i just wanted to look up his character design


Drow-  In a race that has a traditional, set look, I really like to play with variance in skin tones, hues, hair colors and textures so as to highlight the genetic diversity that would be present.  I like to give assumed features like the generic elf ear unique shapes and tilt and unless two characters are related, I really try to push that distinction so that a race that can tend towards blandness feels broader, more interesting, and more realistic.

These are some characters from probably the best D&D game I’ve ever played.  The elfess with the facial scar is Lilith, and I played the guy with the big spider-shaped scar on his chest, Zyrus.  I wanted to play an underdog type character and rise up through the system, so I went with a very average looking male in training to become a wizard.  He was rude, blasphemous, ambitious and insensitive, and just a blast to play.  He got involved with Lilith, a priestess of Lolth and it went about as well as a heathen carrying on with the zealous acolyte of a murder-godess can go.

I’ve always loved Drow for some reason, so this game was right up my alley.  It was a lot of fun to design a world that is so different from traditional, pristine fantasy.  Thinking about how a matriarchal, evil society (and later a matriarchal good society) would realistically work was so so fun, and I still plan on doing some more art with actual armor at some point in the future, especially since Lilith was such a boss. 

some quick random thoughts about the last chapter:

  • naked guan shan is a sight to behold, and it’s not like we didn’t know since old xian loves to draw him in various states of undress (which is still hilarious to me), but d a m n, he is hella build
  • he also looks gorgeous in those white pants
  • actually he looks gorgeous full stop, like srsly sometimes i can’t believe how beautiful guan shan is, his character design is so good
  • guan shan looking up he tian’s horoscope is THE MOST. ADORABLE. THING. EVER. and it clearly shows that guan shan has been thinking about he tian and wants to learn more about him, wants to understand him, and im just!!!! so excited because guan shan’s feeling have been slowly shifting and turning into something more, and seeing his journey into falling in love with he tian is so breathtakingly beautiful HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO DEAL
  • “your partner is very tender, soft, sweet, and understanding, will look after you well” [muffled screaming] OKAY LISTEN he tian’s horoscope is making me so emo because he actually is all those things, we got to see it in the way he constantly cares about guan shan, and we didn’t really need a confirmation but im still very grateful that old xian spelled it out like this
  • WHAT IS HE TIAN’S ZODIAC SIGN THO @old xian you can’t have guan shan look it up and not tell us I NEED TO KNOW
  • ….i honestly don’t want to say that guan shan was about to jerk off thinking about he tian but it sure looked like it and my brain short circuited for a while there………….
  • ..was…………was he tian waiting on guan shan’s balcony while guan shan showered and then hiding there until he could make the perfect entrance GOD DAMMIT HE TIAN
  • okay but guan shan’s mom making he tian wait for guan shan in his room and he tian looking around it to learn more about guan shan and then stepping out on the balcony and turning around when he hears guan shan walking in but stopping in his track because guan shan is SHIRTLESS and that wasn’t in the plan and HE NEEDS A MINUTE idk about y'all but im considering this canon
  • i fucking knew he tian was smart as hell, and the fact that he just showed up at guan shan’s house to help him study is making me feel stuff because !!!!!!!!!! he cares!!!! about guan shan!!!! so much!!!! he wants guan shan to stay in school and succeed and be the best version of himself because, unlike she li, he knows guan shan has potential and deserves so much more than being used as a scapegoat and he tian just loves him so much IM SHOOK
  • (i honestly want to make an analysis about he tian vs she li so badly, i wish my brain could just work sigh)
  • those last three panels are just so???? cute???? i don’t know, he tian looks adorable in them and their banter feels so comfortable and light-hearted, and i just really love it (im lowkey laughing at guan shan’s punches feeling like a massage to he tian THESE DORKS)
  • (guan shan not looking at he tian in that third to last panel is interesting tho, i wonder if it actually means something or if im reading too much into things as usual)
  • i really REALLY need to see guan shan and he tian studying together and then guan shan’s mom inviting he tian to stay for dinner and the three of them just interacting with each other, it would be SO GOOD and have so much potential to learn more about he tian and guan shan @old xian IM BEGGING YOU (……am i being too greedy??)
  • guan shan’s mom is gonna become the number 1 tianshan shipper just wait for it

