kelpls:

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
Zoom Info
kelpls:

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
Zoom Info
kelpls:

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
Zoom Info
kelpls:

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
Zoom Info
kelpls:

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
Zoom Info

kelpls:

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

maxkirin:

✐ DAILY WEIRD PROMPT ✐

MASS AMNESIA
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.

Want to publish a story inspired by this prompt? Click here to read the guidelines~ ♥︎ And, if you’re looking for more writerly content, make sure to follow me: maxkirin.tumblr.com!
Thank you for the submission, tamoranix!

maxkirin:

✐ DAILY WEIRD PROMPT ✐

MASS AMNESIA

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.

Want to publish a story inspired by this prompt? Click here to read the guidelines~ ♥︎ And, if you’re looking for more writerly content, make sure to follow me: maxkirin.tumblr.com!

Thank you for the submission, tamoranix!

samurottedge:

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
Patrol/Relaxed Stance
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.
Firing Stance
Immediate response
Soldier fires off shots while screaming to the other people in his team
"CONTACT!" or "THREAT!"
Zoom Info
samurottedge:

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
Patrol/Relaxed Stance
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.
Firing Stance
Immediate response
Soldier fires off shots while screaming to the other people in his team
"CONTACT!" or "THREAT!"
Zoom Info
samurottedge:

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
Patrol/Relaxed Stance
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.
Firing Stance
Immediate response
Soldier fires off shots while screaming to the other people in his team
"CONTACT!" or "THREAT!"
Zoom Info
samurottedge:

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
Patrol/Relaxed Stance
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.
Firing Stance
Immediate response
Soldier fires off shots while screaming to the other people in his team
"CONTACT!" or "THREAT!"
Zoom Info
samurottedge:

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
Patrol/Relaxed Stance
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.
Firing Stance
Immediate response
Soldier fires off shots while screaming to the other people in his team
"CONTACT!" or "THREAT!"
Zoom Info
samurottedge:

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
Patrol/Relaxed Stance
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.
Firing Stance
Immediate response
Soldier fires off shots while screaming to the other people in his team
"CONTACT!" or "THREAT!"
Zoom Info
samurottedge:

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
Patrol/Relaxed Stance
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.
Firing Stance
Immediate response
Soldier fires off shots while screaming to the other people in his team
"CONTACT!" or "THREAT!"
Zoom Info
samurottedge:

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
Patrol/Relaxed Stance
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.
Firing Stance
Immediate response
Soldier fires off shots while screaming to the other people in his team
"CONTACT!" or "THREAT!"
Zoom Info

samurottedge:

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

Patrol/Relaxed Stance

  • 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.

Firing Stance

  • Immediate response
  • Soldier fires off shots while screaming to the other people in his team
  • "CONTACT!" or "THREAT!"

45 Things I Want to See More of in Stories (Post-Apocalyptic Edition)

elumish:

  1. Leftover inconveniences (braces, casts, etc.)
  2. Renewable energy
  3. Creative attempts at fuel
  4. Cooperation
  5. Warlords
  6. Increased infant mortality
  7. Change in hierarchy (laborers more important than white-collar workers, etc.)
  8. New governmental structures
  9. Mercenary groups
  10. Formation of new states
  11. Formation of non-state groups
  12. Regrowth of land
  13. Lack of food security
  14. Reduction in gun usage (as ammunition runs out)
  15. Decrease in age of pregnancy and/or marriage (as life expectancy decreases)
  16. Direct effects of the apocalyptic event
  17. Increased multi-generational homes (as building houses becomes difficult again)
  18. Increased multi-family homes
  19. Attempts at sophisticated surgery with rudimentary tools
  20. Reduction in birth control
  21. General reduction in technology that requires sophisticated manufacturing
  22. Simple food
  23. Handmade clothing
  24. Clothing from animal products
  25. Houses built for natural lighting
  26. Attempted—and failed—swift adjustments to lack of technology
  27. Changes in views of morality
  28. Different types of law enforcement
  29. Changes in religion
  30. Attempted attachment to old societies
  31. Deliberate breakaways from old societies
  32. Attempts to cling on to old ideas of beauty despite changes in available beauty products
  33. Reduction in hygiene
  34. Increase in water-borne illnesses and parasites
  35. Lack of clean water
  36. Reduction in luxury goods
  37. Increase in homelessness
  38. Lack of communication capabilities
  39. Return to radio
  40. Lack of light pollution
  41. Attempted school systems
  42. Return to apprenticeship-style teaching
  43. Return to agricultural-style living
  44. Dealing with environmental fallout from apocalyptic event
  45. Dealing with environmental fallout from previous generations

Prompt Set #209

alloftheprompts:

This prompt set can serve for your inspiration directly or as an askbox meme :)

  1. Where do you think you’re going?
  2. Look at this.
  3. You did the right thing.
  4. No one can fight it.
  5. Was it intentional?
  6. It was never supposed to be real.
  7. I remember it differently.
  8. It was a funny week.
  9. This isn’t what I expected.
  10. I’m warning you…

freeglassart asked:

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!

makanidotdot:

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

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start to put on features

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fix stuff

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put on more stuff

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fix stuff again

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erasing and flipping and stuff a whole bunch until you are happy with it or stop caring

Whole head is a gesture!image

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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. 

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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!