the worst thing about writing is that you aren’t just a writer. you have to be a thousand things. a poet, a flirt, a weapons expert, a bleeding heart, a scholar, a legendary cook, a theorist, an engineer, a reckless teenage girl, a dying god. you have to be able to write monologues and speeches and heartfelt confessions, and you have to make them believable. writing is putting yourself into someone else’s shoes.
writing is really hard (◕︿◕✿)
My class had a Math exam yesterday. So, while waiting, we decided to have fun with some friends. This was the result.
(To make it clear - the girl on the third photo isn’t standing on his hand. But you must have guessed that already ;)).
Part 1/4 OF Zack’s tutorial on how to draw the menz for Zu. (take it with a grain of salt)
THE BOD AND FLOW.
The first example shows the basic difference between the generic (Important to remember that this is not fixed and is subject to variations that blur the line.) feminine and masculine forms.
The female form often has hips as wide as or wider than the ribs.
The masculine form is generally straight from ribs to hips or wider in the ribs.
Also men have less body fat and a fit man will be top heavy as shown in the second example most of his weight is in the upper portion of his pecks compared to the female form with the majority of her weight resting in the underside of her breasts.
The third picture shows squash and stretch in the male form, in particular if a man lifts his arms the underside of his pecks will next to disappear becoming smoothed out wile the top side will be squashed upwards.
Something that really helps me when I’m drawing something new is mapping out the very basic flow/deciding were the movement is in the picture. Then I’ll draw a thumbnail version of my picture just to get a handle on what I want to accomplish before I commit to the full size version.
The world’s most viewed TED Talk. In GIFs!
I just can’t reblog this enough. If I filled up my tumblr with just this it wouldn’t be enough. Most of all I wish I could tell my immediate family about this because they perpetuate me growing out of creativity -.-
If you haven’t seen this TED Talk, I highly recommend it.
One of the things I’ve really focused on as a parent is making sure my kids know that making lots of mistakes is the best way to learn something new. If you get something on the first try it might be exciting, but you haven’t really learned anything. This is definitely something I was not taught as a child, unfortunately, which made me averse to trying anything new out of a fear of failure. It’s taken me a long time to retrain my thoughts to not take errors as huge blows to my self-confidence.
My kids deserve better. All kids deserve better. ~JJ
Mistakes mean you are trying and that is never wrong.