A breakdown of medieval armor, since a lot of pieces are required to create a full suit.
Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - Feet
I don’t often have to draw bare feet, unless I’m doing Life Drawing. When storyboarding, the focus is generally not on the feet. They also are usually covered (shoes, socks), or just not shown on screen that much. Nonetheless, it’s important to understand their functionality and general appeal. Keep details to a minimum, unless the character uses its bare feet to grasp things or do things with them most humans don’t. The best example of pushing feet to an extreme degree of functionality would be Disney’s Tarzan (one of my all time favorite). Other than that, don’t draw too much attention to them, but find appeal in its shapes.
i’ve been getting asks about how i do lineless art so. i will try to explain
- i used the pen tool on default settings for everything here
- using opacity lock or a clipping layer, color the lines the same color as the base color
- bring out edges or elements using contrasting colors / values
- paint over whatever you think needs changing
this way is kind of lazy, but it’s fast and you don’t lose much of the original drawing in the process. i hope this helps! :o
since somebody asked for my brush settings, here they are! these are the brushes I favor 95% of the time unless I have to use Photoshop for something
there are kind of a lot ahaha sorry
they’re really nothing special, and I’m often changing certain things depending on my needs, but I’m happy to share the settings I’m currently using anyway c:
everything else is either completely default or doesn’t get used often
just keep in mind these aren’t necessarily set in concrete so I encourage you to play around until they suit your own style
(these also look best in high resolutions!)
This would never end.
Mihongo - a Visual Dictionary of Japanese
(Message from the creator)
I’d like to invite you to visit a new Japanese resource I’ve opened: a visual dictionary called Mihongo (見本語).
This dictionary is meant to offer an effective way of understanding cultural-specific words - for things that exist only in Japan and therefore cannot be accurately translated or explained using text alone. Or, to put it another way: things you have to see to be able to understand.
Have you ever come across a word for something uniquely Japanese, and felt that your dictionary didn’t actually give you a sense of what it meant? Have you ever wished to have one place to look up such items and see them in clear, verified pictures, instead of trying your luck finding them around the web? Then Mihongo is for you.
Please click this link to visit the website:
Mihongo currently contains several hundred entries, and more are being added. Right now most entries are related to traditional things, so the dictionary would be particularly useful for more advanced learners. But I’m looking for more pictures that can be used to define modern entries, such as types of food, wacky appliances, etc. If you happen have pictures that you’d like to incorporate in the dictionary and can be used for new entries, I’d be glad to upload them with your credit.
For more information, please see the “about” and “instructions” pages on the website itself.
See you at Mihongo!”
I love the idea of this website. Some uniquely Japanese words can’t be explained merely through English, and need images. This is a great site for finding images for words of this kind. I personally add images into Anki, and this is a great place to not only source them but also discover some other uniquely Japanese things (the best kinds of things!)
It’s not often any more that I come across tutorials on stuff I’ve never learned before but this honestly an idea/technique that’s new to me.
whenever youre feelin down about your art
just remember that there is most likely someone who has seen your art and thinks its the best darn thing theyve ever laid eyes on
there are always people who are on a lower rung of the art learning ladder than you, and they look up to you and dream about having your talent
just keep climbing the ladder and try not to beat yourself up too bad
Hey SAI users
Get your acrylic brush and give it these settings
Just trust me
At first I was like “meh” but then I blended it… damnd. I normally do cel-shading but this is pretty sweet.
oh.my.god. I like this
Reblogging for refs later
omg i like this