But I used a lot of references for them

Okay, let’s get something straight... I’m sick and tired of this crap.

I’m sorry for all you people on here that are saying we need to get over Beth. That the writer’s don’t owe us anything and that we need to stop calling them out on stuff. FIRST OFF. GET OFF OUR FUCKING TAG IF YOU THINK IT’S SO RIDICULOUS. Still there? Mmkay. Warning: A lot of this info is redundant to TD members

1. They did put a lot of Beth quotes, references, and reminders leading up to the finale (even within at some points). EVERYONE NOTICED, not just us. 

2. They did make us think Tyreese’s burial was Beth’s. They did this by showing us Maggie crying by Beth, but it ended up being Tyreese’s instead hence his hat on the cross. No second grave. I’m sorry for thinking that was a bit misleading. Nothing like that has ever happened on the show involving a character death.

3. Now for the Gunshot wound to the head placement: Say what you will, it doesn’t make sense if a gun is at waist level, just getting pulled out of a holster at the time of the shot and it doesn’t go through the abdomen, stomach, or up under her chin. It’s not like she was looking face down at the gun. Does it matter where she got shot? To us, it means a lot. It means that she wasn’t shot all the way up through her head, she was hit in a still very serious bad spot but hell, Carl (in the comic books) survived getting half his face blown off by a shot gun. It’s a lethal spot but survivable? Eh, maybe. At the time it was at least SOMETHING to point out.

And if it’s a mistake on the director’s side then they need to get that department together as well. It’s not hard to put a gunshot wound under her chin in the hallucinations. People say it would be too graphic…. This whole show is graphic, they killed two little girls. Stop with the “too graphic” card.

4. And finally the big thing that we are called “babies” for: The fact that she didn’t have a cross headstone or the scene of the cast saying goodbye. I saw someone mention that Andrea didn’t get a burial. I started to say that that was true but it isn’t. Andrea had a cross out in the field at the end of the episode and ALSO she got to say goodbye to Team Family. That was closure for us Andrea fans. Beth got NONE of that. ‘

5, Have you seen the opening credit “flash at the beginning” picture? I’m sorry but when I saw it on here and then went to my tv and saw the same thing, I got a little excited. It does look like people running and people who look strangely like Beth and Dr. Edwards. 

Now the finale has aired and we all know she didn’t show up. But the thing is, don’t ridicule us for seeing signs and pointing them out. We all hoped she was some how magically alive. Finding these certain signs… That’s how we cope. Some of us like her a lot. We loved where her story was taking her. And when so much potential goes down the drain…. It’s hard. 

It’s just a difference in opinion. I’m not saying don’t post your opinion, but you can try to not be so rude.

Here’s the time lapse. I’ve been trying out a new setup with having the reference picture on the canvas. Unsure how it affects the resolution, but I like it a bit unpolished.

I got most of the color ideas from the reference (did not use the color picker), but wanted to make it a bit more nuanced. Tried going straight for it with tones at the start, but I’m definitely an underdrawing sort of person.

krickeleien I used three layers, one for the background, one for the blue underdrawing and one for the painting itself. Actually I put the underdrawing layer on top so it stays visible. I don’t really know how to use layers, so I don’t use them a lot. Sometimes I make temporary layers that I eventually flatten down, sort of like the way I would duplicate a drawing in Paper at certain stages. Just in case I mess up. 

For anyone using Procreate that is interested in the brush I used, it is a modified version of the watercolour brush in this set: Painting set for dumb styli. I also love the sponge one in there. If anyone wants the actual brush I’m using, let me know!

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"Click."

"Against all odds, I was still alive… I have been chosen. My future lay ahead of me and there was to be no escape." - Yassen Gregorovich, Russian Roulette, Anthony Horowitz.

Left to Right.

Not a very happy Valentine story.

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A while ago I mocked up some mini cakes for padalickingood Spooky!AU but never got around to making them. Today I had a little extra time so I decided to work on my stencil/free hand with her super cute Bat!John picture :3 Not very polished but I learned a lot so that’s a plus.

