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freeglassart asked: You may get asked this a lot, so please excuse my ignorance - but how do you go about constructing character expressions and body language and such? Thanks!


Besides The Basics (construction of heads and skulls and muscles and skeletons and how they move), I’ll go over some things I’ve been trying to work on myself lately:

1. Treat expressions as a single gesture of the face/head, as opposed to a head and then individual features dumped on a plate and arranged into an expression.

First, just get down the big shapes of your expression, just like you would for a pose.  

So say I wanna do a low angle angry pose.  I know the features are gonna be all mashed down at the bottom because of perspective.

 Scribble it down


start to put on features


fix stuff


put on more stuff


fix stuff again


erasing and flipping and stuff a whole bunch until you are happy with it or stop caring

Whole head is a gesture!image


2. Just like a facial expression, jot down where the important parts of an entire pose goes first.  You can force the rest of the body to fit the pose.

So here I knew I wanted the shoulders tilted a certain direction, and te hand to be in that particular position in front of her face. 




That’s the simplest explanation I got.  Don’t be afraid to push and pull faces and bodies around! Worry about being “on model” last!

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Anonymous asked: The first boy I ever loved taught me that the self-worth, will-power and integrity the individual (you) displays is far more important than the promise of a love that will only ever be temporary. Love yourself first. In your case, tell t, to t-total out of your mind.


Haha I learned that a long time ago. It’s very important to accept yourself, love yourself, and know your value because no one else can place a price or label on you. Individuality is the only thing that belongs to you. I always try to put my loved ones and myself before anyone else. So for me, finding love is secondary to finding a career and developing myself as a character.

I LOVE YOU, the last part of your message had me laughing out loud so thank you for that!