Friday, January 4, 2013

Some Tutorials

lazili:

Sooo!

I’ve been getting some art questions lately, and I’m bad with words so here is a hand full of tutorials that I really like. You can also pretty easily Google around yourself if there is something specific.  The internet is quite vast.

Mini Painting Tutorial by Jdillion82

Paper Texture Tutorial by El-grimlock

Textured Brushes Tutorial by Selene231

Creative First Aid Kit by Yasahime

Digital Painting by Barukurii

Looong Coloring Tutorial by TastesLikeAnya

How I See Color by Purplekecleon

Pose Tutorial by Alexds1

Various Element Tutorials by ShadowUmbre

http://www.drawfurry.com/  (don’t be fooled by the name if you’re quick to judge; It’s got good info, especially if you’re into webcomics)

Various conceptart.com Forum Tutorials  (look around!)

these are just a few, because god knows there a whole bunch out there.  So yeah, just search around a bit and practice practice PRACTICE. No one else is going to do it for you!  u:

Hope it helps somewhat!

Friday, December 14, 2012

eyecager:

Skulls, Noses and Lips and a great painting process all done by Griffinfly!

Source: http://griffinfly.deviantart.com/

The skull model is a google sketch up model you can grab from 3d warehouse.

If you do the skull studies I would suggest throwing some eyes into the skull for an added bonus and it gives an awesome creepy personality to the skull. It’s something I picked up from my kickass teacher Erik Gist.

some of these I’ve posted before, but, it’s always a good refresher!

Friday, May 4, 2012
msmandapants:

honestlycrazy:

yamino:

http://www.zvork.fr/vls/
Emlan just showed me this awesome lighting assistance tool! If you can get past the creepy stare, it’s really great reference for drawing faces in different lighting!

EVERYTHING I EVER WANTED IN LIFE

Way cool!

msmandapants:

honestlycrazy:

yamino:

http://www.zvork.fr/vls/

Emlan just showed me this awesome lighting assistance tool! If you can get past the creepy stare, it’s really great reference for drawing faces in different lighting!

EVERYTHING I EVER WANTED IN LIFE

Way cool!

Thursday, August 18, 2011
Source: Griffinfly @ DA
Click through this picture for a neat pack that shows skulls and the artist’s notes on how to construct them.

Source: Griffinfly @ DA

Click through this picture for a neat pack that shows skulls and the artist’s notes on how to construct them.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
euclase:

pausing from drawing to do a tiny lighting demonstration for the anon.
i’ve marked the major light sources. YELLOW is the strongest. PINK is the same as yellow (the sky, basically), but it’s coming in at a steeper angle, so it’s not as strong. the place where pink and yellow meet is where you’re most likely to find the “natural” color of the person you’re painting. forehead, collarbone, on either side of the bridge of the nose, etc.
the BLUE is the reflective lighting.
in this case, it’s false hollywood lighting. if you look in misha’s eyes, you’ll see white reflective dots. those dots are actually the reflection of one of those big white cards you sometimes see on film sets (i have no idea what the official term for them is). film crews use them to reflect light up into actors’ faces so you can see them better.
if i were using a difference source photo, the BLUE might come from water, a bright sandy beach, or even the shirt the person is wearing. it’s secondary light reflecting onto a person’s face from something else that’s being illuminated by the primary light.
i hope that helps? any place the light isn’t touching is the elephant graveyard where the hyenas live. so don’t go there.
just kidding.
those are just the darkest places. under his hair, inside the hollows of his eyes, under parts of his chin. the hollywood lighting card thingys are meant to get rid of those shadows, so misha is actually really well lit in this shot. :)

As always, check euclase’s tumblr for more progression shots/tips

euclase:

pausing from drawing to do a tiny lighting demonstration for the anon.

i’ve marked the major light sources. YELLOW is the strongest. PINK is the same as yellow (the sky, basically), but it’s coming in at a steeper angle, so it’s not as strong. the place where pink and yellow meet is where you’re most likely to find the “natural” color of the person you’re painting. forehead, collarbone, on either side of the bridge of the nose, etc.

the BLUE is the reflective lighting.

in this case, it’s false hollywood lighting. if you look in misha’s eyes, you’ll see white reflective dots. those dots are actually the reflection of one of those big white cards you sometimes see on film sets (i have no idea what the official term for them is). film crews use them to reflect light up into actors’ faces so you can see them better.

if i were using a difference source photo, the BLUE might come from water, a bright sandy beach, or even the shirt the person is wearing. it’s secondary light reflecting onto a person’s face from something else that’s being illuminated by the primary light.

i hope that helps? any place the light isn’t touching is the elephant graveyard where the hyenas live. so don’t go there.

just kidding.

those are just the darkest places. under his hair, inside the hollows of his eyes, under parts of his chin. the hollywood lighting card thingys are meant to get rid of those shadows, so misha is actually really well lit in this shot. :)

As always, check euclase’s tumblr for more progression shots/tips

Friday, May 13, 2011
EDIT: HUZZAH! found the source thanks to chameleon-circuit! Thank you so much :>
The creator is Northernbanshee @DAI couldn’t find the exact tutorial of this.. it might have been taken down. But all the pieces can be found on the artist’s website or DA.
Also, the brushes used are here from Zhuzhu @DA

EDIT: HUZZAH! found the source thanks to chameleon-circuit! Thank you so much :>

The creator is Northernbanshee @DA
I couldn’t find the exact tutorial of this.. it might have been taken down. But all the pieces can be found on the artist’s website or DA.

Also, the brushes used are here from Zhuzhu @DA

Monday, May 9, 2011

Hey, a color tutorial

mistergrundy:

Pages of help on lighting:

http://www.itchy-animation.co.uk/light.htm

I thought it was pretty helpful, anyway. :I

(Source: mistahgrundy)