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Sam’s trying to keep it together but it isn’t easy with Dean wandering off like a child, nothing even resembling a lead on the witch, and the metaphorical clock ticking so loudly that he can practically hear it. The television kept Dean’s focus for a while, but now he’s restlessly wandering around the motel room, complaining. Racking his brain for a game to pull up on his phone to keep his brother occupied, Sam entreats him to sit back down on the bed, but Dean shakes his head.

“I wanna go outside,” he says again.

“I need to keep working so we can get you…better,” Sam says, with a false note of confidence. “If you could just give me some time to research—“

“I wanna go outside,” Dean insists, like a child who wants to play. Sam’s trying not to snap at him when Dean’s suddenly present again with a pained lucidity in his eyes that Sam hasn’t seen for the past few hours.  “It’s too much being cooped up in here, Sammy, waiting for whatever I’m gonna lose next. I need some fresh air. I need to see the sky.”

Sam’s on his feet in an instant. It’s bad enough when Dean lets Sam lead him around, happy to be along for the ride and pleased with whatever simplistic answers Sam gives him. But at least in those moments Sam can pretend it’s a stranger wearing his brother’s body. These flashes of awareness are exponentially worse and Sam is determined to give him whatever he needs.

“Ok, Dean,” he suggests. “How about this?” He moves a chair into the motel doorway, propping the door open with it. It will leave him close enough to get a signal while he keeps one eye on Dean outside. The Impala is parked right at the curb and he leads Dean to it, hoping that the familiar sun-warmed feel of the hood will comfort him in a way that words can’t. Dean climbs onto the hood with his eyes trained on the clear blue sky. As Sam watches, Dean begins to relax, leaning back against the windshield. “You want your sunglasses?”

Dean doesn’t answer, just shakes his head no. Sam gets back to work.

The calm lasts about a half hour until clouds begin to move in, marring the blue with a promise of rain.

Dean clambers awkwardly down from Baby and comes to stand before Sam. “The ocean,” he says with no preamble.

Sam blinks up at him. “What about it?”

“I want to go see the ocean.”

“Dean.” Sam tries to keep his voice calm and gentle. “We’re in Arkansas. There’s no ocean here.”

“But I want to see it.”

“I’m sorry, Dean. That’s not something we can do right now.” Dean’s face begins to crumple, so Sam quickly adds. “I have an idea,” and that’s enough to elicit Dean’s interest. Back inside the room, Sam takes out Dean’s laptop and types ocean into Google image search. “How about you look at pictures of oceans and tell me which one you want to go see when we’re all done here?”

Dean’s already fixated on the blues and greens filling the screen and he reaches for the computer.

“Just click right here to make each one bigger.” Sam points to the trackpad and he’s treated to an eye roll from his brother that he finds equal parts jarring and reassuring.

“I’m not an idiot, Sam.”

You forgot your own name, Sam wants to say, but there’s no point in burdening Dean with that.

“Ok, Dean. Find the one you like best.”

Sam gets back to his research as Dean takes his assignment to heart. There’s a steady stream of clicking and muttering as Dean opens and then rejects photo after photo. Finally, he stands and brings the laptop over to Sam.

“This one.”

Sam smiles at him and takes a look to be polite. It’s a beach in French Polynesia with tropical waters as deep and blue as…

“Good job, Dean. I’m gonna call Cas, ok?”

Dean nods, never taking his eyes away from the screen.


On his way to meet Rowena, Sam pauses in the doorway. “I’ll be back as soon as I can,” he tells Cas, who is sitting on one of the beds.

Calmer than he’s been all day, Dean lies with his head in Cas’s lap. When Cas turns to say goodbye to Sam, Dean reaches out a hand to Cas’s cheek, angling his face so he can continue to stare up into his eyes.

My hand slipped… At some point when they started dating and before knowing more of each other in certain areas~ something like this happened (//ω//) 

I couldn’t help my self and I borrowed the sketches of  @erurixpr3ss​ Thank you hon I hope and you like it! I had a lot of Fun!!

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anonymous asked:

O.O I saw the pencil sketch of your dragon OC on the other Blog but how did you line art and color it on Paint?!! with a TRACKPAD? ._. And how did you erase the sketch? I'm sorry I'm a n00b but could you do a tut in your spare time for us people without fancy technology? PS: I bow before your skills TT^TT

OKAY INSIDE IS A PRETTY IN-DEPTH TUTORIAL, i didn’t leave out any steps or tricks i use. possibly the most useful ones are terminating the sketch, and how to use the eraser tool to color-swap which makes the following processes a lot easier:

  • putting markings on a color while without worrying about getting out of the lines

  • putting down some shading

  • coloring lineart

  • marking behind a drawing

(if you didn’t know about that, i recommend checking it out in step 4)

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anonymous asked:

hey love! so i have a question and it's dumb and i'm sorry but i'm wondering how you get the outline on pictures. like when i have a png and i want to get that white outline around it that's bit bigger from the actually picture? gah im sorry because this probably doesn't make any sense and if it doesn't just ignore this. thanks so much anyway love!

