Random References

Reblogs of random reference posts for writing and drawing, using both traditional and digital mediums.
nazgullow:

Cheating backgrounds and Props by screentones Really useful for anyone wanting a quick background! Sketchup is an amazing tool. You can get cars,furniture, buildings etc from Sketchup’s 3D warehouse so you can build your scene really quickly.

nazgullow:

Cheating backgrounds and Props by screentones
Really useful for anyone wanting a quick background! Sketchup is an amazing tool. You can get cars,furniture, buildings etc from Sketchup’s 3D warehouse so you can build your scene really quickly.



A weird thing I find incredibly helpful for art/writing.

heecawroo:

deadcantdraw:

Eplans.com is a website that sells blueprints for houses. 

This might not seem that helpful but if you want a characters house you can make selections based on what sort of house you want them to live in. 

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Then browse through the results and find the house you want. Then you can view the blueprints and have a room layout for that house, which can help with visualising the space they live in. 

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It makes describing generic homes so much easier.

thank you

(Source: eplans.com, via taokan)



juliajm15:

thesilvereye:

View the fullsize tutorial on DA | The most handy hair structure tutorials are this video by Proko and thisblog post.These are useful for thinking about the direction hair locks flow with different styles: 1 2 3 4 5 | Painting Realistic Hair | Shading with gradients: 1 2 | Tutorials by me including: Gimp Brush Dynamics, Coloring Eyes and Coloring Method.

All example characters are fromThe Silver Eye webcomic!

Bless you for this *—-*

(via foxghost)



cypheroftyr:

trixuqueen:

brenna-ivy:

melissaknowsthings:

totalspiffage:

zaquanimus:

parkaposy:

NEW AVAILABLE ART PROGRAM
It seems to be a mix between SAI and photoshop, simplified. It even has a stabalizer that works even with the mouse.
Best of all, it’s free, and works for both Mac and Windows.
To give it a try, head right on down to http://firealpaca.com/



Reblogging for artsy people that follow me. Also a lovely name for a program.

I highly recommend FireAlpaca for everyone.

I will download this and let you know what I think!

It works great! I’ve been using it for a while now and I love it!

Signal boost for my artsy friends!

cypheroftyr:

trixuqueen:

brenna-ivy:

melissaknowsthings:

totalspiffage:

zaquanimus:

parkaposy:

NEW AVAILABLE ART PROGRAM

It seems to be a mix between SAI and photoshop, simplified. It even has a stabalizer that works even with the mouse.

Best of all, it’s free, and works for both Mac and Windows.

To give it a try, head right on down to http://firealpaca.com/

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Reblogging for artsy people that follow me. Also a lovely name for a program.

highly recommend FireAlpaca for everyone.

I will download this and let you know what I think!

It works great! I’ve been using it for a while now and I love it!

Signal boost for my artsy friends!

(Source: parkaposyart)



subarashii-desu:

ask-hi-ho-heichou:

lassiecrumby:

sneakymedulla:

pedigreedy:

how 2 draw trees like me

my entire life has been a lie

I…What-I…..What?

LMAO

Wow. Damn

subarashii-desu:

ask-hi-ho-heichou:

lassiecrumby:

sneakymedulla:

pedigreedy:

how 2 draw trees like me

my entire life has been a lie

I…What-I…..What?

LMAO

Wow. Damn

(Source: nynamo, via vieralynn)



A Guide To Talking Dirty Throughout History

ilikelookingatnakedmen:

karenhealey:

pilgrimkitty:

kedgeree11:

fastcodesign:

Ever wondered what they called anal sex in the 16th century, or cunnilingus during World War II?

Ever wonder what sex was called in the 1600s, how you might ask for a blowjob during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, or how your great-grandfather might have asked for anal sex?

Following up on his research which gave us 2,600 words for genitalia throughout the ages, slang lexicographer Jonathon Green has given us three amazing new resources, describing what sexual intercourse, oral and anal, and sexual secretions and contraceptives have been called at various points over the last 700 years.

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I’m going to be more careful about announcing I need to go clean up the kitchen.

This is going to be very helpful for people writing smutty Captain America fanfics.

two kinds of people

"Reference", she said, memorising the E.G.Y.P.T acronym



creepus:

Anonymous asked you:

Hey, is it okay if you like do a tutorial on trees and shrubs? PS: I looooooove your art and tutorial they are just soooooo wonderful, inspiratonal, amazing.

aww thank you so much!! ;v; haha well I don’t know a lot of trees so here’s two I actually know lmao, oak tree and pine tree I will go study more tree names when I have the time ohgosh _(:3 7 hope it helps!

(Source: erebun, via foxghost)



Describing Skin Colors

thewritershelpers:

Having trouble finding synonyms for ‘white’, ‘black’, ‘tan’, etc? Have any clear idea what tone you’re going for? Here’s some web pages for skin tone description and references:

Words Used To Describe Skin Color

Handy Words for Skin Tone (Includes palettes and comparisons)

Describing Characters of Color

More Tone Synonyms w/ Pictures

7 Offensive Mistakes Writers Make (includes more than just skin color)

(Source: thewritershelpersdeactivated, via cheesiestart)



rinface:

Facial and Ear piercing Diagrams

Just incase anyone out there was looking for them.

(via taokan)



reaill:

retrogradeworks:

conceptcookie:

Exercise 26: Shading Gems Results
Check out the results of our Shading Gems exercise here along with the explanation to create your own HERE!

I love this tutorial SO MUCH.

AAAAAAAAH!!!!!!

(via naiadestricolor)