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Any tips on drawing mouths?

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jazzumon:

gingeredpolarbears:

i-see-light:

Oh gosh I will try

I do basic closed mouths like

altered pretty easily for parted lips

annnnnd teeth…

You can put as much or as little definition into your teeth as you like, but I go about halfway

And remember that it’s dark inside mouths, and that there’s a tongue in there. I’m terrible at tips, I’m sorry! Polararts has a much better tutorial haha.

Naw, teeth are helpful~ I forgot to mention how to do those. xD

lmao no matter what you do dont ask me to explain this hehe

saicrypt:

A new release! This here is a new revision of SaiPal after some more reverse engineering. SaiPal is now going to be an injected DLL so that the user(you) can have the option of using regular Sai like you normally would or running SaiPal.exe which will run Sai and inject its self into it (OR inject its self into any already running Sai process!). Once injected, SaiHook.dll will do its thing and open a console window within the Sai context where (for now) you can give it certain commands or watch it verbosely display what it may be doing. For this release though, I have implemented a canvas capturing system.

With this tool you can capture individual frames of your currently active canvas at regular intervals and have them saved into .png files(with transparency!). The PNG images are saved into a “SaiPal” folder alongside your Sai installation and within another folder with the name of the canvas that it is saving to. You may then use this series of png images how ever you wish. You can pull it up into photoshop or after effects to make a gif or process video or pick out certain moments of your drawing process or you may simply use it as a mechanism of having a sort of automatic backup(collapsed into PNG images remember!). The captures made are of your actual canvas in memory and NOT captured off of your screen. That means you can zoom in and rotate and maximize/minimize your window as much as you want, this tool will ONLY capture the collapsed(visible) layers of your currently open canvas at the same resolution of your canvas(this may also mean that larger canvases may be a little bit slower to capture).

While you have it running you can press “D" in the console window to set a new capture delay or press "P" or Space Bar to pause the capture.

This currently only works on version 1.1.0 of Painttool Sai.

»DOWNLOAD«

SaiPal.exe CRC32: 64A1AA27

SaiHook.dll CRC32: E3FFF1C6

How do you convert .swf files to .avi (or whichever file type you upload to YouTube)?

rubberninja:

http://www.newgrounds.com/wiki/creator-resources/flash-resources/swivel

Great program developed by the guys over at Newgrounds.

sketchamagowza:

Word Balloon tips and tricks

schweizercomics:

yamino:

thedragonflywarrior:

The Body Shapes of the World’s Best Athletes Compared Side By Side

Health and fitness comes in all shapes and sizes. Every single one of these athletes is a certified bad-ass.

I’ve posted this before but it’s worth reblogging!

Just a reminder - if you’re drawing a team superhero book and more than one of your characters has the same build YOU’RE DOING IT ALL WRONG

Landscape/Environment Tut

badasserywoman:

Okay so i got a few notes on how i go about Environments/Landscapes…so i’ll share a method thats easy to work with….bare with me its been a little while since ive drawn them Lol

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First thing you want to start of with in your gradient background…use what ever is your preference. Depends on the setting, ima do some type of desert/dusty place.

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You’ll learn that the Lasso tool is gonna be your bae when it comes to environments…that and its pretty useful. Now your going to be working in three tones, 1.Dark 2.Mid 3.Light and it will always be the darkest at the front fading to light towards the back…make sense? So you will have three layers for each one to make your life easier and Lock those layers so you will only color within that area. Make sure the dark layer is on top. 

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Here is where the fun kicks in…we add our dets, try to stay with each tone and dont end up making it all muddy so you cant distinguish each one. Now you can go about this any way you please, you can paint it all in with one brush ( for some reason people get anal about shit like that, thinking there great for using one brush…i think if you got tools use em if you know how to do it right.) Or you can use custom brushes…since this is a tut ill mostly use custom brushes to slap stuff around. Its up to you really, also use the lasso tool like i said its your bae.

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The lasso can help define things better for you, so i wanted to add a structure type on the third layer. If you want to give an effect that the selection ive made is in front of the background right click your selection and invert it, add some lighting around the edges…only a little though you dont want to over do it.

