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*EDIT: Added more goodies on here! New stuff is marked with New 
Also, I'm releasing old Patreon posts to the public almost every day! New  I also have a GIVEAWAY going on, this month ONLY (Sep 2018)! Go check it out! :D
Also also, I will be randomly releasing PSD files for Ko-Fi supporters :) 


Hey guys! So on quite the regular basis, I have people, watchers or random strangers, come to me asking for advice on their art. No big deal, I do present myself as a teacher of sorts (though bear in mind, I'm still learning too!), but unfortunately, I just don't have the time to go through each one and dive deep into how each of those individuals can improve or be able to set up a learning process for them.

Since the majority of the time, the questions are very similar, if not exactly the same, I'm setting up this journal for future people to reference (and to save myself the time typing up the same thing over and over, haha). I'm always making tutorial and advice posts, so keep an eye on this list!

This covers general questions like: Where do I start? How do I improve? How do I draw x? etc.

Star! Star! Star! And as an aside: If you like my stuff and want to help support me in return, you can donate here or here, or share this list or any of my tutorials around! :love:
I produce all of this content for FREE for you guys, so any support in return really helps me out and is really appreciated <3



GENERAL:


-How to approach my tutorials
Goes over my Photoshop sparkle brush tutorial specifically, but does give important general advice about taking in my tutorials.

-5 Mistakes Series (If nothing else, just watch these videos.) 
Covers any medium, any style, all kinds of art. I also have one tailored specifically at digital artists AND Copic/alcoholic marker artists. 

-Fundamentals Series
Understand the basics of line, shape, value, form, space, color, and texture. Learn to break down complicated things into much simpler and easier to draw things. Basically learn the foundations of what all art is built on.

-Composition and Value (Mini Tutorial)
Talks about the concepts behind designing composition, what it does for viewers, and also covers the importance of checking your values and setting up strong contrast with a piece.

-Triangulation/Measurement
.:Bullet:. Patreon Tips on increasing your measurement/accuracy skills. (This particular video also contains a tutorial on these lips.)

-Creative Commons and Public Domain
Something all artists of every level should know about.
Where I get my art references 

-Health Tips for Hands/Wrists/Etc When Drawing 

-The Benefits and Reasons to Trace 
How to trace to improve your art,
and corresponding blog post. 

-Shading with Hue, Saturation, and Brightness
Works in any medium.

-How to Start and Finish Sketchbooks
Applies to any medium or method of sketchbook keeping. Blog post for readers.

-Ways to Get Inspired and Overcome Art Block
Here is the blog post for those who prefer to read.

-Being Afraid to Draw (tackling artistic fears) 
Here is the blog post for those who prefer to read.

-Fear of Going Dark With Your Art New 
For those of you who struggle to get stronger values with your pieces.

-How to Erase Without Tearing/Crumpling Your Paper New 

TOOLS/MEDIA:


-Blending in Photoshop
Super quick and easy trick I still use to this day. Image step by step for those who'd prefer to read.

-Blending Prismacolor Pencils
Very easy trick that'll save you from burnishing and ruining your artwork.

-Walkthrough of Nightwing
A slower time lapse video where I exclusively talk about my drawing process for this art piece. It's in Photoshop, so it's more tailored for digital artists.

-Photoshop Tutorials 
Mostly tailored towards PS specifically, but some other programs may have similar tools.
-Includes: colorizing greyscale, easy/quick sparkle effect, adjusting scanned drawings, metal, blending, lineart with a mouse, and more.

-Copic Marker Tutorials
Quite a few of the concepts and things I cover can /easily/ be applied to any medium, so don't feel that these are 100% restricted to alcoholic markers.
-Includes: fire, metal, skin, lighting angles, how to use alcohol, tips/tricks, and more.
-.:Bullet:. Patreon 30 minute video tutorial covering landscapes and limited colors 

-Spray Paint Basics
Super beginner friendly, very approachable. The focus is 'space' but you could definitely expand upon what this tutorial covers.
-.:Bullet:. Patreon List of additional tips and advice covering this medium.

-Plein Air 
List of tips and advice covering the basics of plein air and what you'll need to start.

-Washi Tape 
.:Bullet:. Patreon Complete breakdown of how I've made my Washi Tape art pieces.

