Recommended Free Ebooks for learning how to draw and paint - Loomis, Bammes, Speed | How to Digital Paint These are really valuable sources of knowledge for learning how to draw and paint. I recommend you study these books daily and apply what you learn into studies and your artwork. I recommend you study in this order but it’s really up to you. 1. I give more information and discuss these books in the video here Download them here: In this video I give an overview of some great free ebooks out there for fundamental knowledge for drawing and painting. These do not present digital art techniques but the methods and foundational knowledge can definately be applied to the digital platform. The books discussed are mainly by Andrew Loomis (Click titles to download) Fun with a Pencil – Andrew LoomisSuccessful Drawing – Andrew LoomisEye of the Painter – Andrew LoomisDrawing the Head and Hands – Andrew LoomisCreative Illustration – Andrew LoomisFigure Drawing for all it’s worth – Andrew LoomisThe Practice and Science of Drawing – Harold SpeedWir zeichnen den menschen (We Draw People) – Gottfried Bammes
Digital Painting 101 (1 of 5) intro Color Picker Near the bottom of the tool palette, you’ll see two squares of color – potentially black and white. These are called the foreground and background color. Getting Set Up Now that you know some of the basics of the interface, it’s time to get set up for painting. The Navigator will serve as your roadmap. Keyboard Shortcuts for Getting Around Sometimes operating software feels like digging through a dense instruction manual. *I’m a PC user, so if you use a Mac replace each instance of ‘Ctrl’ with ‘command’. Zoom: To quickly zoom in and out, press Ctrl+ + and Ctrl+ -Pan: If you’re zoomed in to a portion of your canvas, hold down Spacebar to temporarily switch to the Hand tool, and left click drag to move your canvas around.Hide the Interface: Need more space? Knowing these shortcuts is especially useful if you like the minimalism of a hidden UI. Review If this is your first experience with Photoshop you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed. Homework: Basic Navigation drill
untitled The Uncanny Valley Most people have heard of "The Uncanny Valley" by now. I've heard people refer to it in two contexts in the animation industry: characters that are almost lifelike but are just enough off to be creepy, and stylized/cartoon characters who have an off-putting amount of realistic detail. I want to talk a little about the second one because I've run into it more often recently when artists have asked me for critiques. I don't think there is a hard and fast rule for this type of uncanny valley. However, until the kids who prefer a Robert Zemeckis zombie-fest become the norm, artists who want to add realism into the animation industry are going to have to be sensitive to the issue. In my experience, the most important form details for navigating the the uncanny valley seem to be the eyes and the nose. Does this mean you can never define the forms around the nose? Even if you keep the forms simple, the texture on those forms can make a character disturbing.
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The Technique Trap Email A perceptive (and talented) art student by the name of Chris Campbell recently asked me this impressive question: “What do the animation industry pros say about us when we’re not around?” He elaborated… “Have they noticed any common mistakes or bad habits in current student portfolios?” “What do most pros think we need to work on?” Obviously, I can’t speak for everyone. But… …there is, in fact, one general criticism that comes up pretty much every time I discuss current student work with animation industry artists. Just this past week, I had three different conversations with three different artists and they brought it up every time the topic of student work came up. It isn’t going to be easy to hear. But because I love you, I have to share it with you… For many aspiring concept artists, the answer to this question could be the most important critique you’ve ever been given. Except Maybe You… What I’m about to share with you is a generalization. Generalizations are, by definition, inaccurate.
Online Drawing Lessons - Composition and Design Enhance the effectiveness of our online drawing lessons and improve the quality of your drawings by understanding the importance of Composition and Design. Learning to draw is not only about mastering the ability to draw what you see. Knowing how to create a balanced and harmonious composition within the borders of your page is also an integral part of making art. There are no official "rules" when it comes composing a visually interesting work of art. Simply use the elements of art (line, shape, form, texture & color) to create your desired outcome. Click here for important tips on how to light your still life For Teachers: How to teach Composition Video! From still life below, several different compositions can be made. A good composition may be traditional or unexpected; complex or simple. Here are a few examples. Principles of Design: Movement - This refers to the way your eye moves through the composition. Use the links on the left to browse all of our online drawing lessons.