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Here, have some lineart(:
You can color it & use it for adoptables or whatever, just give credit please and thank you
/Woah thanks for all the favs, you guys rock !
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I'm planning to use it later, but I thought it would be nice share :D
I will be posting more lines and bases for you to use in different styles when I make more.



Term of use:

Green Square Bullet You are allowed to post the finished product on your gallery and other sites.
Green Square Bullet You are allowed to use for making adoptables, including for points and for real currency.
Green Square Bullet Credits are not necessary, but would be greatly appreciated!
Green Square Bullet Do not claim you made the line.
Green Square Bullet Do not redistribute(repost) or try to sell the line itself.
Green Square Bullet Enjoy!



How to edit/use this lineart

1. Save the file on your computer, then open in Photoshop, but I guess other images editing software would also work.
2. Create a new layer above, this is the layer you are going use for coloring.
4. Set this new layer to "multiply".
3. Now right-click on that new layer and select "Create Clipping Mask".
4. Now you should easily be able to color inside.
5. Have fun!
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This is FREE Adoptable lineart, If you use please do not remove my signature, and please credit me back in the description! and pls link back on what you made! i would love to see what you made ^-^
:bulletblue: Paint Friendly Version - [link]
:bulletblue: Single Version - [link]

Anyways..enjoy! You may make any edits, just dont break any of my rules!
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I figured I'd update this since I saw a lot of people using the lineart but not adding ears/tails, so there were a lot of earless, tailless dogs running around. x'D;;
Also I didn't like the previous lines yuck.

Rules:
- Credit me for the lines in the description and put a link leading back to this deviation.
- You can change the lines if you want (i.e. pose/eyes/paw shape/legs) but still credit me for the initial lines.
- You may edit the lines to change the ears/tail.
- Do not resell/edit the lines for profit and/or sell them as your own.
- You may use these lines for adopts, I have no problem with that!

When you click the purchase button you'll get the download for the unmarked version to use. (It's transparent.)

How to use:
- Open drawing in a program that allows layers. (As this is transparent and will show up black without layers/transparency.)
- Set the lines to 'multiply'.
- Make a new layer under it for coloring.
- Select the outer part of the drawing then 'inverse' the selection so that you are coloring inside the lines only.
- Color!
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Real pic. :[link]

Download for full view and to save to your computer^^

This is the make version of the female one. [link]


I do requests^^ And that goes for everything^^

People who used this base:

none.
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Real pic. :[link]

Download for full view and to save to your computer^^

This is the female version of the male one. [link]

I do requests^^ And that goes for everything^^

People who used this base:

:iconpatrengkee: [link]
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:bulletred: Rules :bulletred:

:bulletpurple: My bases are free to use.
:bulletpurple: Do your best with editing.
:bulletpurple: You can edit gender, eye/skin color or background if you want.
:bulletpurple: Remove my name from the finished version.
:bulletpurple: Credit me
:bulletpurple: Send me your finished version when it's done, I would like see them


:bulletred:Original Picture:bulletred:
:bulletred:If you are the original artist and don't want your art being a base, please tell me and I'll take the base down.:bulletred:
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:bulletred:Orginal: i48.tinypic.com/118own5.jpg

:bulletpurple:Rules:

:bulletgreen: Credid me
:bulletgreen: You don't need to ask to use
:bulletgreen: Show me when it's done
:bulletgreen: All changes are welcome if you still credid me
:bulletgreen: Do your best and have fun ;)

You can but you don't have to add to favourites, I'd be glad =D

[Edit: 25.03.2013] Thank you for 100 :+fav: :iconoverlyjoyedplz:

:bulletred:Who used base:
imaginationangel.deviantart.co… by ~ImaginationAngel
korinuhattori.deviantart.com/a… by ~KorinuHattori
kassey2000.deviantart.com/art/… by ~kassey2000
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Base commission for :iconkazushin-fhxc: :meow:
Hope ya like it ;^;

I do not own the original. It belongs to the rightful owner! www.zerochan.net/327184

