not really a tutorial just a few tips;;
i dont think its my place to teach people how to draw arms since im still learning myself? ww
Elizabeth, the Golden Age + Interiors.
Hello, anon, and thank you for the question.
This topic has been studied by by researchers for years. There are three prevailing theories that I will relay to you now.
1. It keeps him on the ground.
You may notice in the gif above that Chris’ leg starts to rise as he laughs, possibly a precursor to his entire body undergoing a sort of lift off due to his joy. Chris then employs his upper body strength to force himself to obey the laws of gravity.
2. To check on his physique.
As you may be aware, anon, it takes a lot of hard work to maintain a superhero body. Chris is concerned that in the time he has spent sitting down, sans working out or eating, he has lost muscle mass. Understandably, he feels the need to make sure that he is still a specimen.
3. Object permanence.
Object permanence is a term applied to the understanding that an object still exists even when you cannot see it. Chris closes his eyes when he laughs, making him unable to see that he has not disappeared. By grabbing his left boob, Chris knows that he has not somehow ceased to exist.
I hope this helps.
Haha my hand slipped.. OTL
i don’t trust people who are super into “proper grammar” and “correct punctuation” because what lies just beyond that smug superiority is some sinister classism that gets acutely racist in a red hot minute, so for similar reasons I’m instantly wary of anyone who takes great pride in their love of “logic” and “intellect”
something i would like to offer young/new/forming writers:
read those who turn you inside out. devour their work. sleep with their words. energy. light. against yourself. and soak.
and know that everything they have done. came from their spines. and their eyelashes. and the little mountains that fall along their eyes.
see how they stretched a word. or a page against itself. and ask yourself how can you can turn paper/ space into a language. be inspired by their journey. their commitment to their fingerprints.
but. do not spend three. five. seven years. being someone else. years you could have been. becoming yourself. you do not get that kind of freshness. back.
do not model yourself after them. write like them. copy. mimic. fall so deeply in love that you hear their voice when you write. i know we are taught to trace those we admire to learn about our own creativity. but. what would happen if you challenged this. if you allowed their sound. to take you to your sound. and you did the work of excavation.
put the book down. removed the page. released the work. and reveled in the way their words make you feel.
take those sensations. that exquisite excitement. and vow to create your colors. colors that will make people. feel. you. through their eyes.
in writing. there comes a time when you must let the writers you love go. so you can fall in love with the sound of yourself. you must. if your voice is to become more familiar to your creativity than any other.