A few wips (in case anyone wants to see how messy my personal sketches start off haha) to go along with a bunch of recent asks, mostly about process and studies! :)
1- Actually this is something I have difficulty with too, at least for paintings! shear-in-spuh-rey-shuhn.tumblr posts some cool stuff, and otherwise for photos I follow natgeofound(!) and jasonscheier. Also tomscholes was doing a great series of posts last year of his own ref folders. If anyone can suggest where to find more painters though, please do! :)
2 - Other than the wip and process posts that I do, I’m not planning on putting together a tutorial, sorry. There’s 100s of terrific ones out there already, on every subject you could want! And I feel like the way I draw and paint changes almost every time haha :’)
3- It depends on what piece you’re asking about, for the monotone backgrounds of this animation (http://erysium.tumblr.com/post/127815871496/) I used Kyle Webster’s watercolor brushes! Otherwise I think a few of main brushes are from Alex Diboine’s sets.
4 - Hi there! uh unfortunately I haven’t tried to cross-register so I don’t really have any idea of what the process is like! It is hard to match MICA classes with non-MICA classes though, since most of our classes only meet once a week for a longer amount of time.
5 - It depends on the piece! Usually I do a lot of thumbnails before I find the right one, then I jump into a color study just on top of that if I have something in mind that I want to get down. Then I either print out the modified sketch and lightbox some clean lines in pencil, or just do some digital lines particularly in non-organic or very detailed areas.. or go straight ahead with painting over the thumbnail/color study and only add in some lines at the end. :’) Thank you!! I don’t have patreon at the moment, but I’m thinking about it down the line!
6,7, & 8 - Thank you so much. <3