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one piece anniversary

day 6 » relationships/interactions 

∟ luffy + his crew  

okay i was going to write an analysis but let’s be quick: luffy’s relationship with his crew is super important because he even though he has a different relationship with each of them, he treats them all equally and respectfully, which in turn makes their relationships that much more precious. please don’t tell me he values any crew member more than another, because he’s probably die the same way if any of them left. 

Recipe: Salmon Dinner

Description: The lemon spritz makes it special.

Game ingredients: Salmon, Kale, Amaranth

This recipe restores 125 energy and 56 health. It can be obtained from Gus after reaching 3 hearts, and sells for 300g. 

Difficulty: Easy, 30 minutes. Serves 3.

Never had kale nor amaranth prior to this. Quite the learning experience. 

Salmon:
-3 fillets of thawed salmon
-1 lemon
-1 tablespoon olive oil
-1 tablespoon rosemary
-½ tablespoon salt
Kale:
-150g (about half a head) of kale
-½ cup vegetable broth
-½ teaspoon garlic powder
-3 tablespoons olive oil
-salt and pepper to taste
Amaranth:
-1 cup amaranth*
-3 cups water
-salt, to taste

*Although it might be cheaper where you are, amaranth up here was $9/lb. I recommend using rice, couscous, or quinoa instead, depending on your taste and budget. 
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place the salmon fillets in a small casserole dish and dust with the salt. Cut the lemon into thin slices and place on top of the salmon, and then sprinkle with the rosemary and drizzle with olive oil. Bake the casserole dish, uncovered, for 20 minutes or til done. 

In a saucepan, bring the cups of water to a boil, and then add the amaranth. Cover and simmer on medium-low for 20 minutes. If using rice, couscous, or quinoa instead, follow the directions on the packaging. 

Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over high heat with the garlic powder. Chop up the kale into about 2 inch pieces and place in the pan. Add the broth and stir to combine, and then place a lid on and cook for about 5 minutes over medium-high. Remove the lid and cook for another 3 to 5 more minutes or til all the water has evaporated, stirring frequently. Season with salt and pepper.

Plate and serve hot.

The kale comes through with a very strong flavour and a pleasant texture. The salmon flakes easily and the lemon and rosemary add a nice touch, both flavour and presentation-wise. Having never had amaranth before, I expected it to be more like rice, but instead it was a bit like a gooey porridge, but the light nutty flavour and soft yet grainy texture was quite nice. 

-SVR

anonymous asked:

When you're painting do you ever get that weird grainy effect with the watercolour? It used to happen to me when I used watercolour tubes. I recently switched to winsor and newton half pans and realized it may have been the quality of the paints I was using before?

I think it depends what you mean by grainy. There’s granulation, and theres chalkiness, so I’m going to assume you mean one of these.

When I painted with cheaper watercolours, so think student quality, and even CHEAPER than that, you can often get a chalkiness to your paints. This is because cheaper paints actually have less pigment (the thing that makes the colour), and more filler/binder. So the end result is that the paint doesn’t fully stain the paper sometimes and instead leaves a physical, chalky residue that kind of just sits on top of the paper’s surface, which is powdery almost and can be smudged/rubbed off with your finger. 

Granulation however is a different matter. Lately I’ve been more attracted to paints that have a granulation quality, which causes the paint to dry with a textured grainy effect as opposed to a flat, smooth and opaque paint. This is just personal preference because I like the texture of the granulation sometimes.

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Don’t I? I must want something.

That something is to congratulate you, @achillvs! I hope you are having a great day.
Happy birthday, Marta! May gods descend from Olympus and make it a good one!

Status Infirmos - Pt. 5, Culpa

Status Infirmos - The reader is from our world, and reacts to status ailments more severely and longer than any Eos native. Begin from Pt. 1, Viridis

“Enemies above us!” Prompto calls out as the ship steers overhead to hang low above your group. You bring up your sword ready for whatever comes out of the opening hull.

It’s thrown out expertly, and before any of you have the chance to shout ‘grenade’ it explodes in a cloud of thick black smog.

“What the hell,” you choke out, never having seen anything like this in the game. It lines your throat and makes you cough more and more, and through the hanging smoke you can hear the others coughing and spluttering too. “What is this stuff?”

Nobody answers and their coughing stops all at once. Your own throat feels lined with the stuff, it scratches and creates an uncomfortable layer, along with a foul taste in your mouth.

