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How to paint curved glass on a space helmet. Spacesuits are fun to paint, but the helmet part can be tricky to get right, especially the glass element because you have to take into account its reflective properties, and the fact that it's transparent.

How to paint curved glass on a space helmet

So here are a few tips to paint this element. The first thing to know is that you almost don't need to paint it. This may sound odd, but because it's transparent all you have to do is to suggest the glass element with subtle hints of light. The second thing to keep in mind is the shape. It's like a ball, so the light and colours should be depicted exactly the same as any other round object. Meet the artist drawing millions of YouTube views. Ross Tran steps out of his Californian apartment.

Meet the artist drawing millions of YouTube views

The sun shines in the sky above and a car idles on the road below. Holding a couple of large canvases, he climbs over a balcony, shimmies down a tree and speaks to camera: “Welcome to another episode of Ross Draws. It’s my graduation episode!” He runs to the waiting car. Animated sparks fly. In just 20 seconds, we see why the 23-year-old artist’s videos have earned nearly two million views on his YouTube channel: the quick cuts, the playful tone, the breathless, almost hyperactive presenting style; whistle-stop tours of his art school, apartment and various locations around California; interviews with the smiley, unbelievably healthy-looking friends and teachers who populate those places...

Personality is key. ArtStation. Schoolism. Cubebrush. 15 observational drawing tips. Five years ago, I was a brat who was overconfident about my art skills.

15 observational drawing tips

I drew the same four poses over and over again, but since I drew them well, it just fed my ego! And then I met one of my heroes, who was kind enough not to throw my sketchbook away, but harsh enough to let me know that I didn't know how to draw. "Your drawings have no life. You need to feel what you are drawing. Your back needs to ache if you're drawing someone bending over," he said. This wasn't my only experience, though: there were numerous more that shaped my observation. 01. One of the exercises that I often do during my observational drawing sessions is stir things up for myself, just to turn the excitement dial a notch or two higher. 02. Craft - The Art of Visual Storytelling. Movie Screencaps.com - Movie caps galore!

How to draw a head from different angles. Learning how to draw a head is no easy feat.

How to draw a head from different angles

But as a story artist, you should be able to draw characters from any angle, so mastering this skill is vital. While there are an almost infinite number of angles to choose from, there are some that come up regularly in the visual storytelling process. This short lesson will cover what these angles are, and break down how to draw the head from those angles. The head is an incredibly complex structure.

I’m not smart enough to process all that complexity at the same time, so I try to break it down into a couple simple shapes, which, for heads, is 1) a sphere for the cranium, and 2) a pyramid for the nose. Identifying the eight most common angles The angles you’ll encounter the most as a story artist are: ProfileStraight OnUpUp Three-QuartersDownThree-QuartersDown Three-QuartersRear Three-Quarters Commit these eight angles to memory, and start breaking down the head into simple shapes. 4 tips for creating a dynamic character.

10 sci-fi and fantasy art painting tips. How to draw faces without reference. The 10 Most Common Digital Painting Mistakes by ClintCearley on DeviantArt. Humanæ. The 60 best free Photoshop brushes. Photoshop brushes are a fantastic time-saver as they allow you to quickly create rich artwork without having to draw all the individual design elements.

The 60 best free Photoshop brushes

There's a huge spectrum of brushes available ranging from leaf designs to fabric textures, cloud patterns to typography. While Photoshop CC does ship with a set of brushes pre-installed, they only scratch the surface of what's possible with the brush engine. So whether you're using CS3 or have joined the Creative Cloud, grab the free downloads below and start adding amazing design flourishes to your work now! As well as browsing through the whole list, you can jump right to the section you need right now using this handy menu! 01. Jonas Stoltz created this set of 30 Photoshop brushes in the best possible way: by simply splashing paint onto white boards and scanning the results in high resolution.

Limitations: none 02. Limitations: free for personal use; contact for commercial use 03. 04. Limitations: none 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. Top 20 Most Essential Software for Artists and Designers. Did You Know.....Full Sail University offers online degree programs in computer animation, game art, and game design?

Top 20 Most Essential Software for Artists and Designers

Learn more about Full Sail University's online programs. I’ve been professionally writing about the game, film, and tech industries for seven years. With a degree in 3D graphics for game art and design, I have seen, studied, and experienced every aspect of the 2D and 3D video game industry. Over the years I’ve seen how no amount of impressive software can replace impressive individual skill, but in a competitive digital world where every artist has to fight to be the best, it’s imperative to have every possible advantage and always seek more experience in new software and techniques.

These are the twenty essential programs that every artist needs to consider training in to become the best in their industries. 20. 19. 18. 17. 16. 15. 14. 13. 12. 11.