Episode 2 of my tutorial series is out!
new video tutorial
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! 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 availablea link to the companion article http://creativesauce.tumblr.com/post/62190752033/composition-basics-value-sketching-ep7-do-your
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 and brushes updateMy brushes are linked on the youtube video description. link was working here.
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: QualityTip of the Day: Quality isn't expensive. It's priceless.Sending positive vibes to you all!Bobby
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
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
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!
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
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
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
The manic mania when you're Arting.Whenever you create something you go through various stages before it is finished (if you want to finish it that is, not all artwork is meant to be finished.) I've noticed that these creative stages that you go through in that small time period of just one artwork is a manic type of emotional storm.Funny enough, being artists also means you're probably a more sensitive person than most.This following stage story is based on my own experience. Yours might be completely the same or perhaps you encounter different emotions thought he development stages. They are sort of placed in order, but you usually don't experience all of them in one artwork. (or do you?) 01 The brewing stage.You got this idea in your head of the thing you want to make. It is not a completely clear vision, but you slowly get worked up and cannot wait to get started working on it. Sometimes if it takes to long for you to get started (procrastina
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.
|| Read ||Far too many of today’s youth believe they are a mistake. They need to be reminded that they are not mistakes but that they are a different and new path than the one taken previously. Don’t let those who are lost lead your path for you. They will only you lead you wrongly and you will lose yourself along the way. This is your life, live it based on every little success you earn and learn from every mistake you make. Not them. Their mistakes are their own, and you are not a mistake. You are a successful example of what it means to be alive. There is no greater success than that.This life is yours. Be something — be someone you’re proud of. That's all I have to say.
Critiques and Critics Recovering from my little dental surgery ( I'm a big baby when it comes to the dentist), I've had too much time to think. So I was thinking about comments, critics and critiques on Deviantart.No, this was not prompted by anyone commenting on my work recently (please do not send me notes asking if it was you ). Just cumulatively over the 4 years I've been active here.PS: This is a longer journal, If you are not an avid reader, you might not want to commit lol.I'm not talking about using the official Critique platform here. I don't think you need a special window or anything to give or get information. And most of us know, you can get it just through regular comments that don't require a PM.I've just noticed some things over the years here, and this is just in my experience on DA, but let's see if it matches up with anyone else: The artists of very high skill/professionals usually don't leave much criticism of any
Introduction to zBrush!Hey guys!, I've received tons of messages asking for zBrush tutorials so here is the first one. I use this in some of my paintings quite a bit so maybe this will be of some help if you've never touched it before! Let me know
If I could have a moment of your time?I know at this time of the year many people are finding the joy of family and friends. If I could wish anyone anything this Holiday season it would be happiness, love, and a moment of clarity. There has been so much going on in this world that seems to have put either hostility or pain onto the shoulders of people around the world. Many are still suffering and they all need to know that regardless of how much they feel it — They are never alone. I want to wish all of you; even those I do not know as well as I could or should, a happy, healthy, and peaceful holiday. I want you to remember that you are loved. I want you to know you are not alone. I want you to understand that you are brave, smart, strong, and every breath you take is a gift. You are a gift.I know this sounds like nothing but promotion for posterity coming from a s
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