definitely can give you a natural high

ALIVE Official Twitter: 25 January 2015

translated by: kodawarii @ tsukipro-en

Various Inside Stories of ALIVE’s Music ☆

If you’ve already gotten then CD, you’re probably aware of this already, but… Actually, ALIVE’s SOARA and Growth are being handled by the same composer. While closely matching the scenario with their worldviews, we plan to show as well their individual goals and their music will grow.

ALIVE: An Inside Story ☆

By the way, since Growth’s songs are of rather complicated compositions, there was one time where we were all waiting expectantly up until the first middle part! We do remember that according to Terashima-san, who plays Mamoru, and is the kind of person who’s usually THE☆Mamoru-reminiscent friendly and bright kind, he was “Aaaaalways ‘waiting’*, wasn’t I!”. ( ・∀・)<Wait there!*

note:*They’re actually using the term ‘待て’ which means ‘wait’, but is actually referring to the ‘stay’ command for dogs.

ALIVE: An Inside Story ② ☆

SOARA’s simple and straightforward music is similar to that of a band formed by high-school students, so there are parts here and there that are still being developed. Growth reflects Mamoru’s unique worldview, which the Koki and the others find fascinating. As the story progresses, once these two units meet, they might influence each other’s music as well.

ALIVE: An Inside Story ☆

Tohiro-san, who is in-charge for the illustrations, has given us little bonus rough drafts are just too cute…they’re so soothing! So here we’ll introduce some of them! Growth’s Valentines!

・Everyone’s Prince

“Since everyone’s giving their honmei chocolate as well, let’s give him ours while everyone is giving theirs too!” or something like that. He’s the kind who’ll accept anything with a smile. A line tends to naturally form so it looks like there’s some sort of event going on.

Growth’s Valentines ②

It’s definitely easier to give things to Kensuke…

The Idol You Can Meet

The type who receives sweets from everyone with a laugh.
While being told things like “Geez, you’re hopeless. Here’s your giri chocolate”, he is actually being given honmei chocolate inconspicuously, but he himself does not realize. A dense person.

Growth’s Valentines ③

Koki is definitely seem like he’s hard to give sweets to… The hurdle is too high! (But actually, he’s the type who’ll accept anything. He’s kind.)

An Aloof Existence

“He probably isn’t interested in things like Valentines, so even if I gave him anything…” is what the huge number of girls are saying as they observe him from the shadows. Those who personally give their chocolates to him have cold hands, are too high-level, and are silent, strong competition.

Growth’s Valentines ④

Mamoru, you can do it… ←This is definitely Tohiro-san’s love

NEET

House-watching.

SOARA’s Valentines will come too, right!? And so nonchalantly showing off…! From now on, please do look over @aliveinfo1! We’re planning to upload all the song crossfades at the beginning of the week!

an-empire-of-lokis-nuggets  asked:

First, you are by far the greatest artist I've ever seen. I love your art, especially your Kylo Ren art (It's just so perfect) and I'm really envious! I always wonder how you do digital art and how you started? Which program do you use and how do you draw so realistic? How is it possible to draw hair so realistic? I'm kind of new and wanted to start drawing. Do you do tutorials? Because I (and I bet others too) have so many questions about drawing and how to live up to your talent! - xoxo V.


Hello there,

Well, let me firstly say Thank you very much for your kind words.
 
I don’t have any formal tutorials on line at all but here’s a little step by step for painting hair since you asked. I knocked it up this morning so please forgive the sloppy haste.

1 - Form. Thinking of hair in terms of large block shapes instead of strand by strand is the most important thing to remember when you’re approaching painting it. Block out what you want the overall shape to be before you lay down an ounce of detail.

2 - Depth. Once the initial shape is down, start sectioning off smaller chunky forms with some darker values. Typically under the ears/neck and parting but this will of course all be depending on the light source.

3 - Highlights. Next add some highlights. Again, keep the mark making large, bold and chunky. Try to keep the value restrained at this stage. Hair is silky but it’s not typically got a high gloss, white shine under natural light.

4 - Definition. Now you can add your strands … but don’t go too mad! It can be tempting to try and paint every single last one but if you look at the old masters, they achieved a beautiful, realistic finish with one simple master stroke. Less is more!
Try and use opposing directions with the strokes here as well as following the flow you’ve made, it gives the hair a more natural feeling (split ends etc) and enhances any movement you want to add. I also soften the harder edges of the silhouette with an airbrush for a more natural feel. You can add smaller strands around here too. 

