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Immy's quick and dirty art tips
Not that kind of "dirty", you noobs.

Lately I've been doing a lot of assistance for different artists on CotH who are trying to improve their art. I am suggested to do step-by-step tutorials, but the problem lies on what exactly do I cover. All of my art experiences and "expertise" come from years of practice. Like, many, many years--I've been drawing since I was five. That, of course, doesn't say anything--I've seen artists who picked up a pencil in high school and, within a few years, can pull off a fantastically beautiful portrait that I can never dream to emulate.

That said, I am familiar with most of art theory, especially those relating to comic books and animation--anatomy, perspective, static and dynamic posture, proportions, character design, character presence, and so forth. I've only recently (early this year) that I've picked up photo-realism, so I'll leave that out the door for now.

Anyway! I am considering doing step-by-step tutorials, disregarding the fact my draenei one is still incomplete. But oh god, where do I start? It's nearly impossible for me to cover all the basics in one go, mostly because each literal step have theories and sub-theories to cover. So, instead, I shall propose what people are interested in the most at current.


  • Shapes and their importance to anatomy
  • Starting your drawing (added!)
  • Basic male and female differences
  • Center of gravity and mass (very important)
  • Head-body ratio (also very important)

  • Proportions (in general)
  • Eyes/eyebrows
  • Noses
  • Lips/mouth movement (will include things like teeth and tongue)
  • Chins and jawlines (important for those stuck in the "moe" anime head shape)
  • Facial expression (this would likely be a two-parter)
  • Head and facial hair
  • ADVANCED: Character facial design
  • ADVENCED: Differences in ages
  • ADVANCED: Ethnic faces
  • ADVANCED: WoW racial faces (orcs, draenei, night/blood elves, etc)

  • General proportions and skeletal frames
  • Neck
  • Shoulders
  • Arms
  • Hands and fingers
  • Stomach/Abs
  • Hips/Groin/Buttocks (SFW, of course. No naughtiness for you!)
  • Legs
  • Feet and toes
  • Body hair
  • ADVANCED: Fat and muscle distribution
  • ADVANCED: Age differences
  • ADVANCED: Character body design and silhouettes
  • ADVANCED: WoW racial bodies

POSES: (advisable only if you know center of gravity/mass)
  • Spine and joint bending ranges
  • Static and dynamic standing
  • Static and dynamic sitting (chair)
  • Static and dynamic sitting (floor)
  • Static and dynamic walk/running
  • Static and dynamic jumping/skipping/hopping
  • ADVANCED: Foreshortening and other face/body perspective
  • ADVANCED: Fighting/casting poses

OTHER: (will decide later)

This seems like a lot, but this is divided up to minute specifics so they can be more focused (and easier to understand). I'd rather make these tutorials on a needed basis, however, rather than cover them from start to finish. THAT is a lot of work, especially when the person wants a specific tut more than another (and will cover his/her weaknesses at a later time). Of course, if you feel any of my tuts aren't helpful, or you follow them but still struggle, that's where Skype helps!

So... pick your poison!
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I was hoping this was a hentai guide ;n;
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immy i wanted detailed descriptions of how to draw tentacle hens.

Yes, hens with tentacles for wings.

Also the length of body parts, and how you would suggest actually starting to draw something. Like normally I do rib-cage to hips then everything else, which is probably screwing me over.
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Oh, if everyone wishes, I can also do a "how Immy draws people in general" step-by-step, but how I do it may be lost on beginners because all of these concepts, for me, are memorized. That said, how-to-start is a good tut for me to cover. I've added it to the list :)
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Reigen looks down at the course list, chewing on a strand of hair. Before long, she pens down her class choices.

Facial expression (8:15am - 10:15am)

Eyes/eyebrows (12:00pm - 1:15pm)

Feet and toes (1:30pm - 4:00pm)

Hands and fingers ( 5:00pm - 9:00pm)

There's other things I need help with, for sure, but these are the most pressing that -always- throw me off. Most of all when it comes to expressions on face that isn't just staring forward.
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Being somebody that has always liked to draw, but has also sucked at it, I decided to give the list a look-over and choose a few things that I've got problems with.

Starting your drawing, Facial proportions, noses, chins & jawlines, necks, and shoulders.

If I had to pick a few things to see tutorials on, these would be it.

By the way, thumbs up on an awesome thread idea.
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Thanks for responding :) When my midterms are passed (which is roughly this week), I should be able to find time to begin some sketches for guidance. These tuts are meant to be quick and the art sketchy (thus "dirty"), but the goal is just to guide folks on what is most important.
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Hopefully by around this weekend, I'll be starting at least one tut soon.
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Details on how to draw what will come in future requested tutorials.

WARNING: These images are huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge. Part 1 focuses on initial lineart and Part II on coloration.

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Final product can be seen here.
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These are fantastic! I will especially appreciate the "move away from That One Anime Face" ones when you get around to it.
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(11-23-2013, 03:49 PM)FMFLUX Wrote: These are fantastic! I will especially appreciate the "move away from That One Anime Face" ones when you get around to it.

Oh, that one I look forward to, especially since Only Six Faces is one of my biggest pet peeves in art.

And thanks!
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