GrizandNorm #grizandnorm #figuredrawingbook Watch out, Monday! #figuredrawingbook #grizandnorm Beauty in all shapes and sizes. Watercolor Tutorial part 2: Blending Are you all as excited as I am for part 2 of Yao’s amazing Watercolor Tutorial series!?! If you need to catch up check out Watercolor Tutorial pt 1: Basics & Supplies! Now take it away Yao! Well hello folks! Artistic Anatomy Is learning to draw anatomy in a classroom more secure (since there is a teacher to check the work and possibly a book to study from) in practicing artistic anatomy drawing, or should artists focus on just practicing from images on websites/blogs like this tumblr? Asketh - pjmx24 Depending on the size of your class and where you are, your teacher can be a great guide to help you and show you what areas you need to focus on more to improve and give you good material to work from! If your class size is too big (ideally a class of no more than 15 is optimal for a teacher to give extensive feedback to all students) you might not get enough feedback to really improve as much as possible to your full potential.
Anatomy Arms The first step in learning anatomy is memorizing the location of the main muscle groups. Then understand how they function, including their origins and insertions. Lastly, see muscles as forms that lay on top of the skeleton armature. Learn to be an Illustrator Good drawing is the basis for illustration. Once you have mastered the fundamentals of drawing, adding color is not a difficult transition. The transition from line to tone is much harder, in my opinion, than the transition from tone to color. The reason for this is because, as a watercolorist I once knew explained, value is what makes a picture read. If you still have doubts consider this fact: Leonardo Da Vinci produced over 15,000 notebook pages littered with drawings in his lifetime, but left behind less than 20 paintings. He could paint well, because he could draw well.
The hand The hands are a notorious source of frustration. This section won't concentrate on the muscle structure, since the hand is very complex in this regard, and knowing this won't help much in drawing them. Instead, we'll look at proportions, range of motion, and possible simplifications. Structure and proportions Best Anatomy Books for Artists (Some of my favourites) I occasionally get readers asking me to recommend anatomy books to them. I guess the reason is because some readers aren't aware that there's actually a list of anatomy books reviewed on my blog, or that list is just too long and they want a quick and simple guide for helping them choose the correct book. Too many choices can lead to choice paralysis.
A Gold Mine of Free Stock Photos for Fantasy Images One of many excellent landscape stock photos available on deviantArt. Image by Resurgere. In an earlier article, we took a look at the massive online art community deviantArt. Today, we’re going to look at how you can use deviantArt as a resource for free stock photos for your fantasy work, and as a place to learn and grow as a digital artist. For fantasy artists, deviantArt is truly a gold mine of free stock photographs. Not only are they free, but they are images you are unlikely to find on a regular stock photo site, free or otherwise. Lexxy's Draw Blog doggedlyjo: dresdencodak: Fair enough. I assume you mean when I started Dresden Codak? I’ll break down the honest-to-goodness process of the early comics:Draw comics in mechanical pencil on the back of my statistics homework (never turned in) and then ink on top of that with a micron pen.Sneak into the Honors College study room (from which I was expelled for poor grades) and use their scanner.Use a mouse and a bootleg copy of Photoshop 7 to color the pages.Upload it to my site, which at the time was flat HTML that I’d written from scratch.And that’s it!
Keane Art It’s weird, it seems that when you run up against a problem, you always think it’s because “oh I’m not good enough”. But- it’s not that, it’s just that you’ve kind of hit the limit of your knowledge, and you’ve got to go out and observe and get and find and discover and nothing more. Those are really great, those are the best times- when you feel like you stink and you can’t get it- that’s like, man, now the world is open and you’re ready to learn something new and you gotta go, you gotta take advantage of that. I have been Inspired by your art for years.
[SKETCHPILOT] Some late night doodling. (via legopilot) Another speedpaint! Just trying to play around with brushes stuff i did When I look at portfolios, I can gauge the skill of the artist rather quickly by observing the way they draw hands. Expressive hands can add tremendous impact to a pose or gesture. After the eyes and mouth, the hands are one of the main indicators an audience looks for when trying to read a character's attitude, yet so many young artists are loathe to draw them. But draw them you must! Hence this post...