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Offline Keitsu

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Sciex gets better at art :)
« on: December 17, 2013, 01:30:51 am »
Hey guys. I'm posting this because I'm new to art and I want to improve and so far allot of you have been very helpful :). My Art teacher  from school never really let us do sketching and focused more around painting. - Which I sucked at. So I am going to try to improve my skills as an Artist over time by dedicating spare time (Which I have allot of because it's holidays) to doing tutorials on Drawing.

Tips to other artists
I don't have much experience in art but here are some tips of stuff the I think would help.
  • Start off with some gesture drawing: http://screwbald.livejournal.com/19663.html#cutid1 
  • Draw in pencil. Use lighter shades such as HB for sketching, B to darken the outline a bit, 4B for shading (uses a blending stick) and 6B for the final outline. Alternatively you can use a Fine line black pen to outline. Make sure you don't go over dark outlines with a black fine line pen. This will blend with the pencil and it will appear as Grey. (I just experienced this issue)   
  • Take your time (unless your doing gesture drawing)
  • Practice makes - almost perfect
  • Don't get stressed out. Take breaks if you need to. Try not to sit down for long periods of time (I know I don't follow this rule :P)
  • Take your time when making art. Don't rush it :) Learning can be a slow process
  • Listen to your favorite music (or good music) while making art. (I don't usually like classical but some of it is pretty good and soothing :) starts listening to classical music* - Make sure you don't choose anything intense like Beethoven. I find harsh violin music distracting
  • Dedicate some of your time to doing art. - Try to make at least 2 hours in a week. I know with school and other things your life can get busy.
  • Date and sign your work. It is important for reference to see your improvement. This also shows that you created this artwork and are the owner of it.
  • Use references when drawing (pictures of the thing you are drawing or want to draw)
  • Ask others for tips. Post your art on Furtopia. We will be glad to help you so long as it fits in the PG category. (There might be a mature section for people over 18 but I am unsure of this)

Useful links:

How to make a Blending stick (Tortillion): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-pzgAu9Fm0
Gesture drawing (images to draw): http://artists.pixelovely.com/practice-tools/figure-drawing/

Tutorials:
http://www.furaffinity.net/gallery/thefurryartacademy/
http://hippie.nu/~unicorn/tut/

gesture drawing: http://screwbald.livejournal.com/19663.html#cutid1
Sketching (anthro): http://screwbald.livejournal.com/19161.html?thread=133849
how to draw fur: http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/drawing-the-furry-fluffy-and-feathered.html

Current art level status: I did an art :P still need to work on drawing anthros in different stances though!

link to current art (near end of page): http://forums.furtopia.org/artwork-techniques-tutorials/sciex-attempts-to-get-better-at-art-)/100/



old stuff from original into post below ↓
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Dates follow D/M/Y Format
Anthro wolf: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLlqN7tHyFM (lol. Looking back over this there is something seriously wrong with body proportion XD Mainly the shoulders)


Wolf: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeSwFqEJxns
Hehe. Look like a Pokemon wolf :D The neck is a bit too long (this one was done after the second one)


If you can give me any tips or link me to tutorials that you yourself have found useful please feel free to do so :)

:D Working on the first image.


Coloured:


I think he still needs more character. Any suggestions? :3

Body Proportions:http://www.furaffinity.net/full/4130657/


A project I worked on for Korvre:

^ Original sketch

^ Started adding outline and colour. This is the first time I've used this outline style (Using darker and lighter colours for outlines instead of black)

^more progress (I will add the tail, add texture to the cargo pants, work on shading of the ears and add some texture to the shirt.
Still have to add a tail :P Slowly getting better at this art thing ^.^

added the tail :P

If you have any suggestions on improvement or tutorials you found good yourself then please post below. I will put the tutorials in the links section If I find them useful.


