A sideblog I made of art references and tutorials. Most of the stuff on here will relate to drawing, but i'll put other stuff here too.

I'll do my best to answer any questions you may have but i'm by no means an expert; take my advice with a grain of salt!

Feel free to submit something you think might be useful or helpful to others!

gif from here

manisoke:

A friend asked me if I had any pointers on drawing dingle dongles and I may or may not have gotten totally carried away and drew out a bunch of stuff, heheh.
Figured Id post it just in case any nsfw artists found it helpful at all~

Also if I have any incorrect info or you have tips feel free to let me know. Always eager to supplement my penis expertise~ haha~

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

eyecaging:

These seem like great exercises. I don’t know who did two of these but the third image is Ron Lemens video is here. If someone reblogs with a source for the other two I’ll add them.

Thanks Sorry-So-Sorry!

First three here

Friday, April 11, 2014

kaciart:

vanoty:

For Windows.

My friends and I occasionally have this problem so I’ve taught them this simple method that takes less than a minute as opposed to waiting several for your computer to restart(especially if it’s slow).

What’s great about this method is that sometimes restarting your computer wont fix the problem, but this usually will.

MAKE SURE YOU CLOSE ALL YOUR ART APPS.

This is important, otherwise the changes wont take effect. If it doesn’t work the first time, try again, sometimes it takes restarting it more than once.

For Windows 8, search for “services.msc” in your apps and click on the result. Continue from there!

Now go draw, babies!

You are a LIFESAVER

Ive been having so much trouble with my tablet driver and this sorted it right out just now.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

kelpls:

MY FROND asked me how i draw shoes and then i got really into it and drew a whole bunch of SHOES HAHAH I hope this helps someone 

DON”T worry about getting the shape perfect at first bc you can always edit it later!! ALso this is just my really quick way of drawing shoes IT PROBABLY ISN”T EVEN RIGHT SOMETIMES LIEs down

Sunday, April 6, 2014

palidoozy-art:

Hey Anon! Sorry I took so long to answer this—I wanted to do something more in-depth over just a ‘ok draw a circle now MAKE IT AWSUM.’ I also tried to recall from other tutorials stuff in them I didn’t feel like they spoke about.

also—I’m very sorry I don’t have more advice to give about ears. I am not completely confident with them yet! Gotta keep practicing.

As always, I am not 100% correct on everything, so feel free to use what you want and ignore what you don’t want!

Here’s some more tutorials on noses and ears that might be helpful, if this one isn’t:

Step-by-step coloring nose tutorial

Another nose tutorial!

Ear tutorial by the same artist. This artist has TONS of other useful tutorials too, btw!

More noses.

Saturday, March 29, 2014
helpyoudraw:

SAI brushes by Isihock
(copied from artist’s comments)
Thought I’d share some of my brushes since a couple of people have asked <3
These are my favourites/the ones I use most C:
1. Painting Brush: The Brush I use for most of my painting. It blends really nicely but you have to merge all your layers. It’s nice and smooth and especially good for grass, fur, and small details.
2. Marker Tool: I mostly use the Marker tool for sketching, because it’s soft and subtle and lines just turn out so much nicer <3 Also good for bushes or leaves. (fav.me/d6v9lg6 as shown here) Picture above is a really bad example of what it is capable of, sorry ahaha :L
3. Pencil Tool: Basically the same as the pen tool you automatically get in SAI, but with slightly changed settings for sharp, crisp and smooth lines C: I always use this one for lineart.
4. Marker Tool #2: Completely different to marker tool one. I use this one to lay down my colours while painting and not much else. It blends ok. Reason I like it though because its really good to lay down the colours you’re going to use, as it’s slightly see through, without making it look messy.
5. Acrylic Tool: I really need to rename my tools pff. Basically the same as the previous tool but with much better blending.
6. Fur Tool: Although I’ve never actually found a use for this tool (sigh) it’d be really good for fur and I love the way it looks //v\ just haven’t found a use for it yet.
7. Water Tool: Ahaha wow I use this tool way too much. I use it for getting my shading to look softer at some parts, I use it for blurring, blending, lighting, adding effects ect. ect. Its one of the tools that comes with Paint Tool SAI when you first get it but I think the settings are changed a bit.
How to make new brushes in SAI
Most of you probably already know how to make yourself brushes in SAI, but here it is just in case. Right click one of the light grey, empty boxes underneath your tools, and select a tool base. (for example pen, brush, marker, acrylic, eraser) This will be the starting point of your brush. then just edit the settings, and give it a name C:
Feel free to make/use these C:

helpyoudraw:

SAI brushes by Isihock

(copied from artist’s comments)

Thought I’d share some of my brushes since a couple of people have asked <3

These are my favourites/the ones I use most C:

1. Painting Brush: The Brush I use for most of my painting. It blends really nicely but you have to merge all your layers. It’s nice and smooth and especially good for grass, fur, and small details.

2. Marker Tool: I mostly use the Marker tool for sketching, because it’s soft and subtle and lines just turn out so much nicer <3 Also good for bushes or leaves. (fav.me/d6v9lg6 as shown here) Picture above is a really bad example of what it is capable of, sorry ahaha :L

3. Pencil Tool: Basically the same as the pen tool you automatically get in SAI, but with slightly changed settings for sharp, crisp and smooth lines C: I always use this one for lineart.

