/There is edit in the free-ware -section 24/8/2012/
I just went back through over 900 liked posts and dug out all the art tutorials so i can keep track of them. I guess this might be helpful to some of you guys, so here you go.
Here we go then!
Alchemy - this is a really fun program. You play around making abstract shapes until you start to see something in them, kind of like a Rorschach test. Then you use the shapes as a base to draw it from.
MyPaint - a pretty decent painting program that also has the benefit of working on Unix systems.
openCanvas 1.1 - I haven’t used openCanvas in years but it was a nice program with a pretty unique feel to it.
ArtRage - Only used this a couple of times donkey’s years ago just before I got oC, but I’ve heard good things about it.
The GIMP - In a similar vein to Photoshop, but free. I couldn’t get on with it when I tried it out a few years ago, but it’s pretty popular and is available on Unix systems and Macs.
Sketchbook copic: a bit different program
Photoshop - Standard painting fare. Probably the most flexible program (particularly the latest versions) but not designed to act in a “natural” way. If you’ve used it for painting versus something like Painter you know what I mean. Who the fuck pays for it though? Google “Photoshop tumblr masterpost” and take your pick.
Paint Tool Sai - Far more affordable and definitely worth paying for if you can. The brushes are very decent (especially when they’ve been tweaked a little), the gui is simple and intuitive, and I dare you to find a program with which making smooth lineart is easier.
Corel Painter - My program of choice for most things. More tools than you could ever possibly use and pretty cheap on a student license, providing that you can prove you’re a student! It’s got a few bugs but if you want realism or a more natural feel than PS or SAI this is the program for you.
expressions from different angles (love this site)
gamut mask tool (very nice!)
kuler (more colour schemes)
photoshop fur brushes (and tutorial)
Other peoples masterposts
love your fellow artist (anything from prompt generators to animation background here, very nice)
art e-books (mediafire download)
even more e-books (including human anatomy, animal anatomy, cartoons, animation, composition, design, scenery, perspective…)
criminallyincompetent (check out their #reference and #tutorial tags, they’re gold)
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Hey! Sorry for the late reply, I haven’t really had time to do the tutorial for you! But, I did one today. It’s kinda messy and not 100% anatomically perfect (I do several flaws myself) but I think I made some good points!
Arms cannot be done without shoulders, so that’s why I will include them here. To know how one body part works, you need to understand the other parts too. I suggest drawing a stick figure, as shown above. Do it with shoulders and everything - don’t care about anatomy. Really, don’t - go mad! You can figure out how to deal with the anatomy AFTER you have figured how to draw the body freely.
I imagine most body parts to be shaped as tear drops, as shown above; especially the arms and legs. Draw them above the stick figure - don’t be afraid to overlap the teardrops. In fact, I suggest it! The best way to understand anatomy is to think of it as shapes and doll-parts.
After you’ve figured that out, do several, VERY tiny, small doodles like these. Go crazy - don’t bother with anatomy just yet. Do them also very quickly and so small you can’t think of the details. Just keep doing this until you sorta understand how arms work.
Here is a doodle of a “real” arm, and as you can see, how it’s shaped it resembles the teardrops above. A general rule is to constantly draw the body in curves - male AND female. NEVER draw a single line straight.
I mentioned before I thought it was important to include shoulders/other body parts to understand another. This is why. The body basically has a “flow” when you move. The red lines clearly shows the flow. This is also how you can create a dynamic pose: think of the flow. The muscles are formed that way to be able to function. Which reminds me, buy some good anatomy books. And I’m talking about more or less MEDICAL anatomy books - you think you won’t need it - but trust me, it’s more useful than you can imagine. I do NOT suggest buying “stylistic” anatomy books, like Christopher Hart (ugh NO), for example, as these can mislead you. Medical anatomy books CANNOT because they MUST be right.
And for the last part, here’s some “do’s” and “don’ts”. It’s important to remember the muscles between the neck and shoulders. Many, especially when drawing females, forget this. It’s true the most visible it is - the more muscular you will look. But even the most petite people have these. Your neck literally would not function if you didn’t have these supporters. Then, the arms below is just to show why it’s important to draw the body with curves. Many have probably heard “straight lines for males” which is a complete lie. They will look stiff and unnatural. Curves can both empathize muscles AND fat. Heck, even your bones aren’t straight.
Legs certainly are the hardest. There’s a good reason for this; because they’re one of our most strongest muscles, and they are more or less dominating when it comes to poses (together with the spine). However, just like with the arms, draw a stick figure. I won’t suggest drawing them completely straight, as you can see here, as it will add weight. Do teardrops shapes. As for the hips - think of them as panties or briefs. This is not a MUST; but it will help; I think!
And just like the arms, do small doodles. Don’t be serious, play around until you get the idea.
As you can see, these legs easily can be turned into teardrops even when they’re detailed like this.
Now, what makes legs/hips interesting is that the way fat gathers there. Although not a must, seeing as we’re all different, females tend to get more fat there than men. Usually, however, it’s not at the SIDE of the hops, but at the thighs, calves and the “love handles”. (Excuse my english, aaah…) Women also tend to have bigger hips, but again, it’s not a must. It’s not uncommon to have small hips, either; or big hips for men, etc.
Of course, the legs too follow the “flow”!
Something worth noting is the “Standing point” The standing point is basically a straight line, and the further away you are from the line; the more unbalanced you are. To create a dynamic pose you should avoid that line as much as possible. However, if you want to look balanced/realistic, have the one leg stand there for support. The leg to the left is balanced, as you can see one of the legs is taking all the weight; with other words, it’s the support leg-making it balanced. The legs to the right, however, are likely to fall over if she keeps standing like that!