Of course picture used for reference belongs to padalickingood and can be found in all it’s adorableness here And the cake was made just for fun and won’t be sold or anything (just eaten because it’s tasty :D )

anonymous asked:

dunno if you want to answer this but i don't really get what is the deal with queer baiting? is it just about gay jokes or heart eyes and how can you tell that destiel is queerbaiting (or not if you don't think it is). not to cause drama im just genuinely curious and dont get the concept

Ehm, pfff… There’s a lot to queerbaiting, to be honest. Plenty of shows do it, some more blatantly than others, and all of them do use the things you mentioned: Longing looks that go beyond platonic, gay jokes/references about two people of the same gender, and the popular ‘everybody knows’ trope. These are all things that can be part of queerbaiting, and they are meant to give people in the LGTB+ community hope that maybe a queer relationship could happen on this show, so that they will watch it, even if the writers never plan to deliver.

But you’re right; At the end of the day, longing looks between two people are open to interpretation. Also, a ‘gay joke’/reference between two characters doesn’t have to mean that they have feelings for each other. These are the more ‘obvious’ types of queerbaiting though.

The thing with Destiel is; these writers are sneaky little mother fuckers. Because yes, there are some heart eyes and longing looks that are a bit too long to be entirely platonic. They love to use the ‘everyone knows they’re basically boyfriends’ trope. But that is not nearly as cruel as what they’re doing when it comes to the grand scheme of things.

Like, I seriously suck at explaining things, but I’ll give it a go and I’ll try to explain why people claim that Destiel is one of the most queerbaited couples…

So, from your ask I assume that you watch Supernatural, but let’s say you have a friend who doesn’t watch it. Said friend doesn’t know what the show is about, and doesn’t know anything about any of the characters in it.

Now you tell aforementioned friend about the show as it ACTUALLY is, only altering one little detail. So you tell them:

‘There’s this TV show that I like. In this show there is this young man named Dean, who makes a deal with a demon to save his little brother’s life, and ends up in hell because of it. Eventually, Dean gets rescued by the angel Cassandra. The reason Cassandra raised Dean from perdition is because God commanded it, seeing as the angels on this show don’t have any emotions whatsoever, don’t feel like humans do, and are merely programmed to follow the orders of the Heavenly host.

But the moment Dean and Cassandra first meet, all of this suddenly changes. Cassandra soon starts to feel, and starts caring about Dean. Caring turns into caring deeply, and ends in Cassandra turning her back on Heaven, rebelling, and even killing some of her own brothers and sisters in the process, then telling Dean that she did all of it for him.

Dean, who never had faith in God, or Heaven, or angels, still doesn’t have faith in any of that, but he now does have faith in this one angel, Cassandra. He trusts Cassandra, he prays to Cassandra (even though praying is begging in Dean’s book, and he hates that), and as the show moves on Cassandra grows away from Heaven, and closer to Dean.

Cassandra and Dean are separated on several occasions, and the odds are always against them, but even when Heaven, Hell, or Purgatory try to keep them apart, they always find their way back to each other. They both make bad decisions, mistakes, and there are cases of betrayal, but in the end they always forgive and forget, because they simply can’t stay away from one another.

Several times, Cassandra has died. Whenever Dean thinks he’s lost her, Dean gets depressed, has endless nightmares about losing her, even hallucinates seeing her, and turns to alcohol in order to keep going on with his life. They’re pretty much miserable without each other, as it shows on the actual show.
The bond they have is strong enough to break through any kind of mind control. 

Every single one of their friends/enemies know that Cassandra and Dean are each other’s weakness, and use it against them at times. Long story short: Cassandra is willing to give up everything, even her wings, only for Dean, and we’ve reached a point in the show where Dean is in a position where he has to trust Cassandra with his life, and he easily does so.

As a side note: It’s not uncommon for Dean to tell Cassandra that he needs her to be with him, and it’s not uncommon for Cassandra to watch Dean sleep.’

Interesting, isn’t it? Do you hear what it sounds like when you summarize the actual story of Dean and Castiel as it is, even without changing anything or deliberately making it sound more romantic?

Now you go ahead and ask your friend what kind of story this is, and what kind of relationship they think that Dean and Cassandra have. I can guarantee you that there is a 90% chance that your friend will tell you: “DOH, they’re in love with each other, it’s a story about star crossed lovers, and that angel is so whipped.”

Then tell your friend that you lied. Tell them that you changed one tiny aspect, even though the rest of what you told them is true to what happened on the show. Tell them that the angel is a male named Castiel, not a female named Cassandra.

That’s the only thing you changed. And depending on your friend, there are different kinds of reactions you could get to this one, but the fact remains; It is what it is. Should you be called delusional for seeing this as a love story, merely because the story is between two males?