HUMAN FIGURE/PEOPLE:


-General/Uncategorized:
 -Shading the face with different lighting angles (concepts apply to any medium)
-.:Bullet:. Patreon 25 minute video tutorial covering the basics of drawing a face in profile. 
-Tips on graphite portraiture for realism 
-Portrait walkthrough from start to finish of this drawing and corresponding blog post 
-Portrait walkthrough from start to finish of this drawing.
-Portrait walkthrough from start to finish of this drawingNew 

-Figure Drawing Tutorial
For those of you who want to improve at anatomy and drawing people. Talks about what figure drawing is, why it's worthwhile, and the general basics of drawing the human figure (though can apply to animals as well).

-HAND TUTORIALS:
-How to get better at hands (and honestly anything else)
-.:Bullet:. Patreon Walkthrough of this hand. (Digital realism)
-.:Bullet:. Patreon Walkthrough of this hand. (Copics realism)

-How to break "same face syndrome" or make your characters look unique
Unique face shapes (how to break "same face syndrome") and supplemental mini tutorial on likeness

-Eye Tutorials:
-Painting digitally. (Final image) I used Photoshop but other digital programs can work just fine.
-.:Bullet:. Patreon Sketching process (from above video) Also includes time lapse recording of this drawing.

-Lip/Mouths Tutorials:
-Video recording with voice over and walkthrough of this drawing
-Walkthrough of digitally painting of this drawing
-.:Bullet:. Patreon Video recording with voice over of this drawing. (Alt: walkthrough version

-Expressions:
-.:Bullet:. Patreon 30 minute video tutorial covering the basics of facial expression.

-HAIR TUTORIALS:
-Chibi/anime styled hair or image step walkthrough here: Tutorial: Chibi/Anime Hair
-Semi-realistic/stylized hair mini tutorial from this piece: Fuu
-.:Bullet:. Patreon One with Copic markers from this piece: G: Kurai
-.:Bullet:. Patreon Semi-realistic curly hair from this piece: Flower Kisses (Drawing)

-Clothing Folds:
.:Bullet:. Patreon Several posts with tips on how to approach fabric/clothing folds.

NON-HUMAN RELATED:


-Background/Scenery/Landscapes:
While they're aimed at specific mediums, some concepts can be applied to other mediums.
-Painting a galaxy from this piece: To the Sky 
-Painting grass from this piece: Magical Forest 
-Painting a snow scene from this piece: In Winter 

PRODUCT REVIEWS: 


Not really tutorials, but if ya'll wanna know my opinion on certain tools or supplies, you might find this helpful.

-Sakura Gelly Roll vs Uniball Signo (White Gel Pens)

-Studio Series Alcoholic Markers (Copic Marker Alt)

-Chalkola Chalk Markers

-.:Bullet:. Patreon YUPO Paper and Follow Up

-.:Bullet:. Patreon Krylon Workable Fixatif

-Canson Marker Paper and corresponding blog post 

-Arteza Sketchbooks and Colored Pencils and corresponding blog post 

-Artist's Loft Colored Pencils New 

EXTRA STUFF:


Bullet; RedTo see every video tutorial I've made, you can find the playlist here. Feel free to browse and pick and choose whichever applies to your needs. (If you don't find what you want, feel free to suggest it to me.)

Bullet; OrangeI also have an entire playlist  on me critiquing other peoples' artworks as well as a redline folder here on Deviantart. You can see what things I point out and it might help you apply that to your own artworks.

Bullet; YellowAs an aside, I also have two articles written about marketing and freelancing/commissioning for artists.

Star! If all this isn't enough for you, I have TONS more on my website! New I cover realistic portraits, sketching processes, etc. It will eventually include various tips with specific tools like watercolor, Copics, Photoshop, and more! Loads of new stuff every month, definitely check it out if you haven't already.

And of course, one last bit of advice: ART TAKES TIME. There is no quick way to mastery. There are no magic tricks. There is no secret. No matter how much I could teach you, NOTHING will change unless you put in the hard work. As the saying goes, it takes 10,000 hours to master something. So instead of fighting it, hating the process, just enjoy this time and have fun with it.

