and i just felt like drawing it anyway

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..don’t let anyone tell you that your can’t get better at your art.

LOOK AT HOW FUCKING DIFFERENT THESE TWO PICTURES LOOK!

A little Character design changes on Calli, and some minor updates on Gethin, and a hell of a style change.

(I may have not mentioned that Calli use to belong in a setting I had called Avalon, a story about characters that were not the Stereotype’s of their fantasy class. )


anyway..I just felt like doing an old piece over. I should be sleeping.

I included a flat color of this pic so you can see the details a little better.

I’ll post a progress video soon, once I can get it uploaded.

I should sleep

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I’m sure there’s a bunch of Yuri on Ice x ballroom AUs out there but here’s another hahaha. I’ve been wondering about it since the two of them danced together at that afterparty, so it was a lot of fun to sketch them out ;D

A bit afraid to continue it any further though because while I EXTREMELY love any form of dance, I don’t know a whole lot about dancesport (just researching it for an evening got me dizzy lol). I just don’t want to draw it wrong, considering how important posture/line/expression/etc is. 

But anyways! Bottom two pics are some sketch/character info. I like to think Yuuri focused mostly on standard, but is secretly quite good at latin (revealed in a drunken moment perhaps heh). And Victor has had his vain streak bumped up a notch, but is no less skilled. I was on the fence about him being injured but I felt it might humanize him a bit more to have him be in the middle of some sort of personal hardship. Ahhh still in yoi withdrawal oh well…

*EDIT* I forgot to mention I totally drew this while thinking about Inoue Satou’s 10 Dance manga! If you haven’t read that (it IS bl though), please go read it. It is amazing!

fat bodies tutorial!

ALRIGHT SO my pal @kalreyno wanted help with drawing fat characters and as a fat artist i felt like i could give a bit of helpful insight on that. there’s also been a lot of complaining about “boo hoo fat characters are hard to draw so i can’t include them in my work Ever” goin on lately so if that’s your case then this is for you too!! and also just for anyone who would like help with fat bodies in general, ofc. anyway, let’s get this show on the road!!

let’s start with some common misconceptions. these are the two main attempts at chubby bodies i run into, so i’ll focus on them. 

the Anime Chubby i see everywhere, and it’s just……so wrong in many ways. first of all, there is almost no additional body fat compared to your average thin character - except for where it’s added in “attractive” places (breasts, hips, thighs). the breasts are way too perky, and don’t have the realistic shape fat would give them (though how to draw accurate breasts is another tutorial all on its own lmao). there is still a thigh gap, which usually only happens in very thin people, and bones are still visible on the surface of the skin, which also rarely happens in fat people.

the Michelin Man is better in some ways, but still not that great. it’s a slightly better attempt, but basically all that’s done there is taking a thin character and blowing them up, while giving no thought to fat distribution. the thigh gap is usually still present, and they look a lot more hard than soft - and fat is very soft and pliable.

here’s a chart on how fat usually distributes (if you can’t read my messy writing, “1. next to no fat, 2. moderate amount, 3. most of the fat distribution”). basically, the more muscle an area has, the more prone it is to develop fat, such as the abdomen, thighs, and upper arms. it’s important to note that fat sits on top of muscle, and that it does distribute in different levels, and not evenly across the body as shown in the Michelin Man. 

now, here’s an accurate fat body with all of that kept in mind!! notice how the fat isn’t only kept to aesthetically pleasing areas, and how it sits realistically on the character’s body. their breasts sag a lot more, which happens even in thin people with larger breasts, and the nipples are pointing more downwards than straight out. there is no thigh gap in sight, there are no bones in sight, and most importantly, they have fat rolls, which are very important in drawing a convincing fat character!! as far as i know i’ve never met a single person with no rolls at all, and everyone has them, whether thin or fat - they’re just more prominent and more consistently present in fat people. pay close attention to where they are and how they’re shaped.

here are a couple of drawings showing how fat is affected when sitting vs stretching. as seen in the first, the fat specifically on the stomach is distributed a lot more evenly and stretched out, so it becomes “flatter”. the love handles are still pretty visible, though, as well as the fat on the thighs and arms. the breasts are raised with the shoulders, and the fat on the shoulders and near the neck forms rolls as it’s being pushed together. 

in the second, there is a lot less room for distribution, so the fat is all pushed together. the breasts sag and the stomach forms rolls and spills into the lap. a good analogy for the way fat works is to liken it to a water balloon, and thinking of how its shape would change when resting flat on a surface, hanging off of a ledge, held upright, etc.

here are a few extra tips i find a lot of people miss!

first on the top is the hip/pubic region. the first circle is showing the way the bellybutton is folded in fat people, as opposed to stretched out in thinner people. the second is the stomach fat spilling over onto the pubic region and creating a separation in the two areas, which is something that’s missing in a lot of art. in addition, the pubic mound also gains fat, making it round as seen in the profile drawing i did up there (i’ve heard people refer to it as fupa?). the last in the hip region is the lack of a thigh gap. i can’t stress this enough!!!! if you’re trying to draw a convincing fat character, make sure their thighs are pretty much always touching!! for reference, mine literally don’t separate until my feet are about 2ft from each other.

the bottom right is showing the double chin, which a lot of people are afraid to draw!! fat does distribute itself here too, and there’s nothing wrong with it, so don’t feel like you shouldn’t give fat characters a double chin in your work for fear of it looking like a caricature.