Rules of my bases:
1. Give me credit, by putting my icon or name in your artist description!
2. Link back when you finish!
3. Frenkdolling is alloweed!
4. Take your time, don't work on it for 5 min!
5. Don't clame base as you're own!
6. Give credit to this account and :iconfionasky:!
7. Remove all writting!
8. You can change colur,gender,skin colur...etc!
and the most important rule of all....
9. Enjoy :iconsupertighthugplz:
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rad bases
:iconlemontimewave:
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I like this one better it's smoother C:
Gay ass socks for the win

Download for better quality

F2U for adopts, sprites, and blah blah blah

PLEASE CREDIT ME THANK
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Body base is from here- Sprite Sheet
The rest is by me u3u
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SO at some point I decided to make a sprite sheet!
And I got this far before I got lazy again. Didn't bother with the clothes as I originally planned to, nope. So this mostly contains head stuff. That's my favorite part of Homestuck sprites anyway.

Before you ask:
Yes, you can use it!
That's kinda what I made this for, anyway. 
Click Download for the full size, please!
(otherwise it would be kinda unusable)

And if you use it, you may link back here, so that other people can find this too. That would be cool. 

All the hairs were made from scratch by me. Same goes for the eyes, and eyebrows, and mouths, and horns, and.. pretty much everything. Yeah. Everything but the base itself.
The feet were edited from Terezi's sleepy feet, so at least they've got some basis in canon? Yup.

I kinda intended this sprite sheet to be compatible with pretty much any Homestuck species, even fanspecies, so that's why the hairs and eyes look like that. For maximum editability. You're welcome. 
(besides cherubs of course but that's kind of a given)
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Here is the eyes part of the homestuck Sprite sheets that i am doing.

I did not make any of these sprites, but i thought it would be a good idea if i categorized them for easier use to all of you.

Enjoy! :3
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Lineart
:iconcocoaadopts:
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Free base! A Psd file. ^q^

Really happy with how it came out <333

:star:~~~~Rules~~~~:star:

1. Credit me uvu <3
2. Enjoy psh ♥



Base (c) *DubQueen
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A free base to use!

Png- sta.sh/02cqapiny44b
Transparent Png- sta.sh/0cgn781z1ny

Feel free to re-create your own pixel version as long as you credit me.

Base rules
Credit me
Don't claim as your own
Don't re-sell

Art satyrcat
Do not redistribute.

:iconyouareplz::iconallowedplz:
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:iconflailingplz: this is for 1-5 points whoever offers the highest points gets it! :3

lineart: Updated Chibi Cat Lineart
creator of lineart: CocoaAdopts

Link back to this deviation in the artist comment (description) :iconflailingplz:

copy this get adoptable :
Name:
Gender:
Other:

CLOSED: dragonpop1
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Nailed it,

I'm getting the hang of this!

You may use it as long as you credit,
To get a frame by frame you need to open it with Photoshop,
16 frames long.
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Bases
:iconamiookamiwolf:
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Yep guys! I created totally FREE base that you can download.

The base is FREE but tips are welcome! [my paypal is riciak@ymail.com   -> yes, Ymail]

!  IN PSD VERSION YOU WILL FIND FEMALE AND MALE EYES  !

Rules:

You can make adoptables, references, or just color it. Im okay with every kind of using my artwork.

 But please GIVE A CREDIT! If you wouldn't it will be theft. :l So please be fair with me, don't tell anyone you draw it and do not remove my signature from lineart!

here is how it looks painted:
vivial.deviantart.com/art/The-…
hugs~
Ritka
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this was a quick "base" I made the other day so I could whip up some cinna concepts, and decided to clean it up as a warmup before I work on some owed art. so why not share it!

non-transparent version; cinna lines

I might make an ms paint-friendly version at some point.

some rules...
- Please do not remove the credit.
- You're allowed to edit the lines as much as you want.
- ...As long as you don't remove the credit.

cinnadogs are a species created by cinnabutt

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Please do not reupload unless your
character is featured in the picture.


