Shauna's Mishaps Through Univerity

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freeglassart asked: You may get asked this a lot, so please excuse my ignorance - but how do you go about constructing character expressions and body language and such? Thanks!

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makanidotdot:

Besides The Basics (construction of heads and skulls and muscles and skeletons and how they move), I’ll go over some things I’ve been trying to work on myself lately:

1. Treat expressions as a single gesture of the face/head, as opposed to a head and then individual features dumped on a plate and arranged into an expression.

First, just get down the big shapes of your expression, just like you would for a pose.  

So say I wanna do a low angle angry pose.  I know the features are gonna be all mashed down at the bottom because of perspective.

 Scribble it down

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start to put on features

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fix stuff

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put on more stuff

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fix stuff again

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erasing and flipping and stuff a whole bunch until you are happy with it or stop caring

Whole head is a gesture!image

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2. Just like a facial expression, jot down where the important parts of an entire pose goes first.  You can force the rest of the body to fit the pose.

So here I knew I wanted the shoulders tilted a certain direction, and te hand to be in that particular position in front of her face. 

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That’s the simplest explanation I got.  Don’t be afraid to push and pull faces and bodies around! Worry about being “on model” last!

All great tips, plus bonus Zhao.

<3

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littleulvar:

when it comes to specific poses I try to first draw the most basic shapes and movement lines and then gradually go into more and more details, like so:

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if you have difficulties with perspective, try drawing a perspective grid first:

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it’s nothing different than tips from other artists, but I hope it helped a little ;u;

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Tomorrow it Begins

Tomorrow I’m back at university, repeating second year (for those who dont remember I had to take a year out for health reasons, health reasons may not be resolved not by a long shot but I am returning back to University even if it kills me)

Currently I’m sorting through old sketchbooks and oh my glob. There are some seriously bad/terrible/old ass stuff in here which.. I may debate putting up? maybe. Just for a comparison… Some make me laugh whilst others make me want to burn everything into the deepest pit of seven hells.

But then… I know lots of artists, scratch that no EVERY artist has that feeling XD. We’ll see.

I’ll be updating with projects, sketches and everything on a more regular basis once I’m back again.

Here’s to a good year!

Filed under shauna's life updates university here we go again!

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purpleshehulk:

rasdivine:

