Well, today’s dreams ran the gamut of good and bad, but the only deaths were cartoony and, even though they involved me, were experienced in third person so not as bad as usual).
But I’ll definitely accept the 16 hour sleep. Got to miss a day of parental dysfunction entirely — last night I’d get up to go to the restroom and as soon as I was out of the room it started, then stopped when I was done, but didn’t stay stopped. Stepdad saw Mom smiling at her phone and it was on again (the assumption being that she was texting Other Guy).
So to miss a day of the constant conflict, not even hearing it through the walls, was rather nice.
Let me start this by saying that there is no one-right-way to draw faces. Your art is your own, and no two people will draw things the same way. That being said, this is the method that I prefer to use in my art.
This is an Avatar blog, so I’m going to use Katara for this tutorial. :)
Okay, so when drawing a face, the first thing you want to do is draw a circle. Trust me, when it comes to art, circles are your friends.
Then, you should draw a line along where you want the centre of the face to be. I’m going to draw a face looking straight ahead for simplicity’s sake.
Next comes drawing the shape of the jaw. I generally attach the jaw 2/3 of the way down the circle. There are many different face shapes that you can draw, and therefore many jawlines that are different from this one.
Next comes sketching out where the main components of the face go. Here’s some general tips:
Eyes go roughly in the middle of the face
Ears start roughly at the top of the eyes and end at the bottom of the nose.
Lots of people draw circles for the bases of the eyes, but I’ve found that drawing different kinds of ovals/egg-shapes makes for nicer eyes.
Next I fix up the eyes into the final shape I want them to be, and I draw the nose. I’ve added a couple of different noses at the side, but there are tonnes of ways to draw noses.
Next I add details to the eyes. I tend to like drawing rather large irises/pupils.
The mouth goes where the bend in the jawline is, and is about 1/2 way between the bottom of the nose, and the chin. Again, I’ve added some different mouths at the side.
Gosh I love eyebrows. There’s a million ways to draw them, and they add so much expression to a drawing.
Finally, the hairline. The top of it goes about 1/3 of the way down the original circle. There’s also lots of different types of hairlines. Katara’s has a little dip taken out of it. At the side is an example of a widow’s peak hairline. FOr those, the tops of the arches are what goes at the 1/3 mark, and the peak goes a little under it.
And that’s pretty much it for face basics. But just for fun, here’s Katara:
I’m craving a heavy fog I don’t want to see where I’m going, what surrounds me, what’s around me. I don’t want to see my feet, I want to trust my instincts.
And I’m craving you my dear Will you take my hand & walk with me? Do you trust my intuition? Hold my hand and run with me Through the thick fog we can’t see. There’s just us and infinity Or is there us and nothing?
"You would rather talk to your friends than your own parents????"
Well, yeah, because at least I know that my friends won’t make fun of my views and mock me when I stand up for something. When they do, however, at least they apologize.
allies, do not push queer kids out of the closet. do not try to force them to come out when they arent ready. do not coerce their statements because you have suspicions of their sexual orientation. you cannot assume someones sexual orientation or gender identity unless they personally tell you