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Also if you’ve done something on a layer you dont want to mess up or paint on what you can do is create a clipping mask on that layer. Its kinda like locking the layer to that one so you dont go outside of the layer or ruin what you worked on. Make a new layer above the one you wish to attach it to and right click the newlayer, a menu will pop up, your looking for clipping mask. Once you clicked it the layer should look like what ive circled. 

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Once your done working on each layer we are gonna put in some mist effect, this is something that helps separate each section. So make a new layer between each of your three as shown in the image. Like i said you can use what ever method you like, i just use a soft brush or cloud/mist brush to get what i want. 

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Now we are going to add some definition to the image a good one to use is Curves. You can find this where your layer menu is, at the bottom you’ll find it, ive circled what your looking for. On the third image is what will appear when you click curves, all you need to do is drag the little square and you’ll see some magic happen. So adjust it to your preference. If you want you can also mess with brightness/contrast too. ALSO i would recommend adding a person in the image, it gives you an idea of the scale your environment is.

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I was going to end it there but hey, ill show one last thing…its pretty simple. and that is some water reflection, we are going to turn the middle into water instead cause its a little boring right now. I merged all layers but the first one, you then want to make a selection and copy/paste. Free transform in the shortcut is ctrl T and do a vertical flip on it then adjust so its mirroring the top. 

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Now make a clipping mask like i explained earlier on the reflected surface and use the radiant tool…i think its called that lol it gives it more of a water surface like you see. For the image below it i used a custom brush which creates a water effect, aaaaaaaaaand bam you got you water now covering the area…easy huh. 

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And so this concludes the Tutorial and you have the end result. Hopefully that gave some tips on how to approach landscapes…they can be confusing sometimes on where to start. Enjoy and let me know if it was useful or not :P


I was looking for fonts recently and fell in love with many, so I figured I’d compile all my favorites. Some of them require a tweet or Facebook post to download. All credit goes to their respective makers. 
SIMPLIFICA | OTAMA | CORADIUM | BARON NEUE | BROWNIE | LOT | CHOPLIN | SEQUI | KOMODA | CUTEPUNK | FARRAY | HIPSTELVETICA | HIGH TIDE | ANDERS | ORANIENBAUM | LANDSCAPE | ONTWERP | SALOME

I was looking for fonts recently and fell in love with many, so I figured I’d compile all my favorites. Some of them require a tweet or Facebook post to download. All credit goes to their respective makers. 

SIMPLIFICA | OTAMA | CORADIUM | BARON NEUE | BROWNIE | LOT | CHOPLIN | SEQUI | KOMODA | CUTEPUNK | FARRAY | HIPSTELVETICA | HIGH TIDE | ANDERS | ORANIENBAUM | LANDSCAPE | ONTWERP | SALOME

(Source: cosiniehaus)

greekceltic:

hanmonsterart:

queensimia:

animationtidbits:

Understanding Color

23 minutes of all the important bits of color theory. Man, I so could’ve used this when I was in college.

Another super useful and well worded video on art things! Color, in this case. I really like the way this guy talks on stuff.

Really nice vid.

animationfx:

hawlooh:

grypwolf:

… AND THAT IS THE WAY I MAKE FIRE! Simple and messy “how to gry”.
I will add quick smoke tutorial / step by step too Just wait. \o/

EDIT: Sorry for small images >8C I am not good with tumblr image sizes and I have never understood them. But by copying the image URL you can see bigger sized images!

art resources, fire

Awesome! thanks grypwolf

fashioninfographics:

A visual Coat glossary (for women)
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More Visual Glossaries: Backpacks / Bags / Hats / Belt knots / Coats / Collars / Darts / Dress Silhouettes / Hangers / Harem Pants / Heels / Nail shapes / Necklaces / Necklines /  Puffy Sleeves / Shoes / Shorts / Silhouettes / Skirts / Tartans / Vintage Hats / Waistlines / Wool

fashioninfographics:

A visual Coat glossary (for women)

Via

More Visual Glossaries: Backpacks / Bags / HatsBelt knots / CoatsCollarsDarts / Dress SilhouettesHangers / Harem PantsHeelsNail shapes / NecklacesNecklinesPuffy SleevesShoes / ShortsSilhouettes / SkirtsTartans / Vintage Hats / Waistlines / Wool