Art © kaijuparty
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Something different. A little break from horses. :s   sorry not feeling any more talkative than that right now

Same as my other bases. Includes shading and highlight layers, and is ready to colour/edit.
Can use it for adoptables, customs, practice... anything you like. Just credit me for the base, please.
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Sorry for slowness lately... I'm swamped with messages, but internet is slow as balls!  When it's even connected. -.-
Most images won't load, and everything takes ages. Just attempting to deal with a few messages per day...



Anyway, even more of these little pixel horses! Hope you like them as much as the first set.
Excuse the boring brown previews; I have no time to make fancy coloured examples now. ^^;  (may try later)

Same rules as other bases:  Feel free to colour, edit, use for adoptables, customs, practice, anything...
Can sell finished pixels for points, money or other virtual currency. You don't have to share profits with me.
Please just credit me, in some way. Such as a link back to this page.


Wolf pixel base by BronzeHalo Little horse bases by BronzeHalo Pixel pegasus base by BronzeHalo

More bases, linearts, free avatars and stuff here if interested. ^^
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Comes with 3 bases on one sheet. .sai, .psd, and .png included.

*If you cannot use zips for whatever reason, here you go! sta.sh/21gngwb15rss *

Rules:
do's:

please comment that you've bought/gotten the base with a simple "bought!" or "purchased!" or "downloaded"!
credit me in the description with "base by Koru-ru "

show me what you make! I'd love to see!
you don't have to use the eyes I have
use for adoptables, trades, character refs, custom adopts, collabs...


BUT

please don't trace or steal
don't claim as yours
don't resell my base(it's free???? yo don't do that)


base(c)Koru-ru
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Base
:iconwait0wat:
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These are free to use line arts I've taken time out of my busy schedule to make. Please respect my effort and hard work by following my simple rules.

-You may use these to design your character, your blood stock or whatever you need.

-You may use these as bases for adoptables.

-You MAY NOT remove my signature in the image.

-You MAY NOT claim these images as your own.

You will need a program capable of supporting layers to use this base, but you can also download the full size lineart. These were made in SAI.

Download PSD: [link]
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Vectored base.

Rules:
:bulletgreen: Please click download as it contains a zipped folder with all the files. :3
:bulletgreen: Completely free to use.
:bulletgreen: Can use in point (:points:) commissions/adoptables, just no real world money trades (Paypal etc).
:bulletred: I'd prefer it if you linked back to me on your uploads.
:bulletgreen: Linking back to me is preferred as I like to see what others have created.
:bulletblue: Frankendolling is fine. :3


This base is made for users of Illustrator, Inkscape or Photoshop, but it's fine if you don't have these programs, there is heaps of free software that can open this file.

MLP Belongs to :iconhasbroplz: / :iconfyre-flye:
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RULES:
Link back.
Credit me upon usage of le base.
Make sure that you download for full size. If you don't the pixels may not be the right size, there for, they will come out blurry.
Frankendolling is okay, mostly because I don't really care.
You can edit this as much as you'd like for your picture.
And a suggestion... do it right.
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All credit goes to :iconbamboodog: for the original heart ponies!
PLEASE CREDIT HIM.


With his permission, I traced the bases from his picture in PS, and this is what we have. :3

Earth Pony base I traced from [link]




Rules

:star: After you use, credit me for the base, and Bamboodog for his awesome artwork.
:star: You can link your pony used in the comment section on this base; I'd love to see it. c:
:star: Enjoy!

--Heart Pony Bases--
Pegasus:[link]
Unicorn:[link]

Original Art (c) :iconbamboodog:
Base (c) :iconwannafok:
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:iconjustwestofweird:
RULES:
:bulletblack:Link me to it when its done. I really want to see it!
:bulletblack:Credit me in the description.
:bulletblack:Link it back to this base in the description.
:bulletblack:Take your time and blah. You get the point.
:bulletblack:Enjoy it.
:bulletblack:You can gender bend. Pretty much just taking away the eyelashes. Yes, I did just make it that easy.
:bulletblack:You can frankendoll, as long as its OK with the other MLP base makers.
THANK YOU ALL FOR ALL OF THE SUPPORT AND FAVES. THIS IS NOW THE # ONE MOST POPULAR OF ALL TIME BY SEARCHING ONLY 'Suprise Kiss' BECAUSE OF ALL YOU GUYS <3
Original image can be found on Google just by searching 'mlp shipping kiss' and scrolling a while.



