A scrumptious fuck-ton of human mouth references.
[From various sources]
So to those that might not get many asks or just dont know what pose they might want to do here is the Palette-Pose Maker!!
And I think it goes without saying that if you get a number+letter that dont exist pick again!
PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE THE TOP PART OR THE CREDITS
Oh gosh this is cool. Somebody, like, suggest a group for me?
I’ll do a few of these!
You don’t have to give me a character, but you can if you have one in mind~
when you feel jealous or bitter over an artist’s achievements, always remember: people only show what they want to show of their art
you would be surprised how hilariously bad some sketches of even experienced artists can look, and I don’t mean that in an insulting way. Also don’t think of the pics with the ‘man, such a sloppy doodle’ descriptions, I mean the truly horrible scribbles everybody does in their freetime. Even the most experienced artists have sketches that look like they had no orientation of lines in mind, with one arm going over the entire body and the other being half the length, etc, and that’s the COLD HARD AND WONDERFUL TRUTH
No artist you look at does perfect work all the time, as hard as it is to imagine.
Any artist wants to give off the best impression they can, so frankly the very flawed looking stuff stays on a few papers at home without ever facing the internet or even close friends
Similarily to how most people won’t go outside in a t-shirt with ten coffee stains and three holes in it, chances are you’ve never seen what /truly/ sloppy and disoriented sketches very good artists are capable of.
So if something of yours doesn’t look perfect, and you look at people with all these wonderful sketches on the internet, remember; they very likely have those exact moments of doubt as well.
STOP. SCROLLING. NOWWWWWWWWW.
The eraser on top is the Paper Mate Union Eraser.
I thought it wouldn’t work much, but… It erases ink.
And NOT JUST ballpoint pen ink, India Ink too.
If you make a mistake, this eraser can erase the whole thing and leave no trace AT ALL, although you do need to erase quite vigorously.
It’s only about 1-2 dollars.
The eraser pencil on the bottom is just that. It is an eraser that you can SHARPEN like a regular pencil. The brush on top is so that you don’t smear your art when you try to push off eraser crumbs. You sweep them off with the brush.
Even if you’re not an artist, signal boost please?
It’s a very cheap way to get around life.
i can vouch for the top eraser and india ink. the sharpenable eraser is an amazing invention though!
under water life is amazing.
NO GUYS LET ME TELL YOU A THING ABOUT THESE STATUES OKAY
(I wrote a paper on this artist and his works last year. Please excuse me while I paraphrase large portions of it into this post because it is SO COOL AND YOU ALL MUST KNOW.)
These are just a few of the hundreds of underwater sculptures off the coast of Cancun, Mexico, by artist Jason deCaires Taylor. This project - called The Silent Evolution - is just one of dozens of Taylor’s works that are all aimed at preserving the ocean environment.
Basically, coral reefs are dying. Things like overfishing, marine pollution, and tourism (750,000+ tourists every year just to this one area) are causing major problems for these extremely delicate habitats, and the ocean will suffer hugely if they get totally wiped out. Taylor is using his artwork to both divert tourists from the natural reefs and boost coral growth.
Using “marine-grade concrete specially prepared to entice coral and be close to neutral pH”, Taylor forms life-size sculptures of human figures that weigh around five tons each. They’re intricately detailed and realistic, created in a two-hour molding process that involves covering models in concrete and then breaking them back out again. When they are perfected, he sinks them to the bottom of a shallow part of the coast of Cancun, ranging from four to nine meters in depth and anchors them to the seafloor. There they serve a dual purpose of distracting attention away from the suffering natural reefs as well as serving as a platform on which an artificial reef can begin to grow. The first statues were placed in 2009, and in 2012 alone 60 more were added. Already, they “have acquired enough coral, seaweed and algae to give them the look of zombies with a particularly nightmarish skin condition” and within six years they will likely become entirely covered by sea life, leaving only vague forms and shapes behind.
The Silent Evolution is just one of Taylor’s works, and it is currently incomplete. While he creates more statues for these living, artificial reefs to grow on, you can actually scuba dive to the ones already placed as part of the Museo Subaquático de Arte, an underwater museum for which he is the founder and Artistic Director. TSE currently contains approximately 500 completely unique statues, and the finished project is estimated to cover 4,500 square feet (420 meters).
DO YOU SEE HOW AWESOME THIS IS BECAUSE I AM SO EXCITED BY IT AND YOU ALL SHOULD BE TOO OKAY THANKS. Taylor is not only helping preserve the existing natural reefs, he’s also helping to build new ones and promote Cancun’s economy with the tourism profits. He has projects all over the world, from Mexico to the West Indies, and he’s by far one of the most interesting environmental artists I’ve come across. So yes, underwater life is amazing!
(For more information, please visit Taylor’s website [linked above], or click here to see the sources I used to write the art history paper that this post is based on.)
I stumbled upon a website that allows you to blend any colors evenly no matter how opposite on the spectrum they are.
sharing the knowledge
WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE???
The basics of eye shapes for writers.
okay I think this covers the basics of the way I do my lineart, hopefully it’ll be helpful enough! if something’s unclear don’t be afraid to shoot me an ask about it.
enjoy and dON’T GIVE UP it might get really frustrating at times with all the control z-ing and re-drawing lines but the more you do it, the quicker it’ll get to get them right the first time around and the better you’ll become at it so yes, good luck friends.
What’s supposed to happen
What’s happening when you don’t credit
What you’re making them do
Every artist grow by displaying their work and getting critique. But when their work is spread around without any credit to the artist, AND EVEN MAKES THE OWN ARTIST DELETE IT FROM HIS/HER SITE it lost the purpose and meaning.
just fucking draw. don’t compare yourself to other people, don’t stop because you drew a lot last tuesday and you haven’t visibly improved. it takes time, effort, and a lot of perseverance. besides, no matter how “bad” you think you are, there’s still gonna be someone who thinks the stuff you produce is the best goddamn thing they’ve ever seen in their entire life. the artist you were five years ago would have their mind fucking blown by the artist you are today. so just draw a fuckton, because every new thing you draw is one drawing better than you were before.