This is something that was bugging me a little bit so, as always, I’ve decided to make an infograph.
Maybe other artists disagree, but when I ask for a request, it’s a fun game. You give me a suggestion and I build on it. It’s a team project. You don’t know what you’re going to get.
If your request takes longer than 3 sentences to describe, it’s not a request. It’s a commission. It’s something so specific, the artist will essentially be working for your specific scene for free.
And of course - DO NOT REQUEST THAT AN ARTIST DRAW YOU SOMETHING if you don’t see that they are specifically accepting requests.
People have been requesting free art from us our whole lives. We’ve had plenty of that. If we want to draw you free stuff, we’ll let ya know. Don’t just assume we have free time - just like you wouldn’t come up to a doctor at a grocery store and ask them to examine your twisted ankle.
Unless you’re a person who does that… in which case… don’t do that either.
I’d like to remind people that this goes for writing requests, too.
And if an artist or writer has a list of “what I do/don’t do” then please respect that.
Was talking to a Nubbas about how do and don’ts really help a lot. Especially when they are explained.
With paintings you learn never go half and half with values ( Go 1/3rd dark or 1/3rd light) or composition (So many people talk about breaking up images in 3rds). Why? Emphasis. Emphasis helps with storytelling. Half and half it’s the same amount and boring. But big portion versus small portion= Emphasis. Same with contrast. Contrast helps tells story. Things like this really help with problem solving.
This page is from the Famous Artist Course. Long read but good!EDIT: If your having trouble reading the image you can always hit CTRL+Scroll with your mouse dial and your browser will zoom up on the image. Sadly I do not have a bigger version of this image.
WHAT THE FUCK ARE THOSE.
How baras say hello.
That’s brilliant I need to wear shorts under skirts
That disappointed gif might be my new fav.
THANK YOU ANIME GIRL
Never not reblog Index gifs.
okay I think this covers the basics of the way I do my lineart, hopefully it’ll be helpful enough! if something’s unclear don’t be afraid to shoot me an ask about it.
enjoy and dON’T GIVE UP it might get really frustrating at times with all the control z-ing and re-drawing lines but the more you do it, the quicker it’ll get to get them right the first time around and the better you’ll become at it so yes, good luck friends.
Mom: Home in 5 minutes, hope you’ve taken the chicken out of the freezer