affection design

Easy ways to do magick

There are hundreds of complex, glamourous spells all over the internet, and some of these spells are wonderful. However, some people don’t have to time, energy, motivation, or money to do those sorts of spells. For those people, here are some easy spell ideas.

1. Do some birthday-like magick! Light a candle, make a wish, and blow it out. (You can also snuff it out or let it burn down, depending on what you believe works best.)

2. Alternatively, blow dandelion seeds while making a wish.

3. Chant while preparing food. Even if it’s just microwaved ramen or something of the sort, give it a few stirs and chant your intent. (For example: “I will have good dreams tonight.”)

4. Before taking a bath, write your intent on a piece of paper. Fold up the paper and leave it in the bath water for a few minutes to let the water be charged with your intent. (This would work best for spells designed to affect the caster, such as glamour spells. It would probably not be a good idea to cast a curse this way.)

5. Keep a diary and write about things you want to happen as if they already have. For example, if you want someone to ask you out, write an entry about them doing so.

6. Simply think about your intent while listening to a song that reminds you of it. 

7. Before drinking anything, whisper your intent into the glass or bottle.

8. Wear colors that correspond to your goal and focus on your intent while getting dressed. If you’re unable to get dressed every morning, you could also wear jewelry, nail polish, or makeup of the color.

My sister and I grew up without extended family nearby, but we had these two bachelor cats who kind of took on that role for us.  We like to say that they were our gay uncles.  I finally drew them as the humans they were to us … 

roxwallyssox  asked:

I love you charms!! They are so cute!! As an artist trying to get started on selling my own products, i was wondering if i could ask how you make your packaging look so nice? I would love to learn how to make my stuff look so professional.

Oh me gosh, you have no idea how much that means to me… I’m emotional now! ( ・ᴗ・̥̥̥ ) Thank you very much lovely! ( ◜◒◝ )♡ I apologize in advanced for taking forever to answer your wonderful ask. You caught me right in the middle of prepping for a convention 。(*^▽^*)ゞ

Anywhosies~ Here’s a small tutorial on how I do my packaging for charms:

First, make your design. I sometimes sketch out the design on paper before I move onto Photoshop. Depending on how big you want your packaging to be, is how big you want your design to be. I prefer to use 3x5in and always work under a 300dpi/resolution or bigger. Make sure you are able to find baggies with your dimensions before you design. I’ll talk about this further into this tutorial.

Tip: Make your width at least .25in smaller! Some baggies are a couple of millimeters smaller from the actual width. I keep forgetting to fix this little detail thus why you see the width as 3in instead of 2.75in.

The design is really up to you. You can have a theme going on per set, per charm, or you can even just use your logo as the design for every charm and make your life easier lol  There’s no rules to follow, just have fun and design away!

Tip: Don’t overdue your designs though, you want the charm to be the main focus. Something simple yet fun and or elegant will work. Don’t be afraid to google examples of other people’s designs. That will give you an idea and get you going.

Save your designs! Save them as both a JPG and PS file (or as the software you are using).

Be organized! If you plan on having multiple designs or even make lots more charms in the future, name them so they are easier to find. Your packaging designs can even have their own folder or sub folder if needed.

Setting up. Open any wordpad or word processor of your choice and add your design. Depending on how big your design is, you’ll be able to fit more or less. 

Print a test page. Print your design on your everyday normal paper just to check that everything looks okay! If your printer is like mine, it will be a troll and sometimes print a bit crooked, but don’t worry! Since they’ll be cut, it doesn’t affect your designs in any way.

Now let’s print…

Ta-daaaa! Here are my designs that I printed on the cardstock I fell in love with. The cardstock I use is called Astroparche Cover Stock and it’s from the brand, Neenah. I love the natural look it has–it’s not white, so ye be warned that the colors will have a small slight tint of yellow when printing. The cardstock is also thick enough for my printer to use and sturdy enough for my charms. You can find this cardstock on Amazon, but I was lucky enough to find it at my local Office Depot!

Tip: Photo paper can also be used if you so prefer. Again, whatever makes you happy and works best for you. 

Get your handy dandy paper cutter ready…

Cut, cut, cut! Cut out all your designs with your paper cutter. I don’t suggest using scissors unless you trust your hand enough that it won’t mess up and cut straight! If you don’t have a paper cutter, note that you most certainly do not need to buy the huge guillotine type. There’s small ones that can be used and can even be taken with you to conventions! The one I use is small and cute and has been with me for three years and the extra blade that came with it has not been used yet. Amazing~

Punch, punch, punch! Time to get your hole puncher and punch them little holes. I actually have a special hole puncher with a 3mm hole, but you can definitely use a regular 6mm hole puncher. How far down you want your hole to be is up to you.

