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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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Alchemy is an open drawing project aimed at exploring how we can sketch, draw, and create on computers in new ways. Alchemy isn’t software for creating finished artwork, but rather a sketching environment that focuses on the absolute initial stage of the creation process. Experimental in nature, Alchemy lets you brainstorm visually to explore an expanded range of ideas and possibilities in a serendipitous way.

This software is free to download and is available for both mac and windows :3 go check out more at their website: al.chemy.org

This looks like an awesome tool to use for brainstorming and such. I’m totally gonna play around with this!

Today’s Anatomy Studies!

Oh man so much stuff done, and we worked the whole day! It was very fun, but now I really need to get some sleep. I hope to see the people who visited the stream and what they managed to draw during this LS. I haven’t been drawing so much anatomy lately, so this felt really nice to re-study. I actually spent some extra time to understand the complex construction of the elbow.

And I also did some studies using Hogarth illustrations, I’m usually not a big fan of his books. But when it comes to exaggerating muscles, Hogarth IS the best resource to use!

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.

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.

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.

A Guide about Guidelines

If you’ve ever read an art-book or a tutorial online, you should be familiar with “guidelines”. Some people use all kinds of guidelines, while others seems to not need to use them at all - but most artists have or will use them some time in their life as artists.

The main point with guidelines is that they should help you being able to draw the same object in different angles or position, but still keep it’s appearance recognizable. Guidelines are also used in order to easier keep something appear symmetric.

By using diagonal lines, starting from the corners, we can easier find the centre of the area. And as you can see, when the cube is drawn in a certain perspective, the middle-line does not create two equally big parts… that is, if we would view this drawing as something 2-dimensional - which we don’t, of course!

With this in mind, we can use the very same guidelines in all kinds of angles or perspective.

This will also make it easier to keep track on proportions, both for the body and for the face. And since many guidelines we use are based on splitting everything in half to create a center-line, this knowledge is very useful for almost all kinds of techniques in drawing.

Practice sketching down the diagonal lines in order to quickly find the absolute centre of the plane.

You can use a ruler as a start, but it’s recommended to practice this freehand. After a while you will grow used to it and sooner or later you can find the absolute centre all on your own.

(At first I was just gonna fill this post with screenshots. But then I realized that it might be good to be able to edit the text if needed. This is actually from my booklet-version of “understanding anatomy”, but I think this part is so important that I’ll share it with you either way. Hngnng I’m too generous…. lol)

Gottfried Bammes.



Now THIS is what I call realistic references in anatomy.

DELICIOUS PERSPECTIVE GRIDS by =BittersweetDisease
Decided to share these perspective grids I got from my lecturer some days ago. I hope they will help you guys out just as much as they do to me!

DELICIOUS PERSPECTIVE GRIDS by =BittersweetDisease

Decided to share these perspective grids I got from my lecturer some days ago. I hope they will help you guys out just as much as they do to me!