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The Art of Bronwyn Jensen Cain Murphy

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fucktonofanatomyreferences:

A glorious fuck-ton of perspective angle references (per request).

[From various sources.]

I drew this to keep my mind off of throwing up in one of my STA classes yesterday.
I then dropped the class.
The turkey model they had did not look at all like a turkey.
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I drew this to keep my mind off of throwing up in one of my STA classes yesterday.

I then dropped the class.

The turkey model they had did not look at all like a turkey.

darrencalvert:

Some of the slides from my color shading/rendering lecture. 

Free education!

haxpunch:

As requested, a tutorial on how I approach lips. This is just how I see them, but I hope it helps!

Wine labels done for my graphic design class. I wanted to focus on an art movement for each of them, ones that I favored above others that I found unusual to the product.

For the my first label, I tried to go with a more modern design, but when I didn’t end up liking it, I instead decided to focus on my favorite art movement, Art Deco. This label was very much inspired by the world of Rapture in BioShock and The Great Gatsby (2013) promo images. I wanted to play with negative space, so I decided to separate the label into three parts, with a mirrored image to the left and right.

The next label was inspired by graffiti art, which I find very beautiful. I love the creative use of color and line in the movement and wanted to capture that in my label. I also wanted the label to be oddly shaped, rather than the more square and rectangular labels often found. The purpose of this label was to be fun and free and to go outside of the box.

y-juba:

face tutorial by phobs

(Source: embracedawn)

I had to make one word poetry for my graphic design class, so I did shark and balloon. :P

cirqueduinsanity:

I drew a quick, cute Hammerhead Shark. I’m planning on making my friend page shark themed in the somewhat near future. Ariel requested I make her shark a Hammerhead and here we are… :)
I’m happy with the little cutie.
The paper is white, lighting currently is shit.
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cirqueduinsanity:

I drew a quick, cute Hammerhead Shark. I’m planning on making my friend page shark themed in the somewhat near future. Ariel requested I make her shark a Hammerhead and here we are… :)

I’m happy with the little cutie.

The paper is white, lighting currently is shit.

demonhunting:

fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment:

aetherial:

Checklist for character development.
Created by myself, compiled from questions gleaned from several sources, and some of my own additions.
It should be noted, that not every character will check every one of these things off. It is not REQUIRED to have all this information, but this checklist is, rather, a guideline for helping you think of your character as an entire, three dimentional being with thoughts, feelings, possessions, contradictions and background.
A character is 20% revealed to the reader, 80% writer/author/Mun knowledge. What the Reader sees is just the tip of the iceburg, but without the other 80% the character can’t help but come off feeling shallow. There’s nothing beneath the surface -  KNOWING as much bout your character as possible, instrinsicly, in detail, intimately, can do nothing but help build believability and dimension to your character.
Use only the things on this list that you feel are important, but I would like to remind you that the reader learns a lot about a character NOT through exposition (that’s kind of a cheat, and always feels , to me, like a rather clunky way of conveying knowlege), but through their actions, quirks, thoughts, and even through the things they own and carry with them. What kind of food they eat and how they eat it. What they wear. What they carry in their wallets.  I encourage you, as writers, to consider these things when creating a character, and encourage you MORE to leave the exposition out and tell us about your character through these other means!
If nothing else, this will give you a LOT to work with when writing with your character. Maybe it’ll spur you to write about the character’s parents. Or the relationship between them and their family. Maybe you’ll find yourself inspired to write something about how they lost everything in a fire  - and the importance each remembered lost item held.
There is certainly no rule that says you HAVE to do it this way, but invariably, the most memorable characters are the ones that we as readers can relate with. It’s hard to relate with just words - but people - with beliefs and dreams and fears -  that’s something we can get behind.
I certainly hope you find this useful, and since so many have been inclined to reblog and like this, I shall endeavor to add more character creation and writing tips, lists and excercises up on this blog!

I think this is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.
- Pen

i think i just orgasmed
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demonhunting:

fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment:

aetherial:

Checklist for character development.

Created by myself, compiled from questions gleaned from several sources, and some of my own additions.

It should be noted, that not every character will check every one of these things off. It is not REQUIRED to have all this information, but this checklist is, rather, a guideline for helping you think of your character as an entire, three dimentional being with thoughts, feelings, possessions, contradictions and background.

A character is 20% revealed to the reader, 80% writer/author/Mun knowledge. What the Reader sees is just the tip of the iceburg, but without the other 80% the character can’t help but come off feeling shallow. There’s nothing beneath the surface -  KNOWING as much bout your character as possible, instrinsicly, in detail, intimately, can do nothing but help build believability and dimension to your character.

Use only the things on this list that you feel are important, but I would like to remind you that the reader learns a lot about a character NOT through exposition (that’s kind of a cheat, and always feels , to me, like a rather clunky way of conveying knowlege), but through their actions, quirks, thoughts, and even through the things they own and carry with them. What kind of food they eat and how they eat it. What they wear. What they carry in their wallets.  I encourage you, as writers, to consider these things when creating a character, and encourage you MORE to leave the exposition out and tell us about your character through these other means!

If nothing else, this will give you a LOT to work with when writing with your character. Maybe it’ll spur you to write about the character’s parents. Or the relationship between them and their family. Maybe you’ll find yourself inspired to write something about how they lost everything in a fire  - and the importance each remembered lost item held.

There is certainly no rule that says you HAVE to do it this way, but invariably, the most memorable characters are the ones that we as readers can relate with. It’s hard to relate with just words - but people - with beliefs and dreams and fears -  that’s something we can get behind.

I certainly hope you find this useful, and since so many have been inclined to reblog and like this, I shall endeavor to add more character creation and writing tips, lists and excercises up on this blog!

I think this is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.

- Pen

i think i just orgasmed