8:20 pm - Tue, Jul 29, 2014
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Lines of Continuity

superpoweratomic:

What if the same line that describes this cheek…

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also described this shoulder blade?

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What if this breast didn’t end here…

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but here?

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What if this…

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connected to this?

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We might refer to such imaginary connections between unrelated body parts as “lines of continuity” or “rhythm” lines, as some prefer to call.

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These lines help us in our observational work, to maintain proportion and achieve unity. Where one thing leaves off, another may pick up along the same, or similar, path.

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Lines of continuity will vary depending on viewing angle and personal interpretation.

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They can be used on a micro level, to link parts which are nearby…

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…or on a macro level, between figures.

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Courtesy of Babe Lab.

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9:40 pm - Mon, Jul 28, 2014
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fdasuarez:

Paizo - Harrow Reading

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electricalice:

while this is mostly about facts, there are a lot of opinions in this tutorial (namely my distrust on several brands marketing strategies, and my opinion that’s better to start with cheap student quality stuff. LOTS of people disagree on that point) as well that you should take as what they are: personal opinions.

here is slightly more readable than on tumblr

this is the result of several years of research on creating a cheap but high quality palette that would help me.

other things to be aware of: pigments are generally more resistant in oil and acrylics than they are in watercolor. but there are a couple of pigments that work well in watercolor but really badly in oil.

resources
pigments through the ages
a comprehensive guide to watercolor pigments and a lot of tests on popular brands
about van gogh’s bedroom
Blue and Yellow don’t make green by Michael Wilcox

a side note, at least for acrylic in my experience, sometimes there are colors in acrylic lines like manganese? i think or say some kind of aqua…special fun kind of color. Get familiar with the pigment codes, and check these blended colors and just buy the base tubes. You can mix the fun color yourself and makes tons of variation. Some blues especially? are basically pthalo blue and pth. green and white in different ratios….so it would be a waste obvi to buy an aqua and prussian or manganese or brilliant blue with acrylic lines cause you can make all or those and more yourself. Really just buy blends if youre using that exact color for large fills or sth….some of these base colors have different shades you’d do well to be aware of too and select those based on what colors you intend to mix with.

OP mentions only buying the primaries in artist grade, but I’d recc getting the secondaries too…diox purple, some kind of pigment orange, pthalo green….it’s very difficult to mix these colors purely with primaries and they often become muddy. It’s best when you get picky to just buy the actual single pigment secondaries for vibrancy’s sake…

OH ACTUAL LEGIT SAFETY NOTE???

many pigments are actually HEAVY METALS or METAL OXIDES. Typically this will reflect in higher price, but Chromium Oxide green or Cadmium red or Cobalt blue and others are TOXIC. Don’t put them on your skin, wash after using them, and you really ought no eat while painting with them ahaha…It’s not like insta-cancer or illness if you’re in contact/using these materials, but don’t deliberately get this stuff on you!

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tomscholes:

As exercise, I’ll be sharing a drop of my inspiration folder each day for a month. The theme will remain unspoken and will be relaxed yet connected. Let me know what you think and if you’d like to suggest a topic :)

Pt. 1 2 3

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9:40 pm - Fri, Jul 25, 2014
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tomscholes:

I’ve just realized this is quick, easy and fun enough to make a more frequent goal … therefore:

As exercise, I’ll be sharing a drop of my inspiration folder each day for a month. The theme will remain unspoken and will be relaxed yet connected. Let me know what you think and if you’d like to suggest a topic :)

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blindsprings:

inklingart:

kirileonard:

I have been interviewing women who work in Fantasy Illustration about their lives, art and careers. It’s a goldmine of knowledge and advice both for working artists and also for aspiring illustrators and artists.

There are currently 17 different interviews, so get reading and enjoy!

You can find all of the interviews here: http://kirileonard.com/tag/women-in-fantasy-illustration/

More good stuff to read from Kiri Leonard, and of course the interviewees.

Aw yeah Carmen!!!

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9:40 pm - Thu, Jul 24, 2014
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maifrem:

Massimo Carnevale

maifrem:

Massimo Carnevale

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prawn-z:

so, commissions are closed for now, but there’s still cool prawnsy stuff you can buy! i have a gumroad account with two projects up AT SUPER REDUCED PRICES!!! i also have a patreon, which gets you access to stuff i don’t post on tumblr/wips/other neat stuff for as low as $1 a month! the gumroad pieces have a minimum price, but you can pay more if you feel like it.

android anatomy a 10 page digital artbook featuring anatomical studies of pike. slightly surreal, marked down to just $3! 

prawnsy’s digital sketchbook 350 pieces, digital and traditional sketches, paintings, etc spanning over about 3 years. marked down to just $6!

prawnsy’s patreon a place where i post sketches, wips, and finished pieces. a lot of this stuff doesn’t end up on tumblr or anywhere else, and you can get access to it for as little as $1 a month!

wow, cool! your continued support would mean a lot to me! thanks!

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9:40 pm - Wed, Jul 23, 2014
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helpfulharrie:

Source: FOERVRAENGD

List of tutorials that helped me with environmental painting:
“How to make your own Perspective Grid in PS” <—- this one is the best thing I’ve ever discovered. Srsly CHECK IT OOOOUUUUT!
Snuffen’s Background Tutorial P1More or less ALL tutorials by Griffsnuff is awesome, so make sure to check out the rest of them!
More or less ALL tutorials made by AquaSixio!

List of youtube channels that also helped and inspired me:

FZDSCHOOL - More or less one of the most known concept art-related resources I know on youtube. It’s great to sit and draw and just listen to the talking.

SinixDesign- This guy is also great! He has some design workshops ever now and then where the viewers can send in their stuff for critique! very encouraging and inspiring!

moatddtutorials- This guy is more into drawing than painting, and has a more cartoony style. He has interesting methods when it comes to perspective. And he also challenge himself in some of his videos (the engine block video is a great example of this)

foxOrian- Also known here on dA for his awesome perspective and composition tutorials. He has a youtube channel where he posts some videos that might be interesting as well.

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9:40 pm - Tue, Jul 22, 2014
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creaturesfromdreams:

Ultimate Reload of Multi Regen by Eyardt

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9:40 pm - Mon, Jul 21, 2014
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abakkus:

fishwifemcguinn:

hilarydesign:

kurokotetsuya:

same

same

Pretty much

2003:

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2014:

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just fucking draw. don’t compare yourself to other people, don’t stop because you drew a lot last tuesday and you haven’t visibly improved. it takes time, effort, and a lot of perseverance. besides, no matter how “bad” you think you are, there’s still gonna be someone who thinks the stuff you produce is the best goddamn thing they’ve ever seen in their entire life. the artist you were five years ago would have their mind fucking blown by the artist you are today. so just draw a fuckton, because every new thing you draw is one drawing better than you were before.

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justdilla:

note-a-bear:

all-aboard-the-childish-tycoon:

Summer Glau rehearsing for Serenity

I really love that she fights like a dancer.

The pirouette prep in the second gif tho

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