SOME EFFECTS and stuff i use to color quickly/ to make flat colors a little less boring cause people asked 

ALL DONE IN PHOTOSHOP THERE are like amillion more but i can’t fit it in LIES ON M SIDE

Anonymous asked: Any tips on drawing mouths?




Oh gosh I will try

I do basic closed mouths like

altered pretty easily for parted lips

annnnnd teeth…

You can put as much or as little definition into your teeth as you like, but I go about halfway

And remember that it’s dark inside mouths, and that there’s a tongue in there. I’m terrible at tips, I’m sorry! Polararts has a much better tutorial haha.

Naw, teeth are helpful~ I forgot to mention how to do those. xD

lmao no matter what you do dont ask me to explain this hehe


Here’s my SAI brush settings, and a speed-painting of Mercury for brush-use examples. 


No Bullshit Pixel Art Tutorial — Week 1

retronatorThis is my attempt to start sharing everything I know about pixel art as concisely as possible. It comes in the form of focused tips, packaged into 10 second videos. The intro + first two are already online. The rest of Week 1 will air one per day for the rest of the week. Go view them at:

The slides above expand on the videos and act as cheat sheets on the topics I cover. Like & reblog if you want to support this project.

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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A super fuck-ton of knuckle/hand references (per request).



I sort of taught myself how to do this by trial and error when I was making the latest page of my webcomic. I felt it might be useful to share. Thanks for looking!

More Tutorials Here


all the parts up to the vanishing point filter work in photoshop elements too, you just need to use transform>perspective instead of  transform >free transform


A coolio fuck-ton of human flexibility/movement references. (From various sources.)

More flexibility/movement by second:
Male ballet dancer
Male martial artist
Man jump
Man jump 2
Woman ballet dancer
Man flip
Woman ballet dancer 2

This post is just a little something I put together to help you guys with Photoshop. This contains tutorials to help people just beginning with Photoshop, however if you don’t know the tutorials above then this should help you too. If you learn anything from this than my work paid off! If you want more of these make sure to follow me, as I’m going to post more to ensure 2014 is a quality Photoshop year! -  Samuel.

Anonymous asked: ahh im sorry if youve gotten this before but could you do a tutorial on how the head connects to the neck/neck connects to the shoulders?? i saw a small tutorial on shoulders but it was more about how to draw than than how to connect them to the head and the rest of the body u_u


a lot of people asked about necks but i don’t  much to say so i covered a little of the muscles too HERE”S A MORE DETAILED muscle diagram if you’re interested! don’t overwork the neck muscles bc in a lot of people they actually don’t rly show up at all ALSO I tend to draw longer necks out of habit ,some people have shorter necks