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Tips and Tricks: Feet
How to Draw Manga! Feet Introduction
Like hands, feet are an important part of drawing a full body of any character. Whether the feet are in shoes or just free the basic shape of a foot can vary for any given person. The anatomy of the foot is the same, but the shape, width and length varies. Even toe length can be variable of each foot!
See Tips and Tricks: Hands
Feet, like hands are also are made up of segments, muscles and skin over the bones. Feet have a basic blockish shape that is then used to form the circle model of the shapes a little more. This is shown the in the following example, using these basic shapes help define the aspects of the foot. Toes whilst not as expressive as fingers can splay out in a similar manner and the amount of variation in individuals comes down to their toe shapes and the height of their arc
Tips and Tricks: Hands
How to Draw Manga! Hands Introduction
Hands are a very important part of drawing any character, often in cartoons the hands are caricatured, but in anime and manga this is often not the case (except in chibi form). Understanding the anatomy of the hand can assist all animanga artists. Hand proportions are also important, lest the artwork suffer from tiny or huge 'yaoi hands'.
See also: Tips and Tricks: Feet
Hands are made up of segments, muscles and skin over the bones. Often block forms are used to get the basic shape as shown here:
Hand Tutorial by MasterSS
Some very basic size proportions: middle finger length is the same distance as the tip of chin to tip of nose and is also the length of the palm. The whole hand (tip of middle finger to bottom of pal
Decoding Crochet Patterns: Part 2Looking at a crochet pattern for the first time can be a bit intimidating- it looks like it's own language! No fear, we've got some helpful tips and charts to share. And remember, you're part of a friendly group of crocheters here at Knitting-and-Crochet who would love to help answer your pattern questions! Also check out Decoding Crochet Patterns: Part 1.
-Best for Verbal/Logical Learners
Learned to crochet, but not how to read patterns? I've meet lots of people over the years who can crochet but cannot read patterns. There's nothing wrong with never learning to read patterns, but there are some benefits to learning if it's something you want to do. Patterns are easy if you think of them as abbreviated instructions rather than some totally new "language" you need to learn. I taught myself to read patterns because I wanted to learn more than the one stitch I was taught. S
PE: Pixel Art - Definitions and ExamplesDigital Art
Hello As a part of Digital Art Week I'm here to give you the breakdown of the Pixel Art subcategory. So let's dive in!
What is a pixel?
Pixels are the tiny squares that make up images on a digital screen. Dictionary.com provides this definition: "the smallest element of an image that can be individually processed in a video display system."
So wait, if all images on our screen are comprised of pixels, aren't they all pixel art?
Not quite; Pixel Art is defined on DA as being created "using tools that do not produce automatic anti-aliasing". In most programs (Photoshop, MS Paint, Paint.Net, GIMP, etc) these tools are the pencil tool and the paintbucket tool (with anti-aliasing/AA-ing turned off). Some tools that automatically produce anti-aliasing include brushes, gradients, burn, dodge and smudge. Basically if it cannot be done by hand with the pencil tool, it likely doesn't "count"
Digital Hacks #3: Add Copyright Information in PsIn this article, I will be showing you how to add Copyright and Descriptive Information to your files in Photoshop. This is useful for when we publish images online and want them to retain information about their source regardless of where they end up on the web.
Photoshop and some similar image-editing applications can detect the copyright information in an image and display it as soon as the image is opened. Copyright laws give the creators of images certain rights to exclusively publish and distribute their works. Adding appropriate information to your images is one way to help protect your work.
Overview of Tools
Adobe PhotoshopAdd Copyright and Descriptive InformationDifficulty Level: Easy
Add Copyright and Descriptive Information
I am now going to walk you through adding Copyright and Descriptive Information to a file in Photoshop. For the purpose of this tutorial, I
Holiday Card Project 2015!
The DeviantArt #HolidayCardProject is back for its 9th year! With the goal of bringing a bit of holiday cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the Holiday Card Project connects artists from around the world, applying their tremendous artistic abilities to designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.
