How did u get so good at drawing guns, and how long have u been drawing them?
hello yes i do get this question often but my method has changed since last time i posted anything about it, by which i mean i don’t really have a method beyond “draw a shape for the body of the hand and then add stuff”
sometimes it is a circle and sometimes it is a square, it is not very enthralling
i drew the reference above a few months ago, it’s a few things i try to keep in mind, maybe it will help someone
also i just now drew this in like 30 seconds, my drawings are messy & i knew i was gonna be posting this so i had drawing-related performance anxiety while it was happening, but maybe it also will help someone
wait can i take a second to mention gesture and body language? you can have the most immaculately drawn hands in the world and they can still look dead and useless unless you really think about what your figure is doing/trying to convey
check out this thing i drew like a long dang time ago: the hands, they are not well drawn. they are sort of claw-like doodle hand wannabes, it’s nasty. but shit who cares, they are adding to the story, not just hanging there like weird turnips taped to wrists. i just want to say that gesture is sort of more important than cool stylish style ok good night
I may have rebloged this before…i’m not sure….
i still like it c:
Mike Mignola tutorial, c.1997. I remember liking this so much I pasted the pages straight into my sketchbook
I can think of five or six professional cartoonists whose entire portfolio was cribbed from this one tutorial.
Beautiful stuff, tho, the bit on texture alone is invaluable.
Mike Mignola breaks it down!
Anonymous asked you:How did u get so good at drawing guns, and how long have u been drawing them?Thank you for the compliment! I wouldn’t call myself an expert on the matter yet (I’m still doing my best to learn!), but drawing guns is actually not as difficult as most people would think-I threw together a little how-to that more or less illustrates my thought process when tackling guns (semi-automatic pistols, sorry). This is just bare bones information however, for there are many different makes and models of guns that won’t always comply with steps 2 and 3 of this tutorial (the example I drew is based off a SIGp228). But that’s where the internet and picture references come in to help fill in the blanks!Funny thing is that I avoided drawing guns like the plague up until last year when my buddy finally took me shooting and I think I developed some sort of mutual understanding with them (read: I really really liked it) and decided to learn how to draw them good!/EDIT/PS ANON IF YOU MEANT TO ASK HOW I DRAW NOT FIREARM GUNS BUT MUSCLE GUNS THEN I’M SORRY OMG