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Had to go to an event and it was really stressful, but my makeup was nice

Had to go to an event and it was really stressful, but my makeup was nice

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  • storyshots:

    Drawing from films

    Drawing from films is a ridiculously useful exercise. It’s not enough to watch films; it’s not enough to look at someone else’s drawings from films. If you want to be in story, there’s no excuse for not doing this.

    The way this works: you draw tons of tiny little panels, tiny enough that you won’t be tempted to fuss about drawing details. You put on a movie - I recommend Raiders, E.T., or Jaws… but honestly if there’s some other movie you love enough to freeze frame the shit out of, do what works for you. It’s good to do this with a movie you already know by heart.

    Hit play. Every time there’s a cut, you hit pause, draw the frame, and hit play til it cuts again. If there’s a pan or camera move, draw the first and last frames.

    Note on movies: Spielberg is great for this because he’s both evocative and efficient. Michael Bay is good at what he does, but part of what he does is cut so often that you will be sorry you picked his movie to draw from. Haneke is magnificent at what he does, but cuts so little that you will wind up with three drawings of a chair. Peter Jackson… he’s great, but not efficient. If you love a Spielberg movie enough to spend a month with it, do yourself a favor and use Spielberg.

    What to look for:

    • Foreground, middle ground, background: where is the character? What is the point of the shot? What is it showing? What’s being used as a framing device? How does that help tie this shot into the geography of the scene? Is the background flat, or a location that lends itself to depth?
    • Composition: How is the frame divided? What takes up most of the space? How are the angles and lines in the shot leading your eye?
    • Reusing setups, economy: Does the film keep coming back to the same shot? The way liveaction works, that means they set up the camera and filmed one long take from that angle. Sometimes this includes a camera move, recomposing one long take into what look like separate shots. If you pay attention, you can catch them.
    • Camera position, angle, height: Is the camera fixed at shoulder height? Eye height? Sitting on the floor? Angled up? Down? Is it shooting straight on towards a wall, or at an angle? Does it favor the floor or the ceiling?
    • Lenses: wide-angle lens or long lens? Basic rule of thumb: If the character is large in frame and you can still see plenty of their surroundings, the lens is wide and the character is very close to camera. If the character’s surroundings seem to dwarf them, the lens is long (zoomed in).
    • Lighting: Notice it, but don’t draw it. What in the scene is lit? How is this directing your eye? How many lights? Do they make sense in the scene, or do they just FEEL right?

    This seems like a lot to keep in mind, and honestly, don’t worry about any of that. Draw 100 thumbnails at a time, pat yourself on the back, and you will start to notice these things as you go.


    Don’t worry about the drawings, either. You can see from my drawings that these aren’t for show. They’re notes to yourself. They’re strictly for learning. 

    Now get out there and do a set! Tweet me at @lawnrocket and I’ll give you extra backpats for actually following through on it. Just be aware - your friends will look at you super weird when you start going off about how that one shot in Raiders was a pickup - it HAD to be - because it doesn’t make sense except for to string these other two shots together…

    (via artistsupport)

    atelier-sento:

    Spera: Making of a Comic Page

    Watch us as we work on a comic page, from the first sketch to the color. Everything is made on paper using pencils, drawing gum and watercolor.
    Feel free to ask if you have any question about the process.

    Spera: Ascension of the Starless
    Chapter 2
    Scenario: Josh Tierney
    Art: Atelier Sentô

    The book is coming this fall. We can’t wait for it!
    http://spera-comic.com

    The music in the video is from Spera II Original Soundtrack by Giannis Milonogiannis.
    Download the album for free right here.

    (via astrejlau)

    (Source: absenteism)

    black-celluloid:

Kay Nielsen (1923)
an unpublished illustration for The Story of a Mother which was originally intended for the 1923 1st edition of Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen

    black-celluloid:

    Kay Nielsen (1923)

    an unpublished illustration for The Story of a Mother which was originally intended for the 1923 1st edition of Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen

    (Source: Flickr / irmavepisalive, via sammy-spock-dalek)

    elfslavewatdo:

Baldur’s Gate III: Black Hound concept art [Artist: Vance Kovacs]

    elfslavewatdo:

    Baldur’s Gate III: Black Hound concept art [Artist: Vance Kovacs]

    richiepope:

The Turning Boy
A little one-pager for the Creepy Thread zine Inspired by a Japanese short horror story of the same name. 
R E A D    ”T H E    T U R N I N G    B O Y”
Special thanks to Jensine Eckwall and Peter Schmidt for letting me take part and make my first comic of the year. 

    richiepope:

    The Turning Boy

    A little one-pager for the Creepy Thread zine Inspired by a Japanese short horror story of the same name. 

    R E A D    ”T H E    T U R N I N G    B O Y”

    Special thanks to Jensine Eckwall and Peter Schmidt for letting me take part and make my first comic of the year.