color using markers


“…don’t ever change.”
“I don’t exist…in anyone’s heart.”
“…what would it take for me to be like you?”

Loved, but lonely on an island in the sea.


I’m in love with awesome idea of Coralina AU by @turquoisemagpie and @northeast-artist98 >u< So sorry for giving you any credits ;-; I didn’t know it was yours idea as well ;-; Thank you for correcting me!
And this is little doodle of Anti which has great character desing C:
Really guys, you must check it and her out! C: She has so many great arts and ideas like this >u<
Just wanna say that im so inspired by that AU and her and i can’t wait to see more of her masterpieces >u<
Hope she don’t kill me for this shittly version of her miracles ;-;

 yesterday’s inktober. i’ve been really behind due to my body not feeling so great lately, but i’m ready to do the last few days now. i said i would do another MLAATR one, so here it is~ i actually had a dream about this show kind of recently, that it had some kind of big comeback and i remember being really upset when i woke up and found out none of it was real, LMAO

i still like this pairing and human jenny is cute so why not dsfsdfhdsgfjdfg let me wallow in my self indulgence

Second art for the week, also using watercolor to save the marker ink.

not UnoXJyugo art, but jyugo (who somehow maybe got shrunk thanks to nico) with Kuu.

the idea i got is when i read the manga “Yuragi-sou no yuuna-san” by Miura Tadahiro. one of the chara is a cat girl with cat-god with her. i kept on imagining her as jyugo instead.

i prefer coloring using markers, but what can i do i guess… sorry Kuu, you always ended up becoming a blue cat instead of pure black because i dont like using the color black


How I make a Schmaltz page

Some people ask me, how are you able to draw this and that when it’s traditional art? How do you make it look so good? How can I make comics without the means of digitial software? Well strap right in as I share my secrets!

Format and storyboard wise, try to use different angles/close ups in each panel. There’s a whole lot when it comes to designing a comic format, but really it’s all just cinematic. 

I use lots of gray tone markers from the lightest cool grey to the warmest dark grey. And for spots that do have color I use brush markers/copic markers. Most of my grey tone markers are able to be layered in a way when drying so then the more I color, the darker it gets, to make shading. I use 0.5 pens on thick 9x6 inch paper. Here is the page when it’s done

Grey and black and white with a splash of color on key areas like Irdial’s marigolds or the horn used to honk at Irving and his colorful orange hair. This is just my style and you can color your comic any way you like. I don’t have a scanner, so what I do is put as much light on the draw, try not to make darker areas where the light doesn’t fully shine, and take a picture of my works. The next thing I do is make the entire colors of the page looks either red/warm or bluish/cool is tone. I do this by putting a filter  balancing the colors and make them all lean towards warm tones. The result:

Now everythings so warm and cozy. But, the bottom seems to look lighter than the top. This happens when a light is direct from a certain angle so it wouldnt light the whole drawing equally. This is fixed by multiplying the image on, change the opacity try to make each section; top, middle, and bottom have an equal level of brightness. I also edit out coloring mistakes or smears of ink, and make the words more legible.

Just look at the difference!

There are youngsters who want to get serious with art and comic but may not have all the resources. Well one thing youve all learned is that I dont have a scanner but I still managed by 1. Having a good light when taking a pic..and 2. sometimes filters make it look nicer.

The drawing in the upper right is the only one with a filter, makes it more blue. The other two were left as is. Photo editing apps are good too, the one I use is Pixlr for ios.

Whelp, that’s all I got for now, hope any of this info was interesting and helpful!

Art Blog  - Page 1 of Schmaltz - Commission Info

detective-mae  asked:

Ah jeez what do you use for tracing? A sharpie or something or what is the name of the brand? Also what do you use for shading? The materials you use look very nice with your art and I wanna try em :o

you mean what I use to ink my traditional work? I use Micron pens (although I don’t like them very much) Uni Pin is also a brand I use

and when drawing I use a 0.7 mm mechanical pencil with blue lead, the blue disappears (mostly) when scanned.

For color I use Copic Markers.

organizing study time

Study Time is the Best Time!

I’ve read my share of Study Tip blogs and one of the biggest piece of advice they give students is always “organize your time”. WELL HOW THE HELL DO YOU DO THAT?! It doesn’t come naturally to most people. I’ve practiced a lot over the years to be able to plan my study time effectively. I decided to give you guys a little tutorial on how to organize your time following a study time table.

OH! AND I made you guys a study time table that you can print out FOR FREE(free downloads are located in “printables”)! You’re welcome and I love you too.

Let’s begin!

Using your time Table effectively:

Write in ALL activities; work, class, travel time, appointments. Color them in using markers, & try to use different colors for each responsibility.

After you’ve written in all of your MUST DO responsibilities, NOW you can block out study time. Be realistic. Block out times for eating/cooking/relaxing too. Try to set aside time EVERY DAY to study.

