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Hi! Do you have any tips on drawing body figures? Especially the length of the legs? And do you have tips on drawing hands? Thanks!

@untamableshipper

makanidotdot:

Only way to learn figures is to look at them and draw them.  I’ve taken figure drawing and anatomy for artist classes in addition to drawing a lot.  Take them if you can!  And I fuck up legs more than anything because I don’t draw them enough.  Easy springboard though is searching for Andrew Loomis books.

Same with hands, though there are some fairly easy to describe formulas for hands so I drew up a couple rq

First of all, for probably 90% of the hand poses you’re gonna draw, think fingers like the petals on a pinwheel.  They all curve the same degree, in relation to the previous.  

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Could you post a body tutorial? I'm struggling with proportions and getting everything like the head and body to tie together. :/

@turtles-have-the-phonebox

littleulvar:

A basic proportions chart is a must then. Guides to human body types like those [x] [x] [x] are also insightful. c:

This one is my favourite, it contains everything you need to grasp basic anatomy. There are also stock artists and good ol’ posemaniacs and a few other sites that any artist will find helpful [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] (the last one is awesome, just sayin’)

kada-bura:

Practicing hands on hips because yO THATS WEIRDLY HARD TO DRAW FOR ME

kada-bura:

Practicing hands on hips because yO THATS WEIRDLY HARD TO DRAW FOR ME

how to draw sharp teeth and have them make sense: a tutorial

busket:

so you want to draw a character with sharp teeth? that’s cool! you have a lot of options. like most things, how you draw fearsome teeth can be improved by looking at nature and i’m gonna show you how.

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dredsina:

I finally got to reading some of the Andrew Loomis books I downloaded, and I have to say: you should read them too. Here are a few plates from his Drawing the Head & Hands. And go for some online books that are in the public domain! I don’t have any money for physical books…

ikimaru:

..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

fucktonofanatomyreferences:

Doggies vs. kitties!!! Drawing refs!!!!!

[From various sources]

bluekomadori:

The tutorial of how I achieve watercolor effect in Sai! :) I highly recommend using real watercolor paintings (your own or ones found on the internet) as reference.

And here you can find a few useful links: 

  1. You can download the Sai file of this picture here: link 
  2. Video process of painting another picture: link
  3. The old watercolor tutorial: link
  4. Sai brushes (none of them is made by me) link + file you need to open them in Sai: link
  5. Awesome watercolor brushes made by Kyle T Webster: link

Here’s the finished painting: link

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.