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TRADITIONAL ARTISTS LISTEN UP

OR ANY ARTIST THAT MAY DO TRAD ART AT SOME POINT

BC IVE SEEN THIS SHIT INFORMATION PERPETUATED ENOUGH TO GET ME PRETTY FUCKING HEATED

EVEN IN FUCKING ART SCHOOL I WAS TOLD LIES AND IM SURE YOU WERE TOO IF YOURE AN ADULT ARTIST SO PLS LISTEN

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AAA ITS BEEN TOO LONG SINCE IVE DRAWN THE SKELE BEST FRIEND!!! \(QUQ)/
ive been feeling super sick and gross lately so this took me WAY longer than it should have bUT
IM SO HAPPY I TOOK TIME TO WORK ON IT BC AAA IM REALLY HAPPY W HOW IT CAME OUT QUQ

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anonymous asked:

As a traditional artist, I really appreciated that post. I also use crayola, but I scan, and i find that it tends to separate the colors that I blend. I might try to start taking photos, do you have any elaborations on the whole light thing? How do you do it? -PS your stuff is super cute!

ohh yeahh haha i have learned that scanners are basically color vampires

they suck the life out of any colored piece u_u

tbh i would only use a scanner if the drawing is monochrome or maybe monochrome + red. red is so forgiving haha
its one of the only colors that looks great no matter how you scan or photograph it

and awww!! thank you so much!! QuQ

its a bit hard to offer tips for lighting things bc its honestly so much about experimentation! here’s a few things i can think of off the top of my head tho :0c

1. morning to noon sunlight!

if youre going to be using sunlight coming in from a window for your photos i recommend using light from 10am -12pm/1pm

imo this is the most flattering natural light!

also!! this is the most flattering light for selfies too ;D

it creates a very soft yet warm light that will bring out your warm tones but its still soft enough to compliment your cooler tones too!

very flattering all around (which is why it looks nice on your face too haha)

this photo was taken under morning light! the warmer tones (like the hair, tights and skin) are a bit brighter looking than irl and i love that! when you start learning how light works you can make your photos look even better than the original! the pinks in her ears are actually barely visible irl, but i knew that the soft warm light would bring it out just enough to look really pleasant in the photo ^u^

2. white light!

if you can find a light somewhere that is completely white i recommend trying this too! white light is super pure and wont really affect your colors at all except by possibly making them a bit pale. which, if your drawing is pastel or light/soft in nature is a very good thing!

besides morning light ive found white light to be the most flattering and most able to not affect my colors in any way which is good bc obv you want your photo to be as close to the original as possible!

this photo was taken under white light and it looks p much exactly the same as the original!

3. take a photo of white paper

your eyes can play tricks on you! a photo may look fine on your phone but once you upload it to your computer it looks incredibly dark, blurry or weirdly colored!

i recommend taking photos of what ever white paper you are drawing on in all light sources you are considering using, and then upload those photos and look at the paper. you might be surprised to see how differently colored your paper looks in different lights!

whichever photo is the closest to the original paper’s color is the light you wanna go with if you want to make sure that your color is barely affected, if at all, by the light (like the pic above of howlite and moon!)

if your paper looks yellow in the light that means it has a warmer tint. it will make your paper look a bit like parchment and give a sort of vintage feel to the drawing like this one:

this drawing is actually quite old but its the best example i have of the yellow light effect haha
tbh i dont really care for yellow light (which is why i dont have many new examples) bc im much more aesthetically drawn to the cooler or white lights but yellow can def have a neat affect!

i hope these tips help!! <3

i made a ponysona! her name is Rainbow Moon (ノ^ヮ^)ノ*:・゚✧

you might recognize her colors/design are taken from my gemsona Rainbow Moonstone bc rainbow moon already sounds like a really pretty pony name and i love the colors haha //u\ ♡

her cutie mark is a colored pencil w rainbows coming out of it! ˭̡̞(◞⁎˃ᆺ˂)◞*✰

‘Cause I love to make you smile, smile, smile
Yes I do!
It fills my heart with sunshine all the while
Yes it does!
'Cause all I really need’s a smile, smile, smile
From these happy friends of mine!
\(^u^)/ <3

@rolling-flash

love ya, my sunshine buddy! \(^u^)/