Some doodles I did on the side yesterday night ( @blesstale drew Zunde that there ) including Dreby taking his first steps. I saw this kid screaming “NOOOO!” at some meat in a grocery store before running to his mom, so there we go ✌️
I always hear people complaining about how much better the piece looked digitally, SO, here is a run down on how to get prints that look more like your original piece.
First of all, every printer is different. Every paper is different. Make sure you take the time to do test prints and become familiar with how your printer and paper combo work, as you’ll rarely nail a print your first try. This one took about 5 test prints before I was confident to print on the expensive large paper Every time I mess up on a print, I save the remaining paper to use as scraps for test prints.
As you can see, the original piece looks very nice! The focus is super strongly on the tiger, and all of the vibrant colors are still super evident in the background. That said, when I print it as is, everything about 85% gray or darker turns BLACK. And this is high quality paper designed to get accurate vibrant colors, too.
The best way to fix this is to do layer effects. Brightness/contrast is my favorite, as a typical piece will generally print about 5x better if you up the brightness to around 15-25, and adjust the contrast up or down by 5-10 points. That said, if you have a HIGH contrast piece (Darks against brights) like this one, you typically need to do a few more steps.
Often I’ll do a second brightness/contrast adjustment layer and push brightness to an obnoxious level so the darkest darks are closer to a mid-dark range. From there, I’ll create a mask and use a transparent gradient tool to slowly pull back the brightness on all of the lighter areas of the image.
Additionally, due to printers using CMYK and your screen being RBG certain colors just physically CANNOT print. Some people will always work in CMYK because of this, but honestly I like my saturated colors and most of my work is intended to be seen digitally so I only ever work in RGB. Photoshop has a nifty toggle (Ctrl + Y) where you can toggle between CMYK and RGB view to see how your piece will appear when it prints. It’s useful to check this because if you worked in a color that cannot replicate in print, you may want to shift it entirely before you even bother printing.
Artwork tends to desaturate a bit as it prints, so I’ll often make a Hue/saturation layer to play with, too. In this case the image was already pretty damn saturated, BUT some of the shadows on the tiger were printing more brown than orange, so I adjusted the saturation a bit to keep them vibrant with the rest of the image. **DO NOT use “Lightness” to lighten your image! It basically adds a white overlay to your image. Always use Brightness, instead.
After all of that, I have a final print that much more closely captures the essence of the original painting. I could have tinkered even more, but to me the goal is a good print rather than an exact copy.
For ULTRA high contrast images, like a dark room looking out into a snowy exterior, expect to do a LOT of adjustment to get it to print correctly. Printers just aren’t too fond of super darks right up against super lights.
I could make a proper tutorial on this if people request it. Mostly, just wanted to put my thoughts down in one spot!
would you mind explaining for the sake of my sanity why the giant gun arm on the iron man armor in the panel you just posted is saying "i like donuts"
lmfao i love this ask
anyway. why is tony (it’s tony. not the gun. i promise) saying he likes donuts while pointing a giant blaster at someone?? of course it’s bc the villain, a woman who was pretty much physically indestructible and threatening civilians etc etc, was like “I BET DOLLARS TO DONUTS THAT YOU DONT HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO KILL ME!!!” and tony’s like “i like donuts” bc he is in fact in the business of embarrassing mid-battle one-liners
it’s worth noting that an armored pepper arrives immediately like “yes yes ok! you two being dead would make my life easier but no dying today, sorry!” and tony’s basically like “cute!!!! you’re biting my style but ok!”
it’s from invincible iron man #30 by matt fraction
(it’s always worth noting that matt fraction’s run as a whole has… sparked… many a negative opinion [justified imo and like… same lol] and it also suffers… greatly… in the hands of salvador larroca’s terrifying art. but like this is a good moment. and this issue also comes packing one particularly painful Self-Loathing Tony Line™ and one particularly cool Badass Science Nerd Tony Speech™ both of which i can share later if desired. it’s also a lot of tony driving which is… an Aesthetic. in theory. when it’s not so outrageously badly drawn)
WELLLLLlll okay it’s not a shirt, but only because the original image itself was an odd dimension size and a bit too small and resizing it would have made it blurry when printing on a shirt. BUT when I get a bit of free time (pffttttcute Xedra, ‘free time’) I want to remake the image to be of a high enough resolution to print on a shirt. :D
But I do love me some mugs, so I’m more than pleased as punch right now. A mighty thirst indeed ahuhuhuh~ :D Thanks so much, @asrielisdeadandfloweyisabitch <3
Headcanon: Most of the Lions are highly conscious of their paladin’s safety, and for the most part won’t let their pilot do anything that crosses a certain threshold of danger. Black, Yellow, and Green can reason with their paladins, and Red will forcibly intervene as she sees fit.
