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HOW TO MAKE YOUR ART LOOK NICE: Contrast by trisketched HOW TO MAKE YOUR ART LOOK NICE: Contrast by trisketched
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HI GUYS RANDOM TUTORIAL OLOL

Anywho, I'm thinking of making a "How to Make Your Art Look Nice" series about the subtle things that make drawings look awesome.

I see lots of people who are struggling with contrast so I hope this tutorial can guide them. This is my understanding on how contrast works in drawing.

Enjoy guys!

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Asa-Chi Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016
Thank you for taking your time and creating all these nice tutorials for us, they're really helpful and inspiring :)
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trisketched Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016   Digital Artist
It's a good way to review my knowledge. I am very glad to have shared them ^_^
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ElektraStarstorm Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Student General Artist
This is definitely something I have trouble with. Thanks for all of the tutorials you've made. They're helping me a lot. :D
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trisketched Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016   Digital Artist
good to know ! you're very welcome :aww:
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XXxMISANTHROPExXX Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016   Filmographer
Thank you so much for this! It's so useful and simple to understand! :D

But what do you mean when you said "it's not fair because I actually rendered it"?
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trisketched Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016   Digital Artist
You're very welcome! Ah about that, I was just kidding how much i gave that drawing more love over the other two
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XXxMISANTHROPExXX Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016   Filmographer
Oh, I see! :D
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Safetoss Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016
Thanks. You raised an issue I haven't thought about before.
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VactuART Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
do you have a tutorial on how to start doing studies? they are really hard to make "look good" idk. It's easy for me to use a reference but to completely copy it and make it look decent... it's always been a problem for me. 
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trisketched Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015   Digital Artist
Maybe I can just answer right here! I don't think I understand your question completely, but I'll try my best.

What did you mean "to make a study 'look good'"? Maybe you could use better reference? You should remember that the purpose of "making studies" is to study and learn. They are not made to impress, they are made for learning. Draw things you feel that you need to improve on. When I make studies, depending on the subject, I take a mental note on how colors/light/anatomy/materials are drawn. And you don't just do it once, you do it loads of times or the purpose of learning is rather lackluster. It is also good to take things one step at a time.

I hope this answered your question. And good luck!
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:iconvactuart:
VactuART Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you ! I completely understand now. But I feel like I shouldn't post it here if it isn't really eye catching like your studies are.
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trisketched Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015   Digital Artist
Ah, if you're looking into eye catching studies, either you make studies from eye-catching references or throw in something interesting into the composition (like abstract things like I do lmao).
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VactuART Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
okay so you're saying it's okay if I steal some ideas? LOOL
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:icontrisketched:
trisketched Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015   Digital Artist
haha if you know the limits in Intellectual Property Rights, sure
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:iconlihue-kun:
LiHue-kun Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But how about if we want our drawing to look soft of calm. Do we also need to use some strong contrast?
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:icontrisketched:
trisketched Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015   Digital Artist
Depends on where you want the eyes to go. Though this matter can also under lighting (like diffused lighting for soft lights and little sharp shadows). Just look at other drawings that convey a soft/calm effect
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:iconlihue-kun:
LiHue-kun Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh ok thanks
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fantastic-jellybeans Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015   Traditional Artist
This is beautiful. Bless.
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PAMVllo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
Yes! This is really useful!
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moonlighthearted Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
can you pls tell me who the artists are for the stuff you showed from your inspiration foldeR? im dyiiiing to know!
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:iconbl-and-wine:
BL-and-Wine Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yh I'm curious too. Anyone?
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Kenseiden Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
 nice sense of humor
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:iconimaginationslave:
ImaginationSlave Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing this with us!
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TuxedoDemon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You seriously need to AT THE VERY LEAST credit the art you use in these things; "these are from my inspiration folder" is not an excuse.
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snowtato Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your tutorials are like having a hilarious conversation with a person you admire. I just want them to keep going, and I am holding on to your every word. Thanks for taking the time to teach. :)
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trisketched Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013   Digital Artist
You're so welcome! I'm making another one so stay tuned!
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Veyrius Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist
Dude- THANK YOU. XD
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RagingRaccoons Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow wonderful tutorial!!! This tut has reallyopened my eyes to the fact that i was using to much 'WEAK' contrast Thanks for making this tutorial :)_
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hikohohodemi Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
who's the artist who did the portrait on the right bottom corner?
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TheNyxVic Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Really useful. Thanks! ;)
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Miloufrohn Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Great and useful tutorial! It's those little things that differentiate between good and great art. :D
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Hachitaki Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh I have been looking for an tutorial explaining this stuff in a way I could understand.
Glad you made one and chose to share it <333 Been looking forever, maybe I can beter at the strong contrasts then, as im always afraid of the strong contrasts @__@''
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trisketched Featured By Owner May 5, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you!

I hope this tut helps you well! C:
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:iconhachitaki:
Hachitaki Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sure it will ^^,
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jill-fogarty Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you, I need this. SO BAD. haha =) Great work!
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BlueEyedJuniper Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Great tutorial XD funny too :P
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Pushdug Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, just what I needed! Thanks for this! :D
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sighlol Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, thanks for sharing!
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:icontrisketched:
trisketched Featured By Owner May 4, 2013   Digital Artist
No probs! Haha!
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inflatable Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Nice tutorial :) Could you post links to your inspiration gallery too? :P Thanks!
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trisketched Featured By Owner May 3, 2013   Digital Artist
You're welcome! :aww: sadly my inspiration gallery is saved on my laptop. :c

I suggest making a folder where you put in artworks that inspire you for quick reference!
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Eternal-Insparation Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome tutorial! Couldn't have said it better!!
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petiteUlis Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Thank you for this tutorial, I'm saving it to my resource folder : )
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