Anonymous said: hey there! I've seen your drawings and do you have any tips on perspective? because when I try to draw some perspective the result is horrendous haha... :)
hay cozin! Your question is pretty vague, so I’m gonna assume you’re talking about drawing a figure in perspective.
There are many many excellent tutorials on the internet about the basics of perspective, and it can get very technical very fast. So when it comes to applying those principles to your drawing, keep these things in mind:
1. Decide what sort of “shot” you want for your art piece. There’s only 3 options!
The level shot also doubles as an extreme upshot or downshot. (Looking straight up or straight down at something.)
Make it easy on yourself and keep the vanishing point inside the canvas - it creates a deeper space, and makes it easier to stack multiple objects in frame. (The vanishing point falls slightly above the horizon, because of Earth’s curvature. But for simple figure drawing it doesn’t even matter. You can place it on the horizon line.)
If you need them, you can add additional guides.
So now you have your setup, and with the help of any basic tutorial you can place a cube shape into the scene.
Easy peasy. BUT. For the purposes of drawing a figure, it’s more helpful to use a cylinder - cause most of the human body can be simplified into cylinder shapes. And here is where your best friend comes in:
2. Use wrapping lines to define the volume of a shape:
In a downshot most of the wrapping lines will bow downward, in an upshot they’ll arch upward. In a level shot, they’ll arch up above the horizon line, and down below the horizon line. Totes easy.
And so then you place the figure into your scene, and stack the shapes of the body according to perspective. Use as many wrapping lines (also known as contour lines) as you need to help you really see the form in 3D.
Hope this helps. :)
It’s been a long time since I’ve last used markers, so I used my small pack of Letraset Trias to color the wolves I drew the other day
Was goofing off in class and drawing silly wolves instead of taking notes
edelwood said: Hey your art is really RAD! I get so inspired looking through your blog! Your art varies so much and comes in diff shapes and sizes! But I especially love how you ink, can I ask what you use to line your art?
Ahh! Thank you so much
Here’s a list of my favorite (most used) supplies for inking:
1. Pilot Pocket Brush Pen (Soft):
I use this pen almost every day! I LOVE the variety of lines you can get with it, and it’s so easy to go from feathered strokes to more crisp, brush-like lines that this is my go-to pen for most of my inked drawings. The felt tip has not lost its firmness, nor has it frayed or dried out since I first bought it. When I draw, the ink is dark and consistent! I have not had any problems with ink bubbling at the tip or seeping from anywhere the pen is put together.
Its $5.00 over at Jetpens.com - a bit pricey for any pen in my opinion (I can be cheap hehe..) but It’s lasted me since May, so like five months!) It’s just now starting to dry out, and like I said I use it almost every day (granted, I’m not filling in large black spaces with it but yeah)
My only issue is that there are no refill cartridges available for this pen. I’m looing into trying to refil it with ink from the bottle though so we’ll see how that goes - maybe I’ll do an update.
Overall, I think the Pilot Brush Pen is fantastic - great for the small doodles and even pages.
2. Zebra Brush Pen (Hard)
Great for filling in medium black spaces with ink.
3. Zig Cartoonist Magaka Flexible ( Medium )
Got this from Artsnacks! I highly recommend an artsnacks commission if you can~
This pen has been pretty good so far. Again, the nib has yet to wear out - it’s still good as new.
I don’t really like that when I hold it from the side the line is not consistent at all. I normally draw at an angle so this is kind of a turn off for me. You have to hold it exactly upright to get the crisp lines it offers. I use it for quic hashes for shading or for thick outlines. It’s alright - I’m glad Artsnacs sent it to me! It’s got its uses I suppose.
4. Speedball White Calligraphy Ink
I’ve recently started using white ink with a fountain pen and I love it! Now my white lines can be as crisp and even thinner than the black ones - it really makes the illustration pop.
The ink is very bold. It doesn’t fade to a near-transparent gray when it dries like my white pens did. I prefer these over white pens, but a good gel pen alternative would be the Uni-ball Signo!
5. Pilot VPen
Great for when I want consistent , sharp lines. The VPen feels just like a regular fountain pen. It doesn’t offer the range of line thickness a regular fountain pen does, but its fantastic when I’m inking on the go~
6. Tachikawa Comic Pen Nib Holder
My favorite pen nib holder. I’ve been using these since highschool. They are very small and portable - durable and they fit in my pencil case! Also my second favorite color - so cute! ^-^
7. Zebra Brush Pen ( Fine )
Meh, not my favorite pen out of the bunch. It’s got this hard, dry texture when I use it. Pretty good for shading and medium sized outlines, but that’s about all I use it for. Honestly I don’t use this pen much, and again, to get a line that doesn’t fade you have to be holding the pen exactly upright. The tip is stiff and holds its shape though.
8. #6 PROtege 522 Round Brush
I’m just learning how to ink with a real brush so I can’t say much about this one except that I got it from Artsnacks and I’m not used to nice brushes - The brush holds its shape great and is very springy - I like it. I us it for thick, bold and swoopy lines. But again I’m still practicing. :)
9. Higgins Black Magic Ink
My favorite ink since highschool. I like how dark it is and how easily it flows of the fountain pen nib.
10. Mitsubishi Vermillion/Prussian Blue Pencil
My new favorite pencils to make an undersketch with! This was just an experimental buy. Honestly any old crayola does just fine I just like the vibrancy of the red and blue colors~
As you can probably tell I get most of my supplies from Jetpens.com
It’s just a great place to make a one-stop-shop purchase of quality inking and comic making supplies and I would highly recommend them. If you know of any other places to get great inking supplies though, I’d love to hear about it! ^_^
I need to draw more clothes so I googled imaged jeans and drew a bunch of jeans.
bottom picture were done freehanded.
I have no idea how to explain the way I draw folds. All I know is that drawing from photos as a “warmup” is really really helpful.
Animal Anatomy resources
Real quick, I’d like to share some of my favorite animal anatomy references!