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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.

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.