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anonymous asked:

Hello Madame! So I'm an art student in Graphic Design and a self-taught artist since more or less ten years, but I honestly learn way more things by myself than at art school so I still have one big problem. I can draw a lot of things but when it comes to poses I just... Draw always the same, easy ones, or I'm obligated to use references to draw something a bit different. It's killing me, because I want to leave my comfort zone and draw poses from my imagination alone. Any tips, tutorials ? <3

Hi anon ^^

First, I have to apologize because it’s gonna be a long post, consider it as my “DEFINITIVE REFERENCE PICTURE POST” :)

I’m obligated to use references to draw something a bit different.(…) I want to leave my comfort zone and draw poses from my imagination alone. Any tips, tutorials ? <3            

The first step is drawing all kind of poses under different angles using reference pictures. What? But…I don’t want to!! That’s why I’m contacting you P-M!!! WHAT THE HELL!!!

Calm down ^^

It’s necessary in order to build in your head a kind of “visual library” that will give you the possibility to draw without references later. It will train your eye and your hand. Also, at the same time you’re working on your “visual library”, you have to study anatomy techniques like for instance breaking figures from reference down into more simple 3D shapes. You have to learn how to draw groups of simple 3D shapes in perspective and then construct figures from them. However, it doesn’t come in one day and also, you’ll have to use tons of reference pics AT FIRST. You see what I mean? You can’t go from zero reference to “cool figure drawing” in one step, you have to use the combo “reference + anatomy technique” to be able to reach this goal.

Artists who train in illustration are taught how to draw from using a building block tool for construction, much like some of the pictures that you can see below. 

As I said above, it really takes a lot of training and practice to build objects from shapes. Basically every form begins as a shape. The more experience you get, the more you understand proportions and the more skills you will have to draw without visual reference.

In order to reach this result, you have to study anatomy tutorials. They always work more or less the same way, a bit like the pic above: decomposing the human body in geometric shapes or in elaborated stick figures. Here are a couple of video tuts.

TLDR: practice over and over again by using refs. Create a “visual library”. Learn to break the body into shapes. That will be the only way to make you come out of your comfort zone.

(Rainbow Comic Sans for maximum effect. I guess that now, I have everybody’s attention if it wasn’t the case til now)

Yes, you have rules to make things easier to draw from memory BUT THERE IS NOTHING WRONG ABOUT USING REFERENCE PICTURES!! It shouldn’t “kill you”, it shouldn’t make you feel guilty and you shouldn’t feel “less of an artist” because you need references for complicated poses!!! Plenty of pros don’t do art without models and props. And the old masters did the same thing. You want examples? Ok, let’s start!

Here’s a great quote from Alex Ross’ book, Mythology.

Ross’ biggest breakthrough as an illustrator came in June 1987 at the American Academy of Art, when he was introduced to the use of live models. “Before that, I had no idea how much I could grow as a draftsman. It was a huge turning point, because all through grade school I hadn’t so much as drawn from photographs_I’d always thought that you had to make it all up out of your head, and that’s how you did ‘fantasy’ illustration. Now I wonder if I would have developed even sooner had I drawn from life as child”

Photo session for a Superman drawing:

Alex Ross using the photos for his work (and you see the pose is not even complicated!)

And wait, MY FAVORITE PAGE EVER. PROFESSIONAL artists taking pictures of themselves and of their friends so that they can have reference pictures for their artworks. An example:

(Artist Claudio Pozas  posing with…huh…a modern day sword for one of his artworks)

And if you want a funny anecdote, you see Dean’s shoes in this art? It’s mine. I had a problem with the pose so I took a pic of myself with a camera and worked from the pic.

Yeah…but for manga and comics, it’s more stylized, they don’t use refs…Artists draw from the top of their heads…and…HA! HA! HA!!!! MEGA LOL! Two examples from my personal archive. Here is a picture taken from a Japanese program. I don’t remember the name of the artist but this mangaka is drawing a page for his forthcoming comic and instead of drawing from memory do you know what he did? He asked his assistant to pose for him. He took a pic with a Polaroid and…voilà!

The guy is in his 70′s!! He’s a super experienced artist and he still uses references for his art.

Let’s carry on! Another example. When I was a teen I bought an artbook by artist Takeda Yaoi (my first yaoi stuff!) and two of the poses looked familiar.

You bet it looked familiar. The artist used as reference, pictures of members from some my favorite bands at the time, Gene and Menswear (90′s teenagers, fan of Britpop, hello…).

(Pictures: L’UOMO Vogue, May-June 1995). And yes, we are in 2016 and I still have this magazine and this artbook at home. I..have problem throwing things away, ok? ><

Also, do you know what comic artists use nowadays for referencing? 3D softwares like Poser.They create the pose with a 3D model, they orientate the model according to the perspective they want and they use it as ref. It doesn’t mean they aren’t “real” artists, it just makes life fucking easier and it reduces the chances of anatomy mistakes.

