Hi!! I’ve absolutely been thinking about that, yeah, in fact I recently talked about that to my boyfriend just recently. It’ll likely happen after october! And to answer your second question! I made a thing on legs that i hope you’ll find useful!!
So. I’ve already explained basics on legs here, but I don’t think it hurts to go through some extra details to help you understand legs some more.
The very basic thing is to imagine legs as teardrops. Again, this has already been covered in said tutorial above, but I figured it’s still good to mention even the most basic thing that I know of. I still highly recommend you check it out to get in more detail and to see some other examples and practices that you do. But basically, think of legs in the shapes of teardrops, when it comes to shape. If you need a simple stick-figure to connect the legs in the first place, make sure that they bend at the knees a bit so that the legs don’t come off as stiff and unnatural.
As you can see, this method works perfectly for realistic legs as it does for stylistic ones. Remember to use these as a guideline, never to be the exact base of the legs you will be drawing. If you draw traditionally, remember not to draw these guides too hard, or they will be hard to erase/do freestyle!
But how do you actually draw out the legs without drawing them perfectly straight, as shown to the left? The trick is to add volume to them, and how you do that can be winged to your own liking. The idea is to think in curves. As no leg is perfectly straight. You may make these curves minimal if you don’t want them to be curvy, but keep in mind, still, that not even your own bones are perfectly straight, so it is highly recommended that you make them bend, at least a little.
It all depends on how you draw them as well. Say you put your legs together, as shown in this picture, what happens to the fat and muscle? Naturally, they press together, much like how thighs squish on the surface when you sit down (I’m sure most people know what I’m talking about). Make sure this shows in your art! This is very important to keep in mind, because it makes it all look more natural and believable. Try to cross your legs or stand up and sit down again for real-life examples!
The same applies for stretching your legs, more or less, except they appear to become more ‘hollow’ and slimmer. They become less soft to the touch, too, and might show. Try stretching your legs and feel where the muscles tense and where it feels ‘hollow’. This is very helpful with your art.
Many leg tutorials talk about legs without mentioning the behind. It requires a tutorial on it’s own, in all honesty, but this is the most simplest way to draw it connecting to the legs. Remember that it comes in many different shapes, and this is just a super basic guide! Two circles overlapping, while following the line and flow of the legs. Remember the muscle/fat as mentioned above!
Okay, so we got the basics of leg shapes figured out? What if you want o draw them in a certain pose, or with a certain silhouette, but perhaps do not have the reference for it? Or you want to blend your style into it? The key is to not shy away from doodling the form. Make mess, draw lightly and don’t care about the anatomy. That way you’ll get everything down without it appearing stiff. You can clean up the sketch later, always, and if you can, use a reference after you have drawn your pose, to correct your drawing.
Remember that the hips do a lot to the pose of the legs! Make sure they are in flow with your legs, so that it can look more natural. Remembers that hips ‘rotate’ with the spine.
I’ve talked about this method before when it comes to posing, and the same applies for the legs. One way to make legs appear ‘steady’ is to picture them standing in a line, and one of those legs need not to stray from the lines too much, making it steady. If you want a dynamic pose despite the steady pose, you can always have the other leg stray from the line, since it only matters that one leg is steady. This method can create good, casual poses without making them appear boring. (also notice how the teardrop shapes are used here, despite the highly stylized legs)
Do you want a highly dynamic pose, or them to appear unsteady, then skip the line entirely and make both legs aim away from it completely. As you can see, the legs appear more moving, in action, as if they’re fighting, falling, or dancing. As you can imagine, this is not a pose that one could stay steady on, suggesting that it’s taken mid-movement. More about posing and this ‘line’ method is talked about in this tutorial.
Hope this helped you, if you have any questions let me know, and if you’d like to check out all my tutorials they can be found here!
A nice city (small and big) I finished up today (forgot that I had it, finished it up in like 5 mins my dudes)
and guess what guys, I once again used the amazing @8pxl ‘s tutorial which can be found –> here (I learned how to use hyperlinks, I feel like both an idiot and a genius at the same time, a gediot if you will.)
