Dan Fessler’s HD Index Painting Technique let’s you paint pixel art in Photoshop in a non-destructive manner, and lets you use pretty much every tool in a perfectly pixel-gradient fashion!
The article gives you everything you need to try it out for yourself.It’s easy to set up and use, and the results are so fucking cool.
A Guide to Skirts
More Visual Glossaries (for Her): Backpacks / Bags / Hats / Belt knots / Coats / Collars / Darts / Dress Silhouettes / Eyeglass frames / Hangers / Harem Pants / Heels / Nail shapes / Necklaces / Necklines / Puffy Sleeves / Shoes / Shorts / Silhouettes / Skirts / Tartans / Vintage Hats / Waistlines / Wool
I’ve been getting a lot of asks lately about the brushes and textures I use in my work, so here’s a BIG FAT REFERENCE POST for those of you who were curious! Bear in mind that I’m really lazy and don’t know what half the settings do, so don’t be afraid to experiment to figure out what works best for you :>
I use the pencil tool with SAI’s native paper texture both for sketching and for applying opaque color with no blending. Lower opacities give it the feel of different pencil hardnesses, while full opacity makes it more like a palette knife, laying down hard-edged, heavy color for detail work or eventual blending with other brushes.
Mostly made this because I’m lazy and I didn’t want to have to keep turning my textures off/opacity up when I wanted to ink something (even though I don’t do it very often), or lay down flat colors. I find the line quality to be much more crisp than Photoshop, and you can manually adjust in-program stabilization to help smooth out hand wobbles.
The plain ol’ brush tool acts as sort of an in-between for me in terms of brush flow. It’s heavier than my usual workhorse brush, for faster color application and rough blending, but not as heavy as the pencil tool, which has no blending at all. I like to use the canvas texture on this brush to help break up the unnatural smoothness that usually accompanies digital brushes, but it works just fine without.
A brush tool set to flat bristle is by far my favorite to paint with. I don’t use any textures with it because I think the shape of the brush provides enough of that by itself. I use it for everything from rough washes to more refined shaping and polish. It’s just GREAT.
Best used for smooth blending, washes, gradients, and smoky atmospheric effects.
Basically a grittier version of the watercolor tool, because too much smoothness weird me out. Good for clouds and fog, as the name suggests, or just less boring gradient fills.
To further stave off the artificially smooth look of digital painting, I almost always overlay some sort of paper texture, and it’s almost always this one, which I scanned and edited myself. You’re all welcome to use it, no permission required!
Using overlays in SAI is just as easy as using them in Photoshop. Just paste the texture into its own layer above everything you want it to apply to, and change the layer mode to Overlay. That’s it!
Want a more prominent texture? Up the contrast. Something more subtle? Lower the contrast or reduce the layer opacity. You can also use a tinted overlay to adjust the overall palette and bring a little more color unity to an otherwise disparate piece! Just be aware that too much texture can hurt the readability of the work beneath it, so I’d err on the side of subtlety.
Hope that helps!
I fucking love how tumblr has been using high flicker rate gifs on the login screen. Have you not heard of epilepsy?
not to mention that once in a while i go to a blog, and either the url is changed, they deleted, or i just typed it wrong, and it’s literally always a p high flicker rate gif:/
For anyone with sensitive eyes or epilepsy, if you’ve downloaded AdBlock, you can get rid of these GIFs.
Go to ‘options’, it should open up in another window. You can then go to ‘customise’ tab, and select ‘manually edit your filters’.
If you then paste tumblr.com###fullscreen_post_bg, the GIFs should no longer show up (in the very least, they shouldn’t show up when you go to an unclaimed URL).
Reblogging for any followers who have issues with this.
tiny tutorial thing I meant to make for the people I sometimes help out on portefolios : ) just wanted to share perspective doesnt have to be a bugger, yknow ?
For my art bros
Hey tumblr, have you ever thought to yourself, “dang it’d sure be cool to set a project in something other than the current times,” but when you go to look up references on google, all you get is a horrible historical pastiche of days gone by?
Well boy howdy, do I have a reference for you!
The Wishbook Web has scans of entire consumer catalogs from past decades, ranging from the early 30s to the late 80s. Each catalog has pages upon pages of reference of clothing, accessories, and shoes for all ages, as well as toys, gadgets, and all sorts of junk that you might buy for yourself or your loved ones. While the website exclusively has Christmas catalogs, the photos and illustrations show products that you could use year-round.
