all the clips' lighting was so different

csongkijung  asked:

hi- I was wondering if u had any process gifs of your background art? like how do you go about adding the textures? is it at the final stage that you do it? I'm also interested in working as a bg artist after I graduate and you're a really big source of inspiration!

hello! i dont have any process gifs but i put together a little tut for you, i feel like im overdue for a proper one :8) i want to make a more in depth tutorial on background painting (maybe a video?!!?!) but for right now i’ll just address your questions on texture if that’s okay!

here is an ultra basic bg we’re gonna spruce up. keep in mind i’m not going to talk about lighting and composition really so, try to put that out of your mind for now. anyway, there is no texture or edge difference in this yet. everything is smooth and samey (but there is a little bit of atmospheric perspective in the color). the most important thing at this stage is that every unique shape or plane is on its own layer. this is because all texture and lighting will be clipped to the corresponding layer.

sorry this is kind of ugly but this is how i arrange my layers LOL. everything is arranged on planes. i think of it like cut paper stacked on top of each other.

make a clipping mask for the texture you’ll put on each shape. i talk a bit about clipping masks and how to use them here. normally i’d have a clipping mask for texture, shadow, and light, so it can get a little crazy when you have a lot of layers but it’s invaluable for experimenting and getting things just right.

ALRIGHT SO LETS TALK ABOUT ACTUAL TEXTURE. i think about texture as having two functions: 1. to draw the viewer’s eye to where you want it to be, and 2. to describe the material/feel of objects. for our very first texture, we’re going to put some snow on the front tree. im using a variety of brushes, please check my FAQ for a full list. since i want the viewer to focus mostly on the front tree, i’m going to put the most texture on it. to answer your question about when i add texture, i usually just kind of follow my intuition and use it when i feel it’s needed. i will almost definitely go back and add/take away throughout the process of the image. a lot of things change and it’s cool to change your mind throughout. i don’t really follow solid “steps” for every piece, they’re always different for me!

now i am just continuing to add texture here and there. the middle ground trees get a bit of snow, but it’s subdued enough to not be the focal point. as well, i added some texture to the snow because i wanted the front plane to be the one you look at the most. everything behind the middle ground trees is wholly untouched. now we have a nice contrast between smooth/textured going on! and contrast/opposites is the key to guiding a viewer’s eye.

after all that i decided at last minute that the front plane could use some texture to differentiate it. but looking at it now, i’d probably go back and rethink it. that’s life.

finally! i added some color corrections and some gradients to push back the mountains and trees. i also added some falling snow and an overall paper texture to simulate a snowy feel without having to paint it all. the paper texture is behind the front plane, again to push everything behind it back. i would be very careful about putting a texture over everything, it can really flatten everything or make it look fake/gimmicky. clip it to shapes or erase where necessary.

lastly, a short word about more contrast. here, i am trying to push the contrast between soft and sharp. the only difference between this image and the last step is that i blurred and sharpened some planes. there are multiple ways to think about this, but for me, the photographic approach is easiest to understand and it’s just how i like my art to look. basically, i try to always make my focal point sharp and in focus, and blur other elements.

this felt a bit all over the place….sorry!! but, i hope it helped. i would like to do more in-depth tutorials in the future so please hang with me til then. thanks for the ask!!

anonymous asked:


it was,,,,,, so fucking good. i just need to rant for a bit about so many aspects of this video because like not only was it genuinely so funny and original and creative, it was just SO WELL MADE. there were so many small details about it that i couldn’t even believe.  they put so much actual effort into it and they’re also both so naturally funny when it comes to this kind of humor. ahhhh there were so many good things to talk about that i hardly know where to begin or like how to even organize my thoughts so just like,,, be ready bc this is about to be the most incoherent ramble 

first of all. dnp work so well together. i mean. we know this, we see it all the time. but there’s a lot of humor in the crafts videos that is just completely improvised within the larger pre-planned structure/concept. and they bounce off each other SO well in this setting (maybe even better than they do in many of their normal collabs, at least from a comedic standpoint.) i think a lot of this has to do w the fact that the satirical cheeriness of the “characters” that they play, that is over-emphasized to the point of being creepy, just lends itself really well to so many amazing one-liners. but also they just have such good chemistry that is so readily apparent in this context,,, it makes me emotional. they consistently set each other up for jokes, if one person improvises a certain action or behavior the other goes along with it or reacts to it immediately and that’s a mark of rly well-practiced entertainers but also two people who know each other really well and i love watching it play out.

i also do have to acknowledge that they are both fundamentally quite talented. all three of the craft videos are examples of really genuinely witty humor and they showcase that side of dnp so well. both of them also have such a good sense of comedic timing and even an intuition for physical comedy and they’re also rly creative with how they edit these videos and the union of all of those elements is what makes these videos so good in my opinion. while i believe dan’s explanation that the first crafts video was filmed quite spontaneously without much of a plan (and that’s why it’s super short and not as funny as the latter two imo), i do think they put a lot of thought and effort into this one which is quite clear through many of the details they worked into the video both during the filming itself and then afterwards in the editing. first of all the overall concept of them being taken by satan as a culmination of the extremely subtle creepy undertones from the first one is just so smart bc no one would expect them to take it that far and the total hyperbolic unlikeliness of it is what makes it so damn funny. i think most ppl were expecting when dan said he’s keeping his stamp a secret that it would just be some sort of satanic symbol like what happened in the glitter faces vid but like,,, no one thought it’d escalate to where it did. it was so unexpected and over the top but somehow still not overdone or so forced as to dilute the comedy. it synthesized humor with genuinely unsettling creepiness and that is such a difficult balance to achieve. 

