Do you have any tips or tricks on how to do amazing poses? ;v;
oh man um I-I’M…. I HAVEN’T BEEN VERY SPECTACULAR WITH POSES LATELY AND I’M BY NO MEANS AN EXPERT BUT LET’S SEE WHAT I CAN DO FOR YOU
I guess like, for some kind of static pose, make sure it conveys personality or emotion? Look up some references for body language, get into how you think your character would carry themselves, tinker around with your sketch- for example, what I did with Rozalind when I was making her! The sketch started out with something like this:
which definitely has personality to it, but I didn’t think it was enough, so I kept moving parts of it around to try and exaggerate and then I ended up with this:
And then with action poses, it’s about the same thing! stretch them out, exaggerate them, put as much of them into the motion as you can. What helps me there is giving them a path to follow. Like, this sketch:
or in more detail, this one:
And if you’re not sure how something would quite go or you need to double-check, emulate the poses and motions yourself. (I was doing a lot of that in this sketch to figure out what’d happen with the arms. It helps a lot!)
Anonymous asked the-orator:
Since Valkari is a bottom heavy character do you have any advice for drawing a character with that body type?
Alright, before I say ANYTHING, I want to say that my advice is NOT absolute and I’m simply stating my view/knowledge on the subject. Don’t use me as a single source, go out and do research beyond what I tell you.
So first off, wherever your character carries most weight of their determines whether your character is top or bottom heavy. This doesn’t necessarily mean fat but if you were to cut your character in the middle horizontally, which half would be larger. Also keep in mind that there isn’t just top and bottom heavy, there can be characters who carry all their weight evenly, or there could be characters who don’t carry much weight at all, people are very diverse.
For the sake of comparison, I’m going to give some examples of top heavy character designs
Top heavy designs usually mean the character carries most of the weight in their shoulders, chest and sometimes the stomach. The third one here isn’t the best example because the weight is pretty evenly distributed though out the torso but the shape I was going for is slightly more top heavy. The final design is more pushed, and quite a bit different from my usual style, but the combination of the long skinny legs and large torso puts all the weight at the top of this design.
Bottom heavy designs mean that the majority of the weight is in waist (usually more so the stomach on males), hips and thighs, at lot of times all of the legs can be included. I feel its important to understand that bottom heavy doesn’t mean skinny on top and heavy on bottom, and person could be heavy-set and still carry most of their weight on the lower half of their body.
From an anatomy stand-point, it is more likely for women to be bottom heavy because women commonly gain weight in their hips and thighs. BUT despite this women still gain weight in those areas differently. Some women has small hips but large thighs, some have large hips and small thighs, some have large hips and thighs, some have a thick waist and small hips and thighs. So I don’t want to see any cheating and see all your bottom heavy females with the same hips. Here’s a great tutorial that teaches how to “mix and match” your lovely ladies.
Now, while its more common for women to carry weight in the lower halves of their bodies, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a bottom-heavy design for a male character. You can have a skinny ass kid and still have all the weight of his design be at the bottom
That’s right, don’t forget that clothing also encompasses a characters design.
Even still, do your research, look into different body types (LEARN ANATOMY) and bone structures (because fat and muscle will sit differently on different bone structures) and have fun creating diverse characters!
Hello! How are you? Can you make a simple tutorial of how do you draw scars? Cause the scars on your Lion Tamer drawing are awesome.
(^This one right?)
I should have gone with a darker starting color to get the look of the Lion tamer scars, but this is the general Idea behind them. Thank you~!
zoazig said: de fuck she forgot her key? Or decided that fuck it she wasnt taking it with her? because that doesnt make any sense.
Decided not to take it with her cause I was gonna be there but then I got worse and I really want to sleep and I don’t know when she’ll be back @__@ but the building’s door still never locks and we’re the first door on the first floor, so if I know nothing’ll happen but I’m nervous about leaving it unlocked