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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Exercises


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Exercises

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How to make the “Just add water” tool in Photoshop

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How to Draw Lips - Step by Step

Learn how to draw the lips step by step: lay-in, two value, dark accents, halftones / highlights, and details. Start with the 5 squishy little pillows of the lips and render 3-dimensional form using tone.

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How to Draw Lips - Anatomy and Structure

In this video tutorial I show how to draw the structure of the lips and it go over some of its anatomy. We get to see the romantic side of the orbicularis oris and have fun with lipstick! Cover the tubercle, philtrum, top lip, bottom lip, nodes, tuna cans and milk mustaches.

(Source: proko.com)

01:33 pm, by pencilcat 262  |  Comments

This was sent to us by Dalf, who asked us to look at his first video tutorial on traditional inking. It has some great advice and pointers, so I posted it here. (btw Dalf, I could understand you well, so no worries about your english.)

Here’s some tips on making a better video tutorial (and for anyone else who wants to make one).

-Get a tripod or some sort of solid surface for your camera to sit on. This will help prevent shaky cam and inconsistent focusing, as well as give you both of your hands to work with!

-Have an outline of what you’re going to say. This will help you keep track of what you’ll be talking about and prevent too much rambling.

-Have a good mixture of both demos and talking. If you think the demo will take too long, edit it in a video editor and speed it up, which can be lots of fun to watch!



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Today I gave my students a quick presentation on some of the basic considerations for composition, which I am now sharing with you! I’ve given them separate talks about color and tonal value/contrast, which are also super important compositional concerns. (I’ll be sharing those presentations too once I properly format them)

I personally love learning about different compositional techniques. It’s fun to think about the ways that the brain views & sorts images, and how we can trick it into feeling a certain way or looking at certain aspects of an image first! It’s easy to fall into compositional ruts (which I am also guilty of) because a lot of art gets by with mediocre, though serviceable, compositions. If you can generally understand what’s happening in an image then it’s generally fine. However, it’s the truly great compositions, where everything in the whole image has been considered and ‘clicks’ together, that bump up an illustration to a visual slam dunk. NC Wyeth is one of my favorite artists for this reason: his compositions are rock solid, varied based on the image’s intent, and always enhance the mood or action he is depicting.

For extra reading, some online compositional resources that I’ve found helpful or interesting include:
Creative Illustration by Andrew Loomis (download it for FREE. Such a great book all-around.)
Gurney Journey (check out the “Composition” tag, but really everything he posts is great)
The Schweitzer guide to spotting tangents
Cinemosaic (a blog by Lou Romano with some truly WONDERFUL compositions captured from various films)
Where to Put the Cow by Anita Griffin

Happy composition-ing!

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How to Draw a Nose - Step by Step

In this video learn to draw the nose in 5 steps: lay-in, two value, dark accents, halftones / highlights, and details. We visualize the minor and major planes of the nose and render 3-dimensional form using tone.

(Source: proko.com)

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so i'm currently trying to learn perspective, but all the drawings i make of blocks, boxes, etc. are always looking distorted/warped. is there any tutorial or something that could help me with this?

It sounds like you have your vanishing points too close together, which causes the warped look. A good rule of thumb is to atleast have one vanishing point out of the field of view (the picture). 

There are tons of perspective books cheap that I highly recommend reading, but you can start out with Fox-orian’s tutorial.


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Adding character diversity: Body type

Unique Features Tutorial Pt 1 by jeinu

Tips on how to draw not so cookie cutter characters! Change body type and shape, showing off natural differences in build that happen in real life! Not everyone is built the same!

Pt 2 and 3 will follow but check it out on the original posting on the artist’s deviant!

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Painting Gem Tutorials

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How to Draw a Nose - Anatomy and Structure.

In this tutorial I cover how to draw the structure of the nose and it’s anatomy. We look at the nose in 3 groups, the bridge of the nose, ball of the nose, and wings of the nose. The nasal bone, maxilla, lateral cartilage, greater alar cartilage, alar fat, nostrils, septum, glabella.

(Source: proko.com)

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How to Draw an Eye - Step by Step

This tutorial shows step by step, how I draw an eye. I break up this eye drawing into 5 steps: layin, 2 values, full value / dark accents, halftones and highlight, cleanup edges and shapes.

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How to Draw Eyes

In this tutorial I cover how to draw the structure of the eye and it’s anatomy. The eyeball, eye socket, brow ridge, eyelids, tear duct, sclera, iris, pupil, cornea, glabella, and epicanthic fold.

(Source: proko.com)

08:37 pm, by pencilcat 1087  |  Comments

a whole bunch of artwork advice


ALRIGHT, here’s a post I’ve been meaning to make for quite a while. Ahead is just a bunch of tips and advice that I’ve picked up over time. I’m no professional and I still have a ton to learn, but I hope you can benefit from this regardless!

also, sorry for the formality of the fancy graphics, there are some cool people who know how to make things look organized without using these types of things but sadly i am not one of them.

Often, I’ll hear an artist say something like, “I want to draw (insert subject here), but I don’t know how to draw girls!” 

Never be deterred from drawing something because you don’t know how to draw it. If you don’t know how to draw a girl, look up some references, and start learning how to draw girls. You’re not going to learn anything by sitting around and saying you want to draw something but you can’t. If you only draw things you are comfortable with drawing, you won’t grow as an artist. 

Challenge yourself! Draw something you’ve never drawn before. Sure, the first time it’s going to probably not be very good. But then try it again. And again. Remember, there is no where to go but up, so as long as you practice you will only get better at it. 

(the rest under the cut!)

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