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grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - FOLDS

More on folds today. I will eventually cover all types of folds but today is about simple folds on everyday clothes (t-shirt, jeans). The key is to know what to expect and then applying what you know to simplify what you see in front of you (when life drawing). A lot of the folds dynamics on shirts and jeans come from the “memory” of the fabric itself. Denim is thick and is likely to keep some form of wrinkles or folds around certain areas (knees). A lot of zig-zag patterns around the knee is very likely. When pushed down on the feet, the denim fabric will bunch up and combine with the zig-zag pattern. Shirts and t-shirts will react to the twist and pull of the arms and torso. Identify where the pull (or tension) is coming from and work from it. I tend to draw the seams because they clearly express the volumes underneath.

Norm

THIS GOES TO ALL THE LITTLE ARTISTS OUT THERE

crispystarreblogs:

camacaileon:

Volavarn and I have collected and hoarded these, in order to make good use of them one day. Now we decided to share them, so all of you could use them too:

Color Pallet Generator

Textures

Clothing References/Costumes

HD Movie Screenshots

People and Animals - Classes

Muscles and Bones

Anatomy - you have to log in with your google or facebook account though

Concept Art

and always rememberimage

have fun :D

MAY YOU BE BLESSED

A weird thing I find incredibly helpful for art/writing.

heecawroo:

deadcantdraw:

Eplans.com is a website that sells blueprints for houses. 

This might not seem that helpful but if you want a characters house you can make selections based on what sort of house you want them to live in. 

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Then browse through the results and find the house you want. Then you can view the blueprints and have a room layout for that house, which can help with visualising the space they live in. 

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It makes describing generic homes so much easier.

thank you

(Source: eplans.com)

omgthatdress:

craftastrophies:

eros-turannos:

LOOK. IT’S AN INFOGRAPHIC FOR RUFFS. This coming from the fantastic French blog La costume historique—at least, I think they’re fantastic? I’m mostly looking at the pictures.

There’s also one that matches ruffs with collars, which is great.

Wish they ventured into the 17th century, but. Still. What a time to be alive.

Is it a rule that every ‘eighties’ decade is just NUTS??

yes.  yes it is.

raspomme:

Here’s a list of fonts I use for typesetting manga, making signs/banners, etc.

This is not necessarily a list of “good” fonts; some of these fonts are heavily flawed design-wise but are effective in very small quantities, such as sound effects, or used with certain words.

I was too lazy to categorize them by type but if that’s something people want, then I’ll do it.

anatomicalart:

Let me link Yall’ to this holy grail.
I present to you Character Design Reference
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I couldn’t even include all of the reference boards this blog contains on this photoset. That’s right! There’s EVEN MORE! There are pages and pages of them! It is an inspiration treasure trove!
Bookmark this link!
Fill your life with inspiration!

OBLIGATORY ‘AUS I REALLY WANT’ POST

tinytmas:

moyaofthemist:

frostlawyer:

frostlawyer:

  • incredibly long crosscountry train ride AU
  • police procedural AU
  • bookstore AU
  • reluctant teammates that save the world together AU
  • platonic living together AU
  • lawyers AU
  • stuck-in-an-airport-because-the-flights-were-SO-VERY-delayed-and-it’s-like-two-am AU
  • sent to live with cousins AU
  • pretending to be siblings because of reasons AU
  • teaming up to rescue respective abducted children AU
  • pseudo-adopting-the-runaway-i-ran-into AU
  • forget high school students AU i want a high school teachers AU
  • law school AU

HERE HAVE SOME MORE

  • on the same college tour AU
  • trapped in a bank during a robbery AU
  • forced to share a table at the coffee shop a couple days in a row because crowded coffee shop and no room AU
  • DOCTORS AU
  • medical school AU
  • ride the same bus together literally every day AU
  • vet clinic AU
  • 'i'm pretending to be ur bff bc u looked VERY uncomfortable with that person at the bar hitting on u' AU
  • college professors AU
  • on a train together and the train is stopped in the middle of nowhere for some reason AU

is it okay if I add some

  • met at a ren faire AU
  • sat next to each other on a roller coaster AU
  • got locked out of dorm room AU
  • camping in the same area AU
  • hurricane during a beach trip AU
  • met at a card game competition AU
  • kids go to the same school AU
  • little kids getting way too caught up in make-believe AU
  • got involved in a heated game of Smash Bros. at a con AU
  • cosplayed as the same character AU

hello yes here’s more

  • snowed in AU
  • lives alone in the woods by a waterfall and finds a confused lost person walking around AU
  • fighting a squirrel AU
  • finding a puppy on the side of the road AU
  • asthma attack without the inhaler in the middle of the night and the other one sings to calm them down AU
  • spy AU
  • con artists AU
  • grew up as best friends but you got hot over the summer can i touch ur biceps AU
  • war prisoner/captor who lets them go but they want to stay AU
  • scared of flying AU
  • x-men with powers of fire and ice AU
  • your dog likes my dog you should date me or something idk i mean it’s only appropriate AU
  • photograper/actor AU
  • repairman AU
  • strip club AU
  • surfer AU
  • private security AU

(Source: aroharveyspecter)

psdo:

lillivati:

hanbei-l-of-ransei:

psdo:

*shrug*

important for any artist

Like this is legitimately interesting and I’m not trying to make a point but honestly curious- why do artists apparently draw women as male torsos + breasts??0

because apart from amount of breast tissue, all humans have the same chest anatomy. If you ever have the opportunity to look at cadavers, without skin and fat we’re all basically identical.

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