2014 “Magical Girl” Acrylic paint, Canvas F10 17.91x20.86
"Magical Girl Heroines: Sailor Moon and sailor senshi"
Making video :) / Canvas art “Magical Girl”
//quietly contributes to fandom
//crawls back to my hidey-hole
Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - Hands
This is the first post about hands. Other posts about hands in the future will cover “hands in relationship to the body”, “different characters, different hands”, “expressive hands” and “hands touching things”. If you have suggestions for Tuesday Tips, write me a personal message.
This is a really effective way to color, actually. I do it all the time. When you make shade layer, make sure you’re ONLY shading SHADOWS and basic diffusion — NOT object/material color values (like, just because the socks should be a dark color, you’re going to completely ignore that in the shading layer.) There are two ways to mix the shading afterward. You can place the shading layer over the flats layer then set the shading to Multiply, OR put the flats over the shading and set the flats to “Color” blending. Then, you just paint some small variances in hue to whichever layer you’ve set blending mode to.
This is a great way to color because it eliminates the need to mix new colors as you pass from one flat to another. It gets less of a painterly look, but in this type of art you’re not going for that anyway. Excellent for comics.
SO THAT’S HOW YOU DO IT
This is very similar to how I go about coloring as well. :)
using this when i get home
Holy flippin’ crap I have to try this now.
This is sad to admit but I’m learning more technique from tumblr than I am from art school :/
in tribute to this post, have some more color palettes that i’ve been keeping locked up for a while, hehe
SORRY FOR CLOGGING UP YOUR DASH
a few people has asked me how i did the shifting thing in this but i don’t think i was clear enough aaHHH but i hope this helps !! _(:з ゝ∠)_
also very sorry for my suckish engrish and explainations
Haa, I could really go for some coffee right now.
Such a boring Sunday.
sorry for my bad hand writing
The point I’m trying to drive home, is that draw things the way that best suits you. How-to-books had me all mixed up in my teen years, but then I decided to break the rules and do things my way.
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING
This just made my brain light up in a good way.
Reblogging as a counterpoint to the earlier “NOBODY CAN DRAW HANDS” post I reblogged XD
I did some anatomy. Full view to see my tiny, tiny notes.
it’s always hard for me to remember this so, reblogging for everyone else like me :C
STOP. SCROLLING. NOWWWWWWWWW.
The eraser on top is the Paper Mate Union Eraser.
I thought it wouldn’t work much, but… It erases ink.
And NOT JUST ballpoint pen ink, India Ink too.
If you make a mistake, this eraser can erase the whole thing and leave no trace AT ALL, although you do need to erase quite vigorously.
It’s only about 1-2 dollars.
The eraser pencil on the bottom is just that. It is an eraser that you can SHARPEN like a regular pencil. The brush on top is so that you don’t smear your art when you try to push off eraser crumbs. You sweep them off with the brush.
Even if you’re not an artist, signal boost please?
It’s a very cheap way to get around life.
So the NPC people in the game are divided into three groups - adults, teenagers, and kids.
My original plan was to make three different designs for each gender in each group (i.e. 3 male adults, 3 female adults, etc). It’s far too troublesome making each and every NPC unique when it’s all pixels, which I’m still rather shitty at. So copy&paste it is, but I want at least some differences and not just 100 exact copies. Gosh no.
But I’m having so much fun drawing these kids I might actually end up making more than 6 of them. Which is good! Haha.
I have some more designs sketched out but I’ll do that tomorrow. So have these cuties for now.
Skin tone practice using Lauren K. Cannon’s tutorials. Guys this painting stuff is really fun.
Posting this because I figure someone else might benefit from these tutorials, they’re awesome.
I think I’ve already reblogged this but idc I NEED IT
Good skin ref! THX