I wrote out a long reply totally forgetting that I can’t just send you a note privately. Please let me know if you want me to delete this, anon.
let’s play WHO’S THAT POKEMON? with my phone’s autocorrect
Bulbasaur = Biomass
Ivysaur = Outside
Venusaur = Visit
Charmander = Chamber
Charmeleon = Charleston
Charizard = Chastised
Squirtle = Swirls
Wartortle = Worker
Blastoise = Bledsoe
gif of the painting process:
Sorry this was so darn long D:. tried to make it as short as possible. I’ve been asked quite a few times on how I paint before now, and I’ve never made an actual tutorial until now. Hope this helps clear some stuff up :).
when you see his dick for the first time
There’s always space for yet another armor tutorial, right? (ﾉ´ヮ´)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
Note that the armor I drew would be worn around 15th century, the more into the future the less and less components knight’s armor had (i. e. in early 14th century instead of greaves a knight would wear long boots only; in 12th century knights didn’t wear plate breastplates and instead a chain mail only). Also the design of armor pattern changed by year and was different in every country (i.e. in eastern Europe armors, while still looking European, were heavily influenced by Turkey). so just make sure you always do research whenever drawing an armor. And one more thing to keep in mind is that armors were expensive, knights wearing a full plate armor weren’t an often sight.
Some links that may be useful:
- Armour Archive (I strongly suggest to browse its forum, there is no country or period of which armor wouldn’t be discussed)
- Therion Arms (armorer’s page; each accessory is photographed in big resolution and several time so it’s a nice page to use as reference for drawing)
- Revival Clothing (another store, but both with medieval clothing and armors; I suggest to read the articles, they’re often supported with pictures)
- Basic Armouring:A Practical Introduction to Armour Making (pdf)
- Educational Charts (pdf, shows how armors and weapons changed over the years)
- Medieval & Renaissance Material Culture (actual medieval resources, mostly paintings. And my favourite subpage - women in armor)
- Dressing in Steel (youtube; a demonstration how to dress in armor)
- How shall a man be armed? (youtube; another demonstration but with 4 different knights from different periods)
temporalequinox asked you:
Hi! I love your comic and I’ve been working on a vintage inspired story myself for the passed few years now, but I can never find a great source for clothing of the time period my story takes place in. Do you by any chance have an accurate source that you look to for reference?
nosunlightinthecity asked you:
I’m wondering where you researched 20’s fashion and style (and language!). My own foray lead me to nothing but cheap flapper costumes, but I’m hoping to be more put-together for this themed museum event. I’d love any nudge in a good direction. Thank you in advance!
Hi, guys! Here are some online places you can find authentic period clothing reference from the past 130 years or so:
- Old clothing catalogs. There are a lot of them archived in book form for pretty reasonable prices on Amazon. Scans from these catalog collections are plentiful online too - easy to find with a Google Image search.
- Old photographs. There’s no better reference than real actual people wearing real actual clothing. Shorpy is a goldmine. Also, it may or may not be common knowledge, but the US Library of Congress site has a huge online archive of historic photographs. (Obviously, that’s a pretty American-centric source, but I imagine many internet-friendly nations have a rough equivalent.)
- Vintage clothing stores. There are quite a few of them with fairly extensive online catalogs - just be careful to look for actual vintage articles of clothing as opposed to vintage style clothing loosely based on history.
- Museum collections. The Metropolitan Museum, for instance, has a very large collection of historic clothes and ensembles by historic designers (Vera Maxwell, Coco Chanel, etc) available for perusal on their site (pick Collections>Search collections). There are a number of tumblr blogs out there too, like OMGthatdress, featuring such pieces with search tags that might make it easier to find what you’re after.
I hope that helps.
If anyone has other resource recommendations, feel free to share!
that is frickin animated rain what the hell
this is miyazaki rain, which means that every frame was hand-drawn
This is art,
I needed this.
That’s not Miyazaki, that’s Makoto Shinkai's Garden of Words, he’s known for his amazing backgrounds, i hope you guys give him a shot and watch his movies, there are some hella amazing anime film makers other than Miyazaki.
Makoto Shinkai's most memorable movies :
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