I actually did the bulk of this work ages ago with some recent tweaking to Jazz done. Even without previous posts to go by, I think you can tell who I painted first. I dunno, to me I feel like I need to do some edits and maybe recoloring on Prowl but I know if I get into that then it’ll probably be some more months before I actually post this up. And I already did some prior tweaking to begin with, sort of a major edit of his face and optics. Finally got the color I was really going for with him.

As for Jazz, at least at this moment in time I am absolutely loving how he came out. I know there might be some more tweaking to be done but I wanted to post this up already and show you guys. The Jazz-meister’s visor was a pain for me, I remember. Even though I ref’d from comics and stuff it just wasn’t quite the look I wanted with him, ya know?

Anyways, Like and reblog, comment!


I’ve been on a bit of a Sonic kick lately, due to Sonic Mania (which I haven’t actually played, I’ve just seen a lot of talk about it. I want to play it, though) so I decided to draw Sonic in the style of Mania’s animated intro, because it’s probably my favorite official style to see Sonic in. This in turn made me want to see what a couple of the strictly modern characters would look like in that classic style.

I picked Shadow and Rouge, because Shadow has always been a favorite of mine (SA2 was my introduction to Sonic) and because modifying Rouge’s design seemed like an interesting exercise, given certain traits she has.

Shadow obviously just winds up looking a lot like Sonic, though I made him just a bit spikier, and I made his shoes feel kinda boxy and clunky, because they’re supposed to be these mechanical jet propulsion things on his feet instead of just running shoes like Sonic. They’re important to how he moves, so I wanted to draw a bit of attention to them. I also flipped the weight of his torso to the top, to make him look a little less pudgy like Sonic and a little more intimidating, though admittedly it’s kinda hard to tell with his crossed arms in the way. I would’ve liked to simplify his cuffs as well, but I couldn’t really think of a good way to do so without feeling like I’d changed his design too much.

With Rouge, I wanted to re-contextualize her more sultry design concepts to be more cutesy and playful. Like, the sultry is still there, but in a more tongue in cheek way. This meant giving her the more standard noodle legs (why are her legs so realistically proportioned anyways) and making her body sort of a bean, to hint at the idea of a waistline and hourglass figure without actually, y’know, giving her one. I also simplified the details of her gloves and boots to better fit the aesthetic. Overall, I’m pretty happy with what I came up with for her.


I don’t really have a good reason for drawing this I just wanted to draw Stan as a knight and ended up drawing Mabel as well.

Bonus closeup of Stan because it’s a bit zoomed out with the sword:

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Hey guys! This whole discussing has taken up a lot of blog space so I’m going to delete the asks and store them under a read more here so that people in the future can read them if they have at issue + I’ll address some final thoughts! I’d like this to be the last public post I make about this particular topic so if you’ve got any further issues you think need to be addressed, please either ask off of anon or send me a personal message so we can talk about it directly.

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anonymous asked:

hi !! i love your art btw but i need advice, there's a slim chance i could be a concept artist for my studio but i need to send in a portfolio and sample character designs, almost all of my character designs are fan art which i can't submit but ifk how i should go about making a bunch of new ones

I’m not sure what advise you’re expecting from me. How to come up with original character designs? I’m not a professional and I’ve never created a portfolio so I have no idea if this can help you in any way or not but this is what I do sometimes when creating a character - I made up a story (it doesn’t have to be anything complicated) like imagine an Italian florist, he’s tall, has a big nose (because he loves smells of flowers :)) and curly hair. He’s in love with a woman who buys flowers in his shop every day. Such a flower shop au (I’m disappointed in myself xD) And here he is:

① Something like this? :)
② Look how happy he is when he talks about the woman of his dreams! lol
But what if he was short and plump? Well… in ③ he looks more like a mafioso, I can hear his hoarse voice “You’ll all be pushing up daisies…”

