someone please make art for this

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Umbra is finished! I will cast him in NS (yelllow) and Copper oriental (Dollshe or Dollstown) but I need to know if someone would be interested in a fresh skin head too.

Preorder will open on July.

If you have any question, please send a message.

Head size: 8-9 inches (22 cm)
Eye size: 8/12 mm
For 70 cm bodies (Dollstown 17 and 18)

fat bodies tutorial!

ALRIGHT SO my pal @kalreyno wanted help with drawing fat characters and as a fat artist i felt like i could give a bit of helpful insight on that. there’s also been a lot of complaining about “boo hoo fat characters are hard to draw so i can’t include them in my work Ever” goin on lately so if that’s your case then this is for you too!! and also just for anyone who would like help with fat bodies in general, ofc. anyway, let’s get this show on the road!!

let’s start with some common misconceptions. these are the two main attempts at chubby bodies i run into, so i’ll focus on them. 

the Anime Chubby i see everywhere, and it’s just……so wrong in many ways. first of all, there is almost no additional body fat compared to your average thin character - except for where it’s added in “attractive” places (breasts, hips, thighs). the breasts are way too perky, and don’t have the realistic shape fat would give them (though how to draw accurate breasts is another tutorial all on its own lmao). there is still a thigh gap, which usually only happens in very thin people, and bones are still visible on the surface of the skin, which also rarely happens in fat people.

the Michelin Man is better in some ways, but still not that great. it’s a slightly better attempt, but basically all that’s done there is taking a thin character and blowing them up, while giving no thought to fat distribution. the thigh gap is usually still present, and they look a lot more hard than soft - and fat is very soft and pliable.

here’s a chart on how fat usually distributes (if you can’t read my messy writing, “1. next to no fat, 2. moderate amount, 3. most of the fat distribution”). basically, the more muscle an area has, the more prone it is to develop fat, such as the abdomen, thighs, and upper arms. it’s important to note that fat sits on top of muscle, and that it does distribute in different levels, and not evenly across the body as shown in the Michelin Man. 

now, here’s an accurate fat body with all of that kept in mind!! notice how the fat isn’t only kept to aesthetically pleasing areas, and how it sits realistically on the character’s body. their breasts sag a lot more, which happens even in thin people with larger breasts, and the nipples are pointing more downwards than straight out. there is no thigh gap in sight, there are no bones in sight, and most importantly, they have fat rolls, which are very important in drawing a convincing fat character!! as far as i know i’ve never met a single person with no rolls at all, and everyone has them, whether thin or fat - they’re just more prominent and more consistently present in fat people. pay close attention to where they are and how they’re shaped.

here are a couple of drawings showing how fat is affected when sitting vs stretching. as seen in the first, the fat specifically on the stomach is distributed a lot more evenly and stretched out, so it becomes “flatter”. the love handles are still pretty visible, though, as well as the fat on the thighs and arms. the breasts are raised with the shoulders, and the fat on the shoulders and near the neck forms rolls as it’s being pushed together. 

in the second, there is a lot less room for distribution, so the fat is all pushed together. the breasts sag and the stomach forms rolls and spills into the lap. a good analogy for the way fat works is to liken it to a water balloon, and thinking of how its shape would change when resting flat on a surface, hanging off of a ledge, held upright, etc.

here are a few extra tips i find a lot of people miss!

first on the top is the hip/pubic region. the first circle is showing the way the bellybutton is folded in fat people, as opposed to stretched out in thinner people. the second is the stomach fat spilling over onto the pubic region and creating a separation in the two areas, which is something that’s missing in a lot of art. in addition, the pubic mound also gains fat, making it round as seen in the profile drawing i did up there (i’ve heard people refer to it as fupa?). the last in the hip region is the lack of a thigh gap. i can’t stress this enough!!!! if you’re trying to draw a convincing fat character, make sure their thighs are pretty much always touching!! for reference, mine literally don’t separate until my feet are about 2ft from each other.

