How I draw'n stuff...
Due to the number of notes I've received asking me "How do I Draw and what media I use" I've decided to write a more detailed description of how I CG or Draw.Lol it would be nice if ppl actually scrolled down and read my comment ,I always indicate the programs I've used ..What Program do you use?.
When it comes to CG ,I always use Opencanvas 4.06 and Photoshop CS.Without them my art will...be boring XD;;.Opencanvas is my favorite program,if you still haven't tried it yet, go ahead and download the trial and try it for urself 8'O!This program is great for inking digitally, it's wayyyyy better then ps in that domain , it has more pressure control and the lines come smoothly ,perfect for lineart !
The coloring tools are also one of a kind, they are easy to use and the "water brush" tool is easy for blending.All in all it's a great program and it's easy to handle ,with an reasonable amount of options and tools it won't confuse you(compared to painter XD; )
.Photoshop (ps) ,on the other hand is great for effects, I've started to use it more now to add more details to my pictures .Personally , I think it comes in handy but I haven't really gotten use to drawing with it ...still a long way to go XP;;.Steps I take to produce art.
-look it over, correct errors
-ink with opencanvas 4.06
-color with opencanvas 4.06
-save it into Psd format
-modify colors +add special effects with photoshop CS
-reopen into Opencanvas 4.06 =add shinys with "additional layer"How do I improve
Well mainly it's from reading Mangas and referring to higher leved art works .I started drawing when I was 7 ,it was for fun and I didn't care much about proportions.I stopped for awhile ,then I started to draw again when I turned 14 and that's when I got serious .I decided that I would become better so I set a goal for myself. At that time, I usually draw 2-5 pics a day with references and had ppl critique some of my crappy art XD Soon I improved a bit. Then, I started reading BL mangas and get into that ,that's when I started drawing boyZ (2007)8D;;I observed how some BL artist drew guys and the body , that helped me a lot .
Now I only have the time to draw 1 pic per day but I still read BL and other mangas to help me improve.
I really love "DEath Note" the art is very inspiring : ) And it's also has good references.other stuff
S? POST IT HERE ,I'LL TRY TO ANSWER THEM ALL AND UPDATE MY JOURNAL AS I GO ALONG .
Boo my bad grammar D: I'll fix them later.