Anyway, you can draw whatever, whoever, but if you know a bit the character you want to draw it’s easier to make them look the way you want and give them a particular personality. This is why you’ve no problem with designs based on someone else’s stories. You already know those characters. Now you just need to make up something yours?
Good luck with the job!!! :)

anonymous asked:

Kubo said he left out a few thing due to his illness or maybe editors rushing but they are still a hintes in bleach to untold mysteries one is inoue orihime and connection to royal family so it's no surprise her husband ichigo is also a nobel conect to royal realm. if only kubo had time to tell all story like he wanted but at least the ending is exactly like he envisioned starcrossed lovers unite in matrimony with beutiful kid.i recommed you read tanabata folklore to clear misinterpretation

[…] a few thing (sic)

“A few things.”

A few.  


A FEW.  

if only kubo had time to tell all story like he wanted but at least the ending is exactly like he envisioned starcrossed lovers unite in matrimony

i recommed you read tanabata folklore to clear misinterpretation 

You mean the legend of the Weaver Princess and the Cowherd?  Oh, I’m well-acquainted with it.  Are you?  Because the story has literally zero resemblance to that of Orihime and Ichigo.  I understand that you based this whole ‘star-crossed’ thing on that very legend, but Orihime and Ichigo are not in any way star-crossed.  

If they were, they never would’ve stayed together, because that’s what star-crossed implies.

You know, like Tanabata!Orihime and Hikoboshi, who actually are star-crossed and are only ever allowed to meet once a year.

Also, fun fact: Kubo did not name Orihime after the Tanabata princess.  You don’t have to take my word for it, here’s a link to all of his interviews. Look for the MASKED one from 2010 (emphasis mine):

Q: The characters in the World of the Living have rather ordinary names like Kurosaki and Ishida.
Kubo: I thought I`d give them normal names, but I wanted one part of their names to have an impact. It`s all about how it sounds or how it looks. I wanted a hook somewhere in their names. Ichigo is an unusual name for a boy. Orihime also has the word hime [princess] in her name so that might make you go “hmm?” Yasutora has tora [tiger] in his name. I also wanted one kanji in their names with a lot of stroke counts. (LOL) It just looks better from a design perspective when the characters` names are all lined up.

Naming her Orihime was a stylistic choice.

Also also, y’all think you’re being so clever and subtle when you try to justify Kubo dropping the ball on Ichigo’s Shiba heritage, as if it didn’t matter from a ~*narrative*~ standpoint, when you couldn’t be more transparent.  You may not understand why I wanted this to be explained in the manga, but I, on the other hand, understand perfectly why you didn’t.

The reason you breathed a sigh of relief when Kubo didn’t elaborate on Ichigo’s Shiba family, is that it just might reinforce the idea that Ichigo belongs in Soul Society by blood.  Because the theme of a fallen clan/family being redeemed by a ‘long lost heir’ is a little too classic and celebrated in fiction.

But hey, if you persist enough, you can even shove a square peg into a round hole, like, say, link Ichigo’s heritage to a debunked theory about Orihime.

Because the so-called connection to the Royal Realm? Nice enough theory with plenty of promise, but then it was revealed that the Soul King wasn’t what people expected (ie a parallel to Tentei, the sky king in the Tanabata lore you recced).  Instead, he turned out ot be simply a tool created to serve a purpose and not an actual king, so the theory fell apart.

The shape of Orihime’s Shun Shun Rikka was seen as a pretty massive clue in favor of a connection to Yhwach and the Royal Family, but here’s the thing: not only does Yhwach have zero resemblance to the fictional Tentei, the six-pointed star symbol of the Schutzstaffel is a nazi symbol.  Because if there’s one parallel Kubo did intentionally create, it’s the one between the Nazis and the Wandenreich.  The shape of Orihime’s pin is an unintentional similarity.

I recommend you read some world history to clear up misinterpretations :)  

A lil design update for Tundra!

