Exercise 18: Painterly StyleTHIS WEEK's EXERCISE POST : THE FULL POST AND DETAILS
The “painterly style” has been a highly requested tutorial subject matter due to it’s increasing popularity to digital artists. Not sure what this style is referring to? Check out the Painterly Style Reference Board. The style has become even more popular from games that focus heavily on this art style such as Bastion or to digital artists like Purplekecleon, who we Interviewed last year. It has a bold and fresh look that relies on color and working with balancing the different hues to create value. The style is recognizable by 3 different factors: use of color shifting, visible brushstrokes, and fantastical ligh
Twenty Tempting Textures IIITwenty Tempting Textures III4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Wintery Blue,Grey and White tones,combined with delicate lacy grungy frost crystals.
Perfect for your Winter themed Arts.
Enhance,add depth or create an ambient atmosphere with these wonderful frozen and grungy
Textures that are just calling to be incorporated into your digital projects.
Use them in backgrounds or just overlay and blend into your winter-themes to add interest to
a unique area of your designs.
With your fantasy the possibilities are limitless.
Exercise 17: Cast ShadowsTHIS WEEK's EXERCISE POST : THE FULL POST AND DETAILSExercise 17: Cast Shadows2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So what is a cast shadow? A cast shadow is caused from an obstruction that interferes with the direction of the light source, and that obstruction CASTS a SHADOW. The challenge is figuring out how to add values to the form of the subject matter in both lit areas and areas that fall under the cast shadow.
EXERCISE: Create 3 examples of cast shadows on different subject matters.
For this exercise, there are three examples you are to test your skill set on. You can download the practice sheet on the main page but below is an example setup.
1. The first is an animated character with 2 obstructions. You know the scene set up: When a garage door is lowering or a door is slowly being close
The Host Club is now open! (updated)Ouran High School Host ClubThe Host Club is now open! (updated)7 years ago in Personal More Like This
We recently had an Ouran High School Host Club photoshoot, organized by Cyfliq. It started out as a Honey-sempai & Mori pictorial for Ysabel Ken-chan-Byakushi and Kune kunebitt, and she invited the rest of us to come hang out during the shoot. We said we'd be glad to help out with taking pictures and anything else, and later figured that we could join in as characters as well. The rest of us didn't have a lot of time to prepare their uniforms so we just used casual clothes we already had. So yeah, sorry about the outfit and wig inconsistencies for now. This was just closet cosplay for a lot of us, haha.
That day was a lot of fun but we're also looking forward to the second Ouran shoot with a slightly different cast and proper costumes. Hopefully we get to do more than the usual school uniforms since the Host Club cosplays as well.
:iconouranhostplz: Aya as Tamaki Suou (no DA account)
A probable solution to commission chargebacks.Artists who create commissions know one caveat with accepting PayPal: their Seller Protection doesn't cover services, so they can and will be SOL if the buyer decides to dispute the transaction. While Buyer Protection doesn't cover services either, PayPal is notorious for ruling in the favor of the buyer, so the seller needs to look into other ways of protecting themselves.A probable solution to commission chargebacks.2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Which leads to our discussion here, of how we can leverage Seller Protection to ensure scamming buyers can't run off with the money after the service is completed -- by converting your commission service into a tangible product.
Seller Protection covers tangible products that can be shipped to the buyer, and by making a commission, you can take advantage of this by printing out your commission and mailing it to them. Right there, you have a tangible, physical item that is mailed to the buyer, and thus is covered by Seller Protection.
