jay draws

ecmajor:

xenozombiemorph:

supaslim:

because it is the bane of my existence to see artists who don’t even TRY to get bird anatomy right, when they’ll gladly put forth the effort to learn mammalian anatomy

BIRDS ARE SO EASY TO DRAW

THERE ARE NOT MANY MOVING PARTS ON THEIR FACE

NOT LIKE US SQUISHY MAMMALS

still debating if I should make my own HOW TO DRAW WINGZ ref or just link to some good ones I’ve seen, since there are a plethora of both good and god-awful tutorials out there for wings already. I’ll probs make my own because other guides neglect to mention that GASP DIFFERENT BIRDS HAVE DIFFERENT SHAPED WINGS BECAUSE THEY FLY DIFFERENTLY

THIS IS AWESOME BUT JUST ONE NOTE

Almost all birds are capable of moving their upper beak, aka prokinesis, it’s just that parrots have the most obvious degree of it.  prokinesis is the movement of the beak at the point at which it is hinged to the skull of the bird.

There’s like a million different types of kinesis to do with the beak/rhamphotheca/whatever but yeah, parrots aren’t the only ones :D

I can’t find any good pictures to demonstrate but yeah, it’s present in almost all birds.  Loons and ducks are good birds to look at c:

I was looking for this! I will reblog it this time so i don’t have to try and track it down again.

underplay:

p1ants:

A compilation of French artist Hubert de Lartigue’s stunning hyperrealistic lip paintings, all acrylic on canvas.

The beauty of women and girls inspire me, I always do my best on each work. I try to be real. My style is the difference between the reality and my skills”

fucking bye

tacthejoker:

fucktonofanatomyreferences:

A mouth-watering fuck-ton of hand references.

[From various sources]

Gad, one day I need to go through Tumblr and just print off all of these types of references!!

alucardharry:

parts of a knnife, basic knife cuts and different types of knives

courtesy of: http://chasingdelicious.com/

transistoradio:

Koloman Moser, A Crouching Woman (c.1914), ink on paper, 28.5 x 21 cm. Collection of Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria. Via WikiPaintings.

transistoradio:

Koloman Moser, A Crouching Woman (c.1914), ink on paper, 28.5 x 21 cm. Collection of Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria. Via WikiPaintings.

dresdencodak:

dogbomber:

Let’s Draw: Lady Knights

Compiled them all into a photoset. The prompts, respectively:1) Fists, Top Heavy, Nervous, Indian, Shark/Piscine
2) Bow, Petite, Honest, Spanish, Boar
3) Staff, Skinny, Evil, Aztec, Insectoid
4) Mace, Bulky, Mischievous, Russian, Big Cat
5) Axe, Short, Glum, Japanese, Snake
6) Sword, Athletic, Bashful, Roman, Bird of Prey
7) Shield, Perky, Plump, English, Rabbit

Another fun exercise! At the moment I’m thinking up another prompt to try. Hopefully it’ll be just as interesting!

I love these so much. Great examples of diverse female designs in a genre in which it’s sorely lacking.

deltaink:

runescratch:

I’ve been asked a lot about how I draw hoods, mostly Talon’s hood, so I hope this helps a little? Just a pretty basic thing but hey there ya go

Hoods are pretty cool, they usually have a lot of variety in how they can look (and sometimes people even wear two hoods at once) so just get creative with it and have fun

MIGHTY NEED

eschergirls:

nadadoll:

figure 1: head drawings by Andrew Loomis, 1956

figure 2: women’s head designs can be generated by the same methods, they don’t have to all look very nearly the same

Some food for thought for drawing women and avoiding drawing a single female face.  Too often artists seem to be afraid to give women big noses or lines or other distinguishing features, and we end up with the same face on all the characters.  I’ve been browsing a lot of genderswap art lately and I’ve noticed that when male characters with large noses, thin faces, wrinkles, or other features get genderswapped, they tend to end up with small noses, round faces, and no wrinkles, and they no longer look distinct (they also look much younger than the original).  So, just some references and a reminder that women’s faces have all sorts of different features, and you don’t need to just have small cute features with no wrinkles to have a character look female.

nanokorg:

lydiasasstin:

nanokorg:

"tumblr taught me more than school did" school taught you how to fucking read

my parents taught me how to read before school even started and then the school got angry at my parents for doing ‘the schools job’

you literally stole that from to kill a mockingbird literally no school would do that unless it was the fucking 50s in alabama