1. Yay, i now have space to myself again and can sleep whenever, too bad that a period of recurrent nightmares (that I like to call ‘nightmare season’) has once again decided to present itself at pretty much exactly the same time… e_e

    I have wondered whether it’s to do with improper melatonin secretion as it has a similar feel to the nightmares I once had under high dosages of prescribed melatonin… unfortunately, I won’t ever find out anything about my melatonin unless a particular university professor, which my specialist contacted, is actually interested in my case, which I guess not by the looks of things (if I had something going, then my melatonin secretion levels could be measured). My mother, who also has irregular sleep, suffers from these same nightmare seasons, so I guess there’s potential for explanation there to a degree.

    I don’t suppose any of my followers have any recommendations for dealing with nightmares?

  1. 
i took this in verona the morning after the arctic monkeys concert and everything was silent and still and i remember thinking that i would have given anything for the world to stay this way 
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    i took this in verona the morning after the arctic monkeys concert and everything was silent and still and i remember thinking that i would have given anything for the world to stay this way 

    source: ezekestiel
  1. The first image is a complete dissection and copy of diagrams of the muscles in Stephen Rogers Peck’s Human Anatomy for the Artist (not a book I recommend to visual learners such as myself…), basically extracting all the information. Need to research lots of different areas that are unknown, especially the various specialist terms for contours in the body that it has.

    The second is basically collating a lot of the information that I have together, taking bones and muscles and basically recording whether they have any significance or not so there is no doubt in my mind as to what is going on.

    In the last image, I’m starting to explore models for drawing, combining all of my knowledge. This step-by-step grafts ideas from multiple sources.

    It’s not to provide incredibly detailed guidelines, but merely using guidelines I’ve seen before and then filling in between with how various things that are usually missed out came to be through anatomical knowledge. It’s a method of giving me solid, useful training wheels.

    it frustrates me that pretty much all of the resources I’ve seen are insufficient in themselves because they provide a step by step, but there isn’t enough detail for me in between the steps or enough clear explanations as to why someone is doing something.

  1. Getting back into drawing again finally! More dissecting of anatomy (I’ll probably be doing for many more months to come in between completing Darkfang Archive). High-res >

    Getting back into drawing again finally! More dissecting of anatomy (I’ll probably be doing for many more months to come in between completing Darkfang Archive).

  1. jimllpaintit:

Dear Jim, Please can you paint Frankie Boyle teaching children how to swear. Thanks, David ‘Magoo’ McGuire

If anyone hasn’t seen this illustration blog already, you totally should… High-res >

    jimllpaintit:

    Dear Jim,

    Please can you paint Frankie Boyle teaching children how to swear.

    Thanks,

    David ‘Magoo’ McGuire

    If anyone hasn’t seen this illustration blog already, you totally should…

  1. Have been having some visitations from friends and family lately, and my sleeping has gone down the toilet.

    I am still going to be posting the intro and questions on Darkfang Archive to places, but it’s going to take a lot longer than I said it would (since with my sleep condition, catching up on lost sleep is pretty painful and lengthy). I also need to fix some broken pages before I am able to do it.