Tip: If you want to get fancy, you can even buy hole punchers that have cute hole designs! Like stars or hearts ♡ ☆ ♡ ☆

Baggies!!! So, remember how I said to make sure to find baggies with the dimensions you plan to use before designing? This is only because of the rare chance you use certain dimensions that there’s no baggies for. Always double check!

Anyways, when buying baggies, make sure that you go half and inch (or more) above your height so you can create a tab to fold back and tape your baggie shut. You can also find baggies that already have adhesive! It’s just a matter of what you like and what works for you. Maybe you want to get creative and use a cute sticker or washi tape to close your baggie, who knows! Some people even buy baggies with hang tabs to hang them for display when they’re tabling in conventions.

“But Dee, where do I find baggies??”

*squishes your cheeks and whispers*

Ebay… Ebay is your best friend. Search for clear cello/poly bags ( ̄▽ ̄*)

Almost there…

Setting up! Once you have your charms built and ready to go, it’s time to package them and use your new super duper amazing designs! For this, we’ll be using washi tape since it doesn’t leave any residue and it’s easier to peel off. Any washi tape will do, it doesn’t matter! I tend to rip off about 10-20 pieces at a time to have them ready to go. It makes things easier on my end.

For cellphone straps: Loop the strap inside the hole and align your charm. Once you are happy, tape the strap with the washi tape.

For key chains: Yes, it works just as well! But we’ll be needing ribbon, 3mm wide ribbon to be exact. Cut about 2in and loop one end inside the split ring while bringing the other end above. Bring both ends of the ribbon into the hole and align your charm. Once you are happy, tape the ribbon. You should now have your charm cutely hanging from the ribbon~

All you gotta do now is bag ‘em, seal ‘em, and you are ready to go! Look at you–you did it! I’m so proud of you ( ・ᴗ・̥̥̥ )

I hope this helps you and anyone else looking to start making their own unique packaging for their cute charms~ ❤ (ɔˆз(ˆ⌣ˆc)

plan cancelled

art from stream - thank you to @sonikku0691, @j97masaki, and everyone else who stopped by to join the stream!!! 

cactistars  asked:

do you have any advice on character design? all of your ocs look really cool and i was wondering if maybe you could share your design process or something? thank you!

thanks !! i usually start by picking a shape and sticking to it

it helps to make all of a square character’s features sharp (and round characters soft) except for one feature that contradicts the shape (examples: danika’s round eyes, ophelia’s pointy nose)

on patreon i have a sheet of character design notes going over their proportions and how they affect the overall design

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Senketsu + Ryuko’s Head

Things I Picture When I Think Of The MBTI Types

ESTJ: perfectly straight hair, sharp, direct looks, formal umbrellas, navy blue, smell of clean laundry,

ESFJ: big smiles, unique quilts, sweatpants, messy ponytail, big dogs, the color green, the moment you walk by a restaurant and you smell really good food

ISTJ: T-shirts, water bottles, big breakfasts at restaurants, the color yellow, themed parties, ice cream, an aloof expression to cover affection

ISFJ: funky nail designs, colorful socks, doc martins, the sunrise, the reflection of light on wet pavement at night, sweaters, a careful smile, hidden talent, a handful of wildflowers

ENTP: flawless hairstyles, self-deprecating jokes, secret love, pretending not to care while actually caring, dark clouds, loud laughs, fresh grass

INTP: the feeling of being lost in a new place, the color forest green, raincoats, stacks of paper, sunny days, making friends with someone who finally understands you

ENFP: expressive hairstyles, fandoms, when light shines through the trees, surprise parties, baking, hugs, sparkling water of a tropical ocean, tacky souvenirs

INFP: posters, lampposts, postcards, wooden swords, funky patterns on pajama pants, experimenting with food, mustard colored furniture

ESTP: honest, tender expressions, training yourself hard to be the best you can be, archery, collections, open drawers, ballpoint pens

ISTP: dark humor, hospitality, the color burgundy, wooden furniture, oddly colored carpet, the feeling of understanding others but not yourself, backlit keyboards, blank expressions, lazy Sundays

ESFP: small gatherings, genuine curiosity, expressing what others need to hear, positive attitudes, making everything an adventure, sunset orange, still raindrops on leaves after a storm, a car packed up to the ceiling with luggage for something

ISFP: gentle nods, never confessing love, living a simple life, wearing that one bracelet that means something deep and personal, light green, riding everywhere on a bicycle, the calming chill of morning, bravery and dedication, making sudden mistakes

