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squidsundae:

10 typical perspective errors

electricalice:

Drawing perspective is considered one of the hardest things in art, except the mistakes usually done are pretty much always the same and can be avoided with a little care.

1. Lines not reaching the vanishing point

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Well this is pretty simple to avoid but it’s the most…

coelasquid:

frenden:

I’m happy to announce new Manga Studio 5 and Clip Paint Art Marker and Dry Media brushes! Get them here! Reblog or RT for a chance at a free set.

Manga Studio has the most amazing brush engine of any drawing app I’ve ever used, but, let’s face it, the default…

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If I see one more green-tinted, over-textured digital painting of a wrecked spaceship I’m going to…do absolutely nothing. I won’t tell any of my friends about it. I won’t share it online…and I certainly won’t buy a book full of similar images.

Not because I’ll hate it.

…because it won’t make me feel anything at all.

typographybooks:

The Essentials of Lettering: A Manual for Students and Designers by Thomas Ewing French.

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

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ziggyzagz:

OKAY!! SO I’ve gotten a couple asks about expressions. This is so sloppy and hastily done that I hope you can read my writing and that any of it makes sense?? FIRST OF ALL THIS IS NOT A GUIDELINE It is me giving to you some of my knowledge about how I do expressions. THERE IS NO FORMULA TO IT. EXAGGERATE. EXPERIMENT.   Look in the mirror, play with your face, make silly expressions! It’s fun, and you learn a lot through observation. SO PLEASE THIS IS PROBABLY VERY INACCURATE and I’m betting I’m missing some very important points, BUT HERE YOU GO. I sincerely hope I have helped you through your block!!

merlwyb:

i just got a brush pack in exchange for a commission and im… pretty astounded with how it looks and how it interacts with tablet pressure.  this is my 2nd brush set from Kyle and i’m always pleased with how they turn out
it was $7 but you get all these freakin brushes wow. And they’re pretty complex and well made not like a regular brush with the “wet edges” brush setting because thats kinda lame

it’s called “Kyle’s ULTIMATE Real Watercolors for Photoshop” and you can find it at https://gumroad.com/kyletwebster

merlwyb:

i just got a brush pack in exchange for a commission and im… pretty astounded with how it looks and how it interacts with tablet pressure.  this is my 2nd brush set from Kyle and i’m always pleased with how they turn out

it was $7 but you get all these freakin brushes wow. And they’re pretty complex and well made not like a regular brush with the “wet edges” brush setting because thats kinda lame

it’s called “Kyle’s ULTIMATE Real Watercolors for Photoshop” and you can find it at https://gumroad.com/kyletwebster

notzilon:

Hey tumblr, have you ever thought to yourself, “dang it’d sure be cool to set a project in something other than the current times,” but when you go to look up references on google, all you get is a horrible historical pastiche of days gone by?

Well boy howdy, do I have a reference for you!

The Wishbook Web has scans of entire consumer catalogs from past decades, ranging from the early 30s to the late 80s. Each catalog has pages upon pages of reference of clothing, accessories, and shoes for all ages, as well as toys, gadgets, and all sorts of junk that you might buy for yourself or your loved ones. While the website exclusively has Christmas catalogs, the photos and illustrations show products that you could use year-round.

krudman:

wannabeanimator:

CalArts Lecture via Robertryan Cory

gooood stuff

batchixdolls:

Are you a sculptor or 2d artist?  Are you in a tremendous amount of pain in the shoulders, arms or wrists? 

One of the most important things that no one will ever teach you in school is that art is a physical activity.  It’s hard on your body.  Just like any physical activity, especially one that may last for eight hours, you need to do stretches prior to starting.

Pain can include shooting pains down your arms, tension headaches, numb fingers, cramping of your pecs around your sternum, ect.

This video is a great starter for opening up your shoulders, which will go a long way to helping you stay pain-free.

Most artists don’t make enough to afford health care in the states, so preventative care is a MUST.  Do some stretches before you end up doing permanent damage like I have. 

Other stretches to check out are ones for carpal tunnel and tendonitis.  They are two different conditions that affect the hands and wrists.  If you can, go get a massage and ask them to focus on your shoulders and hands.  Deep tissue/sports massage seems to work the best, although other forms of massage may be just as helpful.

fucktonofanatomyreferences:

A wonderous fuck-ton of facial expressions [part 2].

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