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Cups from reference by b1xxx Cups from reference :iconb1xxx:b1xxx 0 0 Apples from reference by b1xxx Apples from reference :iconb1xxx:b1xxx 3 0 MapleStory Challenge - b1xxx (colour) by b1xxx MapleStory Challenge - b1xxx (colour) :iconb1xxx:b1xxx 7 0 FACIAL DEVIATIONS REF SHEET 2 - NOSES (Ed.2) by b1xxx FACIAL DEVIATIONS REF SHEET 2 - NOSES (Ed.2) :iconb1xxx:b1xxx 7 0 FACIAL DEVIATIONS REF SHEET 1 - EYES (Ed.1) by b1xxx FACIAL DEVIATIONS REF SHEET 1 - EYES (Ed.1) :iconb1xxx:b1xxx 9 0 MapleStory Challenge - b1xxx by b1xxx MapleStory Challenge - b1xxx :iconb1xxx:b1xxx 2 0 Hand Construction Notes P1 (4th ed.) by b1xxx Hand Construction Notes P1 (4th ed.) :iconb1xxx:b1xxx 18 5 The Off-Balance Eunuch by b1xxx
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The Off-Balance Eunuch :iconb1xxx:b1xxx 1 0
The demise of Captain Square-Head Short-Pants by b1xxx
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The demise of Captain Square-Head Short-Pants :iconb1xxx:b1xxx 1 0
Reilly Abstractions 006 - Figure Female Front by b1xxx
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Reilly Abstractions 004 - Figure Female Side by b1xxx
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Reilly Abstractions 004 - Figure Female Side :iconb1xxx:b1xxx 2 0
Reilly Abstractions 003 - Figure Male Front by b1xxx
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Reilly Abstractions 003 - Figure Male Front :iconb1xxx:b1xxx 5 0
Reilly Abstractions 002 - The Figure by b1xxx
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The Beauty of Stick Figures - Gesture Drawing by JujiBla The Beauty of Stick Figures - Gesture Drawing :iconjujibla:JujiBla 291 10 How to Make Easy Dialogue Bubbles by Mewitti How to Make Easy Dialogue Bubbles :iconmewitti:Mewitti 442 42 Runny by Nesskain Runny :iconnesskain:Nesskain 556 7 Akko Little Witch Academia by ChrissieZullo Akko Little Witch Academia :iconchrissiezullo:ChrissieZullo 187 4 Hyperflowers by tatasz Hyperflowers :icontatasz:tatasz 135 11 W300 by 600v W300 :icon600v:600v 126 3 VPA Nidwalden2017-05-23a 1280 by EricElwell VPA Nidwalden2017-05-23a 1280 :iconericelwell:EricElwell 464 14 Simple lineart trick by Looji Simple lineart trick :iconlooji:Looji 9,835 353 Between Trees and Flowers by Hanseul-Kim Between Trees and Flowers :iconhanseul-kim:Hanseul-Kim 323 8 LAB Color Mixing and You by fox-orian LAB Color Mixing and You :iconfox-orian:fox-orian 1,184 66 Quick Lighting, Fox's Way by fox-orian Quick Lighting, Fox's Way :iconfox-orian:fox-orian 1,897 62 The Secret to Composition by Lulie The Secret to Composition :iconlulie:Lulie 8,148 454
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Improving image composition!
Sometimes the details of our illustration look great, but then when we step back and look at the composition... it's a little boring or muddy or crowded or our eyes wander away from the parts that looked so good up close... Where are our focal points? Why doesn't this illustration grab my attention and hold it? Composition can make or break a piece. Here are some links that show examples of good and bad compositions and describe why certain layouts are more successful than others. Various tips and rules are described and illustrated. I hope you'll enjoy these as much as I do.
Composition in art as described by wikipedia (this link is a little boring): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composition_%28visual_arts%29 you can skip to the good links below and come back to this one later if you want.
concept art composition tips with examples: http://www.cgsociety.org/index.php/CGSFeatures/CGSFeatureSpecial/phil_straub_composition_tutorial
23 pages of paintings and composi
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Am I ready to start freelancing?
Hi,
I think that anyone with at least "good" artistic skill, and a willingness to work hard, can find enough art job opportunities to stay busy and bring in some money. (However, there is a lot of competition, here on DA, AND out in the real world, so you have to be ready to put some effort into it.) This particular discussion deals with commissions (finding clients who need art, and then providing that art for them... as opposed to creating a body of work and then trying to sell it.)
TL/DR:
The time, effort, and thought that you put into art makes it valuable to you. For art to have value to anyone else, it has to make someone think or feel something, or someone has to believe that it will benefit them in some way, or satisfy a need.
If you are going to be a successful artist you just have to produce art that will be valued as much (or more) by a client as it is valued by you, and then successfully sell it. This process requires a lot of art skill, a lot of marketing skill, connect
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Abdomination: How to draw beef by Coelasquid Abdomination: How to draw beef :iconcoelasquid:Coelasquid 13,876 898 Ninety Degrees by Senzune Ninety Degrees :iconsenzune:Senzune 196 15

