A wicked fuck-ton of feline anatomy references.
[From various sources]
!! Woah guys! Pixelovely’s new tools are finally out, one for hands & feet, and one for faces!
There’s now 429 photos of hands & feet, and 314 photos of faces. Dang!!
This is super cool news and I certainly can’t wait to start using them haha
This is the first time I’ve seen this, but whoa! What a great resource for people who are learning on their own. I’m gonna have to try it out — I definitely need practice with gesture drawings.
THANK EVERY GOD
And the progress thing.
I think I’ll leave this now and do something else…
A glorious fuck-ton of perspective angle references (per request).
[From various sources.]
- Perspectives Tutorial by DerSketchie
- TUTO - male reference pose by the-evil-legacy
- tuto - women ref poses by the-evil-legacy
- Foreshortening Practice by Bambs79
- How to Draw Manga vol. IV - Dressing You Characters in Casual Wear
- HUMAN PROPORTION: SIMPLIFYING THE FIGURE USING GEOMETRIC FORM AND GESTURE by The Helpful Art Teacher
- Basic comic interpretation - different camera angle by diaemyung
- Foreshortening tips by scruffyronin
There’s zero way I’m not reblogging this
1. Draw an image, copy it three times and colour each differently/with different colours. Bonus!: use different media for each.
2. Draw something with a stereotypically feminine theme or style. (Flowers, pastel colours, beautiful subjects?)
3. Draw something with a stereotypically masculine theme or style. (Action, explosions, rough lines and angles?)
4. Draw something that is supposed to arouse positive emotion from the viewer (amusement, joy, sympathy). you can use both technique and the subject of the drawing to achieve this.
5. Draw something with no same colour used twice.
6. Draw a short comic of 3-7 panels.
7. Drawing using only two colours.
8. Cg a drawing, colouring it with three depths of shades and three depths of lighting.
9. Cg a drawing in black and white.
10. Draw an imaginary object.
11. Cg. Scetch, lineart, colour. Use an hour or more for every step.
12. Traditional. Scetch, lineart, colour. Use an hour or more for every step.
13. Cg a drawing using tools that mimic brushes and tools in traditional media.
14. Cg/traditional draw a face, male or female. Design a decorative makeup/tattoo to decorate the face.
15. Traditional inks. Colour with colour pencils.
16. Scetch a dynamic pose of a human. Feets can’t touch ground and hands can’t be on sides of the waist. No matter if you finish or not.
17. Draw something with not your usual style. Be it a mock or not.
18. A 10-frame animation. (Flash, Flash Player. Adobe Imageready, etc)
19. Do a pencil-drawing with pencil/charcoal and eraser only, and finish it with proper shading and such.
20. Draw something very detailed.
21. Work out a traditional work that has 3d elements added to it, like fabrics and plants and etc
22. Draw something very simple.
23. Draw something very small. (for example; A5/500 x 500)
24. Draw something very big. (for example; A3/2000 x 2000)
25. Draw something that is supposed to arouse negative emotion from the viewer (sadness, nausea, anger). you can use both technique and subject of the drawing to achieve this.
26. Draw anything with animals. If you usually draw these often, draw an animal you have never EVER drawn before.
27. A traditional painting using ONLY acrylic/watercolour/oil-colours, et cetera.
28. Draw something you’ve never drawn before, not even scetched.
29. Do several scetches of the object/organism you have the most trouble drawing.
30. Traditional draw something using colourpencils only
31. Draw a zoomed in image of a bodypart of a human, something from neck down.
32. A traditional inked lineart, coloured with one or two colours only.
33. Draw something from the bird-eye view.
34. Paint something with coffee, strong tea or any other food-substances. Go crazy!
35. Draw something surreal.
36. Draw a battle.
37. A traditional pencil-scetch coloured with watercolours.
38. Draw a nude human. No exaggerated tits or penises.
39. Take two photos of ordinary everylife objects. Try and combine the two by drawing them into a whole new object.
40. A pixel-drawing with pixels only. Atleast 100px x 100px big.
41. Draw a bird flying.
42. Do a cg using magic-wand and fill-tool only.
43. Draw a vehicle.
44. Do a collage. Of magazine-clippings, fabrics, buttons, pins, etc + you can use an ink-pen to create effects or details.
