So I got a couple of messages asking me how I usually paint/color.
1) I like to use the lasso tool and gradient tool to block out shapes like the hair and face shape.
2) Set my brush to low flow and block out the eye sockets and drop shadows.
3) Draw in the features.
4) Colour balance (ctrl+b) my grayscale layer. Red+yellow or red+blue depending on what type of skin colour.
5) Create a new layer on top and set it as ‘soft light’. I get most of my colours from this. Put more on the lips, ears, nose etc etc
6) Create a ‘multiply’ layer and go over with a light coat of color. Multiply tends to over darken things so take it easy. You can add a new normal layer over this and paint over with more details.
7) Add highlights!! Clean up!! I like to keep my stuff loose so I don’t really clean up much.
so yea, it goes something like this
Erwin being a culinary priss is one of my favorite headcanons. He wont stand for himself
and Levito eat such low class food like grilled cheese, hamburgers and hot dogs. Enjoy. :D
I was gonna draw something bloody and angsty but I went back to the soccer mom au instead
（*´▽｀*） Oh gosh, Anon… Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m really glad you want to draw more, and super flattered that I had any doing with that.
I still have a lot to learn, but drawing from life and lots of it has definitely sped up the improvement process for me. So draw lots of people from life, naked and clothed, quick studies and longer studies, etc. Draw still life, buildings, landscapes, random objects around you. Sometimes it feels like work, but there’s almost always a way to keep it interesting and relevant to your interests!
It’s more about putting in that drawing mileage to get your hand-eye coordination leveled up so that what you’re able to put down on paper can match your taste level. It can be frustrating to not be able to draw out your ideas as you see them in your head, but you have to keep drawing so that you eventually close in on that gap.
Like for every drawing I post, there’s years worth of junk behind it that I never bothered scanning because it wasn’t any good.
OH BUT YEAH, EXERCISE WISE… draw 1,000 heads. Draw 500 hands. Draw 500 feet/shoes. Draw 1,000 full bodies (most being 1-5 minutes each, otherwise this gets crazy). These are small numbers in the long run, but it’s somewhere to get started. ( ‘∇‘ )b Doing these exercises over the course of a few months can help tremendously.
If you hate drawing something, there’s a good chance it’s because it’s something you struggle with, so draw a lot of whatever that is. Once it becomes easier, you might find you enjoy it because you’re no longer struggling with understanding the basics of it.
AS FOR YOUR LAST QUESTION, LOL. Short answer: Yes.
Long answer: see all those pics above. I’m so sorry ;asldkjfa
One thing the photos kinda fail to capture is drawing the body first then putting clothes on top. Draw a naked Levi, then clothe him. Or not. Whatever.
I hope… this answers your questions or helps… WHY IS THIS POST SO LONG.
_(:3」∠)_ More process gifs
Drawing smut is hard.
Gods, I really wanted to draw this absolutely platonic hug between four boys without any romantic subtext, yeah. yeeeeeeeeeah……any at aaalllll…. .__.
I am sorry for Rei because he isn’t here but Rin being happy is in my priorities. *Rei will be hugging, too, but later*
how to improve in art:
- get unhealthily obsessed with something
- draw it 43543452784 times