ELIOLI tutorials and processes
A Whole ‘Lotta Tutorials, Y’all.
We should mention that all of these were done in Photoshop CS3 and Paint Tool SAI!
This time, it’s all combined into one, if anyone were to reference these… if any at all!
Oh and sorry if you can’t read the first one too well (really old one), but you get the idea!
Some of you were asking about our tutorials!
Wow, this makes folds and wind blown things a lot more clear!
Oh wow I was looking for something like this lately oAO
Oh Christ reblogging this for myself.
hi there! :D i saw one of your fire emblem fan arts and i was instantly in love with your blog! im sure you have a ton of asks to get through, but i was wondering if you had any tips for a new artist whos struggling with anatomy?
Hey there! Aww, thank you very much! :°D I’m glad you like my works~!!
Anatomy tips, ah?… You’re not the first who asks me something like this… I’ll try to do a little summary to help! (even if I’m not that perfection in anatomy, gah :°D)
1. Know your body!
There is no shortcut for this: study anatomy. Know how muscles work, what makes you move your wrist/hand/leg/neck/nose/finger/ecc.. . Human anatomy is complex as hell, but when you understand how it works, it a waaay lot easier to draw it later! You don’t have to know anatomy like a medic, but study on a medical book (or something similar that you can find on internet) helps a lot! In my accademy we did two years of anatomy, studing every muscle name, position, and action. And we drew all of them, like if we had to illustrate an anatomical book. Of course I forgot like the 80% of names, but I still remember where they are, and what they do! At least the biggests and more importants!
Study them, draw them, so you can remember the most important things when you have to draw them in action! :D
For artistic purposes, proportions are even more important than a correct muscle. For ages artists studied about canonical proportions of the human body (someone said Leonardo?), and they found out a lot of tips to draw easly a good human body. I don’t know all of them, but I can do a map of the most importants:
Take the head height as a unit. The human body is tall 7/8 units (7.5 is a normal taller man,like 170 cm). From the top, after “2 units”, you have nipples (in a woman, it depends of the breast size, of course). At point “3”, there is the navel. At point “4”, the groin, AND the wrist, if the arm is down. At “5.5” you got the knees. The elbow is more or less at the same point of the navel, and more or less where the rib cage ends. The forearm is long as an unit, like distance armpit/elbow. And the body frontal width is like 2 units, and you can draw 3 heads inside. A foot normally is long as a unit.
The same stuff you can do on the face… here some of them:
Ears are pretty important on the face form….
Of course, these are canonical proportion,for a nice and “perfectly normal” body. You can play with them, to characterize better a character!
For a correct use, you should try all of them, find for new or different ones, and do a lot of these body maps. I did tons of them, at school, and sometime I feel the need to draw them again, as a reminder. :D
There are so many things to say about how to draw a nice body… like, how to make it act in a story (a walking character is more hard to draw than you think…), or remember how physics works… and the way perspective makes you see the body, and how clothes fold…. believe me, it’s stuff that you learn in years, and a post like this is not enough to do a serious lessons. And I’m not a good teacher, I still do a lot of mistakes, too many. :°D
I can give the same advice that my teachers told to me some years ago: Draw. Draw. Draw. Draw a lot of bodies, muscles, bones, arms, hands, faces, HANDS, bodies again, in front/behind/profile and 3/4 views, and A LOT OF HANDS. Look for pictures, look at your friends, look at yourself. It’s like a sport, you can’t miss workouts if you want to do a good match!
Good luck! And have fun, human anatomy is wonderful!
(Well, I hope that all this stuff has some sense… It’s the first time that I find myself to write specific things like this in english, sorry if I wrote weird sentences… ç_ç)/. And I hope that it can help you!!!)