45. Cg a drawing without a scetch or a lineart. Begin with the colours and continue with the colours only.
46. Draw a portrait of a live human of your choice. Caricature or realistic.
47. Design a decorative outfit of your liking.
48. Do a small sculpture, no more 20 cm or less than 10 cm in height. You can use clay or even play-doh.
49. Draw a drawing and colour it with three shades of one colour only.
50. Draw an animal with surrealism added to it.
51. Draw an imaginary/existing landscape.
52. Draw something with foreshortening.
53. Pick two characters (your own or someone elses), male and female. Genderbender them.
54. Take a photo, and cg a drawing on it, like the character or the drawings belongs into the photograph.
55. Draw something using only one line aka not lifting your pencil off the paper. You can do this with tablet too but it might be harder seeing how the work-space is limited?
56. Draw someone chubby.
57. Draw an imaginary/existing building.
58. Draw a character doing two things at once. Standing/breathing et cetera not allowed, something dynamic and lively please.
59. Draw a character doing four things at once. Same notes as above.
60. Draw something traditionally and Photoshop it so it looks digital.
61. Draw an anthromorphic character.
62. Oekaki, 500 x 500
63. Draw someone thin.
64. Draw your least favourite thing, presentable, not a mockery.
65. Copy a famous painting and change things to your liking but not so much it’s not recognisable anymore.
66. Draw a picture copying famous styles, art noveau, children’s illustrations, church paintings, et cetera
67. Open a book near you and draw what’s happening on the page.
68. Listen to a song, and illustrate what it reminds you of or what visuals it brings to your mind.
69. Close your eyes and draw five scribbles on a piece of paper. Then, try to make a drawing or character out of each scribble. You can add on to each as much as you like, but you can’t erase any part of the scribble.
70. Do a drawing using your feet.
71. Do a drawing using your non-primary hand.
72. Do a fingerpainting.
73. Put tiny splotches of watercolour on paper and wait for them to dry. Add lines to the splotches with a pen and see if you can make them something else than just drops of colour. Here is a fantastic example of what I mean.
74. Draw a person with one exaggerated bodypart
75. Draw a diarylike comic-illustration of your day.
76. Illustrate a person’s change of expression through a comic (3-5 panels)
77. Draw a character (yours or someone elses) in a style of another series or person. (Not your own style.)
78. Create a wallpaper for your desktop. (Preferably from your own drawing)
79. Draw something beautiful and ugly. Use your imagination!
80. Draw an image, copy it three times and colour each with a different light-source and/or type of lighting
81. Choose a character or subject and draw it in a single or three different compositions three times, experimenting with a different line type/weight/dynamic in each one.
82. Choose three different media and three distinct textures and create a triptych composition in which you experiment with rendering each texture in some way: realistically, abstractly, etc.
83. Take a sheet of paper and fill it by drawing objects and people from life. Make it a pile of sketches rather than a controlled piece. Try and colour the finished result.
84. Draw a picture without erasing anything, including the scetches and mistakes
85. Draw a huge insect with all the details visible.
86. Design five different underwear in five different materials.
87. Draw something seasonal.
88. Draw something using shading only. (Black on white, etc)
89. Draw something using lighting only. (White on black, etc)
90. Have a friend you haven’t gift-arted yet? Surprise them.
91. Take three or four pieces of traditional media and make an image using only those tools. (Like for example a piece of coal, a red colouring pencil and a normal pencil. ) Eraser doesn’t count!
92. Draw something that deciphers an emotion with technique and colours. Avoid drawing the face, if you must add a person in it as well. Extremes are very good, like misery, anxiousness and joy.
