tricky's art

percyofnom  asked:

YOUR ART IS SO NICE TO LOOK AT!!!! [I say as I scroll through 58314 pages worth of your art] Every character just feels so real (*˘︶˘*).。.:*♡ I was wondering if you use references often? And if so, where you do you get them from?

UWAHHHH thank you so much! I wish i for real had that many pages worth of art on here lmao but AHH i’m so glad you enjoy it!

I do use references frequently (though I should even MORE), especially on art with tricky body angles. I use the mirror next to my desk and pose myself for quick face/hands/arm/torso refs. I also will take photos of myself (always a little embarrassing, but very functional!): for example, I took a selfie of myself flashing a peace sign while holding a bottle of lotion to get the position and framing right for this recent one. Selfies and mirrors can be extremely helpful and artists should utilize them freely, imho. I also do use google or istock to search specific types of poses when i feel stuck on a pose, especially couple-y poses. senshistock is a good photo ref library too, especially if you’re looking for action stuff.

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Hogwarts’ students were about to face the worst test of their lives so their professor invited Auror Harry Potter to talk about his adventures. The Q&A went out of the professor’s control, though x)

[ig: @potterbyblvnk]

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here have some fantasy au! Klangst ^o^;; i know y’all love pining Keith (this is before they’re together so Lance is like ??wot m8??)
drawing elf Nyma was really fun but also hard to decide on lolol

Reyes Vidal: skin tone palette

I’ve been seeing some art of Reyes that just pales in comparison to the guy himself, so I made a palette for Reyes’ skin tone to get you started. 

Writing with Color has a great post to help with describing skin tones, and while it might be aimed more towards writers, there are some really good visual aids - it’s also an excellent resource for artists wanting to draw a fictional character they have a written description of but nothing visual to go on. There’s honestly a ton of good stuff here, and I’d really encourage you to follow this blog, even if you’re not a writer!

I get that selecting the right tones can sometimes be tricky and sometimes different lighting can make things even trickier - but if you look at the swatches above, you’ll notice that even the lighter tones are a kind of tawny orange-brown. It’s really important that we look critically, both at our own work and the works of other artists, and try to get it right.