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queenofawkward27:

Yeah so I made a thing. Idk I was just bored and wanted to add some variety to the people I draw so I tried to make these with characteristics I dont see as much in what I draw.

Ok so  was thinking about girls for most of the time I made these but they’re pretty versatile so I guess you could do  whatever I don’t really care.

And if you use this to draw something you post tag me in it with #queenofawkward27 cuz I’m curious to see the results

Oooooh i would love to make some sims with this 

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ladiesmakingcomics:

ProFile Friday(ish)

Jo Chen (Chinese: 咎井淳; pinyin: Jiù Jǐngchún; born July 4, 1976) is a comic book artist and writer best known for her highly detailed painted comic book covers. She is also known by the pen name, TogaQ, and is known as Jun Togai (“Togai Jun” 咎井淳) in the Japanese comic industry.

Chen was born in Taipei, Taiwan and emigrated to the United States in late 1994. She published her first comics independently at age 14 and soon came to the attention of a Taiwanese publisher. She began her career in the U.S. comic book industry with her art work for the Racer X mini-series, part of the Speed Racer series published by Wildstorm/D.C. Comics in 2000. She established herself producing interiors and covers for titles including Darkminds: Macropolis, Battle of the Planets, Robotech, Fight For Tomorrow, Taskmaster, The Demon, Thor, and (Batman &) Robin.

Under the pseudonym TogaQ, she and author, Kichiku Neko (aka, Narcissus) created the yaoi doujinshi-turned manga series, In These Words, about criminal profiler-psychiatrist Katsuya Asano and the serial killer he helped capture. The title was eventually picked up by Japanese publisher, Libre Publishing and serialized in the boys’ love comic anthology, Be x Boy Gold. They have since published a 3-part prequel about Katsuya’s first job in New York City and his relationship with homicide detective David Krause, as well as several illustrated novels.

Currently she is most well known to American comic readers as the cover artist of Marvel’s Runaways, and Dark Horse licensed comics of Joss Whedon properties such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly/Serenity.

In other media, Chen has also produced packaging artwork for Microsoft’s popular Xbox Fable, Fable: The Lost Chapters, Fable II and Fable III RPGs, and done covers for PlayStation Magazine (a Final Fantasy cover for the January 2002 issue and a Tomb Raider cover for the February 2003 issue).

She is the younger sister of artist Christina Chen and lives with her family outside of Washington, D.C.

And to answer the question on everyone’s mind right now, you can get In These Words on Kobo eBooks. And she and Kichiku Neko are on Tumblr as guiltpleasure (NSFW).

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Anonymous said: hello! can i ask for a tutorail in hands/arms and legs/feet?

zemael:

Hey! Sorry for the late reply, I haven’t really had time to do the tutorial for you! But, I did one today. It’s kinda messy and not 100% anatomically perfect (I do several flaws myself) but I think I made some good points!

  • Arms:

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Arms cannot be done without shoulders, so that’s why I will include them here. To know how one body part works, you need to understand the other parts too. I suggest drawing a stick figure, as shown above. Do it with shoulders and everything - don’t care about anatomy. Really, don’t - go mad! You can figure out how to deal with the anatomy AFTER you have figured how to draw the body freely.

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I imagine most body parts to be shaped as tear drops, as shown above; especially the arms and legs. Draw them above the stick figure - don’t be afraid to overlap the teardrops. In fact, I suggest it! The best way to understand anatomy is to think of it as shapes and doll-parts.

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After you’ve figured that out, do several, VERY tiny, small doodles like these. Go crazy - don’t bother with anatomy just yet. Do them also very quickly and so small you can’t think of the details. Just keep doing this until you sorta understand how arms work. 

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Here is a doodle of a “real” arm, and as you can see, how it’s shaped it resembles the teardrops above. A general rule is to constantly draw the body in curves - male AND female. NEVER draw a single line straight.

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I mentioned before I thought it was important to include shoulders/other body parts to understand another. This is why. The body basically has a “flow” when you move. The red lines clearly shows the flow. This is also how you can create a dynamic pose: think of the flow. The muscles are formed that way to be able to function. Which reminds me, buy some good anatomy books. And I’m talking about more or less MEDICAL anatomy books - you think you won’t need it - but trust me, it’s more useful than you can imagine. I do NOT suggest buying “stylistic” anatomy books, like Christopher Hart (ugh NO), for example, as these can mislead you. Medical anatomy books CANNOT because they MUST be right.

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And for the last part, here’s some “do’s” and “don’ts”. It’s important to remember the muscles between the neck and shoulders. Many, especially when drawing females, forget this. It’s true the most visible it is - the more muscular you will look. But even the most petite people have these. Your neck literally would not function if you didn’t have these supporters. Then, the arms below is just to show why it’s important to draw the body with curves. Many have probably heard “straight lines for males” which is a complete lie. They will look stiff and unnatural. Curves can both empathize muscles AND fat. Heck, even your bones aren’t straight.