I'm currently currently working on gesture drawing so I won't be doing any major art soon ^.^ Hopefully I'll make a new avatar for myself :)
« Last Edit: October 07, 2014, 05:47:23 am by Sciex »

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Re: Sciex attempts to get better at art :)
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2013, 01:56:36 am »
cool work so far :D
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Re: Sciex attempts to get better at art :)
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2013, 03:24:44 am »
Your most recent project reminds me of Katz from courage the cowardly dog. Which is fantastic.
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Re: Sciex attempts to get better at art :)
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2013, 02:58:54 pm »
looks nice ^^ im still waiting on an art tablet that's why i have made no progress.....

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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2013, 01:58:19 pm »
Looking good there Sciex.  :)
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Re: Sciex attempts to get better at art :)
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2013, 11:09:26 pm »
Accidently clicked quote instead of edit. Silly me ^.^
« Last Edit: December 28, 2013, 12:01:34 am by Sciex »

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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2013, 10:03:55 am »
Keep up the good work Sciex. :orbunny:

It would be better if you put your art activities in seperate posts. 
One long post is harder to follow.
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Re: Sciex attempts to get better at art :)
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2013, 04:01:08 pm »
Keep up the good work Sciex. :orbunny:

It would be better if you put your art activities in seperate posts.  
One long post is harder to follow.
Ok. I'll do that then. Hopefully I will be able to post some art soon ^.^ Been working on gesture drawing


I need some help understanding this tutorial (just though I'd give it a go): http://www.furaffinity.net/full/4298630/

any idea what "Unite the glow tonalities "Brushing" upside down with the colour pencil." means? I'm stuck with the whole upside down with the colored pencil thing???
« Last Edit: December 30, 2013, 04:55:28 pm by Sciex »

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Re: Sciex attempts to get better at art :)
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2014, 06:46:42 pm »
Ok guys. I made myself a new avatar :D this took several hours and I did a rough sketch, basic outline, coloured outline and I finished with a same thickness outline because I was not happy with the way it was turning out. I find that it's very hard to draw with a bamboo tablet Hopefully it will be allot easier when I get an android tablet ^_^.  I'm a lot better at drawing things on paper. It's easier to get the thickness and tone of the the outlines.

basic outline:


coloured outline:

Finished picture: (only grey outline except for the mouth)


Feel free to give me any tips on how to improve my work :D Try to keep it to being constructive criticism.

I don't usually do close up portrait style art, but I thought it was about time I did :P
« Last Edit: February 12, 2014, 12:30:30 am by Sciex »

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Re: Sciex attempts to get better at art :)
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2014, 05:52:43 pm »
Ignore this post.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2014, 09:56:32 pm by Sciex »

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Re: Sciex attempts to get better at art :)
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2014, 12:17:37 am »
you are getting great at drawing ^^

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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2014, 02:35:21 am »
you are getting great at drawing ^^
Thanks :) I hope I can keep it up. I'm gonna try to do more pictures where the characters are doing things rather than just standing still. I have a bad habit of doing that.

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« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2014, 06:45:37 pm »
You're doing very well at drawing Sciex, keep up the good work!  :D I've been really slacking off lately because of work.  x_x
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« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2014, 01:52:04 am »
Yay. Here is the stuff I've been wanting to upload for a while:

(First is a bit faded because of the scanner)


Emotion tutorial: http://www.furaffinity.net/full/4130687/


A hand that I drew based on an image here: http://hippie.nu/~unicorn/tut/xhtml-chunked/ch04s03.html
The headphones were just some quick concept art that I later used in my newest avatar. I also did some shading tests


Simplifying the body: http://hippie.nu/~unicorn/tut/xhtml-chunked/ch02s08.html#basics-humananatomy-poses-manikin


And a cute fox I drew (First time drawing a fox):D I'm gonna try to do some magic tomorrow and see if I can edit some colour into it.
It's based off this tutorial for organic shapes: http://hippie.nu/~unicorn/tut/xhtml-chunked/ch01.html

I think I'm improving allot which is good. I certainly didn't think I'd be able to draw a fox so well.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2014, 12:37:27 am by Sciex »

