pigeonbits:

Color palette tutorial time!

This is by no means the Only Way To Pick Colors—it’s just a relatively-simple method I use sometimes.  I’ve found it works pretty well, almost regardless of what colors you pick—as long as you can keep them organized by those light/dark warm/cool categories, and make sure one category takes up a significantly higher proportion of page space, it usually turns out pretty good!

fucktonofanatomyreferencesreborn:

A superb fuck-ton of clothing references.

Obviously two of the images are too large to see on tumblr (because tumblr’s an asshole, sometimes), so simply reverse-image search ‘em and click on the largest size. The one on the left is quite helpful for cloth in general, and the one on the right is just for creating lace.

[From various sources]

mangycoyote:

I got a few people asking about the little “exercises” I give myself to do when I need to warm up, break out of art block, or just have fun doodling… so here’s one for you guys to try! It’s basically like that color scheme meme that was floating around, except you make your own color schemes.

mangycoyote:

I got a few people asking about the little “exercises” I give myself to do when I need to warm up, break out of art block, or just have fun doodling… so here’s one for you guys to try! It’s basically like that color scheme meme that was floating around, except you make your own color schemes.

aeolian-mode:

A few unrelated tips that I was going to put as part of a larger tutorial, then I realized I didn’t really have much to say so I couldn’t come up with my Part 2 tutorial with this.

Part 2 of my drawing tutorial will be about coloring and painting.

These are just some random things I realized recently so I figured I’d share them. I hope they are of help to someone. Oh, and the first tip isn’t about sketching, but inking. (It helps for sketching, too, but obviously I still sketch all doodly. So I got some work to do xD)

aeolian-mode:

Doing this makes me feel really vulnerable because I am NOT capable of making good tutorials and there are much better ones out there, but I’ve been asked by a few people to make one. Here you go. XD

Next part (if I feel like making it) would be painting, and coloring, because I can actually do that sometimes. xD

"loong" is supposed to be "looking." I dont know how I managed to make that typo and I don’t know how I managed not to fix it. Im sorry. xD

aeolian-mode:

Part One
And a Random Tip

Here’s Part 2 of my tutorial series. It’s covering something that I personally enjoy. There is still much for me to learn, and much I would like to show you from others.

In Photoshop I use the Coolorus extension which is available here. It is extremely helpful in picking color schemes. (It includes the ability to switch between RYB and RGB!)

Sycra is a master of digital art and makes very in-depth tutorials including color and shading.

PurpleKecleon has a very in-depth tutorial on color.

Lackadaisy tutorials are famous for good reasons.

My next tutorial will come soon.

pigeonbits:

Color palette tutorial time!

This is by no means the Only Way To Pick Colors—it’s just a relatively-simple method I use sometimes.  I’ve found it works pretty well, almost regardless of what colors you pick—as long as you can keep them organized by those light/dark warm/cool categories, and make sure one category takes up a significantly higher proportion of page space, it usually turns out pretty good!