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ARTIST'S FEAR - How to Overcome it!Hey guys!ARTIST'S FEAR - How to Overcome it! by Ai-yoku
I just updated my blog with some great advice on how to overcome fear/negativity when you're trying to grow as an artist. YOU CAN READ IT HERE!
Otherwise, I'll post a brief overview of some of the tips I've given in the blog post:
1. HAVE FAITH IN THE PROCESS!
This is so freakin’ important! Having faith in the process means truly believing that if you give it your all, you will achieve something great. Even when it doesn’t feel true, you have to continually tell yourself “If I work hard, I will be great.” A lot of artists start out with heaps of motivation, but when that begins to fade they give up. By the time their motivation picks up again, they find that they are rusty and have to start relearning everything (it’s happened to me)! So, even when you’re discouraged, you cannot give up!
2. BE OBJECTIVE!
PE: Creating your own MangaIntroductionPE: Creating your own Manga by Khallandra
You have a great story, a bunch of characters and you want to create a manga. However, where do you start? Do you have it Left->Right or Right->Left? How should you publish it (*note: some publishers may have additional requirements/restrictions)?
The process is pretty much the same for any graphic progression such as comics.
Luckily, there are a great number of tutorials to help you on your way.
A storyboard is a panel or series of panels which detail the sequence of significant events in a planned scene, i.e. a rough sketch coupled with some words to describe the actions in the scene.
At this point you'd need to have an idea of whether you are making a left->right or right->left manga and your story has been separated into scenes and plot points you wish to use to drive your story.
Would anyone want to work with me to make a comic?For the Longest time I have had an awesome idea for a comic, but I lack the artistic ability to draw it myself. I would really like to make this comic come to life, that means I need some help. I don't want to give to much of the story away, but I have found a way to make this story be told by, humans, animals and probably can find away to make it work with any other if needed. Originally it was from the point of view of a human, but like I said doesn't have to be. I think it would be really fun to work with someone on this! I would give any artistic help I could and there would of course be joint credit given! If you have any questions feel free to ask. If you think you might want to do this with me, note my main account SecretTheScienceDog!(I'm just trying to spread the word so I'm also asking on this adopt account!) I hope someone takes interest in this!Would anyone want to work with me to make a comic? by Secret-Adoptables
10 things I've learned thus far (making comics!)Hey guys!10 things I've learned thus far (making comics!) by Ai-yoku
I updated my journal yesterday: CLICK!
This entry focuses on a few lessons I've learned so far in my artistic journey. I will also share them here; perhaps you'll find them helpful/relateable.
(Note: keep in mind that everyone's artistic journey is different! What I'm listing below is SOLELY a reflection of my own perspective.)
1. You're going to write your script again. and again and again. and again and again and again....Seriously though, a script is never really done until the pages are. There's always something more to change or tweak, which is okay.
2. Making a comic is ~90% writing/planning and ~10% drawing. This means that a good amount of energy should be put into solidifying the script.
3. Work on your comic every day, at least an hour a day! Its so easy to become rusty or inconsistent!
4. It's always a good idea to find new, more efficie
Advice for inspired studentswhat is it like to work on a webcomic?Advice for inspired students by mayshing
A: Webcomics is really just comics hosted online... so for webcomic advice I really just have one advice, just do it. Don't think too deeply about it other wise you will have trouble starting. Don't think you need perfect drawing, don't think you need perfect story, just go and work at it eventually you will get to where you want. Here's an inspiration: www.mangahere.com/manga/onepun…
Once you start and get stuck somewhere, then search for a follow-up advice or come to me again.
How did it help with animation if at all?
A: I think it helps with discipline, and you become familiar with your own timing because of steady update, you also draw constantly so your speed is faster, ready to be trained into animator, it also helps with your ability to draw
Declined Work in DeviantART GroupsHow many of you have seen that big red X in your correspondence and had your heart sink?Declined Work in DeviantART Groups by DecepticonFlamewar
Almost all of us have had our work declined from some group or another on deviantART. For some of us, it's a minor inconvenience. For some, it's not even all that surprising. For others, though, it's a bolt out of the blue. Maybe being declined doesn't surprise you, but the reasons or responses do. In this article, I'm going to try to get to the bottom of understanding why it happens and how do deal with it, both as a submitting member and a declining admin.
