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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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ceruleanboxers:

Allright kiddies, you know how you love digital art but just wish there was a way to get that “drawn with a pencil” look? WELL NOW THERE IS! INTRODUCING TO YOU TODAY IS CERULEANBOXERS WITH HER ATTEMPT AT MAKING A PENCIL TOOL IN SAI.
Above, you can see what she did to achieve the pencil look you can see in her doodle page here 

Anyway this is just a glorified “HEY TUMBLR SAI USERS, PUT YOUR BLANK TOOL TO THESE SETTINGS”I just know I’ve seen a few people who are like “dang how do I make my digital art look like it was done with a pencil?” and I was bored so I decided to experiment until I figured it out!

ceruleanboxers:

Allright kiddies, you know how you love digital art but just wish there was a way to get that “drawn with a pencil” look? WELL NOW THERE IS! INTRODUCING TO YOU TODAY IS CERULEANBOXERS WITH HER ATTEMPT AT MAKING A PENCIL TOOL IN SAI.

Above, you can see what she did to achieve the pencil look you can see in her doodle page here 

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Anyway this is just a glorified “HEY TUMBLR SAI USERS, PUT YOUR BLANK TOOL TO THESE SETTINGS”
I just know I’ve seen a few people who are like “dang how do I make my digital art look like it was done with a pencil?” and I was bored so I decided to experiment until I figured it out!

HOLY FREE ART PROGRAMS BATMAN

miss-nerdgasmz:

giovannuzza:

I’ve had this list sitting around for a while (in case I ever want to try something new) and I thought I’d share it, because why the hell not, everybody loves free stuff. I’ve only used a couple, so for all I know these could be complete shit. BUT YOU NEVER KNOW, RIGHT?

*= available for both windows and mac os

GIMP * - Does a lot of the same stuff as Photoshop.

FireAlpaca * - Similar to Paint Tool Sai, so it’s a good alternative for Mac users.

Autodesk Sketchbook Copic Edition * - Simulates the look of copic markers.

MyPaint * - Basic stuff, nothing fancy.

Pinta * - Drawing program modeled after paint.NET.

Inkscape * - Vector/drawing program meant to be similar to Illustrator.

ArtRage * - Digital painting program; you can get the trimmed down version for free or buy the full version with more features.

Sumo Paint * - In-browser drawing app.

DAZ Studio * - Some sort of 3D model poser thing.

Pencil * - Software for animating.

SketchUp * - Tool for making 3D models. Looks handy for stuff like architectural drawings.

Blender * - Pretty popular 3D software.

escape motions * - Some browser apps, fun to fiddle with when you’re bored (the fluid fire simulation is pretty cool imo).

Twistedbrush (Pixarra) - Seems to be meant for replicating the look of traditional media.

Pixia/Phierha - A popular program in Japan, according to the website.

Krita - This was originally made for Linux and it looks like the developers haven’t ironed out all of the kinks in the Windows installer.

Artweaver - Another trimmed down free thing if you don’t want to buy the full program.

paint.NET - Pretty basic kit, probably good for simple stuff.

Project Dogwaffle - I’m not sure what this one is all about because I couldn’t stop laughing at the terrible website.

Speedy Painter - Lightweight digital painting program.

mtPaint - Originally made for pixel art; simple enough to run on older computers.

Chasys Draw IES - Supposed to be some sort of drawing+image editor thing.

PaintRibbon - Seems to be another plain old basic image editor.

DrawPlus - Looks like it’s made for graphic design and vector stuff.

SmoothDraw - I’m guessing this is a basic thing for people who don’t want to bother with complicated stuff.

I can and will absolutely vouch for GIMP (2.6), FireAlpaca, Autodesk Copic Edition, MyPaint, and Pencil (now named Pencil2D)

Those are all the programs I use for all of my art and animations.

There’s also a free 3D software called Wings3D if you are of the polygonal persuasion

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Sep 22nd at 1PM / via: miss-nerdgasmz / op: arishocking / tagged: text. / reblog / 35,904 notes
Anonymous: Could we maybe see some color palates for skin? ;3;

milklace:

tbh i just wing the skin each time, but here are some pretty colors that could be found on skin?

fucktonofanatomyreferencesreborn:

A wonderous fuck-ton of human hand references.