Adjust your commission information and terms of service to indicate the buyer is pu
Live the dream, don't talk about it!Doug TenNapel, independent comics creator, is an inspiration to me in many ways. He has a fun, accessible art style that is dramatic and fresh. His story telling is always askew in the best of ways. I don't think I've read one of his graphic novels without having some smiles and a surprise or two along the way. On top of that, he is outspoken about almost everything in his life. (I think of him as the Rush Limbaugh of comics- oh man, that sounds really bad, but early Rush, not present day Rush, if that helps.) I agree with most things he states on Facebook. BUT- the thing I am most inspired about him is his drive (in the old days we would call that "work ethic"). The guy does NOT give up. Because of that, he single-handedly will put out a new graphic novel a year. While creating a webcomic. While pitching new TV show development ideas in Hollywood. While running a half marathon. While working freelance jobs.Live the dream, don't talk about it!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A NEW art school- a few thoughtsHey everyone. I've been thinking a lot about art schools and how we learn as artists. So much so, that I'm at the point where I think I want to start an "online art school". Why the quotation marks? Because I'm still not sure if "School" is the right word for this new website I want to create. Without giving out much information because this is all a bit early, I want to talk about the motivations and goals we're trying to address with this future site. I said "we" on purpose. I have a business partner in this and his background is in creating online education (not artistic) schools from the I.T. side of things. Thank goodness also, because I know nothing about that side of things.A NEW art school- a few thoughts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I guess you could say things started when I wrote my first book, "Creating Characters with Personality". While there are many, many drawings I would love to redraw for that book, I still like that book and get great responses from it because of one thing: the viewpoint I chose on that book was to
A Godly Response to CriticismInfluences from ChildhoodA Godly Response to Criticism1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A Godly Response to Criticism
No one likes criticism, but encountering some is inevitable, so we need to learn how to respond in a godly way. Although you might be tempted to become defensive or angry, remain calm and listen. The words may hurt, but great benefits come to those who carefully consider what is said.
If we refuse to accept reproof, we'll limit our potential for Christlike character development and spiritual growth. Some of life's best lessons come through difficult experiences. If God allowed the situation, you can be sure that He wants to use it in transforming you into His Son's
Another drawing lesson and another resourceDan Norton :icondingo107: continues his series of Muro based drawing lessons.Another drawing lesson and another resource3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This one is on drawing in perspective and drawing props/environments within a box. It's pretty slick.
Also :iconradsechrist: has a blog that is all about teaching the fundamentals of figure drawing and composition for telling a story.
that blog can be found here. http://radhowto.blogspot.com/
LIVE character design workshop- BETAHey everyone. I'm on vacation this week, but I hope you are all having a good summer so far. I wanted to announce a new program I want to start of live internet workshops/lectures on character art/character posing. I've been thinking about this for awhile, but its very intimidating figuring out the best way to do it- SO, I'm just gonna start! I need your help though. I want to hear your comments and suggestions on what, how, when this is done. Please do two things for me: 1) Comment on my thoughts below on how this can work and what will be discussed- especially any thoughts on the tech side like Paypal and internet conferencing sites and 2) hit the LIKE button on this journal if you would seriously do this. It will give me a rough headcount of what I can expect. Super important.LIVE character design workshop- BETA3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's my initial thoughts:
About an hour and a half video conference on the subject of char
Avoiding Compromise Bringing Others to JesusAvoiding Compromise3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Although the temptation to compromise threatens every believer, we don't have to give in. If we're aware of the danger and understand the downward progression and ultimate consequences, we can determine to be vigilant in obedience to the Lord.
The first step in learning how to avoid compromise is understanding why it is so tempting. When others pressure us to take part in in what we know God has forbidden, it's easy to give in because we don't want to feel rejected. But anyone who's committed to living a godly life must be willing to stand alone and face ridicule or even persecution (2 Tim. 3:12).
SO YOU WANNA BE A COMIC ARTIST RIGHT?Okay so I get a bunch of these question all the time about being an Artist. Questions like "How do you draw like that?" "Will you draw my comic for Free?" "What do I need to do to get better?" "What are the tools you use?" Ect...SO YOU WANNA BE A COMIC ARTIST RIGHT?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm going to provide all these Answer and more here, so listen up.
1.The most commonly asked question is "How did you learn how to draw"
I get asked this question a ton and my answer is pretty much the same every time. "PRACTICE!!!" I cannot stress this enough, but you have to practice. You will only get out of it what you put into it. How good do You want to be?
Truthfully thats up to you.