you can tell they put a lot of thought into it on so many levels. for instance they worked in all these rly subtle allusions to satan himself before the weird ritual scene happens, like dan saying “this one’s long with a big head like him” (ty for describing satans cock to us dan jfc) and phil saying “i’ve selected as many knives as friends i have, which is two.” then even during the ritual scene they work in things like the cow noise since a common satanic symbol is a horned deity (baphomet lol). and in their new channel description they use the case file name 19-1-20-1-14 which decodes to the word “satan” if you use a basic letter-number cipher (in which each number stands for the letter that is that position in the alphabet. ’s’ is the 19th letter, ‘a’ is the first, and so on.) and there are so many other little editing quirks that give this video that unsettling undertone, as well as editing quirks that add to the comedy of it and it’s all just so well done. for example the voice editing on certain words like “sharp” and “go away.” the audio overlays of heavy breathing at various points and random cuts to black screens. the use of creepy music at strategic places throughout. at 4:36 they recorded themselves saying protip backwards just to reverse it and they even spell out the “protip” text backwards, seemingly both as a way to shit on the whole ‘protip’ trope from the last vid and also to make fun of the way that satanists/conspiracy theorists think there are hidden messages in popular songs and shit that u can only hear if u play the audio backwards. ugh i hate them and their many layers of references. phil also references this again during the ritual part, when dan lights the match (he just goes “portip” “portip” as though he’s trying to say it backwards lol.) and then they fuck around w the word protip throughout the video almost like they’re making fun of it. there’s also definitely a subtle pitch manipulation of their voices as the video progresses. by the end they sound like they’ve sucked on a little bit of helium but it happens gradually enough that you’re just a little bit put off and you can’t really place why. then there’s the little comedic touches like the siren sound when “carefully” flashes across the screen. the fact that the legal disclaimer for adult supervision is cut off at the sides. the zoom in on the fleck of green paint that lands on dan when phil’s pouring it into the plate. ugh like damn i just want to make the point that they clearly put work into this and on face value it seems like a shoddy home video w a weird satanic ending but there’s a reason this works so well and feels so creepy and simultaneously laugh out loud funny and it’s bc they’re genuinely talented and we don’t always get to see that creative talent at work in their standard formulas for videos on their regular channels so i’m just so grateful that they made something like this where it seems like they allow themselves to exercise more of that creative energy. it begs a lot of questions about why they don’t do shit like this more,,,  and i think there are a number of reasons they feel safe and happy making what they generally make now but i’m jst so happy that at least in these videos they’ve branched out and done something so creative and good.

on that note. i just need to ramble about phil. i don’t think anyone can dispute that phil really carries these videos and partly that’s because he’s been in the role of the “teacher” in all three videos so he inevitably comes across as more dominant and sets the tone for the humor, but also like,,, he just works so well in this style and comes up with such spontaneous and WITTY little remarks that inevitably become the standout lines from each vid (in this one, for example, “potato is in my top ten favorite fruit,” “sometimes it’s nice to look up at the stars and remember that they’re all already dead,” “if you make a mistake while cutting just think about it for the rest of the day,” etc. and one of my fav from the past, “if you’re left handed ask a friend” (d: why am i left handed) “everybody makes mistakes!”) he also seems to improvise a lot of the physical comedy in the videos (in this one, the way he just stared at the paint as he squeezed it out for way too long, the way he threw around the cutting boards and plates, the way he did the chopping; and in past ones, slamming his hands on the paper and on dan’s hands when mixing the glitters, clacking the scissors super loudly in the first one, etc.) i just love these videos so much bc they’re some of the only ones that we have these days where phil is really doing most of the comedic legwork and dan definitely helps and bounces off of him but mostly lets phil take charge and i live for it. and while there’s obvi no way to tell who rly did the editing for the video (and i’m sure it was a mix of both of them) there’s no denying that the editing style and general creepiness (especially of the ritual sacrifice scene lol) bear a lot of similarities to the feeling/vibe/editing quirks in a lot of phil’s old school videos (i’m thinking like tape 6 and the basket which, if any of you reading these have not watched, please just open a tab right now and do that before you finish reading this lol.) the choppy way the different clips are spliced together in the whole ritual scene (where one second dan is stamping phil, then lighting a match and chanting, then phil’s chanting, then he’s slumped over and then there are two videos overlaid on top of each other when dan is actually stamping phil’s back and then the sudden cut to black) it’s all so reminiscent of those older videos and it does make me feel like phil had a larger creative hand in thinking about how this video should be put together and that just makes me so happy to think about. i’ve always wondered what phil does w his self-professed obsession with horror and his interest in violence and psychological thrillers and whatnot, as well as his former academic/critical study of filmmaking. it makes sense that he doesn’t feel comfortable exploring those interests by making things himself in this genre in a real way and especially not on youtube because his self-described objective through this platform is to provide his audience with light and uplifting entertainment. more pragmatically, he’s trying to make a living from this job and hold somewhat broad-based appeal through the videos he makes and it makes sense that lighter content that doesn’t require too much intellectual rigor would fare better and hold more consistent audience engagement. and more personally, making things on the level of tape 6, even years later w more familiarity with editing and whatnot and perhaps more skill in writing scripts/characters/plots, still would involve a certain degree of personal emotional vulnerability that the current amazingphil format doesn’t demand. in short, venturing into these territories creatively would be a risk on a lot of levels. it would invite more formal critique of his work. it would invite more people trying to read into who he is and his psyche (which are things that i feel like he’s actually terrified of and that’s part of why he’s built such a protective barrier against it). it would be a risk and it makes sense that he doesn’t want to take it, at least not right now. but it’s just lovely to see that he still has the capacity to make things in the vein of those older videos and to make them WITH DAN and mix them with comedy which i need to reiterate is such a hARD THING TO DO!!!! and  idk it just rly makes me so happy to watch and to think about. 

i love phil so much, and none of this is meant to dilute dan’s role since i’m sure he did inform some of the decisions here, but i just think that dan as phil’s biggest fan (since 2007 y’all) would feel many of these same things about phil’s older content and support phil’s desire to engage that darker creative energy/talent he has hiding under all of those layers of syrupy happiness and amiability. i love that this is sort of an update to that vintage dark!phil content bc it’s the same dark undertones, same editing quirks, etc. but now it’s mixed with rly cheeky humor and maybe that’s dan’s influence or maybe it’s still phil, but a phil that has shared his life w someone w this particular irreverent and sarcastic sense of humor for so many years and this video shows the confluence of those two things in such a lovely and original way and just,,,, ugh. this video was so much and i loved it SO much. truly so, so good i was not prepared to feel so many deep-seated Emotions over some god damn satanic propaganda i need help. 