the bottom right is showing the double chin, which a lot of people are afraid to draw!! fat does distribute itself here too, and there’s nothing wrong with it, so don’t feel like you shouldn’t give fat characters a double chin in your work for fear of it looking like a caricature.

in the bottom middle, it’s showing how fat affects different types of breasts with the presence of more or less breast tissue. 

lastly, at the very right are stretch marks with their usual locations and directions, which i also can’t stress enough!!!!! i sometimes forget to add them honestly, but they’re so important in accurately portraying fat characters, as they literally come from the skin being stretched from fat being gained (and they’re also just rlly neat lookin like why wouldn’t you lmao). some people have less and some people have more, feel free to experiment with them!

the last thing is body types!! there isn’t one single way for a person to be fat, so feel free to experiment with shapes once you’ve learned the basics!! 

so there you have it, a tutorial on how to draw chubs!! now go forth and make some accurate fanart or some rad fat characters, because the world could always use more of both. hmu if you have any questions or concerns, and thanks for reading!!

EDIT: someone pointed out the bad wording in the tutorial. thank you for bringing it to my attention and sorry for offending anybody. i’ve updated the tut, so please reblog this one!

to other mentally ill artists who are obsessed with getting better

- Finished Pieces TM are NOT the only works that matter. That half-lined sketch is good. That page of nothing but shapes and doodles is progress. If you’re doing whatever it is that you CAN do that day, you’re doing well

- take. BREAKS. as often as you need to. stop when you gotta. if you try to dig into tomorrow’s spoons to finish something, trust me, you’re going to hate yourself and whatever you’re working on later

- if you really want to, you CAN draw (or paint, or sculpt, or craft etc.) every day

- everything counts. everything. can’t draw for more than 20 minutes today? you drew. less than 5? you drew. take a pencil and draw three different circles on a sticky note. you drew. lay out your arm and trace whatever comes to mind with you finger. everything counts.

- if you drew SOMETHING today, you gained more experience than someone who did not

- draw whatever you want

- reward yourself for it

- don’t get so wrapped up in something that you forget to eat, drink water or sleep please. if you can’t make yourself care about what it does to your body, remember it WILL affect your productivity, which will lead to Bad Times, again, trust me

- you are SOMEONE’S art goals

- your art is good

- “this person doesn’t know me or my art, how do they know it’s good-” shh. doesn’t matter. its good

Aries is feeling a rush of energy after the long winter days. Aries is lighting fireworks, and Aries is almost burning the kitchen down with your friends and not being able to stop laughing. Aries is falling down and immediately standing up, Aries is standing up to bullies and doing spontanious roadtrips.

Taurus is waking up with a nice smell in your nose and the sun tickling you to wake. Taurus is finding new music, books, art you enjoy and humming to yourself while doing chores, singing loudly when home alone. Taurus is the satisfaction of having your hard work pay off, Taurus is hugging someone you love after a long time.

Gemini is stumbling across an old bookstore and losing yourself between the shelves. Gemini is throwing a mischievous smile at someone and obsessing over something for a day, then having a new obsession. Gemini is laughing about something unfunny and with that igniting it with humour, and Gemini is having 15 browser tabs open at 3am and having never felt as awake.

Cancer is having pets fall in love with you. Cancer is staying in on a rainy day with a good show, a cozy blanket and someone to snuggle up with by your side. Cancer is late night talks that go from laughing so hard you can’t breathe to philosophical and deep in a matter of seconds, and Cancer is the relief of plugging your headphones in after a stressful day.

Leo is going to your favourite band’s concert and having backstage tickets. Leo is receiving and giving the most wonderful compliments, and Leo is watching sunsets with someone to hold hands with. Leo is the proudness you feel after finishing a superb performance. Leo is the feeling of being on top of the world. 

Virgo is soft ‘good morning’s and whispered ‘sleep well’s. Virgo is the up-lifiting enjoyment of planning for a trip you’ve been looking forward to for a long time. Virgo is stretching in the morning and having detailed and highly challenging discussions, and Virgo is finding pretty flowers on the sidewalk, stopping to look at them in awe for a minute. 

