A side blog for references only.
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References I found and use for doodling-
Hopefully you all like?
the software is similar to emote/emofuri, a little more complicated though, with modeling, texture maps and set up is different, but at least it’s in English! with an extensive
how to manual and dozens of sample models to play around with
there’s free version you can
I picked up this program almost instantly, after struggling with emofuri all day (T^T I’ll try again another time), I really just wanna jump into this style of animating
someone asked about sitting poses so i drew a bunch while watching a movie YEAH
PLS USE THIS ONLY as a loose reference THE ANATOMY IS PROBABLY NOT SPOT ON cause they’re done real quick HOPE IT HELPS!
i dont think you guys appreciate how rad
this site is
because first of all you got your basic
fantasy and game race names for like
BUT AS IF THAT ISN’T ENOUGH
REAL NAMES WHICH ARE GOOD FOR BOOKS
AND THIS THERE’S MORE????
BAM, PLACE NAMES
AND STILL MORE
SO YOU SEE THESE LITTLE OPTIONS HERE
GO AND TRY TO HELP A GOOD PERSON OUT
Affect" vs. " effect" is probably asked more frequently than any other question.
Here is the difference between the two confusing words:
If you need a mnemonic to help you remember this, try
May you never be confused about “
affect” and “ effect” again.
The basics of eye shapes for writers.
My sources are probably better than I am (more photos, longer descriptions), so here they are: [
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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!!
x] Poses: a/ b/ c/ d/ e/ f/ g/ h
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
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Cheat Sheets for Writing Body Language
We are always told to use body language in our writing. Sometimes, it’s easier said than written. I decided to create these cheat sheets to help you show a character’s state of mind. Obviously, a character may exhibit a number of these behaviours. For example, he may be shocked and angry, or shocked and happy. Use these combinations as needed.
by Amanda Patterson
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The whole compiled list of useful links. More is to come!
lovelycharts.com – create flowcharts, network diagrams, sitemaps, etc. e.ggtimer.com – a simple online timer for your daily needs. coralcdn.org – if a site is down due to heavy traffic, try accessing it through coral CDN. random.org – pick random numbers, flip coins, and more. google.com/webfonts – a good collection of open source fonts . homestyler.com – design from scratch or re-model your home in 3d . join.me – share you screen with anyone over the web. wetransfer.com – for sharing really big files online. hundredzeros.com – the site lets you download free Kindle books . polishmywriting.com – check your writing for spelling or grammatical errors. marker.to – easily highlight the important parts of a web page for sharing. whichdateworks.com – planning an event? find a date that works for all. everytimezone.com – a less confusing view of the world time zones . gtmetrix.com – the perfect tool for measuring your site performance online. noteflight.com – print music sheets, write your own music online ( review ). imo.im – chat with your buddies on Skype, Facebook, Google Talk, etc. from one place. translate.google.com – translate web pages, PDFs and Office documents. kleki.com – create paintings and sketches with a wide variety of brushes. similarsites.com – discover new sites that are similar to what you like already. wordle.net – quick summarize long pieces of text with tag clouds. bubbl.us – create mind-maps, brainstorm ideas in the browser. kuler.adobe.com – get color ideas, also extract colors from photographs. ge.tt – qiuckly send a file to someone, they can even preview it before downloading. tinychat.com – setup a private chat room in micro-seconds. privnote.com – create text notes that will self-destruct after being read. draw.io – create diagrams and flowcharts in the browser, export your drawings to Google Drive and Dropbox. downforeveryoneorjustme.com – find if your favorite website is offline or not? urbandictionary.com – find definitions of slangs and informal words. scribblemaps.com – create custom Google Maps easily. formspring.me – you can ask or answer personal questions here. sumopaint.com – an excellent layer-based online image editor. snopes.com – find if that email offer you received is real or just another scam. typingweb.com – master touch-typing with these practice sessions. mailvu.com – send video emails to anyone using your web cam. timerime.com – create timelines with audio, video and images. stupeflix.com – make a movie out of your images, audio and video clips. safeweb.norton.com – check the trust level of any website.
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Anonymous said: I'm absolutely in love with your art style and your inquisitors, so much that I recently starting drawing again. But my characters seem so... static. And when I do try to give them expressions, they don't look very natural. What tips can you give me when it comes to drawings expressions?
Thank you~ I’ll be honest,
these tutorials helped me more than anything. Another good one being this one. One of the things I started paying attention to, pretty late in the game might I add, was wrinkles. Don’t be afraid to add them because it can take a static expression and kick it up a notch. Also, eyelids and eyebrows.
Depending on the expression, your eyebrows will pinch together. Not only is this noticeable from the front but in profile too (I ref’d myself for the next example haha uh)
Doesn’t hurt to make the expression while you draw it. If you have webcam, take advantage of it. Take pictures of yourself making faces and draw from them. Depending on your style, experiment and exaggerate. And take a gander at those tutorials I linked to, they’re fantastic.