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anonymous asked:

Oh! If i can get kind of specific, and.. not andriel for once.. (clutches heart i love those boys though) would you be willing to do 34 with jerejean, as like, jeremy introducing jean to the rest of the team maybe?

34: “I’d like to apologize in advance for my crazy family”

He has these serious grey eyes, dull like pebbles blazed by heat. There’s the other stuff too, the broken hitch sideways of his nose, the spidering scars all over, like they’re coming straight from the hurt in his brain. 

Jeremy sees them and tucks his burning questions away for later. There are more important things to notice. Like how Jean has a very pretty mouth, an overfull upper lip that makes him look like he’s perpetually pouting. It matches the frown line that cuts his brow in two.

He’s seen Jean before, for minutes at most, passing ships at Exy banquets, one intense first meeting when Jean was hastily smuggled onto the USC lineup and Jeremy was asked to do some reconnaissance and a cursory meet and greet.

He’d gone to see Jean, carrying a USC sweater he’d stolen from the bin of spares at the court as a peace offering. Jeremy hadn’t been prepared for the single saddest looking person he had ever seen, stripped of the bravado he’d worn at Riko’s side, cut off from some sort of threat but clearly not from the fear. 

Jeremy had pressed the bundle of red and gold into Jean’s hands and Jean had suppressed a jump, worried his torn lip and accepted it gently, gently, as if Jeremy was handing him a bomb for disposal.

Jeremy was nervous, but he fought to scrape the waver from his voice. He’d ignored Jean’s fresh wounds, ignored the look on his face like he was going to get hit or lied to.

They’d spoken briefly about how they’d handle the media, about the superficial scheduling concerns but also the bone-deep concern for Jean’s life that hummed underneath, sickening and obvious. Jeremy was frighteningly aware of the game running adjacent to Exy, always, something deadly eating at their community. The way they were handling Jean’s transfer like it was an illegal exchange of goods, Neil and Kevin in the news with a new bandage every few months, Jean in front of him looking like someone’s make up practice for a horror movie. It was all unmistakable.

And those eyes. He’s worried they’re never going to have anything in them.

They’re on him now, unflinching, and Jean’s less of a twitchy raw wound then he had been that first time the two of them had spoken. Jeremy’s trying to keep his smile pinned up at both sides but he feels like one end keeps sagging. The airport is a streaky spill of reunions and rolled luggage and Jean hoists his single duffle bag and waits for Jeremy to move first.

“How was your flight?” Jeremy asks nervously, trying to steer them out towards the car without getting too close or asking too much.

“How are they usually?”

Jeremy shrugs, offset. “Uhh, I mean. Good or bad is usually the measure. No turbulence and free pudding versus babies and vomit.”

“I don’t like pudding,” Jean says, dead serious, and Jeremy smiles for real.

“Well I like babies, so. It was a flawed example.”

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Some Kind of Green

Title: Some Kind of Green

Word Count: 1205

A/N: In celebration of 100 followers I wrote a thing about Hansung:) 

“Wake up!” Light painfully shot through my closed lids, jarring me awake. “It’s morning, you need to clean.”

The head housemaid at Hwarang house, Soojung pulled me roughly out of bed by the arm, not stopping to see if I was in any pain.
“Sunbaenim, you’re hurting me,” I complained, wrapping my fingers around the mark she left on my wrist. “I will be ready in a few moments.” The older woman huffed angrily and stomped out of my tiny quarters. I’d been living in Hwarang House since it first opened. As an orphan with no connection to the True Bones, I had no choice but to get some menial work, and as a woman there were not many other options besides cleaning. Women were not often allowed in Hwarang House but since the Hwarangs were apparently quite rowdy and tended to break/dirty much more than anticipated, Soojung, myself and a few other girls were called in.

My friend Jangmi, from the village told me how jealous she was when I got in, but it’s not as exciting as it may seem. I’ve yet to see even one of the Hwarangs, just their didiculously big messes.

Sighing, I changed into my simple robes and clipped my long dark hair back. I took a quick look in the mirror before averting my eyes. I hated seeing my reflection- it was yet another reminder of what a freak I was. In Silla, everyone had dark hair and dark eyes. We all looked relatively similar in our colouring- but when I was born there was some genetic defect thay gave me eyes the color of fresh moss.  Light, slightly glowing and greener than green. It was strange, and people often commented on it, calling them the Devil’s eyes, cursed eyes, because they were so different. Many people doubted my mother’s fidelity as well, claiming she must have had an affair with a travelling foreigner. Regardless, I hated them. There were nothing good about these eyes.

I started my day like normal, greeting my fellow servants and washing the railings in the outdoor courtyard, when suddenly I heard very loud drums. I waited patiently, allowing myself a quick rest for the drums to stop, but they just went ko continuously. I asked one of the Gardners if the Hwarangs were having some sort of festival.

“It’s some famous musician who came to teach those spoiled Hwarangs how to roll over for the queen, ” the Gardner snapped, glaring at me as he left. Alrighty then.

I left my cleaning bucket and rags next to the rail and walked carefully over to noisy room. Peering through a little hole in the patterned parchment stretched over the sliding door, I could see two men, dressed in their crisp Hwarang robes. The drumming seemed to increase in tempo and the handsome soldiers started to dance, their companions clapping in excitement.

The dance seemed silly but both of the men were more graceful than any other guys I’d ever encountered. The one on the left was breathtaking, his hair so straight and dark it looked like flowing water. His skin was pale and glowed slightly like the moon. I felt butterflies flutter in my stomach at the sight of such a gorgeous boy.

