To start off with: there are various different ways of how to use ArtRage. I’m not showing you the right way, because there is no right way. The following will just explain how I use it, since a lot of you seem to be interested.
hiiii sorry to bother you but i was wondering if you had any tips on drawing bodies/body shapes. i noticed ur super good at them, especially males, and im Struggling a lot. even if u just have good ref doodles or links!!
shapes! Shapes are your friends! its so much easier to draw a body if you’ve built up some volume rather than just diving in and trying to get an outline going :0
If we look at the musculature structure of a human, it’s super easy to see limbs and such blocked out by how the muscle actually connects to itself. And if we apply this to our own sketches…
…You can pretty easily break up the human body into shapes like these. For a more fit, masculine body, you’ll see lots of rectangles and squares. But you’ll also get lots of triangles too!
Wanna draw a soft tummy? Circle! You can basically do this for any body shape
I usually start off with, basically, a stick figure that i add bulk on to.
This is kinda just a general overview, but i hope it helps!
So my little sister and I were talking and the conversation turned to OCs
She started telling me about the OCs she made and the story and world she’s building for them and honestly it’s a really good idea??? And super adorable???
So she has Judy, a basketball player who also really likes wearing boots for some reason (apparently she likes boots so much that she steals them? But my sister decided to “tone it down”)
Then there’s Katie, the smart shy fashion designer who is always trying to convince Judy to wear something other than basketball clothes
And then Jade, their cool friend who likes to skateboard and also he likes Judy (or maybe it’s the other way around? Either way she’s still not 100% sure she should have romantic subplots)
And her idea for their world is actually REALLY COOL. There’s witches in this world, and each witch has a pendant that can allow them to travel between the witch world and the normal world, and the people of the normal world REALLY hate witches. So a lot of bad witches are trying to do bad things to the normal people and a lot of good witches are trying to stop the bad witches while also laying low and acting as normal people
And I thought that it was a SUPER CUTE IDEA and my sister wanted me to ask “all those cool artist and cool story writer buddies what they think! Cause I wanna write a story! But I dunno if its a cool story!”
So all my “cool artist and cool story writer buddies” (and also basically anyone who reads this)