Reuploading those redlines periodically so you can actually view the fullsize’/hi-res version of them.

The advice written is incredibly valuable!

May be useful for some character designs!

A message from kitsunekei1
Good afternoon, Im trying to improve my skills and a lot of people suggested me about composicion and values, do you know any good excersices for this 2 topics? Thank you so much for your time :)

Check out my Composition and Values tags

I’ll give you a head start with the composition tag, since I can imagine why it may have been a little difficult for you to find it  lol

http://artists-help.tumblr.com/tagged/composition

Just change the last word for whatever thing you’re looking for, I tag all my posts accordingly so everyone can find them easier later!

A message from Anonymous
Hi, I'm a digital artist and have recently started using Paypal invoicing to charge the fee for my work. My problem is, I know that it's recommended to specify it as a payment for a 'service' or at least as a 'digital good', but in the invoice page, I can't find the option to select that anywhere! I don't know if Paypal changed the system or what, but none of the older tutorials and threads I've read about this help at all.

First of all, decide whether you’re charging as a Good or Service.

Unless you’re intending to charge your work as a “service” (ie you’re being paid by the hour) the default way of filling the form is fine. But if you’re being charged by the hour click ” Show customization options” (it has a little plus to the left of it) and then go to Bill By and select Hours. You’ll then notice the  Invoice form below changes to hours

You can be charging your customer $10  a sketch for example. Leave the invoice form as it is then, and  fill out like usual. The options on the default should look like this.

If you’re charging your customer per hour, then you’re doing a Service. So change it to Hours, and then you’re set to fill the form.

And thats all you need to change. Its not like when you go thru “Send Money” and have to select from

I’m sending money to:

x   Pay for goods or services

x   Family or friends

And whatever.

Dont go via the sub-section of the Request Money tab called “Request Money” (same name its confusing  I know) unless you’re requesting to get $20 from your grandma or won a bet or something. Because its not a service/good purchased, it’s just money sent with good will. An invoice is specifically for business transations! Request Money is like the option for “Family or friends” in sending.

Hope that helps! If not, please ask me where to clarify!

-AH

A message from Anonymous
Are there any tutorials on painting trees realistically from the top down? I'm trying to create a d&d map, and everything is viewed from the top down.

Oddly specific haha

Couldnt find any unfortunately. Though tree tops look almost akin to what they look on a side on angle, just minus the stalk.

Aww, they kinda look like funny shrubs actually.

I would say you use the same technique you use for stippling in those leaves, and depending on the type of tree you’re doing, you apply the branches considering the leaf density.

Do a few practices first!

A message from Anonymous
The last few redlines someone posted to the blog are pretty unreadable. Is there a full version anywhere?

Ahh, dammit! I thought there’d be a “View Hi-Res” link below them but I guess that’s only for individual images.

I guess I could reupload them individually?

Sorry for that huge inconvenience

perplexingly:

There’s always space for yet another armor tutorial, right? (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧
Note that the armor I drew would be worn around 15th century, the more into the future the less and less components knight’s armor had (i. e. in early 14th century instead of greaves a knight would wear long boots only; in 12th century knights didn’t wear plate breastplates and instead a chain mail only). Also the design of armor pattern changed by year and was different in every country (i.e. in eastern Europe armors, while still looking European, were heavily influenced by Turkey). so just make sure you always do research whenever drawing an armor. And one more thing to keep in mind is that armors were expensive, knights wearing a full plate armor weren’t an often sight.
Some links that may be useful:
Armour Archive (I strongly suggest to browse its forum, there is no country or period of which armor wouldn’t be discussed)
Therion Arms (armorer’s page; each accessory is photographed in big resolution and several time so it’s a nice page to use as reference for drawing)
Revival Clothing (another store, but both with medieval clothing and armors; I suggest to read the articles, they’re often supported with pictures)
Basic Armouring:A Practical Introduction to Armour Making (pdf)
Educational Charts (pdf, shows how armors and weapons changed over the years)
Medieval & Renaissance Material Culture (actual medieval resources, mostly paintings. And my favourite subpage - women in armor)
Dressing in Steel (youtube; a demonstration how to dress in armor)
How shall a man be armed? (youtube; another demonstration but with 4 different knights from different periods)
perplexingly:

There’s always space for yet another armor tutorial, right? (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧
Note that the armor I drew would be worn around 15th century, the more into the future the less and less components knight’s armor had (i. e. in early 14th century instead of greaves a knight would wear long boots only; in 12th century knights didn’t wear plate breastplates and instead a chain mail only). Also the design of armor pattern changed by year and was different in every country (i.e. in eastern Europe armors, while still looking European, were heavily influenced by Turkey). so just make sure you always do research whenever drawing an armor. And one more thing to keep in mind is that armors were expensive, knights wearing a full plate armor weren’t an often sight.
Some links that may be useful:
Armour Archive (I strongly suggest to browse its forum, there is no country or period of which armor wouldn’t be discussed)
Therion Arms (armorer’s page; each accessory is photographed in big resolution and several time so it’s a nice page to use as reference for drawing)
Revival Clothing (another store, but both with medieval clothing and armors; I suggest to read the articles, they’re often supported with pictures)
Basic Armouring:A Practical Introduction to Armour Making (pdf)
Educational Charts (pdf, shows how armors and weapons changed over the years)
Medieval & Renaissance Material Culture (actual medieval resources, mostly paintings. And my favourite subpage - women in armor)
Dressing in Steel (youtube; a demonstration how to dress in armor)
How shall a man be armed? (youtube; another demonstration but with 4 different knights from different periods)
perplexingly:

There’s always space for yet another armor tutorial, right? (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧
Note that the armor I drew would be worn around 15th century, the more into the future the less and less components knight’s armor had (i. e. in early 14th century instead of greaves a knight would wear long boots only; in 12th century knights didn’t wear plate breastplates and instead a chain mail only). Also the design of armor pattern changed by year and was different in every country (i.e. in eastern Europe armors, while still looking European, were heavily influenced by Turkey). so just make sure you always do research whenever drawing an armor. And one more thing to keep in mind is that armors were expensive, knights wearing a full plate armor weren’t an often sight.
Some links that may be useful:
Armour Archive (I strongly suggest to browse its forum, there is no country or period of which armor wouldn’t be discussed)
Therion Arms (armorer’s page; each accessory is photographed in big resolution and several time so it’s a nice page to use as reference for drawing)
Revival Clothing (another store, but both with medieval clothing and armors; I suggest to read the articles, they’re often supported with pictures)
Basic Armouring:A Practical Introduction to Armour Making (pdf)
Educational Charts (pdf, shows how armors and weapons changed over the years)
Medieval & Renaissance Material Culture (actual medieval resources, mostly paintings. And my favourite subpage - women in armor)
Dressing in Steel (youtube; a demonstration how to dress in armor)
How shall a man be armed? (youtube; another demonstration but with 4 different knights from different periods)
perplexingly:

There’s always space for yet another armor tutorial, right? (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧
Note that the armor I drew would be worn around 15th century, the more into the future the less and less components knight’s armor had (i. e. in early 14th century instead of greaves a knight would wear long boots only; in 12th century knights didn’t wear plate breastplates and instead a chain mail only). Also the design of armor pattern changed by year and was different in every country (i.e. in eastern Europe armors, while still looking European, were heavily influenced by Turkey). so just make sure you always do research whenever drawing an armor. And one more thing to keep in mind is that armors were expensive, knights wearing a full plate armor weren’t an often sight.
Some links that may be useful:
Armour Archive (I strongly suggest to browse its forum, there is no country or period of which armor wouldn’t be discussed)
Therion Arms (armorer’s page; each accessory is photographed in big resolution and several time so it’s a nice page to use as reference for drawing)
Revival Clothing (another store, but both with medieval clothing and armors; I suggest to read the articles, they’re often supported with pictures)
Basic Armouring:A Practical Introduction to Armour Making (pdf)
Educational Charts (pdf, shows how armors and weapons changed over the years)
Medieval & Renaissance Material Culture (actual medieval resources, mostly paintings. And my favourite subpage - women in armor)
Dressing in Steel (youtube; a demonstration how to dress in armor)
How shall a man be armed? (youtube; another demonstration but with 4 different knights from different periods)
perplexingly:

There’s always space for yet another armor tutorial, right? (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧
Note that the armor I drew would be worn around 15th century, the more into the future the less and less components knight’s armor had (i. e. in early 14th century instead of greaves a knight would wear long boots only; in 12th century knights didn’t wear plate breastplates and instead a chain mail only). Also the design of armor pattern changed by year and was different in every country (i.e. in eastern Europe armors, while still looking European, were heavily influenced by Turkey). so just make sure you always do research whenever drawing an armor. And one more thing to keep in mind is that armors were expensive, knights wearing a full plate armor weren’t an often sight.
Some links that may be useful:
Armour Archive (I strongly suggest to browse its forum, there is no country or period of which armor wouldn’t be discussed)
Therion Arms (armorer’s page; each accessory is photographed in big resolution and several time so it’s a nice page to use as reference for drawing)
Revival Clothing (another store, but both with medieval clothing and armors; I suggest to read the articles, they’re often supported with pictures)
Basic Armouring:A Practical Introduction to Armour Making (pdf)
Educational Charts (pdf, shows how armors and weapons changed over the years)
Medieval & Renaissance Material Culture (actual medieval resources, mostly paintings. And my favourite subpage - women in armor)
Dressing in Steel (youtube; a demonstration how to dress in armor)
How shall a man be armed? (youtube; another demonstration but with 4 different knights from different periods)
perplexingly:

There’s always space for yet another armor tutorial, right? (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧
Note that the armor I drew would be worn around 15th century, the more into the future the less and less components knight’s armor had (i. e. in early 14th century instead of greaves a knight would wear long boots only; in 12th century knights didn’t wear plate breastplates and instead a chain mail only). Also the design of armor pattern changed by year and was different in every country (i.e. in eastern Europe armors, while still looking European, were heavily influenced by Turkey). so just make sure you always do research whenever drawing an armor. And one more thing to keep in mind is that armors were expensive, knights wearing a full plate armor weren’t an often sight.
Some links that may be useful:
Armour Archive (I strongly suggest to browse its forum, there is no country or period of which armor wouldn’t be discussed)
Therion Arms (armorer’s page; each accessory is photographed in big resolution and several time so it’s a nice page to use as reference for drawing)
Revival Clothing (another store, but both with medieval clothing and armors; I suggest to read the articles, they’re often supported with pictures)
Basic Armouring:A Practical Introduction to Armour Making (pdf)
Educational Charts (pdf, shows how armors and weapons changed over the years)
Medieval & Renaissance Material Culture (actual medieval resources, mostly paintings. And my favourite subpage - women in armor)
Dressing in Steel (youtube; a demonstration how to dress in armor)
How shall a man be armed? (youtube; another demonstration but with 4 different knights from different periods)
perplexingly:

There’s always space for yet another armor tutorial, right? (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧
Note that the armor I drew would be worn around 15th century, the more into the future the less and less components knight’s armor had (i. e. in early 14th century instead of greaves a knight would wear long boots only; in 12th century knights didn’t wear plate breastplates and instead a chain mail only). Also the design of armor pattern changed by year and was different in every country (i.e. in eastern Europe armors, while still looking European, were heavily influenced by Turkey). so just make sure you always do research whenever drawing an armor. And one more thing to keep in mind is that armors were expensive, knights wearing a full plate armor weren’t an often sight.
Some links that may be useful:
Armour Archive (I strongly suggest to browse its forum, there is no country or period of which armor wouldn’t be discussed)
Therion Arms (armorer’s page; each accessory is photographed in big resolution and several time so it’s a nice page to use as reference for drawing)
Revival Clothing (another store, but both with medieval clothing and armors; I suggest to read the articles, they’re often supported with pictures)
Basic Armouring:A Practical Introduction to Armour Making (pdf)
Educational Charts (pdf, shows how armors and weapons changed over the years)
Medieval & Renaissance Material Culture (actual medieval resources, mostly paintings. And my favourite subpage - women in armor)
Dressing in Steel (youtube; a demonstration how to dress in armor)
How shall a man be armed? (youtube; another demonstration but with 4 different knights from different periods)

perplexingly:

There’s always space for yet another armor tutorial, right? (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧

Note that the armor I drew would be worn around 15th century, the more into the future the less and less components knight’s armor had (i. e. in early 14th century instead of greaves a knight would wear long boots only; in 12th century knights didn’t wear plate breastplates and instead a chain mail only). Also the design of armor pattern changed by year and was different in every country (i.e. in eastern Europe armors, while still looking European, were heavily influenced by Turkey). so just make sure you always do research whenever drawing an armor. And one more thing to keep in mind is that armors were expensive, knights wearing a full plate armor weren’t an often sight.