(The picture above proves that not ALL the artists in the business use models or reference pictures xD)

Listen, I understand that you want to draw from imagination, that for some reason it makes you feel “freer” and that some poses are complicated to obtain from refs (the super dynamic “spider man poses” for instance) but it shouldn’t “kill you” to need refs to draw the human body when you really need it. If it’s to sketch or to draw “super comic style” poses, ok, why not, but otherwise WHEN IN DOUBT: REF!!! Particularly when you work on something complicated or on a big project like an artwork, for a book, a comic cover, etc..Do you understand? Even dôjinshi artists who seem to sketch things from the top of their heads use refs. I KNOW IT BECAUSE I KNEW SOME OF THEM.

TLDR2: Drawing from imagination is cool, it’s convenient for some poses or for some styles (super dynamic comic poses) but otherwise, don’t feel guilty for using refs! Pro artists do it all the time and now that 2000000 miliion images are available on the Internet, they do it even more than before!

Good luck anon, YOU CAN DO IT!! ♥

“We’re going shopping.” (Bucky x reader)

Title: “We’re going shopping.”  

 Requested by: @civilwarkilledme asked: Hiya, love! Could I request a one-shot with Bucky using prompts 5, 23 and 35? (I’m feeling a little down so maybe it can be fluffy or funny or whatever?) It’s completely fine if you don’t want to/ can’t do it! :)

Pairing: Bucky x Fem!Avenger-Reader

Prompts: #5 “ARE YOU INSANE?! Of course I’ll help you” / #23 “And that’s how you piss off a person” / #35 “Don’t you dare leaving me here”


Word count: 922

Warnings: None really, lately I’m so PG-13

A/N: So I was taking a break from my studying hard and the lovely human requested it and I did my best! Also I quite like the way this turned out yay!

As usual if there’s any misspelling or error sorry!! [REQUESTS AND PROMPT REQUESTS ARE STILL OPEN]

Enjoy! (and now i’m gonna sleep because i’m hella tired)

|| I don’t own Bucky Barnes or any of the Avengers, they belong to Marvel. ||

Since Y/N joined the Avengers she and Bucky were around each other like kids, always joking around and making fun of everyone and everything. It was a strange thing how they got along so good in a very short time, but everyone in the team was happy that they were able to see Bucky smiling and being okay again.

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Winchester Fanfiction

Originally posted by itsokaysammy

Pairing : Dean x Reader
Words : 1,427
Warning: Fingering
Author : Mel

The boys hated the supernatural books. This was known. You weren’t allowed to read them. And honestly, you respected that decision. It was their lives. There were probably things in their past they didn’t want you knowing about.

But curiosity got the better of you when you heard about the fanfic. It wasn’t really their lives after all.. Just people writing stories about them. You were hooked.

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Body Canon trivia for Rollercoaster:

  • Grif is taller than he thinks and is growing faster than he realizes. Though he’ll never catch up to Donut, Maine, or Caboose, by the time he’s done growing he’ll be the tallest of the core four.
  • Simmons hair is incredibly kinky, which is why he always keeps it cut so short, to keep it manageable. His mom has been trying to talk him out of cutting it forever, but his dad thinks it makes him look smart.
  • Church is incredibly pale unless he spends time out in the sun, at which point he develops a glorious golden-brown tan. This is thanks to his mom being half-Native, and he likes to rub it in Carolina’s face.
  • Tucker is incredibly dark-skinned. Grif once compared the color (favorably) to the black sand beaches back home. Tucker called him gay for it and told him to go back to insults.
  • Donut is the tallest of the central cast except Caboose. He’s also among the most muscular, having spent his life both doing farmwork and working out with his dad (who wanted a more masculine son).
  • Carolina’s hair is naturally red. However, it’s more of a strawberry blonde red than the vibrant fire engine that we associate with her- she dyes it, then tells people she’s a natural redhead and leaves them guessing.
  • Caboose refuses to cut his hair so it tends to fall into his eyes a lot. He keeps it up with hair bands, most of them gifts from his friends. His favorites are the ones with pretty bows on them.
  • Wash almost always has at least one bandage prominently shown, as he is both accident prone and reckless. Sometimes people take bets on what new and exciting way he’ll injure himself that day.
  • South is very muscular, but she’s also visually appealing- when she’s working out, she’s careful to focus on areas in such a way as to keep them proportionate.

anonymous asked:

I bet your a bandwagon fan and only like the maine because Halsey and Jack Barakat tweet about them

hahahAHAAHahaAHaHA oh honey

they have been my all time favorite band since 2008

look, here is me and john in 2011

i look horrendous but john is hot so 

oh look here is me and john again in april of this year

i look slightly better and yesterday when i showed this picture to john he said we were gorgeous :))))))

and then here we are, september 6 2015 a glorious day in which john and i both look hot as shit and john called me his best friend and said we had a connection :))))

but ya ur right I’m totally a bandwagon fan :))))))))