idk how to actually draw these things

anonymous asked:

so I've been having a really hard time with heads and faces recently, especially the head shapes and eyes. Ive been trying to change it up a bit but I just can't get it how I like it and I was wondering if you had any piece of advice? Idk if its a style thing or what but its starting to really frustrate me (for some dumb reason ;u;) Thanks in advance!!

there’s such a good exercise for that, actually! It works especially well with differing the head shapes, but can work for eyes as well! You take your hand a draw a random shape. Then filling it with features. Say, you draw a potatoe-shaped object. It doesn’t have to be precise of anything, since it’s just your carcass. 

then, whatever comes to your mind about that shape. You can change it slightly if you want to, or you can leave it the way it is and just draw features (and extra volume to the head if necessary)

here’s just a few examples i could come up with 

they are fast so don’t look for too anatomically correct stuff, but you get the idea! Draw a lot of shapes and fill them in.. SOmetimes you should draw many to figure out what fits your character best.

I had the file with quite many shapes somewhere but I’m not sure if it’s on the laptop or pc so..without that. But generally, try it out! It’s not only fun, but can help you decide on the features and differ the shapes. You can do the same thing for eyes as well;) 

I’ve seen people make these three friends and it’s so pure and wholesome that I just have to agree

therefore: casual hangouts~


Oh look, a soma drawing that’s transparent, wooooo-

No but seriously this took me like two hours and editing the speedpaint took another hour so I’ve spent like three hours on this and-

I’m dead. But it was worth it.


sousuke is jealous and actually crying inside because makoto spends more time looking at his figurine than him

anonymous asked:

when you draw faces do you use shapes? for instance for eyes, noses? how would you draw them?

omg okay lol i took way too long to answer this, sorry anon. sO the simple answer is, kind of? but I don’t like, actually draw the shapes first. I just draw with them in mind.

because I cant do anything simply, I wanted to show how i actually go about sketching faces bc idk about you but I like visuals? This style is way more specific to how I draw traditionally, but the concept is pretty much how I approach faces in general. bare in mind, I’m not making like a complete breakdown of step by step How to Draw The Features of the Face, bc there are plenty of great resources already out there. This is just how I draw faces myself.

  1. I always start with the typical circle and symmetry lines, keeping the circle just about the size of like, the forward part of the skull. Keep it loose and light.
  2. Depending how you curve the symmetry lines, it can really help you maintain perspective.
  3. I also usually put like, circles where the actual eyeballs would be for placeholders and to later help with knowing how large the eyes need to be and how to shape the lids.
  4. And I just sort of start adding in features one at a time, practically always starting with the nose cause it’s the center of the face. 
  5. Eyebrows help define where the brow bone goes (can change later depending on the expression you want)

aaaaaand yeah idk what else to say? I guess the long answer to your question is, I think being able to break complex features down into simple shapes in your head is really useful, makes drawing things wayyy easier, and is really the main way I go about drawing almost anything.

When I’m drawing traditionally I’ll usually lightly sketch in some guides, but I mostly just sort of go right into it, just keeping those shapes and actual anatomy in mind.

oh and one last thing, I highly recommend watching this video by Sinix Design on how to draw like a painter. It is so helpful and was super influential in changing how I sketched ever since I watched it years ago. (honestly watch all of his videos, I’ve learned so much from him, he’s fantastic)

sorry for rambling, I just really wanted to show you how I do it instead of just saying bc I feel like it’s way more helpful? at least I hope it is haha


Tangled!AU Cast Extras I actually wasn’t planning on doing but anywaYS HERE THEY ARE and now with captions!

Yurio and Yakov are the most disturbing thing I’ve drawn in a long time. Also: Phichit as the Hook guy who wants to be a concert pianist, and Chris as Gunther, who wants to be a interior designer.

Part 0 - Part 1 - Part 2 - AU Tag - DO NOT repost anywhere!


what if instead of drawing the matsus’ eyebrows as lines,,. u know.. like this;

I draw them with actual eyebrows,, like, how I draw Kara and Ichi’s eyebrows

which could end up looking  something like this :o

would that be a good thing to do?

(idk tbh, I really like the idea, and i love to experiment with my own style,,, it is a very fun thing to do,,)

EDIT: yeah, it could be just thicker lines,, but, isnt that what eyebrows are? :’yc idk either ways I Like the idea, thamk

anonymous asked:

I'm trying to get into a mode of constant practice with art to hopefully improve my artistic skill eventually. Do you have any tips on how to do continuous practice like Idk drawing the same thing over and over again? What works in your opinion?

The best way for me personally, to practice and improve on something is through doing studies, which I think is different to just ‘practicing for the sake of practicing.’ What you need to do in studies is to actually try to understand why, how, what etc, and to apply it in drawing, rather than just drawing repeatedly. 

Sure, you can draw hundreds and thousands of hands over and over, and I’m sure that you’ll definitely improve eventually. But if you actually take the time to understand and learn the anatomy behind it, about the proportions, about the shapes, about the way it can move and the angles it can produce etc, you can learn much faster and also have a better understanding of it. 

The same applies for colour theory, lighting, paint mixing, whatever it is! You can draw the same reference over and over again, but you won’t actually learn much if you don’t take the time to understand WHY different lighting changes the mood of things or HOW to mix a certain colour. 

Take the time to try to understand it, even read up on it and learn the theory. If you do this and actually study whatever it is you’re trying to learn, coupled with drawing and practicing continuously to apply your knowledge, you’ll be well on your way to improving!


#fckin same here but consider this, #its a still image, #maYBE he’ll look better in the anime?, #i really hope they dont fuck up his proportions too much, #golden kamuy

oh no I don’t have this hope… unless their animal designer was out when they were drawing this poster.


I’m confused what’s wrong with the wolf jkfhsfdkjhsdf [isn’t an animal artist At All and has no idea]


there are a lot of wrong things with this wolf and ill try to explain WHAT’s wrong and WHY does it really bothers me

first of all

all wolfs (especially the fluffy ones who live in a cold area) have smooth silhouette:

their back is pretty straight

lets look at how Noda draws Retar - you can see he put a lot of effort in his work, searched for refs mb redrew something from photo idk but he definitely worked hard to make this wolf look like an actual WOLF

now lets look at our “normal anime wolf” - his back is broken? he doesn’t have lots of fur on his belly? sad

next lets talk about wolf anatomy, specifically a chest - see how front legs are connected to the skeleton and how it makes chest look like 

now look here -whats even going on here? idk. and his chest is too round and wide for a wolf!(not saying that its also broken and wrong)

also what the heck with his hind leg??? it looks like a horse leg! wtf it shouldn’t bent like that!

and last details: his tail is too long and the distance between nose and mouth is also longer than it should be. it looks more like a sheep. Wolfs have pretty short lips which are always ready to rise and show the teeth

to summarize all that said I would prefer for Retar to look something like that

but he doesn’t. He could be a “normal anime wolf” for me if he was from anime that looked like 

as I said before - I understand that it’s hard to find good animal artist and probably it’s very expensive BUT

HERE’S THE POINT: Golden Kamuy is manga that takes part in real time in history and has pretty realistic artstyle and concept. AND there are a lot of scenes with this wolf and other animals too! there are deers, owls, eagles, squirrel, seals, dogs, horses, fucking killer whale and bears(LOT OF THEM)

so it logical to expect that it should be one of the first priorities - to be able to draw all these animals correct but… guess they didnt have enough budget for that. “sighs” i cant wait to see all these bears fucked up horribly uhuhuh SOBS(sarcasm)

anonymous asked:

Idk if you want requests or anything but could you draw Pidge in one of your favorite outfits that you own???

Hi there!
This is actually really funny because I JUST drew Pidge in one of my favorite dresses but I really didn’t like how it came out? But I’ll post it here anyway since you asked!


there’s…there’s not a rule that says I can’t draw Reaper and Soldier 76 in my Louis XIV humanformers AU just to have Megatron get all competitive about who’s the best couple haha. Soooo enjoy this…idk…Reaper76 versus MegOP thing set in musketeer era, I guess. Also any man looks 120% more handsome with a musketeer mustache so Jack is getting one too.

anonymous asked:

I want to know your theories on what the announcement is. Do you think it is something to do with graphic design or did he say that because he said something he shouldn’t have? I need answers! I’m so impatient. I can’t wait until Saturday (I’m also Australian btw)

okay ive been waiting to answer this properly until i got home so I’ve been thinking about this all day. I have a few ideas and theories, some are just for the laugh and I honestly don’t expect to happen and are purely for amusement and others are just ideas.

- coming out. you’re lying if you didn’t think this before he said graphic design.
- moving again
- maybe they’re holding a competition for phan artists to design merch for them.
- a graphic novel (i don’t know i just think they’re cool and they like graphic novels)
- another book
- tour poster

also dan knows what he said. he knows exactly how to mess with us and he enjoys it because he’s a sadist. he admitted to purposely giving hints of them moving flats leading up to the move and he’s doing the same thing again.

edit: i rewatched that part of the liveshow and it’s really weird how his voice goes high pitched when ‘someone suggests QuickDraw’ (idk if someone actually posted that comment or if dan was just looking for a segway like he tends to do when he wants to bring something up) but drawing. the top graphic design comment didn’t sound real, he used that tone when he’s being ironic. I saw someone else (i cant remember their url im sorry) that a draw my life is a possibility. the way he spoke before that sounded so sincere and important so im also thinking a draw my life or perhaps, excuse my demon ass, a draw our lives.

mrsklemzak  asked:

More tidbits pls? Gonna put your blog on notify. :D

haha sure! i mean, i’m just recalling snippets of things she said while she was sketching but

  • coach’s first name is richard and that is indeed why bitty’s middle name is richard
  • jack is loosely based off of sidney crosby in that ngozi wanted to see what it would be like if she ruined his life (sort of, see previous post)
  • bad bob is supposed to be wayne gretzky, basically
  • pretty much everyone on the team comes from some sort of privilege because let’s face it hockey is an expensive sport. even the bittles are distinctly not-poor because coach is a football coach in the south and that is a thing
  • ransom’s parents are super educated; i think at least his mother is a scientist
  • lardo is a first generation american; chowder is not. his parents met at samwell
  • shitty’s parents met at andover and immediately fell in love; shitty’s childhood was a push-pull of her, very liberal, wanting to make sure he grew up aware of his privilege and him, rich legacy, wanting shitty to uphold that legacy
  • zimmermann is spelled with two ‘n’s to make him distinct from george zimmerman
  • bitty was originally supposed to be a prep school kid from connecticut (laughing so hard because i am in fact from connecticut)
  • bitty grew less intense and jack grew more intense during the conception phase
  • there was a fascinating discussion about jack and kent’s names and nicknames: they each sort of have three tiers from casual to intimate (zimmermann - jack - zimms and kent - parse - kenny, i believe). when they usually talk they are in the middle at jack & parse. when they are pissed at each other it’s zimmermann & kent. when they are having more intimate conversation it’s zimms & kenny
  • from last livestream: bitty would be something like a jigglypuff if he were a pokemon. if he were a trainer he would totally have like a level 70 charmander he wouldn’t make evolve. jack would have something like a growlithe and also a gyarados and would probably legitimately think gyarados was cute. he’d think it was weird bitty didn’t have a charizard by now and his team would be mostly intimidating pokemon. (i may or may not have spent like 3 solid hours trying to make jack and bitty’s perfect teams from the original 150 because who has time for anything else now really)
  • parse is a slytherin
  • jack is not that good at photography and probably knows it, but he doesn’t care
  • bad bob’s friends actually call him ‘bobby’
  • holster and ransom have a fuck-ton of sisters between them lol
  • jack has a hard time letting anyone in and that includes shitty (i.e. there are things about him even shitty does not know)

but probably the best and most important piece of information is that, in the spirit of stanford’s tree, samwell’s mascot is a fucking dancing well. like the kind you draw water from. idk how canon ngozi actually intended that to be, but the sketch she drew was PRICELESS (and she said it’d go up somewhere)


post reveal cafe date!

@yinwa actually suggested this ages ago, but i never got around to doing it. BUT LOOK MOM I DID IT

anonymous asked:

For the drawing request thing, maybe some Kunimi x Oikawa?

i dunno if u randomly requested this but I….actually like this ship now. omg what have u done. thank u for introducing it to me!!! adds one more ship to my rarepair list

speaking of rarepairs, it is apparently @oikawararepairweek in a few days lol just in time

i keep on drawing comics for most of the requests I have HELP
also idk if this comic makes sense lmao I drew it yesterday then forgot how the dialogue was supposed to go

edit: I should probably mention that the font size is 13 and the line spacing is 1 for the typesetting lmao oikuni numbers hahaha