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Stumpy Pencil, V2. I started this blog a year or two ago with a Photoshop brush for a stumpy pencil, my favorite drawing tool.

Stumpy Pencil, V2

Flat, soft and dark, crudely sharpened with a knife, a stumpy pencil lays down such an effortless line that it is a great tool for thinking on paper. My Photoshop effort became quite popular, and even in the long interval when I was not posting, I would still get feedback from people who had found it while searching for Photoshop tools. Well it's still one of my most used brushes. I go to it first when I am sketching out ideas in Photoshop. RefBoard Visual Reference Tool : The Digital Lycaeum.

How to Draw. BioDigital Human: Explore the Body in 3D! Character Design References (characterdesigh) on Pinterest. The Art of Sycra Yasin - Concept art, Caricatures, Life drawing. KineMan: Interactive Articulated 3D Skeleton. ARTNATOMY/ARTNATOMIA. Art Resource Library. /ic/ List of helpful Art links. Art and Reference point - Further Tutorial Reference. Virtual Lighting Studio - Eclairage intéractif de portrait.

The ambient light represents the light coming from the studio environment.

Virtual Lighting Studio - Eclairage intéractif de portrait

You can turn it on or off and change its color and intensity. If you're lost and need some help, click here. But you probably know that... Click on any help text to hide this. This is a schematic view of the studio. These are all the available models for lighting. These slots are used to capture your light setups. You can save a picture of your capture on your device by using the "Save As... " command of your browser on the capture thumbnails. This button is used to share or bookmark your current settings. This is the main view which displays your lit subject as seen through your camera. The garbage is used to clear your captured light setups. Here you can turn on or off your lights. The solo button enables you to temporarily visualize the effect of a single light in your setup.

A gel can be added on a light to change the light color. This displays the intensity of the light. Free Art Tool Released Thanks to Epic Friday. At Epic, we have a fun monthly tradition known as Epic Friday, which gives employees a break from ongoing tasks and provides a platform for us to work on pet projects.

Free Art Tool Released Thanks to Epic Friday

One day each month, we’re encouraged to be creative and productive solely within the context of “making cool stuff” that benefits our games and technology development process. Epic Games Senior Environment Artist Warren Marshall recently set out to refine his manual drawing skills. While Warren is both highly technical and artistic, he felt the need to revisit the basics and learn more about perspective. “Gotta grind those fundamentals,” he said. Voicing how making perspective grids by hand can be frustrating, he continued, “The programmer in me wanted to do something cooler.

Warren describes the app he developed, Carapace, as “a simple program that lets you place vanishing points around an image placeholder to flesh out the shell of your drawing. Grille de Perspective - Ma boite à clous. Parfois une pers est un peu galère à monter.

Grille de Perspective - Ma boite à clous

Un outil classique alors est de dessiner une "grille de perspective" (à 1, 2 ou 3 pts de fuites, suivant la pers). Ca fait plusieurs fois que je me dis qu'il est étonnant que cet outil visuel ne soit pas intégré à Photoshop (Mais j'ai appris qu'il l'a été au dernier Illustrator, donc ça ne serait tarder, j'imagine). Bref... Je viens d'en faire une version interactive en Flash ! Faites vos réglages (on peut agir sur tous les petits carrés, à vous de tester... ce n'est pas compliqué), puis une fois que la grille correspond au dessin que vous voulez faire, faites une capture d'écran et imprimez là avec Photoshop par exemple (où utilisez là directement dans Photoshop, sous votre calque de travail).

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How Do Artists Protect Their Work Online? In the wake of the recent discussions about copyright sparked by Pinterest’s Terms of Service, I thought it would be informative to answer the question, “How do artists protect their work online?”

How Do Artists Protect Their Work Online?

Here are the answers from a spectrum of science-artists. “Most of what I sell online is original watercolor paintings and collages. I think that makes it a little less risky for me, as far as having my images ripped off, because it’s very hard for someone to recreate the look and the texture of an original using an image from the web. The Gamut Mask - FREE Interactive color harmony tool for painters. The Gamut Mask is a great way to created harmonic color schemes.

The Gamut Mask - FREE Interactive color harmony tool for painters

It simplifies your color choices and saves you lots of time and paint in achieving unified color palettes quickly and easily. This Gamut Mask Tool was developed by me (Richard Robinson) and is provided to you free to use. The original concept of the Gamut Mask was developed by James Gurney (, artist and author of the fantastically illustrated Dinotopia books ( Below are some samples of harmonic color schemes achieved by using the Gamut Mask. Using the Gamut mask. On this website you can find a GAMUT tool.

Using the Gamut mask

You can choose different types of color wheels, play around with values, and cut any shape in the mask. Kuler.