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General interest blog. Mostly inspirational stuff for myself.
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schweizercomics:

myshrinkingviolet:

Someone requested a hand tutorial, so I rambled. I didn’t even get to everything I would like to, so here is a part!

Thanks.  I’ve been consciously trying to get better at hands for ten years, and I still suck, so I’m always grateful for new tutorials.  Someday, one diagram, one line is gonna click it for me.  This one’s great.

  #anatomy    #hands    #tutorial    #guide  

askthetitantrio:

Since all my braincells seem to be devoted to school right now and none of the asks in my inbox are jumping out at me, I thought I’d answer this one with a quick tutorial.

  #nose    #noses    #anatomy    #tutorial    #guide    #how to draw  

paintaloosa:

All right, here’s my contribution to the art tutorial infographic world, part 1 of 2.  I’ve noticed that even in professional illustration, so often the humans and environments and armor and whatnot is really, really great— correct anatomy, lighting, proportions, like ‘wow this is fantastic WAIT what is up with that HORSE?’

I suspect two things;

First is that I spend 15 hours a day, 365 days a year looking, touching, handling, and just generally being around horses.  

Second is that most people do not.  

Artists have lost touch with their connection to horses as contemporary society has lost touch with them.  Generally, we don’t have that constant presence of horses in our lives that previous generations did, as horses aren’t part of the everyday landscape any more.  They don’t work the fields, they don’t cart the goods, they don’t deliver the mail or transport you to the next town down the road.

However, we still see horses all the time— in movies, books, illustration, ads and logos, we are presented with the image of horses all the time.  So we assume ‘yes, I have seen horses often and I know what they look like.’  Because of our exposure, we as artists don’t always feel like we need to heavily reference the animals as if we were drawing something we don’t see everyday (say, like elephants or giraffes or sea cucumbers).  Our brain just kind of plugs in ‘horse shaped’ and we go with that.

And I suspect that ends up being where a lot of these common mistakes occur.  Dogs are familiar, but we can easily find a dog to draw from live, to see the way the shapes of its face are put together in 3-dimensions.  Cats, humans, birds… if we venture just a little ways outside our studios (or in some cases, inside), we can find live models to study easily.  

You can’t really do that with horses.  They’re a commodity, sequestered away behind fences on private farms and shuttered away in barns.   So few people really get the chance to be up close and have that hands-on experience to really learn how a horse is put together.

So here’s some things, based on my own experience both drawing and working with horses, that might help you if you find yourself needing to draw one for yourself.

The approach I took might be more complicated than absolutely necessary, but I tried to present the subject of ‘how to draw horses’ a little differently than I’ve seen it done before.  I hope someone finds it understandable, and more importantly, helpful!

If you share this, please don’t delete my commentary about it above. Thanks :3

  #anatomy    #horse    #horses    #guide    #reference    #tutorial  

mercuryjones:

Julian Jiamachello, 2

  #model    #reference    #anatomy  
artkat:

cassiesart:

scribblingaladdertothemoon:

Having troubles with facial angles in your drawing style?
Try a 3D sculpture of your art in your own style in a free program that is simple and very easy to use.
The program is called Sculptris and is a free off-shoot program from Zbrush, that program that you keep hearing about but either takes selling your kidneys or piracy to actually use. 
If you download it and sculpt out a facial model, you can have references for your own work for all of time. No more endlessly searching Google for reference materials or twisting/rotating/flipping a drawing to see if there are flaws. And you can easily edit it to create more facial types. This way, you can make character references for any and every face and facial angle that you can think of.
The program offers mirroring right from the start, so your faces will be perfectly symmetrical. You can turn off the symmetry for things like scars or otherwise. 
It takes a little time. For instance, I downloaded the program on Christmas and, in my spare time, this took a few days of getting familiar with the program (first day) and then sculpting for a few minutes each day, mostly due to my perfectionist nature. And this one isn’t even done. I still have to mold the mouth, ears, and other smaller aspects before I consider it done. However, I was so giddy over the possibilities that I wanted to share this with my fellow artists.
From now on, I have reference for a face in my own style and will be able to create things so much easier in the future. I hope that this helps you guys and that you have fun with it. 

