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A 24 year old human who likes to draw stuff, especially comics. This is my personal artblog where I will post doodles, WIPs and finished artwork and also text posts with ignorant opinions. I'm doing my best. Enjoy your stay!
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Kolmården marble - Swedish Green

"Most people think that marble is white – but in fact it comes in several colours and nuances, of which white is one.

Kolmården marble is a unique stone from Sweden, with a variable green colour and attractive veining, thanks to serpentines in the stone. Kolmården marble’s origins and its unusual green colour is why it has come to be called Swedish Green.

Swedish Green is a fine-grained stone, and even though it is one of the hardest kinds of marble in the world, it is easy to saw and polish. The marble’s green colour and veining depends partly on where it was quarried and partly on how it is sawn. Every marble quarry has its unique patterns and colour combinations.”

This is definitely one of my favourite kinds of marble to paint in school. It’s very easy to learn and you can play around a lot with it.

female anatomy by mojette

Wow FINALLY a decent reference of the muscles on the female figure WITHOUT the breast content. It has always bothered me that they always have to include the breasts when showing the muscle anatomy on the female body, considering breasts vary in size and shape a lot and isn’t even muscles to begin with.

Skin tone studies I did today!

Considering using these (or at least the top two) as examples for a future tutorial about skin tones.

And some info about the top pictures: I used a reference photo of the Turkana people. You can find a lot of great references/inspiration from this article. I hope that with these studies, I have proven that you can clearly see the color zones of the face even on people with really dark skin.

I don’t really know what I wanted to do with the male face, he turned out pretty boring compared to the other two.

(A note to self: draw more expressive portraits even if it’s just for a study or for a tutorial.)

foervraengd:

Dacrophelia - Mastertouch by ~Niansa
I think it’s hard to find good photography of true emotions such as sadness and crying. This beautiful set of photos shows the progress of how the face change when crying. The photographer did not fake this; these are real tears and real emotions put into this artwork.

Reblogging old post because srsly, this is how a crying face looks like.
89% of the results I get when I search for “crying” on dA is just ppl with a blank stare with tears running down the cheeks. Sure that can look appealing in a artistic sense, but photos like this one is much more real.

foervraengd:

Dacrophelia - Mastertouch by ~Niansa

I think it’s hard to find good photography of true emotions such as sadness and crying. This beautiful set of photos shows the progress of how the face change when crying. The photographer did not fake this; these are real tears and real emotions put into this artwork.

Reblogging old post because srsly, this is how a crying face looks like.

89% of the results I get when I search for “crying” on dA is just ppl with a blank stare with tears running down the cheeks. Sure that can look appealing in a artistic sense, but photos like this one is much more real.

Inspired by a friend yesterday….

junkocosplay:

This was inspired by a friend of mine who was drawing an African-esque race of people.

To those who are starting to draw or wanting to draw Africans and African-Americans, I’m going to give ya some little things to better draw people like me or my Black friends

  • Pick up some hair magazines for Black hair. We have plenty out there. Our hair is very versatile and can adapt to any hairstyle(straight, braids, dreads, loose curls, afro, etc, etc) The two most popular magazines are Hype Hair and Sophisticate’s Black Hair
  • On Men: Do not be afraid to draw full lips on the men. Do not. And dont think ‘If I give him full lips, he’ll look like a woman!’ He wont. Unless you made him already feminine-looking
  • When drawing Afro hair(regardless of if you give him a huge afro or what have you), try and give it some texture. And i dont mean draw it like a cloud. I mean actually give it texture
  • Look at pictures of Africans and African Americans. Hell, if you have some Black friends, ask them if you can draw them. But dont go “Hey! can I draw you cause I need to draw you!’ then you might creep people out.
  • DONT BE AFRAID!
  • PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!

You might say ‘But! drawing Black features is hard!’ To that, I have to chuckle and say, everyone’s features is hard. Hell, i have to admit, I have a hard time drawing Caucasian/White noses and eyes. But with Practice, i can get it. 

