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fantasyhelpers:


MALEFICENT MAKES A MASTERLIST: MAGIC RESOURCES.

Magical Powers (i.g. Superpowers, mutations, etc.) 
Magical Powers
List of Powers
List of Supernatural Abilities
Superhuman Features in Fiction
Magical Spells, Charms, and Curses
Ultimate Magic Spells
List of Spells in Harry Potter
Encyclopedia of Spells in Harry Potter
List of Magical Spells and Charms
List of Magical Charms
Magical Creatures
List of Fablehavens Magical Creatures
Magical Creatures and Beings
List of Legendary Creatures
Mythical Creatures Guide
The Phoenixian Book of Creatures
Mythical Creatures and Beasts
My personal favorites, magical/fantasy generators.
Fantasy Name Generator
Seventh Sanctum
Rink Works
Fantasy Name Gen
Serendipity Fantasy Name Generator
Remember, though, always try to be as creative as possible and try to create your own names for things! Latin is commonly used and twisted to create different names for places, spells, and more. Here are a few sites to get the juices flowing. 
Latin Word List
Latin Dictionary
The Orb
Latin Genealogical Word List

fantasyhelpers:

MALEFICENT MAKES A MASTERLIST: MAGIC RESOURCES.

Magical Powers (i.g. Superpowers, mutations, etc.) 

Magical Spells, Charms, and Curses

Magical Creatures

My personal favorites, magical/fantasy generators.

Remember, though, always try to be as creative as possible and try to create your own names for things! Latin is commonly used and twisted to create different names for places, spells, and more. Here are a few sites to get the juices flowing. 

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thewritingcafe:

Another Halloween themed post.
Part I: Superstitions
GHOSTS AND SPIRITS
Iron and Ghosts
The Early Ghost
Guide to Ghosts
Ghosts
Gravestone Symbolism
10 Little Known Mysterious Ghost Types
Ghost Types
The Different Types of Ghosts
Haunted Places
Cemetery Folklore
Writing a Ghost Story
Tips for Writing Ghost Stories
Ghost Cliches
Horror Cliches
ZOMBIES
The Science of Zombies
Zombie Biology
Zombie Sociology
Zombie Myths
Stage II and Stage III Zombies (pictures)
Vampires vs Zombies
Undead Creatures
Zombies
Guide on Zombies
SHAPE SHIFTERS AND HOMINIDS
Werewolves and other were-beasts
The Shape Shifting Process
Shape Shifters
Hominids of the World
Werewolf Myths
Science of Werewolves
Werewolf Behavior
Werewolves vs Vampires vs Zombies
Werewolf Anatomy
Wolf Body Language
Lycanthropy
Werewolf Myths and Truths
History of the Werewolf Legend
SEA CREATURES
The Mermaid
Sea Creatures
Books About Mermaids and Sea Folklore
Sea Creatures: Books
YA Mermaid Novels
Best Mermaid Books
Awesome Mermaid Books
Mermaid Anatomy
A Dissection of Mermaid Anatomy
VAMPIRES
African Vampires
Writing the A-Typical Vampire
So You Want to Write a Vampire Novel
Avoiding Vampire Cliches
Vampire Cliches
Vampire Burial
Vampire Mythology
Vampire Biology
Vampire Virology
Vampire Sociology
Vampires in Folklore and Literature
AVIAN CREATURES
Underused Bird Mythologies
FAIRIES AND FAE
Types of Faeries A-Z
A Guide to Fairies
Writing Fairy Characters
Other Names for Fairies
Books About Faery
Best YA Fairy Books
Best YA Fantasy Series About the Fae
ANGELS AND DEMONS
A Glory of Angels
Angels and Demons Resource Post
Do You Give Angels Flaws or Not?
Unusual Angels
More:
Creating Creepy Creatures
Mythology Meme
Master Post of World Mythology, Creatures, and Folklore
Figures of Norse Mythology
Those Who Haunt the Earth
Writing Horror, Paranormal, and Supernatural
Genre: YA Supernatural
List of Mythical Creatures
Mythological Creature Picture Spam
How to Make Your Supernatural Characters Unique
Supernatural Theme Story
Myths and Urban Legends Masterpost
Original Gods, Goddesses, and Myths
World Building Basics: Myths and Legends
Mythical Creatures and Beings
Symbols by Word
Mythology Meme
Writing Paranormal Characters into the Real World

thewritingcafe:

Another Halloween themed post.

