Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - HandsThis is the first post about hands. Other posts about hands in the future will cover “hands in relationship to the body”, “different characters, different hands”, “expressive hands” and “hands touching things”. If you have suggestions for Tuesday Tips, write me a personal message.Norm


Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - Hands

This is the first post about hands. Other posts about hands in the future will cover “hands in relationship to the body”, “different characters, different hands”, “expressive hands” and “hands touching things”. If you have suggestions for Tuesday Tips, write me a personal message.



someone asked me if I could do a step-by-step on how I draw faces and make interesting expressions while still keeping the facial structure intact so I did… this.  there’s really no secret to it, it’s just utilizing knowledge of how stuff works in a really specific way!  I’m terrible at teaching, I’m sorry.


A couple people asked me how I vary my leaves and trees and honestly, it’s super easy! I’ve never made a tutorial/guide before so I kept this mega simple but I hope someone out there might find it useful at least!

Also, anyone can download the brushes I use for all my art on my tumblr page (: I only use around 5 so go nuts haha

countsassmaster :  alright, cause this aint in your FAQ: How do you do that crazy awesome pixel text in your blog header and faq floaties?


Dang I’ve never been asked this question before but here we go!


First in SAI, I zoom in like 800 or around there.


Then I select the binary tool.


These are my settings for the binary tool!


then i write something dumb like this


save it as a PSD, take it into photoshop. It should have a transparent background, which is those checkerboard things you see there.


then i resize it. note that i have the resampling set to nearest neighbor: this preserves hard edges & prevents anti-aliasing from happening when you resize your image.


then I lock the opacity on the layer


select the gradient tool…


and then pop a gradient on it.


after that i right click the layer in my layer palette, duplicate it, and drag it behind the top layer….


make that layer red by locking the opacity again and colouring over it with red, and then offset it by dragging it slightly to the right or left so it looks like a shadow.


then I merge all of the layers with a shift+ctrl+e and pop a white stroke on it!


and there you go! a floaty pixel text thing declaring to the world that you think tacos are just the bee’s knees.

saraaza :  hey yiq?? ;w; can i ask if you have a quick n dirty explanation to how you draw meat/ meat slabs? for some reason the way you do it is just very appealing to me and even if u didnt wanna detail it (which is cool!) i was just wondering if you had a few words about it! if not that's also fine, have a nice day! :+)


#food #blood

yeah sure! here’s a quick tutorial/guide/whatever thing

it’s kinda messy but this is how i go about makin’ some mEAT on sai

here’s a fullview if the text is hard to see…

hope it helps??




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.


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!

i am having a very hard time reblogging this because the op says “now go draw, babies!” but i think i should since my tablet fucks up constantly


Hum, I’m home from work and grabbing paper to start drawing and thought I’d talk about this for some reason…when I talk about working straight in ink and going through a lot of bad drawings to make one good one, and developing your confidence and line quality, this is what I’m talking about. These are just SOME of the bad drawings I went through to make this one (I’m really not the sort of person who is ok with showing stuff I’m not happy with but this is my no.1 artaxe to grind so)

You get an image in your head and you gotta try to accept all the junk you have to produce that is literally just a natural consequence of slowly training your hand and brain to make the movements you want. Not by laboriously going over the same thing over and over until it becomes too warped inside your eye to even see it clearly, but by destroying and recreating it and knowing that each time makes you stronger, throwing away what you don’t need. The only art advice I’ve ever felt made a difference for me is that you must not be afraid to destroy it if it’s not working.

I sound a lot more sanguine about it than I really am (I have a real temper and this drives me crazy, let’s just say I spend a lot of time scrubbing ink off of my walls) but it’s really worth it to ride that horrible thing until maybe you’re lucky enough to teach your body something new and beautiful. Working like that is draining and eats through materials, but making a habit of it makes a real difference in your state of mind and hand that carries over when you work in other techniques.

I mean, at least for me, but I’m pretty fucked up

how i do tha nose: