thank you so much for the tutorial

passionghost  asked:

Hey there, big fan of your work! You're incredibly skilled. I'm curious if you'd share how you learned to make your figures so dynamic and fluid. Is it from observing and studying other artists, do you do certain drawing exercises? Are there any instructional books/tutorials you'd recommend on the subject or in general? Thanks so much!

Thank you! I’ve done a combination of both. I already gave out some figure drawing resources on this post, though those focus on studies from actual models. I also closely look at the way my favourite artists do stuff and try to learn the best of each of them. Heres a short list of a few i think are great at it:

https://amiamid.tumblr.com/

http://rafchu.tumblr.com/

http://xa-colors.tumblr.com/

http://saane.tumblr.com/

http://krbk1.tumblr.com/

http://slugboxcreatureart.tumblr.com/

http://zambiie.tumblr.com/

http://norasuko-art.tumblr.com/

http://kuvshinov-ilya.tumblr.com/

http://yeeeebis.tumblr.com/

along with hirame and hyocorou!

good mooooooorning tumblr & happy holidays! I made a new beauty Instagram yesterday where I will be posting cute selfies of myself in makeup, and eventually reviews, tutorials, and body positive posts. If you like my page and want to look at pictures of me then give me a follow because I would so much appreciate it! If you don’t then that’s fine, I still love you all anyways 😂 insta handle is @beautybyrinn ok thank you now back to your regular programming!!!!

anonymous asked:

Odd question, maybe, but would you ever consider writing a tutorial for how you make your tarot spread graphics? They always look so pretty!

Aww thanks 💕but I don’t really do much, not enough for a tutorial I don’t think. I make them on Canva mostly and pick a starting preset I think suits the spread. The backgrounds and fonts are picked on a whim, whatever I think might go nicely together. I use portrait frames to represent the cards. That’s really it, sorry if that wasn’t very helpful but I don’t know what else to say 😣I think making graphics is pretty easy with the right tools, it’s coming up with the spreads that’s the hard part 😀

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How to Draw : Hairstyles Pt. 2

Finally sat down and completed part 2 of the hair tutorial. Here I discuss how to draw hairstyles for female characters, although I think it can be applied for male characters as well. I mean..hair is hair xD

I didn’t cover how to draw hairstyles that are tied or braided or styled in a special way as I thought the post would be way too long. So I’ll be saving that for another day. If you have any questions just drop me a message or leave a reply and I’ll do my best to get back to you. Hope everyone has fun learning to draw hair as much as I did putting this together :D

And I just want to say a big thank you to all of those who checked out part 1. I’ll leave a link in case anyone needs it

How to Draw : Hairstyles Pt. 1

anonymous asked:

Teach me how to draw armor!! Pleeaassdee I struggle with this so badly but your armor is always so amazing I just want to see how you make it, show me a tutorial oh my god please i need you

thank you so much!! I…okay!! i’m not particularly good at armour or teaching or well anything really so if anyone wants to point out mistakes or add to this feel free to do so, i’m not sure what part you struggle with so i included shading too? I hope this helps! I’d suggest looking at different medieval armour suits to have a better idea of the parts and shapes but here goes nothing

HERE is a much better explanation with all the layers and a much more realistic approach by perplexingly that your should definitely check out, also their art is fantastic!!

HERE you can find armor parts and if you click around you will see tons of armor reference

good luck!

totheowls  asked:

Hi there, I was wondering if you could give some tips on how to draw character body expressions because I can't seem to get it right, they always look like robots or unnatural abominations pretending to be humans. Also, your art is fantastic, on both of your blogs and I love it :)

Hi there! :D Ahh! Thank you so much! Usually when I go about approaching drawing a pose or expression, I start off with sketching in the gesture of the pose to make sure the pose or expression “flows” together. I try to make sure that the lines have a “rhythm” to them to help lead the eye around the pose, and give the pose life. In addition, keeping your drawings loose will also help to make the poses have more life, and maintain the energy of the pose. Here is a tutorial on how I tend to approach sketching :D I hope this helps!

