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kelpls:

A BUNCH OF PEOPLE ASKED BABOUT HEADS AND HEAD ANFLGES SO YEAH I JSUT DUMPED IT ALL ON ONe i’m not relaly suere what tips to give on this i yeah HOPE IT HELPS

THERE REALLY ISN”T A FIXED PROPRTION for faces because people have different dfaces yeah OS JUST DRAW WHAT YOU THINK LOOKS GOOD!!

How To Draw A Cheetah by ~LCibos
holdmyhat:


Ohmigosh yes.

holdmyhat:

Ohmigosh yes.

animationtidbits:

Guide to Drawing Horses & Birds - Cedarseed

Scanner and Cleanup Tutorial by ~kitton

imorawetz:

Basic skin texture tutorial

  1. Create a new layer over the original and eyedrop both a light and dark tone from the base work.  These two colours are what we’ll use as the shadows and highlights of the speckles in the skin.  To paint the texture, we need to use a grainy or dotted brush.
  2. Set the brush Opacity and Flow to 60-80%.  Now we can paint in our dark speckles, paying close attention to creases and folds in skin (build the texture up in these darker areas).  Now do the same with the light colour, with the focus on painting the highlighted parts of the skin rather than dark.
  3. We’ll grab the eraser now, set as a soft round brush with low opacity, and gently erase the ‘harshness’ of the texture away.  We could just turn down the whole layer’s opacity but it won’t look as natural (trust me!). 
    Some areas will need to be generally darker, some lighter, it’ll obviously vary depending on subject.  Also, taking a step back every now and then to observe clarity in the texture can help you determine whether it needs fixing or looks realistic enough.
  4. Now we’ll create another new layer, and again taking the brush (larger in size this time, same opacity/flow) loosely spatter it across the skin in both dark and light.  This adds another dimension of detail. Once again, take the eraser and lightly brush over the layer to tune it down.
  5. To enhance the sharpness and overall level of detail that can be seen, we can bump up the definition by adding this quick textural overlay. I usually leave this part until the very end of the process as it pulls the painting together and is oh so satisfying seeing the level of detail jump up when the gritty texture is added.
dredsina:
Paint Some Life into Your Skin Tones

dredsina:

[From DaniDraws.com]

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One of the biggest challenges a beginning painter will face is learning to paint flesh tones. The skin is highly complex, made up of varying colors and textures; if you get one thing wrong, you could end up with some pretty scary results.

Here’s a few simple tips to help you conquer this problem.

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tricotee:


when I’m watching something and there are good hats in there I like to pause it periodically and sketch it out for reference and for practiceI found some top hat sketches just now that I’d forgotten about and decided to clean them up all nice and purty and share them with you guysI know I have more laying around so if you guys like stuff like this I could do more 

tricotee:

when I’m watching something and there are good hats in there I like to pause it periodically and sketch it out for reference and for practice
I found some top hat sketches just now that I’d forgotten about and decided to clean them up all nice and purty and share them with you guys
I know I have more laying around so if you guys like stuff like this I could do more 

rareredmeat:


it really really helps to think of wings as arms

rareredmeat:

it really really helps to think of wings as arms