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Photo Study 2 by AlydaBookworm Photo Study 2 :iconalydabookworm:AlydaBookworm 2 0 Male Side Profile - Improvement by AlydaBookworm Male Side Profile - Improvement :iconalydabookworm:AlydaBookworm 1 0 Medieval Knight by AlydaBookworm Medieval Knight :iconalydabookworm:AlydaBookworm 2 0 Angel by AlydaBookworm Angel :iconalydabookworm:AlydaBookworm 2 3 Angel (no background) by AlydaBookworm Angel (no background) :iconalydabookworm:AlydaBookworm 3 0 Snowfall by AlydaBookworm Snowfall :iconalydabookworm:AlydaBookworm 1 0 Violet by AlydaBookworm Violet :iconalydabookworm:AlydaBookworm 5 0 Mikasa Ackerman by AlydaBookworm Mikasa Ackerman :iconalydabookworm:AlydaBookworm 6 0 Green Eyes by AlydaBookworm Green Eyes :iconalydabookworm:AlydaBookworm 2 0 Photo Study by AlydaBookworm Photo Study :iconalydabookworm:AlydaBookworm 6 0 Blonde Guy by AlydaBookworm Blonde Guy :iconalydabookworm:AlydaBookworm 3 0 Knight Radiant by AlydaBookworm Knight Radiant :iconalydabookworm:AlydaBookworm 1 0 Shallan Davar by AlydaBookworm Shallan Davar :iconalydabookworm:AlydaBookworm 10 2


The Art of VILLAINY ~ Making Realistic Villains for your Fiction ~
"People will do far more to Avoid Pain than they will to Seek Pleasure."
-- CIA Profiler Gavin DeBecker on Human Nature
True Predators
When I craft a villain, I go out of my way to make darned sure that my fictional villains are as realistic as the villains we face in real life. I begin by giving them ordinary human Issues.
Within every villain (fictional and non-fictional) there's a human issue at core that drives them to BE villains in the first place. Even mass murderers have reasons (however twisted) for doing what they do.
NO villainous action is RANDOM.
The victim may be randomly chosen, but the action -- no matter how twisted -- always has a reason behind it. That reason is ALWAYS driven by a very human issue triggered by an unfulfilled and essential human need.
Key Human Issues:
    * Desire for Connection
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Walking on Sunshine by AmandaDuarte Walking on Sunshine :iconamandaduarte:AmandaDuarte 49 5 Hermione Granger by MaxDaily Hermione Granger :iconmaxdaily:MaxDaily 672 25 A2 by Zolaida A2 :iconzolaida:Zolaida 706 18 Haikyuu!! Bokuto's Poker Face by Suncelia Haikyuu!! Bokuto's Poker Face :iconsuncelia:Suncelia 161 19 Combat Medic Ziegler (April's reward) by CGlas Combat Medic Ziegler (April's reward) :iconcglas:CGlas 353 6 Mias and Elle Chapter1 pg3 by StressedJenny Mias and Elle Chapter1 pg3 :iconstressedjenny:StressedJenny 1,048 118 Sweet Cruelty by Dani-Owergoor Sweet Cruelty :icondani-owergoor:Dani-Owergoor 171 80 Cassidy - Steps by Claparo-Sans Cassidy - Steps :iconclaparo-sans:Claparo-Sans 373 13 Wondersail - Way of Kings Stormlight Archives by 8-bitpunch Wondersail - Way of Kings Stormlight Archives :icon8-bitpunch:8-bitpunch 114 10 [WoR]Windrunner and Lightweaver by Mengluoli [WoR]Windrunner and Lightweaver :iconmengluoli:Mengluoli 98 5 Kaladin And Syl Animation by Silver-Northwind Kaladin And Syl Animation :iconsilver-northwind:Silver-Northwind 7 2 The First Ideal by RebeccaSorge The First Ideal :iconrebeccasorge:RebeccaSorge 32 2 Drawing for a fan! by rossdraws Drawing for a fan! :iconrossdraws:rossdraws 5,947 186 Attack from Behind by cursedapple Attack from Behind :iconcursedapple:cursedapple 192 5 Water Elf by Axsens Water Elf :iconaxsens:Axsens 501 15


Photo Study 2
Started as a photo study- but I sorta did my own thing and forgot about the pic I was studying. This was what happened. xD
I'm very happy with how this turned out- gave me good practice for hair and skin. Hope you like it. :D
Male Side Profile - Improvement
Wanted to show my improvement in male faces/side profiles in the past few months. :D

First Pic: Made 12/2/2016 when my style was completely different. Ended up spending a lot of time on a "quick doodle". I hate his hair. Took forever and still sucks. xD

Second Pic: Made 1/31/2017 after I started coming into my new style of having a lot less lineart and going for a more realistic, less anime/cartoon look. As you can probably see, I didn't feel like attempting to draw an ear so I hid it behind his hair. Er.. Did not work. I am not very happy with this one.. especially that eye... -_-

Third Pic: Finished today, 3/12/2017. I tried REALLY hard to make this one look right. Searched up a ton of pics for reference and ended up changing his whole face shape halfway through, but (for once) I'm very happy with how he turned out. :)
An angel without wings. :)
I think I really improved on hair and fabric while working on this. Background was kinda tough and pretty rushed, but I hope it's good anyways. This one was a lot of fun to draw.

(version with background)


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Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
I'm here simply because I love making art and want to become better at it. :D

I've owned a drawing tablet for a few years, but I only really got into digital art early 2016 and I'm still looking to define my own art style.


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PrennCooder Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for faving one of my guides :D (Big Grin) I really appreciate it! I hope its helped you in some way. 
If you watch me you'll see that I have tons of other guides coming too! There are many already in my gallery, which I hope you'll check out. 
Here is the folder with them if you want to see them:…
Thanks again :D (Big Grin)
AlydaBookworm Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
I'll be sure to check out your gallery. :)
PrennCooder Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Student Traditional Artist