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how do you get the paint look on your pics? i love the texture

I have a few textured brushes and about 1GB folder with textures found/bought online plus a dozen of self-made ones
I just overlap them with various layers effect depending on the picture (but most of times is overlay)

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I am SO mad 😭 I've been learning art bc I really wanna b able to draw my characters but for some reason no matter how good I get I cant get the proportions right!! If the legs are the right size then the body is too small, if the arms are perfect then the legs are too big! And I always make their heads fucking GIGANTIC for some reason!!! Can you please share your knowledge!? How do I defeat this!? 😭😭😭😭😭

Sure! First of all, I don’t believe that there’s a single art style that has perfect proportions. And that’s fine! Beauty in art is especially highlighted by the various proportions, so don’t worry if your style isn’t “perfect” :) You can improve tho, I’ve had the same struggle for years! The most easy method is drawing by following the standards canons. For example; basic measures are like make the body 8 heads tall etc.. You can easily search “body proportions in art” and you’ll find plenty of very helpful images! Keep in mind that you don’t have to stick exactly with those standards, it’s mostly to get used to it and to train your eyes. And of course, you can adapt your style to it :) Remember that the focus is also learning to draw looking at the entire art, it’s gonna prevent mistakes and it gives a general vision of your work :33 Hope it helped!💗

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posted this to twitter but wanna show it here too..! If any of u have trouble drawing braids,,, here’s my v easy 2 step method ^_^ best thing is it doesnt have to be perfect, it looks good regardless…hope this is helpful!!

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@pop-punk-rock-147 I saw you asking if I had any tips for drawing better and I can try and give you some! These may be a lil cliche though but it’s worked for me! Also replies have a character limit so I made this it’s own post hope that’s okay! I also just like talking about art and maybe these tips will help others as well!

1. I know everyone says this but practice practice practice! I try to draw at least one thing a day. And not even a huge art piece but even just like a quick little nothing doodle still counts lol but for real just try to draw as much as you can even if it’s not everyday, being frequent and consistent is key to getting better!

2. Don’t be afraid to use tons of reference pictures! Using reference pictures is actually super important to getting better. You need to look at a reference because recalling what a person or animal or ANYTHING looks like with just your memory is incredibly hard for anyone! Looking at a reference will teach you the basic structure of what you’re trying to draw and after a while you’ll actually start to remember how to draw things without the reference more and more! Think of reference pictures as art training wheels! And even the most talented artists still need a good reference pic lol

3. Draw in a style that you enjoy. If you hate realism don’t draw it! That one seems like a no brainer but I do see people force themselves to draw realism because people tend to hold realism on a pedestal. Drawing in a style you don’t like will make drawing feel like work and then you won’t want to do it. If you like cartoons then draw cartoons! If you actually do like realism then hell ya go for it! Just don’t force a style on yourself if that makes sense lol

4. I also found that looking at your old art and observing what you don’t like about it and then correcting it helps a lot. Let’s say you drew a person and you look at it and think “hmmm the anatomy of the upper body looks a little off. Maybe I need to look at references of torsos and practice drawing torsos a little more” or maybe you think “I like this drawing but I saw someone else’s art had really cute eyes, I should practice using eyes like that in my art” just little things like that and making tweaks to your style over time helps to shape it into something you enjoy more!!

Ah I hope these tips help and aren’t too corny or oversaid lol also PSA anyone feel free to come ask me about art stuff at any time I love it!

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how do you get an outline on your brush strokes?? is it a specific brush???? i have been wondering this for two days please help

I tend to do complex detailing with this; after I have all the stroked detailed, I clip multiply/overlay layers to them to color and it’s p much the same as doing the lineart but with wayyyy less hassle



all of the eyes on the armor are done with a stroke layer with multiplies/overlays clipped on to give them dimension

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Hi! I hope this isn't weird, but do you have any tips or tutorials on the textures/coloring you use that you'd be willing to share? I want to draw a scene from a favorite fanfic and every time I picture it, your TMA art comes to mind. I don't want to copy, obviously, but I think it really needs some of that otherworldly horror feel you do so well. I've worked a bit with texture brushes, but I'm not really sure where to start, especially incorporating multiple colors for definition.