ENTJ: doing what’s right no matter what’s happening, having a small knit group of friends, taking whatever means necessary, honesty, hiding weakness, a tree in the middle of the forest that is somehow different than others, straying from the path

INTJ: trying to stay strong while falling apart, testing yourself, Macbeth, refusing to pull over and ask for directions, black socks

ENFJ: Disneyland, flags, polka dots, warm bread, doubting your skills, finally letting go and having fun, cheering others up, clean dishes, pink lemonade

INFJ: spacing out, knowing some things super well, while being completely unaware of others, a slight headache, mechanical pencils, weird tastes in music, eating really quickly after realizing how hungry you were all along, stubbornness over the strangest things, your favorite novel you’ve read three times

anonymous asked:

I'm curious, design-wise, why X-ray vision type features in open world games (Arkham's Detective Vision, Assassin's Creed's Eagle Vision, Horizon: Zero Dawn's Focus, I think even Watchdogs 2 had one) are so common? What problem inherent to open-world design are they solving?

The “special vision” toggle resolves ambiguity in the world. In many cases, team leadership pushes for more elegance of the visuals. They want less UI and more environment in order to make the world seem more immersive to the player and impart a sense of place. However, a world that looks “lived-in” can present a visual challenge - how do you indicate to the player that certain objects are usable? Especially when they are placed near very similar-looking but non-interactable objects? What about situations where the environment is in dim lighting or reduced visibility?

If there’s no clear way to tell, players can get very frustrated. They might not be able to figure out where to go next. They might get angry if they get ambushed by an enemy there they didn’t know existed in a dark area. They might not realize that there are objects that they can interact with, especially when they look extremely similar to objects they can’t interact with. They might get frustrated or bored when engaging with an environment where they have to canvas the entire area to find the one thing they missed. “Special vision” mode can provide a way to solve these problems while maintaining the minimal UI aesthetic, making the UI itself a toggle. 

There are many games who have tried exploring other solutions to this problem as well. Dragon Age Inquisition, for example, had its “loot sonar” system to highlight nearby interactable objects. Some games like the Lego series will mark interactable objects or elements with specific colors that don’t otherwise occur in the environments. Some games will treat collectible objects   differently than environment ones - they might float above the ground or have a specific aura around them, like in the Legend of Zelda games. The most common solution is to utilize some variation of “shiny” or glowing visual effect applied to interactable objects in order to differentiate them visually from other nearby objects. 

Differentiating things players can interact with from things they can’t without breaking the immersion is a non-trivial problem that designers have been trying to solve for ages. “Special Vision” mode toggles are just one solution. Personally, I am not a fan of this particular implementation for a variety of reasons. If you want to read that little bit, let me know in the comments or via twitter and I’ll write that up.


Got a burning question you want answered?

anonymous asked:

If the evil Ken IS named BurntToastKen, then would he have tattoos of smoke and cloud textures? Would he have a black bear hat instead of a brown bear? Also, would you make a version of his video game "skin" with a polar bear and a bathrobe? Cus polar bears live in the cold and bathrobes are warm? It would be cool if you used all of the bears! ^.^ alSO I LOVE YOUR JACK DRUM ATTACK

the name doesn’t have to obviously affect the chara design of a character(and vice versa)- (๑☆‿ ☆#)ᕗ but sure that would be an awesome idea! Plus in the original design ,he’s smoking !So that fits pretty well to his dark version !

And he would be SOOOO kyote as polar bear!

I sincerely love this idea! Plus he had his hair blond (for having them purple just after) so he would be so damn adorablu!

(⋈・◡・)✰ And i discovered a new version of Ken yesterday, during his stream. The manly manly ladybeard man with ponytails . //mah kokoro// //hHHhh//

anonymous asked:

Oh my god just discovered all the jaal/ryder fanworks and I g0tta ask for some cuddling headcannons PLWASE

Here ya go!

Liam
Not hard to believe, but Kosta was a physical person. Touches, light taps of reassurance to his team members of tough missions, a consoling hand on their shoulder after a loss. Liam liked closeness.
And he also was into big ass bear cuddles. Just enjoying being splayed out on the scuffed up old couch while holding Ryder close, shielding them from the outside world and all the problems they have to face, because everything in their little space and on that beaten up couch is normal and explainable.
And they could use a bit of normal every now and again.

Vetra
Cuddling is a little hard when you’re mostly made up of metal exoskeleton. But Ryder and Vetra make do. Leaning on each other. One arm wrapped around their middle, sweet nuzzles every now and again. Ryder would sometimes forget about her spiky girlfriend’s metal carapace and pull Vetra on top of her in a tight hug, but after some mild bone bruising on Sara’s sternum, they learned that some cross species relationships need a little imagination.
It’s hard when it’s cross species, but the closeness, the love radiating off of each other as they simply just be together is enough. Laying Sara’s head in Vetra’s lap, and being the big spoon to Vetra were a good work around.

