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Howling Wolves

Sep 18 '14
youthxcrew69:

THIS IS A CAT IN A HALLOWEEN COSTUME PLAYING WITH A TINY PUMPKIN THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT

youthxcrew69:

THIS IS A CAT IN A HALLOWEEN COSTUME PLAYING WITH A TINY PUMPKIN THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT

(Source: spybook)

Sep 18 '14

freeglassart asked:

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

Whole head is a gesture!image

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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

Sep 18 '14
Sep 18 '14

darkhairedgirlfromgallifrey:

fandomsandconservativelogic:

eah:

this is literally what happens when a young adult starts working full time

That’s called depression. Andy just listed out symptoms of depression.

Those are the symptoms of depression practically word for word out of the DSM

(Source: himynameistade)

Sep 18 '14
natalie-andrewson:

Sent this piece out to Hope Larson this morning!

natalie-andrewson:

Sent this piece out to Hope Larson this morning!

Sep 18 '14
notpulpcovers:

CLASH, February 1965. Cover by Norm Eastman http://flic.kr/p/p2F6rj

notpulpcovers:

CLASH, February 1965. Cover by Norm Eastman http://flic.kr/p/p2F6rj

Sep 18 '14
Sep 18 '14

(Source: neogohann)

Sep 18 '14
20aliens:

by David Lynch

20aliens:

by David Lynch

Sep 18 '14
brudesworld:

Sheer Beauty by Charles Showalter, 1954

brudesworld:

Sheer Beauty by Charles Showalter, 1954

(Source: artpinup)