MY FROND asked me how i draw shoes and then i got really into it and drew a whole bunch of SHOES HAHAH I hope this helps someone
DON”T worry about getting the shape perfect at first bc you can always edit it later!! ALso this is just my really quick way of drawing shoes IT PROBABLY ISN”T EVEN RIGHT SOMETIMES LIEs down
Write about a character who lives in a city that experienced mass amnesia a year prior. The catch? No one remembers how or why it all happened. Double catch? This character’s memory was not, at all, affected by the mass amnesia.
Thank you for the submission, tamoranix!
Since it was Munday, I decided to do a small art reference project for myself. And then I decided to make it public with the following notes.
From Left to Right, Top to Bottom:
What NOT to do (front):
- Don’t chicken wing your arms! Although it might be easier to hold the rifle, you will make yourself a bigger target.
- Don’t close your one eye! You will lose your depth perception, which is crucial when you are on the move, or are trying to determine how far away your target is
- Don’t keep your legs haphazardly strewn about. You need to make sure you’re balanced!
What to do (front)
- Keep both eyes open
- Bend your elbows downwards and towards the ground to make yourself a smaller target
- Bend your knees to control the gun’s recoil + be ready to move.
What NOT to do (side)
- Don’t put the stock above your shoulder
- Don’t lean back.
- Both of the above reduce your control over the weapon and may result in a black eye, and the rifle flying backwards and out of your hands.
What to do (side)
- Bury the stock of the rifle into the meaty part of your shoulder
- Lean into the gun to keep the gun under control when the recoil of the gun kicks the gun upwards or to the side
- Bend your knees slightly to lean forward, as well as make yourself a smaller target
- The soldier is relaxed and is most likely moving around.
- His eyes are searching for possible threats
- His hands are still on the rifle, even if he has a sling on
Low Ready Stance
- Possible threat has been detected
- Entire body shifts towards threat direction
- Stock is shouldered
- Eyes are focused on the possible target
- Gun barrel is pointed in the target’s general direction, but not directly at the target.
- Immediate response
- Soldier fires off shots while screaming to the other people in his team
- "CONTACT!" or "THREAT!"
- Leftover inconveniences (braces, casts, etc.)
- Renewable energy
- Creative attempts at fuel
- Increased infant mortality
- Change in hierarchy (laborers more important than white-collar workers, etc.)
- New governmental structures
- Mercenary groups
- Formation of new states
- Formation of non-state groups
- Regrowth of land
- Lack of food security
- Reduction in gun usage (as ammunition runs out)
- Decrease in age of pregnancy and/or marriage (as life expectancy decreases)
- Direct effects of the apocalyptic event
- Increased multi-generational homes (as building houses becomes difficult again)
- Increased multi-family homes
- Attempts at sophisticated surgery with rudimentary tools
- Reduction in birth control
- General reduction in technology that requires sophisticated manufacturing
- Simple food
- Handmade clothing
- Clothing from animal products
- Houses built for natural lighting
- Attempted—and failed—swift adjustments to lack of technology
- Changes in views of morality
- Different types of law enforcement
- Changes in religion
- Attempted attachment to old societies
- Deliberate breakaways from old societies
- Attempts to cling on to old ideas of beauty despite changes in available beauty products
- Reduction in hygiene
- Increase in water-borne illnesses and parasites
- Lack of clean water
- Reduction in luxury goods
- Increase in homelessness
- Lack of communication capabilities
- Return to radio
- Lack of light pollution
- Attempted school systems
- Return to apprenticeship-style teaching
- Return to agricultural-style living
- Dealing with environmental fallout from apocalyptic event
- Dealing with environmental fallout from previous generations
This prompt set can serve for your inspiration directly or as an askbox meme :)
- Where do you think you’re going?
- Look at this.
- You did the right thing.
- No one can fight it.
- Was it intentional?
- It was never supposed to be real.
- I remember it differently.
- It was a funny week.
- This isn’t what I expected.
- I’m warning you…
You may get asked this a lot, so please excuse my ignorance - but how do you go about constructing character expressions and body language and such? Thanks!
Besides The Basics (construction of heads and skulls and muscles and skeletons and how they move), I’ll go over some things I’ve been trying to work on myself lately:
1. Treat expressions as a single gesture of the face/head, as opposed to a head and then individual features dumped on a plate and arranged into an expression.
First, just get down the big shapes of your expression, just like you would for a pose.
So say I wanna do a low angle angry pose. I know the features are gonna be all mashed down at the bottom because of perspective.
Scribble it down
start to put on features
put on more stuff
fix stuff again
erasing and flipping and stuff a whole bunch until you are happy with it or stop caring
Whole head is a gesture!
2. Just like a facial expression, jot down where the important parts of an entire pose goes first. You can force the rest of the body to fit the pose.
So here I knew I wanted the shoulders tilted a certain direction, and te hand to be in that particular position in front of her face.
That’s the simplest explanation I got. Don’t be afraid to push and pull faces and bodies around! Worry about being “on model” last!