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Cover illustration for a magazine called “Metro Guide” being distributed thought metro stations in Tokyo from September 2017.
Number of copies: around 1 000 000.

This edition is autumn themed so I tried to make my illustration fit the contents with the colors and atmosphere. I used the Jindaiji temple and the shops that surround it as an inspiration for the setting.

「メトロガイド」の2017年10月号の表紙を担当しました!
今回の雑誌のテーマは秋なので、綺麗な紅葉や豊かな雰囲気を再現しながら描いてみたイラストです。深大寺の周りのお店通りが設定の元になってます。

Tools:
* Lines: Mitsu-bishi HI UNI F to 6B grade pencils
* Paper: White Watson 300g/m watercolor paper
* Colors: my custom 48 colors set and 48 colors Schmincek set.

ツール詳細
* 紙: ミューズ ホワイトワトソン 300g
* 下描き: Mitsu-bishi Hi-Uni 鉛筆
* 着色: 48色のシュミンケ水彩セット

GUIDE TO DOGGOS

I finished this print before fanime but never posted it because i didn’t like it that much but.. people really like it at cons despite my insecurities ;u; It has been selling out at cons so i haven’t been able to post it on my etsy yet, but when i have overstock it’ll go there!

edit: You can pre-order this print now! https://www.etsy.com/listing/531758004/guide-to-doggos-doggo-poster-print-with

some basic ideas on charging sigils with the elements ✨

Originally posted by mistyawe

note: these are my personal correspondences! you may not agree with them, and thats totally okay. i just wanna share some ideas so you can form your own opinions :) feel free to add to the list!

Why would you involve the elements?

depending on the sigil’s purpose, different elements can aid the intent. for example:

WATER

water would help with sigils relating to emotions, wisdom, purification, love, healing, femininity and others.

WAYS TO CHARGE/ACTIVATE USING WATER 

  • drawing the sigil on paper and letting it soak in the sink
  • placing the sigil out in the rain
  • letting the sigil absorb moonlight
  • drawing the sigil on your body while you swim or bathe

EARTH

earth would help with sigils relating to gardening, money, grounding, divination, fertility, employment, stability, and others.

WAYS TO CHARGE/ACTIVATE USING EARTH

  • placing the sigil in soil
  • if it is a sigil to help with plants, place it under the pot or near the plant
  • let the sigil absorb sunlight
  • surround with crystals/rocks (selenite would be good!)
  • any sort of physical way would be good

FIRE

fire would help with sigils relating to sex, courage, exercise, destruction, force, cleansing, protection and many others.

WAYS TO CHARGE/ACTIVATE USING FIRE

  • draw the sigil on paper and burn it (be careful!)
  • pass over a candle
  • pass through incense smoke (or any smoke) 
  • cut up the paper
  • let it absorb sunlight
  • have the paper under your pillow or nearby when indulging in acts of passion (yep. you know what i mean.)
  • draw the sigil on your skin and everytime it moves it’ll charge

AIR

air would help with sigils relating to flying, moving, intelligence, school, karma, and others.

WAYS TO CHARGE/ACTIVATE USING AIR

  • pass through incense smoke
  • play your sigil some music
  • toss the sigil into the air
  • take it with you when traveling 
  • fan the sigil
  • study with it nearby if it is to do with that


hope this helped!!

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!! ART TUTORIAL !!

This is my first real attempt at doing a walkthrough for one of my landscapes, I’d really appreciate some feedback!

it is pretty much my workflow process, there’s always something slightly big to change during render I should have solved earlier!

Anyway everyone, feel free to message me if you have any questions and I hope this helps anyone!!

Hi everyone, back again with another masterpost! I decided to do a guide to highlighting, I find highlighting extremely useful when I do my revision. It allows me to locate key pieces of information very fast, thus it is important to only highlight crucial details.  

Please note that this is just a guideline, so change and alter it for your usage.

I just got Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/bristudiespsych/ follow me and I will follow you back! 

If you have any requests for masterpost please send me a message!

Much love,

Bri xx

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Hey folks, Paul here for (a late) Tutor Tuesday! A few things to note:

  • A friend was over watching me make this… she and I joked that when I fill in for Meg, I should call it SUBSTI-TUESDAY. I like it!

  • The example image features my cat Calvin. If you’re wondering why the orb doesn’t have a reflection, clearly, it’s a ghost.

  • If you have any questions about Photoshop’s interface, feel free to send a message! That said, be sure to value artistic principles over software specifics–the software could change next week, but the principles are timeless.

