Concept Art by Ryan Meinerding
So people apparently really love font recs? Who knew! Here’s a whole bunch of fonts that are a cut above your usual Arial Black and Tahoma. Have fun!
- didot, bodoni, silkroad, tetra, wildride, bebas, bellerose,
- dalle, futura, garamond, headline, folks, haymaker,
- lavanderia, mensch, ostrich sans, roadway,
- single sleeve, sophie, tall dark and handsome
- justus, edo, ranger, sabrina AT, snickles, touching letters
- sahara, infinity, japan, levibrush, geosans light, gantz font
- doris day, crackin, channel, clemente, alien league, budmo, dubiel
- batman beat the hell out of me, catshop, corabel, frail
And some classics:
Because everyone is reblogging that black suit of armour I uploaded.
how to dress a templar is the same thing as how to undress a templar. i need this on my blog for all time. very important reference. and shiny bootses.
Useful ref for artist and fic writers.
I’m gonna be honest: this is the sexiest gif I’ve ever seen.
little-eggie asked: Do you ever use references for the clothes you draw your characters in?
aelnova asked: Where do you find those glorious fashion pieces Teddy wears? Do you create them yourself?
So I held off on answering eggie’s question forever because it is a BIG ANSWER. BUT I’M GOING TO DO IT RIGHT NOW.
Okay first of all, for the outfits that actually appear in the comic, I try really hard to make them up from scratch. I don’t feel right about using someone else’s styling or design in something I want to make a book out of and sell eventually (unless they were cool with it or asked me to… so if any stylists out there want to hit me up…)
BUT I do need to look at a lot of references for basic ideas and also for sketches and stuff posted on this tumblr (I just see that as fan art…) and I use a ton of references. Here we go:
Lookbook: lookbook is my lifesaver when it comes to looking for certain outfits, especially since you can filter by gender (wow that sounds awful but… it’s just nice to look at just men’s fashion when most of my characters are boys!) Obviously though, it’s a big site, and here are some of my random favorites:
Noir-Facade: a really comprehensive collection of professional fashion photo shoots, from all the big magazines!
Style.com: archives of all the new major runway shows, and those from a couple years back. Incidentally, the site I use to stay up-to-date with trends.
Harper’s Bazaar: The only fashion magazine I really read (yeah, I get it in print) they have a lot of great pages of their picks by trend, age group, and other categories; I just really like it.
Various Style/Fashion/Clothing-related Tumblrs: I Rock Boy’s Clothing, Grazing Fashion (♥!), Lookbook Guys, Draw This Dress, Men in this Town, Korean Fashion, Moon Age Fashion, Postmann, Guys With Glasses, Hijabi Street Style,
Oh, you. You sure know how to make a girl blush.
I’m using this conversation as an excuse to repost this! And once again sing Bold Riley’s praises. If you haven’t already read it, well, pop over to the site here — you’re in for a treat. If you have and you undoubtedly loved it as much as I did, good news! A little bird tells me the print edition will be out soon. :D
I’ve been reading up on body language and stuff trying to make my comics less stiff. I put my notes into reference sheet form so other people can use them. I actually took a while making this, so I hope you guys find it interesting!
Also, this font didn’t have apostrophes or quotes so a lot of things seem awkward!? Sorry about that.
reblogging this one again because it’s one of my favorites