Peebee
Awkward, tangled limbs all the way. Surprise cuddles are the best, but sometimes painful. Getting jumped on from 8 ft above you may leave you with a little back pain or a bruised tailbone, but Ryder could care less.
Peebee is not shy about her affection and enjoys showing off to everyone that you are hers, and if she has to tackle you on your way to the bridge until everyone knows it (which they most certainly already do know) then so be it.

Suvi
She’s a bit more reserved in her hugging in public.
Most of the time it’s Ryder who starts in with much needed cuddle time. Suvi will usually continue to work away on her data pad but a warm and please smile will grace her features.
But when you’ve got alone time, it’s tender cuddles and kisses. She enjoys being enveloped in Ryder’s embrace, burying her head under Sara’s chin and wishing they didn’t have to part and return to the real world.

Jaal
Jaal has no idea how to NOT be by Ryder’s side, but still leave enough space to be comfortable. Jaal understood (kind of) that some human (mostly Sara) required some personal space (what the skutt even is that?).
Small touches here and there, hands brushing together, pushing her hair from her face. Such acts could keep him happy. For a while.
Time together in Sara’s room were their designated ‘affection lessons’ as Jaal put it. He would take it upon himself to hold her close, teach her how to be a bit more open with her affection. Jaal was much bigger than her and enjoyed how tiny she was, scooping her up in his arms and trying to get rid of any space between them.

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REDBUBBLE NOTEBOOK REVIEW

I love notebooks (read: I am particular about notebooks), so when Redbubble started offering them I was both excited and wary. I wasn’t able to find a lot of information about the new product (spiral bound, 120 pages), and I figured there are other people out there with a similar desire for information.

So I bought a couple notebooks on sale last week. Let’s take a look.

Review note:  Photos were taken in natural light on a cloudy day, and may be cropped or rotated, but were not edited for contrast or color.

THE BASICS (from Redbubble product info)

  • 120 pages
  • Cover 350gsm, paper stock 90gsm
  • Front cover print from an independent designer
  • Available in a selection of ruled or graph pages
  • Handy document pocket inside the back cover

COVERS:

The covers are matte cardstock. The outside front cover is printed with the purchased design. The outside back color is black. The inside of both covers are white. 

The print isn’t super sharp but it still looks nice from standard “I am a human using a notebook in a normal way” distance. The image gets noticeably softer when you look at it more closely.

I was pleased (and a little surprised) to see that the cover print did not run or bleed when subjected to a small drip test (a drop of water, allowed to sit and soak into the cover, did not affect the design).  It didn’t look like it’d hold up, but it did.

PAGES:

I bought the graph paper option, which turned out to be sort of a combo between dot grid and classic graph. I like this, since it gives a little bit of guidance while still limiting “background interference” on a finished page.

The guides are light grey. I would prefer blue (easier to get rid of when you’re scanning artwork), but they’re pretty unobtrusive. 

Redbubble notebooks also come in lined versions.  Currently they do not offer unlined.

Paper is… White. Not bright white, but no tones of yellow or off-white, either. It held up pretty well to some dense marker coloring–you can see the colors through the back of the paper because the paper is thin, but there’s very little actual bleed through.

The last page of the notebook is a sturdy, double-sided pocket, folded from warm grey paper. 

SIZE:

Redbubble gives the dimensions (6″x8″) on their website, but I took some comparison photos with other popular notebook sizes.  

The Redbubble notebook is comparable to a medium Moleskine (the “shiny” black book in the photos above), or a little over twice the size of a standard Field Notes booklet or small Moleskine.

BINDING:

Not too much to say here. Pretty typical, sturdy, double wirebound spiral. You can see close ups of the “inner” binding in the last couple pictures.

PRICE:

Prices will vary.  Redbubble sets a base price of $10 for this product, and each artist can choose what they’d like their markup to be past that.  Looks like most go for $12-$13.

Redbubble offers a fifteen percent discount if you buy three or more notebooks at a time. (And I think that discount stacks with their frequent sales and coupon codes).

VERDICT

It’s a nice notebook!  It’s not going to develop a cult following, but I don’t think it will disappoint you, either. it’s sturdy and pleasant to hold, the paper is better than average for spiral notebooks, and (most important, really) it comes with an endless variety of cover art designed by hundreds and hundreds of independent artists—and you directly support the artist when you purchase one.

