i draw hands using lots of boxes???

oR WELL thats what im visualising in my head i actually jsut draw some vague bullshit


then build the hand from that


bUT the boxes are there in my head thats what im picturing

u should all practice hands using pixelovely for ref tho

Start learning to draw things by imagining and applying shapes that work for you (in this case boxes). Use these shapes as your own personal guidelines for now, and eventually you will be able to create the shape (the hand) by just imagining the shapes, and sketching out the rough. It’s like a superpower you grow.


Nick Brandt 

Selections from the series Across the Ravaged Land (published 2013)


Photographs 4-6 are of animals calcified by Tanzania’s Lake Natron (named after the chemical compound natron):

"The water has an extremely high soda and salt content, so high that it would strip the ink off my Kodak film boxes within a few seconds. The [alkali] causes the creatures to calcify, perfectly preserved, as they dry."


The Black Earth. (photoshop)

There are many stories about Dhio, nearly every one of them is false.



A delicious fuck-ton of various male/female corporeal juxtapositions.

[From various sources]

a good female/male comparison.


ive been thinking about a new way of sketching in/drawing joints— instead of thinking “upper arm, then elbow, then forearm” (this happens a lot for me when i go by the traditional sort of ball and stick way of constructing the body) it’s more of “upper arm, overlapping forearm

it’s kind of hard to explain but hopefully you’ll get what i mean from the pictures

stock for img and are from lalunatique

img 3 has some milt kahl hands and some from the iron giant

img 4 is an old drawing of mine that i tried to fix up using what i learnt here
(…okay, obviously, it’s still not the greatest thing ever but it’s still a far sight better now)


How to Draw Cloth - The Basics by JaneMere from DeviantArt


The tutorial of how I achieve watercolor effect in Sai! :) I highly recommend using real watercolor paintings (your own or ones found on the internet) as reference.

And here you can find a few useful links: 

  1. You can download the Sai file of this picture here: link 
  2. Video process of painting another picture: link
  3. The old watercolor tutorial: link
  4. Sai brushes (none of them is made by me) link + file you need to open them in Sai: link
  5. Awesome watercolor brushes made by Kyle T Webster: link

Here’s the finished painting: link



Did you guys know that lighters are magic because I didn’t.