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In addition to writing, I also reblog art and great writing/drawing tips.
This tutorial is incredible if you are a character designer looking to diversify your female characters. Adding weight to a character is not as simple as drawing a simple body and curving the lines; you have to know the body structure to get it right.
A helpful guide for comic artists, character designers, and cosplayers alike.
Edit: This is not the end-all, be-all tutorial guide to drawing larger people. This style is more cartoon than realistic. Photo references (of professional and amateur models in the #fatspo #bbw tags) are helpful as well.
Because people often request more links to tutorials and specifically ones about drawing different body types than are usually taught in tutorials.
Okay so I followed this video about foreshortening and…
Sycra. I love you so much for making this video.
YOU GOTTA BE FUCKING SHITTING ME
reblogging because jfc I cannot draw feet
reblogging b’cause me neither god damn it
hhh? this is really about choosing colors. creating a pallet??
- pick some random colors, they can be total shit, its okay. just throw down some things. vary everything! hue, value, saturation
- find intermediates! do not flat out blend, but do use a blendy brush. eyedrop the colors youre mixing and pick a color close between them and lay it down there.
- lay it down like everywhere
- between every single thing
- find intermediates of your intermediates
- go to town with them
- throw a party
- wow thats a lot of colors! simplify that
- you dont actually have to do step number 8, sometimes i dont
- do what feels right to you
then when youre actually doing a picture
- have the pallet you made up along with the canvas youre working on
- cover the canvas with a background color(s) from the pallet
- use another layer for the sketch?
- or dont! w/e who care
- i dont
- just go at it, use those colors you just made up
- you might not even need a sketch layer. go ahead and color on the background colors
- you dont need to stick completely to the pallet though
- you can do whatever you want
- its okay
- good job
I’ve been playing around with SAI a lot lately and I decided to make myself some brush textures to add to the default few. I figure I might as well share. So hopefully this is useful to someone, haha.
Download: Zip File
How to Use:
1. Close SAI and locate the folder where it is installed.
2. Extract the image files into the folder “brushtex”. Additionally, you can put them in “papertex” to use as paint effects.
3. Run “start-sai.exe” in the folder, which will load the newly extracted textures into SAI.
Actually, if you go here, they have way better instructions than mine. (●´▿｀●)
i don’t use sai, but this might be of some use for you sai users that follow me
Felt like scanning a few pages from my Graphic-Sha book ‘Drawing Yaoi’ (lmao)
There’s actually a couple more clothing references in here like for shoes and gloves if anyone cares to see them (｡◕‿◕｡)
felt like doing a tutorial thingy (what should I call these??) again! I think I’ll make a tag for these in case I do more. This time I’m gonna talk a little about how angles affect how clothing falls aaaand stuff. here we go…
Given: The first drawing of these three is how the clothing naturally wants to fall, how it is made to be shaped. Or, whichever pose you could take that will give the garment the least amount of creases.
- I’ll actually talk about the green first; this is a representation of the hip box, which itself is a representation/simplification of your whole pelvis area. You see how your legs and hip box oppose angles here. in almost all poses except standing straight, your hip box and legs will create a bent angle, which affects how clothes fall.
- The red/blue is the skirt (obvs), the red specifically is the ellipses of the top and bottom openings of the skirt. This skirt is very stiff material for the sake of this example, so notice how the two ellipses always match eachother. the top ellipse is where the skirt is actually attached to the body, so it’s the boss; the bottom ellipse will more or less do exactly what the top one does.
- here’s where the fact that the legs and hip box are at different angles becomes important. The top of the skirt is attached to the hip box, but the bottom ellipse is in the realm of the legs. The orange lampshade shape diagram there is a simplification of this. It is very much like if you were to tilt a lampshade. The side you are bending towards will hug the body and create creases. The side you are bending away from will fall off the body in a straight line.
It even works with pants, though as the bottom ellipse(s) gets farther away from the top there’s more room for the garment to get distorted by gravity, perspective, and bent knees and such. But with this last example you can really see how the side touching the legs really hugs the body underneath, whereas the other side hangs off of it in a straighter, crease-less line.
Dresses are a little different because their top ellipse is attached to your torso/ribcage mass rather than the hip box.
Much of the time you get the same result as with a skirt. However if the hip box and ribcage mass are opposed sideways rather than forward or backward, it becomes a little tougher:
You can see in the third drawing how a shirt and a skirt together would fall in opposite ways if your body is bent sideways. If the shirt is long, just like I mentioned above about the long pants, there is more distortion of this effect.
I’ll take what I said above, “The side you are bending away from will fall off the body in a straight line”, and add a bit to the end: “… until it hits something.” In the fourth drawing above, the garment is falling off the body in a straight line on the right side. If you lengthen the garment:
The straight side continues down as normal until it hits the leg and becomes the body-hugging side. in response to that, the body-hugging side from farther up becomes the straight side when it falls off the hip.
Aaand with that I think I’ll stop lol. I hope that wasn’t hard to understand. It’s easy to do yourself, just wear a skirt or some loose pajama pants and take hula poses in the mirror lol.
For all of you who have been longing for ME to make a tutorial about clothes, I truly recommend you to read this post. Since it covers the area in clothing that many other tutorials never mention, clothing is more than just “drawing folds and wrinkles”, it’s about knowing how the design and the behavior of our bodies affect it.
Read this. Please. It’s so easy explained.
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Ooo~ I love brushes <3
Also, will be handy for future projects I have in mind
Some building block references my Life Drawing teacher drew up for us for our Figure Drawing class. Thought I would impart the wisdom.
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Online photo editor (no need to download!)
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Last time I gave an actual fuck about this blog I had 22 followers
why do I have 29
Such a fantastic resource!!