because i figured it would be fun to draw

A kind Anon asked if I would repost this drawing because they were worried I might be white washing Lance (who is canonically Cuban just in case you didn’t know :D :D) but when I posted it I think it appeared supremely tiny on my page. So here’s an edited version of my previous post.

I am sort of new to tumblr since I mainly use my Insta so I’m still figuring out how to respond to folks and all that fun stuff! :D Anyways, I don’t want to offend anyone so please do let me know if I get anything like that wrong and I will fix the mistake as fast as I can. 

Thanks so much for all the sweet comments everyone!!

donniedrinkscoffee-deactivated2  asked:

hi! im hoping to become a storyboard artist but im not sure where to start learning... any tips? love your art btw💕

Hi! Thank you!

First of all I’m sure many people have taken different roads in storyboarding so there’s no RIGHT way to become a storyboard artist - these are just things that help me all the time. 

 REAL ADVICE: JUST START BOARDING. You can read all the books and tips in the world, but there’s no better learning tool than just going for it. 

Rule number one - Have fun! If you don’t like it, its fine. One of the first boards I did was in high school as my part in a group book report just because I wanted to and it was awful, but it was fun! :) 

If you’re looking for drawing tips I would say just start keeping a sketchbook and draw in the free time you have - observe from life, if you can go figure drawing that is also amazing for seeing and analyzing form. Be a sponge! 

For drawing and storyboarding - the goal is to not show a series of pretty drawings, the goal is to draw well enough so your drawing skill level doesn’t restrict you from telling the stories you want to tell.  Storyboarding isn’t really a drawing job, its a filmmaking job that uses drawings. 

Good draftsmanship is just the tool to convey the ideas in your head, whats really going to make a good story artist is your attention to the filmmaking. Here are some quick bullet points I can think of for that sort of big “filmmaking” blanket term. 

1. Characters and character relationships are key. Study screenwriting and take note of people in your life that have specific things about them that convey their unique personality! Your mom always taps her fingers on something when she’s thinking? Small things like that make characters feel real. They need to feel real to you when you’re drawing them! :) 

2.  Try to make your boards clear, concise and pay off whatever story you have set up. Show them to your friends and ask their opinion “Did that make sense?”. 

3. Learn the language of film. What is a close-up? Whats the difference between a “pan” and a “tilt”? Why does that cut work or not work?

4.  Watch movies and do film studies. Studying film is important. A lot of people will leave a movie and think “Hm. I didn’t like it.” yet not be sure how to articulate why, but they felt it. Start asking your self why.  

5. Vary your shots and try different tones (esp when starting out!) Comedy, drama, action, romance etc. It not only helps you become a diverse storyteller, it also points you in the direction you like best. 

6.Technical tip. Pay attention to geography in the shot, the 180 degree rule, making sure the space you’re drawing is convincing (this is where I’m trying to improve the most right now). You can draw a beautiful character, but if the space doesn’t feel right, then that’s going to distract from your storytelling. Remember to have the characters interact with the environment occasionally, it grounds any scene more! 

7. LOOK UP TO THE PEOPLE storyboarding now! There’s so many incredibly talented artists working now that are literally a Google search away. Check out their blogs (Mark Kennedy’s is particularly a treasure trove of knowledge) and just stay excited! Whatever storyboarding job you aspire to whether its independent, TV or feature animation - set your bar there! 

Hope that helps and good luck! 

-SV

anonymous asked:

Hi! I've wanted to make a comic for some time, but i dont feel like my current art style is suitable for the story and feel that im going for. You just seem like someone who knows what they're doing, so i figured it would be a good idea to ask you, what do you think? Should i be more patient and create a better art style, or just go for it?

Just go for it I say. The actual process of making the comic will help you improve immensely just because you’ll be drawing and experimenting all of the time =). It’ll force you to figure out some things that maybe you wouldn’t have otherwise. Also it’s kind of fun to look back at earlier pages to see how your art has changed gradually.

anonymous asked:

How did you find your pantheon? You mentioned pop culture and personal rep, did you come up with them??

 Hey darling!~

Oh gosh my Pantheon is something i’ve been working with off and on for several years. I had the inspiration come to me when I was a teenager and I went to like a muesum/collection thing and got inspired to associate certain Gemstones with certain royal titles. they were originally going to be for a murder mystery story i was working on but that never got off the ground unfortunately haha.

