Feathercircle's Art and Scribblings

Nov 23

creepus:

Anonymous asked you:

Hey, is it okay if you like do a tutorial on trees and shrubs? PS: I looooooove your art and tutorial they are just soooooo wonderful, inspiratonal, amazing.

aww thank you so much!! ;v; haha well I don’t know a lot of trees so here’s two I actually know lmao, oak tree and pine tree I will go study more tree names when I have the time ohgosh _(:3 7 hope it helps!

(via logicalabsurdity)


Jul 29
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“Like Ho-Oh, Moltres is based on the legend of the phoenix.”
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I could have gone with a Slavic, Arabian, or Egyptian design with this one instead of a Roman one, and in retrospect, maybe I should have.  This is by far my least favorite humanization so far for this project, and you’re getting the color test version rather than the final because for error that I corrected, two or three more things went wrong until the whole thing became an unsalvagable mess. 
If I come back to this one, I’m tempted to just scrap the design entirely and start over with a new concept.

Click pic for accessible version

“Like Ho-Oh, Moltres is based on the legend of the phoenix.”

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I could have gone with a Slavic, Arabian, or Egyptian design with this one instead of a Roman one, and in retrospect, maybe I should have.  This is by far my least favorite humanization so far for this project, and you’re getting the color test version rather than the final because for error that I corrected, two or three more things went wrong until the whole thing became an unsalvagable mess. 

If I come back to this one, I’m tempted to just scrap the design entirely and start over with a new concept.


Jul 13
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"It may also have been based on the Impundulu, a bird of witchcraft said to summon thunder and lightning with its wings and talons.”
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This is a bit simplified- the actual garments the design draws from have intricately detailed beadwork that I didn’t feel up to attempting for a such a quick sketch- but this is definitely my favorite of the humanizations I’ve completed so far.

Click pic for accessible version

"It may also have been based on the Impundulu, a bird of witchcraft said to summon thunder and lightning with its wings and talons.”

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This is a bit simplified- the actual garments the design draws from have intricately detailed beadwork that I didn’t feel up to attempting for a such a quick sketch- but this is definitely my favorite of the humanizations I’ve completed so far.


Jul 12

Jul 11
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“This Pokémon’s appearance is based on the Simurgh , deriving from the Persian رخ rokh, which is that of a giant arctic bird.”

Click pic for (hopefully) more screenreader-friendly version!

This Pokémon’s appearance is based on the Simurgh , deriving from the Persian رخ rokh, which is that of a giant arctic bird.”


Jul 10

Overly Ambitious Project is Go!

So, Tumblr, long time no upload.  I haven’t been completely neglecting my art, but a lot of it has been in forms that I’m not sure whether or not I want to upload here- in particular, custom My Little Ponies. 

That being said, I do have content forthcoming later this week and continuing in fits and spurts into the foreseeable future (or at least until I get tired of it and give up)- an attempt to not only draw human versions of every single pokemon, but to try to do so reflecting the vast diversity of myths, animals, and histories that their creators drew upon in designing them.

If this sounds interesting to you, check back in over the next few days for uploads or keep an eye on the tag 'we all live in a pokemon world' .

…If it doesn’t, I’ll still be uploading other things as sporadically as usual.


Jun 3
yamino:

Realistic gemstone tutorial - Paint Tool SAIby ~longestdistance
The tutorial is for SAI, but it should work with Photoshop too.

yamino:

Realistic gemstone tutorial - Paint Tool SAIby ~longestdistance

The tutorial is for SAI, but it should work with Photoshop too.


May 14
kaxbeokay:


preservedcucumbers:
Skin tone practice using Lauren K. Cannon’s tutorials. Guys this painting stuff is really fun.
Posting this because I figure someone else might benefit from these tutorials, they’re awesome.

EVERYONE. PLEASE.

kaxbeokay:

preservedcucumbers:

Skin tone practice using Lauren K. Cannon’s tutorials. Guys this painting stuff is really fun.

Posting this because I figure someone else might benefit from these tutorials, they’re awesome.

EVERYONE. PLEASE.

(via pratfall-princess)


Mar 22
subeta:

Want a chance to win the new costume trunk? Reblog this with your favorite item from the new sets, and Friday we’ll pick 20 people to win the trunk.

Only one?  That’s rough.
Ultimately, I think I’d have to say the Dark Ranger Cloak, but it was really close between that, the Dark Ranger Quiver, the Holy Warrior Tome, and the Holy Warrior Healing Potion.
…I suspect that parts of this set may be referencing something, but I’ve no clue what.

subeta:

Want a chance to win the new costume trunk? Reblog this with your favorite item from the new sets, and Friday we’ll pick 20 people to win the trunk.

Only one?  That’s rough.

Ultimately, I think I’d have to say the Dark Ranger Cloak, but it was really close between that, the Dark Ranger Quiver, the Holy Warrior Tome, and the Holy Warrior Healing Potion.

…I suspect that parts of this set may be referencing something, but I’ve no clue what.


Mar 14
avali:

euclase:

pausing from drawing to do a tiny lighting demonstration for the anon.
i’ve marked the major light sources. YELLOW is the strongest. PINK is the same as yellow (the sky, basically), but it’s coming in at a steeper angle, so it’s not as strong. the place where pink and yellow meet is where you’re most likely to find the “natural” color of the person you’re painting. forehead, collarbone, on either side of the bridge of the nose, etc.
the BLUE is the reflective lighting.
in this case, it’s false hollywood lighting. if you look in misha’s eyes, you’ll see white reflective dots. those dots are actually the reflection of one of those big white cards you sometimes see on film sets (i have no idea what the official term for them is). film crews use them to reflect light up into actors’ faces so you can see them better.
if i were using a difference source photo, the BLUE might come from water, a bright sandy beach, or even the shirt the person is wearing. it’s secondary light reflecting onto a person’s face from something else that’s being illuminated by the primary light.
i hope that helps? any place the light isn’t touching is the elephant graveyard where the hyenas live. so don’t go there.
just kidding.
those are just the darkest places. under his hair, inside the hollows of his eyes, under parts of his chin. the hollywood lighting card thingys are meant to get rid of those shadows, so misha is actually really well lit in this shot. :)

Beautiful guide is beautiful. <3

avali:

euclase:

pausing from drawing to do a tiny lighting demonstration for the anon.

i’ve marked the major light sources. YELLOW is the strongest. PINK is the same as yellow (the sky, basically), but it’s coming in at a steeper angle, so it’s not as strong. the place where pink and yellow meet is where you’re most likely to find the “natural” color of the person you’re painting. forehead, collarbone, on either side of the bridge of the nose, etc.

the BLUE is the reflective lighting.

in this case, it’s false hollywood lighting. if you look in misha’s eyes, you’ll see white reflective dots. those dots are actually the reflection of one of those big white cards you sometimes see on film sets (i have no idea what the official term for them is). film crews use them to reflect light up into actors’ faces so you can see them better.

if i were using a difference source photo, the BLUE might come from water, a bright sandy beach, or even the shirt the person is wearing. it’s secondary light reflecting onto a person’s face from something else that’s being illuminated by the primary light.

i hope that helps? any place the light isn’t touching is the elephant graveyard where the hyenas live. so don’t go there.

just kidding.

those are just the darkest places. under his hair, inside the hollows of his eyes, under parts of his chin. the hollywood lighting card thingys are meant to get rid of those shadows, so misha is actually really well lit in this shot. :)

Beautiful guide is beautiful. <3


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