I WAS OBVIOUSLY THINKING ABOUT VERY IMPORTANT THINGS, LIKE WHY GENOS DOESN’T HAVE/USE FINGER GUNS HE COULD JUST SHOOT ENEMIES DISCRETELY BY POINTING. Something I of course wondered after I watched my favorite video again.
“You desperately needed to change th’ oil. How long has the light been on?”
“Um… a few months. Maybe?”
“… oh my god.”
The presidents have some car trouble in the middle of the desert! Awful. Luckily, Harris just calls up the mechanic bf. Easy fixin’. Harris belongs to @bohim, and Rizzo to @moorgate! The blonde dummy (Alan) is mine B^)
Pokémon in our Biomes pt. 15: Caves and Underground
decided to make a series of posts with hypothetical thinking and analyzing of
what Pokémon species could potentially be found in the world’s biomes. Not at
all relative to the games, I will be focusing primarily of the elements,
design, and relativity to real life flora and fauna of Pokémon to depict where
different species would roam on our big blue marble.”
I won’t rant for too long, but there are a couple things I
want to say before I start my fifteenth biome post. One, I always feel like a
thank you isn’t enough, but I honestly and genuinely love you all. I have had a
really, REALLY rough couple of weeks, and seeing people still liking/reblogging
my biome posts while life got trying for me actually made it all a lot easier
to bear. Thank you, followers. Secondly, I recently decided to create an
alter-ego for myself as Professor Spruce. I mentioned in a previous post I will
be referring to myself as Prof. Spruce, who specializes in Pokémon ecology and
evolution. I’m really excited for the rest of summer as I plan on spending a
lot more time working on posts and whatnot.
Moving onto the actual biome post, it will focus on caves and underground. I originally had intended
to focus on the underground and cave biome together separately, however I
decided to combine them because although technically speaking they are quite
different, many of the species I have already touched up on are burrowing
species. (Sandshrew, Rattatat, etc.) I figured instead of having to touch up on
some already mentioned burrowing rodent Pokémon, it might make more sense just
consider everything that spends most of its life either underground, or in a
I don’t really have a map because realistically if a certain
species tends to create dens for itself to sleep in or hibernate in then it
will live somewhere on land. The underground biome literally covers (almost)
all the land mass on the globe.
As I’m sure you can imagine, many cave-dwelling animals in
real life are often colourless, and have very limited vision. Some are completely
blind if they never have to leave the light-ridden depths of caves and tunnels.
Species that live only in caves are referred to as troglobites, and species
that spend most or some of their life in caves are trogoloxenes or troglophiles
respectively. There are also many different kinds of caves, different regions
in a cave, and many different temperatures in caves. Much more than a rocky
hole in a Cliffside, caves serve as a home for many interesting species. I was
also going to focus on spiritual Pokémon that have some kind of relation with
tombs and burials as tombs can be considered “underground,” but I think I’m
going to save that for a different day.
I hope I'm not being rude, bit do you have any animal drawing tips or books to recommend (especially concerning birds because most books I've gone through cover quadrupedal animals like horses and dogs)?
Oh boy, do I have a list for you! A lot of this will pertain to animation as well because making an animal move right is very important in making it look real, even if it is just a still drawing.
Force: Animal Drawing breaks down animal figures into shapes and focuses you on getting the flow down right. I’d start with something like this because getting an animal to move right is incredibly important, you can learn the specific anatomy afterwards. Horses move differently than dogs move differently from cats, even though they are all quadrupeds.
Animals Real and Imagined: Fantasy of What is and What Might Be is the next step, after you are familiar with animal construction. She really goes into detail about starting with a skeleton, putting muscles onto that and skin over the top so everything makes sense anatomically. There is also advice on drawing animals in different styles (also has birds!!)
Claire Wendling is incredible at drawing animals! Like seriously, look her up and study the heck out of her drawings. She captures movement and anatomy perfectly and makes it look effortless. Her cats are the best I’ve ever seen and she has nice drawings of horses/centaurs too! It can be hard to get a hold of some of her books but they are TOTALLY WORTH IT.
And some tips I’ve found out on my own:
Observe. Observe. Observe. Look at videos of that animal, go see them at a zoo, whatever. See how they carry their weight from step to step. Are their spines flexible? Big cats have very springy spines to help propel them while they’re running, while the spines of animals like horses and cows don’t move that much.
