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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