:star: BASE WALL OF FAME :star:
~ToxicWarDog [link]
~rikusoralovers0base [link]
~Andienonymous [link]
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READ THE RULES



-Credit me (for base) and NekoCrispy ( for original picture )
-no need link back
-download 4 full quality
-don't steal
-enjoy~

:icondragonkekeplz:
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Another AT base.
kind of Marshal/Fiona based but bleh. I had so much fun with this one.

Rules are on my page.
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Right, so, after thinking about it for awhile I thought I should give out the base so others can use it. So my icons don't have to die because I've stopped making them. 

Download version Includes 

- Transparent PNG (usable on any program that supports transparency) 
- PSD version (Usable on SAI & Photoshop)

Rules (Read before using!!)

This is NOT a free to use base, please do not use this if you have NOT bought it.
- When bought, you may use this base as many times as you want, there is no limit.
- If you upload the finished version of the icon to Deviantart or any other site (As a submission, not an icon) please link the base in the description so others will know where to find it, please do not take credit for it.
- Do NOT give out the base to anyone, do NOT upload the base to ANY site.
- You are not allowed to take commissions with this base.
- You cannot commission anyone to complete the icon. The base is for your use only.
- You are allowed to make gifts for friends using this base. Aslong as you do not profit.
- You are allowed to edit the base anyway you please aslong as it's for your own personal use.

Tutorial: Kaji's Pony Icon Tutorial by Kaji-Tani

Candy Icon by Kaji-Icons Icons by Kaji-Icons Arwen Icon by Kaji-Icons Ruby Hop Icon by Kaji-Icons Mapony240 Icon by Kaji-Tani
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Made this out of complete boredom... =3=
It's a snuggle icon for you guys to fill and use as your icon :iconeweplz:
I got bored of my own icon,so I might use this one too XD
I made this myself,I think...I dunno if someone already had this idea... O3O

The set time for each frame is 13 seconds.
And the frames are in order,but you can change it in any way you want.


Also,please credit me for the base,that would be much appreciated :3

btw,just copy inside the black border.And if you have any problems with this,please let me know 83
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a screenshot From that video:www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFF1-0…
Bonnie and Chica belongs to Scott Cawthon
And Read Rules!
1. Credit me and link back
2. Click the download button for better quality
3. You can change them gender
4. You can edit them is fur if you want
5. Not 5 minute work
6. Have fun! :D (Big Grin)
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Featured
:iconfangirl-for-fun:
Collection by
These were all done with permission from *SelenaEde
I’m used to using bases with thicker lines, so I took her foal bases and thickened the lines for my own use in breedables. After talking to her about it, she’s allowed me to post them up for public use, too!
Don’t credit me. I’d much rather you credit *SelenaEde, as she did all the work. And Hasbro of course.
These are free to use and MS Paint Friendly. I’d like to see what you do with them, and I’m sure *SelenaEde would too!
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All credit goes to :iconbamboodog: for the original heart ponies!
PLEASE CREDIT HIM.


With his permission, I traced the bases from his picture in PS, and this is what we have. :3

Earth Pony base I traced from [link]




Rules

:star: After you use, credit me for the base, and Bamboodog for his awesome artwork.
:star: You can link your pony used in the comment section on this base; I'd love to see it. c:
:star: Enjoy!

