“Blow minds, not dudes”
Actually you can do both! What a concept! That women can be intelligent as well as sexually active! And we don’t live in the goddamn 18th century and women don’t have to be pure little virgin housewives if they don’t want to! Oh my gosh!
Most of the questions I get are on my process and brushes, so I figure I may as well do it properly and make a real process post to share! My process can vary a lot from image to image but this is how I generally approach doing character work at least.
I use pretty basic brushes. A hard opacity round brush, something with a little chalky grit to it and a soft edge brush. The textured one really doesn’t matter to me that much, it’s just there to provide some noise and edge control where I need it. I feel like my work informs the brush I pick rather than the other way around.
A lot of the heavy lifting starts in the beginning for me. I like to work on a tight drawing and use that as my skeleton for the rest of the painting. The underdrawing isn’t meant to be pretty since little of it will remain in the final, but I keep it around. The original spirit of what’s interesting is sparked in the drawing, so if i lose it while painting I can always look back to it to see what was lost.
Evgenia Obraztsova in The Sleeping Beauty
Photos: Nikolay Krusser
And here they are:
Thermoception: Ability to sense heat and cold. Thermoceptors in the brain are used for monitoring internal body temperature.
Proprioception: The sense of where your body parts are located relevant to each other.
Chronoception: Sense of the passing of time. Your body has an internal clock.
Equilibrioception: The sense that allows you to keep your balance and sense body movement in terms of acceleration and directional changes.
Magentoception: This is the ability to detect magnetic fields. Unlike most birds, humans do not have a strong magentoception, however, experiments have demonstrated that we do tend to have some sense of magnetic fields.
Tension Sensors: These are found in such places as your muscles and allow the brain the ability to monitor muscle tension.
Nociception: In a word, pain. This was once thought to simply be the result of overloading other senses, such as “touch”, but it has it’s own unique sensory system. There are three distinct types of pain receptors: cutaneous (skin), somatic (bones and joints), and visceral (body organs).
heteronormativity is so weird like yesterday I was at my aunts beach house and some of her in-laws brought over this small baby. and the baby puts it’s hand on it’s brow to keep the sun out of it’s eyes and his father says “look at that! Leon is looking for girls!” Leon is eight months old I don’t think he knows what a girl is yet
I’m reblogging this again cause it’s that awesome.
Then there’s the Navy
Olga Smirnova and Semyon Chudin in ‘La Bayadere’.
Photos (copyright) Philippe Jordan.