Note: This is so out of order, but this was supposed to be a scene from a super long modern day royalty AU I had planned. Basically, you’re the new crown princess of a country because your sibling abdicates from the throne over INSTAGRAM and… arranged marriage…etc. Anyway, this is just a short thing I wrote. I had to post. Thanks @nottodayjeon and @hayjeon for proofing and feedback.
Summary: You’re too busy these days to have a decent meal with your husband let alone spend quality time with him, but Yoongi is determined to make things work.
Pairing: Yoongi x Reader Rating: M Genre: Modern Royalty AU Warnings: sexual content Word Count: 2723
“My approval ratings are down,” you huff, scrolling through
the media summary your secretary had prepared for you as you walk into the
kitchen. You know Yoongi will be here in the mornings, hovering over the pot of
coffee he prefers to brew himself.
“Well good morning to you too,” Yoongi sniffs, frowning at
the way you’re immersed in the news without even the smallest glance in his
direction. He hands you a cup of coffee made just the way you like it (splash
of milk, no sugar).
You take the cup with an absentminded “thanks” said in a
soft tone, too distracted by the polling data showing a dip in approval after
the news of your impending ascension to the throne was released. It hurt a
little that a percentage of the people liked you well enough as a princess, but
wouldn’t support the idea of you as an active, ruling queen.
“Put the tablet down.
No reading the news until after you give me a morning kiss.” You nearly
jump out of your skin when Yoongi sidles up behind you to kiss your neck
softly. “Tablet. Down. Now.” And who are you to deny your husband when he
orders so nicely?
Hello! May I request some tips and tutorials on how to draw clothing?
Hi anon! I tips for you as well as further reading resources.
Mainly, try to focus on the underlying forms of the fabric, since clothes are draped over the body. Try not to have the wrinkles look too symmetrical, since that can look unnatural and stiff. A controlled random that’s based in the knowledge of how fabric drapes over other objects looks pretty good.
Try looking at some references. Since you’re probably wearing clothes right now, you can just use yourself as a reference for basic folding patterns!
There are different types of fabric that behave a bit differently. However, I’d focus on the type of clothes your character wears more often to give yourself a solid knowledge base.
A Thousand Won Bill (Seven Minutes In Heaven With Seventeen)
(A/N: fuck my ass. I’m like 90% sure the universe doesn’t want me to post this. for well over a week when I was supposed to be working on this I was hit with an odd combination of stunning lack of motivation and a shit-ton of things I had to do that brought me away from my computer. and over the last two days, when I finally had both the time and the motivation to work on it, I was smacked with technically difficulties. my laptop randomly shutting down and restarting, causing me to lose what I had worked to hard on because autosave is bullshit. the ending is nothing like I originally planned; I had to cut it short to save myself from having a heart attack or a stroke, and because I need this to finally be posted. I need it for me and I need it for you. you all need something to read, and I finally need this to be finished. so here it is, in all it’s meak, unfantasticness. I hope you enjoy it anyway. -Tanisha<3)
want to go first. You didn’t want to play at all. The idea of fleeing still
sounded much more appealing but you damned social pressure because you just
couldn’t bring your feet to move with everyone’s eyes on you.
New 3-D Printer Uses Light to Build Objects in Minutes
The next generation of desktop 3-D printers might do away with the excruciatingly slow process that current units use. Researchers have unveiled a printer that replaces the current extruder nozzle that squeezes out melted plastic one layer at a time with light and oxygen.
The makers of the Carbon3D printer have demonstrated a technique they call continuous liquid interface production (CLIP), which grows 3-D printed parts out of a liquid resin bath. Ultraviolet light and oxygen work to build a stronger part in layers just tens of microns wide. Build times can be reduced from hours to minutes, they say.
Their work builds on the process called stereolithography, an additive manufacturing technique developed in the 1980s that builds parts layer by layer with liquid resin cured by light.
“By rethinking the whole approach to 3-D printing, and the chemistry and physics behind the process, we have developed a new technology that can create parts radically faster than traditional technologies by essentially ‘growing’ them in a pool of liquid,” said University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill chemistry professor Joseph DeSimone, who coinvented the technique and is also Carbon3D’s CEO. See more images and learn more below.
Moral Orel and Working the Camera: How filmakers use camera angles, lighting and staging to control the tone of a scene.
So a while back in my Screen Design class our professor went over an important lecture that forever changed my view about film and storytelling. I knew this somehow subconsciously, but it was finally put into simple words. How you set up a shot will automatically give the audience a perception of the mood, and it’s surprisingly formulaic! Even though it’s a formula that you can use to create many beautiful shots. If you’ve already been studying film this comes as no surprise to you, but I know many of my followers and friends who have not had the resources to study film but want to do comics and learn visual storytelling might find this cool. There are great books I would recommend on a later date for those people to read, but today I want to talk about the camera and its use in storytelling. Each of these images has a little blurb about me rambling about the set up of a shot.
I love studying stop motion animation. It combines the things I love about live action film with the things I love about animation. In live action film, everything you have to work with is something that already exists in physical space - the lighting is from a real light source, lights, sun, and the physical camera (even though you can and often do many more camera movements during the compilation process.) But in a stop motion cartoon, it is entirely fabricated objects being shot and manipulated to move, just like in animation, where everything in the process is made from scratch.