From there they kind of laid dormant for a while until i began starting to get back into witchcraft and such. I knew i wanted to work with a pantheon but none of them really called out to me much like how my court does. When i decided I wanted to work with them I already had their Stones/Court Titles picked out from my earlier story (a few minor title adjustments were made -a few court members got elevated to higher statuses which they seemed content with so i knew i was on the right track-) From there i began looking into it more and found several links that were really super useful for me when coming up with correspondences and associations for my court because at the time I wasn’t sure if i even wanted to use Pop culture icons or not (or even which ones i’d want to include)

Pop Culture Paganism: An introduction
Creating a Pop Culture Pantheon

This last one by @thiscrookedcrown really REALLY helped me a lot with breaking down my god/desses into spheres of influences:

Creating your own Pop Culture Pantheon: an Ask

(This is getting long so i’m gunna put the rest under the cut so i don’t kill your dash :’D)

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So uh it’s been… 11 days, and I’ve listened to 53 episodes of Adventure Zone so far. Definitely going a little mad, but it’s been so much fun. Here are my scribbles drawn while listening and trying to figure out how I see the tres horny boys. No sketches from anywhere past The Crystal Kingdom because my rate of consumption has been faster than my drawing speed, plus I shifted to focus on more finished inked+colored pieces, which I’ll post soon.

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What if they were being paid to do the anime?

Kind of like actors, but not exactly? Like… they get paid to be cartoon characters? Which would explain why they never feel the need to get jobs, because they’re literally being payed to remain unemployed losers?? 😂

It’s just a fun little idea I was playing around with. :0c I might draw some more later, if I can figure out how to articulate it better… 😅

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Miniatures!
A few months back I decided to get back into painting miniatures, mainly because of my renewed love of dungeons and dragons via 5th edition.
I figured the minis would both look better and work out cheaper if I sourced them from wherever took my fancy and painted them myself rather then use the official ‘wizards’ pre-painted ones (which are both a bit shit, expensive and random draw)
These are the ones I’ve painted thus far pulling from warhammer, lord of the rings, warmachine and DnD boardgames with some reaper bones pending. Ive been mainly after low level rank and file that show up a lot in Dungeons and Dragons games.
Its been fun, and the fact that I’m collecting a bunch of figures dependent on wants rather then brand loyalty or army spec means I get to paint an interesting cross section. (plus some women space marines for the joy of it)

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Some quick drawings I did, Beauty & the Beast AU, (Demon & the Dragon?).

I used screenshots for reference and the backgrounds (except for Lumière)

I know that I’m silly, but hear me out:
Freed and Laxus find this weird fairytale spell book. Not realising it was actually a spell that they were reading.. they accidentally have it cast over them.
They get transported to the fairytale that fits them most, and lose every memory of ever having known each other, and their life’s in fairy tail. For all they know: that story is their life.

They both have to live through this story (in their own way) and it’s not until they finish it, that they can get out. So they will have to reach their happy ending, just like the real fairytale ^^

Of course, during this time they come across some colourful characters: Lumière, Cogsworth, Philippe (and more) :D

There is only one major thing that I would change:
During the final battle with Gaston, it’s Freed that saves Laxus, cuz we all know Freed is awesome like that!
If only I could figure out who Gaston would be, I’d love to draw him(her?) as well

And I know this seems a bit silly, it all started with doodling Freed and Laxus like this, because I thought it would be fun to do.
It kind of escalated from there… whoops

I wasn’t going to post these btw..
You can all blame @anxious-procrastinating​ for this.

Do You Have To Do That? (14/15)

Pairing: The Avenger Team x Reader // Steve Rogers x Reader

Warnings: Swearing?

A/N: Please remember, Thor had to have permission to be with Jane. Also Siren’s are not able to create life with a mortal, those who do have a tenancy to be evil, sea witches or Hades types.
Anything you don’t understand feel free to message me.

@chrisevansthedoritobastard   @holahellohialoha  
@almightyunnie @imamotherfuckingstar-lord
@iwillbeinmynest  @letsgetfuckingsuperwholocked
@goodnightwife @irepeldirt  
@yourtropegirl  @bellejeunefillesansmerci  
@buckyb-avengers  @winterboobaer  
@mrhowardstark @captainsteverogerslover  
@stank-tower  @thevanishedillusion  
@shamvictoria11  @heir-of-light-33  
@princess-fangirl1 @alphasoldier
@rileyloves5  @jonsnowisnotdeadthough
@phvckingphandoms    @confuzzled-panda

Parts 1-13

“You are?” One of the woman look Steve over as he crosses the room towards you. You place your hand over your mouth to stifle the giggle on your lips.

