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…
Submitted by theannfoster
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.
Comic Book Readers
Little girls read comics from the very beginning of their incarnation??
“Girl reading comic book in newsstand” by Teenie Harris (c. 1940-1945) © 2006 Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
That sound you hear is thousands of wangsting sexist fanboys shrieking in horror.
Comics are for everybody. <3
heidiblack asked: Oh hey! I see you found my work on DA, with the genderswapped avengers. They actually have their own tumblr I run (asktheladyvengers), but I honestly don't update it that often. Still, high-five to you guys! I look forward to the day when ladies in comics have more awesome representation.
Sweet! Well, it’ll take the hard work of all of us for that to happen, but I think we’re off to a phenomenal start! *fist-bump*
What did I do today? Why I was on a panel at the local fan con “Swancon” with none other than the brilliant and incredibly lovely Gail Simone! The concept of the panel was the audience suggesting comic characters for us two artists to re-imagine and sketch on the fly, with Gail providing editorial comments and guidelines. I was given the task of Nolanising Wonder Woman and making a sci-fi take on an Inidigenous Australian Thor. Was awesome fun! I loved also working along side Emily Smith and Sarah Akers. TOP LADIES ALL!
(Ironically, I know the anatomy was hideous but I had very little time to sketch and ink it and I was doing it in a funny position (upright on a wobbling whiteboard) and f*ck you, you’re not my ART TEACHER! LOL!)
I thought this fit the spirit of this blog pretty well: http://arythusa.tumblr.com/post/42938921232/christopher-hart
I’ve noticed that in most of his books, when it comes to drawing women, a lot of it is what NOT to do, or you’ll turn her into a man, or make her fat, or ugly, or etc… and of course, when you combine them all together, all of your women end up looking more or less the same.
So this text for this book is hideous and sickening. Sharing cause hey - let’s break ALL THOSE RULES, people. Let’s make our women heroes look however the fuck we want them to look.
AND THEY’LL ALL BE WORTHWHILE CHARACTERS.
I saw this picture http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/post/43148298733 and thought ‘Poor guy! Look at his hand! Poor Rogue, the artist drew her hips wrong again…’ then I looked closely and… SWEET BABY JESUS!
So… another redraw?
Reblogging this because Rogue. Must always look out for Rogue. And this is a solid redraw.
The image this one is based on will be in a mini-essay/lesson thing I’m doing about legs soon, so pay attention to this, it’ll come up again in this blog.
melancholywise asked: On the subject of drawing men and women, there are certain common differences between male and female faces but they're really really subtle, and by no means universal. The trick to being able to draw faces and make them look the gender you want them to is OBSERVATION. Do not listen to artist guides on how to draw gendered faces, you'll end up with a stereotype. Go out and draw real people and keep it up until making your faces look like you want them to is second nature.
This is actually the best advice I’ve seen on drawing genders. I was going to basically put this in the tutorial I was working on, but this is so concise that I’m just going to point to this and go “THIS!” This is honestly how I get people looking how I want them to look.
Sure, there are subtle little things, trends if you will, in body shapes and so forth that a comic artist might use when drawing, but honestly? When I’m drawing elaborate, professional work, I always make sure that I have full character studies for each main character memorised, and I use photo references or I look in the mirror (if appropriate) whenever possible.
Practice, reference, stylise. Those are my steps.
ymedron asked: Regarding the latest post (about the woman recipe blah blah), do you have any basic tips on how to make a female character look... Female? Without having to resort to breasts or any other visual shorthand? Like with your drawing, it is plain and obvious that the person in question is female even though they have some traits associated with masculinity, namely chin and shoulders. :o
The thing about someone looking male or female is that it comes down to context. Humans have a very dimorphic view of gender, when in reality, the line is far more blurred than people realise. People look female or male to us because we KNOW they are male or female, hence the context is established and maintained. I can do a post on that, going into detail.
It’s like that image that was floating around the net some years ago of an identical face that looks male or female depending on what parts of the face are darkened. Eyelashes and lips make a face look feminine, where-as eyebrows and pale lips make them look male. There are stereotypical markers one can use, just one or two, to tip off the viewer.
But ultimately, you have to have faith in your storytelling and art. I will put “The Right Way to Draw Women in Comics” on the list of things To Do. :D The ultimate point of that post? That there is no one right way, and that women, like men, are infinitely variable. ;)
I made this before I joined tumblr. I wrote the filk lyrics and I sang it. Sadly I’m shit at miming.
If this was seen by a couple of hundred people, it would be a Christmas miracle for me. My music career was sadly waylaid by illness, so releasing stuff on the internet is the main way I can share my voice with people.
My festive message to the followers of this blog. Sorry I’ve been so slack lately, I’ll try better in the new year.
Yes, that’s me singing. ;) Merry Holidays!
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