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Leonie Leitner back study by AnthropomorPhillie
Leonie Leitner back study
I'm still deciding on a way to draw her back. Back muscles are a pain to draw for your information. I'm gradually drawing more and more to work out kinks I don't like and to slowly grow her out as a whole.
In this perticular one I think her head is too small for the seemingly enormous body here. I know for a fact her body isn't as enormous as it seems to be here, but otherwise I'm fairly satisfied. I have a decent idea of how I want to draw her trapezius, but I'm not satisfied with it yet. It looks too basic.
On another note, she finally has a name - Léonie Leitner.

Skin: Very dark.

Hair: auburn/caramel

Eyes: blue

Body build: Muscular

Height: 6ft5in (just beneath 2m)

Age: 24

Birthday: 8th of January, 2001

Country of origin: Austria

Interests: Philosophy, Heavy Metal (both listening to and playing), Painting, Drawing, Horror literature,

Artistic interest: Symbolism, Romanticism,

Quirks:
- She knows very little Japanese, despite living in Japan for three years. 
- Every once in a while she receives belongings she has shipped from the various places she's lived at in Europe. For example she owns a car she had to leave in another country one of the times she moved, which arrives a few chapters in.
- When she has an idea she really likes she often forfeits both food and sleep to finish it in one sweep, as she doesn't want to waste it by losing interest. This is a choice though, not a compulsion.
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Devotion by AnthropomorPhillie
Devotion
Work for your art.
Struggle for your art.

Suffer for your art.
Bleed for your art.
Only then it will have any value. Not to anyone else, but to yourself.
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I was practicing on my technique when I suddenly started bleeding from my nose and decided to call it art. :)
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Normally I couldn't be bothered with uninteresting characters like Kate Upton, but this is genuinely fascinating to watch.
  • Listening to: Epica - The Quantum Enigma
  • Playing: Let's-See-What-I-Can-Do-Without-Having-To-Sit-Down
  • Drinking: Coke
Here are my thoughts on the Charlie Hebdo massacre now that I've had time to think.
I support free speech and have as little respect for religion as humanly possible, but I don't need to have any respect because I'm an invisible nobody. If however I was a somebody whose work was appreciated by the masses I'd have better sense than to consciously piss off violent lunatics who send assassins across borders for making fun of or criticising their cause.
I'm not saying the people at Charlie Hebdo had themselves to blaim, I'm saying they mocked the cause of violent lunatics and much like how the woman in Rape; A Love Story (by Joyce Carol Oates) didn't have herself to blaim she still should have had better sense than to walk through a darkened, isolated patch of forest Independence night just to get to her house five minutes faster.
It's never ever the fault of the victims, because that would mean accepting these horrors as natural things that should occur. I'm saying this should not occur, but it does. We should fight it, but people should know better than treating it like the threat is non-existent.
So all in all, I agree with the way we're reacting to this. It should not occur. The people responsible should be hunted down and punished, as should the perpetrators of all atrocities guided by delusion. I don't think this should be used as an excuse to go into their country with guns blazing to implement our own political agenda though I imagine it will be used like that.
  • Watching: Top Gear
La Boheme #2 by AnthropomorPhillie
La Boheme #2
She still haven't got a name, but I'm making progress on her. Her face seems decent enough for now, but I'm going to do a few more experiments to really find her. I'm not satisfied yet, she's not wholly done.
I'm satisfied enough with her hair - I got the basics of it the way I want them, I just need to learn to draw it a bit better. It's a punkish bob that's close-cut in the neck and cut in a way that forms a smooth "bend" when her hair hangs straight down her neck, as you can see. It's got a bit of a curl to it, to explain the way it hangs forwards towards her face.
I'm also pretty satisfied with her eyes seen from the side, especially that little line to illustrate her lower eyelid. It gives her face a bit more shape I think, so it's not too flat.
I'm not sure about her nose yet, neither the way I've drawn it or its shape, but it's close enough for the time-being. It's not a catastrophe but I want to change it.
Her lips look good enough to keep, but they're pretty basic I think. I didn't put much thought into them but if I can't find another design I think I'll keep these.
I'm going to have to do more experiments on her skin tone vis a vis her hair. I think her skin looks pretty good around her face (it's a bit dark around her neck) but her hair is a bit pale. It'll be difficult to find a shade that neither melts into her skin or becomes too pale.
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AnthropomorPhillie
Real name: Classified by SÄPO.
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
Sweden
My real name is not Viktoria Rosén. Let's get that out of the way. All the implications of that I leave to you to figure out. All great artists have a stage name or an alter ego or a psuedonym, and that's mine.
I am not a great artist and I don't want to be one either for the very simple reason - artists are no better than orthodox religious people, from the nihilistic Buddhists to the inbred Creationists. I am here to become better at my Craft and document the process along the way as well as make a name for myself, but do not ever delude yourself into thinking I'm an artist. To be clear, I define an artist as someone who does something inteligent and mistakable for original in a creative way for his/her own sake without any kind of pragmatic reason, and since DA hardly has a single person matching that description I figure it's as good a place as any to start. Don't get me wrong, I am not saying there's anything wrong in being an artist, I'm just saying I don't want to be an artist because I find no satisfaction in that thinking.
I am here to develop and hone above all my ability as an illustrator - find my style, learn to work creatively, do it proficiently, which means I want criticism for all my work. What was good, what was bad, how you liked it.
The reason is I am developing the base for a longer series or of novels based in a futuristic Cthulhu cycle exploring themes of independence, religion, personality, power, evil and goodness, all set within a erotic sci-fi/fantasy drama called "Who Durst Defy", and while I am driven I am far from near being able to pull that off. That's the main reason why I want to hone my artistic ability, but more than that I have discovered I have a generally creative mind and feel good when I do creative things such as write or draw and I would rather do that than anything else the average drone's life has to offer. I don't want to do this to make money (I am not that stupid) but I want to get by on it one day.
Most obvious things you'll learn about me is I am a nyctophile, meaning I find alot more comfort in darkness than in light, and I am an anthropomorphile, a faculty term I've invented meaning "a strong, passionate, sexual as well as spiritual desire and/or connection to a entity defineable as more than human" but that does not mean I like Furry. Porn is one thing, a starved woman can't be a picker, but other than that I do not want any connection to Furry as a movement because I do not care for nor follow that style. I draw anthropomorphs, not furry, and there is a difference between the two. Anyone who claims anything different is either living in denial or plain ignorant. Yes, there are similarities, but it's like comparing wolves with those chihuahuas you see in handbags. I've thought a bit about what it is that seperate these two genre's and I think I've come up with a fairly good explanation of the differences between them. Before you read though, let me make it plain I have little against furries as such, I simply want it plain that what I draw isn't furries as such.



