ninjaticsart:

you’re welcome : P

that’s not a dumb question! there are a couple of ways to do it, but i’ll show you the two that i usually use
the method i use most often is to take my line layer

and lock the transparency, as such:

all you need to do after that is just take the paintbrush (or your tool of choice) and draw over the area you want the color in. because the transparency of the layer is locked, the color can only go on the opaque parts of the layer, which in this case is my line art. 
TIME OUT!!!! the drawing you linked me to as an example (http://dredsina.tumblr.com/post/39772819254) started as a pencil drawing that i scanned. if i were to attempt the previous technique with my scanned drawing, it would turn out like this:

because there is no transparency in my scanned layer! it is a solid image. the technique wouldn’t work. to make it work, i would need to turn my scanned layer into a transparent line art layer, which is what i did for this particular drawing. how to do this is to go to your “channels” tab:

click “load channel as selection”

then, making sure the tool you are using is a selection tool (marquee, lasso, or magic wand), right-click the work area and click “select inverse” (if you are not using a selection tool, this particular menu will not show up when you right-click)

now create a new layer!
then, using the paint bucket tool, fill the area with black (or whatever color you want the lines to be). make sure your paint bucket options are as such: 

you now have a layer where everything “white” is actually transparent — an isolated line art layer!! cool!
TIME IN!!!
there’s another option i use occasionally, though this is actually a technique i usually use for flat colors.
how it goes is that i make a new layer above my line art layer

draw the color i want in the area i want it to be

right-click the color layer and select “create clipping mask”

and that will make it so the contents of the selected layer will only affect the opaque (and translucent) elements of the layer below it.

et voilà! sorry this post was so long, but i hope it helped!

that’s not a dumb question! there are a couple of ways to do it, but i’ll show you the two that i usually use

the method i use most often is to take my line layer

image

and lock the transparency, as such:

image

all you need to do after that is just take the paintbrush (or your tool of choice) and draw over the area you want the color in. because the transparency of the layer is locked, the color can only go on the opaque parts of the layer, which in this case is my line art. 

TIME OUT!!!! the drawing you linked me to as an example (http://dredsina.tumblr.com/post/39772819254) started as a pencil drawing that i scanned. if i were to attempt the previous technique with my scanned drawing, it would turn out like this:

image

because there is no transparency in my scanned layer! it is a solid image. the technique wouldn’t work. to make it work, i would need to turn my scanned layer into a transparent line art layer, which is what i did for this particular drawing. how to do this is to go to your “channels” tab:

image

click “load channel as selection”

image

then, making sure the tool you are using is a selection tool (marquee, lasso, or magic wand), right-click the work area and click “select inverse” (if you are not using a selection tool, this particular menu will not show up when you right-click)

image

now create a new layer!

then, using the paint bucket tool, fill the area with black (or whatever color you want the lines to be). make sure your paint bucket options are as such: 

image

you now have a layer where everything “white” is actually transparent — an isolated line art layer!! cool!

TIME IN!!!

there’s another option i use occasionally, though this is actually a technique i usually use for flat colors.

how it goes is that i make a new layer above my line art layer

image

draw the color i want in the area i want it to be

image

right-click the color layer and select “create clipping mask”

image

and that will make it so the contents of the selected layer will only affect the opaque (and translucent) elements of the layer below it.

image

et voilà! sorry this post was so long, but i hope it helped!

how 2 draw an eyebrow

how 2 draw an eyebrow

writin up some learnins
negative space is one of the key elements of creating a strong silhouette! when all of the components of a drawing are clumped together, the drawing becomes difficult to read

writin up some learnins

negative space is one of the key elements of creating a strong silhouette! when all of the components of a drawing are clumped together, the drawing becomes difficult to read

wannabeanimator:

Thoughts on Character Design
by Tulptorials
“Some things I think are important in character design:
1. Observation
2. Reading the Script
3. Documentation
4. Trial and Error
5. Technique
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wannabeanimator:

Thoughts on Character Design

by Tulptorials

“Some things I think are important in character design:

1. Observation

2. Reading the Script

3. Documentation

4. Trial and Error

5. Technique

Read More

tifannilly said:

hi! this is probably out of line for me, but i'm just wondering if you know of any good tutorials for shading or coloring cloth? and if you do, could you please reply with a couple of links? thanks in advance for whatever you do!

it’s not out of line at all!

http://artist-advice.tumblr.com/tagged/clothing

this doesn’t have so much coloring and shading, hmm…

i’m just gonna throw links at you because it’s hard to find particularly useful stuff and i don’t know what you’ll find useful!