Now for some more do’s and don’ts. I already mentioned the barbie legs, invisible heels and micro-mini crotch in my previous tutorial, but these two are different. I see this mistake a lot; when you sit down, your thighs will become wider because you’re pressing all the fat to the sides. Now, this also depends on how you’re positioning your legs. How much it widens depends on how much fat you have in the first place; but it will always be there.
And then there’s this awkward “thigh gap”. Before I get any haters telling me how I “thin shame”, please, take a seat and read this. Good? Good. How much space you actually have between your thighs depends fully on how you’re standing, bending, angle, body type and everything else. However, the one to the right? Not likely.
Okay, I’m getting really lazy now; so I’ll be quick. Draw a rectangle. Sorta like this; it doesn’t have to be exactly like this - since hands can be shaped VERY differently. Just compare to your friends.
Draw a little triangle attached to it.
Now, the fingers! How long they should be and etc doesn’t really matter either. But if you’re unsure, draw them as tear drops, too.
Now, draw the fingers! Starting to look like a hand, sort of.
Then draw the details and fix things you didn’t like. I really don’t like the way this is drawn but I’m just tired right now.
Just like the legs/arms, practice by doing that simple figure really quickly.
Guess what? Hands also follow “the flow”!
Okay, I’m getting really lazy. Plus, feet are SUPER HARD- I’m just going to say this: think of them as triangles. Overlap them; think of it as 3D!
Practice practice practice! And medical anatomy books. And photo references. And real-life references!
Hope this helped! \o/ As I said, I’m nowhere near perfect but, ahh, I tried.
so here’s like 30 transparent flower crowns and yep that’s pretty much it!! use ‘em all you want friends (❁◠‿◠)
Icon fonts masterpost!
Since I love icons in web design, and it seems to be pretty popular to use them in tumblr themes aswell, I thought it would be convenient to gather a lot of icon font resources. This post contains icon font generators/libraries, icon fonts and some useful tutorials + articles, enjoy!
The thing you always have to keep in mind with comics is that they’re nebulous - like, they generally run on the same premise and different arcs/eras are going to be written differently and the quality will go up and down, etc. There’s not really a start or end point, just the beginning of individual runs.
That being said, I can definitely point you in the direction of batfam comics! These are all in the Batman comic canon (some of the Batfamily, like Jason and Dick, have their own comics or spin off into other canons), and are the most crucial arcs and runs you need if you want to read about the Batfam. You can download all of these comics here.
The great thing about Batman is that everyone knows the premise of Batman. These are in order, so you can just work your way down the list.
- If you feel so inclined (but you really don’t need to), read Batman’s Year One, though it’s nothing illuminating (the Year One comics are all fairly late-game retcon origin stories and, paradoxically, aren’t good places to start when you’re getting into comics, I KNOW, ITS RIDIC)
- Continuing in that vein - Robin: Year One, Batgirl: Year One andThe Second Robin are the origin stories of Dick, Barbara and Jason respectively. Batgirl is the only essential reading here
- The Killing Joke is probably the most famous Batman comic ever written, and it’s the only one of the bigger Batman arcs I would include as a Batfam essential (if we were talking best Batman arcs or best DC arcs, it’d be another ‘nother post)
- A Death in the Family will get you invested in the Batfamily and then break your heart like ten times in the space of one run, it’s awful, you’re gonna love it. It’s followed by Year Three, which introduces Tim Drake, and then Hush, which is pretty much a precursor to Under the Hood
- A Lonely Place of Dying - more Tim, and Red Robin, even more Tim
- Prodigal + Troika - lots of Dick, lots of angst
- Batman and Son - introduces Damian Wayne, he’s tiny and terrible
- Batman: R.I.P. and Last Rites - ‘look at how Bruce Wayne’s life choices fuck up a group of children’
- Final Crisis - is a DC-universe wide event arc but contains some really important stuff for the Batfam (crisis comics usually act as a reset or major change for the comics universe)
- Battle for the Cowl - a Crisis follow-up, also known as ‘Tragic Grieving Batchildren’
- Batman and Robin - the Golden Era run featuring Dick Grayson as Batman and Damian as Robin, MUST READ PLEASE READ, we may never see such beauty again
- The Return of Bruce Wayne and Bruce Wayne: The Road Home - three guesses what these are about
- the boys of the Batfam are feautred more than the girls (shocker, I know), so if you want to read about them you really do have to seek them out specifically - the Cass Cain Batgirl/Black Bat run is fantastic, as are Steph Brown’s Robin appearances.
This is all pre new 52, because I… am just not really fond of the new 52 lmao. The Batman run was actually fairly good (with Bruce as Batman and Damian as Robin) until it… wasn’t BUT IF YOU WANT TO READ IT, BY ALL MEANS. There was this one awesome issue with the four Robins fighting and being terrible jerk brothers aww take me back
Again, this is like a starter post for the Batfam - it doesn’t include anything outside of the Batman comics, though they do feature extensively in other places (Dick especially, as a member of Teen Titans/Young Justice/everything he shows up EVERYWHERE).
What you’ll need
- Photoshop (I’m using CS5)
- Basic knowledge of giffing and ps in general
- A gif with a prominent background color
I received an ask about how to make distorted gifs and they’re actually pretty simple. Instructions behind the cut :)
TUTORIAL BY PSCS5; How to make pastel GIFS.
- Photoshop cs5 extended was used
- TV Show: Teen Wolf
- Please Like this tutorial if it helped you or Reblog to give reference to others!
This effect is simple to achieve. Like anything done in Photoshop, there are probably more ways to achieve the pastel look. But this is how I did it and how you can do it too. This will not work on most gifs because of the lighting in each scene. It’s not impossible but it’s much harder to get a really nice look to the gif.