Hope that helps in some way. Like I say I know it’s a bit slap dash but it should give some indication to my process. I should also mention that this is just the way I work and not THE way to work. Many people have their own methods of reaching the same end goal. 
 
To answer a few of your questions  I use Adobe Photoshop CC and a Wacom Tablet. I have improved my realism by drawing from life as much as possible for practice. I really would recommend that to anyone who wants to bring realism into their work. Also if you can get hold of a copy of Imaginative Realism by James Gurney - buy it, It’s a real no-brainer of a purchase.

I also support any portraiture with direct references too, so for the Kylo pieces, I would have 3 or 4 images open of Adam/Kylo in PS whilst I paint to inform the likeness.

- Phewy, that was a long post!

Etude House Magic Any Cushion~

Hello everybody! :) 

I’m back with a very late review on Etude House’s Magic Any Cushion. Few months ago I ordered the trial kit for Magic Any Cushion as I wanted to test out all the colours and see which one fits me.

The kit comes in a very cute pink box. In the box you have three of the Magic Any Cushions that are available.

On the back of the box you have information about the products. In the circles with you have the name of the colours of Magic Any Cushions and underneath that you have the information of which one is better for which type of skin colour. Pink one is called Magic Pink, green one is Magic Mint and the orange one is called Magic Peach. 

Unlike the actual size of Magic Any Cushion the trial kit comes in small travel size like pots with a twist off cap. The cap is in the colour of the Magic Any Cushion. If you have read my haul post with this trial kit then you would know that I’m not a big fan of face make-up bases as I don’t like to put many things on my face but I decided to try these anyway as I heard that you don’t really have to put on anything on top of these if you like the natural look but just want a better a natural looking skin. 

The pots are quite small but still has quite a lot of product inside. On the side of the pots you have information such as the colour name and SPF feature. These cushions have SPF 34 in them which is a plus for me as I wear SPF everyday.

On the bottom of the pot you have the production date of the Magic Any Cushion.

When you twist open the cap you get a sponge applicator unlike the air cushion that the Magic Any Cushion full size comes with. However the sponge applicator is actually a very well made one and not very different than the air cushion applicators.

When you pull out the sponge applicator (there is a plastic separator) you get the Magic Any Cushion. It is the same cushion that you get in the compact full size version. By just looking at it, you can tell that it is very moist and also very illuminating. It is the same with 3 of the colours.

The cushion is very soft and it is filled with the liquid. There is so many air bubbles in the cushion so a slight push gives you a lot of of product. With this kind of cushion products I think a little goes a long as I like a very thin layer for natural look to my skin. 

If you have seen the Etude House’s Baby Choux Bases then you would know that these Magic Any Cushion products are the same bases but in cushion formula. However Magic Any Cushion is a lot lighter feeling than the Choux Bases and it applies thinner too. 

The colours of the Magic Any Cushion are directed for all different type of skin colours, problems etc. Magic Pink is targeted towards pale and dull looking skin to make it look brighter. Magic Peach is targeted towards darkened or spotted skin for a more even highlighted look and Magic Mint is targeted towards people with redness on their faces.

For Magic Any Cushion the formula and the application for 3 of the colours are the same. They all apply the same way and feel the same way. However the biggest difference about them as mentioned above is obviously the colour. Out of the 3 my favourite is the pink one. It really does brightens my skin to look very healthy and it really feels light on my skin. I always apply my Laneige BB Cushion on top of it and it looks great! During the winter it kept my skin feeling very soft and moist and during these summer months it helps to keep my make up in place for a longer time! 

I have tried the Magic Mint on my cheeks where I have slight redness on some days and I realized that it really does evens out the redness on the face and makes the BB Cream or the foundation look better. However unlike the other 2 colours I recommend applying Magic Mint (or any other green make up base) only on the red areas rather than the entire face as it can create a very chalky look on the unnecessary ares. I recommend Magic Mint if you have redness on your face. Even though it is a very light coverage product it does help ease the redness.

For Magic Peach my feelings are very complicated… I have tried it several times and I can not see any difference on my face… I’m a very pale person and it makes me look weird so I can say it is definitely not for pale people but I have also tried when I got a tan and I only saw a slight difference. I think Magic Peach would look good on bronze or olive toned skin for highlighting and illuminating the face points such as nose bridge, forehead and cheek bones rather than the entire face. 

When applied and blended evenly it gives a very nice glow to the face. It is very natural and thin. I hate applying a lot of things on my face but this you can barely feel it or see it on your skin. However you can definitely see the difference. As you can see in the photo above Magic Pink and Magic Peach doesn’t make a lot of difference on the skin colour wise but Magic Mint definitely makes a difference in the colour of the skin. It takes away the redness and creates a pale, non under-toned base to work with. 

