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Screaming for anatomy practice

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 12:28 PM

Screams and how they distort the face. I think these ended up being mostly primal screams, the kind that happen on horror movie posters. ;-) Fear screams distort the brows with worry. Angry screams distort the brows with, well, anger, and bare the "fangs" more. Anguished screams pull the lower lips down. It's amazing how easy it is to tell them apart even if you don't realize what the differences are.

(If you post drawings from any stock here, do check the stock artist's rules.)


SCREAM by SnowcoverStocks Mouth Detail by Della-Stock Scream Your Lungs Out 3 by Stock-By-Crystal
Evil Queen by Della-Stock Horrors 01 by Lynnwest-Stock Gypsy Sechs by lindowyn-stock   scream by AngieStock 
Light-Stock 03 by mffugabriel-stock scream3 by alastock 


old yeller by Voivodess-Stock scream. by JaymieXCeeStock Stock 91 by Dingelientje-stock 
stock scream male 1 by Chillinvillain 


Scream-Vampire Cry by Della-Stock 
Man Shout 4261460 by StockProject1 Scream by xXChihyro-StockXx 
:thumb9060522: stock scream male 2 by Chillinvillain 


Goth Stock 13 by Samisox-Stock  brat by lilbittydemon-stock Portrait Stock - Scream by Gracies-Stock the scream by milly-stock Scream by smurlin :thumb128205118: :thumb140829969: 
The Scream III by Essence-stock Scream by DaeStock 


Wrath V by fetishfaerie-stock The Scream by Essence-stock
Agony for ivy-ashe by DaeStock Agony2 for ivy-ashe by DaeStock Wookiestock: Hot Salsa 5 by wookiestock Wookiestock: Hot Salsa 4 by wookiestock Yelling Even More by M47R1X Scream of Terror by synth-stock


SCREAM by anodyneheroine-stock Goth Stock 5 by Samisox-Stock :thumb64944688:


Faces-Upward Scream by Della-Stock Scream by 10grams-stock 
scream-1 by Fragile-stock


ANGER Reference_Side by masochisticcannibal

TUTORIALS (on expressions)

Lackadaisy Expressions by tracyjb Lackadayisy Expressions by tracyjb
Expressions help by Elixirmy Expressions help by Elixirmy


Necks for anatomy practiceI need to see loads of examples before I can get something. So here's loads of necks doing the weird necky things that necks do.
To get what's going on with the tangle of muscles and tendons catch necks in action. Watch people in cafes. Pause TV. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer has particularly good lighting for drawing.) Then check out how cartoonists simplify the confusion. Maybe even check out some anatomy to see what's going on beneath the skin. Each gives you a different piece of the puzzle.
Organized by where the head is relative to the shoulders, then by where the camera is. So each group should have the same muscles and tendons bulging out. (If you post drawings from any stock here, do check the stock artist's rules.) NOTE: Images marked with  are NOT stock. Use them for practice, but don't post. (There's only one image marked since there's so much great stock.)
If you stumble across good neck stock, especially with good shadows, I'd l
 Necks for anatomy practice


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Joyce Fetteroll
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
I got inspired to sketch the characters in Blood's Masquerade, the first book in the series my partner and I are writing.

Except for Jasha, none of the drawings came out like the vague images I had of them but now they fit. :-)

The book revolves around the Cresnik, who see themselves as the good vampires, battling to keep the Kudlak, the bad vampires, in check. To complicate the battle, the Cresnik also fight an internal battle against a bacterium that deadens their social emotions and will inevitably turn them Kudlak unless they choose death or find a Chosen, a woman whose blood has a complementary antibody.

Lucien Danishevski is at the heart of the story. Younger than most when the bacterium destroyed his emotions, he's held off the darkness longer than anyone should be able to. Dedicated to fighting the Kudlak, he's a master Hunter, but after seven centuries of fighting the Kudlak and the bacterium he's reached the end of his strength.

Damon, his twin, is torn between supporting his brother's need for release and keeping him alive. Orphaned when young, they had only each other as they shrugged off the oppressive Danishevski families who took them in. Inexplicably, Lucien abandoned Damon to a brutal task master when they were still young and the repercussions have echoed throughout their relationship.

Together, they lead a team of Hunters against the Kudlak preying on Los Angeles.

Dragon Mondragon, an Ancient taciturn Hunter, who has always depended on Lucien's strength against the darkness to renew his own when it flagged. Now, the sincerest repayment may be to support Lucien's end for he knows Damon loves him too much and will fail.