http://www.how-to-draw-funny-cartoons.com/how-to-draw-clothes.html

http://www.howtodrawmanga.com/howtodraw/jdillon/clothing1.html (there’s more than one page; click “on to the next section” at the bottom for the next pages)

http://cartoonsnap.blogspot.co.uk/2009/01/how-to-draw-and-understand-folds-and.html (and it links to this book: http://www.scribd.com/doc/8786853/How-to-UNDERSTAND-and-DRAW-FOLDS-in-CLOTHING )

here’s uh…a dvd? http://www.mattsillustration.com/howtodrawfabricalayeredapproach.aspx

http://www.drawcomics.net/how-to-draw-clothes.html

i’m just indiscriminately throwing links; sorry @_@

http://draftingmanuals.tpub.com/14263/css/14263_165.htm <— this also has more than one page, and the links to the other pages are at the top under “back” “up” and “next” (though on this page, only “next” links to a page about clothing — but on that page, there are more pages slfdkjs)

http://www.mightyartdemos.com/mightyartdemos-bradley.html CLOTHES

I’M NOT FINDING ANYTHING ABOUT COLORING CLOTH OR REALLY SHADING IT

all i’m really finding is how to draw clothing folds agh

http://www.drawinghowtodraw.com/drawing-lessons/drawing-faces-lessons/drawing-clothing-drapery-wrinkles.html well here’s more of that

http://janemere.deviantart.com/art/How-to-Draw-Cloth-The-Basics-213019261 oh hm this seems a bit better

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u05YFFh6044 i haven’t watched this video but this guy has a very noticeable accent

i feel so awful i couldn’t find anything about coloring DDD:

madlyblooming said:

Oh my goodness, I don't mean to be rude or anything but I meant any tutorials that you know of? I wouldn't want you to go out of your way just because I asked you something ;~; I'm sorry if I sound impolite, it's not my intentions ;~;

oh sldfkj! i misread what you wrote; i’ve gotten several tutorial requests since i posted that last one, so i just assumed that’s what you were asking 6_9

here’s one: http://www.stanprokopenko.com/blog/2010/03/draw-hair/

http://www.cgsociety.org/index.php/CGSFeatures/CGSFeatureSpecial/tutorial_how_to_paint_realistic_hair <- this has always been one of my favorites (jsyk, it has more than one page and there’s a “next” button at the bottom)

http://idrawgirls.com/tutorials/2012/03/14/digital-painting-tutorial-painting-hair/ this isn’t very helpful (in my view) but it’s very pretty

hmmm http://dezzan.deviantart.com/art/Hair-tutorial-109633551

there aren’t many of them, are there…i’ve seen a few on tumblr? let me do my rounds through the tutorial blogs

here are some 

http://sams-resources.tumblr.com/tagged/hair

dreadlocks: http://mulattafury.tumblr.com/post/22660957431/notes-on-dreadlocks

http://anatomicalart.tumblr.com/post/13869915700/lighting-face-and-hair-artist-moni158-links

http://ibelievepracticemakesperfect.tumblr.com/tagged/hair

http://fuckyeaharttutorials.tumblr.com/tagged/hair

http://help-me-draw.tumblr.com/tagged/hair

!!!! I hope I helped!


eyecager:

Open Link in New Tab for bigger sizing.

Tutorials/Progressions done by Gimaldinov Arthur.

Head over to his DA for more! Also he has some killer brush sets. I really like this soft airbrush he made.

(Source: eyecaging)


isaia:

giancarlovolpe:

Hey kids!  If you’re a filmmaker, animator, or storyboard artist and you don’t know what screen direction is, you might want to read this.

For the record, there are always exceptions to the rule in filmmaking, which is why I pointed out 3 examples here.

I’ve also found that comic books tend to NOT take screen direction as seriously as film does, but I’m still on the fence if this is wise or not.  My favorite comics pay close attention to screen direction so as to not confuse the reader.

Good luck!

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! YES


giancarlovolpe:

I did some compositional how-to’s in my early weeks at Warner Bros. studios.   I thought it’d be great to post a series of these on the Tumblr’s for beginning board artists.

This is the first part - the rule of thirds.


broadfields asked you: Could you possibly do a mouth tutorial? Unless you’ve already done so. In that case, possibly pointing me in the right direction? :]

I wash my hands of this. It’s evidence of my piss-poor design skills.


Sorry for making such a huge post! I was just concerned about some of the bigger pictures being viewable, so I didn’t want to make this a text post…


prrb:

How I pratice drawing things, now in a tutorial form.
The shrimp photo I used is here
Show me your shrimps if you do this uvu 

PS: lots of engrish because foreign 

how do foreshorten

how do foreshorten

artreferenceblog:

Basic Character Design by Shape by monokroe

artreferenceblog:

Basic Character Design by Shape by monokroe