I did a thing!

So, I hit 1000 followers almost two weeks ago now.  I was going make some custom content to say thank you, and since it is pride month I wanted it to be pride related.

So, I made pride banners!  


~ There are three swatches

~ Get Together is needed, sorry. 

~ If you use these in your game can you please tag me :)


Download here

anonymous asked:

Could you give a tutorial on how you do hair? I just looooovvvveeee the way you did rhetts hair & beard

Hey! Thank you so much. I’m not a good teacher, but I’ll give it a shot :)

Step 1: DO NOT TRY TO DRAW EACH HAIR! Draw each bunch of hair but NEVER each hair.

Step 2: Draw a faint outline of the entire portrait using the reference photo:

Step 3: Pick one bunch of hair, and make loose, dark strokes to draw the roots of the hair. Make similar strokes at the other end of the bunch. (Remember, you’re not drawing each strand. You’re essentially drawing shadows). Don’t let them meet. This is important to render the shine in the hair. Let the pencil lift off the paper as you move towards the middle from both ends.

Step 4: Use a paper stump to smudge out the roots and the outer edge of the hair. Make loose strokes, starting from the darkest end towards the centre of the bunch. Let a few strokes run all the way through the centre to make it look like a natural shine. Then use a dark pencil to re-do smaller strokes on both ends of the bunch, to increase the contrast.

Step 5: Treat each bunch separately, and repeat till you cover the full head. To finish off, erase a few highlights from the middle of the bunches, to give a consistent shine, and smudge out the hairline for a more natural shadowed look.

I hope that was useful! Let me know if you want me to give a step by step for the rest of his face too :) - I would be completing this portrait anyway!

anonymous asked:

hi ! i was wondering if you had any tips on how to draw poses and hands better? the hands in your art always look so nice hhhhh

Poses: use posemaniacs or quickposes, do 1 min gesture drawings daily, do 10-5 min studies. Use dynamic pose refs (like dancing, fighting, etc.) Make sure you know where the line of the spine, shoulders and hips are placed! If you can identify that on a ref, it’s easier to start! Here are some 1 min drawings I did just now:

They don’t have to be overly detailed! But analyse them and find out what you need to improve!

Hands: you can do the same with this page. Look up hand tutorials, do style studies. Hands are tough, but hands can be stylised very widely- maybe a more stylised comic-hands tutorial makes you understand a hand better in the beginning?

What I’ve learned about hands (which changed how I view them) is that the fingers/knuckles are not placed on a straight line (sketch page bc what are words):

not v accurate rn but I hope it helps with visualising 💕

666-ophelia  asked:

HI!!! (I'm sorry I ask you so much but you're so helpful in your explanation methods and...halp) I'm having some difficulty with profiles when I draw (side and that awkward in-between) and I have so many ideas but I can never draw them right because I keep messing up the angles!! You give amazing descriptions and tips, it doesn't have to be elaborate but I was wondering if you could help? THANK YOU SO MUCH 💕🖤💕❤️❤️🖤

Sorry this took so long to do!

anonymous asked:

hii i love ur art! <3 how do u do side view people so well? do u use like guidelines n stuff? ❤️❤️

I don’t use many solid guidelines honestly, it’s mostly all practice (profiles have always been one of my favorite things to draw, so I doodle them a lot).

These are my basic guidelines for profiles:

As for placement, some of the notes I made in this post apply to the profile as well (i.e the ear lines up with either the eyes or eyebrows down to the bottom of the nose, the mouth lines up with the top of the jaw, and the eye changes it’s shape when it’s turned). Additional notes for the profile:

Everything else I mostly know from memory or intuition, so sadly I don’t know how to offer you much help besides this. I still struggle with my profiles so I’m always using references, making quick studies, and tweaking my art like crazy to get things right.