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Re: Sciex attempts to get better at art :)
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2014, 02:00:55 am »
i am starting to get jealous now.... do me a favor and stop getting better 3:<

i need to draw more.....  :'(

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« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2014, 02:19:34 am »
i am starting to get jealous now.... do me a favor and stop getting better 3:<

i need to draw more.....  :'(
Haha XD When I saw my fox I basically thought "I wish I could draw like that" even though I just drew it. I was amazed at how well I drew it :)

Also.. go to sleep! XD You said you were going to bed.
« Last Edit: January 10, 2014, 02:21:09 am by Sciex »

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« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2014, 09:59:35 am »
Your doing well. It's always nice to see new styles of drawing.

I would suggest doing a bit more detail work on some of your drawings.
Putting in the small details can make a good drawing look really nice.

Keep up the good work. :orbunny:
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« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2014, 01:46:13 pm »
i am starting to get jealous now.... do me a favor and stop getting better 3:<

i need to draw more.....  :'(
Haha XD When I saw my fox I basically thought "I wish I could draw like that" even though I just drew it. I was amazed at how well I drew it :)

Also.. go to sleep! XD You said you were going to bed.
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I said I was going to bed not sleep :3

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Re: Sciex attempts to get better at art :)
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2014, 04:09:21 pm »
Whoa! You get better each time! I applause for you *bows*
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« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2014, 06:22:31 pm »
Thanks for the comments guys. It's really appreciated. :)

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« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2014, 07:32:12 pm »
Ok. Here's the fox drawing that I edited a bit. (I'll edit it allot more)


original


I recoloured the image and blurred the furr in the direction that it would go

How I coloured the image:
I changed the colour balance of the original sketch (which is why the signature is now orange). I then created a layer on top of the sketch and turned the transparency down. I then added colours in areas that needed it. So I added white, a darker orange and black.I then merged this layer to the sketch to do the next step.


I added some black in the areas that it would be and added some eyes. (I'll make the eye of the left side of the image darker)

I'm gonna play around with lots of tools and stuff to see if I can get a good fur effect.


How I drew eyes:
If you guys are wondering how I draw eyes I turn down the opacity and flow of the brush (For photoshop). I then turn down the hardness and size of the brush. Because the opacity is turned down you draw multiple times of the same area to get the shade that you want. (You're going to draw it blurry) You then get a lighter or darker colour and draw on areas of the eye you think would have that colour. When you are happy with the iris you draw the pupil (The black part of the eye). To draw the iris turn the flow of the brush up a draw the pupil. In my case the pupil is not round for the image I'm drawing so I drew it vertically. Once you have done this use the sharpen tool on the pupil to make it sharp and on the iris (coloured part of the eye) to give it an edge. Then you want to select the eyes and play with the brightness contrast to get the transition of colour you want. You can then use the hue/saturation tool to modify the colour.

Anyone know some tutorials of how to draw fur digitally? I think I'm lacking the ability at the moment.

edit:
Here's what came out of my experiment:

It's way to bright and I couldn't get a fur texture I wanted. Oh well ^_^ Maybe I'll just practice with coloured pencils...
« Last Edit: February 12, 2014, 12:40:20 am by Sciex »

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« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2014, 07:34:59 pm »
accidently clicked quite instead of edit :/

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Re: Sciex attempts to get better at art :)
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2014, 10:11:57 pm »
oh you did an art! i like art. art is good. "bowties arts are cool" i am going to preorder a 3D printer so ill be doing things with that once i get it.
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« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2014, 12:14:41 am »
oh you did an art!

Sir that is bad grammar!

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Re: Sciex attempts to get better at art :)
« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2014, 04:18:37 am »
Just a small tip  :-[ (If you don't mind , of course)

Your coloured fox is looking marvellous! Just remember to make the fox's nose bigger, other than that , It's a beautiful picture :D.
You could even sell the picture, because it's so nice!
I applause you  :)

It's such a great idea to tell other on how you make pictures   :D
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