ailea:

vanoty:

For Windows.

My friends and I occasionally have this problem so I’ve taught them this simple method that takes less than a minute as opposed to waiting several for your computer to restart(especially if it’s slow).

What’s great about this method is that sometimes restarting your computer wont fix the problem, but this usually will.

MAKE SURE YOU CLOSE ALL YOUR ART APPS.

This is important, otherwise the changes wont take effect. If it doesn’t work the first time, try again, sometimes it takes restarting it more than once.

For Windows 8, search for “services.msc” in your apps and click on the result. Continue from there!

Now go draw, babies!

Very helpful! This works whenever my tablet is having any problems at all. It’s very simple and very effective!

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mexi-doodler:

lexxercise:

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 :>

BRUSHES

Pencil

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.

Ink Pen

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.

Round Brush

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.

Flat Brush

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.

Watercolor

Best used for smooth blending, washes, gradients, and smoky atmospheric effects.

Cloud

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.

TEXTURE OVERLAY

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!

-L

Saving this for later :D

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fucktonofanatomyreferences:

Another superb fuck-ton of head angle references.

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curryuku:

not really a tutorial just a few tips;;
i dont think its my place to teach people how to draw arms since im still learning myself? ww

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fucktonofanatomyreferences:

A mouth-watering fuck-ton of hand references.

[From various sources]

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artist tips ›

suchirolle:

rileyav:

don’t save as jpeg

as a former yearbook editor and designer, let me explain this further

if youre only planning on posting your art online, them please save it as .png ;this is also better for transparencies as well

BUT

please, if youre planning of printing…

fucktonofanatomyreferences:

A coolio fuck-ton of female arm angle references.

Credit goes to melsrefs (on tumblr). You should flood Mel’s inbox with fanmail so s/he’ll make more of these epic references.

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Anonymous asked: yes when you have the time i'd love to see some of your brush setting levels.. uwu

natsubutart:

Oookay it took me two hours but I managed to screen them all!

NOTE: I took some of them in this tag. I didn’t save them, just took the settings. I’m sorry if they aren’t credited. 
For some of them you need to follow the instructions here

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That’s all! I use them all, I change everytime I draw so there isn’t one I use for lineart and one I use for coloring.
For the AU pages I usually use the Fine Flat one. For the last colored arts I made I used more than one brush for coloring, without a specifical order. 

Artist asks GO!

  • 1: Take a picture of your workspace.
  • 2: Show your pencilcase and what's inside.
  • 3: Show a thing you last drew, no matter how small or a "doodle" it is.
  • 4: Lineart or coloring?
  • 5: Who/what inspires you?
  • 7: Draw a same pic with your dominant and non-dominant hand.
  • 8: Redraw one favorite piece of art by other (internet/tumblr) artist.
  • 9: Do you have any OCs?
  • 10: Draw a gijinka of your blog.
  • 11: Do you listen to music when you draw? Favorites?
  • 12: Favorite thing to draw?
  • 13: Least favorite thing to draw?
  • 14: Draw a pic of yourself like how you look just now.
  • 15. Any weird artist behaviour you admit doing?

qinni:

More tips:

  • The closest I could find on Amazon to the watercolour set I use is the Sakura brand of Koi Assorted WaterColours Field Set.
  • Just use any old toothbrush. I used to use the ones that my dentist would give me after a visit, just because those were kind of cheap and I wouldn’t actually use them anyways.
  • I use acrylic for flicking and highlights because watercolour-whites tend to fade when they dry. 
  • Also, remember to keep your hands clean, because nothing’s worse than smudging graphite into your watercolours and then unable to get it out.
  • Try to avoid black and white when possible. They tend to dull the colours and it loses that watercolouring lustre. 

Since I started watercolouring again for my daily sketches, I’ve gotten a lot of asks/dA notes on if I could give a tutorial on watercolouring and also more specific questions that overlapped each other, so I decided to do a semi guide/tips/answering thing.

I actually started watercolouring before I went into digital medium, so I have a bit of personal experience, but I am essentially self-taught when it comes to watercolouring since there weren’t a lot of watercolour tutorials online back then to begin with, so I cannot promise that these are the absolute correct way of doing things. 

Hope it helps anyways :)

My Other Tutorials/Guides | My Daily Sketches

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