This is my tutorial on how I personally go about drawing Sebastian Michaelis, from Kuroshitsuji! (It isn’t the only way, I just find this works best for me. Many others will do it differently, its just about finding what works best for you) It is quite long, so i’m sorry if it drags on… This is especially for @bannu219 <3 I hope you find this helpful! I apologise for taking such a long time to finish it ^^
I first start with a circle for the top of the head, and roughly outline the chin. You will probably change this later and modify it, so don’t focus too much on making it ‘perfect’. Its simply a foundation for you to work detail into later. Make sure you are always light with your pencil, as you will be rubbing this out. You certainly don’t want dark lines remaining there.
Yana herself stated that when she always draws Sebastian, she starts with his bangs. I find this give me a rough idea where the place the eyes and proportion his features correctly. The top of his head will always be a little higher than your sketched out circle, as you can see. In this particular sketch of mine, the wind is picking up Sebastian’s hair, that is why I have drawn it in this particular way. Also, have a rubber handy, so you can erase your foundation layer of pencil work.
Next is the sketch of features. If you do a rough ‘prototype’ of his features, you can use your judgement on whether the proportion is correct and if it looks like him. Instead of working a lot of detail into an eye for example then realising it is out of proportion, too wide or small and having to erase it. This rough basis is perfect for testing out facial expressions and how to size everything correctly.
Remember when I said that it was likely that you would rub out the outline of his face? Well I had to. I saw that the features I had drawn were too big and his facial shape too small; I needed it to be longer and more defined, to match his masculine jawline.
When you are fairly happy with your outline of facial features and proportion, next is when it starts to come together; the finer detailing. You need to make sure you have erased all out of place lines and anything messy-looking. You want lines to look fine and concise. Bring together lines and shapes to form a more rounded and fluid finish. Make your ‘rough outline’ look more like a ‘sketch’. Basically, join lines together and tidy it up.
Work into his eyes. Remember Seb has very distinctive, streamlined eyes. They usually look calm and strong, fringed with dark lashes. They are not cutesy and wide (Like our Ciel’s…) more fierce and intimidating. Work in finer detail, and tidy it up.
Now, I want to make a point here. This was my first finished Sebastian. It looks okay, however, to me something is a bit off about him.
I worked hard to get this result and I found that it wasn’t quite what I had imagined. (I’m not saying it’s bad, but because I drew it, I can point out flaws. You are naturally more critical of your own artwork. I am a bit of a perfectionist too, which is frustrating for me because sometimes you think something is wrong when its fine.) BUT I changed it. If your drawing frustrates you, go have a break and eat some chips or something then come back to it. A clear mind set really helps (Or maybe I just love chips
What I’m trying to say is: Don’t be disheartened if your drawing did not turn out as you wanted it to. This happened to me, but I kept working into it and I changed it to what I wanted. After eating chips.
Now ladies and gentlemen, we are finished. As you can see, I changed the size of the eyes, and played around with their location. I also changed his jaw line once again. Everything needs shifting and changing when it comes to art. Proportion is everything - if you feel there is something not quite right about your Sebby, it is likely you need to change the size or position of your features. Sometimes a too long nose or chin will result in a too long face and vise versa. Sometimes this small difference is hard to spot, but once you do it can turn your picture around. If you cant spot it, just send me a picture and I can give some advice (to the best of my ability anyway) Even i’m still learning. But of course, the only master of drawing Sebastian will always be his creator! If you have anything to say or questions, please feel free to message me! (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ Thanks for reading, have a sinfully sweet night everyone <3
Secondly, I will do a small drawing of Bastille to anyone following me (and who’s interested in having one lol). You just have to send me a message telling me you’re interested and the band member of your choice So, I’m not sure which one you guys would prefer so giving the options
a) I’ll make a hand drawn piece and send you the original by mail
or b) I’ll make a hand drawn piece, scan it, post it on my blog and tag you on the post.
((if you’re into the first option and you have to be comfortable to share your address with me so I can send it.))
((also I have no clue how much time it will takes as I have no idea if I’m gonna get one or twenty requests, I’ll probably update you guys on that)
I always want to see more acrobatic stuff with Raz. :)
It took awhile but here! Seriously, I love that there’s a plausible reason for Raz being so good at the platformer puzzles in Psychonauts. I wonder if he visits his family at the circus sometimes to perform super fancy stunts with some psychic abilities added in for extra showy-ness :’D My sister is also struggling through the Meat Circus level currently, and I couldn’t help drawing something for it Ovo;;; wish her luck
Also, kind of unrelated, I bet the Aquatos have circus animals. Like elephants. Or a tiger Raz has become really close with because one day he found out he could talk to her :’)
Hetalia people - I can’t believe I’ve never drawn something from Hetalia. This fandom needs more love ;-;
Also I drew inspiration for the “colouring” from the Tokyo Ghoul manga, which is to use patterns to fill in a surface. And even though I use this method all the time when I’m doodling, it apparently never occured to me that I can use that digitally, what?? And it makes the picture look so alive omg
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Wanted to do some headshot practice with
the Warners (which indeed includes their long lost brother who never
made it past concept art, for those who are wondering). This was
actually meant to be full bodied drawings, but I do need more practice
with their faces so they’re just body-less entities. I’m happy with most
of them, Dot was giving me trouble but she always does so that wasn’t
Just wanted to say your arts amazing, Also, what got you into art in the first place?
