noses are the best part about drawing okay?
AK’s Guide to Suits
An introduction to the finer details of menswear, and how to get them right in your… aw, hell, why am I describing it here? Read the intro!
Hey Anon! Sorry I took so long to answer this—I wanted to do something more in-depth over just a ‘ok draw a circle now MAKE IT AWSUM.’ I also tried to recall from other tutorials stuff in them I didn’t feel like they spoke about.
also—I’m very sorry I don’t have more advice to give about ears. I am not completely confident with them yet! Gotta keep practicing.
As always, I am not 100% correct on everything, so feel free to use what you want and ignore what you don’t want!
Here’s some more tutorials on noses and ears that might be helpful, if this one isn’t:
thank you!! you’re not bothering me at all. sorry it took me some time to reply, but i was working on setting up this quick tutorial for you!
reference is key! you gotta know how wings look before you can draw them! and there are many different kinds! different birds are adapted to different things (fast flight, agility, soaring, etc.) so their wings will be adapted to those specific things too. pick a bird!
the easiest way to draw wings is to break them down into shapes.
the basic anatomy is similar to that of a human, with shoulder, elbow and wrist. then you can block in the feather shapes!
see how it works? three large blocks in each wing that sometimes overlap depending on how the wing is bent. once you’ve studied enough wings and drawn them enough times, you’ll be able to do these shapes yourself without needing reference. i rarely use reference for the wings i draw anymore, but even though my wings aren’t 100% anatomically correct, it’s really not a big deal since wings are very generous and are so bendy and stretchy.
so this is how i build up my wings, fast and easy:
keeping in mind the joints (shoulder, elbow, wrist) and then block in the shapes.
and lastly, add feathers! there’s a system to feathers to, but i’m not gonna get into that now since that’s a whole long tutorial on it’s own. this ended up pretty long after all (oops). but i hope it was at least a little useful to you!
Lets go take a howl at that moon
dean is a demon now so to counteract the sad feelings, i drew him as a human. a sad and broken human. im so sad
a quick and sloppy tutorial on drawing profiles for the anon who requested it. hope this helps some people!
So you want to make an OC?: A Masterpost of Ways to Create, Develop, and Make Good OCs!
i made this masterpost in hopes that it helps you in making your own OCs ah;; it can also apply to developing RP characters i suppose! if you’d like to add more resources then go for it sugar pea (´ヮ`)!
How to Write Better OCs:
- basic tips on how to make your oc even better
- tragic backstory? learn how to write one/make yours great
- writing specific characters
- a wordier, great guide on how to develop your character
- kick out those vague descriptions and make them AWESOME
- how to actually make an OC
- Q&A (to develop characters)
- more Q&As
- giving your character a backstory
- how to write an attractive character
- adding more racial diversity
- avoiding tokenism, AKA, how to add diversity to your cast not just because you “need” it
- writing sexuality and gender expression (doesnt include non binary, if you have a good ref to that, please add on!)
- masterpost on writing more diversity into your story
- cultures of the world
- guides to drawing different ethnicities (not just a great art reference, but also really helpful in appearance descriptions!)
- villain generator
- need an evil sounding name for your evil character? bam
- villain archetypes
- what’s your villain’s motive for being a villain?
- character perceptions (What your character thinks of themselves and what others think of them)
- how to write strong relationships between two characters
- 8 ways to write better characters and develop their relationships with others
- OCxLove Interest Handbook
- develop your couple with good ol’ Q&A!
- how to write realistic relationships
- how to write relatives for your characters (this is more OC related to a canon character, but will help in writing family members in general)
- 12 common archetypes
- 8 archetypes for male/female characters
- female archetypes (goes pretty indepth from two main categories)
- a list of archetypes
- tips for better design
- basic appearance generator
- pinterest board for character design (includes NSFW and images of skeletons/exposed muscle (?) so tread carefully!)
- clothing ref masterpost
- give your character better powers
- a list of professions
- proactive vs reactive characters
- positive and negative traits
- interest generator
- skills generator
- motivation generator
- 123 ideas for character flaws
- list of phobias
again, this is to help inspire you or help establish your OCs! i hope you get a lot of info and help from this ahh ( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ
holy bUTTS WHAT A GOOD IDEA??
Some more advice that I have no right to give. I’m serious about the Stephen Silver advice though- he’s the man.