Moral Orel is a show famous for its extreme shift in tone from the end of season 2 onto season 3 - starting off as a lowbrow comedy and shifting into a heavy character driven drama. And you can bet that the camera has a lot to do with that! Looking back on season 1, my film theory professor was right - there are a lot more “flat” shots than in seasons 2 and 3, and the entirety of the Nature episodes were shot as traditionally like a drama as possible.
So if you are experimenting with visual storytelling, I have made a quick and handy guide for you to keep in mind! Hopefully my examples work even without the context of the series.
Keep in mind everything I am saying here does not apply to all films ever made and you can certainty break rules but experimenting with these techniques can lead to great shot choices.
Project from Google ATAP looks into ways to turn textiles into interactive interfaces:
Project Jacquard is a new system for weaving technology into fabric,
transforming everyday objects, like clothes, into interactive surfaces.
Project Jacquard will allow designers and developers to build connected,
touch-sensitive textiles into their own products. This is just the
beginning, and we’re very excited to see what people will do with it.
Let’s Movie Nerd-Out About Fabric in “Bright Star”
I don’t think I’ll break any shocking news to you when I say that there’s a whole lot of fabric in this movie. It’s all over the characters, as you might predict (or not, if you’re a Michael Bay fan or something); the interiors, too, feature blankets, sheets, curtains, drapes, tablecloths and the like very heavily. From the mise en scène to the film’s major themes to the plot itself, fabric is a crucial object in Bright Star, so we absolutely must don our flamboyant 19th century hats and give this a good old-fashioned nerding out. Spoilers galore under the cut.
I've finally done it! The Night Vale (and Desert Bluffs) badge tutorial!
BEFORE YOU READ: the idea is not completely mine. I was inspired by this post, so drop by&say hi to this awesome person.
Sooo let’s start.
some cardboard (tea box or something similar will be just fine)
various circle-shaped objects (yep, thermos is here for this reason)
glue (NOT a superglue, but any kind which is suitable for fabric and paper)
yellow thread which you’d use for cross-stitching (sorreh, not a native speaker so I don’t know it’s appropriate name) (You might also need a thicker needle for this)
We’ll start with Desert Bluffs badge. Outline three shapes - #1 is the base, #2 (a bit smaller) will hold the safety pin, and #3 is the sun. Speaking of which…
Either with the help of a ruler or following your intuition draw a small circle in the center of would-be sun. Also cut these oblong parts from #2 so that it will hold the pin.
Glue the cut-outs onto fabric, cut the fabric (leaving a couple of spare millimeters), then stitch it (so that the front sides look nice). Be careful with the sun part - if you pull the thread too tightly, the corners will bend and it won’t look pretty.
Now the sunbeams. Make a pencil outline of the sun (you’ll need this line only for locating sunbeams correctly, so it has to be nice, slight and not visible after badge is finished).
Using that yellow thread-for-cross-stitching make the beams. (I don’t know English name for this type of stitches, so here’s photo)
Make a knot or two after you finished the beams…
…and here’s what you get.
Now glue all the parts together. (Note: you may also stitch the parts if you wish - just in case of glue letting you down)
Desert Bluffs badge that you get after all these manipulations.
Night Vale badge technique is pretty similar. Cut out the shapes (base, pin-holding part, iris (pupil?) and the moon), glue them, stitch them, glue them together.
Note: I figured out that stitching the pin-holding part and the moon is rather hard (in case of the moon - next to impossible), so you may not stitch but simply glue them instead. (May your fingers help you on this quest.)
Night Vale badge, completed.
Hope this will help somebody in this endless universe.
Graphene Ink 3-D Printed Medical Implant Grows Nerve Cells
There is no shortage of excitement for the possibilities of 3-D printing. The manufacturing technique uses a machine that squirts layer upon layer of material to build three-dimensional objects. The prevailing vision for 3-D printing is that one day we’ll be able to make smartphones, sensors, drones or other complex machines right in our homes.
But if we’re ever to have desktop devices that can output things like consumer electronics or novel biomedical devices, there are a number of obstacles that need to be overcome. Today’s consumer units most commonly use hot plastic that quickly solidifies to build shapes. This material is neither particularly strong nor is it electrically conductive, a characteristic necessary to build electronic components into devices.
Researchers all around the world are looking for materials that can unlock some of 3-D printing’s bigger promises. Now Northwestern University researchers say they have created a 3-D printing ink that is stronger, electrically conductive and biocompatible using another material that has been generating much excitement over the last decade–graphene. See more gifs and learn more below.
Sewing Tips #9 - Applique Using Your Embroidery Machine
If you’ve followed my sewing tips series so far, you’ll know I have a lot of “not my favorite things”. Doing applique by “hand” (using that term loosely) is one of them, especially on minky. I often have trouble getting stitches even and smooth. To get around this, I often use my embroidery machine to do my applique for me! This tutorial uses Embird, and unfortunately I can’t help with the specifics of any other program - but hopefully they have similar enough functions so that everyone can still use these tips.
Artistic microscope slides produced in the Victorian era (1840~1900) by arranging hundreds of tiny diatoms into intricate patterns. This was often accomplished by using a single hair to move the diatoms in a special chamber that prevented disturbance to the slide. The fabrication of these amazing objects must have required incredible patience, attention to detail, and a steady hand.