I find cool stuff all the time that I’d like to share, but don’t have the time to write a full page article about.  Below I’ve listed some of the things I’ve come across during the past week.

Kyle Webster’s Photoshop Brushes

Kyle Webster makes the best custom Photoshop brushes hands down.  Get them here.

 

Figure Drawing for Artists: Making Every Mark Count by Steve Huston

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Steve Huston recently released Figure Drawing for Artists: Making Every Mark Count.  I’m currently reading it and like some of what I see.  What you get out of Huston’s writing will have a lot to do with whether or not you like his work.  He admits early on that his ideas about art don’t necessarily hold up to critical thinking, but they work for him.

If you’re a member of the New Masters Academy this would make a great companion text to Huston’s figure drawing lessons.

 

Photoshop Animation Techniques by Alex Grigg

For anyone interested in making hand-drawn 2D animation there are plenty of options when choosing software.  TVPaint, ToonBoom, Digicel Flipbook; even OpenToonz is available for download now.

Photoshop is typically not thought of as animation software (of course it wasn’t created for painting either).  Animator Alex Grigg has developed a workflow for creating animation in Photoshop, the same workflow he used to make the short film Phantom Limb.

Check out his animation tutorial here.

 

Andrew Covington
Andrew has been obsessed with drawing and painting for most of his life. In 2014 he created the Art School Database. You can view his portfolio andrewbcovington.com
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