Animating in PhotoshopJumping ahead a little bit into using photoshop to animate. Since I noticed....some people still need to know some small tricks here and there to make their process faster animating in photoshop.What this tutorial covers:1. Animation tool - briefly2. using layer function to animate3. 3 passes of rough animationThis is what I do with mine currently.
Advice for inspired studentswhat is it like to work on a webcomic? A: Webcomics is really just comics hosted online... so for webcomic advice I really just have one advice, just do it. Don't think too deeply about it other wise you will have trouble starting. Don't think you need perfect drawing, don't think you need perfect story, just go and work at it eventually you will get to where you want. Here's an inspiration: www.mangahere.com/manga/onepun…Once you start and get stuck somewhere, then search for a follow-up advice or come to me again. How did it help with animation if at all? A: I think it helps with discipline, and you become familiar with your own timing because of steady update, you also draw constantly so your speed is faster, ready to be trained into animator, it also helps with your ability to draw
How to Design complex characters using core beliefA character is basically formed by three things: Personality, Beliefs, HistoryAfter designing the character's story and personality, what will help them stay in character is designing the layers of their core beliefs.The key thing is, these core beliefs are never, ever spoken by the character themselves. They just behave in this belief like it's normal and not even think it's there.Of course you can still choose to have them say it, they will just be a simpler open book type character. Or say it partially hiding its true statement, you can also use a character's core belief statement to make it a story statement if you see fit.A core belief system is the thing that will make the character see the world around them differently from one another; thus making their judgement and decisions differently as well.Everyone (real people) operates this way. Core belief can be formed as early as babies. So watch out of the kids.After the first layer of core belief is formed, the
How to install and run CreaToon on Windows 8NavigationWhat is CreaToon? Download Installation process Compatibility Main installation Extracting Unlocking and more Compatibility Running the program Disabling hardware acceleration Start Re-enabling hardware acceleration More tutorials What is CreaToon?
Don't Get Scammed Out of Commissions + Art TradesNote: This is a crosspost from my old advice website. I'll try posting here instead, since I already have a pretty big watch base Please enjoy. With all of the terrible things you hear about artists having commissions they have yet to do for over a year and continue to take some regardless or the “friends” who suddenly disappear once you do their side of an art trade, it’s no wonder that some people will in turn become paranoid about contributing to the art economy. Here is a guide that you can use to help you decide whether or not to go ahead and send that email asking for a commission or trade1. Google That ArtistDo your research! There are many communities out there dedicated to keeping a log of irresponsible artists and warning people against them. One such example of this is Artists-Beware which is dedicated to warning others about commissioners who take too long, refuse to re
Marketing Materials For ArtistsEDIT: Well butter my biscuits, some of my gifs disappeared into the interwebs. I'll remedy this soon!It’s no secret that us artists aren’t great at selling ourselves. The creative process is so much work it’s easy to assume that your work will be able to sell itself. Sometimes it can, but that’s not usually the case. Even if you aren’t interested in going commercial with your career (and there is absolutely nothing wrong with going that route), it is important have professional materials to present to clients, employers and galleries. If you aren’t interested in being “full time” with selling your artwork, I think it would still be good to consider putting together marketing materials as a means of creating good client relations.This journal will include a number of things you may need in marketing yourself, but also if you are applying to art schools or for various jobs in art. I would also like to note that you d