long time no art! here are some hairstyle ideas for ffxv swaps. originally started as a request for prompto styles, then i kept going c:
prom: requester specified no braids. kept the bangs the same across the board to make her a little more recognizable. spends the most time on her hair. ignis: braids braids braids. how is her hair still straight? magic. noct: won’t cut it ever probably. takes care of it but doesn’t do as much styling as her counterpart. layered, naturally a little wavy.
For those who wanted another example of how I do hair…When drawing braids I pick 2 starting points and make fine strands to the half way point between both points. Then I make lighter strokes to bridge the points and BOOM…Braids
P.S I still suck at “tutorials” so bear with me lol
If you struggle with braids and you have short hair to boot, then you’re going to LOVE this cheat braid! It’s easily done on long hair; you may have seen my tutorial using this technique on myself recently. But I was inundated with requests for it to be recreated on someone with shorter hair - so here it is.
You can forget the need to weave three strands of hair while consecutively picking up new strands as you go, this technique is SO simple, you just need some clear hair elastics and you’re good to go! You can purchase them in UK here: http://bit.ly/2tXYEKG Or, if you’re in the US click here: http://bit.ly/2tfO44L
You can also complete the makeup in just 5 minutes - once you have all the products laid out and you know what you’re doing. It’s a simple but effective way to enhance your natural beauty in quick time!
the element of air stands out from the other elements.
all of the other elements; earth, fire, water, are all visible, and touchable (dont burn ya self lol)
air however, is only visible as it shakes the tree tops, and turns the leafs rustling into music
as such, people often have a harder time finding ways to incorporate the element of air into their craft.
here are a few easy and simple ideas for that;
🍃this can be done everywhere, on your way to work, or in the comfort of your garden;
notice the way your lungs expand with each breath. visualize the pure air, cleansing your body and mind of all troubles bothering you. this is very effective if you´ve had a particularly bad day at work or school, and have no way to leave the situation making you uncomfortable
🍃notice the sound the leafs and grass makes, as they are touched by the wind
really tune into the sound. hum along to the breeze (the little folk really enjoys this as well), if you want to, you can even make a little song out of the melody. i used to this a lot when i were a child. you really get in contact with your inner child.
🍃dancing. yes it sounds silly and it sure is! (this is also something the faery folk likes), but feeling the way the wind touches your body, and letting it sway you is both fun and a very good way of bonding.
🍃on car rides, particularly hot days, sticking you hand out the way and notice how the wind braids itself around your fingers, now try moving your hand and fingers in different ways, it is a really good calming method, if you´re feeling annoyed as well.
🍃opening your windows, and letting new air in. sit and notice how the atmosphere slowly changes.
🍃if it´s a stormy day out, i like to visualize the wind going trough me, encouraging bravery and strength, this always makes me feel very powerful, and witchy
🍃doing spells in stormy weather, particularly ones for strength, courage or curses is a super good way to get you in the mood, and gives an extra energy boost to the spell