A loverly fuck-ton of horse-riding references.

So there are a few ways people ride horses. The first way is the “proper way”; the stuff they teach you in riding class where you’re supposed to sit up straight so your spine telescopes into your anus when the horse gets jumpy (*pulls reins on sarcasm* Whoaaa, whoaaa boy!). It would be wise to research this a bit if your character is a riding student or something of the sort. There’s a practicality behind it, for the structure of your riding position aids in controlling the horse. Then there’s the racing pose where you’re ass isn’t touching the horse at all (you rely on stirrups; with this one, you’re pretty much required to have a saddle to make this work… I could conceive some ways one could do without, but I’m not that motivated at the moment). This is something you also ought to read up on. Then there’s the type where no “official” rules were learned, so the person adopted a position that seemed to work for their needs (cue for “get creative, home-slice”). And, just as a side note, if you’re not male and you’re drawing a male riding a horse… Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. For the love of all that is good in this world… don’t forget we have balls, and that those balls on the spine of a horse can hurt like a motherfucker (which is why so many of us keep our asses off the seat when starting out). If the horse is jumping around, and we ourselves are well-hung, it’s not gonna be pretty. We have a little more consideration for our groin, so in most cases, we’ll be elevated from the seat a bit (unless your character is a pro and has acclimatized to the abuse and/or learned how to sit properly). In fact, we usually deal with this problem by pushing our hips forward when the horse’s hooves touch the ground; this way our buns of steal can take the impact and not our hopes and dreams (so it kinda looks like we’re grinding on the seat as the horse is going… but trust me, it’s for a good cause).


This book might also help:


Hopefully this helps! Keep up the majestic anatomy!


[From various sources]



A workable fuck-ton of male archery references (per request).

[Please note that the top two images of the white statues are for weaker bows; typically, the bow will have a stronger pull weight. The front arm would be fully extended and straight, and the hand gripping the arrow would not be pinching the arrow itself.]

Images (1 & 2) academicart
Images (3, 4 & 5) greytaliesin (who’s blog has since been changed to hallaheart)
Image (6 & 7) scott-eaton
Image (6) syccas-stock
Image (8) greygoosearchery
Image (9) naturalarcher


Hello! I saw you were open to art requests. I wanted to ask if you could do a picture of Avatar Yangchen hanging out with a fellow airbender nun or maybe a mentor? Either way, I love your art. Thanks for sharing it!

Sorry for the long wait anon, you have not been forgotten!! I just got a new monitor and it’s an ips panel so I can actually see the right colors on my screen. It’s been an absolute dream working on this thing so I’ll try to get it done soon!

FOR SCIENCE - Can You Roll Your Tongue?


Can you roll your tongue like this? image
If you CAN, then please REBLOG.
This is for serious science! because I have an assignment in my biology class to do a survey on how many people can or cannot roll their tongues.
If you CANNOT roll your tongue like that, then please FAVOURITE this post!
you can de-favourite the post or delete it from your blog in about two weeks if you desire to do so, but I plead you to take part in this survey of serious sience! thank

thought i’d try out that free sculptris program that’s been floating around here. never used any 3d software before so i’m happy with the results. pretty handy having a reference for ocs.