“Hansunggie ahh so cute!” one of the Hwarangs watching shouted at the other dancing knight. I pulled my attention away from the mesmerizing male and focused on the shorter. This boy (and I mean boy since he could be no more than a year older than myself); was not nearly as lovely as the former. He was dancing with a bit of smirk, as if he was trying to hold back a laugh. His movements were much less calculated bit so much more amusing to watch. I felt my mouth pulling into a wide grin, a quiet giggle escaping. Hansung, the Hwarang had called him.

Hansung spun with flair, shooting a happy look at the rapt audience. The longer the two danced, the larger Hansung smile seemed to get, before he finally abandoned the controlled smirk and openly smiled, his mouth almost rectangular in shape. What a beautiful dance, the pair were well suited. Hansung glowed like the sun, warm and bright while the other man was so like the moon, a quiet beauty. I sat silently, engrossed in Hansung’s every expression, my heart thumping audibly.

Suddenly the music stopped. I let out a sigh, before covering my mouth quickly, alarmed at how loud I had been. Not quick enough, unfortunately as I watched Hansung’s head whip around in my direction, his dark eyes wide. He opened his mouth to indicate to me, but I ran. 

Sweat coursed down my back as I scooped up my cleaning supplies and hustled to the storeroom. Shutting the door behind me I collapsed on the ground in a heap, trying to catch my breath.

He saw me! Aish, I could get in so much trouble for watching the Hwarangs in their class. It was meant to be secret! Ahh I was such a fool, I’d only intended to look for a moment or so, just to see the drumming. But watching Hansung was fascinating. He seemed to radiate joy, so unlike any man I’ve ever known. I felt myself smiling again. Even if I did get punished, knowing someone like Hansung existed made it all worth it.

Hansung (a few days later)

“Ya hyung I’ll meet you at the Hwarang House in an hour!” I shouted to Yeol Wool, skipping away before he had a chance to argue. Yeol Wool was probably my best friend in Hwarang but he could be very serious sometimes and I just wanted to play for a while. It was my break after all. With all the dance training for the festival coming up, I was sleepy all the time. I wanted to see the town again, maybe find a present for my mom.

I strolled happily, smiling at people that passed me by. I remembered again, the weird incident that happened a few days earlier, when I saw a girl with the strangest eyes watching us practice our dance. I’d been shocked to see her there since no one was meant to watch and had just been about to call out to her to leave when I noticed her eyes.  They were so different, green but not like the trees. Green that glowed. Aish, I smacked my forehead in frustration. I’d been thinking of her eyes non-stop since I saw them, trying to clearly remember their shape and hue. I passed by one of my favourite stalls, filled with strange artifacts brought over from the west, my eyes were drawn to the decorative piece I’d looked at months ago. It was a flat, gold disc with transparent green glass in the centre.

“Ya!” I shouted, running over to the table. I lifted the object carefully, and faced it to the sun as I had before. Looking through the glass I could see the sun shine. A green film filtered the light, making a colour I’d only seen once before…the color of her eyes.


I smiled. I would definitely need to find that girl again. 

-Admin Hana:)

A Birthday In Color-- Daveed Diggs

Request!: N/a I just got an idea

Prompt: Soulmate AU! The one where you can only see black and white until you touch your soulmate

Paring: Daveed Diggs X Reader

TW: Cursing? Maybe?, Clipping. songs so yeah: cursing, drinking

WC: 1355

A/N- i came up with this a few months ago, but I never had time to write it. Well, after months of struggling to balance all of our requests I FINALLY GOT THIS DONE


“Happy Birthday to you! You live in a zoo! You look like a monkey…. Aaaaaaaand you smell like one too!” Jaz sung as you closed the door to your apartment and dropped the shopping bags in the hall.

You rolled your eyes, “Really, Jazzy?”

“Hey, lighten up! It’s your birthday, and also I have a present for ya!” She raised and lowered her eyebrows. You gave her a smile.

The two of you currently sat in your living room, it was around five o’clock, and Jazz had joined you throughout the day for your birthday. After a day of massages and shopping you were surprisingly tired.

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Sana's Make Up

Idk if someone’s pointed it out already but in the beginning of season one (actually the whole of that season) Sana was wearing really dark and actually kind of colorless make-up. We can assume that she didn’t have a lot of friends before. Maybe non. Because she was/is different and didn’t feel accepted.

During seasons 2 and 3 and the first half of the 4th season she’s not only wearing lighter clothing but also way lighter make-up. She’s not wearing as dark eyeshadow and even puts light red lip stick on! This could stand for her not feeling alone anymore, she has true friends (or thought so), she’s accepted. People actually like her.

And now, after all that shit went down, she’s back to the dark make-up. Plus as we’ve seen in the clip she feels alone again and as though she lost all her friends.

Julie and her symbolism I s2g

Skam cast is there partying and laughing and I’m here crying because I’ll have to say goodbye to this amazing cast and show that I love so much in a few hours, a show that opened my eyes for so many things, mostly about islam (even if it wasn’t the best representation) but still made me learn and see thing in a different light and y’know I’M NOT READY AT ALL!!!! ALL I KNOW IT’S BEEN A PLEASURE BEING PART OF SUCH AMAZING FANDOM (SERIOUSLY, YOUSANA FANDOM HAS THE MOST ADORABLE PEOPLE IN THE WORD), THESE MONTHS HAVE BEEN AWESOME AND I LOVE ALL OF YOU!!!