No, love it’s not stupid at all. Never a stupid question! Okay, excuse me first of all because Rick is on call with me on Skype lol. Before you do anything right click on your brush tool and select pencil tool and change that brush to desired thickness. Now you can Open your png and use pen tool.

Then use the pen tool to outline around your picture.

Now right click and find stroke path. Select use pencil and click okay.  Right click with the same tool and select delete path. To make your white outline more apparent use a pastel or a solid background.


Finished the painting of Gansey, finally! Decided to put him up here with Ronan from a few months ago because they’re meant to sort of go together. Might do more of The Raven Cycle crew if I get the chance. I do have some other projects I need to focus on for awhile though. 

But anyways! Here’s Gansey laying in his cereal-box Henrietta on the floor of Monmouth at two in the morning. I really wanted to find a way to pose him like a dead king, and to show the importance of Henrietta (and the general area) to his quest and this seemed like the best way to do it. For the little town itself I made it a tiny bit bigger than I really picture it so I could easily fit Gansey in the streets, and I also made it only partially finished since it’s an always on-going project for him. There’s also a fair amount of little details scattered around the town, so be sure to full-view!


Tonight on Aunty Fishy abuses the Ewan McGregor Google Search algorithm, here is a WIP of the three Obi-Wans in my fic Where Shall We Three Meet Again? They’re not done by any stretch of the imagination but you know, how could I not give Arulas his proper eye color? HOW CAN I RESIST SITH EYES? I AM NOT MADE OF STONE.

They are from left to right…

Canon! Obi-Wan Kenobi otherwise known as The Old Man or occasionally Ben Kenobi.
Fem! Obi-Wan otherwise known as Little Sister.
Sith! Obi-Wan otherwise known as Darth Arulas.

Sir-Not-Appearing-In-This-Picture-But-In-This-Fic is Anakin Skywalker, otherwise known as The Podracer and you can find a lovely portrait done by @writegowrite right HERE.

Also, please click to make it bigger so you can actually see details, if you want to? You don’t have to but I think it looks better that way. Also, I think Arulas has raided Count Dooku’s wardrobe. I may need to talk to him about that.

anonymous asked:

hello! sorry to bother but i was wondering how you animated your edits? Like the susan bones edit? (again really sorry to bother it's just i've been searching forever and i can't find any help)

hey, no bother! i’m gonna explain this (with pictures so it’s more understandable) as well as i can. don’t worry, this kind of gif is pretty simple to do! warning, long post underneath the cut.

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stephaniewindsor  asked:

rhea x her fiance


 animals see the bigger picture -
         everything as a whole, not broken
                     pieces of glass that need fixing.

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How to create a “unique” character

Ok, so I have never done a tutorial before, so sorry if this doesn’t make sense! I’ll be showing the process I do for my character designs. There is no right or wrong way to do this, so just have fun with it! I will be using Smoke’s redesign  (requested by @shockapella-sweet) process for this tutorial. Although not an oc, the process that I used would be the same if I was creating my own character.

Step 1: research

I basically wrote down all the facts/ headcannons that I have for Thomas. Then research all the details about the individual cultures that Thomas has been in contact with. (you can click on the picture to make it bigger if you want to read my sloppy handwriting).

The things I look up:

1) Native attire. 

2) Jewelry.

3) some kind of weapon or architecture that is relevant to that area. why architecture? It has decorative designs, similar to that which ancient weapons have (Although if you are designing a fighting-type character, I suggest that you dig deeper to find those weapons!)

Step 2: The initial sketch 

I knew I wanted to create two renditions, one for his revenent form and one for his pre-revenant form. 

I then add what I think the design will look like. This does not have to be clean, or well detailed, just make sure that you understand what is going on with the design. Don’t be afraid to write yourself notes out to the side if you are unsure about certain things.

The three 4 things to keep in mind when designing a character:

1) Practicality. Does the design look comfortable? Would certain armor pieces get in the way during a fight? (if it is a female character: Does it look like they belong on the street corner, charging $2 a hour? unless the character has that personality, but that is another matter.)

2) Personality. If the person is very hyperactive and is always on the move, heavy armor pieces would weigh them down. Like wise, a tank-like character would not wear light armor because it would offer no protection. Simple stuff.

3) Influence. Remember the research that you did earlier? Make sure you actually use it! Also, if a character has an idol (Bi-han, in this instance), try to incorporate some aspects from their design as well.

4) Abilities. If the character has a regenerative power or some kind of advanced healing process, armor is more of a decorative feature and shouldn’t be taken seriously. 