The Different Kinds of Groups: Inclusive, Exclusive, Transactional, and Program
The first step in understanding declines is understanding the group doing the declining. Different groups on deviantART have different policies and ideals. If you understand a group's mission and rules, you can better predict which of your works might be declined and why, as well as better determine how to respond if it happens. If you'r
Don't Get Scammed Out of Commissions + Art TradesNote: This is a crosspost from my old advice website. I'll try posting here instead, since I already have a pretty big watch base Please enjoy.Don't Get Scammed Out of Commissions + Art Trades by YaoiMeowmaster
With all of the terrible things you hear about artists having commissions they have yet to do for over a year and continue to take some regardless or the “friends” who suddenly disappear once you do their side of an art trade, it’s no wonder that some people will in turn become paranoid about contributing to the art economy. Here is a guide that you can use to help you decide whether or not to go ahead and send that email asking for a commission or trade
1. Google That Artist
Do your research! There are many communities out there dedicated to keeping a log of irresponsible artists and warning people against them. One such example of this is Artists-Beware which is dedicated to warning others about commissioners who take too long, refuse to re
How to install and run CreaToon on Windows 8How to install and run CreaToon on Windows 8 by RetSamys
What is CreaToon?
Unlocking and more Compatibility
Running the program
Disabling hardware acceleration
Re-enabling hardware acceleration
What is CreaToon?
Digital Painting/Drawing Reference Links- SKIN: a chart - SUPPLEMENT IMG, SKIN: a tutorial - Part 1, SKIN: a tutorial - Part 2, How to paint dark skin characters tutorial pack, Skintone Swatches, Skintone Swatches II, Skin Shades Palettes, Skin Palette for MyPaint V2, Color Theory Mini: Skin
Traditional Painting/Drawing Reference Links- Painting a Portrait, Copic Skin Tone Swatches, Marker Tutorial Part II - Colouring, Coloring Skin (Color pencils tutorial), Watercolor Tutorial [Techniques + Flowers], Prismacolor Pencil Combinations I - Rainbow, Prismacolor Pencil Combinations 2: Warm Colors, Prismacolor Pencil Combinations 3: Cool ColorsYour skin is your largest organ. It holds all your guts in, it keeps germs out, and of course, it protects you from the sun! Skin color is one of the biggest indicators of racial background too! Scientists over time have sought to categorize skin tones based on all sorts of things (a lot of it racist ) however the Von Luschan chromatic scale and the Fitzpatrick scale are still being used to categorize skin tone. The Von Luschan chromatic scale was used to establish classifications by race based on geographical location.
Very Pale –1-5| Pale – 6-10| Pale/Medium –11-15| Medium –16-20| Medium/Dark –21-25| Dark –26-30| Very Dark –30-36
There is a generalized notion that darker skin tones are cooler in tone. While this can be the case in very rich bluish black skin tones, but light skin tones can be cool too! For example, "porcelain" is a very cool light skin tone. Interestingly enough, Brazilian designer Angelica Dass is currently working on a project to collect a massive library of human skin tones. She has connected the base tone from her photographs with Pantone color codes. You can check out the whole project here: humane.tumblr.com
The purple square is the same tone in each corner!
Pretty nifty stuff, I says!
