If you have wanted to get into Sailor Moon for the first time and never knew where to watch it, you are seriously in luck.
Viz Media just recently got the license to Sailor Moon and has decided to release the subtitled, original Japanese series on Hulu and Neon Alley!
And guess what? IT’S FREE TO WATCH.
This is the PERFECT time to start watching the series!!!
Viz Media will be releasing new episodes every Monday.
Today, May 19, they released the first 4 episodes!
Every episode is unedited and the picture has been enhanced.
Also, Viz Media will also be releasing a BRAND NEW dubbed version of the series! More information to come soon.
BY THE WAY, if you’re in a non-US country, I recommend using Unblock US to get around the restrictions! That’s what my husband and I use to watch American stuff from Canada.
Tuesday Tips - Gesture Drawing
As a story artist, I feel like one of the most important technical skill to develop is the ability to draw things things clearly and fast. Practicing gesture drawing is, in my opinion, a good way to get better at it. I think it’s fun, too! Of course, you can draw from life and find unique things people and animals do, but I also think practicing gesture drawing from imagination is truly helpful. For instance, I usually do some gesture drawings of characters I’m about to work with in a sequence. It helps me find a short-hand to start building from. The simpler, the better. Especially early on a project, it really helps to find a quick way to draw a character over and over without repeating yourself all the time.
I remember Life Drawing teachers telling me to “draw from within” and to “feel the weight”. It’s absolutely true, but in terms of storyboarding, other elements came to be as important to the process. Silhouette and a sense of “cartooning” is tremendously helpful to communicate certain things clearly to an audience.
I’m only focusing on character posing right now (and this is just an introduction to the subject). Gesture drawing is very close to thumb-nailing, another ultra-helpful skill. More on that later.
For those who want to spend some money on great books on the subject, I highly recommend you to pick up “Drawn To Life: 20 Golden Years of Master Classes of Disney Master Classes” (Vol. 1 and 2) , from Walt Stanchfield. Do it.
a lot of ppl are just getting started with digital art and dont know where to begin so i decided to try to help!! this isnt the most comprehensive list ever but hopefully its a start!!
free art programs:
- sketchbook copic edition/express
- azdrawing/azpainter (link to my dropbox because im not sure if the original programmer is still supporting the windows versions or not) *
- project dogwaffle
*azpainter is very very similar to paint tool sai in terms of color blending and line quality so if youre looking for a free alternative there you go!!
a great introduction to digital painting is ctrlpaint! have fun!!
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Oh man, I got quite a few requests for tutorials and the like but I’m just as clueless about most stuff so I feel super unqualified ): But okay, I will try with this! THIS IS JUST WHAT WORKS FOR ME SO TAKE IT WITH A GRAIN OF SALT and feel free to skip any steps you find unnecessary! Also, I’m sorry if anything is unclear, I’m super bad at explaing.
Draw a somewhat squashed circle (it doesn’t have to be perfectly circular as actual skulls aren’t either!)
Add a trapezoid for the chin!
Add lines from about the middle (if you take perspective into account) of the squashed circle to the chin line. I also added a circle for where the ears would be later. This step, and the former one, are nice to play around with to get different face shapes, from pointy anime chins to lantern jaws of justice!
Add guide lines so the nose and eyes won’t be all over the place!
Add the features. I tend to mirror the image every now and then during this step because even with the guide lines, my stuff likes to end up lopsided :I
Add hair and stuff! Make sure to keep the shape of the skull in mind, yo! Luckily, this is not a tutorial for drawing hair so please excuse this mullet made of awkwardly shaped bananas.
Turn the opacity of the sketch layer down and make a new layer! Then draw over that shit. If there were tiny mistakes in the sketch, it’s okay, since you can correct them during this step.
Erase the sketch layer or make it invisible and BOOYAH, there you go!
I hope this was somewhat helpful?
For noses, I recommend this tutorial by someone who is way better at explaining stuff than me, because truth be told, I’m still figuring it out.
For all the artists out there. xoxo
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i think ppl should draw smooches more because basically if you can draw a heart you can draw a KISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
i mean these are simple smooch poses but… they are so fun 2 do *_*
People don’t always know the right way to talk to artists … so I made a guide. There’s a lot more I could have added, but these are the basics.
Some artists will draw your OC for free, but make sure that they are okay with doing that before asking. Otherwise, you’re being rude.
Seriously, don’t put yourself down to compliment others. That just puts them in an awkward position and stunts the goodness of yourself as well.
I hear that top one SO MUCH at cons.
Look, I get that people are trying to compliment me, but putting yourself down is really not flattering. Everyone has the ability to be amazing, you just have to put the time into it, and not say ‘I suck’. Or at least not out loud.
Also conversely, if you’re at the receiving end of the bottom one, especially the positive, constructive side, don’t be an ass about it. The negative one, just say ‘fuck it!’ and move on because those people aren’t worth your time. with the positive one, please, for the love of god, don’t take criticism of your work personally, but if you do ask for criticism, don’t hem and haw and make excuses as to why the critic is wrong. It’s an opinion, you have the option of not listening, but be respectful of those opinions.