  • Legs:

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Legs certainly are the hardest. There’s a good reason for this; because they’re one of our most strongest muscles, and they are more or less dominating when it comes to poses (together with the spine). However, just like with the arms, draw a stick figure. I won’t suggest drawing them completely straight, as you can see here, as it will add weight. Do teardrops shapes. As for the hips - think of them as panties or briefs. This is not a MUST; but it will help; I think!

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And just like the arms, do small doodles. Don’t be serious, play around until you get the idea.

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As you can see, these legs easily can be turned into teardrops even when they’re detailed like this.

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Now, what makes legs/hips interesting is that the way fat gathers there. Although not a must, seeing as we’re all different, females tend to get more fat there than men. Usually, however, it’s not at the SIDE of the hops, but at the thighs, calves and the “love handles”. (Excuse my english, aaah…) Women also tend to have bigger hips, but again, it’s not a must. It’s not uncommon to have small hips, either; or big hips for men, etc.

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Of course, the legs too follow the “flow”!

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Something worth noting is the “Standing point” The standing point is basically a straight line, and the further away you are from the line; the more unbalanced you are. To create a dynamic pose you should avoid that line as much as possible. However, if you want to look balanced/realistic, have the one leg stand there for support. The leg to the left is balanced, as you can see one of the legs is taking all the weight; with other words, it’s the support leg-making it balanced. The legs to the right, however, are likely to fall over if she keeps standing like that!

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Now for some more do’s and don’ts. I already mentioned the barbie legs, invisible heels and micro-mini crotch in my previous tutorial, but these two are different. I see this mistake a lot; when you sit down, your thighs will become wider because you’re pressing all the fat to the sides. Now, this also depends on how you’re positioning your legs. How much it widens depends on how much fat you have in the first place; but it will always be there.

And then there’s this awkward “thigh gap”. Before I get any haters telling me how I “thin shame”, please, take a seat and read this. Good? Good. How much space you actually have between your thighs depends fully on how you’re standing, bending, angle, body type and everything else. However, the one to the right? Not likely.

  • Hands:

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Okay, I’m getting really lazy now; so I’ll be quick. Draw a rectangle. Sorta like this; it doesn’t have to be exactly like this - since hands can be shaped VERY differently. Just compare to your friends.

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Draw a little triangle attached to it.

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Now, the fingers! How long they should be and etc doesn’t really matter either. But if you’re unsure, draw them as tear drops, too.

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Now, draw the fingers! Starting to look like a hand, sort of.

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Then draw the details and fix things you didn’t like. I really don’t like the way this is drawn but I’m just tired right now.

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Just like the legs/arms, practice by doing that simple figure really quickly.

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Guess what? Hands also follow “the flow”!

  • Feet:

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Okay, I’m getting really lazy. Plus, feet are SUPER HARD- I’m just going to say this: think of them as triangles. Overlap them; think of it as 3D!

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Practice practice practice! And medical anatomy books. And photo references. And real-life references!

Hope this helped! \o/ As I said, I’m nowhere near perfect but, ahh, I tried.

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okyi:

better format haha

by no means is this the right or proper way to draw curls! this is just how i’m drawing them at the moment. hopefully this helps!

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fucktonofanatomyreferences:

An epic fuck-ton of male and female torso juxtapositions.

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wetheurban:

SPOTLIGHT: Visual Artist Brock Davis

Brock Davis is an award-winning, multidisciplinary artist and creative director with a knack for creating ground-breaking work.

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frozenoverblackballoon:

I’v been wanting to spotlight this artist for along time. Zarnala  http://zarnala.deviantart.com/  renders beautiful professional concept art. What count my eye were her bright, detailed aliens and humanoid animals. 

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deathisabitch:

hinatakundaisuki:

thebluezebra:

mellosmiles:

Can we get this signal boosted please? I drew this pic and posted it like not even ten minutes ago (screenshot of canvas for proof) and this guy reblogs it as art theft and so I go on his profile, and he is literally reblogging almost any and all art that’s posted as art theft. I went into his archive. ALL OF THE ART is tagged as art theft. 

So I want to signal boost this to all my followers because its obvious he’s attacking any artist, no matter the skill level. Can We seriously get him reported or banned please? 

Can we please, PLEASE signal boost this? I think its immensely important :/

its also hilarious that apparently his motto is no posing

please signal boost!!! he has reblogged my (now deleted) picture and claimed it as his too and i rly dont want anyone else to get their art reblogged by him!!! he can cause misunderstandings to some people and this really isn’t ok!!!

C’mon, just stop blogging about Sherlock for 3 seconds for this

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shabbalabadicklong:

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scariest shit ever made

on-i:

shabbalabadicklong:

CCCOOOURRAAGEEEEE

scariest shit ever made

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