Took Kelli Anderson's class on animating with riso, and it was super easy and fun! I'll definitely try this again soon. If you can make a gif, you can probably do this no prob. It uses the automate > contact sheet function, and then you just split the channels! Super cool.
Quick little video tutorial! This is a method I use to block in shapes when I’m fighting the urge to polish my lineart at an early stage, especially in rough concept art that doesn't actually need polished lineart.
I group two layers in photoshop—a rough sketch, and a flat color—and then carve out the negative space by painting into a mask on the group, instead of filling in the positive shapes. From there I can start painting and adding shading into that group, knowing that I’ve already locked down a good initial silhouette for the object/character:
It feels like oil painting, and I end up finding silhouettes/shapes in a way I wouldn't if I was obsessively cleaning up the linework first. Digital art has a tendency to veer towards cleanliness/polish, so I love finding little opportunities for happy accidents and a bit of mess!
I used it on my unicorn piece last month, for instance, which I think would have lost a lot of its dynamism and charm if I had worried too much about doing a full ink pass:
Hope this is at all helpful! It’s not a method I use 100% of the time, but it really helps move my process along when I do need it 👍🏼
An illustration for an upcoming book to be published by Nypon förlag in August, Fakta om sex (”Facts about sex”). This one picture is supposed to show young people a realistic image of how sex can be: not always perfect, sometimes silly.
The original version of this got deleted, because apparently an educational image for young people is too raunchy for tumblr, even if nothing nsfw was visible. I think it’s sad that a realistic queer image like this gets deleted, while so much over-sexualized and sexist imagery gets to stay. The original image can be seen on my other social media!
For this artwork I decided to paint things that I absolutely love painting... which are blue, sea (or any kind of water/liquid) and swirls. It was super calming to paint it so I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I enjoyed painting it. Done in Photoshop CC and Wacom Cintiq 27QHD like usually.
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I had these circle brushes once, that were lost in the void. No idea were or when they disappeared...
Edit: Since several users have noted to me that it was a problem that the wonderful variation in skintones of the avatar series does not come through in this image, I edited it to make Katara’s skin tone closer to what it is in the show. I want to add, that I originally made this image eleven years ago. And since then the topic of ethnic diversity is something I try to be more and more conscious about in my art. So my thanks to the people being vocal when they have concerns. (also the edit was not really that much of an effort... really ^^°)