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!
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!
oh duh im dumb as fuck adn i didnt open my ask sry
still uft tho
canon urls pls………..
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?
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
think of those lines you draw beforehand to help you shade
it doesn’t always have to be triangles either
draw lines from the corners and connect it where you see fit
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
use the lightest color to highlight the triangles
hope that helps