Libra is putting make-up and pretty clothes on and feeling wonderful in your skin. Libra is making entertaining small-talk with new people, and Libra is the feeling of developing a new crush on someone. Libra is the satisfaction of being in an aesthetically pleasing environment. Libra is the sensation of having someone softly play with your hair and tracing your skin with their fingers.

Scorpio is taking a walk long after the sun has set. Scorpio is losing yourself in music, art, literature. Scorpio is feeling every emotion in a way you feel you’re flowing over - be it happiness or sorrow -, and Scorpio is looking the person you love in the eyes, forgetting time exists. Scorpio is feeling a fleeting connection to that one person that rushed past you in downtown. Scorpio is promises kept.

Sagittarius is looking up at the stars and being full of hope. Sagittarius is bonfire nights and spontaniously starting to run. Sagittarius is sitting by the fireplace thinking about everything all at once, and Sagittarius is climbing a tree and looking into the far horizon. Sagittarius is making bucket-lists, and Sagittarius is having deep conversations. Sagittarius is beginning to believe in yourself.

Capricorn is working towards where you know you will one day be. Capricorn is having black coffee in the morning and preparing yourself for the day, Capricorn is harvesting the fruits of all your hard work, and Capricorn is finding the person who can move your soul. Capricorn is resting when you need to and letting yourself recharge. Capricorn is the potential in everyone of us.

Aquarius is little giggles and the non-verbal communication between you and your best friends. Aquarius is talking about your favourite topic and searching for interesting things on the web. Aquarius is taking photos and collecting memories of your life, and Aquarius is your eyes widening in wonder. Aquarius is staying home with a good show. Aquarius is learning to be yourself.

Pisces is sleepovers with a friend and feeling a sense of calm. Pisces is finding yourself in inanimate things, and Pisces is puppies being excited to see you. Pisces is smiling and grinning from the bottom of your heart, Pisces is walking barefoot on grass and dipping your toes into water. Pisces is crying of sorrow with friends and screaming in ecstasy with them. Pisces is stilling the worries of your soul.

SOMEONE MAKE ME A COMIC OF THIS  P L E A S E
  • Pidge: *successfully hacks into something that saves their asses* Guys i'm in!!!
  • Lance: *was looking over her shoulder the whole time* Holy crow, Pidge, I could kiss you!
  • Pidge: *looks at him seriously* What's stopping you?
  • Lance: what
  • Pidge: what
  • *awkward silence*
  • Pidge: *expectantly waiting* Well?
  • Lance: *secretly hoping that it was some joke*
  • Pidge: *keeps staring*
  • Lance: *realizing that holy s h i t its not*
  • Lance: *internally screaming*
  • Lance: *points to person in the corner* KEITH YOU JERK *gets up and starts arguing*
  • Keith: what did i even do what the fuck
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recent collection of jimin and his (?) baby ft. jungkook lol (more descriptions in the captions)
i’m still debating where this kid came from (eg. coz of abo, from a mysterious affair, it’s actually baby jm, legit he’s their kid, or born from a peach come down from the heavens IDK YET)

PLEASE DO NOT REPOST ANYWHERE!!!
[here are my original tweets]

so my overwatch charms are finished and soon to be ordered for AX, and i’ve posted png versions for online personal use here

usage rules:

  • online use only (icons, headers, edits, etc.); you can crop if necessary
  • visible and accessible credit required (if someone wants to know where you got the art from they should be able to find the source without asking you); so a mention or a link in your description, about page, etc.
  • no physical reproduction or distribution (do not make into stickers, charms, etc.; please ask for personal use)
  • do not repost or claim as your own

charms will also be available online later

eta: fixed ana

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Based on a post that I can’t seem to find by @incorectspnquotes.

