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captainellipsis:

OKAY SO A LOT OF PEOPLE DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THIS

Back when I was in school for graphic design and I tutored people, a lot of people complained about not being able to afford software (because it is ridic expensive). Autodesk offers free software (with a 36 month license key), to ANY students. Want to learn how to animate? Go grab Maya and learn! Wanna learn how to model characters or just general objects? Go grab 3DS Max! Or maybe sculpting is your thing? Go grab Mudbox and have fun! Or grab Sculptris. There’s a fuckton of programs to mess with and learn things, and no need to go waste time on a torrent. 

The only downside to the license is it’s not for commercial use. Technically you don’t have to be a student either and really who’s gonna know but it’s a great way to practice and learn something new! You are still allowed to showoff your stuff and throw it in your portfolio, so maybe one day you can get that animating job and not have to waste 3k on one program.

All those icons in that third photo? Those are all free programs/apps you can get. They’re all full versions, and come with tutorials from basic to advanced stuff. For both Windows and Mac too. 

So go sign up and, go grab some stuff. There’s really no reason not to.

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All these pages are 8.5x11, 300 dpi. Feel free to print it out in full size if you like physical copies

Comics and Comic Artists

Jake Wyatt- deviantart tumblr

"Welcome To Summers"

"Soliloquy"

Suggested Reading/Books:

Scott McCloud’s “Making Comics” (entirely done in comic format)

Exercises/Practices/Tutorials:

Lettering

Speech Bubbles Mistakes

Paint Bucket Resource

Storyboarding and Camera angles

What is DPI?

Transferring Traditional to Digital (Photoshop Tutorial)

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theconsequenceofsoundss asked: How would I improve on drawing hair? Like hair strands and stuff. I know hair doesn't fall separately you get strands but I can never draw it and I always end up making each hair separate and help cause I'm an art student I needtoknowI'mpanickinghelp

jessle:

Ooh cool! My favourite artist to look at for hair is Alphonse Mucha’s sketches of girls.

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Look at the way he reserves areas of white (girl w/ long hair on the right).  I came to see those areas as ‘implied hair’ because you don’t need to draw every strand to let people know it’s hair. And then the mass of hair that’s flowing down - he’s bunched them up in the middle so there’s less lines (and more white) until the tips where there’s more definition. I’ve used this principle every time I’ve drawn hair  (leaving the middle ‘implied’ with few strokes, then defining the strands at the tips as well as at the top of the head).

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This is a drawing I did last year in July, and you can see (girl on right) there’s more detail at the roots and tips than middle

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These were done by ‘deducemysoul’ on tumblr and I love how different the approach is. It’s not line based like Mucha but ‘shape’ based. She’s focused on the tone and values of masses of hair and then added a few flyaway hairs. In the first painting, it’s interesting to see how ‘sleek’ hair is portrayed with just colour/tone and no lines (until the tips).

Okay! Maybe you want to start a folder of nice hair pictures and draw from them (doing studies from other artists is also a great idea).

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I love Amanda Norgaard’s hair in this photo, it’s got a nice colour and wispy-ness to it. So if I were to do a pencil drawing I’d draw some of the roots at the top of the head where the split is, between that and where the hair tucks over the ears I’d leave it as ‘implied’ hair. The shadows I’d draw in around the ear and where the hair does that plait curl. And then I’d pull a Mucha for the mass of hair that’s flowing down.  

I hope that made sense haha. And don’t panic! Drawing hair can kinda be therapeutic, there’s no easy or fast way around it, so just take your time.

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ricelily:

All these pages are 8.5x11, 300 dpi. Feel free to print it out in full size if you like physical copies

Comics and Comic Artists

Jake Wyatt- deviantart tumblr

"Welcome To Summers"

"Soliloquy"

Suggested Reading/Books:

Scott McCloud’s “Making Comics” (entirely done in comic format)

Exercises/Practices/Tutorials:

Lettering

Speech Bubbles Mistakes

Paint Bucket Resource

Storyboarding and Camera angles

What is DPI?

Transferring Traditional to Digital (Photoshop Tutorial)

(via anatomicalart)

Filed under comics comic tutorial paneling