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Manga Studio 5/Clip Studio Paint Brush Guide

Okay, so I’ve had Manga Studio 5 (EX specifically) for almost a year now. I just loaded it up onto my new computer and so I thought I would play with some of the brushes since it had been a month or two since I used the program. And I decided that I would post the results here. 

Just a warning, this is going to be a pretty long post. 

So, just a few things to note before we get started: 

  • Like I said, I have the EX version. Not too sure what the differences are because I got the program as a gift and that’s just the version I got. So if there are any brushes that are in the EX version that aren’t in the normal version, sorry. 
  • The photos I put up will show how the brushes interact with each other in different circumstances - 
    • Do they blend into each other without the use of a blending tool? 
    • How do the brushes look with just a single stroke? 
    • Do they darken upon layering in a single stroke? 
    • Do they darken upon layering at all? 
  • I used every brush (minus the effects brushes) in each of these circumstances, even if it isn’t logical to. (Ex. obviously the pens aren’t going to blend into each other, but I still did a blending test). 
  • Blending tools weren’t at all
  • Some tools are harder to blend into each other. You just gotta mess around with them and see what works. 
  • The names of the tools are only listed in the blending test, but the other tests have the tools in the same order. 
  • I haven’t messed with any of the tool settings. They’re all set to their original settings. 
  • I used the same sized brush for everything. If it looks smaller, it’s really just smaller and has nothing to do with my size settings. 
  • Also, keep in mind that the brushes may have a slightly different effect if seen from farther away/closer up/with a different sized brush
  • I’m not very good at describing textures, so hopefully you’ll get the point 

Before I start, here’s the full test image. You can save it to your computer for reference, but PLEASE don’t repost it anywhere. 

Okay, onto the blending test. The point of this test is to see if/how well the different brushes bend together with themselves without the use of an outside tool, such as the blending tool. It also shows if/how well lighter colors show up on top of darker colors. 

Pen

  • G-pen 
    • Does not blend with itself
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors
    • No texture 
  • Mapping Pen
    • Does not blend with itself 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors
    • No texture
  • Turnip Pen
    • Does not blend with itself
    • Light colors can be layered onto darker colors 
    • No texture
  • Calligraphy 
    • Does not blend with itself
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • No texture
  • For Effect Line
    • Does not blend with itself 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors
    • Very minimal texture
    • Some of the colored area goes away once the pen is lifted 
  • Textured Pen
    • Does not blend with itself
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Bumpy texture around edges 

Marker 

  • Milli Pen 
    • Does not blend with itself
    • Light colors can be layered onto darker colors 
    • No texture
  • Felt Pen
    • Does not blend with itself 
    • Light colors cannot be layered onto darker colors 
    • No texture 
  • Fill-in-Mono Pen 
    • Does not blend with itself 
    • Light colors can be layered onto darker colors 
    • Slightly pixel-y around edges 
  • Marker Pen 
    • Does not blend with itself 
    • Light colors can be layered onto darker colors 
    • No texture 

Pencil 

  • Darker Pencil 
    • Does not blend with itself 
    • Light colors can be layered onto darker colors 
    • Every so slightly streaky 
  • Lighter Pencil 
    • Blends with itself 
    • Light colors can be layered onto darker colors 
    • Texture can be built up 
  • Mechanical Pencil 
    • Does blend with itself, but it takes some work and layering 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Texture takes some work to build up 
  • Colored Pencil 
    • Blends with itself pretty easily 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Nice, smooth texture 
  • Rough Pencil 
    • Blends with itself a bit, but it takes quite a bit of work 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Rough, grainy texture 

Pastel 

  • Chalk 
    • Blends with itself 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Rough but also kind of soft, grainy texture 
  • Pastel 
    • Blends with itself, but it takes some work 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Slightly grainy texture 
  • Crayon 
    • Blends with itself pretty easily 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Grainy, stippled texture 
  • Charcoal 
    • Blends with itself easily 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Soft, stippled texture 
  • Noise 
    • Blends with itself easily 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Soft, ever so slightly grainy texture 

