Her thighs my hips, her joy my lips, I succumb and fall into her, I move and I move with her, every moment traceable, erasing my old person, becoming a new one, my skin darkening from the sun. I know that she’s the one.
The video begins humorously as Anthony Carbajal, a photographer, dresses up in a neon bikini top and soaps up a car before being doused with ice water.
It’s a two-fer! Courtesy of @dcwomenkickingass, and specifically this post, I had to do an edit of these, while my storyboards wait.
I’m not going to go into long explanations here, I hope the drawings do speak for themselves. In the first case, it’s a Land being Land, although I do have to say that he did give a butt to Silk, as opposed to his usual ablation of hips and gluteus maximi. However, he unfortunately did it wrong.
Artistic anatomy is all about drawing structure, from the inside out. Your muscles by themselves can’t look right if they aren’t placed on top of a properly proportioned skeleton. Boobs won’t look right if they aren’t drawn as following the curve of the ribcage, its center line, or the movement of the arms which either pull or push on the pectorals on which the breasts hang. The arms back mean the shoulders are lowered, and the angle of the hands will be different since there’s a 3/4 turn on the torso. It shows that Land is drawing by guessed shapes, copied contours and practiced repeated motions. There’s no real structure underneath his shapes.
And if we look at the legs, I can only picture Kitty Pride phasing out of a wall: the legs look like they got mangled up to look like stumps. But even structure-wise, there is no thought put into whether the pose actually works, which is why it looks so clumsy. The legs should be reversed due to the line of action that’s in the torso but not followed through into the pelvis and legs. And I’ve been using the coil technique a lot in order to make my volumes work - it should be obvious by the roughs above - which help me figure out things like foreshortening.
Silk too was a problem of lack of structure, proportions all over the place, and lack of weight and purpose, but it felt moreso than Spiderwoman. I used the same pose Land did but worked out the skeleton first, using rotation arcs in order to properly proportion the length of the various limbs. I don’t know these characters and I might not have used these poses, but Silk here definitely looks like she’s dancing.
The variant cover by Manara looks like a pose right out of porn, pelvis up and cheeks spread, costume looking like body paint, and it makes me very uncomfortable. She doesn’t look like a superhero about to strike, she looks like she’s about to get… well, it’s a porn pose. This is sexualisation. It also reminds me of the Dog Bone sexy shape.
So I turned the pose sideways to figure it out, and to see what would work better. The sideways pose as is, as you can see, is angled to do quite the opposite of ass-kicking. Were she to try to leap from that pose, she’d fall flat on her face. The second pose is the “coiled like a spring”, but in the camera angle of the cover, it’s an ugly, ugly pose. So I tried to do something in-between, and just by making the pelvis horizontal and lifting the torso off the ground, I’ve managed to move the center of gravity so her weight is on her feet instead of her knees, she can use her arms to maneuver in most directions, and you still get an interesting body shape to look at. I think this works better, and much more ready to spring into motion.
Wanted also to say thanks for all the reblogs, likes and recent follows! I appreciate each one of them, and it’s because you’re still sharing and commenting that I came back to do this. However I’m still really busy! I won’t be posting a lot, but I do plan on posting more than I have. Back to storyboards for me!
Great breakdown of both Spider-Woman covers by Kanthara from Less Tits n’ Ass, More Kickin’ Ass (which I strongly recommend as a follow for people who like redlines/redraws/fixes). :D
A life wakes you up in love every morning
the sky sets on clouds every morning
the storm blows away every morning
afternoons the sky opens
afternoons allow my words to be spoken
afternoons expand from corner to corner moving
moving from night to day day to night
everything is brimming to the edge with light
everything goes beyond the night
accompany me where the clouds can’t see
accompany just you and me.
As time rolls on, my eyes swollen, my mind waiting to hear hellos, deaf and mute, I sit in my silence reading, giving it my all, until she has time, and talks back. Speaking her language of love, entrancing and taking, I go with her on a journey, we travel the world. Because the world is waiting.
And we arrive
As a viewer of the Drawfee show and someone who enjoys their anatomy, I thought I’d try and help the guys out with their horses! I’ve drawn a scientifically accurate diagram showing just what horse legs are (clue: it’s real fucked up).
What the FUCK horses. SERIOUSLY. GOD.
Thanks for shedding some light on this most fucked of subjects thewoodparable!
Protesters upset about the smearing of Mike Brown converged at CNN headquarters.
There is no greater Guardians/Parks & Rec gif mashup than this.
Aries: Andy Hurley’s tattoos
Taurus: Mikey Way holding a cell phone
Gemini: 2007 Pete Wentz
Cancer: Josh Dun on da drooms
Leo: Fever era panic!
Virgo: milk fic
Libra: Joe Trohman and Ray Toro’s hair
Scorpio: regional at best
Sagittarius: Hayley William’s hair
Capricorn: spaghetti cat in the I don’t care video
Aquarius: my chem’s solo careers
Pisces: Gabe Saporta