Teach me how to draw armor!! Pleeaassdee I struggle with this so badly but your armor is always so amazing I just want to see how you make it, show me a tutorial oh my god please i need you
thank you so much!! I…okay!! i’m not particularly good at armour or teaching or well anything really so if anyone wants to point out mistakes or add to this feel free to do so, i’m not sure what part you struggle with so i included shading too? I hope this helps! I’d suggest looking at different medieval armour suits to have a better idea of the parts and shapes but here goes nothing
HEREis a much better explanation with all the layers and a much more realistic approach by perplexingly that your should definitely check out, also their art is fantastic!!
HERE you can find armor parts and if you click around you will see tons of armor reference
Help! I have been trying really hard to improve my drawing skills, practicing almost everyday. I have been watching tutorials and studying anatomy but I can't get my characters to look natural.. They look extremely stiff and blocky... Any advice?? Oh! I almost forgot, I LOVE YOUR ART SO MUCH!!!
GESTURES. GESTURES. GESTURES!
Studying anatomy is fantastic. Whatever you do, don’t stop! I’m going to suggest gestures but that is by no means a suggestion to swap. Just start implementing gestures as well.
Okay. So. Look at this.
This is a still from Glean Keane animating Tarzan - and it exactly nails what a gesture is. Just a few simple lines that are full of movement and you can tell exactly what the heck is going on. All with a few simple lines.
Learning anatomy is great - but learning how to implement it is another thing. If I focus too much on nailing anatomy - the drawing starts to feel stiff, exactly as you’ve stated.
Gestures are all about forgetting what you think you know about muscles and structure and instead drawing what movement in a body FEELS like. That might sound cooky but that’s kind of how I approach it in my head. It’s all about those lines of movement and contrast and CURVES.
I think loosening up and forgetting about how technically correct a drawing is and instead embracing something rough and full of movement, and looking at how the lines in the human body contrast themselves will do you wonders. Keep learning anatomy, but look at how we move and look the weird shapes we can make with our bodies. Look at the way we slouch and stand tall. The way we dance, the way we run. Sit in a coffee shop and try to draw the heart of someone’s pose in like 30 seconds.
Observe MOVEMENT AND RHYTHM AND MY GOD THE HUMAN BODY IS POETRY *GESTICULATES WILDLY*
Even just grabbing a photograph from the net and looking at it objectively - how would this pose break down into a few simple lines? It’s so damn simple to look at something this way. You can endlessly improve your knowledge of anatomy and your technical abilities - but I think so many of us (myself included) stumble at the simplest foundations.
i say this every time, but seriously… read @tyranttortoise‘s Skeleton Squatters and the Landlady. this latest chapter is one of only innumerable reasons why it is forever in my top favorite fics, period.
… and talk about seeing fireworks with a kiss. <333 honestly red is my eternal weakness, and i’m not even mad about it.
Your peacock art was on the radar :) Looked fantastic!!!
omg again woah WHAT WHY UH!!! thank you!!! ʷʰʸ ᵈᵒᵉˢ ᵗʰᶦˢ ʰᵃᵖᵖᵉⁿ ˢᵒ ᵐᵘᶜʰ
and uh, heya new ppl!! what’s swinging hope youre doin alright. i make lotsa art here glad to have ya!! and if you’ve been here for awhile hope things are doin okay too!! hope i can draw stuff you like! / /// aa
Hi there, I was wondering if you could give some tips on how to draw character body expressions because I can't seem to get it right, they always look like robots or unnatural abominations pretending to be humans. Also, your art is fantastic, on both of your blogs and I love it :)
Hi there! :D Ahh! Thank you so much! Usually when I go about approaching drawing a pose or expression, I start off with sketching in the gesture of the pose to make sure the pose or expression “flows” together. I try to make sure that the lines have a “rhythm” to them to help lead the eye around the pose, and give the pose life. In addition, keeping your drawings loose will also help to make the poses have more life, and maintain the energy of the pose. Here is a tutorial on how I tend to approach sketching :D I hope this helps!
Hi, I'm an aspiring animator, and I wanted to thank you for being such an inspiration for me. Your art is fantastic, and I enjoy your style very much. Do you have any tips for poses? I try and practice, but the more dynamic poses end up looking awkward or stiff. Your stuff always looks so natural and flows nicely.
hello! oh wow thank you very much! Well, i’ve had this same question sent in to me a lot of times now, and I always say the same thing: do lifedrawing. Draw people around you, carry around a small little sketchbook and sketch people in the subway, in the restaurant, in the park! (do it without being creepy tho haha)
When you do this, you’ll get a gist as to why people look the way they do and how they move etc. (try to do this everyday! go out, and do maybe 10-15 quick sketches. continue for a month and you’ll really see the change)
When you practice, try not to bother yourself with details first! instead, focus on shapes. this will not only help you with poses but also help you learn to draw faster! (2 for the price of 1!!!!) and when i say shapes, i mean think in 3d and start to sort of….sculp it.
Do different poses from normal everyday ones to the dynamic ones. (also, don’t take normal boring poses for granted!) then once you’ve gotten a hang of it, you can start drawing in characters!
you can see i didn’t follow the lines strictly from the original sketch to suit the characters’ style, but it still has the essence of that pose!
be loose! lines and shapes are your best friends! start practicing and you’ll soon find that poses are super fun and addicting to do!
Holy shit so you won't see the tags on my reblog for a while bc it's queued but I wanted to say rn that art of Dirk on a horse? Holy FUCK, first of all, oh my god?????????? I am HEART EYES- Dirk's body language AND THE ANATOMY ON THAT HORSE HOLY FUCK!!!! YOUR ART IS SO FANTASTIC THANK YOU SO MCUH I CAN'T GET OVER IT
THANK YOUUU!! (´∇｀) Have another teenage Dirk with a nice pony!
you know one of my favorite things of Life is strange is the soundtrack, i love that kind of music! can you recommend me a playlist or a fanmix please? btw your art is fantastic!
I love that kind of music too, anon. ^^ There are some great LiS inspired musicians like Koethe and Riley Hawke, if you haven’t heard their stuff before. (Also Max’s voice actress Hannah Telle released an album last year!)
Might not be exactly what you’re looking for, but I do keep a list of songs I’ve listened to to whilst drawing LiS fanart.. because everything I draw ends up with one specific song I’ve overplayed whilst working on it. So here’s a weird little playlist of those (b-but if anyone else has proper mix recs..?)
Hello! Your art is SO fantastic! I was wondering if you were planning to create tutorials on the way you color or explain the steps it. Thank you.
Thank you! And about my coloring.. errr.. it’s a huge mess, that’s what it is haha.
I don’t think it really fits for a tutorial, but I can explain how I do things; most of the time I just play with gradients, to be honest. And it’s a huge pile of just trying out what could look fine.
Firstly, I do the sketch and block it out, and depending on the picture I may color some areas as darker and lighter. After that’s done, I’ll try out different color combinations with different layer modes, and in the most simplest cases it may take only one gradient modifier for me to color the picture:
Tho, usually it takes handful of different layer modes to get the picture colored.
I recommend looking for tutorials of coloring from black and white, that’s the core of the technique I use!
And it’s rather all fun and dandy until I get to coloring paintings. In those cases it’s usually tens and tens of layers for color alone:
I don't know if you're still doing these, but if you need prompts, I'd love to see Kylo comforting Rey. It seems like a lot of the time we see Rey comforting Kylo and I'd love to see a reverse :) Your art is fantastic please don't ever ever stop.
Yep, don’t mind me, I was just chopping onions while I was drawing this