I've put in a good 15 years of drawing almost everyday. I've wanted to be a comic artist more than anything. I WANTED IT! And now I'm doing it. But I had to work at it. I didn't just wake up one day an
Friends Should, Friends Shouldn'tDISCLAIMER: This is not meant to be taken as "rules" to constrict friendships. These are merely guidelines from my own observations for healthy relationships. Friends will make mistakes and friends will fight, this does not make your friends bad people.Friends Should, Friends Shouldn't2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Friends Should: Understand that life and other things get in the way sometimes.
Friends Shouldn't: Expect you to pay a certain amount of specific attention to them consistently despite what's going on in your life.
Friends Should: Always pick up right where they left off whether it's been days, weeks, months, or years.
Friends Shouldn't: Give you a hard time about not talking to them when they didn't even bother to tell you they were upset about it until they exploded from bottling it up.
Friends Should: Be honest and trust each other.
Friends Shouldn't: Withhold feelings and qu
Big Hollywood interviewBig Hollywood.com interviewed my brother and I about our faith and working on MULAN together. Read it here http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2013/03/15/bh-interview-mulan-director-faithBig Hollywood interview3 years ago in Personal More Like This
30-Day Sketch ChallengeOk-- I've been doing the 30 day sketch challenge for WELL over 30 days now, lol, and a lot of people have been asking for a link to the full list.30-Day Sketch Challenge5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Unfortunately, I don't know where the list came from... a friend from school posted this for all of us on facebook and told us to do it... (and we did, like the sheep that we are).
This is the list... if anyone recognizes it and can link back to the original creator, that would be awesome:
THE 30 DAY DRAWING CHALLENGE!
2. Favorite Animal
3. Favorite Food
4. Favorite Place
5. Best Friend
6. Favorite Book
7. Favorite Movie
8. Favorite Animated Character
9. Favorite Television Show
10. Favorite Candy
11. Turning Point in Your Life
12. Most Recent Accomplishment
14. Favorite Fairy Tale
15. Family Picture
17. Favorite Plant
18. Wild Card (Anything you want today)
19. Something New
20. Something Orange
21. Something You Want
22. Something You Miss
23. Something You Need
24. A Couple
Some how to draw books I recommendOkay, so I've been getting a lot of questions about how to draw and what art books to get.Some how to draw books I recommend4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Now below is going to be a list of great How to draw books that are available on amazon.
Note: All these books have great knowledge in them, but it's up to you to put the pencil to the paper and apply what you learn from them. You're not gonna become amazing over night, but Practice everyday, and you'll start seeing results. Hope these help you guys out.
How to draw the Marvel way.
Bidgman's Complete guide to drawing from life.
ART Q an A Answers!Okay so I've gotten some questions that needed answering. Alright here we go!ART Q an A Answers!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Creating Clean line art
What I do to help have clean line art is, after I finish doing a ruff sketch of the character or whatever I'm drawing, I lightly erase the sketch to the point where it's not very visible, but I can still make out the imformation.
Then after that, it's just building value over and over on some of your lines to help make the line art bold. Here's an exable of what the results look like I hope that helps answer that question.
How to get out of a "Creative Slump"
Ah the Art Block question. How to get out of your creative slump. Well, what I like to do whenever I can't draw, is I like looking for things that will inspire me, looking at some of my favorite comic artist work, sketch books, video game art books, drawing vi
100 Sketches a week Work out ChallengeREAD! ➡Hey everyone! Okay so I've been getting asked a lot how do you get better.100 Sketches a week Work out Challenge2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well it's kinda like working out. You have to have a plan and you have to stick with it in order to get fit. In this case "Art Fit".
This is my challenge to you to help you get better. ➡100 or more sketches a week. With set subjects for each day.
This will help you so much if you stick with it. Be sure you are studying your anatomy on both your male and females.
Draw from life.
The sketches don't have to be super clean. Just so long as there are 100 of them by the end of the week.
On Saturdays, I want you guys to take what you've practiced during the week and do a full drawing.