--Heart Pony Bases--
Pegasus:[link]
Unicorn:[link]

Original Art (c) :iconbamboodog:
Base (c) :iconwannafok:
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crap but better than my first attempt, I'm still trying to get better at line art

This is for

:iconfangirl-for-fun:
 
who motivated me to do this :)
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Base and Tutorial
:iconmarini4:
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:iconprojecteducate:
:iconprojecteducate:


Anime And Manga Week


Background



Sky Tutorial by Vakhara Tutorial - Rocks by Katikut tree tutorial part 1 by calisto-lynn tree tutorial part 2 by calisto-lynn tree tutorial part 3 by calisto-lynn Tree Tutorial by GrimDreamArt Extremely Easy Tree Tutorial by GrimDreamArt Tree drawing tutorial by Morpho-Deidamia Background tutorial - Part 2 by kalambo night sky tutorial . by megatruh Cloud Tutorial Part 1 by yuumei Cloud Tutorial Part 2 by yuumei Grass tutorial by Sadir89 Grass brush settings -  tutorial by ryky water tutorial by kuro-mai water splash tutorial by Caucasian-eagle Easy Water tutorial by ryky Water on the Beach - Tutorial by Okami-Rain Waves Tutorial by B1nd1 Background Tutorial 2 by Tervola 3D background Tutorial by yuumei Background Tutorial Section 2 by Mireielle Cloud Tutorial by Dea-89

For Anime and Manga backgrounds you can use the regular Digital Art and Traditional Art tutorials based on backgrounds. :)

Anatomy



Hand Tutorial -Tips+Reference- by Qinni Foot tutorial by shingworks +TUTORIAL-Feet drawing guide+ by goku-no-baka + Tutorial - Hands + by goku-no-baka Feet Reference by Ninjatic Hands Reference I by Ninjatic Hands Reference II by Ninjatic Head Perspective Chart by yuumei Learn Manga: How to draw the female head front by Naschi Learn Manga: How to draw the female head side by Naschi Learn Manga: Emotions by Naschi Learn Manga: Female Hair Styles by Naschi Learn Manga: body proportions by Naschi Learn Manga: Drawing the Ears by Naschi Learn Manga: How to draw the male head front by Naschi Learn Manga: Bishounen Boys - Draw the head by Naschi Learn Manga Basics: The Male Puppet by Naschi Learn Manga: Create your World - CC Proportions by Naschi

Coloring



Learn Manga Basics: Eyes-Color by Naschi Hair Tutorial by Rosuuri Anime Style coloring Tutorial by baka-ouji Head shot tutorial by LanWu Watercolor Tutorial by Loonaki Copic and C.P. Tutorial by Loonaki COMIC+MANGA Bitmap Halftoning by fox-orian Progress Shot of Commission-Lovette by Rosuuri Watercolor Tutorial [Techniques + Flowers] by Ze-RoFruits How To Color Lips -Tutorial- by Lavah Fishys Step By Step by Maruuki Anime Eye tutorial by Trinity-In-Rainbows Chu's Lineart-less Coloring Tutorial by chuwenjie How to draw Manga Art by Xunq Hair Colouring Tutorial by Pockicchi TUTORIAL: Copic Markers by ember-snow +Coloring Tutorial - WIP+ by goku-no-baka SAI_IllustudioColoringTutorial by IZAYAAA Copic markers tutorial by mary-dreams Copic Tutorial: Making of Sea Serpent by Dea-89 Copic Tutorial by DarkSena TUTORIAL: Watercolor Paints by ember-snow Tutorial for soft cell shading by getty Tutorial for how to paint eyes by getty How to paint anime-styled hair by getty


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Showing some steps here...Hope its help ^_^
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Yes. Another one of my rants that starts with a personal experience. 

It was a day like any other, and I was just surfing DeviantArt, browsing the many deviations in my inbox. While I did so, my eye wandered to something that was called an 'tutorial on manga anatomy'. As usual, I was curious about the content. And as the preview image was pretty small, I wanted to check this out. It seems like this girl, let's name her Abbey (it's not her real name, but I think calling her 'that girl' is so damn confusing) had made a tutorial on male manga anatomy. Nothing wrong with that, you'd say. But I've been following Abbey for a while already. I originally met her in the forums, asking for feedback on one of her fanart drawings. Mostly anatomy related stuff. I gave her some tips. We talked a bit. And I followed her soon after, as I thought her art looked pretty promising altogether.

