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Super Simple Hand Guide by NetherStray
Super Simple Hand Guide
Another note that I didn't put on this: A hand's length from middle fingertip to palm base should be roughly the same length from chin to middle of the forehead. Index and pinky fingers should rest about halfway across the eyes themselves. If you want a character to have noticeably long or wide hands, expand either proportion accordingly!

Okay, so when I see someone has drawn hands kind of oddly, the problem usually isn't their general skill level. It's the proportions! Just like faces, hands have typical proportions that you can use as a guide to draw them in such a way that they won't look strange. I'm hesitant to say draw them "right" because that isn't always the goal. So instead, just draw them with generally correct proportions and check your work if something doesn't look the way you think it should.

This isn't a detailed guide, nor is it meant to be. These are the basic rules that you can grow from. 
Slayer of Slayers by NetherStray
Slayer of Slayers
Don't let the fur on her armor fool you; Red would never kill an animal for sport or trivial decorations. Instead, she killed a person who would. Almost all of her gear is lifted from slain poachers, her chosen hunt. After her father tried to instruct her in the art of fur trapping and skinning, Red shot him in the stomach and ran, taking his sleek-furred fox with her. Since then, she has had a single goal: find the enemies of the wilds and slay them. Those who kill out of necessity are not her targets, but those who take more than their fair share of the wilderness will soon turn into pincushions once she's taken aim at them.
Chillwind Overhang Group Bust colored by NetherStray
Chillwind Overhang Group Bust colored
Finally finished! Seven characters, what a deal. 

Clockwise from noon: Thandwen, Daelin, Niccolai, Allidar, Linthael, Sundersoul, and Teidran. 
  • Listening to: "For Whom The Bell Tolls" by Sabaton
What are they? No one is sure, but I think I'd like to earn some. 

Aside from that, I was wondering if anyone would have interest in the original .PSD files for some of my work. Sometimes I'm asked how I accomplished a particular look, and I'm hesitant to make the file downloadable. But if there was a barrier to entry--a toll, in this case--to prevent people from grabbing things left and right to repost, I think I'd be more comfortable doing it.

I'm going to make a few of my favorite pieces available for points. Are there any in particular I should make available?


Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
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You are free to use things I post. If you use something for profit, you must speak with me to negotiate a price first. If you use something for no profit, go ahead and use it as long as you link the original in your comment and link your work in the original's comments.

I'm a former student currently figuring out just what the hell I want to be in school for. I'm a World of Warcraft player and roleplayer.

I do commissions! A dollar for a simple sketch, five for more complex, ten for inked, and fifteen for full color.

I run these sites:
Wildheart Fanfiction (… )
Silent Hill Directory (… )
I would love to make my own game, but I realize that's probably never going to happen. Maybe writing will work out instead. I like dogs and cats and have two cats. I live with my mum and have an older sister. My mother and father are divorced.

Current Residence: I keep my stalkers restricted to the internet.
deviantWEAR sizing preference: medium or large
Favourite style of art: objective. modern art is best as furniture. I'm not a big fan of "fine" art either.
Operating System: iMac
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Shell of choice: wat
Skin of choice: I prefer to keep it on my body
Personal Quote: "Hope for the best and prepare for the worst."

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PietrOtelloRomano Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hi Jane
Thank you very much for the Fave
PietroI'm on fire!
vw1956 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You very much for the :star: on angel2 by vw1956 :)
Zanjeki Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Awesome work!
NetherStray Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wyverex Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
NetherStray Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
Akusreu Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student General Artist
:+fav:'s are SO AWESOME
Thanks~ :iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3:
NetherStray Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sovriin Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fav! :iconblushplz:
NetherStray Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course!
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