“now if only Vaas wasn’t a psycho” as if that’s a problem for me haaaaaaaaaaa
I know it isn’t for you
psst I thought I would just say I find it super cool you're into taxidermy and I love seeing your posts about it (: Also I hope you get the horse skull because oh my god that would be awesome...Okay might as well ask a question..If you could have any animal skull,what would it be?
i try to keep my dream skulls/pelts as realistic as possible so probably camel.
they’re like some adorable uglycute patchwork monster i love them
You have an awesome style and a great grasp of anatomy! Do you have any useful tips for someone really looking to improve?
First of all, thank you so much!! :3 You are a darling.
My number one tip is to PRACTICE, every single day. Even if you can only do a little, your improvement is guaranteed. Carry your sketchbook with you everywhere if you can; you never know when a good sketch opportunity will come up!
I’d very, very much recommend doing timed gestures on sites like Posemaniacs (this helps with more internal anatomy and perspective) and Lovecastle (stock photos that imitate what you’d get in a session with a nude model). I generally try to do gestures at least once a day to keep in practice; I prefer 10-30 seconds but it is best to start off at 1 minute or even 5 minutes! The more you acclimate to it, the faster you’ll get. Fill a sketchbook page once a day. Gestures help you get a grasp on the entire shape of a figure rather than focusing on the individual parts and also really help with fluidity in the human shape. A fun and helpful exercise is trying to draw a figure without lifting your pencil/pen (actually, that’s usually how I sketch my initial drafts, haha).
The internet is great in that if you want to practice full length (untimed) nude drawings, they are only a click away! Try doing studies of specific body parts if you’re having a particular problem with one. My favorite things to draw are definitely hands, and it shows. I have done more hand studies than probably any other body part.
And don’t forget, you are the best model for yourself! Mirrors are your friends for tricky poses!
Regarding faces: again, you are the best model to get specific expressions! Of course, everyone has very different faces. Look at faces and take note of what you see first. For example, Bunny Bennett’s cheekbones and eyes are the first things I notice when I look at her face without makeup. She accentuates them both with Rabbit’s makeup, and I further exaggerate that when I draw him. David also has very prominent cheekbones, but what makes his face different from Bunny’s is mostly that he has a narrower jawline; same principle applies when I draw The Spine.
On a final note, never get hung up about developing a “style” – it’ll develop entirely on its own.
Welp, that ended up being really long. I hope it was helpful! If you guys have any questions I didn’t address, shoot me an ask!! <3
Why is there no butt ask? okay hands (:
LOL hush, you
Hands: 4 things you’ve created that you’re proud of.
Good question. UHM. XD
Well the stuff I sent to Michael, Jon, & Steve count for two things, and I had far too much fun doing it. ;)
And I guess the decorations I did on Steve & Jon’s boxes count, those came out alright.
I honestly don’t make enough stuff to be proud of, oops.