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esaki-reyes:

fucktonofanatomyreferences:

A glorious fuck-ton of perspective angle references (per request).

[From various sources.]

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thesilvereye:

View the fullsize tutorial on DA | The most handy hair structure tutorials are this video by Proko and thisblog post.These are useful for thinking about the direction hair locks flow with different styles: 1 2 3 4 5 | Painting Realistic Hair | Shading with gradients: 1 2 | Tutorials by me including: Gimp Brush Dynamics, Coloring Eyes and Coloring Method.

All example characters are fromThe Silver Eye webcomic!

deviantart:

Here’s a nifty chart for the next time your faceless character needs a nose!
Nose Chart Reference by macawnivore

deviantart:

Here’s a nifty chart for the next time your faceless character needs a nose!

Nose Chart Reference by macawnivore

drobvirks:

Aaahh so yeah. I’m nothing amazing at trees, but my friend Huispe has been asking for this for such a long time now, I decided to finally do it.

Hopefully it can be useful for any of you out there <3

(there’s prolly plenty of typos in there too but I am just so tired right now aughhh)

boxfullofbunnies:

falvie:

deliciousboards:

PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE THESE BRUSHES IN “MASTER POSTS” 
Download Here
Trust me if you weren’t here for The Brushnger Games 2013, I tried like 50 different pencil brushes and this was the best. 

Stop right there

I WISH I HAD SAI T__T

boxfullofbunnies:

falvie:

deliciousboards:

PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE THESE BRUSHES IN “MASTER POSTS” 

Download Here

Trust me if you weren’t here for The Brushnger Games 2013, I tried like 50 different pencil brushes and this was the best. 

Stop right there

I WISH I HAD SAI T__T

norisus:

I wanted to make a more concise list of my brushes, with examples in tow.

Please don’t be afraid to tweak the settings if you use any of these. I never change the settings on my marker brush, but I am constantly changing at least the “blending” setting on all of my painting brushes.

If you’re missing certain textures, this download may help. I believe it is where my cloud brush originated from, though I’ve altered the settings from the original.

Hi... I love ur blog :3 I have some problems to draw and I wish u can help me, can u? Please :3. What els, a few months I try draw a anthropomorphic dragon, but it's so difficult make the legs. I want u can help me with that, how can I do dragons foots on front and back view? And how sees when they flying?

@nekomata91

helpfulharrie:

Well! Dragons are generally reptiles, so looking at other reptiles is a good idea.

There’s lots of different kinds of reptilian feet, you could have something mitteny like a crocodile

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or some pudgy toes like a gecko

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or some very long toes like a lizard

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It’s honestly depends on what kinda dragon you’re making!

To anthromorphise something though, you need to be familiar with both the animal’s and human anatomy, because what you’re drawing is a mixture between the two.

There is a lot of freedom to be had with drawing dragons, anthro or otherwise. Your typical western dragon looks something like a cross between a lizard and a cat, anatomy-wise

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And you can find plenty of tutorials on this style of dragon, KyriaDori’s is very nice.

But! There’s nothing stopping you basing your beast on a crocodile for example
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So don’t feel locked in on that one style of dragon. Have a look at and study various different reptiles and see what traits you think best suit your character.

But anyway, lets actually get onto drawing those feet. Dragon feet, particularly the hind feet, I find are often quite similar to human feet. Especially so if you’re making an anthro!

I think that the construction that N3MOS1S uses for human feet works very well if you elongate things a little bit:

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Breaking things down into blocks and spheres will allow you to draw them from any angle you wish!

You can adjust the shapes to suit what kinda foot you want, like longer toes for a more lizardy foot

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or more mass for a croc like foot

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As for the legs, I again suggest reading KiaDori’s tutorial, as it’ll help you understand what kinda legs dragons have.

Then you just need to blend it with human anatomy until you reach a medium you’re happy with

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13thblackcat wrote a couple tutorials on combining ungulate anatomy with human anatomy if you need some help with that process!

But again I’d like to stress that you don’t have to restrict yourself to one specific way of drawing dragons!!

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as for the flying question, I’d go have a look at my bat wing tutorial.

wannabeanimator:

Composition tips via Drawsh

onisuup:

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pixelling is fun! | dA 

austricats:

kotakucom:

With this tutorial, you too can learn how to draw a tiger (or a dog) using a simple dick doodle as base. An invaluable skill for sure.

I’ve been looking for a trick to do big cats and their weird brow and nose ridges

"overlay is da bomb!" tutorial

littlemisspaintbrush:

ever wondered how to put pattern effects on stuff? this is how i do them. :P (using paint tool SAI)

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*other colors will change the color of your shape. tip: brownish patterns will give your shape an antique/vintage/old effect. orz i fail at explaining haha

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lol i love the overlay effect! :D i hope this helped! :3 

owlygem:

OWLY’S COPIC TIPS ‘N’ TRICKS #1 

Multimedia: Fineliner or Coloured pencil??

Want some more tips and tricks on copic markers, pens and coloured pencil?? hit me up!

wolfyttwisted:

helpfulharrie:

This is a spiritual sequel to Thoughts on Wings by uzlo, which is also on tumblr.

Anyway, while reading the tags and comments on said tutorial, I noticed a lot of people expressing a desire for a bat wing version. So here’s a little guide I whipped up on them!

Bat wings are simpler than bird wings in that there’s no feather structure to learn, but you do need to learn the bones. Once you get the hang of those though, they’re pretty easy!

Bat photos are all kinda same-y to be honest (likely due to them mostly being nocturnal), and don’t do a good job of showing how those babies work. So, slowmotion videos are really helpful!

I love this so much! I made a similar tutorial YEARS ago but it was hideous and poorly organized and I’m so happy this exists ;-; What wonderful wings! And that’s a great trick about the first digit! 

giancarlovolpe:

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - Push it!Clarity is probably the most important thing to think about at all time when boarding. Pushing your poses to an undeniable level of clarity will improve the clarity of the storytelling in general. Don’t leave space for uncertainty in posing out your characters. Your audience will be more engaged and entertained by the sequence.This is the last post for the Super Week. I hope you enjoyed it. Back on the regular schedule next week (Every Tuesday).Norm

What a great series.  Thanks for posting these!

giancarlovolpe:

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - Push it!

Clarity is probably the most important thing to think about at all time when boarding. Pushing your poses to an undeniable level of clarity will improve the clarity of the storytelling in general. Don’t leave space for uncertainty in posing out your characters. Your audience will be more engaged and entertained by the sequence.

This is the last post for the Super Week. I hope you enjoyed it. Back on the regular schedule next week (Every Tuesday).

Norm

What a great series.  Thanks for posting these!