respect the neck

“Mornin’ sleepy head.”
“mmffhhh….mur'nin..”
“Y'want coffee?”
“mmm this i’ fiinne”

Happy Birthday Lars!! May the year ahead be an awesome adventure for you filled with lots of laughter and wonder <3

ARTISTS LISTEN UP

DO YOU EVER HAVE TROUBLE DRAWING FULL BODY POSES? HATE LEGS AND ARMS? GOD AWFUL HIPS CHECKING YOU INTO NEXT WEEK? BOY DO I HAVE A CHEAT SHEET FOR YOU AND IT’S CALLED THE EIGHT HEAD METHOD

[I apologize for the terrible quality but this post is so helpful]

Let me break down the visual for you and the steps. 

First you’re gunna wanna draw eight circles, roughly the size of the head because this is going to dictate the general shape and size of the character and the picture. It gives you a good layout for how much space you’ll need too!

NOTE: START FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. TRUST ME IT MAKES THINGS SO MUCH LESS COMPLICATED.

Once you’ve done that break it down!

1st Circle: For the head and neck respectively. Mild tweaking can be done afterwards.

2nd Circle: The pecks and shoulders! Don’t worry about the arms, we’ll do those later.

3rd Circle: The mid section of the torso! This is where the rib cage is and, roughly, where you’ll want to draw the start of the arms!

4th Circle: The pelvis and hips (gotta wiggle ‘em a bit).

5th and 6th Circles: For your thick, watermelon crunching thighs. The wrists typically align themselves at the lower half of this circle and the hands come after with some fiddling.

7th and 8th Circles: For calves and feet!

SO THERE YOU HAVE IT! YOU CAN ALWAYS FIDDLE WITH THE PROPORTIONS AFTERWARDS TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS. 

I HOPE THIS HAS BEEN A HELPFUL AND INFORMATIVE POST.

[Also cheat: If you’re doing this and use a digital program I highly recommend outlining the better half and copy/paste/flipping the lines to help things align better. It’ll look a lot nicer/smoother too and cuts down the work load by half!]

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Push it down
sound advice from a respected pastor
but this bottle neck would have twisted off at a very young age
if I didn’t get the guidance of one who followed
love
not fear.
Don’t fret dear pastor, please,
your intentions weren’t cruel,
but your fear-inspired flame-fanning god certainly is—
I suppose Jesus could have
said more
like
you are a perfect creation— why would you ever
push it down?