don’t save as jpeg
as a former yearbook editor and designer, let me explain this further
if youre only planning on posting your art online, them please save it as .png ;this is also better for transparencies as well
please, if youre planning of printing…
Because while there are great places like creepypasta.com and the creepypasta wiki, actually digging through the slop to find the gems they have is tiresome. So I thought I’d do it for you. A lot of these may be old classics that many of you have already read, but it’s always…
but seriously those i’m sick and tired of those masterposts that are like “here! A reference site on Greek mythology for all your needs! Look it has all fifteen Greek gods on it!” And I’m like. tHERE WERE LIKE HUNDREDS OF FIGURES IN MYTHOLOGY YOUR CRAPPY HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL BIBLIOGRAPHY SITE MEANS NOTHING TO ME
if you want a basic outline of Greek mythology okay sure fine??? but like. if you want an extensive fucking reference site you are looking in the wrong goddamn places
as a self-declared greek mythology snob my reference site is fucking always this fucker right here. almost every single figure ever mentioned in a Greek text is on it, it has the most obscure gods, spirits, nymphs— it’s GREAT. You really wanna extend your mythological knowledge past the basic 12 and like four others? USE THEOI. plus plus PLUS everything is cited so you can actually read the source material written about whoever it is you’re looking at.
fucking signal boost this. i’m so sick and tired of writer’s helpers blogs referring people to sites with as much information you would get from opening a third grade mythology book jesus chriiiiiist
thank you for this post
maicar.com is also by no means complete but definitely worth noting and let’s not forget about the entire list of mythological figures which has helped me many a time
The following list is of traditional fallen angel names gathered from different religions, mythologies and lore. These angel names are of those angels considered to be of a bad nature.
Abaddon - fallen angel of death whose name means “to destroy.”
Abezethibou - one-winged Red Sea fallen angel.
Allocen - fallen angel who is a duke in hell.
Amduscias - name of the fallen angel who appears as a unicorn.
Amon - fallen angel who is a strong marquis over 40 legions.
Amy - name of a fallen angel who is a president in hell.
Andras - fallen angel marquis and appears raven-headed.
Andrealphus - fallen angel who can transform humans into birds.
Andromalius - fallen angel who appears as a man holding a serpent.
Apollyon - fallen angel of death; same as Abaddon.
Armaros - fallen angel who teaches the “resolving of enchantments.”
Asmoday - fallen angel king with three heads: a bull, a ram, and a man.
Asmodeus - one of the most evil of fallen angels, being an archdemon.
Astaroth - fallen angel who is a grand duke in hell.
Azael - evil, fallen angel who cohabited with women.
Azazel - fallen angel whose name means “God strengthens.”
Azza - fallen angel whose name means “the strong.”
Baal - fallen angel whose name means “the lord.”
Balam - fallen angel who looks like Asmoday with a serpent tail.
Balberith - fallen angel who is a grand pontiff in hell.
Baraqijal - fallen angel who teaches astrology.
Barbatos - fallen angel who is a great count, earl and duke of hell.
Bathin - pale horse riding fallen angel.
Beelzebub - fallen angel known as the “prince of demons.”
Behemoth - fallen angel who is the “demon of the deep.”
Beleth - fallen angel who is a terrible king over 85 legions.
Belial - deceptively beautiful fallen angel whose name means “without worth.”
Belphegor - fallen angel whose name means “lord of opening.”
Berith - fallen angel…
Bernael - fallen angel of darkness and evil.
Bifrons - fallen angel that appears monstrous and teaches mathematical arts.
Botis - fallen angel who appears as a viper.
Buer - fallen angel who teaches philosophy, logic and ethics.
Bune - fallen angel who appears as a dragon with three heads.
Caim - fallen angel who appears as a thrush or man with a sword.
Dantanian - fallen angel who appears as a man with many faces.
Decarabia - fallen angel who appears as a star in a pentacle.
Eligor - fallen angel who appears as a good knight with lance.
Enepsigos - fallen angel who appears in the shape of woman.
Flauros - fallen angel who appears as a leopard.
Focalor - fallen angel who appears as a man with griffin wings.
Forcas - fallen angel who teaches logic and ethics.
Forneus - fallen angel marquis who appears as a sea monster.
Furcas - fallen angel who appears as a cruel man with long beard.
Furfur - fallen angel who appears as a hart with a fiery tail.
Gaap - fallen angel who appears as a man with bat wings.
Gadreel - fallen angel whose name means “God is my helper.”
Gamygyn - fallen angel who appears as a small horse.
Glasyalabolas - fallen angel who appears as a winged dog.
Gomory - fallen angel who appears as a camel riding woman of beauty.
Gusion - fallen angel who can discern the past, present or future.
Hagenti - fallen angel who appears as a bull with griffin wings.
Halpas - fallen angel who appears as a stork.
Imamiah - fallen angel who governs voyages.
Ipos - fallen angel who appears as an angel with a lion’s head.
Kokabiel - fallen angel whose name means “star of God.”
Kunopegos - fallen angel who appears as a sea horse and sinks ships.
Lahash - fallen angel who interferes with divine will.
Lerajie - fallen angel who appears as an archer in green.
Leviathon - fallen angel associated with the deep seas.
Lillith - fallen female angel who searches for children to kidnap or kill.
Lix Tetrax - fallen angel of the wind.
Lucifer - actually a Babylonian king whose name means “bearer of light.”
Malpas - fallen angel who appears as a crow.
Marbas - fallen angel who appears as a lion.
Marchosias - fallen angel who appears as a she-wolf with griffin wings.
Mastema - fallen angel whose name means “hostility.”
