Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Digital Art / Student Venus bambisaMale/South Africa Recent Activity
Deviant for 3 Years
Needs Core Membership
Statistics 78 Deviations 41 Comments 1,014 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

Paint practice :iconvenus-mangaka:venus-mangaka 6 0 My first flame :iconvenus-mangaka:venus-mangaka 4 0 Gift time :iconvenus-mangaka:venus-mangaka 5 0 Goku :iconvenus-mangaka:venus-mangaka 11 3 Ghost in the shell Base color :iconvenus-mangaka:venus-mangaka 4 0 Sun Wukong :iconvenus-mangaka:venus-mangaka 5 3 DCs Vixen :iconvenus-mangaka:venus-mangaka 9 0 Wifebot V2 :iconvenus-mangaka:venus-mangaka 9 0 Witchblade fan art :iconvenus-mangaka:venus-mangaka 6 0 Zamasu fan art :iconvenus-mangaka:venus-mangaka 16 3 God of Greed :iconvenus-mangaka:venus-mangaka 3 0 God of Wrath :iconvenus-mangaka:venus-mangaka 2 0 Bushida contest :iconvenus-mangaka:venus-mangaka 7 2 Character fairy practice :iconvenus-mangaka:venus-mangaka 6 0 Garnet fan art :iconvenus-mangaka:venus-mangaka 12 2 Character design practice 02 :iconvenus-mangaka:venus-mangaka 5 2


Chunli Glamour :iconartgerm:Artgerm 10,546 233 spirits of the machine :iconkilartdev:KilartDev 3,730 57 Monster :iconyangqi917:yangqi917 346 7 Night :iconneoartcore:NeoArtCorE 3,760 60 IronMan Fanart :iconneoartcore:NeoArtCorE 7,853 243 Princess Flowers :iconjjwinters:JJwinters 154 16 Nova SFW :iconzumidraws:zumidraws 628 9 Ronin :iconguweiz:GUWEIZ 8,073 121 Character :iconcushart:Cushart 2,270 37 New Work :iconjjwinters:JJwinters 808 79 Igni - KH :iconzeronis:Zeronis 1,737 17
Are you a cheat or the real deal?
Let’s talk a bit about using references and other media for your (digital) paintings. Everyone has a right to their own opinion, however there are some assumptions that people make that we are better off clearing up.
Often during my Twitch streams people ask me:
:bulletblue: ‘I want to paint characters from imagination, how do I do it without copying from a reference?’
You have to train yourself with reference before you get the information memorized in your brain. That's why we do anatomy studies with live models, 3D models, photos of naked people etc. When doing these studies you must try and understand the thing you are studying and not just blindly copy what you see. If you understand how the body moves, what muscles are used, proportions, curves etc, you will have a much easier time sketching out the human figure without reference. But even then, depending on the purpose of your work, you do well with checking your sketch for mistakes
:iconsuzanne-helmigh:Suzanne-Helmigh 234 53
Karen (OC Commission) :iconayyasap:AyyaSAP 556 19 Warcraft traveler :iconkairuiz:kairuiz 306 21 Kien - Sword Bearer 01 :iconzeronis:Zeronis 4,233 94 artbook | The Art of Loish :iconloish:loish 2,749 238



No journal entries yet.


venus-mangaka's Profile Picture
Venus bambisa
Artist | Student | Digital Art
South Africa
Trippy character illustrator and designer


Add a Comment:
TecGeckoTaylor Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D 
venus-mangaka Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hi thank you..
susanoo0 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Student General Artist
I love your drawing style, hope to see more of your :D
venus-mangaka Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you..
CursedChild95 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your work is so smacking good, how are you still a ghost?!
venus-mangaka Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Lol thank you.. I think I dont post enough..
DazenCobalt Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
keep up the great work! you are damn good =3
venus-mangaka Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Will try, thanks!!
TecGeckoTaylor Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I just looked at your watcher count I was honestly shocked! Me personally believe you deserve more watchers! Oh Noes!    
venus-mangaka Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Lol... thank you. It will come slowly but surely..... 
Add a Comment: