I GOT U
For those who want to know how I draw fur!
I GOT U
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[TUTORIAL] How to draw 3D
Welcome to my tutorial on drawing things more 3-dimensionally!
I believe one of the key requirements to growing as an artist is being able to properly represent 3D space on a 2D canvas. Visualizing a 3D scene and then drawing it from your head is a challenge every artist faces at some point.
People approach 3D in many ways, so I will present some methods that helped me and will hopefully be of use for everyone reading, either to breach that barrier to 3D or learning a few new tricks if you are already comfortable with 3D. This will not be about higher perspectives, or special magical tricks that will make a flat looking image look 3D, but more about elaborating how 3D works and showing some practices that helped me get a grasp on it.
I am no expert, by any means, being self taught and having no higher academic background in art, but I am confident enough in my methods that I can put them to words for others to at l
How to ask for free requests (awareness and rant)
[Edit (7.16.15): It's been almost a year since I wrote this, and it's STILL gaining views, favorites, and comments wow! @ w @
OK well, I will be writing a TL;DR for this journal. Here goes:
Step 1 - Go to artist's page.
STEP 2 - CHECK TO SEE IF THE ARTIST TAKES REQUESTS. Can look for an art status box, FAQ box, or little note somewhere. Scroll down on this journal to find examples of what these look like. Yeah I had to provide examples, apparently :/ THIS PROCESS OF CHECKING/LOOKING ONLY TAKES 3-20 SECONDS so don't say you don't have time to check.
Step 3 - Note the artist if they're taking requests OR don't request if the artist isn't taking requests. SIMPLE. Please don't ask when artists don't want to be asked. It's annoying and shows that you don't care about the artist at all.
[Edit (8.10.14): Holyyyy moly I didn't expect this journal to get so many views, favorite, & comments! *^* It's an old journal to me now and I was just
RANT TIME: Request Whores + the Guide to Free Art!
Caution: this is a long journal! It has my opinions and experiences of bad art requests. Read it ALL before commenting your opinion. Thankyou!
* THIS JOURNAL IS NOT ABOUT ALL ART REQUESTERS! JUST THE BAD ONES *
My pet peeve on this site are free art whores.
Serious artists will know what I'm talking about. Others wont.
I'm talking about the people that are ALWAYS asking for free art. At any opportunity you present them, they will always beg for it. And if they don't get their free art they will complain and harass you.
Free art whores almost NEVER have any original art. You'll usually have to go off doll-maker edits for their character.
But honestly, it's not that I care about. If you use basemakers, its fine. I've been there! We've all been there :'D
The thing I want to rant about is how t
So you want to do requests?
A basic guide to taking and making requests
Just like when taking commissions, requests also require a bit if organizing. And I hope that in this article I'll be able to help answer a couple of questions regarding requests.
Previous article: "So you want to do commissions?"
If you find the article informative, please it.
First things first
If you're reading this article, you're probably thinking of opening up requests. Whether it is to improve your art, or to have some samples ready to move on to commissions: various people take requests for various reasons. Just take a gander through the Projects-forum and you'll see just how many there are.
Just like with commissions, it's important you decide what you'll be taking requests for. And whatever your choice or reason, be prepared for a lot of people to find their way to your pag
A guide about referencing
We are a group of artists that have noticed there's widespread confusion and misconceptions spreading about the limits and ethics of referencing, so we have decided to help the community by clearing up the idea of what referencing is! -- You can also watch a video about it, just click here!
What is referencing?
When we talk about “referencing,” we could also talk about “searching for information.” Imagine that you have to do an essay for school about plants, animals, planets, in other words, a subject you don’t know much about. What’s the first thing you do before you start writing? Search for information about that subject, either on the internet or books, or ask your family and friends.
In the art world, referencing is exactly the same. It’s recognizing your lack of knowledge about a specific thing and seeking knowledge about the subject, so that you know more t