4. Marker Tool #2: Completely different to marker tool one. I use this one to lay down my colours while painting and not much else. It blends ok. Reason I like it though because its really good to lay down the colours you’re going to use, as it’s slightly see through, without making it look messy.

5. Acrylic Tool: I really need to rename my tools pff. Basically the same as the previous tool but with much better blending.

6. Fur Tool: Although I’ve never actually found a use for this tool (sigh) it’d be really good for fur and I love the way it looks //v\ just haven’t found a use for it yet.

7. Water Tool: Ahaha wow I use this tool way too much. I use it for getting my shading to look softer at some parts, I use it for blurring, blending, lighting, adding effects ect. ect. Its one of the tools that comes with Paint Tool SAI when you first get it but I think the settings are changed a bit.

How to make new brushes in SAI

Most of you probably already know how to make yourself brushes in SAI, but here it is just in case. Right click one of the light grey, empty boxes underneath your tools, and select a tool base. (for example pen, brush, marker, acrylic, eraser) This will be the starting point of your brush. then just edit the settings, and give it a name C:

Feel free to make/use these C:

Friday, March 28, 2014
twudle:

For people curious about my settings
1. I use the brush tool for almost everything, even for lineart. Easy for rough sketching.
2. Blending, works better with a texture thrown in.
3. Flat brush gets you a semi painterly look, wonderful for laying down color and whatnot.
4. Overlay abuse, I actually do most of my color blending with them haha
Brushes downloaded from here I believe

twudle:

For people curious about my settings

1. I use the brush tool for almost everything, even for lineart. Easy for rough sketching.

2. Blending, works better with a texture thrown in.

3. Flat brush gets you a semi painterly look, wonderful for laying down color and whatnot.

4. Overlay abuse, I actually do most of my color blending with them haha

Brushes downloaded from here I believe

Thursday, March 27, 2014

ellensu:

kyletwebster:

** REBLOG AND WIN ** The Ultimate Megapack for Photoshop has been updated and now contains over 100 brushes for the same discounted price as the original pack. 

This is my best-selling set and it includes a wide range of incredibly realistic pencils, inks, gouache, oil and acrylic brushes, as well as some FX brushes, erasers, blenders and smudge tools. There is even a perspective grid brush.

THREE random Tumblr followers who reblog this post will win a free Megapack on Sunday, March 30th (Value: $13).

Thanks for the support, artist friends, and happy painting to all!

Some of you inquired about brushes. Well HERE’S SOME MORE. Used some a these for the LGAL wip piece i put up a few days ago. Looove em!

clevergirlhelps:

Biology
Biology
Creating a Race (2)
Creating Animals (2)
Disease (2)
Ecosystems (2)
Evolution (and Space)
Flora and Fauna
Genetics
Inventing Species
List of Legendary Creatures
Night Vision/Color Vision
People
Constructed Language (Conlang)
Basics/Phonology (2) (3)
Conlang
Conlang Guide
Conlang vs. English
Creating a Language (Revised)
Culture + Language
Curse Words
How to Create Your Own Language
How to Create a Language
IPA Pronunciation
Making Up Words
Culture Guides
7 Deadly Sins
Alien Cultures (2)
Alternative Medieval
Avoiding Cultural Appropriation
Avoiding Medieval Fantasy (2)
Avoiding One-Note Worlds
Avoiding Utopia
Change (2)
Class/Caste System (2)
Culture
Designing Intellectual Movements
Everything (2) (3)
Fantasy
Gender-Equal Societies
Historical Background for Ideas (2)
History
Matriarchy (2)
Nationalism
Nations
Slavery
Static World
Structure
Wandering Peoples
Economy
Basic Economics
Capitalism
Currency (2) (3)
Current Global Economies
Economic Systems
Economics (1500-1800 AD)
Economics and Government
Economics for Dummies
Economy
Inflation
International Trade (2)
Marxist Communism
Medieval Economics
Schools of Economic Thought
Socialism (2)
Types of Economic Systems
World Economy (2)
Everyday Life
Art
Ceremonies
Clothing
Clothing Terminology (2) (3) (4)
Clothing Reference
Demographics
Disease
Drugs
Education (2)
Fame and Infamy
Family
Food (2)
Food Timeline
Immigration/Emigration
Literature
Marriage
Months
Music
Sex
Slang
Stories
Travel
Government
Collective/Traditionalist Societies
Creating a Government
Diplomacy
Empire (2)
Fancy Latin Names for Government
History and Politics
International Relations (2)
Justice System
Lawlessness
Non-monarchical (2) (3)
Oppressive Government
Political Ideologies
Propaganda
Republic
Rise and Fall of Civilizations
Secret Societies
Shapeshifter Society
Totalitarianism, Atmosphere Necessary For
Tribal Society
Types of Government
Utopia
Writing Politics
Read More

clevergirlhelps:

Biology

Constructed Language (Conlang)

Culture Guides

Economy

Everyday Life

Government

Read More

Fabric Insets using Facings!

silencedrowns:

This is a slightly rare but still relatively common design element in anime and manga costumes, especially in older shounen series. When you have what appears to be a hole that never frays and never changes shape with another fabric underneath, this is the technique you want to use! It pops up a lot in JoJo, so since it appears on Gyro Zeppeli’s pants, I took detailed photos of one of the four insets to show you how to make this effect yourself!

End result looks like this!

image


Click the Read More to learn how to do this for yourself!!!

Read More

 
1 of 65
Next page