I got a set of beautiful card commissions done by the lovely annaxin.
These two are my Shadowrun OCs: Kit (Deception) & Julian (Devotion).
Thanks so much once again for the commissions, I enjoyed drawing them so much! <3
As of yet I don’t make prints so I can only offer limited advice, I’m sorry! I also haven’t yet attended any cons so I haven’t drawn anything with the specific end goal of having it as print-worthy as possible, but these are probably things to keep in mind:
This is pretty general advice, I’m sorry anon ;A; Maybe ask around for someone who’s more experienced to offer more specific advice? Best of luck with all your art and prints though!!
Hey, that’s alright anon! My canvas is usually around 25cm x 30cm after cropping, and I usually start off with 40 cm x 50 cm at 300-400dpi.
I hope that answers your question! :-)
im opening character commissions for (hopefully) the next 2 or 3 months! The options I’ll be offering are:
If you’re interested, shoot me an email at email@example.com!!
Thankyou so much!
Thankyou so much for reading, I hope you all have a lovely day! ♥
Hi anon!! Hmm well this is personally what I’ve found from my own experiences, but remember that everyone works differently so if this doesn’t resonate with you feel free to ignore it!
Hi anon! I think the most important thing to do if you can’t afford life drawing classes is to go out and draw people whenever you can! People in food courts, people on the bus, people walking to work, people taking pictures, etc. I use a small hardcover sketchbook for outside drawing so I have something to lean on but even just purchasing a stack of printer paper and a clipboard/book has worked for me in the past.
If it’s accessible, try looking for any life drawing sessions held near you that are free. I go to a session outside of class that is $5 each session, and I go to a session about once every one or two weeks. The art scene isn’t very prominent here in Australia though, so maybe there are cheaper options where you live? Have a look around, and see if there are any that suit your budget and availability!
If not, even try asking around with friends/family/roommates/etc. to see if anyone is willing to pose for you (most likely clothed.) If you’re living with anyone, you can draw them working/lounging around/watching TV as well!
If you are out of options, there are websites like posemaniacs and pixelovely that can help with figure drawing; however, I’d see if these websites suit what you’re trying to learn first! Since the images are already flattened it makes it a lot easier to translate an already 2D image onto your page, and doesn’t help you learn 3D shape and form. However, if you’re learning something else (maybe like trying to simplify/stylise shapes) it might help! Drawing real people in real spaces though is probably your first priority, but if that’s not an available option anything within your resources is the way to go.
aww gosh, good luck!! I hope you have heaps of fun and learn lots!
Here’s some things that I’ve learnt from my own personal experience in life drawing, but keep in mind that I’ve only had life drawing classes for one and a half years so I’m still learning myself; I hope you find them helpful! :-)
ah gosh, thankyou so much!! ;w; recently i’ve been trying to focus more on trying to make my people look more… “fleshy”, haha, so i’m really glad it’s coming through ;o; thanks so much!!
hey, no worries (I hope you don’t mind me publishing this!) I tried taking a picture to look cool and artistic but then it came out terribly because i’m a donk, but here it is anyway!
From left to right: generic eraser, black fine tip pen from typo that were on sale ($5 for 5!!), Faber-Castell PITT artist pen (S, I find these are my go-to pen for general drawing, they’re really nice and have good control, but are quite expensive so i use them quite sparingly), 0.5 mechanical pencil, Staedtler 2B pencil, and Faber-Castell red colouring pencil!
For life drawing classes I usually only use the 2B pencil and red coloured pencil! They tend to lend a bit more depth and variation in lines, but for general outside drawing I use mechanical pencil a lot since the lines come out a lot cleaner and are good for quick drawings. The lines don’t come out as varied but they are a pretty good, all-round tool. If I feel stuck in an art rut, or I want to challenge myself I usually use the pens! The typo ones for gestural/quick drawings (as they’re cheaper and easier to replace, so I can go through more of them without worrying as much) and the Faber-Castell ones for longer/more detailed ones, such as drawing people in a food court or on the bus.
As for the last two pictures on this post they’re done digitally in photoshop CS6 with a hard round pencil tool :-)! I usually just start with a large canvas (around 40 x 50cm, at 300dpi) and then drawing all over it. I’ve been trying to challenge myself lately to draw pictures without doing sketches underneath, and it’s really difficult but I’m finding it really helpful to not fret over a single drawing, drawing faster and more economically, and also helps me notice when I keep drawing the same thing over and over. I try to draw as much as I can, so I usually go through around 1 - 3 canvases per day so there are a lot of terrible drawings (but I think I’m getting better!)
SORRY FOR SUCH AN ENORMOUSLY LONG RANT, ahh, but I hope this helps! ;w;