How to avoid “Chicken Scratch” or “Hairy Lines” when sketching.

theodd1sout:

When I was trying to figure out paint tools sai I had a hard time finding helpful tutorials. So I’ve decided to post some things I’ve discovered that were useful. (And maybe might be useful to you)http://i.imgur.com/9M5XpMw.jpg
theodd1sout:

When I was trying to figure out paint tools sai I had a hard time finding helpful tutorials. So I’ve decided to post some things I’ve discovered that were useful. (And maybe might be useful to you)http://i.imgur.com/9M5XpMw.jpg
theodd1sout:

When I was trying to figure out paint tools sai I had a hard time finding helpful tutorials. So I’ve decided to post some things I’ve discovered that were useful. (And maybe might be useful to you)http://i.imgur.com/9M5XpMw.jpg
theodd1sout:

When I was trying to figure out paint tools sai I had a hard time finding helpful tutorials. So I’ve decided to post some things I’ve discovered that were useful. (And maybe might be useful to you)http://i.imgur.com/9M5XpMw.jpg
theodd1sout:

When I was trying to figure out paint tools sai I had a hard time finding helpful tutorials. So I’ve decided to post some things I’ve discovered that were useful. (And maybe might be useful to you)http://i.imgur.com/9M5XpMw.jpg
theodd1sout:

When I was trying to figure out paint tools sai I had a hard time finding helpful tutorials. So I’ve decided to post some things I’ve discovered that were useful. (And maybe might be useful to you)http://i.imgur.com/9M5XpMw.jpg
theodd1sout:

When I was trying to figure out paint tools sai I had a hard time finding helpful tutorials. So I’ve decided to post some things I’ve discovered that were useful. (And maybe might be useful to you)http://i.imgur.com/9M5XpMw.jpg

theodd1sout:

When I was trying to figure out paint tools sai I had a hard time finding helpful tutorials.
So I’ve decided to post some things I’ve discovered that were useful. (And maybe might be useful to you)
http://i.imgur.com/9M5XpMw.jpg

curzec:

Far too many times have I seen posts and comics that have a similar subject but end with “lol quitting art 4ever” when they see a good artist who is younger than themselves. When in reality it only means that you can learn from this person!
curzec:

Far too many times have I seen posts and comics that have a similar subject but end with “lol quitting art 4ever” when they see a good artist who is younger than themselves. When in reality it only means that you can learn from this person!
curzec:

Far too many times have I seen posts and comics that have a similar subject but end with “lol quitting art 4ever” when they see a good artist who is younger than themselves. When in reality it only means that you can learn from this person!
curzec:

Far too many times have I seen posts and comics that have a similar subject but end with “lol quitting art 4ever” when they see a good artist who is younger than themselves. When in reality it only means that you can learn from this person!
curzec:

Far too many times have I seen posts and comics that have a similar subject but end with “lol quitting art 4ever” when they see a good artist who is younger than themselves. When in reality it only means that you can learn from this person!

curzec:

Far too many times have I seen posts and comics that have a similar subject but end with “lol quitting art 4ever” when they see a good artist who is younger than themselves. When in reality it only means that you can learn from this person!

huliia:

goknights:

BODY LANGUAGE REFERENCE SHEET

I’ve been reading up on body language and stuff trying to make my comics less stiff. I put my notes into reference sheet form so other people can use them. I actually took a while making this, so I hope you guys find it interesting!

Also, this font didn’t have apostrophes or quotes so a lot of things seem awkward!? Sorry about that.

Lovely!!

It really helps to mimick the characters you draw too. A lot of artists already do so subconsciously (I know I do) and it’s kinda like acting? You put yourself in the character’s shoes and then you kinda get a feel for how their bodies should look. Like when I draw someone who is embarrassed, my lips automatically purse and tighten and my shoulders raise. Stuff like that!

