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Video 20 Oct 240 notes

processresource:

http://www.laureldaustinart.com/

Has 3 process videos up on Vimeo! This one is to the Headless Horseman here’s the rest! http://vimeo.com/user32772272

Photo 12 Oct 275 notes So I saw a lot of ” How do you work up to drawing 9+ hours a day?” Well when you start working in the entertainment industry we don’t have 8 hour work days, it’s 9 hours. Some days I would be at the office from 9 am to 2 am. Also I do freelance while I work full-time so sometimes my days are more 14-16 hour days of painting. When I was working Skullgirls and my full time job. Some days I just didn’t sleep.
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1. Doing classes and studies help a ton. Studying helps build understanding which leads to confidence. A lot of people I see who don’t spend a lot of time drawing but want to do more of it. Tend to have poor foundations.Think of studies akin to working out at the gym. Getting tonka tough before a big marathon you want to do or a huge hike. If you didn’t work out beforehand, you would be huffing and wheezing and wanting to give up the first chance you could. But if you’ve been working up for this big run with smaller runs, leg training, stamina training, and here and there other things. It goes much more smoothly and you look forward to the next marathon. Trying to best your time and other things like that.Humans learn chronologically. We learn classical mechanics before we learn Einsteinian. You don’t wake up and have a hunch that if you travel really fast your mass increases.Learning basics before tackling advanced concepts is very key to development. Also makes things SO much easier on you.2. Challenge yourself. Try things you we’re shy to do. Try things you hate to draw and be stubborn about getting better at it.3. Don’t be defeated so easily. Take a break if something is frustrating you but DON’T drop it. Try looking at it from another angle. Ask your friends and strangers for advice. But never give up. You can do this! Just problem solve it out! Break things into smaller chunks if you need to!4. Have something going on in the background. I listen to music and audiobooks most of the time. If I’m designing, lyricless music often videogames soundtracks or orchestra covers to songs. If I’m rendering, definitely audiobooks.5. Work up to it. Make it a thing to do at least 2 hours of drawing a day for a month. Then next month add 30 minutes. Then the next month add more. It takes 28 days to make something a habit.6. Disconnect the internet or install programs like Cold Turkey, StayFocusd and ect. Eliminating distractions helps a ton.7. Make friends who draw too and not just as a hobby. Not to say to drop friends who don’t draw and neglect them. That’s a real dick move. But having friends who are also professionals is really motivating. All my friends are badasses and work extremely hard. I can’t slack around these guys!
8. Sign up to things like instagram, tumblr, facebook, and share your work! I appreciate anyone who likes my work and it keeps motivating me to make more. Even if it has one like. I’m inspired. I know forcing my friend http://nubblog.tumblr.com/ into instagram really motivated him to post more and make more art and even do traditional work more now then ever. It took me weeks of me pounding it into his head about making one and now he thanks me for it everyday. He posts more on it then I do!
9. This is really specific to me but when I first started studying and changing my work from a cartoony style to a more realistic one. Most of my friends told me outright they don’t like my work anymore. Don’t let anyone discourage you from your goals. Not to say don’t take critique but when it comes down to a personal taste well it’s personal. Learn to discern biased opinion and constructive advice. Don’t be afraid to ask “Why?” when someone says ” I don’t like it.”
10. Make big goals then chunk them down into smaller more manageable goals. Setting goals for yourself gives you something to work to. But don’t overload yourself or you’ll burn out quick. Setting a schedule helps too! Be sure to mix up your subjects though and keep things interesting for yourself.
11. Chewing gum helps me a lot with staying focused. I usually chew Black Black or Green.
Hope that helps!

So I saw a lot of ” How do you work up to drawing 9+ hours a day?” Well when you start working in the entertainment industry we don’t have 8 hour work days, it’s 9 hours. Some days I would be at the office from 9 am to 2 am. Also I do freelance while I work full-time so sometimes my days are more 14-16 hour days of painting. When I was working Skullgirls and my full time job. Some days I just didn’t sleep.

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Video 10 Oct 118 notes

Sorry for a second post but a big thing for me and my 4 year development was my line art as well.  It was terrible. Shaky. Clunky. Gross. It seems a little bit more refined now but I definitely want to keep pushing it to be lighter, delicate and more energetic calligraphy.

Thanks for the support everyone! It’s been really encouraging and I will continue to share my progress!

Video 9 Oct 319 notes

4 year development. 

1st row- I was at home for a awhile studying on my own. Frequently book stores and just sitting down and drawing everyday. Getting used to drawing 9+ hours a day and making it my new lifestyle.

2nd row- My school development. My 1st 6 month term at Watts Atelier went from barely being able to draw a head in 20 mins to doing a completed lay-in. 2nd 6 month term I pushed myself to finished renderings and started traditionally painting in gouache. The reason I’m learning how to drivety drive is so I can take classes on the weekend again.

3rd row- Painting studies really helped me push my rendering abilities. I switch between master studies to photo studies a lot. I want to start doing life studies though and making set ups to paint from.

Character Design related: I’ve never taken a character design class, but I been taking classes at other things I was weaker at for example sci-fi and environments. I been studying it for a year now taking classes with Kemp Remillard and Paul Christopher multiple times. I am now getting work solely for my sci-fi work and it has been really exciting. As well as listening to John Parks lectures over and over and doing exercises from it. I’m going to be moving onto environments pretty heavy handedly.

