grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - FOLDSMore on folds today. I will eventually cover all types of folds but today is about simple folds on everyday clothes (t-shirt, jeans). The key is to know what to expect and then applying what you know to simplify what you see in front of you (when life drawing). A lot of the folds dynamics on shirts and jeans come from the “memory” of the fabric itself. Denim is thick and is likely to keep some form of wrinkles or folds around certain areas (knees). A lot of zig-zag patterns around the knee is very likely. When pushed down on the feet, the denim fabric will bunch up and combine with the zig-zag pattern. Shirts and t-shirts will react to the twist and pull of the arms and torso. Identify where the pull (or tension) is coming from and work from it. I tend to draw the seams because they clearly express the volumes underneath.Norm

I ALWAYS need folding tips!

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - FOLDS

More on folds today. I will eventually cover all types of folds but today is about simple folds on everyday clothes (t-shirt, jeans). The key is to know what to expect and then applying what you know to simplify what you see in front of you (when life drawing). A lot of the folds dynamics on shirts and jeans come from the “memory” of the fabric itself. Denim is thick and is likely to keep some form of wrinkles or folds around certain areas (knees). A lot of zig-zag patterns around the knee is very likely. When pushed down on the feet, the denim fabric will bunch up and combine with the zig-zag pattern. Shirts and t-shirts will react to the twist and pull of the arms and torso. Identify where the pull (or tension) is coming from and work from it. I tend to draw the seams because they clearly express the volumes underneath.

Norm

I ALWAYS need folding tips!

iguanamouth:

youre gonna look so godamn cool

justinchan:

preview of my celosia piece for justinwwoo's upcoming shadow of the colossus zine! lots of other amazing artists taking part, be excited!!

justinchan:

preview of my celosia piece for justinwwoo's upcoming shadow of the colossus zine! lots of other amazing artists taking part, be excited!!

To me, a good relationship, is a relationship full of laughters :)

To me, a good relationship, is a relationship full of laughters :)

Decided to give Elsa a go while learning how to ink directly on paper without sketching it out first.

Decided to give Elsa a go while learning how to ink directly on paper without sketching it out first.

eisuverse:

undergrounduno:

hophigh:

YOU GUYS TURN ON THE SUBTITLES

AHH I NEED A MINUTE

I am crying, this is so perfect.

I totally wanna click a thousand hearts on this.

Oh gosh… I’ve got tears swelling up. Thank you, Studio Ghibli…

jaramo:

heyo!
don’t worry, your english turned out fine, dude.

as a foreword of warning,
it is best that you don’t use this post as a standalone tutorial, 
instead, try to use it as a study aid to help you make sense of real-life references.
(same applies for any decent “art tutorial” out there, really. :p)

bolded numbers correspond to the numbers on this post’s pictures.

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batlesbo:

Read the latest update here :)

New readers start here!
Read the latest update here :)

solar-citrus:

I’ve received a lot of letters from artists asking to check out their artwork and their blog, and I’ve noticed that a lot of them openly write unhealthy amounts of negative comments about their artwork, it was super depressing, honestly.  :(
Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy!  You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through.  You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way!  Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!

Love your art, love yourself!

sofapizza:

retrofuturs:

3D Printing

what a time to be alive.

sofapizza:

retrofuturs:

3D Printing

what a time to be alive.

Hi there Chloe. Firstly, the obligatory and very sincere props for Roomie which is always a lovely read and secondly- I hope you continue to prosper with art and life and all that. Apart from the well wishes, I was wondering- Any advice for someone struggling with inspiration? Namely, depression and the inability to do (particularly, create). Can't even take inspir. from others' art anymore- just makes me feel old and dried up and so slow...
Anonymous

Hi Anon,

Inspiration can come from everywhere, and everything. The more you open yourself with that idea, the more you’ll see it. Anything and everything can inspire you to create something out of it. Even depression, even the feeling of not being able to create. Even a squished bubble-gum rotting in the street. A random thought concerning ice creams and the way they swirl at the top of the cone. A foreign coin given to you by your travelling friend.

Any small, seemingly useless, event, can be transformed into a purpose, a deep meaning, and moving story. Or it can be transformed into a joke, a light-hearted tale, that leaves a smile of people’s faces. Or both, or neither.

Inspiration comes from any places you are willing to look. If you can’t find inspiration right now, it’s okay, you’ll find it tomorrow morning, when you’ll have a fresher view on the world.

Inspiration won’t come if you force it, inspiration comes if you let it