Part 1 of 3 of my hair tutorial, the other ones will be much better T^T
hello yes i do get this question often but my method has changed since last time i posted anything about it, by which i mean i don’t really have a method beyond “draw a shape for the body of the hand and then add stuff”
sometimes it is a circle and sometimes it is a square, it is not very enthralling
i drew the reference above a few months ago, it’s a few things i try to keep in mind, maybe it will help someone
also i just now drew this in like 30 seconds, my drawings are messy & i knew i was gonna be posting this so i had drawing-related performance anxiety while it was happening, but maybe it also will help someone
wait can i take a second to mention gesture and body language? you can have the most immaculately drawn hands in the world and they can still look dead and useless unless you really think about what your figure is doing/trying to convey
check out this thing i drew like a long dang time ago: the hands, they are not well drawn. they are sort of claw-like doodle hand wannabes, it’s nasty. but shit who cares, they are adding to the story, not just hanging there like weird turnips taped to wrists. i just want to say that gesture is sort of more important than cool stylish style ok good night
some nice programs to draw
- mtPaint: free source tool designed to make pixel art. for Linux or Windows.
- character maker: it’s to make charsets for rpgmaker but you can use it for whatever you want. it’s in both english and spanish.
- scribblertoo: really nice website to draw with.
- sekka: free source tool to draw things like these:
What are studios looking for? How can I get into a good animation school? What should I be studying?
I get a lot of these types of questions now and again, and I never know how to answer them. I can’t be sure of what studios are looking for, I don’t control admissions policies to schools, and I have little idea what makes for a current and relevant curriculum. There are a lot of variables in your bid for a career in animation, and it’s kind of impossible to control most of them. You must be crazy to want this job!
I find it helpful to focus on the things I can control. Among those things are your study habits and how you spend your personal time. It’s good to work hard and have goals—without them we would get nowhere. Study hard and make decisive strides towards achieving your art goals. But in the heat of that pursuit, don’t forget to go out and live your life!
If you spend any amount of time looking at artists online, you’ve probably figured out by now that there are about a million dudes and dudettes in internetville who draw better than you (I relive this realization daily). Once your have done your best to rise to their level, the only tool you have to compete with these crazy talents is your background, your personal character—is you!
Consider developing your whole self with the same raw focus and intensity that you develop a particular skill set. Get focused. Go out, have adventures. Run, jump, skin your knee, fall in love, root loudly for the away team at a baseball game, barely escape a crash of stampeding rhinos, live to see another day. Experience things big and small. Go for a walk. The world is full of wonders.
I know this advice is not particularly animation-specific, but maybe that’s for the best. At any rate, it is something I feel strongly about. Animation is great, and there are few things that I enjoy doing more than drawing and storytelling. But in order to have stories to tell, first you have to live them.
Be good, and see you soon!
PS, if you were looking for advice on draftsmanship you should probably be reading this.
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Many thanks to spreeunit for linking us to this!
Cause some people asked me how to do that 3D effect
OH that hoodie is reffed off that octopus hoodie that has been going around tumblr
Hope this wa s HELPFUL
I just want to draw lips and tongues
How to draw heads tutorial. Hope this helps!
I’m going to make this answer re-bloggable in case you find it helpful :)
Hi! If you’re looking to get into storyboarding, I totally recommend taking a look at Sherm Cohen’s page. Sherm is a pro, and so amazingly talented. He has a knack for teaching, and he posts a lot of useful info and tips and such all over the place. Job postings too! You can find his main blog at: storyboardsecrets.com/blog/
If memory serves, he also started a storyboarding group on DeviantArt where he posts helpful info and such. Sherm also put out a DVD lesson set and I highly recommend it :)
As for advice:
- Be prepared to draw. A LOT. Have plenty of pencils, pens and paper handy.
- Post-It-Notes are your friends. You can block out boards or correct them as you go with Post-Its, and then redo panels as needed. This helps you see the flow.
- You can board digitally to keep yourself organized, and either scan in your drawings, or draw right in Photoshop/whatever software you use to draw on your computer.
- Liquid Paper/White Out/White Paint can be helpful when making small edits.
- Don’t get too attached to panels/jokes/actions. You’re going to be throwing a lot aside for the sake of editing to get the best possible boards you can for what you’re boarding. If something doesn’t work out, get rid of it.
- Learn from what you see and from those around you. There are a lot of boards or portions of boards posted online. Boards come in all styles and levels of completion. Sometimes something simple is perfect, and other times a more finished look is needed. As you block out and plan things, you can work to build up your boards. I suggest using the post-its to rough out your boards and get a feel for them. Saves you a lot of time in drawing if things change early on (which they will). Take a look at boards posted online and in books.
- Check out AnimationMeat.com for some great blank templates for different types of boards.
Also, I answered a similar question about Storyboarding (building a portfolio) HERE and I hope you find this helpful! Feel free to ask me another question if you’re looking for info about something I didn’t mention here :D
I hope this helps you :)This question was originally answered here.
Storyboarding info by the awesome Aron J. Shay!
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