theodd1sout:

When I was trying to figure out paint tools sai I had a hard time finding helpful tutorials.
So I’ve decided to post some things I’ve discovered that were useful. (And maybe might be useful to you)
http://i.imgur.com/9M5XpMw.jpg

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xfreischutz:

I’d also like to add that this is common points for all mammals as well, except that instead of their knees bending backwards it’s more that the long part of their legs is actually equivalent to the flat of our feet, and what we call their paws are actually what our toes are.

hope this helps! ;; and I hope that’s what you meant, but hey — understanding what you’re drawing means you can stylize it better, yeah?

I’d also like to add that the body shape really depends on the life of the species — for example, those that have strong wings will have a more top-heavy shape { because of muscles }, but chickens are more bottom-heavy.

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veesdumpingrounds:

small tutorial for newbies to anatomy :) hopefully this is understandable and helpful ! 

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electricalice:

while this is mostly about facts, there are a lot of opinions in this tutorial (namely my distrust on several brands marketing strategies, and my opinion that’s better to start with cheap student quality stuff. LOTS of people disagree on that point) as well that you should take as what they are: personal opinions.

this is the result of several years of research on creating a cheap but high quality palette that would help me.

other things to be aware of: pigments are generally more resistant in oil and acrylics than they are in watercolor. but there are a couple of pigments that work well in watercolor but really badly in oil.

resources
pigments through the ages
a comprehensive guide to watercolor pigments and a lot of tests on popular brands
about van gogh’s bedroom
Blue and Yellow don’t make green by Michael Wilcox

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wannabeanimator:

Composition tips via Drawsh

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helpyoudraw:

Neck Reference Updated by MelissaDalton from DeviantArt

Many thanks to spreeunit for linking us to this!

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - TEETH!Always a good tool to have in your “drawing arsenal”. In general, less is more. The less you pay attention to the individual teeth, the better. But, sometimes, a certain character or situation will call upon your knowledge of the pearly whites.-Norm

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - TEETH!

Always a good tool to have in your “drawing arsenal”. In general, less is more. The less you pay attention to the individual teeth, the better. But, sometimes, a certain character or situation will call upon your knowledge of the pearly whites.

-Norm

doxolove:

Aida showed me this cool trick a while ago and its turned into a HUGE staple with how I light things now! Gradient Mapping in photoshop is a subtle way to change the colors in your work and works just like a photoshop mask layer! Meaning, you can change the transparency and how much of what part gets the color influence. 

Gradients are also 100% customizable but photoshop is programmed with a few core staples for dramatic and vibrant lighting. The key is finding the saturation you want or like for the art you’re working with! I cant really teach that. 8D

hope this helps others! Play with your lighting!