Thank you! I was born into it, kind of? My parents and both of my grandfathers have background in arts/are professional artists, and I’ve been drawing since I can remember. I’ve always been doing it mostly for fun, it’s kinda like a natural need for me, but recently I finally realized that it’s what I want to do as a profession. Before that I thought I might be fine keeping it just as a hobby and explore other careers but then I figured why not at least try embracing the one passion I know is going to be with me forever. So right now I’m making do as a freelance artist and trying to find some way to further my art education (since I never got any formal education in Arts) to expand my skillset and explore more career opportunities as an artist.
Hi, my name is Allura, I’ve always thought that pen pals were cool since
I have had a few in the past when I was in elementary school but we
never stayed in touch. Recently I’ve noticed I don’t have many friends
(close friends anyway). I recently just graduated high school and
basically just want to see what else is out there.
I really like writing, poetry, reading, photography, music and drawing.
I watch a lot of anime: my favorite ones so far are fullmetal alchemist, blue exorcist, and fairytail.
I am really passionate about a lot of things but idk what to pursue yet.
Mainly I’m looking for a friend to relate to and be there for me and in return I will do the same .
I’m very understanding and I don’t judge.
Preferences: 18-25 someone around my age group who would prefer snail mail.
Aw, im sorry that everything is kinda going shitty for you rn. I hope you get better soon! Is there anything i could do to make you feel the slightest bit better? Like a drawing or a fic? - jelixpo
okay how the fuck are you so kind and caring, jelixpo, you are a freaking angel and i will never be tired of stating this fact
it’s not like everything is reaaally bad, i feel a lil bit better today and my mood has kinda improved since yesterday’s “ohhh nooo im dyinggg help” just a flu or smth, no need to worry, i get sick a lot and got used to it now
you can do whatever you want honey, no matter what you draw it always makes me feel better just because of how adorable your art style looks like
hope you’ll have a great day/night~
Starting off, I find gel is a lot easier to work with than liquid. It takes a little bit more work than liquid but with one wrong move, your entire face is covered in liquid liner. Gel is a lot more forgiving. I like using a larger angled brush (the Sonia Kashuk No. 27 brush is my fave) because it covers more ground.
I always start doing the wing part first so if I fuck up, I can wipe it off easier (life hack 😂) Everyone’s eye shape is different so where you’re going to draw that wing will vary, but you should follow the natural curvature of your lower lash line, directed towards the tail of your eyebrow. I see a lot of people start to draw their wing from the outer corner of their eye towards their brow but that’s way more likely to give you a rounded/bulky tip to your wing when you want it to be sharp. So I start with the tip of my brush where I want my wing to end and then lightly brush it back to the corner of my eye, then go back to that point and lightly drag it back towards my eye, creating the basic structure of my eyeliner. And you can just go fill it in and sharpen your wing if need be.
You can also use scotch tape! I know there’s that post that’s floating around the internet saying not to but fuck em. If it makes your life easier, go for it. Just make sure you’re taking some of the stickiness off of it before you start so you don’t hurt your skin.
aaaa omg its so nice seeing new people in the SNS fandom!! I've never had the talent to draw/write/make gifs or videos, so I've never been able to contribute much, even though I've always wanted to. Welcome!!
contribute is a very subjective word. I do love our artists and writers and gifers and editors and such, but there are also those who do not fit in any of these categories yet they pretty much tie the whole sns fandom together.
And I think for a community to thrive we need all types and variety of people. you know, the rocks, and producers, and omnivores, and protectors, and oxygen, all of those biosphere things. Whether people are a silent or outspoken part of our community, it’s heartening and reassuring to know they’re there.
Hello, hello! ^^ Just wanted to stop by and say that I absolutely adore your art! It's so lovely and I always look forward to it (: But I also have a quick question. Do you have any tips when it comes to being a starter at digital drawing? I tend to draw on paper more often and would like to get into digital art but always get really frustrated because for me, it's so much harder than on paper. Are there any specific programs you used to start off?
Hi! I don’t remember much about how I started drawing digitally, other than struggling a lot and getting p strong headaches from trying too hard. I also felt exactly the same as you and complained about it on here constantly for about a year after first buying my tablet lol
I started with Sai bc there where plenty of painting tutorials for it, which weren’t really for me in the end :v and I think whichever program you pick (PS, Sai, Firealpaca, Krita), is gonna be just as difficult to get used to, but worthy in the end. I feel like art tutorials work better when you already know how to use a program, and then you can translate what others do to what you already know (I watch tons of process vids on yt of artist drawing in different programs than the one I use, and I always take something from them~).
I advice you to just keep trying, and you’ll eventually find something that works for you (and then you’ll cringe at what you were previously proud of xB)