In the past few years, this project has received more than 5,000 cards sent in by more than 2,000 deviants from 60 different countries/political regions. Cards are then divvied up and distributed by DeviantArt members to local Los Angeles hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad for DeviantArt volunteers and hospital staff members to hand out to patients.
The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is simple: do something nice for others. However, if you're looking for even more incentive, every deviant who sends in
Personal Projects and Small Collaboration IdeasCommunity Week
Art block and the lack ideas is a very common thing for an artist, there are many ideas and ways to help over come art block such as this fantastic article PE: Your Worst Enemy.
This article will be listing some ideas to start your own personal project and ideas for small collaborations.
What is a Personal Project?
A personal project is something undertaken by an individual to achieve a goal. A series of art pieces (visual or written) that are part of a theme or goal can tell a story. (Example: PE: Telling Stories with your Art). Equally a series of artworks or a theme can do the same.
Some common ideas are:
Seasons (Summer, Autumn (Fall), Winter and Spring)
Elements (Water, Fire, Air, Earth and optionally Aether (Spirit))Times of the Day (Dawn, Noon, Dusk and Night)Days of the Week
Teach Me, Senpai! Vol. 3- Pixel SceneHello! Welcome back to another edition of Teach Me, Senpai! here at fella. This week, our project is going to be creating a pixel scene.
Here are the tutorials!
Pixel art tutorial - shading / textures + examples by UszatyArbuzpixel texturing tutorial by MenInASuitcase
Just a note, these articles will be moving from being posted every third Saturday to every 28th of the month.
Setting Prices for Your ArtworkThere are few hard and fast rules when it comes to pricing artwork to sell. Why you ask? Well for one there are many variables that go into determining the cost of the artwork. It’s for that very reason that many artists (including myself in the past) sell themselves tremendously short. Another reason we as artists feel our palms getting sweaty when someone asks for a price to an artwork is because we feel as though we’re not being true artists if we accept money for our work. No, no no. Listen, I can tell you from experience that the “starving artist” lifestyle is waaaay less glamorous than it sounds when your pantry is bare for reals. There is absolutely nothing shameful about getting paid for honest work, so don’t try to make yourself feel guilty or ashamed of turning a profit. On the other hand, artists fall into the mire of not even knowing how to price individual artworks. This confusion only gets worse when you look at the price tags i
Organizing the New Year- Your Self!Let's get the new year started off well by organizing our crafts and taking care of ourselves! Knitting-and-Crochet can help you by gathering the info for you all in one place. You'll get a week's worth of ideas submitted every Friday in January. Let's make the most of it! Next up are some ideas to keep ourselves healthy and well.
<<Addi Swing <<Boye <<Furls
Make your own!
<<Shelf liner or polymer clay
<<Different styles of gloves
Organize the New Year- Your StuffLet's get the new year started off well by organizing our crafts and taking care of ourselves! Knitting-and-Crochet can help you by gathering the info for you all in one place. You'll get a week's worth of ideas submitted every Friday in January. Let's make the most of it! Next up is keeping our supplies organized in some DIY containers.
DIY With Yarn
What better way to keep your yarn project than in a container made from yarn? Here are some basket, caddy, and tool organizing ideas and patterns, you can work up with your stash.
<< Pattern << Pattern
M/A Project Educate: Japanese New YearHappy New Year!
is wishing the projecteducate and CRAnimeAndManga team!
The Japanese New Year, called 正月 [Shōgatsu], is an annual festival with it's own customs. Since 1873, the Japanese New Year has been celebrated according to the Gregorian calendar, on January 1st of each year, New Year's Day - 元日 [Ganjitsu].
正月 [Shōgatsu] is the most important holiday in Japan. People say to each other Happy New Year whenever they see at the first time in the new year.
今年もよろしくお願いします [kotoshi mo yoroshiku o-negai-shimasu]