Now, I didn't know Abbey in real life. But she was a beginning artist, nowhere towards a level that she could actually be explaining things the right way to other people. But not even that bothered me. The thing that did bother me, however, was that she asked money to download her entire tutorial. The deviation page offered only a preview -- from which I could already see some large anatomical mistakes. To download the entire thing (which said to include a video tutorial), you needed to donate some DA points (which are actually money) to her account. 

So... okay... people ask money to download an 'anatomy tutorial' which isn't right at all? At that point I began to wonder why. Why would you ask money to teach people stuff the wrong way? Are you so bent on earning money? Or haven't you got a clue on what your own skill level is?

Anyhow. I tried to be kind. I mean; I helped her before and she appreciated that. So why not help her again? 
So I put a comment underneath the deviation in which I pointed out some things that were absolutely wrong in the preview image. Not everything. It wasn't my intention to discourage her, as she was just a beginner. Just a few things that really bothered me and were really REALLY wrong. It wasn't meant to put her down. It was meant to help her out to make better tutorials. And I didn't even mention the whole money-thing. A few hours after I responded, one of Abbey's loyal 'fans' responded. How the hell a 'lowlife' like me could insult her. I tried to be reasonable. But the girl (no older than 15 -- according to her profile) wasn't up for a discussion. When she started insulting me on a personal level, I soon stopped replying. I thought that might be just one fan, but I couldn't be more wrong. There were more.

Sadly I never got a response from Abbey herself. She removed my reply and deleted the deviation soon after. The discussion was obviously done with. And as I was blocked and removed, I suppose she didn't like me anymore. Well... so much for being helpful on DeviantArt, I guess ~__~

Okay. I admit that I might've just let this go. That I maybe shouldn't have replied to her drawing. But it just bothered me.
Why would people charge money for tutorials that won't even teach you the right stuff? 

Bad habits are easy to learn, but hard to forget. So why make people learn bad habits? And even charge for it as well? I can't understand at all. The 2 most logical explanations that I could think about was that Abbey either greatly overestimated her skill own level, or that she was so bent on earning money that she didn't care about this as well. I see both of them happen a lot.

Back in the old days, before the internet was widely available, the only way in which you could teach art was either by joining an institution (like a school) or having an art gallery and holding workshops. Those were nearly the only ways to get attention, as print media was expensive, so only large institutions could afford to promote themselves that way. Either joining an institution or having a gallery meant that you needed to at least have teaching papers for art (and in order to get those, your skill level was tested) or that you have to be good enough to actually have your own art gallery. The same went for publishing. While in the old days, you could only publish your books when you could find at least a publisher, nowadays every person can put stuff out on the internet and ask money for it. In a way, this is more fair. But with the internet market expanding rapidly, the amount of crap published often makes it hard to find the real quality pieces. And often popularity isn't a good indicator of skill level, whereas there are highly popular artists that dedicate themselves to a fandom which is very widespread (and those people often aren't able to make another type of art), and artistic masters that don't get the attention they deserve because of poor marketing. 
The point is; there used to be a certain skill factor that kept the real crap out. Because publishers only published what they thought 'would sell', and educations just had certain quality standards in order to justify the amount of money students should pay. A standard that doesn't exist anymore.

I guess this rant kinda makes is sound as if I'm some sort of elitist against the open culture of the internet. 
But I am not. Not at all!

I honestly embrace the principle of online sharing, user generated content and open source. Hell, as a programmer I've even contributed to open source projects myself. I think the openness is one of the greatest things of the internet, which led to great websites such as wikipedia or systems like linux. The point is... once the internet became popular, a lot of dumb people went there. I mean; real dumb people. The kind of people that have hardly enough brain cells to breathe. And those people started making art tutorials. And once they found out that you could make money by making art tutorials, they started uploading minimal screenshots with 'anatomy tutorial here', in the hope that people would buy it from them. And people did, and ended up totally disappointed. 