Digital Painting/Drawing Reference Links: Hair Tutorial, Curly Hair - Video Tutorial, Jumbo Hair Palettes Chart, Curly and Wavy Hair Tutorial, Asha's Hair Tutorial 3- Curly, Cornrows tutorial, Braid Tutorial, Drawing Ringlets 1, Drawing Ringlets 2, Drawing Ringlets 3, Realism Tutorial, +Painting anime hair...tutorial+
Traditional Painting/Drawing Reference Links: Tutorial: Drawing Ethnic Hair, Shiny Hair Tutorial, Curls: One way, Tutorial: How to draw hair, Hair tutorial 1 - Light hair, Hair tutorial 2 - Dark hair, Drawing Hair, Drawing Blond Hair Tutorial, Tutorial: Draw Hair : VER. 2.0, Hair TutorialHair is another indicator of racial or ethnic identity! Color, sheen, and texture are just as important as the way it is coifed. One common mistake that artists tend to fall into is making all hair straight and super shiny. Yes, healthy hair does have a bit of sheen to it, but not all hair is SUPER glossy and that is because of the hair texture. Hair texture is determined by the shape of the hair follicle. The hair follicle is the tissue that surrounds the root of the hair.
Images by artist Mickalene Thomas
Asian hair has a very strong, coarse structure and for that reason it appears to grow faster than other hair types because there is less breakage, however because of this it can be resistant to some styling techniques. It also tends to be straight and less dense than European hair. Because Asian hair grows at an angle from the scalp, it is actually growing upward and very short cuts can look spiky.
Digital Painting/Drawing Resource Links: Massive Face Tutorial, Semi-realism nose - step by step, Everything Concerning Lips, Drawing the Nose Video Tutorial, Exercise 24: Let's Draw a Nose, Human Nose- TUTORIAL, Human Mouth- TUTORIAL, Age Progression of an Asian Eye, monolids, doublelids and hooded eyes, the all expansive 'asian' eye drawing guidei
Traditional Painting/Drawing Resource Links: Drawing reference : Asian eyes, Face Patterns Tutorial, Drawing Mouths Tutorial, Black People in Cartoon, Anime, and mang, MANGA to REALISTIC PART ELEVEN, Mouth Tutorial, Tutorial: female lips, nose and lips - sketch tut,
The Marquardt Beauty Mask frontal and lateral view. The stuff of nightmares.
African: Lower lip 18 degrees wider from the corner of the mouth and extending to inferiorly to the labio-mental fold, Upper lip 18 degrees wider from the corner of the mouth and extending to the philtrum, Wider nose and nostrils (nasal ala and nares extend laterally) – such that the lateral aspect of the nostril (nare) is on the naso-labial fold, Eye brows in the brow zone superior to that of the Mask, Lateral border of the face slightly narrower than the Mask.
Asian: Medial epicanthic fold, Lateral epicanthic fold, Lateral border of the face significantly wider than the Mask, Eye brows slightly superior to that of the Mask with shorter tails, Slightly wider nose and nostrils (nasal ala and nares extend laterally), Superiorly positioned nasal columella creating a longer upper lip.
European: Slightly vertically thin upper and lower lips, Flat eyebrow (very little arch), Slightly wider nose, Lateral border of the face slightly wider than the Mask, (Narrow eyes, longer vertical chin, longer nose).
Average Filipino Male
Average Samoan Male
Average South African Female
"Mixed folks are great – GO US – but it’s simply not due to our genetic difference from the rest of humanity. We are not aliens; we are not dogs or other domesticated animals. We’re just another socially-defined group of people, and a force to be reckoned with – like the rest of our species." ChopTensilsAbout 8% of the Earth's population of humans is multi-racial. This means that these humans have ethnic and or racial backgrounds that differ in both parents. What features a person receives has a lot to do with dominant and recessive genes, and inheritance of skin color is an even more complex process because there are multiple genes involved.
If you're confused, you're doing it right.
I was a super cute baby as you can see.
You can probably figure out what you've inherited from your parents using this handy dandy chart!
Norah Jones, her father was world renowned Indian sitar composer Pandit Ravi Shankar.Slash, his mother was African American.Tom Morello, his father Stephen Ngethe Njoroge was the first Kenyan ambassador to the United States.Maya Rudolph, her mother was African American soul singer Minnie Riperton.Shakira, her father was Lebanese.
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