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koztastic asked:

Hello, I am looking to make a physically relate-able alien species that is unique and isn't a cheap copy off of humans. I've been doing some research but I hardly know where to start! I've seen you give out helpful resources before, anything you think would be a good read for someone trying to make aliens?

characterdesigninspiration answered:

This is actually a really timely question for me, because I just recently started trying to develop some alien species for a story but had the same problem of them all seeming a bit too humanoid in various ways.  I didn’t have much time for research lately but now that I’m on break, let’s see what I can find…

And here are some lists/galleries of good and bad alien concepts and designs from existing media, if you want some inspiration:

totalhipsterdickbag

Anonymous asked:

I'm sorry if this has been asked before but do you have any tips on draw side views of heads? I can never get the nose and lips to look right! DX

kelpls answered:

i’ve gotten a lot of asks on side views recently SO I’M JUST GONNA TRY AND ANSWER THEM ALL TOGETHER HERE

HOPE THAT HELPS and as always DON”T RELY ON THESE IT”S ALWAYS BEST TO USE REAL LIFE REFERENCES

perplexingly

perplexingly:

There’s always space for yet another armor tutorial, right? (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧

Note that the armor I drew would be worn around 15th century, the more into the future the less and less components knight’s armor had (i. e. in early 14th century instead of greaves a knight would wear long boots only; in 12th century knights didn’t wear plate breastplates and instead a chain mail only). Also the design of armor pattern changed by year and was different in every country (i.e. in eastern Europe armors, while still looking European, were heavily influenced by Turkey). so just make sure you always do research whenever drawing an armor. And one more thing to keep in mind is that armors were expensive, knights wearing a full plate armor weren’t an often sight.

Some links that may be useful:

starchil-d

amandaonwriting:

Cheat Sheets for Writing Body Language

We are always told to use body language in our writing. Sometimes, it’s easier said than written. I decided to create these cheat sheets to help you show a character’s state of mind. Obviously, a character may exhibit a number of these behaviours. For example, he may be shocked and angry, or shocked and happy. Use these combinations as needed.

by Amanda Patterson

hellochameleon

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epicwumbology:

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au8:

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If you like this list of life hacks, follow ListOfLifeHacks for more like it!

I swear people who follow listoflifehacks will be the most prepared for a zombie apocalypse

And there’s more where that came from

I can’t believe that i learn more survival skills from tumblr instead of school

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z-raid:

fucktonofanatomyreferences:

A glorious fuck-ton of perspective angle references (per request).

[From various sources.]

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