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minerfairy:

I’ve seen some people talking about how that don’t really know to wrap their heads around how a hat wraps around a head, so I thought I’d throw out there my extremely cheap and poorly thought out way of going about it. BEHOLD, TUBE HATS, modeled by the Spine, because I felt like drawing him. :D

  1. Draw your head! If the character has hair or what have you, I suggest drawing it, as well. Hair effects how a hat sits on the head, so it makes sense to include it.
  2. Find the point on your person’s forehead where their hat rests, someplace between the eyebrows and the hairline, and trace a circle around the head, roughly in alignment with that spot. If you happen to know the person wears their hats at an angle, you’ll want to figure that out here by making the circle go at an angle. I swear, you’ll want to do this NOW, not later. It’ll save your sanity. And the circle doesn’t have to be pretty, you’ll be cleaning it up later and no one will see it (unless you’re making a cracky tutorial, sob).
  3. Once you’ve got your circle, here’s the cheap part: make a tube. That’s right, make a tube. Make it look like they’ve got a giant toilet paper tube stuck on their head. The tube should probably be as tall as the hat you want to draw. I highly recommend drawing another circle on top, mimicking the one around their head. It’ll make shaping the crown easier.
  4. Now you’ll want to flesh out the crown. My example is a fedora, but you’ll want to probably look at examples of the hat you’re trying to draw on Google Images, or something. There’s no shame in referencing things, seeing as you can’t draw something if you don’t know what it looks like! Make use of the upper circle of the tube to figure out where the back of the crown is and the general curve of it. The sides of the tube make finding the sides of the hat a snap!
  5. And the last drawing part, and possibly the most frustrating for me, is the brim. If it’s a full brim, you need to follow the guide of the first circle and make a bigger circle around the head, keeping in mind how deep a brim you want. If it’s curved (like most hat brims are), you’ll need to noodle that out on your own. I don’t have a good explanation on how to do it, it just takes time, practice, and lots of reference photos. Bills are weird and I’m not explaining them here. :V You’re on your own, kid.
  6. And then… clean up! That’s it! The hat is done! You’re free, FREE! FREEDOM, AHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!11!!!!!11!!!!1

And that’s it. There’s way better ways to go about it, I’m sure, but if you’re just starting out (or painfully lazy, like me), this is a good starting point. And it works for any formed hats, so far as I can tell. It’s not so great for a floppy knit stocking cap, but those are so amorphous that you can just sort of draw a wiggly line around someone’s noggin’ and call it a day. :V

I’ll be obnoxious and tag this for the fanmily.

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graciehagen:

Illusions of the Body was made to tackle the supposed norms of what we think our bodies are supposed to look like. Most of us realize that the media displays only the prettiest photos of people, yet we compare ourselves to those images. We never get to see those photos juxtaposed against a picture of that same person looking unflattering. That contrast would help a lot of body image issues we as a culture have.

Imagery in the media is an illusion built upon lighting, angles & photoshop. People can look extremely attractive under the right circumstances & two seconds later transform into something completely different.

Within the series I tried get a range of body types, ethnicities & genders to show how everyone is a different shape & size; there is no “normal”. Each photo was taken with the same lighting & the same angle.

Celebrate your shapes, sizes & the odd contortions your body can get itself into. The human body is a weird & beautiful thing.

Photographer: Gracie Hagen

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artrubzow:

If you cant attend life drawing sessions. This is the best thing for you

Let me show you something I recently found : Croquis Cafe!

You get to see models of different colors and shapes in a life drawing setting. They move and breath while posing (breathing like in real life :O) ambient music is playing in the background and you have 1, 2  and 5 minute sessions. I find it very helpful , you should try it.

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bakrua:

ever wanted to do some stuff? like, different stuff? tired of having to scroll through your huge ref tag? LOOK NO FURTHER!! Have a masterpost of LITERALLY EVERYTHING which took me 5 hours to make so reblog it

Art:

A mouth-watering fuck-ton of potentially useful links.