Some hand references.
Redid a post by fucktonofanatomyreferencesreborn with sources because they never source anything and I don’t want to reblog that post because I don’t want to support blogs who don’t give credit to people
(No, stating that the art is ~not yours~ and ~came from elsewhere~ IS NOT PROPER CREDIT. Many of these have usernames and such on them but not every single one and you still ought to link back to the specific piece)
I couldn’t source the last one so I didn’t include it.
A brand-new steampunk-themed generator! It’s not as big as some of the previous ones since steampunk is such a specific genre, but hopefully it’ll help spark some ideas. If you do make a character with this, tag ‘characterdesigninspiration’ so I can see them!
To Play: click and drag each gif or take a screenshot of the whole thing.
The “Flash on dolls”-guide.
Having a cheap camera is no excuse for making bad pictures. You CAN make good pictures with a simple point and click camera too, you don’t need a expensive DSLR.
So you want to make a quick picture of your doll(s) in the evening/nighttime and in your room? Don’t turn the flash off. The picture will get grainy and yellowish (and probably shaky) - but don’t just shot and click.
Hold a mirror in front of the flash - and make sure that its close enough, otherwise you’ll get one really light area and lots of dark on your picture.
The mirror will redirect the flashlight and let it bounce of your room walls - which leads to softer light that direct lightning. And voila, better picture!
You may need to play a bit around with angles of the mirror - different angles of course lead to different lightning. And of course.. .the closer you are to the wall, the lighter the redirected light. I don’t have experience with colored wall or rooms with little to no free wall, you need to test that ;)
Tag me along if anyone tests it :D I hope the guide is useful.
So maybe you’re a writer or maybe you’re in a fantasy RP group, maybe you just want to make maps. Either way, with the right guidance the process is pretty easy. Here’s some Photoshop and research resources I’ve compiled to make your life easier.WORLD MAPS
How to generate a map in Photoshop (video)
How to create (mountain) brushes (video)
How to create trees (video)
How to create mountains and hills (video)
How to create swamps and deserts (video)
Tolkien-Style Map Brushes (1)(2)
Parchment Textures (1)(2)(3)
Calthyechild’s Fantasy Map Tutorial & Resources
World Maps to inspire you (1)(2)(3)(4)
City Map Generator
Clevergirlhelps’ Brilliant Post on City Planning
Thewritingcafe’s Brilliant Post on City Planning
Streets VS Monuments
How to create a grid in Photoshop
Cities to inspire you (1)(2)(3)(4)
How Geography Affects Climate
How Streets Evolve as Cities Grow
History of Building Materials
R. Steves’ Europe (Videos)
NEED A NAME?
Location and Setting name generator
Pirate Ship name generator
Ship name generator
Quite a few people requested some form of trait/personality generator, and here’s the result! I wanted to keep it vague enough that the options could work for any universe, be it modern, fantasy, scifi, or anything else, so these are really just the basics. Remember that a character is much more than a list of traits, and this should only be used as a starting point– I tried to include a variety of things, but further development is definitely a must.
Could pair well with the gender and sexuality generator.
To Play: Click and drag each gif, or if that isn’t working/you’re on mobile, just take a screenshot of the whole thing (multiple screenshots may be required if you want more than one trait from each category).
Folks welcomed the hand reference I posted, so here’s some foot reference.
As an artist you’ll draw A LOT of feet, especially feet that REST ON THE GROUND. Don’t be one of those artists who hides feet behind grass or mist all the time. Print these out and draw ‘em.
I included the knees because you’ll need to know how feet connect with legs; draw ‘em up to the knee.
I’m thinking about doing another sketch stream! Won’t be as long, I’ll only take about 4 or 5…
I’m trying to raise money for an AC unit. My housemate feels SO bad that I am the only one in the house without one, and she seems really tortured by it. I don’t want her to spend the money on it, she…
Just a small sketch dump of allthe thigns i’m toyign with. Icons for OC’s for use in DA Chats, (which I fail at), Commissions (Which will be the last i ever do), Fan art (cause i love people) and just shit that i needa get outta my head. This is just…a lil bit ….the stack of hand sketches beside me waiting to get scanned is terrifying. Because i have a goal to actually complete a LOT of this stuff…. oh my god I’ll never be able to play MMO’s again ..for like..three years O_O
A scrumptious fuck-ton of human mouth references.
[From various sources]
IMma just.. put this here XD