Contemporary furisode, Japan.
Not only a very nice yukata with a slightly rare motif (morning glory!) but also a very useful 360-degree view of the yukata which you could use as an art reference.
The violet, green and cream is a simple and classic color combination which keeps this yukata looking dignified and clean. Obidome (the bead in the middle of the obijime) is usually used for a little more dressing-up of the outfit, and often used to look more mature. Here the yukata has no other accessories than the obidome—the overall effect is womanly, gentle, and happy with the big open morning glories all over the garment. :)
I’ve had people insist that I used 3d an photos, despite my assertion that I haven’t. You can see the thread here http://www.reddit.com/r/comicbooks/comments/2ag3ku/this_is_a_painting_iron_man_by_ryan_lang/ But this isn’t for them. This is for people that like to see the process of an illustration. I tried to break it down, but if there are any questions, please ask. I have no problem with artists using photos or 3d in their digital work, so when I say I didn’t use photos or 3d for this image, it was that I wanted to see what I could accomplish on my own (with a couple of filters at the end). And if after this process post people still refuse to believe that I didn’t use photos or 3d….. I will take that as a compliment.
1. Have one main source of income but, at the same time, keep working on ways of developing additional sources of income. Over time, this will allow you move away from spending all your time on your “regular” job, so you can generate money more passively.
2. Read widely. This doesn’t have to be…
Tuesday Tips - LINE OF ACTION
The line of action doesn’t necessarily need to be drawn in. As long as you think about it while drawing, your gesture or posing will be stronger. It gives a direction to the pose, a force that runs though, or simply a visual pathways to guide your audience. Use it always!
A superb fuck-ton of clothing references.
Obviously two of the images are too large to see on tumblr (because tumblr’s an asshole, sometimes), so simply reverse-image search ‘em and click on the largest size. The one on the left is quite helpful for cloth in general, and the one on the right is just for creating lace.
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Since I’ve been playing Wildstar so much here lately, I thought I’d celebrate with a little concept art dump!! Some of the many random things I drew during my time at Carbine. Also I’m sure Andy Cotnam, Mindy Lee, or Johnson Truong probably had a hand in the concepting of more than a few of these. What a super talented team I had!