i need to learn how to simplify more

anonymous asked:

i hate to be a bother but i was wondering how you do anatomy for your drawings?

it’s no bother, but i’m sorry i’m really bad at explaining things lol  

So, the biggest thing I cannot stress enough, is to use references, especially with complicated poses c: 
I’m sure this isn’t the 100% correct way to do this, but it’s how I do my drawings. 

I learned it’s helpful use a simplified skeleton like these ones I drew below. It all like, breaks down into using angles and shapes/lines. 

I would suggest looking up videos, or trying to get an anatomy drawing book on life drawing and gesture, it helped me a whole lot. Also i think there are people on youtube who will have a stronger idea of how to explain breaking a pose down when you draw it c:

I generally come up with my own poses and then find references to help flesh them out, but for the sake of time;

I got my reference photo and I broke down her pose. I looked at how her shoulders are sloped, and which way her body is angled, and worked that into my simple skeleton. From there I start sketching and fleshing out the pose using the reference photo. 

So then if you’re doing the opposite, and coming up with your own pose, I would draw the simple skeleton in the pose you want and then find a reference to help flesh it out and sometimes it’s gonna be several different references that you combine to fill in what you need. 

This can be a tedious process to learn, but the more you practice it’ll start to come along easier, you’ll probably even find a way that works better for you c: 

I also have a couple things saved here that could help you out

I hope this is helpful, again, I’m not the best at explaining things, but yeah, 
try to learn how to simplify things down into shapes and use references and it’ll help you get going in the right direction c: 

raspberrypop135  asked:

Hey! I'm currently 14 and I'm practicing on some animation for a year! I always dream of joining a animation studio! But I feel they might reject me or I'll never achieve my dream! Do I need to go to college? Do I seriously need a degree? Do I need some supplies to pay? Is it easy to join?! Sorry, I've been stressing out about this earlier! Can you give me some advice on how can i work in a animation studio? Thank you!

This is a lot of questions!  First of all, I need to ask you to calm down.

Stress can be a powerful motivator, but too much stressing and you start going backwards!  Remember, hon: you’re fourteen.  You do have time!

The decision to go to college is a big one, and believe it or not, it IS optional.  Think about it this way: if you were an employer for an animation firm, what would you be looking for in an employee?  Would you care about grades and degrees?  Or would you care more about the potential employee’s portfolio and ability to do the work you require of them?

The fact of the matter is, while school is absolutely important and you should do your best to learn as much as possible from it, you also need to bear in mind that not everything is gonna depend on your report cards and framed degrees in the future.  I myself went to university and got my BFA in animation there, but that was more because I personally believed I would significantly benefit from the education I might receive there.  But college isn’t for everybody, and for some, it can be a huge financial burden.  If you have the drive to teach yourself and do your own work without being prompted, and you think you have the stuff it takes to learn what you need to know on your own, then college might not even be necessary for you.

Basically: it helps.  But it’s not a requirement, per se.

As for the animation industry itself, I’m not gonna sugarcoat it: it is EXTREMELY difficult to get your foot in the door.  This industry is massively competitive, so would-be animators need to keep pace.  It’s not just about who you know, or about your skill, or even about luck: it’s a scary combination of all three.  The most important thing to understand is that it usually takes time, and you’re gonna fail many times over before you succeed.

I had the extreme fortune of attending CTNX right when a studio was hiring, which was ALSO right when I was graduating, and the studio ALSO happened to be looking for somebody who could do exactly what I could do.  Of course, I wouldn’t have been at this event had I not put forth the effort to prove to my family (who gifted me the tickets) that I was capable of taking full advantage of an opportunity if it was presented to me, and that I had the stuff to make it if I just had a break.

I actually interviewed for two studios at CTNX, but was offered a job only by the one.  In other words: I was rejected by the other.  The rejection was mitigated by the fact that I was accepted at the same time, of course, however that was more a stroke of good timing and luck than a given.  Had I not gotten this acceptance, I’d have had to go home and resolve myself to try again and not give up just because I failed the first time.

With regards to your supplies, I can’t tell you everything you’re going to need specifically.  You’ll need a method of animation, of course, that you can use freely – mine is Clip Studio Paint EX, to draw in, combined with Adobe Premiere CS6, to assemble my animations.  There are plenty of other programs that’ll do both at once, but which one works for you is going to depend on you alone.  You’ll also need to understand that, in the studio, you’re not guaranteed to be using the same software as you use at home.  For that reason, you need to be flexible, and you need to resolve to be a quick learner.  Some employers will train you right on the job.  Others will throw you to the sharks, and you gotta quickly learn to catch up on your own.  But learning curve on the job is only with regards to the program – if you don’t know the basics and how to make a good product even on your own software, they won’t teach you that.

