take a break sketch


HOLY MOLY 4000 FOLLOWERS!?!?! I’m amazed! I’m astounded!! I’m shocked!!! I’m crying, I’m so happy right now! Thank you so much for all the continuous support! I’m going to be taking a little break from tumblr for awhile for spring break to finish a lot of project I have rn, but as soon as I’m done I’ll come back and post all the goodies I’ve been working on! Thank you so much again babes! Please enjoy some Big brother Percy

things i did that forced me to be a better artist:

  • used a reference for everything
  • thinner line art (you think thats thin? go thinner….)
  • sketch, then do a cleaner sketch, THEN start finalizing
  • color research, picking a set palette or light/dark for each work
  • you like that pose? redo it one more time
  • do not rely on stylization as an excuse for anatomy
  • draw the goddamn background you coward
  • just draw the hand- a bad hand is better than a hidden hand
  • the rule of thirds WORKS
  • take a considerable break between sketch and lines/paint
  • know that art takes longer as you get better at it
  • draw the seams on clothes
  • stop aiming for accuracy and focus on fluidity and motion, accuracy will come with practice of those two concepts
  • just…do the chiaroscuro. just DO IT. no excuses it always works
  • stop making excuses, make yourself an art schedule/set weekly(or daily) art goals and just DO IT.

Originally posted by dadgan

SOLDIER First Class Noctis


Fullbody sketch.