new video tutorial
Episode 2 of my tutorial series is out!
new brush sauce theatre episode out+brushesmy brushes are available here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/yz9eg6po49g2oy0/tylers%20brushes.abr.zipnote: I did not create them, just my personal compilation.
New video tutorial availablea link to the companion article http://creativesauce.tumblr.com/post/62190752033/composition-basics-value-sketching-ep7-do-your
NEW video! learn how I create epic fantasyscapesill be uploading the actual image here monday, after i let it settle over the weekend to see if there are final tweaks.Hope you enjoy!
New video tutorial and brushes updateMy brushes are linked on the youtube video description. link was working here.
New painting video availible (free)Sorry if at any point the music makes it hard to hear me, I really tried to be aware of the matter.Will tone it down next one.*Edit* my official page which i reference in the movie is under construction this week, will return shortly.Anyways I hope you enjoy.
New tutorial on youtube
New Video tutorial w/commentary and articleArticle here: http://creativesauce.tumblr.com
Beginners Guide to Creating Manga ArtHi guys,The "Beginner's Guide to Creating Manga Art", which I had an honor to participate in, is now on pre-order and will be released around 14th March 2013.This book features many interesting tips and detailed tutorials from talent artists, starting from basic character design and progressing to full color images, in an increasingly popular art form Manga.The price is £15.99 and the first 200 pre-orders will get an A5 Sketchbook and Mechanical pencil. Get your copy now at: http://shop.3dtotal.com/books/3dtotalpublishing/beginners-guide-manga.html#t1
Tip of the Day: 3 Things to get to our destinationPersistence is the engine, common sense is the steering wheel, belief is the key. We need all 3 to get to our destinations.Now let's get painting!!Sending positive vibes to you all!Bobby
Tip of the Day: Dealing with StressStress is the root for many health problems. It's not necessary. Just do what you need to do. Stop stressing.In high pressure situations if I start stressing I will think what is the worst that could happen and how could I bounce back from that. Once I see that I would still be ok and be able to come back from that difficulty... then the stress disappears. Then I start imagining what would it feel like to be successful and that gets me excited to continue towards my goals.Stress is something that everyone deals with in their own ways but if you don't have an effective way to deal with it, feel free to try my method.Bobby
How to create good compositions!Here is this week's video! Talking about composition and colors Make sure you check out the first part also if you haven't already!
Get the most out of your journal (part 2)Basic formatting tagsThere are a ton of different formatting tags available for you to use in your journal. Most of the tags will have a "twin" - another tag that behaves in the exact same manner, but is called something else. If you are into doing css these tags can be formatted, but we won't go into that right now.Bold textThere are two tags to make your text bold - the and the tag.Example of the tag:This is bold - but this is not will be displayed as:This is bold - but this is not.Example of the tag:This is bold - but this is not will be displayed as:This is bold - but this is not.Italic textThere are two tags to make your text italic - the and the tag.Example of the tag:This is italic - but this is not will be displayed as:This is italic - but this is not.Example of the tag:This is italic - but this is not will be displayed as:This is italic - but this is not.Underlined textThere are only one tag to make your text b
you wanna get good....then don't be a hater!okay so here is a tipi have seen in my life many artists who proclaimed they want to develop their skills, and kept bashing on everyone and everything on the way....and for some reason those guys never got anywhere...here is why..there is a value to different approaches, different styles. realism, manga , cartooney disney, my little pony, furries....don't waste your time tryint to bash any of the stuff you don't personally likeyou are missing out, bigtime!see there is a reason why that stuff is popular. and by that i mean on the visual side. so instead of flaming , trolling and bashing, try understanding the inner workings of it.here are some specific examplesrealism- it is a wonderfully complex base , reflects one's skill in capturing reality, but in it there are differences between photo referenced, real life work and no reference. ALL HAVE THEIR VALUE AND IMPORTANCE! from photos you can learn alot, gain analytic skills, develop an attention to