@aceliousarts Came up with this brilliant idea, from a fanart piece of Ana, that in her race they have also spots on their backs, not just on their cheeks, so they gave the suggestion that Tundra should have that aswell c: Since Tundra is half-breed, I gave him some of these spots on his back.

kirakitten13  asked:

How do i get into astro boy? Your posts amuse me


SO much to explain I mean look at the many series to choose from!

The question is you wanna read the manga or watch a show first? (Or both)

Ok so mangas we got The original manga,2003 series, and pluto 

From Longest To shortest, It’s the original, pluto and 2003 WARNING LOT OF FEELS AND PAIN IN ALL OF THEM DON’T LET THE COVERS MISLEAD YOU!! 

The original manga I believe as 23 volumes!

Pluto has 8 volumes!

And the 2003 series has 3! Though barely anyone can find the first volume and if you do it’s probably not in English!( Side note if anyone has that volume hook a girl up) 

The Pluto manga is honestly amazing and I love looking at the character designs side by side with the original ones!

But let me move away from the mangas before this becomes a super long post!

Honestly in my opinion, if you want to watch the show either start with the 80′s or the 2003 one!

Though both have their little Flaws…For an example, the 80′s dub messed up the Atlas arc by cutting off his part in episode one so it looks like this character just randomly appeared….And in the 2003 series subbed after episode 30 the subtitles became a bit of a mess and it becomes a guessing game of which word were they trying to say. 

The 1960′s one Is LONG Like…

watching the first series of Naruto long. You would finish the 80′s series and 2003 series faster and both are around 50 episodes each.

Now once you’re happy and ready to laugh at stuff because of all the angst go watch Little Astro boy 

 The dub is so bad it’s good 


go read this 

and go watch this 

no offense to anyone who likes the movie!…I mean it’s not bad…but it’s not good…SorrySorRYSorry

I’m literally only on the tip of the iceberg of things/explaining, (Plus I missed a LOT more stuff) but I hope this helped!!!!

Bruh! Also!!!You should follow 

@faunafauna @astroboyart @puniper @theastroboyblog too!!!

Amazing blogs I love them so for Astro boy stuff and just anything to do with Tezuka’s work! (Or just anything really funny/cool)

birdsstarsandchimneysweeps  asked:

Hey! I'm just now getting into drawing and animation and character design, but I really have no idea where to start. Could you offer any advice/insight on how/where to begin my journey?

Hi there!

That’s a question with lots of possible answers, but I’ll do my best.

I’ve always been one to sign up for classes when I want to learn more about something (animation, acting, gesture drawing, etc.) and I’d highly recommend doing the same.

Online schools for animation are amazing and there are a lot of places to look into. For animation, check out places like Anim Squad, iAnimate, Animation Mentor, or AnimSchool, etc. The instructors are all working animators in film, tv, and games and they know their stuff.

For character design and drawing, look into classes at Schoolism, or Stephen Silver, or Aaron Blaise for example. I don’t know as much about character design and drawing schools, but I’m sure some additional Google searches will return some awesome resources.

Here are some book recommendations that I love that might also help.

Drawn to Life, Vol. 1 &2, by Walt Stanchfield
Simplified Drawing for Planning Animation, by Wayne Gilbert
100 Tuesday Tips, by Griz and Norm

I hope this provides you with a good place to start and best of luck in your journey!


omg i have realized that i actually never posted the concept art of my son and was posting drawings of him LOL srry abt that!!
ANYWAY, meet Yun-Shi!! (you can just call him Yun) He’s a merchant peacock boi who is capable of scamming you off of your fortune huhu :3c
He can easily use his looks, but if that doesn’t work he has plenty of other ways to get what he wants!! His tail is also very fancy (i included 2 images because he has 2 “modes”, one where it’s just plain/normal, and one where he opens it up completely to fully show it off! He usually does that when he’s being extra intimidating/seducing, it helps a lot with the ladies huhu (andsomeguys//coughs)

Okay um can Voltron please hire someone in the fandom to do character design please?