Hi! I’m so sorry this is a late response, I wanted to give examples and such to help elaborate my points since I don’t think I’m that good at explaining 😅 I don’t think I’m the best when it comes to tips or such but I’ll try and explain my points!

When it comes to colouring/textures, for me at least, it’s really about what you’re trying to convey with it. This might sound a bit like bullshit but hear me out. Most of my art tends to swing with certain colour palletes bc of the way I want them to be felt. Take this for example:


I mainly stuck with a blue pallete bc I wanted this piece to feel “lonely”. Blue tends to be associated with this emotion, and the dark blue makes it feel more overbearing. The red was placed throughout the art as a way to pop out of the theme, to give it an unnatural effect. Also the mist like texture I added made it feel more ghostly, and also highlighted the characters at the center without making it too obvious.

Another example is this art:


Heavy use of red and red tones, as a way to express destruction and fire. The heavy use of textures gave it an effect of broken/old walls, which with the fire imagery makes it look more destructive.

I know leaning heavily on one general pallete tends to be a bit scary, but by studying other people’s art and observing ur environments on different times/seasons, you’ll get the hang of it! I highly recommend doing these cause I do it all the time and it helps me with the process.

Also! I highly suggest experimenting different types of brushes. They can give rough or soft effects and I think taking advantage of that will make ur art pop out more. Again, like colours, try and focus on What you want to convey in that art and use the brush best suited for it. Here’s just an example of pens:


Anyway, I also highly recommend searching for textures online and using them on ur art; they can Reaaaally give definition to it and here’s an example (left is no texture, right is with texture)


My art is very simplified, and I don’t tend to put a lot of details to it. But adding textures makes up for it and makes it have more depth. I don’t really have a tip on using textures other than just downloading randon textures u search online and using a blending layer with it to integrate it better into the art.

And uuuh yeah, that’s basically it! I hope this helps? (I know I started to ramble here near the end I’m sorry!)

Tl;dr: For colours, focus on what you’re trying to convey. If you’re unsure, try studying other people’s art or your surroundings and try to analyze what *you* feel from it. That way, u can associate colours with said feelings and be better at conveying the art. Experiment with different brushes for different reasons (make it have a rough or soft edge) and use textures (which u can download online from) to give depth to the art.

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hi yes your oc is fucking cute can i also ask for shading tips ahaha i'm so stressed out abt this whole shading with perpective thing ahaha i probs already asked for tips at some point but like- i'm still having difficulties- oh and i love the purple aesthetic of your oc art ksnzkznsks kk bye now

Thanks a lot!! Sure, I can give a little help💞 So, for shading; first of all I’d suggest to use a very easy to blend brush. It helps melting the colors and it will keep the lines smooth and everything will look less harsh. It’s hard to recommend a specific brush because it really depends on your art/coloring style. You can mess around with options until you find the one that fits your needs! For the actual shading part, keep in mind where the light comes from. It will automatically create the shade zones. Easy to say but it can be tricky~ remember that in certain parts the light reflects and that’s how you get that gloomy effect. There’s plenty of lighting examples on the internet, using them as a reference will help a lot! Shades can be very soft or dramatically dark, it really depends on the atmosphere of your drawing. Hope it helped a bit!💜

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How to do backgrounds in comics?

hot tip: most webcomic artist (especially on webtoon) use a 3d modler such as sketchup to make their rooms. the advantage here is that once you built a room you can capture it at any angle without drawing it.

the disadvantage is that sketchup models often lack a certain personal touch.


with solarfunk I did backgrounds as i went along. so everytime i needed a room id open up a new document, draw the room at two different angles and copy paste it whenever i needed.

pros: once you have the room drawn you don’t have to draw it again

cons: you invest a lot of time upfront before you get to the point where you have all the backgrounds you could ever need.

the way im doing with Lab M4-Z3 is im actually building the lab in minecraft and tracing the screenshots to speed up the initial asset building.

pros i get to tell myself minecraft is productive

cons i have to build this labyrinth in physical space every time i add a new room

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A friend asked me how I did my shading and this is the gist of it.

I first add the shadows and highlights with an opaque brush, and the level of detail there depends on how much effort I am willing to put in a piece, or how detailed I want it to be. Then I use a blending brush like a watercolor brush, but not too much, since overblending makes everything look blurry.

Sometimes playing with burn and dodge layers is also good, depending on the feel of the piece and what you want it to look like.

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