While my mental health has definitely been slacking, my physical health has been on point. Working hard and dieting is starting to pay off. Weighed in at 127 today (which is heavy for me) but I actually feel great and I’m happy with the progress 😊
The three-legged crow is a creature found in various mythologies of Asia, Asia Minor and North Africa. It is believed by many cultures to inhabit and represent the sun. In Chinese mythology and culture, the three-legged crow is called the Sanzuwu (三足烏).
The most popular depiction and myth of a Sanzuwu is that of a sun crow called the Jīnwū, or “golden crow”. According to folklore, there were originally ten sun crows which settled in 10 separate suns. They perched on a red mulberry tree called the Fusang, literally meaning the Leaning Mulberry Tree, in the East at the foot of the Valley of the Sun. This mulberry tree was said to have many mouths opening from its branches. Each day one of the sun crows would travel around the world on a carriage, driven by Xihe, the ‘mother’ of the suns. As soon as one sun crow returned, another one would set forth in its journey crossing the sky.
According to Shanhaijing, the sun crows loved eating two sorts of mythical grasses of immortality, one called the Diri, or “ground sun”, and the other the Chunsheng, or “spring grow”. The sun crows would often descend from heaven on to the earth and feast on these grasses, but Xihe did not like this thus she covered their eyes to prevent them from doing so. Folklore also held that, at around 2170 BC, all ten sun crows came out on the same day, causing the world to burn; Houyi, the celestial archer, saved the day by shooting down all but one of the sun crows.
Would you ever do a simple tutorial of how you draw horses? I want to make centaur OCs but lord horses are difficult creatures to doodle 😭
Mmmm there are so many guides that cover what I do, and I really
don’t do anything more than those. Still use the whole blocks and sticks and
form building and whatnot. And a buttload of references. Anything I could say different would kinda step beyond the stage of simplicity?
To offer something though I would like, suggest tweaking the use of circles when
it comes to drawing horses. Or anything, really. Circles are great and highly accessible for fast, general
drawing, but few natural things are perfectly round. Look at a horse from the
front or back - it’s square and flat and meaty and saggy too, depending on your
So like, I dunno, if you wanna step it up a notch, try
changing your use of building-circles into something like this
And especially practice being able to see these shapes in
And then piece them together. The triangle will really help guide the line up. Highly recommend.
Honestly I just follow the same gist of Hubedihubbe’s quick
tut (please check it out, very good points made, much cleaner, actually labelled) so I kind of feel like I’m parroting here but.. I break down the rest in
lines and diamonds.
As a personal preference, I like marking in the shoulder
blade to elbow and the hip to knee, as they create pretty important shapes towards
horse recognition. If something keeps looking off, check your leg length. A super rough way to get a close idea of what you need can be found in using most of the shoulder block for a landmark? It’s not perfect maths, it’s a rough tell. The hind legs are then worked out via the red line, setting the hocks above the intersection across the knees
And uh, it goes on from there. You gotta look at pictures, do
the study, and learn the meats. No real other way around that part.
There’s a horse bod.
But the reason of learning how to see those shapes in
dimension is so that you can push your poses further! Try piecing it together with your front-view knowledge. And
look at references, always!
Shoulders are pretty narrow compared to the belly and hindquarters, unless you start looking into the draft breeds - then both ends more or less square up together. But moving on, more leggies are slapped on that thing
And fleshed out with all that meat knowledge :P (I know I haven’t gone into heads but this was about centaurs anyway. This guy just felt like he needed one)
And when it comes to practice
and learning, don’t be afraid to simply draw
these shapes directly over an image. It will help familiarise you with how
these base forms interact with one another, how far they can squash and stretch
and look at a whole variety of angles. It’s just practice!
Doing that helps to gain a
solid concept of the subject, so that when you do set out on your own you can
find that convincing territory.
So hey, this has been a very long and terrible not-tutorial. More like insight or something, and would only be helpful if you’re somewhat familiar with horses and already got the fundamentals of drawing down pat, since I skipped over a lot.
Haven’t drawn a horse before though? I recommend you the Shrimp method
Summary:Beefy Bucky! One day he catches you
staring at him and makes you tell him why, but you’re embarrassed because his beefiness
turns you on.
sesh, language a little bit.
walked into the gym for your morning workout session, when you saw your
boyfriend lifting weights in front of the mirrors. He grunted softly as he
curled his huge biceps. You walked up behind him and wrapped your arms around
his shoulders, giving him a quick kiss on his neck.
why are you here so early?” Bucky asked, removing his headphones and turning to
up early and couldn’t fall back asleep.” You replied before making your way
over to the tread mill.
for you, the treadmill was positioned so you had the perfect view of Bucky. Man,
he was so beefy. His muscles were
enormous, he had always been strong, but something was different. He had been
working out more than usual lately, causing him to look huge and you couldn’t stop
staring at him. Every now and then he’d glance over at you and smirk, and you’d
look away pretending you hadn’t been staring at him all along. After 20 minutes
you moved to an even better ‘Bucky watching’ location, the chin up bar. At this
point, he very obviously knew something was up with you. He put down his
weights and walked over to you. This didn’t stop you from continuing with your exercise,
until he grabbed you by the waist and lifted you off the chin up bar.
what do you think you’re doing?” You yelled as he effortlessly placed you on
the ground, despite your squirming.
like what you see, huh?” He grinned slyly.
know what you’re talking about.” You said pretending to be clueless, trying to
return to your workout.
know exactly what I’m talking about.”
Bucky grabbed your wrist, spinning you around to face him.
You whispered, your faces just inches apart.
me why you keep staring at me.” He growled seductively, both intimidating you,
and turning you on.
just so muscular, and beefy.” You ran
your hands along his shoulders and down his back.
beefy?” He questioned, sounding surprised.
y’know, you’re just, I don’t know.” You buried your face in his chest in embarrassment.
making you blush Y/n?” He laughed brushing your hair off your neck.
felt his warm lips make contact with your skin, causing chills to run down your
spine. He knew all your sweet spots, and exactly how to make you collapse into
turn you on Y/n?” He whispered into your ear.
You answered breathily.
He pushed you against the wall and
placed his huge metal hand under your ass, lifting you up, forcing you to wrap
your legs around his bulky core. His lips never left yours. This kiss was
needy, sloppy, but still passionate. Your hands grasped his hair, and he moved
his lips to your jawline leaving airy pecks. He pulled away brushing his nose
against yours, releasing your legs.
“Maybe I should work out in the
morning more often.” You smirked, biting your lower lip.
“I am pretty hot I guess.” He
laughed walking away, purposefully flexing just to tease you.
-“shrug” your shoulders very slightly. eventually it’ll feel nature if you keep at it. it makes your shoulders look bigger. Put your elbows on chair arms to do it while sitting
-clench your jaw a little bit. it sounds really weird but it’ll make you look like you have a more masculine jaw line
-walk with your stance every so slightly wider than usual. it’ll make your lips slightly less pronounced and make your shoulders look squarer
-Don’t move out of the way for people gracefully. not saying don’t move out of the way at all, but let yourself brush shoulders sometimes. You can also just be more spacious about it. And yes, in a crowded hallway you probably shouldn’t maneuver your way through.
-Be comfortable! I shit you not, this can be magic for passing. Be relax, act confident, and lean back and be comfortable. People see it as dominance and we subconsciously see dominance and our mind trails to masculinity
-when you sit in the floor, sit with your ass on the floor. Indian style or with your legs out works. Don’t sit on your legs or in that weird W shape (that’s bad for you anyway)
anyone feel free to add any other weird behavior passing tips you’ve discovered!