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Supersonic Sponsor: Craftsy’s “How to Draw With Perspective" Free eGuide.

Sponsoring Supersonic Art this week is Craftsy and they’re offering an awesome free downloadable eGuide on "How to Draw With Perspective."

Perspective is one of the most difficult things to deal with while drawing as it’s endlessly frustrating and rules can be easily forgotten or confusing.  I’ve spent years looking at and buying books trying to figure it all out.  Luckily Craftsy has once again come to rescue with it’s brilliant FREE eGuide, “How to Draw With Perspective,” which covers all the basics from vanishing points all the way to drawing ellipses in perspective, with step by step instruction and visual aides.  Craftsy also offers many other interactive classes that never expire.

If you want, head on over to Craftsy and register to download your free Craftsy eGuide, “How to Draw With Perspective.”

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uhh, you can use mine if you’d like?



You have to add smudges though if you really want it to look like a pencil


also if you have photoshop, you can make it look a lil more like it’s been scanned in if you shift the channels a pixel or so like people do to make the 3D effect

'idk line v2' is a brush I made, it's just:


If you’ve not installed a sai brush before, you just need to go to your SAI directory

(usually in appdata/local/systemax/easy paint tool sai or appdata/local/zame/paint tool sai english pack.)
Type “%appdata%” into your start bar to jump to the folder to have a look)

And save that image as a .bmp in the elemap folder.
You then need to restart sai, but open it by using ‘start-sai.exe’ as that updates your config files.

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Color palette tutorial time!

This is by no means the Only Way To Pick Colors—it’s just a relatively-simple method I use sometimes.  I’ve found it works pretty well, almost regardless of what colors you pick—as long as you can keep them organized by those light/dark warm/cool categories, and make sure one category takes up a significantly higher proportion of page space, it usually turns out pretty good!

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I’ve received a lot of letters from artists asking to check out their artwork and their blog, and I’ve noticed that a lot of them openly write unhealthy amounts of negative comments about their artwork, it was super depressing, honestly.  :(
Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy!  You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through.  You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way!  Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!

Love your art, love yourself!

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Comics, Illustration, and the Ethical Use of Swipe


I wrote this post some time ago on how to ETHICALLY swipe. Using images you did not create, clippings, etc in a transformative and legal way. When I try to repost it to tumblr, the images and videos don’t show.image

So go HERE for the direct link on HOW TO SWIPE LIKE A PRO. An acquaintance of mine, a photo journalist, found his pics being used by a fine artist without credit or permission, so this came up again today.

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