But Blue, Blue. She senses something about Lance, senses how deep that heroism streak runs, knows better than to get in the way. So rather than trying to keep him safe, she works to help him accomplish what he’s trying to do. She needs him to trust her, and that’s important enough that when he’s about to do something crazy, she will always say, Here’s how I can support you, not No.
So when we have Lance eyeballing that rain of bullets, that wall of flames, that manacle around his wrist between him and an injured Keith, a trapped Pidge, a frightened Hunk, and he asks Blue, “How many hands do I need to pilot my Lion,” she says: <One.>
Summary: After receiving a very rude letter of your ex on the mail saying that he is going to get married. You see yourself not knowing what to do, you can just let it go or accept the help of your hot neighbor and pretend he is your boyfriend.
Paring: Bucky x Reader
Warnings: A lot of emotions, a lot of fluffy and a lot of against
You and Bucky enter the church hand to hand. As soon as you step in you have a bad feeling. “Doll, relax, I am here for you and it’s only a wedding, it’s not like you are going to war, trust me this is easier.” Bucky says kissing your forehead, he is trying to be funny but his tone is serious.
“How do you always know what I am feeling?” You ask sitting on a bench close to where your family is. “I pay attention to you, doll. You always bit your lip and you run your fingers through your hair when you’re nervous.” He says putting a string of your hair behind your ear.
So let me tell you about this. Let me tell you how BPD ruined my life.
BPD: Borderline Personality Disorder
Things that people with BPD do without knowing it:
-push everyone they love away
-say things hurtful or angry when they feel alone
-stop taking care of themselves, their health, appearance
-tell themselves hurtful things every day “you’re so worthless”
-rationalize impulsive behavior with emotion
-read too far into things, worry, have constant anxiety
-never feel normal, always feel different
Let me tell you how when I get angry I say things to hurt you on purpose. How I compulsively lie to get attention or a reaction. How I replay the exact words of someone to feel sadness, because anything is better then feeling numb. How I run away from everything, just get in my car and go. How I make passive aggressive comments and hurt people without even trying or knowing I’m doing it. How I say “bye” when I’m hurt and “i’m sorry” at least 50 times a day.
This is BPD. It is isolation. Fear of rejection. Alarming feelings that feel like drowning. Ruining all your relationships.
This is stage 1 of diagnosis, I feel so lost, like there is no hope.
Any words of encouragement is appreciated. Much love.
It was so hard to find pictures of just me lol rip in peace to the ppl who i had to crop out or blur out kshgjkhsdkg,, ty @exosdancingqueen for tagging me in dis tb to prom tag!!!! if you don’t have prom or havent had it yet im sorry for tagging you lol
also prom was gr8 i felt nice and golden but my date could suck an egg
EXO Reacting To Seeing You Wear Their Clothes For The First Time
X I U M I N
Would lowkey be a massive turn on for him, seeing you in just his T-shirt and then how baggy it looked on you… boy you better run into his arms. He’d lick his lips and do an overtake on your whole body, won’t be long until he can’t help but pick you up and take you to the bedroom, he’s going to teach you a lesson on what happens when you wear his clothes unexpectedly.
‘You look so damn good but unfortunately princess I’m going to have to punish you for making me feel this way so early in the morning.’
L U H A N
Would be shook af to see you wearing his clothes, when he first sees you his eyes were wide and he was lowkey gawking. He snapped himself out of it before you saw him and replaced his shock with a smirk, he’d look you up and down like Xiumin but wouldn’t be as foward. He’d come up behind you, wrapping his arms around your waist and placing a few kisses to your neck, you would get the jist of what he wants so would lead him to the bedroom ;)
‘My my, what a nice surprise this is babe.’
S U H O
Would see you wearing one of his hoodies, inside he’s really loving seeing you in his clothes and would kinda hint that he wants to see you in them more often yet not make it overly obvious that he likes it so much. Would try and put a light nagging tone into his words or make it seem as if it isn’t okay to do all the time, but just do it all the time anyway because this kid won’t admit he likes it so much.
‘Is that my hoodie? I guess you can wear it because it is cold, just on this occasion though.’
K R I S
This guy, idek it depends what time of day it is with him tbh. Like if he just woke up and saw you in his clothes then he’d be really confused/shook and his mouth would be hanging to the floor. But if it was late afternoon/evening he’d be more like Xiumin and Luhan, looking at you with lustful eyes and licking his lips, but would be a tease and wait for you to make the first move cuz really he’s just enjoying the view.
‘I-I… is that my shirt?’
L A Y
Confused bean alert. He’d look at you wearing his boxers as if they were shorts and millions of questions were running through his mind. He actually thinks you mistook his boxers for your own shorts and never once thought you had done it purposefully. Tries to be a gentlemen by telling you they’re his but ends up feeling stupid when you told him you wanted to wear them.
