A reference for artists. This applies mainly to human blood, or any other iron-based red blood.
Blood does dry red - but it does not stay that way for long. Due to the blood decomposing and the iron in the blood oxidizing, it quickly turns brown. I know it’s an easier visual cue to have old dry blood look red, but it simply is not accurate.
As well, blood does not dilute pink, but instead a sort of yellowish orange due to the yellow color of blood plasma. This causes blood stains to look yellow, too, and blood soaking into a particularly absorbent fabric will also have yellow areas.
Blood almost never looks pink unless the lighting of the image would turn any yellowish hues more pinkish-orange. It does occasionally look almost purple-black, but pretty much never under flash photography, the lighting needs to lean toward blue, and there needs to be a good volume generally.
Blood can also almost look like foamy deep red paint when there’s a considerably large amount of it, but due to my currently upset stomach (unrelated to the topic at hand or pictures) and the nature of photos requiring that much blood, I’m not providing reference.
The best way to find reference of real blood, honestly, is to look up crime photography and get on gore sites like bestgore.com. Don’t just search for blood in Google Image Search because most of your results are going to be stage blood which is almost never completely realistic looking.
Take some liberty with it because photography really never does it complete justice, but try to steer clear of pink blood and bright red, old dry blood, yeah?
another way to look up gobs of blood is to search ‘slaughterhouse floor’ or just pictures of abattoirs and slaughterhouses in general, or look up things like deer processing, game processing, etc
i know everyone hates reddit but http://reddit.com/r/MorbidReality/ is better than bestgore imo, since it’s much more clearly labeled and respectful (if bestgore is the site i’m thinking of it’s full of racist and sexist shit too)
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Yeah I used bestgore because it was pretty much the first one I could remember off the top of my head and I was way too nauseous to go looking for anything else at the time. The writer(s?) for the site are enormous try-hard douchebags and your suggestions are superior.
Outlaw Pastor by Keith Tsuji
Born 1951 in Osaka, Japan. Arthur Hollands went to USA when he was 20, where he became the national champion at an all American wrestling tournament, won a silver medal at a Pan American championship, and came third at a national Judo championship. Baptized at 23, became a pastor and returned to Japan in 1982 for evangelism.
Here’s a six page comic I put together as part of a final presentation for my perspective theory class! In which Reggie ventures into Emily’s forest and is introduced to some tiger bears. It’s not quite a complete story, but the point was more to show what finished artwork for a graphic novel might look like. I’d say it was a success!! :’D
This thing is too dang cute. Love the colors!
Look at this cute fucking thing.
I want twenty of them.
oh wow that’s SO cool i’ve never seen one of these before
why did scientists make that pokemon crossover app real life
I love cute bugs. Evidently, this one is named Tyler Durdan. Perfect.
Can we take a second to appreciate how adorable Disney animator Ward Kimball was when he was animating?
Animating Pecos Bill (Melody Time)
Panchito Pistoles (Three Caballeros)
Captain hook (Peter Pan)
Mad Hatter (Alice in Wonderland)
The Crows (Dumbo). Look how happy he is!
I don’t even have big enough words for how much I admire old Disney and WB animators.
The Maijishan Grottoes are a series of 194 caves cut in the side of the hill of Majishan in Tianshui, Gansu Province, northwest China. This example of rock cut architecture contains over 7,200 Buddhist sculptures and over 1,000 square meters of murals. Construction began in the Later Qin era (384-417 CE).