Finally published the first part of my in-depth guide to Paper by 53. This introduction is all about the tools, how they work, what to use the tools for and why, etc.. (mostly topics I’ve covered before but I think they’re presented more logically here).
Part 2 will be the meatier chunk walking through techniques to draw/paint landscapes, skies, water, skin, hair, and lighting effects.
Part 3 will explore palette organization, copying and moving pages around as a way to version control your work, making Paper time lapse videos, and how to get your work in the Made With Paper gallery.
Thanks for all the support, likes, and reblogs, you all rule!
3rd trimester is tiring! That, and the belly is making it very difficult to stay upright for extended periods of time. Wish there was a way to work lying down. The dream is projections to the ceiling with glove keyboards that allow you to type based on finger muscle movement ^_^
Being a good artist isn’t altogether different from being a good writer, physicist, athlete, doctor, lawyer, panther, or any other profession/wild animal. There is a back catalog of preexisting rules, guidelines, techniques, history, and even ethics and culture – all of which need to be studied and applied practically through relentless practice.
Art, in its most technical and creative forms – isn’t something that belongs to these special gifted snowflakes – it’s for anyone. How relatively good or knowledgable you get at it, is just a simple matter of much you’re willing to let it consume and permeate every fiber of your being. That willingness to put your entirety into something to the point of obsession, regardless of what it is — that … that’s something that might not be in everyone.