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Cups from reference
Some rendered cups from photo reference. The method used to draw the cups was to splotch in the general shape and then sculpt away the edges with the eraser tool - I found this surprisingly easier than drawing the cups with line on the tablet. I used the greyscale-to-colour method again here. No trace overs. Some help from ellipses and mirroring when I couldn't get the symmetry right freehand.

You could take this simple exercise one step further and re-interpret each cup to create something original (not done here).

These are the short 5min tutorials I used to do these cups:
Ctrl+Paint - Brush+Eraser
Ctrl+Paint - Brush Control 1
Ctrl+Paint - Let's Sketch Apples
Ctrl+Paint - Ellipse Control

Sara Tepes - Greyscale to Color Tutorial
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Apples from reference
Just trying out the ctrlpaint.com tutorial on applying tone before lines:  Ctrl+Paint - Let's Sketch Apples

Nothing fancy for the colouring of the greyscale, like gradiant maps or masking, just some layers on overlay and soft light as per this tutorial:  Sara Tepes - Greyscale to Color Tutorial


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MapleStory Challenge - b1xxx (colour)
Colourized my Maplestory challenge sketch, for practice.

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I finally got my tablet set up with Photoshop and Lazy Nazumi so I could sketch on my tablet without the lines wobbling, and with the pen pressure and line tapering working. It seems the button in the brush menu 'tablet pressure controls size' is very important to have on. I used the Lazy Nazumi settings from this tutorial: Lazy Nezumi - Basic settings for inking by Luis Martinez.

I used Photoshop's pencil tool and bezier curves extensively in this one. I haven't found a good tutorial yet on the pencil tool (see edit2 below) but it seems to me to be easier to just draw in a basic triangle then stretch this basic shape to size and add and convert anchor points - as opposed to  trying to get the shape you want perfect on creation. When using the Photoshop pencil tool, mostly what you use is left-click to add anchor points, and left-click-drag to add anchor points with handles bars, and that's it. You can left-click-drag then hit alt to snap the handle bars but you will rarely need to - best to keep it simple to begin with.

How to do the eyes: How To COLOUR AMAZING EYES IN PHOTOSHOP FOR ANIME MANGA by mikeymegamega.
How to do the halftone effect: Halftone Tutorial by sashamya.
How to do the speech bubbles: How to make easy dialogue bubbles by Mewitti.
There is minor cell shading on this, and very basic. Something to explore in future, for example, this tut: Tutocellshade by bokuman.
Colour scheme is Analogous: blue <> blue-green <> green <> yellow-green <> yellow

Edit: My initial upload had a very uniform saturated colour palette which made the foreground blend into the background. I have now fixed this by desaturating the background.

Edit2: ctrlpaint.com has some nice tutorials on the pencil tool: Vector Boot Camp 1 - Tangency, Vector Boot Camp 2 - Workflow, etc...



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Zoomer1958 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for watching!!!  :happybounce:   La la la la  
Cheers from Toronto.
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dkart71 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018
Thanks for the Llama!
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Ejderha-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for sharing a lovely Lama glama with me! 
It's always a pleasure to return the favour. Llama jump
Have a wonderful day! 
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b1xxx Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018
No no, thank you for the llamas. Thumbs up 

My Lovely Llama Gallery - Complete by Ejderha-Arts
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Ejderha-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, thanks! :sheepish: 
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Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018   Photographer
Thank you! by Queen-Kitty  
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terryrule17 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018  Student Filmographer
Thanks for the watch!
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Holmes-JA Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
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copperrein Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
:heart: Thank you for the watch! :heart:
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paytonsnewheart Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama!
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