All in all, I’ve spent more on worse notebooks. I’m pretty happy with these.

(tbh, I’m giddy about them)

Designs featured in the review are Marianas trench galaxy, pink and mint rift galaxy, and don’t panic by SP8CEBIT (that’s me).

Here’s to the people suffering from conditions that primarily affect women and people designated female at birth. There probably could have been a cure or more effective and humane treatment discovered 80 years ago, but sexism happened and people threw up their hands and said “what do  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.”

Keep fighting the good fight for awareness and recognition. Your struggle matters and is deserving of more than a brush-off of “that’s how life is.”

Out of all the 00 cyborgs, 007 has the single best superpower. It’s downplayed because he’s a comic relief character and messes up a lot, but his superpower is still the best.

Through shapeshifting GB has access to Jet, Geronimo and Pyunma’s primary abilities - excluding Jet’s accelerator, of course - and is additionally capable of tunneling as efficiently as Chang. This has been demonstrated in the original canon. Aside from that it’s excellent for infiltration and camouflage, as well as several different battlefield applications.

This has been my opinion for some time, but as of Call of Justice, GB’s skillset has only gotten more useful:

I believe this is the first series that asserts that unlike every other member of the group, GB is not actually part machine (which would technically make him not a cyborg but whatever) rendering him immune to weapons specifically designed to affect machines.

Additionally, going beyond simple camouflage, he is now evidently capable of passing through solid matter. He even enters a locked room through the wall at one point (despite being helplessly trapped in a different locked room earlier, because Call of Justice is not very well written).

Just imagine what it would be like if Joe had this power instead. He’s already the most capable cyborg though his superpower is arguably the least versatile (not to mention least unique, since Jet has acceleration and flight). If he had GB’s ability, he wouldn’t even need the rest of the team.

anonymous asked:

Also, coming from the fandom, apparently WIT Studio gave Mikasa the wrong body, and that now she has balloons as tits, her body is skinnier and her lips are "too big" It's funny, bc they try to draw her more gorgeous but they still complain.

I don’t agree but I’m more tolerant of different opinions here because how people appreciate the anime style can be subjective, but people mostly have very little knowledge about how different drawing styles affect character designs

personally the one time where I thought her boobs were exaggerated was the 2nd opening only, I wasn’t a fan of that, other than that I think her boobs are well proportioned to her body in the actual episodes, keeping in mind the style differences of the manga and anime.

the reason they might looks bigger to some people, is the fact that in the anime style, almost everyone is too slender, especially the waist/torso and the limbs (and sometimes even the head looks too big in some official posters compared to the body) so the boobs/waist balance looks a bit off at times, but in themselves they’re not really bigger than they really are
you just can’t say it’s only Mikasa, everyone, males and females are too slender for their actual size, have you seen Levi in some scenes??
I remember there was a very popular post talking about Levi’s body anime vs manga, I might try to find the link, but levi also looked like a twig in some scenes

and here where I start to get annoyed, because people decided to turn a blind eye to all of this general style, and pretend it only affects Mikasa, trying to make it seem like it’s pushing an agenda specific of her, this is where the reaching starts

add to that
Isayama did say in one of his monthly Q & A, &that he meant for Mikasa to be thin/slim! I think a reader asked that actually and Isayama said it was to portray there was a hidden power in her, now we know he’s talking about the Ackerman power
but Mikasa being thin and not super buff like people claim is actually intended!
she has defined muscles, not huge mass

Edit: I found it thank god

Q: Why do Mikasa and Levi look slim despite their weight?
A: Because there is unseen power embodied within them.

:)
Mikasa *is* indeed slim!


and oh don’t get me started on Mikasa’s “heteronormative waifu” lips! lmao
why is a lip color even sexualized!
Ymir has the same design of lips too, and she has nothing in common with Mikasa character-wise beside having someone important to them that they want to protect, and in regards to that she’s a lesbian who’s presented as less feminine and whose sexuality was respected in the anime, where’s the pushed trope here?

I mean, at least I assume people are aware that that’s not lip gloss right? it’s a stylistic choice or natural lip color that was meant to probably make the characters look more aesthetically pleasing as designs but this is not a strategy only followed with female characters only

I need to refresh people’s memory of something that happened just at the start of this season, people went NUTS -positively- because the anime design of Levi was even more gorgeous this season than it was last season!
everybody was swooning and dying, and I mean let’s admit, everyone in the anime looks like models, and Levi isn’t even a character that was meant to look “handsome” in the manga and yet..

but ofc, a male character made more aesthetically appealing is something to praise, a female character made more aesthetically appealing as a design? off with that! ha!