tip tuesdays


Hey, friends!

It’s Meg again, back for another thrilling episode of TUTOR TUESDAY! Today we look at some tips on how to maintain facial consistency in characters when viewed from multiple angles! Exciting

Thanks to Anon for their recommendation! As always, send in any ideas for tutorials YOU would like to see either to this blog or my personal blog. Keep practicing, have fun, and I’ll see you next Tuesday!

Sometimes simple is best. A lone candle🕯, a cup of coffee ☕️, and a tarot deck. I’ve been working on being more minimalist lately as I’ve found that when clutter is removed your mind becomes clearer and better able to pick up messages from the subconscious. 

What are your thought on minimalism? 🖤 

This image from @ritual_provisions


Hello, friends!

Meg here, and welcome back to another round of TUTOR TUESDAY! This weeks topic was recommended by Kisarii, thank you! Today we look at anatomy and some tricks that may make it easier to understand. This is a pretty vast topic so this is just Part One of The Human Body ( aka Gosh Darn Bodies are Da Best and Hands are the Worst ‘n’ We Gon’ Find Out Why)

Have any recommendations for tutorials? Send them on over to either this blog or my personal blog here! Keep practicing, have fun, and I’ll see you next Tuesday!

✍️ PRODUCTIVITY TIP: Try using the ABCDE method to prioritize your tasks! 🔠 A is for tasks that are VERY IMPORTANT that come with grave consequences when not completed 😱 B is for IMPORTANT tasks that have minor consequences ❗️ C tasks are NICE TO DO but do not have any negative consequences 😁👍 D tasks are to DELEGATE, meaning you can assign someone else to get the job done 💼 E means ELIMINATE, which refers to tasks that only take up time away from the tasks mentioned above 🙅

fried-cereal  asked:

do you have any tips for drawing hands?

Well! Let me give you some points of reference that have helped me. 

1) Draw from life, as I’m sure you already know. It’s always the first thing people seem to say, but it really does help. “To draw a thing is to know a thing” and all that. 

Here are some websites I constantly use for gesture drawing practice, and they both give you the option to focus solely on hands. 



2) Tip Sheets. If you just look up hands on Pinterest, you can usually find a bunch of tip sheets that helpfully break the hand down into moving parts. Understanding how something works will always give you better results that just knowing the exterior appearance.

(Normand Lemay is just amazing. You can see more of his tips by looking up “Tuesday Tips with Griz and Norm.”)

3) Studying cartooned versions of hands. Drawing from life is wonderful, but when you’re going for a more illustrative or cartoony style, it can be hard to know the best ways to simple things. Doing quick gestures will naturally help with this, as it focuses you to only records the essential information, but! It’s always nice to study from the masters.

Milt Kahl (the great Disney animator) is probably my biggest influence when it comes to hands. 

I hope that helped a little bit. Happy drawing! :)

A big eye opening (and learning experience) was when I took a portrait painting class. It really taught me how important it is to know where the planes of the face are. Not just for painting BUT for drawing too. It helps you anchor the facial features down.

Not only that…it makes your paintings/drawings more realistic and now a days with so much of your 2d art being turned into 3d films…it’s knowledge you must have.

Right, here we go with my brand new series of tutorials, entitled How to THINK When you DRAW. I’m going to hit a massive range of subjects, techniques and approaches in this series, so there should be something for everyone, no matter what your interests or ability level.

Oh, and if you have any area of drawing that you’d particularly like to see a tutorial for, TWEET US HERE with your REQUESTS, and I’ll do my best to tackle them for you :)

The first two tutorials are looking at how to draw draping or hanging fabric and creases, enjoy!



Hello, friends!

Welcome to the third week of TUTOR TUESDAY! Today we are taking a look at the basics of perspective! This one takes a bit more time and patience, but learning perspective will take you leaps and bounds, I promise!

Like always, if there’s anything else you’d like to see in upcoming TUTOR TUESDAYS, send on over a message to this blog or to my personal blog. Keep practicing, have fun, and I’ll see you next Tuesday!