good. Once you've gotten in to the habit of drawing consistently, it's important to start being mindful of what you're drawing, how you're drawing it, and why you're drawing it. A key ingredient of success is hard work, but if that work isn't purposeful it might not move you
Color Theory 02 - Coloring a characterHey Guys! Here is another one this week, using the color palettes we created last time, lets color some characters yyyeeeaaahhhh!Color Theory 02 - Coloring a character1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Video Tutorial 01!Hey guys, here is the first episode, let me know what you guys think so I can make the next ones better! Feel free to ask any questions too!Video Tutorial 01!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 2Here's the continuation of yesterday's journal discussing the importance of hard work. If you missed it, click here!Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 21 year ago in Personal More Like This
In part two I'm gonna talk about one of the biggest roadblocks I hear from artists who are having difficulty getting in to good study habits, so without further ado...
WISDOM NUMBER TWO!! Don't wait for perfect weather and stop making excuses. So often I hear things like "I don't want to waste paper" or "I don't know what to draw" or "I haven't found a good tutorial" or "I don't want to study perspective" or any number of things along those lines. I'll be blunt and just put the answer out there now: get over it. If you want to be an artist, you have to do the work, end of story. And with all the time you've spent thinking, wondering, being uncertain, and searching for that magical art secret of power, you could have filled 10 pages in your sketchbook today and inc
Online Figure Drawing AidsIf you're like me, you might have gotten lazy when it comes to practicing figure drawing. Sometimes it's difficult to find decent photos to reference, to do gestures or otherwise, so it's easy to do a couple drawings for practice then throw in the towel.Online Figure Drawing Aids3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, there are a number of sites out there that I've come across over the years that help with that sort of thing. They pull stock images and such from different sources and give you a randomizer and timer and other features, or show anatomical structures that you can manipulate. Below I'll list some of the ones I've come across that might help you. Some of them have the same images, so you can probably just pick a couple favorites.
An oldie but goodie. I've used this site for ages and it's only gotten better. On it you'll find 3D models of poses that you can rotate around, and they all show the musculature. You can browse the poses, or use the random viewer, or the timed v
Painting process videoHi everyone!Painting process video2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I finally got round to putting up a video of my painting process.
It's my Illidan fanart and you can see it on youtube here :
Sadly there is no sound, so just grab your own music.
Tutorials and techniques 2It's time to refresh the tutorial journal! Added some new ones and removed those which, after some time, I found a bit misleading.Tutorials and techniques 22 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Below you'll find a list of tutorials I personally think of as the best on dA. If I have any problems with painting something I usually take a look at one of those.
Is there anything you're having troubles with? Need help looking for a good tutorial? Or maybe you'd like to see a video walk-through of me painting something?
I'm open for suggestions for what kind of tutorial/walk-through you'd like to see from me. If you're interested in anything, post your suggestions in the comments!
Poses, composition and perspective
Expressions and emotions
Colour theory, selection and mixing VS light
Blending Tutorial by acidlullaby :thumb146178
New Tutorial - Color Theory EP01!!Hey guys! Here is a new series I'm starting in parallel with the others where I'll be covering anything color related. It starts pretty basic but I have some cool stuff planned for this, hope you dig.New Tutorial - Color Theory EP01!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Class is in session
Want to learn anatomy?If anatomy's been one of those areas you've known you need to work on but it's just too much of a pain to work through all those tedious textbooks, I would recommend checking out this resource: http://www.memrise.com/course/87415/artistic-anatomy/Want to learn anatomy?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I haven't gone all the way through it so I can't vouch for it in its entirety, but it looks like a good, user-friendly way to take bite-sized chunks of learning anatomy! Now, knowing the bones and muscles isn't all that's required to draw great figures, but knowing what pieces exist and being able to name them helps you remember that they're there and you can be more specific when you draw and study.
