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Things almost every author needs to research

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the-right-writing:

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Dec 20

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Dec 05

Handy Art Link Megapost -

typette:

campriot:

Handy Art Link Megapost

I take no credit for any of this, all I did was assemble them togetha’.

Hellooo friends, I was just handed a couple of useful links from a talented friend, and seeing some posts on Facebook and around the internets inspired me to share them all with you in this handy place.

Bookmark them all, or bookmark this note, idc, just keep track of ‘em!

ALSO IF YOU HAVE MORE TO ADD PLEASE LET ME KNOW. (Also, apologizes for the wall of text. I CANNOT SEEM TO GET THE “READ MORE” BUTTON TO WORK.)

ArtsyPoses - http://artsyposes.com

Relatively new, but very cool. The 30 second drawing tool seems to be glitching a little but that could be my computer being a dumb. Lots of unique poses and they’re looking to expand to other body types (if you read the FAQ they even said there are too many fit models haa)

PoseManiacs - http://posemaniacs.com

Everybody knows this one! Great poses, you can interact with them (rotation, etc) and has a very cool 30 second drawing tool. Also I belieeeve this is available on iOS.

Pixelovey - http://www.pixelovely.com/gesture/figuredrawing.php

Another fantastic drawing tool - I prefer it over PoseManiacs’ but I can NEVER FIND THE LINK :( Lots of options here, too.

CedarSeed - http://www.cedarseed.com/fire/tutorials.html

The drawings here aren’t great but there is so much information here. SO MUCH.

Color Is Value - http://sevencamels.blogspot.com/2010/09/color-is-value.html

Handy coloring tips and things!

Ctrl+Paint - http://www.ctrlpaint.com/

So many digital painting tutorials. SO MANY. Ridiculously helpful in everything ever, and constantly updated.

Lackadaisy Expressions - http://lackadaisy.foxprints.com/exhibit.php?exhibitid=333

This artist is incredibly talented and even though they are cats there is so much to be learned here.

+ more - http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/210/1/5/lackadaisy_construction_by_tracyjb-d422uo7.jpg

The Angry Animator - http://www.angryanimator.com/word/2010/11/26/tutorial-2-walk-cycle/

Because come on, all sorts of handy animation tips. I linked directly to the walk cycle because I found it to be most useful but there are other things floatin’ around there if that’s your thing~

Constructing the Head/Face - http://amberblade.tumblr.com/post/11177240121/tutorials-done-by-stanislav-prokopenko-who-is-an

Done by Stanislav Prokopenko, an instructor. Also really seems to know what he’s talking about. Saving images off of Tumblr seems to be hit-or-miss so keep this link handy as it may not save correctly. :(

And so begins the dumping of handy tutorial images that should all be on your harddrives soon :

How to Draw All Kinds of Shit - http://coelasquid.blogspot.com/2009/01/muscle-tutorial-thinger.html

Some of you may remember this from all of James Phegan’s classes ever! Super handy, and this is a printable version of the giant jpg he used to e-mail us.

How to Draw Beef - http://coelasquid.deviantart.com/art/Abdomination-How-to-draw-beef-132538271

The same artist; she’s really damn good at drawing beefy dudes.

Drawing people in perspective and other handy things - http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/125/9/9/IFX___Strike_A_Pose_by_WarrenLouw.jpg

http://alexds1.deviantart.com/art/Fellas-Tutorial-104865472 - Fellas Tutorial

http://alexds1.deviantart.com/art/Ladies-Tutorial-98311607 - Ladies Tutorial - NSFW

http://alexds1.deviantart.com/art/Pose-tutorial-72010406 - Pose Tutorial

http://alexds1.deviantart.com/art/Expression-tutorial-77399204 - Expressions/Head Tutorial

http://alexds1.deviantart.com/art/Hand-tutorial-83785318 - Hand Tutorial

http://alexds1.deviantart.com/art/Foot-tutorial-90158269 - Foot Tutorial

Resources :

http://lockstock.deviantart.com/ - Nude models and drapery!!

http://ictoa.deviantart.com/favourites/42274937 - Lots of nude models in all sorts of poses

http://www.japanesestreets.com/photos/ - All sorts of clothing styles!

http://tobyshelton.blogspot.com/2010/10/ive-got-to-hand-it-to-you-2010.html - Amazing amazing hands

http://s103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/squidsmanphotos/?start=all - Coelasquid’s “manbucket”

http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lsmtnfmnJV1qa8bb7o1_400.jpg - haaands

http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lshg8hi59P1qjozoyo1_500.jpg - HAAANDS

Other neat things :

Color Scheme Designer - http://colorschemedesigner.com/

Allows you to quickly and easily create specific color schemes for a wide variety of purposes! If you’re like me and terrible with color, this will help.

