pah! my skin palettes are no where near perfect. I wish. D:
I’m not sure if this would be of help, but here’s sort of a quick step-by-step guide of sorts. also my main brushes I use + their settings. I literally just block colors and shapes in with my “paint” brush, blend them around some, and color drop. that’s it…haha.
I am just crying tears of happy joy and whispering GAIAONLINE TAKE NOTE
And I found this very helpful just by looking at it. I was never good at coloring gold.
I just realized that I hit over 1k followers ; u ;/ I have no idea where you guys came from, but thank you so much ♥ fjdksfs!
Been asked numerous times over the past few months to make a tutorial on how I color and stuff. I have never really made one before so yeah fjksdfs;;;
You do not have to rely on my info if you find it confusing or pointless ; 3 ; ♥ If you have any other questions, please let me know!
Reminder: Pony Raffle
“Hands Tutorials for Those Who Hates Drawing Them”
Original can be found on Pixiv, I just translated it. I figured it can be helpful to some.
Here’s a combined version for those who prefer one giant tutorial.
My hands have always been a bit shaky, but lately I’ve noticed that even with the stylus held completely still, I get cursor jitters. So, since I pride myself on my nice lines, I decided to find something to fix that.
LazyNezumi is a noise/interference reduction and smoothing tool that works with most Wacom tablets, and can be bound to nearly all drawing software. It doesn’t stop the jitters, but it predicts the amount of noise behind them and smooths your lines to match. I’ve tested it here in Photoshop CS6, and it works frigging wonders.
If you have this problem, I suggest you go download it. It’s simple and elegant as heck, and it makes your lines as smooth as buttered silk.
so, like, the stabilizer in SAI only ALL THE TIME.
Awesome for those of us with tinier/lower DPI tablets. GET ON IT!
Just when you thought you knew everything about boobs… NSFW?
My darling friend Chizzi mentioned that there are a lot of booby tutorials out there are just predrawn boobs with the artist going HEY LOOK! HERE ARE SOME BOOBS! but not many that actually talk about the anatomical structure, and where to put the lines. I was like, “Hey, I can probably whip something up.” And so I spent my thanksgiving making this.
Proportions probably aren’t exact, but I did my best. I also didn’t explore the various body types, but perhaps I could do a separate tutorial someday. I hope you find this tutorial useful :)
All photo references used in the tutorial were found on The Drawing Script. Credits to each photo belong to their respective owners.
Quick 10 minute tutorial I made for someone showing how useful quickmask is. You can even erase quickmask to acquire your desired shape, which is even nicer then using the lasso tool.
I haven’t seen this brought up much in drawing guides, and it’s a mistake I used to make and that I see a lot, mostly in young artists but occasionally in professionals’ stuff and it’s really simple-
A lot of artists don’t make the back of their character’s heads big enough, the part behind the ear is collapsed a lot of times. The ear is more or less above the middle of the neck when seen from the profile. The width of the head in front of the ear (if you slice off the facial feature area..), and the width of the head from the ear and back are almost the same.
I think a lot of people draw the back of the head depending on where the back of the neck is, and that’s unreliable. The shape of the back of the neck connecting with the back of the head changes depending on how big your trapezoid is. If you want someone to instantly look buff just make the back of their neck go up to the middle of the back of the head lol.
used this stock for the girl profile
Linda Bergkvist’s How to paint realistic hair + her thoughts on skin tones. Right click + Open in New tab to see big size.
You can find her How to Paint Realistic Eyes here.
Sullivan’s fur tutorials, brush packs, and texture resources.
See the original devART post here: LINK
Download custom Photoshop brushes here: LINK
Sullivan’s Fur/Feathers/Scales wildlife texture brushes: LINK
The eyedropper blending tutorial mentioned in the Q&A: http://youtu.be/XMM3Z7lXPwA
The Brushes (Tutorial Part 2)
Hard Round 25 Fading
Take your normal hard brush, make it 25px large. Now go to the Brushes menu and click “Other Dynamics”, and set the Flow jitter to Pen Pressure in the drop down menu.
Hard Round 5 pixels
This is your basic, default hard brush when you load up Photoshop with the regular brushes it should be right at the top… no need to change it!
Load up default Photoshop brushes and scroll down til you see the soft brushes—- pick one that is at least 60px large. Open the Brushes menu and click “Shape Dynamics” and set it to Pen Pressure, then click “Other Dynamics” and have the Opacity and Flow jitters set to Pen Pressure as well.
Tips For Custom Sullivan Fur Brushes
- these are easiest to use when highlighting, try picking a color that is lighter than the area you are drawing on.
- the brushes are pressure sensitive, so you’ll want to use these with a tablet. try drawing lightly for softer fur, and push harder for more tufty fur.
- just scribbling one of these over your drawing will make it look dumb, trust me. try layering the different brushes, or going over with your own brushes to add in your own details for a more realistic look.
- try playing around in the Brushes menu… color effects can look really neat with these, see what works for you :]
- you may NOT attempt to resell or redistribute these brushes; if you want to share these brushes with others just link back to the original deviantART post.
- please give credit when you use these! i’m not normally fussy about giving credit, but i worked hard on these so it would be appreciated.