Art tutorials? 

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Art tutorials? 

Art tutorials? 

So, I've noticed that a few people have complained about not being able to draw, or not being able to draw certain things (bodies in particular). I think I've gotten pretty good at art lately, so I'm going to be posting art tutorials on this thread! You guys can copy off of them, you can even trace if you're on a big enough screen. Other people can post tutorials or tips too, since there are so many good artists here. Hopefully this will help struggling artists on CB? I'll post a body tutorial I made once this is up.  

submitted by Agent Winter, age Classified, Tutorials, yay!
(November 21, 2019 - 1:53 pm)

Okay, body tutorial step 1: Sketch out the body. Note where the guidelines are in this example! They're all important, so try to replicate them as best as you can. (The circles at the joints are especially important, as your character's arms and legs will be more likely to look floppy without them.)

submitted by Agent Winter, age Classified, Enceladus
(November 21, 2019 - 4:32 pm)

Body tutorial part 2: Add details. This includes clothing, clothing wrinkles, and the face and hair. (Also, I was going to mention this in part 1 but I forgot: I added the combat boots in step one bc they're so much bigger than the foot, so I wanted to have them instead of just the feet bc it changes the look so much. It's useful to sketch out the feet first though.)

submitted by Agent Winter, age Classified, Titan
(November 21, 2019 - 4:44 pm)

Part 3: ink and erase pencil lines. IMPORTANT: After you've inked every line EXCEPT THE GUIDELINES, wait before erasing the pencil lines! If you don't wait, it's very likely that your ink will smudge, and that can ruin a drawing! Especially if you're using smooth paper, since it smudges more easily. 

submitted by Agent Winter, age Classified, Nessus
(November 21, 2019 - 4:51 pm)

Part 4: Color! This is the fun part. Remember, shading using a darker shade of the base color you're shading on top of (as in, not gray unless you're shading on top of gray) makes the drawing look a whole lot more professional if you do it right! Notice where I've shaded here-- where the hair falls in front of the face, under the chin, where the torso is in front of the right arm, where the torso casts a shadow on the left arm, and between the legs since they would cast shadows on each other. These are typical places to shade, but if you have a specific light source, that would cast shadows on the side it's not coming from. 

submitted by Agent Winter, age Classified, Io
(November 21, 2019 - 4:57 pm)
submitted by big top
(November 21, 2019 - 5:24 pm)

What do you use to color??

submitted by Artist, age CBer, Anonymous
(November 24, 2019 - 10:41 am)

@Artist I use markers! The brands I use are Arrtx and Master. I’ve used Ohuhus as well, and they’re pretty great. Inexpensive, too!

submitted by Agent Winter@Artist, age Classified, EDZ
(November 24, 2019 - 11:39 am)


submitted by Artist, Aqua
(November 25, 2019 - 6:31 pm)

That's pretty cool! I like the coloring especially; it's really good. I might use this tutorial sometime soon, to see if I can try to imitate your style.

submitted by Leafy, age No, not a cat
(November 25, 2019 - 4:33 pm)

@Leafy Wow, thank you! I'm glad you like it, especially since I really admire your art! If you use the tutorial, I'd like to see the end results! I hope you have fun with it. 

submitted by Agent Winter, age Classified, Enceladus
(November 25, 2019 - 5:14 pm)

Huh, the Arrtx markers look cool. Guess I'll pester my parents for those for Christmas. Or my birthday, if that doesn't happen. Or I could just pay forty bucks for 80 nice markers. That would work too. 

submitted by Catsclaw
(November 28, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

How to draw very curly hair~~

Step 1, draw out a loose shape. The shape of the hair is going to end up bigger than what you initially put down, so keep that in mind :D

submitted by Alizarine
(December 4, 2019 - 1:22 pm)

Step 2, draw several small loops/circles along your lines. The circles should get a bit smaller as you get closer to the scalp~

submitted by Alizarine
(December 4, 2019 - 1:24 pm)

Step 3, add some open-ended-6-shaped-squiggle-things along the outside to make it look more frizzy~

submitted by Alizarine
(December 4, 2019 - 1:26 pm)

Step 4, add a bunch of S shapes to fill in the inside part. I put some along the outside border, too~

submitted by Alizarine
(December 4, 2019 - 1:27 pm)