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tutorial - drawing a female face by loish tutorial - drawing a female face :iconloish:loish 25,149 843 Wed 4: Torso Practice n' Tips by genekelly Wed 4: Torso Practice n' Tips :icongenekelly:genekelly 1,525 88 Postnuclearians by Plan-BE Postnuclearians :iconplan-be:Plan-BE 574 49 Flight by Nele-Diel Flight :iconnele-diel:Nele-Diel 411 29 How To Create Glowing Effects by Batwynn How To Create Glowing Effects :iconbatwynn:Batwynn 2,540 52 Location for Grim Facade: Hidden Sins by yoggurt Location for Grim Facade: Hidden Sins :iconyoggurt:yoggurt 97 6 A study in suits by Spectrum-VII A study in suits :iconspectrum-vii:Spectrum-VII 2,728 56
Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!

'Life Drawing 5' by algaegoblin
Do you know how to sketch human figures but do you want to refine your anatomy skills? Or do you not know anatomy at all and you are tired to trust your imagination? Did you notice you create disproportions in your drawings?
If you are aspiring artists and you already have your own style, you might as well believe you have no need of a guide, but you are wrong. Before exaggerating human proportions and begin to have your own style, you first have to know the basics. 
This little guide is the result of an accurate research and 5 years of high school of art, and it's created for all those who want to learn something new or just make a useful review.
For those who have already studied art, my suggestion is to go to step 6 or trying to repeat all steps in Digital format. 
First of all, if you want to learn faster you should draw using traditional tools.  
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Light and shadow (  Video Tutorial ) by yuchenghong Light and shadow ( Video Tutorial ) :iconyuchenghong:yuchenghong 15,014 143 Owlet by KatMW Owlet :iconkatmw:KatMW 20 6 Amalgam Worm by Mavros-Thanatos Amalgam Worm :iconmavros-thanatos:Mavros-Thanatos 1,293 193 Knight by ilkerserdar Knight :iconilkerserdar:ilkerserdar 345 23 To the heart of earth by Looveel To the heart of earth :iconlooveel:Looveel 23 15 Xylotrupes by Mavros-Thanatos Xylotrupes :iconmavros-thanatos:Mavros-Thanatos 687 67 The Ivory Tower by JakobHansson The Ivory Tower :iconjakobhansson:JakobHansson 152 16 Centip  by yoggurt Centip :iconyoggurt:yoggurt 15 2



This thing is quite an oldie, dating about december 2015.
God if I sucked with backlighting. °_° Maybe it could be the subject of one of those draw-this-again things in the future, who knows.

Hephaestus is, with Athena and Hades, my favorite deity from the classic pantheon, being practically the only god with an ensured deformity and a patron of technology, craftsmanship and arts. I wanted to give a more 'modernist' version of him, partially relying on the myth which depicts him as capable of creating assistant automatons.
Anyway, if you are thrown down the Olympus and rejected by the 99% of your fellow gods including your mother (which gave birth to you as a pure act of spitefulness against her husband) and still you manage to sublimate your urge to tear up that assembly of bastards to the ground creating the most beautiful pieces of craft of the universe, you *deserve* some respect, for Zeus' sake. ù_ù


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Erica Rossi
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
(Yes, I've carefully chosen a photo which fits my current situation of mental hygiene)

'Ok, this lineart is good, but you can still make it better by moving this element on the left. WITHOUT STARTING IT AGAIN, because I know you're crazy and you'd be able to do so.'
(My illustration teacher about me :] )

:thumb193959810: Owls. by Monster-Boar Stamp - Nintendo Forever by MariettaRC Legend Of Zelda Stamp by 666mel666
Villains Rule XII by renatalmar Stamp - Cat Lover by MauserGirl Ghost Pokemon Stamp by creature002 I support not putting stamps by mighterbump

I'm a late starter, unfortunately.
I took the Illustration course at the Internazionale di Comics in Florence (November 2011-July 2014), and now I'm trying to sneak away a medieval history major while working as an assistant colorist and trying to set up a d*beep* decent portfolio.

I'm doing my best to improve my skills, so, if you see a mistake of any kind, please let me know.

Onwaaaaaaaard! [cit.]
  • Listening to: 'Lacrimosa' from Gyorgy Ligeti's 'Requiem'
  • Reading: Irish Tales by J. Stephens
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Pokemon White (...)
  • Eating: Flat bread, chocolate
  • Drinking: Earl Grey Tea (Picard mode: on)
100 Submissions.
Yuppie. °_°

PS: Here is 2 AM, now.
Listening to Ligeti with a night-time snowfall has a strange effect. °_°



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LJEKC Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016
Ciao Erica, benvenuta in Fantasy-NPC  :) (Smile)

sParzZ Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks for the watch !. Appreciate ^^
Xel-Lotath Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
My plasure. :D
TrashME Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch!
Xel-Lotath Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
De nada. :]
LupaSenzaLuna Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ciao! :D hai una bellissima galleria, complimenti!
Xel-Lotath Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Io, da rompina credente e praticante, non sono proprio del medesimo avviso (specialmente considerando che qui dentro c'č roba che risale a pių di cinque anni fa), comunque apprezzo molto: grazie. :D
TheStrangeThing Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Ciao, buon compleanno! =)
GrimDreamArt Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for faving "Middlenshaw"!
Xel-Lotath Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :]
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