I'm Ellie.
Story Artist
Atlanta, GA

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September 19th
1:38 AM
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a message from 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!

typette:

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!

it’s nice to see how others do stuff like this, everyone is different but there’s something to learn from everybody!

for-redheads:

Ginger Animal of the Week

Caracal / Desert Lynx (Caracal caracal)

Photos  |   [1] Caracal by Sandra Metzbauer  |  [2] by Annafur  |  [3]  Tiny little kitten by Andreas Jansrud

September 18th
10:27 PM
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chechitout:

"butt trash" (pen & watercolor, 5”x7”)
A couple weeks ago, while getting our 4 year old daughter ready for bed, she got this weird smirk on her face and says “Hey Mom…Dad…Mom…guess what…BUTT TRASH!” and laughed maniacally. We don’t know where it came from, or why, but I felt it my duty as dad to make this for her room. I love you, daughter.

chechitout:

"butt trash" (pen & watercolor, 5”x7”)

A couple weeks ago, while getting our 4 year old daughter ready for bed, she got this weird smirk on her face and says “Hey Mom…Dad…Mom…guess what…BUTT TRASH!” and laughed maniacally. We don’t know where it came from, or why, but I felt it my duty as dad to make this for her room. I love you, daughter.

10:26 PM
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laclefdescoeurs:

Der alte Giebel, Konrad Dielitz

laclefdescoeurs:

Der alte Giebel, Konrad Dielitz

10:25 PM
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juliedillon:

Here’s a timelapse video by Brandon Manning of the giant smoke cloud (aka pyrocumulus) from the King Fire in Northern California. This is shot from within a few miles of where I live, so this was the view we had last evening when we drove up to a place where we could see it. As upsetting and destructive as this fire is, I must admit this is a very beautiful video. 

ps. Turns out this 70,000+ acre fire was arson! I hate that it just takes one asshole to destroy so much. >:(