Four Eyes? You’re not doing it right

May I raise a question. It’s a pretty simple one. It’s one that’s been bothering me for a while. And here it is. Why would you give a alien creature your making four eyes?

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Here’s an image of an alien from the game Mass Effect. I love you Bio Ware but I have no idea how giving anything, four eyes like this would make any sense? …Maybe this isn’t a simple question. Here, let me nit pick this for you.
Humans have binocular vision, meaning we have two eye that are use together as a pear. This allows us humans to track one thing at a time and have pretty good depth perception and such. It looks something like this

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Simple right? Okay so now someone could argue: well if you have four eyes, it could allow you to track two things at once. And yes, that is most likely true. But if that’s so, why hasn’t nature taken advantage of that? Out of the many many animals,  only one  creature has more then  two eyes, the arachnids.

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That’s right! Spiders! (I hate spiders…-shutters-) But why do these little creeps have so many. Well—did you know that spider’s can’t turn their heads? (Except for jumping spider’s. But they’re just weird.) No I didn’t, you say. Well now you do. Notice where these spider’s eyes are? No? Let me show you a better picture.
tumblr_nvly47xadI1tv18aqo1_500.jpgNotice a trend? Most of these little eight eyed freaks have at least two pares of their eyes located on the side of their head. This leads me to the conclusion that the little spider needs those eyes of theirs to compensate for the inability to move it’s head and look  around and track, like most living things with eyes can. 2237688.png
This love picture proves my theory.

So there’s one good reason not to randomly slap on another set of eyes. If your alien or whatever creature your make, can move it’s head to pin point a sound and focus on it, then it probably doesn’t need another pair of forward facing eyes. It’s redundant.
That also brings my attention to another point. Let’s say  you argue that  your creature cant’t move it’s eyes instead. So to make up for that, it has extra eyes. Well here’s where I kill your idea with—

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Hello Everybody!

Well I as I just said above, hello everybody. It’s been server so months since I’ve looked at this blog (not that anyone noticed) but now I’m back. This time I hope that I’m able to go some new heights with this blog. Take it in a bette direction to do some better things

Her on my blog I’d like to keep up my little trend of doing artsy little tips and tricks. It’s good to keep your mind creative and thinking of new little projects to keep it occupied. Well I want to help you do that if for some reason you can’t do it in your own. Don’t feel insulted by that, after all, you wouldn’t have clicked your way to my site if you didn’t need a pit of help. So just spit it out and admit you need help and I’ll provide as a happy tiny bee that works it’s life away to make you people happy. …Well you know, I’ll at least try.

I did post a few thing up here last year and a few of them people didn’t think were too bad so maybe you won’t either. Well that’s all I have to say to you for today. I’m being a bit stupid right now and writing this at four in the morning because, you know, reasons. So I hope you people start seeing things on this blog that are helpful and somewhat cool perhaps. Okay being cool is stretching it but at least helpful.

Okay kids, let’s get creative!

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Little art tip

Okay have you ever tried to draw something but no matter how hard you tried you just couldn’t get it right?

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Graaaaaa!!!!!!!

Were you trying to draw said something with just your imagination and imagination alone? Well if that’s the case that may be the problem. There is absolutely nothing wrong with using your original thoughts to create something but sometimes it’s good to use a reference.

I myself usually use some form of reference or a guide when I’m drawing an action pose, when I’m trying to figure out muscular related things, or when I’m trying to make it look realistic.

⇓Take this image here for example⇓

boredom_by_e3tv-d71ooy5 Drew this about year ago. I was have a little crisis with bat wings working with a human body. I write stories and I have a character with bat wings. It’s my pet peeve not knowing how things might work so here’s my attempt at making this work in my head.

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