People and Portraits
Hello! I'm Kiki-Tayler, the one-who-studies-hands.
Hands are complicated things and a daunting challenge for artists everywhere. In this article, I'll walk you through the structure of the hand, how hands bend and move, and how to predict where folds of skin and flesh will appear.
Whenever I'm looking at something complicated, I find it helpful to look at the bones first.
The 8 carpal bones don't need to be differentiated. While they do flex and move, we almost never see it from underneath layers of skin and muscle. So I always treat them as a single shape.
The Metacarpals hide within the palm of
Digital Art Week
Faces are most definitely the one thing we see a lot of in our life, and yet, many artists struggle with drawing them.
To be fair, faces are one of the hardest things to draw, as they are not like landscapes, where it doesn’t matter if a tree is a few centimetres off in height or width or even position in the painting. If you move any of the facial features just a little too much to the right or left, up or down, a portrait immediately looks strange, if not completely wrong. And that’s just one hurdle, because the individual parts that make up the face pose a challenge, too.
In this article,
Comics and Cartoons Week
Thank you for joining us for Comics and Cartoons Week here at projecteducate (https://www.deviantart.com/projecteducate)! It’s been an exciting, information-filled five days – we’ve learned about everything from panel layout to what comics journalism is, from defining an editorial cartoon to what not to do with speech balloons. Several of our fellow deviants tapped their knowledge and experience to bring these useful articles to you:
To keep you going, we’ve gathered this excellent collection of resources for you. Some of these were shared in previous articles; now they are a
I really wanted to share the inspiring story of Connie. A 70-ish year old lady who decided to teach herself to draw last year.
Many of you know I'm an art class teacher for a community center as my "day" job, and this lady, Connie, started coming to some of the classes. She carries a big 16x20 portfolio with more work in it than my own portfolio has.
What super impresses me about Connie is two fold: She didn't let her age or anything else stop her from learning something she wanted to do. And! She didn't dump a bunch of money or time into buying instructional books, videos, or other teaching resources.
Her routine of learning how to draw
Coming up with interesting, accurate poses for your characters can be difficult. Either they all end up looking the same, or the poses just don't look right. Drawing from a reference is a great way to practice this. Luckily, there are lots of amazing resources available to help you out, both here on DeviantArt and one the big bad WWW. I've listed the ones I know here, so you don't have to do the digging.
- I've picked resources that focus on poses, not on anatomy. This means that the drawn pose references listed here are not necessarily anatomically correct. Though the two are definitely related, to me they're not necessarily the same thing.
Very important announcement: After someone misread not only "Candana" as "Canada", but "Candanan" as "Canadian", I caved and the bloody moon shall henceforth be known as Canmera. So that people can misread it as "camera" instead. Go me.
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I inform you that I have a Discord server where people talk about anything they want and are also able to share their art if they're looking for critics etc. Feel free to take a look : discord.gg/vTzhzJy