[From various sources]

ricelily:

All these pages are 8.5x11, 300 dpi. Feel free to print it out in full size if you like physical copies

Comics and Comic Artists

Jake Wyatt- deviantart tumblr

"Welcome To Summers"

"Soliloquy"

Suggested Reading/Books:

Scott McCloud’s “Making Comics” (entirely done in comic format)

Exercises/Practices/Tutorials:

Lettering

Speech Bubbles Mistakes

Paint Bucket Resource

Storyboarding and Camera angles

What is DPI?

Transferring Traditional to Digital (Photoshop Tutorial)

Sep 13th at 11PM / via: horrormoans / op: ricelily / reblog / 30,045 notes

ricelily:

All these pages are 8.5x11, 300 dpi. Feel free to print it out in full size if you like physical copies

Comics and Comic Artists

Jake Wyatt- deviantart tumblr

"Welcome To Summers"

"Soliloquy"

Suggested Reading/Books:

Scott McCloud’s “Making Comics” (entirely done in comic format)

Exercises/Practices/Tutorials:

Lettering

Speech Bubbles Mistakes

Paint Bucket Resource

Storyboarding and Camera angles

What is DPI?

Transferring Traditional to Digital (Photoshop Tutorial)

Sep 13th at 10PM / via: ormessociety / op: ricelily / reblog / 30,045 notes

thesilvereye:

If you would like to request a tutorial, you can do so on this post over here!
Eye Coloring Tutorial by me | Other Eye Tutorials: 1 2 3 | My Resource list for Faces and Heads

Aug 28th at 10PM / via: kara-tails / op: thesilvereye / reblog / 45,345 notes
darkdoxy:

Nipple Guide
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darkdoxy:

Nipple Guide

Support » http://www.patreon.com/doxydoo

Aug 28th at 10AM / via: qu4dr4 / op: darkdoxy / reblog / 3,844 notes
itsyybitsycupcakes: Hello! I read your FAQ and I hope that you havent answered this question before, if so Im sorry! Anywho I was wondering how do you shade / highlight your pictures. Ive been incredibly frustrated with my drawings lately to the point that I wont even finish a drawing. Im forcing myself too but Im still not satisfied. Thank you for all your help! <3

kinomatika:

Step by step, this is how I did it:

1. I had a sketch on a hot pink layer. I duplicated the sketch, turned the luminescence down, merged it all together. Slapped on a base skintone, merged that with the sketch.

2. I colorpicked a shading tone from the linework that ended up being like a vaguely purply-peach color. I made a little palette on the side for colors I’d be working with. Also, I’m painting all of this entirely on one layer so that’s something to keep in mind.

3. Grabbed some more colors for my shading palette from the linework + base color layer. Started playing with highlights as well.

4. Started blocking in where I wanted darker colors for the shading and kept on blending the highlights.

5. blend blend blend blend colourpick blend blend colourpick blend etc etc ad nauseum

6. thought the colours were looking a little washed out, so i duplicated the layer, set the duplicated layer to shade, turned it down to like 11% opacity, hue shifted it to be more peachy/pink.

7. decided it was TOO pink, hue shifted it to be more neutral/yellow.

8. shade shade shade blend blend colourpick define highlights define details define define define. Opacity of my brush was varying a LOT here, like fluctuating every 7-10 strokes. 

9. LE YEUX!

10. more defining. I narrowed the bridge of his nose a little and added more highlights.

11. LES YEUX! Deux yeux. Also more shading, hon hon hon.

12. Eyes are done. i think that’s the only thing thats changed here.

13. Alors, he is looking like he’s got some life in him now. This was a multiply layer, 100%, veeeery pale pink fluffed out with white.

14. And we’re done. This layer was a little bit of highlighting on the apples of his cheeks, around his eyes a bit more, I think I adjusted the weird neck-saddle shadow he’s got going on there, annnnd that’s about it!

Hope that helped! 

Aug 9th at 3PM / via: pinnedupconcern / op: kinomatika / tagged: q&a. / reblog / 4,228 notes

typette:

deadtamagotchis:

Chris Sanders’ “Sanders’ Style Surfin’”

lol, shows you exactly what he thought of when he was designing Nani and what was most important. Him and his sexual fetish for hawaiian girls isn’t a secret and boy am I fucking happy the animators didn’t go with most of these notes. Yikes. “womb”? what the fuck? And those hands?

for both this and The Croods thankfully common sense won out and his designs were either revised or eschewed altogether. Imagine if the HTTYD kids looked like this.

eurgh, reblogging for educational prosperity

Aug 8th at 11AM / via: gentlemandeerlord / op: deadtamagotchis / tagged: photo. / reblog / 26,502 notes