Anonymous asked: I was wondering...how do you do such clean linearts in photoshop??? I want to try getting used to photoshop because it has so much advantages for an artist!
I really can’t explain something like that since it just sorta comes naturally? I work with pen pressure on and sometimes I do a lot of erasing just to get the lines to look just right. It also helps to work in really high res(300) and a big canvas (1000x2000-2000x3000) so it looks clean zoomed out;;;
If you zoom in closely my lines are a huge blobby mess haha
But if your computer can’t handle it there’s no shame in sticking to Sai! A programs a program and it can be as advantageous as you want it to be if you can improvise!
Another ask from you guys haha
So here’s the desired effect:
To do that just:
- Draw your lines on a separate layer from the background.
- Click on the “lock transparent pixels” button on the top left of the layers tab. The lock transparency pretty much helps you from coloring outside the object in that layer.
- Proceed to color in your lines~
- In sai its the same process~ you just click “opacity lock” and you’re good to go :’)
I got a few asks asking how to make Ambigrams. I’ve put off answering these asks since I have no clue how to explain these since I’ve been playing around with the idea since highschool (Angels and Demons phase hehe)
So basically I just write the 2 words like so and try to see how I can incorporate the letters to each other. Once I have the structure I just embellish it a lot to look fancy while still retaining its basic structure …and basically that’s just it?
Sorry if its unclear, I’m really bad at explaining;;;
Anonymous asked: (art advice needing anon from before) How do you deal with insecurities, i can draw and my friends tell me i do really good drawings but, the college i want to go to is very expensive and when i see other people draw or good drawings i just get so insecure that i want to quit- and i'm not sure if i have any worth in this world so i feel like...i'm wasting my time
Don’t give up Anon! Wasting your time on something you love is a learning experience, Fucking shit up is grounds for improvement, the drive to be better since you fucked shit up is also an effective form of motivation. What you’re feeling is normal, normal for people who want to improve! The only factor that you need and I believe is the hardest is the stubbornness to NOT STOP.
If you start thinking you can draw well and that you’re perfect is the feeling that you should be scared of since that’s when everything ends. You’re starting out perfectly normal but you have to take that insecurity anon and mix it with the unstoppable urge to keep trying until that shit is so fucked its PERFECT.
But reaching perfection is dumb and boring, continue to look for more ways or things to fuck shit up you might end up to be good at a lot of things after wards but never stop failing and striving.
Anonymous asked: How do you keep your art style so consistent? (different anon) every piece i do is completely different from the last, and it drives me nuts.
I know the feeeel!! I still struggle at that but recently I’ve been trying to reference my own art~ Whenever I draw I always try to remind myself what makes the style “My style”
In my case I try to keep the way I want this part to project constant (The way I handle my lines…offensively thick lines, draw noses, emphasize lips, etc) Its best to make a mental note or an actual note of that. Where you scribble attributes that make up your style on your sketchpad. Call it your own cheat sheet :’D
But don’t forget to also reference your influences. And I say “influences” meaning, not copy 1 artists style but rather take bits and pieces of things you like from different artist and incorporate it in your art and again make a note on what SPECIFICALLY you’re incorporating just so you can remain consistent and also improve and evolve.
Well that’s how I go about it at least xD;;;
Anonymous asked: Any tips for drawing?
All I can say is draw draw everyday
Draw what you like and start shitty but stay positive and draw more
Look at references, listen to music, look at the world, illustrate your life and draw some more, still think your art is shitty? Try drawing different things, expose yourself to different art styles and get tidbits of their aesthetics. Too poor to buy books? Use observation and the internet instead. Draw lots of sketches, and compare it with your old work and see what you think you improved or need more work on.
Still think it still needs more work? Research and draw some more and keep on improving.
You think its perfect now? You’re content?
Dude no. Draw some more.
Being content at your current pace stops improvement. When it comes to drawing its the drive and inspiration that would keep you going. Well at least that’s what I believe ;7;