How to sketch up a city quickly ^^ CLICK HERE FOR FULL SIZE. This is a rough re-creation of this sketch since there was interest in how I did it without pulling my hair off, and I wanted to share it in case people just need to get a rough cityscape in photoshop quick without the hassle and without the help of other programs like google sketchup.
Obviously this looks very rough it was meant to be and also because I made it in a real hurry, so please excuse some of the ridiculous looking buildings and other illogical appearances. to create more precise cityscapes using this method, simply stop using the brush tool and use line tool/polygonal lasso tool—even using the brush tool and holding down shift is fine—instead to create precise, straight lines. The slower you do this process the more accurate your final piece will be, however the premise of this method is that if you want/need to do it fast, you can.
good luck :D
I just saved this bby new born deer. and I’m crying bc it kept following me.
Sorry I don’t talk much. I don’t really say anything unless I have something to add to a conversation.
Not exactly the best trait for blogging.
I’m working on a commission. Roommate walks in, walks behind me, watches what I’m drawing, says “nice”, then walks out.
I hope you liked seeing big pony butts you nosy little shit
Dumb shit that I am, I’ve been going around for a month with a possibly broken wrist. Doc says that the lump in my palm is likely a bone fragment. Ugh.
Scratch that. X-ray showed nothing. So now I have pain and a solid lump in my palm, and I don’t know what’s causing it.
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!
Want to collaborate on a Google Doc with Nietzsche, Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky, Dickinson, Dickens and Poe?
Click here. Start typing. Enjoy the hilarity.
Ninja Update: Wanna see something fun? Mention Shakespeare in a sentence and see what happens.
Poe kept writing distinctly into my sentences so I wrote ”Edgar, you’re not funny” aND HE BLATANTLY DELETED THE NOT I AM SO DONE WITH THIS ASDFKJL
OH GOD IF YOU TYPE “EDGAR ALLAN POE” POE ADDS A :( AFTER HIS NAME PRECIOUS BABY
Oh my God so I typed ‘Shakespeare’ and Shakespeare butted in and wrote ‘The lovely and handsome Shakespeare’ but Poe burst in saying ‘The dreadful and lonely Shakespeare’.
aND FYODOR DOSTOYVESKY ADDED ‘ I do not wish to make myself a laughing-stock before these idle listeners.”
Look what they did to All Star by Smash Mouth
“Somebody once hushedly told me the world is going to roll me. I ain’t the sharpest tool in the shed. She was looking kind of glocky with her finger and her thumb in the shape of a “L” on her forehead. Well, the years start voraciously coming and they don’t stop coming; fed to the rules and I hit the ground running. It didn’t make sense absolutely to live for fun. Thy brain gets smart but your head gets dumb. So much to do, so much to behold. So what’s wrong with taking the back busy thoroughfares? In everything one thing is impossible: rationality. You’ll never know if thou don’t go. “You’ll never shine if you don’t glow”, he growled incoherently. Hey presently, you’re an All Star. Get your game on; go play. Hey now, you’re a Rock Star. Get the show on; get laid. As well as all that glitters is gold, only shooting stars break the mold. ~All Star by Smash Estuary of opinion…”
Imagine putting your research paper in here and letting them go at it.
OH MY GOD I WAS WRITING AND EDGAR WOULDN’T STOP FIXING THINGS SO I WROTE “Edgar shut up I’m trying to write” and he changed it to “Edgar shut up I’m meagerly attempting to write” THIS FUCKING ASSHOLE
Charles Dickens and Emily Dickenson had an editing battle changing a word to their own names until Charles essentially said “fuck it” and changed it to Oliver Twist.
An epic fuck-ton of male and female torso juxtapositions.
"Man, I colored this really nice, looks almost like a Van Gogh."
*notice monitor is off-angle, readjust it*
*look at picture again*
Someone requested a hand tutorial, so I rambled. I didn’t even get to everything I would like to, so here is a part!
Thanks. I’ve been consciously trying to get better at hands for ten years, and I still suck, so I’m always grateful for new tutorials. Someday, one diagram, one line is gonna click it for me. This one’s great.
Upon listening to http://chrisoatley.com/artcast-58-artistic-growth-is-not-a-goal-how-to-become-an-early-riser/ and realising I won’t have my scanner for the next two weeks, I decided to instead commit to 52 finished pieces and 52 filled sketch pages minimum.
Which is probably a smart thing because now I’ll definitely have time to make larger comics if I wanted without worrying about overshooting a deadline.
let’s see if this catches on. everyone take 5 minutes to draw what you look like RIGHT NOW.
REALLY hate having stubble!
its like 3am and a cold has hit me. for the love of all on this good green earth let me have 5 minutes without my nasal passages attempting to flood my upper lip.
FOOBAW NOSHAVE MODE ACTIVATE
cheap cookies for days
AAs accurate as memory allows.
WHY NOW?! I HAD MY SHIRT ON 10 MINUTES AGO.
Its actually cold here but my room is always the hottest when we turn the heat on while the rest of the house is still cold.
My face is so nondescript it hurts. No wonder why every caricature I’ve gotten is essentially an oval with a smiley face.
In the loosest sense of the term. I’m just tired. Not that I’ve not been drawing - they’ve just not been up to snuff. Irritatingly so.
Which sucks, because I’ve some great ideas for art to do. I’ve gotta get back into the groove, shake off the rust, and actually get a routine. I think I’ll get a case of energy drink this weekend, ignore everything, and just hit the tablet.
But for now, back to work for me.