“Steve Rogers.” Steve nods.

“The mortal.” Another woman grins clapping her hands together.

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Cherish the Fish Babe!

Undyne Appreciation Week: Day 6!

(A submission from @dreams-of-undertale!)

For today’s prompt here are some general headcanons of the fish babe!

Some of the first few are repeats from the Baby/Child Undyne post though. I put them in that post because I got distracted and forgot I was supposed to be doing baby/child Undyne only. But I left them there because I just didn’t want to take them off. ╮( ̄ω ̄;)╭ I wanted to recount some of the child headcanons here anyways.

Some of these I’ve also hinted at in the other posts I’ve done for the event. A few of these can probably also be considered Alphdyne headcanons.

  • She sees Asgore as a father figure and Gerson like a crazy, lovable Uncle or Grandpa. They’re both her idols.
  • For some reason I just feel like her favorite color would be purple.
  • Her favorite food is sushi.
  • She loves hot tea and that only intensifies when she sees the surface and all the different types of teas they have!
  • She has a slender, athletic build with a decent amount of muscle.
  • She’s stronger than she looks and she already looks pretty strong.
  • After everyone reaches the surface she falls in love with the Beach and starts learning how to Surf.
  • She eventually gets so good at surfing that Papyrus and Alphys convince her to try entering tournaments. She doesn’t always win first place but she’s really good at the sport and very popular among humans and monsters.
  • She’s especially popular among the monsters, like a Sports icon for her people.
  • She will straight up wrestle a shark.
  • Her favorite flowers are water lilies and lotuses.
  • Since that Piano was just sitting in her house for Mettaton to lounge on she figured she might as well try learning how to play it.
  • Turns out she’s pretty musically talented and keeps at it as a hobby. She’s also learning how to play the Ocarina for Pap since he has no lips.
  • She loves hearing Napstablook and Shyren’s music and thinks it’s amazing. She will fight anyone that insults the precious beans.(ง •̀_•́)ง Punks!
  • Mermaids are her favorite mythical creature, even the mean scary ones. Please show her some Animes that include mermaids.
  • Remember the Pirate toys and eye patch from the childhood post? One of her favorite Animes would totally be One Piece!
  • Her favorite candy is salt water taffy.
  • After everyone reaches the surface and is adjusted well enough she starts training to be a Cop. Papyrus wants to join her but she convinces him to seek out his passion for cooking.
  • Her first date with Alphys was star gazing on the Beach on a Full Moon.
  • She proposes to Alphys on the anniversary of everyone reaching the surface and much to her surprise and glee Alphys was actually planning to propose to her too.
  • She got Alphys a star sapphire to symbolize their first date and that Alphys is her own personal star. Alphys got her a genuine pearl since she loves the ocean so much.
  • They have their wedding on the same beach as their first date and lots of mermaids and anime are involved.
  • Undyne’s dress is mermaid style and Alphys’ is a ball gown.
  • This is a little off topic but Mettaton would totally be the Maid of Honor and Papyrus would be Best ManSkeleton. Or Best Monster. Since that’s the general name for their race? If that makes sense? It makes sense to me at least.

Thank you so much for hosting this event. It was a lot of fun and helped me get my creative juices flowing again. And I really love Undyne. She’s so much fun. I also want to share this drawing. I drew this a month or two ago and just wanted to add it :)

I can’t figure out how to just add it already visible in this because I’m not used to how the submission box works and I’m too tired to worry about it, so I’m just gonna give you a link to the post. >w>;;

Alphdyne!


Mod G: THESE ARE GREAT

You have such good ideas for her, oh my god. They’re all so in character and WONDERFUL and I always love reading them!! My favorite from this list is “she will straight up wrestle a shark”…and I would like to add “AND WIN”.
I also am VERY into fashion, so I’m totally on board with these wedding dress headcanons. I need to draw that sometime. AND!! Speaking of drawing!! The picture you attached the link to is SO CUTE!! It’s so colorful, and I LOVE Undyne’s shirt.
I’m so glad you had fun, and I’m glad this event was helpful to you!! I had so much fun receiving and reading all of your entries.
Awesome work!!✨

With all these beautiful Fatesonas everyone’s making, @krazehkai and I thought that a 30 Day Art Challenge would be a great way for everyone to have fun with their characters, learn more about other Fatesonas, and interact with each other! So here we present to you 30 challenges you can do~

(I made Day 1 a greeting + a link to your ref because I figured most people already fully drew their Fatesona in their original Fatesona post/ref. I didn’t want to make you all draw another one or have to post the same one lol)

Please tag your posts with #fatesona 30 day challenge so we can all see each others’ work in one nice place!

