Reblogging to reference later.
Also hangin’ onto this!
Visual Shoe Dictionary
More Visual Glossaries (for Her): Backpacks / Bags / Bra Types / Hats / Belt knots / Coats / Collars / Darts / Dress Shapes / Dress Silhouettes / Eyeglass frames / Eyeliner Strokes / Hangers / Harem Pants / Heels / Lingerie / Nail shapes / Necklaces / Necklines / Puffy Sleeves / Shoes / Shorts / Silhouettes / Skirts / Tartans / Tops / Underwear / Vintage Hats / Waistlines / Wool
If you’re starting out now, I’d suggest trying out Behance. It seems like a pretty solid place to have a portfolio and where clients are constantly checking for work. I would join the site but I don’t feel like having another place to post, LOL.
You can also just have a solid, clean blog and post just your art there as well. Try grabbing or buying a Tumblr theme that has on a portfolio showcase-style layout. There’s no need to have your own central, designed site these days, but there’s nothing wrong with making one if you’d like.
That should be enough to get you running. Hope it helps!
I’ve had the question pop up a couple times asking how I colour, unfortunately I only have the process of a 2012 piece D: I still pretty much use this process now so it still applies lol. Apologies for the copious amount of spelling/grammatical mistakes <: B
Sidenote: check out skoptsy<3 she is the queen of values<3 *A * and needs all zee love <3
Paint tool SAI Masterpost
Okay so someone i follow lost all of her custom brushes so i made a masterpost for anybody who needed it
First i have some links:
And now full pictures i found in google a looong time ago:
And last a blog with a bunch of these:
http://ptsbrushes.tumblr.com/ (though it doesn’t update much)
erhmm…yep that’s about it
HEAR YE, HEAR YE! MAY YE PLEASE REFRAIN FROM SCROLLING!
Good news, I’m going to start selling prints of my latest work/notable sketchbook pieces for $10 USD and I’m open for portrait commissions:
Each 8.5” x 11” print will be custom made and printed on fine archival canvas for you to cherish in the comfort of your home, office, or wherever for years to come. They will all be signed by yours truly and include a cute, little complementary sketch! And I’ll have it shipped out to you within 3-5 business days.
Order your print(s) now at my Etsy shop, Moonflowergel!
5” x 7” $20 USD
8” x 10” $30 USD
9” x 12” $35 USD
Note: Shipping cost not included. Estimated shipping cost is $5.95 USD for all shipments within the US and all shipments everywhere else will have to be paid exactly.
Each drawing will be rendered in graphite pencil and you have the option of including some color.
Please contact me via email to order your portrait!
*PAYMENT AND SHIPPING*
All payments will be received through Paypal (be sure to make your payment out to firstname.lastname@example.org). For the portrait commissions, payment will be piecemeal. Half will be paid as soon as preliminary sketches are approved by you and the final half of payment (and shipping costs) will be made when the portrait is complete. All commissions and prints will be shipped in padded envelopes reinforced with cardboard.
Please allow 2-3 weeks for me to finish your portrait. If you would like a conversation piece (i.e. a group portrait), a drawing with larger dimensions, would like to add a frame to your purchase, or whatever your concern, please email me or message me on tumblr.
~*I’m only accepting FOUR commissions and I’ll only be accepting commissions until July 25, so get it while it’s hot*~
Thank you for your time and consideration,
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First, I am SORRY about the late reply, your ask has been in my inbox for at least three weeks now but I couldn’t find the time to answer it! In addition, new messages kept on coming and I was forgetting about the old ones, I’m really stupid! -_____-
I’ve tried looking up tutorials online and sometimes things come out the way I want to, sometimes not.
Welcome to the artist life. I wish I could pat you on the head and tell you that it’s gonna get better but, no, it’s not gonna get better (well a bit…). Even after years of practice, there are gonna be times where you are not gonna be satisfied and most of the time, you won’t even be able to explain why.
It’s the same thing with tutorials. It’s not because you follow a tutorial that things are magically gonna work. You have to do it again and again and struggling is unfortunately a part of the game.
Any advice on how i can improve?
Ok, maybe you are not following tutorials that are appropriate for you and your way of working.
1) Did you have a look at this book by Michael Hampton? You can also find tons of pics online if you want and even this video that is a kind of master class (and more here! Watch and learn, like at school except that you can do that in your pajamas and stop whenever you want). Basically, the body is decomposed in circles, cylinders, tubes, etc..and it makes the learning of anatomy easier.The body isn’t a succession of curves but much more geometric elements working like a Tetris.
Also, if Michael Hampton isn’t your cup of tea, these two tuts are also very good:
2) What is also important is knowing how the body works “inside”: the muscles, the bones, the skeleton. If you know how it works inside and “what is where”, you won’t make mistakes when drawing a body. Of course, it’s not worth having the knowledge of a surgeon but knowing where the biceps, the triceps, the quadriceps are when you draw an arm can be very useful and can avoid stupid anatomy mistakes and drawing a muscle or an articulation at the wrong place.
It’s also a great excuse to ask your parents to buy you a skeleton or a skull. May I introduce you Ludovic, my skull:
He’s beautiful, look at that gorgeous smile!
3) Practice. Honestly, it’s the best advice I can give you. Even with tuts, the road won’t be easy and yes, you will struggle and no, it’s not gonna be easy. So draw, again and again even if you think that it’s hard, that the result sucks, that you are not improving (because drawing after drawing, you are!)
Voilà! I hope that my advice will help you a bit (even if I sound like a broken record sometimes…)
Thank you for enjoying my art so much and happy sketching ♥