soundlesswind:

They’re hard as heck to draw tbh.

Can you better explain what clipping, miltiply, and luminosity in Sai are

art-and-sterf:

Clipping allows you to only colour the area that has pixels on the layer below it.


Multiply makes the colour darker, even if it’s the same colour that you’re painting.

Luminosity is similar to multiply, only instead of darker, it brightens up.

—> Admin Sassy

characterdesigninspiration:

A brand-new steampunk-themed generator!  It’s not as big as some of the previous ones since steampunk is such a specific genre, but hopefully it’ll help spark some ideas.  If you do make a character with this, tag ‘characterdesigninspiration’ so I can see them!

To Play: click and drag each gif or take a screenshot of the whole thing.

u know what i would really like to see, is a photorealistic drawing as good as one of your portraits but of an original character. to me that's the test of real talent. just a thought.
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juliedillon:

euclase:

Your thoughts are stupid.

hey guess what anon

you kind of need to use photos to make a truly photorealistic portrait.

note the “photo” part. it’s part of the word “photorealistic.” As in, that’s what photorealistic painters use as reference in their paintings. You could make an “original character,” but to get the photorealistic effect that Euclase gets, it would either need to be based off of an actual person, or cobbled together from various photo references, because that’s how it works if you want to achieve that result. 

and also guess what, it takes a TON of skill and talent to pull that off. It is super fricking hard and takes a lot of hard work. 

also guess what. no one cares what you personally would like to see, or what you personally think is a test of talent. No one is obligated to perform to your specifications. 

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Painter painting in our land pictures of only white angels
Painter painting in our time in shadows of yesterday

Painter, if you paint with love, paint me some black angels now
For all good blacks in heaven, painter show us that you care

Eartha Kitt - Angelitos Negros (1970 performance)

Reasons why my depiction of Saint Michael in my Joan of Arc piece is a black person (neither man or woman cause angels have no gender)



If there is something I am really sick of seeing in art are white blonde angels jfc

ops my hand slipped

Not sure if her superhero name would be Caged Angel or Dutch Phoenix.

Ref pic by Markus Hagner

Krita Free Painting App Tutorial by TysonTan
heartonaconstantrun:

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 =)

heartonaconstantrun:

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 =)

oedipism:

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~

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And generally, I draw by steadying my dominant hand at the wrist with the other

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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.

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.