If you're feeling down and need some inspiration, I recommend checking out my improvement meme (for those who want a quick overview) or my sketchbook playlist New  (for those who want to see the whole story). I started out drawing crooked stick figures like everyone else. You'll get there. :) (Smile)
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  • Listening to: There was an idea called the Avengers Initiative.
  • Reading: The idea was to bring together a group
  • Watching: of remarkable people to see if they could become
  • Playing: something more. To see if they could work together
  • Eating: when we needed them to,
  • Drinking: to fight the battles that we never could.
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MariaCLazzaroni Featured By Owner Edited Jul 2, 2018  Professional General Artist
Help me!!! How do you put the video Youtube?Luffy Anime Emoji (Cry) [V4] Please!
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sambeawesome Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018
I'm not sure I follow. Do you mean posting YT videos on your profile? If so, that's answered here: FAQ :D
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MariaCLazzaroni Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018  Professional General Artist
Deadpool - OK Thank You Fella (messages) Meow-thank You 
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DragonHero15 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018
Very useful.
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sambeawesome Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018
Aw thanks! :D (Big Grin) Share them with your friends too, they might like them as well High-five! Hope you find them helpful!
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DragonHero15 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018
No problem!
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decodecgvv Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018
Woah! So helpful! I'll tag my friend!
LauraPentella
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sambeawesome Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018
Aw thank you x3
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LauraPentella Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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da433 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
Many chances to learn. Thank You.
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sambeawesome Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
:thumbsup: ;D
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CorSecAgent Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
That's one hell of a list. I wish all educators had your enthusiasm for imparting knowledge... :clap:
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sambeawesome Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018
Aw thanks x'D I do what I can, haha.
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ScarlettBlood96 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I've just subscribed to your mailing list, hoping to learn a lot :)
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sambeawesome Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018
:hug:
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greenzor13 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! this was very helpful ^W^
another question on a similar topic, but how do you do thinks like commisions, prints and so on? I never really quite understood those, and i really wanted to try those. (I really need money XD)
^D^'
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sambeawesome Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017
Commissions is on here already, and for conventions, I recommend the FB group Artist Alley Network International.
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greenzor13 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah thank you! ^w^
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bacon-doodles Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This will be super duper helpful!!! ^^ Thank you for taking the time to write this all out!
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sambeawesome Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
:love:
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AbsoluteNerd10099 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is going to be SUPPPPEEERR helpful! I’ll go check some out!
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sambeawesome Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
:highfive:
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zxoverdriver12 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice I'll definitely need to watch that for the art style for each of the characters of my series spirits of unity omega 
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PenguinCleopatra Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Student General Artist
*Instant Fave*
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AmaztasticalMuffin Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there! Thank's for this, I'll surly use it. 
But I have a question, do you know any good quality and (somewhat) cheap drawing tablets with a screen?
Thank you if you respond!!
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sambeawesome Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017
Happy to have helped! :D
Unfortunately I'm not well versed in tablets. I've only ever owned two and one is discontinued. I'd recommend perusing YouTube for some assistance there. Good luck!
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AmaztasticalMuffin Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay thanks!
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NightmareDesign-Yu Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017
Awesome! Thank you :) (Smile)

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sambeawesome Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017
:D
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MakenMeister Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Thank you :)
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sambeawesome Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017
:hug:
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MakenMeister Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
(Hugs you back)
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Zufeng Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017
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I hope i can draw much better after seeing these guides
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sambeawesome Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017
I hope so too! :)
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TrailMx Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017
This will be a lotta help for a noob like me thanks!
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sambeawesome Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017
Neko Emoji-37 (Yay) [V2] 
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ChilledCat Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is awesome. Thankyou so much 
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sambeawesome Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017
:hug:
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jonwassing Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
This is some solid advice, I think helping out fellow artists is a very good cause; bravo!

Uh, don't know if this is helpful or not, but it's actually "bear" in mind, not "bare" in mind. Bear as in "bear arms" or "I come bearing gifts."
"Bareing" gifts is a completely different thing, and often leads to being arrested. :lol:
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sambeawesome Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017
Thanks so much!

Haha, did I mention I'm an author? :XD: I mix those up too often ;P Thanks for pointing that out!
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jonwassing Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
That's what Editors are for! Not that I'm one; I wish though...

Hey, literary DA deviants have to stick together!
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sambeawesome Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017
Exactly ;D

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hetaph Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017
Thanks for the videos! They are very helpful for beginners like me! :D (Big Grin) 
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sambeawesome Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017
:highfive:
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MegaMikoyEX7 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm already an Intermediate-Class Artist! :)

Your Videos are Very Important for this! That really Helps me a Lot! Good Job for that! ^_^
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sambeawesome Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017
Awesome! :D
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MegaMikoyEX7 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehehehe~! YEAH!!! I Better start Doing Commissions after I finished my Art Trades and also! Improve my Skills in Drawing!
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sambeawesome Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017
Good luck :D
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MegaMikoyEX7 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!

I will try to show my Parents and my Friends about your Good Videos! ^_^
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sambeawesome Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017
You're welcome! Aw thank you, that'd mean a lot :hug:
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