Not that this goes for unpublished artists alone, though. The best example in this case is probably Christopher Hart. A self proclaimed artist, whose books almost entirely consist of drawings not made by himself (Seriously! Have you ever checked the lists of artists that worked --almost for free-- with him, just to get a glimpse of his fame?). 
I can still remember being a 12 year old kid, interested in drawing manga. As the internet wasn't yet available here at that time (I sure feel old now), some friends bought my one of his books for my birthday. In the hope that would help me get better at drawing. I read it throughout and followed the steps. But somehow my drawings never got out as good as his, and I was clueless of why this was. It wasn't until I was much older and getting the hang of learning real human anatomy, that I saw the many mistakes that were in those books. How Christopher pretended explaining how manga faces work with simple 'guidelines' (as he called them). But without taking into account the 3 dimensional shape of manga head.

In short; once you learned those tricks, you could indeed draw a manga face. But only with that specific eyes/nose/mouth, and only in that specific angle. You got the illusion that you were learning how to draw, but the only thing you learned was a simple trick. Unlike what you thought; you weren't much wiser. You still didn't have a clue as how anatomy worked. You just copied a drawing with a few 'guidelines', which you couldn't reproduce properly! And on top of that, you were highly frustrated that you couldn't make those awesome drawings other manga artist could make. What did you do wrong? You followed the tutorial, didn't you? And you started to blame yourself for 'not having real talent' while all you did was looking for knowledge at the wrong place!!!

As I told before; bad habits are hard to unlearn. I ended up pretty frustrated by those manga tutorials. I continued drawing in my own style, until I couldn't get any further by myself, and eventually stopped drawing and continued writing. It was only after years, that I got fed up with the typical manga style, that I came to enjoy a style that was closer to realism. Which led me to learning realistic anatomy from from books from guys like Loomis and Hampton. And I immediately realized how I could use that knowledge to make manga as well. But was already over 20 years old by then. And the only thing I was thinking was; WHY DID I NEVER KNEW THIS BEFORE???

Although Christopher Hart is probably one of the worst manga drawing 'instructors' out of there (and no, I am not ashamed to say this), he sure isn't alone. Unlike many people out here, I've never been a real fan of Marc Crilley for the same reason. It's true that he makes cute drawings. But the proportions are pretty much off. And the worst thing is that he's unable to explain why he does certain things. Take this, a tutorial on a 3/4 face. Although the end result looks pretty neat, he fails to explain about why he does certain things. Why are the proportions that way? What happens when I turn the face? Why does the side of the face have bumps? Now compare it to this video, based on the Loomis method (it's realism, but hey). Same face, but better explanation (in case you wonder, the guy has separate videos on eyes, lips, etc). Got it now? The only credit that I can give Marc Crilley is that at least he does't charge money for his video tutorials. They're all free.


So what does make a good art tutorial? 

Do we all need to go to an art institution to learn proper art? I don't think so. But I do think we should keep in mind to check a lot of tutorials before we accept things to 'be that way'. And look for explanations in why things are in a certain way, rather than just accepting stuff and try to remember every single detail. Things like anatomy are pretty logical, once you remember the basic shapes. And in the end remembering just a few basics will be a lot easier than remembering a bunch of 'guidelines' for every single position a manga face can be in. Same goes for stuff like light and colors. Try to look at the physics behind lighting and shading, instead of remembering a set of rules for every specific situation. It'll make it easier for you, even if you're in an unfamiliar situation. 

The price for an art book doesn't always tell how good its contents are. Although there are certain quality standards that must be met in order to get published, it doesn't always mean it's good quality material. So before you purchase an art book, make sure to check its ratings. Either on Amazon/eBay (or wherever you're buying them), or on specific art sites. This also goes for stuff here, on DeviantArt. Be a critical customer. Know what you're paying for. If there's no preview available, then check the replies underneath the deviation, or ask for a preview. If people expect you to pay for stuff, you should at least know what you pay for.