It’s been great!! I hope to continue growing and keep learning from my friends and fellow artists. I want to keep doing traditional on par with my digital and trek more deeply into gouache and doing plein air. I have around 6 projects that I am still working on and want to at least commit two to a finish before February. I want to try my hand at tutorials but topics like how to make a parallaxing background and how to set it up in Unity. Doing turn arounds and keeping all the measurements exact so your modelers don’t murder you for your misproportions. Trying to cover topics I don’t normally see.

Photo 8 Oct 87 notes processresource:

英雄联盟 LOL 武器大师 贾克斯 - Jax Painting Process
Watch Here: http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNzUzNzg1OTQ0.html
Source: http://blog.sina.com.cn/u/3696433751

processresource:

英雄联盟 LOL 武器大师 贾克斯 - Jax Painting Process

Watch Here: http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNzUzNzg1OTQ0.html

Source: http://blog.sina.com.cn/u/3696433751

Photo 7 Oct 951 notes The Grain Tutorial by Dan LuVisi
Video 2 Oct 376 notes

Wow sorry for the crazy multiple uploads it kept telling me there was a Gateway Timeout and I took it as ” Hit submit furiously maybe something will happen”

Since it’s Inktober I figured I’d share some of my favorite inkers. This is just off the top of my head but trust me there are many more.

Sean Gordon Murphy
Alex Nino
Sergio Toppi
Jeffery Catherine Jones
Frank Frazetta
Andrew Mar
Roger Ibáñez
Claire Wendling
Marcos Mateu-Mestre

Photo 30 Sep 321 notes For those of you who are like me and end up designing and painting a lot of game logos this game is an amazing way to warm up before you start designing your type.
http://type.method.ac/
Thanks to my bad ass friend Brice Driver for recommending this to me. Miss you guys so much! I can’t wait to see you and Millie again!!

For those of you who are like me and end up designing and painting a lot of game logos this game is an amazing way to warm up before you start designing your type.

http://type.method.ac/

Thanks to my bad ass friend Brice Driver for recommending this to me. Miss you guys so much! I can’t wait to see you and Millie again!!

Video 29 Sep 126 notes
Text 23 Sep 103 notes Asks
Video 23 Sep 243 notes

You can download this 3d model AND rig here

http://www.meryproject.com/

BTW seems FK controls are globally mirrored rather then locally. Picker UI is namespace sensitive, if you reference the rig then you have to put the whole namespace from the reference into the name slot at the top. Has a sticky lip deformer though :J

Enjoy!! If your not sure what to do with her to test her out, maybe see what http://www.11secondclub.com/ has going on. You can go through the archives and they still have the sound bites from previous competitions too. This winner is still my favorite one.

Text 21 Sep 48 notes Day in the Life of a Trope

I don’t normally post up literary articles but I got a kick out of these two.

http://the-toast.net/2013/08/22/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-troubled-male-antihero/

Fuck, he thought, then shit. Also he thought the word cunt. Because he could think whatever he wanted, and what he wanted to think about was swears.”

http://the-toast.net/2014/08/06/day-life-femme-fatale/

“I’m trying to suggest that I’m sexually available,” she said. “But in a vague, plausibly deniable sort of way.””

The comments are pretty great too.

"Teach me to be bad, Dame Academy. I need to take Remedial Bitchiness, Beginning Femme Fatale, and Kissing to Kill, Overview and Strategies"

"Don’t forget Smolder Like an Ice Queen: The Seductive Art of Nonchalance. Early lessons include How Fast Is Too Fast (When He’s Lighting Your Cigarette); the final exam will consist of staring moodily out the rain-streaked window, while casting a come-hither glance with your shoulders. Extra credit will be given to any student who can communicate, with one perfectly-arched eyebrow, disdain, longing, and a tragic vulnerability hidden beneath a veneer of sophisticated ennui and enticing sexuality."

Edit how did I miss this one: http://the-toast.net/2013/11/15/empowered-female-heroine/

"“It’s Doctor, actually,” she smirked. The guys were totally shocked. They’d been talking about the doctor they were supposed to meet like it was some old guy, but it was her the whole time. “According to this scroll, all the prophecies are going to explode,” she explained. “Let me run some tests in my hacking lab. I’m a very important scientist.” She had so many abs, too. So many abs.”

Photo 8 Sep 300 notes Trevor Claxton Heartbreaker Gumroad Parts 1 and 2
"The first 2 videos in my concept art production skills video set that will be under the "Heartbreaker" name
Video 1 : creating a rough concept and color comp with simple reliable techniques
Video 2: taking that rough concept to completion, touching on materials rendering and detailing and lighting for buying both together i have included a silent 45 minute concept sketching video
includes 4 video files, PSDs and a Brush set”
http://trevorclaxton.blogspot.com/
Trevor is an extremely nice dude, has the most adorable kids and wife, and also a really good teacher to boot. If your in the LA area and want to see him live the Gnomon event is also happening. http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/live/ If your going hit me up! We can learn together ♥

Trevor Claxton Heartbreaker Gumroad Parts 1 and 2

"The first 2 videos in my concept art production skills video set that will be under the "Heartbreaker" name

Video 1 : creating a rough concept and color comp with simple reliable techniques

Video 2: taking that rough concept to completion, touching on materials rendering and detailing and lighting for buying both together i have included a silent 45 minute concept sketching video

includes 4 video files, PSDs and a Brush set”

http://trevorclaxton.blogspot.com/

Trevor is an extremely nice dude, has the most adorable kids and wife, and also a really good teacher to boot. If your in the LA area and want to see him live the Gnomon event is also happening. http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/live/ If your going hit me up! We can learn together ♥


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