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Not sure if her superhero name would be Caged Angel or Dutch Phoenix.
Ref pic by Markus Hagner
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By the way, however I never played around with an Intuos Pro to compare how rough the surface area is compared to the Pen line, I do remember going through my Bamboo nibs pretty fast, I was on my fourth and last after 2 and a half years, and had only “worn in” a very small section in the middle of the surface, while the rest of the active area was still coarse (erm, excuse me, “textured”).
So as I prefer a smooth surface and don’t wanna risk scratching the surface with suddenly worn out nibs, and also am very broke from buying this thing and cannot afford to get a fancy properly-sized cover sheet, I slapped this pink plastic folder I had lying around on it and secured it with paper clips.
Even though the folder is a tad thicker than an usual cover sheet, it doesn’t affect pressure at all, and the pen slides real nice.
So, there’s a tip if you cant’ get a cover sheet =)
I’ve been wanting to write something like this for a little while now.
Basically I wanted to let people who are illustrators know that if they have a condition that makes it more difficult to draw, that they can overcome it.
I’ve had fairly bad essential tremor (shaky hands) all my life, and while it’s getting worse with age, it’s not impossible to overcome it. Here are my left and right hands on a fairly average day~
And generally, I draw by steadying my dominant hand at the wrist with the other
But, what I want to address is the fact that it’s totally fine to get frustrated.
Whether it’s a mental or physical condition stopping you, you will inevitably get fed up, because it seriously sucks when you want to draw and just simply can’t do what you know you’d be perfectly capable otherwise.
Just be sure when this happens, to step away from the drawing, take a break for 10 minutes, then get back to it, otherwise you’re just going to make the situation worse. Don’t get into the mindset that you won’t be able to finish it if you don’t do it right now, because that’s not true, you can.
And most importantly, remember that your progress is going to be slower, depending on the severity of your condition. Don’t let that faze you, just work to the best of your abilities and practice as much as you can to catch up to everyone else.
Use your condition as a reason to practice more, not as an excuse to give up!
Maleficent fanart WIP~
This is taking 10ever, I chose the hardest way to do this ever but it’s okay I guess. There will probably be a walkthrough video of it.
I seriously thought Delphine was dead in this scene lol. Progress gif under the cut. Thanks a lot those who came to the stream! <3
(I don’t feel like talking, but have some E Nomine as BG music too. I will answer on chat any questions you might have in any case~)
How to draw houndstooth!
I was doing a bit of an anatomy study on my livestream and was asked to please post it.
- The crotch is the halfway point of the body from top of the head to bottom of the feet
- Shoulders to hips = hips to ankles
- Elbows rest at the waist line
- Wrists rest at the crotch line
- Shoulders and breasts/pecks should always be parallel, no matter what angle the shoulders are at
- With boob placement, keep in mind where the collar bone, ribs, and shoulders are. Breats have muscles that connect to the arm—hence why lifting an arm also lifts the breast corresponding with it.
- Feet are the same length as your elbow to wrist.
- There are two bones in the knee; the cap and a smaller one below it. You CAN see them and adding that subtle detail is a really nice touch!
- When drawing eyes, keep in mind that you should be able to fit the width of an eye between them
- The face is broken down into thirds; hairline to eyebrows, eyebrows to bottom of the nose, bottom of the nose to chin
- The halfway point of the head is at the eyeline
- The mouth is 1/3rd of the way from the bottom of the nose to the chin
- Ears are from the top of the eyes to the bottom of the nose
- When drawing a 3/4th view of the face, do NOT MAKE THE FURTHEST EYE SMALLER — the perspective is too small to be noticeable unless you are doing extremely accentuated/warped perspective. The eyebrows, top of the eyes, and bottom of the eyes should all be parallel regardless of the face’s angle. The only differences should be the widths; front eye should be wider than the further eye.
Knowing the rules to anatomy is important! Once you learn them, then you can break them. （ ≖‿≖）*