29 Aug 14
182 notes
4 days ago

Anatomy is so important, you guys.
I often get complaints about my tutorials saying "this is inaccurate if you have a cartoonish/stylistic artstyle! I don’t need to know anatomy because of this~”
Fuck that shit. I mean, sure, do whatever you want; it’s not my loss, but here’s something for you;

"You need to know anatomy to know how to warp it, and the better you understand how the body works, the easier it is to draw it."

I used my old art to prove this. I had different stages of styles and as you can see, my anatomy was horrible. The redraws clearly show how my new knowledge of anatomy, be it the body, the faces, clothing, hair — has helped me improve those drawings and still keep them very stylistic! Trust me, even the most cartoonish cartoons understands anatomy. It’s clear that in my old art I hadn’t practiced because I thought "I didn’t need it". Well, years passed, I finally practiced some anatomy - and look at that! It looks better, no?

I explain everything better in this post. I won’t start ranting too much here since I already got my point across there.

Feel free to share this if you agree
and would like to spread the word with me
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28 Aug 14
33 notes
5 days ago
Ah, remember Gavreel, my average typical girly pretty-boy angel OC? Yeah, me neither. So I gave him a new face. ♥
He’s also a spirit now instead c: Yay

Ah, remember Gavreel, my average typical girly pretty-boy angel OC? Yeah, me neither. So I gave him a new face. ♥

He’s also a spirit now instead c: Yay

27 Aug 14
238 notes
6 days ago

Late b-day gift for fuwa-fuwa-clear, still WIP! So many errors I must fix. Sob.

I’m still doing fandom requests, so if you have any dmmd-prompts for me that’d be lovely~ ♥

27 Aug 14
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zeimos:

Zeit or Deimos, what do you choose? ♥

Z/D dating game, you know you want it.

Thank you ryuuhoee / innerseki for the editing and text, it looks amazing asdhfksh! The drawing itself is mine~

25 Aug 14
31 notes
1 week ago

Style practice WIP - can you guess the fandom?

21 Aug 14
34 notes
1 week ago
I should be called ‘queen of revamps’.
Seriously tho I regret nothing .They’re great exercise

I should be called ‘queen of revamps’.

Seriously tho I regret nothing .They’re great exercise

16 Aug 14
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Ahh hello, I really like your tutorials and they really helped! But I'm pretty horrible at anatomy ;-;. Do you recommend that I try drawing in simple positions or slowly work my way with anatomy? I always try doing different positions and get stressed because they never look right no even if I look at a reference.
Anonymous

ask-zemael:

Start with simple positions and study them carefully - but variate! When you’ve practiced some simple positions, try going crazy with more difficult poses. Use references (they’re SO much more helpful than you think, I promise!).

Do you own any photos? Try tracting the bodies, only so that you can feel that ‘natural flow’. Once you’ve traced the photo, use the traced picture as reference. I recommend this like damn. Seriously. I cannot think of anything more effective than this practice.

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Dare yourself to go outside your comfort zone, but take baby steps. If it stresses you, you probably shouldn’t rush yourself too much as it will not motivate you. But you must push yourself, at least a little. That way, you will gradually learn. Unlike common belief (we’ve all seen before/after pics) changes are rarely drastic immediately. It takes time and patience. ♥

16 Aug 14
12 notes
2 weeks ago
Hi, I absolutely adore your art! Thanks to your tutorials my own drawings look so much better now, and I always look at your art for inspiration!
Anonymous

16 Aug 14
2 notes
2 weeks ago
Do you know any other book related to the one you linked before "how to draw manga" I think love your blog!
Anonymous

Sorry, none I can think of! Not any remotely good or useful ones, at least…

I might make a masterpost one day, though! And thank you so much!

16 Aug 14
6 notes
2 weeks ago
you are wonderful, your characters and art is wonderful and has developed a lot in all the time i've followed you! u r great ilu
Anonymous

Friend, you have no idea how happy this makes me!! Especially when it comes to my characters. I only expect a few of my friends to even know them… just. Argh! ♥

13 Aug 14
2 notes
2 weeks ago
Did you buy Manga Studio online or something? :o
Anonymous

You can buy it here

13 Aug 14
22 notes
2 weeks ago
For yo who wanted the full body pic of Hadi; here you go, a WIP ♥

For yo who wanted the full body pic of Hadi; here you go, a WIP ♥

13 Aug 14
38 notes
2 weeks ago
Hey! I'm new to your blog and I really like it! :) anyway I wanted to ask if you had any tips for an aspiring artist such as myself? I wanna take up drawing again and maybe even start a new blog dedicated to it. Or just post my work on my current one.
ramen-naruto

This is so great! I do have a few tips, but I don’t think they’re especially unique.

13 Aug 14
70 notes
2 weeks ago
What anatomy book do you recommend for starters?
Anonymous

Oh souls, it really took me a long time to figure this out.

First of all, I’d recommend a normal medical anatomy book! Any shoudl be fine, really, as long as there is drawings in it. When you do that, I suggest you use the images in the book as references. Trust me, reading about anatomy and then using medical drawings is extremely useful.

Then, I’d suggest what this site suggests. There is also Andrew Loomis and these lovely books. There is also this How to Draw Manga book, one of my favorites - because they correct common mistakes and show how to improve them. Not to mention these (X X)  are really useful as well; but remember not to take those too seriously. Not only are stylized tutorials very limited, but not all advice are that good. Like when they mention the ‘body variation’ - it’s so little variation you can barely tell the difference. So, only use those How To Draw Manga as slight inspiration and be very aware their mistakes! Even pros do them. uvu ♥

Hope that helps!

13 Aug 14
30 notes
2 weeks ago
Mesec’s mom uvu

Mesec’s mom uvu

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