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lesstitsnass:

It’s a two-fer! Courtesy of @dcwomenkickingass, and specifically this post, I had to do an edit of these, while my storyboards wait. 

I’m not going to go into long explanations here, I hope the drawings do speak for themselves. In the first case, it’s a Land being Land, although I do have to say that he did give a butt to Silk, as opposed to his usual ablation of hips and gluteus maximi. However, he unfortunately did it wrong. 

Artistic anatomy is all about drawing structure, from the inside out. Your muscles by themselves can’t look right if they aren’t placed on top of a properly proportioned skeleton.  Boobs won’t look right if they aren’t drawn as following the curve of the ribcage, its center line, or the movement of the arms which either pull or push on the pectorals on which the breasts hang. The arms back mean the shoulders are lowered, and the angle of the hands will be different since there’s a 3/4 turn on the torso. It shows that Land is drawing by guessed shapes, copied contours and practiced repeated motions. There’s no real structure underneath his shapes.

And if we look at the legs, I can only picture Kitty Pride phasing out of a wall: the legs look like they got mangled up to look like stumps. But even structure-wise, there is no thought put into whether the pose actually works, which is why it looks so clumsy. The legs should be reversed due to the line of action that’s in the torso but not followed through into the pelvis and legs. And I’ve been using the coil technique a lot in order to make my volumes work - it should be obvious by the roughs above - which help me figure out things like foreshortening. 

Silk too was a problem of lack of structure, proportions all over the place, and lack of weight and purpose, but it felt moreso than Spiderwoman. I used the same pose Land did but worked out the skeleton first, using rotation arcs in order to properly proportion the length of the various limbs. I don’t know these characters and I might not have used these poses, but Silk here definitely looks like she’s dancing.

The variant cover by Manara looks like a pose right out of porn, pelvis up and cheeks spread, costume looking like body paint, and it makes me very uncomfortable. She doesn’t look like a superhero about to strike, she looks like she’s about to get… well, it’s a porn pose. This is sexualisation. It also reminds me of the Dog Bone sexy shape. 

So I turned the pose sideways to figure it out, and to see what would work better. The sideways pose as is, as you can see, is angled to do quite the opposite of ass-kicking. Were she to try to leap from that pose, she’d fall flat on her face. The second pose is the “coiled like a spring”, but in the camera angle of the cover, it’s an ugly, ugly pose. So I tried to do something in-between, and just by making the pelvis horizontal and lifting the torso off the ground, I’ve managed to move the center of gravity so her weight is on her feet instead of her knees, she can use her arms to maneuver in most directions, and you still get an interesting body shape to look at. I think this works better, and much more ready to spring into motion.

Wanted also to say thanks for all the reblogs, likes and recent follows! I appreciate each one of them, and it’s because you’re still sharing and commenting that I came back to do this. However I’m still really busy! I won’t be posting a lot, but I do plan on posting more than I have. Back to storyboards for me! 

Posted 1 day ago with 7,583 notes (via lesstitsnass , org. lesstitsnass )
 #spider-woman

(Source: megmcmuffins)

Posted 2 days ago with 524 notes (via icyblueroses , org. megmcmuffins )
 #rocket raccoon  #groot

CLINTASHA AU - The woes of a superspy couple.

"You’re mad at me for forgetting your fake birthday?! But that wasn’t even in the file! Nat!"

(Source: loveholic198)

Posted 2 days ago with 30,417 notes (via icyblueroses , org. loveholic198 )
 #clint barton  #natasha romanoff
seductivecronus:

risingtensions:

physical comedy

I like how the fucker stands up all slow and epic like its gonna do some super fuggen awesome metal gear solid shit then…
then this shit.

seductivecronus:

risingtensions:

physical comedy

I like how the fucker stands up all slow and epic like its gonna do some super fuggen awesome metal gear solid shit then…

then this shit.

(Source: rabbitboy)

Posted 2 days ago with 264,276 notes (via icyblueroses , org. rabbitboy )

artsymina:

100 Palette Challenge! Apollo Justice in #93. 

I can take requests for these. Just send me characters and numbers!

Posted 2 days ago with 3 notes (via artsymina , org. artsymina )
 #100 palette challenge  #apollo justice  #ace attorney  #reblog  #fanart

karenhallion:

juliedillon:

sicosa:

WHAT 

WAHT

WAT

GLORIOUS

(Source: twinkhorse)

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yolktuba:

sanimej2:

gatesandlogic:

djentlemenbehold:

tsuthetiger:

WAIT BUT WHAT ABOUT THE CHICK THAT FALLS OFF THE THRONE OR CHAIR

SPINZAKU SPIN!

OMFG I CANT BREATHE FROM LAUGHING TO HARD

the return of spinzaku is just what we needed from 2014, all other memes are cancelled from now on

(Source: blogofaluser)

Posted 2 days ago with 30,860 notes (via don-t-mess-with-imperfection , org. blogofaluser )
Tutorial: from paper to digital.

kaiami:

Hey ya’ll! I’m not much of a tutorial person, but this was a technique that I learned from Syuzuki, one of my favorite artists back in the day, when I was 13. I memorized the technique and it’s been one of the most useful things I can do on photoshop. This was something that really helped me, and I hope that it will be useful for even some of you.

In this tutorial, I will be going step by step how I take something from my sketchbook and color it on photoshop.

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Posted 2 days ago with 72,509 notes (via alittlelostsputnik , org. kaiami )
 #reference

shawnlenore:

I feel like the werewolf genre just makes werewolves generic bad asses too often without exploring some of the pitfalls of being a werewolf….like not wanting to rip your nice clothes because you gotta tear off a dude’s face. (To be fair, she normally would wear clothes that aren’t as nice, but it was an emergency.)

I’m working on pulling together a lengthy werewolf comic story, and this is sort of a little test comic to see if I can deal with drawing werewolves constantly. (Not a problem. It’s super fun to draw werewolves.)

Posted 2 days ago with 7,792 notes (via cloudspanties , org. shawnlenore )
 #werewolf

thedarkplumber:

brokentripod:

perbast:

Rin: imconfused, whats he doing? is he flying is he sliding?
Rin: taking baby tap dance steps

so i made this and its all rin’s fault

watCHA! CHA! HA! *tappa tappa*

ok i’m almost sorry about making this but also not

skateboard?

Sailor Moonwalk

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(Source: jaidefinichon)

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maihor:

In which nothing could be done about Rei since he has no arms to speak of.

maihor:

In which nothing could be done about Rei since he has no arms to speak of.

Posted 1 week ago with 2,980 notes (via poutyragna , org. maihor )

yolktuba:

sanimej2:

gatesandlogic:

djentlemenbehold:

tsuthetiger:

WAIT BUT WHAT ABOUT THE CHICK THAT FALLS OFF THE THRONE OR CHAIR

SPINZAKU SPIN!

OMFG I CANT BREATHE FROM LAUGHING TO HARD

the return of spinzaku is just what we needed from 2014, all other memes are cancelled from now on

(Source: blogofaluser)

Posted 1 week ago with 30,860 notes (via don-t-mess-with-imperfection , org. blogofaluser )

bryarly:

Idris Elba for Details, Septembar 2014 Issue by Mark Seliger

Whoa

(Source: details.com)

Posted 1 week ago with 45,008 notes (via liamdryden , org. brain-drops-soul-winks )