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How do you do heads ? I always try but mine always look too flat and long and the noses are weird.
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punpunichu:

Oh man, I got quite a few requests for tutorials and the like but I’m just as clueless about most stuff so I feel super unqualified ): But okay, I will try with this! THIS IS JUST WHAT WORKS FOR ME SO TAKE IT WITH A GRAIN OF SALT and feel free to skip any steps you find unnecessary! Also, I’m sorry if anything is unclear, I’m super bad at explaing.

Step 1:
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Draw a somewhat squashed circle (it doesn’t have to be perfectly circular as actual skulls aren’t either!)

Step 2:
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Add a trapezoid for the chin!

Step 3:
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Add lines from about the middle (if you take perspective into account) of the squashed circle to the chin line. I also added a circle for where the ears would be later. This step, and the former one, are nice to play around with to get different face shapes, from pointy anime chins to lantern jaws of justice!

Step 4:
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Add guide lines so the nose and eyes won’t be all over the place!

Step 5:
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Add the features. I tend to mirror the image every now and then during this step because even with the guide lines, my stuff likes to end up lopsided :I

Step 6:
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Add hair and stuff! Make sure to keep the shape of the skull in mind, yo! Luckily, this is not a tutorial for drawing hair so please excuse this mullet made of awkwardly shaped bananas.

Step 7:
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Turn the opacity of the sketch layer down and make a new layer! Then draw over that shit. If there were tiny mistakes in the sketch, it’s okay, since you can correct them during this step.

Step 8:
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Erase the sketch layer or make it invisible and BOOYAH, there you go!

I hope this was somewhat helpful?

For noses, I recommend this tutorial by someone who is way better at explaining stuff than me, because truth be told, I’m still figuring it out.

natashakline:

For all the artists out there. xoxo

schnorkie:

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schnorkie:

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ectobiolodaddy:

i think ppl should draw smooches more because basically if you can draw a heart you can draw a KISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

i mean these are simple smooch poses but… they are so fun 2 do *_*

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despairfevered:

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jadiejadie:

kniteoftheoldcode:

solarsweeps:

People don’t always know the right way to talk to artists … so I made a guide. There’s a lot more I could have added, but these are the basics.
Some artists will draw your OC for free, but make sure that they are okay with doing that before asking. Otherwise, you’re being rude.

Seriously, don’t put yourself down to compliment others. That just puts them in an awkward position and stunts the goodness of yourself as well.

I hear that top one SO MUCH at cons.
Look, I get that people are trying to compliment me, but putting yourself down is really not flattering. Everyone has the ability to be amazing, you just have to put the time into it, and not say ‘I suck’. Or at least not out loud.
Also conversely, if you’re at the receiving end of the bottom one, especially the positive, constructive side, don’t be an ass about it. The negative one, just say ‘fuck it!’ and move on because those people aren’t worth your time. with the positive one, please, for the love of god, don’t take criticism of your work personally, but if you do ask for criticism, don’t hem and haw and make excuses as to why the critic is wrong. It’s an opinion, you have the option of not listening, but be respectful of those opinions.

jadiejadie:

kniteoftheoldcode:

solarsweeps:

People don’t always know the right way to talk to artists … so I made a guide. There’s a lot more I could have added, but these are the basics.

Some artists will draw your OC for free, but make sure that they are okay with doing that before asking. Otherwise, you’re being rude.

Seriously, don’t put yourself down to compliment others. That just puts them in an awkward position and stunts the goodness of yourself as well.

I hear that top one SO MUCH at cons.

Look, I get that people are trying to compliment me, but putting yourself down is really not flattering. Everyone has the ability to be amazing, you just have to put the time into it, and not say ‘I suck’. Or at least not out loud.

Also conversely, if you’re at the receiving end of the bottom one, especially the positive, constructive side, don’t be an ass about it. The negative one, just say ‘fuck it!’ and move on because those people aren’t worth your time. with the positive one, please, for the love of god, don’t take criticism of your work personally, but if you do ask for criticism, don’t hem and haw and make excuses as to why the critic is wrong. It’s an opinion, you have the option of not listening, but be respectful of those opinions.

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caskisses:

UNDERSTANDING

types of anxiety disorders // what is panic disorder? // panic disorder & agoraphobia // tips to cope with a panic attack // 3 ways to help someone having a panic attack // 4 things you shouldn’t say to someone having a panic attack // what is obsessive compulsive disorder? // more on ocd // coping with ocd // living with someone who has ocd // what is post-traumatic stress disorder? // coping with ptsd // 10 tips for understanding someone with ptsd //what is social anxiety disorder? // coping with social anxiety disorder // how worrying affects the body

CALMING DOWN

wikihow // helpful tips // 3 practices to calm an anxious mind // how-to guide // creating your mind palace // 3 breathing exercises // 6 breathing exercises // yoga bunny // meditation for beginners // about meditation // yoga with connie bowman // 20 minute yoga routine // yoga to make you happy // guided meditation 

MASTERPOSTS

back to school // helpful websites // happy things // feel good things // college survival // a lil bit of everything // a really big masterpost // music masterpost // diy home spa // coping skills & distractions // for bad days // bad day remedies

BLOGS

yogaholics // killyouranxiety // thatanxietyblog // lets-beat-mental-illness // recoverykitty // yogis-yoginis // healthylifestylechoice // happier-soon // rising.co.vu // catfromhell // you-can-just-breathe (trigger warning: autoplay) // recovery-in-pink // forescent // recoverytree

MUSIC

note to self. // good feelings // coffee shop acoustic // bubble baths, coffee and hardback books // rad covers // a little bit of everything // good morning // breathe // acoustic // conquer school // wheels on the road // choose happy // coffee shop tunes // my faves // good vibes // late winter nights // lovely quiet // overwhelmed // tonight you’re perfect // random [feel]goodies // rewind // crawling back to you // sleepy tunes 

RELAXING NOISES

soundsleeping // noisli // naturesoundsfor.me // ambient-mixer // calmsound // calm.com // mynoise.net // rainymood // coffitivity 
// soundrown

OTHER

make a grounding box // top 10 essential oils to relieve anxiety // personal care products from walgreens // aromatherapy // 19 natural remedies for anxiety // 7 best anti-anxiety foods // lots and lots of sweaters // stuffed animals // books (free) // used books for 1 cent // electric blankets // soft pillows

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - FeetI don’t often have to draw bare feet, unless I’m doing Life Drawing. When storyboarding, the focus is generally not on the feet. They also are usually covered (shoes, socks), or just not shown on screen that much. Nonetheless, it’s important to understand their functionality and general appeal. Keep details to a minimum, unless the character uses its bare feet to grasp things or do things with them most humans don’t. The best example of pushing feet to an extreme degree of functionality would be Disney’s Tarzan (one of my all time favorite). Other than that, don’t draw too much attention to them, but find appeal in its shapes.Norm

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - Feet

I don’t often have to draw bare feet, unless I’m doing Life Drawing. When storyboarding, the focus is generally not on the feet. They also are usually covered (shoes, socks), or just not shown on screen that much. Nonetheless, it’s important to understand their functionality and general appeal. Keep details to a minimum, unless the character uses its bare feet to grasp things or do things with them most humans don’t. The best example of pushing feet to an extreme degree of functionality would be Disney’s Tarzan (one of my all time favorite). Other than that, don’t draw too much attention to them, but find appeal in its shapes.

Norm

iichijouji:

very simple chain and ruffle tutorials i made for a friend and decided to share because idk it might be useful for someone

iichijouji:

very simple chain and ruffle tutorials i made for a friend and decided to share because idk it might be useful for someone