Creative Freedom

For me to rabble and ramble incoherently. Or to talk about Creative Freedom comics like Defenders of the Gene. Same thing , really

le-mec:

Deluxe Draughtsmanship Exercise CheetSheet(TM donut steel all rights reserved lol no not really)

Draughtsmanship is the skill of making lines go where you want them to go. For that, body, eyes and mind must work together.

Some movements feel awkward and your pen won’t go in the direction you want it to. That’s a body problem. Exercises like the radial and (clockwise/counterclockwise) circular training will help you build muscle memory.

But round arcs and straight lines are of no use if they don’t land on target. For that, practice three-point targeted circle exercises, circle push and ellipse exercises.

Jumping the gap between 2D and 3D is going to be the hardest part. You have to train your eyes. The problem is that the page is flat and your eyes will see that. Eliminate all shadows with a well lit surface. Defocus your eyes, close one eye (or cover it) to defeat your depth perception so you can see INTO and draw INTO the page rather than ON the page. You have to push your lines AWAY from you or TOWARDS you.

Lastly, some of these exercises are meant to be DISRUPTIVE. They break routine and pattern and force you to keep your mind engaged instead of falling into stupid autopilot mode. Good art requires a certain amount of mental fortitude. These exercises are meant to provide you with a level of cognitive difficulty to strain your mind.

Look at your own abilities (or lack of them), pick one to strengthen, and then choose the exercise that targets that weakness. Practice until it becomes second nature and then move on to the next weakness.

I use these all the time as warm-ups, both for myself and when I’m tutoring.  I like that it’s something you can do that is pretty much always beneficial, there’s not really a time when it stops being useful at least somewhat

(via helpfulharrie)

milonogiannis:

I got a new fude pen and it’s only good for drawing smut *buys 150 of them*

(via swegener)

sunvapor asked: What the fucks happening in Ferguson?

ananthymous:

clehmentine:

Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.

Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (beware: somewhat graphic image linked)

There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident),  that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.

According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.

According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.

Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)

The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.

It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.

And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.

The things happening in Ferguson right now are an atrocity. The lengths to which police and mainstream media have gone to frame justifiably angry Black Americans as the cause of the situation is despicable. I keep whiplashing between shock at how far it’s gone and “of course it went down like this”.

Black Americans are not treated fairly in this country. 

Supposed to be designing new characters for a project.  So of course I’m doodling dragons…

Supposed to be designing new characters for a project.  So of course I’m doodling dragons…

Guess who learned how to make gifs!

I like how this turned out, I don’t play with greyscale much

Some Captain Marvel doodles, wip.
I love the very flowey and rigid contrasts in his costume.  I don’t know if I took it from his actual costume or someone elses fan art and changes, but I see him in like ironworker or welder bibs, very stiff material, and very silky cape and sash

Some Captain Marvel doodles, wip.

I love the very flowey and rigid contrasts in his costume.  I don’t know if I took it from his actual costume or someone elses fan art and changes, but I see him in like ironworker or welder bibs, very stiff material, and very silky cape and sash

schneiltzle:

Dice Shaming


Oh my goodness I love this. My die would be shamed for so much I doubt it would al fit. Not least of all crit failing twice with my rogue trying to pick the locks binding him. Twice. My dm decided that the insane odds for that meant the due hated me. Didn’t keep him from giving me a point of damage each round until I was rescued

schneiltzle:

Dice Shaming

Oh my goodness I love this. My die would be shamed for so much I doubt it would al fit. Not least of all crit failing twice with my rogue trying to pick the locks binding him. Twice. My dm decided that the insane odds for that meant the due hated me. Didn’t keep him from giving me a point of damage each round until I was rescued

(via ruckawriter)

You know what’s an oddly big pet peeve of mine in, primarily, games but also comics and movies?

Birds don’t expel their feathers like that. Playing dark souls for the first time and the monster sized raven that grabs you after the intro level should be bald if there are feathers flying like that.

It’d be like if every time you turned your head you shot hair in big plumes. But it’s become such shorthand for ‘this is a bird so rather than draw or render the feathers different than say, stone, we’ll just make these little feathers drop off everywhere’