Keep these in mind through the entire design process!

Step 3: refinement 

Big jump from the last photo, but don’t be scared! I basically just tightened up my sketch to my liking. 

Don’t be afraid to change a part of the design! If you payed attention, you can see that I originally had Enenra wearing a hanfu (which is basically a chinese kimodo) but I realized that it would be difficult to fight in, so it evolved into this weird trenchcoat-type-thing. Like wise, I was planing to give Smoke some kind of poofy sleeve on his right side, but it looked weird with the rest of the design, so I took it out.

On a side note, if you are designing alternate outfits for the same character (like I am) then try to incorporate things that are consistent between designs. It are the tiny details like that that make one say “Oh, are those two characters related?” or “Is that ____?”

Part 4: choosing colors 

This part was relatively easy for me, since I am doing a character that has a color specifically dedicated to him. 

If this was an original character, I would look at the color pallet each of the other characters have in the franchise, and decide from there. Your character would look out of place if their colors were vibrant, when every other character’s pallet is dull. Unless they are attention seeking, but then again that is another matter. 

Step 5: refinement….again

I really have nothing to say about this, as this step is up to your personal preference.  I added a gray backdrop to see the hair easier.

^ This is as far as I have gotten with these two. This has been sitting in my drafts for way to long, and I thought you guys would like an update :)


Fursuit Foam Base Feet Tutorial!

I hate carving toes, so I made up a method a while ago for stuffed toes instead! I like it a lot more and it makes it easier to keep symmetry. Here is a quick drawn tutorial I did for all you lovelies. I hope it helps!

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EDIT, I just realized one of the pictures was out of order so I swapped their places. Sorry!

people keep talking about gerard’s stretch marks but only using danger day’s pictures as evidence. you can see here that he had them in 2005 which is like the first time we even really saw his arms this much. he’s always had them and it’s perfectly normal for you to have had them for a long time too. (clicking on the picture should make it bigger, it’s a large photo)

into–the–abysskuroshitsujis-things​ Did we miss anything? 

I took a closer look at the Akuma 6 picture and I can’t believe I missed out on so many important clues. Yana always leaves little clues that form a bigger whole and this is one of the most important pictures to the plot. Let’s take a deeper look (click for larger image- I’ve circled and noted the most important things):

1) Sebastian’s flower- in the center is the shape of a SPIDER. And who do we connect with spiders? Claude Faustus. I think this hints that Claude will be making an appearance soon. Notice how Sebastian’s looking away- Claude’s right under his nose and he doesn’t even notice!

2) Mystery arm- OK, you might be ignorant/blind and say that it’s clearly Ciel’s hand but that makes no sense. The hand is coming out of somewhere else, which means it belongs to someone else. I think it’s real!Ciel copping a feel from his beloved brother OR it’s Alois Trancy (notice the purple sleeve)

3) Grell’s butt- Is Grell really doing a sexy pose or is that not a real butt? It does look like the shape of a head and it’s just the right position for a child Ciel’s size- the position’s even level with Ciel’s head! I think Yana snuck in Ciel’s twin here, but cleverly disguised him as Grell’s butt

4) Hidden legs- Behind Sebastian and between Grell is the fireplace, where if you zoom in and squint, you can see the shadows of LEGS. To hide in the fireplace, you need to be short. Which means Ciel’s twin is also in the fireplace! Could triplets be involved? Perhaps.

5) 5 Heads- behind Undertaker, in the portrait, there are clearly five people; Vincent has one wife and TWO children. Where did #3 come from?? Either there is another Phantomhive sibling or this is a hint of Claude, Hannah, and the triplets from Trancy house. Even the left portrait has what appears to be a leg- it can be none other than the leg of the other Ciel! He also wears shorts.

6) UT’s Collar- that’s obviously not Undertaker’s collar- it can be none other than the head of Ciel’s twin, just as the earring on UT’s ear is no ordinary earring but the twin of Claude Faustus, who is also the twin of Sebastian

7) Grey’s jacket- Charles Grey’s jacket is conveniently popping out- why? Because he is hiding a child inside. Who is this child? CIEL’S TWIN

8) 5 Candles- 5 visible candles are seen; they could stand for Ciel’s family or house Trancy or the Phantomhive servants but look closely- these 5 must be for House Phantomhive pre-Ciel; that’s right, Frances and Vincent had another sibling, much younger than both

9) Father, Son, Ghost- Grey, UT, and Vincent are positioned together because Charles Grey is also the son of Undertaker

anonymous asked:

Hi I'm mobile so I don't know if this is stated in your faq, but whenever you get a chance can you do a tutorial on how to get a tear texture for your container on your theme or know a tutorial to do so? Thank you!

hello there anon - and yes, sure thing!