Have fun, everyone!

anonymous asked:

I remember your Regular Show music au and the part where Mordecai starts to catch feelings for Rigby when he sees him doing a solo thing with a guitar somewhere in town. I loved that. What if he were singing "Lucky" by Jason Mraz?

Ahaha anon why do you wanna hurt me? :,^) Making me sad with sad songs that are actually supposed to be happy. That’s a good one, I’m vague on the songs just because I figure sometimes it’s fun to plug in your own songs.
My personal favorites for the solo part are probably By Now, and Dearly Departed.

Added a quick drawing because why not, but now I must retire to the rat’s nest I call a bed.

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HEY LOOK I DID A THING!!!…This is also a thing that will only be posted on tumblr because I have two dA accounts and I have no clue which one to post this on, so HERE YA GO TUMBLR!

I’ve been in a sort of art-block-ditch that’s been pretty hard to climb out of until recently. That and I’ve been kind of taking a break from drawing because I honestly just felt bored and insecure about my art. I will say this though, this was insanely fun to do and I LOVE how it all turned out!

I was planning on doing all 20 of them, but I figured it would be best to do four at a time. As for the characters, I was bored and thought “Hey, let’s do a cute thing with Poke-villains” (Maxie and Guzma though, I love these two to death)

As for what this is exactly, this is a blushing meme done by @deeppink-man who has done many more similar memes that I might do in the future https://deeppink-man.tumblr.com/post/159752496251/i-love-the-expressions-when-people-fall-in-love

With that being said, I hope you guys like this, because I had some serious fun drawing it owo/

Y’all have a lovely day/night~!

I’m actually not super great at recognizing and describing faces irl so I thought it would be fun to practice that kind of stuff, but I’m too lazy to draw currently so I thought it would be fun to recreate the faces of historical figures through some kind of CC - the only game I have on my laptop with decent CC is Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Sooooooo, below the cut you may enjoy my attempts at creating Stalin, Lenin, and Bismarck!

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Art Help: Figures

Because you asked, let’s talk about bodies now. I know some cartoonists like to just throw anatomy out the window altogether, which can be fun and creative, but I prefer to know what’s inside and behind the things I’m drawing, I like to know what constructs a body, including the human figure, so #1 advice would be to just do a lot of figure drawing when you can:

 It doesn’t even have to be 100% realistic all the time, just learn to do it properly. After a while, you’ll be able to whip up a body in whatever pose you want without references. I drew these two tutorial pages without checking references or anything, these are just blind doodles, which shows that practice and the knowledge of structure work wonders! (And that I probably should’ve checked out some muscle references afterall but ehh close enough.)

And now, onto how you can get creative with what you’ve learned.

As it is always, just the sheer shape of a character’s body can be an instant visual indicator of their personality. Use this wisely and strategically. Unconventionality can add to this too. (Toothpick arms on a round-bellied character can look quite comical. Or sometimes it’s just a nice change.) However, though that kind of stuff is a long way from realistic anatomy, I still prefer to always make up a core structure to a given character, however impossible their body may be biologically. This way you won’t have ill-proportioned characters, you won’t lose control over them, and you can pinpoint where their centre of gravity is, and so on. Learn to find the possibilities of breaking free from realism but limit this freedom so that your character still makes sense and doesn’t lose form like a melting pudding. Know how far they can bend, stretch, etc. This would be vital if you were to make the character move. Take this jumping sack, for example:

This was just some weight practice from a few of months ago, I only posted it on my other blog just because it wasn’t anything interesting, really. (Look at it go “woouummmpfh”. ^^) That’s why structure, joints and weights and centres of gravity matter. You can get creative and simplify bodies to whatever extent you feel like but I personally prefer to keep characters make sense - it’s a bit harder to make work but it pays off so much when they can be shaped more dynamically when the need arises!

That’s all, you can find tons of anatomy tutorials and references around the internet and, if you can’t get a chance to go to a firgure drawing class, I’d even suggest doing favours for your friends/family/boyfriends/girlfriends/mysterious neighbours in exchange for them posing for a couple of hours for you. (Or blackmail your crush into it and write in about how it went. Or, don’t take life advice from me and you’ll probably be fine…)

Hope this is helpful and, as always, have fun drawing!