do you know how hard it was to color this

unmouse  asked:

Sylvia! I'm so blown away by your work! I want to know so much about your process, but I'll contain myself and try to keep this short! I was wondering if you could share some insight on how you pick your palette. I struggle a lot with just using local/literal colors, and I'm not sure how to break out of choosing brown for buildings, green for plants etc. Also can you share anything about the textures in your work? Are they made by your brushstrokes or do you add a texture to the piece afterward?

hi unmouse! aw thank you very much! Hmmm colors is really a hard thing, for me it’s very important to get a interesting color palette and try to come up with something new or different. actually something that helped a lot was doing film studies of different films, a lot of good films can also have great color palettes so I studied films like the good the bad and the ugly, godfather, 5th element, the graduate, Wong kar wai movies, etc, you can choose some off the top 100 movie list and that would probably be a good start. this exercise really helped me open my eyes to see different color palettes.

and I think breaking out of the colors that we are taught are standard like green grass blue sky, is about thinking that things can be any color you want. It’s like when you put a plant under a blue light in a dark room, it becomes a totally different color and it’s not just overlaying a blue color on top of a green color because eventually that gets muddy. That plant becomes its own separate color from blue and from green like maybe some kind of bright saturated blue or a desaturated teal depending on the blue light color. i think studying lighting on objects in real life also helped me alot, like painting things in different times of day.

For choosing specific color palettes like if I were to paint mountains in China or something, I do a lot of research. I love reference and I think it’s very important before starting a painting, that’s where inspiration comes from and it helps you make what you’re designing actually feel like it. I look at actual photos and see what makes it feel different from other places like specific tree types or how mountains form, and I pick and choose details and colors from there while making it my own seeing it through my eyes. Definitely always always look at reference!

I hope this answered your question and makes sense with my bad writing lol T_T I think color can become such a fun thing, it can be frustrating at first, but I hope this will help! thank you unmouse and good luck😊

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everybody lives AU | AKATSUKI
• setting — the Last

Akatsuki becomes a mercenary group for hire, as they did in Road to Ninja. 
This is more appropriately named the “everybody comes back to life and somehow things work out AU”… but as promised, 10 Akatsuki members in the timeline of The Last! Designing is fun (esp the village flak jackets) (・∀・)

See more extensive character/AU details below the cut!:

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Some Lance and color studies

I had a hard time drawing him, short bangs are not easy, I’m glad I managed to do something okay, but it seems that I can’t draw him the same way each time ;;

It’s my first contribution for the Voltron fandom, hope you like it, cuz this fandom gives me life :3c

I’ll be opening vld request this holidays (little comics or illustration), so send me some prompt ! (im a lance/langst/klance/klangst enthusiastic)

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hahaHAHAHA [gross sobbing] I didn’t know how to make one of those fake instagram post so please excuse the mess that is the first picture. I really wanted to draw Phichit lately because tbh he’s more gorgeous than Yurio sometimes. Plus I love his skin color, it’s so damn pretty!

I’ve been on a roll when making art that I actually really like! I tried making a background this time, does it look good? How’d I do? lol it’s so hard, how do people do it! Oh that’s a selfie stick he’s suppose to be holding btw yea i know doesn’t look it lol. 

Also! Did you notice I redrew Phichit’s instagram profile pic? It actually came out great! lol (meaning the background, not him. He was easy to draw!)

WIP

My art

Have a lovely day!!!

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The Expanse Season 1

“Either you commit to diversity, and it’s just a fact of how you do business, how you live, or you’re not diverse,” Franck says. “You can’t say ‘I know, we’ll be diverse, we’ll gift one black part.’ That sort of tokenism is not diversity. To be truly diverse, you have to start at the top. Our production company, one of the presidents is a black man. The president of our TV division is a woman. Our writer’s room is pretty close to fifty-fifty, men and women. It’s not like there were checkboxes, the attitude was just, ‘Let’s hire an interesting array of voices.’” That attitude extends to the script and the screen. “We’re not trying to champion anyone in particular,” Abraham says. “We’re telling a story, and in the course of the story, there are people who aren’t all white guys. What’s important is what the Zuni woman is doing, not that she’s a Zuni.”
- How SyFy’s The Expanse cast its multiracial future.

