Legend of Korra Book 4 trailer
BOOK 4 TRAILER ON YOUTUBE!
For international viewers
Hey guys! A lot of you are asking about my recent textures and how to do them. I’m normally a cardboard-photo-texture-set-to-overlay-on-a-layer-above-your-drawing kinda gal, but lately I’ve been messing around with new grittier stuff.
so here’s my hard pixel airbrush made in photoshop. It’s super fun.
Load the image in photoshop. Select the whole canvas and go to Edit> Define Brush Preset. Select this brush from your brush menu.
Now go to brush settings and use these settings:
I would just upload the brush file itself but I don’t know how to do that. I ain’t a wizard. I don’t know how all the world works! Whatever! Learn how to make brushes yourself!! It’s very useful!
This brush is best used in high resolution (always work in high res!) It looks like soft grit when zoomed out, but when you get up close, you can see all the hard pixels.
penelope staring towards the sky, contemplating existence
Besides The Basics (construction of heads and skulls and muscles and skeletons and how they move), I’ll go over some things I’ve been trying to work on myself lately:
1. Treat expressions as a single gesture of the face/head, as opposed to a head and then individual features dumped on a plate and arranged into an expression.
First, just get down the big shapes of your expression, just like you would for a pose.
So say I wanna do a low angle angry pose. I know the features are gonna be all mashed down at the bottom because of perspective.
Scribble it down
start to put on features
put on more stuff
fix stuff again
erasing and flipping and stuff a whole bunch until you are happy with it or stop caring
Whole head is a gesture!
2. Just like a facial expression, jot down where the important parts of an entire pose goes first. You can force the rest of the body to fit the pose.
So here I knew I wanted the shoulders tilted a certain direction, and te hand to be in that particular position in front of her face.
That’s the simplest explanation I got. Don’t be afraid to push and pull faces and bodies around! Worry about being “on model” last!
All great tips, plus bonus Zhao.
Figured it was time to update the brush set that I use, since a few people have asked and it’s been a few years. Since my last brush post, I’ve cut down on a lot of brushes that I never really used, but I’ve also found a ton of new ones (mostly Jaime Jones’, Shaddy Safadi’s, and Sergey Kolesov’s, along with making a bunch of my own).
Aaand not that anybody asked for a process video, but here’s a timelapse for that Corvo painting. It’s not the clearest (definitely never using livestream again uuugh), but hopefully it will give some insight on how I’ve been doing my paintings lately.
If the link for the brushes breaks for whatever reason, feel free to send me an ask and I’ll be sure to fix it!! Enjoy（ΦωΦ）
All these pages are 8.5x11, 300 dpi. Feel free to print it out in full size if you like physical copies
Comics and Comic Artists
Scott McCloud’s “Making Comics” (entirely done in comic format)
Las tres mellizas y El fantasma de la Ópera is the story about triplet sisters. The creator is Roser Capdevila (Barcelona native and artist), who gave birth to her own triplets in 1969. So she decided to write stories about three sisters and make illustrations for them. Triplets have lots of adventures inside fairy tales and classic stories - including story about the Phantom of the Opera.
There are actually two editions: an episode in animated series and its novelization. Even with three little sisters from modern world, this story is very close to the original novel.