If you Ctrl+Click on the little box that shows what is on the layer, it will create a selection the same shape as everything on that layer.  This works in Photoshop, too.

I don’t know how I lived life before knowing this.


fuck i didn;t know this




Recommended reading for animation students and enthusiasts.

I’m quite often asked about how to get started with animation. I don’t feel that I’m successful enough yet to really give out valuable advice, but I can recommend some books.

I deliberately left out “The Art of…” books because they entirely depend on which movies you like the look of. So I stuck with more practical ones.

I have to vouch heavily for “Character Animation Crash Course”. It’s best when used as a companion to Richard Williams’ book.

Reblogging for later


Kiss Scene rough sketches - Drawing for Boys Love (Yaoi)'  A 103 page book/CD rom with male/male kissing scenes, from many different angles, for artist drawing references.

Other art references like this can be found here:


requested by a-thousand-crows i hope this is helpful 


A mouth-watering fuck-ton of hand references.

[From various sources]


A coolio fuck-ton of female arm angle references.

Credit goes to melsrefs (on tumblr). You should flood Mel’s inbox with fanmail so s/he’ll make more of these epic references.





A generous fuck-ton of muscular male abdomen references.

* As always with large images, you gotta reverse-image search ‘em to find the larger size. Sorry about that. It’s the most helpful reference you will find on abs, so far, so I encourage you to search it.

The reason why some people have issues with abs is because, most of the time, the person who’s ripped has 0% fat on ‘em, so it looks ridiculously artificial. You gotta contrast the muscle in a very precise and concise way, and it can look fake, depending on the lighting and corporeal structure of the circumstance. And I say that cautiously, as by “fake” I don’t mean they look disproportionate; it just sometimes doesn’t look like how skin and muscle should appear. (And I know there are some repeated images in this post, but since it’s about something specific, I thought it’d be helpful to have ‘em conglomerated in one place.)

[From various sources]


first image source

second image source

third image source

fourth image source

fifth image source (the gif)

sixth image source

seventh image source

eighth image source

ninth image source

:D Yay!! I managed to grab all the sources!

I’d love some abs on females references too!!!




A glorious fuck-ton of perspective angle references (per request).

[From various sources.]


There’s zero way I’m not reblogging this

masterpost for when u wanna draw!!