Thanks for the ask! I hope this helps a little bit.

anonymous asked:

Hai I love your art so much Your style is just amazing <3 I was wondering how do you start your art Like how do you draw the sketch (Sorry I'm bad with words) y'know like do you draw the head first then hair or like //struggles for words ((It would be wonderful if you can do a tutorial for it)) I hope you understand what I'm trying to say qwq Thx ;w;

Thank you so much. I’m happy to know that people like my arts and don’t afraid of asking about it. Thanks again!

And tutorial…Well I tried to do my best! Hope it is actually what you meant.

anonymous asked:

Could you make a tutorial on how to draw shoulders? I struggle so much with them. Thank you so much! <3

of course! Shoulders are really just two balls attached to the collar bones with logs sticking out of them (arm).

shoulders are hard and can be confusing, but observe your own shoulder in the mirror from different angles and you will understand it much more!

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Hey! I am really late with this, but I though that some of you might like to see how I make my monthly spreads. I did this sort of “infographics” (??? am I even allowed to call this thing infographics??) and even though it looks like this, I had so much fun making it :D. I really don’t know whether this is helpful or not, I tried. In case you’d like to see more tutorials (and hopefully better ones) in the future, let me know please? And thanks if you read it till the end, it’s so long :D

(I totally ran out of space for pictures at the end lol)

Fishing: digital painting walkthrough

So I got a question on anon asking me about my drawing coloring process, and unfortunately I accidentally deleted it, because I have clumsy fingers on mobile.

Thank you so much for your interest, I’m really honored! I will try and give a brief overview of my drawing process, and hope this is helpful or useful to you! I just started experimenting with Photoshop last summer around July, so I’m definitely not the most experienced, I’m still learning a lot!

I’m going to be using this drawing of Lapis, because it’s one of my favorite pieces and it is more detailed than my average drawing: 

This drawing was inspired by the episode “Alone At Sea”, where I wanted to illustrate this concept: 

This was my main reference, but I also throughout, used a lot of google images of water and colorful fish. 

Sketch: My canvas size was 3000 px wide and 2000 px high. I tend to sketch with the standard brushes and I actually have like 2 layers of sketches (one for basic shapes/sizes of things, then one for rough details and things). 

Lineart + base coloring: I add lineart, usually px size 6-8, with the pencil brush. I then add base colors, using the default solid brush. Usually they are the generic color I’m going for. I try not to get too stressed about the base colors because I usually cover most of them up.

Primary highlights/light sources: It gets more interesting once you establish primary light sources, so where the main light source is coming from, as well as reflections of things. I use a larger brush and add these on new layers, set to either overlay or screen or pin light. So I wanted light to be shining through the water, making the color reflect on Lapis, which is how it works with real light. 

Detail/color: I think this is the most fun part, where you choose colors to paint over. I think I painted this the way I normally use watercolor, which is combining a lot of complimentary and contrasting colors with varying amounts of saturation. It’s more complicated to explain that, but it’s a lot of eyeballing. For example, referring to the reddish colors, I tried spreading them around the drawing instead of having them just in one place. The reddish fish reflects around the water bubble, and the light is reflected on Lapis’s clothing as well. 

Highlights: This makes your drawing really stand out - often at this stage, many layers are on ‘luminosity’, ‘screen’ or ‘overlay’. I also do this with the lineart layer as well, so there are not just harsh black lines, which can be distracting. There are also secondary light sources, such as at the back of Lapis’s head, because I felt like there was still not enough red-orange in the drawing. 

Small white lines also make a big difference (such as those on the bubble, and on the edges of her jacket/in her hair). 

I later went and adjusted the color balance a bit, as well as increased the contrast so some more areas would appear darker and it was a bit less green in color. 


That is kind of the overview! I hope this was helpful at all, or at least interesting! If you have any more questions I would be happy to answer, I enjoy rambling. Sorry if this was a bit long!

Thank you so much for taking an interest!

