To the Boy Wonder

Sep 19

http://piebutt.tumblr.com/post/97897231065/feverworm-i-just-wanted-to-clarify-some-things -

feverworm:

i just wanted to clarify some things

artists know the risk they are taking when they post their art online. people are inevitably going to take it apart, color edit it, flip it around or otherwise post it uncredited.

saying that an artist shouldn’t post their work if they don’t…

freeglassart said: 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!

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!

Sep 18

Justice is pretty messed up in this issue #NewWarriors #wip #inking #theRAIDstudio

Justice is pretty messed up in this issue #NewWarriors #wip #inking #theRAIDstudio

heinrippy said: It's a shame you're not going to ECCC! We're going to be making Archaia Cyborg costumes for the con and I really would have loved to meet you.

:C I really hope I can see it! If I’m not there I hope to see pictures!

Anonymous said: What is the price range of your commissions at conventions?

40$ for busts and 100$ full figure

summerotaku said: Mr. To! I love your stuff and the Helena Wayne Robin you sketched for me at NYCC a few years ago is totally getting some tumblr love at the moment. Anyway I want to commission another sketch from you at NYCC this year (I think you'll be going yes?) .Questions! 1. Will your prices be the same? I think it was $40 for a bust and $80 for the full figure? Or have they gone up? 2. Can you do any character? Like could I Commission Hawkeye or Lying Cat (from Saga)? 3. Do I sign up now? Or at the con?

Hi, yes I remember that commission and happy that it’s been getting some love. my prices are the same except it’s 100$ for a full figure and any character is possible. But just in case i ask for reference material if needed. And you can come see me at the convention on the Thursday or Friday and put on the list. If you have any other questions feel free to ask.

-Marcus

Sep 17

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mtakara:

Captain Marvel—for commission list, sketchbook or nycc sketch list: mtakaraart@yahoo.com

mtakara:

Captain Marvel


for commission list, sketchbook or nycc sketch list: mtakaraart@yahoo.com

Inking #NewWarriors #wip #theRAIDstudio

Inking #NewWarriors #wip #theRAIDstudio

Sep 15

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