Art References


1. Chalcopyrite
2. Azurite
3. Chalcopyrite with Quartz
4. Spessartine on Smoky Quartz
5. Fluorite stalactite
6. Dioptase
7. Amethyst
8. Rainbow Aura Quartz
9. Dioptase
10.. Burmese Tourmaline 8.15 ct

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Practice poses this week. Somehow most of them turned into free! characters. I’m just…

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etonnement said: Good advice! I wanted to comment, expensive also often means more temperamental and narrow in ability. My suggestion to artists trying to find where their hand is in line art is use ballpoints, exploring what kind of pressure range and use they're drawn to. Only graduate to new tools as soon as you are limited by the ones you have, because the tools can shape your development. It's incredibly useful to be limited by them while you're learning.

Anonymous said: Do I need an expensive art pen to get good lineart or would any pen be good enough?

Line quality can vary from brand to brand, and expensive isn’t always the best.

I’ve never had a problem with Sharpie or Staedtler products. I’m not sure if they’re considered expensive, but my local Wall mart carries them, so they’re what’s available. fine point marker pens/fineliners are great for inking.

whitefoxart said:

For me, Good lines depend more on the paper than pens… Shelling out a few extra bucks for some decent bristol board is usually worth it… I like to work on Canson bristol smooth. On Strathmore, lines bleed like crazy… your results may vary, tho.

johnsrude said:

I use Sharpies quite a bit and they’re great as long as you take into account that the ink bleeds (spreads). The ink bleeds slightly sideways and it definitely bleeds down through the page. I put scrap paper under my sketchbook page.

pecaulateagoatviciously said:

You don’t need expensive pens, it just depends on what you are comfortable with. Not a good idea to spend a ton of money on something you might not even like. So start small and common? Move up if you need to.ignore pecaulateagoatviciously

fearmywaffles said:

I bought the extra fine sharpie and even that isn’t thin enough for me…. xD

combustiblelemonss said: do you have any tuts/books/anything about lineart? i wanna make it look more clean but i always end doing sketchy lines

Sketchy lines are usually caused by making many short strokes. You need to practice making your strokes longer.

It helps to map out points where you know you want your line to fall. Also, “ghosting” over your lines before actually laying them down onto the paper gives your hand a chance to get used to the line you’re about to draw.

[This video] has a good explanation. Also, have a look through the [art exercises] tag.


Saw this today on facebook and thought I might share. Since this is how I think about forms and shapes. You can use this for full rendering as same as shading with a pencil.

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So the first thing I see when I get on tumblr is this post from eschergirls and it compelled me to spend a whopping 15 minutes of my day doing a quick fix on that bunny girl’s weird body. 

I referenced a picture from the lovely SenshiStock on dA

Very nice take on the pose.  Still sexy but not omg wtf.


Some drafts of tutorials I’m working on. Maybe if I post these, shame will spur me on to actually finish the newer versions.

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