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BrainSpew the 59th by Altalamatox BrainSpew the 59th by Altalamatox

I’ve been dead. Sorry ‘bout that, it happens. Learned to go with a stone coffin this time, far less worms.

Um… pfft. Look, drawings! Ben likes little dragons. Big dragons are okay too, but not as easy to dropkick into submission as the small ones. The unicorn might constitute the only traditional media (pencil aside) I have in my gallery as of now. And it started as a joke, but now I’m seriously considering writing a unicorn allergy into Cornelius’ canon. 8D

So many dragons! Forgive the really repetitive builds, I’m just trying to get into the whole dragon thing again, weird variations are on the charts.

And thank you, snail, for filling that inevitable last awkward empty spot. (Although you are not a dragon. But if you’re proportionate to the pile of human ashes then you at least qualify as ‘Quite the Snail.’) Been a while since I used a gastropod to fill a space, remember when I used to do that all the time? Ffft, what was that?

Heads up: school’s on, I’m gone. Looking to be a fun but demanding semester, hopefully I’ll have time to keep up with the interwebz but either way know I might be a little nonresponsive during the week.

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lonedragon155 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A unicorn! Ah, I get feels seeing that pic 'cause it reminds me so much of the unicorn in my book ... I miss him so much ...
GilmourApatosaur Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great sketches! Especially the dragons.:thumbsup: Love how expressive all of them are!:D
TwiztedDagger Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
You are here...

O_o? Why am I not burning? I see a black mass there, but I am not burning.
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Maybe you are fireproof. Or immune to graphite fire.
TwiztedDagger Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Either one would make sense, come to think of it....
Zekkentak Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Everything you draw is so perfect :noes:
Can I ask you something?
How in the name of GOD do you draw jaws? o.O

They're so god damn hard..
I can literally draw EVERYTHING but I have so many problems drawing jaws..
Cheekbones and all.
Your work is so perfect. I'm so ashamed just looking at my work...... *sobs*
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Hey, thank you very much!

Jaws? I first learned by redrawing the faces of animated characters, because you can pause the movie at anytime in the act of speaking and get an idea of where things move when we talk.

I also picked up really bad habits from this because I didn't study how the jaw is actually built beneath the flesh, and was just kind of guessing at cheekbone marks and such. So I'd also suggest finding a book/site on portraiture. It's been years, but the book I learned a lot from as a teen was Drawing Portraits by Douglas R. Graves.

Draw your face from some different angles, draw other people if you can. Attempt realism. Practicing realism will help you SO much. My realism is TOTAL crap and I throw a lot of it away, but it makes me notice things about how the face really works that I can bring into my cartoons later.

And if we're talking animal jaws, same deal. Set aside some hours, find yourself one of those really awesome zoo photographers we've got around dA, sit down, and draw animal faces ad nauseum. I've also learned some stuff about critter faces from sketching from DreamWorks films like Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar. Animation is great to learn from again because the characters move all over the place and you catch the same figure from so many angles.

No shame! We're all learning here. :)
Zekkentak Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Interface Designer
You've helped me so much with all of the information you put into your long reply, that I have absolutely no idea what to say back XD
I'll definitely give everything you've mentioned here a go. You've helped me an awful lot :D
Thanks a bunch! :)
PsychoticAppleSauce Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
OH MY GOD. Your facial anatomy is just PERFECT. I can't even comprehend.
mad-and-mirthful Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Little dragons are just so much fun.
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