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lennydrawsthings said: I just wanted to say your art style is really nice. It's kind of angular, but not really, and very expressive. For some reason I really like how you draw flowing hair/fabric. Do you have certain artists who inspired and influenced you?

briannedrouhard:

Thank you!

Yes, there are certain artists/styles that have influenced me.  I work in tv animation, and I’m definitely influenced by those I’ve worked with.  In TV, when designing characters, we have to figure out how to draw hair simply so overseas can follow it.  The simpler it is, the less mistakes we get back in the animation.  This can make the designs bland, but it can also force you to come up with new ways to treat hair!  

I also like looking at how some cartoons/anime treat hair.

Faves are Nia from Gurren Lagann, and Aurora’s hair from Sleeping Beauty.  They’re both great examples on how to treat hair in motion, and both are very different!
I had to make a model sheet a few years ago showing how to break down hair, but I’m much more comfortable with drawing now then I was then.  Remember that even tho hair has shape, so much can affect it.  Gravity, motion, is it short, tied up?  Curly or straight?  It can be soft and flexible, so don’t be afraid to squish it!


Here’s a quick example about what I think about when drawing hair, there’s quite a few great tutorials online for hair too. 
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kamidoodles:

i was trying to find a brush i felt emulated manga lines and i couldn’t find anything so i screwed around and did my own. >.>

It’s pretty simple — no special textures or anything other than the settings you see.

Some tips: 

  • Don’t worry too much about line weight via pressure**. If it happens, it happens, but with this brush the line weight is best added in manually by going over your lines repeatedly until they’re thicker (or lessened via trimming the edges of the lines with a low opacity, soft edge eraser brush).

  • ** That said, please make sure that pen pressure is on for best effects.

  • For the most part, don’t use the stabiliser. That manga-y look is much better rendered when you have those little wobbly imperfections.**

  • ** If you think your lineart is too wobbly, make sure you are using fast, short movements instead of trying to force your hand to not wobble. Using the stabiliser should be okay for those long, long lines but be sure to adjust your line weights without it on.

  • Feel free to adjust how hard or soft you have to press with this brush, and feel free to adjust size, but the harder you have to press / the smaller the brush is, the better the results.

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littlebazooka:

What’s up guys!

Last May, while doing my student short EL TERROR, I had the great opportunity to design a puppet with Furry Puppet Studio for a music video. Sadly, the music video will not be release publicly…But the creative director told me I could show you some of my work on it. So here it is! I don’t have a pictures of the whole body but I’m sure there is one of it on their facebook page.

It’s really weird and funny to see one of my scrappy digital doodle to turn into an actual real three dimensional thing!! Seriously the picture with the expressions totally freaks me out! He really looks like he’s alive for real! Like he has a job, a family and other stuff that real people have (toothbrush). I don’t know…

Anyway, I hope I’ll have the chance to design other puppets with Furry Puppet Studio because it’s just super awesome.

Hope you enjoy all of this!

I’m out!

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cosmickonett:

For fungii

I don’t really use lines much anymore, unless the style calls for it. (ie: chars had thick black lines -> bg will have m too).

I sketch my scene, maybe do a color test. Then I extrude the shapes like this. I still need to work on choosing the right balance in not making the pieces look to plastic if they aren’t made of plastic, haha.

MAYBE YOU meant something else tho;; haha the pre-this phase or something.

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thesilvereye:

If you would like to request a tutorial, you can do so on this post over here!
Eye Coloring Tutorial by me | Other Eye Tutorials: 1 2 3 | My Resource list for Faces and Heads

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