Starving Artist's Sage Advice


A BUNCH OF PEOPLE askd how i color hair/skin/clothes but I REALLY DON’T KNOW HOW TO EXPLAIN IT SOBS I GUESS icould do a step by step if u guys want idk i

Color wise i honestly just do it randomly tturns AWAY BUT YEAH I NOTICED I STICK wiith purple-blues alot expecially for shadows!! i’m sorry i don’t know wat to say omg


SK IN COLORING CAUSE i received a bunch of asks on this omg i don’t know if this is the right way or anything but it’s a quick way i use to pick skin color s YEAH BLUES AND PURPLES add a nice bit of variety to the skin i feel idk IM SORRY I KINDA GO ON INSTINCT WHEN IT COMES TO THE EXACT COLORS 

If you’re ever not sure of skin colors it’s always best to look up a ref of a RL person of that approximate skin color!! 



Much like my leaf tutorial this is another crazy simple guide but it might help a few of you! I love to get a lot of thumbnail type ideas down first before I settle on something final so I like to use this quick method as a way of exploration, basic research into what I’m trying to achieve and a means of creating variety in my work (I hope!) On the flip-side I know a lot of people struggle with creating environments in general, this could be a good way to ease yourself into drawing them without getting too bogged down in details and technicalities, just blasting your ideas down onto a canvas!

i needed this


a quick and sloppy tutorial on drawing profiles for the anon who requested it. hope this helps some people! 


Quick an’ dirty tutorial on how to create that car paint metal shading, for anyone who’s interested. It’s easier than it looks, it just takes some tricksy use of Photoshop’s layer blending modes. This was done in PS CS5, though it should work in just about any version.

This should work with any color using the same principles. Once the base is done, dirt and damage can be used to add some wear and tear, either painted by hand or taken from grunge maps.



Body drawing review - translated version.



drew greyhounds in class this week!

oh, look at those sweeties! My friend and I went to a life drawing class series and we kept saying I should draw Union like life drawing and… I never did… :(

How to make short comics using standard sized paper, a stapler, and a printer-with variations on the theme.



20 places that don’t look real (part 2)
11.Mount Roraima-Venezuela
12.Naico mine-Mexico
13.Red beach-China
14.Solar du Uyuni-Bolivia
15.Tainzi mountians-China
16.Tulip fields-Netherlands
17.Tunnel of love-Ukraine
18.Wisteria flower tunnel-Japan
19.Zhangye Danxia landform-China
20.Zhangya Danxia Landfrom 2-China


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Tutorials/Progressions done by Gimaldinov Arthur.

Head over to his DA for more! Also he has some killer brush sets. I really like this soft airbrush he made.