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thoran-barrett:

cupcakedrawings:

pkthunda-art:

cupcakedrawings:

when people think I drew porn because I was horny
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I don’t even get horny when I erp- I will literally be doing my math homework or reading a news article while my characters are fucking the shit out of someone.

^
im just providing my character some excitement and new experience i think ill be in that time eating something like onion rings or smh ahaaaa

Yeah, I love people who call me a sex fiend or insinuate all I care about is erp. 

I love that graphic about artists drawing porn that circulates, too.  Not to say that creating something sexy isn’t enjoyable or doesn’t move the creator, but… it’s not always ‘squirm in the chair’ while you create it.

Anonymous said:
I was wondering how you manage to make your faces actually look like the person they are meant to look like? Some of my facial features always end up looking the same, and yours are so perfect... *showers you with love* You are my art guru.
thetuxedos replied:

art guru!!!!

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ART GURU.

BUT NO in all seriousness, thank you! You’re a sweetheart! ;O; Proportions are pretty awful to get down when you’re just starting out, and while there are a bunch of ways you can start practicing with it, it’ll be difficult to be absolutely precise. I still struggle with proportions occasionally. Fun fact: I don’t post all of my work. I only post the work that turned out okay aHA. So basically don’t be frustrated when every single piece doesn’t turn out. Here are a few tips.

Let’s use this picture of Laurence and Hugh because why not.

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They’ve both got eyes, a nose, and a mouth, so why do they look different?

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These lines are the generic way of mapping out where to put things together. I used this when I was starting out and it’s a helpful way of getting your hand and wrist to work together. At this point they both nearly look the same. I say this a lot, but I think it’s important: shape is what puts a drawing together.

Compare features of the face to help you figure out placement.

For example:

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The bottom of his ear lines up right to the middle of his nostril. His tear ducts line up right at the corners of his mouth. Then you can get super technical and say, oh, the outer corner of his eye lines up with that fold in his collar and then from there you can see other things like the approximate distance from the edge of his mouth to that connecting line from the eye to the collar. They don’t meet so his mouth is smaller than the width of his eyes, etc, etc. Whatever works, man.

This is a favorite technique of mine so lemme use another example:

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Eventually you get to the point where most of your proportional accuracy will come from just looking. You will eventually adjust your eye to see what makes a person who they are by the shape of their features.

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Laurence has narrow, oval shaped eyes, while Hugh has more of a diamond shape. Not everyone has perfect almond shaped eyes. You can capture an entire character personality through their eyes alone, so shaping them out is extremely important.

The way you draw your lines is also important. Sharp and smooth lines will give your drawing personality. Reveals the character, in a sense.

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Other things to consider: the shape of the nose.

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Mads’ is flat and goes down in a steady slope, while Hugh’s juts out in a smooth, almost concave curve.

SHAPES SHAPES SHAPES. Use shapes and structure to find proportion.

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I did a lot more than I anticipated omg. Oh gosh and I have a feeling I kinda just rambled and didn’T MAKE ANY SENSE AH. Let me know if you need more help or if I was speaking gibberish I am so bad at putting my thoughts into words aHHHH. But gosh I hope this was at least vaguely helpful. You’re a darling and thank you for your kind words!

Good luck on your artistic endeavors! /hugs

Do me a favor. Reblog this if you welcome the use of ask memes as icebreakers between characters that have never, or rarely, interacted before.

kyssandrith:

oathstrong:

tanirfellblood:

nineprotons:

wiredraw:

What the hell does this even mean

I think this is a neat idea. :)

that’s why i reblog so many rps starters

Please do people

It can be- just give me a heads-up if you want it to be canon IC. :)

I’ve made friends this way!

#OOC
figgeryboo:

Long hair don’t care.

I really like the horn cap!  (And the hair. Soooo pretty!)

figgeryboo:

Long hair don’t care.

I really like the horn cap!  (And the hair. Soooo pretty!)

tastefullyoffensive:

Always eat your vaggies. [via]

Dammit, Syred.

tastefullyoffensive:

Always eat your vaggies. [via]

Dammit, Syred.