The biggest thing is that you’ll need to do your own research!  Asking for advice is an excellent start, but like I said, I can’t tell you everything you’re gonna need – some of that, you’ll need to figure out on your own.  And I know that’s scary, but don’t worry – you’ve got plenty of time.

As some parting comments, I recommend you pick up a book titled “The Animator’s Survival Kit,” written by master animator Richard Williams.  I also HEAVILY suggest you take some life-drawing courses, whether they’re with a school or just somewhere in your area.  Trust me: you can NEVER know enough about how to draw what’s around you.  And while learning to draw “realistic” things might seem counter-intuitive for animation, which usually calls for a much more simplified drawing style for efficiency’s sake, you gotta know the basic rules before you can bend them and change them and simplify them.  Study your favorite animated movies, and even the ones you don’t much care for.  Pay attention to HOW things move, and why certain motions work so well in the contexts they’re given.  Pay EXTRA attention to when something doesn’t seem to work, and try to figure out why that may be.  If you can, find somebody to explain these things to – teaching others is the fastest way to teach yourself.  (You could even use a stuffed animal or a pet as your audience – sometimes, it’s all about listening to yourself explain it.)


dat-profound-bond-tho said // Castiel in 18

send me a character and a number and i will draw it

dawniel  asked:

i checked your art advice tag but i haven't seen any tutorial on backs (slightly seeing the face?) can you please help once again? thank you very much for helping :))

Honestly I’m still learning how to draw the back myself. We only learned back muscle anatomy in the last few weeks of life drawing, and it’s confusing AS HECK. You obviously don’t need to draw all the muscle groups, depending on the buff-ness of your character. Below is a diagram I drew during class. It’s not super clear so I would highly encourage studying other references. 

Here’s a more simplified version, with the face slightly showing, like you asked: 

Remember to shape everything out first before adding detail!! 


Tell us your Mercury sign and three facts about either how you communicate with others or how you learn.

Virgo Mercury

  • Extremely easy for me to break things down and simplify them, piece it together and come to a conclusion
  • I speak with confidence and I rarely ever stumble on words because I filter what I’m about to say
  • I’m more on the logical side, I need solid answers

As much as I like the fact that we have seminars on youth cultures and their fashions, it bothers me to no end when the tutors refuse to listen to the contributions of students.

I have lived in the world they are trying to explain for over a decade. I am surrounded by it and its sibling-subcultures every single day, I have seen it evolve and evolved with it, I have seen new styles be born and old ones become frowned upon. I see first-hand where people get their inspirations from and how styles within the subculture come and go. Why are my experiences shrugged off as wrong or unimportant, when their knowledge comes from books and documentaries but mine from the actual community? Just because thing X seems to be a continuation of thing Y doesn’t make it so.

I understand the need to simplify because many other students are learning about these subcultures for the first time. But I don’t understand why someone who is supposed to encourage learning refuses to take in more knowledge themself.

bellonasolocarr  asked:

Of the three ISFJs I know, they all seem to have a problem with generalizing or simplifying concepts to understand them, leading to inaccuracies. Is this something you've noticed or observed to be true as well on occasion for ISFJs in particular, or is it more likely that I've just run into a coincidence?

It’s a product of Ne, to assume you have the basic essence of a topic and then intelligently converse about it through generalizations – but unlike higher Ne, lower Ne is not as effective in truly grasping the idea enough to be convincing or accurate without a great deal more information to pull off of. NPs do this too (go off half-assed on a topic), but their higher Ne makes it at least SOUND like they are knowledgeable so people tend to cut them more slack. 

But yes, huge generalizations seem to be a Fe/Ne thing. It happens in ESFJs too. Think about some of Taylor Swift’s generalizations about love, dating, and men. No, Taylor, this is true only for the men that you happen to have dated, it is not a universal truth. Melodrama taints generalizations and… I think comes with Fe more than anything, although Ne seems to make it even more dramatic, because it wants to leave an impact.

The simplification of concepts… depending on how it is done, it does not lose its accuracy, but Sensors need to understand something fully before they can simplify it to the point where others can easily understand it, and in the process if they are beginning with very abstract concepts (such as Jung) they might get it wrong. But it is the process of simplification which helps them learn, and usually Si/Ne is open to changing its mind when it learns more, so eventually they will be accurate. Just maybe not when they first start out. 

