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Oct 2

the-orator:

Since Valkari is a bottom heavy character do you have any advice for drawing a character with that body type?


Alright, before I say ANYTHING, I want to say that my advice is NOT absolute and I’m simply stating my view/knowledge on the subject. Don’t use me as a single source, go out and do research beyond what I tell you.

So first off, wherever your character carries most weight of their determines whether your character is top or bottom heavy. This doesn’t necessarily mean fat but if you were to cut your character in the middle horizontally, which half would be larger. Also keep in mind that there isn’t just top and bottom heavy, there can be characters who carry all their weight evenly, or there could be characters who don’t carry much weight at all, people are very diverse.

For the sake of comparison, I’m going to give some examples of top heavy character designs

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Top heavy designs usually mean the character carries most of the weight in their shoulders, chest and sometimes the stomach. The third one here isn’t the best example because the weight is pretty evenly distributed though out the torso but the shape I was going for is slightly more top heavy.  The final design is more pushed, and quite a bit different from my usual style, but the combination of the long skinny legs and large torso puts all the weight at the top of this design.

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Bottom heavy designs mean that the majority of the weight is in waist (usually more so the stomach on males), hips and thighs, at lot of times all of the legs can be included. I feel its important to understand that bottom heavy doesn’t mean skinny on top and heavy on bottom, and person could be heavy-set and still carry most of their weight on the lower half of their body.

From an anatomy stand-point, it is more likely for women to be bottom heavy because women commonly gain weight in their hips and thighs. BUT despite this women still gain weight in those areas differently. Some women has small hips but large thighs, some have large hips and small thighs, some have large hips and thighs, some have a thick waist and small hips and thighs. So I don’t want to see any cheating and see all your bottom heavy females with the same hips. Here’s a great tutorial that teaches how to “mix and match” your lovely ladies.

Now, while its more common for women to carry weight in the lower halves of their bodies, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a bottom-heavy design for a male character. You can have a skinny ass kid and still have all the weight of his design be at the bottom

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That’s right, don’t forget that clothing also encompasses a characters design.

Even still, do your research, look into different body types (LEARN ANATOMY) and bone structures (because fat and muscle will sit differently on different bone structures) and have fun creating diverse characters!

Oct 2

sam-ptarmigan:

madamefaust asked for: Dwalin and his mummy + bread.

(A little late, sorry! New job + moving house = useless Sam)

When Dwalin is very young, he knows that his mother is the strongest dwarf in the world.

The fact that his father is a warrior means very little to him. Weapons aren’t allowed in the inner household, and Dwalin is still too young to visit the armoury or eat in the hall. As far as he is concerned, being a warrior means you go away during the day and come back with sore feet, grumbling that everyone at court is an idiot.

His mother’s arms are as big as his father’s, but softer and warmer, nicer to be held in. Anything his father can lift, his mother can lift one-handed, cradling Dwalin on her hip as she goes about her work.

Every second afternoon, his mother rolls up her sleeves and makes bread. Dwalin helps, scooping flour into the cup and measuring the salt. He stands on the chair and stirs the water into the bowl until the gloop gets too thick and the spoon won’t move. His mother takes over then, her big hand on top of his, and around and around the spoon goes until there’s a ball of dough to turn out onto the floury table.

Whap! goes the dough when his mother slaps it down. Dwalin bounces on his toes. He likes this part best.

Whap!

Whap!

The heel of his mother’s hand pushes into the dough, which magically flips around for her to slam onto the table again. It gets smoother and stretchier with each kneading.

"Do you want to try?" she asks him.

He nods emphatically. The dough feels squishy and good when he sinks both hands into it. It’s heavy, but he manages to pick it up and drop it with enough force to send up a few flecks of flour.

"Well done," his mother says, and then she flips the ball of dough effortlessly over her knuckles and whips it down with another satisfying whap.

Afterwards, when the dough is rising in its special bowl near the hearth, his mother carries him to the basin to wash up. She cleans the flour off his hands and off his nose and from behind his ears, and then it’s time for a story and a nap while they wait for the dough to be ready for the oven. The kitchen already smells good, like bread-to-be, and soon enough there will be a snack before suppertime. He always gets the first slice, spread with butter and honey, for being such a good helper.

For now, he cuddles up happily in his mother’s embrace, pillowed against her bosom and held in her strong arms, and cannot imagine being anywhere safer.

Oct 1

I’ve caught up on Gravity Falls now and in need of

A) More synchronised twinning

B) More Soos and Melody

C) the return of Lil’ Gideon (what can I say, the bastard is a disgustingly likeable villain

D) Bill being scarily cool and freaky

E) Monsters. All about the monsters.

Oct 1

HOW DARE YOU REBLOG THAT GIFSET WITH THAT SCENE, ARENT YOU ASHAMED OF YOURSELF *starts crying and pours brain bleach all over skull*

*evil cackling in the distance*

Oct 1
hattedhedgehog:

Some more dwarf ladies. Cause dwarf ladies are super cool.
Previous: (x)

hattedhedgehog:

Some more dwarf ladies. Cause dwarf ladies are super cool.

