as much as i criticize tetsuya nomura he was hugely influential to me in highschool and just by the fact that he designed FF7 he’s had a major effect on my art since the very first rpg i ever played. I learn a lot from his style and watching it grow and change, and while i don’t always like his stories or choices i recognize the contributions he’s made to my life.
i just replayed KH2 and realized its still a great fucking game and that my avoidance of it was a result of the fandom being obnoxious and not because the game did anything wrong ( not going to comment on the many spin offs..).
These two are an old otp of mine but they’re also adorable besties who just always need to hug and be happy. Understanding and communication and friendship. I love them.
if you haven’t yet noticed I love practising painting (or whatever that is) on Homestuck haha:D
also I figured I clearly don’t draw enough Kanaya.
If you are aware of a state which you call ‘is,’
Or reality, or life, this implies another state called ‘isn’t.’
or illusion, or unreality, or nothingness, or death
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
A few of the boards I jumped in and did for Mirror Gem! My stuff is mixed in there toward the end, inside the incredible Lapis sequence boarded by Paul Villeco!
Besides The Basics (construction of heads and skulls and muscles and skeletons and how they move), I’ll go over some things I’ve been trying to work on myself lately:
1. Treat expressions as a single gesture of the face/head, as opposed to a head and then individual features dumped on a plate and arranged into an expression.
First, just get down the big shapes of your expression, just like you would for a pose.
So say I wanna do a low angle angry pose. I know the features are gonna be all mashed down at the bottom because of perspective.
Scribble it down
start to put on features
put on more stuff
fix stuff again
erasing and flipping and stuff a whole bunch until you are happy with it or stop caring
Whole head is a gesture!
2. Just like a facial expression, jot down where the important parts of an entire pose goes first. You can force the rest of the body to fit the pose.
So here I knew I wanted the shoulders tilted a certain direction, and te hand to be in that particular position in front of her face.
That’s the simplest explanation I got. Don’t be afraid to push and pull faces and bodies around! Worry about being “on model” last!
I DIDN’T POST THIS BECAUSE I WAS AWAY FOR THE WEEKEND BUT I GOT TO SEE A SPECIAL SCREENING OF BIG HERO SIX AND ALL I WANT TO DO NOW IS DRAW FANART BUT I CAN’T POST IT YET BECAUSE OF RESPECT FOR THE CREATORS AND OTHERS WHO HAVE TO WAIT TO SEE THE MOVIE IN A MONTH SO NOW I AM JUST SITTING HERE DOODLING FANART WITH FEELINGS.