Q:Hi! I'm sorry to be a bother, but I love your style! I was wondering if you could make a tutorial of sorts on how you draw legs and arms for Jack. You don't have to though, just a thought.
Its no problem! Thank you so much!~ :D
Jack is a bit of an oddball as his anatomy is affected by everything from his mood, to what I feel like drawing, to how it looks with the picture/animation in question. If I want a dorky, silly waddle, hes gonna look more like a bird, but I can also go for a sleeker look.
His arms are at a base, like a cross between a bird and a cat, but the fluff I add depending on the picture can give them a much rounder look, and that was really inspired by Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon, I can not lie
They can be anywhere from the first tot he second example. The second example i find easier to draw and sketch so its seen a lot more. I just like the look of rounded forearms. Sometimes the toes are a little thicker if I’m feeling more “mammal”. Theres a lot of ferret and otter in there. As well as cat and dog. But the head is always a bare bird head with a turkey vulture beak. The eyes change a bit to. Sometimes theyre potoo sometimes theyre cartoony sometimes theyre vulture eyes, it depends.
His back legs are the same formula of bird and catlike qualities, except sometimes I draw them a bit thicker. The amount of toes is never solid, though theres at least three. Sometimes four. Then they can also be fluffy, but generally aren’t.
Jack is really based in what feeling or movement I want to have at the time, so he changes a lot, his body is indefinite, hes a little shapeshifter that just does as he pleases.
So he can look anywhere from this
Or anywhere in between
Art skill and the ability to draw technically must be learned
color theory must be learned
the science behind it must be learned
no one is born knowing how to draw just as no one is born knowing how to assemble an engine or play an instrument
maybe we are born with a passion for it that allows them to move forward relentlessly
or a knack for learning the skills that are required more quickly than others
but it is a skill and it must be learned and practice
to assume someone was born with, or was given the ability to draw, can be taken as almost an insult to how hard an artist worked to get where they are
I am well aware that you mean no insult when you call us lucky, or say “I wish I could do that!”
But the fact is, we are not lucky. We worked hard because we wanted it.
And you COULD do this, in time. If you wanted to. But, like we did, you have to want to.
Taking submits! If you want a Crit let me know!
Hey there yall!
My page now has a submit button!
Just wanted everyone to know that I am totally willing to give critique! Just post what you are working on and let me know you want one and if you want me to look at specific stuff or leave some stuff alone let me know. :)
It cut off a bit at the beginning but this is me demoing some features of MyPaint
It is a lovely program and I love to paint with it
Ctrl+Drag is used for size and Shift+Drag is used for rotation
F12 resets zoom
This is the development version and is currently only available for Linux as Windows is a bitch to write for with this program. The Windows version is still pretty awesome and has a lot of great brushes and zoom/rotate features. It is really slick and easy navigation.
It features blend and slow/stabilized brushes, often attributed to paint tool Sai. Difference is this program is 100% free (SAI is not, contrary to popular belief) so if you don’t like it, nothin to lose! I do recommend you check it out!
Windows version 1.0 linux is 1.1
Just thought I would post here since this IS my art blog!
But yesterday was my graduation ceremony! I just graduated with an associates Degree in Studio Art!
I plan to move on and get my BA in visual development with a focus in sequential art at SCAD. Crossing my fingers!
Oh my goodness hello! Thank you for the follows and notes on those walkthroughs ;w; You guys are just great.
if there is anything specific you have questions or interest about, shoot me an ask! If I find myself working on something that contains it, or if I have time to do a quick one, I will do my best!
So, any kind of tutorial/walkthrough you would like to see?