93. Draw character-interaction, preferably something you don’t usually do (like if you normally do “boylovs” then hetero-pairings would be a nice change? same applies to people who always draw girls and boys together.) also if you usually do erotica, try friendship, and if you’ve never tried anything steamy, now’s the chance.
94. Draw an image that supports something against your beliefs. A presentable one.
95. Draw an image that has a message you support.
96. Hit “random deviant” button until you find a deviant with an original character. Draw it, and no skipping! (Show it to the person too!)
97. Put your playlist on random, pick a song, find the lyrics for it and choose a random line or two which you will illustrate.
98. Draw one of your human-characters as an animal/one of your animal-characters as a human.
99. Pick one of your old, old drawings, and redraw it.
100. Congratulate yourself for a work well done and do an appropriate image of CELEBRATION. This is obviously the final task. I hope you had fun.
people put somma these in my box
gonna get creative tonight aywaaaa
(and watch me not be able to do 90% of them orz)
These ones aren’t DRAW 100’s but smaller sized memes, I was going to just add them to the other list, but Tumblr was having a hell of a time with a big list for some reason (get with the program, Tumblr, it’s 600 words, SUCK IT UP).
These ones are new enough to have a source, which are all from tumblr.
Man guys all of my artist friends and anyone who draws or anything should get a wysp account
Cause its a website based around artists and not only can you post your art on it, it also has a place where you can practice!!! drawing!!
look at this shiit
heres the practice page!!!!!1!
and did i mention this is all free?
ITS ALL FREE
so yeah go make an account my artist friends
Art Corgi is a site for artists to organize their commissions and sell their commissions in a safe and friendly environment.
They seem to be really interested in taking care of the artists that use the website, making sure they get paid and don’t get screwed over by customers who don’t pay or try and take advantage to artists.
They’re launch day is today! So make sure you guys check it out!
Actually, Please do not sign up for this site.
When it comes to the artist’s work in regards to copyright and liscensing:
The copyright of all art you create and sell through ArtCorgi will remain with you. Your clients will be given a worldwide, fully-paid, royalty-free, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-commercial, perpetual license with the right to reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works of, and publicly display their commissions for personal purposes.
What this means is that while you can keep the ‘original piece’ all other rights regarding the piece are not solely yours any more.
The client gets to sell your work, print it on any merch they would like, reprint it, make as many copies, alter it.
This is not a benefit for the artist, this is a benefit for the client only. This is a bad ‘contract’.
A client could commission you to do a drawing a bitchin’ mermaid. So you do and get paid some where between 75-300$. Sounds great right? Maybe that for you equals in at like 10$ or more an hour! ….
but here’s the kicker after you’ve agreed to it…
The client who paid you 300$ for that mermaid, can take that picture, and sense they now own the liscense for the work, and you agreed, they can now while they can’t sell the liscense ( thats what nontransferable means) They can place it on shirts and sell it, for 15$, which adds up! they can do this any where in the world, and they can do whatever they want with your work and never have to even mention you again, let alone pay you a proper price when used like that.
THe clients do not have to state what their uses for the art is going to be, but to put this into perspective.
Art that would go apparel (so say, for redistrubtuion) regardless of royalities, Runs at between 1,800-6,000$ (according to Pricing and Ehtical Guidelines handbook) and that’s not even getting into royalities or reselling copies of the work. Here, they can print it on a apparel ( the client ) sell, it, and only have to pay you around 75 - 300$
and thats all they have to pay you.
Now, I get that there is a difference between people intending to use the work for just personal use/rp use whatever, and people wanting to make a profit from not paying the artist a decent wage.
That said, Please do not use this site. I can’t stop you, but it is a very bad idea and could up causing you to cut yourself off from making more than what is essentially chump change.
especially in a world were ripping the artist off is so commonplace its becoming increasingly hard to make a living as a professional free lance illustrator.
Welp :/ Guess not.
OH MAN. Memory lane. Let’s do it.
Assignments are both the best and worst thing about art school. They can be really cool and really spark your imagination sometimes, or they can be a real drag - so basically it’s like being a real illustrator but you probably get more cool assignments. I think the trick is to find a way to make it interesting for yourself even if the assignment itself isn’t interesting.
