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Why isn’t anyone talking about this?

Sep 18, 2014 23:14

freeglassart asked: You may get asked this a lot, so please excuse my ignorance - but how do you go about constructing character expressions and body language and such? Thanks!


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


fix stuff


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!image


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!

Sep 18, 2014 22:08

Being alone has nothing to do with how many people are around.

Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road (via quoted-books)

Sep 18, 2014 19:22

Teaching Yebin a lesson (x)

(Source: southkoreans)

Sep 18, 2014 19:20


You see I’m wearing a filter mask, right?

Sep 18, 2014 08:43

You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.

James Baldwin (via victoriousvocabulary)

Sep 17, 2014 23:06

Song: Gravity Falls - Big Top Style
Plays: 3,590
Sep 16, 2014 23:58


Layer breakdown from sketch to greyscale to color for Logic’s Under Pressure album art I did with a snippet of the awesome title track.

Sep 16, 2014 22:34

(Source: shokugekis2)

Sep 16, 2014 22:33

(Source: fallencrows)

Sep 16, 2014 22:27