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sagakari asked:

Hey brother love your work! I was curious if you had any tips on coloring characters and the influence of light source on shading. You have a great handle on all of these concepts. By the way I've preordered your sketchbook so thank you in advance.


Thanks, man! :D

I’m sure many have written about this in-depth and can be found around on the net but I can ring off a couple straight tips from the top of my head:

  • Learning the form is the key to creating believable lighting, and that will give you a huge jump in understanding it without much need for referencing. The planes that are affected when light hits it from different angles, the shadows that are casted, etc. You have to basically think 3-dimensional. In addition, you have a human body right on you to assist you further. Grab a mirror and some lights and study up! You should also understand how contrast works as well.

Click image to view explanation of this.

  • When it comes to coloring and painting, I don’t pick colors. Like shown above, I use a base palette and then I let the knowledge of lighting control things from there. My shadows are typically all the same color, same as my highlights, and I use them with specific layer blending modes. It’s the closest to working in real life, because lighting always affects color. It’s accurate and really simple to understand once you get used to coloring in this way.
  • Learn about temperature! Shadows should not be pure greyscale/black as that will make the image’s colors dry and dull. I tend to go for cooler shadows (purples/blues) and warm highlights (yellows/oranges) in my work. 
  • With proper environmental lighting, a character will never be their base color. I made an example above. Only purest white light surroundings (“Balanced”) is when tones would appear at its most unadulterated. So when I color an image, I color the character in their base palette, and then I use Gradient Maps (a Photoshop tool) to influence the mood and temperature of the illustration. (I will write a more in-depth explanation on using Gradient Maps when I find the time to). It’s all depending on the illustration I’m working on. If I’m coloring a character in the middle of a blizzard, I wouldn’t use any kind of warm lighting. I’d use blues and teals in my Gradient Maps. On the other hand, if I’m coloring characters in a desert-like setting, I’d use a lot of yellows, oranges, and browns in them.

So these are the basics that I apply all the time with my work! I hope it helps. ^^

I have additional tips and resources on my dA here!


There it is~!

So, yeah. Animated Akira Yuki performing one of his signature moves for practice. Teishitsu Dantai, otherwise infamously known as the 1-Frame Knee. Which is one of the most brutally difficult to execute moves in the entire 3D fighting game genre. You have to press Kick and Guard at the same time (K+G), then release G at the very first frame. Sounds easy enough, right? ………Nope :V

I don’t think a lot of people saw this a couple days back, so reblogging for good measure.

wotsand asked:

Can you draw Pepsi Man fighting Killer Man from Illbleed fighting, before I move and won't have internet for 6 months. It would make feel like I'm not emotionally manipulating a friend to get something out of him.

Sorry. Unless it’s from some sort of reblogged ask game, I don’t work for free. No exceptions. All part of my code and such, ya know?

There it is~!

So, yeah. Animated Akira Yuki performing one of his signature moves for practice. Teishitsu Dantai, otherwise infamously known as the 1-Frame Knee. Which is one of the most brutally difficult to execute moves in the entire 3D fighting game genre. You have to press Kick and Guard at the same time (K+G), then release G at the very first frame. Sounds easy enough, right? ………Nope :V

Okaaaaaaay. So I recently got a WiiU, been screwing around in Sonic Lost World, and scribbled beyond pixelated doodles of my wacky adventures. Go figure.

My ID is Pltnm06Ghost by the way. Feel free to add me so you can body me in Mayro Kratt 8 (then get revenge when Smash 4 comes out). Or just to follow my ongoing journey of trying to draw well on this thing without the aid of pressure sensitivity :T


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.




We’re looking to collaborate with local artists and lesser known artists. So if you’re looking for a way to make yourself known, let us know on the video, alright? We’ll be spotlighting traditional artists, digital, cosplayers, etc. 

You know the drill guys, comment on the video and show us what ya got! If you know someone who you want to nominate, tell us! Oooooor pass this along~! We don’t want anyone to be left out.

Have a good week, guys!