As for free tutorials (on DeviantArt); try not to take them too serious. Some of them are good, most of them are mediocre, and some are really bad. Often those tutorials are about people explaining their view on a certain subject, or their method of painting. It could be very interesting to take a look at, or become inspired by. But don't see it as an 'absolute truth', because it often isn't. It's nevertheless good to look at, to get inspired by. Because... it's free. Why not?

What I like most, myself, is people like Proko or FZD school that make tutorials for free. Of course they have their motives; to sell their products (or in the case of FZD -- their art education). But they give you the opportunity to enjoy free tutorials, and pay only if you're interested and want to see more. And to be honest, I think that's a great way of marketing in the modern internet age. Customers are nowadays very critical on what they purchase. The time that we just bought something and 'hoped it was good' is long gone. Review sites are everywhere. And it has become really important what customers think about your product. So giving customers an option to enjoy your product, and leave them willing for more, is an extremely good way to market your stuff. I mean; look at the sofware industry. They're using this principle (trail versions, or free versions of a program) already for a very long time. And although the payment model changes over time, I still think this is very good way. 

So what about you?

What do you think makes a good art tutorial? Do you think there should be quality guidelines for art tutorials, or does the usefulness depend on the target group (the reason why Christopher Hart is still popular by kids, maybe?). Do you think it's justified to pay for an art tutorial? And if you paid for one; what made you willing to pay for it? What made it so good? Or did you ever purchase anything that you had different expectations of?

I'm happy to hear about your experiences.
And, in the meanwhile; if you're still looking for a few decent free art tutorials, here on DeviantArt, take a look here.


Disclaimer;
Everything written in this journal is entirely based on my own opinion and experiences. Yours might be different. The name of the girl in the example was entirely fictional, though the event itself really happened. 
Oh... and I'm not a native English speaker, so there could be mistakes in this text. Please forgive me for that. 
Edit: Since this has seemed to hit the frontpage again, and there are people that simply don't know how to behave: Every deliberately hateful or hurtful comment will be immediately reported to staff and the user will be blocked without any further notice. I'm up for a reasonable discussion, but I've totally had it with all of the senseless hate just because something hit the frontpage. 






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I promised ageeeeeeeeeeees ago that i'd do some flash tutorials, and today i managed to find some time to scrape one together.

I've seen endless tutorials on dA teaching people how to tween a circle across a screen, one even spent 10 mins faffing around with "LOL aren't i funny" before getting to that tweeny circle part.

Which is a big waste of time.

So, here's a tutorial from me. Its straight to the point and should be user friendly, though if you do come across any bugs or problems let me know!

The First tutorial i have for you is: Walk Cycles.

Why? Because they are the trickiest things to get right and the also teach you the idea behind key frames, inbetweens and a little bit of easing, so it should be a fun start.

I hope this helps out those people that have wanted to animate their characters but haven't the slightest clue where to being.

For this tutorial i'd recommend using flash 8 and a pen tablet, though other flashes will still work, flash 8 proves to be a little less of a hastle to work with.

Hope you enjoy~

You can download a trail version of flash at adobes website
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MLP : Bases
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 Got bored. XD I wanted to try puffyboo's style. They're freakin' cute~ >u< Feel free to use it! Just ALWAYS credit me and NEVER claim the base as yours. You can edit it if you want. eue Here's the link to individual frames: sta.sh/25uvdqbo22z 

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Finally got around to doing the male versions. c:
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Rules

:bulletgreen: You are free to edit.

:bulletgreen: You dont have to ask if you can use it.

:bulletgreen: Please credit me in your signature.

:bulletgreen: I would love to see it, so dont be afraid to show me! ^^
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Free to use
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★ Free to Use Pony Icon 
Free to use with some rules of course, please if you do plain to make profit,
you may only do so in points, no cash, please don't sell the base even if you remaster it or add stuff,
and please credit me, it comes with a horn and closed wings. I would also like to see what you make!

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