Some links that may be useful:

fucktonofanatomyreferences:

A mouth-watering fuck-ton of gun references.

Before you draw any gun, be absolutely certain you are familiar with the parts of a gun. That sounds cliché and dumb, but if you end up wondering “Why does this thing look so shitty?” it’s probably ‘cause you don’t know how a gun works. Know how it moves and what fits in where. And please know where the hands are placed when firing!!! If you hold a gun at the wrong place, you can lose a finger! Don’t know enough about guns, let alone what type to utilize? Here (the Glock and the “Frag Nade” are mixed up):

And if you’re pro on guns, here’s an orgasmic list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_firearms
And if you wanna get a little creative:

I’m always a fan of the minigun………
[From various sources]
fucktonofanatomyreferences:

A mouth-watering fuck-ton of gun references.

Before you draw any gun, be absolutely certain you are familiar with the parts of a gun. That sounds cliché and dumb, but if you end up wondering “Why does this thing look so shitty?” it’s probably ‘cause you don’t know how a gun works. Know how it moves and what fits in where. And please know where the hands are placed when firing!!! If you hold a gun at the wrong place, you can lose a finger! Don’t know enough about guns, let alone what type to utilize? Here (the Glock and the “Frag Nade” are mixed up):

And if you’re pro on guns, here’s an orgasmic list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_firearms
And if you wanna get a little creative:

I’m always a fan of the minigun………
[From various sources]
fucktonofanatomyreferences:

A mouth-watering fuck-ton of gun references.

Before you draw any gun, be absolutely certain you are familiar with the parts of a gun. That sounds cliché and dumb, but if you end up wondering “Why does this thing look so shitty?” it’s probably ‘cause you don’t know how a gun works. Know how it moves and what fits in where. And please know where the hands are placed when firing!!! If you hold a gun at the wrong place, you can lose a finger! Don’t know enough about guns, let alone what type to utilize? Here (the Glock and the “Frag Nade” are mixed up):

And if you’re pro on guns, here’s an orgasmic list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_firearms
And if you wanna get a little creative:

I’m always a fan of the minigun………
[From various sources]
fucktonofanatomyreferences:

A mouth-watering fuck-ton of gun references.

Before you draw any gun, be absolutely certain you are familiar with the parts of a gun. That sounds cliché and dumb, but if you end up wondering “Why does this thing look so shitty?” it’s probably ‘cause you don’t know how a gun works. Know how it moves and what fits in where. And please know where the hands are placed when firing!!! If you hold a gun at the wrong place, you can lose a finger! Don’t know enough about guns, let alone what type to utilize? Here (the Glock and the “Frag Nade” are mixed up):

And if you’re pro on guns, here’s an orgasmic list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_firearms
And if you wanna get a little creative:

I’m always a fan of the minigun………
[From various sources]
fucktonofanatomyreferences:

A mouth-watering fuck-ton of gun references.

Before you draw any gun, be absolutely certain you are familiar with the parts of a gun. That sounds cliché and dumb, but if you end up wondering “Why does this thing look so shitty?” it’s probably ‘cause you don’t know how a gun works. Know how it moves and what fits in where. And please know where the hands are placed when firing!!! If you hold a gun at the wrong place, you can lose a finger! Don’t know enough about guns, let alone what type to utilize? Here (the Glock and the “Frag Nade” are mixed up):

And if you’re pro on guns, here’s an orgasmic list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_firearms
And if you wanna get a little creative:

I’m always a fan of the minigun………
[From various sources]
fucktonofanatomyreferences:

A mouth-watering fuck-ton of gun references.

