Ever since I was 17, I have wanted to meet Lucy Lawless. Finally she has come to Australia for a convention called Supanova. I don’t have the spare cash to buy a plane ticket, so I’m selling off signed prints of my art to get there.
This has been a dream of mine for over fifteen years! Please help me if you can, and get gorgeous hand-signed art in return!
ALL ORDERS GET A LITTLE HAND-SKETCH SURPRISE. JUST PENCIL ON PAPER BUT IT’S A SURPRISE SO IT’LL BE COOL!
ALSO, THIS PRINT IS FOR A LIMITED TIME. PIECES WON’T BE HAND-SIGNED AT THIS PRICE AGAIN FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE!
View all the above pieces at higher resolution at:
Sorry about the advert, but I’m pretty desperate to raise some cash so if you can help me, I’d be ever-so-thrilled. Feel free to reblog!
I don’t know who you are, sir, but I hope it’s okay if I am objectifying the shit out of you.
HOT DAMN SON THE BOW ISN’T THE ONLY THING THAT’S TIGHT
Hotness aside, this is a really great anatomy guide for folks who want to draw male heroes who use bows. Like Hawkeye or some shit.
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Ty Carter Art-Thoughts on Color, Part 1 & 2; Design, Color and “Value” an Idea.
Thanks! Here are a few demos I’ve posted on workflow, color, values, composition, and story. To see the full text and details along with other tutorials/demos, visit tycarter.com
Feel free to share with your friends or download for personal use! There are many ways to paint and these are my humble thoughts. I hope you enjoy!
Thought some of you might find this useful.
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Rule 63 Storm Cosplay
This is some real shit right here.
This is very important. Look at the difference there - LOOK. Every time some comic-reading shitlord comes to me when I complain about how women are treated in comic art, I want them to LOOK AT THIS and then come back to me and say that shit with a straight face. Cause I’m telling you - Ripped McBullBody isn’t for us. It never, ever was.
This is the same man.
This works quite nicely at debunking the “beefcake guys in comics are objectified for women just like women in comics are for men!”, imo. On the left: a magazine tailored for a male audience, showing him in full beefcake-type mode with headlines about how you, too, can look like this. On the right: a magazine tailored for a female audience, which has a headline about romance and shows him looking more or less like a normal dude.
Tell me again how comic book guys are designed for female sexual enjoyment, completely equivalent to anatomically-improbable spines and giant tits with their own individual centers of gravity, and totes aren’t just male power fantasies.
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Relevant to our interests. Also, with this migraine I’ve got, I accidentally read the first like as “What is a Penis?” and I wanted to shout, “BLOODY MARVELOUS, THAT’S WHAT!”
Bone portfolio for LD class from first year lol. I’m still fond of the drawings… (though the black and white ones are from like 4 years ago lol wtf)
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I thought some of you peeps might find this useful. FYI no, I’ve not disappeared permanently. Just had some shit to sort out. Will be back!
Phil Straub Composition Tutorial (go to the original page for much more information, pictures, and different types of composition)
The Golden Rule — “The golden rule can and usually is applied to a paintings canvas proportions. As you read through the following text you’ll notice that most of the imagery presented utilizes similar dimensions and almost all of them fall into the golden rectangle. Today you can find the Golden Rectangle almost everywhere: from credit cards to phone cards to book covers, all are shaped with its proportions.
The imagery below represents the division of space when the “golden rule” is applied to a blank canvas. Basically it is the division of a line in two sections, where the ratio between the smallest section and the largest section is identical to the ratio between the largest section and the entire length of the line. In other words A/B = B/(A+B). The ratio is about 1/1.618. Honestly, I’m still not exactly sure what that all means? but, I do know that I used this grid layout a-lot when I first started painting and found it helpful. I still do.”
Rule of Thirds— “From the golden rule came the “rule of thirds” which is virtually the same concept but slightly altered to fit photographic proportions. I find it a bit easier to follow since it’s very simple in its origin.Here we have a look at the rule of thirds in action.
Notice that the main focal point sits right almost directly over one of the “golden means.” Additionally, other objects are placed near the other converging lines (the bird, for example) but, not directly on them, since that would create competition for the focal point.”
