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hello! can i ask for a tutorail in hands/arms and legs/feet?

zemael:

Hey! Sorry for the late reply, I haven’t really had time to do the tutorial for you! But, I did one today. It’s kinda messy and not 100% anatomically perfect (I do several flaws myself) but I think I made some good points!

  • Arms:

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Arms cannot be done without shoulders, so that’s why I will include them here. To know how one body part works, you need to understand the other parts too. I suggest drawing a stick figure, as shown above. Do it with shoulders and everything - don’t care about anatomy. Really, don’t - go mad! You can figure out how to deal with the anatomy AFTER you have figured how to draw the body freely.

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I imagine most body parts to be shaped as tear drops, as shown above; especially the arms and legs. Draw them above the stick figure - don’t be afraid to overlap the teardrops. In fact, I suggest it! The best way to understand anatomy is to think of it as shapes and doll-parts.

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After you’ve figured that out, do several, VERY tiny, small doodles like these. Go crazy - don’t bother with anatomy just yet. Do them also very quickly and so small you can’t think of the details. Just keep doing this until you sorta understand how arms work. 

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Here is a doodle of a “real” arm, and as you can see, how it’s shaped it resembles the teardrops above. A general rule is to constantly draw the body in curves - male AND female. NEVER draw a single line straight.

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I mentioned before I thought it was important to include shoulders/other body parts to understand another. This is why. The body basically has a “flow” when you move. The red lines clearly shows the flow. This is also how you can create a dynamic pose: think of the flow. The muscles are formed that way to be able to function. Which reminds me, buy some good anatomy books. And I’m talking about more or less MEDICAL anatomy books - you think you won’t need it - but trust me, it’s more useful than you can imagine. I do NOT suggest buying “stylistic” anatomy books, like Christopher Hart (ugh NO), for example, as these can mislead you. Medical anatomy books CANNOT because they MUST be right.

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And for the last part, here’s some “do’s” and “don’ts”. It’s important to remember the muscles between the neck and shoulders. Many, especially when drawing females, forget this. It’s true the most visible it is - the more muscular you will look. But even the most petite people have these. Your neck literally would not function if you didn’t have these supporters. Then, the arms below is just to show why it’s important to draw the body with curves. Many have probably heard “straight lines for males” which is a complete lie. They will look stiff and unnatural. Curves can both empathize muscles AND fat. Heck, even your bones aren’t straight.

  • Legs:

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Legs certainly are the hardest. There’s a good reason for this; because they’re one of our most strongest muscles, and they are more or less dominating when it comes to poses (together with the spine). However, just like with the arms, draw a stick figure. I won’t suggest drawing them completely straight, as you can see here, as it will add weight. Do teardrops shapes. As for the hips - think of them as panties or briefs. This is not a MUST; but it will help; I think!

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And just like the arms, do small doodles. Don’t be serious, play around until you get the idea.

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As you can see, these legs easily can be turned into teardrops even when they’re detailed like this.

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Now, what makes legs/hips interesting is that the way fat gathers there. Although not a must, seeing as we’re all different, females tend to get more fat there than men. Usually, however, it’s not at the SIDE of the hops, but at the thighs, calves and the “love handles”. (Excuse my english, aaah…) Women also tend to have bigger hips, but again, it’s not a must. It’s not uncommon to have small hips, either; or big hips for men, etc.

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Of course, the legs too follow the “flow”!

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Something worth noting is the “Standing point” The standing point is basically a straight line, and the further away you are from the line; the more unbalanced you are. To create a dynamic pose you should avoid that line as much as possible. However, if you want to look balanced/realistic, have the one leg stand there for support. The leg to the left is balanced, as you can see one of the legs is taking all the weight; with other words, it’s the support leg-making it balanced. The legs to the right, however, are likely to fall over if she keeps standing like that!

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Now for some more do’s and don’ts. I already mentioned the barbie legs, invisible heels and micro-mini crotch in my previous tutorial, but these two are different. I see this mistake a lot; when you sit down, your thighs will become wider because you’re pressing all the fat to the sides. Now, this also depends on how you’re positioning your legs. How much it widens depends on how much fat you have in the first place; but it will always be there.

And then there’s this awkward “thigh gap”. Before I get any haters telling me how I “thin shame”, please, take a seat and read this. Good? Good. How much space you actually have between your thighs depends fully on how you’re standing, bending, angle, body type and everything else. However, the one to the right? Not likely.

  • Hands:

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Okay, I’m getting really lazy now; so I’ll be quick. Draw a rectangle. Sorta like this; it doesn’t have to be exactly like this - since hands can be shaped VERY differently. Just compare to your friends.

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Draw a little triangle attached to it.

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Now, the fingers! How long they should be and etc doesn’t really matter either. But if you’re unsure, draw them as tear drops, too.