Becausee even though I hate him low torso looks so generic and like they just gave up on his design first try and went with that

I’m sitting here expecting something…better per se? Because honestly I was hyped at seeing his design because people in the fandom did hella nice with guessing and some of those edits were bomb af to the point I was actually excited about seeing him but now???? I want Kaltenecker back playing as low torso pls.

Someone call that cow’s manager

Regarding Superman’s costume: I’ll always be a fan of the classic look with the yellow belt and the red trunks. It’s a classic look for a classic character. I’m glad that DC is moving away from the New 52 costume though. I’m not sure why so many creators always want to re-design Superman’s suit with a high, militaristic collar. It just doesn’t fit with his personality. Of course, in a time where we have a dark, joyless Superman in the movies I guess the comics become a reflection of how the character is perceived within popular culture. Superman should always represent power and strength while also exhibiting kindness and warmth. It’s what makes him Super. My morning warm-up for today is a drawing of Superman in his new “Rebirth” costume. I’m still not crazy about the red belt and the blue boots, but, I’m glad that they’ve moved back to the open collar. Either way, this was my morning warm-up drawing of the Man of Steel in his new duds.


If I had to handle Galuda… I just want him to look cool when he’s suplexing a one-armed pirate. 

Tried my hardest to make his design less offensive. I even wound up stealing from one of my own characters to do so… I wanted him to look heroic because in Power Stone, he’s actually the only hero.

Veneziano Character Facts

🇮🇹he is skilled at using both of his hands and may be ambidextrous.

🇮🇹 He gets frequent stomach aches from eating too much gelato.

🇮🇹 He takes daily 3:00 siestas and takes off all his clothes to do so. However, he always forgets to put his pants back on.

🇮🇹 Switzerland has shot at him for streaking before.

🇮🇹 He is good at fencing

🇮🇹 He hates helmets because they make him feel shorter.

🇮🇹 When his hands and legs are bound he dies.

🇮🇹 In the manga, instead of a pushbroom, he gives HRE his underwear 

 🇮🇹 Worrying about Italy is apparently a Prussian Tradition 

 🇮🇹Prussia has asked him on a date before 

🇮🇹Spain has wanted to marry him before. Italy was a child when this happened. 

🇮🇹Veneziano is Japanese for “of Venice”. 

 🇮🇹 His right nipple is Corsica and his right pectoral area also represents Savoy and Nice. (Maybe they’re moles?) 

 🇮🇹He has phimosis (if you are under 13, I suggest you not look this up ). 

 🇮🇹 He is taller than Romano 

 🇮🇹 He is not physically weak. He is just cowardly and scared of everything. 

 🇮🇹 Italy’s curl actually wasn’t added until the last minute. Now Hima says that the curl feels important

 🇮🇹 Former Italy design:

I was looking at my designs of Jack’s skins and found myself unsatisfied with them and since my skills in drawing DST like characters have improved since then I wanted to give it another go with him and I feel much better about these than my old ones. Just feels more solid. The only ones that didn’t change too drastically are his Regular Appearance, Survivor and Hallowed Nights Skins. Guest of Honor, Triumphant and Rose got major overhauls. So yeah, just wanted to give him some upgrades.

Ancient and Creepy skins were omitted from this line up since I wanted this to be canon skin concepts.

Normal: “Till my last breath, I’m not giving up on anyone’s life!”

Guest of Honor: “Look alive and live in the moment.”

Survivor: “I admit, I’ve seen better days but today is not my last!”

Triumphant: “Life isn’t so merciful to those lost in the shadows.”

Rose: “Roses, one of the few natural beauties in life.”

Hallowed Nights: “Too quick to be caught in the act!”


Y’all sent me a lot of requests jesus christ. I hope you all don’t expect me to draw all of them cause I ain’t gonna. I’m just gonna draw something for the fusion smash ups I like and have time to do. If you really want a fusion design you can pay me to draw one.

I don’t like Wizzro (in terms of both of his character and as a playable character) but I do really like his design enough to actually color this fusion design. They pretty much just look like Fi cosplaying as Wizzro/Fi as a ghost Pokemon.

Their hair isn’t fire. It’s, like, shadowy wisps of smoke or something.