I’m always leaving out feet because I really suck at drawing feet and shoes… So here some studies.
I’m a big fan of film scores, and every year or so I get a bee up my bonnet to share my favorite tracks from my collection. So! Here’s 2012’s list, handily categorized according to the mood you might want to evoke. Enjoy!
- WALL-E — Thomas Newman (WALL-E)
- Forbidden Friendship — John Powell (How to Train Your Dragon)
- Dead Already — Thomas Newman (American Beauty)
- Discombobulate — Hans Zimmer (Sherlock Holmes)
- Possibility — Thomas Newman (Pay it Forward)
- First Date — Thomas Newman (WALL-E)
- To the Stars — Randy Edelman (Dragonheart)
- Juliette is Happy — Niall Byrne (Cairo Time)
- Your Hands are Cold — Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Pride & Prejudice)
- Latika’s Theme — AR Rahman/Suzanne D’Mello(Slumdog Millionaire)
- The Sacrifice — Michael Nyman (The Piano)
- Define Dancing — Thomas Newman (WALL-E)
- Lovers - Flower Garden — Kathleen Battle/Shigeru Umebayashi (House of Flying Daggers)
- Married Life — Michael Giacchino (Up)
- Together We Will Live Forever — Clint Mansell (The Fountain)
- Iguazu — Gustavo Santaolalla (Babel/Deadwood)
- Anne Dreams of Her Childhood — Trevor Morris (The Tudors)
- Justin Calls Iris — Jeff Beal (Carnivale)
- Ghosts — Thomas Newman (Road to Perdition)
- While Waiting — Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
- Song for Jesse — Nick Cave/Warren Ellis (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford)
- Pruit Igoe & Prophecies — The Philip Glass Ensemble (Watchmen)
- Revenge — James Horner (Legends of the Fall)
- Life and Death — Michael Giacchino (Lost)
- Any Other Name — Thomas Newman (American Beauty)
- Tarr and Irina — Alberto Iglesias (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
- Ashokan Farewell — Jay Ungar/cover by Doc and The Lady (Ken Burns’ Civil War)
- His Name was Michael — Jeff Beal (Carnivale)
- More Prays — Trevor Morris (The Tudors)
- Valley of the Shadow — Thomas Newman (Little Women)
- Elysium — Hans Zimmer/Lisa Gerrard (Gladiator)
- Brooks Was Here — Thomas Newman (Shawshank Redemption)
- Syriana — Alexandre Desplat (Syriana)
- George Smiley — Alberto Iglesias (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
- The Ludlows — James Horner (Legends of the Fall)
- Theme for the Diving Bell and the Butterfly — Paul Cantelon (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly)
- Melville’s Grand Armada — Brian Keane (Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World)
- The Grey Havens — Howard Shore (Return of the King)
- We Don’t Have to Think Like That Anymore — Cliff Martinez (Solaris)
- The Artifact & The Living — Michael Andrews (Donnie Darko)
- Panoramic — Atticus Ross (The Book of Eli)
- Time — Hans Zimmer (Inception)
- Romani Holiday (Antonius Remix) — Hans Zimmer (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows)
- Chant — Hans Zimmer (Black Hawk Down)
- The Way of the Sword — Hans Zimmer (The Last Samurai)
- Agent of Chaos — Hans Zimmer/James Newton Howard (The Dark Knight)
- Molossus — Hans Zimmer/James Newton Howard (Batman Begins)
- Mombasa — Hans Zimmer (Inception)
- WALL-E’s Pod Adventure — Thomas Newman (WALL-E)
- Those We Don’t Speak Of — James Newton Howard (The Village)
- Psychological Recovery … 6 Months  — Hans Zimmer (Sherlock Holmes)
- The End of All Things — Howard Shore (The Return of the King)
- Roll Tide — Hans Zimmer (Crimson Tide)
- Isengard Unleashed — Howard Shore (The Two Towers)
- Kaneda’s Death, Pt. 2 — John Murphy (Sunshine/Kick Ass/The Walking Dead)
- Death is the Road to Awe — Clint Mansell (The Fountain)
- The Battle of Kerak — Harry Gregson-Williams (Kingdom of Heaven)
- Mind Heist — Zack Hemsey (Inception Trailer)
- Helm’s Deep — Howard Shore (The Two Towers)
… AND ROLL CREDITS
- So Was Red — Thomas Newman (Shawshank Redemption)
- That Next Place — Thomas Newman (Meet Joe Black)
- Under the Stars — Hans Zimmer (The Lion King)
- The Great Work Begins — Thomas Newman (Angels in America)
- Road to Perdition — Thomas Newman (Road to Perdition)
- The Battle is Not Over — Jeff Beal (Carnivale)
- Now We Are Free — Hans Zimmer/Lisa Gerrard (Gladiator)
- The Return of the King — Howard Shore (The Return of the King)
- The Book of Kells — Bruno Coulais (Brendan and the Secret of Kells)
What a great list! I will have to listen to more of these 8D
By me, Sara D. (Heh.)
I think it’s very important for artists to vary the types of bodies they draw! Not only does it add visual interest and diversity, but different body types can enhance your characters! (Plus it’s more realistic; when was the last time you walked down the street and everyone had the same body type?) I know I have a hard time drawing different bodies, especially with men, so I’m making this tutorial to teach myself as well (I’ve heard the best way to cement learning something is to teach someone else).
So! Bodies! I’m going to use women for this tutorial because I feel they have more variety in their bodies. One of the most obvious ways bodies differ is in their amount of fat.
On average, people store fat mostly in core areas like the bust, the waist, and the hips. It is important to remember that people gain and lose weight differently, and this is true no matter how fat or skinny one gets. However, these are common places people store fat:
The face and neck can be immediate indicators as to how much fat the rest of the body has; when someone loses or gains weight, it’s initially obvious in the face. This is possibly because the eye is (usually) drawn first to the face.
In addition to differences in the amount of body fat, bodies vary vastly in their proportions. The two main ways they differ is skeletally and in fat distribution. The hip to shoulder ratio is skeletal, and someone with wider shoulders might look more powerful or masculine, and someone with wider hips might look more grounded or feminine.
The torso to legs ratio is also a skeletal ratio. Someone with long legs in comparison with their torso might look taller than someone of the same height with a long torso, and they might also look skinnier.
(I say as I finally get some visual variety all up in here.)
Because the hips are also one of the places with the most weight gain in women, large hips can also be a matter of fat distribution. The three main places where the fat ratio really matters is in the bust, the waist and the hips (making up the core of the body).
While men usually carry weight in the belly area, the fat distribution can really vary with women. Some women carry more weight in the bust, some in the belly, and some in the hips/thighs. Some women carry more weight in two areas, like the bust and the hips, the bust and the belly, or the belly and the hips. Some women show no obvious bias to any area and carry weight equally.
Taking into account skeletal ratios, fat distribution patterns, a vast human weight range, muscle tone and age, there are endless permutations of body types. It would be a shame if you used only one!
Oh, and that first image looks really interesting as a gif.
I do, technically! But I only update once in a blue moon. XD;
It’s Lyere, for anyone who’d like to know.
You mean the symbols between his hands? They’re the runic sowulo and kenaz, respectively. Sowulo, the symbol of the sun, usually refers to victory, success, and energy. Kenaz is a symbol of inspiration, enlightenment, and transformation (well, somewhat). Though I know nothing about runes, I thought they represented Stiles well. Or you could read them as a literal spell that grants victory through knowledge.
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