A tumblr filled with things for Artists!

This tumblr will feature posts that have anything to do with helping you improve on all different forms of art. I also sometimes focus on mental health and getting

All of my posts are either reblogged from their original source or the original source is provided. If any post has been re-posted or stolen, please let me know in my ask so I can correct it :) Being an art reference blog, I put a lot of value in sourcing the original creators!!

I also do my best to answer any advice questions you may have! :)

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kada-bura:

Practicing hands on hips because yO THATS WEIRDLY HARD TO DRAW FOR ME

#hands #bodies #torso #dfab #female #queue
Costumes From the Arab World

A collection of photographs, paintings and drawings of traditional attire worn in Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Kuwait, Iraq, Oman, Yemen and the Arabs of the Persian Gulf.

Anonymous asked: I was wondering how you manage to make your faces actually look like the person they are meant to look like? Some of my facial features always end up looking the same, and yours are so perfect... *showers you with love* You are my art guru.

thetuxedos:

art guru!!!!

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ART GURU.

BUT NO in all seriousness, thank you! You’re a sweetheart! ;O; Proportions are pretty awful to get down when you’re just starting out, and while there are a bunch of ways you can start practicing with it, it’ll be difficult to be absolutely precise. I still struggle with proportions occasionally. Fun fact: I don’t post all of my work. I only post the work that turned out okay aHA. So basically don’t be frustrated when every single piece doesn’t turn out. Here are a few tips.

Let’s use this picture of Laurence and Hugh because why not.

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They’ve both got eyes, a nose, and a mouth, so why do they look different?

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These lines are the generic way of mapping out where to put things together. I used this when I was starting out and it’s a helpful way of getting your hand and wrist to work together. At this point they both nearly look the same. I say this a lot, but I think it’s important: shape is what puts a drawing together.

Compare features of the face to help you figure out placement.

For example:

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The bottom of his ear lines up right to the middle of his nostril. His tear ducts line up right at the corners of his mouth. Then you can get super technical and say, oh, the outer corner of his eye lines up with that fold in his collar and then from there you can see other things like the approximate distance from the edge of his mouth to that connecting line from the eye to the collar. They don’t meet so his mouth is smaller than the width of his eyes, etc, etc. Whatever works, man.

This is a favorite technique of mine so lemme use another example:

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Eventually you get to the point where most of your proportional accuracy will come from just looking. You will eventually adjust your eye to see what makes a person who they are by the shape of their features.

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Laurence has narrow, oval shaped eyes, while Hugh has more of a diamond shape. Not everyone has perfect almond shaped eyes. You can capture an entire character personality through their eyes alone, so shaping them out is extremely important.

The way you draw your lines is also important. Sharp and smooth lines will give your drawing personality. Reveals the character, in a sense.

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Other things to consider: the shape of the nose.

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Mads’ is flat and goes down in a steady slope, while Hugh’s juts out in a smooth, almost concave curve.

SHAPES SHAPES SHAPES. Use shapes and structure to find proportion.

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I did a lot more than I anticipated omg. Oh gosh and I have a feeling I kinda just rambled and didn’T MAKE ANY SENSE AH. Let me know if you need more help or if I was speaking gibberish I am so bad at putting my thoughts into words aHHHH. But gosh I hope this was at least vaguely helpful. You’re a darling and thank you for your kind words!

Good luck on your artistic endeavors! /hugs

hey guys, we have a new mod now!! One of my best buds is now helping me out with this blog! Yayayayayay!

#hands #anatomy #poses

omgthatdress:

craftastrophies:

eros-turannos:

LOOK. IT’S AN INFOGRAPHIC FOR RUFFS. This coming from the fantastic French blog La costume historique—at least, I think they’re fantastic? I’m mostly looking at the pictures.

There’s also one that matches ruffs with collars, which is great.

Wish they ventured into the 17th century, but. Still. What a time to be alive.

Is it a rule that every ‘eighties’ decade is just NUTS??

yes.  yes it is.

#queue

kada-bura:

After a lot of asks and some flabbergasted tags about this post I made yesterday, I decided to throw a quick tutorial together on the steps I took to make some semi-real looking paper cut out art in SAI! Hope this clears it up and helps some others out who want to try this!

#health
September 10th Internet Slowdown organizing materials!

fight4future:

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September 10th is the day we take our fight for net neutrality to the next level.

In this post are a bunch of resources for companies, organizations, people, and cats to use to promote the #InternetSlowdown. If you’ve told us you’re joining the slowdown, great!…

cartoonbrew:

Thoughtful design and composition involves intelligent use of Rhythm and Spacing.
Notes from Dreamworks Director Louie del Carmen.

Found via http://theartcenter.blogspot.ca/2010/03/louie-del-carmen-rhythm-and-spacing.html