Whenever I don't know what to do with a pose I've drawn I just draw myself now, which is fun. The crystal is made using a tutorial I can no longer find, but I have it saved and it makes fabulous crystals.
I figured out several new and wonderful things with this drawing.1- New foot style
that makes drawing 1000000% easier (I never realized how difficult the feet were until I tried this)2- New ratio
that makes cute drawings3- New way of handling line art
. I ink the sketches on paper and then scan them for line art, but no matter what they always look really scratchy and yuck. But if I use the color erase tool I can get just the lines, magic wand the blank space and invert selection, and then "Refine selection" I can mess with settings and stuff until it looks like real line art. I bucket it solid and get a smooth, wonderful line art.4- New way of coloring line art
. I learned to digital color from a friend who would scribble on the color and then clean up the excess. This works if you have a drawing tablet, but I work with a mouse. A few tutorials showed using the lasso and polygon selection tool to color, which I finally tried and it works wonderfully.5- New way of shading
. I use the lasso and polygon tool again and then refine the line to give it a soft edge, which also allow me to make dramatic shines that look so much better.6- backgrounds don't need to fill the whole canvas to look good.
The scribble style is great fun for background and I'm using it for my book illustrations.
That's all. Hope you guys like.Tumblr PostPose came from the lovely Kaya-snapdragon
Art and everything else by me