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King o' the Cats

My name is Nilah and this is my tumblrrr. Posts and reblogs may or may not include topics pertaining to animation, film, comics (webcomics in particular), anime, art inspiration, Game of Thrones, feminism, diversity, Parks and Recreation, and cute animals doing funny things.

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Posts tagged tutorial

Jul 18 '14

purplekecleon:

conceptcookie:

Tutorial: Choosing Interesting Colors by PurpleKecleon

Watch Mel Herring’s (PurpleKecleon) full tutorial on choosing interesting colors HERE. She takes you through her entire process of this piece while talking about how to choose colors to create harmony in your piece!

Hey guys! Here’s the art I did for that tutorial finally posted!

It was a lot of fun, thanks CGcookie for the chance to make something to help others out!

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Jul 12 '14

poshuanotes:

How to draw folds

Notes on how to draw folds back when I was teaching manga classes back in 2006. From the book “Drawing people” by Barbara Bradley.

http://www.amazon.com/Drawing-People-Portray-Clothed-Figure/dp/1581803591

This book has a very detailed description of 6 types of commonly seen folds and I think is one of the most educational resource on how to draw folds(Besides Vilppu and Bridgeman).

這是我以前教漫畫課程時給學生看的講義.來源是芭芭拉布莱德丽的”着装人物素描”«上海人民美术出版社出版».

書裡講解了皺摺形成的兩個主要原理(拉扯與擠壓)以及因兩種作用力下形成的六種常見的皺褶類型.

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Jun 13 '14
grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - TEETH!Always a good tool to have in your “drawing arsenal”. In general, less is more. The less you pay attention to the individual teeth, the better. But, sometimes, a certain character or situation will call upon your knowledge of the pearly whites.-Norm

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - TEETH!

Always a good tool to have in your “drawing arsenal”. In general, less is more. The less you pay attention to the individual teeth, the better. But, sometimes, a certain character or situation will call upon your knowledge of the pearly whites.

-Norm

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Jun 11 '14

keylimepie:

ectobiolodaddy:

i think ppl should draw smooches more because basically if you can draw a heart you can draw a KISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

i mean these are simple smooch poses but… they are so fun 2 do *_*

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(Source: elactobuddy)

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Jun 9 '14

why you should make a webcomic and why you can make a webcomic

sombreroh:

why should you make a webcomic?

  1. it’s regular drawing practice
  2. you get to draw and develop the universe your OCs live in
  3. you could draw your OCs making out with context
  4. see number 3

how can you make a webcomic?

  1. make a new tumblr
  2. install this theme https://www.tumblr.com/theme/37061
  3. post comics as you would on any other tumblr they show up on their own webcomic site

what if nobody sees my webcomic :(

  1. too bad you got to draw your OCs making out and nobody can appreciate your artistic genius obviously the world is not ready for this webcomic genius

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May 3 '14

showmeyourcolors:

suddenlyapples:

chyldea:

glasmond:

simonist:

Forest Interior tutorial by dpaint

Here is a way to organize the complex information of an interior forest. This will work no matter what your rendering style happens to be. Whether you are an impressionist painter like me or a realist, the basic building blocks for the picture are the same the only difference is how far you want to carry the finish. This photoshop demo is based on a traditional painting I did a while back.


The challenge is to arrange the information to give you the illusion of space where no horizon is apparent. Forest scenes work best when you use clearings to establish a foreground or middle ground to help divide space in the scene. It doesn’t matter if you are painting jungle or alpine forests the abstract qualities of design still apply.


It helps to visualize the anchor points of the composition first. These objects will have the most detail and can be flagged or spotlighted for greater effect. They will give your eye a place to go in the image allowing you to use areas of less detail as counterpoints.


I always start with large areas of color keyed to the average for that mass this helps to unify the shape. I set up the different layers and work between them to balance color value and shape. Once these are established to my liking I begin to develop and refine the painting adding interest as I go.

fuckedi fick fuck 
I so need to try this

*eyegasms*

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jesus!

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Apr 25 '14

shoomlah:

What’s important to remember is what the circle represents- it’s essentially a tool for massing out the main cavity of the skull and, as a result, massing out the back of the head.  I still instinctually draw a circle when I’m drawing a face, but I don’t think there are any tried and true rules about it- even if you need to use it in the first place.  See what feels right, make sure the eyes aren’t placed too high on the skull, and run with it!  If you do a lot of work from life/reference, you’ll start to hone in how to effortlessly mass out a head and place your features. :)

I threw together a quick video (3x speed! I AM NOT THAT FAST) to show what I mean- the circle generally stays in the same place, but the features still float around according to the character, the camera angle, all sorts of reasons.  Stupid simple sketches, but I hope the point comes through. :)

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Mar 23 '14

poshuanotes:

How to draw folds

Notes on how to draw folds back when I was teaching manga classes back in 2006. From the book “Drawing people” by Barbara Bradley.

http://www.amazon.com/Drawing-People-Portray-Clothed-Figure/dp/1581803591

This book has a very detailed description of 6 types of commonly seen folds and I think is one of the most educational resource on how to draw folds(Besides Vilppu and Bridgeman).

這是我以前教漫畫課程時給學生看的講義.來源是芭芭拉布莱德丽的”着装人物素描”«上海人民美术出版社出版».

書裡講解了皺摺形成的兩個主要原理(拉扯與擠壓)以及因兩種作用力下形成的六種常見的皺褶類型.

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Mar 21 '14
griseldasastrawinata:

Throwback Thursday on Tuesday Tips.  This one is my favorite!  So simple!!!!
griseldasastrawinata:

I have several people asking me on how to even start with color when you are not sure?  My answer is always look at old master for color inspiration.  One of my favorite color person is Robert McGinnis.  I love how simple his color choices are.
And photoshop really make this easy.  I use the pixelate tool to get a simple color pallete.  Then I color pick it and make it more saturated.  Ta Daaaa!!!!  My color pallete is ready.
Try it out, it’s pretty neat!
Griz

griseldasastrawinata:

Throwback Thursday on Tuesday Tips.  This one is my favorite!  So simple!!!!

griseldasastrawinata:

I have several people asking me on how to even start with color when you are not sure?  My answer is always look at old master for color inspiration.  One of my favorite color person is Robert McGinnis.  I love how simple his color choices are.

And photoshop really make this easy.  I use the pixelate tool to get a simple color pallete.  Then I color pick it and make it more saturated.  Ta Daaaa!!!!  My color pallete is ready.

Try it out, it’s pretty neat!

Griz

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Mar 19 '14

yamino:

I see a lot of comic artists posting their entire comic pages to Tumblr/other sites even though they have a dedicated website for their comics.  It’s fine to do this once in a while as an occasional promotion, but always posting your entire page to other websites is bad practice if your income relies on readers clicking through to load your ads.  There’s no incentive to go to your site if you post the whole page elsewhere!

A good solution is to make an eye-catching preview that entices readers and links back to your site.  Some comic artists have said this is too hard/time consuming, but it doesn’t have to be if you set up a clipping mask file.  Every time I finish a comic, I just plop it into my preview file, shift the picture around to find a nice crop that doesn’t spoil the whole page, and save it! Bam, preview done.

If you want to see how it works, you can download my preview PSD file here.

Ahahaha I’ve been meaning to class up MFK’s update posts for a while now. ;o; This is good reference!

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