I absolutely recommend Sculptris!

UH

GUYS????

This really useful oh my goodness. It takes a little figuring out, but once you get the hang of it it’s actually pretty easy. Just watch a couple youtube videos. Seeing how other people do it helps you to make sense of it.
OH BOY LOOK AT THIS HANDSOME IDIOT do you know how hard his stupid face is to figure out at different angles? DO YOU??? Now I have a 3D ref!!! AAAHH!! so excite much 3d wow very angles wow

artkat:

cassiesart:

scribblingaladdertothemoon:

Having troubles with facial angles in your drawing style?

Try a 3D sculpture of your art in your own style in a free program that is simple and very easy to use.

The program is called Sculptris and is a free off-shoot program from Zbrush, that program that you keep hearing about but either takes selling your kidneys or piracy to actually use. 

If you download it and sculpt out a facial model, you can have references for your own work for all of time. No more endlessly searching Google for reference materials or twisting/rotating/flipping a drawing to see if there are flaws. And you can easily edit it to create more facial types. This way, you can make character references for any and every face and facial angle that you can think of.

The program offers mirroring right from the start, so your faces will be perfectly symmetrical. You can turn off the symmetry for things like scars or otherwise. 

It takes a little time. For instance, I downloaded the program on Christmas and, in my spare time, this took a few days of getting familiar with the program (first day) and then sculpting for a few minutes each day, mostly due to my perfectionist nature. And this one isn’t even done. I still have to mold the mouth, ears, and other smaller aspects before I consider it done. However, I was so giddy over the possibilities that I wanted to share this with my fellow artists.

From now on, I have reference for a face in my own style and will be able to create things so much easier in the future. 

I hope that this helps you guys and that you have fun with it. 

I absolutely recommend Sculptris!

UH

GUYS????

This really useful oh my goodness. It takes a little figuring out, but once you get the hang of it it’s actually pretty easy. Just watch a couple youtube videos. Seeing how other people do it helps you to make sense of it.

OH BOY LOOK AT THIS HANDSOME IDIOT do you know how hard his stupid face is to figure out at different angles? DO YOU??? Now I have a 3D ref!!! AAAHH!! so excite much 3d wow very angles wow

  #I downloaded it    #just need to try it    #program    #anatomy    #how to draw    #sculptris    #3d model    #3d modeling  

enigmatic-deviant:

c0rr0s1ve:

Gets upset, draws horn anatomy headcanons.

headcanon accepted

  #homestuck    #horns    #reference    #fantasy    #anatomy  

jumpingjackolantern:

manisoke:

A friend asked me if I had any pointers on drawing dingle dongles and I may or may not have gotten totally carried away and drew out a bunch of stuff, heheh.
Figured Id post it just in case any nsfw artists found it helpful at all~

Also if I have any incorrect info or you have tips feel free to let me know. Always eager to supplement my penis expertise~ haha~

thank you now everyone can stop drawing upside down dongs

  #penis    #dick    #anatomy    #nsfw    #reference    #tutorial    #how to draw  
baretobush:

How Breasts Can Look
A little while back, I made a post about the Reality of Nude Photos, and the public reaction that really surprised me in response was that it seemed like a lot of people had never actually seen a female body in different positions like that before. Lots of people didn’t believe that both of the images in that post were really me, because my breasts looked so different in the two pictures.
And that really stuck with me. Not any kind of frustration at the disbelief I received, but a genuinely eye-opening realization that people didn’t know what breasts can look like when they’re just flopped around in a picture or looked at from a different side. 
I certainly don’t have the same breasts as every other woman out there, so this is in no way meant to represent all of womankind. Not by a long shot. Breasts come in all shapes and sizes and each woman is unique in the way that they will stretch, sag, move, bounce, and so on. Women have different nipples, different sized areolae, and very differently shaped breasts. 
These are my breasts. 12 photos of them just hanging out and doing their thing. Every woman in the world could make this photo chart and it would be a little bit different each time. And in my opinion, that is one of the most wonderful and amazing things about the human body.

baretobush:

How Breasts Can Look

A little while back, I made a post about the Reality of Nude Photos, and the public reaction that really surprised me in response was that it seemed like a lot of people had never actually seen a female body in different positions like that before. Lots of people didn’t believe that both of the images in that post were really me, because my breasts looked so different in the two pictures.

