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ancalinar:

Schoolism. Character Design - Lesson 4.

Lesson 4 saw us practicing drawing eyes, ears, mouths and hands.

…and then there’s a few random people from a coffee shop I go to.

— 13 hours ago with 444 notes

artofdavidkawena:

"HUMAN/NATURE"

by David Kawena
#ArtOfDavidKawena

For more, join me on facebook: facebook.com/david.kawena

— 2 weeks ago with 5343 notes
cansofbeans:

I was talking with some pals last night, and Mike told me that he got better at drawing by staring at this image until he “understood it.” (from Eric Goldberg’s “Character Animation Crash Course”)
The first image is drawing anatomical/construction first, gesture second. The second image is drawing the gesture/expression first, then the anatomy second. The first image produces stiff character acting, the second image produces explosive character acting.
I’m gonna stare at it too until I understand it. Come on, stare with me. 

cansofbeans:

I was talking with some pals last night, and Mike told me that he got better at drawing by staring at this image until he “understood it.” (from Eric Goldberg’s “Character Animation Crash Course”)

The first image is drawing anatomical/construction first, gesture second. The second image is drawing the gesture/expression first, then the anatomy second. The first image produces stiff character acting, the second image produces explosive character acting.

I’m gonna stare at it too until I understand it. Come on, stare with me. 

— 2 weeks ago with 1056 notes

rattlecat:

shrineheart:

Okay, decided to whip this up because of the following reasons:

1) I get this question a lot. Apparently there are a ton of folks out there that are really new to paypal and while I don’t mind helping, having a good reference page for folks that shows you exactly what to do will cut down the time I spend explaining it.

2) I’ve had two flags on my account in the past year because no one check the “No Shipping Required” box. So Paypal comes to me and says “Hey you didn’t ship our their thing!!!” but I do digital commissions…there’s nothing to ship! So this step is really important!

3) I often have to give out my Paypal email over and over for this and I figured having it in one spot might help!

There will be a new page on my blog with these images and I’ll try to keep them up to date if Paypal happens to change their format! Hope this helps you guys!

(Interested in commissioning me? Check out this page here!)

Putting this on my art blog ‘fo my folks.

(via rainbowd00dles)

— 3 weeks ago with 22110 notes

rubyspoon:

Sheridan Animation Portfolio 2014

Okay! In case anyone is interested, here it is, my accepted sheridan animation portfolio. There should be more constructions but it’s hard to see because of the scan.

I’m really proud of how it came out at the end, especially with my character rotation! And surprisingly i got a really high score for life drawing, which is totally unexpected because I don’t have much experiences with life drawing at all. 

Also, really glad some of my sketch-a-days made it in as well. I had more than 300+ characters to choose from and that means my hard work didn’t go to waste at all haha

Oh by the way, have you notice how funny the the scoresheet is looks with the column of 3s in the middle? Haha Guess I’ll have to work extra hard on storyboarding along with everything else once I get there, eh?

— 1 month ago with 196 notes

zyuz:

brush presets two: painting

I literally use middle flat acrylic brushes for everything

the midline is a setting that was circulating around tumblr like half a year ago, the two derivatives are my own though.

The ‘Sweet Desu Jesus’ Pen from the last set is also used to refine details out

there’s other miscellaneous brushes that I have that I end up using as accents but they’re not settings I made myself and, like the midline acrylic, they’ve been circulating for like half a year so I’d prefer not to throw them in here. UuU

(Source: iiaki, via nunbay)

— 1 month ago with 5406 notes

miyuli:

Hand practice! My lecturer said my hands look all the same so I tried to put in some character. It’s hard! Will try to simplify more next.
(You’re welcome to use these for reference)

— 1 month ago with 24775 notes

peaceofseoul:

Let me know if you have questions!!!

(via anatomicalart)

— 1 month ago with 60946 notes

grizandnorm:

Tuesday tips — Costume Design 101.

Costume design is a very important part of character design.  It tells you a whole lot about your character; ie. age, personality, what she/he likes, time period, strength, … etc.  It supposed to enhance a character’s personality.  

Here are my process in tackling costume design.

1.  Find a good reference.  Inspiration is key!

2.  Look for a good silhouette that is recognizable and different from other characters.

3.  Pick one silhouette and find smaller shape within.  Do tons of variation and have fun.

4.  Color variation.  Use variation of the same color combination for all the design.  Keep it simple!  I like using split complementary (with a good value range).

5.  Finish up and have fun.  It is also a good idea to think of texture and material.

-Griz

— 1 month ago with 19771 notes