Not my scans!
Credits to: Euphy麟_MCSA (from Weibo Life)
these are my kittens, yes they meow weird, but they are mine. i found them all on my own. they are my ohana. back the fuck off camera.
are you fucking kidding me
#forcibly cuddles babies to stomach
are we not gonna talk about how she flashes her claws when they get to fucking close to her duckens?
All right, here’s my contribution to the art tutorial infographic world, part 1 of 2. I’ve noticed that even in professional illustration, so often the humans and environments and armor and whatnot is really, really great— correct anatomy, lighting, proportions, like ‘wow this is fantastic WAIT what is up with that HORSE?’
I suspect two things;
First is that I spend 15 hours a day, 365 days a year looking, touching, handling, and just generally being around horses.
Second is that most people do not.
Artists have lost touch with their connection to horses as contemporary society has lost touch with them. Generally, we don’t have that constant presence of horses in our lives that previous generations did, as horses aren’t part of the everyday landscape any more. They don’t work the fields, they don’t cart the goods, they don’t deliver the mail or transport you to the next town down the road.
However, we still see horses all the time— in movies, books, illustration, ads and logos, we are presented with the image of horses all the time. So we assume ‘yes, I have seen horses often and I know what they look like.’ Because of our exposure, we as artists don’t always feel like we need to heavily reference the animals as if we were drawing something we don’t see everyday (say, like elephants or giraffes or sea cucumbers). Our brain just kind of plugs in ‘horse shaped’ and we go with that.
And I suspect that ends up being where a lot of these common mistakes occur. Dogs are familiar, but we can easily find a dog to draw from live, to see the way the shapes of its face are put together in 3-dimensions. Cats, humans, birds… if we venture just a little ways outside our studios (or in some cases, inside), we can find live models to study easily.
You can’t really do that with horses. They’re a commodity, sequestered away behind fences on private farms and shuttered away in barns. So few people really get the chance to be up close and have that hands-on experience to really learn how a horse is put together.
So here’s some things, based on my own experience both drawing and working with horses, that might help you if you find yourself needing to draw one for yourself.
The approach I took might be more complicated than absolutely necessary, but I tried to present the subject of ‘how to draw horses’ a little differently than I’ve seen it done before. I hope someone finds it understandable, and more importantly, helpful!
If you share this, please don’t delete my commentary about it above. Thanks :3
You’re really something…
manga meme: (1/4 friendships) Edward and Alphonse Elric (FMA)
Ah! We’re all beat up. There’s no way we can suck this much.
Rejet made Twitter accounts for the LipOn guys, as promised. I translated everything Mahoro’s tweeted up ‘till now.
[March 6th]: I am Sawaguchi from Seijo Academy.
[March 6th]: My childhood friend told me I should just tweet anything, but that kind of command bothers me the most… Actually, I think she knows that.
[March 6th]: What kind of tweets should I make? … Twitter is surprisingly difficult. I’m going to try asking her about it again.
[23h]: Ah, I accidentally sent it in the middle of typing. Sorry. I’m surprised that I passed over 600 followers. Once more, thank you everyone.
[4h]: When I stopped by the library it already came to be this hour. I’m heading home now.
[4h]: — Should I tweet about things like that?
Kent x Heroine ~Animations~
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