Again please excuse my rough drawings ;;; here is a quick and basic explanation!
While I believe everyone has their own methods to drawing creases and folds, here is one I usually follow. I don’t concentrate on details much but I focus on the general shapes of the folds- we all understand that cloth overlaps each other when it creases and such. My instructors had taught me its all about the triangles.
Whenever there is a tension in the cloth, it creates a focal point to that area that is causing the tension. All these creases basically form shapes like triangles! For example:
Holding up a cloth with two hands, all the tension areas are drawn to the hands holding up the cloth. See all the tension points creating triangular crease shapes?
Another example with shirts- if someone is wearing a tight shirt, the arm hole usually hugs around the arm pit more. (thats why you can tell if you are comfortable or not if you can move your arm around in a sleeve). With a baggy shirt, tension is created with the object holding the fabric up, and gravity is pulling down on the sleeves.
Its easy to get way too focused on the detailing of creases- let loose a bit! Don’t worry about making the perfect crease and fold or else you might end up a whole sleeve of unnecessary creases (unless if you are intentionally drawing a large baggy sleeve that makes a lot of creases).
Here are some photo examples~ this is one of Robert Downey Jr. because he is lovely to look at :>
And one on long flowy gowns:
Hope this helps! x_x;;;
Even a monkey can make glitch art!
- open the picture (preferably .jpg) in paint
- save the image as .bmp
- change the extension to .txt and open it in wordpad
- save the picture and close wordpad
- change the extension back to .bmp
- open and enjoy
Sometimes you are lucky and sometimes you aren’t and your file might end up corrupt or just plain ugly. You can further alter the image by deleting a couple of symbols when you open the picture with wordpad.
reblogging for reference
Peleng/Sergey Kolesov Photoshop Brushes
Sakura Process - How This Was Done in an Hour:
Sketch Stage: Takes no longer than 10 minutes. I quickly plot down shapes and then sculpt and check proportions. As you can see, where it’s loose, it’s viable that I’m confident with that area and open for improvisation. Where it’s tight and refined (like planted leg) is where I tell myself subconsciously that I have to follow the sketch closely.
Line-Art Stage: Is what it is. Just drawing over the sketch. Carefully going over the parts I wanted to keep in the sketch. Under 20 minutes.
Baseflat & Shade Stage: Using lasso tool and feathering, selected areas where the shadow falls. 2 Layers: Shadow under skirt is its own layer. Second layer follows the shadows with everything else. Dark Purple color on Hard Light is the setting. I have an Outer Glow layer style applied to both layers which gives that reddish glow/gradient to the shadows. Took about 15 minutes.
Rest of Flats and Gradients: 1 Gradient going from bottom to top, purplish color on Hard Light, at about 45% Opacity. Lasso’d and filled pinks on knees and behind leg, elbows and fingers, gaussian blurred. About 15 minutes.
Finished Look: Brownish-red color hold on lines. Flattened image. Duplicated layer, Gaussian Blurred at about 15 pts., layer changed to Lighten at about 35-45% opacity (that’s open for interpretation depending on the final look I want.)
Ok, So I didn’t make this tutorial before, because I’m too fucking lazy :P and my English is terrible, so please don’t judge me. :D
First of all, You guys have to know that, I don’t make gifs, from screencaps, I make gifs from videos. I have no idea, how people can make gifs, from screencaps. Because I actually tried, and they ended up looking really awful.
I use Photoshop CS5, because only this version can open videos. and I know a lot of people here on tumblr, use CS2 and CS3… ( btw I hate CS3)
But I applaud all these people, that can make gifs from screencaps using CS3. You guys are awesome.
And This is a tutorial about how to really make a gif! Because I know there’s a lot of people here that have no clue about how to make gifs on phothoshop.
If you guys are still interested in learning, how I make gifs …
NO ONE ASKED FOR THIS but I wanted to share in case anyone wanted to make VHS-style images of their own. >D;
This is my very stripped down process gleaned from a far more complicated tutorial. I used it to make this picture. Hope you enjoy!
The image is a fanart of Motorcity’s Duke of Detroit which is (c) Titmouse :^)
Tools needed: Your ‘fake screenshot’ art, Photoshop
Start reading under the cut!
Hey Guys check out Max Scoville’s cool new video. It has some cool Pokemon info, plus I get a nod!
So I thought (what with the insane amount of pixel art blogs I follow) I aught to post a little bit of a “Where to Start” post when finding good pixel art here on tumblr. To be honest I’ve been meaning to do this for I while now, however I got motivated when the good folks at the tumblr staff who
Hey, I actually made a list ! Smashing !
Oh, and there are a huge bunch of other pixel artists you need to check out too.
