unhelpful tips

anonymous asked:

is it ok to ask what brushes you use for your art?? i love it sm

Sure! I just gotta know which brushes (and program) you are interested in because i’m a disgusting brush hoarder. 

If it’s related to that Taako drawing I just posted, 89% of it was done using this brush

which you can get over here by just following the instructions in the description

anonymous asked:

i watch stan's stuff all the time!! oh no, your hand is injured??? D: im sorry!! please dont over exert yourself okay??? and the face in general gives me a lot of issues, especially the mouth region.. i just have a really bad memory, so putting methods that i learn into practice can be hard because i end up forgetting everything..

Yeah i see. Then, i know nobody likes to hear it but most of it will improve through muscle memory. The more you practice the more it comes back. Never be afraid to use reference not just on pictures of humans but professional artists as well and try to find your own techniques, it might help you remember them. Select what you like in those artist’s styles and try to reproduce them. It’ll end up being your own style as you get more comfortable.

When it comes to lips i generally go like this (ignore the shitty drawing, and not straight lines, and non symmetrical traits and-)

if you want to add the lips details it generally goes like this. I imagine you’ve seen Proko’s tutorial on lips, so picture the squichy pillows

no matter what the type of lips it is

et cetera, et cetera

don’t forget that moving your mouth moves your whole face

Then play with colors, if you’re on digital or have nice pencils

anonymous asked:

Please show us how you draw eyes, oh great art senpai!

I am noo senpai. here’s a real senpai 

What i’ll show you is how i do it. So there’s many mistakes here and there. That’s why i also advise to watch the video I linked to avoid my errors or the things i’ve dismissed through the force of habit

How i generally place it on the face generally goes like this: 

I start from the space between the eyes and the top of the nose bridge. Then I roughly place the brow area and put the eye sockets under them.

Place the eye lids according to the shape you want to use. I have a very messy style when I often go over the sketch and erase and go over it again. I start with a red color then go over with a multiply pen or a darker color to add details and things like lids etc

Use the eye socket base to place the lids if you need to

on posed eye the lid often hides a bit of the eyeball

And you should be done

Add some fuzzy eyelashes and lid and shadows. Eyebrows can do a lot to one’s look so try to play with them too. I give Yugi sharp and triangular eyebrows. 

And that’s roughly it. Most of the time i do it in a simpler manner where i just go  quickly BLEH

All i can say is have fun through observation and playing with the shapes. Even tracing over pictures of eyes and trying to mark each parts can help. Finding your own points of observation will help. 

aijouaibou  asked:

mind sharing your scribble brush settings? I'm still looking for a good scribble brush x.x i like the look of that one you posted up of yuugi. :3

It’s a manga studio/clip studio brush so if you have that program i’ve uploaded it here (once you’ve downloaded it, just slide the file over the category you want to put it in.)

If you’re asking for my sai settings, they’re really not worth sharing, i don’t do much with them x)

however here’s a nice blog to find some nice settings 

http://ptsbrushes.tumblr.com/

001bit  asked:

I have to say I absolutely adore your art style and the way you draw Yugi and Atem makes me swoon. I apologize if you've already been asked this but what program do you use for your drawings and what brushes?

Thank you! 

I generally use Paint Tool Sai or Manga Studio. Both are really good softwares, Manga Studio has a lot more options than sai but Sai is easier to use

When it comes to brushes, I don’t really use anything specific, I downloaded a bunch of brushes for Manga Studio but it’s still just for fun

In sai I mostly use the marker tool for soft lines like sketches or a more “light” style both for coloring and line art. 

For a “hard” lineart i use either the pen brush or ink pen

For coloring i just use the pen brush. To blend I use the either the watercolor brush, the oil brush or the blur brush. I change the settings way too often to really give you anything consistent

Mostly I think I can say that my most constant thing is this

I very very rarely put my settings on “soft” even when I’m blending. 

I also like to use plat brushes for sketches

So I think that’s pretty much it, sorry I don’t think I’ve helped much, I just play a lot with the settings and I’m a very indecisive person who improvises a lot

Ever since Intuos 4 came out, I hated Wacom’s gritty surface for eating all my pen nibs. Well, as it turns out, I was wrong all along! Lately I was getting really frustrated with the lack of precision when hand drawing straight lines on the tablet (and yes, I know about shift+click). After some playing around, it seems like the grittiness actually helps with that. But after 4 years of drawing, the surface at the centre of my tablet became polished like glass and it really messes with my precision. I actually haven’t realised it all this time - I even got a new pen a few months ago, thinking that my lines suck because the pen is “wonky”.

So there you have it…my super hi-tech tablet mod with a help of Tesco’s all-purpose cloth and masking tape. Yaaay.