(The book Sam is reading has the peculiar name of “Stuff”, only in Aramaic.)

anonymous asked:

I'm sorry to bother you, but do things really get better? I'm 16 right now and everything I know is sadness and exhaustion and anger and then I talk to my parents and they just complain about adult life... is it worth it to go on?

oh gosh, i promise, it’s worth waiting, buddy. i know there are a lot of people who say, oh it gets better. and it does in some ways, but what it really gets is different. the people who are angry and mean and horrible often stay that way. the people who cut you off or who flip you off or who piss you off often are the same people at 16 as at 26. 

i think i hated people telling me “it gets better” because what could get better about being a mentally ill queer cuban girl in a world that wanted to eat me. i got spat out. my writing isn’t published because i’ve been rejected so many times i don’t even notice anymore. i was told a few times “make it less obviously homosexual”. what is going to get better about that, i said to myself. the memory of it will never be a nice one.

things got different slowly. like i didn’t realize until i was far on the other side of it. i wasn’t kidding in that last post when i said today i read my writing at 15 and it was painfully obvious how depressed i was. i didn’t have a diagnosis. like you, all i knew was that i was exhausted and angry and sad all the time and when i talked about it, i was told “everyone feels that way sometimes.” i felt that way all the time. in this story, i don’t suddenly wake up after turning 18 and have a magical life where it is all bunnies and flowers and loving. it took me 3 years of trying before i finally managed to quit self-harm completely. my eating disorder and i are still not on speaking terms, luckily. i’m slowly getting a handle on my ocd. i didn’t realize that the biggest thing that was changing was me.

yeah. being out of the house made it easier. away from where people knew me as a certain person. being someone new or being who i was or being in a room full of people who didn’t care how gay i was. being in control made it better. finding real and true friends made it better. being able to make my own plans and choose my own story and do more than just wait until i was old enough to be taken seriously - it got better.

but honestly it’s me. i learned how to shake hands with depression, he and i are such good old buddies i sometimes see him before he’s even coming. and i’ve gotten so good at getting out of his embrace, because practice makes perfect, same as anything. and i’ve learned things about myself i had no idea about at 16. i didn’t even realize i’m funny. i had never been skinny dipping. my only kiss had been sort of an accident. there was a lot i cared about then that i don’t care about now, because in my new world outside of that, the people i surround myself with don’t care either. i’ve worn a dinosaur onesie pajama set to eight parties now when 19 year old me wouldn’t be seen without her makeup. i wear glasses in public even though i’m nervous they make me look like a bug. i have tattoos and new piercings and a bank account (and no money) and i have love. and i don’t mean with a partner, although i’m blessed enough to say i have that as well - i mean. i just found it. i taught myself how to look for it. i figured - listen, i’m here still, so i might as well, like, try to enjoy it. and it wasn’t overnight. it still goes away sometimes. but i love so much and so easily now. i laugh more because of it. i let myself love dogs and movies and silly things. and this love sort of … makes things better. because it reflects off of everything into you. like a mirror.

at sixteen… at sixteen i was very suicidal. i didn’t know that it applied to me, because i thought i was just annoying and lazy. looking back now i always pull a face at how obvious it was, and how close i got to walking myself into a grave. it was more than a close call. death, like, waved. i actually believed i wouldn’t make it past 18. what was the point? what was the point of anything? i think if i’d told myself then, “it gets better”, i would have laughed. “maybe for you!” i would have said, “you have money and a life and you’re not like this.” but it did get better. in inches. stick around to see it. stick around to see everything wonderful that’s waiting in the wings for you. that knows your name. a fate of beautiful moments that are small and precious, like butterflies landing on fingers or snowflakes on tongues, or just sitting with a good book during the rainfall. hell, stick around to write the book, because (trust me), if you believe in your art and yourself - it can be done.

