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    Please help a black teen get out of their abusive home

    tw: abuse, abusive home

    “I go by Ana, I’m a black teen (I’m 19) and I want to leave my home since I’ve been abused mentally my whole life, a few weeks ago I was hit by my dad for the first time while he was enraged and under the influence of alcohol. My face is now scarred, I wasn’t even able to cure myself properly, my mom just gave me some bandaids and sent me to my room. I’ve been unable to scape since curfew it’s strict at night and it’s the only hours I’m able to leave the house so they won’t notice.”

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    PSA to my white friends and followers:

    In the wake of a phenomenally important guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin Trial, I’d like to remind you all that the fallout of this case will likely mean more police violence against our Black friends and neighbors, not less. Looking at the statistics in the weeks leading up to this verdict shows that this is already the case. Police in this country are angry that society is beginning to hold them accountable for their abusive actions, and they are looking for revenge.

    So if you see a cop interacting with a BIPOC, DO NOT walk away. Video record if you can (and as long as it doesn’t further jeopardize the safety of the BIPOC involved), but absolutely do not walk away. It is critical that we do our part and look out for people, and make cops think twice about abusing their powers of authority and near-immunity to murder citizens.


    In Yiddish we don’t say “I love you” we say “דאַלוי פּאָליציי” which roughly translates to “you’re my moon” and I think that’s beautiful. 


    sorry so this is an old joke I reblogged recently based off a meme format from like 5 years ago that I thought my mutuals would still find funny and didn’t realize people would think I’m serious. the phrase above, daloy politsey, actually translates to “fuck the police” 



    So you ID-ed as bisexual for a long time, and now use the term pansexual? That's awesome, I'm glad you found and accepted a term that you prefer!

    So you ID-ed as pansexual for a long time, and now use the term bisexual? That's fantastic, I'm glad you were able to discover and use a term that suits you better!


    Trying to draw buildings


    yo here’s a useful tip from your fellow art ho cynellis… use google sketchup to create a model of the room/building/town you’re trying to draw… then take a screenshot & use it as a reference! It’s simple & fun!


    Sketchup is incredibly helpful. I can’t recommend it enough.


    There’s a 3D model warehouse where you can download all kinds of stuff so you don’t have to build everything from scratch.


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    This is an incomplete tutorial, and it drives me crazy every time I see it come around.

    We live in a pretty great digital age and we have access to a ton of amazing tools that artists in past generations couldn’t even dream of, but a lot of people look at a cool trick and only learn half of the process of using it.

    Here’s the missing part of this tutorial:

    How do you populate your backgrounds?

    Well, here’s the answer:

    If the focus is the environment, you must show a person in relation to that environment.

    The examples above are great because they show how to use the software itself, but each one just kind of “plops” the character in front of their finished product with no regard of the person’s relation to their environment.


    How do you fix this?

    Well, here’s the simplest solution:


    This is a popular trick used by professional storyboard and comic artists alike when they’re quickly planning compositions. It’s simple and it requires you to do some planning before you sit down to crank out that polished, final version of your work, but it will be the difference between a background and an environment.


    From Blacksad (artist: Juanjo Guarnido)


    From Hellboy (Mike Mignola)

    Even if your draftsmanship isn’t that great (like mine), people can be more immersed in the story you tell if you just make it feel like there is a world that exists completely separate from the one in which they currently reside – not just making a backdrop the characters stand in front of.

    Your creations live in a unique world, and it is as much a character as any other member of the cast. Make it as believable as they are.


    Great comments and tutorials!

    I’m a 3d artist and have been exploring the possibilities of using 3d as reference for 2d poses. I want to add a couple of tips and things!

    Sketchup is very useful for environment references, and I assume it’s reasonably easy to learn. If you’re interested in going above and beyond, I highly recommend learning a proper 3d modeling program to help with art, especially because you can very easily populate a scene or location with characters!

    Using 3ds Max I can pretty quickly construct an environment for reference. But going beyond that, I can also pose a pretty simple ‘CAT’ armature (known in 3d as a rig) straight into the scene, which can be totally customized, from various limbs, tails, wings, whatever, to proportions, and also can be modeled onto and expanded upon (for an example, you could 3d sculpt a head reference for your character and then attach it to the CAT rig, so you have a reference for complex face angles!)

    The armature can also be posed incredibly easily. I know programs exist for stuff like this - Manga Studio, Design Doll - but posing characters in these programs is always an exercise in frustration and very fiddly imo. A simple 3d rig is impossibly easy to pose.

    By creating an environment and dropping my character rig into it, I have an excellent point of reference when it comes to drawing the scene!

    Not only that, but I can also view the scene from whatever angle I could ever want or need, including the character and their pose/position relative to the environment.

    We can even quickly and easily expand this scene to include more characters!

    Proper 3d modeling software is immensely powerful, and if you wanted to, you could model a complex environment that occurs regularly in your comic or illustration work (say, a castle interior, or an outdoor forest environment) and populate the scene with as many perspective-grounded characters as you need!


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    Look at this amazing addition! This is fantastic!


    I feel like I shouldn't have to say this, but YouTube subtitles are not there for your commentary. If you chose to caption someone's video, that is not where you get to put little comments in parenthesis or add shit that isn't being said or played in the audio of the video. You do not get to fuck around in disability accommodations for fun, it's annoying, its disrespectful to the people who rely on them, it's actively making the subtitles less accessible, and it's not fucking funny.

    Abled people can reblog this but you're on thin fucking ice


    You are absolutely right and I'm glad that you said it