snowbert:

I just told Bert she got a lot of new followers today.  She’s clearly excited.

tombagshaw:

'Mooncall' and 'Dririmancy'
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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!

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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!

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!

ghostgarbage:

I was actually drawing today while watching a movie. 

That’s a good sign! 

pearswhy:

he refuses to discuss this with me. rent is 13 years overdue

truebluemeandyou:

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.

consultingmoosecaptain:

catsbeaversandducks:

His name is Bartok and he’s the cutest baby you’ll ever see.

Photos by ©Brain Gremlin

IKM MAKING SOME REALLY AWAFUL NOISES

thatsthat24:

thepsychoemoreport:

smuugzyfrannie:

I love October

Aint even October yet lol

Doesn’t have to be October to love it