Figure Drawing Resources!


Figure and Gesture Drawing - Gives you the option of nude/clothed/all and male/female/all models. Then allows you to choose if you want a “standard” session filled with quicker poses, or a “class” session that starts with quick poses and gradually gets longer (with built-in…


Artists are always on the lookout for tutorials. So, we thought it’d be a good idea to compile these resources in our Artist’s Toolbox. 


Artists are always on the lookout for tutorials. So, we thought it’d be a good idea to compile these resources in our Artist’s Toolbox


I got messy the other day


I got messy the other day

Anonymous said: Are you still holding that monthy Giveaway? o: Or was that only for 2013 xb

I’m not, unfortunately, it got to be too much for my financial situation so I had to stop doing it.


Eyes, nose, mouth, head, hands, ears and folds reference drawing tutorials.


June 7th, 1942: Edward Hopper completes his best known painting, the seminal Nighthawks. When asked by a Chicago Tribute reporter about the philosophical meaning behind the diner having no clearly visible exits Hopper responded, “Shit. Fuck. I did it again. Goddamnit. Fuck. Not again. I did it again. Shit.” and slammed his hat on his leg.

djwaglmuffin said: I need help finding something: Are there any tutorials for "organizing" characters in a montage piece? You know, like one character takes the focus in the composition and then others are around them. I wasn't sure if it was a thing like, making each bit of empty space its own composition or if there is something else to it. For the life of me, I just can't get this one, seemingly simple staple illustration composition done effectively. :(


Heya, thanks for asking! Organizing illustrations with more than three characters (heck, even just one) is really hard, I agree. Basic composition will still assist in this, so here’s a tutorial on that alone.

For a quick tip, triangles work pretty well for dynamic shots with a small handful of characters: 

You can use other shapes too, it’s mostly about where your focus is, where you want the eye to go, is it a scene or is it just a group shot like a poster for a movie.

For a large multiple group, you can always look at paintings from art history! There’s a lot out there with large quantities of people in them, like this Caravaggio piece.

That composition shape, with the long line and two shorter offshoots, is really handy to build off of, too. There’s a great post about it on MuddyColors. You can use character heads as points, like in a constellation. Use gaze to show viewers where to look. Light focus can also highlight the area of interest.

As for negative space, it also helps to think about it, because you still need space for your eyes to rest a little. Sketch out thumbnail sketches first, small ones so you can focus on composition and flow. Shut your eyes for a few seconds and focus on the black inside your eyes, then open them and look at the composition with a fresh look. It also helps to turn it upside down; it’s said that a good composition reads from any view, though that’s not always the case. Also, it helps to ask someone how well it reads.

Starting with composition and thumbnails can save you a lot of troubles with negative space. You can see how the characters are arranged before you draw them, and you can identify large, weird gaps of space before you begin drawing for real.

If you struggle with drawing a lot of bodies in one spot, draw them individually, like on separate layers, and then later, mask or erase the parts that get covered up. If you’re working traditionally, try using a lightbox to trace over separate drawings onto the main sheet. It’s also a good idea to work background to foreground, so draw the background  characters first and work your way up to the foreground characters. 

I hope this answers your question! If not, feel free to ask for more info. :)

Tutorial: Expressions~


First off, I gotta start off with the typical Disclaimer.


This is a tutorial based off of MY knowledge and MY experience. My advice is just that, advice, and is not is anyway, shape or form, absolute. I am still learning and do not consider myself a professional or…

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My Babies. HEAVEN.


My Babies. HEAVEN.

People who can't draw:Drawing is fucking hard
People who don't try at all:Drawing is fucking hard
Teachers:Drawing is fucking hard
Beginning artists:Drawing is fucking hard
Pro artists:Drawing is fucking hard
Famous artists:Drawing is fucking hard
Extremely famous artists:Drawing is fucking hard
Long gone, passed away artists who went down in history:Drawing is fucking hard
People who are upset an artist won't draw for them for free:Drawing is easy!

Beard and Paint


Beard and Paint