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Heya arty friends, I got a question for y'all. Are there any helpful links/tutorials/videos that helped y'all out? I’ve googled some stuff and I’ve gotten some but I thought about asking y'all to see if you might have gotten something else. Especially some stuff that shows how to do those circle things to draw bodies and shading stuff. Those confuse the hell outta me so I usually just.. guess.. but I’d like to learn.

Basically, I’m just asking if there’s anything that’s stood out to y'all that might help an newbie out.


Background Tutorial

requested by ion4ever. sorry it took me so long to do this for you but hopefully I was of some help? 


  • I use CS6, and this was mostly done with default hard round brush at around 50% opacity or higher, 100% flow, and size pressure on. I made some random brushes for the greenery by modifying the default ones.
  • always use a large canvas. I go about 3000px x 3000px.
  • with enough practice, painting backgrounds like this will be a fairly quick affair. this one, for example, took about 30 minutes? it’s just a matter of time/experience. :)

So yeah, good luck doing backgrounds, and have fun!! :D


Thank you! :D I’m glad my tutorials are helpful ^^ Maybe this will help you with hair details and stuff like that (don’t overdo detail stuff though.) Basically, it’s nothing new xD


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!

anonymous asked:

On the Lucas Baker picture how did you make the shed looking lettering on his jacket? It looks good and I'd like to be able to try it

Thanks anon! It’s an easy trick and there are many ways of achieving that grunge effect. I use Photoshop but I’m sure there are ways to apply this technique in other programs as well.

You’ll need two layers: a transparent design/text on top of a solid background color. We will erase parts of the design instead of adding grunge to the whole pic. This way the design will work even if you change its color or the color of the bg. Here’s Cappy, let’s fuck him up!

The first way of doing this is by finding a good textured, spongy brush. I usually use the Natural Sponge from @kyletwebster‘s Megapack. Set your brush mode to “clear” on the top toolbar. This will turn it into an eraser!

Now just go ham on the drawing you’re grunging up! The more randomly you erase, the better! You can switch brushes to vary shapes and edges. Don’t forget to switch up brush sizes to add smaller scratches too! Tadaa!

If you think you’re not very good at making things look random, there’s a second way of doing this. Textures are your friends! I usually get them from As a first step, turn your texture black and white (Shift+Ctrl+U) and play with the levels (Ctrl+L) until it’s mostly white with some black spots.

Then select the black pixels with the Magic Wand tool (make sure that “contiguous” is turned off on the top bar so your tool selects all the black pixels on your canvas). Copy all the selected pixels and paste them on a new transparent layer over your design. Feel free to move the texture around, resize it if it looks better. Now all you have to do is select the grunge you just added (by Ctrl+left clicking on its layer in your Layers window) and press Delete while standing on your design layer. This way only the selected pixels will be erased from your design.

After this, you can delete the grunge layer and enjoy your nastied-up design or do another round of what you just did to destroy it even more. If you want smaller scratches in it, switch to brush and touch it up with the first technique I described.

For Lucas’ logo, I used the brush only. I like to be able to control where the damage happens :) Hope this helped!

anonymous asked:

Hi! Do you have any coloring tutorials or anything similar? Your work is amazing and I'm very curious about how you achieve that kind of lightning and color! :D TYSM! <3

hello ! I only have this short little thing in my faq, but I’ll see if I could make a tutorial or something soon <:
here’s a little process gif thing that didn’t get too butchered !