And, to keep the story from being too heavy :-) ...

Mystik Hamrlik is one of the two young Hunters, still a century from feeling the pull of the bacterium's darkness. Deep thinking and friendly, at times his eagerness to understand people draws him to mentally probe beyond their invitation. He struggles against the tradition to respect elders as he understands the depth of damage Dubrava's coddling of Jasha does to his friend's abilities as a Hunter.

Jasha Kirienko good hearted but sees the world in black and white and is often in a flurry of angry frustration when less straightforward views of the world leave him baffled.

Dubrava Zaturetskaya is a 1000 year old self-appointed matriarch of the band of Hunters. A Danishevski before her marriage, she distrusts the twins, still seeing them as the wild orphans of centuries ago who insulted the families who took them in. In many ways she sees clearer than anyone else for she understands Lucien's dedication to duty and refusal to succumb to his own weaknesses could lead him to hold on past his strength. If he turns, he'll be a Kudlak more powerful than the world has ever seen.

Pink Abyss is half fairy, half Swiss. Her father was exiled from the fairy world for mating with a human. Pink is often pestered by morals that whisper to do the right thing, when she was raised by her mother's industrialist family to grab what you need for yourself because no one else will. She provides a "human" veneer for Lucien's Hunters, able to do the day tasks the Cresnik find difficult. Primarily she works on the second volume of her manga style graphic novel, Gothic Pink, that is strongly influenced by the personalities of the Cresnik she lives with.

Zarand Vulchanov, the bad guy, the evil Kudlak and leader of the Kudlak in LA. At one time a childhood friend of the twins, he turned Kudlak far younger than anyone. Zarand knows Lucien still feels the old bonds of their friendship and guilt for allowing Zarand to turn and it's why Lucien has yet to Kill Zarand. He delights in torturing Lucien, especially reminding him that each time Zarand kills or turns a human, it's as though Lucien himself did so.

Sarika Vulchanova, Zarand's sister. Unlike male Cresnik who are turned by the bacterium, female Cresnik who turn have either been forced or have chosen it. Sarika chose it for her own twisted reasons that have nothing to do with Zarand, despite what he assumes.

Michaela Bouchard is small, young and lively, everything Lucien isn't. She's also his Chosen and an equal match in determination and stubbornness so when he decides he's too damaged by the darkness to be with her, she's determined to prove him wrong.

Ilie Kovalcsik is young and barely Cresnik in nature, drawn to technology and computers. He becomes a barrier between the Hunters who believe Lucien is on the edge of turning and Lucien who refuses to reveal he has changed.

Dark Hunger is a goth band and Damon's side project. Music is what keeps the darkness at bay for him and he has carved a band from the Hunters that gives them all a focus beyond the nightly killing. Is this what a secret band of Hunters should be doing? Later, someone will lay into them for all the things they've done that call attention to themselves ;-)

Current Residence: outside of Boston (looking in and glad I don't have to tackle the crazy drivers)
Favourite genre of music: metal, alternative rock
Favourite style of art: manga and anime, grungy stuff
Operating System: OS X of course!
Favourite cartoon character: Kenshin, Emma, Inuyasha, Cho Hakkai (Saiyuki)
Personal Quote: Never do today what you can put off until it doesn't need done anymore.

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AuroraArt Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! Keep up the amazing work on your art and tutorials! :party:
SukottoStudios Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the llama! :hug:
asiasisia Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Oh, thanks for the watch, and nice new nick!
DarjeelingPlumTea Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you and you're welcome :-) I always agonize over picking new names!

I'm glad you posted Wraithbound at The Devarts group. It's too bad Yuugichan shut down Comickers. It's *especially* too bad she deleted the group! I wanted to go through and watch some of those comics that I wasn't already watching. I probably have some pages favorites but still! It would have been nice if she could have just shut it down but left it up. It was a great collection.
asiasisia Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Yeah! I really liked Comickers, it was the first comic group I joined on dA and since my pages weren't always accepted there I was really happy everytime they were. It was one of those groups where you didn't just submit your art to get more views and then forget about it. Perhaps the decision was a bit too drastic and I think I mentioned it in a comment to the journal, but well, her decision. There are other groups out there, though not many even close to as good as Comickers.
JWiesner Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional
Thank you very much for the watch!! :iconblackheartplz:
nozomigirl Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
happy birthday!!! :)
DarjeelingPlumTea Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! It was :-D
nozomigirl Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
you are very welcome ^_^
Shermandinger Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Sorry for the kinda late message. I love your comic! Keep it up!
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