Secret Rendezvous
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freeglassart: 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!



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


start to put on features


fix stuff


put on more stuff


fix stuff again


erasing and flipping and stuff a whole bunch until you are happy with it or stop caring

Whole head is a gesture!image


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. 




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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I do studies for absolutely everything i draw and that’s why i am the slowest artist
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So there’s this research summer scholarship I’m hoping to apply for within the next 15 days. And I have a great professor helping me through a lot of the stuff…but I’m still stuck as a 2nd year with how I can go about this project with a limited scientific perspective. In shaa Allah I can get through this phase of thinking and get it submitted on time.

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Tony Abbott just stop.

800 police were sent out in pre-dawn raids to counter a ‘terrorism plot’ based on a comment in a phonecall from May. From May! Funny how ‘Australia’s biggest raid’ happens a week before the new Anti-Terror Laws get their vote?

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Strategy = As Tony’s polling goes down, the need for war goes up.

-(via abbottulism)

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Tony Abbott won’t attend the UN meeting on climate change but will come a day later for their talk about terrorism and security.

He claims he is too busy working for the Australian people to pay attention to something so frivolous as climate change. It’s not like that’s causing increased…

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Just one of my favourite stories about the current Australian government.  I don’t like the Herald Sun but hey, I’m working with what I have.

Tony Abbott could pose as a villain for a tv show. I mean. Look at him.