It’s that time again, followers. Godspeed as we all power through this Monday!
May I ask how do you do your drawings? Is it photoshop? For example for your avatar, what's the brush setting. Also, whats that shading technique you used for the Mew? The one so comic-esque. Thanks for your time.
Sure! I’m always happy to answer any questions~ So, I mainly use Paint Tool Sai lately and then I use Photoshop CS2 for touching up. I have 2 primary styles of coloring: Painted-Lineless and Hard-Lined. My Mew avatar would be an example of one of my hard-lined drawings. I mainly use 2 brushes and 2 erasers in Sai:
I really like using round brushes with soft ends for sketching as well as soft coloring and blending. So for my Mew drawing, I used my soft brush, Luke, for the initial sketch:
After I finish the sketch, I draw the line art using my hard brush, Guy, and then I smooth out and shape the lines in places I see fit:
When doing a hard colored picture, I’ll use Guy. I’ll do blocky, sharp shading like this:
Now, this is a point where I’ll take the drawing over to Photoshop. To make the pixel-y pattern, I like using Photoshop because it’s a lot easier to use the pixel brush there. You can find the brush here, I have it set to 2 px to make a larger block:
And then I just checker it to make more depth in the shading. However, this is a stylistic choice specific to my 151 Pokemon Challenge I’ve been working on. It’s really useful for creating that retro kind of look on a drawing!
That’s the gist of how I tackle a hard-shaded drawing. Now, I tackle a lineless, painted style drawing a bit differently. I’ll use my Sableye drawing for example. I still start off sketching with my soft brush, Luke:
But after that, I put a rough, base coloring underneath and maybe clean it up just a little bit:
From this point, I merge the two layers together so that I only have one and I’ll “paint” on it with Luke and clean up edges with my soft eraser, Asch.
After I’m done with the character, I’ll put in a background and ta-da!
So that’s my process in a nutshell. Sorry if it’s not super informative, but I hope this helps a bit!
This board was drawn by Pete Browngardt, creator of Uncle Grandpa! (Note the extremely sarcastic use of the word “hilarious” in scene 133.)
this means a lot to me as a Storyboard Artist
Mickey Mouse in Adorable Couple
One of my favorite games to play and I actually own a copy of this for my Genesis
URGENT MESSAGE: Watch this.
My favorite scene from Golden Boy. Kinda reminds me of ocean shore lifeguard tryouts.
oh my god one of Sylvian Chomet’s animators Neil Boyle made this fucking amazing short film, I mean, it’s like 20min long but IT’S GOT SUCH PERFECT ANIMATION god I forgot how good good animation tastes. It’s so incredibly well done. It’s been so loooooong!
rofl I think we can all relate to this too hahaha
BUT SERIOUSLY: WATCH IT
I’ve been waiting for this short to be available online ever since I saw the trailer in 2011. I guarantee you, it was wort the wait.
No kind words.
May 11, 1930.
"Singles" by Rebecca Sugar
mind bending recursion makes me happy inside
More Art of Ninja Scroll (1993) model sheets by Character Designer/Chief Animator, Yutaka Minowa, featuring Jubei & the Devils of Kimon.
A somewhat improved fuck-ton of heavy-set references.