So I got a lot of messages after my first post asking me to explain layers, so I have put together a cheat sheet of the different layer types.  The quickest way to become awesome with layers is to know exactly what each one does. Once again, I’m no expert, and these are just my personal definitions, so please try these out for yourself! LONG POST BELOWWW

THE LAYERS CHEAT SHEET PART ONE:

1. NORMAL:  Aw yeah you know all about this layer its just your average layer 
2  DISSOLVE: This mode “dissolves” some pixels, allowing the lower layer to show through. very pixel-y.  Reducing opacity makes it dissolve more.
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3. DARKEN: Now the difference between darken and multiply are a little confusing, so I will explain them together. MULTIPLY is more of a glaze, while DARKEN favors the darks on all layers.  So if you have a darken layer on, it tend to reduce/remove the lighter tones on the layer if there are darker tones below it, while darkening the darks.  
4.  MULTIPLY: A glaze that darkens the color of the layer below. It is great for shading.  Reduces whites.
5.  COLOR BURN:  “Burns” the lower layer favoring a more saturated look.  Marks made over white are not preserved.  
6.  LINEAR BURN:  “Burns” the lower layer, with a little less saturation than color Burn.  Also will preserve colors over white. 
7.  DARKER COLOR: I tend to avoid this puppy cause it does not darken on the RGB channel. (feel free to try him though!)
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8. LIGHTEN:  Lightens the colors below. Favors lighter colors on lower layers.
9. SCREEN:  Lightens the colors below, but much closer to the “glaze” analogy as above.  Reduces blacks. 
10. COLOR DODGE: Often used for magic-y effects, color dodge bumps up saturation and is very bright.
11.  LINEAR DODGE: Much like color dodge, but less saturation. 
12. LIGHTER COLOR:  Once again, this is an outside RGB channel layer, so I don’t really use this. 

As you probably have noticed, the second two groups are opposites, so if you have a good handle on one, you probably know exactly what the second group does! I will do the remaining groups next week as they do not follow this pattern.  

Thanks!
drawmaevedraw.tumblr.com 

EDIT: Part two here: Photoshop Layers Part Two!!

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I would just like to thank you guys, so very much, for the continous support that I receive in this community! and what better way to repay you guys than to make an art raffle! XD Haven’t done an art raffle in a while so please forgive me if it looks a bit plain lol anyways, the deadline for the raffle will be on AUGUST 31, 2017 GMT+8 12 MIDNIGHT. Again thank you so very much! I legit have no idea that I would be able to get that high of a number XD since I’m not that active here! regardless thank you so much!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ALSO special thanks to @mrsbushlikestodraw for that gif tutorial lol XD

roxwallyssox  asked:

I love you charms!! They are so cute!! As an artist trying to get started on selling my own products, i was wondering if i could ask how you make your packaging look so nice? I would love to learn how to make my stuff look so professional.

Oh me gosh, you have no idea how much that means to me… I’m emotional now! ( ・ᴗ・̥̥̥ ) Thank you very much lovely! ( ◜◒◝ )♡ I apologize in advanced for taking forever to answer your wonderful ask. You caught me right in the middle of prepping for a convention 。(*^▽^*)ゞ

Anywhosies~ Here’s a small tutorial on how I do my packaging for charms:

First, make your design. I sometimes sketch out the design on paper before I move onto Photoshop. Depending on how big you want your packaging to be, is how big you want your design to be. I prefer to use 3x5in and always work under a 300dpi/resolution or bigger. Make sure you are able to find baggies with your dimensions before you design. I’ll talk about this further into this tutorial.

Tip: Make your width at least .25in smaller! Some baggies are a couple of millimeters smaller from the actual width. I keep forgetting to fix this little detail thus why you see the width as 3in instead of 2.75in.

The design is really up to you. You can have a theme going on per set, per charm, or you can even just use your logo as the design for every charm and make your life easier lol  There’s no rules to follow, just have fun and design away!

