I got asked by people who never made gifs before how I make and color them, and since I already made a tuto how I gif, it’s time I show how I color them

what you’ll need:

  • basic gif making knowledge (I made a tutorial here)
  • photoshops cs5/cs6/cc (I’m using cs6)
  • a pen so you can sign a contract with the devil

I’m going to try to explain how I usually color my gifs with some extra explanation and comments on how and why. I go like this on almost everything and it works like a charm.

so, from this:

to this:

tutorial under the cut!

Keep reading


Portochrome by Alexander Kuzmin 

now’s as good a time as any to open commissions right

if you’re interested, send requests to - and, optionally, if you wanna make sure i get the right character/style, send reference pictures and/or the style (see bullet points below) that you want. i’ll shoot you an invoice + estimated completion time within the next 24 hours; if the commission takes longer than i expect after receipt of payment, i’ll refund the thing.

requests should look something like this, with the italicized things being optional:

Subject line: Commission for neku!
neku sakuraba from “the world ends with you,” traditional (t3), speech bubble saying ”anime hair… isn’t real!”, cat heads in the bg

here’s what i got.

$5 per chibi (450px x 450px each)// buy three get one free

$15 per digital piece (720px x 1280px)// +$10 for additional characters// +$5 for simple backgrounds

  • d1 - lineart only (extra character –> $25)
  • d2 - basic lines & color
  • d3 - sketch lines & basic color

$15 per mobile piece (960px x 1280px)// +$10 for additional characters

  • m1 - pencil lines & color ($15 each)
  • m2 - pen lines & color

$15 per traditional piece (6″ x 6″)// +$5 for additional characters// +$5 for basic backgrounds// +$5 for physical piece

  • t1 - ink, basic color (upcharges waived for simplicity –> $15)
  • t2 - ink, two color sketch
  • t3 - ink, woodblock printing style
  • t4 - pencil, basic color (basic bg –> $20)
  • t5 - pencil, basic color
  • t6 - mixed media, basic color

if there’s something you see in my art tag that doesn’t match any of the styles above, hmu with the art in question and i’ll give you a quote+estimated time to completion. fee waivers are available, as in (t1), in which the composition wound up being simple enough that the upcharges did not apply. i do reserve the right to refuse a commission if it puts me on the nope train to fuckthatville. that said…


come at me, yo.

The Domestic Garden Witch: Drink and Charm

So maybe you’re a college witch with limited space and money, limited to the one window in your dorm. Or, maybe you’re a witch without extensive backyard space who wants to start up a magical garden. Perhaps you’re a kitchen witch who wants the freshest herbs right at her fingertips.

For many witches, having a garden seems to be a bit of a no-brainer. After all, plants and magic go hand-in-hand. Plus, when thinking of a witch, it’s hard not to think of a cottage in the woods with a little vegetable garden out front. Unfortunately for the majority of us, our cottage in the woods is a tiny flat, and our garden out front is a windowsill with limited space.

This is when it comes time to embrace your craftiness and bring your garden indoors! Not only does it place your garden in a convenient location, it also allows you to freshen the air, recycle what would otherwise harm the earth, and embrace your witchy green thumb!


It’s that time of the year now, where all across America, students are cramming for their week-long hell: finals. Before, sometimes during, and after finals, many students turn to various stress-reduction practices which may include consuming in some form or another alcohol, cannabis, nicotine, and caffeine. And hopefully safely (do as you may, in moderation… please always be safe regardless of what you take).

Especially after finals, the San Luis bar scene definitely becomes lively, and gives way to a week full of brightly lit and vibrant downtown nights. But when it comes to the waste, it can sometimes be a bit disheartening. Luckily, this city tends to be rather good about its waste, but there’s always that home party which produces a significant amount of beer bottles.

In the past, I’ve covered how to use bottles to create container gardens and miniature gardens. But there’s more to the garden than just the plants and their containers. Decor has a significant role to play in the design of a garden, whether it’s indoors or out. In the spirit of recycling, I’ve decided that this week, I’ll turn to a practice that has become a staple in the United States, but has its roots in Africa: bottle trees.