If you enjoy this and want to dig in to anatomy and figure construction even deeper, I'd recommend checking out this book list: http://www.marshallart.com/reviews/anatomyHuman/
How to Draw Mouths!Only ears left after this and I should be done with the face tutorials Been super busy lately but still foudn time to make one of these this week, hope you like!How to Draw Mouths!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Tutorial - Painting hairHerro guys, here is the newest video tutorial where I talk about my process when painting hair.Tutorial - Painting hair1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Have a good week bros.
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbiesPhotoshop tutorialsPhotoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbies1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
And I decided to make more useful journals You have to wait for my next tutorial A LOT, so I decided to make short tutorials here...in journals. I'll describe some Photoshop basics for all newbies who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: How to make layers, How to change color to a layer, How to make groups/folders, How to change background color, How to rotate canvas and all basics in tool menu on the right side. In this tutorial I used my newest image Mermaid's Wisps, just to show you few things (I just had to open something )
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big as my screen 1920 x 1080px... OK I cropped bar below ). I used Photoshop CS6 here, so some things may be different in lower PS versions. I'll make even more tutorials l
Painting with values - TutorialHeyy guyss just wanted to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU for all the birthday wishes, while there was no way I could reply to all of them, I certainly read them all!Painting with values - Tutorial3 months ago in Personal More Like This
You guys are awesome
Second news of the day: I updated my Youtube channel art AND name, yes name, to better match the art tutorial website I've been working on with a couple friends in the past months.
Anyways, I say everything that I can in this video, check it out!
And here is a tutorial on painting with values, hope you like!
How to get rid of ART BLOCKSHey guys!! I've had this question a lot so I thought I'd take the time and answer it for everyone. This is what works for me the best, how do you guys do it?How to get rid of ART BLOCKS9 months ago in Personal More Like This
How to create my square BrushBy popular demand, here is ..NOT my square brush, but how to create it yourself!How to create my square Brush9 months ago in Personal More Like This
And EP 09 of the character tutorial this week WWwwWWEeeEEEEEEEEE!
Nothing too advanced, but hopefully helpful to some of you bros :0
Introduction to zBrush!Hey guys!, I've received tons of messages asking for zBrush tutorials so here is the first one. I use this in some of my paintings quite a bit so maybe this will be of some help if you've never touched it before! Let me knowIntroduction to zBrush!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Weekly Tutorial is live!In this video I talk about coloring the heads I made in the previous ones. This was a live recording so it's not as tight as I would like but it'll have to do for this week!Weekly Tutorial is live!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Been super busy lately and haven't slept much, hopefully you guys can still get something out of it! Let me know! I read all the comments and try to answer most questions. Got it?! The video just went live as I write this so the HD quality might not have processed yet, give it a few minutes
New painting Workshop PART 1!OhhHh finally a more polished piece, well you only get to see the first part at leastNew painting Workshop PART 1!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Next part coming later this week, most likely on Thursday, so keep an eye open for it...
How to draw noses!This week's tutorial comes a bit late but hey, at least it made it in time!How to draw noses!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
NOSE NOSE NOSE
TimelapseIn case some of you haven't seen it, I'll put this up until the next tutorial this week Have a good week guys!Timelapse8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
'Life Drawing 5' by algaegoblin
Do you know how to sketch human figures but do you want to refine your anatomy skills? Or do you not know anatomy at all and you are tired to trust your imagination? Did you notice you create disproportions in your drawings?
If you are aspiring artists and you already have your own style, you might as well believe you have no need of a guide, but you are wrong. Before exaggerating human proportions and begin to have your own style, you first have to know the basics.
This little guide is the result of an accurate research and 5 years of high school of art, and it's created for all those who want to learn something new or just make a useful review.
For those who have already studied art, my suggestion is to go to step 6 or trying to repeat all steps in Digital format.
First of all, if you want to learn faster you should draw using traditi
Weekly Video Tutorials EP06* Update* Video is up and running!Weekly Video Tutorials EP061 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hey guys, I'm in Japan right now so I'm writing this journal ahead of time since I'll be away from society for a few days. The video is scheduled to go live at 10am on Monday so look out for it!
This one is going to be part 2 of drawing the female figure. Let me know what you think when it comes out!
Again, this link will only work after 10am tomorrow... I think?