in the bottom middle, it’s showing how fat affects different types of breasts with the presence of more or less breast tissue. 

lastly, at the very right are stretch marks with their usual locations and directions, which i also can’t stress enough!!!!! i sometimes forget to add them honestly, but they’re so important in accurately portraying fat characters, as they literally come from the skin being stretched from fat being gained (and they’re also just rlly neat lookin like why wouldn’t you lmao). some people have less and some people have more, feel free to experiment with them!

the last thing is body types!! there isn’t one single way for a person to be fat, so feel free to experiment with shapes once you’ve learned the basics!! 

so there you have it, a tutorial on how to draw chubs!! now go forth and make some accurate fanart or some rad fat characters, because the world could always use more of both. hmu if you have any questions or concerns, and thanks for reading!!

EDIT: someone pointed out the bad wording in the tutorial. thank you for bringing it to my attention and sorry for offending anybody. i’ve updated the tut, so please reblog this one!

anonymous asked:

You started something terrible and gorgeous and I would like to thank you for making me cry.

BOY LET ME TELL YOU I’M IN THE SAME BOAT WITH YOU I JUST

i was just gonna shoot this into the void i wasn’t even. expecting it to go anywhere but it… not only went but just..??? SO MUCH?? i am thrust into the stratosphere with how much i’m just… emotionally shook by the response 

It’s my birthday so here are some really self-indulgent sketchy drawings of Adrien with hair like Yurio from Yuri on Ice because that’s what I felt like drawing

eh, 10 min warmup sketch cuz I had that picture stuck in my mind for a long time..

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Remastered an old frans comic that I now hate bcuz my old art is shit lol

Anyways this is basically for those three askers requesting frans x sans art. So uh, here ya go. I’m not really doing request, not actively at least. My apologies. Life is still hella busy and I’m still hella dead but ey I draw what I can when I feel like I can ya feel? I felt like redrawing some old art and at the same time people been asking for that frisky and sansey art so I just ‘whynut lol’ 

Anyways, you can read the old comic: here it’s actually my most popular post, which is pretty neato considering I myself hate it lmao

anyways yeah, sorry for being so dead still. I still gotta run that ask blog too so my plates kinda full and all, but yeah. ily all and will be back actually real soon here with some more doodles

“…Before Jord entered, he saw inside. There were two heads bent together over the map, one dark-haired, the other blond. The Prince was alone with the Akielon who served him. The Akielon was murmuring something, his manner easy, in command of the strategy. The Prince nodded, absorbed. His eyes followed the Akielon’s finger as it traced a line over the map. 

Jord had never seen him like this, in comfortable, intimate conversation. The Prince did not cultivate companions; had not done so as a boy, did not do so as a young man. Jord felt as if he was intruding on something private; he was startled by their quiet focus, how close they stood together, their shoulders almost touching.” 

I went into ‘Green but for a Season’ expecting the Jord/Aimeric feels, okay. No one thought to warn me about the Laurent/Damen feels. Or really, the Laurent feels in general. Holy shit, my heart. 

Anyway, I just had to draw these two. Tried out a slightly different coloring style this time, which I’m not entirely sure how I feel about, but oh well. 

ART TIP: Keep a balance between digital and traditional art

because there are things traditional art will teach you that digital art won’t, and the same goes the other way

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Some people expect my grimoire to be full of illustrations and art purely on the basis that I’m an art student… not the case. Sometimes I really really don’t want to draw, but that doesn’t make me any less creative.

Anyway the point is, if you hate drawing or one day you just don’t feel like it - it’s fine. You don’t have to have loads of drawings in your grimoire! You can use typography/calligraphy (search Pinterest for a buttload of tutorials), or like I’ve done here, collage some papers in and use some pens to write on them.

You can make some really nice grimoire pages without drawing. Just throwing it out there for anyone who, like me, felt pressured to for a long time. It stopped me writing in my grimoire and that was sad. 

Yo @kyuudama! I’m your Secret Santa for the mcgenji secret Santa event!

Sorry I’m so late, I had a bit of a struggle with some parts of the piece heh… Anyway, I hope you like your gift!! Merry Christmas/Happy holidays!

(Also bonus doodle because I felt like I wasn’t following your prompts enough)

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I finally watched YGO DSOD last night and IT WAS SO GOOD AAAAHHH!!!!!! Words can’t even describe just how overwhelmed I was with joy and nostalgia cx cx I felt like I was going to faint whilst seeing the original characters interact with one another, and with their ORIGINAL VOICES TOO amsjdncnfjrjirjfjsllskaj

Also I’ve found myself overly attached to the…not-so-diva, Diva xP lolol hence the reason why I drew him living up to his name in the second drawing….not sorry xP

anyway, it was a fantastic movie, great story, and just overall a marvelous take in celbrating the 20th Anniversary for such a wicked franchise!! No matter how far I stray away from YGO every once in a while, it’ll always bounce back to me and hold a profound, special place inside my heart and will never ever deteriorate

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“COME CUDDLE WITH ME, YOU SLEEPYBONES!!!”

I just felt like drawing some LazyBerry because you almost never see fan art for it… or at least I haven’t, anyway.

I feel like the crazybones would waste no time to care for the lazybones if they were suffering from another bout of insomnia!! After all, they don’t want to see them so tired and sad