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A place for tutorials,ref.,and processes I've come across~

kingsolomonthedemontamer asked: I'm not sure if you've already answered this or not (or if you have a tutorial or something) do you go about painting feathers and fur? You're too good at it ;~;



i have another ask for feathers/wings so i’ll just use this ask to focus on fur, if that’s alright u3u

DASH STRETCHER I’M SRY LOL;;;……. but i hope that’s helpful enough for u *3*

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Mystery Brushes



Not sure how to distribute these since I didn’t get them sourced from the artist themselves but here’s a batch of mystery brushes I’ve pulled from random places I don’t remember from. Supposedly Craig Mullins, X-Tiger and ect.

Updating this tumblr when I can.

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— 3 days ago with 66 notes
#Brush settings 
hectoncollider asked: 2 questions, first how much reference do you use in your illustrations? and secondly how do you color your linework layer I assume perhaps a lighten layer overtop of the black and white? love your work by the way.




1. When I am starting the sketches and other preliminary drawings for an illustration, i gather/use a ton of reference, especially when I am trying to capture a particular culture or place. These references go into the specific flora or fauna I include, clothing, etc. I use my own photo reference (usually me or my girlfriend) for tough poses and usually hone in on hands and feet since those always seem to be problematic. Photo references might be used again when I am applying colors to the finished drawings.

2. Here is a summary of the process I use to color my linework in photoshop.

•Scan in grayscale, crop, levels adjustment, clean up. I make the drawing look as good as it can in black and white before proceeding to the next step.

•Separate the drawing from the page so that I am only left with black pixels on a transparent background. Here’s how this is done:


1. Go to channels, press load channel as selection (a dotted circle icon located at the bottom of the panel)

2. Go to the select menu, choose inverse

3. Make a new layer above your original layer

4. Go to the edit menu, select fill, change the use drop-down to black, hit ok

5. Now delete the original layer, or fill it with a solid color


•Now that you’ve separated the linework, change the filetype to RGB. You can now change the color of the linework by using a hue/saturation adjustment and selecting colorize. Be sure to increase the lightness, otherwise your pixels will not be able to change color since they are black.

•After you’ve changed the color of the lines, make a new layer underneath this line layer. This is where you can start to put in flats and paint color shifts, etc.

•Don’t forget that you can add additional colors to the linework layer by creating clipping masks (essentially layers that are clipped to the pixels of the lower layer) by making a new layer, holding option/alt, and clicking between the two layers. Anywhere you color in this layer will change the color of the linework.


The process works in a similar way when working in multiple layers. Hopefully this helps!

— 3 days ago with 570 notes
#Tutorial  #process 



Chris Sanders’ “Sanders’ Style Surfin’”

Mucho importante.

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— 3 days ago with 21390 notes
#Art tips 
Lifting Characters Off the Page →



Sometimes a character is born fully-formed. You know them as well as a member of your family and you don’t need to figure out what they think because they’re more than happy to tell you.

Other times, the character just sits on the page, lifeless and uncooperative. You…

— 4 days ago with 1288 notes
#Character  #writing 


There’s always space for yet another armor tutorial, right? (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧

Note that the armor I drew would be worn around 15th century, the more into the future the less and less components knight’s armor had (i. e. in early 14th century instead of greaves a knight would wear long boots only; in 12th century knights didn’t wear plate breastplates and instead a chain mail only). Also the design of armor pattern changed by year and was different in every country (i.e. in eastern Europe armors, while still looking European, were heavily influenced by Turkey). so just make sure you always do research whenever drawing an armor. And one more thing to keep in mind is that armors were expensive, knights wearing a full plate armor weren’t an often sight.

Some links that may be useful:

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— 4 days ago with 28683 notes




some nice programs to draw

  • mtPaint: free source tool designed to make pixel art. for Linux or Windows.


  • character maker: it’s to make charsets for rpgmaker but you can use it for whatever you want. it’s in both english and spanish.



  • sekka: free source tool to draw things like these:


Can I add Pixen? It’s Mac OSX only, but it’s really nice. You can make gifs and animations with it, too!


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— 4 days ago with 42438 notes
#Art programs 
Anonymous asked: Do you have a dictionary about fighting words instead of just kick, hit, punch and also a thing with curse words like the meaning of them (English isn't my first language) Happy v-day and thanks for your work! I was the one who sent in the earlier question about the boy and the girl, but please don't answer with '' I can't write your plot for you '' I just think you're really talented and I'll take any tips I can get, cheers! :)



Them’s Fightin’ Words!


  • Blow (“landed a blow on”, “dealt a powerful blow”)
  • Box (“boxed his ears”)
  • Buffet
  • Chop
  • Cuff
  • Haymaker (used, “swung a haymaker”/”hit someone with a haymaker”)
  • Paste (slang, “I pasted her” means “I hit her hard.”)
  • Punch
  • Rabbit punch
  • Slap
  • Slug
  • Sock
  • Strike
  • Swat
  • Thump
  • Uppercut (usually, “landed an uppercut”)
  • Wallop


  • Boot (“Booted his ribs”)
  • Donkey kick
  • Dropkick
  • Punt
  • Roundhouse


  • Bash
  • Beat
  • Clash
  • Collide
  • Crash
  • Drive
  • Hammer
  • Impact
  • Recoil
  • Shove
  • Smash
  • Trip

I also did a page on words you can use in a sword fight. Many of them will be useful to a generic fighting scene as well.


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#Fighting  #writing