#OOC #lol

renwyck:

dammitmat:

Kelsea’s idea to deal with her crush on Renwyck: find somebody to mercilessly boink til she fogeys about it.

It doesn’t work that way, hon.

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You know, one of my characters is developing that problem*.  I’m not sure she’s decided she’ll boink it out of her system, though.

(although this seriously made me laugh)

* ( and not a crush on Renwyck, although Keia’s likely thought about it, in the ‘If I were single..’  kind of way. >.> )

livesthislife:

Lil doodle thing. Decided not to color because fucking hell so tired. Anyway, this is keialaar's Anisai and my Eladriel. 

Holy cats, surprise giftart you guys look at my boy isn’t he pretty? :D :D :D
(Seriously, I love it, and I am having such a blast playing him with you!)

livesthislife:

Lil doodle thing. Decided not to color because fucking hell so tired. Anyway, this is keialaar's Anisai and my Eladriel. 

Holy cats, surprise giftart you guys look at my boy isn’t he pretty? :D :D :D

(Seriously, I love it, and I am having such a blast playing him with you!)

beastlyart:

gamzeemakara:

an exciting trilogy of wolves eating watermelon

WOLFERMELONS.

ellisterthorley?  yes? No?

mimswriter:

Kurt Vonnegut: 16 Rules For Writing Fiction
1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.
2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.
3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.
4. Every sentence must do one of two things — reveal character or advance the action.
5. Start as close to the end as possible.
6. Be a sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them — in order that the reader may see what they are made of.
7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.
8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To heck with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.
9. Find a subject you care aboutand which you in your heart feel others should care about.
10. Do not ramble.
11. Keep it simple. Simplicity of language is not only reputable, but perhaps even sacred.
12. Have guts to cut. Your rule might be this: If a sentence, no matter how excellent, does not illuminate your subject in some new and useful way, scratch it out.
13. Sound like yourself. The writing style which is most natural for you is bound to echo the speech you heard when a child.
14. Say what you mean. You should avoid Picasso-style or jazz-style writing, if you have something worth saying and wish to be understood.
15. Pity the readers. Our stylistic options as writers are neither numerous nor glamorous, since our readers are bound to be such imperfect artists.
16. You choose. The most meaningful aspect of our styles, which is what we choose to write about, is utterly unlimited.

Not sure I agree with #8, but otherwise solid advice.

mimswriter:

Kurt Vonnegut: 16 Rules For Writing Fiction

1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.

2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.

3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.

4. Every sentence must do one of two things — reveal character or advance the action.

5. Start as close to the end as possible.

6. Be a sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them — in order that the reader may see what they are made of.

7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.

8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To heck with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.

9. Find a subject you care aboutand which you in your heart feel others should care about.

10. Do not ramble.

11. Keep it simple. Simplicity of language is not only reputable, but perhaps even sacred.

12. Have guts to cut. Your rule might be this: If a sentence, no matter how excellent, does not illuminate your subject in some new and useful way, scratch it out.

13. Sound like yourself. The writing style which is most natural for you is bound to echo the speech you heard when a child.

14. Say what you mean. You should avoid Picasso-style or jazz-style writing, if you have something worth saying and wish to be understood.

15. Pity the readers. Our stylistic options as writers are neither numerous nor glamorous, since our readers are bound to be such imperfect artists.

16. You choose. The most meaningful aspect of our styles, which is what we choose to write about, is utterly unlimited.

Not sure I agree with #8, but otherwise solid advice.

etharion said:
My character suddenly hugs yours! (Reply to this and then send this to another person or two to keep it going.)

To say that Keia wasn’t expecting a hug from Etharion was… well.  An understatement.  She and Thoran had developed an easy friendship rather quickly, and it didn’t take much for things to get physical between them - an accidental bump turned into a deliberate one, that turned into a shove, which turned into a push, then one or the other would pounce and it turned into a wrestling match that usually ended up with the worgen sitting on top of her and the two of them breathless with laughter.