(I like how they look like a loong thing when put next to each other, also still learning how to do water effects, I have some ideas, but they are hard to execute in Gimp, and Sai is just not cutting it for pixel art)
Hey there! Absolutely love your art, your rendering abilities and compositions are incredible. Do you have any tips from someone trying to improve their painting? Artists who want to transition from relying on lines to improving their color and painting skills? Ramadan Mubarak and thank you!
Hey sis, Ramadhan Mubarak to you too!
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with relying on lineart because I’m still doing it O:
First and foremost, I am a class A hoarderrrrr. I love to save a ton of classical paintings to my library. If you want to practice rendering stuff more realistically I suggest doing material studies >
Just take any material you can think of and imagine it as a 3D sphere. My lecturer introduced this practice to me when I struggled with my paintings. I needed more tutorials and most tutorials I found were too advanced for me. (Most of them just straight away paint and I already suck at painting so why man why)
And then I found THIS tutorial! It helped me a whole lot during my college struggles.
It basically copies the step-by-steps of rendering a 3D model but it can also be implemented in Illustration as well! I really liked this tutorial because it’s an actual “step-by-step” so it’s like painting training wheels. I stuck with this process for quite some time and after awhile I grew more confident in painting and THEN I started exploring styles.
I don’t know what sort of art style you’re going for but the artists above that I’ve listed have helped improve my paintings even further. If you wanna be good at painting, then you should look at great art examples. I can spend hours just looking and studying their pieces. I’m no master but I would like to paint as good as they do someday ( ;^^)
Hi! First of all, I love your edits, they are all gorgeous and I hope you know that ♥ And secondly, would you mind making a mini tutorial on how to make the drawing effect gif as you did here post/158606758288/hogwarts-houses-ϟ-slytherin-or-perhaps-in? I would really appreciate that
aah thank you!! this is so kind of you to say :”) and sure thing, hun! I’ll be explaining how to make something like this from this photoset:
Yaay, it’s finally done! :D As promised, here is a tutorial for my weekly spreads. You seemed to really like the monthly one, I got so much positive feedback on it! I’m really, really glad you liked it, I did not think ut would get much attention, since I did it this way just for fun, but you guys said that it was easy to follow, and actually informative! :D I love making these tutorials, so if you have any other suggestion, I will be happy to make some more! :)
It’s been a long time since I made a lineless drawing (The last one was the AfterDeath Icon pack with Goth). I didn’t draw like this since that one because I thought it was kinda bad buuuut I found a tutorial about lineless art and decided to start practicing it again! Maybe someday I can make a decent thing lol.
Anyway, here’s a Blueprint Icon that I may or may not use for the blog’s porfile photo if I don’t make a Mint Icon first tbh I like my Icon. I love drawing Mint doing weird things like eating magic glitter– If you want to use it, it’s ok!
“au where harry james potter has a youtube channel in which he tells story times about himself and shit that happens with him and bam one day he and Draco Beauty Guru Malfoy collaborate: Harry tells a story time while Draco does his make up”- @saintdrarry
Harry James Potter started his youtube channel at the age of 18, when he moved out of the Dursley’s and into an old London mansion he inherited from his late godfather.
He goes to uni for European History (he wants to be a professor because he’s a neeeeerd) .
His first video- “Welcome to this Grim-old Place!”
Ron, Hermione, Neville, Luna, and Ginny are constantly in his “daily” vlogs
Tbh he’s shit at being daily, it’s mainly when he can be bothered to go outside
He loves to walk around the city with his dogs, Hedwig (a Samoyed), and Padfoot (a Great Dane-also called a boarhound)
Often, they go to a small bookshop owned by Xenophilius Lovegood (who always lets animals in) and read for hours
He likes to put glasses on his dogs while the lay down and drool over “doggy books” (chew toys in the shape of books) and Instagram it
He likes to walk around the house and make up stories about the Blacks, and then ends them all by looking at the camera, very seriously, and saying, “Their ghosts will murder me in my sleep, I’m Sirius, goodnight.”
Often, though, he just makes videos at the end of the day telling about his life.
