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Posted on 19th Sep at 2:16 AM, with 31,911 notes

freeglassart said: 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!

Posted on 10th Sep at 6:13 PM

oh duh im dumb as fuck adn i didnt open my ask sry

still uft tho 

Posted on 10th Sep at 3:58 AM, with 4 notes

uft (´・ω・`)

canon urls pls………..

Posted on 10th Sep at 12:23 AM, with 11,076 notes

gomasio666:

It may be useful when drawing a picture. 

Posted on 9th Sep at 9:53 PM, with 101,151 notes

i-just-wanna-see-you-be-brave:

amiammorette:

Eyes, nose, mouth, head, hands, ears and folds reference drawing tutorials.

drawing

Posted on 30th Aug at 6:49 AM, with 225 notes
sasuisgay:

Original art by 羅雨時

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sasuisgay:

Original art by 羅雨時

The permission for reprinting this picture has been granted by the original artist. Please don’t reprint this anywhere else and go to the original source to bookmark and rate them 8)

Posted on 18th Aug at 10:46 PM, with 69 notes

Anonymous said: Some of your artworks have sort of... triangle stuff as cloth folds. i like that technique. Is there a name for it? ive seen other artists use it too. my interest is piqued. are there any tricks/ 'rules' to it?

sojuice:

i’m not sure what it’s called either..haha

it’s fun to do in grayscale, and it looks nice

i’m not sure how to describe it…it reminds me of looking at a diamond….

or paper bags, when you crinkle them

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think of those lines you draw beforehand to help you shade

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it doesn’t always have to be triangles either

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draw lines from the corners and connect it where you see fit

like tangram…?

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i usually just color the triangles in lineless to avoid cleaning the lines up

i drew the triangles in here… this is what i would think of 

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use the lightest color to highlight the triangles

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hope that helps

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