If you are someone that doesn’t need high coverage or doesn’t like a lot of product on the skin but still want to try a make up base for better looking skin and make up application then I really recommend the Magic Any Cushion. The application is very easy and it really lasts for a long time during the day. It keeps your make up in place and your skin looking healthy. You can even put it on just by its self for a very healthy looking, no make up skin look or on the days you just want something on your face but also nothing on your face! 

★★★★★ 5/5

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Alright folks! Time to rec some of my all-time favorite Larry Stylinson fics for you!

+ Lonely King - When Louis’ parents pass away in a car accident, he inherits a cottage in the woods of Scotland. He ends up spending the summer there; unraveling secrets, mending bonds and creating memories with his best friends. [chaptered, completed, explicit, side ziam.]

Love. The kind you clean up with a mop and bucket. - Harry is tired of hiding his crush for Louis, who unfortunately is straight and in a relationship with Eleanor. Liam is definitely in love with Zayn, who doesn’t want a boyfriend and prefers his “friends with benefits” agreement with Niall. [chaptered, completed, explicit. lot of sex, really. side ziam, ziall, narry, zarry, lilo, nourry even.]

+  Put you on repeat, play you everywhere I go - Harry is a college radio show host and Louis is a contemporary dancer attending said college. After a drunk hook-up, naturally a whole bunch of pining, dedicated love songs and make-out sessions on dance studio floors ensue. [one shot, explicit hella lot pining.]

+ Can I give you a blowjob? - Louis, the football (soccer) captain of his High School and his team mates have been harassing Harry, the shy, nerdy kid for ages. One day Louis and Harry meet alone in the empty halls. That’s the first time Harry gets the idea to make an offer. If Louis doesn’t beat him up, he will give him a blowjob. Love isn’t as easy as expected and dirty secrets and frat boy parties just make everything harder. A story in which everyone claims to be straight but would never turn down a blowjob. [chaptered, completed, such a cute ending.]

+ Thump Thump Thump (Goes my heart again)- louis and harry have been best friends for as long as anyone can remember, whenever somebody mistakes them for a couple, they are both quick to deny. until one day, they stop denying it. [one shot, very fluffy]

+ Thank The Hotel- The hotel messed up the boys’ reservations for after their Red Nose Day performance, causing Louis and Harry to share a single bed hotel room. When Harry wakes up to Louis having a wet dream, he just can’t help himself. He’d have to remember to thank the hotel later. [one shot, explicit, non-con]

+ Take A Hit-  “Hey, alright, so I like to get concussions from the ground, you like them from sweaty men in tight pants.“ “Do you think you have a concussion?” Harry asks, completely ignoring the part where Louis insulted him. That was not meant to be over looked, thank you very much.“No.” Louis answers, definitely not pouting because Harry didn’t so much as crack an offended smile at his joke. Louis lives for offending people. (And making Harry smile.) [chaptered, wip, explicit. ]

+ You Are The Blood- A seventh-year Hogwarts AU in which Niall is seduced by a Veela, Liam makes new friends, Zayn falls in love, Harry gets jealous, and Louis tries to figure out once and for all why he, a Muggleborn, was sorted into Slytherin. [chaptered, wip, some really hot zourry action. side ziam.]

My Cubicle Life - Louis Tomlinson’s life hasn’t exactly turned out the way he wanted it to. Louis thought that his most life-changing event would be coming out as gay in uni.m But as it turned out, his life would become painfully simple. Fresh out of uni, he found himself working a meaningless, low paying, life-sucking 9-5 job and going home alone every night to the flat that he shared with his best friend. But when a curly headed, dimple having, freakishly tall boy got locked out of his flat one night and came in like a wrecking ball into Louis’s life… well, it turned out that would be the most life changing thing to happen. [chaptered, almost completed, explicit, harry thinks he’s straight.] 

Blinded - As the new kid in town, sixteen year old Harry Styles is finding that life is becoming a lot more complicated than expected. After screwing up at home and making the decision to emancipate himself, Harry arrives in Doncaster on a mission: fit in.  [chaptered, wip]

+ Young & Beautiful- Louis, to his horror, attends an elitist university in which the name Zayn Malik means something, Niall Horan doesn’t stop talking, there are pianos everywhere, and Harry Styles, only son of a drug-addled, clinically insane ex-rocker, has a perfect smile and empty eyes. [chaptered, completed, i swear this is the best fic you’ll ever read. really cute side ziam.]

