An outlook of a zany thirty year old Brooklynite trying to find the meaning of her life. No, really!
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You may get asked this a lot, so please excuse my ignorance - but how do you go about constructing character expressions and body language and such? Thanks!

cryptovolans:

degamo:

makanidotdot:

Besides The Basics (construction of heads and skulls and muscles and skeletons and how they move), I’ll go over some things I’ve been trying to work on myself lately:

1. Treat expressions as a single gesture of the face/head, as opposed to a head and then individual features dumped on a plate and arranged into an expression.

First, just get down the big shapes of your expression, just like you would for a pose.  

So say I wanna do a low angle angry pose.  I know the features are gonna be all mashed down at the bottom because of perspective.

 Scribble it down

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start to put on features

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fix stuff

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put on more stuff

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fix stuff again

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erasing and flipping and stuff a whole bunch until you are happy with it or stop caring

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2. Just like a facial expression, jot down where the important parts of an entire pose goes first.  You can force the rest of the body to fit the pose.

So here I knew I wanted the shoulders tilted a certain direction, and te hand to be in that particular position in front of her face. 

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That’s the simplest explanation I got.  Don’t be afraid to push and pull faces and bodies around! Worry about being “on model” last!

I’m feel really strongly about this right now and I weirdly enough think about this a lot so I’m gonna word vomit a little buuutttt

Makani is seriously like my favourite artist ever and I think when it kind of comes down to it probably had the biggest hand in teaching me how to draw?? I’ve been looking at her stuff ever since I started going on the internet when I was like 2 years old (I feel like this is common) but kind of never really thought about it aside from consuming as a  fan however I guess getting into tf2 and meeting makani on the chan seriously changed how I drew entirely and it’s really bizarre to think about how such a huge factor in the way I draw today was from playing around on tf2chan LOL I feel like I never would’ve drawn characters/ interactions/ facial expressions/ etcetc if it wasn’t for that.

Anyways I guess makani has just stayed consistently impressive and incredible and I still just go look at her art like every day and start deliriously laughing because she’s so fucking good LOL Thanks for coming to my TED talk on makani 

oh my god I have to add to this because I… similarly… was inspired so much by Makani’s drawings— specifically of the Malfoys back in the day. It was super formative for me and one of the first things that inspired me to want to draw people in the first place. Her expressions and posing are SO spot on. 
and here I am many years later making a comic about some very slytherin criminals so I swear everything is connected even when you aren’t consciously thinking about it???? THANK YOU MAKANI

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ricelily:

All these pages are 8.5x11, 300 dpi. Feel free to print it out in full size if you like physical copies

Comics and Comic Artists

Jake Wyatt- deviantart tumblr

"Welcome To Summers"

"Soliloquy"

Suggested Reading/Books:

Scott McCloud’s “Making Comics” (entirely done in comic format)

Exercises/Practices/Tutorials:

Lettering

Speech Bubbles Mistakes

Paint Bucket Resource

Storyboarding and Camera angles

What is DPI?

Transferring Traditional to Digital (Photoshop Tutorial)

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moniquill:

mesands:

tamorapierce:

saladinahmed:

Questions you should ask yourself about your Strong Female Character. From this excellent article: http://t.co/efkvvUqsum

Does she have one or two genuine, real-life flaws that make her a real person, not issues that turn her into a mess just when she’s needed most?  Has she a fear or phobia, an enemy, obligations elsewhere?  Has she been a lone wolf up till now and must learn to be part of a team, or has she been in charge for so long that she can’t adjust to someone else being in charge?  (Or, upon being placed in charge, is she so timid about it that someone else takes over to the detriment of the team, and she realizes it’s her fault for not taking over when she was given the job, and she must do so now, hard and fast?)

This is necessary.

