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Sterek Shelter Recs FALCON HELLDIVER

For the third week of promotions for our Summer Spectacle winning team, FALCON HELLDIVER, the Sterek Shelter has compiled a list of some of our favorite pieces by each team member. Enjoy!!


ANDAVS

AO3 || Writing Tag || Art Tag

The Portrait [Tumblr Fic]

Based on the prompt: “we’ve been engaged to be married since we were three but this is the first time we’ve met and your portraits really don’t do you justice”

Untitled [Tumblr Fic + Art]

Derek really didn’t feel like he was asking too much.

In fact, it was a fairly mundane, completely basic, not difficult in the least kind of request—especially when compared to their history of asking things of each other.

Love Me Tinder [G] [6000]

To save the kingdom from a curse of unending winter, Derek is sent by his king to retrieve the mythical Firebird of legend—who turns out to be less of a mythical creature and more of a probable criminal who has no interest in being retrieved by anyone for anything.

Sleepy Derek Snuggling [Art]

Otherwise known as ‘Sleeping Sterek 4’. I just cannot get enough of these two idiots napping and being cute.

Hurt!Stiles [Art]

MAD-MADAM-M

AO3 || Writing Tag

The One Where Derek Has A Pen Name (AO3) [E] [1637]

“So, Derek.” Stiles grinned. “I had no idea that you wrote gay erotica on Amazon.”

Fluffing Gobstoppers (AO3) [E] [1931]

“What did you just say?” Scott asked, eyes huge.

“What?” Stiles said. “I said it’s fluffing anti-climactic…wait. What the fluff? Fluff? Fluff!“

Stiles is cursed not to curse. He’s really not happy about it.

The Man in the Snow [T] [15894]

Derek finds a young man injured in a ravine on the border of his ranch. That’s strange enough, but the mystery only deepens when the young man wakes up without any memory of what he was doing out there.

A Desperate Arrangement (AO3) [E] [115506]

"I’m sorry, I believe there’s something wrong with my hearing,” Stiles said. “Because I could have sworn you just told me you set up a betrothal agreement with the Hales. A betrothal agreement involving me. Me.”

Scott smiled his easygoing smile and nodded, which told Stiles no, he hadn’t misheard a damn thing.

After seven years of lengthy negotiations, the treaty between the Hales and the Argents has fallen apart and the two countries fell into war.

Months later, there’s an uneasy truce, thanks to the intervention of King Scott McCall, but it won’t last. In a desperate attempt to maintain the peace, the Hales sign a treaty with the McCalls to marry Prince Derek to Prince Stiles Stilinski, King Scott’s brother.

In the history of the world, there have been many better ideas.

The Christmas Raffle [E] [10386]

Every year, the royal Hale family raffles off a Christmas dinner with Prince Derek to raise money for charity. But this year, the winner is the second chance Derek didn’t know he was looking for.

PETALS42

AO3 || Writing Tag

It’s Insanity, But… [M] [46275]

Scott and Stiles are raising seven children. Derek is the entertainer they hire for a birthday party (not a clown though, he’s very specific on that fact.)

Untamed [T] [28282]

Of course, the transfer kid gets mentioned because transfers are rare, but the news isn’t that exciting. In fact, according to Laura, no one even seems to know his first name. The only thing anyone has really figured out about him is that he’s American. And that’s not exactly hard because he obviously has an accent.

The only thing Derek really knows is that, despite other reports, he seems quiet enough, prefers to work alone, and has the most amazing shade of amber eyes that Derek has ever seen.

Not that he’s looking. Obviously.

OR: A Harry Potter AU where Stiles is a Slytherin transfer student and Derek is the grumpy Gryffindor who falls in love with him.

There are also potions, elves, and falcons involved. Oh, and illegal use of magic. Obviously.

To the Next Thousand [Tumblr Fic]

They are on the phone, in a heated debate about whether or  not they should bother continuing Sleepy  Hollow (Derek argues the show makes no sense, Stiles argues that’s what makes it brilliant) when Stiles suddenly shouts “WE DID IT!” and then hangs up.

Verbal Learning [Tumblr Fic]

Derek deals with his mental health after Laura dies

Theory of Overprotective Canines (AO3) [T] [11798]

Stiles is totally looking forward to living alone in his super cool apartment off-campus. He is. He is also very excited to bike to school every day, ready to set up an awesome game room, and definitely over his crush on Derek Hale. Completely over it.

Or at least he is until Derek decides he’s moving in with him. And then turns out to be the perfect roommate. And then starts attending all his classes. As a wolf.

This is not going according to plan.

TROUBLEIWANT

AO3 || Writing Tag

The Amazing Part Is [Tumblr Fic]

You’re in love with a beautiful boy, and the amazing part is that he loves you back.

Outsider POV, post-Sterek breakup

In Some Way, I’m There With You [M] [11494]

Scott slows to a jog as he sees Derek upright and moving, but Stiles keeps running hard. He slides to his knees on the dirt and moss next to Derek and grabs at his shirt.

“Der?” he asks, over-loud and panicky. He’s oblivious to the gore around them, even though he’s kneeling in it. His hands flutter over Derek’s shoulder where the bite is already healing, patting his chest and face like touch is the only thing that will assure him Derek’s truly in one piece. “Derek, are you okay? Talk to me, say something, please.”

Derek’s not sure what to do with all this unexpected attention, and fights the urge to brush the probing hands away. He’s taken worse in fights before, which Stiles must know. Though, he supposes, they’re something different to each other now.

OR

After years of assuming Stiles would never want more than his friendship, Derek is pleasantly surprised to be drawn into an intense relationship with him. Being with Stiles is good, great even. But then why, exactly, does it feel like they’re more distant than ever?

The Waves That Rolled You Under [M] [35695]

Derek comes to him in irregular patterns, three days in a row and then gone for another four, always wearing the same clothes and smelling of saltwater and the wind. They kiss and make love and they talk about everything and nothing, like it doesn’t really matter that Derek’s a supernatural creature, as if they’re just two people in love. Stiles doesn’t ask what Derek’s life in the sea is like. Derek doesn’t ask when Stiles’s vacation will end.

Untitled (Tumblr Fic)

This Awkward Blind Date Just Got More Awkward Because I Had A One-Night-Stand With The Waiter AU

A Devotion (AO3) [M] [77076]

There’s a boy exiting the doors as they approach. Where Derek is tan from hours outside, the boy is pale except for a few beauty marks on one cheek. He’s dressed in fine riding clothes, and flanked by a guard wearing the sign of the royal house. A noble, then. He’s younger than Derek, but, considering his higher station, a bow would be appropriate. Despite that, Derek can’t help looking curiously at the boy, who’s looking back at Derek with just as much interest. For a moment, their eyes meet - the boy’s are a deep amber in the sunlit courtyard, ringed by long, tawny lashes.

A gloved hand smacks the back of Derek’s head and he instinctively flinches away, hunching his shoulders. He loses track of the other boy as they pass one another, and as he turns to get another look, the knight grabs his shoulder and marches him forward into the stable.

“Keep your eyes to yourself,” the knight instructs. “And next time, show the proper respect to Crown Prince Stiles.”

Or: A medieval AU that’s a little Princess Bride, a little bit more Game of Thrones, and a healthy side-serving of gay erotica.

“Don’t get in my way.”

“I wouldn’t dream of it.”

I tried coloring it a couple times, but it just wasn’t coming out right, so I’ll just post the messy lineart lol

Hopefully the first in a series of outlaw queen pictures to celebrate the possibility of seeing more of these two together this season! First up is “first meeting”, and although I adore missing year oq, their “first” meeting in storybrooke is my fav :)

How To Avoid Having A Pile of Dead Webcomics

This also means how to avoid rebooting a comic several times as well. As a former Reboot Queen, I thought I would post this for new webcomic creators or even ones who’ve been at it a while and are just feeling kind of uncertain about their work.


I actually posted this on a forum first, but thought someone here might also find it useful. XP Note that these are not unspoken rules or anything! First and foremost, do what you feel you need to! Everyone learns in their own way.

1: At the beginning, aim shorter. If you’re just getting into webcomics, try some experimental one-shots first. It’s the comics with no end in sight (or an ending waaayyy too out of sight) that are more likely to be left unfinished. If your projects involve characters or plotlines you REALLY want to use again, you can always leave them open-ended to continue them, or just move on to your grand, epic project after getting the hang of things a bit first. XP It’s just better to start out kind of slow and learn your strengths and weaknesses. Or even if you’re not new to comics, this is still a good way to experiment.

