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I'm definitely going to post any resources I run into that will help not only me, but anyone following this blog along the way. Expect tutorials, articles, links and maybe a few compromising photographs; fan-art, fan-fiction, doujinshi and whatever the hell else falls into tthe category of "not safe for work" as well. 

This is pretty much a tame porn blog. 

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idk-how-to-art:

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Apr 19th at 8PM / via: hlel / op: idk-how-to-art / tagged: photo. reference. long post. queue. / reblog / 15,236 notes

Reblog this with one thing you pride yourself on as an artist.

Whether it’s your recent improvement, your skills with a certain medium, the way you draw lines, or even your ability to motivate others to draw, I want to know. No self-deprecation allowed or down-talking to yourself. 

Apr 19th at 5PM / reblog / 18 notes
ryanmcjunkin:

Favorite Watercolor Brushes- 2 versatile, 3 specialty
My favorite watercolor brush and 4 others that come in handy. About 95% of the time I use a #10 round sable (far left), I use this for sketchbook work and painting from the figure. Synthetics are good for beginners and experienced artists because they are more durable and forgiving in regards to care and handling, they are also cheaper so replacing them is more affordable. 1” flat brushes are very versatile, they are good for bigger washes and the corners can be used for more detail. Again, synthetics are very good.I use the 1/2” flat for architectural stuff the 1” is too big for, like small windows.
2nd from the right is a striper brush, which is great for stripes and some calligraphic line, but not much else.
000 Round - best used sparingly for small important details, signatures and the like.

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ryanmcjunkin:

Favorite Watercolor Brushes- 2 versatile, 3 specialty

My favorite watercolor brush and 4 others that come in handy. About 95% of the time I use a #10 round sable (far left), I use this for sketchbook work and painting from the figure. Synthetics are good for beginners and experienced artists because they are more durable and forgiving in regards to care and handling, they are also cheaper so replacing them is more affordable.

1” flat brushes are very versatile, they are good for bigger washes and the corners can be used for more detail. Again, synthetics are very good.

I use the 1/2” flat for architectural stuff the 1” is too big for, like small windows.

2nd from the right is a striper brush, which is great for stripes and some calligraphic line, but not much else.

000 Round - best used sparingly for small important details, signatures and the like.

kelpls:

A BUNCH OF PEOPLE askd how i color hair/skin/clothes but I REALLY DON’T KNOW HOW TO EXPLAIN IT SOBS I GUESS icould do a step by step if u guys want idk i

Color wise i honestly just do it randomly tturns AWAY BUT YEAH I NOTICED I STICK wiith purple-blues alot expecially for shadows!! i’m sorry i don’t know wat to say omg

Apr 19th at 4PM / via: thren / op: kelpls / tagged: photo. art ref. queue. / reblog / 13,089 notes

demkiwichans:

A starry sky brush I made myself for a gift artwork
I wanted to save this brush somewhere so I would be able to go back to it
thought I might as well share it!

also you can find elemap and brushtex I used here

Apr 18th at 9PM / via: iunderstoodthatref / op: demkiwichans / tagged: photo. reblogged. ref. SAI. brush. brushes. resource. / reblog / 2,020 notes

Ajak Deng, lips

(Source: l0-fi)

Apr 17th at 2PM / via: blackgirlsbirthedtheearth / op: l0-fi / tagged: photo. / reblog / 2,155 notes

qinni:

Backgrounds. I understand perspective. I can draw a box using 1, 2, and 3-point perspective. However when it comes down to drawing a figure in relation to an object everything comes out all out of whack. One of my common problems is that figure looks like they’re floating. Do you have any tips for drawing backgrounds outside of the standard perspective tutorial? Anything about figures in relation to backgrounds? Any crash course practices?
Well, I don’t think the problem you’re having is perspective related at all, actually. I hope these tips will help you? but I can’t be completely sure if this is the answer you’re looking for though hahaha. Hope it helps anyways xD. It was a good chance for me to do some speed tonal stuff too :D.
could u make a video on levestream and use photoshop instead of paint tool sai?
Hi, sorry, photoshop is so load-heavy that it’s slow enough on my computer without livestream running as well. I don’t think i’ll be able to paint properly on my poor HP with those two running D;. I tried getting a new laptop but….sorry, i won’t get into it, but let’s just say that supposedly good laptops keep crapping out on me and i had to return them :(. 
Apr 17th at 2PM / via: helpfulharrie / op: qinni / tagged: photo. / reblog / 1,919 notes
truebluemeandyou:

DIY Watercolor Texture Techniques from hatefueled on Deviant Art here. Top to bottom: alcohol, salt, blotting, stencils/erasing, sandpaper and wax. You can go to the link for more on each technique.

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truebluemeandyou:

DIY Watercolor Texture Techniques from hatefueled on Deviant Art here. Top to bottom: alcohol, salt, blotting, stencils/erasing, sandpaper and wax. You can go to the link for more on each technique.

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - No Straight LinesCurved lines > Straight lines. That’s it.Norm

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grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - No Straight Lines

Curved lines > Straight lines. That’s it.

Norm

Apr 16th at 8PM / via: helpfulharrie / op: grizandnorm / tagged: photo. queue. / reblog / 10,609 notes