..not what I meant to do this evening but look I made a tutorial!
this kinda got out of hand but I was having fun shh
remember to experiment around, there are many different ways to do things! B) it’s up to you finding the one you like!
also gomen for crappy handwriting and some rushed drawings
Check out this great article: 51 GREAT ANIMATION EXERCISES TO MASTER
Here are the first 5 from the list! I’ll try to do as many as I can :)
Oooh I need to check these out
Tuesday Tips - Gesture Drawing
As a story artist, I feel like one of the most important technical skill to develop is the ability to draw things things clearly and fast. Practicing gesture drawing is, in my opinion, a good way to get better at it. I think it’s fun, too! Of course, you can draw from life and find unique things people and animals do, but I also think practicing gesture drawing from imagination is truly helpful. For instance, I usually do some gesture drawings of characters I’m about to work with in a sequence. It helps me find a short-hand to start building from. The simpler, the better. Especially early on a project, it really helps to find a quick way to draw a character over and over without repeating yourself all the time.
I remember Life Drawing teachers telling me to “draw from within” and to “feel the weight”. It’s absolutely true, but in terms of storyboarding, other elements came to be as important to the process. Silhouette and a sense of “cartooning” is tremendously helpful to communicate certain things clearly to an audience.
I’m only focusing on character posing right now (and this is just an introduction to the subject). Gesture drawing is very close to thumb-nailing, another ultra-helpful skill. More on that later.
For those who want to spend some money on great books on the subject, I highly recommend you to pick up “Drawn To Life: 20 Golden Years of Master Classes of Disney Master Classes” (Vol. 1 and 2) , from Walt Stanchfield. Do it.
Wisdom from talented fellow board artist Norm, for anyone curious what “gesture drawing” is really all about.
As with many things, simplicity is key. It’s an important basic skill to develop. Later, apply your gesture drawing skills to more finished drawings, you’ll find they have a lot more life!
Norm and his equally talented wife Griselda run their Tumblr together, check ‘em out!
How to, step-by-step, make expressions mean different things by changing just one facial feature at a time. *shrug* I’m not very good at explaining how I do expressions, I just…feel out what kinds of muscles seem to fit and tweak those. And sometimes, ever so slightly, little adjustments could mean the difference between fury and euphoria.
Write Real People
click and drag game
- ONE RULE: DON’T CLICK AND DRAG UNTIL YOU FIND SOMETHING YOU LIKE!
- if you want me to add anything just write me. i’ll add that and update the post!
I love all the click and drag games on Tumblr and after I read an article about diversity in YA books, I wanted to make a click and drag “game” myself. (i think this was the article, but i’m not sure, sorry)
sortabentglasses this is really freakin cool
this is so cool!
EXTREMELY IN-DEPTH GUIDES TO DRAWING DIFFERENT ETHNICITIES
I am just crying tears of happy joy and whispering GAIAONLINE TAKE NOTE
‘the Irish head (skull) is one of the largest in Europe’
‘Irish are broad built and large boned’
‘Irish have characteristically thick eyebrows’
guess I know what to blame my problems on
but no this is a great resource totally rad check it out
This is really, really fascinating!
i’ve been waiting for this reference for a million years
Practicing hands on hips because yO THATS WEIRDLY HARD TO DRAW FOR ME
Some information I gathered while having carpal tunnel syndrome myself! I got it almost six months ago and even though it’s mostly gone I can still feel it when I work too hard.
I want to point out that I have NO medical training and that you SHOULD consult a doctor if you suspect that you have CTS. I will however try to do my best to answer questions if anyone has any.
After I graduate I’m not going to live in this house anymore.
I’m nonbinary and gay and not able to be either of those in the comfort of my own home. I’m mentally abused and it’s exhausting, I’m threatened with my support group being cut off if I don’t do something fast enough, I have sexual comments thrown at me to the point where I don’t feel safe taking a shower in my own home.
I desperately need a place to stay.
If anyone lives in the Fort Walton Beach, Florida area and can let me live with them after June 5, please contact me.
Guys, this is urgent. Do not scroll past this post.
Things are getting A LOT worse in Noiz’s house. I don’t want to disclose what’s happening, I’m not sure if he wants me to, but he needs a place to stay now. If he doesn’t get out by tomorrow, things could get bad.
He needs a place to stay for a few days, preferably close to his school. If you need details on his school location, message him.
Reblog this post. Do not ignore it. Help my partner, please, he’s the only good thing in my life and if anything happens to him, I will never be able to cope. Please. I’m begging.
Watched this awesome tutorial on painting quick and easy grass.
I can apply it to other things like TREES, SPIKEY THINGS, FUR, FEATHERS, EXPLOSIONS
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING