So I think, as an artist myself, I can speak for most of my fellow artists that there are things that we all hate drawing. There are a few things that are a bit more common— Hands and other parts of the anatomy. Buildings and backgrounds. Cars and other machinery.
Usually, we hate drawing certain things because they are not things we are good at drawing. In fact, I’m pretty sure it’s a universal fact that the things we hate are things we’re bad at. If we were good at drawing them, we wouldn’t hate them, right? From what I’ve seen, learning to not hate drawing these things is pretty simple:
- Make them fun to draw.
- Draw them until they are easy.
not quite a reference but relevant anyway :)
Okay guys, I’m just going to say this, but when it comes to sharpies you can go apeshit with the colors. Only because they are vibrant, bright, and colorful.
Alright here I go.
So I like collecting any kinds of Sharpie. Normal, 80’s glamor, etc. So here is my set. Oh and a random prisma color marker since I use it to color the trolls’ skin sometimes. The white pen is for highlights.
Usually, I start off with a light color sketch with one of the sharpies.
For example, peach or yellow is a nice choice to start sketching with, but you may try other colors and experiment.
Here are the colors I’m using to color Dave and the crow. Take note on the different colors. Basically, you just need to experiment with the colors to see what goes well with others. This is where you go apeshit with sharpies. EXPERIMENT AND PRACTICE IS THE KEY AND YOU WILL SHARPEN YOUR COLOR SENSE/SKILL.
For example on experimenting, I did a little color bar test.
Magenta/Pink (I put orange ontop of the pink)/skyishblue/green
Colors for the hair.
SEE! It doesn’t hurt to test the colors!
And here is the final product without the PS edits.
Note: If you have a basic set of sharpies that is fine. You don’t need a bunch of colors to make things fancy or whatever! You can make a beautiful piece with the limited colors you have.
I had a basic set at first and I drew this out: http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_llh5p7BI7U1qcs89ho1_500.jpg
EXPERIMENT AND PRACTICE IS THE KEY YO.
Sorry..I’m a bit lousy at explaining. Forgive me, haha.
might try this later :O
I’ve been saving links, links of tutorials, books, etc.
And pretty much, this is what I have so far.
Conceptart.org Tutorials (one of my favourite sites)
Journey of a Rookie (check out this guy, he is a great influence/inspiration)
Deviantart tutorial group (Yeah I know deviantart bluhbluh)
And this ones is for some programs.
That’s pretty much all I’ve got. Enjoy and I hope it’s useful for you.
And in case you want to save this, here is the file with all the links
(casually reblogs to the right blog this time)