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  2. grizandnorm:

    Tuesday Tips - Power Shading

    Here’s a technique I use often when attending life drawing sessions, especially nude sessions. I feel like it gives an energy and direction as well as clear volume to the figure. The more i know about underlying muscles, bones and general body structure, the more I can express through this technique. It’s kind of like a classic brush work when dealing with ink. It’s just more forgiving when using a Conte stick, by varying the angle and pressure of it.

    Try it out!

    Norm

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  5. Things you should know about each of your characters

    the-right-writing:

    These are what I would consider to be the most basic, bare-bones questions of character creation.

    • What would completely break your character?
    • What was the best thing in your character’s life?
    • What was the worst thing in your character’s life?
    • What seemingly insignificant memories stuck with your character?
    • Does your character work so that they can support their hobbies or use their hobbies as a way of filling up the time they aren’t working?
    • What is your character reluctant to tell people?
    • How does your character feel about sex?
    • How many friends does your character have?
    • How many friends does your character want?
    • What would your character make a scene in public about?
    • What would your character give their life for?
    • What are your character’s major flaws?
    • What does your character pretend or try to care about?
    • How does the image your character tries to project differ from the image they actually project?
    • What is your character afraid of?
    • What is something most people in your setting do that your character things is dumb?
    • Where would your character fall on a politeness/rudeness scale?

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  6. conceptcookie:

    This week’s exercise is on Braiding and how to use the technique in more than just hair. Check out the full exercise post and downloadable Worksheet here:http://cgcookie.com/concept/2014/02/10/exercise-braiding/

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  7. OK NO BUT GUYS

    regalium:

    IDK IF YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS WEBSITE YET, BUT I DON’T EVEN CARE IF YOU DO.

    CHARAHUB BASICALLY ALLOWS YOU TO MAKE A DIRECTORY OF ALL YOUR OCS.

    LIKE SO

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    AND SO (they let you get super detailed)

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    It lets you store 100 characters (you gain 2 extra slots whenever someone uses your referral code) and 10 images per character. You can even make GROUPS to organize them a little more— per RP or something. Image files can’t be too big either.

    BUT if you want more file size, more character slots, and more other stuff, you can get a subscription! Don’t worry, subscriptions are super hella cheap (take notes, deviantART)!

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    Ok you can go make one now.

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  8. littleulvar:

    when it comes to specific poses I try to first draw the most basic shapes and movement lines and then gradually go into more and more details, like so:

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    if you have difficulties with perspective, try drawing a perspective grid first:

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    it’s nothing different than tips from other artists, but I hope it helped a little ;u;

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  9. kada-bura:

    After a lot of asks and some flabbergasted tags about this post I made yesterday, I decided to throw a quick tutorial together on the steps I took to make some semi-real looking paper cut out art in SAI! Hope this clears it up and helps some others out who want to try this!

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  10. You can buy my art!

    I also have a DeviantArt print shop with more options HERE