7 TIPS FOR THE 21-YEAR-OLD ME by Bobby Chiu
When I was a student in college working on my skills as a character designer, I’d had periods where I would sit at my desk working as hard as I could but having little to show for my efforts at the end of the day. I remember sitting there surrounded by blank pieces of paper, trying to come up with an amazing style that nobody had ever seen before. I would do one drawing and not be satisfied, so I would lay a new piece of paper over it, re-draw it with slight changes to features here and there. This would still not be good enough so I would put another piece of paper over my revision, make mor
Practice, they say. So you go and draw more, right? Sounds easy! A few months later, and look - you're better at drawing. Cats. Or dragons. Or whatever your poison of choice happens to be.
But now you want to draw something else.
So you start alllll over again. Great.
The problem with all those guides floating around (you know the kind; the title is 'Magic tip to become an awesome artist," and there's a clickthrough, and it says something along the lines of 'draw more.') is that they're missing something very essential that people who got a great art education to start with never had a problem with. Most of the young/new artists out there wh
I think I can do come tips and small tutorial while drawing my current pictures, so you can ast me thematics is you want (not anatomy plz - there's plenty of them on DA).
So you ask, I make list and when I meet askeв theme in current picture - I'll make tip like #1 at this list
I'll leave listing on main page so you can review it and add requests if you need
1. refraction ("rainbow effect") http://fav.me/d3fla39 [DONE]
2. liquid flame http://fav.me/d3fz
Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!
Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!
'Life Drawing 5' by algaegoblin (https://www.deviantart.com/algaegoblin)
Do you know how to sketch human figures but do you want to refine your anatomy skills? Or do you not know anatomy at all and you are tired to trust your imagination? Did you notice you create disproportions in your drawings?
If you are aspiring artists and you already have your own style, you might as well believe you have no need of a guide, but you are wrong. Before exaggerating human proportions and begin to have your own style, you first have to know the basics.
This little guide is the result of an accurate research and 5 years of high school of art, and it's created for all those who want to learn s
Arvalis-2012 by arvalis (https://www.deviantart.com/arvalis)
What does 'Character Design' mean?
The character design is the process which comes after the characterisation and consists in defining the character through his/her physical appearance.
We need to consider a character as a little fictional creature, human or not, that aims to please its creator and the public as well.
While the basic characterization of this fictional creature (his tastes, his fears, his behaviors) may take a little mental effort, as it is a sort of list of emotions, facts and feelings that come and go in the life of a character, the process of visual realization of this creature may not be
It's time to refresh the tutorial journal! Added some new ones and removed those which, after some time, I found a bit misleading.
Below you'll find a list of tutorials I personally think of as the best on dA. If I have any problems with painting something I usually take a look at one of those.
Is there anything you're having troubles with? Need help looking for a good tutorial? Or maybe you'd like to see a video walk-through of me painting something?
I'm open for suggestions for what kind of tutorial/walk-through you'd like to see from me. If you're interested in anything, post your suggestions in the comments!
Poses, composition and
I'm going to go ahead and just put this account in the archives after all. I'll be headed to a new account though! I just need a fresh start I think. Follow me at PencilJacks (https://www.deviantart.com/penciljacks) to see what I'm up to~
I saw that DeviantART might make a comeback so I thought I might wipe away the cobwebs and post some new things here. I suppose I can update on life a little, too.
I finished college a few years ago, and that was an amazing experience! I learned a whole lot, and even now some things are still sinking in. I'm still trying to learn and get better with every drawing I do, and I want to make more images for myself; and my portfolio too, but after being told what to draw in school for so long, then trying to get jobs for even more of that... I sort of lost my voice as an artist, so this past year I've been trying to do things for me as far as art
It's been... How long??
You know, this website used to be where I spent like, all my time looking at art and getting inspiration. Now there's so many different options of where to post art, it's hard for a social anxious person to keep up haha
What are your guys' favorite places to post? I know I haven't been on here in like 2 years but eh, that's life after you graduate college. You get to the real world and suddenly you have a lot less time to art.