I'm sorry if this has been asked before but do you have any tips on draw side views of heads? I can never get the nose and lips to look right! DX
i’ve gotten a lot of asks on side views recently SO I’M JUST GONNA TRY AND ANSWER THEM ALL TOGETHER HERE
HOPE THAT HELPS and as always DON”T RELY ON THESE IT”S ALWAYS BEST TO USE REAL LIFE REFERENCES
Mainly for Aigue-Marine who wanted to know how I made my cowl. But anyone who wants to make a cowl (this one mainly works for Barbara and Stephanie, but it could probably be tweaked to work with other costumes as well), here you go.
I’m not really good at tutorials (have only done one before in my life), so this is just sketches of how I cut the fabric and put it together. Also, they’re not completely accurate, so trust your own measurements more than my sketches.
And yeah those pictures are of my cosplay, as a reference to what it will look like when it’s finished.
I used an elastic cottonblend for my cowl, because that’s what I made my batsuit of, but any elastic fabric should work. And you can of course use other things than velcro to fasten the back, if you want to.
For the ears I made cut out four pieces of fabric in the shape I drew, sewed them together two and two (leaving the bottom part open) and used thick cardboard plus some sort of plastic and cotton (or whatever you have that is soft or easy to shape) in batearshape and put them inside the fabric.
The holes for the eyes are cut out a bit closer than they will look when you put the cowl on, as the fabric streches and they will become bigger and the fabric between will strech as well. At least with my fabric it did, but it is probably a good idea to test this first.
If there’s anything else you want to know, just send me an ask and I’ll do my best to answer your questions.
I did some anatomy. Full view to see my tiny, tiny notes.
it’s always hard for me to remember this so, reblogging for everyone else like me :C
This is the third series of a really good resource book, I would encourage everyone to buy and keep supporting this company.
I’m unsure where to find it exactly besides Kinokuniya but Amazon.co.jp has it.
Halcyon Realms has a " How to buy from Japan Amazon" tutorial here. I usually just order a bunch of books through Kinokuniya since it’s at a slight cheaper shipping price.
I also did previews for the other two books.
Hi all - I work a lot with plastics of various kinds, and have been asked a bit recently about the differences between this and that, how to use them, etc. So here’s a brief little braindump. Enjoy!
Worbla’s one unique feature that makes it pretty indispensable as a costuming material is…
"Like all of my personal projects these days, it’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally here… NKS5 is a custom toolkit for Adobe Photoshop CS5, CS5.5 and CS6 – it provides a wide range of natural media, texturing and production tools in an attractive, easy to use palette with a minimal footprint. It’s a free download, but if you’re pro and it’s helping or if you just want to see more projects like this come about please consider making a donation below. Donators will receive download links to updates as the’re available along with early access to future extensions."
Download Link- http://nkurence.com/blog/2012/06/nks5-natural-media-toolkit-for-photoshop-cs5-cs6/
REBLGBSLE FOR ANON Oh i added a bit more bc i was half asleep last night UM I DON”T THINK I’m the best at drawing ahds at all so yeah listen only if u think it helps !!
UMM FOR HANDS I FOUND THIS ARTIST VERY USEFUL!
When I was trying to figure out paint tools sai I had a hard time finding helpful tutorials.
So I’ve decided to post some things I’ve discovered that were useful. (And maybe might be useful to you)
i’ve had sai for 3 years and i never knew some of this
The Lip Tutorial~~~
The final part is on my Livestream the first minute is me trying to remember how to use it.
I also answered some asks:
II received a few asks about this and I gave some tips on m other tumblr recently so HERE!! Hope it helps!
THESE are not absolute rules of course and it’s best to work with real refs as well to see what works for you!
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Material is Worbla, which you can buy in Europe at MyCostumes or in the US and Canada at Cosplaysupplies
My Eldest went to Montreal Comicon specifically to meet this cosplayer. He was soooooooo happy. She gave a talk on her process, showed off her costume and Worbla. Very cool. Love this costume. Amazing.
I love watching artists’ progress