scenery warm ups from twitter !!!
Tuesday Tips - Gesture Drawing
As a story artist, I feel like one of the most important technical skill to develop is the ability to draw things things clearly and fast. Practicing gesture drawing is, in my opinion, a good way to get better at it. I think it’s fun, too! Of course, you can draw from life and find unique things people and animals do, but I also think practicing gesture drawing from imagination is truly helpful. For instance, I usually do some gesture drawings of characters I’m about to work with in a sequence. It helps me find a short-hand to start building from. The simpler, the better. Especially early on a project, it really helps to find a quick way to draw a character over and over without repeating yourself all the time.
I remember Life Drawing teachers telling me to “draw from within” and to “feel the weight”. It’s absolutely true, but in terms of storyboarding, other elements came to be as important to the process. Silhouette and a sense of “cartooning” is tremendously helpful to communicate certain things clearly to an audience.
I’m only focusing on character posing right now (and this is just an introduction to the subject). Gesture drawing is very close to thumb-nailing, another ultra-helpful skill. More on that later.
For those who want to spend some money on great books on the subject, I highly recommend you to pick up “Drawn To Life: 20 Golden Years of Master Classes of Disney Master Classes” (Vol. 1 and 2) , from Walt Stanchfield. Do it.
Puppy’s First Visit To The Beach Will Make All Other Dog Photos Out There Irrelevant
This little fella’s name is Champ. He’s a 9-week-old golden retriever that went to the beach for the first time in Hagar Township on Lake Michigan.
Photograher Patrick Holthof
If you need to see TRUE HAPPINESS, take a doggy to the beach and just watch it :D
Q: have you ever heard of the aoba cake tag ?
-asked by Anonymous
"Does Aoba hate me?"
"I can’t be with Aoba"
"If I had to go away-"
"I want to be with him"
"I wanted to protect him"
"Aoba I’m sad"
Ren’s messages right before his bad ending.
Dan Fessler’s HD Index Painting Technique let’s you paint pixel art in Photoshop in a non-destructive manner, and lets you use pretty much every tool in a perfectly pixel-gradient fashion!
The article gives you everything you need to try it out for yourself.It’s easy to set up and use, and the results are so fucking cool.
“What a fucking nerd”
- Me talking about someone I love (via cowprince)
Q: wtf is kagerou project? is it an anime? but whenever i google it, it directs me to vocaloid or something?
-asked by Anonymous
The origin of Kagerou project is a serie of vocaloid songs telling the story along.
Here is a playlist of translated songs in order.
Recently, like two days ago, the anime based off the songs (and manga previously) got out. The name of the anime is called ‘Mekakucity actors’
It’s why I reblog a lot of it, since it’s a fresh new anime, be sure to black tag kagerou project if you’re tired of seeing it, or even unfollow, I don’t track that uwu.
!! My new Charms came in in time for CHS Otakufest and Sakuracon! In addition to the mass effect ones you can pick up these new pokemon and zelda one :D They all are reversible, the starters and espurr have their shiny versions on the back while the others use translucency effects that make up large parts of them <3
The last picture is just a sneaaak peeaakk of the klimt print with a bonus large charm i got. so sparkle so shimmer :3. As always the charms were done by Ink It Labs who i definitely recommend!
Get these at CHS, Sakuracon, Acen, Fanime, A-KON, Otakon and possibly AWA :O
I WANT THAT ESPURR. GIVE ME.
pssssttt if my followers want them over internetz, they should Message susan. So worth it, Much Shiny, So Wow.
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