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Now, draw the fingers! Starting to look like a hand, sort of.

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Then draw the details and fix things you didn’t like. I really don’t like the way this is drawn but I’m just tired right now.

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Just like the legs/arms, practice by doing that simple figure really quickly.

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Guess what? Hands also follow “the flow”!

  • Feet:

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Okay, I’m getting really lazy. Plus, feet are SUPER HARD- I’m just going to say this: think of them as triangles. Overlap them; think of it as 3D!

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Practice practice practice! And medical anatomy books. And photo references. And real-life references!

Hope this helped! \o/ As I said, I’m nowhere near perfect but, ahh, I tried.

ryanlangdraws:

I’ve had people insist that I used 3d an photos, despite my assertion that I haven’t. You can see the thread here http://www.reddit.com/r/comicbooks/comments/2ag3ku/this_is_a_painting_iron_man_by_ryan_lang/ But this isn’t for them. This is for people that like to see the process of an illustration. I tried to break it down, but if there are any questions, please ask. I have no problem with artists using photos or 3d in their digital work, so when I say I didn’t use photos or 3d for this image, it was that I wanted to see what I could accomplish on my own (with a couple of filters at the end). And if after this process post people still refuse to believe that I didn’t use photos or 3d….. I will take that as a compliment.

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flashlight girl and deer boy

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The best Pokemon name in the world.

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teamrocketing:

we all know this bitch who says “i can’t draw that well” and then they’re like

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Things you did not know VLC Media Player could do

otahpp:

As howtogeek.com puts it, VLC Media Player is the Swiss Army Knife of all media players, with over 100 million downloads and with it’s new release for android last June 13- we users would want to know what VLC has in store for us. While there are many, here are 7 that appealed to me most and…

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tastefullyoffensive:

When Cats Forget How to Cat (Part 2)

Previously: Part 1

OMG that tongue cat is my favorite

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yahoonews:

This pint-sized Predator at WonderCon turned a number of heads before Aaron Schoenke, covering the April convention in Anaheim for his company, Bat in the Sun Productions, caught this footage. With a little prompting, Schoenke convinces the little guy to unmask himself, revealing not a scary alien with clapping mandibles, but the face of a young boy who almost looks lost. Credit: YouTube/batinthesun

Food Trip: Street Food in UP

goldencor:

After 136328 years, I finally had the chance to go on a food trip in the streets of UPD. Here are some of my favorites and where to find them:

{Around the Sunken Garden}

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1. “Dirty” Ice Cream (Don’t worry, it’s not really dirty.

{Across the University Arcade and the Parish of the Holy Sacrifice — Mang Larry’s}

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2. Isaw (Pig/Chicken Intestines)

3. Fish, Chicken and Squid Balls

{Area 2 — Iskorambol and Iskomai}

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HHHHHH bigla nalang ako nagcrave ulit XD

RESOURCES FOR NERDS (ALSO EVERYONE)

torumekia:

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the end of the semester is coming up, and you need distractions and possibly helpful things as well! if you’re like me that means cute games and articles abt medieval clothing. well look no further, i made a masterpost just for u. <3

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100 free time-wasters indie…

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lavastormsw:

dreamsstartwithdisney:

disneyconceptsandstuff:


Deleted Disney Songs

As Long as There’s a Moon // Beyond the Laughing Sky // Clair De Lune // Dancing to the Wedding Drum // Human Again // Humiliate the Boy // I Can’t Believe My Heart // If I Never Knew You // I’m Odd // Keep ‘Em Guessing // The Middle of the River // The Morning Report // One Dance // Proud of Your Boy // To Be King // Why Me? // The Work Song

If I Never Knew You aka me crying for hours

HOW CAN YOU FORGET SNUFF OUT THE LIGHT FROM THE EMPEROR’S NEW GROOVE

Hmmmmm….:D
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cpcoulter:

lavastormsw:

dreamsstartwithdisney:

disneyconceptsandstuff:

Deleted Disney Songs

As Long as There’s a Moon // Beyond the Laughing Sky // Clair De Lune // Dancing to the Wedding Drum // Human Again // Humiliate the Boy // I Can’t Believe My Heart // If I Never Knew You // I’m Odd // Keep ‘Em Guessing // The Middle of the River // The Morning Report // One Dance // Proud of Your Boy // To Be King // Why Me? // The Work Song

If I Never Knew You aka me crying for hours

HOW CAN YOU FORGET SNUFF OUT THE LIGHT FROM THE EMPEROR’S NEW GROOVE

Hmmmmm….:D

claudetc:

Fanart for the excellent classic Doctor Who Audio, Spare Parts. This is typical 5th doctor behaviour of course.
The design of the proto cyberman police comes from the Dr Who magazine’s official illustration preview of the audio:
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claudetc:

Fanart for the excellent classic Doctor Who Audio, Spare Parts. This is typical 5th doctor behaviour of course.

