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empressium:

Recently, there have been a lot of people asking me how I write, how I do the thing with the words, asking me to give them advice and I thought rather than making a huge list of things you can do to get better at writing, I would combine their requests with a little something I’ve been meaning to do for a while. 

So, here’s how not to write, or things to avoid if you want to produce good writing. 

———— I’ve had this bone to pick with the tumblr rp community for a long while, and since sleep seems to be avoiding me at all costs, I thought I’d put some of the dead time to use, be the devil’s advocate, and pick this damn bone: over-done, blatant-thesaurus-abusing, purple prose

If you’re looking for niceDO NOT PASS GO; DO NOT COLLECT $200 because in all honesty, I’m 1-800-DONE with a lot of the writing I see being praised on tumblr rp.

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Just some references, add your own

coldforest:

*Pose Maker

*Heads

*Poses

*Hands

*Colour Palettes and Patterns

*Skin Colours

*How To Draw Hands

*How To Draw Cuts And Bruises

*How To Draw Fabric Folds/Creases

*How To Draw Noses

*How To Draw Lips

*How To Draw Hair

*How To Draw Photorealistic Foliage

*How To Draw Light And Shadow

helpyoudraw:

url on picture!learnlivelaughlikelovelust.blogspot.com
animatorzee:

artkat:

cassiesart:

scribblingaladdertothemoon:

Having troubles with facial angles in your drawing style?
Try a 3D sculpture of your art in your own style in a free program that is simple and very easy to use.
The program is called Sculptris and is a free off-shoot program from Zbrush, that program that you keep hearing about but either takes selling your kidneys or piracy to actually use. 
If you download it and sculpt out a facial model, you can have references for your own work for all of time. No more endlessly searching Google for reference materials or twisting/rotating/flipping a drawing to see if there are flaws. And you can easily edit it to create more facial types. This way, you can make character references for any and every face and facial angle that you can think of.
The program offers mirroring right from the start, so your faces will be perfectly symmetrical. You can turn off the symmetry for things like scars or otherwise. 
It takes a little time. For instance, I downloaded the program on Christmas and, in my spare time, this took a few days of getting familiar with the program (first day) and then sculpting for a few minutes each day, mostly due to my perfectionist nature. And this one isn’t even done. I still have to mold the mouth, ears, and other smaller aspects before I consider it done. However, I was so giddy over the possibilities that I wanted to share this with my fellow artists.
From now on, I have reference for a face in my own style and will be able to create things so much easier in the future. I hope that this helps you guys and that you have fun with it. 

I absolutely recommend Sculptris!

UH

GUYS????

This really useful oh my goodness. It takes a little figuring out, but once you get the hang of it it’s actually pretty easy. Just watch a couple youtube videos. Seeing how other people do it helps you to make sense of it.
OH BOY LOOK AT THIS HANDSOME IDIOT do you know how hard his stupid face is to figure out at different angles? DO YOU??? Now I have a 3D ref!!! AAAHH!! so excite much 3d wow very angles wow

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: sculptris is an amazing 3D modeling tool for how small it is and is a great place to start whether you just want drawing references for your characters or you actually want to get into 3D modeling.
I highly recommend it.

tomhiddllestop:

IF YOU LOVE WRITING BUT DON’T HAVE THE INSPIRATION FOR A 10-PART BOOK SAGA YOU SHOULD TAKE A LOOK AT THIS SITE

IT’S INCREDIBLY HELPFUL AND CAN FOR INSTANCE GENERATE TOPICS AND FIRST LINES, CONTAINS LOADS OF EXERCISES AND YOU CAN FIND PLENTY OF WRITING TIPS.