how do colours work i can't

Looking over some screencaps from the TV Movie the other day, I started asking myself how the initial confusion over the colour of the Doctor’s coat ever came about. I mean, look; it’s green (though not bottle green as it’s usually described; to me it looks more like a very dark olive green) in almost every light:

Then I remember that this was pre-DVDs and high-res and the costume being on display and that it looks brown






(There are a handful in which it looks green but those weren’t really seen back then)

It’s fascinating (to me, anyway) how one fabric can change colour so dramatically.

anonymous asked:

How do you write notes for chemistry? I've tried but I can't seem to get it right 😶

Hi there! There isn’t any “right” way to make notes, maybe you just need to experiment and find a way that works for you! 

Here are some of the things I do when making chemistry notes:

1) I draw a box around any formulas or definitions with a specific colour. This way, when I am looking for the formulas when doing practice questions, I can find the formulas quickly with a glance! I also try to stick with the same colour throughout my notes so that everything is more coordinated~

2) Highlight only the most important points/keywords. This is applicable to all notes in general I guess. In my chemistry syllabus, teachers usually look out for the main key points when marking scripts, so I try to take note of these (and especially the ones I missed) and I highlight them with my yellow highlighter. I would also advise not to highlight too much since your notes will become a wall of highlighter ink which doesn’t help in differentiating the most important key points from the less important ones. If there is a very important paragraph that I need to memorise word for word, I box it up instead of highlighting it all.

These are the two things that come to my mind when making chemistry notes~ Just experiment with different ways of making notes, in fact I’m still trying to work out a system that best suits me as well! Some people like drawing mind maps, I’ve tried those in the past and found that they don’t work for me at all, so I stick to writing linear notes. But mind maps work fantastic for some of my friends, so it really depends on the person!

Hope this helps, and good luck with your chemistry notes~ <3


if it was you, everything would make sense.

Okay but for real, how do people make gifs so quickly? It takes me at least an hour to make a simple one-scene gifset, even if I don’t make the psd, and giffing scenes from an entire episode with pretty colours takes days. Is there some kind of simple trick I’m missing or is it just practice? :o

I hate when I watch makeup videos and they make me feel inspired to do my makeup but then I look in the mirror and remember how imperfect my skin is. Not even a pore-filling primer and colour corrector can help make my skin look even and remove the redness well. My pores are so big, my acne is bad, I have bad acne scaring and my skin is always so oily at the end of the day.

anonymous asked:

Same anon again, sorry. I'm just not getting it and I'm just about ready to throw my laptop out the window, I'm so frustrated! What I meant was that in your theme the colour seems to slide out from left to right versus just the whole box changing colour simultaneously as you usually see. Maybe its an effect or something, but I can't figure it out and its bugging me so much arghh. I don't even know how to ask the question properly.

hi there anon,
i do understand the frustrations of coding, believe me!!! 

tutorial time :3

how to make a ‘sliding’ background hover effect on your links!

here’s a step by step that will hopefully help and explain the parts to animate!  you can’t usually animate a background unless you’re changing the position of it, which rarely works well for a solid color change (you CAN use gradients to do this, but that’s another story for another time, i find box-shadows are the easiest way to go! ) - so what you’ll need to animate in this case is a box-shadow.

what’s a box shadow?  – usually a box shadow creates a shadow behind an item.  


but in this case, what we want to do is create the box-shadow INSIDE the item - example;

what we’re going to do here, is animate the box shadow so that it doesn’t just appear around the outside of the object, but completely ‘fills’ the space - and this will give us a ‘fake’ background which we can animate!  for this we use the code ‘ box-shadow:inset’ for the shadow inside of our box!

here’s our basic css for the links…

#links {

#links a {
   box-shadow: inset 0 0 0 0 #31302B;
   -webkit-transition: all ease 0.8s;
   -moz-transition: all ease 0.8s;
   transition: all ease 0.8s;}

note that we’ve included a box shadow inset for the links - this and the inset is applied at 0 0 0 0 values (meaning we can’t see it!

now we add in the same box shadow to the link hover, but this time, we make sure it’s going to ‘fill’ the link (i.e. the same width plus any padding!) and it will animate using the ‘ease’ transition.

