Heavensailing

storyteller, artist, poet; believer in magic and seeker of truth

freeglassart said: 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

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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!

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Etretat, France (by falkussler)

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Etretat, France (by falkussler)

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pr1nceshawn:

Shocking Truths Behind What Cat Behaviors Really Mean…

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nathanielemmett:

Concept art for Hogwarts in winter by Jim Salvati.

nathanielemmett:

Concept art for Hogwarts in winter by Jim Salvati.

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Madeira, Portugal (by Artur Tomaz)

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Madeira, Portugal (by Artur Tomaz)

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arichan16:

Inspired by a post here on Tumblr… I now bring you a new meme I hope catches on:  TOPH NORRIS.

You’re welcome.

(If someone else has done this before me, please steer me in their direction so I can bask in more Toph awesomeness.)

This is the best thing ever. All the other best things just stopped being the best in face of this awesomeness.

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that’s strange dude you don’t even give off a weird porn blog vibe or anything?

I know it’s so weird. I just ignore them.

slomps:

Imagine being given a book with a photo of every person you’d ever met

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Why are weird porn blogs always following me. 

“nothing haunts us more than unsaid words”

—    Brittany Mander (via outlasts)

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make like Dante and write her into your poetry?

I just might.

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this is the most adorable thing I’ve ever heard

It’s kind of distressing really, I am not planning on staying in Colorado. D: 

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philosofaggot:

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lotusinaseaoffire

WHY IS THIS NOT A THING

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