My most challenging assignment in general was probably my doppelgänger piece:
Our assignment was just one word: doppelgänger. The reason it was hard for me is, I’M SUPER INTERESTED IN THE CONCEPT OF DOPPELGÄNGERS. You know on Project Runway when there’s that one designer who has a thing and keeps trying to make their thing fit into the challenge? And then they get a challenge that’s exactly about that thing, and you think they’ll do great but they crack under the pressure and freak out? That’s how this assignment was for me. I spent all day researching everything I could about doppelgängers, reading every article, and trying to do sketches, and just couldn’t get the creepy feeling that I wanted in my sketches. It’s a hard concept to get across. I ended up staying up all night and eventually becoming so legitimately afraid of my own reflection in the mirror that I refused to go to my bedroom to sleep until it was light out (I lived alone at this time). I ended up skipping class. But I got it done in the end.
The piece that took the most labor, though, was this one:
This one was a pretty fun assignment: we had to take a cocktail drink name and illustrate it in a way that communicated the “essence” of the drink. I chose fish house punch, which has a story behind it of some fishermen inviting over a bunch of women and mixing up this drink for them. Then I shot myself in the foot by turning in a super complicated sketch that I didn’t even know how to execute and it got picked. This one took me like 25-30 hours to finish, but I did it somehow. I’m not even sure I could replicate the style I used for this piece if I tried.
Another fun assignment:
This one came easy. We were supposed to choose four words that started with the same letter and make an illustration from it. My phrase was “Violent Victorians Vibrating Vodka” which is a really stupid phrase and doesn’t make any sense but I don’t think the piece is half bad considering I was a sophomore at the time. I think this was one of my first digital pieces.
Sometimes you get an assignment that just doesn’t inspire you and you have to kind of be a snarky little shit about it in order to make it interesting to you:
(full view) This one was supposed to be an illustrated map. It could be a map of anything. I hate drawing maps and I was really uninspired, so I turned in a sketch that wasn’t very good, then when I got home I was like “screw that I’m doing something else entirely” and made this. Which is - not really a map. But I got away with it. (Clearly I tend to default to violence to make illustrations cool to me)
Sometimes you get an assignment that wants you to do one thing but is suitably vague about the parameters and you’re gonna want to push those as far as you can, if you can get away with it.
I was taking a concept art class and the teacher really only wanted video game concept art that was painted and rendered, which I just…don’t do. At all. Ever. It’s not interesting to me. So we were assigned a group project (with a pretty cool assignment, actually): we were supposed to choose from a list of classic stories and work together to reinterpret it as another genre (which we chose from another list). There was a lot of post-apocalyptic muted colors going on in that class, like…it was SUPER mainstream videogamey, to the point where my team and I chose to interpret The Three Musketeers as an 80s genderbent high school romantic comedy about roller derby girls.
I ended up being really proud of it, even though that class established that video game concept art was not a world I was interested in.
Sometimes it just works out for you:
This one was a tarot card design, based on the tarot deck that Light Grey Art Lab did. We drew tarot cards randomly and then re-illustrated them, and I drew the knight of swords. This was one that just fell into place, as I am all about knights/swords. Goodness, there are a lot of stabbings in this post.
Sometimes you’ll have to make an illustration based on a dry or uninteresting concept:
This was based on a magazine article about being an introvert, and it wasn’t one I felt that I could twist the parameters to include pirates or stabbing. It didn’t seem like there were a lot of options for me to make this one interesting but in the end I was still able to figure out stuff to make it interesting for me to draw. Like oh, I like drawing sweaters, I like drawing fashionable girls and parties, and I was still able to make it something that was fun to draw.
Other suggestions to find ways to motivate yourself:
- look up contemporary illustration galleries that do themed shows (like Light Grey Art Lab) and challenge yourself to make an illustration as if it were for that show (even if the deadline is past or you don’t intend to enter the piece). The doppelgänger and tarot card pieces were based on prompts from Nobrow Magazine and LGAL, respectively.