stick around most of all because what gets better is you fall in love with yourself. the world doesn’t become suddenly sickeningly sweet, even if the people around you become better and you’re given more opportunity. that’s wonderful too but… what happens is that over time, the stuff they told you stops sticking. you realize that just because your nose is crooked it doesn’t even matter because it doesn’t stop you from being the best dang ping pong player in your family. you realize you have a family, even if they’re not blood. you realize you are your own family. and you learn to take care of yourself and yes, it gets ugly at times, but you manage. and inside of managing there’s all these wonderful successes like mac and cheese and getting the bills done and the smell of clean laundry and friends that make you laugh so hard you almost pee and an apartment with plants in every corner and a hairless cat in sweaters or a dog with a bowtie or both and watching movies and reading books and seeing art, all of which haven’t been created yet, and possibly you’re the one who makes them. and managing … managing doesn’t have to be big. sometimes it’s just making a small difference. and sometimes the person you make a difference to is yourself. and that’s amazing.

stick around because, trust me, somewhere in there, you meet your younger self in your dreams and you tell her - oh gosh, i promise, it’s worth waiting, buddy.

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(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKQYL0JnHCU)

THE FINAL PART! IT’S FINALLY DONE! 

Come see the other parts!

Part 1- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xGrb4QK7eE&t=211s

Part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTHWSyc8X6s&t=1s

Part 3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtzbA1SHm0o&t=9s

Part 4 Final - (Above)

There will be a compilation video of all the parts into one video, so please don’t make one lol. it’ll come out in a few days. 


Sorry for all the watermarks and the low quality finished picture guys. :C I’ve been getting a LOT of art theft lately and I just know that this is just a buffet on a silver platter for those art thieves if I make this full quality like usual, even with a watermark. but I hope you enjoy! There’s no watermark in the video but that’s only because if someone screen shot it, it still would look bad as a print or whatever. 

“You Are My Home” ~Rebelcaptain May the Fourth Exchange 
For @jediknightobi

May the Fourth be with you, Giftee! I hope you enjoy it. I didn’t have time to write a little snippet, but basically this is them celebrating with everyone else after a successful mission. I think they’re both a little tipsy and Cassian can’t take his eyes off Jyn. And Jyn has made sure he won’t go far by throwing her scarf around him. :)

TREAT YO SELF

Moon, Venus or Ceres in Aries:

Go on a hike to a place with a marvelous view. The sense of accomplishment will feed your self worth, inspire your ambition, & satisfy your drive.

Teach yourself an unfamiliar sport or other active hobby. Honing a new, exciting skill by yourself will make you feel more independent than ever.

Congratulate yourself. Being proud of your achievements can open healthy channels of emotion. Appreciate the finish lines you cross.


Moon, Venus or Ceres in Taurus:

Pamper yourself. Get a massage, go out to eat, go shopping, or binge-watch Netflix. Reward your steady, dependable strength with some relaxation.

Work with your hands, such as with pottery or baking. Activities of the like will freshen your creative spirit and provide immediate, tangible results for effort.

Repair or replenish one of life’s necessities. Maintaining your household and keeping things in working order will make you feel grounded and productive.


Moon, Venus or Ceres in Gemini:

Journal. Expressing your thoughts & feelings openly and completely will make you feel refreshed, validated, and a bit less stifled or exhausted.

Go to a party or other lively event. Surrounding yourself with dynamic & cheerful activity will energize you. If you engage, you’ll feel integrated.

Join online forum discussions. Engaging with other people over subjects you’re knowledgeable about will fire up & satisfy your complex intellect.


Moon, Venus or Ceres in Cancer:

Take a lot of photos. Being able to re-immerse yourself in old memories will satisfy your sentimentality. Sometimes a little nostalgia is good for you.

Hug someone. Random expressions of affection are important. Savor the emotional fulfillment & sense of safety created by this sweet, simple gesture.

Create a sanctuary for yourself, a safe place you can retreat to. Peace & quiet are special resources. Learn to appreciate and enjoy your own company.


Moon, Venus or Ceres in Leo:

Post selfies or create self-portraits. Show off a little. Draw some positive attention to yourself to replenish your confidence and self-assurance.

