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Pin Up Inspired Poses for Drawing
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Hanging Stock Drawing Reference
Three or More Groups


Anonymous asked:

Do you have any tips on writing from the point of view of a dragon?

clevergirlhelps answered:

  • Size. Dragons are normally 40-100 ft. long, which is considerably bigger than your 5-6 ft. body. A dragon needs to be aware of their surroundings because it will be much easier for them to break or disturb things. Whether the dragon actually cares about what it destroys is up to you, but a dragon certainly wouldn’t want to plow into trees or fall off a cliff. Also, a dragon’s size means that any impact it makes is more likely to seriously injure it. It’s related to why elephants only run at great need - if they fall over or trip, there’s a serious possibility that they will fatally injure themselves. This goes double if your dragons are like birds and have hollow bones.
  • Abilities. If your dragon has wings and flies, remember that there is space above and below the dragon. Humans are used to watching things at eye level, so sometimes it’s hard to shift to above and below as well. If the dragon breathes fire, you may want to explain how that feels or how the dragon does it. You don’t spontaneously spit without thinking about it - you need to squeeze the saliva out of your glands, gather enough saliva to spit, and then consciously make the decision to spit. What I’m trying to say is that you can’t just say a dragon “spat fire”. That dragon is doing something to spit fire and ye shall explain.
  • Personality. Pretty self-explanatory. Give dragons unique personalities and don’t lump them into a monolithic race category.
  • instincts. Dragons should not have the same social structure or ideals or morality as humans. The most the two races share should be broad similarities, like interest in storytelling or having a complex language. Dragons have no need for houses furnished similarly to human houses or a nuclear family. Factor in how a dragon’s biology works and what its surroundings are like and how predatory instincts affect them to create a distinct dragon culture.


when it comes to specific poses I try to first draw the most basic shapes and movement lines and then gradually go into more and more details, like so:



if you have difficulties with perspective, try drawing a perspective grid first:


it’s nothing different than tips from other artists, but I hope it helped a little ;u;


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 answered:

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


start to put on features


fix stuff


put on more stuff


fix stuff again


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

Whole head is a gesture!image


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. 




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!


All great tips, plus bonus Zhao.




Kiss Scene - Drawing for Boys Love (Yaoi)' (Part 1 of 3)

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So, as a special for my 350. follower I decided to do this analysis of Loki’s and Tony’s face.

I have a very hard time drawing faces and for all of you who do too, I hope this helps a little.

I find Tony’s face harder to draw than Loki’s, maybe that’s why it’s a bit more written on there.

Hope it’s of any use!

To read it properly you will need to right-click on it, copy the link adress and open it in a new tab.