Over the last year and a bit since I started posting my scribbles a little more actively to the internets I’ve had several messages asking have I read Robin McKinley's book “Beauty- a retelling of the story of beauty and the beast” and up until yesterday the answer was no. Well not any more. I spotted it on amazon for under five quid while doing other Christmas shopping and finally gave in and oh my goodness it was so goddamn adorable! Thank you all who recommended it!
Quick pencil sketches and SAI.
I posted to my Taught By A Pro blog a new post about gaining conficence in your art. It even has a GLEN KEANE drawing to go with it, so its worth the click!
Yes! I needed that.
Anonymous asked: Hi! I really like how you work with lines and shapes of your characters. Maybe can you give some tips on how to use it?
Hey! I can try! I don’t know of how much of use it will be, but here goes :’D
You have to simplify !
When I work with shape language, I try to find out what describes a character in the most simple and efficient way. When I draw caricatures of someone, I find the one thing on their face or body that stands out, and enhance it so the character becomes more personal and recognizable. What also works for me, is finding the geometrical shape that represents the character.
They did that for ROTG, and it really helps me when I, for example, have to draw Toothiana and I think of her as a diamond, because then I draw her head and body exactly as a diamond shape and then I put details on that.
I do the same thing with line - as one of my teachers said; if you have a line on a character that is almost straight except for a few bumps here and there - go ahead and make it completely straight. Remove the bumps. It works for me because of my style and how I want to describe characters, and it makes everything a lot more simple. You’re also forced to be a lot more precise because your lines become limited. It works especially when I want their personality to shine through. I tend to draw the more menacing characters with sharp lines and the sweeter ones with more curves.
I hope this sort of helps!
These are gorgeous!
I would frame the gaston one.
Oh wouldyalookatthat someone was kind enough to make a photoset of some of my older Beauty and the Beast fan arts. I’m a bit rubbish at curating my own work so it’s nice sometimes to see others sum it up for me.
I wish I could change the deviantart link in the original post to my tumblr though, I so rarely check up on dA anymore.
how do draw good
- fill 14 sketch book
- bad stuff is good stuff bc you made stuff
- do you like sparkle???? draw sparkle
- draw what make your heart do the smiley emote
- member to drink lotsa agua or else bad time
- d ont stress friend all is well
- your art is hot like potato crisps
- don’t let anyone piss on your good mood amigo
- if they do