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ani-r:

Let’s talk about trees - a practical how-to for populating your natural environments and landscapes with trees and plantlife in drawings

I’ve seen a lot of people who really want to do nature/landscape drawings but struggle with filling the space. I’m by no means an authority on this matter, but I thought I’d share my observations and ideas about filling nature shots with cool stuff because I really like drawing them and spend a lot of time doing it.

Some observations:

  • It’s hard to figure out what’s in a natural landscape unless you take time and really make a mental inventory of everything you see. Go explore and memorize
  • Draw from life and references
  • It’s too easy to fall into the habit of making ‘convenient shapes’ with trees and branches. Look for alternatives, examine how abruptly branches grow into different directions and split.
  • Mix and match. I never draw a scientifically exact tree species, I mix the relevant qualities from the kinds of trees I know that fit the image. Combine stuff you’ve seen and your imagination.
  • I try to ‘layer’ the vegetation. A forest looks empty with just trees. Think about the medium and low-height vegetation and bushes and then what’s closest to the ground and ON the ground.
  • Take into account what you want to convey with the vegetation; seasons, is the environment lush or harsh, is it creepy or idyllic?

If you like this, please do reblog but do not redistribute/reupload or modify in any way without my written consent.

aishaneko:

Did some impromptu pose practice earlier today?? Wasnt going to include the ref images at first but I figured it’d be good to have the comparison anyways. 

aishaneko:

Did some impromptu pose practice earlier today?? Wasnt going to include the ref images at first but I figured it’d be good to have the comparison anyways. 

dumb pitchers

dumb pitchers

pointblankerror:

indecentinkling2:

coffeeandcockatiels:

xpuffypenguinx:

Rotatable 3D models for artists

Includes torso, head, foot, and various hand poses - select from menu on the right!

Hahaha—reblog comic about having trouble drawing hands, follow up by reblogging 3d rotatable resources for people who have trouble drawing hands.

ohmgod

ive waited to find something like this for a long time you have no idea

warofomens:

Colin Adam’s, the art director of Fifth Column Games, created a new tutorial for all the artists. Hope it helps more artist out there.
If you like this tutorial check out the game War of Omens.

warofomens:

Colin Adam’s, the art director of Fifth Column Games, created a new tutorial for all the artists. Hope it helps more artist out there.

If you like this tutorial check out the game War of Omens.

iamshadowthehedgehog;
please tell me more about daiken.

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taranantya;
I think I love you, your artwork is so beautiful, especially DaiKen. I love them so much and there is so few fanarts out there, it's been bothering me for years. And yours is so wonderful, really. I'm glad I found your blog :) please keep up your fantastic work!

Aaah, thank you so much! *A* I’m glad to bring some joys to the fans!

And yes, Daiken is absolutely fantastic and there’s too little of it around. Hopefully 03 will spark the interest of old and new people and get more people into it.

(Because of course they’ll be in 03,i refuse to believe otherwise.)

I read something about otps and ruffling hair and then messy daiken happened and I’m not even sorry

I read something about otps and ruffling hair and then messy daiken happened and I’m not even sorry

please don’t ever talk about these two with me, i’ll cry and then i’ll die

please don’t ever talk about these two with me, i’ll cry and then i’ll die