2: NEVER start a comic on a sudden inspiration. You want to make an art or some short comics when this happens, cool, but what seems great to you one month may seem kinda lame the next. I mean, sure, we all have moments where we’re not as interested in our comics, but if you pick subjects you truly love, it makes it easier to plow through those downer moments. XP Heck, this advice can go for ANY sort of project.

3: If possible, avoid rebooting old chapters because of amateur art/writing. If you absolutely need to for publishing reasons or to change some plot elements, then do what you must, but doing this can REALLY slow things down. That old art/writing may make your eyes bleed, but remember that most readers really don’t mind and even enjoy seeing an artist grow.

4: Even with a longer series, have an ending in sight. Again, kind of related to tip 1. Basically, unless you’re making a comic strip or slice of life or something, make it possible to reach the end of your comic in your lifetime! Consider trimming unnecessary bulk from your story.

5: Don’t let readers’ opinions sway you! I don’t mean ignore helpful constructive criticism, I mean people who question how a character acts, or say “I hope this doesn’t happen!” or anything that might be making you second guess parts of your story. I actually spazzed out and changed an entire character because people were considering her too ‘Mary Sue’, and a lot of the reboots I made were partially influenced by reader opinions as well! Make the story YOU want to make, don’t worry about your characters being cliched (heck, even if they are), or people having a different opinion of your characters than you expected. Stay the course! XP

Though also remember that it’s okay to have unfinished webcomics. They helped you learn and are still art, so they were worth the effort.^^

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Eremarco week, a compilation ( ̄▽ ̄)ノ 

(click each image for more info!)

Background & Movement in TV

Since TV animation tends to have smaller budgets than feature animation, we are often times limited in the kind of animation we can do in terms of backgrounds.  Here are a couple workarounds I have to show movement in a background.  

The first is a tracking shot into cam where our Character is running without gaining away or from cam (but they could if you wanted) The foreground is the ground plane which is just a simple looping set of lines. The BG is actually a static image that would slowly drift down towards the horizon line imitating movement away from the background. 

The second is also a tracking shot where the character is more in profile. This one requires some soft focus and low detail background drawings (usually not a lot, maybe 3 looping images. I only used 2 here but the theory holds.

The last one only requires a single background layout, but we use the camera to imitate action as it pulls out over a static image.

This is all based on my own experience rather than hard rulesets, so you know as usual take it with a grain of salt.

Themis by Jess Schultz

Part 3 of my Crystal Goddesses series. These three will be sold as postcard prints at Special Edition: NYC (first artist alley, woo!).

Here we have Garnet as Themis, goddess of foresight and justice. Hers was second easiest to come up with, and I knew right away I wanted to do a kind of “justice is blind” thingy. There were so many squares in this thing. So many squares.

So all three are now complete! Being a bit pressed for time, I could only do the three gems. Maybe in the future I will have Rose Quartz as Aphrodite and Steven as Eros. We shall see~

Pearl as Athena

Amethyst as Persephone

Artist Spotlight: Laura E. Pritchett

When I first stumbled across one of Laura’s paintings I was mesmerized by the sense of movement that she seems to capture like you would in a photograph. I then browsed her online portfolio, amazed by her photographs and paintings. Laura was kind enough to take the time to chat about her work, her ambitions and advice for young creatives. Keep reading to take a look…

Keep reading

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“But the difference between today and last Saturday is that for the first time in a while, I can look forward to the things I want to do in my life. Bike, eat, drink, talk. Ride the subway, read, read maps. Make maps, make art.”

It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010) dir. Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck

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to this angel, who calls himself a lacking person, who apologises because he is not a perfect human being, who hates seeing the people who love him sad, who cried because he wasn’t able to go on stage, who felt that he let everyone down and beat himself over it so much that he couldn’t sleep, who went back alone to kobe to reflect on himself over something that was never his fault.

you have such a beautiful soul. happy birthday, min yoongi, and continue inspiring us with your talent. i love you so much.

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Hi lovelies (๑•͈ᴗ•͈) I’ve decided to open commissions at last! This is my first time doing this kind of thing seriously and I’m a bit nervous… Please be patient with me (p_q)

About commissions:

  • Payment via Paypal only and before I get to work.
  • Please note prices are in euro.
  • Contact me through tumblr or send your request straight to dreamxxdream@yahoo.com I’ll get back to you asap and we can discuss the details!
  • Please make sure you give me a specific description of what you want (character(s), pose, clothes, etc…?) and please provide as many references as possible. The more info and refs I have to work with, the better!
  • In case you need the commission done by a certain date, please let me know in advance.
  • For backgrounds, simple ones are free - let me know whether you’d like to have it white, transparent or with simple color/pattern. Anything more complex will be charged extra.
  • If you have any questions, please ask ♥︎

What I won’t draw:

  • Furries, robots, real people
  • Gore
  • Explicit NSFW/porn
  • anything that makes me uncomfortable

On a side note, I’ve decided not to offer complex coloring for the moment because I can’t work with the art software I’m used to right now. Maybe once I get back home in April ;v;

For more examples of my art feel free to browse my art tag, here.

