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Hey friends!

Meg here for TUTOR TUESDAY! Just a quick beginning look at colors and some color theory! I’ve had a few recommendation for color palette stuff, so I hope this is a start! Paul has done some on color as well! If you have any recommendations send ‘em in here or my personal! Keep practicing, have fun, and I’ll see you next week!

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Hey friends!

Sorry for the late TUTOR TUESDAY, but here it is! Today is on clothing folds and was a recommendation from @kitemist, thanks! If you have any recommendations you’d like to see send ‘em in here or my personal! Hopefully I can expand on clothes more soon! Keep practicing, have fun, and I’ll see you next week!

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Hey friends!

It’s Meg for this week’s TUTOR TUESDAY! Today we take a little look at hopefully some exercises that will help with drawing horns! So go draw some peeps with horns, my dudes. If you have any recs send ‘em in here or my personal. Keep practicing, have fun, and I’ll see you next week!

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Hey friends!

It’s Meg here for TUTOR TUESDAY! Today is part one of drawing trees. I’ll do a tutorial on painting trees next time! This was a recommended tutorial, and if you have any tutorials you’d like to see just send em in here or at my personal! Have fun, keep practicing, and I’ll see you next week!

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Hey friends!

For this week’s TUTOR TUESDAY, I tried to go into a bit more detail on legs which I briefly have talked about in other tutorials. If you have any tutorial recommendations send ‘em in here or to my personal! Keep practicing, have fun, and I’ll see you next week!

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Hey, friends! It’s Meg with another TUTOR TUESDAY!, I’ve finally bit the bullet and tried out a hand tutorial! Hopefully there’s something new that will help you along with hands! If you have any tutorial recommendations for next week, lemme know! As always, keep practicing, have fun, and I’ll see you next week!

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Hey friends!

Meg here for today’s TUTOR TUES-WEEK! Today we’re taking a look at eyebrows/eyebrow placement! I’ve covered more about expressions here! If you have any tutorials you’d like to see send ‘em in here or my personal! Have fun, keep practicing, and I’ll see you soon!

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Hey friends, it’s Meg!

A really late TUTOR TUESDAY on antlers which ARE NOT horns, so ya’ll can stop razzin’ me about not putting them on last weeks tutorial! If you have any tutorial recs send ‘em in here or my personal! Keep practicing, have fun, and I’ll see you next week!

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Hey, friends!

It’s Meg! Sorry about the late TUTOR TUESDAY, but I’m here! Today we take a look at drawing environments! This uses our last tutorial on perspective, so if you haven’t check that out! If you have any recommendations, send ‘em in here or my personal! Keep practicing, have fun, and I’ll see you next week!

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Hello, friends!

It’s Meg with Part 2 of our two part TUTOR TUESDAY, where we look at expressions. If you missed it, you can find Part 1 here where we discuss specifics of the mouth.  If you have any recommendations for a tutorial, let me know here or on my personal blog! Keep practicing, have fun and I’ll see you next week!

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Hey friends!

It’s Meg for this week’s TUTOR TUESDAY! I’ve been wanting to cover perspective again for awhile because my old tutorial is…well…let’s just say I’ve gotten better at formatting these. Plus there’s so much more to learn! If you have any recommendations send ‘em in here or my personal! Have fun, keep practicing, and I’ll see you next week!

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Hey friend!

It’s Meg for TUTOR TUESDAY! Today we look at Part 2 of last weeks tutorial! Let’s take a gander at painting trees this time! Here is Part 1 for anyone interested! If you have any tutorial recommendations lemme know here or my personal! Keep practicing, have fun, and I’ll see you next week!

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Hey friends!

It’s Meg, back at our regularly scheduled TUTOR TUESDAYS! Today we dive into some useful exercises for environment/color studies! If you have any tutorials/exercises you’d like to see, lemme know here or my personal! Keep practicing, have fun, and I’ll see you next week!

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Hello friends!

It’s Meg, with another TUTOR TUESDAY! Today we take a look at some exercises on how to come up with interesting, useful poses! If you are struggling with anything you can recommend a tutorial on this blog or my personal one. Keep practicing, have fun, and I’ll see you next week!

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Hey friends!

Meg here for this week’s TUTOR TUES-WEEK! I got a rec curious about how styles come about, so I sat down and started mapping out steps I felt most artists have gone through based on personal experience as well as observation. I feel these steps happen for a reason and lend themselves to our improvement and growth as artists! If your have tutorial recs send ‘em in here or my personal. Keep practicing, have fun, and I’ll see you tomorrow!

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Hey folks, Paul here for MOTION MONDAY! I had fun making today’s GIFs… but this post might have killed my laptop. (Lots of quirks and crashes in the last 24 hours… always back up your work!)

Today’s focus is timing, specifically hang-time, and how it gives airborne objects a sense of gravity. I’m not gonna type much, so hopefully these GIFs speak for themselves. Enjoy!

With hang-time:

Without hang-time:

[Expressions: you know this is wrong, why are you doing this Paul]

Hang-time is the main focus here, but there are also other factors to consider…

  • Follow-through: notice in the top example, big baby Thundercluck has extra fluidity because his body changes direction first, then his wings and tail change direction afterwards. This can add a lot of life to characters with hair, tails, scarves, etc.

  • Squash-and-stretch: again in the top example, Thundercluck stretches when he’s moving fast, and squashes when he slows down (mostly when Brunhilde catches him). This is often used on bouncing ball animations, but it can add life to characters, too!

  • Arc motion: this isn’t showcased by either example because Thundercluck’s only moving vertically. If he were also moving side to side, though, it’d be crucial for his path to follow an arc. (Think upside-down “U,” not right-side-up “A.”)

These are among Disney’s “12 Basic Principles of Animation.” I’m planning to demonstrate another principle next week, likely one of the three “other factors” listed right above. If anyone has a request, let me know!

Thanks for watching, and be sure to check back… on the next exciting episode of Chicken Ball Z MOTION MONDAY!