I use tear/ripped/torn texture effects on a lot of my graphics - here’s an example of one of my large rp icons.

so the following will take you step by step through making the same effect on any graphic - which you can always use on your theme background ( as i have on this one! )

okay - so the following is how to create the effect using photoshop… I’ll show you how to do this on a ‘blank’ image, and then how you can pop a picture on the top so that your ‘tear’ effect is reusable!

1. create a new document, whatever size you like - usually make it a little bigger than you want the finished piece to be, because remember, you’re going to be ‘ripping’ a part off!

2. then create a new layer - it’s best to make this a colour so you can see what you’re doing clearly!  layer > new fill layer > solid color.  you will need to rasterize this - right click on the layer and click ‘rasterize layer’

we also need to get rid of the vector mask ( the white block on your layer thumbnail ) - just right click on the white block and choose ‘delete layer mask’.  this should leave you with only your color fill.

3. next, select the ‘lasso’ tool;

4. then draw a ‘squiggly line’ freehand across your canvas ( make sure your solid color layer is selected ).  when you’ve drawn the line, don’t let go as the selection will automatically join the two ends and look weird - you need to continue the line all the way around the outside of your canvas ( off to the side, along the top or the bottom ) and then back to the start…

5.  with your selection made - hit the ‘layer mask’ button ( the small grey icon with a white circle, third one in the image below )

which will add the selection to your color layer as a layer mask…

and your main image will look like this…

now we want to make the edges more ‘raggy’ to give the ‘torn’ effect…

6.  go to, filter > brush strokes > splatter.  set the ‘spray radius’ at between 10 and 15.  and set the ‘smooth’ between 8 and 10 - whatever suits your preference in the preview.  click okay to apply the splatter.  this will start to look more like a torn edge…

7. to add to the realistic effect, make sure your layer mask is selected on your color fill ( the white/black thumbnail ) and click on the ‘fx’ icon ( the second icon shown below )

and select ‘drop shadow’.

8. in the dialog box that appears, play with the selections ( distance, spread and size ) and the opacity until you get a ‘shadow effect’ on the preview that you like and click ‘ok’’.

9. now you have your torn template… to put an image over this, open your image and place the layer above your color fill.

this will probably cover your whole torn template.  right click on your image layer and select ‘create clipping mask’ - this links your image to the ‘torn’ area of your color fill… ( you can grab your image layer and resize it or move it around to get an effect you like inside the ‘tear’ )

NB/ if you’re using this in a background, just stop here and that’s it, save your image and you’re done!… if you want to save this for use in a post on tumblr, you will need to do 2 more steps!

10. you will now need to make the ‘white’ area of your image transparent, so that you can post it on any blog, with any colour background and not have the big white section making it look odd!  turn off your ‘background’ layer ( close the ‘eye’ icon next to your layer thumbnail )

and where the white section was, you should now see a ‘crosshatch’ effect - this is the transparent bit.

11.  now save your image but – make sure to save it as a ‘png’ and NOT a ‘jpeg’.  png’s support transparency, jpeg will just fill in the blank parts with white again.

here’s your finished image…

if you look at this on the dash, it appears fine against the white background, then look at it ( and the example at the top of the post ) on my blog, you can see it’s transparent against my grey background… 

and that’s it - creating a ‘torn’ effect on an image… :3

if this helps at all, a like or a reblog is much appreciated <3

anonymous asked:

so ive read that in religio romana, you aren't supposed to move your lararium around, but do you think that alongside a stationary lararium that itd be ok or make sense to have a portable mini-lararium/altar?

Lots of people have portable shrines, Anon, and they’re easy to make, if you’re so inclined. Any sturdy box that’s the right size for your particular needs will do. Some people customize Altoids tins, others use cardboard, wood, or plastic boxes.

You can decorate the outside if you wish, or keep it non-descript to avoid calling attention to it. The inside could be decorated with paint , paper, tape, or fabric. You could look for a photo of an ancient lararium, scale it to size, and print it to glue inside the lid of the box - or you could make a collage of pictures of your gods.

Travel Altar by aamethyst (click for instructions)

Think about the focus of your worship when assembling the contents of the box. It could be as simple as a battery tealight. A bigger box could hold one or more small offering dishes, cone incense (just to make the box and contents fragrant), a small piece of fabric to set things on, a miniature vial of liquid or grain, tiny figurines, or other small inspirational objects or offerings. For unusual and inexpensive small images of Hellenic and Roman gods, try using replicas of ancient coins or pins from the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Athena pocket shrine by Diane Sylvan (click for more of her shrines!)

I personally avoid using flame when travelling, because of the fire hazard and because it’s bad manners to use strong fragrance in hotel rooms, but I know people who travel with actual candles, candle holders, incense and incense burners. If you decide to go this route, please remember to protect underlying surfaces from possible heat damage.

Readers, please share photos of your travel and pocket shrines!