If any artists have anything else to add, feel free to. It’s some tips from a Black artist who wants to help others draw Africans and African-Americans like me :)

To me, caucasian noses are like the HARDEST noses compared to asian and african noses ahaha.

But yes, this is good advice ppl! There’s also a lot of tumblr blogs focused on POC models and such, so they work as great reference sources!

I think this is especially important to remember if you are, like me, white and grew up in a society/area that have very few POC (like some parts of Scandinavia); it’s easy to only draw caucasian characters if it’s a majority where you live, but that’s not the case in many MANY other parts of the world.

Diversity is a great step towards improving your artwork no matter the style!

(Source: yasmincommissaire)

Do you guys remember the awesome tool Virtual Lighting Studio?


It seems that it’s out of beta now, and they have not only added a female model with long hair, but also added a POC!

"VLS" is a very very very good resource, despite the slightly oddly designed faces, when it comes to how light falls on the face. You can add several light sources, add ambient light, add colored light, move the position of the "lamp" and other nice features.

I especially like that they added a POC model, mostly because there’s so little art-related resources when it comes to different skin color (color-palettes doesn’t count). And considering the fear of unintentional white-washing, this tool will come in handy.

Although I was hoping for another model with even darker skin color, but I guess this is good enough for now. The face looks a bit weird… but I must say the white guy is much more creepy-looking lol.

So this is what I produced today at the livestream session I had. What I did was to write down the very hard-to-read-notes on Michael Mentler’s sketches from his anatomy thread: "Book of Bones" on conceptart.org. About 95% of the information here comes from mentler’s knowledge, this is really just how I study stuff personally, so ALL CRED goes to this awesome dude. People wanted to see this stuff afterwards, so I made a post with the finished content.
Make sure to check out Mentler’s thread, you’ll find tons and tons of more stuff there + his drawings are  hngngngng<3
anyway, let’s get started:






And here is PART 2:








Please Note: The “homework” part is something I made up myself. And by “extra weight”, I do not mean *only* pregnant women, but also stuff like carrying a heavy bag with one arm, or wearing a very heavy backpack (this would work best drawn in profile view in order to show how the mass distribution keeps the body balanced).
Also note the colors used in the last examples. 
The two first have are balanced, we can see this because the cyan and red colors are more or less evenly distributed (using the line of gravity as a “border”). But on the last one to the right, there’s more red. Which also proves that the body is unbalanced, and that the person will trip and fall any moment.

So this is what I produced today at the livestream session I had. What I did was to write down the very hard-to-read-notes on Michael Mentler’s sketches from his anatomy thread: "Book of Bones" on conceptart.org. About 95% of the information here comes from mentler’s knowledge, this is really just how I study stuff personally, so ALL CRED goes to this awesome dude. People wanted to see this stuff afterwards, so I made a post with the finished content.

Make sure to check out Mentler’s thread, you’ll find tons and tons of more stuff there + his drawings are  hngngngng<3

anyway, let’s get started:

And here is PART 2:

Please Note: The “homework” part is something I made up myself. And by “extra weight”, I do not mean *only* pregnant women, but also stuff like carrying a heavy bag with one arm, or wearing a very heavy backpack (this would work best drawn in profile view in order to show how the mass distribution keeps the body balanced).

Also note the colors used in the last examples. 

The two first have are balanced, we can see this because the cyan and red colors are more or less evenly distributed (using the line of gravity as a “border”). But on the last one to the right, there’s more red. Which also proves that the body is unbalanced, and that the person will trip and fall any moment.

Art and Sterf - Now slightly more organized

foervraengd:

I just became admin for this blog together with my pal Jabber.

I often stumble upon great references, resources and tutorials here on tumblr. But I don’t wanna fill my own blog with reblogs (I wanna try to keep it contain as much original stuff as possible), so I’m going to use this blog instead where I’ll probably reblog lots of good stuff together with Jabber.

