Some process gifs as an overview of my general approach when it comes to painting. I have made other posts about my process before (which you can access through the #answers tag) but it does seem to be a popular thing to ask about, so here’s another one-size-fits-all kind of answer.
For environments I follow a very loose sketch and move right into blocking out main shapes and overall colour scheme. For things that may require more detail due to proximity (e.g. faces) I will do cleaner lines.
It can be fun to paint messily (see the maidenhair drawing) but in many cases you may want to adopt habits which will speed up your process such as locking down transparency (or use layer masks or both) for things which need it so you won’t be wasting time cleaning up edges later. Natural shapes are more forgiving of lines which are out of perspective; don’t be afraid to use things like polygonal lasso or shapes when drawing buildings. Use large brushes when building up colour scheme; the whole thing will read better without unplanned strokes everywhere.
Sometimes I get comments about detail. My paintings aren’t usually very detailed. I like to draw things from far away, and the further away something is the easier it is to draw. Shapes can be implied. There is no need to draw every petal of a flower or ever branch of a tree or every blade of grass. A few blades of grass can hint at a whole lawn.
For brushes I primarily like to use Photoshop’s default hard/soft circle brushes, occasionally flattened to an oval. The default chalk series is also good. I also often make custom brushes for paintings, especially for different types of foliage. When making or using brushes pay attention to brush settings like Scattering, Brush Tip Shape > Spacing, and Shape Dynamics > Angle Jitter. There is no magical brush which will solve all your painting problems. There are brushes which are better suited for some purposes than others (e.g. a general leaf shape with scattering and angle jitter). Learn how to fish.
After all your fundamentals are there the painting process is really just a matter of defining and rendering until you feel like it’s time to stop. This is the easiest part, although depending on how defined you want your painting to be it can also be the most time consuming.
That’s all for now. :)
"Not another word."
LOOK AT THIS BABY
LOOK AT HER
That child has some strong past life cell memory of being a conductor. Amazing.
the part where he goes to the Room of Sleep IS A GODDAMN NIGHTMARE
he starts in Ansem’s computer lab, which we also saw in the opening flashback of Dream Drop Distance
…puts in a CD, types the apprentices’ names as passwords, goes down to the Heartless factory…
A MIGHTY NEED
man this post would’ve been helpful a few days ago when i was DRAWING THESE FUCKING THINGS
the kh facebook group will surely appreciate this
Seizure First Aid.
Learn it. Share it. Know it. Use it.
100% correct medical information on tumblr for once; also consider calling 911 if you don’t know how often the person has seizures and ESPECIALLY if the seizure has lasted 5 minutes or more (which is why the watch is critical)
This is so important!
Really good friend of mine from work back home had seizures a few times on the job. This is crucial information.
This survey is designed to allow you to give feedback about what you like and want to see for the future of KINGDOM HEARTS. Please be as honest as possible and try to answer all the questions.
Well, this certainly doesn’t happen very often! In a strange turn of events, the official Kingdom Hearts Facebook page posted a link to a players survey. If you can spare a few minutes and are interested in filling out the form, you’ll be able to answer questions based on your opinion of the Kingdom Hearts series, general taste in games, wishes for preorder bonuses, etc.
The survey will only remain active until March 14, 2014 at 11:59 PM PST.
No doubt the community has been waiting for a chance to be able to contribute and send in some great feedback, so be sure to take advantage of the opportunity!
Amirah shep for fcknariel !! slowly workin through art trades to open up for comissions :>
i just watched this 8 times
THE LAST THING I DREW. (KIND OF. NOT REALLY LAUG HS)
UHHH I DUNNO i really love lineart to be honest i just love how it looks but i definitely enjoy coloring a lot more?? IDK BOTH BOTH IS GOOD
When Someone’s Wish Comes True
You’re the one that everyone needs, but I wanted
to be the only one that you needed.
I think I’ve endured a little too much, though.
To wish for your own happiness isn’t selfish, right?