‘Sweetie I’m pretty sure they’re my boxers, not your shorts~’
B A E K H Y U N
Baek would tease you, obviously he likes that you’re wearing his clothes but he ain’t gonna admit that now is he??? No instead he chooses to tease you, he’ll make little baby noises at you and pinch your cheeks, constantly saying how cute you are but in an annoying voice. You’ll roll your eyes and go and take his jumper off and change into your own clothes but he’d stop you and tell you to carry on wearing his, leaving you 100% confused because he’s so bipolar.
‘Aweee look at the cute little baby… wait where are you going I didn’t say that take it off!’
C H E N
He would freak out tbh, only on the first time though because he’s just so shocked and you hadn’t wore his clothes before. He’d be super extra about it and would end up shouting, not at you but just at the situation. He was especially surprised because it was his boxers you were wearing too which just shook him up even more.
‘YAHHH THOSE AREN’T SHORTS Y/N THEY’RE BOXERS WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?’
C H A N Y E O L
Would be flustered af. He wouldn’t even know what to do, his mouth would be gaping and his eyes would shoot out of their sockets. Don’t think he wouldn’t love it though because he does it’s just he’s never seen you in his clothes and it’s a big shock to him.When he tries speaking to you he’ll stutter and wouldn’t be able to stop the massive smile on his face.
‘I-I…I like it, I like you I-I mean *Sigh* It’s fine.’
K Y U N G S O O
He would be lowkey mad but that would only be because you decided to wear his favourite shirt, which he had probably spent a good 10-15 minutes trying to find and you’ve been wearing it all along. He’d lightly express his annoyance but it wouldn’t last long because he couldn’t help but smile at how cute you looked in that shirt.
‘I’ve just spent so long looking for that shirt Y/N…. *smiles* Ugh you do look really cute in it though.’
T A O
He probably wouldn’t even give a shit honestly, he’d walk into the kitchen, greet you, then go look in the fridge. When you say to him your wearing his jumper he’d look back at you and just give you the look that says ‘and?’ then go back to looking in the fridge. He uses your makeup or even wears some of necklaces all the time so he doesn’t really see what the big deal is.
‘That’s all very nice but I came here for cake.’
K A I
Wouldn’t know how to handle the situation tbh, he probably wouldn’t even say a word to you and would stare at you in awe. After a while I see him getting into a clingy mood and having a need to hold you because you looked so damn good in his hoodie, especially since it was so long on you so you didn’t actually need to wearing anything else. Would ask you to go cuddle him and throw a bunch of compliments your way.
‘Jagi you’re so cute~ come cuddle with me!’
S E H U N
He would first just look at you, eyes fixated on your body as he shamelessly checks you out. He would compliment you but then not at the same time? I guess he would still use his sass but would also show that he really likes it when you wear his clothes, still checking you out by the way. I wouldn’t be surprised if he started getting a lil cheeky and place his hands on your butt, you just never know with Sehun.
‘You look good in my clothes, not as good as me though.’
This is for you bby @shitsterpiggy because you made me aware that I’ve been neglecting groups and posting a lot of NCT stuff recently, so I hope you all enjoy this reaction~
We are so close to 500 followers and to celebrate we are going to make something that is much like a drabble post however it has questions that you request for us to answer! We want you guys to get to know us better so hopefully this is one of the best ways to do so, but please ask us anything or just tell us how your day went, we’d love to know!
phone vibrating across your nightstand pulled you from a restless sleep. Truth
be told, you hadn’t slept soundly since you’d been back except for the night
you’d fallen asleep in Dean’s arms. You’d been plagued by dreams of all the
hunts you’d been on, the woman you’d killed, the spirits of those little kids,
Magda, and her horrible mother. You reached your hand out into the darkness and
fished around for your phone, finally finding it and pulling it back to your
to wake you, Y/N, but this is important.” Cas answered hastily. “I may have
found a lead on the pieces of your soul.” You sat up, resting your back against
the headboard and pulling your knees up to your chest.
You breathed. “Spill. What’d you find?”
hesitant to tell you over the phone, Y/N, I’m sorry, but someone could be
listening.” Cas explained. “What I can tell you is we may need to talk to your
he’s…he’s dead how are you gonna -“
can make it happen.” Cas cut you off before you could finish. Whatever he found
out wasn’t good news and it was making you nervous. “I’ll be at the bunker
Cas’ phone call you tried in vain to go back to sleep, tossing and turning,
before you finally gave up. You changed your clothes and went to the kitchen,
pouring yourself a tumbler of whiskey and making your way to the library,
sitting in one of the chairs and thinking about what the angel had said.