Messing around with a fur brush that I made recently. It works well for creating clumps of hair, as the brush looks better the larger the size. When used on a smaller setting, it becomes fuzzier and less appealing. A lower “min size” also seems better for longer clumps of fur.
To make the clumps look more organic, I then go back with an airbrush— or brush that does not blend much/at all— and fray up the tips.
Threw on some luminosity and multiply for half-assed extra shading, erasing it away to fit the fur shapes.
Here’s the brush if anyone wants to give it a go:
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Happy drawing and happy painting, everybody.
An ultra fuck-ton of human hand references.
Image (1) by GabrielCharest
Image (2) by Dhex
Images (3), (4) and (5) by kibbitzer
Image (6) and (7) by Erika Fabian
(Erika (to the best of my knoweldge) has no blog, but more of her work can be found [here] )
Image (8) by ConceptCookie
Image (9) by anatomy4sculptors.com
Image (10) by irysching (on DA and Tumblr)
Please check out some of these sources, because there’s some more seriously good references from the same artists.
Born today, the first Black Video Game Engineer and Designer and inventor of the modern game console, Gerald “Jerry” Lawson (December 1, 1940 – April 9, 2011).
“At a time when the computer and video game industry was primarily filled with Caucasian males, Jerry Lawson was an innovator. He created of the first cartridge based video game console (the Fairchild Channel F), designed of one of the fir…st coin-op arcade games (Demolition Derby), was the head of Videosoft, an early independent developer for the Atari 2600, and the first African American in the video game industry to achieve such accomplishments.”
Lawson was born in 1940 and grew up in a federal housing project in Queens, New York. As a kid, he operated a ham radio; as a teenager he earned money by repairing his neighbors’ television sets.
As an engineer at Fairchild Semiconductor, Lawson designed the electronics of the Fairchild Video Entertainment System, later renamed the Channel F, in 1976.
Predating the release of Atari’s Video Computer System by a year, the Channel F was the first videogame machine that used interchangeable game cartridges, which Fairchild sold separately. Previous game machines like Atari’s Pong and the Magnavox Odyssey had all their games built into the hardware.
Lawson’s pioneering design set the standard for the game consoles of today.
Yep. Before him, the games were built into the machine so you could only play the games that came built in your system. Lawson made it possible for people to play multiple different video games at home.
Yes! Wired did an awesome article about him as well :) As someone who is a POC in a field with people who don’t look like me, loves engineering, innovation, and video games I really admire this guy
Ty Carter Art-Thoughts on Color, Part 1 & 2; Design, Color and “Value” an Idea.
Thanks! Here are a few demos I’ve posted on workflow, color, values, composition, and story. To see the full text and details along with other tutorials/demos, visit tycarter.com
Feel free to share with your friends or download for personal use! There are many ways to paint and these are my humble thoughts. I hope you enjoy!