So, after years of visiting possibly the greatest art resource online, Gurney Journey (website of the creator of the gorgeous Dinotopia series, as well as numerous amazing drawing/painting books. Seriously this guy is INCREDIBLE LOOK AT HIS BLOG), I got this amazing poster promoting his latest book, Color and Light.
But I am vary rarely in one place long enough to look at the glorious thing on my wall, so I compiled a digital version.
You can buy his wonderful books here, but as far as I know the poster isn’t available in his store :<
Edit - Higher res. cause Tumblr.
Okay, I’ve had a LOT of artists lately, telling me they have problems drawing hair and asking me how I draw it so well! It’s a SINCH I tells ya! I decided to scribble down some quick notes describing my process. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m certainly no authority on drawing seeing as I’m completely self-taught…but this is my theory…..if you can concentrate on three variables whilst drawing hair, you’re all set!
Mass: the volume and shape of the hair.
Weight: how is gravity affecting the MASS.
Direction: which way is your character moving and what path have they just travelled along…?
If you can incorporate these three values in your sketch, you’re sorted. I hope it helps!
Bird and bat wings tutorial from らいらっく
Useful tips are useful
Hey kids! If you’re a filmmaker, animator, or storyboard artist and you don’t know what screen direction is, you might want to read this.
For the record, there are always exceptions to the rule in filmmaking, which is why I pointed out 3 examples here.
I’ve also found that comic books tend to NOT take screen direction as seriously as film does, but I’m still on the fence if this is wise or not. My favorite comics pay close attention to screen direction so as to not confuse the reader.
I’ve been saving links, links of tutorials, books, etc.
And pretty much, this is what I have so far.
Conceptart.org Tutorials (one of my favourite sites)
Journey of a Rookie (check out this guy, he is a great influence/inspiration)
Deviantart tutorial group (Yeah I know deviantart bluhbluh)
And this ones is for some programs.
That’s pretty much all I’ve got. Enjoy and I hope it’s useful for you.
OH MY GOD
Notes on drapery
I get a lot of people asking me how I got so good at drawing clothes and folds
it’s this shit right 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.
want me to give you some tutorials i have a whole bunch
maybe that one will help????
OH ! tyvm * V* )9