distinctive proportions

somniumaddiction  asked:

very sharp. very distinct. proportions are exaggerated in a stylistically REALLY COOL WAY!! its FUN!! and when characters you draw smile for whatever reason (genuine happiness, slasher smiles, etc) i find myself feeling a bit lighter?? if that makes sense?? love the mort art : D

oh!! anything that makes a person feel lighter by looking at it makes me feel like im doing something right


so if you’re interested in comics theory, i recommend reading scott mccloud’s “Understanding Comics”. it’s the most well known theory textbook-thing for comics out there (and by theory i mean the why and contemplation vs the technique and nitty gritty of how), but it goes over symbolic figuration and yes this is almost exactly what mccloud was getting at

in essence: the more stylized to generic shapes, the more relatable it is. whereas the more unique shapes and distinct proportions and realism is has, the less universally relatable. neither is inherently bad, but you gotta know how to use them

anonymous asked:

Hi~ um, any tips on consistency when it comes to drawing (aside from selling your soul ahahahaaha)? Like, you know, when it comes to drawing someone with different expressions my drawing looks different ;_; Thank you for your time :)

Um, I guess just keep their respective facial proportions in mind when you’re drawing them? Good character design should mean your characters have distinct facial proportions (something I’m not too good at yet, but working on). Focus on stuff like roundness of the cheek, prominence of cheekbones, distance between eyes, nose shape (the nose does change with different expressions but not as much as the eyes and the mouth, especially for a style like mine), eyebrow shape and thickness, distance between the hairline and the browline (because that’s different between characters as well), shape and sharpness of the chin and jawline. Consistency is really just a matter of practicing a character over and over, there’s no real trick to it.