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i’m lowkey in love with this structure where over the next week, we’re going to enter each character’s pov and come to understand more about them by the end of that clip, so that when we see them all together in the last clip at sana’s party, we’re going to see them and their group dynamic in a whole new light. they’ll still be the same people, but we’ll see them differently in the best way. i think that’s why the writers had eva’s party, another point where everyone was together, so that we had this parallel to compare it to. eva’s party and sana’s party will serve as this “before and after” idea whereby we are shown what happens to your perspective and understanding once you learn and understand people’s battles and backgrounds.

cfydify  asked:

Your TIMEtale comic looks so cool and neatly laid out it looks like a professional ;v; I saw you using clip studio paint, and I like to use it too. Can you give me some advice on how to panel things like the stuff in your comic? Or maybe what brush setting you use? (aaa sorry i talked a lot)

It’s actually Manga Studio Ex (version 5.0.5). But I suppose you can still call it since they’re similar in some ways. In top of all, I’m not best at tutoring but I try my best! 

First of all, open this said program and look at these tools. Before to start everything, you should ALWAYS look for the simplest methods or else you will end up struggling and drag on over and over. Practicing a style is the most important thing after all, ya’ll need it! Sometimes it’s okay to study the artist’s work, but NEVER imitate someone’s personal style EVER. You win nothing if you try.

No matter what type of comic you are making, clarity is key.

OK! When making a comic or planning a big project or, if someone requests you ever, I MOSTLY focus on the writing part. Always in the first place before everything. Might be a big pain in butt, but TRUST ME it will come in handy one day so don’t worry! Some example below. A short paragraph from the first chapter for Timetale comic.

As soon as I was done, I gave a check-up multiple times in order to see if the scene plays better in a sense. If something is “off”, never hesitate to polish it nicely~ After that I started sketching. 

For years I’ve been experimenting this comic style a lot trying to modernize, while departing myself from the classic one, rather namely strip comics SINCE I LOVE moving “camera” around a bit in each panel. In this progress, I always divide the page in 3 parts and make sure they’re well proportioned equally to give them enough space and see where I should put the speech bubble exactly. BUT IT DEPENDS, of course! Also, the number of panels is extremely important that’s why the script is required. Every page that I worked on has usually 6-8 panels. Never forget that the last panel on each page SHOULD include at least a cliffhanger just to stimulate the reader’s curiosity.

While basing on the storytelling, I imagined this like a real movie. It’s hard, I know, but a FABOO way to force your mind! The body language, expressions and such that associate with the text are, indeed, very important. I just LOVE making dynamic stuffs!! Don’t forget the rules of composition, different eye level views (human’s eye view, bird’s eye view, worm’s eye view– They have some meanings too!) and perspective as well~

If a single page is too crowded, it might be a wise idea to spread it into a few pages. Sometimes, a scene can have up to 3-5 pages. For an example the scene with Sans and Papyrus has in total 4 pages, which after that it skips to another scene.

For sketching and cleaning up or lineart I used hard brush and eraser. For most of time I always separate two layers for characters and background. Some reference is nice and handy.

Once the page is cleaned up I started filling the color flats by using Bucket Tool. For smaller panels, I used Marquee, which it has different types but best advantages for filling the colors in background. If the image is repetitive in next panels you can merely duplicate! Taa-da-da.

And finally last details on background and characters. When putting shadings + effects I frequently use the clip option. A nice and fast trick. Careful at where the light comes. See this example.

That’s all, hope this helps! ^-^ Sorry this sucks so much. XD There’s MANY TUTORIALS OVER THERE ON INTERNET so I am sure you will be able to find one MUCH better than this CHILDLIKE shed I made. XDDD *flop* Some DORKY teacher I am *pouts*

The lovely devilout wanted to know how to change hair colors so I thought I’d make a little ( I’m using that term lightly ) tutorial on how to do so. But fair warning, this is my first tutorial-ish so I’m not quite amazing but I did my best. 

Please like or reblog it if you found it useful or whatever. :)

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The second best day of my life (after Even's day)

Yes it’s a pity skam is ending but “The only way to have something forever is losing it” I’m so thankful I’ve discovered skam soon enough to live through the last season with you, wonderful skamily. I stopped feeling alone, I started to believe in love again, I found the light at the end of the tunnel. Waiting for updates, obsessing over the liitle details in every clip and text, reading and creating theories and new characters, reading wonderful fanfics, reblogging beautiful gifs, jokes and meaningful text posts, exploring different POV and understanding people better - all of this was, or rather is a beautiful journey I am delighted to take part in, as skam is never ending, as long as the important lessons and respect towards every human being remain in our hearts. A big thank you to everyone participating in skam - producers, everyone in the cast, and last but not least - you tumblr skamily - thank you for liking, reblogging my posts, as every single reaction made me feel loved and appreciated and lightened up my mood. What else is to say? It’s 21:21, we’re waiting for the clip. Alt er love.

Originally posted by c-ardamom


AU: When The Winter Soldier is sent on a mission in Iran, he shockingly spares the life of the young woman accompanying his target. Natasha finds herself intrigued by the legendary assassin; not much is known about The Winter Soldier, except for one thing - he never misses. Her questions only increase when she becomes haunted by the man - every mission, he’s there. Wanting answers, the Black Widow decides to hunt him down, and find out what makes her so different to everybody else in his eyes. But truth be told, he’s not quite sure himself.

{Klance} The Bloom AU


(You’ll see why it’s called the Bloom AU later ;D)

Ok so how about an au where both Lance and Keith are both YouTube stars but they’re both cover artists? Like they do covers of songs, put them on YouTube, and they’ve gone viral? Yeah.

• Lance has been with YouTube since the very beginning. He’s been on the site ever since 2007 or something but he only has like 500k subscribers smh. Usually he does covers using only his guitar, but there are often times where his friends Pidge and Hunk help out with vocals and/or other instruments needed. Pidge also does the editing for some of his videos.
•Keith, on the other hand, has been on YouTube for a while and has over 2 million subs. His earlier covers were just like Lance’s; no editing, only had a guitar, and a low quality filming, using his laptop to record. In due time, when he started to sing duo’s w/ Allura, his channel started to boost. They do covers as often as possible now (fans think that they would make a cute couple but in reality Keith’s in the closet and is scared to come out to the internet).
• Since Keith and Pidge go waaaay back (high school), she suggests to Lance about arranging a duet w/ Keith. Lance chokes.

