The tutorial of how I achieve watercolor effect in Sai! :) I highly recommend using real watercolor paintings (your own or ones found on the internet) as reference.

And here you can find a few useful links: 

  1. You can download the Sai file of this picture here: link 
  2. Video process of painting another picture: link
  3. The old watercolor tutorial: link
  4. Sai brushes (none of them is made by me) link + file you need to open them in Sai: link
  5. Awesome watercolor brushes made by Kyle T Webster: link

Here’s the finished painting: link


Folks welcomed the hand reference I posted, so here’s some foot reference.

As an artist you’ll draw A LOT of feet, especially feet that REST ON THE GROUND. Don’t be one of those artists who hides feet behind grass or mist all the time. Print these out and draw ‘em.

I included the knees because you’ll need to know how feet connect with legs; draw ‘em up to the knee.

1day1pict: A 365 Day Art Challenge


Original source:

I decided to translate this ridiculously long list because I figured it would be an awesome challenge for anyone who might want to give it a go. My Japanese skills are still weak sauce, so if you notice any mistakes or know a better way of wording something, please feel free to tell me and I’ll make the correction asap.

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Things almost every author needs to research




  • How bodies decompose
  • Wilderness survival skills
  • Mob mentality
  • Other cultures
  • What it takes for a human to die in a given situation
  • Common tropes in your genre
  • Average weather for your setting


fuck yes



A wonderous fuck-ton 3D male anatomy references.

[From various sources]

I’m so bad at drawing muscles. >.<;


So I’m trying out a new thing! Watch me attempt to talk and draw at the same time in SKETCHY, a weekly doodle-vlog. It was something pretty far outside of my comfort zone at first, but it was also really fun! I’m sure after a few more videos I’ll become more comfortable with it. I can’t wait to do it again next week!

Youtube Channel

Also, my rig - my phone balanced precariously on the biggest stack of books I could find - was pretty hilarious. At least they were animation related! :D


Another round of torsos~ I tried to give this set a bit more variety in body type? Not an easy task, I suppose I still have a lot to learn.

If you enjoy em, please use the idea to help you study. It helped me better understand anatomy while making these. Maybe you can learn from what I’ve studied.

Also, any suggests on another reference sheet? Hands? Hats? Wings? I’ll do my best!

Male torso reference here.