Think about it: WHEN DO YOU STUDY BEST? Are you an early bird? A night owl? If you have the option, schedule study time for when you study best.

Think about it: What classes/subjects do you need to study the MOST? Personally, I don’t need to devote as much time to art history as I need to devote to Chemistry. Each class is different. Be honest with yourself! If you aren’t very successful with math, schedule extra study time for math.

Try to block your study times to be between 2-4 hours with 10 minute breaks every 50 minutes. Those breaks are necessary! Even if you can only schedule study time for 1-2 hours, that’s okay! Something Is better than nothing!

“BUT WHAT DO I STUDY?”, you ask. Look at your class syllabi and take note of when your exams are, and what will be on them. THEN make your study sheets according to what you are studying for each exam.

Space out your studying! If your exam is in 2 weeks, don’t plan to study just 3 days before. It’s better to study an hour a day for 2 weeks, than 8 hours a day for 2 days. You will retain information better, and you will feel less anxiety.

Detail what your study session will be like. I made you 2 study organize pages, one is a time table and the other is a to-do list. Use this to-do list to plan your study sessions in detail. Use it to write down all your subjects and what assignments/chapters/research/papers/projects you need to do for each one. Before you plan think to yourself “What do I need to get done in this study session?” Do you have to take notes, read, essay brainstorm, research, complete homework etc.

Plan studying accordingly…If you know you need the internet, don’t go to some place with shitty wifi. I’ve actually done that so many times haha.

If you have smaller timeframes to use (30 minutes- 1 hour) for example, in between classes, use those to read, skim notes, look at lecture slides. Small things that don’t require tons of material. It takes me 30 minutes to take the train to school and I usually use it to read ahead before class!

ALWAYS remember to set aside some relax time. YOU WILL GO CRAZY if you don’t do this. My relax time is usually getting to bed early and watching a show (preferably star trek TNG with my husband) haha, whatever I’m a nerd.

I hope you guys find this helpful. Sometimes your workload can appear overwhelming, so I hope this helps you organize and prioritize!



Study/Organization Tips From Ted Cruz

Okay, so, I’ve always had a lot of trouble with organizing and managing my time. When I was 12, I was diagnosed with ADHD, and I was recommended all these strategies to make the workload easier. Not much of it worked then, but over the past year or so, I’ve found strategies that have really helped me, and I wanted to list it out for you guys, in case it may end up helping some of you out, too. Obviously, this list isn’t just for people with ADHD, nor is it only for those in high school. Okay here we go:

1. Get a planner

I don’t know if all schools provide one for you (mine does) so I’m making this point just in case yours doesn’t. Planners make it so much easier to organize your short and long term assignments. Also, it makes it easier to split projects up into smaller parts, because you could write out a part to do each night. Overall, it is just really helpful, and, in my opinion, pretty essential.

2. Color code

Okay so this one is really simple. Assign each class a color, and then only use that color when writing your homework for that class in your planner. That way, you can easily see what your homework for each class is. Plus, it makes your planner look pretty.

3. Clean out your binders/folders every 1-2 weeks

This will make sure that there aren’t loose papers anywhere. It also makes it lighter, because you’ll be taking out unnecessary or old stuff, and that’ll make it easier on your back when you carry your backpack.

4. Use online study resources

Quizlet is super helpful if you need to study vocabulary. I recommend watching crash course on YouTube, however not as your only means of studying. It really is great review (even though sometimes they talk super fast and you have to pause the video and go back).

5. Get a calendar

Similar to the planner, calendars help you organize your long term assignments. I have a whiteboard calendar, and I use colorful dry erase markers to write test dates, assignment due dates, field trips, etc.. I also write my extracurricular activities on there. It just overall really helps you get organized with school, and also your life outside of school.

6. Study hard and then reward yourself

After 45 minutes or so of studying, try rewarding yourself with a 15 minute break. Get a snack, watch some YouTube videos, kill a person, whatever suits your fancy. Just make sure that after those 15 minutes, you get back to work.

7. Have a designated area for doing work

Whether it be a desk, a kitchen table, a sex dungeon, etc., having an area designated for your work is really helpful because you can keep your assignments all in one place. This makes it so you can keep track of everything.

8. Get good pencils

This one is going to sound weird, but it works. I only like using pencils with 0.7 lead. I don’t know why, but I find that it’s so much easier to write neatly with them. Just find the pens/pencils that feel the best, and use those.

9. Don’t be afraid to ask for help

This one is super important. If you have a question or need help, it is critical that you go and ask your teacher. I know it can be scary, but it will help you out so much in the long run. Just remember, teachers are there to help you. A lot of teachers like seeing students come in for extra help, because it shows your engaged in the class or something like that. Idk all I know is that it’s a good thing to do.

I hope some of you guys found this helpful! I know a lot of these points were sort of a repeat of what a lot of people say, but I felt that they were important to include. Feel free to add other points on here if you’d like!