Do not let someone give you every piece of their heart when you know that you cannot give them the same treatment. You can’t do that and expect the world to not quiver below you. Monsters are made from the people who treat others without a true care. That’s how I knew you’d never let him go, he created a monster in your mind and you allow it to grow.

Do not let someone tell you they love you so completely and happily only to show them a grain of sand in return. Leaf blades and changing colors didn’t feel as heavy as they do now knowing parts of you. An oncoming winter was heavy with mistakes that I’m sure will be made, I will not be sorry about them.

Do not let that person who speaks novels of you say sorry for their feelings. Shut that response down as quickly as you can. You can’t be truly sorry for how you feel for someone, no matter how hard you wish to forget them. You’ll love them, maybe you won’t be in love but you love them. So do not be sorry because they left you when you need support the most. Feel sorry for them, they left behind someone who never gave up on them, who never walked away, and who would have never regretted a moment of their life. Feel sorry for them.

Do not let them drag you down because they are as unstable as they come. It isn’t healthy. Those situations never end well for you. You’ll be hurt and oh will carry those wounds on your heart until you take your dying breath. Their lives matter but not as much as your own should.

Do not ever spend a moment regretting what has happened. You allowed it to happen and now you’ve survived it. You controlled a hurricane and turned it into a tornado. You felt it’s power and made it less, you began to tame the storm. Congratulations are in order. So don’t regret the moments you had. Cherish them for as long as you are able because this world is temporary and so were they.

Just don’t do it.

—  Excerpt from a book I’ll never write

to our dear friend @imjustalazycat !!!!! Both @kirschkernchen and I decided to do an epic collab piece for you! We both know the last couple of weeks have been super hard on you and you have been so stressed. You have given us so much and you always put such a great smile on our faces. Thank you for being such an amazing friend and please remember how loved you are! You do so much for so many people and you touch so many hearts! ^-^ again thank you! we decided to thank you by doing what you always did for us when we were down…create art to make us smile! I hope you enjoy this!

Sketch and Line work was done by the amazing @kirschkernchen

and coloring and shading was done by myself!

You know I was thinking and do you know how much sense it would make if Lance was actually altean?? Like since Altean’s can shape-shifting it would make sense that if Lance ended up on earth as a baby he would simply change to look like whoever picked him up. Shifting to match their skin tone and/or eye color maybe. Plus from what we’ve learned Lance has always kinda felt out if place and like an outcast despite trying hard to fit in. Maybe that’s a stretch but I just love altean!Lance stuff!!

Dear Jamie, my best friend's ex

How are you? I’m sorry about your breakup with my friend, it must’ve been hard realizing you’re a controlling asshole. And then you have the audacity to turn around and call HER the abusive one. You know, when I first heard about you, I thought you were a nice guy. You were always polite when we talked, and I could see that you cared for my friend very much. Maybe you really do, I don’t know.

Unfortunately, she has revealed your true colors to me. Getting mad at her for not devoting every second of her time to you, whenever she talked to someone who wasn’t you, and when she had homework. Really, dude? She can’t do ten things as once, slow down. You’re a clingy person, a person who’s way too clingy.

And on another note, this self-harm thing. Look, I have come to understand that you have severe mental issues, she’s told me. You need to get them treated, they are getting out of hand. And don’t start whining about your parents and classmates not liking you, I shouldn’t believe a word you say. Mostly because you have threatened suicide so many times I’ve lost count. And faking it, too. Yeah, my friend told me about that. It seems that you do not understand how goddamned serious that is, that’s the only explanation I can think of. Don’t do that just because you want attention.

And your manipulation, Jesus Christ. Trying to separate my friend from her friends out of jealousy. And then you get your friends to turn on her after she broke up with you. And then you made her out to be the REAL manipulator. You’re a scumbag, you know that? I have never met a human being so cruel in my entire life.

Mental illness plays a part in this, I’m certain. But if you go around blaming every single thing you do on it, that just makes me angry. Don’t use it to gain sympathy. Oh yeah, you already did it with my friend.

