So while I’m on the macs in college I thought I should take the chance to post the card designs we did in class a few weeks ago.
I chose to do International Lolita Day because I could without getting yelled at.
I hope you all enjoy them!
reblogged over from my lolita blog
only had six hours to spend on it…. would have been nicer with a couple more and the use of a pen and tablet :/
There’s always space for yet another armor tutorial, right? (ﾉ´ヮ´)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
Note that the armor I drew would be worn around 15th century, the more into the future the less and less components knight’s armor had (i. e. in early 14th century instead of greaves a knight would wear long boots only; in 12th century knights didn’t wear plate breastplates and instead a chain mail only). Also the design of armor pattern changed by year and was different in every country (i.e. in eastern Europe armors, while still looking European, were heavily influenced by Turkey). so just make sure you always do research whenever drawing an armor. And one more thing to keep in mind is that armors were expensive, knights wearing a full plate armor weren’t an often sight.
Some links that may be useful:
I made something out of boredom tonight before I go to bed, please feel free to use for blog backgrounds and what not as long as you lemme know
forgot to post this to here when I made it
THIS IS SO HELPFUL FOR WHEN YOURE ORDERING CLOTHES ONLINE AND DONT KNOW HOW TO LOOK UP WHAT YOU WANT!!
A visual glossary of Puffy Sleeve Types
How big should you make your art?
I’ve noticed some digital artists out there who just kind of guess when choosing the dimensions of their artwork. Trying to understand ppi, dpi, print dimensions, and resolution can send you down a rabbit hole of complexity likely to break your brain.
If you are creating an image only for the web, it is really up to you how big you want to make it. The only relevant dimensions are the pixels. Print size and pixels per inch are of no consequence. A 1920x1080 300ppi image will be the same as a 1920x1080 600ppi image. Your screen only cares about pixel dimensions.
If you plan to print your image, that is where things can get complicated.
Here is the simple version…
First you need to determine the maximum size that your work may be printed. Here are the most commonly used sizes for poster prints.
Now you need to know the brand of printer that will be used. Typically it will be Epson, HP, or Canon.
For Epson printers…
- Input the width and height.
- Input a resolution of 360 pixels per inch.
For Canon, HP, and most other printers…
- Input the width and height.
- Input a resolution of 300 pixels per inch.
So let’s say you are in photoshop and you want your art to be printed at 11” x 17” on an Epson printer. This is how you should create your document.
If you do not know how your work will be printed, I recommend erring on the side of “too big.” If you end up having to enlarge your work, it could result in some quality loss.
hello! hey! quick psa!
when mixing skin tones, always mix in lighter and darker complimentary or analogous colors (such as pinks, reds, and purples) to change value, don’t just add black or white to change a value
this way you get a real nice looking palette like
instead of a dead looking palette like
unless you’re going for dead, in which case carry on
Which one is your hairstyle??
A groovy fuck-ton of (feminine) shoe references [part 1].
hate to break it to ya but half of those came from How To Draw Yaoi