The Flying Snail

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freeglassart asked: 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

Whole head is a gesture!image

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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!

#reference #tutorial #face  #awww #ducks  #halloween  #I follow this guy he's so great #monochromatic sepia ink drawings and surreal dark humour yes please  #puns 

asmilinggoddess:

prettyflyforabow-tie:

asmilinggoddess:

ok but one day tony is like “how the fuck do you afford things. you’re captain america you dont have a goddamned day job.” and steve just looks at him “tony, my bank account has been gathering interest since the forties. im fuckin loaded.”

I’d assumed his account would have been frozen

that is the best comment anyone has added to this post and i want to personally thank you for that

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#omg #avengers crack #steve rogers  #signal boost  #cats #aliens are our last hope  #lisa simpson 

sazquatch:

The huge amount of pressure on young girls to let their boyfriends get away with everything and not to stand up for themselves, lest they stop being a ‘chill girlfriend’ and instead become a horrible, controlling harpy is such bullshit.

Stop teaching young girls that demanding to be treated with respect and courtesy makes them shrill, over-emotional, or unworthy of listening to.

#important things #I got really screwed over because I was trying not to be demanding #turns out wanting to be treated with respect is not being demanding  #argh I want one #technology #environment 

lovelylukeylovesme:

i want to write a movie about a girl with depression who meets a boy and they become friends and thats it. he’s just another friend. she goes to therapy and learns to love herself and saves herself. because thats how it happens. thats real life. you’re the hero. you can save yourself. 

#I would watch the shit out of this movie while wishing it was my real life #depression 

replicaaa:

shout out to people who reblog my art

it’s like when you doodle something and your mom puts it up on the fridge except it’s the internet

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#exactly #art things