Shanahanigans Live starts in 5 minutes! Join my brother Shaggy n’ me as we talk about fun times at Emerald City Comic Con (and I attempt to draw something through my con-plague fog!)

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10 typical perspective errors

helpyoudraw:

electricalice:

Drawing perspective is considered one of the hardest things in art, except the mistakes usually done are pretty much always the same and can be avoided with a little care.

1. Lines not reaching the vanishing point

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Well this is pretty simple to avoid but it’s the most common mistake. It’s probably due to either carelessness or really not having understood the basic of perspective. I encourage you to go back and find some basic tutorial for this.

Anyway, be ALWAYS careful about where to ‘send’ your lines, they NEED to go towards the correct vanishing point or it will just look awkward. Double check if necessary.

And always, ALWAYS use a ruler.

If your style requires lines that are a bit less geometrical (as mine do, I have a style of inking that’s sketchy so ‘perfect’ lines drawn with a ruler usually don’t fit well in the picture) use a ruler anyway for the pencils and then ink later by freehand. At least you’ll have correct guidelines underneath.

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For traditional drawing be sure you have a ruler and be sure to use it for each one of your lines.

Modern drawing software will help you a lot with this if you draw directly on computer: painting software such as Clip Studio Paint or Manga Studio 4EX or 5 have perspective tools that will automatically snap your lines towards the vanishing point.

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it’s quite a long tutorial, you’ll find the rest under the Read More or you can download the pdf file here

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lilopelekai:

When will my life begin?

dedicated to anna x

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Emerald City Comic Con

tonycliff:

Were you aware of it? I am exhibiting at good ol’ ECCC! You can find me at table 308, right next to the Dark Horse booth, sharing a table with Toronto’s most charming cartoonists, Katie and Steven Shanahan,

What do I have for you? SMILES. MANY SMILES. And dedicated copies of The Turkish Lieutenant, as well as travel poster prints. It’s the only place you need to go (as long as the only thing you want to buy is Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant).

fucktonofanatomyreferences:

A mouth-watering fuck-ton of hand references.

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corkyboard:

jessehodson:

reblogging for the party hat :3

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A sneak peek at the cover line art for our next comic Silly Kingdom: A New Steed Indeed
We’ll have 100 mini postcards to give away at Emerald City Comic Con this weekend, if you’d like one book it on over and meet us at table #308!

A sneak peek at the cover line art for our next comic Silly Kingdom: A New Steed Indeed

We’ll have 100 mini postcards to give away at Emerald City Comic Con this weekend, if you’d like one book it on over and meet us at table #308!

Streaming a quick “ShanahanigansLIVE” show with my bro before we head out to Emerald City Comic Con. Draw along while I work on a comic cover design and join the geeky chatter on Google Hangouts:

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Starts at 8:30pm EST!

tropfraispourvous asked: Am I allowed express how much I love Radio Adrift? Because I love it so much. You & your bro are pretty amazing.

Thanks! It was a blast to work alongside our Flight friends again on the Explorer series :)