1. philliplight:

    Been working on these for the past couple of weeks. The beginning to a fairy tale idea that I have going on in my head….not really sure where I’m gonna go with this, but here is the beginning of it!

    GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH! <3

    Reblogged from: philliplight
  2. amanwomenlove:

And those curves are fucking HOT.

Photo Reference. For, you know, anatomy. 

    amanwomenlove:

    And those curves are fucking HOT.

    Photo Reference. For, you know, anatomy. 

    Reblogged from: amanwomenlove
  3. "For One Such as You" -Written by One Such as I

    "For One Such as You" -Written by One Such as I

  4. 30 Days of Art Improvement Challenge

    pencilcat:

    Are you tired of feeling like your art just isn’t improving? Do you want to do a 30-day challenge that’s actually useful? Welcome to 30 Days of Improvement Hell. >:D

    I made this because I’ve been feeling super ‘blah’ about my art these days, and I needed something to kick-start…

    Reblogged from: artchallengedirectory
  5. I read once that an artist is blessed with boundless self-expression: he or she may interpret a reality the way he or she perceives it. 
A rule of thumb for concept sketching is to describe the figure before it is ever set on paper. 
I give you: &#8220;Workaholic. No fun. Bored. Tired. Wild hair. Full lips. Round face. No eyebrows. Snouty nose. Panda bags.&#8221;
I think this was very free-ing and therapeutic, to draw myself without a visual reference and to use only words which I thought about myself. Not included, actually, are &#8220;does not dress to the nines ever&#8221; or &#8220;can outrun you and can out-squat your a**&#8221;; &#8220;haughty&#8221;, &#8220;too cerebral&#8221;, &#8220;has no emotions&#8221;, &#8220;impatient&#8221;, and &#8220;doubtful&#8221;.

    I read once that an artist is blessed with boundless self-expression: he or she may interpret a reality the way he or she perceives it. 

    A rule of thumb for concept sketching is to describe the figure before it is ever set on paper. 

    I give you: “Workaholic. No fun. Bored. Tired. Wild hair. Full lips. Round face. No eyebrows. Snouty nose. Panda bags.”

    I think this was very free-ing and therapeutic, to draw myself without a visual reference and to use only words which I thought about myself. Not included, actually, are “does not dress to the nines ever” or “can outrun you and can out-squat your a**”; “haughty”, “too cerebral”, “has no emotions”, “impatient”, and “doubtful”.

  6. timeout-psii:

    So to those that might not get many asks or just dont know what pose they might want to do here is the Palette-Pose Maker!!

    Palette: [x]
    Poses: a/b/c/d/e/f/g/h

    And I think it goes without saying that if you get a number+letter that dont exist pick again!

    PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE THE TOP PART OR THE CREDITS

    Reblogged from: characterdesigninspiration
  7. A choleric colleague once told me: &#8220;DRESS LIKE A GIRL. LET YOUR HAIR DOWN. WEAR EARRINGS AND MAKE-UP.&#8221; It was a project of our staff to make me &#8216;look better&#8217;, to make me &#8216;look like a pretty girl&#8217;. 
At the time, I had a vague liking for this guy so I did tidy up for the few days following. But then I realized that I should have been getting dressed to the nines to satisfy myself and make myself happy about myself more than to impress anyone or attract anyone.
So, I reverted to wearing my comfy clothes and my ponytail. It was easier to work that way. And whilst I wallowed at how &#8216;ugly&#8217; I described myself to be in my comfy clothes, I let myself drown a little in art and writing. Interpreting things using words was&#8230; depressing. But when I used shapes and lines, I guess it woke up the seldom-tapped non-verbal processing part of my brain (I make a living off of language and speaking) and then I realized that beauty needed no words.
It was something that my Humanities teacher in college tried to get us to understand (It was a chore: half of us were going to med school after we were done): something beautiful does not always need words from outside of itself to confirm what it already is. It just needs to be there, to exist, and to make you feel something.
I wanted to draw today because I wanted to study how to color skin. I found a photo of me from last year to refer to. Looking at it, I knew that nothing much had changed actually. My cheeks are still filled in. My hair is mostly up in a pony outside of the house. But that one photo was actually rather private for me, because that&#8217;s how I wanted to strut about outside the house. Looking like that: hair down, no make up; whatever made me feel like I knew to myself that &#8216;I look good!&#8217;. 
I&#8217;m not sure if I can carry that private-photograph look outside of the house just yet, but after drawing this, I think that &#8216;may be so, may be so.&#8217;

    A choleric colleague once told me: “DRESS LIKE A GIRL. LET YOUR HAIR DOWN. WEAR EARRINGS AND MAKE-UP.” It was a project of our staff to make me ‘look better’, to make me ‘look like a pretty girl’. 

    At the time, I had a vague liking for this guy so I did tidy up for the few days following. But then I realized that I should have been getting dressed to the nines to satisfy myself and make myself happy about myself more than to impress anyone or attract anyone.

    So, I reverted to wearing my comfy clothes and my ponytail. It was easier to work that way. And whilst I wallowed at how ‘ugly’ I described myself to be in my comfy clothes, I let myself drown a little in art and writing. Interpreting things using words was… depressing. But when I used shapes and lines, I guess it woke up the seldom-tapped non-verbal processing part of my brain (I make a living off of language and speaking) and then I realized that beauty needed no words.

    It was something that my Humanities teacher in college tried to get us to understand (It was a chore: half of us were going to med school after we were done): something beautiful does not always need words from outside of itself to confirm what it already is. It just needs to be there, to exist, and to make you feel something.

    I wanted to draw today because I wanted to study how to color skin. I found a photo of me from last year to refer to. Looking at it, I knew that nothing much had changed actually. My cheeks are still filled in. My hair is mostly up in a pony outside of the house. But that one photo was actually rather private for me, because that’s how I wanted to strut about outside the house. Looking like that: hair down, no make up; whatever made me feel like I knew to myself that ‘I look good!’. 

    I’m not sure if I can carry that private-photograph look outside of the house just yet, but after drawing this, I think that ‘may be so, may be so.’

  8. z-raid:

    fucktonofanatomyreferences:

    A glorious fuck-ton of perspective angle references (per request).

    [From various sources.]

    Sources:

    Reblogged from: ilovecharts
  9. amoosebouche:

    I’ve been itching to share this for a while now. My last project was Cinderella, and since there’s already one version of Cinderella for Far Faria, I decided to do a Filipino version version just to mix it up. 

    You can download the app to read it here! 

    Reblogged from: valkaas
  10. Practice.

    Practice.

  11. WOW. 

    Reblogged from: illustration-cave
  12. goddessofsax:

    Here’s a handy dandy color reference chart for you artists, writers, or any one else who needs it! Inspired by this post x

    Reblogged from: writeworld
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