✨ rené | 20 | he/him | ⚧️⚣ | personal chatter of a hopeful romantic | art blog: dv-art ✨
went a bit crazy and added a ton more paper cutouts to the cover of my sketchbooks. yes. yes. yes....
OK ONE LAST THING i have nothing against performers. performers are artists and their bodies are the canvas from which so much emotion and inspiration can spring forth. it just pisses me off that on this day and age beauty standards limit the diversity of bodies (real human beings) that audiences get to see on screen, telling big important stories. thats it
how tf do you study fashion for character design cause I really gotta but I have no clue where to even start
a lady i follow on tumblr described her process and basically she says you should
a) learn about different terms for specific styles like "bohemian" or "punk" that relate to your characters' personality or your idea of their style so you know what to search for,
b) collect all related/similar terms to those styles and keep them save somewhere so you know what the range in terms there is, and
c) build a reference folder of clothes in those styles to either take inspiration form or use wholesale, since it's not uncommon for artists to just use actual clothing-- i think the sailor moon manga is pretty well known for just using runway looks for the villains. she also said that pinterest, while overall terrible, is a good site for this since it has a big fashion scene and you can make individual pages for each character to pin things too. if you don't want to use it though you can also literally just go to actual clothing websites and save/take screenshots of the clothing you like in that category and save it to a folder on your computer.
also!! if aim create a specific subculture look: look into where first sprung from, how became popular, even typical music tastes & more - subculture able show lot abt character, if put together right :D
will also find if learn lot of one subculture, will start learn others too, just cause lot of influence & bounce between!
read Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud do it its great its a comic abt comics and its from 1993 but its still relevant as FUCK (thats a free pdf btw) and it gets weirdly poignant.... i cried at some parts. its that good. read it
Art discourse on twitter has been acting up again and it makes me feel like people need to be reminded of this again
now i can chill out and start the meticulous process of coloring while listening to some podcaste
change of plans im not gonna color this today cause even though i love it im tired of looking at it so im just gonna move on to the paragraph writing thing... its about the truth. drawing from nietzsche's thoughts about it and einsteins relativity theory to support my own opinion
OH SHIT its 1 pm i have to make food... was too busy making cool as fuck art!!! yeah baby you heard me its a full pager right here A4 reference sheet that im gonna post!!!!! ok its in pencil but after i ink it and scan it and color it im gonna post it!!!!!! WATCHOUT ITS COMINGGN
wait a minute. acne on dark skin isnt pink. its darker than the skin. this is like the scar thing all over again
oh shit!!! forgot that tomorrow is my birthday!!! what do i even do...
@tiddywife-deactivated-2020AprThu-200409070409-499 commented: wait do we have the same birthday?? march 28??? twinsies???
WHAT. OH MY GOD YEAH. march 28... i thought yours was like a few days later. was keeping my eyes peeled for when you dropped a date. oh my god thats so cooool... aries respresent!! let 👏 me 👏 draw 👏 you 👏 something 👏 cuz youre so nice and funny and ive wanted to do it for a while anyway. whaddya say?
@tiddywife commented: oooo sjsbsjs that would be so cool!! :0c maybe i can try to draw something for u too :0c
sure!! if you rlly want to. i already have an idea for yours but tell me if youd like something specific and ill do that. okay?