The Effectiveness of SimplicityI like to draw and look at rather complex works of illustration. Perpectiveful pinnacles of technical achievement, etc. However, I watch a good number of artists who use simplicity to great effect. Whether it be representing more complex objects and figures as simpler forms, or just a philosophy of "less is more," I can easily be just as impressed (if not more so) with the understanding and implementation of simplicity as I get with more complex works.Here's a short feature of some examples of works I've seen recently that got me good. Enjoy! This work by radsechrist looks complex (such as the third image which I'll be talking about a bit here,) and to an extent it is -- however upon closer inspection, the actual details and construction is quite simplified, even crude. And it's fantastic. The artist shows such a vast understanding of how and where to place detail that matters,
Why it's so important to unite as artists.We are with many though yet we are with few. We're all divided over little subgroups such as, fantasy illustrators, concept artists, comic book pencilers, photomanipers, techartists, anime drawers, realism sketchers etc. You might even find your place at multiple sections.I found that the biggest united groups on Deviant Art are mostly evolved around fan art, such as Sonic, or My little pony. Observations aside, I think the good thing about those groups is that they serve for companionship. Being an artist all by yourself with no one to share/talk about/discuss your work with can feel rather lonely. And that lonely feeling is not encouraging at all. Most of us keep a lot of things taboo as well, like techniques or rates. If we were more openly with these the changes of being underpaid or missing out on a job because someone else does it for hardly any money at all will grow slimmer. People should know what they are worth and not be afraid to ask for it.When I joined Devia
Women ArtistsThe other day, I attempted to put together a huge list of some professional and semi-pro women artists over on my tumblr, because it seems like too often women get overlooked when it comes to being honored and recognized. This year, I was incredibly honored to be nominated for a Hugo award in the Best Professional Artist category, but I was a little shocked to find out there hadn’t been another woman nominated in that category since Rowena Morrill in 1986. That’s more than a little ridiculous, considering there are so many women artists out there who are all amazing, who offer unique points of view and design solutions, and who need more visibility and recognition. While putting this list together, I was really excited to find tons of new artists I'd never heard of before.
How to create my square BrushBy popular demand, here is ..NOT my square brush, but how to create it yourself! And EP 09 of the character tutorial this week WWwwWWEeeEEEEEEEEE!Nothing too advanced, but hopefully helpful to some of you bros :0
Draw With Us #2 - Landscapes and SceneryHello everyone!I hope you've had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying your holidays Welcome to the second installment of Draw With Us! The topic I've picked this month is Scenery and Landscapes, mainly because apart from being one of my favourite topics it seems to be where Digital artists can really struggle. There have been quite a few deviations rejected from this group because even though the subject matter is done really well, the background needs a lot of work.It seems however that I've made the mistake of underestimating just how expansive this topis really is, so to make things easier I'm going to focus on natural landscapes more rather than cityscapes and man made settings.The first lot of tutorials that I wanted to share were a few on Perspective and Composition because they play such a large part in Landscape paintings. Some of the later tutorials have some notes about perspective, but these are exclusive to the topic; :thum
