Just some tips for people who have stockpiled brushes and not had a good time yet with them ♥♥
You might have: Mush Brush
Symptoms: Over rendering and smudging when you wanted something crisp like those nifty concept art pictures with visible, scratchy strokes. It’s the part where we scream and mourn the rough brush strokes before rendering. Even the grittiest brushes aren’t helping.
Above all, place your strokes carefully. Don’t scribble with a light hand until everything is smudged! Having trouble?
Keep your opacity high! I go for ‘scratchy’ more often, and I paint with 100% opacity all the time. It forces you to go bold or bust with every stroke.
The Sharpen/Sharpen More filters can help further. I think they work best when used only on a few strokes. This involves a new layer > a bit of spaced strokes, barely touching each other > sharpen. Watch the purple here:
Also, work big! My 4000px canvas is going to look sharp as hell when resized to 540px for tumblr.
Honestly HOO would have been so much better if rick had decided to not be a creep and spend so much time writing a bunch of shit romance.. let kids be kids let them have crushes or w/e but there is no need for all the weird soul mate life partners whatever nonsense especially when the pairings are ‘mature 13 year old black girl + infantilized 15/16 year old asian boy’ and ‘ugly machismo latino jokester + manic pixie dream girl who’s been stranded on an island for centuries’ and 'Compulsory HeterosexualityTM/I lost my memory but this ancient goddess said we made out once so I guess we’re in love’ its racist and misogynistic and encourages inappropriate age gaps and blurred consent to the same audience that’s at the highest risk of being victimized by older kids or adults and the more I think about it the angrier i get and im sorry to put this in the ship tags but kids, you need to know that those relationships have issues and shouldn’t be idolized. None of these characters are bad people just victims of bad writing…
But how will Gajeel react??? When he sees??? Juvia has died????
Yknow I bet initially he’ll be pissed at Gray for not saving her life and letting her die and he’ll try to go at Gray and attack him but when he sees the incredible emptiness and sorrow in Gray’s eyes, he’ll freeze in place and realize Gray did try to save her and prevent her from dying and that Juvia chose to give up her life.
He’ll probably feel short of breath and slowly lower his knees to the ground, face turned towards the floor. He’s in shock. He can’t believe the little water mage he’d known since his Phantom Lord days was fuckin gone. Dead. Not coming back.
He won’t get to eat her baked goods again. He won’t hear her voice ringing out across the guild as she follows after “Gray-samaa~” He won’t be able to tease her about her feelings for the ice make mage or comfort her about her feelings when she was down.
This is the first time some members of the guild see him cry. Because his oldest friend is dead, and she ain’t comin back.
I tried really hard to find this fic but I couldn't so I figured I'd send an ask. In the fic Dan&Phil are YouTubers and Phil is gay and has a crush on Dan but Dan is really homophobic. And during one of Dan's homophobic rants Phil says something to Dan like 'What if I was gay?' And then ended up confessing his feelings for Dan to which Dan completely acted like a douchebag about it. I remember it had a happy ending though. If you could find this fic for me it would be greatly appreciated!
Homophobic - AU where Dan is blatantly homophobic, and is very vocal about it. That is, until his best friend and roommate Phil Lester can’t take it anymore and confesses to Dan.
back in 2004, I had this adoptables thing going on my site. you could email me and tell me which you wanted, and I’d draw it inside a little home and write up a certificate, too. Those were the days, man…