II received a few asks about this and I gave some tips on m other tumblr recently so HERE!! Hope it helps!
THESE are not absolute rules of course and it’s best to work with real refs as well to see what works for you!
Happy belated birthday you talented woman! I’m sorry it took me some time to finish this up. I officially moved in into a new house and being pregnant slows down the process. I hope you like this. Sorry if it’s messy. >x<
I’ve been asked a lot about how I draw hoods, mostly Talon’s hood, so I hope this helps a little? Just a pretty basic thing but hey there ya go
Hoods are pretty cool, they usually have a lot of variety in how they can look (and sometimes people even wear two hoods at once) so just get creative with it and have fun
here are some bits from the psg art tutorial by Arne Niklas Jansson
it’s incredibly useful and very comprehensive so please, check it out!
img 1: sub-surface scattering
Sub-surface scattering - Strong light can penetrate the surface of some materials and bounce around, then exit again. This will increase the saturation and make the surface look illuminated from the inside. In the case with human skin, we sometimes see it on hard edges between light and shadow.
img 2: layer passes
- Feel volume and angle of the form.
- Where is the light coming from?
- Try to figure out if there are any shadows that might be falling on the surface.
- Is there any reflected light (radiosity) that hits the surface?
- What is the ambient color of the scene? (sorta like global reflected light.)
- Any speculars. Is the surface gloss/wet and also angled so it reflects a light source, such as the sky?
- The exposure level. Perhaps it’s so heavily lit that it becomes more than white? Perhaps it’s so dark that even the brightest spot is hidden in darkness.
- Is there any fog in the way?
- The texture of the surface.
Note that this mainly goes for realistic styles. A brushstroke should also look efficient and consistent with the rest of the painting and your color scheme choice. You might also have an idea or style which disallows certain colors or textures and puts priority on other things. However, even in a powerpuff girls illustration there’s simplified elements of realistic rendering. Don’t hide behind “it’s not apart of my style so I’m not gonna learn it”.
img 3: speculars
There’s really just one kind of light. It bounces. You can only see the light (photon) if it enters your eye. Light does two important things when it hits a surface. First, a part of it is absorbed. This is how colors are made. A red apple reflects mostly red wavelengths, the rest are absorbed and turned into heat or something. That’s why black stuff get so hot in the sun. Anyways, the reflected light bounce away differently depending on the surface. If the surface is bumpy it will bounce away sort of randomly, like a tennis ball that hits rocky terrain. If the surface is smooth it will bounce away in a predictable path. A mirror is very smooth so the light comes back undistorted, so we can see our reflection.
Note that all surfaces have speculars, because speculars is just reflected light. It’s just more broken up/diluted on dull surfaces.
img 4: radiosity
Here on earth we have lots of stuff around us that the light can bounce off, so things here are more or less lit from all angles. For example we have the sky which is like a dome shaped blue light source. Then theres the ground, walls and other surfaces. In space there’s basically just one light source, the sun. This is why the moon just has a lit and shadowed side, and looks kind of flat. If you looks carefully however, you can see earthlight on the shadow side of the moon, but it’s very weak. Then there’s starlight, which I guess is even weaker.
When light hits a surface and bounces, it also change color. If it hits another surface of the same color it bounced off, it will make that surface look even more saturated.
My little brother’s OC; Red. Ain’t she hot?
A mouth-watering fuck-ton of hand references.
[From various sources]
oh god yes, more, more!!!
Deges Art - Being a Concept Artist
Notice how the video emphasizes walking around and seeing potential in the world and drawing it out. His final product is a result of a ton of contemplation and reference gathering through photos and sketching.
Making an excellent piece is built on a ton of work the viewer doesn’t explicitly see.
Humanized - Twilight Sparkle II
Haven’t painted in a while so the colour here is a little flat. Must practice some more realism. Anyways, here’s Humanized Twilight Sparkle II. I remake her because people complain and said TS looked creepy on my previous work. Hopefully this one’s better.
for faces hmm i wonder if this would help you?? but for poses this is pretty much what i do:
I REALLY HOPE IT HELPS (GOD, I’M SO BAD AT EXPLAINING THINGS)
Non-Asked/Prompt Tasertricks - ‘Candy Hearts’
Yeah, I know I’m late but I barely got the time nowadays. Hopefully I get to work on more soon.
Hey there, anon! First of all, thank you so much! I’m still looking for my own style. I’m never consistent. =___=” Second, yes, I write and still working on my fanfiction ‘Such Great Heights’ based on Tasertricks. I’m not the best writer but I do enjoy typing down stories. ^w^
I’m pretty much free in class today. And up for some questions. Ask me anything! May it be personal, art related, cosplay related, songs related,
smut related… basically anything. And I’ll do my best in answering them. ^w^
FYI: hiddlesauce is my personal blog of reblogs. ;)
Loki Month - Prompt 5 - Alternate Universe
[College AU] I had this rp chat once that the Avengers are in college. The Loki I played was a transfer student from Norway and taking the course of English Literature, Linguistics, and joined some sort of a Drama club where he help write scripts and build props for plays. In the roleplay, Loki is fascinated by the arts of theater and often found reading/writing poems. He also smokes when he’s alone and used to self-harm but is recovering with the help of Tony Stark.
Y-You punched people because of my works??! OAO
I’m terribly sorry! (also, thank you for the love. Please stop punching people. XD )
A beautiful image of fROSTiRON fAMILY , I Do not know who drew it but great job!
Fanart: ? (Mistery fanartist)
original Character by: C) Marvel
Um.. The original post is by me (riotfaerie) and therefore I am the artist of this drawing. :)