Part I: Superstitions

GHOSTS AND SPIRITS

ZOMBIES

SHAPE SHIFTERS AND HOMINIDS

SEA CREATURES

VAMPIRES

AVIAN CREATURES

FAIRIES AND FAE

ANGELS AND DEMONS

More:

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rnotel:

c-itylust:

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keikilanidraws:

sno4wy:

How To Draw Better In 2 Minutes

I expected this to be a troll video about sacrificing your soul in exchange for art skills or something but this was actually very informative.

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shelbymerry:

GLADER COSPLAYERS:
I had the fortune of being on Million Dollar Maze Runner, and our costume harnesses from the show were made by the same amazing individuals who created the ones for the film. SO- Here are close up photos of the Group B runner harnesses if you want to recreate it for your cosplay!

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freeglassart said: You may get asked this a lot, so please excuse my ignorance - but how do you go about constructing character expressions and body language and such? Thanks!

makanidotdot:

Besides The Basics (construction of heads and skulls and muscles and skeletons and how they move), I’ll go over some things I’ve been trying to work on myself lately:

1. Treat expressions as a single gesture of the face/head, as opposed to a head and then individual features dumped on a plate and arranged into an expression.

First, just get down the big shapes of your expression, just like you would for a pose.  

So say I wanna do a low angle angry pose.  I know the features are gonna be all mashed down at the bottom because of perspective.

 Scribble it down

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start to put on features

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fix stuff

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put on more stuff

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fix stuff again

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erasing and flipping and stuff a whole bunch until you are happy with it or stop caring

Whole head is a gesture!image

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2. Just like a facial expression, jot down where the important parts of an entire pose goes first.  You can force the rest of the body to fit the pose.

So here I knew I wanted the shoulders tilted a certain direction, and te hand to be in that particular position in front of her face. 

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That’s the simplest explanation I got.  Don’t be afraid to push and pull faces and bodies around! Worry about being “on model” last!

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Anonymous said: Hi there! So I noticed you break down your torso with two ovals instead of trying to outline the ribcage, that's really interesting! Esp. for dynamic shoulder movement. Did you learn it anywhere specific or did you just kind of figure it out? (:

evora-eriu-mclaggen:

Oh, that’s something I learned watching my buddy sketch her stuff.

I used to doodle torso in my own way, see left on the picture below. It was somewhat difficult to position the neck and the middle of the chest. Had to draw the collar bone first, which wasn’t a bad way, really. I managed to draw proper anatomy with it.

But as I got deeper into animating stuff, I figured doodling two ovals instead the ribcage alone makes it all easier. It goes faster this way. Take a look at the picture, the second doodle has a nice flow to it and it keeps the body together in this squishy way you can manipulate. Oval, oval, and I know where the neck should be, where the shoulders are, where’ll be the boob gap. Let me link you her videos. She does the thing there.

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color-palettes:

Shout out to this incredible color resource site! They give you anything and everything you could ever want to know about a color from color schemes to RGB percentage makeup. There’s even a color blindness simulator for help with using visible/accessible colors for all viewers.

So keep this site in mind if you’re a graphic designer, interior designer, artist, color enthusiast, or whatever! It’s quite awesome.

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joceydraws:

So happy to finally show you all what I’ve been working for the past 8 weeks! Here’s my re-imagining of the classic story, Peter Pan!

This is a project I did for my Color and Story class at Art Center with Richard Keyes. The class was assigned to create 4 characters and key scenes based on the story of Peter Pan. If you’ve followed me before my Art Center days, then you’ll know that Peter Pan was something I did for my entrance portfolio for college. It was fun to come back to my old project and revamp it!

In all honesty, I’m still planning on reworking several pieces for this project and add more characters and key scenes. BUT I thought I’d share regardless that way we can all see the progression of this particular project! 

Characters  :

- Hook
- Wendy
- Peter
- Tinkerbell
- Tigerlily (not added)
- The Lost Boys (not added)

Key Scenes :

- Wendy gives Peter a “thimble”
- Peter realizes Wendy is alive, Tinkerbell looks upon them with guilt
- Wendy decides she wants to return home
- Peter returns Wendy home and gives her a “kiss”

Enjoy! :)

 

~ PLEASE DO NOT REPOST WITHOUT SOURCING ME ~

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bereweillschmidt:

lavender-ice:

what is this. magical bird.

Quetzal. That bird is a Quetzal and it can be found on Western Mexico.  It’s on a near threatened status.

bereweillschmidt:

lavender-ice:

what is this. magical bird.

Quetzal. That bird is a Quetzal and it can be found on Western Mexico.  It’s on a near threatened status.

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