Just an easy trick I learned a few years ago that I thought I’d share. May not work 100% all the time, but works well for simple hand/arm placement.
Reblogging for great justice.
oh neato burritos
This is really clever, actually. Thanks!
So for the final installment of my “New DC” reboots, I thought I’d take a look at Batman and friends. In some ways these are probably the least drastic of my redesigns (Batman’s been handled better than a lot…
I just noticed the plastic bump of Jessie and Buzz’s heads colliding. I love you.
Oh god I didn’t notice that earlier either, tiny things like that really make me love animation.
I fucking broke down to the point that people heard me.
Handy Art Link Megapost
I take no credit for any of this, all I did was assemble them togetha’.
Hellooo friends, I was just handed a couple of useful links from a talented friend, and seeing some posts on Facebook and around the internets inspired me to share them all with you in this handy place.
Bookmark them all, or bookmark this note, idc, just keep track of ‘em!
ALSO IF YOU HAVE MORE TO ADD PLEASE LET ME KNOW. (Also, apologizes for the wall of text. I CANNOT SEEM TO GET THE “READ MORE” BUTTON TO WORK.)
ArtsyPoses - http://artsyposes.com
Relatively new, but very cool. The 30 second drawing tool seems to be glitching a little but that could be my computer being a dumb. Lots of unique poses and they’re looking to expand to other body types (if you read the FAQ they even said there are too many fit models haa)
PoseManiacs - http://posemaniacs.com
Everybody knows this one! Great poses, you can interact with them (rotation, etc) and has a very cool 30 second drawing tool. Also I belieeeve this is available on iOS.
Another fantastic drawing tool - I prefer it over PoseManiacs’ but I can NEVER FIND THE LINK :( Lots of options here, too.
CedarSeed - http://www.cedarseed.com/fire/tutorials.html
The drawings here aren’t great but there is so much information here. SO MUCH.
Color Is Value - http://sevencamels.blogspot.com/2010/09/color-is-value.html
Handy coloring tips and things!
Ctrl+Paint - http://www.ctrlpaint.com/
So many digital painting tutorials. SO MANY. Ridiculously helpful in everything ever, and constantly updated.
Lackadaisy Expressions - http://lackadaisy.foxprints.com/exhibit.php?exhibitid=333
This artist is incredibly talented and even though they are cats there is so much to be learned here.
The Angry Animator - http://www.angryanimator.com/word/2010/11/26/tutorial-2-walk-cycle/
Because come on, all sorts of handy animation tips. I linked directly to the walk cycle because I found it to be most useful but there are other things floatin’ around there if that’s your thing~
Constructing the Head/Face - http://amberblade.tumblr.com/post/11177240121/tutorials-done-by-stanislav-prokopenko-who-is-an
Done by Stanislav Prokopenko, an instructor. Also really seems to know what he’s talking about. Saving images off of Tumblr seems to be hit-or-miss so keep this link handy as it may not save correctly. :(
And so begins the dumping of handy tutorial images that should all be on your harddrives soon :
How to Draw All Kinds of Shit - http://coelasquid.blogspot.com/2009/01/muscle-tutorial-thinger.html
Some of you may remember this from all of James Phegan’s classes ever! Super handy, and this is a printable version of the giant jpg he used to e-mail us.
How to Draw Beef - http://coelasquid.deviantart.com/art/Abdomination-How-to-draw-beef-132538271
The same artist; she’s really damn good at drawing beefy dudes.
Drawing people in perspective and other handy things - http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/125/9/9/IFX___Strike_A_Pose_by_WarrenLouw.jpg
http://alexds1.deviantart.com/art/Fellas-Tutorial-104865472 - Fellas Tutorial
http://alexds1.deviantart.com/art/Ladies-Tutorial-98311607 - Ladies Tutorial - NSFW
http://alexds1.deviantart.com/art/Pose-tutorial-72010406 - Pose Tutorial
http://alexds1.deviantart.com/art/Expression-tutorial-77399204 - Expressions/Head Tutorial
http://alexds1.deviantart.com/art/Hand-tutorial-83785318 - Hand Tutorial
http://alexds1.deviantart.com/art/Foot-tutorial-90158269 - Foot Tutorial
http://lockstock.deviantart.com/ - Nude models and drapery!!
http://ictoa.deviantart.com/favourites/42274937 - Lots of nude models in all sorts of poses
http://www.japanesestreets.com/photos/ - All sorts of clothing styles!
http://tobyshelton.blogspot.com/2010/10/ive-got-to-hand-it-to-you-2010.html - Amazing amazing hands
http://s103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/squidsmanphotos/?start=all - Coelasquid’s “manbucket”
Other neat things :
Color Scheme Designer - http://colorschemedesigner.com/
Allows you to quickly and easily create specific color schemes for a wide variety of purposes! If you’re like me and terrible with color, this will help.
