freeglassart said: 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!

rufftoon:

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!

All great tips, plus bonus Zhao.

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foreignpussy:

hkirkh:

godotal:

broken body

"I was born with glass bones and paper skin. Every morning I break my legs, and every afternoon I break my arms. At night, I lie awake in agony until my heart attacks put me to sleep."

YOU DID NOT QUOTE SPONGEBOB AND MAKE IT SOUND POETIC AND BEAUTIFUL

foreignpussy:

hkirkh:

godotal:

broken body

"I was born with glass bones and paper skin. Every morning I break my legs, and every afternoon I break my arms. At night, I lie awake in agony until my heart attacks put me to sleep."

YOU DID NOT QUOTE SPONGEBOB AND MAKE IT SOUND POETIC AND BEAUTIFUL

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glassass:

dersekingdom:

THAT GENERATES PUNS FOR YOU AND YOU CAN LOOK UP VIA A WORD OR PHRASE.

CHECK IT OUT, IVE BEEN LAUGHING AT IT FOR HOURS. 

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joodle:

World’s Most Beautiful Abandoned Places

Italian product manager and web designer Francesco Mugnai recently added a collection of images to his blog touting some of the most beautiful images of abandoned spots and modern ruins that he’d ever seen. The images Mugnai has captured come from empty castles, shuttered power plants, and dilapidated churches around the world. From a sunken yacht in Antarctica to a forever-closed amusement park in Japan, these images all make up a sort of anti-phoenix; rather than rising as new from the ashes, these husks remain preserved in decomposition, forcing viewers to confront the strange beauty of ruination.

Source: Fast Co-Design

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fan-troll:

this post is rad

fan-troll:

this post is rad

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potemkinx:

emyliabryant:

sherlock genderswap

Eva Green - Shelock Holmes
  Carey Mulligan - John Watson
  Tilda Swinton - Mycroft Holmes
  Stephen Fry  - Mrs. Hudson
  Richard Armitage - Irene Adler
  Tom Hiddleston - Molly Hooper
  Helena Bonham Carter - Jim Moriarty


Give it to me. Now.

potemkinx:

emyliabryant:

sherlock genderswap

Eva Green - Shelock Holmes

Carey Mulligan - John Watson

Tilda Swinton - Mycroft Holmes

Stephen Fry  - Mrs. Hudson

Richard Armitage - Irene Adler

Tom Hiddleston - Molly Hooper

Helena Bonham Carter - Jim Moriarty

Give it to me. Now.

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somepretty-things:

sharkchunks:

metal-rican:

ghostoflalonde:

So uhh, my clothing dye ate through my gloves…..

+3 spellcasting +1 summoning EFF: 2XDAM vs undead

The tattoo makes it more demonic than undead.

with those nails and tattoo, I thought this was some cosplay thing.

death by crows vigor

somepretty-things:

sharkchunks:

metal-rican:

ghostoflalonde:

So uhh, my clothing dye ate through my gloves…..

+3 spellcasting +1 summoning EFF: 2XDAM vs undead

The tattoo makes it more demonic than undead.

with those nails and tattoo, I thought this was some cosplay thing.

death by crows vigor

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Captain America: The First Avenger Trivia Click gifs for more trivia in captions

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teacupsandcyanide:

avatar: the last airbender was a very beautiful show

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