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Happy pride month 🏳️🌈
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The Silent Voice
—Gerald Edward Moira (1867 - 1959)
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life goes on
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Re-blog this post with the caption “I request a commission”
•hashtag it “empathetic society”
•Send the post to me through direct messages
•And tag-dah! We can now officially start your commission
• I only do 3 slots a week. If the slots are full you will have to wait the next week
• even if the 3 slots for the week are full it’s still OK to ask me for a commission. What will usually happen is that I will sign you up for next week for slots. just please, DONT pay me until we officially start on your commission. i don’t like being payed before hand.
• i have a priority list. Basically a priority list determines whose commissions is getting done first and last. If you take days to respond, you will go at the very bottom at my priority list and a commission WILL take longer because of that. Just a warning. This isn’t out of Malicious behavior but because A lot of people are commissioning me at once, taking long forces me to move onto the next costumer. you’ll then have to wait until I’m done with their commission so I could get back to yours again which makes your process longer. Just putting this out there so there’s no confusion. Anyways guys, have a nice day, DM me and give me your wallet! My Cashapp: $AmiiAmi
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Steal like an artist
One of the things that I found particulary difficult when I started my art journey, is the so-called “refernce study”. At first, for example, I tended, as I said in one of my previous posts, to copy every exact detail of my art references. Also, I liked to use artwork as my only source of inspiration, and not real life references. This one in particular, is the worst mistake you can do when you are learning, as real-life references force you to study how real bodies work. Also, they push your brain to memorize instinctively the real anatomy, and it gives you the possibility, in the future, to not use references at all!
Artworks are good references too, but only when you use them to study how the artist works and extrapolate some techniques.
So steal, but only like an artist!
1. How to choose real references: this particular point is very important. How do we choose references? It seems like an easy job, but it really isn’t, as most references aren’t very good for your art. For example, let’s see this picture:
this is a very good reference, as it proposes a very particular pose and natural lights (two things that beginner artists hate but have to learn). Meanwhile, this:
can you see the unnatural lights and the very simple pose?
These are some pinterests boards and youtube videos you can use to see some more references: Drawing wiff waffles, Angel Ganev, Ergojosh, Paintable
2. How to learn from other’s art: as I said, artworks are an infallible source of ideas and tips. Do not listen to people that say the contrary: artworks are an incredebly important source of improvment if used correctly. How do we, however, learn from them?
this is an artwork from loisvb, one of my favourite artists of all time. What I like about her style, is the shading and colors. Her palette is so varied, but never ill-fitting. Also, look at the shadows, how she uses them to make her art 3D! Through her I learned how shadows work in different poses and how to make your artworks more interesting.
3. YouTube: One of the many positive sides of Youtube, which is a huge platform costantly filled, is the unlimited number of art channels. Art channels are really helpful, and they are filled not only with tutorials, but also a lot of “sketchbook tours” and “let’s draw together”s. This last one in particular, is a type of video that i’m absolutely in LOVE with, basically because the artist talks about something regarding their art journey meanwhile drawing. They give helpful tips and make you want to draw with them. Another thing that I love, are Livestreams, basically because is the same thing as a “let’s draw together”, but it’s in real time, and you have the possibility to ask questions during the real composition!
Here are some videos you might like!
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how to draw fat bodies from me.. im by no means an expert on anatomy but as a fat person i just have some nitpicks ^_^. love handles and fat rolls and double chins are all things we have and they deserve to be drawn..
