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a very quick kind of lighting test for a commission for @vaesha-draecon

As I definitely wanna get some red in there ;) but I’m probably gonna change the hue of it later on, right now it’s also probably reading weird just with the blue undersketch too anyways, and with the monotone!

10 cool rocks you probably didn’t know about

1) lepidolite

lepidolite is a variety of mica and is typically pink or lavender colored. when tumbled it is extremely glittery – pictures don’t do it justice!

2) ulexite

ulexite is also called “tv rock” and has a super unique optical effect – when placed over something it displays that image onto the top of the rock. it’s not merely opaque – the fibers within the mineral literally project an image onto the surface of the stone.

3) pietersite

pietersite has chatoyancy – much like tiger’s eye – that creates movement and shine through the surface of the stone. however, unlike tiger’s eye, pietersite’s chatoyancy is in swirls instead of straight lines. it’s incredible to behold – i recommend looking up pietersite on youtube and checking out videos of it under good lighting.

4) optical calcite/iceland spar

this type of calcite is actually completely clear, but refracts the light going through it in ways that create rainbows and other neat optical effects. isaac newton himself actually studied this rock to help better understand the nature of light itself & the phenomenon of optical illusions.

5) alexandrite

alexandrite is a variety of chrysoberyl that exhibits a color change! it changes from a greenish hue to a brilliant red depending on the type of light and the source. the color changes in alexandrite are phenomenal and rarely seen in other stones.

6) spectrolite

don’t let the image fool you – this stone is actually pure black. the brilliant colors it exhibits are just a flash (it’s actually called labradorescence, which is what the stone labradorite is named for). spectrolite is an uncommon form of labradorite mined only from finland. some varieties of high quality labradorite from madagascar can show a spectrolite play, but nothing is as dark with as brilliant a flash as spectrolite.

7) specular hematite

specular hematite is a variety of hematite that has a beautiful, glimmering surface especially when polished. much like lepidolite, the shimmer of specular hematite is caused by mica.

8) boulder opal

boulder opal is ironstone with cracks of brilliant natural opal running through it. these formations are entirely natural. opal has the most brilliant and vibrantly colored flash of any other stone.

9) enhydro quartz

enhydro quartz is a variety of quartz that was formed with naturally occuring water & air bubbles within them! in some specimens the water bubbles will actually move underneath the surface of the crystal.

10) fire agate

fire agate is actually a form of chalcedony, and is well known for having a beautiful rainbow effect caused by schiller, rather than flash or labradorescence. 

he smile

so we got to see Croix FINALLY and now we know a little bit more about her, like the fact that she’s somewhat related to Chariot’s/Ursula’s past

but i think my favourite part is how Croix went from little miss cold and stuck-up …


  • Edward Nygma: me? In love with Oswald? No. That's absurd and completely ridiculous. What is there to love? Certainly not his dazzling green eyes that change hue depending on his mood, or his alabaster skin that feels smoother than any of his silken ties. I don't love his collection of freckles that paint the bridge of his nose and his cheekbones, nor do I care for his annoyingly attractive smirk. Nope. Nothing to love. Not a damn thing.

“I first saw [Vivien] on the stage at Statford on Avon. I did not know her then. She was playing Viola in Twelfth Night. I arrived late and, missing the exposition, I saw her impersonating a boy. No boy has ever been more beautiful. She wore a short, reddish cap of a wig. Beneath it shone those splendid green eyes, that deepened and changed hues with her mood. And at the end of the play, when she erased the disguise by a simple and miraculous shudder of her being, no girl or woman has ever been more glorious.” – José Quintero


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anonymous asked:

Mind if I ask you about your shading process and how you pick colours for shading? Because it's mindblowing and I remember reading that you didn't like to use multiply. So I'm really curious.

This is a great question!! I’m sorry it took so long to answer. I was trying to think of the best way to go about showing you! That being said, here is a very long post with a lot of gifs.

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Hello everyone! I have gotten a bunch of questions about coloring, so here are some things to think about!!!

A. One thing I have noticed that helps give your shapes a little pop is to give it super saturated lines where there are plane changes. On ledges and corners, experiment with how saturated your colors are! 
B/C. If you want to journey into changing your hues as you shade (please do!) think about which direction you are pulling your highlights and shadows in. They should be opposites! Highlights are warm- make your shadows cooler, and vice versa. 
D. Try to vary your saturation and value! Unless you have specific intent when making everything saturated, it can look very gaudy, and cause all the other colors on your page to loose their vibrancy. 
Try covering up “D” on your screen and notice how the other forms on the page become much brighter. 
E.  What kind of lights are hitting your piece, and how does that change it? Be careful of how it affects your form. Notice how putting these specific colored lights on the form almost make it transparent, making it seem like a different material. 
F. What material is your object? Does it have dimples, textures, etc? Try to give your forms intentional materials and notice how light reacts to it! 

More to come!