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hello! can i ask for a tutorail in hands/arms and legs/feet?
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zemael:

Hey! Sorry for the late reply, I haven’t really had time to do the tutorial for you! But, I did one today. It’s kinda messy and not 100% anatomically perfect (I do several flaws myself) but I think I made some good points!

  • Arms:

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Arms cannot be done without shoulders, so that’s why I will include them here. To know how one body part works, you need to understand the other parts too. I suggest drawing a stick figure, as shown above. Do it with shoulders and everything - don’t care about anatomy. Really, don’t - go mad! You can figure out how to deal with the anatomy AFTER you have figured how to draw the body freely.

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I imagine most body parts to be shaped as tear drops, as shown above; especially the arms and legs. Draw them above the stick figure - don’t be afraid to overlap the teardrops. In fact, I suggest it! The best way to understand anatomy is to think of it as shapes and doll-parts.

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After you’ve figured that out, do several, VERY tiny, small doodles like these. Go crazy - don’t bother with anatomy just yet. Do them also very quickly and so small you can’t think of the details. Just keep doing this until you sorta understand how arms work. 

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Here is a doodle of a “real” arm, and as you can see, how it’s shaped it resembles the teardrops above. A general rule is to constantly draw the body in curves - male AND female. NEVER draw a single line straight.

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I mentioned before I thought it was important to include shoulders/other body parts to understand another. This is why. The body basically has a “flow” when you move. The red lines clearly shows the flow. This is also how you can create a dynamic pose: think of the flow. The muscles are formed that way to be able to function. Which reminds me, buy some good anatomy books. And I’m talking about more or less MEDICAL anatomy books - you think you won’t need it - but trust me, it’s more useful than you can imagine. I do NOT suggest buying “stylistic” anatomy books, like Christopher Hart (ugh NO), for example, as these can mislead you. Medical anatomy books CANNOT because they MUST be right.

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And for the last part, here’s some “do’s” and “don’ts”. It’s important to remember the muscles between the neck and shoulders. Many, especially when drawing females, forget this. It’s true the most visible it is - the more muscular you will look. But even the most petite people have these. Your neck literally would not function if you didn’t have these supporters. Then, the arms below is just to show why it’s important to draw the body with curves. Many have probably heard “straight lines for males” which is a complete lie. They will look stiff and unnatural. Curves can both empathize muscles AND fat. Heck, even your bones aren’t straight.

  • Legs:

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Legs certainly are the hardest. There’s a good reason for this; because they’re one of our most strongest muscles, and they are more or less dominating when it comes to poses (together with the spine). However, just like with the arms, draw a stick figure. I won’t suggest drawing them completely straight, as you can see here, as it will add weight. Do teardrops shapes. As for the hips - think of them as panties or briefs. This is not a MUST; but it will help; I think!

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And just like the arms, do small doodles. Don’t be serious, play around until you get the idea.

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As you can see, these legs easily can be turned into teardrops even when they’re detailed like this.

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Now, what makes legs/hips interesting is that the way fat gathers there. Although not a must, seeing as we’re all different, females tend to get more fat there than men. Usually, however, it’s not at the SIDE of the hops, but at the thighs, calves and the “love handles”. (Excuse my english, aaah…) Women also tend to have bigger hips, but again, it’s not a must. It’s not uncommon to have small hips, either; or big hips for men, etc.

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Of course, the legs too follow the “flow”!

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Something worth noting is the “Standing point” The standing point is basically a straight line, and the further away you are from the line; the more unbalanced you are. To create a dynamic pose you should avoid that line as much as possible. However, if you want to look balanced/realistic, have the one leg stand there for support. The leg to the left is balanced, as you can see one of the legs is taking all the weight; with other words, it’s the support leg-making it balanced. The legs to the right, however, are likely to fall over if she keeps standing like that!

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Now for some more do’s and don’ts. I already mentioned the barbie legs, invisible heels and micro-mini crotch in my previous tutorial, but these two are different. I see this mistake a lot; when you sit down, your thighs will become wider because you’re pressing all the fat to the sides. Now, this also depends on how you’re positioning your legs. How much it widens depends on how much fat you have in the first place; but it will always be there.

And then there’s this awkward “thigh gap”. Before I get any haters telling me how I “thin shame”, please, take a seat and read this. Good? Good. How much space you actually have between your thighs depends fully on how you’re standing, bending, angle, body type and everything else. However, the one to the right? Not likely.

  • Hands:

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Okay, I’m getting really lazy now; so I’ll be quick. Draw a rectangle. Sorta like this; it doesn’t have to be exactly like this - since hands can be shaped VERY differently. Just compare to your friends.

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Draw a little triangle attached to it.

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Now, the fingers! How long they should be and etc doesn’t really matter either. But if you’re unsure, draw them as tear drops, too.

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Now, draw the fingers! Starting to look like a hand, sort of.

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Then draw the details and fix things you didn’t like. I really don’t like the way this is drawn but I’m just tired right now.

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Just like the legs/arms, practice by doing that simple figure really quickly.

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Guess what? Hands also follow “the flow”!

  • Feet:

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Okay, I’m getting really lazy. Plus, feet are SUPER HARD- I’m just going to say this: think of them as triangles. Overlap them; think of it as 3D!

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Practice practice practice! And medical anatomy books. And photo references. And real-life references!

