I just told Bert she got a lot of new followers today. She’s clearly excited.
'Mooncall' and 'Dririmancy'
Two more from the Black Lodge portrait series, big thanks to the lovely Nilenna Alv (Mooncall) and June Wind (Dririmancy) for modelling for these pieces!
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
start to put on features
put on more stuff
fix stuff again
erasing and flipping and stuff a whole bunch until you are happy with it or stop caring
Whole head is a gesture!
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.
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!
which birb are you?
I was actually drawing today while watching a movie.
That’s a good sign!
he refuses to discuss this with me. rent is 13 years overdue
DIY Duplicate Stitch Embroidery Tutorial from One Sheepish Girl. Mollie Makes had a post about duplicate stitch embroidery on their blog today with a video tutorial showing how easy it is to do here.
His name is Bartok and he’s the cutest baby you’ll ever see.
Photos by ©Brain Gremlin
IKM MAKING SOME REALLY AWAFUL NOISES