Right now, the tags are a bit unorganized and needs to be cleaned up/fixed. But I suggest you all to go follow this blog as well if you find my resource-reblogs interesting.

Reblogging older post to once again remind you about this blog. Me and Jabber have worked a little bit more on the tags, so it’s all starting to turn out very sorted.

The digital art-page shows a list of tags that will display all tutorials and resources after a certain software used (like, browse for ONLY adobe photoshop tutorials or ONLY sai tutorials)

The tutorials-page shows a list of tutorials tagged after the area it covers. (like color theory, lineart, composition etc)

Please note that not all tags may not contain any posts yet since we have just started to organize it.

However, also note that we have a SUBMISSION BOX where you can submit YOUR OWN protips, tutorials and mini-guides to us! 

(we have certain rules for submissions of course, we haven’t finished this area just yet)

Art and Sterf

I just became admin for this blog together with my pal Jabber.

I often stumble upon great references, resources and tutorials here on tumblr. But I don’t wanna fill my own blog with reblogs (I wanna try to keep it contain as much original stuff as possible), so I’m going to use this blog instead where I’ll probably reblog lots of good stuff together with Jabber.

Right now, the tags are a bit unorganized and needs to be cleaned up/fixed. But I suggest you all to go follow this blog as well if you find my resource-reblogs interesting.

irisundone:

daskannnichtsein:

stophatingyourbody:

redgaia:

They all weigh 150lbs.

There is no ‘right’ body type. Weight looks different on different people, and it is ALL OKAY. Don’t compare yourself to other people’s bodies, learn to love the body you’re in NOW and what it can do NOW.

I NEED THIS ON MY BLOG
this is perfection

Time for something good on my blog :3
mm very nice reference for artists as well!

irisundone:

daskannnichtsein:

stophatingyourbody:

redgaia:

They all weigh 150lbs.

There is no ‘right’ body type. Weight looks different on different people, and it is ALL OKAY. Don’t compare yourself to other people’s bodies, learn to love the body you’re in NOW and what it can do NOW.

I NEED THIS ON MY BLOG

this is perfection

Time for something good on my blog :3

mm very nice reference for artists as well!

A redline correction/&#8221;guide&#8221; in how to draw a five year old child. Helped Ninja during the livestream with her drawing and what to think about next time.

I&#8217;ve noticed that there&#8217;s very little references/resources when it comes to draw children bodies, it&#8217;s probably because the thought of a naked child has become so taboo. But if someone has some good resources of drawings of childrens anatomy, it would be nice to know. What I&#8217;ve shown here is more or less all I currently know about this subject.

A redline correction/”guide” in how to draw a five year old child. Helped Ninja during the livestream with her drawing and what to think about next time.

I’ve noticed that there’s very little references/resources when it comes to draw children bodies, it’s probably because the thought of a naked child has become so taboo. But if someone has some good resources of drawings of childrens anatomy, it would be nice to know. What I’ve shown here is more or less all I currently know about this subject.

medicalstate:

Unilateral Dermatoheliosis.
This stunning image of a 69 year old shows the effects of sun exposure on premature aging of skin. The man was a truck driver for 28 years during which the sun predominantly shined onto his face through his left window.

reblogging for future reference

medicalstate:

Unilateral Dermatoheliosis.

This stunning image of a 69 year old shows the effects of sun exposure on premature aging of skin. The man was a truck driver for 28 years during which the sun predominantly shined onto his face through his left window.

reblogging for future reference

It’s time for some photo-spammin’ from the museum I visited with my pal!

I’m gonna upload these as photo-sets.

And since I took these partly as inspiration/references, I will have these under my “protip” tag. And yes, you can use these photos as reference or resource.

It’s time for some photo-spammin’ from the museum I visited with my pal!

I’m gonna upload these as photo-sets.

And since I took these partly as inspiration/references, I will have these under my “protip” tag. And yes, you can use these photos as reference or resource.