The more the ISFJ develops Ti, the less prone they’ll be to generalizing as much. It still might be their first instinct but they’ll start recognizing it in themselves and in an effort to be more accurate, will stop doing it.

anonymous asked:

So, what are your favourite POI episodes?

Why must you torture me anon? :P (I totally love you for this question.) These are in some kind of a vague order, but I didn’t think too hard about their placement on the list.  

1. RAM - This was an episode made purely for the fans. I dare say a lot of causal viewers were completely lost while watching it, but the concept of having an episode told entirely in flashbacks delighted me. 

It was also superbly written and I loved how it tied multiple characters and storylines together, and finally told us the full story of how that laptop got to Ordos. It also basically related everyone in the POI universe to Harold somehow, which I adored. Combine that with Dillinger, Control, Special Counsel, Hersh, Shaw, Kara, the many callbacks and parallels, and finally Root’s appearance in real time at the end, and this episode definitely makes it to the top of my list. 

2. If-Then-Else - I’d been clamouring for an episode that gave us a peek inside TM, and this episode delivered brilliantly. It’s one of the most innovative concepts ever attempted by this show and I love how much thought and detail went into this episode. It was also a very difficult episode to shoot, so kudos to the entire team for that.

This episode was an awesome blend of heartbreaking drama, angst and humour. The repeated simulations juxtaposed by flashbacks to Harold teaching TM were very well structured and written. We learned so much about TM – how it thinks, how it reacts, how it views its assets, how it prioritizes its tasks, how it sees the world. Add to that some amazing direction and cinematography, Harold’s speech about chess just being a game, the simplified simulations, and of course, Shaw and Root’s big moment at the end, and we’ve got ourselves a winner.

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The science of Yang’s eyes no one probably asked for but I still did it.

Okay because I love genes and because im a science nerd and because I see some people getting confused let’s talk about genes and Yang’s eyes.

I should say I do only know so much about genes. As much as I love them I only know so much (im still annoyed I didn’t get books about it for Christmas) and I do plan on taking a class about them in the future so sorry if I mess up.

Now, first off. Genes are weird as shit. While they are ‘rules’ for genes that they can follow and sometimes you get a mutation. There are four im going to talk about. Recessive, incomplete, mutation, and codominant.


Okay this is easy. We all must have taken like 4th grade science and learned about genes and how they work. Some genes are dominant over others while some are recessive and stay hidden. Yang’s purple can be recessive. If you are wondering how, let me show you something called a Punnett Square, my favorite thing as a child when the rest of my class hated them. Note Tai’s genes will be in Yellow and Raven’s in red.

(yeah I did it in paint)

So ‘B’ is Blue and ‘R’ is red. They are both capitalized because they are dominant. ‘p’ is purple and its smaller since its recessive. So there was a 25% change Yang could have purple and she did. Simple as that.


Incomplete refers to neither being 100% dominant over another. An example that is used is a red flower breeding with a white to get a pink flower. So one parent had all recessive genes while the other has all dominant. So:

So if this is true, Yang had a 100% change of having purple eyes since they mixed. I’m not sure how often this can happen or how common it is with eyes so im still a little unsure on this. But it is possible for the eyes to mix.


Pretty much what it says and I don’t need a chart. It could have been a random mutation. I mean, that’s how we got blue eyes. Everyone was a brown eyed human until one day, bam, blue eyed human!


Now this one has me thinking. Codominance is when both genes are being dominant.  An example is AB blood. A and B are both dominant over O blood but when you have a child with both of those genes it’s not A or B. It’s both due to codominance. What gets me thinking about this is that it could explain why Yang gets red eyes. Like okay yes it could be her semblance but come on, her mom and uncle both have red eyes. So the chart would look like this:

There are two squares with the ‘pr’ genes. If neither is dominant over each other (just because they are both recessive doesn’t mean they can’t be dominant over each other. To get side tracked for a moment that is how green and blue eyes are. Both are recessive compared to brown but green is dominant over blue. Its why me and my brother have blue eyes and my sister has green.) So with both are dominant with each other they will show up. It does in Yang’s case. She has been shown to have red eyes.

Why did I do this? Cause im living up to my name and I got bored and I like this shit. Does this mean any of this is true? No. Can I be wrong? Yes. We don’t know how remnant’s genes work, im just going off of our world genes. And there is a lot more than just this going into genes. Genes are weird and that’s why I love them. I just simplified everything and I may have gotten something wrong because im still learning about genes but this is what I got and know. So yeah, probably didn’t need this but I did it.