- “No way!! I mean, even though he has the voice of a god I won’t duet with him!! I’m fine the way I am!”
- “Lance, it’ll help boost your channel.”
- “……..fine”

* So Pidge get’s back in contact with Keith and soon they arrange a duet. They’ll meet at Keith’s studio, which is in his brother, Shiro’s, house. Shiro’s in a band. Enough said.
• At first, Keith and Lance don’t really get along well. It started as bickering, which led to arguments, which led to actual fights. Shiro has to supervise to keep the two from ripping each other apart. The main reason being on what song to sing…

- “so let me get this straight. You flew all the way over to the other side of the country and you haven’t thought about what song we’re going to sing?!!!”
- “this is going to be a train wreck.”

• Wrong!! Once they find a song, sing the cover, and release it to the public, people were ecstatic. The people who were both Lance and Keith fans lost their shit. The video gets thousands of likes and millions of views. It went viral. Lance gained so many new subscribers.
• The two rewatch the video and think “huh. That could have gone so much worse.” So at the end of the day, they exchange numbers for “business reasons” and Lance leaves.

-They still text and message each other.

• So, due to others wanting more collabs between the two, they give the fans what they want. Two duos every month by Lance and Keith. Fans ate it up.
• And as weeks pass, the songs become more intimate. Their first duet had them both in separate recording boxes- now their newest cover was of them looking into each other’s eyes while singing a very calm and sweet love song idk
• also insert slow burn/mutual pining
• and so many people ship them (:
• Lance was the first person that Keith came out to, and he helped him with an idea to come out to his fans

- “Two words. Original. Song.”
- “…..alright?”

• So they both write the song about how it’s perfectly ok to be who you are and not be afraid to show it to the world. It’s really sweet and cute and it’s a duet w/ Lance on acoustic guitar
• Saying the fans cried and replayed the song over again was an understatement. Many of Keith’s fans were so supportive and came out themselves in the comments. Both Lance and Keith read the comments and they almost cried.
• One day, Lance gets an idea. A very, very, very good idea.
• He asks Pidge for a camera. She agrees.

- “break it and I will break your skinny noodle legs”

• So from then until Vidcon, every time that Keith and Lance were together (either working on a song or just hanging out) Lance filmed it. Every moment of Keith smiling, singing, and just being Keith was caught on film. Lance always said it was a semester project for his film class.
• but Lance doesn’t have a film class
• (so you might be wondering why I said this lasted until vidcon, which was, luckily, exactly one year since Lance and Keith first met. Ohohoh, just you wait (((: )
• So, a few days till Vidcon, Lance (with the help of Pidge and her brother, Matt) edit all of the clips together into one 10 minute video. It’s gonna be showed at Vidcon
• So at Vidcon, there’s a panel with different Youtube musicians. It includes both Keith and Lance.
• Note that their panel is HUGE. Even though there’s like 5 people talking in the panel, at least a couple hundred people show up. And there’s a big screen. You see where I’m going with this.
• As soon as the Q&A’s over, Lance says he has something he’d like to say. The lights go out. And the video begins.
• It starts with Lance saying a little thing into the camera for context.

- “Exactly one year ago, I met someone very special. He’s an asshole, a smartass, and has the worst hair I have ever seen. But, he’s special. He can be caring when he wants to be, he can have amazing tastes in music, he’s kind to his devoted fans, and he has the most amazing voice I have ever heard. Over the past year, I’ve gotten to know the real him. And I’m glad I did. He means a lot to me and I hope he loves this as much as I love him. Keith, this is for you.”

• And the video is just a bunch of clips put together of Keith being a total dork and being a cinnamon roll and laughing and bloopers behind some of his cover videos while Lance is covering Bloom by the Paper Kites (THAT’S WHY IT’S CALLED THE BLOOM AU HAHAAA) and people in the audience are crying and I’m crying and Keith’s about to start crying.
• The video ends and Lance gets up from his seat, faces Keith, and just gets a microphone and is just “I’ve been wanting to ask you this for months but… Keith Kogane?”
• everyone’s on the edge of their seats
• “Will you be my boyfriend?”
• So Keith’s now definitely crying, he says yes, and they both hug tightly, and there’s two people in the audience that are handed the microphone.

- “That was amazing!! Definitely worth the wait. But, Hunk?”
- “Yes, Pidge?”
- “I honestly think that after all this, a year of pining and duets and sappy cue videos, they hug? And they’re boyfriends? Don’t the fans want to see them do more?
- "I agree. What do you think guys? Does anyone else want to see them kiss?”

• Everyone screams yes because they’ve waited for this for months and they want their fanfics to be canon dammit
• Keith’s all flustered and sputters out words that’s just “what?? we uh we just got together and” and then Lance just dramatically dips him and kisses him and everyone goes nuts
• Two weeks after Vidcon, a new duet by Lance and Keith are released to the public. It involves an acoustic guitar, two lovey dovey happy boyfriends, and the song “Can’t help falling in love”


I get a lot of messages asking what I look like without photo retouching. I do post unedited photos, especially for shoot previews or convention snapshots. But this time I figured a series of GIFs from video clips might give a better idea over more still images!

Characters cosplayed: Hiro Hamada super suit (Big Hero 6) → Hiro Hamada casual (Big Hero 6) → Kenshin Himura (Rurouni Kenshin live action) → Eren Jaeger (Attack on Titan) → Cecil Palmer (Welcome to Night Vale) → Haruka Nanase (Free! Iwatobi Swim Club) Videos mostly by: Reskiy, other clip from Fuji TV

Looking at these all together, even I feel surprised by how facial expressions, styling (wig, makeup, etc.), camera angles, and lighting can make me look significantly different for each character!

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Happy (late) Halloween!

The Nohr female royals(along with the male royals, kinda-ish) in Halloween costumes! I arranged their original outfit so that it will be in the Halloween style. (hopefully)
I drew my MU, Sheria, instead of the default Kamui. Couldn’t let go of the pink hair.


