After spending a week with the 6.25“x10” Monoprice, my Yiynova and Cintiq remain unplugged and I gave my Intuos away to a friend. The Monoprice tracks subtle pressure variances and small movements with less lag and more crisp fidelity than any of the others. It is, put crudely, fucking awesome, in both OSX Lion and Windows 7 x64.
I have one of these, 10x6.5 I bought about two months ago for 48 bucks. It’s a billion times better than my old Wacom Bamboo and works like a fuckin dream.
ATTENTION ALL PENNY-PINCHING ART FRIENDS!!!
ooo reblogging this for potential future purchase
A friend asked how I do this thing, so I decided to make a tutorial for it! FYI, this is Photoshop CS5. Hope it helps in some way! If there’s anything that completely confuses you, don’t hesitate to ask me. :)
Here is a fullsize version.
(This font’s exclamation point looks too much like an “L,” so I apologize for sounding too excited in my tutorial.)
Just a few [of the] references [from different websites] I’ve compiled for making more unique face/body shapes in my characters.
Of course, creative liberty is (and can be) taken on most of these shapes, but anyone who wishes to design a character should at least know that there are many shapes and sizes for characters to be and that can define them.
I encourage making each character, human or animal, unique and identifiable by their silhouettes and profiles when they’re bald and unclothed.
ATTENTION ARIES COSPLAYERS
In case you can’t tell, these are the plans for a pair of ram horns.
1. Print each one of these out on a separate sheet of paper.
2. Glue the sheets of paper to a layer of cardboard or .17” material.
3. Cut out each piece using the outline (You can ignore the cut out parts in the middle).
4. Follow the numbers to assemble all the layers. Put a pin through the small crosshairs to line up each new piece.
5. Wrap your assembled cardboard in a tight wrap of medical tape.
6. Cover in a hardening agent like resin or modge-podge.
7. Let dry; sand.
8. Prime and paint!
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A visual height chart for characters and such.
(Made by ~swiftgold on DeviantART.
Regarding the first image, the way I draw the hip area and legs in general is pretty exaggerated, I remove a lot of muscle and curve the bones. The left of each set is more correct if you’re aiming to be more realistic.
The second image is just how I personally stretch legs into different body types. The third is one of my most generic poses and some feet. I approach the bottoms of the feet the same way I do hands and I make toes by just overlapping the little circles. The fourth image features some attempts at different positions I don’t show as much, an area I still have to work on myself.
I’ve still yet to recover from my recent lethargy, so this was all I could think to do… but I hope this is of at least some use! Sorry! :(
This is really good to look at, thank you for posting it!
Gosh I need to practice my legs/feet so much. ;;