And that really stuck with me. Not any kind of frustration at the disbelief I received, but a genuinely eye-opening realization that people didn’t know what breasts can look like when they’re just flopped around in a picture or looked at from a different side. 

I certainly don’t have the same breasts as every other woman out there, so this is in no way meant to represent all of womankind. Not by a long shot. Breasts come in all shapes and sizes and each woman is unique in the way that they will stretch, sag, move, bounce, and so on. Women have different nipples, different sized areolae, and very differently shaped breasts. 

These are my breasts. 12 photos of them just hanging out and doing their thing. Every woman in the world could make this photo chart and it would be a little bit different each time. And in my opinion, that is one of the most wonderful and amazing things about the human body.

  #breasts    #boobs    #anatomy    #how boobs work    #for art    #reference  

THIS GOES TO ALL THE LITTLE ARTISTS OUT THERE

camacaileon:

Volavarn and I have collected and hoarded these, in order to make good use of them one day. Now we decided to share them, so all of you could use them too:

Color Pallet Generator

Textures

Clothing References/Costumes

HD Movie Screenshots

People and Animals - Classes

Muscles and Bones

Anatomy - you have to log in with your google or facebook account though

Concept Art

and always rememberimage

have fun :D

  #masterlist    #masterpost    #how to draw    #tutorial    #colour    #colours    #textures    #texture    #clothing    #reference    #screenshots    #people    #animals    #muscles    #bones    #anatomy  
  #dicks    #reference    #naked    #nsfw    #gif    #anatomy  

krudman:

kyan0:

Even more hands!

I don’t think you all understand JUST HOW MUCH I love drawing hands.

  #hands    #anatomy    #reference    #how to draw  

mariahgem:

typette:

hyenapple:

ELI SHOWED ME A COOL THING where it generates a skeleton in various angles for you !!!!!!

oh shiiiit it’s the ultimate warmup tool yesss thank you

FEEL IT’S MIGHT 

ORT

This site is SO FRICKIN COOL!!! OMG I am ADDICTED!!!

  #anatomy    #poses    #pose    #reference    #website  

ruledunderdemonarchy:

These sites I find really helpful.

Posemaniacs 

30 second pose drawing

Negative space drawing

This is something I use often, very helpful

Human anatomy for artists 

Some reference images like these are useful if you’re unable to find/join a life drawing class. Though I would highly recommend going to one:

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Eadweard Muybridge photography is very helpful in understanding the body in movement. 

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  #anatomy    #poses    #reference    #masterlist    #masterpost  

allonsyraerae:

AAAAALLRIGHT ASPIRING CONCEPT ARTISTS, ILLUSTRATORS, ANIMATORS, AND OR JUST ARTISTS IN GENERAL.

THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL EXERCISE I REALLY RECOMMEND YOU ALL DO.

In the red, we have a skeletal study—finding out where the bones or structure of the character would be. In blue we have the peices of the characters split into different shapes to make them easier to draw and remember. Green is mass shapes and masses. Purple is the line of action.

Guys, I have like. A bazillion times more understanding of the characters above than I had before. I completely recommend doing this: study their skeleton and then dominant shapes and masses. It will give you a better understanding of how your character moves and is held together.

The line of motion helps you make your character move in a more interesting fashion. It helps you see their movement and motion in a better light, and where there weight is being distributed.

And there you go.

Awesome exercise. 

Do it.

  #tutorial    #anatomy    #cartooning    #how to draw  

awessumpossum:

buttfuckerletgo:

Alyssa wanted some tips for drawing manly men so here’s this thing. It’s by no means an all-encompassing guide. Just a quick reference or starting point for people not used to drawing burly dudes. 

I would have talked more about actual anatomy, but I honestly don’t think I have the street cred to do that yet. If it seems like there’s info missing, that’s probably why. 

"Where dat dick at?"

  #tutorial    #how to draw    #manly men    #anatomy    #good ideas