As a place where a crowd of artists is hanging out, pixiv is filled with tips, tutorials, and resources. But having a deal with its tags-based works arrangement can be a challenge. There is a list of tags labeling useful stuff on pixiv.
I’ve had a few people ask me about perspective, so I figured it was time I just did one of these tutorials and did a step by step.
I hope it makes sense to people!
A couple of notes on this -
1. There are a number of different ways to make grids. This is what I do, and it works for me. I have found this to personally be the easiest method, however if something else works better for you, use it!
2. This tutorial is designed for people who work traditionally. If you do your drawing in photoshop or manga studio, there are many quicker and more effective ways to make grids. I do all of my drawing on paper, and so this method is very useful for me.
3. Despite the appearance, this is actually really fast once you get the hang of it. Yes, it’s still faster in photoshop, but I can easily make a good grid on my page in less that 5 minutes, often under 2. The more you practice and understand the basic concept, you’ll figure out ways other ways to use it, and it will become like second nature. When I first started it often took me 20 minutes or more.
4. Feel free to share this, if you want to use it elsewhere, ask me first! If I can help people make better comics, I’m all for it!
yesterday somebody asked me how i got the red-blue false 3D looking effect in the drawing of dipper that i posted, so I wanted to make a quick post about it in case anybody else didn’t know how!
first, you’re gonna want to condense the whole drawing (or at least, everything you want the effect on) to a single layer. then, duplicate that layer.
right click on the duplicated layer and select “blending options”; this window should pop up. what you’re looking for is the part i’ve circled—Advanced Blending.
uncheck any of the boxes and hit okay. Go in close and, with the move tool, move the top layer slightly in any direction—you should notice the off-color effect when you do. Unchecking R, G, or B should have different effects, depending on what colors are in your drawing. I normally only uncheck one at once.