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KudosToKubo - Post 2

Expressions - p.1

The one thing that, in my opinion, really makes this film stand out from other films this year (and past years)? The expressions. I absolutely love the expressions of the puppets in this film, especially Kubo’s. He looks so human! Its as if he and the rest of the puppets are living breathing creatures like you and me! Whenever he smiles i am immediately filled with joy and happiness, and smile as well. You can find bellow the pictures which i think prove my statement the best :)

(Its honestly no wonder LAIKA got a Sci Tech award from the Academy and won a Character Animation Annie for this movie!)

anonymous asked:

I want to learn how to draw but I have no idea from where to start. Do you have any advice for me? I'm desperate seeing all of you talented people drawing amazingly well but I can't even draw a line T_T I love yr blog <33

alright i suck at advice and stuff but i legitly just got on desktop so i could answer this ;)

So you might not know this but ive been drawing for almost three weeks, i mean as a hobby, i have to draw on art class but nothing so big or meaningful so yeah.

So i have no idea where to start, i’d say just do what feels right so you can find your own style but you also gotta know how things work, something i’ve found very very important is:

  • References i swear theres nothing more important than this.  (i’ll add links at the end). If youre gonna start you need lots of references, like a lot, just stare at things arounf you, figure how they work, how they look. Stare at pics of your favourite idol (i stared at pics of Namjoon for like 10 mins before i drew him for the first time, hes too beautiful #blessed)
  • Finding inspiration: what do you wanna draw? do you wanna draw humans? doggos? inanimated objects? potatoes? you choose, you can do it
  • Dont mind of it doesnt look good. there’s always place for improving, if you check out my fanfics from three years ago and compare them to now theyre shit. Shitty english, shitty writing, 1ST PERSON LIKE WHAT WAS WRONG WITH ME, im using writing as an example bc its what ive been doing the longest, (im as Jahssel on AO3 shamelessSelfPromo) So yeah dont mind much if you cant draw a line, keep on trying! you’ll get better 
  • Don’t be afraid of trying new things. You wanna start drawing? do it! You are free to do as you please, who knows you might be the next Van Gogh (no one liked his art back then like EXCUSE YOU)
  • Don’t be afraid of asking for help!!! I’ve literally being going around asking for advice bc im not good at it (yes im scarred for life thanks mom) If you cant draw something if you dont seem to get it right just ask someone you consider good at it for help, most ppl on tumblr are really nice (esp in the ask blog community) and they’ll help you with no hesitation
  • Dont Give Up: even when you think things are just not going right dong give up, never give up, Even if youre seeing no improvement dont give up on it. You’ll get better at it you just have to remeber Practice Makes Perfect you just gotta keep on trying and trying until you get it right. When i was younger i couldnt swim for shit, i couldnt even get in the water, but i didnt give up on it and i’m now Haruka Nanase (i love swimming so fucking much) so o dont give up  Heroes never die!

Here are the references i use most of the time (ive got them saved pls

Theres this thing called same face sindrome in which al your charactesrs look the same? here’s how to avoid it (all links are on tumblr dont worry)(also long thingies bc i hate when im on app and i have to press the goddamn x like my fat fingers cant do that)

Ref 1      Ref 2      Head ref  More heads

These also help with face drawing

Hair! Drawing hair is hell, i hate it, these two help but you might as well pull a me and draw random lines and hope it looks good lmao

Ref 1     Ref 2    Bonus!

Eyes are also hard, you dont have to make it realistic if youre just doodling but gotta know how shit works

Ref 1   Ref 2

Expressions and mouth also a hard one (everything is hard when drawing tbh)

Ref 1    Ref 2    Ref 3    Ref 4

Noses! everyones favourite, fun to pick at them fun to draw them (lmao im sleep depraved pls excuse me)

Ref 1

Everyone’s fucking favourite HANDS!! THIS SHIT IS THE WORSE BUT IVE FOUND A WAY TO DRAW THEM (gonna post it later kay)

Ref 1    Ref 2    Ref 3   Ref 4    Ref 5 

General anatomy, yeah gotta give them bodies, because aparently humans have bodies???? wth 

Full body   Legs   Arms   Body types 1    Body Types 2    Tips  Poses

Feet! I still havent learn how to do this but gonna link you either way

Ref 1   Ref 2    Ref 3

Extra!!!

Boobs 1    Boobs 2   Fabric folds    Dicks    :3    Profiles    Dicks 2   Kissing

Check the pages i use the most for more ref 

Anatomy–ref       ThunderCluck (Tutor thursday)

Yup thats it i think, im gonna post the way i draw shitty hands later  

Hope this helped (wow this was long asf)

Art Reference Masterpost

So people don’t have to go digging through my tag for tutorials. :D


Aging Faces / Eyes / Faces / Noses /  Noses 2 and Ears / Faces 2

Expressions / Expressions 2

Hands

Lighting

Pose References / Getting Started / Perspective / Getting Started 2 / Poses 2

Profiles

Bodies / Bodies 2 / Poses 3 / Getting Started 3

Clothing

Neck  / Eyes 2 / Faces 3 / Faces 4

Legs / Hips /  Feet / Feet 2

Chest / Torso

Facial Hair / Hair / Hair 2 / Horns

@kadustuniverse I know you wanted to get started drawing, so I hope these help. :3