like-a-bad-penny:

schweizercomics:

yamino:

thedragonflywarrior:

The Body Shapes of the World’s Best Athletes Compared Side By Side

Health and fitness comes in all shapes and sizes. Every single one of these athletes is a certified bad-ass.

I’ve posted this before but it’s worth reblogging!

Just a reminder - if you’re drawing a team superhero book and more than one of your characters has the same build YOU’RE DOING IT ALL WRONG

That is actually very cool.

disasterscenario:

Some character designs for my senior film— which I just managed to get down to exactly 2 minutes and thirty seconds of animation!

I’m going to die.

A message from freeglassart
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!
A reply from 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!

degamo:

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 

scruffy-owl:


I HAVE BEEN FIGHTING FOR THE LAST HOUR TO GET THIS TUTORIAL ON HERE, DAMN YOU TUMBLR.
I had to post the gif underneath because it kept breaking everything orz. It should go inbetween stage one and two.
I use a similar technique when painting in general so I thought I’d share ^^. Play around with different colours, if you want a more monotone look, then use just one colour to begin with. 
But do remember, if you’re going to apply a filter of colour ontop,
remember to paint the new colours into the rest of the image otherwise it’ll just looked slapped ontop.
ouo, have fun paintin~ *rolls away*

scruffy-owl:

I HAVE BEEN FIGHTING FOR THE LAST HOUR TO GET THIS TUTORIAL ON HERE, DAMN YOU TUMBLR.

I had to post the gif underneath because it kept breaking everything orz. It should go inbetween stage one and two.

I use a similar technique when painting in general so I thought I’d share ^^. Play around with different colours, if you want a more monotone look, then use just one colour to begin with. 

But do remember, if you’re going to apply a filter of colour ontop,

remember to paint the new colours into the rest of the image otherwise it’ll just looked slapped ontop.

ouo, have fun paintin~ *rolls away*

vielmond:

Read now the part I (mountains) in a bigger resolution!

After requests, I took two timelapses and explained what was going on there, throwing in a few tips. I hope this helps. I’ll be releasing the next part next week. :)

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Após pedidos, peguei dois timelapses e expliquei o que estava acontecendo, adicionando algumas dicas.Espero que ajude. Semana que vem posto a segunda parte. :)

ananthymous:

rebeccamock:

The Aftershocks
medium.com

I was asked to create a .gif of a house interior during an earthquake. The article chronicles the controversial aftermath of the devastating quake that happened in L’Aquila, Italy in 2009. I wanted to capture the movement of the “tremors” before the full-on earthquake, although this tremor is infinite, never resolving.
This image and the all the animation was made in Photoshop. thanks AD Erich Nagler!

Rebecca is amazing!

roachpatrol:

3liza:

castromarketsfca:

Joseph Simons

excellent musculature reference in unusual poses

thank you

harteus:

super quick nose painting tutorial + a million examples, because i can’t get enough of these darn noses. i wanna stroke them forever.

fungii:

cosmickonett:

Backgrounds: The Set Up.

A continuation for fungii on how I tackle backgrounds.

never apologise for posting these

artrubzow:

If you cant attend life drawing sessions. This is the best thing for you

Let me show you something I recently found : Croquis Cafe!

You get to see models of different colors and shapes in a life drawing setting. They move and breath while posing (breathing like in real life :O) ambient music is playing in the background and you have 1, 2  and 5 minute sessions. I find it very helpful , you should try it.

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