And that is the nasty thing about the kind of queerbaiting that’s going on with Destiel. It’s subtle, oh so subtle, therefore one of the most discussed cases of queerbaiting in the history of ever. You think it’s a love story, because IT IS. So much so that even plenty of people who are straight (and not looking for representation per say) have picked up on it and started shipping it because they saw that this looks a hell of a lot like romance. 

Anyway, I hope this helped clear things up for you a little, and I apologize for taking two days to reply you because I was very busy and needed some time to type this out. D:

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FAVORITE CHARACTER MEME
1/5 locations (the purple bedroom)

Yall can unfollow me if you want but I want to make it known that I WILL be supporting the other boys as One Direction, because THEY are still ONE DIRECTION, but I will also be supporting Zayn in what ever he plans on doing. However I will not be referring to them as ot4, 4/4, 4/5, “harry, niall, liam and louis”, that cracker nickname people seem to be using, or anything else. Yes - it’s not the same with Zayn gone, however the others are still and want to still be One Direction. I’m not going to let Zayn leaving interfere with their career, because that isn’t what he wants.

On the other hand, I’m excited to see where both of these ‘directions’ go…it’s gunna be interesting.

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Devil Drop [Urban/Fantasy/Action/Dramedy]
During the Second Prohibition, man-made magic (colloquially referred to as “Devil Drop”) has been outlawed. Of course, this doesn’t stop people from getting their hands on it! Meet Sweet, a wanted man who is one of the very few able to use magic naturally–and happens to have a power greatly sought after by the people in power in an awfully corrupt city.

Devil Drop is a story I’m currently working on (and posting updates as I do on my Patreon)! It actually will have a pretty large cast, but these are a few of them. It takes place in the not-so-far-future where magic exists (both artificial and natural). Natural magic users, often referred to as “lefties” amongst other things, have a lot of prejudice against them because of which. While the general law is that they are to wear a certain device that will make their magic unusable, it’s very common for them to be arrested for crimes they didn’t commit or even killed. “Devil Drop,” the man-made liquid magic that provides an assortment of powers for varied lengths of time (as well as some mental stimulants, close to a high) is illegal, but remains popular with many of those so against lefties and anyone in power. Devil Drop is often sold in speakeasies, though the really good stuff is reserved for anyone who can afford it and not to get caught. 


Basic rundown of the characters in these pics:

Sweet: Also known as “The Philosopher’s Stone” by the general public. He’s a wanted man for an array of crimes, but everyone knows what really makes him so sought after: his natural magic that makes him immortal.

Edelweiss: The young leader and owner of the safe haven for natural magic users, The Garden. He inherited The Garden from his late father, and unlike him and most of the people under his ward, he doesn’t have any magic of his own. Like his father, he has an affinity for flowers and assigns everyone their names (though Edelweiss is his real name).

Tiger Lily: Like many members of The Garden, he’s one of the rare people in the world who can use magic naturally. His power is a control over money (although only over cash or coins he’s touched), which he can throw at super human speeds so they act as blades or bullets, and (his favorite) the ability to make it explode with a snap of his fingers. Unfortunately, if he holds money for too long it will turn to ash on its own, so he tends to spend/use it quickly. Best friends with Pansy.

Pansy: Prefers to go by Pan for obvious reasons. His usual job is being a lookout and driving the getaway car (his precious baby named Brandy). While he is a lefty, he tends not to use his magic very often as his power makes him uncomfortable. Best friends with Tiger Lily.



If you’d like to keep up with updates as soon as I finish them, including character concepting, sketches, world/story information, and even previews of the script, you can do so by supporting me on Patreon! While most everything, save for some story information and the script previews, will be uploaded publicly after some time, you can see them first there (as well as get some other goodies, like Patron-only livestreams and request streams)!

anonymous asked:

Do you have any advice for copying cartoon styles? (Not exactly copy from the artist but I hope you know what I mean)

Haha, yes I get what you mean :P I think the best way is to figure out the construction of a character - and draw them a lot with reference AND on freehand. Compare your freehands to reference and find the differences/what seems off, find reference and learn.. the.. stuffs. Repeat :D Eventually you’ll know the style/construction by heart.

I seem to say that very confidently but I’m rreeeaally slow on learning models - mostly because when it gets too restricted (having to be EXACTLY on model p much) I don’t think it’s fun to draw and I feel a lot of pressure, and the drawings turn out very lifeless (and it feels like I didn’t draw them myself).