I promise I’ll start posting more regular things just as soon as I get out of my current mental rut. Grr …
ever wanted to do some stuff? like, different stuff? tired of having to scroll through your huge ref tag? LOOK NO FURTHER!! Have a masterpost of LITERALLY EVERYTHING
which took me 5 hours to make so reblog it
- Painting tutorial
- Female/male arms
- Kneeling + Sitting ref
- Dragon head view tutorial
- SAI brushes 86786
- Drawing expressions
- Sai Brushes 1
- NGE colour palette 1
- 100+ colour palletes
- Avoiding same face
- Face contours/highlighting
- free art MyPaint
- Body anatomy help 1
- How to shift images using blur in PS
- Drawing clothe folding
- How to draw ice
- Colour palette 1
- Colour palette 2
- SAI brush settings 2
- SAI/PS pixel brushes
- Warm/Cool gray
- Flower crown tutorial
- Skin colour palette
- Pink colour sheet
- How to draw butts&thighs
- The male torso
- Drawing glowing stuff in SAI
- Drawing horse/animal legs on humans
- Drawing clouds
- Muscular male with bow stock photos
- Pastel colours
- Drawing grass fields in SAI
- All about the human body
- 20+ colour palettes
- Colour conversion
- Kissing ref
- Creature design
- Colour meanings
- Creating expression
- Tutorial masterpost (100+)
- How to colour
- Pose studies
- Feline comparisons
- How to draw penis
- Leaf pressing
- 100+ anatomy references
- How to draw folds
- SAI brushes 3
- Sitting poses
- Colour palette 4
- Cloud painting
- How to draw 3D rooms
- Colour info
- Colouring ref
- Hair tutorial
- Clothing ref
- Bodies and poses
- SAI brushes 5
- Colour scheme designer
- Folding ref
- Paint tool SAI masterpost
- Drawing ref masterpost (10+)
- How to draw faces
- SAI brushes 4
- Anatomy of mutant humans
- What should I draw?
- Free art software
- pastel colour ref
- Mass art ref
- Soft SAI brushes
- ways to draw stuff
- SAI brush settings
- baseball cap ref
- Penis ref
- Drawing human wings
- Cool free art software
- Huge art ref
- Colour blender
- 2 SAI brushes
- Photoshop for free
- Inspiration 1
- Instead of ‘whispered’
- Music for writing fight scenes
- Writing fantasy
- Emotions vocab sheet
- How to reveal character
- Writers block resource
- Writing a death scene
- BIO help
- Music to help you write
- Writing prompt generators
- Got writers block?
- How to torture a character
- Degrees of emotion
- ULTIMATE writing ref, 500+
- Character names
- Body language
- 25 days of fic
- HOW TO DRAW ANYTHING
- Writing people of colour
- nanowrimo start kit
- character flaws
- Becoming an adult masterpost
- cute OTP things
- Resource masterpost
- For bored people
- Anime + Manga recs
- how to make a blanket nest
- Getting an apartment
- what should i read next?
- If you’re bored
- Delete tourists from photos
- Cute pet nicknames
- Family tree explained
- Pulling an all nighter
- masterpost of themes/pixels/emoticons
- List of demon names
- Demons & Deities in the bible
- Moss graffiti
- Types of attraction
- Trampoline = outside bed
- College textbooks
- God masterpost
- OTP necklaces
- Super silky summer legs
- Plastic keychains
- How to write cover letters
- make music on itunes sound great
- Classic lit
- Black/gold ref 1
- Cosplay eye makeup
- Halloween eye gore makeup (tw eye gore)
- Rotting skin halloween makeup
- Eyeliner ref
- bloody halloween nails
Cheer up/Be happy
- PokéRadar guide
- Play pokémon games online
- Pkmn Shiny hunting guide
- Animal crossing new leaf face/hair guide
- Free RPG games
First off, don’t take this reply offensively. I will be going off on a rant because I’m personally upset about how much was asked based off of very little information but it is not your fault that you don’t know what you don’t know.
I have no secrets (are there even any for learning how to draw? Please let me know if you find out). I’ve answered the same question multiple times in different ways and this will be added onto that list.
Now this is only the way that I see things so feel free to disagree.
It’s fine to look up to me or anyone but I wouldn’t recommend trying to attain what they’ve become because I personally find that to be literally impossible. I look up to Shunya Yamashita and Artgerm and Dan Luvisi and countless other amazing artists and yet here I am on my own path doing my own thing. The only one who can be as amazing as I am is me because I am me and no one else is. I find uniqueness in experience to be absolutely beautiful. The mentality I do recommend is to be better than the you from yesterday and with time and experience you will be your own amazing artist.
As for what you consider “secrets”, I can probably say you already know what the best kept “secrets” already are.
- DRAW EVERYDAY - take necessary caution if you draw for long periods of time. Take a 10min break for every hour to stand up, stretch your legs, etc. Stretch the tendons in your arms regularly. ♦I try to draw everyday and I have an alarm on my phone that goes off every hour with a 10 min snooze. There are DECADES of experience under my belt and even with that I have so much more to learn!
