Having troubles with facial angles in your drawing style?

Try a 3D sculpture of your art in your own style in a free program that is simple and very easy to use.

The program is called Sculptris and is a free off-shoot program from Zbrush, that program that you keep hearing about but either takes selling your kidneys or piracy to actually use. 

If you download it and sculpt out a facial model, you can have references for your own work for all of time. No more endlessly searching Google for reference materials or twisting/rotating/flipping a drawing to see if there are flaws. And you can easily edit it to create more facial types. This way, you can make character references for any and every face and facial angle that you can think of.

The program offers mirroring right from the start, so your faces will be perfectly symmetrical. You can turn off the symmetry for things like scars or otherwise. 

It takes a little time. For instance, I downloaded the program on Christmas and, in my spare time, this took a few days of getting familiar with the program (first day) and then sculpting for a few minutes each day, mostly due to my perfectionist nature. And this one isn’t even done. I still have to mold the mouth, ears, and other smaller aspects before I consider it done. However, I was so giddy over the possibilities that I wanted to share this with my fellow artists.

From now on, I have reference for a face in my own style and will be able to create things so much easier in the future. 

I hope that this helps you guys and that you have fun with it. 

I absolutely recommend Sculptris!





This really useful oh my goodness. It takes a little figuring out, but once you get the hang of it it’s actually pretty easy. Just watch a couple youtube videos. Seeing how other people do it helps you to make sense of it.

OH BOY LOOK AT THIS HANDSOME SILLY do you know how hard his stupid face is to figure out at different angles? DO YOU??? Now I have a 3D ref!!! AAAHH!! so excite much 3d wow very angles wow

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: sculptris is an amazing 3D modeling tool for how small it is and is a great place to start whether you just want drawing references for your characters or you actually want to get into 3D modeling.

I highly recommend it.



Last week was such an amazing week for me- I hope yours was as well! I went back home, cooked a delicious meal, ate way too much, celebrated my birthday and got to be with the people I love the most in the world. Now on to the outfit!!

Fat is not the worst thing a person can be.

I’ve got a growing collection of body acceptance pins and I decided to wear them all today. 

The Glorifying Obesity and All Bodies are from the lovely and amazing Kris, at Fat and Nerdy and I picked them up from her store here while she was having a sale for $2. I’m kicking myself now for not picking up more! 

Fat Life I got from wonderful Alex Herberling when I met her at Youmacon a few years back. I am not sure if she is still selling these, but her store is here.

(The bacon & egg pan charm is not part of it, that came from a charm bracelet a dear friend made me)

The Fight Physical Fitness pin is actually an old Topps pin from the Wise Guys collection that was made in the 60’s- I just found it last weekend at a trade show and the guy gave it to me for free because I was so tickled with it. I can’t find it for sale online at all.

Now as for the outfit- the leggings are from Rainbow this pair here, and Jesus wept, they are the softest thing I’ve ever worn in my entire life. On sale now, for $10 and they are having some really great sales going on- additional 50% off sale items and free shipping on all orders of $20 or more.

The sweater I got from Meijer, and they don’t sell online. :(

(Also apologies for the crummy full body shot, I took it with my phone and it didn’t turn out so I had to color correct in photoshop which is why it has that odd pink outline)

WOO! I just saw this post with my FAT LIFE button like a week ago! You look fabulous. :D



Breathtaking Frozen Lakes, Oceans And Ponds, That Look Like Art

Lakes and ponds might look nice, but the cold of winter just elevates them to another dimension.  Freezing water creates an astonishing variety of patterns: from jagged lines or frozen bubbles to perfect snowflakes with every imaginable shade of blue, green and white.

Via: boredpanda

I think the whole ‘hatred of vegetarians’ thing might be a case of insecurity. This may be anecdotal evidence, but I sometimes feel defensive about not being a vegetarian because I feel really guilty about it and I know I shouldn’t be eating meat. I have to remind myself that it’s not fair to treat vegetarians like that. Some people clearly haven’t become self-aware enough to stop themselves from being condescending towards vegetarians.




The insecurity train of thought is spot on, and honestly the reason I have zero sympathy towards it. 

“Well, why *do* I eat meat? Not really for health reasons, if I’m honest with myself, I guess it’s just because I’ve always done it and I like the taste of meat. Hmm. Well, I guess that makes me feel kind of bad about myself. I’m going to project this feeling of insecurity onto this vegetarian fellow in the form of a "joke,” and surely I will be the first person to do so. Insecurity resolved!“

If this is *not* your train of thought, then I guess you’re secure enough in your life choices to leave me alone in mine. Of course there’s always the less confrontational sister to this, the “why are you a vegetarian?” which also tends to carry microaggressive undertones in the assumption that one need a reason why in order to stray from this inevitable omnivorous default (the answer is, as I mentioned, none of your goddamn business.)

Thing is, why the hell should I bear the brunt of other people’s insecurity when it does have a negative effect on me? It pisses me off.

This idea that vegetarians all proselytize (and please, spare me your anecdotes about this one teenager you met this one time who called you a terrible person for eating a chicken leg) is largely not the case, yet we have to bear the brunt of other people’s insecurity all the goddamn time, fighting against this largely unfounded stereotype of the crunchy vegetarian bogeyman, and we must take it graciously or it’s another case of crazy vegetarian. 

At this point in my life, I’m sick of being cool about it. I don’t yell get angry, because often people who make shitty jokes are my friends, but I will call them out on it, and usually they stop. They don’t realize they’re projecting their insecurity, they don’t realize (or care) that they’re the nine millionth person to make that joke, they don’t consider that they are being patronizing, because, after all, it’s just “a joke.”

It also ties in to toxic masculinity. We’ve tossed Meat (capital M) into the same box with sports, physical strength, disrespect for women, guns, and big cars.

Vegetables in general, and vegetarianism in particular, ends up in the other box. The one with “CONTEMPT” neatly stenciled on the side.

I always kind of weenie out of pointing that out, but yes. This is absolutely, absolutely worth noting.

I started eating pescetarian almost a year ago, and I started calling these people “Meatsplainers.”