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cruisinginmycumulus asked: I was just about to ask you for tips for drawing the face from a model in any of the life drawing classes you've done (uni started back up for me *noises*) and i noticed that you havent uploaded like any faces/heads! OVERWHELMING DEVASTATION! Anyways any tips for drawing with in a time limit hehehe- thx \(*m*)/ ~<3
late reply cos i was busy last week and wanted to give this a proper answer. OK WELL the reason i don’t really do faces that much is because i’m not really that good at it hahaha…. the way i draw faces is really stylized (the measurements i use for my faces are off from realistic proportions) and that tends to screw me up when doing realistic portraits. but here’s what i do when i have to draw a realistic portrait that captures a likeness
look it’s rdj!!!?
so if i had to draw a portrait of rdj i’d start by taking the measurements of the face. think of it as making a ruler specifically for the face- marking off where on the entire length of the head are the top and bottoms of the ears, brow, eyes, bottom of nose, mouth, hairline, etc. also i’d take note of the bone structure and shape of the hairline
and then you just transfer you measurements and apply your observations to draw a face that captures a likeness
scary demon rdj sorry, idk i guess it looks like him lol i gave up. but i did do this fairly quickly!! NOW THO this may be harder to do with a live model, but i guess you could always just do some quick thumbnails off to the side of the whole drawing. everything you need is right in front of you, just take notes and observe realllly hard…
and a general note on drawing with a time limit? don’t focus on and get sucked into one part of the drawing, and work on the entire drawing at once. like if you’re drawing a nude, don’t do the face first then the torso then the right arm then etc. rough everything out at once and detail everything uniformly. that way when time is out you at least have a whole drawing rather than pieces. one of my old drawing teachers used to say, “a drawing is like a baby; if you don’t take care of all of it, it will die”!!!!!
so yeah i haven’t done one these in a while but i hope it’s… something
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Anonymous asked: Hey, Idk if these asks about college are annoying (you don't have to answer this if you don't want) but I'm from Texas and I'm considering going to school in NYC, maybe NYU or somth, and I was just wondering what you think about dorm situations. idk what the dorms are like at SVA but I hear that lots of colleges in NYC don't really have campuses and its kinda hard to meet people from your school. true/false/thoughts?
imo, dorm situation is best situation especially for your first year
yeah schools here don’t really have campuses that i know of- like all the buildings are in the same general area but no real campus. for sva the dorming is quite pricey esp if you want to live in a quality building (newer, not nasty and pesty lol), but essentially what you’re paying for is the convenience of living in manhattan near your school-area-thing. apartments in these ares are usually hella spensive and commuting can be troublesome so yeah dorming’s probably kind of expensive but it’s a trade-off
and yeah bc of the campus-less thing it can be hard to like hang out with people cos they’re just scattered all over the damn place, but hey most of my close friends are people i’ve lived with or met in the dorms (rather than actual classmates, no offense classmates) so yeah, if possible i definitely recommend dorming at least for your first year yupp!
so basically i’m on spring break and i’m gonna work on rebooting “the bottom floor”. for people that weren’t around back in the day, the bottom floor is an old comic series i wrote about deep sea fish that work in an office (you can find the old versions of it on my dA) and idk if i mentioned before but this summer i plan to print it as a book to be sold!! but first i gotta do it aha aha aha
Anonymous asked: I'm a senior from pva and I'm going to college in Washington State. What was it like moving to a completely (and far off place) for college and what's the best way/ and things to pack for the beginning of school? Did you get homesick? meow <3
omg hi, and congrats on college!
it was really kind of surreal moving at first. like it was really cool to have moved to another city but the second my parents left it was like, “oh shit i’m actually on my own for the next our months, hundreds of miles away from everything i’m used to?? what??” it was actually kind of a shock at first and i was really homesick the first night or two lol. but in the end you get over it and get accustomed to college life and make lots of new friends and it’s really cool
moving to a new city is always really weird cos you don’t know where anything, but if you have an orientation week you’ll probably have lots of freetime to explore the area around where you’ll be living. like settling in is so much easier once you know where everything is i guess. and idk if it’s just my experience, but moving up north is hella weird cos some northerners act like coming from texas is like coming from fucking narnia or someth i dunno. have your southern accent prepared
usually my parents come with me to move-in (they like visiting new york hahaha) and we’ll each bring a suitcase except i’ll put my stuff in like all of them, and then they’ll leave me two suitcases for when i come back on my own in the summer. this way i get all the stuff i need to the dorm with out like busting the bank on overweight luggage or shipping. if you can buy it once you move in, i say don’t bring it- like household supplies and maybe appliances. find a place where you can store stuff over summer because you’ll acquire lots of stuff over the course of the year and you don’t wanna just be hauling it back and forth
i still get a little homesick every now and then, mostly when i first return to new york after a break though. like new york is my second home now so i like being here haha…. so yeah, hope that ramble gave you some ideas i guess. good luck with moving! and as aways tell the art dept i miss them to bits for my k meow
Anonymous asked: You drew supernatural I like you let's kiss.
i don’t care much for kissin but i like you too
didn’t touch my sketchbook much this week (MIDTERM DEATH) but i managed to shat some stuff out in my sleep deprived state today
took a break from animating and cramming for history midterm to doodle superhero au wop wop but yeah ok bye again
Anonymous asked: D'you have any really good playlists you'd like to share?
not really, all my playlists are really long…. but i’ll make one RIGHT HERE. here’s a bunch of songs i really like at THIS EXACT MOMENT:
- hummingbird- born ruffians
- lolyta- lana del ray
- eros and apollo- studio killers
- come on eileen- dexy’s midnight runners
- past lives- ke$ha
- the city- patric wolf
- my oh my- macklemore & ryan lewis
- king and lionheart- of monsters and men
- san francisco- the mowgli’s
- paradise stars- noah and the whale
- who did that to you- john legend
- how to be a heartbreaker- marina and the diamonds
- blood on my name- the brothers bright
- to take you home- frank turner
- anything frank turner rly
Anonymous asked: Keep on posting sketchbook pages, please! They make me feel really inspired and want to draw.
aaah thank you! i upload them as i do them haha, lately i’m focusing on my film for school so i’m not really doing as much stuff for myself but when i do i’ll put them up