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sakuraa:

adult: wow teen is frowning !!! must have attitude !!!!! moody !!!!!!

zacharie-needs-a-snackarie cotton eye Joe played and i thought of you

I JUST CAME HOME FROM HOMECOMING AND I HAD A FUCKIN BLAST

rotizayn:

do u ever just meet someone and KNOW they have a tumblr with a long ass superwholock url & their blog title is something like “welcome to my twisted mind”

i am not a fucking doll. stop touching my hair and my body like i am made for a display

lavidapoliglota:

writing tip: if in doubt add more dragons. if not in doubt add more dragons. dragons dragons dragons. “but it wouldn’t work out” I hear you say YOU ARE WRONG AND NEED THREE MORE DRAGONS “but it’s a romantic drama” you tell me well tough cookies friend you’re gonna need like eight more dragons. nine more. like maybe twelve. DRAGONS

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!

sketchchump:

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 

Makani is my hero. Also for those of you who ask me about expressions and body language, here’s some extremely helpful advice!

maxeirons:

I DREAMED I WAS A WEREWOLF; [ listen ]

           here’s for the children of the moon, for those cursed with a bite

i. Werewolf - CocoRosie // ii. Easy - Son Lux // iii. You’re a Wolf  - Sea Wolf // iv. Use Somebody - Tyrone Wells // v. This is the Last Time - The National // vi. Left Hand Free - Alt-J // vii. Killing Time - Jae Stephens // viii. Howlin’ For You - The Black Keys // ix. Right Here - Betty Who // x. Eyes On Fire - Blue Foundation // xi. Rolling in on a Burning Tire - The Dead Weather // xii. If I Had a Heart - Fever Ray // xiii. Jungle  - Jamie N Commons and X Ambassadors // xiv. If Only for a Night - Florence and the Machine // xv. The Wolf - Fever Ray // + more