i love your art so much!!!! the lighting, the hair and expressions, but most of all the poses!! i hope you dont mind me asking, but how do you go about planning the pose for a drawing (especially if its like an action or battle pose) like what kind of references do you use? its really hard to come up with something and i dont know where to look for inspiration. thanks!!
THANK YOU MY DUDE!!!!!! YOUVE LISTED ALL THE THINGS IVE STRUGGLE WITH WHILE DRAWING L OL
when im stuck on pose ideas, i usually just google some example poses L O L!!! i also look over some of my fav artists’ work. although i believe once you can grasp the way limbs etc. work, youll be able to create any pose you want. although i believe the crucial thing is to make sure whatever pose youre choosing is correct.
mia jumping in the air with a one vanishing point perspective
for more dynamic poses, try experimenting with camera angles.
mia with attempted 3 vanishing point perspective L MAO
energy lies in small details and gestures
although there isnt really anything wrong with this pose, you can add more energy by changing and adding a few things.
i hunched lyns back and shoulders more for tension and moved the sword to a more active, dynamic pose. the direction and flow of her hair further adds to the energy. dont be afraid to get our of your comfort zone to try more dynamic poses
Oh no it became a full blown AU… So after I drew this, I couldn’t get the idea of Tao having done his own tattoos out of my head… and so Panda Ink Tattoos was born (thank you @etherealtao on twitter for the name!!). It’s Baekhyun’s first tattoo and who better to get it from than his main beef bro Zitao <3
Day 1: Favorite Character This is super difficult because obviously Psychonauts is jam-packed with wonderful, likable characters. But I think when it really comes down to it, Sasha’s my fav. I love how he looks, I love his artistic sensibilities, I love his backstory, I love his relationship with all the other main characters, I love his personality, his voice, the music in his brain, etc. He’s also one of my most favorite to draw. I don’t have the time or energy right now to go into many more details than that, but suffice it to say, I love this rectangular German fictional character. But it was a close call, I love so many of the other characters almost just as much.
I did some fanart of some of my fav ocs, created by an amazing artist! (who is tagged above go look at their art!) I’ve been in a slump lately and this was a really fun way to get back into the flow, I hope I did the characters justice :)
Like, can we appreciate the fact that this woman, Elizabeth Braddock, a literal former interationally famous supermodel, out of all the dresses in the world she could have worn, chooses to go out in this?
A true monstrosity of a dress with a ruffled neckline of rose-patterned red fabric, a shiny painted on mint green bodice, a huge golden rose at the hip, and an asymmetric pleated red skirt with a thigh high slit? And fishnet tights underneath and a brown fuckin fur coat?
hey hey!! i love your art so much ive been on an art block myself recently and am trying to get over it by looking at my fav artists for inspiration and youre on like the top of the list so thank you for that!!! also if you dont mind me asking, what art program do you use? also i love your line art so much its so Crisp i wanna eat it dfkjghdhfk?? do you have any tips on how you do your line art and/or shading? sorry for all the questions you dont gotta answer but yeah!!!
i use paint tool sai for most digital art, and then ms paint for pixel art.there are more powerful programs to use, but they are both good programs to make things in if you have a decent grasp of their functions.
these are my main three brushes, feel free to steal em:
the first one is for sketching and painting mostly, but i also use it to create shading with soft edges and sometimes lineart (its perfect for cleaned up sketches by erasing and readding sketch lines until clean)
the second one is a round hard brush, giving it a crisp cartoony look, while being easy to use because i dont need to worry about varying line thickness or making the edges look clean, but bc it doesnt really change size, using a thinner brush size for details is good. i also use it for blocking in colors
the last one is actually a really good sketch brush, but it’s also great for making linearts with a really sharp look to them.
make quick, confident strokes, as opposed to sketchy or slow lines. i have my stabilizer set to like, 5 (as opposed to the really high values) mostly because i don’t have the patience for the lag, but if you draw your lines with quick confident strokes you dont need the stabilizer and you can achieve sharper, more fluid lines and curves
dont be shy to set your brush to erasing - you can use it to make sharp edges and crisp corners. if you have to draw straight lines, you can always draw them in one quick stroke on a seperate layer, then erase the parts that are in the way of other lines, then merge your layers! that’s much easier than trying to make straight lines that dont bump and mess up the rest of your lineart
think about how you use line size/thickness, color, and shading to deal with visual clutter in your lineart. if you have a lot of lineart details in say, a textured scarf a character wears, but little detail in a persons face, the scarf is gonna distract from the face. so you can make the lineart lighter or thinner in the clutter area to deal with that, for example
make your own brushes, or learn how to edit the ones you find! being able to make your brushes do the things you want them to do is a really useful skill to have. so look at what settings other ppl use for their brushes, and tinker with them to see what everything does
shading: i usually just put a layer as a clipping group on my colors layer, then use either a soft or hard brush to draw shadows everywhere (i block in large areas of shadow first, then erase and add the finer details, to avoid pillow shading), and then set that layer to multiply and then recolor it to actually match the colors of the rest of the piece + airbrush the shadow layer with a few different colors to make it pretty and stuff. i mostly do it this way bc i dont have patience and its quick
i hope that helps! try a bunch of stuff and see if any of it works for you
not really related to these sets of drawings but the freud x mercedes comic I posted earlier got a pretty good response on twitter!! I drew the third pic as a personal thank you msg ;v;// I was pretty surprised and one, no t wo of my fav freud artists retweeted it??? I am dead
I actually looked at their works for freud refs I was internally screaming when I found out
when someone likes my things I’m like ‘whoa thanks!!!! have a nice day ur sweet’ and when someone rts or reblogs I cry ‘thanks for liking these I hope you take good care of my children I’m sure they’re in good hands’ inside and tumblr exclusives but I love tags! ;v; hh extra sweet thanks for being sweet to me I’ve received a lot of kindness and I have a lot of fun here