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Update June 2017: Tumblr dimensions/sizes for optimal display of your GIF on the dashboard. To prevent your GIF looking fuzzy/ not animating/ refusing to load, use the sizes above.

Most important is the width, height can be whatever you want up to a point. GIF that are next to each other must be the same height or tumblr will crop them. 3MB+ will not work. More on tumblr sizes

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To clean a room from bad vibes, there´s always different methods but I like to use a simple and more personal one.

 First, gather dried herbs. It´s more special if it´s your favourite, since its your room. Mint, Eucalyptus, Rosemary , Lavender Buds, you choose. 

Then, you have to burn them on a old frying pan or the herbs alone if you like, just be sure to turn out the fire quickly, the point is to leave the aromatic smoke. 

Pass the herbs around each corner of the room while thinking of positive energy, of things that make you happy and give you peace of mind. 

Lastly, once you are finished, open the windows and place the ashes and remains in a garden or the natural soil. It´s preferable to thanks the earth for letting you use the herbs to clean your place. .゚☆゚. - Bo

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Wow, now I can stream watch videos + live chat with my friends on my phone anywhere I’m - like these hungry happy cat friends, watching cake tutorials together at their own homes.  Thanks Tumblr!! 💕 

Meet Cabana, the new app from Tumblr. Take your usual spot with you anywhere. Chat. Watch videos. Hang out. Learn to frost delicious rainbow cakes with your friends wherever you are. Hang out, watch stuff here!!  🎂🍰😋🐱

anonymous asked:

could u do a tutorial on shading? how do u get your lines so straight? im a huge fan of ur art and i would love to learn how !!

Shading (without a specific light source)

1. Flat Colors

2. Add a lighter color or a darker color to the original color in order to add more value to the flat colors.

If you look at the image below it shows the comparisons of the new color that was added to the original color in order to see the difference between the two.

3. Add the shadows in order to show which object is above another object. To create the shadows I used the colors shown below and set them to ‘multiply’. This adds more depth to your work. 

4. Use ‘multiply’ to give more emphasis on certain aspects on your work. Like for example the leaves.

5. Add the finishing touches and you are done!

Shading (with a specific light source)

All you gotta do is determine where the light source is. In the image below, the light source is the sun. The little sun will guide you on which parts should be illuminated or shaded. 

Here are some examples:

In order to see the difference that shading can do, here is a process gif!!!

As for lines, I believe that everyone’s style is different. Some choose to do little strokes while others do just one big stroke. As for me, I just do one big stroke in order to maintain the fluidity and consistency of the line. 
Here is a picture of comparison:

If you want smooth lines then just try and draw it in one swift movement. If you don’t get it right, don’t erase the part that went wrong (because it will be obvious that it’s no longer one line but 2 lines because the continuity of the original line and the new line won’t be the same). You have to redo the whole line from the beginning.

 If you practice this a lot you will notice that your lines will be better and at the same time, you will work faster because you don’t have to do so many strokes. Btw  when you draw the line do it fast, like really fast, so that you won’t encounter any mistakes. 

Just draw a lot and you will get the hang of it and I also hope you know that each artist has their own style. So maybe the one swift stroke works for me but the many short strokes work for you. Just draw in a way that’s more comfortable to you. Anyway, hope this was helpful and have a good day!

I’ve gotten a lot of questions about drawing advice lately.  Maybe I’ll get off my ass and do another proper tutorial, but here’s just some general advice-  Start loose!  Sometimes it takes a shitload of couple of passes to get the drawing right, and thats ok!  Try not to move onto color/paint before you’ve really hashed out the drawing.  Trust me this will speed you up, not slow you down!  

Bonus! Lookit these goofy ass faces I start with - 

amacei  asked:

What I absolutely love about your art style is their lively facial expressions! Could you please show us a tutorial on how to draw them?

Thank you! There is a tutorial that I’ve been looking for everywhere to no avail so I will cook up my own thing real quick. Mind you, this is not really a tutorial, more like a demonstration.
What I want to show you here is how a little detail can change the whole facial expression. To give you a good example, here are some Buttons faces with the only difference between them being the change of one feature in each row.
Let’s go with eyebrows first:

Then we got eyelids:

The focus of the eyes, the dilation of the pupils and even the size of the iris:

The mouth:

And though this might be more “body language” than “facial expression”, but I think the position of the head/neck counts as part of an expression:

Of course there are other things you can change on your subject’s face like squishing-stretching the whole head or just some of their features, scrunching up their nose, messing up their hair, etc. It all depends on how cartoony your character is. Buttons is semi-realistic so I don’t really go to the extremes with his face.

Another thing: when it comes to conveying an expression, I first think of the basic pose (angle of the head and neck, body language), much like how you start animating lipsync by creating the body language first. You don’t get to draw in the individual mouth posings until you got the body language down.

Same with drawings. Try not to start with the details, work your way to them!

That’s all I could think of for now. I got some more references and thoughts collected in this post from a year ago.
Have fun! :)