Here’s some art from when I was a kid. These two sketchbooks were made from the ages of 6 to 8.
I had a fascination with drawing crab arms, action figure battles, and, um … male anatomy.
It’s just as natural for a baby to scribble as it is to babble. Due to the primacy of language in social life, learning to talk is encouraged more so than learning to draw. Although social life as we know it would be a lot harder without words, communicating with pictures has a special meaning. In a way, drawing is more personal than talking, since each line a person makes is a unique language spoken only by that artist.
Making animation is hard. All worthwhile things in life are hard.
TOPICS: 0:00 – Animation is hard 3:40 – Long Stories 4:50 – Art School 5:44 – Radiohead song to animate 6:57 – Balancing style with narrative 7:56 – Time spent drawing v.s. thinking 10:10 – Fat Cats and Buddhism
Feel free to ask me your questions in the comments on YouTube and I’ll answer it in these Q&A drawing videos.
Keep making stuff and never give up. Progress is made one step at a time. Perfection is a myth. Just showing up is half the battle.
How to cel shade. A step-by-step tutorial of this popular shading technique as seen in anime and digital art.
This cel shading tutorial was made in TVPaint, but this method will work in Photoshop, Manga Studio, or any other program that lets you work with multiple layers. Continue reading “Cel Shading Tutorial”