+ You Give Me Fever (What A Lovely Way To Burn) - Louis walks in on Harry jerking off in the shower. What happens after is just… Impulsive and spontaneous. [one shot, explicit.]

 + Red Brick Heart - Uni AU. Harry had turned up at the halls of residence expecting fun, new friends, and maybe a life experience or two. What he doesn’t expect is a surprise roommate who’s loud and dramatic and obsessed with tea and is maybe, actually, all he’s ever wanted. [chaptered, completed, explicit.]

+ From Eight Until Late, I Think About You - After finding out that his University of Brighton roommate has a YouTube channel, Harry starts up his own channel, on which he posts videos of himself doing weekly challenges. He strikes up a friendship with Louis, a popular youtuber in London, that starts in the comments on their videos and progresses to texting, skyping, and talking about each other in their own videos far too often. [one shot, completed, explicit. hella cute!]

+ A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More "Touch Me”  - Louis has always dreamed of owning his own house, and fresh out of university, he finally achieves his dream. Only splurging on tattoos and piercings, Louis is well off, and he’s just in luck, because he practically shares a room with the boy in the flower crown next door. [one shot, explicit, age difference!]

+ The stars above you and the streets below - There’s a boy sitting on the opposite roof. He’s dressed in sweatpants and a hoodie, hunched over a book. Almost as if he can feel that Louis is (somewhat creepily, but, well) looking at him, he lifts his gaze from his book and meets Louis’ eyes. Louis’ very first thought when their eyes meet is that the boy is really pretty. [one shot, explicit.] 

anonymous asked:

X,V,P,M,K,F Calum from 5sos plss?

X - Xray, 

dont really want to talk about it, since i mean there is a video somewhere…but definitely large

V-volume

i think he is a moaner like doesnt even hide the fact that he moans. i mean i just get the feeling like its easily to make him moan, like wouldnt take much. oh gawd his moaning would be amazing, like he already has an attractive voice, now imagine that moaning.

P-pace

unlike michael, i feel that he is rough and fast. like he wouldnt hold back at all, he would want to make sure that you are a mess and feel it the next day. he is definitely rough and hard, like he is definitely rough in the sheets. he can be sweet, but he is rough and hard by nature. 

M-Motivation

i know this sounds odd, but i mainly think you watching him turns him on . like i could imagine him playing his bass, while you watch, he would tease you giving you sultry looks as he plays, and you giving your own to him. him working out while you watch, turns him on. you watching him change turns him on, like he likes having your attention and really gets him going. i mean i feel compared to most of the band, he has a high sex drive. 

K-Kink

i think he would want to be a sub/dom kink, like he likes having control over you and idk i feel that this is a kink of his, likes the power struggle, and may even want to be a sub at times.

F-Favorite Position 

i dont think he would have a favorite, like he honestly looks like he would like them all, since i think he has a high sex drive compared to the other four. but i think he would have a thing for having you bending over something and taking you from behind, since its most convenient. like he would feel horny and you would be too so it would be simple for him to bend you over any surface and just take you, no need to find a bed or a room, just then and there. 

anonymous asked:

Could you/would you be comfortable with giving out any old locations from when you lived in illinois? I'm from the area and you seemed to have found some of the coolest places. If so, I can email you!

It depends on what locations, but I can definitely try to help with something!  I don’t give out abandoned house locations unfortunately, but Gary Indiana is right by Chicago and has a bunch of really cool abandoned buildings.  Horace Mann High School is my favorite abandoned building there, but if you wanted a place that is risk free and popular, you could go to the Cathedral there.

For nature, I just went to local forests.  I lived in a town called Lisle, and I had a year pass to the Morton Arboretum and shot probably half of my portfolio there.  I also went to some park called Hidden Lake a bunch because it was close and nobody went there.  Otherwise most of the locations I went to were like weird tunnels and stuff I found, which is sort of boring haha.  If you wanted to find abandoned houses in Illinois, Id say just drive pretty far east of Chicago and look around, because there are tons

For the Record (#12)

In the first of this week’s For the Record I’m pleased to be sharing the thoughts and work of Debbie ( wheresmybubble ).  She has a first degree in Art and Design, but switched to Computer Science and completed her Masters in 2013.  She currently works as a software developer, but is also pursuing her dream for a career in graphic novels and illustration.  Read her thoughts on journaling below:

1. How long have you been journaling?

I have been journaling since I was about 10. When I started I wrote a lot. Like page after page of words about my life and everything that’s happening. I stopped for a while when I was in university as the workload was crazy but on the bright side we were encouraged to fill in loads and loads of sketchbooks with design ideas!

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