Enjoy!
Paul

✨ Mabon Altar Tips ✨

hi, angels! you didn’t think i forgot about Mabon, did you? the autumn equinox falls in September, typically ranging from the 21st to the 24th. this year, in 2017, it is occurring on the 22nd. Mabon is symbolic - it the first official day of Fall, as well as a time to show your thanks and count your blessings - a witch’s thanksgiving, if you will! the days and nights are now equal in length, and it is a wonderful period to celebrate such a balance. this was the first holiday i celebrated as a witch. it may even be my favourite holiday on the Wheel of the Year. Mabon is the pathway to a beautiful season, and the air offers a warm essence. it is full of good feelings: being extra appreciative of what you have, recognizing the potential you have to change, and being inspired to grow. with that said, here are some ideas to incorporate into your Mabon altar!:

🍂 colors. this is always the first thing my mind goes to when creating a themed altar! it is the basis for the whole feeling of your sacred space, and will help to get you in the mood for the season. oranges, reds, gold, browns, yellows, and deep purples are a few good fits. objects such as candles, cloths, ribbons, flowers, or statues in these colors are a few wonderful ideas.

🍂 imagery. for this particular time of year, some things you should incorporate include pumpkins, gourds, baskets, acorns, apple or pumpkin seeds, and corn/corn dolls, all of these things symbolize the second harvest, and should also get you in the right mood for the autumn season. if you like, try adding some collected fallen leaves and sticks, as well. (if you cannot add any of these objects in their natural forms, dollar and craft stores have faux or decorative versions of all of them)! 

🍂 balance. after all, this is a time of year in which light and dark are at their balanced peak.  quartz on one side and obsidian on the other, a light and dark feather, dark and light pumpkins or gourds, a black candle and a white one - try including this symbolism in a creative way!

🍂 candles + incense. what altar is complete without some sort of candle? add ones in the colors of fall, or in yummy autumn scents. if you cannot add real candles to your altar, consider LED ones or fairy lights, spritzing a holiday scented spray around your space. for incense, try to include some scents such as myrrh, sage, pine, frankincense, sweetgrass, cinnamon, and even pumpkin.

🍂 herbs, spices, + crystals. add small dishes or bottles of herbs that compliment the season! marigold, sage, chamomile… just to name a few! citrine, clear quartz, amber, gold, or yellow topaz are a few crystal ideas to get started, as well. 

🍂 food. once the actual holiday is closer, consider adding some fresh offerings in bowls or baskets, or on pretty plates/trays. food offerings may include grapes, apples, nuts, grains, and wine. 

i hope this list is helpful! i absolutely love this time of year and the sentiment that it holds. remember to dwell more on what you have, rather than what you may not. blessed be, and have a wonderful season! )O(

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I couldn’t find any guides online that were quite what I wanted, so I made one. I created them to be viewable on my phone, so these should work on any phone bigger than 5″! Together we can end window switching. Hope this helps someone else

Geode Cake pops


Yields 2 to 4 dozen

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup cream
  • ½ cup chopped chocolate
  • Dark chocolate coating chocolate
  • White & gold sanding sugar
  • Ro’s Sugar Gems
Equipment
  • Stand mixer with paddle attachment
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Small bowl
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • Ice cream scoop
  • 9 by 13-inch cake pan lined with parchment paper
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Brown & white royal icing in decorating bags fitted with #2 tips
  • Baking spray
  • Baking sheet lined with parchment paper

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Add sugars and whisk together until well combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, water, vanilla extract, sour cream, and oil. Mix together until well combined.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and whisk together until well incorporated.
  5. Pour batter into a greased and lined pan and then tap the pan on the counter to remove air bubbles.
  6. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
  7. Remove cake and allow it to cool completely. Cut cake into portions and then mix portions in a stand mixer with a paddle attachment for 3 minutes.
  8. Microwave cream for one minute and then pour over chopped chocolate. Whisk until well combined.
  9. Pour ganache over the cake crumbs and then mix with paddle attachment on low speed for 2 to 3 minutes.
  10. Roll cake balls smooth and then use your fingers to press a cavity in the center.
  11. Place cake balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment and refrigerate for an hour.

Time to decorate!

  1. Dip a lollipop stick into dark chocolate and then insert into a cake ball. Do this for the rest of your cake pops and then refrigerate them for 30 minutes.
  2. Dip cake balls into dark coating chocolate and then allow them to dry.
  3. Use brown royal icing to attach sugar gems to the inside of each cake ball. Allow to dry completely.
  4. Pipe a thin line of white royal icing around the edge of each geode and then coat in white and gold sanding sugar.
  5. TaDa! Rock the party with these amazing Geode Cake Pops!