I'm Kris, a hobby artist looking to get more serious! I draw mostly fanart from video games, but some OCs and other fun will be thrown in the mix as well. Please explore my blog, check out my work, and have a good day!
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kiwq:

here we go with the three drawing processes I usually do, while the first gif is old I still draw that way too 

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genicecream:

family portrait

genicecream:

family portrait


Anatomy of a Smile - found on the Facebook page Anatomy 4 Sculptors

Anatomy of a Smile - found on the Facebook page Anatomy 4 Sculptors

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derekthedeliman:

July 22, 2014 (Day 84)
[Tumblr] | [Prints]

derekthedeliman:

July 22, 2014 (Day 84)

[Tumblr] | [Prints]

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So, I've been looking through your tutorials, specifically the one on skin. I think it's great- it's really good and explains stuff really well (all your tutorials do :) ),but I was having some trouble understanding undertones. How do you identify somebody's undertones? I get it in the general sense, but how can you tell that it will be this shade of a color vs another shade? Thanks so much, you're a huge inspiration and your artwork gets better each time! -anna
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peaceofseoul:

Hi! I’m glad the tutorials are helpful!

So, at first glance, its not hard to estimate an undertoneBut it also really helps to use the colour picker  in the most saturated parts of the face (Neither in light or shadow) 

Especially in pictures like these try to avoid the contour area just around the outside edges of the apples of the cheeks incase the model is wearing a lot of blush. Any natural makeup such as foundation or bronzer is fine because it should match the natural colours of the face, unlike blush which is usually a different colour.

These are the colours I picked from the faces. (you can also just eyeball them)

You can use these as your base tones when you paint, but knowing the actual undertone can give the skin a more unified and continuous look. So take the colour you took from the photo and use the full colour adjuster/ picker thing to find the undertone (again, you can just eyeball it unless you want to be super precise).

Some of the colours you find may seem really different from the original image, that’s okay! The colour should represent the mood or the essence of the face, the undertone can be any colour imaginable and one person can have more than one undertone depending on the lighting or the mood you want the piece to have. Giving someone a green or blue undertone can make them look sick. Giving someone a orange or red undertone can make them look warm and inviting. Its up to you! Just having an undertone in your art can make a piece look more realistic and give your art a larger range of skin tones.

Once you do this enough times it becomes a lot easier to eyeball the undertones and make them up for original drawings and characters. Do whatever feels right!

I hope this helps!

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Do you have any references for a painterly styled drawing?
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kerogero:

title01:

artist-refs:

I’m not sure I fully understand what painterly means.

According to the definitions I’ve read, it’s supposed to be about visible and somewhat un-blended brush strokes, with a bit of abstractness and surreal colour choices. Painterly styled artwork can sometimes look a little unfinished because of this.

But I’m running across a lot of tutorials and references that look like this: [CGCookie - exercise: painterly style], and when I compare that to the image on [this wikipedia page], for example, I don’t know what to think :(

Both images are accurately a painterly style they also follow the description of ‘painterly style’ being a means of having brush storks visible.

This blog is an an inspiration blog of mine. I have a [painterly style TAG] on it if anyone is curious for more examples.
It may also help that anon.

Ah.

Ok. While I can see the brush strokes, I thought they were a little too blended to be considered “painterly”. But now I get that it can be a little more subtle too.

Also, the inspiration link helped;  I think I get it now :D

(Ah shoot, posted to the wrong blog >.<)

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tsukinokishi:

I’m really bored so I thought I could upload a “tutorial-ish” thing I had done for someone awhile back

It’s done really fast, not a proper tutorial, but it’s pretty much the way I prefer to do hair, in case it helps anyone….

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kamidoodles:

i was trying to find a brush i felt emulated manga lines and i couldn’t find anything so i screwed around and did my own. >.>

It’s pretty simple — no special textures or anything other than the settings you see.

Some tips: 

  • Don’t worry too much about line weight via pressure**. If it happens, it happens, but with this brush the line weight is best added in manually by going over your lines repeatedly until they’re thicker (or lessened via trimming the edges of the lines with a low opacity, soft edge eraser brush).

  • ** That said, please make sure that pen pressure is on for best effects.

  • For the most part, don’t use the stabiliser. That manga-y look is much better rendered when you have those little wobbly imperfections.**

  • ** If you think your lineart is too wobbly, make sure you are using fast, short movements instead of trying to force your hand to not wobble. Using the stabiliser should be okay for those long, long lines but be sure to adjust your line weights without it on.

  • Feel free to adjust how hard or soft you have to press with this brush, and feel free to adjust size, but the harder you have to press / the smaller the brush is, the better the results.
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(Source: mampic)

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faustuszero:

Incredible Final Fantasy 9 fan art by Issu n bōshi (いっすん帽子).

eeeeiii i didn't know you draw ^q^

I do!! now that I’ve graduated from college I’m hoping to spend more of my free time drawing, but that’s in between getting myself settled for work. ヽ( ´¬`)ノ

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kanapy:

Anon asked me about tutorial so I can do tutorial like this ; v ; Hope it’s easy to understand.

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mitakita:

too lazy to actually draw houndstooth

mitakita:

too lazy to actually draw houndstooth

so i was looking through my old sketchbook thinking that i had a really good zelos drawing BUT IT WAS UGLY. so i couldn&#8217;t let that exist.
always. the z man.

so i was looking through my old sketchbook thinking that i had a really good zelos drawing BUT IT WAS UGLY. so i couldn’t let that exist.

always. the z man.

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