some girl faces i drew a while back using the symmetry feature on the sketchbook mobile app for ipad. PS: ipads are pretty horrible for drawing on imo, i wouldn’t recommend it, but if you already have one there are lots of fun cheap drawing apps that you can try out
hello long time no see (again) have some recent dragon doodles
my fr username is joffrey!! feel free to add me and look at my beautiful dragons
Anonymous: In your bunny girl piece , how did you isolate your graphite and ink lines in order to color it? I've tried looking up a number of tutorials and can't find anything, and I'd love to mix graphite line work with digital coloring in the future. I absolutely love your work, it's been a huge inspiration for a long time!! Thank you in advance!!
ooh yeah this is a really great trick thanks for asking me, i’ll be happy to share!
(for other people reading this: this is how to get your scanned/traditional line art onto a transparent layer that you can COLOR!!! this is really versatile and also works if you accidentally drew your digital lines on a non-transparent layer and need to separate them, and also for making textures and brushes and stuff, ITS COOL! this is for PHOTOSHOP ONLY btw, i dont know about other art programs. this should work in every version of photoshop as far as i know.)
1. turn the picture to grayscale (image > mode > grayscale)
2. mess around in levels and curves until it’s as “clean” as you want, AND HERES THE BEST PART, it doesn’t have to be pure black and white, you can keep ALL the texture of your original lines. but i think there has to be at least one area of pure black and one area of pure white for it to work? i don’t know, i’ve never tried it without. if you are doing something really light you can probably just paint a little dot of black in the corner and erase it when you’re done.
go to channels (in the layer panel) and click on the little dotted circle at the bottom. this selects all the white.
5. make a new layer, inverse the selection (select > inverse) and fill with black (edit > fill). deselect.
now go back to image>mode and change your picture back to color (be sure to not flatten the layers!)
now you have a transparent layer of your traditional linework that you can color!!
YES OMG COLOR IT
for the bunny girl piece specifically, i drew all the lineart and textures on the same paper so the image you see on the screen is exactly what i scanned in all in one but it’s also really easy to draw them on separate pages and combine them.
like in this pic for example:
-lineart in ink
-layer of shading in ink wash
-another ink wash layer
-color them and stick them all together, hooray!
so those are all done on separate pieces of paper (i use transparent layout bond or a light box to be able to match up my textures and shading with the original drawing) scanned in separately, using the same method of isolating the black and making it a transparent layer, and compiled in photoshop.
this works for all mediums, just as long as you stick to b+w traditionally, i know some people who draw in like colored pencil and scan it in and then keep coloring digitally over top of it on a multiply layer and it looks great but my attempts with this have never been very good, so i really like this method. i’ve used it with paint, ink wash, markers, ballpoint pen, ink, and pencil … you can also just make textures to use again and again with this, i tend to make textures specific to the piece im working on because im bad at manipulating textures in photoshop but there are all sorts of things you can do with this, it doesn’t have to be just lineart.
i hope this helps!! thank you so much, im glad you like my art! :’3
hey everyone! i’m very pleased to finally—FINALLY—announce that my webcomic, Brainchild, is live! it’s the story of some college students, and some not-exactly-college students, accidentally becoming embroiled in a hot mess of paranormal weirdness and wide-scale conspiracies hidden from the public eye. you can read the entire 14-page prologue at its website! there’s also a tumblr, brainchildcomic, that i’ll use for update reminders, and probably extras and answering reader questions and whatnot!
updates from here on out will be weekly on Sundays, though I hope to eventually upgrade to posting twice a week when things get rolling!
taking a break from my grand tradition of never posting on this blog to SHOW YOU THE HECK OUT OF THIS!!!! THIS THE MOST EXCITING THING TO HAPPEN ALL YEAR AND I KNOW IT’S JANUARY BUT THAT’S HOW CERTAIN I AM THAT THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER, I’M READY TO WRITE OFF THE WHOLE REST OF THE YEAR, NOTHING ELSE WILL HAPPEN AS GREAT AS THIS , I PROMISE YOU. flash i have loved watching your characters grow and develop to this point, i am SO EXCITED FOR THIS YOU HAVE NO IDEA. everyone please go read flash’s amazing comic and read it every time it updates, read the whole thing, it is going to fucking kick ass, i am so ready for this
heres a full-size version w/ a white background, and 2 smaller versions with a white + transparent backgrounds! let me know if these files are still too big.
ps i hope it should go without saying (but tumblr is full of terrible people) that these are for mams to use however they want but not for anyone else!
HI MAMS i was your fresh fridayer!! you had me last year and the picture you drew me was so beautiful, so i just really want to say thank you again and I hope that you enjoy this even half as much! your character Yema is so cute, i got really inspired by your description of her long, bouncy stride and i really wanted to try to draw it so i ended up attempting this animated walk cycle for her? its the first time i’ve animated anything, so its a little wonky, sorry for using your character as my first experiment lmao, but i had a lot of fun and learned a lot!
its a bit big so i hope it loads fast enough on your computer to look right, here is a post where i compiled a few diff versions if those work better instead
thanks to soup and rachael for organizing this all and thanks to all the SWEET ASS artists for contributing! this is a really really great activity i look forward to it all year and i’m so honored to be a part of it!
HI ALL long time no see, here’s something though! this is my final for one of my classes, we had to choose a phobia and make a poster illustrating it
22 DAYS UNTIL ACE ATTORNEY 5
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ive been playing lots of flight rising lately, it is pretty much the petsite of my dreams. here are my newest dragons! their colors clash so horribly but i dont care haha, they are good friends.
my username is joffrey, ID #7924, add me if you like! ive been drawing lots of shitty dragons i will probably upload them all in a photoset but until then just have this one
in my headcanon hanji’s glasses are actually goggles, and hanji also always forgets to pull their hair out of the way when putting them on/taking them off, even their fucking ponytail and it drives everyone else up the wall but like doesnt that even fucking bother you hanji?? (it doesnt bother them)
im sorry world ive been thoroughly shingekified…
i really REALLY like ymir!!
some fanart of artie and dallas from flash’s and cryptovolans’s fantastic fictional emo band, Nobody Likes “U” !! can you think of anything better than a fictional emo band no i cant nor can you. they are the cutest and greatest characters EVER
this was a sinfully delightful experience to draw, i listened only to music from middle school and perfected my hideous-stylistic-things-i-did-on-sroa-and-now-can-do-even-better-in-photoshop skills. i hope you appreciate the background especially, i googled emo myspace layouts to find it
more old schoolwork, this was an assignment to make a sort of fashion illustration series inspired by a location, i chose ivy league schools. the first one is yale and the second one is princeton!
i suppose “being less discriminating about what i put on my art blog” also applies to old schoolwork i dont like so euughhhhh here you go