A Charm, A Statement, A Warning

Blue bottle trees are something of a regional thing in the US. They’re more common in the south and in some areas of Arizona and California, but have a history that predates the US. When African slaves were brought over to the United States when slavery was legal, some were allowed to continue certain aspects of their cultural practice. One of which was the use of placing drinking vessels on the ends of tree or bush branches. The reasons for this vary across both history and region, but often are linked to a particular use: protection.

According to some stories, the bottles will capture malevolent spirits who are attracted to the colors, trapping them through the night until the sun rises in the morning and burns them away with its light. Other stories link the trees to prosperity and good luck, or otherwise with bringing beneficial weather for crops and gardens. Regardless of what purpose used, they have stuck around and become a sort of tradition.

The subtitle for this section includes “A Warning” for a reason. There is an issue around taking on this practice, called cultural appropriation. It is a practice linked strongly to both African and African American culture. As such, I feel that it is important for me to mention that this tradition may not always be acceptable, especially without proper research. I present it here as an idea starter and as an aspect of garden witchcraft, from a neutral point of view.

All of that said, let’s take a look at what bottle trees have to offer to garden witchcraft!

From Wood to Glass and Color

If taking on this project, it’s important to consider the tree and the glass being used. First, ensure that the tree is dead first - no sense killing a healthy tree for the sake of a garden. The wood can be part of the charm, and examples of woods can be seen in my Domestic Garden Witch article from last week. If you don’t have a dead bush or tree available, it has become common practice to build your own, using either metal or wood frames made of a central post, with “branches” inserted. Traditionally, the bottles are placed on the branches of the myrtle tree - a connection to the tree’s presence in the Hebrew Exodus and diaspora of the Old Testament, and a link between the Exodus and the fight against slavery.

Next is the glass bottle itself. The most common of these trees makes use of blue bottles. Like “witch balls” or “gazing balls” often found in gardens, the choice of the blue color has significance in Hoodoo, as it is linked to the threshold of water and air - and also to life and death. This is a great way of incorporating symbolic thresholds into a practice through the use of color and intent. Consider what other colors may signify and incorporate them into such a project!

This kind of project is not only inexpensive, but can also lend a particular charm and aesthetic to a garden, as well as providing a lovely nod to American culture and heritage.

If you favor the idea of a witch bottle tree, but want to avoid appropriation, a common substitute is available in any craft, hobby, or garden store: the gazing ball! The gazing ball fulfills the same purpose as the bottle tree, and has links to European witchcraft and practices, as well!

May your harvests be bountiful, and best of luck with finals!
Blessed Be! )O(

How to read scientific papers part 1

So, my major challenge when I first went into researh were the research papers I had to read. I used to just read them, without understanding a word of what was said there (seriously), so it was just really tedious to me, not productive at all and I wasn’t learning anything or making the most of my time in the lab since I wasn’t able to apply new concepts properly. But as time passed and I got more experienced, I found and developed a method that works pretty well for me, it helps me analyze and understand so I can later apply what I learned in my own research and time in the lab. It does take more time that just skimming through it, but it’s so worthy, trust me. But note that this may not work for everyone, it’s just a method I developed by experience (and honestly it’s pretty simple and typical) and also learning from others, which happened to be very effective to me. 


  • 2 highlighters: one for findings in the research you are reading, one for general and “universal” concepts mentioned. 
  • Your article
  • A notebook (try to have one exclusive for the research project you’re doing, if that’s the case, with a section for articles read that can be helpful)
  1. The first thing you’ll do is write the title in the notebook, because this will help understand the whole article. The title ususally has the ability to summarize everything in a sentence: it’s basically the hypothesis and procedure in one. 
  2. Second, we’ll work a little with the abstract. It’s a really small summary of everything but it contains the most common abreviations used throughout, so, we’ll extract and write them down to have them in handy while we read.

3. Usually the abstract has it too, the hypothesis, we have to find what was done or what was tried to prove with this research. 

