Faokryn's References

myshrinkingviolet:

Someone requested a hand tutorial, so I rambled. I didn’t even get to everything I would like to, so here is a part!

stuffman:

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People have written a lot of touchy-feely pieces on this subject but I thought I’d get right to the heart of the matter

okolnir:

How to sketch up a city quickly ^^ CLICK HERE FOR FULL SIZE. This is a rough re-creation of this sketch since there was interest in how I did it without pulling my hair off, and I wanted to share it in case people just need to get a rough cityscape in photoshop quick without the hassle and without the help of other programs like google sketchup.
Obviously this looks very rough it was meant to be and also because I made it in a real hurry, so please excuse some of the ridiculous looking buildings and other illogical appearances. to create more precise cityscapes using this method, simply stop using the brush tool and use line tool/polygonal lasso tool—even using the brush tool and holding down shift is fine—instead to create precise, straight lines. The slower you do this process the more accurate your final piece will be, however the premise of this method is that if you want/need to do it fast, you can.
good luck :D

okolnir:

How to sketch up a city quickly ^^ CLICK HERE FOR FULL SIZE. This is a rough re-creation of this sketch since there was interest in how I did it without pulling my hair off, and I wanted to share it in case people just need to get a rough cityscape in photoshop quick without the hassle and without the help of other programs like google sketchup.

Obviously this looks very rough it was meant to be and also because I made it in a real hurry, so please excuse some of the ridiculous looking buildings and other illogical appearances. to create more precise cityscapes using this method, simply stop using the brush tool and use line tool/polygonal lasso tool—even using the brush tool and holding down shift is fine—instead to create precise, straight lines. The slower you do this process the more accurate your final piece will be, however the premise of this method is that if you want/need to do it fast, you can.

good luck :D

masterpost for writers creating their own worlds, or even just characters

w0rstbehavii0r:

heyyitsraniel:

torn-by-dreams:

purple-is-the-new-red:

mcsprankles:

bettycrockersbitch:

debbiemoonpieslaststand:

bile2:

dmthx4:

stop this man

im calling the fucking cops

i have obama on the phone

what

At first, I thought he was just gonna scoop some ice cream onto bread. But then

Seriously how did he figure this out

moosetracks bread

cookies n’ cream bread

strawberry bread

mint chocolate chip bread

our time has come

God bless this man

omg yas

radicaltitania:

tumblingmagpie:

jennascosplaytips:

Found this online. Great for those who are drafting hoods.
Hoods are one of those finicky things to draft if you never drafted hoods before.
Example Cosplay: Attack on titan capes

I find this more revolutionary than I probably should, given the number of hoods I’ve sewn over the years. But it’s like world is a whole lot clearer now!

YES YES YES 
The shape of hoods are the bane of my sewing existence, thank youuuu~! 

radicaltitania:

tumblingmagpie:

jennascosplaytips:

Found this online. Great for those who are drafting hoods.

Hoods are one of those finicky things to draft if you never drafted hoods before.

Example Cosplay: Attack on titan capes

I find this more revolutionary than I probably should, given the number of hoods I’ve sewn over the years. But it’s like world is a whole lot clearer now!

YES YES YES 

The shape of hoods are the bane of my sewing existence, thank youuuu~! 

kamuicosplay:

Do you also want to create ALL THE ARMOR? I’ve released a book! 
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ectobiolodaddy:

i think ppl should draw smooches more because basically if you can draw a heart you can draw a KISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

i mean these are simple smooch poses but… they are so fun 2 do *_*

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Hi there, lately I've been having problems with poses and giving my figures a flow to them. Do you have any tips that could maybe helps art skills grow? Thanks

qinni:

Hmm, I don’t know if you have the resources to do this, but my posing and flow in my drawings greatly improved when I started going to life-drawing in college. And it’s not those 3 hour life-drawing sessions either. Those were 30 seconds, 1 minute, 3minute and 5minute poses, so drawing life-drawing quickly helps your short-hand, which helps your posing flow better. I dunno if you know what shorthand is but I’m going to explain it anyways - it’s simply when your hand understands the quickest way to draw a certain part of the body or posing. 

So for example if I take a stock from SenshiStock's picture here, pretend i'm doing a life-drawing, and draw a very quick shorthand version of it, it'd be something like this:

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Okay a few things I should note here: I had no reference for the skeleton or muscle so it may not be completely correct, but the basics are down…hopefully. lol. Also, i forgot to red-mark the hip bones in the skeleton drawing.

But yes, sorry, this is probably the oldest advice ever, but from my experience, the ease of drawing poses came from understanding anatomy more and allowing me to shorthand with ease and hitting all the more important parts when sketching quickly, and sketching quicker allowed for more flow. Hopefully this will help you with using these techniques you learn from anatomy better. (Sorry, these sketches were done in less than 5 minutes so they’re a little messy xD;;)

ps. sorry for the lack of muscles on the other leg, I’m a little out of time @_@;. I’m just gonna post this publicly, hope you don’t mind~ :). Hope this helps somewhat~! And this is just my way of doing things, it may not apply for everyone~ ^^;

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So waysofgettinghome suggested a site for quick pose-changing-resources: 

I don’t know if you’e seen this website artists.pixelovely.com but they have this great resource that automatically moves on to the next figure in whatever time you set. I found it super helpful.

I thought it was better to let everyone know here rather than reply it publicly in another ask, since these are related :).

gmbeowulf:

rifa:

maxkirin:

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You’re in luck, cousin. I have just the thing for ya.

It’s called Havocscope. It’s got information and prices for all sorts of edgy information. Ever wondered how much cocaine costs by the gram, or how much a kidney sells for, or (worst of all) how much it costs to hire an assassin?

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