Since I don’t have super much time for drawing and to avoid becoming overwhelmed, I will only open a few slots at a time.

3 slots open! All slots taken for now, thank you!!

Even if you can’t purchase, reblogging and spreading this around is greatly appreciated!!
Thank youuu (◍•ᴗ•◍)❤

Hi guys!
I drew a fanart of Star vs Forces of Evil. She is super cool, she is amazing. I love this cartoon so much. Do you?
This time I drew in black and white and after that I colored my piece. I don’t usually use this method but I thought if you will be interested in this kind of technique.
p.s:  step by step jpeg, HD wallpaper, timelapse  video and some of my Star sketches will be available on my Patreon page on the first days of September.  Please subscribe ^^
https://www.patreon.com/Tsvetka

10 million subs! You’ve made it, Jack, you’ve reached the double digits! ^_^

I decided to do a doodle as well, seeing that this is a pretty big achievement.

I can guarantee that this won’t be the first time you’ll hear this today, but we are so incredibly proud of you Jack. You always thank us for being such an amazing and supportive fanbase but really, none of us would be here without you. You’re kind, sincere, honest and just an all-round lovable ball of energy, and you deserve every single one of us.

Stay positive & true to yourself, Jackaboy. We love you so much.

anonymous asked:

Hello,I was wondering if you could recommend any good Scorbus fics?

Hi! I’m not much of a fic reader because I’m really picky about content (mature/explicit content or ooc Scorpius aren’t my cup of tea) and I usually prefer TCC-compliant fics, but there are definitely a few I found enjoyable!

First and foremost, however, this is an art blog… so let me just throw in a quick doodle before we start:

(also please note that most (if not all) of these are still ongoing, which means feedback and comments will definitely make the writer’s day and give them the motivation to write more! I strongly recommend leaving them some kind words if you have the time to do so <3)

Quietly by starlightpeddler ( @ijustwalkintomordor​ )
Albus and Scorpius aren’t sure what they’re doing when their relationship starts to change, and they discover the complexities of balancing a relationship and keeping secrets while immersed in Hogwarts where nothing stays quiet for long. (Includes glasses!Scorpius and Seeker!Albus, a bit of mystery, endearing side characters, and an intense battle scene)

No, Just Friends by iramckenzie
Voldemort is dead. The Augurey is imprisoned. All is well in the Wizarding World. Once again Scorpius and Albus are friends, the best of friends. But with fifth year approaching and the world seeing them in a new light they begin to ask themselves the question; just how deep can friendship run before it becomes something else? (I know this sounds sadistic but I REALLY love the bullying scene in Chapter 3. It’s exactly how I imagine Polly Chapman to act towards poor Scorpius ;v; )

Liar, Liar by darlingdearestdead
Cryptic notes have been turning up in the Slytherin Dorms. Scorpius and Albus can’t deal with spending a whole summer apart. They need to discuss the mysteries piling up around them, escape their family, and spend as much time with each other as possible. Only Scorpius has to attend a family gathering where only significant others are allowed. (One of my personal favorites bc of the mystery element + post-TCC plot, can’t wait for more updates..!)

Albus & Scorpius; 5th Year series by scorpiius ( @scorpiusmlafoy​ )
A collection of short, long and in between one shots about scorpius and albus’ fifth year at hogwarts. (Takes place around Halloween. fluff and angst and an overall calm but sorta serious tone)

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (in novel form) by boleync ( @claudiaboleyn )
(No words could possibly describe this amazing rendition of the script <3<3 It’s still ongoing but pretty far in, so far Act Three has just been finished PLUS we get to have Scorbus happen at the end of Act Four so that’s definitely something worth looking forward to!)

▶ There are also some nice scorbus fic recs by @mxlfoydraco here(1) and here(2), if you’re interested in non-TCC compliant scorbus as well! Happy reading~