Tip: Don’t overdue your designs though, you want the charm to be the main focus. Something simple yet fun and or elegant will work. Don’t be afraid to google examples of other people’s designs. That will give you an idea and get you going.

Save your designs! Save them as both a JPG and PS file (or as the software you are using).

Be organized! If you plan on having multiple designs or even make lots more charms in the future, name them so they are easier to find. Your packaging designs can even have their own folder or sub folder if needed.

Setting up. Open any wordpad or word processor of your choice and add your design. Depending on how big your design is, you’ll be able to fit more or less. 

Print a test page. Print your design on your everyday normal paper just to check that everything looks okay! If your printer is like mine, it will be a troll and sometimes print a bit crooked, but don’t worry! Since they’ll be cut, it doesn’t affect your designs in any way.

Now let’s print…

Ta-daaaa! Here are my designs that I printed on the cardstock I fell in love with. The cardstock I use is called Astroparche Cover Stock and it’s from the brand, Neenah. I love the natural look it has–it’s not white, so ye be warned that the colors will have a small slight tint of yellow when printing. The cardstock is also thick enough for my printer to use and sturdy enough for my charms. You can find this cardstock on Amazon, but I was lucky enough to find it at my local Office Depot!

Tip: Photo paper can also be used if you so prefer. Again, whatever makes you happy and works best for you. 

Get your handy dandy paper cutter ready…

Cut, cut, cut! Cut out all your designs with your paper cutter. I don’t suggest using scissors unless you trust your hand enough that it won’t mess up and cut straight! If you don’t have a paper cutter, note that you most certainly do not need to buy the huge guillotine type. There’s small ones that can be used and can even be taken with you to conventions! The one I use is small and cute and has been with me for three years and the extra blade that came with it has not been used yet. Amazing~

Punch, punch, punch! Time to get your hole puncher and punch them little holes. I actually have a special hole puncher with a 3mm hole, but you can definitely use a regular 6mm hole puncher. How far down you want your hole to be is up to you.

Tip: If you want to get fancy, you can even buy hole punchers that have cute hole designs! Like stars or hearts ♡ ☆ ♡ ☆

Baggies!!! So, remember how I said to make sure to find baggies with the dimensions you plan to use before designing? This is only because of the rare chance you use certain dimensions that there’s no baggies for. Always double check!

Anyways, when buying baggies, make sure that you go half and inch (or more) above your height so you can create a tab to fold back and tape your baggie shut. You can also find baggies that already have adhesive! It’s just a matter of what you like and what works for you. Maybe you want to get creative and use a cute sticker or washi tape to close your baggie, who knows! Some people even buy baggies with hang tabs to hang them for display when they’re tabling in conventions.

“But Dee, where do I find baggies??”

*squishes your cheeks and whispers*

Ebay… Ebay is your best friend. Search for clear cello/poly bags ( ̄▽ ̄*)

Almost there…

Setting up! Once you have your charms built and ready to go, it’s time to package them and use your new super duper amazing designs! For this, we’ll be using washi tape since it doesn’t leave any residue and it’s easier to peel off. Any washi tape will do, it doesn’t matter! I tend to rip off about 10-20 pieces at a time to have them ready to go. It makes things easier on my end.

For cellphone straps: Loop the strap inside the hole and align your charm. Once you are happy, tape the strap with the washi tape.

For key chains: Yes, it works just as well! But we’ll be needing ribbon, 3mm wide ribbon to be exact. Cut about 2in and loop one end inside the split ring while bringing the other end above. Bring both ends of the ribbon into the hole and align your charm. Once you are happy, tape the ribbon. You should now have your charm cutely hanging from the ribbon~

All you gotta do now is bag ‘em, seal ‘em, and you are ready to go! Look at you–you did it! I’m so proud of you ( ・ᴗ・̥̥̥ )

I hope this helps you and anyone else looking to start making their own unique packaging for their cute charms~ ❤ (ɔˆз(ˆ⌣ˆc)