But I do like learning how to draw characters and I’ve been using the ref/freehand process forever, and it works fine I think! Hope that helps!

Things that fascinate me about tumblr culture—

I love the sense of loyalty to our mutuals that a lot of us on tumblr feel. Like, we don’t always agree with everything that our mutuals say, but god forbid we see someone sending them anon hate! That sad anon can prepare for a public roast. And there’s kind of this trend going around parts of tumblr where people refer to their mutuals/blog readers as “fam” and at first glance, it’s just kind of cute and silly, but at second glance…it’s not? There are so many joke posts on tumblr about how we share things on here that are so personal and that we would never let people “irl” (including certain friends or family) know about. But we - at least me - don’t think twice about sharing the details of our lives (even when they’re ugly and messy and maybe kind of pathetic) with our followers and mutuals. And the best thing is, when we do, we often get support, validation, and encouragement from them. It is kind of like a family. This kind of intimacy does foster some really close friendships and connections. People make bonds on here that lead to meeting up irl and planning trips to see each other and meetups and sending care packages and gifts to each other in the mail (across entire countries) with handwritten notes. 

I think it’s pretty beautiful. 

I bought a menstrual cup recently. I think it’s safe to blame madefresh for this because she and I talked at length about how bad we feel for not using menstrual cups just because they seem like a hassle or we feel squiked out by them or because we are scared of getting them stuck.

I already use tampons without applicators but I’m still painfully aware of how much trash I generate during each cycle. Also, used tampons are stinky and my basset hound desperately wants to eat them. 

So: Lunette. It’s pretty good! I used it quite a bit during my last period (which I feel obligated to refer to as moon sickness now that I’m a menstrual hippy). Inserting it is a little difficult but I’d already gotten a lot better at it by the end of my period. Taking it out is pretty easy but there is a moment where you’re holding a tiny purple plastic goblet of blood and having a Talking Heads style “HOW DID I GET HERE??” moment. 

 The one disaster I had of course took place at work where I had told myself I wasn’t even going to wear it until I felt confident. But on day two I was excited and mad with power and I wore it to work. I was doing baby yoga and I felt it shift inside me and SPILL AN OUNCE IF BLOOD INTO MY VAGINA. I whispered “the tide” and ran to the bathroom. I suspect the problem was due to user error so I’m not dissuaded. 

 I picked Lunette mostly because I can’t bring myself to say “diva” about anything I own/do. I got the small size (see my hand for scale) and could wear it for like 8.5 hours (when I’d usually go through 2 Super Plus tampons in that time) without any fear of leaks and created zero trash. 

 If you’ve been toying with trying: do it!! You’re a beautiful menstrual warrior and I believe in you.

I hope you still like me, even when I’m 23 - Happy Birthday to me.

If you can’t tell from the obvious Blink-182 reference: I’ve yet to find a cure for aging and thus have turned 23. *Insert musical congratulations here*

It didn’t occur to me until a week beforehand that presents are a thing I could ask from people, even my family. It completely slipped my mind because well… the only thing I really want is more books but I already have a lot of books so I don’t need more until I’ve read some of them. I don’t want gifts from my friends, family, or readers but I would like to use this opportunity to direct any admiration/generosity you have towards me to someone else who needs it more.

Charlie’s fundraiser for top surgery is still underfunded and every single dollar counts. Their dysphoria causes them great discomfort presenting as feminine and one of the options they have is to use a binder to flatten the appearance of breast tissue but this is causing heart complications. This top surgery can finally help them find a safe and long lasting way to be comforting as a genderqueer person. We’ve raised a few hundred already and that’s FANTASTIC! Thank you to everyone who has contributed thus far. You’re amazing. And to those who haven’t yet: even if you can spare just a little bit of money it’d be greatly appreciated. We can make this a reality together. We can feel accomplished as a team for helping someone achieve their goals. I only hope that - if you can - please be part of it.

Click here to donate. Thank you in advance to everyone who can help.

anonymous asked:

I'm glad I'm not the only one upset, though i have mixed feelings.. both happy and upset at the same time.. dunno what to think help

DONT WORRY A LOT OF US HAVE MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT IT

IDK ABOUT YOU I LOVE DAN AND PHIL AND IM SO GOING TO GET HATE FOR THIS BUT FOR PEOPLE WHO DONT LIKE TO REFER TO THEIR FOLLOWERS AS “FANS” WELL 80 POUNDS IS SURELY A LOT OF MONEY TO CHARGE FOR A MEET AND GREET AND A GIFt bAG

THAT GIFT BAG BETTER hOLD TONS OF CUTE STUFF OR I’M GONNA FIGHT THEM

korralreef asked:

How did you learn anatomy so well??