(ONLY THE PICTURE WILL APPEAR ON YOUR BLOG)
apple stuffed french toast
baby step buns
dairy and gluten free pancakes
double whole grain pancakes
eggie veggie bake
egg white crepes
egg white veggie omelet
fluffy canadian pancakes
ginger bread oatmeal
gluten free banana bread pancakes
gluten free coconut pancakes
turkey breakfast sausage
vegan and gluten free peach crisp
vegan banana oatmeal waffles
whole grain pancakes
asian chicken salad
baked zucchini fries
bbq tuna fritters
crispy eggplant with spicy tomato sauce
grilled fish tacos
hawaian chicken kabobs
skinny tuna melt
sweet potato chips
vegetarian sloppy joes
whole wheat and honey pizza crust
baked basil zucchini
baked macaroni and cheese
baked turkey burgers
bbq lime and mango turkey
bbq rosemary sweet potato
black bean veggie burgers
chicken, avocado salad
citrus grilled chicken
garlic and lime shrimp
garlic and parmesan turkey meatballs
garlic and rosemary chicken
moroccan apricot chicken tenders
mushroom pizza with caramalised onions
oven fried eggplant
pecan crusted dover sole
pineapple pork kebobs
pork fried rice
roasted rosemary root vegetables
seasoned potato wedges
slow cooker meatloaf
slow cooker pineapple chicken verde
slow cooker pulled pork sandwiches
slow cooker rosemary chicken
slow cooker two bean chicken
thai spiced bbq shrimp
tuna stuffed zucchini
banana almond and chocolate ice cream
banana berry soft serve
banana split cheesecake bites
blueberry-pomegranate ice lollies
chocolate hazelnut ice cream
creamy baked pears
grilled peaches with gingersnaps
no bake peanut butter nuggets
nutella fudge pops
peanut butter and chocolate ice cream
raw carrot cake
raw tropical ice cream
roasted maple papaya
sweet potato pie
vanilla ice cream
vegan and gluten free, peanut butter, caramel cheesecake
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apples peanut butter slices
chocolate chip balls
chocolate chip cookies
cinnamon fruit kebobs
frozen banana bites
frozen fruit pops
frozen yogurt blackberries
frozen yogurt strawberries
fruity fun skewers
no bake healthy protein bars
peanut butter cups
pizza roll ups
roasted chick peas
skinny coconut cupcakes
strawberry and mango fruit roll up
berry watermelon smoothie
blueberry banana smoothie
blueberry coconut water frosty
chocolate cranberry smoothie
coconut hot chocolate
cranberry and banana smoothie
fresh orange juice smoothie
grapefruit pink smoothie
green lemon and pineapple smoothie
green tea mango smoothie
healthy vegan breakfast smoothie
mocha coconut frappuccino
mocha madness recovery shake
peanut butter, banana green smoothie
strawberry, blueberry smoothie
strawberry lemonade frosty
strawberry shortcake smoothie
sweet pomegranate smoothie
sweet potato hot cocoa
tasty fruit smoothie
vegan almond butter banana shake
vegan cashew ripple strawberry shake
vegan chamomile banana shake
vegan chocolate raspberry smoothie
vegan chocolate s’mores shake
vegan chocolate, strawberry, banana shake
vegan double chocolate chip shake
vegan peaches and cream smoothie
vegan peachy hemp protein smoothie
vegan secret ingredient matcha shake
vegan secret ingredient vanilla shake
vegan wild blueberry shake
virgin peachy lychee daiquiri
whipped strawberry lemonade
chocolate peanut butter
fig jam with lavender, thyme and walnuts
peanut butter fruit dip
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I really tried making this tutorial (I aM SO HORRIBLE AT MAKING TUTORIAL SO PLEASE DON’T ASK ME TO MAKE ONE FOR YOU LMAO….*turns head*)
I’ve been getting a lot of messages on how to paint w/gouache…so here’s a step by step process on how I paint gouache. You can find what kind of brands I use on my about me page (you just need to scroll down and you’ll find it)
Also for the palette I use. I highly recommend this palette! Why? Because you can save your gouache (or acrylics)…and the special palette paper absorbs the water from the sponge (and it lasts pretty long…like about five weeks?)
If you have any questions, please message me lol……