Before you draw any gun, be absolutely certain you are familiar with the parts of a gun. That sounds cliché and dumb, but if you end up wondering “Why does this thing look so shitty?” it’s probably ‘cause you don’t know how a gun works. Know how it moves and what fits in where. And please know where the hands are placed when firing!!! If you hold a gun at the wrong place, you can lose a finger! Don’t know enough about guns, let alone what type to utilize? Here (the Glock and the “Frag Nade” are mixed up):

And if you’re pro on guns, here’s an orgasmic list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_firearms
And if you wanna get a little creative:

I’m always a fan of the minigun………
[From various sources]
fucktonofanatomyreferences:

A mouth-watering fuck-ton of gun references.

Before you draw any gun, be absolutely certain you are familiar with the parts of a gun. That sounds cliché and dumb, but if you end up wondering “Why does this thing look so shitty?” it’s probably ‘cause you don’t know how a gun works. Know how it moves and what fits in where. And please know where the hands are placed when firing!!! If you hold a gun at the wrong place, you can lose a finger! Don’t know enough about guns, let alone what type to utilize? Here (the Glock and the “Frag Nade” are mixed up):

And if you’re pro on guns, here’s an orgasmic list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_firearms
And if you wanna get a little creative:

I’m always a fan of the minigun………
[From various sources]
fucktonofanatomyreferences:

A mouth-watering fuck-ton of gun references.

Before you draw any gun, be absolutely certain you are familiar with the parts of a gun. That sounds cliché and dumb, but if you end up wondering “Why does this thing look so shitty?” it’s probably ‘cause you don’t know how a gun works. Know how it moves and what fits in where. And please know where the hands are placed when firing!!! If you hold a gun at the wrong place, you can lose a finger! Don’t know enough about guns, let alone what type to utilize? Here (the Glock and the “Frag Nade” are mixed up):

And if you’re pro on guns, here’s an orgasmic list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_firearms
And if you wanna get a little creative:

I’m always a fan of the minigun………
[From various sources]
fucktonofanatomyreferences:

A mouth-watering fuck-ton of gun references.

Before you draw any gun, be absolutely certain you are familiar with the parts of a gun. That sounds cliché and dumb, but if you end up wondering “Why does this thing look so shitty?” it’s probably ‘cause you don’t know how a gun works. Know how it moves and what fits in where. And please know where the hands are placed when firing!!! If you hold a gun at the wrong place, you can lose a finger! Don’t know enough about guns, let alone what type to utilize? Here (the Glock and the “Frag Nade” are mixed up):

And if you’re pro on guns, here’s an orgasmic list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_firearms
And if you wanna get a little creative:

I’m always a fan of the minigun………
[From various sources]
fucktonofanatomyreferences:

A mouth-watering fuck-ton of gun references.

Before you draw any gun, be absolutely certain you are familiar with the parts of a gun. That sounds cliché and dumb, but if you end up wondering “Why does this thing look so shitty?” it’s probably ‘cause you don’t know how a gun works. Know how it moves and what fits in where. And please know where the hands are placed when firing!!! If you hold a gun at the wrong place, you can lose a finger! Don’t know enough about guns, let alone what type to utilize? Here (the Glock and the “Frag Nade” are mixed up):

And if you’re pro on guns, here’s an orgasmic list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_firearms
And if you wanna get a little creative:

I’m always a fan of the minigun………
[From various sources]

fucktonofanatomyreferences:

A mouth-watering fuck-ton of gun references.

image

Before you draw any gun, be absolutely certain you are familiar with the parts of a gun. That sounds cliché and dumb, but if you end up wondering “Why does this thing look so shitty?” it’s probably ‘cause you don’t know how a gun works. Know how it moves and what fits in where. And please know where the hands are placed when firing!!! If you hold a gun at the wrong place, you can lose a finger! Don’t know enough about guns, let alone what type to utilize? Here (the Glock and the “Frag Nade” are mixed up):

World Guns. Thought it was kinda funny. Sweet list though. wmm Varmint never works Fishgun HAHAHAHA OPERATOR HUM! FUTURE gangsta ham heats 1911 snake? snaake!

And if you’re pro on guns, here’s an orgasmic list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_firearms

And if you wanna get a little creative:

image

I’m always a fan of the minigun………

[From various sources]