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July 16 2017

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thundercluck-blog:

Hello, friends!

Meg here for another TUTOR TUESDAY! Today let’s look at noses! They can be quite pesky, I know. If you have any tutorial’s you’d like to see just shoot me a message here or on my personal blog! Seriously guys, send me requests! Keep practicing, have fun, and I’ll see you next week!

July 12 2017

July 09 2017

fangirlinginleatherboots:

tips for artists and writers who cant figure out whats “missing”

  • rooms should be messy to some degree, lived in, and should have personality, even a clean persons room shows they lived there
  • clothes shouldnt look recently bought unless thats part of the story
  • no space is empty
  • no part of the body is perfect
  • quirks show in accessories, what pocket does the phone go in, headphones or earbuds, how are shoes laced
  • when was an item bought? not every item is going to be up to date and trendy. age things appropriately
  • skin picking, nail fidgeting, bruises, chapped lips
  • quality of make up/self care
  • waistline of pants/shorts/skirts
  • are nails taken care of? chewed? polished? etc
  • damage to objects like helmets, phone, jeans
  • frizzy, loose hairs
  • SEAMS IN CLOTHES
  • signs of failed ambitions/projects. did they try to start using a fitness bracelet or keep succulents? 
  • everyday allergies

July 08 2017

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spoiledchestnut:

artapir:

Scans from Robbie Lee’s Perspective Made Easy: A Step-By-Step Guide.


July 07 2017

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haruhi1989:

A collection of how to sketching hands and coloring hair,lips and eyes tutorials ….

Hope it will be useful for you ..

I am really bad in sketch hands 😢😢 this my big problem 💔

July 06 2017

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decorkiki:

Mens Fashion  - www.GoGetGlam.com

July 05 2017

July 04 2017

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etheringtonbrothers:

This week’s tutorial request came via email from Paraskevoula Sarkozy, who asked for some tips on how to draw SQUIRRELS.

If you want MORE, click these links for tutorials covering how to draw
FEET AND SHOES       SMOKE EFFECTS      PLANES      
HORSE HEADS       ROCK FORMATIONS      ANGRY EXPRESSIONS
VEHICLES        WATER        FABRIC

And if YOU have a REQUEST for a tutorial subject, just let us know over on INSTAGRAM HERE or on TWITTER HERE.

Lorenzo!

July 03 2017

July 02 2017

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July 01 2017

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crazyhamlet:

artist-refs:

Phoneme Chart by TheEndIsNearUs


This is a nice chart!
Lipsync is one of my not-so-secret passions. I also hate front mouths. They’re harder to inbetween, I find, and they’re not used nearly as frequently. Here’s some ¾ mouths I made.

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These are the basic shapes I was taught, and I use. Standard lipsync shapes;; 

You have your closed mouth to open, to clenched teeth, to oohs, and your (often optional) F, L, and TH mouths.



Tips!

  • Your top teeth don’t move;  I mean, stylistically it happens sometimes (Gravity falls does it fairly well, as much as I haaaaate that), but your lipsync will prolly look better if they don’t.

  • My clenched teeth (SH) mouth is always a bit wider than my biggest AH mouth. It adds variation and helps your shapes blend more nicely. Conversely, my biggest AH mouth is narrower than my SH mouth and my closed (M) mouth.
  • My L mouth is a tiny bit more closed than my biggest AH, and not as closed as my second biggest AH. It fits between them nicely so that if you have to go from an L to an AH mouth, like you would for the word “Like” or “Love”, it doesn’t pop or look weird.

  • My R and oo mouths move forward on the face a bit, it adds dimension, and if you leave it all in the same place and have the mouth just shrink into a circle it miiiight look weird.



Aaaaand I think that’s it?  Never go from a SH mouth to a TH mouth, it’ll pop and look weird…uhhh;  

Also! It’s alright to skip some shapes;;

So below is a lipsync I made using the above shapes;

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It’s clear what they’re saying, the mouth is moving nicely, but there’s only one problem. Veeeery rarely do they give you enough time to use all the mouths you want to make it move nice. Voice actors talk fast to fit everything in and holycrap do we hate  love them for it.

So here’s a fast one.

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Those two gifs should start at the same time, and notice that the second one stops while the first one is still saying “doing”.

I not only cut out the mouth between the biggest AH and the clenched teeth, but I combined the word “Are you” into, like, 3 shapes. I also trimmed some inbetweens overall. The lipsync still reads, though! You can still tell what they’re saying even without audio (which would help it a bit, haha~)

Cutting out that stuff ended the lipsync a whole 14 frames sooner (more than half a second!). It doesn’t sound like much, but with 24 frames per second and dialogue moving at the speed of light, you don’t have time to dilly dally. This isn’t a preschool show;;


Aaaaaand I think that’s it. Liiiipsyyyyyync~~~

Now to go back to actual work and stop talking about things most ppl don’t care about;

June 30 2017

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gif87a-com:

Animal Gaits for Animators by Stephen Cunnane

June 29 2017

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lapislahzulee:

isaia:

giancarlovolpe:

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.

Good luck!

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! YES

HEY,
IT DOESN"T MATTER IF YOU"RE IN COMICS OR FILM, BREAKING THE 180 CAN CONFUSE THE HELL OUT OF A READER! THIS IS GOOD INFO FOR ANYONE DOING ANYTHING SEQUENTIAL! :3

June 28 2017

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anyeka:

for the anon who needed this! hope it helps :)

June 27 2017

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donitkitt:

eye tutorial for anon!!!!!

June 26 2017

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art-for-a-raini-day:

An old ass hand process guide that I made that I never posted here. But meh, my hand process is still kind of the same steps. If you’ve ever got a guide or tutorial request thing, feel free to shoot at me, but I might not be able to get to it right away.

June 25 2017

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laizy-boy:

incase you’re buring your soul rn

June 24 2017

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ohsh-art:

Reblogging this on my art blog! A short description of the steps is under the cut uwu

Keep reading

June 23 2017

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chuwenjie:

A compilation of stuff I know about drawing Asian faces and Asian culture! I feel like many “How-To-Draw” tutorials often default to European faces and are not really helpful when drawing people of other races. So I thought I’d put this together in case anyone is interested! Feel free to share this guide and shoot me questions if you have any! I’m by no means an expert, I just know a few things from drawing experience and from my own cultural background. 

June 22 2017

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shithowdy:

here’s a really phoned-in tutorial on aging characters and stuff for you.

don’t just listen to me though, look at pictures of real people and you will be a winner

i hope this is helpful lmao

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