This is why ‘strong female character’ is a useless descriptor at this point. What we’re looking for in narratives is complete female characters; well-developed and rounded female characters, plot-crucial female character, agency-exerting female characters. ‘Strong’ is insufficient.

moniquill:

mesands:

tamorapierce:

saladinahmed:

Questions you should ask yourself about your Strong Female Character. From this excellent article: http://t.co/efkvvUqsum

Does she have one or two genuine, real-life flaws that make her a real person, not issues that turn her into a mess just when she’s needed most?  Has she a fear or phobia, an enemy, obligations elsewhere?  Has she been a lone wolf up till now and must learn to be part of a team, or has she been in charge for so long that she can’t adjust to someone else being in charge?  (Or, upon being placed in charge, is she so timid about it that someone else takes over to the detriment of the team, and she realizes it’s her fault for not taking over when she was given the job, and she must do so now, hard and fast?)

This is necessary.

This is why ‘strong female character’ is a useless descriptor at this point. What we’re looking for in narratives is complete female characters; well-developed and rounded female characters, plot-crucial female character, agency-exerting female characters. ‘Strong’ is insufficient.

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NENE, I NEED HALP ;;'' I am finally drawing male bodies again, but they turn out weird.. Can you give me some tips on how to draw busty males with muscles like reibert? D':

nenekantoku:

Hello sorry for the late reply!!!!! ;__; I have been thinking about the reply to give you and I think the best choice is to get references from real life, or from photos. I have never studied anatomy and I am far from being a professional artist that can give other people serious and correct tips on how to draw, so I would recommend you to browse for tutorials on the internet or practice figure drawing! I tried to doodle something anyway, just to give the idea of how I generally draw busty males. 

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I hope this will be of some help;;; thank you for your question!

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Hoooollllyyy~

mydarlingrainbow:

So I had spare time after a good swim and cleaning so I finally tackled reporting impersonation accounts of me and copyright claims on instagram…

I’ve reported over 60 pages total holy… And like, I have to track ‘em down on my phone then retype the page on my laptop to grab the link to report…

Annyyywhooo, I feel better now that the pictures and accounts will be dealt with;;

SO~

If anyone has any issues on ig here’s links:

Copyright Claim: http://help.instagram.com/contact/391888707564685

Hacked Accounts: http://help.instagram.com/368191326593075/
Impersonation Accounts: http://help.instagram.com/446663175382270/

Underage Children: http://help.instagram.com/290666591035380/
Abuse and Spam: http://help.instagram.com/165828726894770/
Exposed Private Information: http://help.instagram.com/122717417885747/

Anywho, yeah~

Oh and here’s some other links if anyone needs ‘em

Tumblr copyright claim: https://www.tumblr.com/dmca

Weheartit copyright claim: http://weheartit.com/contact/copyright

Pinterest copyright claim: http://www.pinterest.com/about/copyright/dmca/

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If you need to report a blog to tumblr that does promotion texts or pixels~

You can send an email to: support@tumblr.com

Use misattribution/nonattribution as you title, then put the direct link to the post and explain the situation in your email~

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thegrimsleeper:

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WANT TO MAKE A MASS QUANTITY OF IT AND SAVE MONEY AT THE SAME TIME??
WELL HERE YOU FUCKING GO:
1 box funfetti cake mix (DO NOT add the ingredients that you usually would to actually make the cake - you need just the mix)2 cups plain yogurt1/2 container of cool whip.Serve with animal crackers or graham crackers.
 
SIGNAL BOOST THIS. HELP ME FEED MY PEOPLE.

thegrimsleeper:

YO BITCHEZ, LOVE DUNKAROOS?

WANT TO MAKE A MASS QUANTITY OF IT AND SAVE MONEY AT THE SAME TIME??

WELL HERE YOU FUCKING GO:

1 box funfetti cake mix (DO NOT add the ingredients that you usually would to actually make the cake - you need just the mix)
2 cups plain yogurt
1/2 container of cool whip.
Serve with animal crackers or graham crackers.

 

SIGNAL BOOST THIS. HELP ME FEED MY PEOPLE.