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drawn4life  asked:

How do you figure out lighting? I can never figure out shadows on a human face. It's way different than a ball or block. Any tips?

EXCELLENT QUESTION one that fucks me up too even tho i’ve been drawing for a million years. I don’t think i’ve mastered lighting on the face yet, so i don’t really have a lot of tips to offer but here’s what i got: 

I guess first and foremost you have to familiarize yourself with the planes that make up the face. I only laid out the main ones here. Once you figure out where the hard edges of the face occur, it’s quite easy to lay out the most basic shadows. 

Sometimes i don’t constrain to realistic planes (like around the nose and lips) but that’s mostly because it’s just my style. 

Because the cheek is flat (in relation to the front of the face) it catches a lot of light even in the most dramatic lighting. It’s one of my favorite places to light up HEH (even if it’s extremely subtle) 

I also have a few lovely guides to share ! Most of these are tutorials on how these artists accomplish their lighting techniques, but i thought they were extremely helpful. 

Simple Face lighting tutorial 

Constraints of facial features 

Color + lighting 

Dramatic/expressive lighting 

Also this Virtual Lighting Studio is extremely useful if you want to simulate a specific lighting on the face! (it lags a lot but honestly this is probably the best thing you can get)


just two guys….bonding… i can’t believe this is my first contribution to this amazing show…

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Hi my name is Bro Shitty Number 42 Knight and I have long brown hair (that’s better than other hockey players’ flow) with a matching mustache that goes down to my lips and eyes that look like fields of weed and a lot of people tell me I look like Steve Buscemi (AN: if u don’t know who that is get da hell out of here!). I’m not related to Jack Zimmermann but I wish I was because he’s a major fucking hottie. I’m a hockey player but my teeth are straight and white. I have pale white privilege. I’m also a gender studies major and I go to a liberal arts college called Samwell in New England where I’m in my senior year (I’m 22). I’m a stoner (in case you couldn’t tell) and I wear mostly nothing. I love zumiez and buy all my clothes from there. For example today I was wearing a tshirt with a marijuana on it with matching socks and a floral snapback, adidas slide-ons and an american flag vest. I was walking outside the Haus. A lot of lax bros stared at me. I put up my middle finger at them.

thanks to @forthewinyard and this text post (by @immortaldragons!) this happened. whoops.

Since Neil avoids the ocean I believe 100% Nicky bought Andrew and Neil a kiddy pool and put it in their backyard and at first Andrew is like “I’m going to kill him” but Neil is kind of overjoyed. He’s smiling that stupid smile and Andrew is like whatever and they go out and buy swim trunks (the boys in swim trunks) and Neil definitely looks at Andrew a little too long in his swim trunks a lot and so does Andrew.
But also I just picture Andrew his knees pulled to his chest scowling in a kiddy pool.

One of my favourite things about Raimundo is how he occasionally just drops into frame. I mean look at this:

He just drops down like ‘Hello friends, I am ready to fight!’. That and what was he even doing up there. The squirrels were on the ground Rai. Were you just floating around chilling and occasionally punting a fire breathing squirrel out of a tree?

Also when he scares the shit out of Clay.

Just background Rai kinda just dropping in to give his pal a heart attack.

Here, have another one.