blangyouredead

harrie5:

omnbvc:

I WANT A GOOD PENCIL BRUSH FOR PAINT TOOL SAI

SLAMS FIST ON TABLE

uhh, you can use mine if you’d like?

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You have to add smudges though if you really want it to look like a pencil

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also if you have photoshop, you can make it look a lil more like it’s been scanned in if you shift the channels a pixel or so like people do to make the 3D effect
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'idk line v2' is a brush I made, it's just:

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If you’ve not installed a sai brush before, you just need to go to your SAI directory

(usually in appdata/local/systemax/easy paint tool sai or appdata/local/zame/paint tool sai english pack.)
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Type “%appdata%” into your start bar to jump to the folder to have a look)

And save that image as a .bmp in the elemap folder.
You then need to restart sai, but open it by using ‘start-sai.exe’ as that updates your config files.

stuckwithartblock
grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - SHORTHANDSIt’s crucial to find ways to draw characters clearly and fast when storyboarding. Line mileage alone can become an impossible mountain to climb if you don’t simplify the way you draw characters. Leave all details aside and find the essence of a character. Shorthands are the gesture drawings of storyboarding. Specific characters have specific attributes that make them stand out. Sometimes it’s just the way they stand. Sometimes their hairstyle is unconventional. Find what’s key about a character and get rid of what’s common.Norm

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - SHORTHANDS

It’s crucial to find ways to draw characters clearly and fast when storyboarding. Line mileage alone can become an impossible mountain to climb if you don’t simplify the way you draw characters. Leave all details aside and find the essence of a character. Shorthands are the gesture drawings of storyboarding. Specific characters have specific attributes that make them stand out. Sometimes it’s just the way they stand. Sometimes their hairstyle is unconventional. Find what’s key about a character and get rid of what’s common.

Norm

buttskun

rattlecat:

shrineheart:

Okay, decided to whip this up because of the following reasons:

1) I get this question a lot. Apparently there are a ton of folks out there that are really new to paypal and while I don’t mind helping, having a good reference page for folks that shows you exactly what to do will cut down the time I spend explaining it.

2) I’ve had two flags on my account in the past year because no one check the “No Shipping Required” box. So Paypal comes to me and says “Hey you didn’t ship our their thing!!!” but I do digital commissions…there’s nothing to ship! So this step is really important!

3) I often have to give out my Paypal email over and over for this and I figured having it in one spot might help!

There will be a new page on my blog with these images and I’ll try to keep them up to date if Paypal happens to change their format! Hope this helps you guys!

(Interested in commissioning me? Check out this page here!)

Putting this on my art blog ‘fo my folks.

duckhymn

duckhymn:

Hello dear anon! No need to apologise, I don’t think anyone has asked me this question before, so it’s all good : ) Ok. So here is a list of methods on tidying up the line art and make it look more sharp, dark and refined. Hope this could be helpful to you and if you have anymore questions just let me know

1 Brushes
The default Photoshop brushes are great and decent, hard round pressure is my all time fav. There are also lots of amazing resources out there that could give you really sharp and crisp lines. Kyle T's Brush sets for example [ Link ]. It’s great to be adventurous and try them out, find the brush that suits your working style(●´▽`●)ノ. Here is a [ master post ] of all the related ask about the brushes I use. 

2 Levels
I normally adjust the ‘levels ’ after I finish the line art, it helps clearing out the gray tones and sharpen the dark lines. You can access this function through image > adjustment > Level (or hot key command + L for MAC or ctrl + L for PC.)

3 Curves
This function is more complicated than levels but works very well too! You could also find it under adjustment.

P.S Sorry I couldn’t supply more information on the functions since I am terrible at explain stuff ; - ; Here are some tutorial links with detail explanation on the function of levels / curves and how they work.
Detail explanation 
Curves [ Link  ] Levels and Curves [ Link ]

Lastly, other related ask regarding lines
Smooth lines [ Link ]

color-palettes

pigeonbits:

Color palette tutorial time!

This is by no means the Only Way To Pick Colors—it’s just a relatively-simple method I use sometimes.  I’ve found it works pretty well, almost regardless of what colors you pick—as long as you can keep them organized by those light/dark warm/cool categories, and make sure one category takes up a significantly higher proportion of page space, it usually turns out pretty good!

galacticremix

solar-citrus:

I’ve received a lot of letters from artists asking to check out their artwork and their blog, and I’ve noticed that a lot of them openly write unhealthy amounts of negative comments about their artwork, it was super depressing, honestly.  :(
Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy!  You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through.  You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way!  Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!

Love your art, love yourself!