Another thing: The reason why I have the title "Face your Fears" is actually a note to myself. I have a small fear for people with mental/psychical disabilities and I hope this tutorial will help me overcome this ridiculous fear of approaching these people.
I have absolutely no intention to offend anyone with psychical or mental disabilities, if there's something in this tutorial that you find extremely wrong and offensive, I appreciate if you would point it out.
I will not tolerate any kind of trolling or disrespectful comments about any kind of people mentioned in the tutorial. This applies to any other tutorial as well.
I love this. I live in a country where you see people with birth defects every day, just when you're driving along in your own neighbourhood. People try and shut out this kind of thing from their lives, because they can't face reality. You know you're brave if you can go so far as to draw characters with deformities. So I thank you for this.
I suffered from Keloid scaring for a few years after I got my ears pierced, I was teased at school and I never really talked to anyone or tied my hair up, they were so painful, and finally I had them removed in February... the operation cost $700. I went through all that because the woman that pierced my ears didn't wash her hands D:<
I also have a small but ridiculous fear of birth defects. I've never seen the unfortunate children in real life, just in photos, and I'd turn away when I see them. You, you remind me that I should be ashamed for doing such thing.
And though I have many scars myself, I'm still afraid of them. Especially keloid scars. But most of all, I'm terrified of burns and burn scars. This is embarrassing, but I don't even have the guts to look up references for those, though I know I'd have to draw them one day.
Thank you for making this. I have a little brother with Downs Syndrome and I am practicing how to draw anatomy. This has inspired me to attempt to draw a portrait of him. Thanks for not forgetting those less fortunate than you and me.