The design of the proto cyberman police comes from the Dr Who magazine’s official illustration preview of the audio:

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gigglymendicant:

YUMMY!!!
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gigglymendicant:

YUMMY!!!

Top 10 Haunted School Stories Of All Time.

gravityymind:

1.) De La Salle — College of St. Benilde

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The setting: An evening class

In attendance: A professor, his students, and a creepy girl

The tale: It was the first day of the semester, and the professor called out the roll, trying to match each of his students’ faces to their names. When he had finished, he noticed that there was one person who had not been called: the girl dressed in a white shirt and jeans sitting at the front row directly across his desk. He asked for her form to check if she was enrolled in that class, but she stared up at him blankly. He repeated his question, and watched – along with the entire class – as the girl stood up and walked past him, straight through the blackboard.

Take note: Though there are many variations to this tale, the scariest thing about it is that there was nothing to suspect about the girl at first, until she actually walked through the blackboard. Imagine that happening on your first day of school!

2.) De La Salle University

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The setting: The Chapel of the Most Blessed Sacrament

In attendance: The restless souls of murdered La Sallian brothers

The tale: Many a ghost story has been set in the La Salle Chapel, but among the most harrowing tales is the one about a girl who decided to enjoy some meditative quiet time there. After several minutes of sitting with her eyes closed and breathing evenly, she opened her eyes to see a shadowy figure in the middle of the chapel, moving very slowly towards her. She closed her eyes again and tried to utter a prayer while frozen in fear. But when she opened her eyes, she found that the figure had materialized completely: it was a priest with a bayonet in his gut and bullet wounds in his forehead.

Take note: The scariest thing about the La Salle Chapel ghost stories? Their origins are factual. During World War II, 16 Brothers and several families took refuge in the Chapel. All the Brothers and 25 of the civilians were massacred by Japanese soldiers. The DLSU’s official website even gives a date: Feb. 12, 1945.

3.) La Salle Greenhills 

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The setting: Class 2G’s room

In attendance: The entire class 2G, their adviser and a little boy sitting in

The tale: The class had been experiencing strange things in their room for a while–objects were rearranged; televisions unexpectedly shut down; computers misbehaved. Tired of being toyed with, the class decided to set up video surveillance to record what happened in the room at night. Only after a week of this did they find the cause of their troubles: in the recording, they saw a little boy around five years old limp into the classroom, circling it as if looking for something. He then disappeared in the video, only to return a second later–walking upside down, all the while approaching the camera lens. Some say that the doors slammed shut and the television and computer both fizzled out. They had to call in a technician to fix the appliances, but the students were all unharmed afterwards.

Take note: It’s rumored that to this day, the subsequent classes who take on the section “2G” still experience peculiar things.

4.) Ateneo De Manila University

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The setting: The old Communications Department building

In attendace: A janitor, a security guard and a really mischievous something

The tale: The janitor, who had just finished cleaning the bathrooms, was about to lock up the building when a security guard asked if he could go inside to urinate. The janitor agreed and let the guard in. Minutes later, when the guard emerged, the janitor double-checked the second floor bathroom–and was met with the sight of the tile walls and floors covered in streaky handprints of human excrement. He ran back downstairs to confront the security guard, who was absolutely clueless. When the security guard turned to leave, the janitor was shocked to find another handprint, clearly pressed on the back of the guard’s white uniform.

Take note: The Comm Dept. is rumored to be Ateneo’s most haunted building, but most of the classes here have been moved to the newer Social Sciences building.

5.) Miriam College Highschool

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The setting: Bathroom

In attendance: Four classmates, more or less

The tale: After their classes ended late, three friends went to the bathroom together. When three of them had emerged from the cubicles, another classmate entered the bathroom and greeted them. As the fourth girl was in the cubicle, the three decided to play a prank on her. They locked the bathroom and stood outside. In a moment they felt the doorknob rattle, and heard their classmate knocking and asking to be let out. They laughed and teased her as she begged them to open the door. When she started crying and howling at them to unlock the door, the three felt guilty and gave in. They opened the door to find no one in the bathroom. Again and again they called their friend’s name, but no one responded. Spooked, the three ran to the lanai. They found the fourth girl there, who was surprised when they demanded to know where she had gone. “Kanina pa ako dito,” she said. She hadn’t gone to the bathroom at all.

Take note: Bathrooms seem to be an especially prominent setting in ghost stories from all-girls schools. Often, these are haunted by nuns, creepy cubicle occupants, delinquent reflections and–in another story from this school–a ghostly head in the toilet.

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