what sort of advice would you give to someone just starting out? both materials-wise and just artistically
okey dude I am not really an artist and the probability that I’m going to major in chemistry is like 95% so this is going to be a really stupid reply, BUT I WILL ANSWER YOUR QUESTION I guess idk.
Art materials are expensive yo. Which is why I draw on the computer. I use old notebooks if I want to draw on paper. They are perfect for doodling which is what I usually do
But if you’re into more serious stuff like this
then I recommend a proper sketchbook.
If you’re going to paint stuff with a real brush, then you should just practice on regular printing paper. You can get proper paint paper if you want. It’s a lot nicer but you feel bad if you mess up cause you spend like $15 for like 25 pieces of paper and theres no CRTL+Z. plus you have to buy brushes and paint and ew so much moneys man. I drew this on watercolor paper with a pencil, watercolors, and colored pencils:
I really like drawing on the computer because it’s fast and clean. Plus you can do a lot of cool things like change your brushes and LAYERRRSSSSS. FGSDFSDFDGPRAISETHELORDFORLAYERS.
I use SAI and a mouse. But you can go out and buy a tablet if you want I guess. My mom wouldn’t let me buy a tablet when I first started drawing on the computer and wow I don’t even know anymore (I was 11 = parents’ permission for everything). I don’t find it hard to draw with a mouse except when I have to fake pressured strokes.
You probably heard this a million times, but it’s true: practice drawing. It really helps to draw everyday. When I did this draw-everyday-in-December-until-Christmas thing, I felt like I really improved. I think I even ended up with a different drawing style too. Another big advice is drawing from references. yeah. I hope this was helpful somewhat.
A children’s book based on the dialogue from BBC Sherlock’s Story of Sir Boast-a-Lot as featured in the episode “The Reichenbach Fall”. Each of its 15 pages were hand drawn by different tumblr artists to create a complete children’s story.