1. Furry is a part of Anthropomorphism, not the other way around.

Fred Patten, a historian born in 1940 who have been able to follow the evolution of the genre first-hand, claims it originated at a sci-fi convention in the 1980's, tough furries as we've come to know them has existed since much earlier in the 1900's (take Disney's Robin Hood for example). Anthropomorphism on the other hand is exceedingly much older than any of these examples, and much more diversified. Stories of human-like animals or animals with human minds and reasoning or humans with animalistic features can be found on every continent and in every culture. The Germanic werewolves, the Greek Minotaur, La Belle et la Bête, the Dove of the Old Testament, the Were-lions of Africa, these are just a few of the many.




2. Furries are without exception depicted in a cartoon- or manga style.

By this I mean furry artists generally don't bother with making realistic drawings, they're always stylized, and often in a manner similar to one-another. A common denominator is I have yet to see a furry artist bothering to draw fur, but simply making a field with a few "pointy edges" to give the character a feeling of having fur. If I am unclear as to what I mean with this, the works of Walt Disney, :iconjaynaylor:, Kadath, and :iconkaboozle: ought to clue you in. Now you may point out old depictions of for example werewolves, woodcuts and the like, have a smilar style, to which I say more often than not the entire depiction is given an even fur pattern, and when it's not it's often meant to depict shades, depth, light, et cetera. Another denominator is furries can give human facial expressions no matter how their faces are designed. Of course, animals can do expressions we can interpret as simimilar to our own and it can be argued that furries therefor can do them to, and I could let it slide should it be an expression not unrealistically exaggerated. On a sidenote, furries can pronounce human words and sounds which we know are impossible for animals to replicate with a snout for example.



3. Furries are unimaginative parodies of the entire concept of the borderline between human and animal.
This is probably the most offensive title of the argumentation for where furry ends and anthropomorphism begins but I can explain why it is also very accurate. The Furry fandom is very closed-off if you compare it to the rest of all that anthropomorhism can be. The word "Anthropomorphism" is actually a synonym for "personification" and it applies not just to animals, but everything. Everything not human with human-like features and capabilities is an anthropomorph. Death as a skeleton with a scythe in black robes is a anthropomorph and so is an Easterly wind depicted as a cherub blowing ships across the sea. But for now we'll focus on the animalistic. By "unimaginative" I mean furries are essentially completely human. The one thing seperating a furry and a human is its exotic body. More often than not furries can wear clothes, they can use machines, they have a human society, and they have a human capacity for reasoning and empathy. Anthropomorph's are supposed to be in-between human and animal, and that in itself opens a world of possibilities very rarely utilized in furry. Which brings me to "parody of the concept between human and animal". What I mean by parody is the mocking trivialization of the world of possibility that lie there. "Between human and animal...is a human with a nearly human body." It's almost disrespectful. Almost. Anthropomorph's are very rarely not meant to symbolize something, usually that humans are animals in one way or another, which we through-out history have been struggling hard to deny, or put a Devil's stamp on (take the vampire, which is essentially the embodiment of the deadly sins) but it can be so much more and often is.




4. Furries is not taken seriously.

There's a very good reason people mock Furry fandom - it has yet to be depicted in a way that can be taken seriously. You have to admit all in all furry can be split into three undergenre's - porn, childrens TV-series, and minor psuedo-drama's. Furry porn is not taken seriously because it's porn and while porn in itself is often mocked furry can all to easily be interpreted as "beastiality in denial". Kid's TV-series with furries is directed at a very distinct audience - kids. What we like as kids is very rare to like as adults because we are taught to put childish things behind us as we grow older because they're often clashing with reality, which we need to embrace if we are to function in society (we are taught). This I really blaim the most for furries not being taken seriously. Finally, what I mean by "psuedo-drama's" is a general drama that not only isn't very good, but could function just as well with humans as with furries, because all characters are essentially humans with fur. Anthropomorph's aren't taken very seriously either, but it is mocked to a much smaller degree than furries. I think the reason is because everything I have already argumented - anthropomorphic animals are in total percieved as more realistic in depiction as well as mentality and nature.

Of course, this is just a generalization and depictions of furry/anthropomorphism often cross these lines in one way or another. These are just a few rules of thumb that I have written down to help maintain the distinction.
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This is who I am, and there's nothing else to say.
"Life has no Point, so we can shape it as we wish."
- Viktoria Rosén
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Normally I couldn't be bothered with uninteresting characters like Kate Upton, but this is genuinely fascinating to watch.
  • Listening to: Epica - The Quantum Enigma
  • Playing: Let's-See-What-I-Can-Do-Without-Having-To-Sit-Down
  • Drinking: Coke

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