Stop being scared and just draw them. Fill pages upon pages of animal drawings, do some every morning while you’re having your coffee, just churn out all those bad drawings and eventually you’ll start nailing it. Start out with vague shapes and as you get more comfortable start throwing real anatomy into it.
Please please please don’t rely on My Little Pony for horse anatomy. It’s cute and breaks down anatomy for beginners but horse legs are much more complicated than just a blob with a flat surface at the end for a hoof.
BIRDS. BIRDS. GOD, BIRDS. I’ve owned cockatoos for 20+ years and their anatomy still confuses me. First of all, you should look at a skeleton and see just what is happening under all those feathers, because it’s really deceptive. Did you realize JUST HOW LONG AN OWL’S NECK IS?? Glen Keane’s notes on Marahute were really helpful for me when I was starting out drawing birds. Hate to say it but I haven’t found a book that’s solidly on bird anatomy, so you’ll have to just look around on the internet. Bird wings are very tricky until you figure out how they work, it’s hard for me to explain in words but here are some nice bird anatomy references from Pixiv:
New book is reserved for re-learning to draw things I see in real life - plants, animals, landscapes, people. Nothing from pictures or my imagination.
I don’t know what these little blue flowers are called, but I’m glad I got to draw them before they stopped blooming. I wanted to start the book out with them and this was one of the last blossoms in the yard. ❀
Apparently carnivorous animals have no real concept of cuteness in other baby animals can you imagine looking at a baby bird or bunny or whatever and having no reaction other than “i’m gonna eat it” being carnivorous seems so unfulfilling
For the past 57 years in the heart of Adventureland, you will find a boat and a skipper waiting to take any adventurous guest deep into the jungle. This river cruise has served many generations and given many guests numerous smiles. I presume that is what Walt envisioned when he planned the Jungle Cruise. He was inspired by the 1955 True-Life Adventure film called, “The African Lion”. Walt wanted to recreate an environment where guest could learn about animals in their natural habitat. He imagined a guide instructing the guests about different animals as the moved from one scene to another. Being Walt, he always saw things in a grander scale and desired for the animals to be real. Imagineering talked him out of it, mostly because guest would never be able to see the animals, so they went with mechanical animals. Originally the animals in the Jungle Cruise were not Audio-Animatronics. The animals moved on tracks and had cam & lever system. Audio-Animatronics weren’t added until the early 60’s. That is when the Jungle cruise changed from an educational experience to a more tongue in cheek encounter. The infamous Marc Davis was responsible for the Jungle Cruise we know and love today. Davis perfected the art of the sight gag with this ride; every guest could easy get the humor by simply seeing the situation.
razzar508 said: I’m
not furry but omg these are beautiful and I wish there was less hate on
these suits. Jeeze I’d get one if I could afford it just cause I like mascots and it’s fun to wear costumes. So pretty.
I’m not a furry either, and honestly I’ve made fewer of these for furries than for other clients that just love the idea of costuming as a realistic bird or needed/wanted a realistic bird mascot or mask. Some have gone to educational outreach. It’s unfortunate some folks attach a stigma to animal masks/costumes, because that’s not what I’m about. I love the idea of dressing up to celebrate these animals (both real and imagined).
Remember that "Sonic Sez" segment about Bike Safety from 'Mass Transit Trouble'? I kept wondering what in the world happened to Tails' legs near the beginning.
Because he has Boomitis or is related to the Old Man of Coblenz.
The real answer I imagine is that the animator drew the bike first (what with it being the more complicated object) and then realised that Tails’s legs are only about two thirds the length of his torso and so went “ehhh, this will do”.
DO NOT BUY REAL FUR!!!! The way they treat these beautiful animals is unacceptable. Imagine the fear these animals feel while being encaged and abused only to get beaten to death for their fur. We would never wish that upon anyone so why do it to animals. There are so many photos of this unethical practices online, we couldnt bare to post the more gruesome photos we have come across. It would make you sick to your stomach to see them. The positive alternative is Faux fur. We know that when it first came out it wasnt the same so it’s had this stigma that it feels and looks cheap but now that it is 2014 the Faux Fur community has come a long way and it can be hard to tell them apart. So we recommend the faux fur because you won’t help fund these evil fur farms and maybe they will realize they are in the wrong business.