She liked Eth.  Essilte, too.  But she didn’t know either of them well.  So when Thoran invited her to join the family for dinner… she didn’t expect the warmth with which they greeted her.

As the meal progressed, she felt more and more like she was held in an embrace; as if she was a part of this remarkable little family.  When she got up to wash the dishes, Eth’s hug felt natural.  It felt natural to return it.  And to offer to show Essilte some of the toys she had made, to teach the young woman how to do some of the finer work Keia was fond of.

As she said her goodbyes, she made a mental note to invite them up to Nagrand… to meet Arkturas and Cherynaa.  And she walked away feeling warm and cared for, richer for their friendship.

etharion

(( Sorry it took so long to answer this one, I kept changing my mind on how I wanted to approach it. <3 ))

khanaa-runestrider said:
What if Veriinya had a really good voice, but she didn't like singing in public?

This is sort of reality; she has a decent singing voice, but is terribly self conscious about it, so she doesn’t sing unless she can blend her voice in with a group - such as at the funeral.

So Zimina and Buran have heard her singing voice, but likely no one else has ever heard or noticed it. 

Under normal circumstances, she’ll find any excuse she can to avoid singing, although she loves listening to choirs and music.

mcdraenei said:
I missed you at Shadows of Argus HQ the other night! D: Hopefully I'll be available ICly the next time you swing by. :)
hakuu-ren replied:

It was fun to meet a few more people, and RP a bit! And definitely need to catch up ICly next time I stop by! :D And drinks will be on Veriniiya, since she still owes Haku a bottle of whiskey!

mcdraenei

keialaar

Veri wants to talk to Mikk about a personal matter, can always kill two birds with a single stone, have Haku show up. :)

mcdraenei hakuu-ren

sabanrab-moonguard said:
Buran seems to be in good spirits as of late. Has she been feeling better, or are the pains and worries still there, but more hidden?
buran replied:

It’s a front. Completely a front.

She doesn’t really have anyone close to to talk to right now, among people she feels like she could open up to, other than Xeula.

  • She considers Hadeon a close friend, but he’s disappeared without telling her why.
  • She doesn’t know Zrimgor as well, but she hasn’t seen him in a long time, either.
  • Glyllena isn’t ready to form close friendships with anyone, still being too walled off from people who are not Krastos. Buran is not the type to force it, either.
  • Kirahti’s disappeared.
  • Sabanrab seemed to be warm and friendly, but she hasn’t seen him in a while, either. He probably has a busy life at the moment.
  • Mikkaelos is an interesting guy, but of late he hasn’t dropped by, and he spends his time comforting Kyssandrith in the infirmary, so he’s got his love interest to care for anyway.
  • Melanen could always make her laugh, but she hasn’t seen him in a month. She misses his infectious good spirits
  • Veri is warm and friendly toward her, but they don’t know each other very well. She hopes this will change, though she also knows that Veri and Zimina are becoming close friends and respects that they spend time together.
  • And Xeula is married to her work and gets home after Buran’s already asleep, much of the time.

Buran, being Buran, puts everyone else first so she doesn’t let on how troubled she really is, and how much she still hurts. There are Other Peoples’ Problems all around her, and she doesn’t think she can talk about hers to anyone.

malvalen:

mcdraenei:

khanaa-runestrider:

And this gave me a sad. It makes complete sense for Buran, though. She’s a caretaker and a giver so her own needs get pushed down so no one else has to worry about them.

She and Zimina could absolutely relate.

Hnnnng. This makes me sad too. Dangit, Xeula! Be a better friend! *flips Xuela’s desk*

Buran won’t be alone forever. Friends will come her way!

Our schedules have been conflicting somewhat, but I’m hoping I’ll be able to get in some RP with you tonight, Buran. It’s difficult though because it seems like you tend to get on when it’s getting close to my bedtime. :(

That’s the problem with my schedule too, although we can always RP that friendship developing over AIM? Contrary to popular belief, Veri isn’t actually attached to Zimina’s hip. >.>. (It’s just that our play times overlap almost perfectly, I swear)