His best videos are the drunk ones at all the youtube parties-or the ones when he’s home alone
An excerpt from one such video, where he is sitting on a desk chair backwards-”you guys, i gotta be honest with you. Boys are hot as fucK
He fell off the chair during that last word
The channel gains popularity, and he has like 4 million subs by the time he turns 20
His most watched video (with like 15 mil views!!) is “My Coming Out Story
The Thumbnail is of him and Ginny sitting on his bed
The description is, “Hi im not gay. Im not straight. Im certainly not dating Ginny. Yes, I used to. No, I don’t have an s/o atm.
Luna pops up about 30 seconds in, kisses Ginny for 10 seconds while Harry very awkwardly looks at the camera, and then leaves with Ginny.
Newsflash: he’s bi af.
His second most watched video is about his mum and dad, and everyone cries watching it.
They died protecting him in an attempted robbery from a gang when he was very little
He also talks about Sirius and Remus
Sirius died by being killed by a gang member (after spending 12 years in prison for “being one”
Remus died from Cancer
Another video is where Luna, Ginny, and Hermione do his hair and choose his wardrobe for a daily vlog
He lost a bet
His hair is long, so Hermione puts it in a french braid and ties it up in a messy bun
They then spend a few minutes talking about how Hermione’s coarse hair has a different care process
Ginny chooses an orange button up shirt and faded dungarees for the outfit
Luna just elects to put glitter/stick-on jewels on Harry’s face because, she says, it will really pop on his dark skin
After that video they film a vlog in which they go to the London Zoo, which is quite near Grimmauld Place
Harry really likes the glitter, so he searched Youtube for makeup tutorials and found the one, the only, Draco Malfoy
While watching his videos, Harry always notices how clean his workspace was
Harry’s house was constantly a mess, but he always cleaned on Sundays-he really did!
Also, Malfoy was cold, hardly ever expressing emotion
He was brutally honest and loved a challenge
Blaise Zabini and Pansy Parkinson (two other beauty gurus) often pop up in his videos
Malfoy has one video up about the racist comments he receives for his friends being, well, not white
He rants for 15 minutes about how real MUA’s should be able to do makeup on all people, not just white people
Apparently, Malfoy has his own line of makeup, called, of course, “Malfoy”
All of his videos were makeup related, but his other social media (what no, Harry didn’t stalk) shows his normal life-perfectly pristine and flawless in every way, with a hint of crude humor on Tumblr
He was never seen in public without a full face of makeup; his eyeliner could cut a bitch.
He didn’t have any pets, but his parents owned an estate with peacocks and horses
Draco had a Friesian called Atticus (After Atticus Finch, of course)
Anyways, Draco lives in London as well and goes to uni for English
One day, Harry emails Draco asking if he wants to collab.
This was after weeks of obsessing and multiple friends yelling at him to “just find the boy and snog him”
Technically, Ron and Hermione wrote and sent the email
When Draco reads it, his heart stops
Wow who knew that Draco had been low-key obsessed with Harry the whole time?
I did. I’m the author
Also, you did. This is a cliche and I am loVING IT
Anyways, back to the story.
He immediately calls Pansy and yells at her to go to his flat
They spend 20 minutes crafting the perfect respons
3 days later, a bare-faced Draco Lucius Malfoy shows up on Harry James Potter’s front doorstep.
He steps in, and Harry offers a cuppa
He accepts, and they talk for almost two hours before starting to film.
Draco sets up his makeup and hair stuff on a desk next to the camera, and has Harry sit down on a stool opposite his own
Harry decides he’s going to talk about his godson, Teddy, and tells Draco so
Draco just stares at Harry for about two minutes before bursting out laughing and informing Harry that Teddy is his cousin
Eventually, they start filming.
Draco decided a long time ago that Harry would be golden, and makes him up that way-from bright eyelids to shiny cheekbones
His lips were a matte brown nude with a shimmer on them
In the meantime, Harry chattered on about his bus ride with Teddy and how the kid’s hair was bright red, and it almost seemed pink in the sun
When they were done, Harry saw how he looked and gasped
“Don’t you dare cry, Potter, you’ll ruin everything”
After they turned off the camera, Harry worked up the courage to ask Draco out
Draco, of course, said yes, and kissed Harry softly on the mouth
“Oi, you’ll mess up my makeup” “The lipstick is special, it’s made to stay on. Anyways, I can always do it again.”