" Dear Henry "
pt 4 / 30
Some pictures of progress on the charcoal piece for my design class. The focus of the piece is using the entire scale of value!
Skin tone practice using Lauren K. Cannon’s tutorials. Guys this painting stuff is really fun.
Posting this because I figure someone else might benefit from these tutorials, they’re awesome.
I think I’ve already reblogged this but idc I NEED IT
Good skin ref! THX
pjo fandom take note
TONIGHT’S INK DOODLES
Trying to distract myself from thingssss, so here’s a break down of that blackboard drawing. Sort of a step by step of how I went about it.
1. Rough sketch. I tried to make sure both of them were centered on each half of the canvas because that would make sure they were centered on each face of the mug at the end. Also, took ref photos to make sure my poses looked more natural.
2. Tight Rough. Cleaning my sketch up, adjusting their sizing, fixing proportions, etc.
3. Figuring out my background. Hermann’s side was easy (though I did drag my engineery boyfriend over to confirm I was drawing certain symbols correctly). For Newt I wanted to make it look like he was a teenager doodling in a notebook. Everything from his own version of a heart with initials in it, and other cutesy things about his boyfriend.
4. Ink the nerds. Making sure to ink them clean, and give them a nice, dark outline so they pop.
5. Background color. I looked up ref of blackboards and painted my own.
6. Flat colors.
7. Shading layer. Set a layer a top my flats to multiply, and blocked in my shadows in a light blue/purple color.
8. Extra details. Here I’ll add another layer on top to do highlights and blushes. For Newt’s tattoos, I’ll draw them out normal, and then duplicate the layer. I’ll set the bottom layer to color and lower the opacity, and set the second layer to multiply and also lower the opacity of that. Adjust as needed until it looks right.
9. Draw in the background elements. I decided at the last minute to make their chalk different colors to really push the differences in them. Like that Hermann’s side was very orderly and practically monochromatic (though he has little hints of blue in his shirt to tie him back into Newt) and Newt’s side has way more saturated colors.
Hope thats helpful to someone!
How To Draw Better In 2 Minutes
I expected this to be a troll video about sacrificing your soul in exchange for art skills or something but this was actually very informative.