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h-a-r-p-o:

Dan Fessler’s HD Index Painting Technique let’s you paint pixel art in Photoshop in a non-destructive manner, and lets you use pretty much every tool in a perfectly pixel-gradient fashion!

The article gives you everything you need to try it out for yourself.It’s easy to set up and use, and the results are so fucking cool.

raspbeary:

requested!! its just some stuff ive learned idk dont trust me too much, i had the parts for this laying around for days and was too lazy to put text on it i also added a collage of some chests ive done last minute

veesdumpingrounds:

tiny tutorial thing I meant to make for the people I sometimes help out on portefolios : ) just wanted to share perspective doesnt have to be a bugger, yknow ? 

thewritersarchive:

This is an ultimate masterlist of many, many resources that could be helpful for writers/roleplayers.

→ GENERAL

Improvement

Describing

Masterlists

  Body Language

Grammar/Vocabulary

Writer’s Block

→ APPLICATIONS

Application (Itself)

Para (Sample)

Prompts

→ GUIDES

Personalities

Disorders

Disabilities

Jobs/Hobbies/Beliefs

Drugs

Locations

Genders

Supernatural

Other

→ CREATING CHARACTERS

Biography Writing

Names

Personalities

Personality Traits
Habits

Secrets

Quotes

Mary Sue’s

→ WHILE ROLEPLAYING

Para Titles

Starters

Careers/Jobs

Locations/Settings/Activities

Character Developement

→ ROMANCE

Romance (in general)

Smut

Kisses

→ OTHER

Plot Writing

Eras

pheberoni:

yeha

giancarlovolpe:

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - Push it!

Clarity is probably the most important thing to think about at all time when boarding. Pushing your poses to an undeniable level of clarity will improve the clarity of the storytelling in general. Don’t leave space for uncertainty in posing out your characters. Your audience will be more engaged and entertained by the sequence.

This is the last post for the Super Week. I hope you enjoyed it. Back on the regular schedule next week (Every Tuesday).

Norm

What a great series.  Thanks for posting these!

monicameza asked: What made color *click* for you? I am terrible with color and immediately ruin anything I draw once I apply it. Any classes you took (I.e. Color Theory) or books you read our artists you followed or emulated? Color has eluded me for my entire life!

eshiel:

hey!! this is a really rad question and i’ve been super excited to answer it so apologies if i get tl;dr

basically back in hs color was something really frustrating to me, i didn’t understand it and i usually worked black and white, and the summer before freshman year of college i decided to try and focus on color, so i started doing these monotone-ish pieces

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where i was just kind of experimenting w/single color palettes to try and get a grasp for it? but beyond that i was kind of just diddlin around until my second semester, when i had to take color theory, where my professor was the wonderfully talented + hard assed mike geno(cw:food) we learn the munsell color system - the class has changed a bit since i was a freshman but essentially we maintained a color sketchbook + also did paintings on bristol that focused on different aspects (like various color schemes such as complementary/split complementary/etc, simulated transparency, tint and shade and chroma, etc). it was a very intense class and it definitely helped me a lot in terms of being able to see colors!

i don’t think there was ever a definitive aha moment, though — i started doing more work in color sophomore year and there reached a point where my friends were like “oh, you’re good at this color thing” and i was like “yeah, i am? neat” — like my previous frustrations for whatever reason were just gone and i genuinely enjoyed picking colors and experimenting w/palettes.  i def thank geno for that, bc i think it was just such a solid foundation that it helped me understand how colors relate to each other a bit more.

since then i’ve built on that foundation a bit- we take an intensive oil painting class second sem sophomore year, and color mixing for oils refined my ability to use color, definitely, even when applied digitally (and its why i cringe every time i see that danged “cmyk is better than rbg” post bc it fundamentally misunderstands painting/color on sooo many levels)

there’s still a lot i struggle with though!! eye catching palettes are great but i am definitely not as good with value range, like - i’ve been slowly working on light vs dark and effectively showing dynamic  light in my palettes as well - our life drawing class this semester has been focusing on this as we’ve finally graduated to full color drawings & i can already tell it’s helping a lot!

as for colorists/artists i look to for color:

dan hipp

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tomer hanuka — really good example of the light vs dark thing i was talking about —

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victo ngai

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robert mcginnis

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yu dori

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there’s waay more but here’s a handful off the top of my head - i also look at design a lot w/color, you can see what i mean i think on my aesthetic blog

color is tricky but it’s also really fun, never be afraid to lift palettes from paintings/works you admire and try them for yourself to see how they work, experiment, etc! 

wordsandchocolate:

I made a slideshow about how to create a fictional character… I got most of the information from the ‘start writing fiction’ (free) course on the OpenUniversity website and found it incredibly useful so here’s a visual version for you :)

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - More Acting Less Anatomy

I’ve received a few message asking me how to draw simple generic characters (male, female) for story boarding, and what to do when there’s no character design. I will go over all that stuff, but I need to emphasize something first. I used to be obsessed with muscles and specific anatomy when I was drawing anything. Thanks to 90s superhero comic books and raging hormones, it kept me from embracing the storytelling aspect of sketching. Even later on in art school, I would spend WAY took much time on getting that perfect line quality. Animation Storyboarding squashed most of those inclinations out of me, and that’s good. I need to confess that I almost caved in and “cleaned up” the drawings on this page. This is how I draw when do a “first pass” or just trying to find ideas. That way, I don’t lose the energy or feel of my first instinct when approaching a sequence. Here’s something you’ll hear many times if you hang around story people: “It’s not about pretty drawings.” I agree and disagree to a certain extent, but the sentiment is right. It’s about telling a story and not letting other things (like lines, musculature, clothing, etc.) get in the way of doing so clearly.

Once again, message me if you have requests for the next installments.

Norm

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - Hands

This is the first post about hands. Other posts about hands in the future will cover “hands in relationship to the body”, “different characters, different hands”, “expressive hands” and “hands touching things”. If you have suggestions for Tuesday Tips, write me a personal message.

Norm