How to deal with or get feedback.Getting feedback or critiques may be hard for people.Some people want it really bad but can't seem to get it, at least not from the people he/she is hoping for.And other get it all the time but feel a little attacked or bullied by it.Pretty much anyone with eyes and some intelligence is able to spot mistakes or irregularities in someone's work. This person doesn't have to be more skilled than you. However, this person... might be wrong.... How do you judge a critique?You initially made your artwork according to the knowledge you currently have. Leaving room for mistakes in the elements you're not trained or knowledgeable in. Or perhaps you think you know something and you are not aware that it's wrong.When someone gives you feedback, even though it might feel incorrect. Take a little time to do some extra research on the matter. You can ask others if they agree with someone's feedback. You can search online (wit
Respect and Thankfulness to Lives and Dishes In Japan, there is one unique scientist who has greatly wide knowledge about marine lives. His nickname is Sakana-kun. ("Sakana" means "fish" in Japanese. And "kun" is Japanese honorific which is used to male friends, partners, colleagues, and younger men.) He always put on a globefish's hat and explains marine lives on lecture meetings and TV programs. He is very friendly and cheerful person, so he is popular among kids. He likes
Draw With Us #5 - Portrait Painting , Part 2Hey guys! Welcome to this months installment I'm continuing on the theme of Portrait painting from last month, but this time will cover the ears (there are not enough tutorials on ears!), nose and mouth. I hope you find this useful Ears Nose Nose tutorial by calleena Everything Concerning Noses by MythereaMouthTuto - THE MOUTH by Darwem0 Basic lip painting steps by Cellesria How to paint a portrait PartII by Calaymo Part 2 - Lips by gothic-icecream Painting Lips by AURORY Lip Painting Tutorial by acidlullaby The Lip by AURORY Fantasy Lips Tutorial by sanguisGelidus Study sketch + tutorial. Mouth. by Cthulhu-GreatFacial Expressions / Unique FeaturesBasic Expression Tutorial by Jeff-H Unique Features Tutorial: Pt 3 by jeinu Lackadaisy Expressions by tracyjb Unique Features Tutorial: Pt 2 by jeinuAnd to finish I have some inspiration for you all Femme Fatale - by DanLuVisiArt VENUS WAKES UP by AURORY Look at me by Dark-Adon Rock'n Elven Chick by lithriel:thumb152263760: Robert Joseph Mayfield by nathie Jess Brandon Hartley by nathie Electric by ShilesqueTink by lithriel Ceia by DeivCalviz Portrait of K.O. by VirginieCarquin The Little Mermaid by sharandulaGW2 Shan sketch by vinegar Commission - The Lady by Viccolatte :t
Another rant about art related things...Here comes another rant..This is not mean to specific people and the artists I name are awesome This is actually mostly towards artlovers and aspiring artists from online communities..Artists use tricks called, lighting, brush technique, color pallets etc. these tricks are NOT owned by them! I'm not giving people a free pass to copy other artists 1 on 1. but don't be afraid to get inspired and use the same brush technique color pallet or composition etc.Please do paint portraits, back-lighting and fan art. (It's not copywritten by Dave Rapoza.)Please do paint mountains and sci-fi scenes. (they are not copywritten by Feng Zhu.)Please do paint with a rough and brushy technique. (It is not copywritten by Craig Mullins.)Please work with custom shapes. (It is not copywritten by Sparth.)Please paint sideviews of epic battle scenes, including monsters. (It is not copywritten by Kekai Kotaki.)Please paint Humans, animals, nature. (It is not copywritten by ArtGod.)So please by the l
Draw With Us #3 - Human AnatomyHello again, guys Welcome to this months installment. I've had a few requests for this topic, so month 3 of this segment is going to be dealing with Human AnatomyBefore I start breaking this tutorial up into body parts, I'm going to start off with a 7 part series by :iconfoervraengd: called 'Understanding Anatomy' that covers most of the basics. If you're new to anatomy like I am I recommend checking it out, it's an excellent series!Part 1: IntroductionPart 2: Drawing the BasePart 3: Torso
Kanji in Japanese Language Example sentence: 私はいつかイエローストーンで狼を見たい。[Pronounce] Watashi-wa itsuka ieroosutoon-de ookami-wo mitai.[Meaning] I want to watch wolves in Yellowstone someday. Type of characters私 狼 見 --- 漢字 (Kanji)は いつか で を たい --- ひらがな (Hiragana)イエローストーン --- カタカナ (Katakana)Japanese language has 3 type of characters. That is to say, Kanji(漢字), Hiragana(ひらがな) and Katakana(カタカナ). Japanese calls Chinese characters "Kanji"(漢字). "Kan"(漢) means ancient Chinese empire "Han[Chinese]"(Kan[Japanese]), and "ji"(字) means "characte
Perspective in photoshop tutorial available now!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Lv1rJFH2mM