moriarty:

malfunctioning-kitten:

curseofthefanartlords:

colossaltitan:

This is a series displaying the averaged faces of female and male characters from top anime of the 80’s, 90’s, and 2000’s, as listed by MAL. You can see Shinji’s outline pretty easily in the 90’s male, I think.

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This is a pretty interesting visual as to how the “average” anime style changed over the decades.

their chins got progressively more pointy and dangerous 

m2manga:

The Sailor Scout, Fantasy RPG set!

y-juba:

face tutorial by phobs

eyecager:

Skulls, Noses and Lips and a great painting process all done by Griffinfly!

Source: http://griffinfly.deviantart.com/

The skull model is a google sketch up model you can grab from 3d warehouse.

If you do the skull studies I would suggest throwing some eyes into the skull for an added bonus and it gives an awesome creepy personality to the skull. It’s something I picked up from my kickass teacher Erik Gist.

y-juba:

face tutorial by phobs

I was wondering how you manage to make your faces actually look like the person they are meant to look like? Some of my facial features always end up looking the same, and yours are so perfect... *showers you with love* You are my art guru.
Anonymous

thetuxedos:

art guru!!!!

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ART GURU.

BUT NO in all seriousness, thank you! You’re a sweetheart! ;O; Proportions are pretty awful to get down when you’re just starting out, and while there are a bunch of ways you can start practicing with it, it’ll be difficult to be absolutely precise. I still struggle with proportions occasionally. Fun fact: I don’t post all of my work. I only post the work that turned out okay aHA. So basically don’t be frustrated when every single piece doesn’t turn out. Here are a few tips.

Let’s use this picture of Laurence and Hugh because why not.

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They’ve both got eyes, a nose, and a mouth, so why do they look different?

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These lines are the generic way of mapping out where to put things together. I used this when I was starting out and it’s a helpful way of getting your hand and wrist to work together. At this point they both nearly look the same. I say this a lot, but I think it’s important: shape is what puts a drawing together.

Compare features of the face to help you figure out placement.

For example:

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The bottom of his ear lines up right to the middle of his nostril. His tear ducts line up right at the corners of his mouth. Then you can get super technical and say, oh, the outer corner of his eye lines up with that fold in his collar and then from there you can see other things like the approximate distance from the edge of his mouth to that connecting line from the eye to the collar. They don’t meet so his mouth is smaller than the width of his eyes, etc, etc. Whatever works, man.

This is a favorite technique of mine so lemme use another example:

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Eventually you get to the point where most of your proportional accuracy will come from just looking. You will eventually adjust your eye to see what makes a person who they are by the shape of their features.

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Laurence has narrow, oval shaped eyes, while Hugh has more of a diamond shape. Not everyone has perfect almond shaped eyes. You can capture an entire character personality through their eyes alone, so shaping them out is extremely important.

The way you draw your lines is also important. Sharp and smooth lines will give your drawing personality. Reveals the character, in a sense.

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Other things to consider: the shape of the nose.

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Mads’ is flat and goes down in a steady slope, while Hugh’s juts out in a smooth, almost concave curve.

SHAPES SHAPES SHAPES. Use shapes and structure to find proportion.

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I did a lot more than I anticipated omg. Oh gosh and I have a feeling I kinda just rambled and didn’T MAKE ANY SENSE AH. Let me know if you need more help or if I was speaking gibberish I am so bad at putting my thoughts into words aHHHH. But gosh I hope this was at least vaguely helpful. You’re a darling and thank you for your kind words!

Good luck on your artistic endeavors! /hugs

pheylan13:

Shoes, Grommet!

dayummm

earthwanker:

Do you ever hear someone’s voice and kinda wanna fuck it

rednecktex:

huffy-lemon:

Favorite story posts part 1

That last one

omg the best

thesingerandthebassist:

japhers:

silly comic with vampires and their human make-up artist friends

THIS IS MY FAVORITE THING

can this be a real tv show

Darkness. That’s the first thing I remember. It was dark, it was cold, and I was scared. But then… then I saw the Moon. It was so big, and it was so bright. It seemed to, chase the darkness away. And when it did… I wasn’t scared anymore.

nimsage:

fubblegum is still my OTP no matter what

AHHH KAWAIIII

Doing an experiment. Reblog if you have an OTP.

renkateishu:

korra—the—avatar:

danglingthpider:

anniescubes:

first-dandelion:

if you don’t you don’t have a soul

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lol ‘an’ OTP

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lady-freaking-pear:

So this is my first post here and I’m nervous, Im not sure why…