That's where tutorials come in.
They're like pocket sized teachers. You can find them in books, magazines, TV, or even right here on DA! Before I start a new project, I'll look up a few tutorials and gather up some tips on what to do and what not to do. For example. For my birthday, I got some acrylics and oil paints. When I got on the computer, I immedietly looked up tutorials on both. I looked up how to care for the brushes, different kinds of brushstrokes, how to blend, and everything else. If I hadn't, I might've wasted all of them! For this article, I actually want to share some of my favorie tutorials that have really helped me grow as an artist.
>>From lineart, to making your lineart pop!
>>This one is FULL of inking tutorials!
>>Nice smmoth coloring and clean shading really make art stand out!
>>These aren't tutorials on how to write, but they give you helpful tips!
Advanced Writing TutorialWord choice
Word choice is imperative and potentially complicated. You want your language to sound in-character (it doesn't matter whether it's limited first-person or omniscient third-person; it still needs character) and intriguing without being confusing or nonsensical. It is good to have a thesaurus and dictionary nearby when deciding on word choice; neither one is more important than the other. It is very important to remember that even though words can be generally synonymous, that doesnt mean they have the same definition. This is where roots usually come into play.
Let's use the word "great" as an example; thats a pretty
One way to add excitement to your story is by adding lots of bad-guys, also known as EXTERNAL Conflict. Another way is by adding INTERNAL Conflict, more commonly known as Angst.
I'm sure most of you have noticed by now that most movie characters, and far too many book characters, are One-Dimensional. They do stuff, but they don't face any personality issues: a hang-up, a fear, paranoia, a moral code, a love interest, a strong dislike Or worse, they do have all these things, but they never really affect the story.
There's a Plot Arc, things happen, but no Character Arc. The things that happen don't affect the characters emotionally.
Story Writing for BEGINNERS
Story Writing for BEGINNERS
I want to write a story. I have a couple of ideas, but no idea what to do with them, or even how to begin! Help?!
-- Newbie Writer
So when you wanna write a story, where do you begin? With your PASSION!
Write what you KNOW & LOVE
What do you KNOW, really? What do you love to Do, to Study, to Think About, to Talk About...? Whether it's cave-diving, model trains, skate-boarding, sewing, horses, mythology, ghost legends, or particle physics your passion is where you will find your most unique and powerful work.
Make a list of all the things you
How to Start and Stay Writing
I recently solicited my watchers to ask me writing questions that I would then attempt to answer in a writing guide such as this. This article is my first response, and there will be many more to come.
I've been asked to give advice on ways a writer can begin to put words on a page. The bottom line is as simple as this: sit your butt down and write.
Duh, right? It's the only way I know to actually write.
Sure, sitting your butt in a chair is easy, but getting your fingers to move and stay moving is a challenge. Here are three things that have helped me.
1) Have a goal.
Your goal can be as simple as "describe the person in this picture" o
>>From Crayola, to Copics!
<<Lots of marker tutorials!
>>I think most artists have problems with anatomy. I know I do!
>>Refrences can be just as good as tutorials
Remember, these are just the ones I like to use. Your medium may be chalk, but I don't use chalk. If you want to look up a tutorial on DA, just type in "*medium here* Tutorial" So, if you use chalk, you would type in "Chalk tutorial" Or you could get really specific and put "Chalk shading tutorial" or "Chalk effects tutorial" Sometimes, you may need to add the words "traditional" or "digital" because you may be looking how to ink with pens, but the tutorials you find on inking are all about inking in Photoshop.
Last but not least, here are 2 groups filled with tutorials!:
Welp, I'm out! Hope I helped some of you guys!