If it turns out that I need £666 for the crowdfunding, I will laugh until I am sick.
support this. you need this. beautifully illustrated goetic demons.
its my feast day. please find yourself a sweet treat to eat in honor of my 25th year of being a gilded demon god.
"You know I’m not a Saint"
shitty preview picture. i have to either take a better picture or clean off my desk and set up my scanner.
its not my best piece but its the first thing I’ve done in a while. I’m getting back to my work now that i have more time. (read: no longer taking crazy hour shifts at my day job)
this is the first in a series of collaborative works between myself and iregretthisnow.
look i drew a thing. a real live thing that i drew cause i had an actual weekend. inked by weirdcomicbookkid
i’ve been working literally non-stop for a month and some change. i work at a barn caring for horses. we suddenly became short on staff so I’ve picked up the slack, plus my boss is pregnant so I’m also doing a lot for her. i work 10 hours a day spend an hour and a half each day getting to and from work and then i need my 8 hours so this only leaves me an hour and a half in the morning and at night to be home and not working. this is the first weekend I’ve had off in weeks.
oops my pencil slipped. also i though “phwoar” was a sound effect like a cross between a “roar” and “whoa” that lucian made when seeing something attractive because I’m uncool and not up with internet slang.
hope you like it! stammsternenstaub
its not art but I’m still proud of the job i did. the original boots were a super cold but bright pale grey. with dark pants they looked white. i grabbed a bottle of dye and watered it down so i had a dark grey and a lighter grey and started layering, spattering, dripping, and generally making a mess. i wanted them to look like they’d been around for a while and maybe a black blooded monster had been slain while wearing them. I’m super happy. i also just remembered i did something similar with a dress and now i have to wear them together.
progress/ i dont know how to treat the rest of it
wip medusa which may turn into a garter like tattoo on my thigh. i like her face but its hard to keep the snakes from getting cartoony.
All right, here’s my contribution to the art tutorial infographic world, part 1 of 2. I’ve noticed that even in professional illustration, so often the humans and environments and armor and whatnot is really, really great— correct anatomy, lighting, proportions, like ‘wow this is fantastic WAIT what is up with that HORSE?’
I suspect two things;
First is that I spend 15 hours a day, 365 days a year looking, touching, handling, and just generally being around horses.
Second is that most people do not.
Artists have lost touch with their connection to horses as contemporary society has lost touch with them. Generally, we don’t have that constant presence of horses in our lives that previous generations did, as horses aren’t part of the everyday landscape any more. They don’t work the fields, they don’t cart the goods, they don’t deliver the mail or transport you to the next town down the road.
However, we still see horses all the time— in movies, books, illustration, ads and logos, we are presented with the image of horses all the time. So we assume ‘yes, I have seen horses often and I know what they look like.’ Because of our exposure, we as artists don’t always feel like we need to heavily reference the animals as if we were drawing something we don’t see everyday (say, like elephants or giraffes or sea cucumbers). Our brain just kind of plugs in ‘horse shaped’ and we go with that.
And I suspect that ends up being where a lot of these common mistakes occur. Dogs are familiar, but we can easily find a dog to draw from live, to see the way the shapes of its face are put together in 3-dimensions. Cats, humans, birds… if we venture just a little ways outside our studios (or in some cases, inside), we can find live models to study easily.
You can’t really do that with horses. They’re a commodity, sequestered away behind fences on private farms and shuttered away in barns. So few people really get the chance to be up close and have that hands-on experience to really learn how a horse is put together.
So here’s some things, based on my own experience both drawing and working with horses, that might help you if you find yourself needing to draw one for yourself.
The approach I took might be more complicated than absolutely necessary, but I tried to present the subject of ‘how to draw horses’ a little differently than I’ve seen it done before. I hope someone finds it understandable, and more importantly, helpful!
If you share this, please don’t delete my commentary about it above. Thanks :3
very needed right now. i work at a stable and im just having trouble drawing my babies. so expect a few horse paintings to come.