A tumblr filled with things for Artists!

This tumblr will feature posts that have anything to do with helping you improve your art.

Coloring tutorials, Gesture drawings and anatomy references, inspirational posts, ect.

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

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Frozen; colour palette (insp)



Cheat Sheets for Writing Body Language

We are always told to use body language in our writing. Sometimes, it’s easier said than written. I decided to create these cheat sheets to help you show a character’s state of mind. Obviously, a character may exhibit a number of these behaviours. For example, he may be shocked and angry, or shocked and happy. Use these combinations as needed.

by Amanda Patterson

You guys, this is such a great chart especially for budding writers. Sometimes it’s more effective to show a character being bored or excited or shocked without explicitly saying so.



Bookbinding let’s you stitch your stories together. Like papermaking, bookbinding has a long history of being an excellent resource for recording thoughts. To bind a book you simply need to attach pages together. Stitching techniques can be as decorative as you’d like, or as simple as a staple. Binding your own book means you can bind your own sketchbook, and no artist should be without a sketchbook.

What else?
Bookbinding gets us thinking about the sequence of things – the cover, the beginning, the middle, and the end of the book. Construct your own narrative of a real (or imagined!) event by writing, illustrating, and binding your story. More curriculum connectors can be found here.


As someone who wants to get involved in wonderful world of creating artwork and stories for children, this is something super important that I want to share! We love our kids and want the best for them, so they deserve a good story as much as we do! 


Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - Feet

I don’t often have to draw bare feet, unless I’m doing Life Drawing. When storyboarding, the focus is generally not on the feet. They also are usually covered (shoes, socks), or just not shown on screen that much. Nonetheless, it’s important to understand their functionality and general appeal. Keep details to a minimum, unless the character uses its bare feet to grasp things or do things with them most humans don’t. The best example of pushing feet to an extreme degree of functionality would be Disney’s Tarzan (one of my all time favorite). Other than that, don’t draw too much attention to them, but find appeal in its shapes.


#feet #queue
countsassmaster asked: alright, cause this aint in your FAQ: How do you do that crazy awesome pixel text in your blog header and faq floaties?


Dang I’ve never been asked this question before but here we go!


First in SAI, I zoom in like 800 or around there.


Then I select the binary tool.


These are my settings for the binary tool!


then i write something dumb like this


save it as a PSD, take it into photoshop. It should have a transparent background, which is those checkerboard things you see there.


then i resize it. note that i have the resampling set to nearest neighbor: this preserves hard edges & prevents anti-aliasing from happening when you resize your image.


then I lock the opacity on the layer


select the gradient tool…


and then pop a gradient on it.


after that i right click the layer in my layer palette, duplicate it, and drag it behind the top layer….


make that layer red by locking the opacity again and colouring over it with red, and then offset it by dragging it slightly to the right or left so it looks like a shadow.


then I merge all of the layers with a shift+ctrl+e and pop a white stroke on it!


and there you go! a floaty pixel text thing declaring to the world that you think tacos are just the bee’s knees.

#pixel art #pixel #pixels #word #words #queue
#bow #bows #ribbon #ribbons #skirt #skirts #queue





I just downloaded SketchBook Copic Edition. AND IT’S REALLY GREAT!
The interface it’s like the other SketchBook programs but I love how the colors can be blended and treated almost like real Copic markers!, I’m exited.

I’m sharing my first drawing here so it’s not so cool…but I’ll be practicing a lot with this thing.
The download it’s easy and you can find the program for free in the AppStore, here: DOWNLOAD

Hope you guys enjoy the program as much as I did!


http://copic.jp/en/sketchbook-ce.html And a link for Windows users.

This is the program I use. I love it.

Downloading this now. 8D


in tribute to this post, have some more color palettes that i’ve been keeping locked up for a while, hehe


i made a tutorial for male crotches

#men #dmab #crotch #crotches #torso