One of the things I like the most about deviantART is its community. My experience has been that people are kind when they comment, and quick to show appreciation when they find something useful.
This is one of the reasons I am, for the time being, going to shift my deviantART activities towards requests, rather than randomly drawing stuff. This makes it easier for me to decide what to draw (you make the decisions for me ^^), and it makes it easier for you to get the resources that you need. This is how it will work
- To make a request about a tutorial you send me a message detailing what you want to learn.
- I will read your message, and tell you if I accept your request or not.
- If I accept your request, it will be added to my tutorial request queue.
- Once I have finished the requested tutorial, I will submit it to deviantART. I will link your username from the tutorial, stating that you have requested it.
Rules and guidelines
- To make a request, you need to be watching me. This will make sure that you see when your tutorial is finished, and it helps me get more watchers
- Try to be as precise as possible when making your request. It's easier to create a tutorial on how to get good at drawing hair, than one on how to get better at drawing in general.
- Please be polite, even if I do not accept your request.
What can you ask for?
There is no harm in asking for anything, really, but to make it easier for you to get an idea about what you can expect, please refer to this list:
- Human anatomy. Male or female, any ages. Hands, hair, facial features and so on
- Character poses (please state if there is something in particular you want to learn - like foreshortening, fighting poses etc.)
- Drawing- and painting techniques
- Perspective and technical solutions (like how to work with a grid and such)
- Stylized characters. That is, how to deviate from "correct" anatomy to achieve different effects when designing characters (manga, chibi etc.)
- Photoshop and other software (as long as I own the products ^^)
Please note that while I can give advice on how to draw and paint traditionally, my current setup at home does not really favor bringing out stuff like oil paint and such. I do use pencils quite frequently, but other than that I prefer to work digitally.
Once (or if) I get my first request, I will put a tutorial request queue on my page and start working. I hope that you will find this useful!