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Choice quotes about me: "seriously rad"; "intimidatingly cool"; "aesthetically pleasing"; "despite his pointyness his hugs are pleasant"; "dashing"; "so rock and roll [he's] injured [him]self"...


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eschergirls:

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! 

Great breakdown of both Spider-Woman covers by Kanthara from Less Tits and Ass (which I strongly recommend as a follow for people who like redlines/redraws/fixes). :D

12 minutes ago on August 22nd, 2014 | J | 1,636 notes

stripey-mouse:

sumbit your favourite picture to me I want to see what people like

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vintage-trailer:

1944 Klausmann

vintage-trailer:

1944 Klausmann

16 minutes ago on August 22nd, 2014 | J | 121 notes
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sir-interesting-shockleton:

I was at a Tudor portrait exhibition when suddenly Pete Townshend???
(vivianmackerrell I thought you might like to see this)

sir-interesting-shockleton:

I was at a Tudor portrait exhibition when suddenly Pete Townshend???

(vivianmackerrell I thought you might like to see this)

17 minutes ago on August 22nd, 2014 | J | 3 notes

roboboners:

jayda95:

all-because-we-fell-in-love:

floozys:

vagina’s are able to stretch wide enough to give birth to a fucking baby and then return to it’s original size but of course being penetrated by that grass blade you call a penis is what’s going to make it “loose”

Uhh. The baby doesnt come out of where the penis goes in…

stay in school y’all

i hate to be the bearer of bad news but the vagina and the vagina are, in fact, the same thing

18 minutes ago on August 22nd, 2014 | J | 490,250 notes

geardrops:

ultracheese:

postracialcomments:

thisiseverydayracism:

If this isn’t about race, why are racists donating to darren wilson?

Source: https://twitter.com/ShaunKing/status/502720686755176448

White folks and their definition of “freedom of speech”

Holy fucking shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.

if you think that white people (a) aren’t racist, (b) aren’t that racist, or (c) there aren’t really that many of them, take a look

19 minutes ago on August 22nd, 2014 | J | 7,717 notes
blazepress:

A tornado full of tumbleweed that is on fire. It’s as if satan is making an entrance.

blazepress:

A tornado full of tumbleweed that is on fire. It’s as if satan is making an entrance.

20 minutes ago on August 22nd, 2014 | J | 7,355 notes
neptunain:

that dog is way too calm to literally be giving birth

neptunain:

that dog is way too calm to literally be giving birth

20 minutes ago on August 22nd, 2014 | J | 169,022 notes
irony-completed:

Friends bathroom selfie we’re playing the New Moon drinking game for pre drinks

VERY COOL INDEED

irony-completed:

Friends bathroom selfie we’re playing the New Moon drinking game for pre drinks

VERY COOL INDEED

21 minutes ago on August 22nd, 2014 | J | 6 notes

daniellongillustration:

IT man series: 1973, 2003, 2033

21 minutes ago on August 22nd, 2014 | J | 1 note
ultrafacts:

Source For more facts, t follow Ultrafacts

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts, t follow Ultrafacts

23 minutes ago on August 22nd, 2014 | J | 1,503 notes

balfies:

Portrait of a Young Woman, Jean-Etienne Liotard 

Girl with a Pearl Earring, Johannes Vermeer 

#they look like theyve been having a chat about u and u just walked in

24 minutes ago on August 22nd, 2014 | J | 114,464 notes
did-you-kno:

If you stay up all night your body burns an extra 161 calories.   Source

did-you-kno:

If you stay up all night your body burns an extra 161 calories.   Source

25 minutes ago on August 22nd, 2014 | J | 1,363 notes