u guys ask & i deliver and UHH i realize this might not help much since i didn’t explain the guidelines but the rundown is:
circle + vertical line. the bottom of the line is where the chin goes
im sure youve seen guidelines like this b4. the 1st line touches the top of the ear, 2nd goes thru the middle, 3rd touches the bottom, and how i do it usually is: the area between line 1 & 2 is for the eyes, between line 2 & 3 is the nose, and the mouth is um. somewhere underneath
yea u draw it all on! and imagine how the head goes
draw on the hair and etc and ur set!
the pink lines are guidelines that i dont usually draw but only visualize in my head. black lines are the ones i actually draw on……..pls note that this is only how i do things, u 10/10 can do ur own thing too!
thats all, really, i hope its helpful! at least for ¾ view faces
Someone asked about this a little while ago (on a tumblr msg), and I’ve been chewing on it. I want to say first that I’m not an instructor, and I’m not super good at explaining things. If you want some really good animation resources I highly recommend these two books:
Cartoon Animation - Preston Blair The Animator’s Survival Kit - Richard Williams
They are both very good
(and they’re on amazon for way less than I bought them for!)
, but if you can only get one, and you have no animation experience, I suggest the second. It’s absolutely huge and has a very detailed explanations and diagrams for basically everything you could think of, starting from the very basic of animation principles.
Soooo animation tips? I guess the first and most important thing I learned when I went to school, is that more drawings don’t necessarily make better animations. I always thought that was basically it. The difference between beautiful feature films, and not so great Saturday morning cartoons? More drawings. Right? That might be part of it, that’s what makes it smoother, but it’s not the secret. The most important parts of making an animation look good are:
1. poses. 2. timing.
In other words, what you draw and how you get there: They should be interesting! Spending time on that is more important than spending time on making lots of frames.
Now…. I started writing up a bunch of stuff about keyframes, breakdowns, squash and stretch…. and it’s just this giant rabbit hole of explanations. And I’m sure there are a lot of YouTube videos that already exist and are great for all of those things. So… short version: are you making short silly GIFs? Then you want to see how few frames you can get away with and still have it look okay. If you put your poses too far apart, they will look like your character is teleporting. If you make them too similar and / or close together, it will be boring.
This is 5 frames:
lil unicorn guy: 5 frames is the minimum for a “boiling line” that looks good (the kind of line style that you see in Ed, Edd n Eddy, for example). The heart and the eye are wobbling around just enough to be interesting, and the tail is the one piece that’s really moving. If the whole drawing was done with a boiling line, it would probably look better, but that is so much more work and this looks okay!
This is 2 frames:
cutiefly toot toot: the body moves a little bit (but doesn’t change), the wings move a bit more, and the feet don’t move at all, they’re like an anchor. it’s only two frames! but it looks okay too.
This is 27 frames (but don’t freak out):
hugs wolves: so the bodies don’t move. pink tail: 8 frames. purple tail: 9 frames. heart: 5 frames. the moving parts all move a little bit differently in terms of distance and frame count. They don’t start and stop exactly the same time. That variation makes it interesting. But when you break it down, there aren’t actually that many different drawings to it.
TL;DR: Don’t move everything the same amount. Variety is interesting! See how few drawings you can get away with. Or not! If you don’t want to. And most importantly, just make stuff, even if you don’t think it looks good.
hey, could you recommedn me some other artists who also draw harry potter art? love your stuff xx
- alessiajontrunfio - really cute and soft art style, lots of young marauders and amazing gifs
- batcii- i can’t even express how much i love her fanart, ESPECIALLY harry potter, ESPECIALLY the marauders. gorgeous artwork and great thinkpieces on harry potter, look, i just have a huge crush, dont tell her
- bevsi - such an inspiration source!!! check bev’s harry potter tag, but tbh check everything else also (the mermaids!) because her work is stunning
- fleamontpotter - hilarious comics, spot on harry potter posts, ron weasley positivity, snape negativity and quality swans content, what more could you ask for honestly
- gin-draws - a+++ content, a+++ person, great art and headcanons on the marauders and i love to gossip with her about the blacks
- jam-art - check the harry potter tag. their jily and deamus melt me.
- maria-tries - her harry potter fanarts are cute as shit, her blog is a place of beautiful marauders, soft artworks and all-general amazingness! it’s also worth noting that she and i are best friends and roommates, nbd, and she’s responsible for p much all of my harry potter headcanons and ideas, and she’s the best person in the world basically go see for yourself
- prongsiedraws - the watercolours which i could just look at all day long. super original and beautiful character designs, great artstyle, 70s fashion, overall greatness
- reinardfox - such an adorable artstyle and lots of soft remus, right up my valley. one of those artists i want to tell to draw more of what they’re already drawing
- rosielleny - lovely work, especially on her harrys and hedwigs!
- shebsart - please check their harry potter tag because that terrible 70s fashion on the marauders is healing
- smelslikeart - another great artstyle with lovely colours, lots of pretty fanarts right this way please
additionally, if you’d to see some more harry potter fanart which i dig, try the tag on my personal blog, right here!