Having troubles with facial angles in your drawing style?
The program is called Sculptris and is a free off-shoot program from Zbrush, that program that you keep hearing about but either takes selling your kidneys or piracy to actually use.
If you download it and sculpt out a facial model, you can have references for your own work for all of time. No more endlessly searching Google for reference materials or twisting/rotating/flipping a drawing to see if there are flaws. And you can easily edit it to create more facial types. This way, you can make character references for any and every face and facial angle that you can think of.
The program offers mirroring right from the start, so your faces will be perfectly symmetrical. You can turn off the symmetry for things like scars or otherwise.
It takes a little time. For instance, I downloaded the program on Christmas and, in my spare time, this took a few days of getting familiar with the program (first day) and then sculpting for a few minutes each day, mostly due to my perfectionist nature. And this one isn’t even done. I still have to mold the mouth, ears, and other smaller aspects before I consider it done. However, I was so giddy over the possibilities that I wanted to share this with my fellow artists.
From now on, I have reference for a face in my own style and will be able to create things so much easier in the future.
I hope that this helps you guys and that you have fun with it.
I absolutely recommend Sculptris!
This really useful oh my goodness. It takes a little figuring out, but once you get the hang of it it’s actually pretty easy. Just watch a couple youtube videos. Seeing how other people do it helps you to make sense of it.
OH BOY LOOK AT THIS HANDSOME IDIOT do you know how hard his stupid face is to figure out at different angles? DO YOU??? Now I have a 3D ref!!! AAAHH!! so excite much 3d wow very angles wow
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: sculptris is an amazing 3D modeling tool for how small it is and is a great place to start whether you just want drawing references for your characters or you actually want to get into 3D modeling.
I highly recommend it.
Firstly, I know this one’s slightly preachy, but I felt it needed to be said.
The examples I chose were just off the top of my head. There’s many, many more.
I know why animators do what they do. It saves time and money to create a cast of characters with the same body type. However, one must consider the cost of convenience. In the end, it comes down to a choice. We’re spending something in order to make our media: the question is, what would we rather sacrifice? Time and money, or diversity and realism? One could even argue that these sacrifices will have a greater impact on our culture than we realize.
THIS IS A GODSEND
The Lip Tutorial~~~
The final part is on my Livestream the first minute is me trying to remember how to use it.
I also answered some asks:
How to contour and highlight your face!
Here is an image I found on where natural highlights are on men and women, a perfect reference for beginning drag kings and queens like me.
Okay so I followed this video about foreshortening and…
Sycra. I love you so much for making this video.
YOU GOTTA BE FUCKING SHITTING ME
are you shitting me right now
years of me avoiding foreshortening aND IT WAS THIS EASY??
I was inspired to make this to answer a friend’s questions. Hope it helps.
wow remember this?
Why am I picturing Neal Caffrey sneakily putting this up in his secret closet?
pfft, neal’s got all this memorized back to front.
by Glen Strathy
Here’s an easy way to come up with a brief plot outline for your novel.
One of the most powerful secrets to creating plots that are emotionally compelling is to incorporate the 8 Basic Plot Elements. Starting with your story idea, you only need to make eight choices to ensure the plot of your future novel hangs together in a meaningful way.
The best part is that you can make these choices and construct a brief plot outline in less than an hour.
Sound intriguing? Then let’s get started.
“break your glass on the floor”
me: now i can be thor and smash my cup on the floor without my parents getting mad at me
Reblogged this, because Thor.
throw it out the window and sell it as a real glass, though
Introducing Tumble Tree! ~ Check out this thing I made that lets you see how posts are reblogged across Tumblr. It works on the dashboard or on most permalink pages, and you can sproing the branches around, filter notes by comments, save the tree as a picture blah blah blah. I’ve been using and testing it for the last couple of weeks and it’s pretty handy.
Go to tumble-tree.tumblr.com to try it out and install it. I guarantee you probably won’t die!
P.S. Yes this is why I haven’t posted much in the last couple of weeks.