Lessons 2 and 2.2 for the Fantastic Anatomy! Video Drawing Tutorial Series

Hey guys, thanks for the support on the first video! I really appreciate and feel inspired by every “like” ya’ll generously give. If you missed the first lesson, here’s the link: http://wp.me/p3bWaE-5d

In Lesson #2 I go into details about drawing the skull, and some of the muscles of the face and how they relate to the skull and help you with drawing faces. Check it out:

Then in Lesson #2.2 I give some super basic tips about Photoshop CS6 and coloring therein (I’m really a beginner at that, but have done a lot of graphic design work in photoshop)–Not my most successful artwork, but (like I say in the video) it’s OK to SUCK sometimes!! :) ESPECIALLY when you’re learning. My hope is that if I’m not afraid to suck in front of the whole YouTube community, you guys wont be afraid to suck when you’re practicing in your sketchbook (something that I’ve definitely been guilty of). I also talk a little bit about value contrast and color contrast. I hope you guys can learn something from it:

Peace, God bless, and Stay Fantastic Everyone!

~Shams

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How to Draw Fantasy Skulls and Faces (Video Lesson)

Hey there ladies and gentlemen! I know it’s been forever since I posted drawing lessons for Fantastic Anatomy! but here’s something brand new you can sink your teeth into! :)

The idea behind learning anatomy the Fantastic Anatomy! way is to learn how the bones, muscles, and skin relate to each other WITHOUT worrying about proportion in the beginning.

This lets you get a lot more creative and have FUN while still improving your ability to draw anatomy!

This lesson is done on Photoshop CS6, but can be followed along with any medium, including paper and pencil (which is what I actually prefer). It’s perfect for beginning and intermediate artists or just anybody who wants to have fun drawing and making up cool characters. It lends itself especially well to fantasy drawing, and well as sci-fi drawing, and drawing characters for D&D (Dungeons and Dragons) or any other tabletop RPG. (Elves, Dwarves, Aliens, Monsters, Orcs, etc.)

Enjoy and feel free to post links to any drawings you make using this method :D

Peace, God bless, and Stay Fantastic Everyone!!

~Shams

P.S. – Comments and constructive criticism are most welcome!

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Remote Viewing (ESP) Training Manual

Remote Viewing is a phenomenon that has been scientifically studied and documented by the United States government. What follows is a concise summary of their remote viewing training methodology. I suggest that everyone develop this skill.

“In early 1980, an SRI – International (SRI-I) subcontractor developed a training procedure known as Coordinate Remote Viewing to satisfy R&D demands on SRI-I to enhance the reliability (scientific replicability) of remote viewing (RV).  The subcontractor’s approach to improving the reliability of RV was to focus on the control of those factor that in his view tend to introduce “noise” into the RV product (imaginative, environmental, and interviewer overlays).  The basic components of this training procedure consist of:

  1. Repeated site-address (geographic coordinate) presentation, with quick-reaction response by the remote viewing; coupled with a restrictive format for reporting perceived information (to minimize imaginative overlays).
  2. The use of a specially-designed, acoustic-tiled, relatively featureless, homogeneously-colored “viewing chamber” (to minimize environmental overlays).
  3. The adoption of a strictly-prescribed, limited interviewer patter (to minimize interviewer overlays).

The training procedure requires that the trainee learn a progressive, multi-stage acquisition process postulated to correspond to increased contact with the site.  At present there are six “stages” of training.  In general, these stages progress as follows:

  1. “Stage I” sites (islands, mountains, deserts, etc.).
  2. “Stage II” sites (sites of quality sensory value–sites which are uniquely describable through touch, taste, sound, color, or odor–such as glaciers, volcanoes, industrial plants, etc.).
  3. “Stage III” sites (sites possessing significant dimensional characteristics such as buildings, bridges, airfields, etc.).
  4. “Stage IV” sites for which the trainee begins to form qualitative mental percepts (technical area, military feeling, research, etc.).
  5. “Stage V” sites for which the trainee learns to “interrogate” qualitative mental percepts in an attempt to product analytical target descriptions (aircraft tracking radar, biomedical research facility, tank production plant, etc.).
  6. “Stage VI” sites which involve the trainee in direct, three-dimensional assessment and modeling of the site and/or the relationship of site elements to one another (airplanes inside one of three camouflaged hangars or a military compound with a command building, barracks, motor pool, and underground weapons storage area).”

~ http://www.rviewer.com/crvmanual/ (complete manual)

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The Secret Code of Alien Crop Circles

Originally posted on OUT OF THIS WORLDX:

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Produced by Italian UFO Investigator Giorgio Bongiovanni.

Presented for the first time in this investigative film is the discovery of a hidden symbolic language or meaning, a “Cosmic Code” in the Crop Circle formations which began to appear in a whirlwind of mystery in the early 1990s and continues to this day with stunning geometric complexity, grandeur and beauty.

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The Lowdown on Crop Circles

Originally posted on The Mysterious Past:

The dewy air hangs still before dawn the a rural farming district of Wiltshire, England. A small glowing ball appears hovering over a wheat field. It stops and great sections of wheat below fall uniformly into a complex geometric pattern, steam rising from the design.

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What are Crop Circles?
 
Crop Circles are generally defined as: “An area of standing crops that has been flattened in the form of a circle or other pattern.” They appear all over the earth every year, but are most prominent and well known on the farmlands of England. There are over 100 documented sightings each year on average [1], most of the reports coming from disgruntled farmers.

The First Circles

“Unexplained geometric designs occurred in the fields of wheat and corn in Scotland in 1678, and rural residents of England speak of the “corn fairies” that made similar designs in the fields in the…

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Artist Spotlight: Frank Frazetta

What can be said about Frank Frazetta, this legend of fantasy illustration? His mastery of the human form gave his figures such strength and rhythm. Being an athlete himself (he almost ended up playing professional baseball) he had a natural affinity for human muscles and power. You can see this come through in the action and physical expression of each figure.

For now, enjoy and be inspired by some of his work.frank_frazetta_female_savagepellucidar frazetta_arm_leg_study_sketchesfrazetta_caveman fazetta_native_american frazetta_sketches_lion_nudefrazetta_conan_king_female_sketchAnd check this site out.

How to Draw Comics, the MARVEL Way!

This video stars comic book legends Stan Lee and John Buscema! They share the techniques and philosophies behind the comic super-giant which is Marvel. And frankly, they make some great points. Here is the video, it’s divided into several parts. Enjoy!

And as an added bonus, some great sketches by Mr. Buscema!

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