You’re an attention-seeking lying asshole manipulator that needs serious help. You were NOT the perfect boyfriend, she could do so much better. She deserves someone who actually CARES for her well-being, doesn’t get jealous so easily, and oh yeah, LOVES HER. You’re awful, even her BROTHER would be a better boyfriend than you.

I hope you see this, I really do. Everyone needs to know how much of a douchebag you are, especially so they don’t make the mistake of dating you.

Quit whining about how the whole world hates you and grow some balls. This won’t get you anywhere in the world, so stop being a douche.

Love, Anna

Didn’t know what to do with my day but at the back of Hannibal cookbook Janice Poon made a recipe for the eye of god. If you haven’t watched Hannibal the eye of God is the masterpiece made by one of the serial killlers. He captures various victims and sews them together to create a color palate that looks like a giant eye when viewed from above…. she tells you how to make it out of ginger bread men. I laughed so hard when I saw it.

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS IS BEAUTIFUL

JUST FROM SEEING IT ITS SO OBVIOUS THAT LAIKA HAS STEPPED UP THEIR VISUALS SO DAMN MUCH FROM ALL OF THEIR OTHER FILMS

THE SCOPE AND RANGE OF THE ENVIRONMENTS IS RIDICULOUS LIKE THERE ARE SHOTS OF JUST A LITTLE BLIP OF A BOAT ON A HUGEASS OCEAN LIKE WHAT THE SHIT THATS HARD TO DO IN STOPMO

THE CHARACTER DESIGNS ARE INCREDIBLE I WANT TO DRAW ALL OF THEM

IDK HOW TO EXPLAIN THIS BUT YOU KNOW IN CORALINE HOW YOU COULD TELL HER EYELIDS MOVED SEPARATELY FROM THE REST OF THE FACE LIKE THERE WAS A CLEAR LINE AND EVEN IN PARANORMAN YOU COULD TELL IT WAS THERE??? IN THIS ONE SOMEHOW THEY MAKE THE EYELID AND FACE BLEND SEAMLESSLY AND ITS COOL

THE ACTION IS REALLY GOOD AND SURPRISINGLY REALISTIC THERES EVEN SOME BLOOD SHOWN

V GOOD COLORS VERY VERY GOOD

NICE THEMES ABOUT FAMILY AND LOSS

OVERALL GOOD MOVIE V GOOD GO SEE IT PLEASE LAIKA IS AWESOME AND DESERVES CREDIT

I almost died reading the newest chapter of Masquerade by @captain-erwinmerica. Seriously folks, if you haven’t read it… immerse yourself in the amazing story and writing. I’ve re-read this like 11 times now, I love it so much! Anyway, by now, you all must know how thirsty I am for Merc!Otabae and I’ve been dying to do some fanart, so here he is in color! It’s not super great, and I know there are probably technical and anatomy issues, but I worked really hard and I hope you all like it!! :D

skull--master  asked:

You are one of the most inspirational artists I've ever come across! Your use of color and conceptualization is amazing! That said, do you have any tips about how to effectively boil down ideas to one image? Whenever I try, I'm always underwhelmed by the results as they seem very obvious to me. I know it's kind of a hard question, so can you maybe share your thought process behind your work? Thank you and keep on rocking! :)

I hope you keep on rocking as well : )

anonymous asked:

i hate that your empurata windblade looks prettier than actual windblade. do you know how hard that is.

I’m not a huge fan of her design, there’s a kernel of something cool there but it’s covered by glitter and standardization. I think the reason it looks better is because it’s not as busy, her whole head and face have way too much details so it looks uninteresting since the only thing separating the face is different color. Designs need contrast and not only color one, and there’s little of that in hers. She needs either a more plain helmet, which I would personally prefer, or removal of face paint.

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“BROTHER”
Alice inChains

Frozen in the place I hide
Not afraid to paint my sky with
Some who say I’ve lost my mind
Brother try and hope to find

You were always so far away
I know that pain so don’t you run away
Like you used to do

Roses in a vase of white
Bloodied by the thorns beside the leaves
That fall because my hand is
Pulling them hard as I can

You were always so far away
I know that pain and I won’t run away
Like I used to do

Pictures in a box at home
Yellowing and green with mold
So I can barely see your face
Wonder how that color taste

You were always so far away
I know the way so don’t you run away
Like you used to do
Like you used to do