When I was 13 or 14 I would go into the bathroom or a room that had a mirror and I would pose myself and memorize that pose then go draw that pose. I think that helped.

I still look in the mirror actually, and I study people and I look at photos and sometimes draw from real life, though not as much as I should. If I’m lucky and need help with a particular pose I can sometimes get help from people I know, they’ll let me pose them and take pictures so I can use it for reference. I don’t feel all that great at anatomy to be honest, I still have a lot to learn and I lot I feel like I’m working on, but thank you for the compliment. :)

piratedashmod asked:

How many brackets are you filling out this year, Twi?

I’m not sure I know what you mean. If you’re referring to in general, well, I do use a lot of brackets. Perhaps not that many in comparison to other characters, but that’s a given for any character which isn’t a letter, as natural language is comprised of letters primarily.

Still, I do use a great deal of brackets, all told. Parentheses mainly, on account of using them to include asides in writing, but also for mathematics. Mathematics also involves a lot of other brackets, such as square brackets (a term which has always irked me since they aren’t actually square), curly brackets (which are at least somewhat curly) and angle brackets (which are mostly obtuse).

As mathematics is fundamental to science, it is something I end up using a lot, thus also a great many brackets. Not to mention mathematics is fascinating on its own and I often solve equations or work on proofs just because it’s so much fun.

As for how many, well, that’s impossible to estimate. It really depends on what kind of mathematics I will end up doing, and how much of it, not to mention all the other writing I do. I don’t even know how many I’ve used thus far, I do so much writing and I can’t keep copies of everything on hoof, a lot is sent off as letters or placed into storage.

I could estimate it for this newsletter, as the publishing is rather consistent and I do have an archive of past issues at my disposal.

I have been answering letters for 336 days, during which time I have used a total of 264 brackets, all parentheses, opening and closing. Considering brackets are filled in in pairs, I have filled in 132 brackets over the course of 336 days. Assuming a similar pattern for this year, I will be filling in 132/336 · 365 = 143.39285714… brackets. Though of course since the number of brackets is a discrete value, it should be rounded down to 143 brackets.

I don’t know if this has been a satisfactory answer, or even an answer to the right question, but I hope it has at least been enlightening and entertaining nonetheless. I certainly had fun going through every single past issue of my newsletter, counting the brackets and calculating an estimate for the year!

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I’m gonna be doing the wardrobe meme with A LOT OF MY CHARACTERS so I’m using these as basic poses for them =DDD And yes, Eirian actually has toes now (and as far as this sketch goes, I’m gonna repurpose it for his new reference, since the one I have depicts him as too slim ; w ; this is his true build HAHA). Also yeah that’s what his hair looks like under his hat. A little unruly. Sometime in the near future Vanille WILL get a color change and yes I’m spoiling what it will be, but I have to try it out so I can adjust myself. I’m REALLY pleased with this one, she looks great with the pink hair, and yeah - I guess I wasn’t really feeling the green in her original color scheme. Currently though, these colors aren’t canon.

Samehk sporting the short hair cuz I’m kind of obsessed with him having it right now, plus it’s much easier to see all his markings without the long locks!! If anything though, he’ll keep the long hair for a while then cut it XD For now I wanna experiment more with the short hair! Padma got a marking update, but other than that she’s relatively the same!! I super love her HHH but she’s so dark aosduauohf then again it’s my fault for making her shiny xP But yes!!! This is what I’m working on!!

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So yesterday I was feeling bad so I decided to draw, but everything was coming out wonky and just wrong, so I thought it was time to do some studies…I went a bit overboard.

All of them are referenced from a video of a classical ballet class! 

you know what makes me happy

the whole ‘chastemance’ thing started out as a insult to sebastian’s romance, or a insult to his friendmance in particular

and then a lot of ace fans started to use it in a positive way to refer to his romance, and then when we found out da:i would have them, everyone used it in a positive way ‘omg chastemance confirmed!’ ‘who has the chastemance?’ ‘tell me if character’s romances are chastemances or not’