[[This got much longer, much faster than I expected and if you want to skip it, there is a tl;dr at the end.]]

Just a quick little psa guys. Always start with a neutral in the background when you are working on a new drawing. Your eyes will thank you. 

The plain white background is crazy bad to stare at for extended periods of time, and can lead to some serious damage later on. It leads to a host of issues: worsening near-sightedness, eye strain, double vision, light sensitivity, not to mention the back problems that come from you leaning in closer to the screen because your eyes hurt.

I use these refs up here by eyedropping one of the shades closest to the colors of the piece I’m planning and filling it in the background.

For example:


versus this

It’s much more comfortable to look at the grey as opposed to the harsh white. Plus, even if you don’t notice while drawing, you’ll feel better working on it which will let the creative mojo flow better.

Also, you don’t have to use a grey tone, those are just my defaults, you can use deeper tones as well. For example, I’m working on a drawing now that I have a dark purple blue on the background. I’m using the purple because I’m working with grey tones on the suit that would be difficult to discern from a grey background.

Just keep the temporary background from being too saturated and your eyes will be much happier. The higher the saturation, the stronger the light is that is going into your eyeballs. That’s kind of why it hurts to look at those brightly colored websites that are used as bad examples of webdesign.

tl;dr: Save your eyes by not drawing on white backgrounds.

I am so friggin late! Been busy during the weekend and had no time to finish the last 2 Otayuri prompts. I know I’m suuuperrr late but I told myself that I must at least get the final two done no matter what! Sorry tho!

Otayuri Week Day 6 - Rivalry

Yura is smug because he got taller than Beka and he felt like it’s a competition to see who grew tallest during their months away from each other. Beka be cool as ice tho with the 10cm (?) difference

movement test!! still have some small things to fix yet but for the most part the animation meme’s coming along nicely!! :0

okay but i know a lot of people are on the knight jeremy train, but hear me out for a second

king jeremy

one of the youngest kings out of the current kings to rule. he may not know a whole lot, but he tries his best to learn all he can so he can run a successful kingdom. who always puts his people first and is one of the kindest rulers. who creates beautiful buildings and structures either for people to live in or to decorate the kingdom. who is fair and kind and courageous. a man who is a nightmare on the battlefield and can destroy armies with little effort. a man who charges into battle with hell’s fire in his veins. who, after every battle, weeps for the lost lives and goes to the homes of the knights who gave their lives to say his condolences to the families, should their families be alive. a king who gives it his all to protect everyone, even if they have committed crimes.

literally just give me king jeremy who tries his best and is always optimistic and trying to make his kingdom a welcome place for all to come to.

# tom reading A MAN CALLED OVE is everything

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look not everyone likes folk ballads and that is fine but willie of winsbury is 100% worth a listen because a plot point is the king finds this guy so damn attractive he just forgets to be mad at him and then offers him half his kingdom because he is just so hot

Ladies and Gentlemen, I ashamedly present to you what I did instead of the art I’m actually being paid to do (*europeanly shoves this at @forovnix*)


[Dump]  One Punch Man bts break time.