Title: Terrible Fate
Terrible Fate / Time’s End: Majora’s Mask Remixed by Theophany
If you’re a Zelda fan and haven’t gone and downloaded the first disc of this amazing album yet, go do it. It’s completely free.
I recommend this. It’s an amazing fan album.
Some Manga Studio 5 Colour Palettes I made for kicks that you can download and install if you so choose
First is a NES Palette based on the one 8-bit cross stitch posted a little while ago
Second is a Retro Comic Palette based on the print safe charts distributed to comic colourists in ye olde pre-digital days
Finally is just a Skyward Sword one I was playing around by picking colours out of screenshots. I’m generally not great at building palettes so I was considering practicing by dissecting the colours in different Zelda games like this because they’re all so distinct. I dunno if it’s a decent palette or not but hey it’s there if you want it.
To install just save the files wherever you want them to live then hit the little grey arrow box thing on the palette window, select “import colour set” and find the .cls file you want.
Mix Manifesto No.10 // Anamanaguchi
Plamo – Lonesome Toyger
Capsule – Stay With You
Janet Jackson – Doesn’t Really Matter
Milky – Just the Way You Are
Fleetwood Mac – You & I, Part II
Strobe – The Earth and Shit
Pity Sex – Honey Pot
INOJ – Love You Down (Fire for Effect vs E&E)
Ghost Town DJs – My Boo (Waveracer Remix)
Infinity Shred – Void Ripper
iPhone Memo 2 (From an Abandoned Games Arcade)
Baths – Miasma Sky
How to Dress Well – & It Was U (Doss Remix)
Benassi Bros – Rocket in the Sky
Ventla – Dear Venus
4mat – Lead Sister
Suzanne Vega – Tom’s Diner
Lemaitre – Blue Shift
CHVRCHES – Recover (Curxes’ 1996 Remix)
Kitty ft. Lakutis – Ay Shawty 3.0
Laserdisc Visions – Laserdisc Visions
George & Jonathan – One Hundred Lifetimes
Title: I And Love And You
Artist: The Avett Brothers
The Avett Brothers | I And Love And You
ah, brooklyn, brooklyn, take me in
are you aware the shape i’m in?
my hands, they shake, my head, it spins
ah, brooklyn, brooklyn, take me in
Dan Fessler’s HD Index Painting Technique let’s you paint pixel art in Photoshop in a non-destructive manner, and lets you use pretty much every tool in a perfectly pixel-gradient fashion!
Many thanks to the Legend of Korra staff for giving us such an incredible season, from start to finish. Well done!
Title: Take Me Home, Country Roads
Artist: John Denver
Some process gifs as an overview of my general approach when it comes to painting. I have made other posts about my process before (which you can access through the #answers tag) but it does seem to be a popular thing to ask about, so here’s another one-size-fits-all kind of answer.
For environments I follow a very loose sketch and move right into blocking out main shapes and overall colour scheme. For things that may require more detail due to proximity (e.g. faces) I will do cleaner lines.
It can be fun to paint messily (see the maidenhair drawing) but in many cases you may want to adopt habits which will speed up your process such as locking down transparency (or use layer masks or both) for things which need it so you won’t be wasting time cleaning up edges later. Natural shapes are more forgiving of lines which are out of perspective; don’t be afraid to use things like polygonal lasso or shapes when drawing buildings. Use large brushes when building up colour scheme; the whole thing will read better without unplanned strokes everywhere.
Sometimes I get comments about detail. My paintings aren’t usually very detailed. I like to draw things from far away, and the further away something is the easier it is to draw. Shapes can be implied. There is no need to draw every petal of a flower or ever branch of a tree or every blade of grass. A few blades of grass can hint at a whole lawn.
For brushes I primarily like to use Photoshop’s default hard/soft circle brushes, occasionally flattened to an oval. The default chalk series is also good. I also often make custom brushes for paintings, especially for different types of foliage. When making or using brushes pay attention to brush settings like Scattering, Brush Tip Shape > Spacing, and Shape Dynamics > Angle Jitter. There is no magical brush which will solve all your painting problems. There are brushes which are better suited for some purposes than others (e.g. a general leaf shape with scattering and angle jitter). Learn how to fish.
After all your fundamentals are there the painting process is really just a matter of defining and rendering until you feel like it’s time to stop. This is the easiest part, although depending on how defined you want your painting to be it can also be the most time consuming.
That’s all for now. :)
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Yup, super handy trick to know!