4. Now, we analyze the introduction, tough simple and general, it can help us understand concepts better so we can later apply them. I like to make maps, charts and diagrams with the info so I can make sure I’m processing it correctly, and if I have any doubts I’ll just look it up! 


If important information is regarding the research itself, like a result or something like that, I’ll highlight it with one color

If and important concept is mentioned, but it’s a universal or general concept, I’ll highlight it using another colorm because it might be useful later, (like what are anthocyanins, or the explanation of a procedure commonly used) 

It is indeed and extensive post, so I’ll write the rest later. 

Completely new to this studyblr community, I would like to say that @hexaneandheels has been my principal motivation to make this blog! I love how her tips are always useful and practical, that she always creates great and original content and I admire so much that hardworking and productive personality of hers, besides she’s so beautiful! 

anonymous asked:

If you can an HC for the boys+saren and V reacting to MC having her hair colored for her Halloween costume (white/red) but find out she actually dyed it permanent, and was afraid to reveal it to them.

(once again this says “the boys” so I assume no Jaehee ;; sorry if I misinterpret it)


  • he thinks MC’s hair looks super cool for halloween
  • he asks how long the dye lasts
  • um… about that….”
  • he dyes his hair too!
  • he and MC are now DYE BUDDIES
  • honestly he thinks dying hair is dope!! he adores dying his hair!! MC doesn’t have to fear telling him


  • he thought MC looked like a fictional character with their hair like that
  • he was very used to dealing with people with temporal dye in his job
  • when he asks what products MC will need to remove the dye MC just
  • haha… You see… It kinda won’t wash off?”
  • he’s not mad he just runs to the store
  • he needs to buy all the special hair products for dyed hair after all!
  • for MC!!


  • MC was so hyped for halloween he wasn’t surprised to see MC with colored hair
  •  he just… assumed it was temporal?
  • MC will you be needing help for removing the color?”
  • MC tenses and laughs nervously
  • Yeah… No, because it kinda, won’t be removed?”
  • he sighs but he doesn’t mind? MC looks super nice with that hair color
  • if MC wants to keep it permanently he’ll make sure they get The Best Dye Job Ever


  • he thinks MC’s hair is BOMB
  • esp the part that’s red
  • so when MC tells him it’s not removable he’s actually very happy!
  • he’s super happy MC gets to keep the hair color
  • plus there’s red in there redhead powers for life
  • honestly he really adores it


  • he can’t see it
  • he wouldn’t have even known MC dyed their hair if they hadn’t told him??
  • like?
  • he can’t have an opinion on it, he can’t Mac Freaking See It
  • but it’s something MC seems to make happy so he’s happy


  • he had also dyed his hair and kept the dye pretty well
  • he might dye his hair to match MC
  • honestly he thought it was permanent at first and he was correct
  • when MC told him he was like
  • I know”
  • he really doesn’t mind at all? MC could go and dye their hair rainbow and he’d be super cool with it because MC should express themselves however they want

When all of your dreams are shattered
And your world is left in tatters
When you’re lost we’re lost together
I’ll stand by, I will stand by you
If black is your brightest color
If hurt is your only lover
When you fight, we fight together
I’ll stand by, I will stand by you
I will stand by you
I will stand by you
I will stand by you

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The ColorSplash app on my iphone is super neato! I turned my world grey but colored my hair, lips, plug, nail and hair tie. Voilà, I’m in Pleasantville

So while my friends are out of town (outside of LA), partying it up this holiday weekend, I am going to enjoy my few days of solitude. I hope to not wash my hair, not wear pants and therefore not leave my bedroom for as many hours as possible. ♥

“The first feeling I ever consciously felt was embarrassment because I did not feel like the others. I did not feel comfortable in school, I did not feel comfortable anywhere, except in my room. And it hasn’t changed much. I am very solitary. I feel most comfortable by myself with the exception of the company of a few friends whom I know well. What I love in life are things that you can only do alone, like reading and writing. Even if it’s a type of suffering, I love it. I was conditioned by my childhood to spend time alone” - Françoise Hardy