I included my work process. I’d like to write some tips as well, in case it would help anyone.

Sketch&Linework: Think about the overall shape and proportions of the picture you want the outcome to be. The profound the image in my head is, the easier the rest of the work flow. If I can’t reach that point yet, I keep drawing sketches until I found “THE sketch”…or until I start to get tired and just decide to go with what I have.

Base Color: Decide what color each part of the picture will be, and put all the base color down. (I prefer neutral-light tones, so that I can go either darker for the shadows or brighter for the light) This is an important process to not only determine the overall color scheme of your work, but also to help your work environment. (Don’t be afraid to use a ton of layers during this step. It varies artist to artist, but I’m one of the painfully meticulous ones to use thousands of layers in her works.) I use the clipping layer function all the time, which makes filling all the picture plane with colors essential.(IF YOU DON’T KNOW THE CLIPPING LAYER FUNCTION, YOU SHOULD TOTALLY LEARN IT! Almost every drawing tool supports it. It’s EXTREMELY helpful in many ways.) It is helpful to use the Magic Wand tool and fill in with Paint Bucket if your lines are neat and clear, but if you have small descriptive lines within the color planes, make sure to go over those since Magic Wand could leave some gaps around those lines. If this process isn’t as neat as I desire to be, I find myself later having to keep going back to filling in colors so that the ugly white dots won’t be everywhere. Once done, I select the negative spaces(Magic Wand once again), hitting Select Inverse then filling it with white–this will be tremendously helpful if you wish to add background later, as it covers any un-filled areas you missed before, preventing the background to show through in random places.

Coloring: I believe this is the part where what you know about painting really comes into play. *nervous chuckle* Keep track of the direction of your light source. Make sure the colors you’re putting down as shadows and lights don’t create conflicts with the base colors in terms of both hue and saturation. Look to the navigator window(the tiny little thing that shows you the overall thumbnail of the picture), or simply zoom out and squint, to determine which area you want darker and which area lighter to balance out the overall picture. Like I said, this is where your skill really comes into the spotlight. If this falls apart, it WILL show through no matter how many neat tricks you know to cover it up, which is why I always encourage anyone to learn the basic painting skills.(How to keep track of light source, distance, etc) (I’m not asking anyone to be a master painter. Just don’t neglect it is all.)

Adding Light: This is the part where my drawing really lights up. *pun unintended* Emphasize your light source, make them eyes sparkly, work some magic with different layer functions. I use Overlay, Linear Dodge(Add) and Linear Light often in Photoshop. If you use SAI, there’s a neat layer function called Luminosity. Totally check this out if you like sparkly-ness.(Don’t overdose it, though, cause it can get really messy) I like to add lights around my characters too so that their entrance to the picture plane will be nice and subtle.

Photoshop: So, I work mainly in Clip Studio(Manga Studio) and use Photoshop just for this process. Bring your file to Photoshop and do whatever fits you. I usually add a texture or two for fun and to add to the atmosphere, then a few from the Layer Style department. Remember, don’t feel like you’re cheating or something, because in digital painting, enhancing the quality of the end product with your knowledge about the programs is just another crucial part in the whole process. If anyone tells you otherwise, you can tell them to go suck a lemon. *a phrase my friend uses all the time*

Background: The timing to insert the background varies, but this time I added it the last. I usually use the sources which I paid for, or is free to use, or I got the permission of the artist. I prefer to use only those because…well, I lose track of which are free to use and which are not, so I just download only the free ones or use the ones I bought, out of respect for the artists’ rules and for the sake of my own convenience.

I make a lot of WIP files but I never use them… so I thought I’ll write my own work process to make it actually make sense.
Hope this helped!

Video Editing

 This conversation happens to me all the time:

“What do you do?”

“Oh, I’m an editor.”

“Oh so like you were an English major?”

“No, I mean a video editor. Like I edit movies.”

“Oh that’s cool.”

And then a blank stare as I try and explain what it is I do.

Most people know what video editing is, or at least have a vague idea that it exists, but don’t really know what it entails.

I used to do this exercise every time I got a new batch of editing students: I show clips of three different types of editing (the corridor scene from Oldboy, the hallway scene from Daredevil (2015), and the elevator scene from The Winter Soldier) and I tell students to tell me how many cuts there are in each scene. 

With Oldboy I’m kind of cheating, because the whole point of that scene is that there are no cuts. What makes it brilliant is that it’s one, long 3 minute scene. It’s not the editing that’s remarkable about this scene, it’s the choreography, the camera movements, the lighting, and all of them somehow working together so that not a single cut was needed.

With Daredevil it’s a bit different. The point of editing is that it’s the invisible art; the less you notice it’s existence the better the editor is. Even when I point out to my students where the edits are they sometimes still can’t see them (and, to be fair, I’ve watched this scene now more times than I can count, and even I’m just using my experiences to guess and there’s a good chance that I might be wrong on a couple of them). The point is that it’s supposed to seem like it’s one continuous shot, but it’s not: there are several places where either they did cut or they at least could have to give their camera crew and actors more room for error. In a scene like this, you look for any instance of the picture going completely black, even if it’s just for half a second (in film editing, a second is actually a very long time because we work in increments of frames and there are largely 24 or 30 frames in one second but that number can go up to 60 and can get to 240 if you’re working in slow-motion).

The Winter Soldier is always where I get them. I ask them to count how many cuts there are in just the fight scene. I’ve gotten 10, 15, 5…one bold student in his first day said none. The closest was a student who guessed 50. 

There are upwards of 80 cuts in just the fight scene alone that lasts about a minute (starting at 1:50 in the video and ending at about 2:50). On average, they last half a second, with the longest being when Brock Rumlow (Frank Grillo) says that “this isn’t personal” because it’s a break in the action that’s amping up the stakes. 