Make your brush in Photoshop look like Flash or Paint Tool SAI - http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/ResultGraphics/screenshot20100331at728.png
Things to keep in mind while gesture drawing - http://hospitalvespers.tumblr.com/post/8712840616/gesture-drawing-basics
Super Obvious Secrets I Wish They’d Teach In Art School - http://philmcandrew.tumblr.com/post/5588480161/super-obvious-secrets-that-i-wish-theyd-teach-in-art
The Complete Guide to Not Giving a Fuck - http://inoveryourhead.net/the-complete-guide-to-not-giving-a-fuck/
How to Steal Like an Artist - http://www.austinkleon.com/2011/03/30/how-to-steal-like-an-artist-and-9-other-things-nobody-told-me/
Also, psst. - http://www.mediafire.com/?z7c401x9fdwqx - Ten art books that we should all own already.
For artsy fartsy types like me. I’ve got A LOT of this book marked already if that says anything about how useful this stuff is.
ALSO! Side note, there are a few very kind asks in my inbox regarding my artwork and inquiries about webcomics. I HAVE read them, and I WILL answer them. If the comic is any indicator, I haven’t had the time to sit down and do personal work as of late, and that includes responding to folks that would take a little longer than a quick “Hey! Thanks for that! I appreciate it!”
But, yes! Bookmark Miss Addy’s post and give this stuff a genuine look.
A MILLION REBLOOBS
“He’s always making the expression that he’s drawing… he’s making the expression even more than what he’s drawing. We didn’t set this up, he’s really doing this.”
—John Kahr, when talking about Glen Keane
A medium gains legitimacy and respect when people making work in that medium legitimize and respect it.
Comics as a whole are in the process now of gaining that legitimacy, and it’s because of the people doing good work in that medium, more than any other reason. Superficial aspects like deciding…
I was going through old photos I took a few years ago and I came across some that I took at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival. This picture is one of my favorites. He looks like he has so much personality and I’m grateful that he let me take his picture. Everything there was so amazing and everyone was so nice. I’ll probably post more photos a little later.
Commission a $20 sketch from Bongo’s Jason Ho to help pay legal fees of cheerleader who refused to cheer for her rapist
By Laura Hudson
In case you hadn’t heard the latest news to make you doubt the fundamental humanity of the people around you, several years ago a 16-year-old cheerleader from Silsbee High School in Texas was assaulted at a party by Rakheem Bolton, a basketball player and football star whom she says held her down and raped her. Bolton later pleaded to a charge of misdemeanor assault, but here’s the part that’s going to make you want to set things on fire: Not only did the school allow him back on the basketball team, they told the girl it was her responsibility to lay low, stay away from the lunchroom and not go to Homecoming. And when the girl refused to cheer specifically for her attacker at games — while still cheering for the team at large — Silsbee High School officials did something so fundamentally awful that they might as well be twisting their mustaches: They threw her off the cheerleading squad.
She challenged the school in court and recently lost, so now in addition to suffering a horrendous assault, predictably being branded a “slut” in her community, and getting thrown off the cheerleading team for refusing to shout “put it in” at her attacker (seriously), her family has been ordered has to pay $45,000 in legal fees to the school.
Jason Ho, an illustrator and Assistant Editor at Bongo Comics wants to help, so he is drawing custom sketches at $20 a pop and donating the proceeds to the girl’s legal costs. They are both very attractive sketches and a small way to help someone who has been failed disgracefully over and over by the indecency and institutional cowardice of seemingly everyone around her.
This will introduce you to a color you’ve probably never seen before.
True “Cyan”. Usually most people find it an ugly color, or just an ordinary light blue. BUT! Computers and TVs dilute the actual appearance of cyan and when you see it, its fucking awesome.
SO! Stare at the white dot for 2 minutes. Just as long as you can. The circle will get fuzzy and youll start to see a ring forming. Back your head up slowly and look around the edge of the circle.
Craziest, best blue Ive ever seen.
CLICK FOR FULL SIZE. MAKES IT 13249140192 TIMES BETTER