and some tutorials

weltyclover  asked:

How do you draw a closed snoot? Amd also how do you draw an open snoot from the front?

I draw closed snoots pretty much the same way as opened ones, as illustrated in this one tutorial i did a bit ago! Same goes for drawing opened mouths from the front. 

for closed muzzles, I tend to do placement lines for where the base of the muzzle connects to the face (and also as a marker for where the bottom of the eyes are gonna go!) and a line down the center of the muzzle to help me place the nose and make the upper lip indent shape! This is something I honestly don’t do too much bc I mostly forget but it helps SO MUCH

end result from using said guidelines hfhfh

as for opened snoots, here’s a lil thing using the same formula as my first tutorial;

Firstly, I start out roughing out where I want everything to go! The purple line in the right image helps me place the top corners of the mouth, where i’ll be dragging the lines for the sides of the mouth in a sec. This is a good time to map out how you want your expression to go, since the corner of the mouth I find makes it easier to connect everything else as you’re going along. 

After you get that sorted, drag the lines (blue lines) down from the corners (it’s perfectly fine if the lines don’t match up with the corners, it doesn’t have to be exact!), which are the rest of the mouth. Now is a good time to go in and tighten up/stretch the mouth shape to however it’ll benefit your character/style/expression. My sona has pretty round shapes, so I keep things rounded for her most of the time. (unless i’m exaggerating her expression, then things tend to get a little bit sharp and asymmetrical)

Annnnnnnd then you go in and start adding details! Teeth, tongue, etc. You can see I kinda shortened the lower jaw shape lines a bit after everything since I noticed the mouth was a bit too wide/sliding to the right.. Just so it aligns with the top part of the jaw a little easier!! this is pretty much how I do all my mouth/muzzle stuff, so I hope it helps a bit!

pikachugirl1250  asked:

I’m waiting to get my laptop/tablet that allows me to draw on it and I want to get back to drawing with it. Any tips since you taught yourself to be an artist?

Taught myself to be an artist? I got a little mind block from that last sentence you said 😂😂. Just a little info, self-taught means that you teach yourself on what you see online; you have a little experience of proper art training. Take yourself sometime to improve, look up some tutorials and also find your own unique style along the way, trust me everything will be worth it if you have patience. 😊

Originally posted by caligeck

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Updated tutorial? My advise is – use references! All those hands were drawn from the references, photos and life. There’s also loads of useful tutorials on drawing hands that explain how hands work. It’s your job to understand the anatomy and find a way of constructing hands that’s easy for you. And thank you! :)

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after that you can just merge everything or dont (i didnt merge it) and then you would get:

Originally posted by island-delver-go

some stuff to mention:

  • ty for the compliment i appreciate it <33
  • sorry if my handwriting is hard to read xd
  • along the making of this tutorial thing i had no idea where this was going, so i just decided to do a tutorial on how i did certain details of water and shit

there were multiple different things i did for drawing water while i made the comic so it seemed more appropriate to just do a tutorial(?)/explanation on what i did and how i did it

some of this information may not be accurate since im not a pro at art or anything i just learn from what i see  

  • some parts mostly consisted of trial and error since water is a pain in the ass (dont be afraid of that)

there are other people who could have given a better tutorial and process than me, and this is just what i know, so maybe this helped you and others in some way, who knows  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Color Reference Guide to Recognize & Avoid Whitewashing

I’ve made a tutorial on how to color adjust to fix washed out coloringsbut I noticed people aren’t always sure when their coloring needs fixing in the first place. So I’ve made a bunch of colorings you can use to compare your own to. It’s designed to help avoid whitewashing, but also help avoid over-correction.

If you’re not a content creator, you can also use this guide for reblogging as well. :)

Using the Guide

  • Each set comes in three: cool, neutral, and warm. If your coloring is bluer/whiter than the cool tone, consider readjusting.
  • Examples of what might be too pale/bright are beneath each set
  • There are various categories (daytime, night scenes, etc) for each type of scene you might encounter
  • Each coloring has a color palette beneath for the highlights, midtones, and shadows of the character’s face. If you’re having trouble eyeballing it, use the eyedropper tool to double check.

NOTES
1) For the sake of simplicity, I’ve used one character per category, but characters of color are not interchangeable. Identify the skin tone for the character you’re coloring and work with that. This is only meant to give a frame of reference for what is and isn’t whitewashing

2) If any of the colorings look different than what they’ve been stated as (i.e. the cool tones look too warm or some look way too dark to be visible) calibrate your monitor. It means your screen color and gamma needs readjustment.

Guide itself is under the read more!

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

i have a question about drawing clothes with writing on them; when i do it it always seems to turn out slightly ~wrong~. like not all the letters look to be the same size, or like i stretched them/ shortened them in the wrong place. how do you always do it so perfectly? is there some secret to it, or is it mostly trial and error?

Honestly, its a lot of trial and error :’D What I’ve noticed when drawing letters on clothing is the letters have to follow the folds of the clothes - which becomes easier the more you practice. If you have any clothes with lettering or shapes on them (even stripes if you really want to give yourself a headache PFF), take a photo and study how the lines follow the creases!

giving yourself a small guide too can help! What I tend to do when I include letters is stencil out a box shape that follows the shape of the body (even if there aren’t any creases on the chest area for e.g, there’ll still be a slight curve because chests aren’t flat), and then I use that stencil to make the letters fit the shape! Like so:

I hope some of that helps Anon :’D I’ve never tried to do a tutorial before because I find it really tricky to explain how I do things - but I hope even some of this has helped. Honestly the best thing to do is just practice from photos and remember the letters and shapes will distort depending on the angle of the clothing, you’ll get the hang of it in time

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Basically, start with the main shapes and add extra strands and splits & gaps in the chunks of hair! If you plan ahead, hair works as a great mediator to control the rhythm of the picutre.

Going back to the anon’s comment about the way I draw hair being ‘free flowing yet cohesive’ (thank you btw!), the 'cohesive’ part probably comes from how I keep the sense of direction and overall shape in mind, and 'free flowing’ part from all the extra strands and empty spaces I add in.

Another thing I keep in mind is that hair follows the body’s movement with a delay because…gravity and physics…… I’m not sure how to explain this BUT ONE OF MY BOOKS SAYS SO AND IT’S TRUE OK

(If it’s hard to understand, grab a scarf and twirl it around to see for yourself!  The end of the scarf will twirl at a later timing than where you’re grabbing (the source of the motion).)

Of course, there’s a bunch of different ways to draw hair! This is just how I do it. I hope it helps!

(I’m somewhat shy to give any sort of tutorials…and honestly not sure if what I wrote makes sense at all AHAHA please go easy on me)

Anonymous said:
I know you’ve shown how you draw faces from different angles very briefly before, but I was wondering if you’d ever go more in depth? For example, I always struggle with drawing the eyes at a ¾ angle…
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Ok, I get this question so many times that I decided to do something about it. I’ve already made a tutorial about drawing eyes and tbh it should help with drawing eyes from any angle, the tricky part is to understand the human face, its anatomy. If you see the face/head as a three dimentional object you’ll be able to draw it, I can’t say it enough, 3D thinking is important. Also, references are important, drawing from life is important because then you have a 3D model of the head right in a front of you. All you need to do is observe and understand.