Watercolors 

  • Opaque Watercolor 
    • Blends with itself easily 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors, but it takes some work 
    • Texture can be built up 
  • Transparent Watercolor 
    • Blends with itself easily 
    • Takes quite a bit of layering or pressure to layer a light color over a dark color 
    • Smooth, slightly build-able texture 
  • Dense Watercolor 
    • Blending takes a lot of work 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Texture can be built up 
  • Smooth Watercolor 
    • Blends with itself 
    • Takes a bit of work to layer light colors over dark colors 
    • Soft, slightly blurry texture 
  • Paint and Apply 
    • Blends with itself 
    • Light colors can be layered over dark colors 
    • Soft, blurry texture 
  • Watercolor Brush 
    • Blends with itself 
    • Takes work to layer light colors over dark colors 
    • Texture can be built up 
  • Blurred Edge Watercolor 
    • Blends with itself easily 
    • Light colors can be layered over dark colors, but it does take a little bit of work 
    • Blurred but also slightly rough texture 
  • Watery 
    • Blends with itself 
    • Takes work to layer light over dark 
    • Texture can be built up 
  • Emphasizing Texture 
    • Blends with itself easily 
    • Takes work to layer light over dark 
    • Texture can be build up 

Oil Paint

  • Oil Paint 
    • Blends with itself, but it takes some layering 
    • Light colors can be layered over dark colors 
    • Texture can be built up 
  • Oil Paint Flat Brush 
    • Blends with itself, but it takes a little work 
    • Light colors can be layered over dark colors 
    • Texture can be built up 
  • Color Change 
    • Difficult to blend 
    • Light colors can be layered over dark colors, but result will depend on what color the BG is set to 
    • Texture can be built up somewhat 

India Ink 

  • Bit Husky 
    • Does not blend with itself 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Slightly bumpy around the edges 
  • Smooth 
    • Does not blend with itself 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Smooth texture 
  • Rough 
    • Does not blend with itself 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Slightly streaky 
  • Lighter Ink 
    • Blends with itself 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Soft texture 
  • Darker Bleed 
    • Does not blend with itself 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Bumpy around the edges

Airbrush 

  • Stronger 
    • Doesn’t really blend with itself, but it may work better if they brush size is a lot larger 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Slightly soft/blurred around the edges 
  • Soft 
    • Blends with itself 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Very soft/blurry 
  • Highlight 
    • Probably doesn’t blend with itself too well 
    • Might be able to build up lightness? 
    • Probably soft around the edges 
    • Only shows up when used against a darker color
    • Probably behaves a lot like “Shadow” 
  • Shadow
    • Doesn’t blend with itself too well 
    • Lighter colors cannot be layered onto darker colors; layering only makes it darker 
    • Soft around the edges 
  • Spray 
    • Doesn’t really “blend” with itself, but the dots do layer/mix together, so color transitions can be smooth 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Soft, stippled texture 
  • Tone Scraping 
    • Doesn’t really “blend” with itself, but the dots do layer/mix together, so color transitions can be smooth 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Stippled texture 
  • Blurred Spray 
    • Blends with some layering 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Very soft/blurred stippled texture 
  • Droplets 
    • Doesn’t blend too well, but it might have a smoother transition if you work it a lot 
    • Light colors can be layered onto dark colors 
    • Larger stippled texture 

Okay, that was a lot. To keep this post from being eight miles long, and to keep me from repeating myself, I won’t be adding any notes on the next section. Remember, I stopped adding the tool names here, but they’re in the same order as they are above. 

This next test is to show how the brushes look after a single stroke (no layering, and only one color) 

Pen 

Marker

Pencil 

Pastel 

Watercolors 

Oil Paints 

Just a note on this one though - the BG color for “Color Change” is set to white

India Ink 

Airbrush 

Okay, this next test is to show if/how much the color darkens when layered. The top row will show the brush layered over itself in a single stroke (the pen was not lifted) and the bottom row will show the brush layered over itself in two strokes (the pen was lifted and the line crosses itself in one layer) 

Pen 

Marker 

Pencil 

Pastel 

Watercolors 

Oil Paints 

India Ink 

Airbrush

So yeah, sorry that was so long, but hopefully it was helpful. Let me know if any of the information is incorrect (people make mistakes!) or if I need to clear anything up. 

anonymous asked:

I've got to say your arts give me life! Especially the John Hamish Watson. His eyes!!! It's a wonder! You just posted a tutorial of your watercolor but is that one painted the same way? Anyway thank you for sharing my arts with us. <3 <3 <3

Do you mean “sharing your arts”?? :))))))))) 

Thank you lovely anon! I can’t say how much I appreciate these. And why not show yourself, I’m curious to know who sent me such sweet words.