Make sure you Hash tag your sketches #100sketchesaweekchallenge so I can
Another Thing for All You ArtistsWhether you're beginners/in the middle of your artistic journey/struggling with your art or journey, I have this book I'd like to highly recommend to you all.Another Thing for All You Artists8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I had forgotten about it and wound up looking into it ever since some people started pestering me about my Inspired VS Copied ramble.
It's a great book about how to properly use your creativity and "steal" the RIGHT way.
This is where you can buy the book->
And seriously it's only like $6-$11 depending on where you buy it/if it's on sale, it's not a ton of money.
I personally have purchased it and can't wait to read through it.
Here's my favorite page from it that was posted online, and is VERY IMPORTANT especially for people who steal from other people's work/characters in the WRONG way:
"The author cautions that he doe
Point and Paypal Commissions OPEN!I will now be accepting point commissions full time and for every commission I am available to do. That means I will do full bodies for points, half bodies, chibis, adoptables, ANYTHING. But, you can also still commission me using paypal (I accept USD and CAD) and bank transfer within Canada c:Point and Paypal Commissions OPEN!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A reminder that I am open to M rated commissions as long as you are 18 or older.
The cost ratio will be: 100 points equal to $1.00 CAD.
Full Custom: $11.00 CAD = 1100 Points
Simple Hair Style: $1.00 CAD = 100 Points
Difficult Hair Style: $3.00 CAD = 300 Points
Simple Outfit: $3.00 CAD = 300 points
Moderate Outfit: $5.00 CAD = 500 Points
Complex Outfit: $7.00 CAD = 700 points
Please use this form to make it easier on both of us! Also, after placing your order please send me a note with the title of the commission you ordered (ie: cpmplex outfit, moderate outfit, full custom).
A few words on fear.A little over a year ago I had a conversation with my now ex-boyfriend. I think he had walked in the room without me hearing him, and seeing him startled me. To this reaction, he made me a very enlightened comment: "You are creating out of fear."A few words on fear.2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I looked at him in puzzlement for a while before I agreed. Yes, it seems, I create in a state of fear. Then he went on saying: "Look at what you have produced until now, and imagine what your art will be when you no longer create with your fear."
He said just that. At that point in our existence, that afternoon, this person understood more about my mind than I did myself. And he was never an artist. He is a brilliantly intuitive person who had the greatest impact in my life and whom I admire still.
At the time I couldn't see any other way to create. I have been blind for so long... I was lost in a set of mind which dictated that art should be made with endless hard work and pain. I don't recall exactly how this shift happened to me but it cons
Commissions Open AlwaysEven though I have unlimited slots, you must be willing to be PATIENT. I have a list, but I tend to do the commissions that interest me the most first, though I do my best to go via who paid first or has been waiting the longest.Commissions Open Always2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have the right to increase the price of the commission if I feel like what was requested is more work than the base price listed.
I will draw
Couples (both homosexual and heterosexual)
Ecchi, soft sexual themes (Nudes / Naked cuddling)
Anything not mentioned above, I will not draw
Paypal or points only
I do not start until after I am paid
Refunds are picky. We can talk about it, though, if you are unhappy with waiting
I try to do commissions in the order at which I received payment, but I tend to do them from what interests me most
Roleplay BasicsPoliteness is key: Being polite really should be a no brainer for role playing. The key to every good RP partner relationship always starts off with good behavior towards each other, and saying your due pleases and thank yous is how you can start. Always say please if you have a request and always say thank you when its fufilled. Any question should be asked as politely as possible, especially if you're asking something from someone you don't know well. Projecting an overall polite image of yourself is a great way to get things off on the right foot.Roleplay Basics2 years ago in Writing More Like This
Spelling and Grammar: Having a good vocabulary and decent grammar skills are also great for reeling in partners. Responses should be spell checked at least once and edited for grammar if needed. You are not required to be absolutely perfect, however. Just skilled enough to let new partners know what you're doing. Don't use text speak and keep your writing style fairly consistent. Keep in mind, however, th