Arrange / administer to a group activity. This will spark pride in the accomplishments you orchestrate / in the respect leading something garners.

Attend some kind of extravagant event. Belonging in a luxurious atmosphere will make you feel like royalty – valuable and significant.


Moon, Venus or Ceres in Virgo:

Take care of your body. Exercise, eat healthy, try a new skincare routine. Improving your health & appearance will boost your self-worth & confidence.

Edit, refine, or critique something. Assisting others in their pursuit of improvement & doing work that needs to be done will make you feel useful.

Watch over a pet or plant(s). Animals & nature are pure things, and to be part of their well-being could be an immensely rewarding experience.


Moon, Venus or Ceres in Libra:

Go to an art gallery or something similar. A beautiful, sophisticated atmosphere will make you feel comfortable & fulfilled. Your refined taste will be satisfied.

Grow a garden or decorate a room. Creating a peaceful, aesthetically pleasing place will remind you of your own splendor, and you can share it with others.

Reinvent your style. Finding a new way to express yourself can make you feel refreshed. It will be a major step toward cultivating self-approval.


Moon, Venus or Ceres in Scorpio:

Take down another one of your walls with someone you trust. Cultivating intimacy will satiate many of your needs, insecurities, and discomforts.

Go to a place where you are completely anonymous. Be someone new for a day. Become one of the mysteries you love so much. It will be inspiring.

Meditate. When you’re alone, you probably analyze things intensely; take a break from this. Clear your mind. The relaxation will be very rewarding.


Moon, Venus or Ceres in Sagittarius:

Look into a religion or ideology you know little about. Gathering unfamiliar knowledge will expand not only your mind, but your self-satisfaction as well.

Go to a “boring” town and discover something interesting about it. Finding intrigue where there is only monotony is the greatest kind of exploration.

Start a deep discussion with someone who is very different from you. If no one turns unnecessarily hostile, you can probably teach each other something.


Moon, Venus or Ceres in Capricorn:

Write a detailed to-do list for a weekend and complete the entire thing. This will open up free time for relaxation afterwards & make you feel very productive.

If you have an important goal, devise a plan for it. Giving yourself a secure path to follow will promote steady workflow and a comfortable sense of safety.

Lighten up. Find a safe space to be yourself in, and relax. This will refresh & energize you, and release a lot of your built-up tension. Let a few things go.


Moon, Venus or Ceres in Aquarius:

Contribute to a good cause – donate to a charity or someone in need, or volunteer somewhere. This will boost your self-worth and may enlighten you.

Take a day to spend time with friends, or go out of your way to make new ones. Trust, expression, and connection open healthy channels of emotion.

Appreciate your own uniqueness. There’s no better way to feel like you matter than to find yourself worthy of your own attention and approval.


Moon, Venus or Ceres in Pisces:

Do one unsolicited favor a day. Expressing & manifesting your own kind nature in a way you will notice will increase your self-approval and self-worth.

Create something. Set your imagination free & let your inspiration run wild. This will be refreshing & you’ll have a lasting extension of who you are.

Go to an immersive art event, like an interactive play. Losing yourself in a tangible fantasy will release a lot of your negative feelings & may inspire you.

JSE artists, please at least take a moment to consider this...

I’m making a fan game that I know is going to be good. Like really good.

But we’ve hit a major snag.

We lost the artist who has done all the cut scene art up until now. This is a huge blow to our project, as none of our artists have a similar style.

We need someone who can imitate this style to save this project:

If you can do something even somewhat similar, we need you. Jack doesn’t know it yet but HE needs you because we know he’ll love this game.

We need the game’s epic finale finished. There are, I think, 6 or 7 pieces left, plus one set of faces, like these. 

We’re kind of screwed without it so please contact us if you can help.

I’m really banking on the community here. I promise this is a really good game. And the stuff you’d be doing is the emotional center of the game. We’re talking the epic finale.

Please share this or consider giving this a shot yourself.

Contact me at @katemarie999 or @undyrus-forever if you can join.