Mephistopheles - fallen angel; name means “he who loves not the light.”
Morax - fallen angel who appears as a bull.
Naamah - fallen angel of prostitution whose name means “pleasing.”
Naberius - fallen angel who appears as a crowing cock.
Obyzouth - fallen angel femal who kills newborns and cause still-births.
Onoskelis - female fallen angel who lives in caves and perverts men.
Orias - fallen angel who appears as a lion with serpent’s tail.
Ornias - fallen angel who is annoying and can shape-shift.
Orobas - fallen angel who appears as a horse.
Ose - fallen angel who appears as a leopard and is a president in hell.
Paimon - fallen angel who appears as a crowned man on a camel.
Penemuel - fallen angel who corrupts mankind through writing.
Pharzuph - fallen angel of fornication and lust.
Phoenix - fallen angel who appears as a phoenix bird.
Procel - fallen angel who can speak of hidden and secret things.
Purah - fallen angel of forgetfulness and the conjuring of the dead.
Purson - fallen angel who appears as a lion-headed man on a bear.
Qemuel - fallen angel who was destroyed by God.
Rahab - fallen angel of pride whose name means “violence.”
Raum - fallen angel who appears as a crow.
Ronobe - fallen angel who is a monster who teaches rhetoric and art.
Ruax - headache fallen angel.
Sabnack - fallen angel who appears as a soldier with lion’s head.
Saleos - fallen angel who appears as a soldier on a crocodile.
Samael - evil fallen angel whose name means “the blind God.”
Satan - christian fallen angel whose name means “adversary.”
Seere - fallen angel who appears as a man on a winged horse.
Semyaza - fallen angel leader and one of the Sons of God.
Shax - fallen angel who appears as a stork; stealer of money.
Solas - fallen angel who appears as a raven and teaches astronomy.
Sorath - fallen angel to some whose number is 666.
Sytry - fallen angel; appears as a man with griffin wings and leopard head.
Uzza - fallen angel whose name means “strength.”
Valac - fallen angel who appears as a small boy with wings on a dragon.
Valefor - fallen angel who appears as a many-headed lion.
Vapula - fallen angel who is skilled in handicrafts, science and philosophy.
Vassago - fallen angel who discovers all things lost or hidden.
Vepar - fallen angel who appears as a mermaid.
Vine - fallen angel and appears as a lion sitting on a black horse.
Vual - fallen angel who appears as a huge camel.
Wormwood - fallen angel who brings plagues upon the Earth.
Xaphan - fallen angel who fires the fires of hell.
Zagan - fallen angel who can transform things; looks like a bull with wings.
Zepar - fallen angel who makes women love men.
Angel names find their roots within ancient cultures, such as Babylon, Assyria, and Egypt, as well as within Jewish, Christian and Muslim lore. Over thousands of years, angel names have evolved in spelling, meaning and use within religions, mysticism and magic, where the name of an angel is thought important in order to invoke angelic help. Some rituals invoke good angels, while other rituals are to invoke fallen angels.
Many of the good angel names include a suffix word meaning of God (-el), or yah, which means Lord. This way, angel names portray the importance of the angel’s connection with the divine. Good and fallen angel names are traditionally and even superstitiously viewed as being powerful.
A glorious fuck-ton of perspective angle references (per request).
[From various sources.]
A reminder that “male” armour usually works just as well with female bodies. If you’re trying to design something practical, useful and historical looking (or even just something the follows the laws of physics), never ever put in boob cups. Aside from the fact they give the armour a sort of “focus point” for swords, falling down on them would send the shock right into the sternum. Regular plate armour leaves enough space between the chest for small to medium sized boobs anyway. But say the girl underneath is a buxom lass, you can still avoid that cleavage, boob cup shape while leaving enough space for her melons.
But aside from plate, things like the top picture, chainmail and all sorts of leather armour are unisex. I know you might be thinking that the feminine thing to do when designing a female warrior is to show off a bit of thigh or neck or cleavage or something, but really, understand that if the goal of that armour is to protect completely, putting an obvious gap in it is a terrible idea and she’ll surely get stabbed very quickly.
And don’t feed me the “it’s magic, I don’t got to explain shit” line. Bollox. Magic armour and forcefields need to make some sense too. Show me something that LOOKS like it’s generating a barrier over the character instead of just saying “Oh the G-string of Invulnerability is just as good as wearing full plate anyway”. If that’s the case, everyone would wear it. And why can’t they just tie it around their belt? Make me believe that your magic armour and spells have logic to them. If not, please don’t play your world straight. I’m all for super stylised designs as long as they’re sold as such, but if you’re trying to make a world that feels real enough for people to believe and get immersed in, think this stuff out. If you’ve designed someone with sparse, gapped armour that shows skin, give your character a reason to wear it.
It’s also worth noting that shaping breasts into the armor weakens the metal and ruins it. One arrow can pierce through the molded material and straight into her heart very easily.
Just for consideration.
Side note: “it’s magic, I don’t have to explain shit” — this is lazy storytelling, and lazy storytelling is only tolerated by rocks (because they are too heavy to move away from you).
Never understood the need to make the breast plate look like a freaking corset. It’s not really protecting the chest if it’s creating a visible aim where a weapon can hit.
GIRLS IN ARMOUR. I will pretty much always reblog these posts.
Someone requested a hand tutorial, so I rambled. I didn’t even get to everything I would like to, so here is a part!
Thanks. I’ve been consciously trying to get better at hands for ten years, and I still suck, so I’m always grateful for new tutorials. Someday, one diagram, one line is gonna click it for me. This one’s great.
/SHAKES ON THE FLOOR IM HAVING
AN ART ATTACK