ReaperGlancing upon crimson skies,
like a raven he lay in wait.
A fallen angel perched up high,
counting as the final hour drew nigh.
As crimson gave way to a velvet black,
a veil of darkness cloaked the land,
as fields of gold were stained with steel,
with the Devil they sealed the deal.
As the still of night was pierced with screams,
among the cries moved a force unseen,
like a mighty plague he swept the land,
as the face of God turned,
and He lifted His hand.
No army or weapon stood as darkness loomed,
from the start they had sealed their doom,
and in the now crimson fields where his task begun,
no one was left,
his work was done.
As he stood alone in the killing fields,
his grief betrayed by his eyes of stone.
were those who lay around him victims of wrath?
Or testaments of those who gazed upon him,
the face of Death?
Teaching yourself to draw - the burn/dodge tools[Back to Part 1: Stylizing]Teaching yourself to draw - the burn/dodge tools2 years ago in Other More Like This
Let's start with a brief overview of how other tutorials say you should use the burn and dodge tools:
How to Use the Burn/Dodge Tool:
And for the most part, they're right. Listen up, newbies: don't use the burn/dodge tool to shade your flats. It almost never looks good, and you're going to look back in a year or two and fervently wish Younger You hadn't been so dumb.
Not pictured: the first five months of my drawing career, thankfully lost to a flaky harddrive. Only this remains, testament to the fact that, yes, I too Did the Thing.
Section 1: a little bit of history
So... why do they exist at all? Did some errant sadistic programmer think to himself, "Aha, the perfect way to sabotage beginning artists for the rest of time!!!"? Are they relics of the era during the 90s when all websites had hideous backgrounds with flashing GIFs and digital paintings had to have a lurid gleam to catch the attention of