five years ago, harry styles left his tiny home town to make it big as a recording artist. he didn’t have much regard for what he left behind - a life, a family, and a husband, who woke up one morning to find him gone.
now, harry has everything he could possibly want: he’s rich, famous, and adored by everyone he meets, including his boyfriend. but when said boyfriend proposes to him, he’s forced to face the uncomfortable facts of his past - and louis, who’s spent the last five years returning every set of divorce papers harry sent him.
(or, an au based on the movie sweet home alabama.)
Can you give me some advices/tutorials on how to make gifs? I suck at it and hell, I've been trying to gif for two days and I still can't :(
Of course! Let me just say when you start off making gifs it can be very difficult and confusing (I know it was for me). So I’m going to try and give you lots of tips and things that I’ve learned so hopefully you can skip lots of the hard parts I had to learn on my own. Also don’t get discouraged if you feel like your gifs aren’t turning out amazing, you’ve just started and it’s taken me over the course of 3 years to start making ones I’m actually happy with, as always practice gives you experience! Anyways enough of my rambling lets get started.
It’s pronounced the same way as Maeve, it just has an Irish spelling.
2) How long have I been drawing for?
As soon as I could hold a paintbrush I was painting. Both my parents are designers who went to art college so I was encouraged at a super young age.
3) Have you taken any art classes?
Yes, I chose art as one of my subjects all through secondary school (high school I guess is the closest thing), I also did an art class outside school for about 2-3 years but I eventually grew out of it and just wanted to do my own thing. And now I am in Limerick School of Art and Design studying Animation and Motion Design. However, I would still classify what I post on Tumblr/Instagram as self taught because that all came from me, not a teacher.
4) Biggest Inspirations
I’m so inspired by so many thing so it is basically whatever I find eye catching so that might be; People, art styles, colour palettes, compositions, lighting etc.
I have been a fan of both Tony DiTerlizzi and P.J. Lynch for as long as I can remember, with my mom working for Candlewick Press in MA when we lived in America we always had hundreds of children’s books growing up, but those two illustrators have always stuck out in my mind. But more recently I have become absolutely obsessed with Jim Kay, I have the illustrated versions of the two Harry Potter books that have come out and my illustrated version of A Monster Calls is breath-taking. I also have the most gorgeous version of The Boy in Striped Pyjamas that was illustrated by Oliver Jeffers.
Glen Keane, Ollie Johnson, Frank Thomas, Milt Kahl are all animation heroes in my opinion, but I have such a huge soft spot for the company Cartoon Saloon, who are an Irish based animation company who created ‘The Secret of Kells’ and 'Song of the Sea’, obviously because of Irish pride but also because I was lucky enough to go to the studio and meet all the lovely people there who were nothing but kind and supportive of my work.
Gustav Klimt is my favourite painter because of the emotion he is able to capture with such subtlety.. that’s what I want my drawings to show.
It really depends on the day, sometimes it can take an hour, sometimes a couple of days
6) What materials do I use?
For sketching I use lead pencils over 2B, drawing pens, markers, oil pastels, compressed charcoal and watercolour pencils - they tend to have the best pigmentation.
7) What Software do I use?
I draw with Photoshop, record speedpaints with OBS, and edit the videos with Premier Pro.
8) What tablet do I use
I use a Wacom Intuos tablet.
9) Do I take commissions and request?
I tend not to take requests, and I have in my blog description whether my commissions are open or not.
10) Can I repost your drawings?
Not on Tumblr, if you want to post them on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook/Pinterest just make sure you provide a link back to my Tumblr blog or my Instagram which is “meabhusd”
11) Can I make edits/colour in your drawings?
Yes of course, but once again, just link back to me.
12) Can I use your drawings as an avatar/header imagine?
Yes you can.
13) How old are you?
I was born on the 24th of April 1996
14) How do I create character designs
Well every time I read a book I will keep a notebook beside my bed to take down all the descriptions of the characters. Of course it is not enough to just have the physical descriptions of characters in my opinion. I always take into account the characters background/personality/settings etc. All of these elements contribute to a better and more interesting design. For example; if a character has a job working outside doing physical labour, they will probably have stronger bodies, more scars, freckles, sunburn or tans.
