So my historical costuming resources list from 2011 was less than a page long- I’m not saying that I’ve learned a lot in the past three years, but this list is now sitting pretty at a solid nine pages. Whew. And people wonder why I want to redo this damn series.
Guide to a hobo kitty’s wardrobe.
Doing more and more work on Mia lately… but there is a reason for it all!
Arm and leg theories by show creator Rebecca Sugar:
Early concepts for how to treat limbs on Steven Universe!
I wanted to get the most anatomical information out of the least amount of lines.
I am currently taking a class called “Visual Communications”, which apparently is the very first foundation class people take when they go to an art school. The purpose of this class is to train you so that you are confident with your lines and won’t need to scribble too much while sketching.
Our first week’s homework is training on hand stability. I’ve heard a lot of artists complain that they have “shaky hands” and so when they ink their drawings, it comes out crap, so I thought I’d share my homework with you guys.
- Draw a line about 2 inch long, as straight as you possibly can without a ruler. Go over this line EIGHT times without making the line any thicker. Repeat this exercise 10 times.
- Draw a line about half a page long, as straight as you possibly can without a ruler. Go over this line EIGHT times without making the line any thicker. Repeat this exercise 10 times.
- Draw a line from one end of the page to the opposite end, as straight as you possibly can without a ruler. Go over this line EIGHT times without making the line any thicker. Repeat this exercise 10 times.
Repeat the above exercise, but with an arc, and then with a wave.
We’re supposed to do this every day before we draw as a warm-up. Basically just keep drawing lines, arcs, and waves until you fill up an entire 8.5x11 page. Use felt-tip pens like microns/multiliner/sharpie. Keep doing this for the rest of your drawing life and your inking will get significantly better.
Here, people who have trouble making smooth lines in their work: do this, and your penstroke will be as confident as ever.
Milt Kahl appreciation post.
it’s been 20 years for fuck sake Usagi get your shit together
Free Chalk Brushes!
Here are some new chalk brushes that I developed a little while ago, which I thought I’d share with everyone (those who follow my on Twitter will have already seen them).
If there are any problems; just send me an ask I’ll try to get back to you as soon as I can.
Installing the brushes
1. Open Photoshop
2. Go to EDIT > PRESETS > PRESET MANAGER
3. In the PRESET MANAGER window, select PATTERNS from the dropdown menu
4. Click the LOAD button to the right
5. Browse your folders for the Photoshop pattern file that you just downloaded (ns_Chalk-Patterns) and then select OK
6. Next, select BRUSHES in the dropdown menu
7. Click the LOAD button to the right
8. Browse your folders for the Photoshop brush file that you just downloaded (ns_Chalk-Brushes) and then select OK
The brush is free to use and there is no need to credit me.
However, please do not take it and pass it off as your own, sell it, etc.
Please also note that the file has been scanned for viruses, but please run a quick scan on the folder just in case :).
I’ve received a lot of letters from artists asking to check out their artwork and their blog, and I’ve noticed that a lot of them openly write unhealthy amounts of negative comments about their artwork, it was super depressing, honestly. :(
Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy! You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through. You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way! Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!
Love your art, love yourself!
I did not know about this video Sam Vincent and Matt Hill did talking as Edd and Ed about My Little Pony, omfg.