#links a:hover {
  box-shadow: inset 206px 0 0 0 #31302B;}

this is the effect we get

it’s very easy to change this up to have different effects!  if we alter the inset size to a minus value, then the shadow will slide in from right to left, rather than left to right…

#links a:hover {
 box-shadow: inset -206px 0 0 0 #31302B;}

or top to bottom…

#links a:hover {
  box-shadow: inset 0 30px 0 0 #31302B;}

…or diagonal, corner to corner…

#links a:hover {
  box-shadow: inset 206px 30px 0 0 #31302B;}

just change the box shadow insert to get different effects!

NB/ your box shadow doesn’t have to be grey!  just change the hex value to whatever colour you like!

that should do it!

hope this helps - if it does a like or reblog is always appreciated :3

eissibee  asked:

Hi! I'm a long time fan and a first year doing Creative Media Production in Wellington! My course doesn't really focus on illustration, but I still want to keep drawing and working on digital stuff. But, I really really struggle with colours. I look at heaps of guides and tutorials but my brain just can't seem to wrap around how to pick colours. Could you explain some colour processes of yours or any tips/advice that could set me back on track? I love your work a lot! :)


I actually feel like I struggle with colours a lot myself! In terms of picking colours, the most frequent advice I put to use myself is to experiment and adjust a LOT, if you use Photoshop or Clip Studio Paint you can open a hue/saturation slider by pressing command + U. It’s probably my second most-used shortcut after command + Z haha. 

Also, start with the BIG colours and overall scheme, and choose colours that are near each other on the colour wheel to create harmony. Then when it comes to picking accent and highlight colours, you can zip around to the opposite side and get some really nice contrast going. I described it once as being like making a perfume! You gotta start with the base notes, and then work towards the top notes which are small but perfectly chosen.

anonymous asked:

Could you do a short tutorial on how you get the rim around your words, please? Where it's one colour running around the edges of the letters and another on the inside. I can't work out how to do it. .-.

This will selected anything that’s drawn in that layer, and leave unoccupied spaces unselected.

Every time you hit ‘Increment’, the outline of what’s selected expands by a tiny bit. Just it it several times until you’re satisfied with how thick or thin the outside will be.

Add a new layer (you won’t lose your selection by switching layers) and put it UNDERNEATH the main one.

Go to the ‘Layer’ tab, and hit ‘Fill’, and it will fill the area you have selected with whatever color you have on your pen already.


To get a second outline, just repeat the previous steps and go as far as you like~

lynndareezy  asked:

Did you notice in the Camp Pining Hearts clip the guy has a yellow diamond on his uniform and the girl has a blue 'shape' (I can't make it out) on her uniform. Do you think that might foreshadow anything? Maybe a possible lapis/peridot fusion romance or a YD/BD fusion??

There’s certainly SOMETHING going on between the Yellow and Blue teams



anonymous asked:

i reeeally want to start digital art. i have a tablet and all but i SUCK. i am alright on paper but i can't seem to do much on digital. may you please point me in the right direction? (tutorials videos etc)

there are a few options

  • you can draw on paper, scan it, and colour/lineart it on computer [tutorial]
  • just keep working at it on computer until you get the hang of it (i used to HATE digital art bc it wasn’t the same as traditional, but i kept going at it and got better at control) [digital art tutorial]
  • this art program is the closest to feel like you’re drawing by hand

more tutorials + tips here

evelynangle  asked:

Do you sometimes wish you could see red, green, purple and all the other colors of the spectrum that you can't see?

That’s… not how it works.

But yeah, sure. I don’t really care much, but of course being colour-blind is me lacking something, that I would rather have if I could snap my fingers and fix it. But it’s not something I really think about.

eriklehncherr  asked:

Hey, can i ask how you colored it? I have a few drawings of supernatural stuff but i can't color to save my life (which is like having an impala but not being able to drive stick) so how did you do yours?

I cant do a mini tutorial now but I will do it tomorrow if you want? I basically do a very rough sketch (i dont bother with line art) and then I make a mini colour palette and I use two of the colours (second darkest and medium) and layer them to where I want the highlights and shadows to be, then I use the darker/lighter shades and work on blending them

but here are the steps I went through