Collecting Items for Musings
Hi, sorry if that has been asked before, but I was wondering how you managed to (beautifully) achieve those pieces with no lineart? (I suppose that there was a lineart before I mean) Because I find this technique really great but I can't seem to be able to get rid of those linearts and get a clear proper outline (like the one with Sherlock against a wall for instance). Do you happen to have any tips on the matter, please? Also you are one talented artist ;)

i909:

sosuperawesome:

Inspired by Riusuke Fukahori, Keng Lye creates these artworks by applying layer upon layer of acrylic paint on clear resin.

*burns every art material*

lexxercise:

I’ve been getting a lot of asks lately about the brushes and textures I use in my work, so here’s a BIG FAT REFERENCE POST for those of you who were curious! Bear in mind that I’m really lazy and don’t know what half the settings do, so don’t be afraid to experiment to figure out what works best for you :>

BRUSHES

Pencil

I use the pencil tool with SAI’s native paper texture both for sketching and for applying opaque color with no blending. Lower opacities give it the feel of different pencil hardnesses, while full opacity makes it more like a palette knife, laying down hard-edged, heavy color for detail work or eventual blending with other brushes.

Ink Pen

Mostly made this because I’m lazy and I didn’t want to have to keep turning my textures off/opacity up when I wanted to ink something (even though I don’t do it very often), or lay down flat colors. I find the line quality to be much more crisp than Photoshop, and you can manually adjust in-program stabilization to help smooth out hand wobbles.

Round Brush

The plain ol’ brush tool acts as sort of an in-between for me in terms of brush flow. It’s heavier than my usual workhorse brush, for faster color application and rough blending, but not as heavy as the pencil tool, which has no blending at all. I like to use the canvas texture on this brush to help break up the unnatural smoothness that usually accompanies digital brushes, but it works just fine without.

Flat Brush

A brush tool set to flat bristle is by far my favorite to paint with. I don’t use any textures with it because I think the shape of the brush provides enough of that by itself. I use it for everything from rough washes to more refined shaping and polish. It’s just GREAT.

Watercolor

Best used for smooth blending, washes, gradients, and smoky atmospheric effects.

Cloud

Basically a grittier version of the watercolor tool, because too much smoothness weird me out. Good for clouds and fog, as the name suggests, or just less boring gradient fills.

TEXTURE OVERLAY

To further stave off the artificially smooth look of digital painting, I almost always overlay some sort of paper texture, and it’s almost always this one, which I scanned and edited myself. You’re all welcome to use it, no permission required!

Using overlays in SAI is just as easy as using them in Photoshop. Just paste the texture into its own layer above everything you want it to apply to, and change the layer mode to Overlay. That’s it!

Want a more prominent texture? Up the contrast. Something more subtle? Lower the contrast or reduce the layer opacity. You can also use a tinted overlay to adjust the overall palette and bring a little more color unity to an otherwise disparate piece! Just be aware that too much texture can hurt the readability of the work beneath it, so I’d err on the side of subtlety.

Hope that helps!

-L

prismpixels:

Short Sunday tutorial.

prismpixels:

Short Sunday tutorial.

awesomedigitalart:

Simple Blending by sandara

kaiami:

Tears of the Moon; 16x20 acrylic on canvas
Original will be at Qpop's Magical Girl Heroines: Sailor Moon and Sailor Senshi show in Little Tokyo on April 5th.

gawki:

This is a pretty basic one, but that doesn’t make it any less important to know! I hope it helps.  …

waybeyondyourimagination:

rainbowclusterfuck:

tiger-in-the-flightdeck:

marley-hendrix:


Salvador Dalí in collaboration with Walt Disney.

This is hauntingly pretty.

Look, we found it. The one and only time ‘hauntingly’ was used on tumblr.

I love this fucking web site

We watched this in photo

waybeyondyourimagination:

rainbowclusterfuck:

tiger-in-the-flightdeck:

marley-hendrix:

Salvador Dalí in collaboration with Walt Disney.

This is hauntingly pretty.

Look, we found it. The one and only time ‘hauntingly’ was used on tumblr.

I love this fucking web site

We watched this in photo

ladyofrohan:

Tulip fields in the Netherlands

tastefullyoffensive:

[nethageraba]