Hope this helped! \o/ As I said, I’m nowhere near perfect but, ahh, I tried.

briangefrich:

Lee Hurley of HurleyFX is putting together an absolutely stunning Groot cosplay and hopes to have it finished by DragonCon.

In the height comparison photo, he is shown standing next to his wife, who is 5’9”.

His wife, Lauren, will be cosplaying as Gamora:

NAC: As promised, I am submitting a summary or how the videochat went yesterday and the topics EA discussed. I will do this every week after the videochats.
SOME FACTS: The videochat lasted three hours. Emilie was extremely funny and humble and was drinking sencha tea. There was a lamp post behind her.
TOPICS DISCUSSED: The lamp post, AKA “Lampie”. So she has never said this before to anyone but she believes that some people are lamp posts, or better said, everyone gets to meet the right people under the light of a lamp post. She has three lamp posts in her life, the first one she met was Veronica. She didn´t talk about the other two.
IF I BURN: She actually composed this song during the Enchant era, which is actually since she was 14 ´till she was 17. When she was 13, she realized she was a witch while looking at the mirror and I think she also said she is the last witch generation of her family or something of that kind. So anyway, this discovery inspired her to write If I burn, a song that “is pretty much the same” as she wrote it years ago. So the song was kind of intense for the mellow Enchant, then, Opheliac was about drowning, not burning and so, she didn´t included in any album. But then for FALG, almost at the end of the book, Emily is in the cell in the basement looking at the furnace and she realized that all the bodies that have dissapeared and the heating system of the asylum comes from the furnace, the girls are taking there to be cremated, so the song was fitting for Flag and so it was included.
REVOLVER: Emilie could choose between two characters. Finally yesterday, while talking to us, she decided to choose Marlena. Veronica didn´t know yet so the fans tweeted away to spread the news.
ASYLUM FANCLUB: She is revamping it and soon we´ll receive news and new stuff on it, apart from the weekly videochats.
ASYLUM MUSICAL AND WARPED: The experience at Warped was amazing and was received favorably by critics and fans, so she and Darren understood that this was actually the next step, therefore, they are taking the Inmersive Musical to a proper location in LA and it will be immersive in every possible sensorial way. Songs from Opheliac, Flag and Enchant are going to be part of it.
THE DEVIL´S CARNIVAL: We finally discover the background of Doll in Part 2 and what she wants, because she wants something. She is recording her songs for the soundtrack but here, she sings in a different language, which she didn´t say because she wants it to be a surprise.
MEDICATION: She decided to get off medications and treat herself with natural remedies, such as herbs and oils. However, after 5 months without taking chemical drugs, she was getting worst and had to go back to her normal meds, which she hates. She had to go to a doctor who charged her $550 just to fill her prescription for only a month so she was pissed off about it. She stated that she has had both, male and female doctors being mean to her.
ASYLUM AUDIOBOOK: It is still on the works and she is still recording it. The audiobook will include some parts that are not on the actual book, as well as blooppers and some other funny things (I think). She will send an email with more info about the delay soon. She has read the emails she has received asking for a refund and is aware of the situation.
MARC: Someone asked her if she was dating Marc. She said he has been sleeping on the same bed as her for quite sometime now so something must be going on. Then quickly moved on to the next question.
FEELING INVISIBLE: She feels that after she gets out of the stage and even out of the videochat, she is invisible and doesn´t exists anymore and in fact, this was the way it was for her when she was growing up: Unless she was playing the violin, she was invisible to everyone.
FICTIONAL CHARACTERS: She thinks they actually exists in a paralell reality or something like that because inspiration must come from somewhere.

I think this is all, please forgive me if I forgot anything but people who was there yesterday, please post comments so everyone can know.

londoncrimes:

SHERLOCK FONTS MASTERPOST

I had nothing to do this morning so I collected all of my favourite fonts from Sherlock. I know some of these are already identified and well-known - but here they are. Very good to save as reference for graphics/edits. 

Here are the download links to the ones who aren’t already installed on your computers, in chronological order (and what they’re mostly used for): 

P22 Johnston Underground Deductions

I AM SHERLOCKED (Free) - Titles

Astoria - John’s voice in Sherlock’s head

AF Generation Z - Text messages and deducitons

The Recon Legend (Free) - Newspapers, headlines.  

P22 Underground Light - Hashtag “#SherlockLives”

Aster EF Medium - Speedy’s. Not sure of this one, but it’s similar. 

Helvetica Neue Pro Cond Bold - London Street signs. 

Clarion Pro Regular - John’s blog header. 

Bebas (Free) - Mayfly man scene

Trajan Pro 3 (Similar free font) - Irene’s website photos

Novin Bold (Similar free font) - Baskerville military base font 

FF Meta Pro Normal - The museum in The  Blink Banker

Shanghai (Free) - The circus’ font in The Blink Banker

I hope this will become useful! 

kassa-fabrication:

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yubel198:

captian-lightning-strike:

squidfiction:

booougbad:

Well

I was about to scroll past but then I got it.

OMG

I would so watch that version of Blues Clues.

yubel198:

captian-lightning-strike:

squidfiction:

booougbad:

Well

I was about to scroll past but then I got it.

OMG

I would so watch that version of Blues Clues.

boymoths:

howllor:

gothtriggers:

Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can’t see it.

"I’m only wearing black until they invent something darker."

"what are you wearing?"
"void"

finally