art help blog

soapfox:

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Yeah. So- I don’t do any sort of tutorials so I’ll see what I can do using a bunch of screencaps, ahaha.

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I had to dig around my files for lineart and I picked this thing.

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I create a layer above the lineart and set it to ‘clipping group’. That way, whatever I do on that layer affects the lines below it. Explaining that just in case people don’t know.

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I usually have the layer mode as ‘Lumi & Shade”. This mode basically combines what Luminosity and Shade modes do. Which.. they’re fun to experiment with.

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So now I get colors together. Most of the time I don’t plan them, and these lines aren’t colored. So to give you an idea —

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I basically use three or more saturated colors and blend them using a blur/water tool.

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Change the opacity as you see fit.

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I color/shaded this quick to show a better example. Here, I’m using the colors that shaded the picture on the lines, then blended.

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After, I’ll merge the layer I was coloring on to the lineart. Copy the lineart layer (so there’s two) then make that copy a ‘clipping group’ as well, set to Lumi & Shade, and it’ll do what shows above. I copy my lineart a lot and mess with colors to get the effect I want or.. whatever I think looks neat.


And.. That’s about it.
I hope that was at least interesting and not too confusing to follow, aha.

kanrose:

YO READ THIS GODDAMNED THING BECAUSE FLIP IS SO GOSH DARNED TALENTED WITH COLOURS N SHIT AND SHE HAS BEEN FOR THE 3 YEARS I’VE KNOWN HER

queans:

I’ve had the question pop up a couple times asking how I colour, unfortunately I only have the process of a 2012 piece D: I still pretty much use this process now so it still applies lol. Apologies for the copious amount of spelling/grammatical mistakes <: B

Sidenote: check out skoptsy<3 she is the queen of values<3 *A * and needs all zee love <3

how are you drawing eyes? like expressive eyes?
Anonymous

offtide:

IIII…. can’t explain things very well, but, um!image

Eyebrows are a huge part of what makes the eyes expressive!  See also: eye width / size of pupils / shadows and lighting / lines around the eyes.  They help emphasize particular expressions as well.

kelpls:

REBLGBSLE FOR ANON Oh i added a bit more bc i was half asleep last night UM I DON”T THINK I’m the best at drawing ahds at all so yeah listen only if u think it helps !!

UMM FOR HANDS I FOUND THIS ARTIST VERY USEFUL!

bluekomadori:

The tutorial of how I achieve watercolor effect in Sai! :) I highly recommend using real watercolor paintings (your own or ones found on the internet) as reference.

And here you can find a few useful links: 

  1. You can download the Sai file of this picture here: link 
  2. Video process of painting another picture: link
  3. The old watercolor tutorial: link
  4. Sai brushes (none of them is made by me) link + file you need to open them in Sai: link
  5. Awesome watercolor brushes made by Kyle T Webster: link

Here’s the finished painting: link

mookie000:

doodles for myself

I'm sorry if this has been asked before but do you have any tips on draw side views of heads? I can never get the nose and lips to look right! DX
Anonymous

kelpls:

i’ve gotten a lot of asks on side views recently SO I’M JUST GONNA TRY AND ANSWER THEM ALL TOGETHER HERE

HOPE THAT HELPS and as always DON”T RELY ON THESE IT”S ALWAYS BEST TO USE REAL LIFE REFERENCES

aircavalry141:

wittacism:

It’s essay writing season for tons of students!

After being a college writing tutor for over a year, I thought I would share my advice with all you awesome people on tumblr. This is how I write essays, but if you’ve got more tips, feel free to add them below. 

Happy writing. You can do it!

I don’t know if this work in my place…But I’ll give it a shot one day maybe.