- DRAW TO LEARN - I mention this all the time: if you attempt to draw without ever attempting to attain any sort of knowledge, you’ll progress slowly. Observe, record, translate, apply, experiment, repeat. An artist’s eye should be trained to see things in a way that helps with drawing. Drawing from the basics and building on top of that is the way to go. ♦Whenever I don’t know how to draw something, I look it up, collect references, pay attention to examples in real life because everything I see or even hear or touch can be beneficial to me as a creative artist. I break it down so that I can understand it better. Usually that means using shapes and quick lines at first and then getting more detailed after I have a nice grasp on the basics. Whenever I draw a polished piece, everything I learn comes into play and even that process has plenty of potential to be a learning process because I’ll try something I haven’t done before.
- DRAW FOR FUN - or out of love/out of passion/any number of positive drives that will keep you motivated. When drawing gives back to you, it becomes something more, something special. You won’t want to stop expressing yourself, your ideas or anything else when the act of drawing ends up being beneficial. ♦I draw for me, first and foremost. I enjoy drawing what I want and how I want and if that changes, I lose my will to draw and my drive diminshes. I then look at the benefits of drawing when it comes to sharing. People are inspired by my work so I share my work to spread inspiration. In turn, I receive inspiration to draw because people are learning to love what they do even more and I appreciate that so much. Part of me wants to draw for the sake of others in that sense. It becomes a give and take experience; inspire to be inspired.
- DRAW WITH A CLEAR PURPOSE - if you set out to pick up a spoon in titan form, all you should expect is whats necessary, the arm and hand. For those who don’t understand that reference: if you’re gonna set out to draw to get better, you should know what you’re expecting. You personally know how good or how not good you are. Based on that mindset, take the necessary actions to grow. If you draw like someone with a couple of days under your belt and you try and draw like your favorite artist or in a style you admire, don’t expect a masterpiece or you’ll disappoint yourself. ♦I remember wanting to draw like one of my favorite artists, Shunya Yamashita but I always got feelings of discouragement and inadequacy due to my overall lack of ability when I tried and inevitably failed. It wasn’t until I understood my place in comparison to his place—I haven’t been drawing for nearly as long as he has and I simply lacked experience. Now I know that I’m on an artistic journey that basically lasts a lifetime and I’m okay with that. I don’t get discouraged if my hands or eyes or anatomy is no good; I will draw to improve on that and with consistency, I’ll see growth.
- DON’T COMPARE YOUR WORK WITH OTHERS - Let’s face it, you are simultaneously better and worse than someone else. But what’s that sort of thinking gonna get you? A big head who thinks there’s nothing else left to learn or some dangerously low self-esteem who thinks they’ll never become as good as such-and-such. Sure, talented people may have a head start when it comes to drawing but anyone who is still drawing to this day required dedication. And dedication is just one of many main ingredients to building masterful skill. Fortunately, the fine arts require skill moreso than talent and therefore anyone can learn to be a skilled artist. As long as you don’t limit yourself or belittle yourself, the possibilities are endless. ♦I am no master of anything but there is one thing I know more about than anyone else and that is myself. I compare my work to others still to this day but I’ve learned to embrace my humility and better myself no matter what. Because at the end of the day, it shouldn’t be about whether I drew better than the other girl/guy but rather, did I draw better today than I did yesterday. Friendly competition is nice as long as it benefits your personal race.
Now this reply has gotten extremely lengthy so I’ll cut it shorter than what I planned. The worse thing you can do is rely on someone else to teach you because it is up to you to learn. I took 3 years of French in highschool and didn’t retain a single thing from all those classes. Seek out information and absorb it when it is presented to you, whether it is from a fortunate source like a teacher/professor/master, an obvious source like an art school/art books/drawing classes/the internet or an overlooked source like life and the world around you, it is up to you to learn and apply what you’ve learned. Avoid making excuses; just do it if it’s what you want. For as long as you have time and health, reach for your goals and become an amazing person and then some!
Also, because you weren’t aware of the fact that I share information when I can, you can inform yourself even further with any of the following previous tumblr posts:
- “World building and believable character advice?”
- "Do you draw main black characters since you’re a black artist?"
- An in depth summary of the character development for my character Hana
- "How do you colorize the shading layer in GIMP?"
- "Tips on using a grayscale shade layer?"
- "How do you motivate yourself?"
- "Artists that influence and inspire you?"
- "Where do you find your refs for figure drawing?"
- "Is it the material that makes an artist better?"
- "Tips on how I draw different faces?"
- "How long have you been drawing and how did you learn how to draw?"
And a final piece of advice from me to you anon since I became slightly offended even though you were well meaning: don’t assume nor expect anything of anyone.
Giving advice is the least I can do for the support I get from everyone and I gladly share things to you guys when asked (that is if I’m not lazy or busy or going through something)! But please understand, it is respectful when you don’t claim something over someone especially when you’re unaware.
CT’s doing all the work for me! XD Must read.