That’s editing. It completely changes depending on the movie, the mood, the genre, the director, the editor…there’s a line I’ve written on the board in my office, “Writers manipulate characters. Editors manipulate audiences.” Every time you are tense in your seat in the theater, every time you’re crying at a characters reaction, every time you find out something new with the plot that didn’t have to be explained and just shown, that was all us.

Recently, a lot of people have been paying more attention to editing, thanks to Margaret Sixel (Mad Max: Fury Road) and more and more people realising that the reason the original Star Wars trilogy is so great is because of the brilliant work of Marcia Lucas. In this spirit, I wanted to start a blog that highlights different aspects of Post Production (or aspects of Production that end up helping Post Production) so that even more people can understand the kind of work that goes into a movie long after the cameras have stopped rolling.

So next time you’re in the theater, look at who the editor is, take down their name, remember them. They deserve it.

The Rose Quartz Wig

I just got a question about my Rose Quartz wig, and I couldn’t fit the answer in a reply, so I’m making a post with the details. 

Okay so the wig is comprised of 8 different parts. 

1. The base wig is a Vivien from ardawigs in Bubblegum Pink

2. The separated wefts from (2) Long Curly Clips in Bubblegum Pink (also from Arda) 

3. (2) Packs of Long Wefts in Bubblegum Pink (Also from Arda)

4. (3) 18’’ Ringlet Curly Pony Tail Clip Light Pink  split into 6 parts. EBAY ITEM

First thing was to sew all the wefts (not the ringlet clips) into the base wig. Which is how we end up with this gorgeous head of pink hair. 

Then you get those baby tiny rollers and somehow put all of this hair into those. 

I then used the turorial from Arda on curling wig fibers and dunked the whole thing in a bath of boiling water, followed by ice cold water. 

Once the fibers dry (had to leave it overnight) and the rollers are removed it looks something a little like this. 

Then I took the ringlet parts and sewed three of them below the skin part, and the other three above it between them and the bangs. AND VOILA!

Ok so let’s say you drew a circle and now you want to fill it with color quickly. First of all, the key to succes is this magic button:

It’s good to double click on a layer to name it, especially if you work on many of them. Next you click on this magic wand (literally magic):

And do this:

Then you pick whatever color you like.

Easy. Now for the colored lineart (I’m assuming this is what you’re asking for). Make a new layer (it has to be above the lineart layer) and click “Layer clip”. It’s a life saver.

Now all you need to do is to paint across your lineart to color it.

This is how it looks like when the “Layer clip” is unchecked:

The best part of it? You can do shadows the exact same way. The only difference is to have the shadow layer to be above the color layer.

And now for the lighting. I usually play around with it so you have to experiment too. I usually pick the lightest/brightest color (I’m not talking about the yellow color tho, use any hue you want).

Ok, I know what you say, it doesn’t look like much bUT WAIT WHATS THAT-

BOOM. Play around with other options to see how they work. Sometimes I use “multiply” to make shadows. See for yourself, have your fun :D

One last thing: how to make the lighting above the color layer AND the lineart layer? Well you need to make a new folder:

Now move the lineart and the color layers INTO the folder. The lighting layer has to be above the folder. (If the lighting looks too bright for you, play around with the opacity, it’s right below the blend mode.) All done!

At least this is how I do it. I hope it helps! :D

anonymous asked:

How do you do pixel art like that? I don't understand how to do it and your little bouncy pixels are so adorable! Could you please possibly make a tutorial or direct me to a simple one? Thanks :3

Oh well, here.  I’m sure there are a million better tutorials out there and I’m sure I’ve found the most dificult way possible to do this, but I’ll explain how I do it.

I start out with a little sketch of what I want to pixelate.

Its real simple, just a little sketch so I know the basic idea of what i want to draw.  This can be in whatever size you normally draw in.  I usually start in 2000x2000 then crop it so that its just the part of the pony I want.

Then I resize it.  The sizes I use vary a lot, but I usually have the smallest parameter be 100 px.  This drawing is 100x143 because its original size was 1400x2000 or something.

Then I turn down the opacity to about 15, I take my brush on its hardest setting at size 1px and i start to draw.  Make sure if you are using an eraser, it is also at its hardest setting.  I use Mangastudio 5 so my settings will look different then if you use Sai or photoshop or gimp or something.  However, the important part is that your brush is solid and doesnt have a fuzzy outline.  This is howyou get the nice pixel effect.

Then you just draw.  Theres not really much i can tell you about that.  I tend to put the hair, body, eyes, and accessories all on different layers.  This makes it easier for me to color the lineart later.  Some people prefer to use use one layer though so it really is just preference.

When you finish up, it looks something like this!

Then you turn off the sketch layer and add your colors!

Now what I do to shade is I have two multiply layers clipped to the original layer, both with a very light blue.  This gives me two shading levels, one lighter and one darker.  When I’m shading yellow, orange, or red I use a very light red on a multiply layer.  Thats when I get this.

Now I make a clipping layer over the lines to color in the lineart, but a lot of people just prefer the strong black lines.  Thats just up to you.  I personally like the inner lines to be colored but have a nice strong outer black line.

I save it as a .png with a transparent background and I have this.

Now for how I do the bouncing :

I open that .png file, cut a single line of pixels from all her legs that touch the ground.  Then I lower everything above that cut layer one pixel so that the drawing is just over all one pixel shorter.  

Then I save that version.  Though you cant see much of a difference, here are the two versions near eachother.  The top is the original, the bottom is one pixel shorter.

I take those into photoshop and put the two over each other.  It is important that they are on separate layers and that the base lines up with eachother.

I’m working in photoshop cs6 and I know it varies with which version you are using.  I open up timeline and choose “create frame animation”.  I make two frames.  The first layer has one of the bubbles, the second layer has the other bubble that is one pixel shorter.  This gives it that double outline on top.  I set them to point 5 seconds each.

And thats it.  I save for web so I can save it as a gif in a small file, and viola.  You have a tiny bouncing pixel!