and some tutorials

anonymous asked:

How can you draw so perfect? Can you teach me?

Thank you! I actually do teach a graphic novel workshop for teens and kids in Brooklyn. If you’re interested in that, feel free to email me for details.

Otherwise, I’m thinking of making some tutorials on Patreon or opening myself up for some private tutoring in the future. If you have any particular subjects you’d like me to touch on, let me know!

For now, here’s some free resources that have helped me over the years:

And you can also browse my art related questions tag, where I’ve talked about art process in the past. Or check me out on twitter (@joviellety) – I’m much more vocal on there these days.

But also: the best free art lesson is breaking down your favorite piece of art (movies, books, comics, illustrations, etc.!) and analyzing what makes it tick and why it makes you feel the way it does. The more you do this, the sharper your eyes and brain becomes! Get fluent in visual literacy!

Good luck! :)


I made my own airlift pump powered by a small air stone pump for my aquarium! There’s some good tutorials online on how to make these (sometimes called Jetlift pumps).

I scaled mine down because my aquarium isn’t that big, it’s basically a piece of PVC pipe with a bend in it and a spout cut at one end. You drill some small holes around the circumference of the pipe near the bottom and make a chamber around the outside with a slightly bigger pipe, into which you drill a hole for the airline to go into.

This means you get a ring of bubbles inside the pipe which rise, bringing water up with it. It also means it’s shrimp safe if they get into the pump chamber and acts as a shrimp flume ride rather than a blender.


A nifty tutorial on some watercolor techniques by Kelly Eddington.


hey guys, my relative is making a youtube channel dedicated to his music and some music tutorials! it ranges from funny stuff (like this hardcore introduction to trig lol) to serious, original songs. please check him out and like/subscribe if you want to see more and support him! :D

anonymous asked:

Can you make a basic coloring tutorial? I really suck at Photoshop :(

I’m not really qualified to do a full tutorial on manga coloring (the messy thing is a shortcut to not having to take a lot of time to color with a mouse and not really being great at shading), and I’ve already given almost all of the advice I can regarding coloring gifs in that tutorial.

Color Reference Guide to Recognize & Avoid Whitewashing

I’ve made a tutorial on how to color adjust to fix washed out coloringsbut I noticed people aren’t always sure when their coloring needs fixing in the first place. So I’ve made a bunch of colorings you can use to compare your own to. It’s designed to help avoid whitewashing, but also help avoid over-correction.

If you’re not a content creator, you can also use this guide for reblogging as well. :)

Using the Guide

  • Each set comes in three: cool, neutral, and warm. If your coloring is bluer/whiter than the cool tone, consider readjusting.
  • Examples of what might be too pale/bright are beneath each set
  • There are various categories (daytime, night scenes, etc) for each type of scene you might encounter
  • Each coloring has a color palette beneath for the highlights, midtones, and shadows of the character’s face. If you’re having trouble eyeballing it, use the eyedropper tool to double check.

1) For the sake of simplicity, I’ve used one character per category, but characters of color are not interchangeable. Identify the skin tone for the character you’re coloring and work with that. This is only meant to give a frame of reference for what is and isn’t whitewashing

2) If any of the colorings look different than what they’ve been stated as (i.e. the cool tones look too warm or some look way too dark to be visible) calibrate your monitor. It means your screen color and gamma needs readjustment.

Guide itself is under the read more!

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