Requested by CleverWhale, this post is for all those out there who enjoy drawing; whether you just want some tips, or need some help to progress or start off, this post may be of interest to you.
6 months ago I was absolutely terrible at drawing, could've even draw a leg that LOOKED RIGHT, but over these months (with a little help from TonyStark<3) I've massively improved; most ideas I come up with now I'm actually able to put into play. Below is a collection of things that I did over these months, as well as things I never realised before.
Disclaimer: Please remember that these are how I learned, but depending on what you enjoy making as art, and your way of learning, it'll be different. You need to find YOUR way.
1. Figure out what style you enjoy drawing in. For example; I adore drawing in stylized form (aka like cartoons). They can be simple and funny, easy to animate (when I get good enough) and are very flexible. If you don't know what style you like already, just google some stuff and find a piece of art from someone you really like; don't worry if it's really complex, you can set it as your goal, and work your way to there.
2. Tracing. I don't mean taking someone's drawing and tracing it line for line; by this I mean find a picture of an animal or a plant, etc, and attempt to draw the same thing on your paper. Trust me, it isn't supposed to work out well at first, but as you keep doing it, your brain will become more observant to how lines and shapes fit together, along with sizes and placement. It can be a little freaky sometimes if you do this a lot; one time I was re-watching wreck it ralph after a year, and I didn't realise they animated their faces in that shape before..
3. It's okay to give up. If a drawing you're working on, and putting a lot of effort into ends up looking really bad, it's okay to just give up on it. I've given up on a few drawings myself, but trust me, it's better to start fresh than to continue on the same thing for far too long. But don't give up too soon either, you need to find your balance.
4. Find your inspiration. Never attempt to draw anything without an idea you'll dedicate your time and effort to draw. My inspiration was mainly Undertale, but I also take stuff in from music lyrics and my own poetry. If you're really interested in what you want to draw, you'll be less likely to get bored; but most importantly, don't force yourself to draw. (This relates to 3.)
5. References. During all stages of drawing you'll need to do this, but as you get better you'll notice you won't need to do it as often. Searching up references for how to draw bones, animal legs, claws and feet, you name it; helps SO much.
6. Make it fun. If you find drawing on your own boring, try getting friends involved. What Tony did with me is /force/ me into drawing contests. 10-20min to draw a particular animal in pen only using references. Obviously she was going to be way better than me, but it definitely got me drawing.
7. Variety. Don't just draw with pen/pencil and paper! Trying your hand at paper collages, felt-tip colouring, painting and other creative ways of being artistic really helps as well. I don't do these as much, but that's mainly because I'm addicted to my drawing tablet. This is a paper collage I made under the instruction of a children's art teacher;
8. Circles and stick figures. This is one thing I really don't like doing, but so many artists use this method; drawing a stick figure or a circle to help you draw. It can be useful but for some reason I've never gotten accustomed to using this method, however I highly recommend it. (My method is usually free drawing, and then adjusting each body part to be perfect afterwards. It works, so what can I say?) My feeble attempts of drawing this way:
9. Making your drawing interesting. Now you're better at drawing figures, good things to learn are; perspective; drawing details (such as clothes creases, hair and fur strands, scales, etc); special effects and shading. Perspective and angles can be pretty tricky to learn, but they make your drawing so much better. Perspective and fur:
Shading (ignoire the snail, I was drawing on someone elses paper shh):
10. Time and patience. It can be hard, but I started off drawing once a week. This is enough to progress with drawing.
My style of drawing before I started properly;
6 months later;
Well that's all for now, I hope you can all achieve your hopes and dreams. Good luck!
I'm sure by now the word as spread that our very own TonyStark_ is good at drawing, and now she's decided to open up commissions!
Every drawing will be $15USD/hour irl money or 750k emp/hour SFT money, so the price may increase depending on the amount of time spent on it. A basic line drawing/sketch usually takes around 10-15min while a full on coloured or digital drawing will obviously take longer. (Around 2+ hours)
Basic sketch example:
More complex sketches:
Digital drawing examples:
GENERAL INFORMATION -The artist reserves the right to refuse a commission based on the limit of subject matter or depiction of themes or illegal activity or personal reasons
-The artist retains the right to refuse or cancel and refund a commission due, but not limited to: harassment, bullying, threats, stalking, or other unsavory behavior.
