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Affordable Tutorials — Robotpencil. Stores - Artists Serving Artists - BLICK art materials. How to Draw Caricatures: Relationship of Features. This series of “How to Draw Caricatures” tutorials are a just a small taste of a larger and much more in-depth book I wrote called The Mad Art of Caricature!

How to Draw Caricatures: Relationship of Features

The book is 175 full-color pages, lavishly illustrated and contains greatly expanded explanations of the concepts presented in these tutorials, as well and a great deal of additional material on caricaturing other facial features, posture, hands, expression and more, techniques on drawing from live models, doing caricature for freeplace illustration and for MAD Magazine.

This is a must have book for anyone interested in caricature, cartooning or humorous illustration. Flash FX Animation: #10 Energy Strikes. Now for the fun part -- color and special effects.

Flash FX Animation: #10 Energy Strikes

First, I changed the BG to a dark color just so we can see it better. Then with the Edit Multiple Frames button activated, I re-colored it all white. Remember, what gives these energy bolts their color is their glows, the core base is usually white, just think about what gives lightsabers their color, it's not the 'blade' itself but the glow around it. Now select all those layers and drag them over to a new layer underneath (hold ALT while dragging select frames to instantly duplicate those keys).

Then find the Filters tab, usually next to the Properties window, if not, go to the Window menu at the top and click on Properties > Filters. Pick the Glow filter. Pressure-sensitive freehand drawing of vector paths that are editable with the Illustrator Width tool? Reiterating a bit of what you've posted in your question.....

Pressure-sensitive freehand drawing of vector paths that are editable with the Illustrator Width tool?

By far the best tool I know of for Illustrator where natural drawing is concerned is DrawScribe from Edit as of Jan 2014 DrawScribe has been folded into Astute's DynamicSketch plug in, same functionality shown here (plus more) but with a new name. This does everything you've outlined, as well as remaining standard AI art. It merely provides a different method for creating that AI art. (Of course it's easier if you zoom in to select those finicky width points. ;) ) Personal Narratives. Academy of Art Character and Creature Design Notes. Extracurricular Activities on Gumroad. Concept Art Tutorials and Training. How to make birds fly good. 10.

How to make birds fly good

Put some effort in Now we have gone some way to creating a realistic cycle, but what if we have to show our character flying under strain? Perhaps carrying something heavy. In this situation there is a temptation to revert to the up/down ratio problem I showed before, with the wings rotating faster down than up. Digital Painting 101: Mixing Paint. @mihai.birsan Yes, Photoshop CS5 do have this feature, but its now really that easy to use comprare to ArtRage, Corel Painter or Paint Tool SAI etc.

Digital Painting 101: Mixing Paint

The article above are the most essential way to do color mixing/ Blending by yourself, and useable across many painting application too. Sometimes it is good to get away from the gradient tool and selections. I find that when I am using the brush tool I get a rougher/gritty feel. It adds to some of my projects. Also small imperfections can work for you when you are aiming for certain styles. TOKKUN ACADEMY - Teaching Art. Hand Painted Stone part 2. How to Draw Stone. Tutorial Series by fox.

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PSG Art tutorial. Foreword I believe there is logic behind why a picture works or not.

PSG Art tutorial

I also believe that humans are meat machines, and that one day computers will be able to emulate humans and what we do. Since logic can be formulated into rules, guidelines and theories, these can be shared. I will attempt to do so here. Note that I have just empirically deduced the theories I present here, and that I'm a highly fallible meat machine. Many rules also play against each other and may cancel each other out, or become invalidated because of a stylistic approach . The far most useful critique I can give developing artist is: Practice. Updates 2012 May02: Clarified stuff in the Terminology section. Table of contents Licence This tutorial is, in its current form, free to translate and 'mirror' in that form.

Because I may be updating it and new versions are generally better, I'd rather not have it mirrored too much. I guess this licence comes pretty close: Terminology (Upd. 2012) Seeing (Upd. 2012) Light stuff Exposure. News, convention info, interviews and more. Perkelate (Dan Perkel) on deviantART. Anatomy For Sculptors. AUSTIN KLEON : BLOG.

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