There is a serious lack of booboo tutorials.
i started watching Denno Coil and it reminded me of the glitch effect a lot of people were doing a little while back.
i remember a tutorial for it but i used an easier method, i don’t remember if i shared it though but i thought i’d make one anyway.
the glitch aesthetic is sporadic and pixel-y.
so, first you’ll need a square brush for the pixel part. you can make one by just filling up a square canvas with black and going to edit>define brush preset. doesn’t matter how big, as long as it’s completely black.
A mouth-watering fuck-ton of hand references.
[From various sources]
Everyone likes to joke about how hard hands are to draw, but at least there’s plenty of great reference out there! And obviously there’s always the reference attached to your wrist.
If only every difficult-to-draw thing was so convenient D;
Fuck, Gamzee, you were already scary.
I would like to apologize to my followers in advance for the porn.
So, con season is already here (AX starts tomorrow!), so I’d like to give some words about attending an Artist Alley, both as an attendee and as an artist.
Don’t show prints behind your display
This is becoming a rule at more cons, but even if it isn’t, please don’t hang your art behind your table. It’s extremely rude to the table behind you since it interferes with their display space. One year, I had a table behind me do this; people constantly asked me to sell art from the opposite side. Eventually, I got fed up and had to ask the other table to take it down (which they kindly did).
Don’t play music or be loud
Probably another more prevalent rule now, but for the love of god, don’t disturb others with your crappy music. The worst I had was a girl at AA playing on the violin, which was just super obnoxious.
You can always say no
If you’re taking commissions, do realize you can always politely decline one if you find it unreasonable/uncomfortable. You are not going to hurt anyone’s feelings by saying no.
Get zipper wallets
A money box might seem ideal at first, but if you don’t have a lot of table space, a box might be too heavy and bulky to keep taking out every time you make a transaction. I find zipper wallets to be much easier to handle. I keep three different bags, each one for a different denomination.
I find the best thing to have a sale is to make eye contact and actually say hello to anyone passing by. You’d be surprised how many customers are not willing to speak up to make a purchase until you engage with them.
Don’t feel pressured to lower prices
From my experience, changing prices doesn’t really have a dramatic effect on total volume of sales. Selling prints and commissions for dirt cheap is also disrespectful to other artists, and it cheapens art in general to attendees. Last-day sales have never proven to be effective for me.
Look for written prices before asking
I put up prices for all my prints and have a sign up detailing my prices, and yet I still get many people asking me what my prices are. Having to repeat that hundreds of times throughout the con can be a bit exasperating, so please look before you ask.
Don’t take photos
I don’t know why, but there are people out there that take photos of prints without permission. It’s extremely rude. If you’re doing it for reference purposes, please ask the artist before doing so.
Don’t hang around tables
It’s nice to say hi and have small talk with an artist, but please remember they’re also trying to sell. If you find yourself standing next to a table and eyeballing the artist for more than five minutes, please consider moving on. You’re taking up space and blocking traffic for the rest of the crowd.
Don’t engage in extended conversations
Following with the previous point, don’t suck up too much of the artist’s time. I’ve seen some cases where a person will talk with an artist for over thirty minutes. Customers are unwilling to stop a conversation to make a purchase, so don’t kill potential sales for an artist.
Don’t be weird
I think this explains itself.
Mostly, just use common sense! Be respectful and gracious to everyone you meet; and don’t impose yourself upon others.
E-mote Free Movie Maker, shortened EmoFuri, is a new Windows software released by M2 that helps artists easily animate photoshop illustrations in a 2D-3D style! EmoFuri uses PSD files of character illustrations to animate them.
EmoFuri is free for download! Try it out here!
Decided to do a Cup O’ Doodle. It’s a lot of fun! I used a slightly older shape. For anyone who isn’t familiar with the blog:
A handout I made for a coloring workshop I’m teaching tomorrow at CCS. TEACHING HERE IS SO MUCH FUN ALL THE TIME OMG OMG
(Click the images for easier readability.)
Some Basics on Color Dodge
I was asked how I did the glow-y figures on this piece, and the answer is COLOR DOOOOOODGE. My knowledge about it really did just come from a tutorial I followed yeeeeears ago, and since then, I’ve just been playing around with it to get random light and glows.