That John Hamish Watson painting is also one of my favourite so far. But tbh, the eyes are… well, off and it pained me so. About the painting process, yes it was more or less the same way but instead of just one color for the bg I used many, both watercolor and Acrylic Ink. I only have a few WIPs of that painting, hopefully it would be enough and helpful to you.

Started with a simple sketch, then I wet the whole painting with clear water and add in watercolor (blue, brown) and acrylic ink (sepia, black) in different parts and let them mix. I used a tissue to blob out color for the highlight parts. Watercolor tends to look darker when it’s still wet, so if you think one part of your painting looks too dark at that moment, try not to worry too much. 

Usually I would try to put some more shades to the “big” parts when it’s still semi-wet so it wouldn’t have too sharp edges, but not all the time. Once the glaze was dry, I add in more details, starting with the face (my habit). At the time, I didn’t know, but later on I realized the Acrylic Ink mix with watercolor created such beautiful grainy texture. It’s Inkredible :))))

(Should’ve realized my mistake at this point but nooooooo, my eyes were too biased to see the problem =.=) 

Once the face was done I moved on to the hair and clothes. Sometimes I will add more color to the bg if needed but in this one I didn’t as the initial glaze seemed to be enough. And voala! That’s it. (sorry no more wips shots after this state.

The previous “tutorial” is here if anyone needs. I hope this was useful to you, anon. Do try out that ink, the texture is fabulous. I used the same thing with the Redbeard and Sulking Sherlock piece.

Beckoning of a Siren - Chapter 3

When you woke up, you instantly felt the soft yet grainy texture of sand beneath you. You were really confused, because… The last thing which you could remember was sitting on a bench, waiting for Jumin… Everything else after that was a complete haze in your mind.

Then you realised that your clothes were damp… Why were they damp?

You slowly sat up, and rubbed your eyes as you tried to get a grasp of your surroundings. There was sand and the sea (pretty obvious, since you were on holiday with the RFA at the beach), but… It seemed to be some sort of enclosed space, surrounded by rocks. Then it sank in. You were in a cove somewhere.

Slowly, you then moved your eyes towards the ocean… And sat on a rock, just about sticking out of the ocean…

Zen, the siren of legend from the place where you were meant to be staying.

It all came rushing back to you then… Running to Jumin, the wooden pier breaking beneath you, almost drowning, and… Zen saving you, before he made you fall asleep with his song.

“No… No, I shouldn’t be here, I should-!” As you started panicking, you heard a quiet humming. The sounds were soothing, and made you feel… relaxed. Even though being relaxed was perhaps the worst thing to be in this situation…

Zen then stood up in the water, and walked towards you. As you stared at him, you realised something though… Where his body should have been under the water… there was nothing. His body which was out of the water somehow existed though… But how was he walking without legs? Feet?!

“You’re awake…” Zen gave you a worried look, before he seemingly sat down just by the water’s edge. He then sighed, and bowed his head down. “I’m sorry for taking you like that… I just… I’ve lived with this curse for so long, and you’re my only hope to free me from it…”

At the mention of a curse, your eyes widened. “What do you mean… curse?”

Zen remained silent for a moment, before he sighed once more. “Before I tell you about the curse… Can you promise me that you will find a way to help me…? I’ll even take you back to your friends if you do promise…”

“… Okay…”

“Right… this situation started many, many years ago… I believe it’s reaching about a century ago now. I was a human, just like you. My name… Hyun Ryu. I was employed to act as entertainment in a boat which sailed across the coast for a few days… It was like a cruise. I would get up on stage, and sing to all of the boat’s guests. Some people would go on the boat repeatedly, just to hear my voice… They claimed that it ‘gave them a feeling of zen’, which is where I got my stage name, and now my name as a siren…” He was messing with his fingers, and it made him seem really scared about getting the chance to tell his story. “Then one day… My birthday, for that matter, a storm hit from seemingly out of nowhere. It was fierce and volatile, the boat was swaying so aggressively… Yet I kept singing. It was the only way to calm the guests as the rest of the crew attempted to dock the boat somewhere.”

Your eyes widened as a tear fell down his cheek, so you instinctively reached out to wipe the tear away. You were surprised as your hand came away from his skin completely drenched.

