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anonymous asked:

Do you have any tips to draw bodies (also hands if it's not too much)? I just have such a problem with either making the heads too big and bodies too small or...well I have problems with anything below the collar, honestly.

Ahhhh, anatomy! *shakes fist to the sky* My nemesis….I struggle with this too!

I don’t have a ton of tips–I mostly just study anatomy/poses/observational drawing on a frequent basis. I cannot recommend Pinterest enough for this! So many awesome resources! For free! My two main ref boards are Attitude/Posture  and Anatomy/human body reference

For general proportion problems (big heads, etc), look into gestural drawing! That really helps/ed me with getting proportions down but also having freedom to noodle a little bit with shapes. Rough thumbnails + gesture sketches + reference before leaping into drawing a body = Your Best Friend! 

For hands, specifically–I like to look at paintings by Sargent and Leyendecker. Also old school Disney model sheets! I actually really need to step up my hand-drawing game…

I hope that helps!

SO LAST NIGHT i made a biiig big mistake while doing that gabe/loki thing and to do something i had changed the canvas to a low resolution


and did two pages like that

for some reason it never clicked in my brain that something was wrong until 2AM

SO along with the other members of the household streaming netflix tonight, and me catching up with the lost pages, i think i’m gonna postpone the stream again! but i’ll have one again soon for sure

to make up for it have some topless freshly-vesseled gabe
Near and Far - Storytelling Board Game
Journey through a book of maps filled with amazing adventure in this storytelling sequel to Above and Below.

If you’re at all into board games or storytelling, check out this awesome new game from Red Raven Games!

Explore a massive world through a book of maps!  

  • Search for a lost city in a strange and wonderful world of ruins
  • Manage and recruit adventurers, each with a unique identity
  • Read from a book of stories, building an amazing and memorable tale each time you play!
  • Choose your path in connected quest lines
  • Includes a gorgeous atlas of 11 maps to play on!
  • Buy skills for your character over a ten-map campaign
  • 2-4 players, 90 minutes

Four wanderers search for the Last Ruin, a city that legends say contains an artifact that will grant the greatest desires of the heart. A lost love, redemption, acceptance, a family rejoined– these are the fires that fuel the wanderers’ journeys, but can they overcome their own greed and inner demons on the way?

In Near and Far, you and up to three friends explore many different maps in a search for the Last Ruin, recruiting adventurers, hunting for treasure, and competing to be the most storied traveler. You must collect food and equipment at town for long journeys to mysterious locales, making sure not to forget enough weapons to fight off bandits, living statues, and rusty robots! Sometimes in your travels you’ll run into something unique and one of your friends will read what happens to you from a book of stories, giving you a choice of how to react, creating a new and memorable tale each time you play.

Near and Far is a sequel to Above and Below and includes a book of stories, an atlas of 11 maps with distinctive art and quests, and 4 playable characters with their own personalities and motivations. Each chapter of the storybook corresponds to its own map or character and is full of unique adventures. Answer the call of the ruins and begin your journey.

Speaking as one of the writers for Near and Far, and someone who’s helped play test it a LOT, I have to say that I genuinely think Near and Far is a super fun game!

And it’s incredibly jam-packed with content. You could seriously play at least 14 full hour-and-a-half games with ZERO chance of running into the same story content. And then you can play at least another 10 games while still having the possibility of running into new stuff. And THEN you can play with the Arcade Mode Cards. Basically, this game is super replayable.

Check out the Kickstarter! Back it! Start your Adventure! Find your Destiny! 

Near and Far!

Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Think Bohemian/hipster and add magic
  • can also go very post-apocalyptic/steam-punkish style(mission outfit?)
  • blue eyes and medium blond hair + freckles - always
  • Hopeless romantic through and through, you can almost never go wrong with that
  • NECKLACES! Almost always wearing them, doesn’t matter which one or if you can see them. Assume that they are there.
  • Birds+feathers+gems+crystals
  • MaGick
  • Witch rue is a good example and is very general for a Rue
  • Flirtous, puns, sarcasm, taunting one minute and very loving love the next.
  • beautiful nips-naps, accessories that comes and goes
  • Very few vibrant colors, if any at all, keep it down to earth