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grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - Power ShadingHere’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

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

Thanos.
From a quick sketch but all colored up. I woulda inked him but it was a quick sketch anyway and I’ve got 3 stitches in my right index finger, so no inking.

Thanos.

From a quick sketch but all colored up. I woulda inked him but it was a quick sketch anyway and I’ve got 3 stitches in my right index finger, so no inking.

tomscholes:

New tutorial up: Checking Values with Ctrl+Y
http://www.artofscholes.com/checkingvalues/
Let me know what you think ! More next week.
Previous Tutorials: Digital Color Primer , Save for Web.

highlighter neon yellow, kawasaki green, blaze orange
MERCA

highlighter neon yellow, kawasaki green, blaze orange

MERCA

grizandnorm:

Tuesday tips — Costume Design 101.

Costume design is a very important part of character design.  It tells you a whole lot about your character; ie. age, personality, what she/he likes, time period, strength, … etc.  It supposed to enhance a character’s personality.  

Here are my process in tackling costume design.

1.  Find a good reference.  Inspiration is key!

2.  Look for a good shillouette that is recognizable and different from other characters.

3.  Pick one shillouette and find smaller shape within.  Do tons of variation and have fun.

4.  Color variation.  Use variation the same color combination for all the design.  Keep it simple!

5.  Finish up and have fun.  It will also a good idea to think of texture and material.

-Griz