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Inspiration pinboard for my stories/drawings. None of the images, costume designs, fashion, artwork, character designs, etc. on this blog represent my story or characters, and were not created by me for that purpose unless they are tagged 'my art'. They are tagged with the names of my stories and characters solely for organizational purposes. I do not plan to appropriate any of these materials for my own stories; this blog serves only to be a visual inspiration inspiration pinboard, not an intellectual-property-theft pinboard.

steampunktendencies:

Goetz Palace

The palace and park Goetz Okocimskich is located very close to the brewery Okocimski, founded in 1845 by a German who came to John the Evangelist Goetz (1815-1893). It was built in 1898 by his son John Albin Goetz Okocimski (1864-1931).

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— 2 weeks ago with 5702 notes
#interiors  #golden soldier 
grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - FOLDSMore 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

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

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— 3 weeks ago with 20251 notes
#reference  #tutorial 
marvaments:

i’m all about the big umbrella today. ☔️Penfield raincoat. Asos patterned button up.Nike free runs #wiwt #ootd #penfield #nike #asos #floral #vscocam #me #menswear #mensstyle #mensfashion #style #fashion #streetstyle #instafashion

marvaments:

i’m all about the big umbrella today. ☔️Penfield raincoat. Asos patterned button up.Nike free runs #wiwt #ootd #penfield #nike #asos #floral #vscocam #me #menswear #mensstyle #mensfashion #style #fashion #streetstyle #instafashion

— 3 weeks ago with 3 notes
#menswear 

artruby:

Thomas Schiff’s Prospect documents quintessential American architecture at its grandest

— 4 weeks ago with 116 notes
#architecture  #interiors  #briar hall  #golden soldier 
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!


Answer:

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!

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#tutorial  #reference  #anatomy  #tips 
untamableshipper asked: Hi! Do you have any tips on drawing body figures? Especially the length of the legs? And do you have tips on drawing hands? Thanks!


Answer:

makanidotdot:

Only way to learn figures is to look at them and draw them.  I’ve taken figure drawing and anatomy for artist classes in addition to drawing a lot.  Take them if you can!  And I fuck up legs more than anything because I don’t draw them enough.  Easy springboard though is searching for Andrew Loomis books.

Same with hands, though there are some fairly easy to describe formulas for hands so I drew up a couple rq

First of all, for probably 90% of the hand poses you’re gonna draw, think fingers like the petals on a pinwheel.  They all curve the same degree, in relation to the previous.  

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#hands  #tutorial  #tips  #reference  #anatomy 
Flowergirl Process →

cliobablio:

Made a gif of the Flowergirl in process! A lot of trial-and-error while making the image, but I’m happy with how it eventually turned out. You can see how I start off really really light on the colours and gradually build to full-strength. I didn’t like how I clumped the flowers so I painted…

— 1 month ago with 550 notes
#process  #tutorial  #painting  #gif 

heelerandthehound:

saluki
photos by heelerandthehound

(Source: sobresaltowhippet, via quillery)

— 1 month ago with 1892 notes
#dog  #animals  #animal  #dogs 

makanidotdot:

tried to do pauling and admin portraits Moby-style last year for a blog thing that didn’t happen

— 1 month ago with 10202 notes
#shading  #lighting