15) How do I make characters look more diverse?
Same-facing characters is one of the hardest habits to break and I struggled with it for such a long time! Still do. My advide would be to use references of multiple ethnicities first. After that you would be surprised how different a character can look if you change eyebrows, hairlines, jawlines, cheekbones, noses, lips and bodyweight. If you are relying on a different hairstyle to distinguish between each of your characters it wont work. Also adding features like scars/moles/freckles/facial hair can really make your characters unique.
16) Do I have any OCs?
Yes I do, though they are very under developed. I tend to be quite shy about posting about them because they are more personal than fanart, it’s almost intimate to me. They are under they tag 'meabhd’s ocs’.
17) Do you have any other blogs?
I have one for my college work @meabhd-art but it is very different to this one. Much more traditional work and a lot more abstract..
18) Why do I keep Anon asks off?
I have always been quite private and prefer when I feel like I’m talking to someone rather than a thing? I also have anxiety and it makes me nervous not knowing who is talking to me. I answer every single question, though I only publish them sometimes and I am more than happy to answer questions privately if you are not comfortable having a question published.
19) How do I get over art slumps?
Art slumps are so hard, like I’ve had my fair share of them! I find that they come from a place of repetition? So you keep drawing in the same format, or the same characters. So my advice is to change up and element of how you draw, it’s as easy as using a new brush of photoshop, but it will trigger a problem solving part of your brain that will try and adapt the new element to your style or whatever so it’s more interesting to draw.
Miyuji’s current design is alittle too punk for a sophisticated school, so in this redesign, the punk design is toned down. Instead of piercings and bracelets, she gets a music note hair clip and solid colour tights with two small music notes. Her hairstyle has change into an actual side tail hairstyle. Another note is, part of her design is based from Noodle, who is a guitarist of the British virtual band, Gorillaz (which I’m a HUGE FAN OFF)!
Miyuji’s name is now Setsuko Takemura, Setsuko meaning ‘melody child’ and Takemura being the combination of Take, meaning ‘military/ samurai’ and Mura meaning ‘village’. Takemura is an homage to Japanese idol/model Kiriko Takemura, whose idol name is Kyary Pamyu Pamyu~!!!
Miyuji’s reworked personality and interest is that she’s a lover for music and books (keeping her bookworm trait), she has always shown interest for both, she’s a pretty good guitarist and is a huge fan of the
Scott Pilgrim series, she loves reading various novels and listening and covering various musics (from any country/ language and style). She has a YouTube channel where she records herself playing with her indie band (The Strawberry Thieves) or doing solos or talking about her favourite books and reviewing them. She loves learning about new things and showing others her passion and love for music to others. At the beginning of the school years, she’s shy and reclusive to others because she wasn’t confident in showing her skills, she would try to stray away from anything social because she believed she wasn’t skilled enough or good enough to fit in with the others. Not much is known about how she became the happy, cheerful and energetic girl who wants to help others find her passion in music, to her, to them, it was like a ‘metamorphosis’ (of her personality not appearance), someone must have inspired her, or someone must have seen her playing her music when she was just a shy reclusive girl. As for Miyuji, she is a fun energetic girl, she can be loud, but she’s proud of it, she loves to help others find their inner melody and unleash it to the world, and she loves to help others, sometimes she can end up bring weight on the younger students she inspires and that can cause her to feel guilty that he wasn’t able to push them in the right direction, she’s trying her best, and she’s the Light Music Club President.
i do the lines in one stroke (not always but i def try to). i mean sth like this:
the lines are best done fast, also using rotate tool in photoshop helps bcs i can get a better angle. i change the line weight by changing brush size or with lighter/heavier pen strokes depending on the brush and document size.
something to keep in mind: i almost NEVER get it right the first time i make a stroke, so ctrl+z/cmd+z is your friend here. also i erase parts of it bcs it often comes out too long, or i gotta erase a part to draw some other shape over it. i rly hope its clear enough!!