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Christina; 23 | Canadian | | Pansexual | INFP | Feminist | Virgo | artist | writer | For The Horde | Slytherpuff | few screws loose | kind of a bitch | smut writer extraordinaire

This is just where I post my art, writing, photography, videos, and other creative things.

All tutorials/inspiration/reference material are not mine.

All tags linked over on the side.

anything but ordinary

sakurakitchen asked:
I have a fat character I want to draw but she ends up looking weird no matter how hard I try... :< Do you know any tutorials on how to draw larger people?

keepursulafat:

I can totally understand your frustration. We’re taught to draw thin bodies a lot more often and thoroughly than we’re taught to draw fat ones, so learning how to draw larger bodies can definitely be a struggle, even for fat artists. But I’ve rustled up some links that should hopefully prove useful to you and other artists dealing with the same problem.

Fat Drawing Tutorial:

  • Here’s a pretty good one that covers different fat body variations and includes larger fat girls: “Tutorial - Curves on Girls
  • Once you get past the part about abs this one’s got some really good information and reference on how to draw how fat looks realistically: “Understanding Anatomy VII"
    (that whole tutorial series looks to be helpful on drawing anatomy, so I recommend checking the other parts out too)
  • This one doesn’t cover larger fats, but it does have some good stuff about distributions of fat on the body and variations on fatness: “Varying Your Body Types
  • Here’s a short, not-terribly-thorough one (that’s got some complaints in it on unrealistic depictions of fatness in fat-fetishistic art, just fyi), but which makes good points on incorporating gravity into depictions of fatness so the fat doesn’t look like balloons: “How To Draw Fat Women

(One of the sadder parts of finding these was sifting through different tutorials and finding ones that were teaching how to draw really inaccurate or over-simplified fat anatomy, or included really fatphobic language or commentary in the tutorial =.=)

Fat Reference Photos:

Other Reference:

Otherwise, if you want to search for fat reference on tumblr, I’d suggest looking through tags and blogs that often contain selfies/photos of fat people, since when you’re trying to learn how fat actually looks, nothing is more accurate reference for it than the real thing.

HOWEVER, you must be respectful in your use of these tags or blogs for reference!!!! As in DO NOT draw people straight out of any photos you find and post your work unless you get permission from the subjects you’ve drawn and/or their photographers. If you do draw random people you see in the tag, then treat your drawings as practice/study and confine whatever you make to your sketchbook for your own eyes.

But I do wholly advocate looking at all sorts of images of fat people and really paying attention to all the different ways their fat manifests itself and looks, and then practicing drawing figures inspired by what you’ve observed.

(please note that some of these tags and blogs listed below may contain nudity/nsfw content:)

Tags containing fat selfies/photography: #fatshion, #fatspo, #fatspiration

Blogs containing fat selfies/photography: The Adipositivity ProjectFat Selfiesteem, Fat Grrrrl Selfies, Chubby Fatshion, Fuck Yeah Chubby Fashion, Chubby Bunnies, Chubby Guy Swag, Big Guy Flyy, Gorgeous Plus Lolita

Blogs containing art of fat or at least “not thin” people: Fat People Art, Fat Art

(If you see your blog linked to above and would rather it not be pointed to as a place to find reference of fat bodies, just let me know and I’ll take it off right away.)

Anyways, hope this helps! And if you know of, find, or make any more tutorials, references sources, etc., please do message me with the links to be added onto this post!!!  I’ll update this as I find/receive more stuff to add.

diemarysues:

inkstainedpinky:

tzikeh:

p1013:

sauntering-down:

apollosflamingchariot:

luciferspersephone:

This is the best explanation I could come up with for why it takes me so long to do updates sometimes when, at other times, I’m typing them up like clockwork.

also this:

facts.

I’m like this with my original fiction, too.

You guys forgot this one:

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Preach…

also:

maxkirin:

+ DAILY WRITER POSITIVITY +

#075
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maxkirin:

+ DAILY WRITER POSITIVITY +

#075

Think of the books that have touched your heart, and remember that one day your books will do the same to someone else.

Want more writerly content? Follow maxkirin.tumblr.com!

justplainsomething:

ellelalee:

writing is hard

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45 Things I Want to See More of in Stories

elumish:

  1. Characters with disabilities
  2. Soul mates with the issues of being stuck with someone for the rest of your life
  3. Soul mates where people end up getting outed against their will
  4. Soul mates for non-traditional-romantic relationships
  5. Functional families
  6. Functional non-romantic cross-gender friendships
  7. Friendships that fall apart and don’t fix themselves
  8. Sex that screws up relationships
  9. Romantic relationships without sex
  10. Sexual relationships without romantic attraction
  11. Love Vs where the best choice is neither of them
  12. Actual love triangles
  13. Bad decisions having real consequences
  14. Diverse groups of people
  15. Fantasy societies that are not homogenous
  16. Superpowers that are more of a burden than a gift
  17. Magic with consequences
  18. Dealing with magic being revealed to the world
  19. Showing the consequences magic has on the development of a society
  20. Interesting magic systems
  21. Modern retellings of non-European fairy tales
  22. GSRM people with importance beyond their sexuality
  23. The main character losing fights and then having to recover
  24. Having to train to acquire skills
  25. Failed relationships that end with friendships
  26. Main characters with happy childhoods
  27. People with unusual hobbies
  28. People who play sports who are more than just sport players
  29. People who play sports who dedicate their lives to their sport
  30. Religion saving characters
  31. Religion alienating characters
  32. Relationships despite religious differences
  33. Dealing with situations with no way out
  34. Dealing with other characters being in situations with no way out
  35. Rekindling old friendships
  36. Non-conventionally attractive characters who don’t become attractive
  37. Characters who never learn to live with themselves as they are
  38. Characters who learn to live with themselves as they are
  39. Characters doing bad things for the greater good, and having to face the consequences
  40. The government being the protagonist’s side
  41. Political intrigue with reasons other than love as the motivating factor
  42. High school with competent teachers
  43. Competent therapists/social workers
  44. Conspiracy theories that are really just theories
  45. Adult stories with realistic teenagers
If you are not afraid of the voices inside you, you will not fear the critics outside you.
— Natalie Goldberg

characterdesigninspiration:

Quite a few people requested some form of trait/personality generator, and here’s the result!  I wanted to keep it vague enough that the options could work for any universe, be it modern, fantasy, scifi, or anything else, so these are really just the basics. Remember that a character is much more than a list of traits, and this should only be used as a starting point– I tried to include a variety of things, but further development is definitely a must.

Could pair well with the gender and sexuality generator.

To Play: Click and drag each gif, or if that isn’t working/you’re on mobile, just take a screenshot of the whole thing (multiple screenshots may be required if you want more than one trait from each category).

svenharel:

theboyvvithoutasoul:

a diagram of the professional, intricate process of how i write

mine doesn’t even make it past the screaming most of the time lol

svenharel:

theboyvvithoutasoul:

a diagram of the professional, intricate process of how i write

mine doesn’t even make it past the screaming most of the time lol

wafflesforstephanie:

katfastkatfurious:

You guys know what a sucker I am for bizarre/hilarious etc books. So, there’s this book called The Action Heroine’s Handbook that my library had in it’s emedia category… and I had to check it out.

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