[ image: a comic with tips on how to draw fat bodies. the first panel shows one body, exaggerated hips and flat stomach. “chubby people aren’t flat and smooth what the fuck” the second body, shows the same body muffin a muffin too and love handles, instead of the flat and fetishized hips. the second panel shows a body with rolls and a stomach - but the waist is impossibly cinched. “waists don’t work like this” the second body pictured is the same as the one before, but the waist is proportion to the body. the third panel shows a body from the side, illustrating how to stomach and breasts are pulled down by gravity. “remember gravity exists thus pulls fat down!” next to it, there’s a picture of a sitting body, with stomach rolls. “ROLLS! ROLLS! ROLLS! even skinny people have rolls don’t forget rolls!” the fourth panel shows two more “masculine” bodies, with rounder stomachs and less hips and hour glass figures. “men have less of a waist and hips!” the last panel shows several smiling people, all with double chins. “remember double chins too!!”. ]
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They're on an date ✨
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Dense c piskikone | Do not use
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hey art tumblr, this topic is all over twitter right now but I haven't seen it here yet so I'm just gonna get right into it -
please don't make cryptoart or non-fungible tokens (NFTs)
NFTs are essentially a piece of art encoded within blockchain, the same way crypto-currency is. this means you can encode a piece of digital art to be "the original" the same way a physical piece is, and sell it for more than a digital copy or a print. you can also put other things in the token - a tweet, a gif, a photo, an album, a url - and essentially create a little trading card for that thing. a limited edition, non-copyable, one-owner digital item. (if this sounds confusing that's because it's very stupid)
so what's so wrong about it? surely it will help artists to be able to sell their digital works? the problem is that each piece of encoded cryptoart uses as much electricity and produces as much carbon as the average EU resident does over the course of YEARS. sometimes DECADES. even as crypto slowly switches to using renewable resources, it still drains power from the public grid at an absurdly high rate.
it also imposes artificial scarcity over a digital, unlimited asset, replicates the "art as wealth storage" model of physical art spaces, and is a haven for stolen works. people are already seeing their gifs, tweets, and posted digital works made into tokens and sold against their wishes. this article gets into the details a lot better than i could, both how the encrypting works and the problems with NFTs
cryptoart may seem like a quick way to make a few dollars, but the negative impact on the art community and the world as a whole cannot be ignored. please just avoid it altogether, block "tokenmaker" accounts, and support other artists who are selling their digital pieces the old fashioned way, by commission or by prints.
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Nueva oc (ɔ◔‿◔)ɔ ♥
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Ofc I drew the erasermic family, what did you take me for 🏳️🌈
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The Penitent Magdalene
—Mateo Cerezo (1637 - 1666)
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seriously, try it. think about something
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Guess who is currently rewatching sSoul Eater ✌
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back in the abyss - got inspired by the corrupted statue in the "we will be reunited" story quest
(ngl i lost completely lost my motivation while drawing this 💀)
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How to study references
In one of my previous posts I talked about how to choose references, but I never explained what to do when you find the perfect reference. “Obviously draw it!” Well, yes but no! ( •̀ ω •́ )✧ When you first approach a reference, you obviously want to draw it, but previously it’s very important that you study your photo. And I don’t mean watching it in detail, but break it into minor concepts. Studying is very important when you first start to draw, also because it helps you to memorize the concepts that make the reference, so that in the future you might not need one!
1. Photo Reference: to be as clear as possible, I decided to do this process myself.
this is the reference that I chose, particulary beacuse of the lights and the lack of background :) What I did after choosing the ref, is breaking it into geometric shapes an straight lines.
This process doesn’t have to be detailed, it’s just a way of looking how the shapes can form a figure. The trick is to look at the lines as they are: lines. Don’t think about the whole picture, concentrate on the single line.
(please excuse the poor quality of the image, but my computer is terrible!) what I did, is taking the single structures and lines one by one and remodulate them so that I could make a (basic!) sketch of the whole thing. I did not trace, as I don’t really like to do it, but ONLY FOR STUDY PORPUSES, you can do that too.
2. Art Reference: so, this is the hard part. Or rather, the part that seems the hardest. The whole thing is: you have to study the techniques, but leave alone the initial composition, so how to do it? It’s really simple! Let me explain:
let’s say you really like this artwork, and you want to try to imitate the artist. What you want to do, is doing the exact same thing we did with the photo: break it into pieces and remodulate the whole thing.
see how i “absorbed” the artist’s style in a new way? obviously, this is only one of the ways of studying an artwork! you can study artworks on numerous levels: lights, anatomy, brushes used ecc...
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Cover art for my first fantasy book “Three brothers & dragon’s pearl”.
Came out in Russian, later will be available in English.
The book is the first one in the series.
I wish to thank my family & friends for their invaluable support. :)
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Wizard Country bb !!!
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