“Suddenly, just as I started another song… A large wave hit the boat. It had been damaged enough from the rest of the storm… That was enough to break the boat. Water started spraying in everywhere, so I started shouting for the guests to get to the life boats as fast as possible…” He was shaking as he got to the next part. “But one of the guests refused to go. She was my girlfriend at the time… And she looked just like you. As water began rushing into the performance hall of the boat… I forced her to join the other guests in escaping. I told her… that I loved her… Just as I got her to the top deck, and my feet were swept out from beneath me as I remained stood on the stairs. I could hear her screaming for me as she was taken by other crew members to the life boats… The last thing I saw before a shard of debris stabbed me through the stomach whilst I drowned… was tears pouring down her face.”

Zen had broken down into tears by that point, and even you felt as though you were on the verge of crying too. Zen… Poor Zen…

“I… I remember the feeling of dying… It was horrible… I was cold, surrounded by darkness, and unable to move. None of my senses were working as they should have done. But then… I felt a strange warmth. And it was followed… by a voice. I don’t know where it came from… But I think that whoever the voice belonged to was who turned me into a siren. It said… ‘Find the love of the human woman who can hear your song. Only then will you be free of the curse of eternal life as a siren, and you may live out the rest of your life as a human.’ Then after that… I came to. I was in the water… But unable to leave it. I had to remain in contact with the water all of the time in order to exist… On one day, a few weeks after that had happened… My girlfriend was stood at the beach, and held a bouquet of flowers in her hands… So I tried to sing to get her attention, which was the only way I could break the curse… But she couldn’t hear or see me. I could hear and see her though… She was saying her goodbyes to me. Over the next few years, I watched as her life changed. She… found solace in my brother. They eventually started dating, and got married… I watched as my brother and former girlfriend grew closer as husband and wife, and got older together… had children… And then… I had to watch as my brother scattered her ashes into the ocean at a frail age, in his nineties, so many years later… Through those years though, I kept singing to get the attention of any human who could hear my song… Every person who heard my song was subjected to a similar fate as me… Drowning in the ocean. Everyone… except you.”

A heavy silence lingered between you and Zen then, until you reached out for his cheek, and pressed your forehead against his. “Zen… I am only meant to remain here for another six days… I promise, I’ll try to find a way for you to be freed from your curse as a siren… I’ll find a way to fall in love with you, if that’s what it takes.”

alliandoalice  asked:

how do you get the grainy texture on your gems drawing? thank u !

Okay so I’ll take you down step-by-step over this yh, all of this was done on Photoshop CC :) Basically you start with the lineart

Then I whip out the Megapack brush set by @kyletwebster (if you want to buy it which I highly recommend, the link is here)

The brush that does the grainy magic is this one:

Then you create a new layer below the lineart and sweep it in the centre of the drawing. Make sure you don’t lift your pen while doing this, otherwise the grain effect will overlap and you’ll lose the white specks

Erase the background and you have your base colour:

Lock this layer. Then, create a new layer on top of the base: 


Right-click that layer and create clipping mask:



This will make colouring SO much easier for you. Whatever you draw on the clipping mask will stay within the base colour layer. You don’t need to worry about erasing the edges now! Here’s an example:


Okay then, you keep building up colours on separate clipping masks and plan out the flat colours first before you dive into shading.


Once you are happy with how everything looks you can add as many details as you want :D


The shading and highlights were done on separate masks too. If you want to shade, change the layer mode to Multiply. If you want to highlight, use Colour Dodge. You can even play with the layer modes and see what comes up, experimentation is key! Hope this helps <3 ;*

Minimalist + Animated Graphic Tutorial

Today I am doing a tutorial for my minimalist graphics, requested by poedameron and since its a multistep process, I have split it into 3 parts.

  • You should be familiar with Photoshop, or you may find it confusing.
  • Difficulty level: Intermediate/Hard
  • I’m using Photoshop CS5 Extended
  • Plz like/reblog if you find it useful

I’ll be showing you how to make this graphic from this post:

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anonymous asked:

how do you make your coloring have that kinda grainy texture? I really love the way it looks

Photoshop –> Copy (flattened) Layer – Filter – Noise – Add Noise –> 2-12% (adjust to preference) – Uniform – hit OK! – Adjust Copy Layer to 20% opacity, airbrush erase where needed.

Bonus: To create glittery textures, check the Monochromatic option!