my part of the art trade with signora-sole c:
SDFGHJDSKFDFHJ thank you, baby ;w; She looks absolutely great <3
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.
I needed to read this.
BUT FIRST, LEMME TAKE A-…
*shot because of the overused joke*
I decided to make a small break from TMoCI's original setting and draw something… random, so here you go a Cassia with braids and a Sanji with a beanie. Sanji with a beanie is my weakness. I think that if Cassia had more time to spend with the Strawhats, she would be good buddies with the pervert cook. And yes, she would be the type to make duckfaces >__>
Like or reblog if you think that Sanji’s smile looks like a banana :”D
41 Flavors of Body Language for Writers (very nice guide/reference)
Reveal Character Through Body Language (a good quick reference with emotions and behaviors associated with them)
Non-Writing Specific Guides
Dimensions of Body Language (very extensive with pictures)
Body Language Index (lots of tables, resources, and terms. I highly recommend checking out this link)
Tips by Samantha Stone
Originally posted on creativewritingsoftware101.com
Just as in real life, characters on a page change and develop throughout your story. This is natural and should happen. You can write a story without any character development, but those types of stories are usually noted just for that reason – a character’s refusal or inability to learn or respond to the events around them.
Don’t let your character drift around in this developmental arc. Plan your character’s growth and reactions with events, interaction with other characters, and from inner turmoil or conflict. Often characters are at war with themselves or their beliefs, and this can affect their overall character change.
Use these 10 tips to keep your character arc on track for believable development.
1. Who Is the Character at the Beginning?
Decide who your character is and why they need to change. In the Christmas favorite A Christmas Carol, Scrooge changes from a cantankerous, heartless man into a caring and generous one. Think of Dr. Seuss’s Grinch.
2. Inner Demons
Secrets your character hides can be a driving force in who they are. Denial can keep your character falsely happy and guilt can haunt your character into madness. This was one of Shakespeare’s favorite devices.
3. Perception of Self
Your character’s self-image may be their worst enemy. Something your character sees as a fault may be exaggerated or may not exist at all. A character thinking they’re too fat, too ugly, stupid, or even superior to others are perceptions that can be changed or altered within the storyline. In the play and movie The Seven Year Itch, a pulp fiction editor sees himself as a skirt-chasing fiend trying to corner the blonde from upstairs – but he’s not. His fantasy life is exaggerated in his mind and has invaded when his wife and child are away for the summer.
4. Show the Character Changing
Give the reader the eyewitness view of the character changing. Show the obstacles overcome, the decisions made, the failures and wins. It doesn’t always have to be pretty.
the struggle is real
Tiniest foot tutorial. Can add toes or just have shoe. Is good. Have day.
my part for an art trade with dserpentes for one of her ocs, Zoe. i finished it earlier than i thought i would. 8D; hope you like it!
(i had no idea what to do with the background l-lol)
ahhhhHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH OMG OMG BBY signora-sole LOOK.
THIS LOOKS SO COOL I LOVE HER EXPRESSION AND HER POSTURE JUST ASDKJDAS
She looks amazing~! This is one hella great job. Asdfghjakdfdrgjert LOVE IT <3
A WIP which I’ll never end~
I know it, trust me
Bunny girl Aoi from the project Orenda - this piece is probably after a timeskip. Well, I did it mostly for shading exercise.
Yey, I’ve drawn something after 123456673 years~
Maxine will hear none of your shit
Just an easy trick I learned a few years ago that I thought I’d share. May not work 100% all the time, but works well for simple hand/arm placement.
MY FACE LITERALLY DROPPED THIS IS FUCKING PERFECT
Someone requested a hand tutorial, so I rambled. I didn’t even get to everything I would like to, so here is a part!
Thanks. I’ve been consciously trying to get better at hands for ten years, and I still suck, so I’m always grateful for new tutorials. Someday, one diagram, one line is gonna click it for me. This one’s great.
or at least how i do it LOL 8D
**the download link for SAI is a DIRECT DOWNLOAD, which means it doesn’t open any window/tab, it just downloads SAI directly and instantly into your computer.
1. open SAI, make a new canvas.
2. after you finish drawing your first frame..
this will make it easier to be copied and pasted onto the second frame.
3. it’s time to make the second frame!
4. go back to your first frame, ctrl+a, then ctrl+c. :D
the rationale of the copied+pasted first frame being sandwiched is:
erase on the second layer, draw the outline of your new movements on the top layer, then apply colors for your new movements on the bottom layer.
now you have two frames (i will only make 2 frames because i am lazy *u*):
5. now let’s make this little chichi dance! 8D
it’s time we open PHOTOSCAPE and click on the ANIGIF tab. :3
if you explore the wonders of the gif options (OK WAT), you will discover that you can actually change how fast your gif will move, or resize it.
save your gif
tadaaaa~ now we have a dancing/running/whatev chichi!! :D
OHOHOHO awkward dance is awkward. ;u;
thanks for reading! :*
You can edit the contrast of your sketch before proceeding to the next step. :3
Simply put, the MULTIPLY mode makes your layer see-through, so you are able to put colors under it.
Double click on the layer to rename it. :)
P.S. sorry, i don’t have a 100% sure working link for SAI download. ;n;