Hello there ! i was wondering if you could show Italy's color palletes.. like his eye color, skin tones, hair... i've seen a lot of different colors but i don't know which one i should use and stick with ;u;
Hmm, Hima-san once posted a colour pallete reference for Hetalia characters here
I gotta ask... could you please do a tutorial on how to draw Trinity Prime sorta like how you did with Volt Prime? I've been having the worst time trying to draw her (especially her skirt), and some pointers for would help!
Hello! I wouldn’t call it a tutorial, but I’ll try to make a little batch like that? X)
Again, some knowledge of human anatomy, simplification and references+more references.
I hadn’t really drawn fullbody of Trinity Prime before, so it’s kinda useful to me as well. She has lots of details, giving a bit of additional body bulk in form of armour/decorative pieces.
Sorry, the ref screens I’ve had are of my trinity with naberus shoulders, please ignore that.
some guidelines in red. There used to be a codex glitch that was kinda handy in begin able to see how much her skirt/lobster butt adds to the figure.
it’s made of a few layers + golden dangles adding weight. I’m not entirely sure if they are attached to the lobster/insect carapace or to the fabric due to the clipping issues it has! It’s more likely part of the carapace, not like i drew it RIP. sorry for the error.
Her helmet has a lot of detail too, I chose to build it upon a base (red) then add the faceplate and the rest.
mmm sorry for not including some smaller details, she just has so much, it’d be quite a long post.
Hey Chilli, I was just wondering, but do you have/do anything that helps give you ideas for drawings? I've asked quite a few people already (mainly on DA), but I know you draw quite frequently so I'd thought I'd ask you too. A lot of times I have the urge to draw, but I just can't think of anything. Thanks!
I do actually!! I use something i’ve nicknamed as the scribble technique; literally where you draw a massive scribble and try and make sense of the shapes you see to come up with a pose or an idea ^v^
Kinda like this:
obviously it’s not perfect, but it certainly helps with poses and stuff!! Hope that helps ;v;
Process of a Gintoki poster I made for Otakuthon. My process varies from piece to piece, but is usually the same at the base. Depends also on the complexity of the drawing (this one is pretty complex actually) or the style (when I paint I tend to be very chaotic. Flat colors like this one are more orderly. Sketches tend to have three step only, rough sketch, clean sketch, color)
I feel like I've stagnated in my art bc I have a hard time choosing dynamic color palettes. Can you give me any advice? Your colors are all beautiful and inspiring!!
hm i feel like using some diverse/dynamic colour palettes could help out! you can find a lot on tumblr or through a google search! or a study focusing on colour. I really enjoy sticking to analogous colour palettes (3 colours next to each other on the wheel) so i would also recommend giving it a try, you can see it in lots of my art for refs. also look into some colour psychology, it helps me pick out lots of my colours when i’m feeling a bit iffy. One of my favourite things to do lately is work with mainly primary colours, its a real fun exercise! And always keep an eye out for other artists work, it can give lots of inspiration!
Wow you get so many asks.. I hope I'm not being a nuisance... I was wondering if you had any tips for drawing/practicing how to draw in proportions? I absolutely SUCK and the only tips I've found are how to draw buildings from close to far. But I want to know how to draw more than just buildings in good proportion. Like irregular objects and such.
There’s a trick of using your pencil as a unit of measurement.
It can help keep your measurements more correct. When drawing humans there are dozens of shortcuts (some of which are in my “art ref” or “ref” tag because I reblog that kind of thing for people every week or so).
All stuff google can show better examples of. It’s mostly just a lot of practice and gaining an eye for when it doesn’t work.
Going to work on the 3k+ project, but I need some help
(( Don’t worry! It’s not much! While I’m pretty much SHOVELING my way through all my followers, I’ve been having trouble since I need your references! Plus, apparently, some blogs I bump into have been inactive for a long while now v v v
(( Because I am very close to 3k, I want to take the opportunity to be able to promote other blogs ovo”! ))
What I need you to do, is to reblog this little thing so I know you’re somewhat active, and put the tag to the reference of your oc below! o3o
((Or if you don’t have a ref tag and just a page- just tag it/type in “I have a ref page” ))
Even if you don’t reblog this, I’m still digging through my list of followers, but as much as possible, please still reblog this, so it makes it easier for me to find your references ;w;
I hope this doesn’t sound like advertisement, just thought it would be a nice way to find the blogs who pay attention to what I post, plus your references o3o!
Thank you all so much for sticking around, even if we have less than 20 story related posts ;w;”
PS. I expect to have this finished after 3.5k qwq //that’s a long while from now. I just expect to be drawing a lot of ponies- several times as well .w.” I need to do this in my spare time too, since I can’t do it everyday ))
not to be mean or anything but I've noticed the way you (as well as many others)draw glasses is kinda wrong. when not facing (almost) directly forward, glasses shouldn't encase the entire eye if that makes sense. I know a lot of people never really realize it's incorrect unless using a ref or it's pointed out to them, so I just wanted to let you know so you can continue to improve!!
Thanks for the comment.
I guess you mean drawing glasses like this
Instead of this
I am actually aware of that. And I know this sounds like an excuse but I draw the glasses like that for the sake of the eyes. Because the eyes express a lot and if I draw the glasses the proper way the frames (arm??) get in the way. Tweaking the perspective could help in this but it’d make drawing everything else more difficult :“’D
And this just looks plain stupid
My way might look stupid too but at least less stupid for me.
I've been thinking about using watercolors but I've tried them before and I like the way the colors look but it feels like you don't have a lot of control over them (the kind of watercolor I've used is the dry blocks kind not the kind in tubes) and someone told me that if that's a problem gouache is a good alternative and that they get similar results. Do you have any refs that talk about watercolor vs gouache? I can only afford one rn and Don't know which I should try first
There is a post [here] about water colour vs gouache.
Hey, I was wondering if you could help out with tips on drawing men, especially bara men like Ganondorf. I've started drawing Ganondorf recently this year, but I have a lot of trouble drawing him, especially his arms and how to position them when holding someone who's much smaller than he is -_-'. What advice can you give us? X
As someone who has a fairly standard female body, I have a hard time drawing the male body too. I use myself and as a model for almost all my work, and I simply don’t have access to a big male bara body to study.
For the most part I dig around on Google for images of this kinda body refs (much to my mate’s dismay when stumbling upon my browser history) But that’s generally after I’ve designed the pose and roughed out the basic drawing. That’ll keep the picture from looking too “photograph-ish”.
For just general pose advice, if I’m not sure how to have a character holing something or moving in some way, I’ll just take a video of myself doing that action. Even if you have to substitute in a broom for a sword or a pillow for a person, having the basic pose done by a human is always a help. (Makes for some weird videos on your computer though)
I’ll do a live steam this Saturday at about 7 pm est and draw Ganondorf in his OoT outfit. That’s pretty revealing and should be good for a study. (Also pretty to look at)