You're totally welcome ogiyose don't mind if you haven't got any reply yet, keep posting your stuff. If the other people sees that you're active and willing to improve they will help you eventually. If not... well i'm still here when i found the time
dude, Hitsu san, thx alot for the reply man! really appreciate it alot since its like first and only reply i got from anyone here. haha
U mind if i add u as friend btw?
totally fine if u do mind thou.
I got your message, it wont let me reply because I guess I haven't made enough posts. Can I email you directly to your email? If so, just send me a private message with your email address or just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since I need 7 more posts before I can PM...
Thanks for the reply, and the wait was no issue. I'm just glad to be getting any kind of feedback. When I was taking college courses over the last couple years, they only had offered like 4 actual drawing classes: drawing, life drawing, perspective, and a few fundamentals of design-type courses, but none of them really helped me learn how to apply any of it. They were almost less informative than my basic high school art courses.
In part I suppose a lot of that is because I also didn't go out of my way to apply myself while taking the classes, and I can't lie and say that I remember all of what we went over, so this was a nice reminder, as well as a wake-up call that I've been skipping some of the most important things.
So thanks again, I suppose it's time to go practice some more haha. You'll probably hear from me again, too. ;P
Hey man! Sure I don't care, I've borrowed it from a bunch of different artists anyway.
For my thumbnails I usually start off with a palette knife which you can get if you search Barontieri's brushes in google. I personally think better in shapes rather than line. Line comes later when the overall shape is established.
For the environment/header, it's a technique called lassopainting. You basically use the lassotool in photoshop and draw with it and fill it (paintbucket or gradient etc...) and work with it that way. It's nice to get some more interesting shapes. Of course it'd be easier if I could show you. But google concept on mac on deviant art. This guy does a lot of lassopaintings he's figured it out a lot more than me. He also has some video's up etc. So definitely check him out.
Hope this helps at all and if you have any other questions let me know!
PS:sending a personal message it says my answer was incorrect for the given question?