it’s time for another Instagram roundup!
instagram dump PART IV (I keep posting instagrams in lieu of actual polished work but I promise I’ll have something nice to show soon)
I’ve been experimenting with bees and gold ink! Also my scanner crapped out, which is just as well because the ink looks better photographed than scanned.
gold ink+light digital colours experiments
An awesome fuck-ton of ~plegic references.
When drawing a character in a wheelchair, for the love of mud, know how they came to that point. Recognize the differences between paralysis, underdevelopment, infection, etc. Know the difference between quadriplegic, paraplegic, and hemiplegic. Different situations cause different forms of paralysis under different circumstances. Know which one you want your character to have so you know what they can do and/or how they’ll be hindered from doing it. Will they be a Stephen Hawking or a Joe Swanson? Or will they just be some mopey, bitter mess, or even mentally unresponsive? And, depending on what they have, their wheelchair may differ, too. For people who are unable to talk but can still use their hands, they can type or use a joystick (I call it a joystick) to move their chair around. There’s a wickedly wide range to what puts people in wheelchairs and how they end up physically and mentally afterwards. Were they in a car accident? Was it a sports injury? A fight? Infection? Born that way? Lazy? Please do your research. If your character’s quadriplegic, he/she’s not gonna be doing handstands anytime soon. Also be aware that there’s spastic and flaccid ramifications of ~plegia; If flaccid, the muscles will simply hang, and if spastic, they’ll jerk around (either a lot or a little, depending on the severity of whatever the condition is). There’s a lot more to people in wheelchairs than you may have originally thought, so think about some of this shit. My friend is paraplegic (she gave me some advice about assembling the post), and she always tells me, “In my position, this can be a disability only if you make it out to be. Paraplegics can do whatever a walker can do, except walk.” (She calls us walkers… Without fail, I always think of the Walking Dead, and I have to bite my tongue so I don’t burst out laughing when she’s talking about something serious. [Don’t worry; she knows]) Know how your character thinks about their situation, too. Do they think of it as a disability, or are they owning it up and doing fucking cartwheels? Know that there are sports and Olympics especially made for people in wheelchairs and with other bodily alterations. It’s pretty badass to watch, if you get into it. And there are many types of wheelchairs made especially for physical activities such as racing, gymnastics, etc. So, read a book about it all, do some research.
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pro tip: if your dad thing ever makes you stay in the house fuck shit up. turn human. fuck with his potions. let all the fucking ocean creatures into your house. turn your sisters into large golden fish. you’re five
designed a ladyyy, ye a h
i wanted to make a sketchbook thread on cghub but then i realized that i never ever ever ever ever save my sketches, and i regret that so badly. i’m never deleting a thing ever again
so this is gonna go in it, and hopefully inspire me to draw more, because i really don’t draw that much these days ;;
but ye i like her omg she is so fun to draw. idk she’s a villain or something..a villain that cute creepy crushes on boys