-At any time the commissioner may request an update of the commission or status in the queue
-Complex character designs will affect the price, and up-charges will be applied accordingly - the commissioner will be notified of any up-charges prior to payment arrangements
COMMUNICATION INFORMATION -The artist lives in Australian Central Standard Time in Australia - their responses to notes/comments/etc will be done in accordance to this
-The artist will do their best to respond to any and all messages, questions, and commission inquiries in a timely manner, their personal schedule permitting
-If the artist loses contact with a potential commissioner and cannot reach them prior to payment for a period of 30 days, the artist will assume that the commission is void and it will be cancelled
-If the artist loses contact with a commissioner and cannot reach them after payment has been received, the artist will complete the artwork and continue to attempt to contact the commissioner on the website where the initial correspondence took place, after which point the artist will attempt to reach the commissioner on other websites or contact a friend of the commissioner to alert them of the completed piece
EDITS -If a preview sketch is requested, it is the responsibility of the commissioner to notify the artist of all desired edits at once
-The commissioner is allotted a total of three edited preview sketches until additional fees will be added to the price
-It is the responsibility of the commissioner to provide any and all image reference material that they feel best represents their character or design - this material includes but is not limited to: their personal artwork, artwork done by others, artwork done by many others, an image compilation showing various elements of the design, clear written material, pre-made colour palettes, fursuit/costume images, photos, etc
-Written reference material must be clear and concise, in bullet-point format, and include all information, including colour information
IMAGE INFORMATION -The artist retains the right to display the image on any number of websites on which they are active
-The artist's original signature and/or watermark must remain on the completed image, including sketches, line-art, or otherwise that may be coloured or finished by the commissioner
-The artist owns the rights to the original piece of work and may reuse the work in advertising and/or promotional reasons
-The artist retains the right to create prints for sale of the completed work - the commissioner may, at any time, request that their piece not be made available for print
-The commissioner may repost the image to their personal gallery/galleries for display or reference material as long as a link to the artist's page or original submission is provided in the information
-The commissioner may request the full-resolution file at any time - this file will be sent via e-mail and the commissioner must provide their preferred e-mail address
-The commissioner is not permitted to publically upload the full-resolution file size - the commissioner must only publically post a smaller-sized 'display' version
-The artist will not send artwork sans signature/watermark - this does exclude icons, (50x50px, 100x100px)
-The artist's signature and watermark must remain visible on the piece at all times - attempted removal of the signature and/or watermark will be counted as theft
-The commissioner may request the image to not be posted publically
PAYMENT INFORMATION -Payments preferably done via PayPal - the artist requests that Commissioners send a Note when the payment was sent, as well as include their username from the respective website on the payment, to confirm receipt
-Full up-front payments are preferred - tips are accepted
-Payment plans are available for extra-large pieces starting at prices of $100+
-Deadlines must be specified by the commissioner and agreed upon with the artist prior to the payment
-If a deadline is not specified by the commissioner and agreed upon with the artist prior to payment, the artist cannot guarantee that the commission will be completed by the deadline and will not be held responsible
-Rush fees for deadlines may be applied or refused at the artist's discretion and will be outlined prior to making payment arrangements
REFUND INFORMATION -The commissioner may request a refund at any time
-The artist reserves the right to issue a refund or cancel a commission at any time due to personal decision based on the artist's ability to complete the commission in a timely matter, due to events in the artist's personal life, or due to unsavory behavior by the commissioner
-The amount refunded will be based on the amount of work already put into the commission
-The commissioner will be given the option of the artist sending them the artwork up to the stage of which it was completed - the artwork will be sent in .png or .jpg format
CONTACT INFO -The artist (TonyStark_) can be contacted via Skype, Forums or Discord
So this became a thing just yesterday, and it seems to be growing ever more popular. I've been set the challenge of keeping the music going 24/7, so I invite all of you guys to come join us in the room and add all your favourite music! We currently have a 1.5 day long playlist of amazing music that I'm sure everyone can enjoy.
Hello SFT'ers! This week me, Cayko and Nicadeen will be hosting a building competition!
The theme and warp will be released this Saturday near the start of the event at 6PM GMT. You'll all have an hour to build something related to the theme, before the judging and a winner will be chosen. Team sizes are at a max of 4, and the prize will be 1 million EMP split between each team member.
This will be an interesting theme so we hope to see you there
I tried to place an item and it dissapeared? Some items need more space to be placed. Normally it is placed back into your inventory and relogging makes it show again. If it doesn't show after relogging then it has glitched out, and you can possibly get a refund from a Manager+
How do I stop people from griefing my stuff? 1. Type /kit protect 2. Hold the golden shovel in your hand and right click two corners for your claim Claims go from bedrock to sky so you don't need to worry about the Y co-ordinate.
You can also visit /warp protect ingame for information about how to protect your stuff.
Hello players of B-Team! Since the modpack is version 1.6 of Minecraft and wasn't made to support name changes, this means that upon changing your name it thinks that you're an entirly new player.
Here is a list of what you will lose upon changing your name: 1. access to protections 2. access to locks (chests, furnaces etc) 3. all morphs 4. inventory 5. /mm 6. all /buy perms 7. uptime & rank 8. money 9. enderchest contents
All of this is able to be transferred however, and that is what this post is about. Here is a code which you can copy to easily fill out this form if you are changing your name, and a staff member will get to this quickly. If you've already changed your name, use this form anyway.