Previous: (x)

Oct 1
Meant to be a Race-bent Galadriel but I never got around to finishing it. #thehobbit #elves #Galadriel #lotr #lordoftherings #fanart  #racebend

Meant to be a Race-bent Galadriel but I never got around to finishing it. #thehobbit #elves #Galadriel #lotr #lordoftherings #fanart #racebend

Oct 1
curiouslyhigh:

of-cannibals-and-kings:

zemedelphos:

vagabondaesthetics:

thefemaletyrant:


generalbriefing:


So….I totally never thought about this. I’m sure very few of you have. I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit disturbed…


Wow. Food for thought. I’m sure there’s an answer though.


Their names were translated/Anglicized after going from Greek to English.
The names of the Apostles are of Greek, Aramaic and Hebrew origins. The Hebrew, Aramaic and “Greek” named Apostles were:  Shim’on = Simon (Hebrew origin).  Y’hochanan = John (Hebrew origin).  Mattithyahu = Matthew (Hebrew origin).  Ya’aqov = James (Hebrew origin meaning Jacob).  Bar-Tôlmay = Bartholomew (Aramaic, which is related to Hebrew).  Judah = Jude / Saint Jude (not to be confused with Judas Iscariot, Hebrew origin).  Yehuda = Judas Iscariot (Hebrew origin, Betrayed Yeshua/Yehosua the Messiah).  Cephas / Kephas = Peter (Hebrew / Aramaic origin meaning “Rock”).  Tau’ma = Thomas (Aramaic origin).  Andrew = Andrew (Greek origin. Is the brother of Cephas / Kephas).  Phillip = Phillip (Greek origin).  You will note that there are only 11 names, that is because there were 2 Apostles named Ya’aqov (James), which brings the total to 12 apostles.
Link 

To expand on this, Jesus’s name is Anglicized in this way as well. We get Jesus from the Latin form of the Greek “Ἰησοῦς”(Iēsous), which is derived from the Herbrew “ישוע”(Yeshu’a, which meant “YHWH is Salvaion”, YHWH, or Yahweh being the name of God). When another form of that name, ” יְהוֹשֻׁעַ”(Yeoshu’a) was allowed to Anglicize through a different set of corruptions, it entered the English Language through Reformist Protestants as the name “Joshua”.Yes. Jesus’s actual name is Joshua.

Josh Christ

So hold up, Judas and Jesus are both named Josh?
AHAHA

curiouslyhigh:

of-cannibals-and-kings:

zemedelphos:

vagabondaesthetics:

thefemaletyrant:

generalbriefing:

So….I totally never thought about this. I’m sure very few of you have. I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit disturbed…

Wow. Food for thought. I’m sure there’s an answer though.

Their names were translated/Anglicized after going from Greek to English.

The names of the Apostles are of Greek, Aramaic and Hebrew origins. The Hebrew, Aramaic and “Greek” named Apostles were:

Shim’on = Simon (Hebrew origin).

Y’hochanan = John (Hebrew origin).

Mattithyahu = Matthew (Hebrew origin).

Ya’aqov = James (Hebrew origin meaning Jacob).

Bar-Tôlmay = Bartholomew (Aramaic, which is related to Hebrew).

Judah = Jude / Saint Jude (not to be confused with Judas Iscariot, Hebrew origin).

Yehuda = Judas Iscariot (Hebrew origin, Betrayed Yeshua/Yehosua the Messiah).

Cephas / Kephas = Peter (Hebrew / Aramaic origin meaning “Rock”).

Tau’ma = Thomas (Aramaic origin).

Andrew = Andrew (Greek origin. Is the brother of Cephas / Kephas).

Phillip = Phillip (Greek origin).

You will note that there are only 11 names, that is because there were 2 Apostles named Ya’aqov (James), which brings the total to 12 apostles.

Link 

To expand on this, Jesus’s name is Anglicized in this way as well. We get Jesus from the Latin form of the Greek “Ἰησοῦς”(Iēsous), which is derived from the Herbrew “ישוע”(Yeshu’a, which meant “YHWH is Salvaion”, YHWH, or Yahweh being the name of God). When another form of that name, ” יְהוֹשֻׁעַ”(Yeoshu’a) was allowed to Anglicize through a different set of corruptions, it entered the English Language through Reformist Protestants as the name “Joshua”.

Yes. Jesus’s actual name is Joshua.

Josh Christ

So hold up, Judas and Jesus are both named Josh?

AHAHA

(Source: stfueverything)

Oct 1
muppetmindset:

hobolunchbox:

Cårven der Pümpkin [video]

It’s that time of year again!

muppetmindset:

hobolunchbox:

Cårven der Pümpkin [video]

It’s that time of year again!

Oct 1

(Source: injectablefame712)

Oct 1

albinwonderland:

fashion-runways:

MOSCHINO Spring RTW 2015

i would wear each and every one oh my goodness