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grypwolf:

… AND THAT IS THE WAY I MAKE FIRE! Simple and messy “how to gry”.
I will add quick smoke tutorial / step by step too Just wait. \o/

EDIT: Sorry for small images >8C I am not good with tumblr image sizes and I have never understood them. But by copying the image URL you can see bigger sized images!

kangarookevin:

nayrosartrefs:

Some awesome leg tutorials done by n3m0s1s.

Because legs are the hardest thing to draw for me. Seriously, I’ll have a character with an awesome upper torso, then spaghetti legs.

Anonymous sent: Your lines are pretty awesome! How did you make them so lively?

jinn-y:

Aw, shucks. Thank you! I think a lot of it comes from just drawing a lot, but also the understanding of principles like Straights v.s. Curves and line flow. I highly recommend the Drawn to Life book series and Force.

I’ve also started doing this warm-up trick that I learned from my figure drawing professor last semester. Fill a page with circles, lines, squiggles, etc.

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Doing these will loosen up your wrist and also practice hand motions for quick drawing. It’s really useful!

I also suggest doing lots of gestures, both from reference and from imagination. Pixelovely is great for that. These are some I did not too long ago quickly from imagination:

Just draw fast and loose and don’t think about it too much. Get those drawing principles ingrained into your head to the point where you do it without thinking about it. Practice, practice, practice!

You should also check out Rad’s how-to blog, because it’s chock full of great stuff on drawing principles.

To summarize:

  • Draw a lot
  • Know your anatomy
  • Learn the principles
  • Draw loose with your whole arm
  • Draw a lot!


I hope that answers your question, anon!

reapergrellsutcliff:

pantoneproject:

BLUSH:
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7520 C

pantoneproject:

BLUSH:

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7520 C

arcanabreak:

From this post

I changed the sketch in the process ヽ(;^o^ヽ)  You don’t have to shade the way I did

Also use overlay or screen for highlights. :> 

★Sophie

ashtrolls:

nikaalexandra:

hello! hey! quick psa!

when mixing skin tones, always mix in lighter and darker complimentary or analogous colors (such as pinks, reds, and purples) to change value, don’t just add black or white to change a value

this way you get a real nice looking palette likeimage

instead of a dead looking palette likeimage

unless you’re going for dead, in which case carry on 

Honestly I think they both look dead

Why not use both? The second palette has a subtle olive tone, so if that were used for heavy shadows, and the reds were used for areas of blushing or reflective shadows from the skin, and then some blue or purple used within the darkest parts of the olive shadows, you’ll have a very lifelike skin tone.

Skin has so many colors in it!

kateoplis:

"Forty-one million IQ points. That’s what Dr. David Bellinger determined Americans have collectively forfeited as a result of exposure to lead, mercury, and organophosphate pesticides. In a 2012 paper published by the National Institutes of Health, Bellinger, a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, compared intelligence quotients among children whose mothers had been exposed to these neurotoxins while pregnant to those who had not. Bellinger calculates a total loss of 16.9 million IQ points due to exposure to organophosphates, the most common pesticides used in agriculture.”

This “silent pandemic” of toxins is believed to be “causing not just lower IQs, but ADHD and autism spectrum disorder.”

The Toxins That Threaten Our Brains | The Atlantic