Implied Forms (Circular) — “The Circle is made up of a continuous ‘Curve’ and it’s circular movement keeps the eye in the picture frame. There are many circles in nature and man made objects. You can use the circle in a very obvious way in your composition or simply suggest it.”
Implied Forms (Radii) — “Is a connection of ‘Lines’ meeting in the Center and an expansion of ‘Lines’ leaving the Center. The Radii is usually found in Nature Subjects. The best example of the man made Radii is the spokes of a wheel.
The eye has two ways to go when it comes upon the Radii. It can either be drawn in to the picture area or it can be led out of the picture area. You must be careful how you used the Radii and try to have the eye led into the picture.”
Cross composition — “A showing of ‘Opposing Force’ that will give the picture a feeling of Cohesion and Relationship. The horizontal bar of the Cross will act as a “stopper’ while the vertical pole can act as a leading line. The windows in a large skyscraper will form crosses and will keep your interest in the building.”
L Composition — “This makes an attractive ‘frame’. It can be used to accentuate important subjects. Many times it is a ‘frame’ within a ‘frame’.
A tree with an overhanging branch at the ‘right’ side of the picture area will form a ‘Rectangle’ and help frame the Main Subject in the picture. By doing this you will make the Center of Interest stand out and be noticed clearly.”
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So I’ve totally decided to do a live streaming of my drawing processes. I’m setting up the logistics of that, but the exciting thing that I wanted to share with yas:
Comic Art Live!
I will also correct images with loose sketches and live explanations as to why certain poses and drawings are problematic. I’ll have chat going at the same time, and I will be archiving at Youtube!
So keep an eye on this blog for links and updates when I get that shit sorted!
Think about any questions you might have to ask me about, I am more than open to sharing advice and techniques while on the air!
I was bored so I painted this little sjw who will totally change the world through zher/their/her/his/whateverthefuck computer AND an army of straw
menpeople , defeat them evul honkeys and find the secret, forgotten land of ”the rest of the world that isn’t america”
tell me, how does it feel to be the world’s first sentient turd
I think this is a good example of anti-sj bigots trying to make sj bloggers look bad but failing miserably and instead making us look awesome.
you know what, i agree, adopt this image as a goddamn flag
my own contribution to the sjw horde. keep em coming!
Oooh, it’s time for an ART ATTACK!
Let’s celebrate that motherfuckin’ Social Justice Warrior! What’s their name? What are their strengths and weaknesses? What’s their origin story?
GO SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIOR HERO/INE!
Body Language Cheat Sheet for Writers
As described by Selnick’s article:
This applies to comics, when you’re constructing a scene. Half the reason why Greg Land’s work is so laughable is that he uses stock images that completely ignore the context of the dialogue and the situation and use *none* of these body language cues, so it all seems weird to us.
For every emotion, he uses “Sex and Flex”. Sexy-face for women, Muscle-Flexing-Face for men.
Don’t be that guy or girl. Observe people and put those expressions and behaviours in your work, even if a) it makes drawing harder as you need to know better anatomy to do difficult positions and b) it results in your super gorgeous character pulling a stupid face. Stupid faces tell stories.
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A quick little thing that ended up being neither quick nor little, for an anon who asked how I do skin colors.
As usual, I’m not a professional, this is just how I do things. Hope I answered your question!
A brilliant tute!
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A long time ago, I used to have a spine but, I haven’t thought of it lately at all…
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So this is what it feels like to be menaced by a gang of back-up dancers.
Where the fuck would I even start?! THERE IS SO MUCH WRONG.
So, I’ve not done any sketching tutes of late, and they’re sitting on my desktop waiting to be posted, but I’ve been tired. Mainly because in the months prior, I was preparing to paint this thing, and then I did all the painting for it compressed into a month (for life reasons). It nearly killed me, it was an effort. But basically, if you’re wondering where the hell I’ve been - this is where I’ve been.
Detailed shots on my art blog, nancylorenz. Please do have a look. Basically, my payment for this thing is people simply looking at it. It means a lot to me that people enjoy it. The money - eh, I never have it anyway, I’m used to being very poor. But people’s happiness at looking at it? That’s magical.