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Shooting Reference – Hot Toys Truetype Figure

Posted on 2012/02/28 at 11:38pm by daarken 18 Comments
Shooting Reference – Hot Toys Truetype Figure

Do you ever have problems with lighting? Sometimes it can be hard to take photo reference if you don’t have any models handy. Shooting reference of yourself with good lighting can be a pain, but there are some solutions. Today Daarken will talk about using Hot Toys Truetype figure to shoot some realistic reference. Hot…

Figure Drawing in Perspective – Using Head Measurements

Posted on 2012/02/23 at 11:56pm by daarken 18 Comments
Figure Drawing in Perspective – Using Head Measurements

After the previous video talking about head measurements some people were wondering how to draw figures in perspective while still maintaining those same head measurements. In this video Daarken will show you two ways to draw a figure in perspective that uses the 8 head figure. Beware, these are really horrible drawings but you get…

Anatomy Resources – Building Your Mental Library

Posted on 2012/02/16 at 3:44pm by daarken 27 Comments
Anatomy Resources – Building Your Mental Library

Anatomy is a very vast and complex subject, so how do you go about learning everything? Resources such as websites and books are a gerat way to begin learning about anatomy and building up your mental library. Building your mental library through observation and practice is key to being able to draw and paint successfully…

Anatomy 101 – Basic Proportions

Posted on 2012/02/15 at 8:54am by daarken 16 Comments
Anatomy 101 – Basic Proportions

Basic proportions are very important to keep in mind when drawing or painting from imagination. Learning basic proportions and actually applying it to your imaginative work can be tough, but with practice it will come more naturally. In this tutorial Daarken shows you some of the basic proportions of the human figure from the front…

The Human Form – Action Lines, Balance, Rhythm

Posted on 2012/02/08 at 12:32am by daarken 20 Comments
The Human Form – Action Lines, Balance, Rhythm

Painting the human form is one of the most challenging aspects of illustration. Before going into the basic proportions and how to render the form, Daarken talks about some important things to remember when drawing the figure. Action lines, balance, and rhythm are all elements that are important for creating interesting and believable figures.