An Introduction to AnthropomorphismAnthro WeekWhat is Anthropomorphic?Attribution of human characteristics, or behavior to inanimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena. What is personification?Attribution of a human nature or character to inanimate objects, animals, natural phenomena or abstract notions.What's the difference?With anthropomorphism, the subject more closely relates to being human: they tend to stand on two feet or at least upright, often wear clothes and use every day items as humans would. Disney's Zootopia is an excellent example of this. The animals all walk upright, live in houses, build cities, drive cars and use technology. Basically everything humans do just in an animal form.
Lighting In Art: Ambient Occlusion For 2D ArtistsLighting In Art WeekAmbient occlusion is a rendering technique mostly known in 3D art, but which has been also successfully implemented by 2D artists for quite some time. In computer graphics, ambient occlusion is sophisticated ray-tracing calculation, which allows you to simulate the soft shadows that happen in cracks, crevices and intersections of surfaces, where the ambient light is darker or even blocked.It's all about distance ...The farther the object surface from the light, the more occluded (and darker) the lighting becomes, and it is these soft shadows that help define the separation between objects in the composition, resulting in a much more realistic render of the final artwork.Applying this technique
How I Paint (Tutorial)Hello everyone! I've been wanting to make a tutorial, or rather show you how I paint, for a while now, so I decided to make it on how I personally paint using this Mulan Fan Art as an example. In this tutorial I will go over how I sketch, work in grayscale, use layers and place colors. I hope you find this tutorial useful! 1. First Sketch I begin making a rough, loose line art sketch on a mid-tone grey canvas. For this piece I used a pose from SenshiStock, modifying it a bit. It can take me a while to play around with poses and in the end choose the initial one. For this fan art I had three poses sketched out, but finally decided to go with this one. I also looked up some chi