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Tips and Tricks: Action Scene Basics

How to Draw Manga! Tips and Tricks: Action Scene Basics Introduction
Action scenes are a key part of any manga, whether they be a placid shoujo to a shounen mecha showdown. Action scenes are a dynamic action driven panel showing a fight or action against an inanimate object, or a passionate realisation. All of these follow a similar formula to create the action sequence.
Setting the Scene
When creating an action scene first consider the what action is being performed and how the two objects/subjects are interacting, i.e. show the force of the movement. For a person, it they are being hit, they will reaction in accordance to the force applied.A common way of achieving this is using the < shape to indicate where they are being hit. Take into consideration anatomy; if a person is being hit in the stomach they will produce a nice < shape with their head and shoulders coming forwards, whilst the hip becomes the poi
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Photomanip Tutorials Contest
Hello everyone!
CRPhotomanipulation is happy to announce our official photomanip tutorial contest!

The idea.

All artist have their strengths, something they really good at doing. One is a master of composition building, another one is a genius of light and shadows, third one knows all about colors and their combination. Advanced artists certainly have own recognizable style, penmanship, secrets, finds, maybe even a know-how, which exactly they came up with. If you are ready to share these knowledges with others, this contest for you!

What we are looking for:
:bulletgreen: some original, unique methods

:bulletgreen: detailed tutorials, with examples, easy to understand and learn
:bulletgreen: you don’t have to create a full photomanipulation (but
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Tips and Tricks: Pen and Ink Techniques Article

How to Draw Manga! Tips and Tricks Pen Techniques Introduction
A key part of traditional manga is the art of using pens and ink. There are so many variations and many things to try that can make a manga panel pop without even needing screentones. Whether the artist prefers technical pens or a nib and ink there are many variations and techniques to try. This article aims to cover some of the basics to start with.

Some Basic Pen Types
There are two main types of pens, muti-liners/technical pens and nibs in a holder. Multi-liners come in graduated sizes depending on your needs, from a super fine 0.03mm up to 1.0mm, then Brush types as well. Nibs come in all shapes and sizes as well, the most common being the G-Pen and Saji (or Spoon), but there are other types such as school, calligraphy range,  Maru. The following rough example shows a selection of Copic branded multi-liners a
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Tips and Tricks to a successful Closed Species
Adoptables Week
How to create a closed species
Hello! My name is Shiohh and I am the creator of the closed species Kowaiko and Kinoko!
I'm still new to the adoptable closed species world, but here are my tips and tricks on how to build up a successful species via my own experiences.

Step 1: Creating unique traits. 
What is a trait? A trait is an item or element that all closed species need to be unique, for example; Certain patterns on the body, wings, hooved feet, bubbles in the ears etc.
Choose 3 or more traits that you LOVE to draw, things you won't get sick of and will want to stick with. This is an extremely important step so do your research before committing to your traits, make sure no one else has the exact same idea as you already! Traits should be a unique combination of elements.
Side note: You are absolutely allowed to have a trait someone else has, however make sure you are combining t
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Basic 2D animation concepts
Digital Art Week
Welcome to a tutorial on basic concepts of animation!
This tutorial will be going over some of the basic terminology and concepts for various types of animation. In today's world, almost all animation is digital in nature, but many of these concepts apply to other types, and even some other fields, like live action movies and video games.
This tutorial will not go step by step on how to create a specific animation. But if you have a tool at hand that would permit you to create one, you may be able to figure out how to make an image move on your own from the information contained here.
NOTE: Example animations may not play at their max smoothness if you are viewing this tutorial on your phone!

What is animation?
Animation is the illusion of movement created by rapid switching of many individual images.

No matter the way those image
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Vector and Vexel are NOT the same
Digital Art
Like many of you, when I first started to learn about digital art and the various digital mediums I only had DeviantArt and the internet to educate me. I had no idea what raster meant nor did I know that choosing to create an image in raster versus vector meant I needed to think ahead about the end result and use of my image. More than that, I had no idea a medium existed that while it looked like vector art it was completely raster based and shared the limitations of raster images. Needless to say, there was a time when I was very ignorant to everything digital. However, thanks to countless hours on DA researching, practicing, and learning; I'm able to pass my knowledge onto you. Today, I will be helping you understand why Vector and Vexel are NOT the same. Also, I will provide you with awesome examples of both as well as providing links on how to get started in either medium.
Vector and Vexel are NOT the same
The reaction above is actually
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History of Roman typefaces
History of Roman typefaces
Typefaces are our instruments to construct words and sentences. Of course this very article couldn’t be written without type other than writing by hand and scanning it in, but I wouldn’t know how to save the file or how to access the website to upload it to if I had no access to typefaces. Of course I don’t have to say where type can be found; it’s absolutely everywhere. However, most people don’t consider where typefaces come from. Most of my life and even the first 5 years or so of my design career I was absolutely ignorant of where typefaces came from. I mean, they were just "there" on the computer and I never considered someone actually had to make typefaces for us to use—letter by letter.  In this article I will discuss the history of Roman typefaces; how it progressed during the ages, how each style can be recognized and how to select typefaces consciously and logically r
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Quick Photo Manip Tips and Tricks
Photo Manipulation Week
For the last week, I've reached out to you guys to find out what kind of tutorials you would be most interested in seeing! Once I collected the topics, I reached out to as many artists that I could find that were advanced in those topics to help write a "mini" tutorial full of tips and tricks for you guys.
"Overall Painted Look"
"My techniques is pretty much simple and the soft painted look can be achieved quite easily. What I do is:
Using a spot healing brush I remove spots, if any from the skin.
Then use a mixer brush over it using the following values:
Wet: 17%, Load: 15%, Mix: 17%, Flow: 18%, which not only smoothens the skin but also softens it.
At the end of it all, I dodge and burn wherever necessary. Alternatively, I use a white brush of low opacity somewhere between 30-35% and paint over the highlights, then apply a Gaussian blur of 15-16 pixels. and for the shadows I go over them with a much lower opaci
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