Infographic on How to safely commission art that is adult material with Paypal.

samurottedge:

Since it was Munday, I decided to do a small art reference project for myself. And then I decided to make it public with the following notes.
From Left to Right, Top to Bottom:
What NOT to do (front):
Don’t chicken wing your arms! Although it might be easier to hold the rifle, you will make yourself a bigger target.
Don’t close your one eye! You will lose your depth perception, which is crucial when you are on the move, or are trying to determine how far away your target is
Don’t keep your legs haphazardly strewn about. You need to make sure you’re balanced!
What to do (front)
Keep both eyes open
Bend your elbows downwards and towards the ground to make yourself a smaller target
Bend your knees to control the gun’s recoil + be ready to move.
What NOT to do (side)
Don’t put the stock above your shoulder
Don’t lean back.
Both of the above reduce your control over the weapon and may result in a black eye, and the rifle flying backwards and out of your hands.
What to do (side)
Bury the stock of the rifle into the meaty part of your shoulder
Lean into the gun to keep the gun under control when the recoil of the gun kicks the gun upwards or to the side
Bend your knees slightly to lean forward, as well as make yourself a smaller target
Patrol/Relaxed Stance
The soldier is relaxed and is most likely moving around. 
His eyes are searching for possible threats
His hands are still on the rifle, even if he has a sling on
Low Ready Stance
Possible threat has been detected
Entire body shifts towards threat direction
Stock is shouldered 
Eyes are focused on the possible target
Gun barrel is pointed in the target’s general direction, but not directly at the target.
Firing Stance
Immediate response
Soldier fires off shots while screaming to the other people in his team
"CONTACT!" or "THREAT!"
samurottedge:

Since it was Munday, I decided to do a small art reference project for myself. And then I decided to make it public with the following notes.
From Left to Right, Top to Bottom:
What NOT to do (front):
Don’t chicken wing your arms! Although it might be easier to hold the rifle, you will make yourself a bigger target.
Don’t close your one eye! You will lose your depth perception, which is crucial when you are on the move, or are trying to determine how far away your target is
Don’t keep your legs haphazardly strewn about. You need to make sure you’re balanced!
What to do (front)
Keep both eyes open
Bend your elbows downwards and towards the ground to make yourself a smaller target
Bend your knees to control the gun’s recoil + be ready to move.
What NOT to do (side)
Don’t put the stock above your shoulder
Don’t lean back.
Both of the above reduce your control over the weapon and may result in a black eye, and the rifle flying backwards and out of your hands.
What to do (side)
Bury the stock of the rifle into the meaty part of your shoulder
Lean into the gun to keep the gun under control when the recoil of the gun kicks the gun upwards or to the side
Bend your knees slightly to lean forward, as well as make yourself a smaller target
Patrol/Relaxed Stance
The soldier is relaxed and is most likely moving around. 
His eyes are searching for possible threats
His hands are still on the rifle, even if he has a sling on
Low Ready Stance
Possible threat has been detected
Entire body shifts towards threat direction
Stock is shouldered 
Eyes are focused on the possible target
Gun barrel is pointed in the target’s general direction, but not directly at the target.
Firing Stance
Immediate response
Soldier fires off shots while screaming to the other people in his team
"CONTACT!" or "THREAT!"
samurottedge:

Since it was Munday, I decided to do a small art reference project for myself. And then I decided to make it public with the following notes.
From Left to Right, Top to Bottom:
What NOT to do (front):
Don’t chicken wing your arms! Although it might be easier to hold the rifle, you will make yourself a bigger target.
Don’t close your one eye! You will lose your depth perception, which is crucial when you are on the move, or are trying to determine how far away your target is
Don’t keep your legs haphazardly strewn about. You need to make sure you’re balanced!
What to do (front)
Keep both eyes open
Bend your elbows downwards and towards the ground to make yourself a smaller target
Bend your knees to control the gun’s recoil + be ready to move.
What NOT to do (side)
Don’t put the stock above your shoulder
Don’t lean back.
Both of the above reduce your control over the weapon and may result in a black eye, and the rifle flying backwards and out of your hands.
What to do (side)
Bury the stock of the rifle into the meaty part of your shoulder
Lean into the gun to keep the gun under control when the recoil of the gun kicks the gun upwards or to the side
Bend your knees slightly to lean forward, as well as make yourself a smaller target
Patrol/Relaxed Stance
The soldier is relaxed and is most likely moving around. 
His eyes are searching for possible threats
His hands are still on the rifle, even if he has a sling on
Low Ready Stance
Possible threat has been detected
Entire body shifts towards threat direction
Stock is shouldered 
Eyes are focused on the possible target
Gun barrel is pointed in the target’s general direction, but not directly at the target.
Firing Stance
Immediate response
Soldier fires off shots while screaming to the other people in his team
"CONTACT!" or "THREAT!"
samurottedge:

Since it was Munday, I decided to do a small art reference project for myself. And then I decided to make it public with the following notes.
From Left to Right, Top to Bottom:
What NOT to do (front):
Don’t chicken wing your arms! Although it might be easier to hold the rifle, you will make yourself a bigger target.
Don’t close your one eye! You will lose your depth perception, which is crucial when you are on the move, or are trying to determine how far away your target is
Don’t keep your legs haphazardly strewn about. You need to make sure you’re balanced!
What to do (front)
Keep both eyes open
Bend your elbows downwards and towards the ground to make yourself a smaller target
Bend your knees to control the gun’s recoil + be ready to move.
What NOT to do (side)
Don’t put the stock above your shoulder
Don’t lean back.
Both of the above reduce your control over the weapon and may result in a black eye, and the rifle flying backwards and out of your hands.
What to do (side)
Bury the stock of the rifle into the meaty part of your shoulder
Lean into the gun to keep the gun under control when the recoil of the gun kicks the gun upwards or to the side
Bend your knees slightly to lean forward, as well as make yourself a smaller target
Patrol/Relaxed Stance
The soldier is relaxed and is most likely moving around. 
His eyes are searching for possible threats
His hands are still on the rifle, even if he has a sling on
Low Ready Stance
Possible threat has been detected
Entire body shifts towards threat direction
Stock is shouldered 
Eyes are focused on the possible target
Gun barrel is pointed in the target’s general direction, but not directly at the target.
Firing Stance
Immediate response
Soldier fires off shots while screaming to the other people in his team
"CONTACT!" or "THREAT!"
samurottedge:

Since it was Munday, I decided to do a small art reference project for myself. And then I decided to make it public with the following notes.
From Left to Right, Top to Bottom:
What NOT to do (front):
Don’t chicken wing your arms! Although it might be easier to hold the rifle, you will make yourself a bigger target.
Don’t close your one eye! You will lose your depth perception, which is crucial when you are on the move, or are trying to determine how far away your target is
Don’t keep your legs haphazardly strewn about. You need to make sure you’re balanced!
What to do (front)
Keep both eyes open
Bend your elbows downwards and towards the ground to make yourself a smaller target
Bend your knees to control the gun’s recoil + be ready to move.
What NOT to do (side)
Don’t put the stock above your shoulder
Don’t lean back.
Both of the above reduce your control over the weapon and may result in a black eye, and the rifle flying backwards and out of your hands.
What to do (side)
Bury the stock of the rifle into the meaty part of your shoulder
Lean into the gun to keep the gun under control when the recoil of the gun kicks the gun upwards or to the side
Bend your knees slightly to lean forward, as well as make yourself a smaller target
Patrol/Relaxed Stance
The soldier is relaxed and is most likely moving around. 
His eyes are searching for possible threats
His hands are still on the rifle, even if he has a sling on
Low Ready Stance
Possible threat has been detected
Entire body shifts towards threat direction
Stock is shouldered 
Eyes are focused on the possible target
Gun barrel is pointed in the target’s general direction, but not directly at the target.
Firing Stance
Immediate response
Soldier fires off shots while screaming to the other people in his team
"CONTACT!" or "THREAT!"
samurottedge:

Since it was Munday, I decided to do a small art reference project for myself. And then I decided to make it public with the following notes.
From Left to Right, Top to Bottom:
What NOT to do (front):
Don’t chicken wing your arms! Although it might be easier to hold the rifle, you will make yourself a bigger target.
Don’t close your one eye! You will lose your depth perception, which is crucial when you are on the move, or are trying to determine how far away your target is
Don’t keep your legs haphazardly strewn about. You need to make sure you’re balanced!
What to do (front)
Keep both eyes open
Bend your elbows downwards and towards the ground to make yourself a smaller target
Bend your knees to control the gun’s recoil + be ready to move.
What NOT to do (side)
Don’t put the stock above your shoulder
Don’t lean back.
Both of the above reduce your control over the weapon and may result in a black eye, and the rifle flying backwards and out of your hands.
What to do (side)
Bury the stock of the rifle into the meaty part of your shoulder
Lean into the gun to keep the gun under control when the recoil of the gun kicks the gun upwards or to the side
Bend your knees slightly to lean forward, as well as make yourself a smaller target
Patrol/Relaxed Stance
The soldier is relaxed and is most likely moving around. 
His eyes are searching for possible threats
His hands are still on the rifle, even if he has a sling on
Low Ready Stance
Possible threat has been detected
Entire body shifts towards threat direction
Stock is shouldered 
Eyes are focused on the possible target
Gun barrel is pointed in the target’s general direction, but not directly at the target.
Firing Stance
Immediate response
Soldier fires off shots while screaming to the other people in his team
"CONTACT!" or "THREAT!"
samurottedge:

Since it was Munday, I decided to do a small art reference project for myself. And then I decided to make it public with the following notes.
From Left to Right, Top to Bottom:
What NOT to do (front):
Don’t chicken wing your arms! Although it might be easier to hold the rifle, you will make yourself a bigger target.
Don’t close your one eye! You will lose your depth perception, which is crucial when you are on the move, or are trying to determine how far away your target is
Don’t keep your legs haphazardly strewn about. You need to make sure you’re balanced!
What to do (front)
Keep both eyes open
Bend your elbows downwards and towards the ground to make yourself a smaller target
Bend your knees to control the gun’s recoil + be ready to move.
What NOT to do (side)
Don’t put the stock above your shoulder
Don’t lean back.
Both of the above reduce your control over the weapon and may result in a black eye, and the rifle flying backwards and out of your hands.
What to do (side)
Bury the stock of the rifle into the meaty part of your shoulder
Lean into the gun to keep the gun under control when the recoil of the gun kicks the gun upwards or to the side
Bend your knees slightly to lean forward, as well as make yourself a smaller target
Patrol/Relaxed Stance
The soldier is relaxed and is most likely moving around. 
His eyes are searching for possible threats
His hands are still on the rifle, even if he has a sling on
Low Ready Stance
Possible threat has been detected
Entire body shifts towards threat direction
Stock is shouldered 
Eyes are focused on the possible target
Gun barrel is pointed in the target’s general direction, but not directly at the target.
Firing Stance
Immediate response
Soldier fires off shots while screaming to the other people in his team
"CONTACT!" or "THREAT!"
samurottedge:

Since it was Munday, I decided to do a small art reference project for myself. And then I decided to make it public with the following notes.
From Left to Right, Top to Bottom:
What NOT to do (front):
Don’t chicken wing your arms! Although it might be easier to hold the rifle, you will make yourself a bigger target.
Don’t close your one eye! You will lose your depth perception, which is crucial when you are on the move, or are trying to determine how far away your target is
Don’t keep your legs haphazardly strewn about. You need to make sure you’re balanced!
What to do (front)
Keep both eyes open
Bend your elbows downwards and towards the ground to make yourself a smaller target
Bend your knees to control the gun’s recoil + be ready to move.
What NOT to do (side)
Don’t put the stock above your shoulder
Don’t lean back.
Both of the above reduce your control over the weapon and may result in a black eye, and the rifle flying backwards and out of your hands.
What to do (side)
Bury the stock of the rifle into the meaty part of your shoulder
Lean into the gun to keep the gun under control when the recoil of the gun kicks the gun upwards or to the side
Bend your knees slightly to lean forward, as well as make yourself a smaller target
Patrol/Relaxed Stance
The soldier is relaxed and is most likely moving around. 
His eyes are searching for possible threats
His hands are still on the rifle, even if he has a sling on
Low Ready Stance
Possible threat has been detected
Entire body shifts towards threat direction
Stock is shouldered 
Eyes are focused on the possible target
Gun barrel is pointed in the target’s general direction, but not directly at the target.
Firing Stance
Immediate response
Soldier fires off shots while screaming to the other people in his team
"CONTACT!" or "THREAT!"

samurottedge:

Since it was Munday, I decided to do a small art reference project for myself. And then I decided to make it public with the following notes.

From Left to Right, Top to Bottom:

What NOT to do (front):

  • Don’t chicken wing your arms! Although it might be easier to hold the rifle, you will make yourself a bigger target.
  • Don’t close your one eye! You will lose your depth perception, which is crucial when you are on the move, or are trying to determine how far away your target is
  • Don’t keep your legs haphazardly strewn about. You need to make sure you’re balanced!

What to do (front)

  • Keep both eyes open
  • Bend your elbows downwards and towards the ground to make yourself a smaller target
  • Bend your knees to control the gun’s recoil + be ready to move.

What NOT to do (side)

  • Don’t put the stock above your shoulder
  • Don’t lean back.
  • Both of the above reduce your control over the weapon and may result in a black eye, and the rifle flying backwards and out of your hands.

What to do (side)

  • Bury the stock of the rifle into the meaty part of your shoulder
  • Lean into the gun to keep the gun under control when the recoil of the gun kicks the gun upwards or to the side
  • Bend your knees slightly to lean forward, as well as make yourself a smaller target

Patrol/Relaxed Stance

  • The soldier is relaxed and is most likely moving around.
  • His eyes are searching for possible threats
  • His hands are still on the rifle, even if he has a sling on

Low Ready Stance

  • Possible threat has been detected
  • Entire body shifts towards threat direction
  • Stock is shouldered 
  • Eyes are focused on the possible target
  • Gun barrel is pointed in the target’s general direction, but not directly at the target.

Firing Stance

  • Immediate response
  • Soldier fires off shots while screaming to the other people in his team
  • "CONTACT!" or "THREAT!"
shinykonyta:

terreverte:

cake gifs

are you fuckin kiddin me like what kinda people just captions this ‘cake gifs’ and walks away this shit fucking put a spell on me i was unable to look away it was wild start to fucking finish that looks like REAL CAKE it looks like i can reach out and have me some god damn cake. damn son
shinykonyta:

terreverte:

cake gifs

are you fuckin kiddin me like what kinda people just captions this ‘cake gifs’ and walks away this shit fucking put a spell on me i was unable to look away it was wild start to fucking finish that looks like REAL CAKE it looks like i can reach out and have me some god damn cake. damn son

shinykonyta:

terreverte:

cake gifs

are you fuckin kiddin me like what kinda people just captions this ‘cake gifs’ and walks away this shit fucking put a spell on me i was unable to look away it was wild start to fucking finish that looks like REAL CAKE it looks like i can reach out and have me some god damn cake. damn son

either-brilliance-or-madness:

ultrafacts:

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I knew I wasn’t crazy for thinking that darkness looked more like dark gray.

felitomkinson:

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.
felitomkinson:

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.
felitomkinson:

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.
felitomkinson:

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.
felitomkinson:

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.
felitomkinson:

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.
felitomkinson:

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.
felitomkinson:

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.
felitomkinson:

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.
felitomkinson:

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.

felitomkinson:

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.