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Post by Uzuri » Thu May 15, 2008 1:22 pm

Blue had a great idea to start a thread for questions to artists and about art.

So here goes :)

Use this thread to ask other artists about supplies and techniques, or just little things about art that you're sure are important but aren't sure why :) You can also ask where to get certain supplies, and about art/photo programs and things of that nature.
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Post by SilverLuna » Thu May 15, 2008 2:28 pm

Wow, this is a great idea, I know that I can improve A LOOOOOOOOOT. I'm trying as best as I can to take this style, but it's still not working for me too much,

Q: How do you draw the paws? That's my main conflict.
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Post by Uzuri » Thu May 15, 2008 2:44 pm

That's a tough one to try to explain in words!

My best suggestion to you is to do a search for "paw tutorial" on google or deviantArt. I know there are a lot out there. What's good for you is going to depend on whether you're going realistic or cartoon.

Here's a truly excellent one, for example:
http://anuwolf.deviantart.com/art/Wolf- ... l-26378758
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Post by ecco » Thu May 15, 2008 3:00 pm

oooh great idea from Blue here :D

I can think of nothing to ask right now, but im sure i will in future. that or always keep an eye and learn thigns from other peoples questions and answers +nodnod+

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Post by SilverLuna » Thu May 15, 2008 3:40 pm

Uzuri wrote: Here's a truly excellent one, for example:
http://anuwolf.deviantart.com/art/Wolf- ... l-26378758
WOW! Thanks for the link! I'll defintaly try that. :)
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Post by Koeyohte » Sat May 17, 2008 10:20 am

OK, then: You've probably heard of polychromos, they're made by Faber Castell. I use Prismacolor pencils, with the colorless blender.

Prisma:
http://wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/ar ... n-80341343

Polychromos:
http://kankakanka.deviantart.com/art/Illyria-85654864

Have you used either/both? Do you know what the main differences are, or what would be the most comfortable? I'm considering getting a few of the polychromos... but I still like my prismas, so... :D


And who are we asking? You, Uzuri? Or... if we wanted to ask someone in particular, do something like:

To: username here
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Post by Uzuri » Sat May 17, 2008 11:50 am

Well, the basic idea is to ask anyone who wants to share, but if you want to ask someone specific, just make it the first thing in your post (like Dear whoever ;) )

This time around I can't help; I've only used primas :)
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Post by SilverLuna » Sat May 17, 2008 1:09 pm

Prismacolor pencils?!?! Never heard of such things! I just use the old lead pencil with crayons. xD. :razz:
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Post by Uzuri » Sat May 17, 2008 1:42 pm

They're REALLY good art pencils: http://www.dickblick.com/zz205/08/

Nice thing about them is that they're available open stock -- you can buy only the colors you need. Nice for me, since back in my Crayola days I had a lot of sets sitting around missing the earth tones :)
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Post by SilverLuna » Sat May 17, 2008 4:36 pm

WOW! they look really nice! I'm going to order some. Thanks for the link. :razz: :wink2:
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Post by Koeyohte » Sun May 18, 2008 4:41 pm

OK, thanks Uzuri

SLuna: Don't forget the colorless blender! That's what you use to work with them... that's what I use.

Here's an artist who uses those for nearly everything:
http://wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/

Colorless blender is a must. :cheese:
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Post by SilverLuna » Sun May 18, 2008 7:04 pm

Cool. I won't forget that!! :razz2:
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Post by Bluewolf » Sun May 18, 2008 10:06 pm

http://wilsontheelk.deviantart.com/art/ ... f-86064555

Ok, after doing this I would like to ask what is a good way to lay out my line of motion and the basic circles/squares that form a wolf?
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Post by iriscanine » Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:16 am

Blue- It's difficult to describe the spacing of the base shapes when drawing a wolf. (Actually, I draw wolves so much, I just don't draw the guide circles anymore.)

The best thing to do is trace the basic shapes from an actual wolf photo. Then you can see the relationship. If you want to exaggerate any part, you now know how it will look in relation to the other parts.
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Post by Bluewolf » Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:39 am

Thank you for responding to my question Iris Canine, by now actualy I've tried this basic under skeleton method (just seeing how they all play out) but I have a good question for you.

http://wilsontheelk.deviantart.com/art/ ... d-87413893

After doing this is there any good way to get the muzzle in a proper position? Its really hard.

Thank you for your help!
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