Make your brush in Photoshop look like Flash or Paint Tool SAI - http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/ResultGraphics/screenshot20100331at728.png

Things to keep in mind while gesture drawing - http://hospitalvespers.tumblr.com/post/8712840616/gesture-drawing-basics

Super Obvious Secrets I Wish They’d Teach In Art School - http://philmcandrew.tumblr.com/post/5588480161/super-obvious-secrets-that-i-wish-theyd-teach-in-art

The Complete Guide to Not Giving a Fuck - http://inoveryourhead.net/the-complete-guide-to-not-giving-a-fuck/

How to Steal Like an Artist - http://www.austinkleon.com/2011/03/30/how-to-steal-like-an-artist-and-9-other-things-nobody-told-me/

Also, psst. - http://www.mediafire.com/?z7c401x9fdwqx - Ten art books that we should all own already.

For artsy fartsy types like me. I’ve got A LOT of this book marked already if that says anything about how useful this stuff is.

ALSO! Side note, there are a few very kind asks in my inbox regarding my artwork and inquiries about webcomics. I HAVE read them, and I WILL answer them. If the comic is any indicator, I haven’t had the time to sit down and do personal work as of late, and that includes responding to folks that would take a little longer than a quick “Hey! Thanks for that! I appreciate it!”

But, yes! Bookmark Miss Addy’s post and give this stuff a genuine look.

A MILLION REBLOOBS

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Nov 19

Writing post-apocalyptic fanfic

aenigmaticdays:

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A small collection of links I’ve amassed for a small idea I’m currently nursing:

Writing Apocalyptic Stories
Top 10 Tips: Writing post-apocalyptic fiction
How to Write Post-apocalyptic Fiction
6 Resources for Post-Apocalyptic Novelists

After the end: A guide to post-apocalyptic fiction
What is the Difference Between ‘Dystopia’, ‘Apocalyptic’ and ‘Post-Apocalyptic’ Novels?
Defining Genre: Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic

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Oct 03

NONE OF YOUR FREAKING MOVIES GET IT RIGHT: a guide to Russian names.

silvenhorror:

This post was inspired by years and years of watching movies, series, and fanfics royally and hilariously fuck up the use of names in the Russian language, coming to the point where, if I see another pair of best buddies call each other by full name, I will shoot something, I swear to God.

There are 3 ways people in Russia address each other, and they denote different levels of formality, and the relationship between the speakers. You should know this stuff if you wanna write anything that includes Russian people talking to each other, because if you get it wrong, it will be, alternatively, hilarious or cringe-worthy. I have seen soo much of this in fanfic it’s not funny anymore. So read up y’all!

1. Name + Patronymic.

A patronym, or patronymic, is a component of a surname based on the given name of one’s father, grandfather or an even earlier male ancestor. (thank you, Wikipedia!) A patronymic is not a middle name. Russian people don’t have middle names, period. But we all have patronymics!

Use: formal

Used towards: your teacher, your big boss, a senior citizen with whom you don’t have a close relationship (say, your classmate’s grandma), your doctor, any kind of professor or scholar when you address them formally, a client when you’re in the service industry/work with people (not always, but very often).

Example: Ivan Petrovich, Sergey Vladimirovich, Anna Anatolyevna, Maria Sergeevna, etc

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coelasquid:

allemune-devblog:

Population and business statistics for Fantasy worldbuilding, saved for future reference.

Another post I mentioned digging up in an anthropology panel today, if it helps with your worldbuilding!

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Female Adventurer: A Tutorial Masterpost -

nagranowrimo:

norisus:

I said that I’d show some tutorials I have saved up to someone, but decided that I’d just go ahead and post most of what I have stored away and create a sort of masterpost out of it. (I figure it’ll help me just as much since, as of now, they’re all pretty scattered between my Tumblr and bookmarks)

A lot of these are hosted on my personal Tumblr, but I don’t change my url so it’s pretty safe to bookmark them there (and not have to worry about the url changing) if you don’t wish to reblog them yourself for whatever reason.

Feline tutorials:

Canine tutorials:

Avian tutorials:

Human(oid) tutorials:

Dragon tutorials (and bat wings):

Equine tutorials:

Cervine tutorials:

Ursine tutorials:

Background and objects tutorials:

Clothing tutorials:

General painting, drawing, and style tips:

Hope these help!

So many tutorials! I’ll be spending my last weekend before Nagranowrimo looking at these.

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Sep 09

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