The inventor of the Cellular phone is Henry Sampson, Jr. Sampson is an African-American from Jackson , Mississippi . He attended Morehouse College and transferred to Purdue. He received an MS in Engineering from the
University Of California. He was awarded an MS in Nuclear Engineering from Illinois and his Ph.D from Illinois . Sampson is the first African-American to receive a Ph.D in Nuclear Engineering.In 1971 Sampson was awarded a patent for the “gamma-electric cell.” This technology was used in the cellular phone.
During the AIChE Centennial Meeting held in Philadelphia in November 2008, Dr. Sampson was honored among the “Twenty Chemical Engineers in Other Pursuits.” Sampson is the recipient of a variety of awards including the Atomic Energy Commission Award (1964-1967), Black Image Award from Aerospace Corporation (1982), Blacks in Engineering, Applied Science and Education Award and Los Angeles Council of Black Professional Engineers (1983), and was named a fellow in the U.S. Navy (1962-1964).
In addition to his work in engineering fields, Sampson is a writer, film historian, and documentary film producer who focuses on the African American presence in the film and entertainment industries. He has written five books about the portrayal of African Americans in movies, cartoons, and on radio. Sampson is married to Laura Howzell Young-Sampson, a professor at California State University-San Bernardino. Together, they are working on a biography of Sampson’s mother.
On July 6th, 1971, Henry T. Sampson invented the “gamma-electric cell”, which pertains to Nuclear Reactor use. According to Dr. Sampson, the Gamma Electric Cell, patented July 6, 1971, Patent No. 3,591,860 produces stable high-voltage output and current to detect radiation in the ground.
Born in Jackson, Mississippi, he received a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in 1956. He went on to the University of California, Los Angeles where he graduated with an MS degree in engineering in 1961; University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, MS in Nuclear Engineering in 1965, and a PHD in 1967.
Mobile Communications took a big step forward in 1983 with the invention of the Cellular System regulating the portable telephones, which use radio waves to transmit and receive audio signals. Before this time, mobile telephone service in the United States, consisting mainly of car phones, was extremely limited because metropolitan areas had only one antenna for these purposes. In addition, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) assigned only 12 to 24 frequencies to each area, which meant that only that many calls could occur at a time.
These limitations often meant a wait of up to 30 minutes for a dial tone and a five to 10 year waiting list just to acquire the service. With the invention of cellular phone service in 1983, personal communications no longer depended on wires. In the 1990s it would become possible to connect to the Internet from virtually anywhere in the world using a portable computer and a cellular modem with satellite service. Technologies that developed from different fields, such as personal communications, computation, and space exploration often worked together to serve the constantly evolving human needs of the information age.
    Henry T. Sampson worked as a research Chemical Engineer at the US Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, California. 1956-61. Henry T. Sampson then moved on to the Aerospace Corp, El Segundo, California. His titles include: Project Engineer, 1967-81, director of Planning and Operations Directorate of Space Test Program, 1981-, and Co-inventor of gamma-electric cell.
    He holds patents related to solid rocket motors and conversion of nuclear energy into electricity. He also pioneered a study of internal ballistics of solid rocket motors using high-speed photography.
    He was also a producer of documentary films on early black filmmakers and films, a member of the board of directors of Los Angeles Southwest College Foundation, and a technical consultant to Historical Black Colleges and Universities Program.
    Sampson’s Awards and Honors:
    * Fellow of US Navy, 1962-1964
    * Atomic Energy Commission, 1964-1967
    * Black Image Award from Aerospace Corp, 1982
    * Blacks in Engineering, Applied Science, and Education Award, Los Angeles Council of Black Professional Engineers, 1983

I’m rather ashamed to say that cell phones are one of those technologies where I never bothered to think about who invented it.This is seriously cool.

purpleshehulk:

rasdivine:

The inventor of the Cellular phone is Henry Sampson, Jr. Sampson is an African-American from Jackson , Mississippi . He attended Morehouse College and transferred to Purdue. He received an MS in Engineering from the

University Of California. He was awarded an MS in Nuclear Engineering from Illinois and his Ph.D from Illinois . Sampson is the first African-American to receive a Ph.D in Nuclear Engineering.In 1971 Sampson was awarded a patent for the “gamma-electric cell.” This technology was used in the cellular phone.

During the AIChE Centennial Meeting held in Philadelphia in November 2008, Dr. Sampson was honored among the “Twenty Chemical Engineers in Other Pursuits.” Sampson is the recipient of a variety of awards including the Atomic Energy Commission Award (1964-1967), Black Image Award from Aerospace Corporation (1982), Blacks in Engineering, Applied Science and Education Award and Los Angeles Council of Black Professional Engineers (1983), and was named a fellow in the U.S. Navy (1962-1964).

In addition to his work in engineering fields, Sampson is a writer, film historian, and documentary film producer who focuses on the African American presence in the film and entertainment industries. He has written five books about the portrayal of African Americans in movies, cartoons, and on radio. Sampson is married to Laura Howzell Young-Sampson, a professor at California State University-San Bernardino. Together, they are working on a biography of Sampson’s mother.

On July 6th, 1971, Henry T. Sampson invented the “gamma-electric cell”, which pertains to Nuclear Reactor use. According to Dr. Sampson, the Gamma Electric Cell, patented July 6, 1971, Patent No. 3,591,860 produces stable high-voltage output and current to detect radiation in the ground.

Born in Jackson, Mississippi, he received a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in 1956. He went on to the University of California, Los Angeles where he graduated with an MS degree in engineering in 1961; University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, MS in Nuclear Engineering in 1965, and a PHD in 1967.

