dramatic color

anonymous asked:

sana: black outfits, black is my happy color, dramatic eyeliner, don't mess with me look, "you talk to much" / iman: pastel colors, purest fondest smile ever, shiny makeup. AAAAND she's slaying both looks im 👏👏👏😭😭

honestly? get you a girl who can do both.

The Two-Faced Goddess, Grimdark, Lady Luck, the Seer and Guide and Wand-Wielder, the Hero of Light and Rain. 

Frost and Frogs 
Heat and Clockwork 
Wind and Shade
Crypts and Helium
Mounds and Xenon

drawn4life  asked:

How do you figure out lighting? I can never figure out shadows on a human face. It's way different than a ball or block. Any tips?

EXCELLENT QUESTION one that fucks me up too even tho i’ve been drawing for a million years. I don’t think i’ve mastered lighting on the face yet, so i don’t really have a lot of tips to offer but here’s what i got: 

I guess first and foremost you have to familiarize yourself with the planes that make up the face. I only laid out the main ones here. Once you figure out where the hard edges of the face occur, it’s quite easy to lay out the most basic shadows. 

Sometimes i don’t constrain to realistic planes (like around the nose and lips) but that’s mostly because it’s just my style. 

Because the cheek is flat (in relation to the front of the face) it catches a lot of light even in the most dramatic lighting. It’s one of my favorite places to light up HEH (even if it’s extremely subtle) 

I also have a few lovely guides to share ! Most of these are tutorials on how these artists accomplish their lighting techniques, but i thought they were extremely helpful. 

Simple Face lighting tutorial 

Constraints of facial features 

Color + lighting 

Dramatic/expressive lighting 

Also this Virtual Lighting Studio is extremely useful if you want to simulate a specific lighting on the face! (it lags a lot but honestly this is probably the best thing you can get)


Hey! I just recently remembered that I recorded myself doing some of my work on last year’s Earth Day 2016 Doodles. The first two GIFs are me figuring out the color keys for the Aquatic and Grassland biomes; the third is the final painting process for the Forest. I’ve included the final Doodles for comparison.

For the Aquatic color key, I started off envisioning a daytime coral color scheme, but while feeling out the key, I felt drawn to darker colors and it turned into a dramatic night scene. The color key has a lot more bright cyan around the octopus, but in the final I kept its environment fairly dark to help it pop more.

The Grasslands key was fairly straightforward - I had a specific type of vibrant sunset in mind. Originally the featured animal was gazelles, but when moving into final paint, it became an elephant.

Painting the Forest doodle was super fun. I started with the fox since I knew it would be the center of attention and all the subsequent color and paint had to support its presence. 

I’m by no means an expert but I hope you’ll find this interesting!