I JUST CAN’T SEEM TO STOP GIVING SHIT AWAY!
What Can You Win?
I prefer to paint OCs within my own fandoms (Shepards, Wardens, Hawkes, Revans, etc) but will happily paint anyone as long as you give me several high-quality reference images or thorough descriptions/celebrity lookalikes. Just ask!
I will not paint: non-humanoid stuff (like your cat or a furry or whatever), flat-out porn, ridiculously complicated props/backgrounds, or any style that isn’t realism. Just look at my gallery and if you think your request wouldn’t fit in at all, it’s probably not my thing!
How Can You Win?
- LIKE or REBLOG this post as many times as you like (but please don’t spam your followers!)
- Each note gets you one entry and there are FOUR prizes up for grabs.
- I’ll use a random number generator to pick the winners. The order they’re chosen is the order in which I’ll complete the commissions.
- This is a giveaway to thank all my wonderful followers for their support and kindness since I’ve joined Tumblr, so you must be following me to win.
- The giveaway will close on Wednesday 16th January at 9PM GMT, give or take a few hours if/when I forget.
The winners will be tagged in a post and I’ll also send you a fanmail/ask!
LET THE DASH SPAM COMMENCE!
Queen Dread x
I don’t use my tablets anymore, so, giveaway time! Both of the tablets are used, but they are in very good condition. Let’s jump right in.
- Wacom Bamboo pen & touch
- Monoprice 10X6.25 Inches Graphic Drawing Tablet
1ST prize winner will choose which tablet they want and the 2nd prize winner receives the other one.
- you don’t have to follow me
- you can reblog up to 5 times
- likes count
- giveaway will end 26th of January
Winner will be picked by a random number generator.
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A Word About Head Proportions
Head proportions are seemingly an often missed part of a character design. The scale of the head to the rest of the figure designates what role the character will fill and how tall they appear. I like to look at Bayonetta as one of the most ridiculous character designs seen in games, mostly due to her ludicrously small head. Being 9 1/2 heads tall, Bayonetta appears to be in the neighborhood of 8’-9’ tall. This design choice is one that has baffled me as the only thing it adds to the character is making her more unbelievable. Which may be what they were aiming for knowing Platinum Games.
I have put a photo here showing what an extremely tall real life human being looks like. This woman, reported to be 6’9” looks peculiar to most, she certainly does not scream protagonist. Being 9 1/2 heads tall she appears awkward, even if she may not be. The size of one’s head greatly influences the viewer’s perspective of the design, whether they understand why or not.
Ryan Reynolds is has a protagonist build, being just around 7 heads tall. That is the magic number from my observations. Most real world human beings are between 6 1/2 and 7 heads tall, contrary to the teachings of Loomis. Kate Beckinsale stands a rather average 5’7” and is firmly around 6 1/2 heads tall. Both of these actors have been featured many times as the protagonist. They are tall without being too tall and their heads fit into the 6 1/2-7 heads tall proportion.
I’ve attached a few examples of good design(in my opinion) for characters. Link, Ezio, and Kratos are all protagonists that vary from small, medium, and large. With Link being 5 1/2 heads tall, its expected that he will be a little guy; he is. Ezio has a pretty medium build and sits comfortably at around 7 heads tall. Kratos is an example of a very tall character, being 8 heads tall. Kratos would look stretched if he was not so muscular and bulky. The smaller head on Kratos gives him the appearance of being much more mighty in stature, making his muscles look bigger than they are.
Decreasing the size of a character’s head is an extremely common design trope. It is especially used in character designs featuring helmets. Helmets make a person’s head look very large in the real world, so many designers choose to decrease the size of the helmet to the size of a regular human head. Though it looks quite comical if they were to ever take their helmet off. Other artists choose to decrease head sizes to embellish certain body parts like legs or breasts.
You just need to be keenly aware of what you want to say with your character. Have an idea about what their motivations and setting will be, then think about appropriate head size. Also, counting the head height of your character designs will help you draw them again more accurately, as not getting the head size right will make them appear different and you may not know why. These are just a few thoughts on this subject. Also a T. rex tail is roughly the same length as the rest of its body.
Also gonna plug this with it, even though everyone has pretty much seen it: http://billybartos.tumblr.com/post/36872946486/papermonkeyism-silvermender-danipat#notes
Gale is a little on the stretched up side, I know that, but I don’t mind. I like him as is. At 6’9”, he’s quite a bit thicker than the girl and it helps even him out.
I was mind blown. I have being drawing wrong all my life?
“Awww. It’s one of those subterranean bunny-pigs!”
A WIP. This is Leliana, and my Grey Warden Zane. I did Leliana’s romance, and you give her a nug from dust town! <3 <3 I’m obsessed with this pairing now.
Zane, where’s your staff brah?
Faine and Wesley from “finally together, birds of a feather” a dragon age 2 fanfiction by hatsepsup on ff.net. :3 I love her fenris romance stories <3
WIP needs a lot of work… First time using PTS. I need to figure out a lot of things still. ^^;
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SIGNAL BOOSTING LIKE YO
Filled out. I was not kind…
IS THIS REAL
SPREAD THE DAMN WORD
THAT WAS COOL
My hands are too small to do this effectively.
I do ctrl & alt at the same time.
there are some people on here
every time they make a text post i want to reply with ‘i love you i love you so much will you date me or be my roommate i just want to hang out with you constantly because you are an excellent person let’s get a cat together’
but no i play it cool and scroll past and cry