Mobile Communications took a big step forward in 1983 with the invention of the Cellular System regulating the portable telephones, which use radio waves to transmit and receive audio signals. Before this time, mobile telephone service in the United States, consisting mainly of car phones, was extremely limited because metropolitan areas had only one antenna for these purposes. In addition, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) assigned only 12 to 24 frequencies to each area, which meant that only that many calls could occur at a time.

These limitations often meant a wait of up to 30 minutes for a dial tone and a five to 10 year waiting list just to acquire the service. With the invention of cellular phone service in 1983, personal communications no longer depended on wires. In the 1990s it would become possible to connect to the Internet from virtually anywhere in the world using a portable computer and a cellular modem with satellite service. Technologies that developed from different fields, such as personal communications, computation, and space exploration often worked together to serve the constantly evolving human needs of the information age.

    Henry T. Sampson worked as a research Chemical Engineer at the US Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, California. 1956-61. Henry T. Sampson then moved on to the Aerospace Corp, El Segundo, California. His titles include: Project Engineer, 1967-81, director of Planning and Operations Directorate of Space Test Program, 1981-, and Co-inventor of gamma-electric cell.

    He holds patents related to solid rocket motors and conversion of nuclear energy into electricity. He also pioneered a study of internal ballistics of solid rocket motors using high-speed photography.

    He was also a producer of documentary films on early black filmmakers and films, a member of the board of directors of Los Angeles Southwest College Foundation, and a technical consultant to Historical Black Colleges and Universities Program.

    Sampson’s Awards and Honors:

    * Fellow of US Navy, 1962-1964

    * Atomic Energy Commission, 1964-1967

    * Black Image Award from Aerospace Corp, 1982

    * Blacks in Engineering, Applied Science, and Education Award, Los Angeles Council of Black Professional Engineers, 1983

I’m rather ashamed to say that cell phones are one of those technologies where I never bothered to think about who invented it.

This is seriously cool.

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shaunasunilife:

Showing some love to a relatively new character, Jazz. She is one of the new queen’s of my heart. She has the power to create portals, portals of different sizes which can lead to potentially anywhere &lt;3I just had loads of fun with the filters on this piece (can you tell) I also need her trousers &lt;3 her pretty pretty trousers

shaunasunilife:

Showing some love to a relatively new character, Jazz. She is one of the new queen’s of my heart. She has the power to create portals, portals of different sizes which can lead to potentially anywhere <3

I just had loads of fun with the filters on this piece (can you tell) I also need her trousers <3 her pretty pretty trousers

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Showing some love to a relatively new character, Jazz. She is one of the new queen&#8217;s of my heart. She has the power to create portals, portals of different sizes which can lead to potentially anywhere &lt;3I just had loads of fun with the filters on this piece (can you tell) I also need her trousers &lt;3 her pretty pretty trousers

Showing some love to a relatively new character, Jazz. She is one of the new queen’s of my heart. She has the power to create portals, portals of different sizes which can lead to potentially anywhere <3

I just had loads of fun with the filters on this piece (can you tell) I also need her trousers <3 her pretty pretty trousers

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Thankful! days 2 & 3

I forgot to do yesterdays ‘things I am grateful for’ because of tiredness and dad coming home <3

Day 2. I am thankful for my job, I don’t get minimum wage and some customers make me lose almost all faith in the goodness of humanity. But my bosses, the couple who own the take away, are some of the nicest people I have ever worked for (the only people really but that is besides the point) I was feeling really drained and had a lot of pain yesterday so my bosses let me leave early and have even offered to reduce my hours so I wont be stressed out when college starts again.

Day 3. I am very grateful of the nights that I sleep, chronic pain makes sleeping very challenging, it’s not always guarenteed that you will get a good night’s rest. But when you do get to sleep, it is absolute bliss

what are some of the things you guys are thankful for?

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