okay so first off i just want to say that i am still learning this stuff myself
i only started to really try to branch away from sameface/samebody syndrome within the last few months and i still have a lot to learn!
but so yeah i thought i’d start by first posting some of my inspiration?? like if i am stuck for body shapes, etc, i actually keep a folder on my computer where i save images that have bodytypes i think are interesting (photos, illustration, animation stills, character design sketches, etc.)
i think the easiest way to really study body shapes is to go to cartoons! real life helps a lot, too, of course - it gives you the foundation and basic understanding of structure - but it doesn’t give you the exaggeration.
pixar and other such animation studios are, of course, the immediate go to
(Listening to the song Nakkadile, while reading Calvin and Hobbes makes me want to draw things like this. ;D Also, this post will be the last for a while,
dutyuniversity calls! Anyway, I’ll try my bests, to keep alive this place in the upcoming weeks. Thank you for your patience!)
OH MY GOD
This started out as doodles of the kids, to see how I felt about the outfits and if I maybe wanted to change them (so far Dirk’s is the only huge change, though Jade’s neck thing turned to a looser hoodie to look less warm)
Then I decided, as I started, that I wanted to draw the kids also based on what I believe they’d do either as a job or as their main hobby in Acquariet.
In Acquariet, I’m thinking at a young age (probably around 15 or so) kids would need to choose a place to work, and instead of highschool they’d do a work study. At the end of it, probs at about 18, they’d either be asked to stay or be let go.
In the case of Jake on this, I imagine since he’s without guardian at all, that he’s kind of self taught himself, and has had a huge interest in the little ship things that float above the city. So he always is climbing all the way up there and trying to talk them into taking him on as an apprentice.
Many people go out of their way to avoid using cramped airplane bathrooms, but we just discovered someone who seeks them out for awesomely creative purposes:
To pass the time during long flights, artist Nina Katchadourian goes to the lavatory, adorns herself in tissue paper costume, and creates hilarious self-portrait photos in the style of Flemish Renaissance paintings. She calls the series Seat Assignment: Lavatory Self-Portraits in the Flemish Style:
While in the lavatory on a domestic flight in March 2010, I spontaneously put a tissue paper toilet cover seat cover over my head and took a picture in the mirror. The image evoked 15th-century Flemish portraiture. I decided to add more images made in this mode and planned to take advantage of a long-haul flight from San Francisco to Auckland, guessing that there were likely to be long periods of time when no one was using the lavatory on the 14-hour flight. I made several forays to the bathroom from my aisle seat, and by the time we landed I had a large group of new photographs entitled Lavatory Self-Portraits in the Flemish Style.
[via Laughing Squid]
She is my hero
whee! go pottermore! 8D