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My Traditional Art Tools
Yaay traditional tools, they're so much fun! This article will cover everything I use on my watercolor and colored pencil pieces (so I'm excluding the markers since I suck at that anyways lol). So many of these tools are very new additions to my collection; I haven't even heard of some of them until recently, so I'm writing this in hopes it can give you some ideas or introduce you to cool stuff you didn't know about (:
Drawing, inking, and assorted tools
1: Light box (Huion): super slim, affordable USB powered LED light box, for tracing your drawings onto another paper )o)2: Mirror for checking angles/anatomy and expressions ;D3: Fixative spray to protect drawings, keep them from smudging, etc. There are two kinds of these: workable (you can still work on the drawing after using it) and non-workable. Some people use hairspray as an alternativ
PE: Traditional Critique Tips
As part of Project Educate Critique week, the Community Volunteers would like to share more art specific elements to consider whilst giving good critique.
Today we are looking at the Traditional Art gallery, with our Top 10 (or so) Tips provided by the wonderful assistance of Lyricanna
I am by no means an expert but I have picked up a few tricks over the past 5 years that I hope will help others.
About anatomy. If someone's anatomy looks off, suggest that they mirror their sketches/WIPs in the future. This is a trick first introduced to me by digital artists. They would horizontally flip their images to check for anatomical errors. You can do this with traditional art as well by holding the reverse side of an image up to a light or by using a lightbox.
Lineart. Different thicknesses of lineart can help indicate depth, light sourcing or
Artists Toolbox: Airbrushing Basics
Today I'd like to take a moment to talk about airbrushing basics. I feel that it is an art form that is very under represented here on deviantART and perhaps with a little education on it, more people might become interested in airbrushing.
Airbrushing can be used for various different things, from body art, to painting model cars and planes, to painting sculptures, to painting automotives, T-shirts, canvas, even cake decorating, etc etc, the possibilities with airbrushing are pretty limitless and as such can be a wonderful art form to get familiar with and perhaps even utilize yourself. Oh, and did I also mention that airbrushing is fun?
Try it, you'll like it!
Airbrushes come with a few different features which I've outlined below to help make an educated guess on what type would best suit you if this is something you're interested in trying.
Artist's Toolbox: Pencil, Graphite, Charcoal
✿ Pencil, Graphite, Charcoal
It's Artist's Toolbox again! And it wouldn't be right if we skipped an article representing traditional media For today's topic I picked Pencil, probably the most traditional of them all. Even if you thought you already knew everything there is to know about pencils, give this article a shot, it might surprise you ! Besides pencils, I will describe Graphite sticks and probably my most favorite drawing tool, Charcoal. Final part of this article is a feature of very helpful Tutorials created by your fellow deviants, don't overlook Happy reading!
✎ 1. Pencil
1 year in and some things I've learned
Well I have been drawing consistently for 1 year. I have improved a great deal but am still no where near my end goal. I am still working on it and understand it's a marathon and I am getting there 1 step at a time. In this last year I have learned a lot of things, some of which I am gonna pass on to anyone reading this that is just starting out.
It really doesn't matter which one you are using, a wooden #2 is really all you need. A mechanical can be nice starting if you really want that sharp point but after a while you realize a sharp point is not always what you want. A clutch is cool too but it's really just a wooden pencil without the wood. I mostly use my clutch, well just because I bought it but there are plenty of greats on youtube and else where that just use a good old wooden #2
You're just starting, do you really need a box full of 2h's-8b's? No, no you don't. Why would you? You haven't learned anything yet and a simple #2 HB is really all you need. Us