- Make a list of things you like, and everything you like to draw. (I like to go through all my Tumblr likes to find inspiration sometimes). Then mash something together. Do you like cats and 50s greasers? Hey. Guess what. CAT GREASERS
- Read read read as much as you can and look at as many different illustrators as you can. Figure out what kind of stories and art you like and what kind of stories and art you’d like to see exist in the world.
- Comicswise? Find text that already exists and interpret into a comic as practice. That was one of my assignments for a comic class, and I ended up doing a sci-fi cowboy comic based on the lyrics from a Devil Makes Three song.
Phil Straub Composition Tutorial (go to the original page for much more information, pictures, and different types of composition)
The Golden Rule — “The golden rule can and usually is applied to a paintings canvas proportions. As you read through the following text you’ll notice that most of the imagery presented utilizes similar dimensions and almost all of them fall into the golden rectangle. Today you can find the Golden Rectangle almost everywhere: from credit cards to phone cards to book covers, all are shaped with its proportions.
The imagery below represents the division of space when the “golden rule” is applied to a blank canvas. Basically it is the division of a line in two sections, where the ratio between the smallest section and the largest section is identical to the ratio between the largest section and the entire length of the line. In other words A/B = B/(A+B). The ratio is about 1/1.618. Honestly, I’m still not exactly sure what that all means? but, I do know that I used this grid layout a-lot when I first started painting and found it helpful. I still do.”
Rule of Thirds— “From the golden rule came the “rule of thirds” which is virtually the same concept but slightly altered to fit photographic proportions. I find it a bit easier to follow since it’s very simple in its origin.Here we have a look at the rule of thirds in action.
Notice that the main focal point sits right almost directly over one of the “golden means.” Additionally, other objects are placed near the other converging lines (the bird, for example) but, not directly on them, since that would create competition for the focal point.”
Implied Forms (Circular) — “The Circle is made up of a continuous ‘Curve’ and it’s circular movement keeps the eye in the picture frame. There are many circles in nature and man made objects. You can use the circle in a very obvious way in your composition or simply suggest it.”
Implied Forms (Radii) — “Is a connection of ‘Lines’ meeting in the Center and an expansion of ‘Lines’ leaving the Center. The Radii is usually found in Nature Subjects. The best example of the man made Radii is the spokes of a wheel.
The eye has two ways to go when it comes upon the Radii. It can either be drawn in to the picture area or it can be led out of the picture area. You must be careful how you used the Radii and try to have the eye led into the picture.”
Cross composition — “A showing of ‘Opposing Force’ that will give the picture a feeling of Cohesion and Relationship. The horizontal bar of the Cross will act as a “stopper’ while the vertical pole can act as a leading line. The windows in a large skyscraper will form crosses and will keep your interest in the building.”
L Composition — “This makes an attractive ‘frame’. It can be used to accentuate important subjects. Many times it is a ‘frame’ within a ‘frame’.
A tree with an overhanging branch at the ‘right’ side of the picture area will form a ‘Rectangle’ and help frame the Main Subject in the picture. By doing this you will make the Center of Interest stand out and be noticed clearly.”
Oh my god I legitimately have tears in my eyes right now. This is so heart-tearingly beautiful… I’m… yes.
Reblogging again to mention that this is my new activity of choice when depressed or anxious. The beauty is overwhelming. Look at the texture, the paint… Goddamn.
Jesus motherfucking CHRIST it is so fucking beautiful. You can see how he combined the colors. YOU CAN SEE THE STROKES OF GREEN IN THE YELLOW MOON.
So happy this exists! ♥
Many of these are things I had saved in files from a number of years back and had been circulating around the internet sourceless for a while before I found them. However, some are more recent and have an easily findable source! If I had it saved, I’ve also saved the “intro”.
Draw 100, more like Draw 600.
PS. this is part 1. Tumblr is just not having a good time.