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.
Anonymous asked you:
Hey, is it okay if you like do a tutorial on trees and shrubs? PS: I looooooove your art and tutorial they are just soooooo wonderful, inspiratonal, amazing.
aww thank you so much!! ;v; haha well I don’t know a lot of trees so here’s two I actually know lmao, oak tree and pine tree I will go study more tree names when I have the time ohgosh _(:3 7 hope it helps!
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Alright, I’d been meaning to make a quick tutorial on colour editing before, but I figured I should start with something more practical! I’m working on a second, more general tutorial on layer effects and levels and such, which I will upload sometime soon, but this is a more direct guide on how I usually go about making my quickies presentable <:
Version with text HERE
Follow the link for a version with full explanation on all steps!
Sure!!! but is a really long post I hope you don’t mind D:
OK! first of all i work with vectors but i’m pretty sure you can do it in photoshop or any other program you like
The programs I use are: Adobe Illustrator,Flash and Photoshop
First I open my file in Ai ( this is my way D: not sure if is the correct one cutie)
I select the background of the file I wanna animate and translate it to flash , try to work with the regular standars of gifs on tumblr because if is too big tumblr won’t accept it
When you have ALL selected and on a layer you need to click on make motion tween this make the animation smooth
Make the timing a little long so you can play with the animation
When you have all selected and in the right layer click on free transform and start to animated (I normally start in the middle it looks more smooth)
Click cmd + enter or CTRL + enter to check out how the animation is going , in your flash is gonna appear a .swf file
Add a new layer and block the background so it won’t mix with the other parts of the animation
And start to do the same you did in the background check out in the timeline and in the swf file how is it going
Tiny details make the animation more “alive”
When you think your animation is right go to file+export+export movie , this would make a quicktime file .mov
Open it on Photoshop in “animation” settings so you can see a timeline , in this timeline you can check out more smoothly the file
When you are happy with the results go to file+save for web and devices AND you select gif and this is very very important save it on FOREVER
And is done 8D congrats!! you make your gif! O:
((so much steeps SORRY!!! D’:)) there’s a way in flash to make it gif but it looks really bad quality :T
I hope this help!!! <3