How Well Do You Know Your OCs



send me a number 1-60 and i’ll answer the questions with one of my OCs

1: What’s your OCs favorite color?
2: Where does your OC work?
3: What’s your OCs favorite food?
4: Does your OC prefer paper or plastic?
5: How old is your OC?
6: Does your OC have any supernatural powers?
7: Is your OC in a relationship?
8: What are some of your OCs strengths?
9: What are some of your OCs weaknesses?
10: What is your OCs favorite outfit?
11: What animal does your OC relate to?
12: Is your OC sexually active?
13: What is your OCs earliest memory?
14: Does your OC have a cell phone? If so, what kind?
15: What makes your OC angry?
16: When is your OCs favorite time of year?
17: How long can your OC hold their breath?
18: What kind of underwear does your OC wear?
19: Does your OC prefer plaid or polka dots?
20: What’s your OCs favorite kind of pizza?
21: Who is your OCs best friend?
22: Has your OC ever killed someone?
23: Whats your OCs biggest secret?
24: What does your OC smell like?
25: What time of year does your OC prefer?
26: Is your OC a human or an animal? (or something else idk)
27: What languages does your OC speak?
28: Does your OC like anime?
29: Can your OC swim?
30: What does your OC choose to do about the, er, hair down there?
31: Does your OC believe in fairies?
32: Did your OC go to college? What did they major in?
33: Are your OCs parents dead?
34: Is your OC religious?
35: How flexible is your OC?
36: What turns your OC on?
37: What was your OCs first word?
38: Does your OC have any pets?
39: Who is your OCs biggest enemy?
40: What is the craziest thing your OC has done?
41: What is your OCs motto about life?
42: Does your OC drink coffee or tea?
43: Who is your OCs biggest hero?
44: What color eyes does your OC have?
45: Does your OC like reading?
46: Is your OC loyal?
47: Does your OC tolerate violence?
48: What social class is your OC from?
49: What country was your OC born in?
50: Does your OC cry easily?
51: What is your OCs favorite genre of music?
52: How does your OC feel about insects?
53: What is your OCs sexual orientation?
54: Does your OC smoke?
55: What gender is your OC?
56: What kind of clothes does your OC wear?
57: Would you call your OC adventurous?
58: Is your OC introverted or extroverted?
59: What is the first thing that someone would notice about your OC?
60: Does your OC enjoy nature?

make sure to specify which one unless you want me to pick a random character which is cool to.  

^ Yep, same here.



I’ve beaten Part 3 of Monster Girl Quest about a couple weeks ago. And for those who aren’t aware…. you don’t wanna know what it’s about <_< So ANYWAYS! I made it to the final boss, right? Which surprisingly wasn’t a giant bucket of nightmare fuel like most of the enemies in this game have been. I’ve beaten the boss down to a specific amount of HP where mydearlybeloveddragonwaifu thebestmonstergirl bestheavenlyknight bestcharacterinthegame mythickthighqueen theBAMFofallBAMFs Granberia hopped into the event. And my goodness, her interaction with the final boss, along with her fight against Arc-En-Ciel, made me love her to a point I wouldn’t think I would. Being forced to only show up near the end of the game (because epic warrior battle scars), built up a giant collective ball of potent BAMF-Essence that made her segments THE MOST GAR in the entire doggone game : D

This was the image that popped up in my head during her final fight. And I just HAD to draw it out for my own satisfaction and whatnot. So there ya go. Artists of the MGQ community needs to step it up! I don’t have the time to pick up the slack for Granberia love, which she so desperately needs D:
With that said, I’m still open for commissions. Check the chart and shoot me an ask, like, or signal boost if you’re interested.

Bonus just because:



View the fullsize tutorial on DA | The most handy hair structure tutorials are this video by Proko and thisblog post.These are useful for thinking about the direction hair locks flow with different styles: 1 2 3 4 5 | Painting Realistic Hair | Shading with gradients: 1 2 | Tutorials by me including: Gimp Brush Dynamics, Coloring Eyes and Coloring Method.

All example characters are fromThe Silver Eye webcomic!

More randomness with my characters after not having drawn them in more than half a year. Capoeira graffiti artist gets a cool beard. Skateboarding mechanic guy turns into a complete fox anthro. The macho bara boxer wolf gets two times more bara now that I can draw better muscles. And one of my best friends hits on his waifu Ren.

I hardly know how to draw anthros, but rest assured I will learn! I WILL FREAKING LEARN >:U

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