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TITLE DROPS 

 edits by me, made with canva

I decided to dig through all the lyrics sheets of some of the most popular musicals, finding the first times the titles of the musicals were stated. It was actually challenging, surprisingly, for some of the plays where the title isn’t actually said in the songs that much.  But I made some pretty edits, and had a lot of fun with it. I also did one for Pippin, Sound of music and Gigi but. These were my favorites. 

YAY FOR MUSICALS.

i want a stucky where bucky is a war vet doing small jobs to get some extra cash in so he signs up as a model at some fancy art school and the moment he walks in the classroom, steve can’t stop looking at him until he puts his charcoal against the canvas and when he looks up, bucky has disrobed and steve just sort of freezes and doesn’t notice that he froze up until he accidentally breaks his coal

bucky just looks over his shoulder and winks because even though he’s only 83% actual flesh and bone, he made the cute blonde with the grandpa clothes blush like a tomato

steve rolls up his sleeves and undoes some buttons because it sure is getting warm in here gosh summer’s early this year hah

bucky notices with delight that when he turns for a different pose, that blush goes pretty far and he would very much like to find out just exactly how he can make the dorky adonis blush even more

someone whispers something about how his prosthetic makes him look like a merc from the future and bucky makes a lame pun about how they don’t have to worry, he’s (h)armless and the divine looking hipster suddenly /snorts/ and nearly topples off of his stool and bucky has to take a deep breath because he’s so fucked + he has to think about IEDs and desert sand for the next ten minutes because there’s no way in hell he’s getting a hard-on in a room with twenty people all staring intently at his dick

How to repair an underworks binder

(I’d appreciate if as many people as possible could reblog this. This is a really common problem with these binders, but I’ve never seen any posts about fixing them on here before) 

If you’ve ever had an underworks binder you’ve probably encountered the way the material starts to separate once they get stretched out. And if you haven’t yet you probably will at some point, because this is usually what does for them in the end and makes them a bit useless. Mine wasn’t actually that bad when I did this, I’ve seen them get a lot worse.

The material loses it’s elasticity so it doesn’t bind very well. 

To fix this I replaced the back panel with white four-way-stretch lycra, inspired by gc2b binders, which are made entirely of it (apart from the canvas front panel), or something similar 

I’m really happy with how this turned out. It binds better than it ever did before for me (because I got it second hand). The only thing I would say is that it’s a little less comfortable than it was before, both because it’s tighter, and also because the seams dig in a little because I didn’t sew them flat like they were before. And it took me ages to do, but that’s because I don’t have a machine so I did it all by hand. It was worth it though, because the fabric only cost £5 which is a lot less than a new binder :)

I’ll put the details of how I did this under a cut

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to everyone that suffers from sketchbook anxiety

Let me tell you two things that cured the ‘oh no i’m going to ruin this’ that stems from new sketchbooks / blank canvas.

Fuck it up intentionally

This I learned from my painting professor in college.  He had us blindfold ourselves, and then actually really mess up a perfect blank page, and then use it for the exercises that day.  Like we tore into the paper, made some horrible uncoordinated marks.  We even spit on it.  I highly recommend doing this at least once, because it helps dismantle some of the weird perfectionist hangups that a lot of us put on paper.  Helps get rid of the worry of messing up its perfect potential..

Basically if you’re so worried you’re going to mess it up, mess it up intentionally first so you take back control from the floaty head space anxiety gives us, to your hands and actions.

Buy a shitty ass sketchbook.  

Get one of those sketchbooks made for like 5 year olds that hang out in convenience/drug stores by those wonky ass crayons that never color right.  The type that you touch the paper and know it’ll eat a marker head right off. 

Whenever you look at your ‘good’ sketchbook and feel like you’re going to mess it up, use the terrible one instead.  Now you’re still working and sketching and doing with no real pressure since hey, that sketchbook was a piece of crap anyway and cost you like 5 bucks.  My shitty sketcbooks have some of my favorite stuff in them since I relaxed and let myself explore.  It will also remind you why we bother with nice sketchbooks in the first place because let me tell you that paper is god awful.

A big reason why I gravitated towards digital art when I was younger was because it was almost impossible to ‘mess it up’.  Make a stupid mark? Undo.  Don’t like the initial sketch? Delete the layer.  Hate the whole thing? Don’t save it.   ((I still do all of these things, but now at a much lesser rate))

Take some of the holiness out of your tools.   Realize that its the process that matters most, and keep your eyes forward.  I think especially here on tumblr where a lot of ‘sketches’ that are more towards illustrations that happen to be in a sketchbook build up this head space that everything in your sketchbooks have to be perfect and beautiful.  Sketchbooks are your play areas, where you can fuck around at your heart’s content.   Have some fun with them.  

Hope this helps~

Header Tutorial #2

So I recently made a new Halsey blog (shameless plug) and while playing around with some header ideas, I came up with this one. I got a few questions on how to do it so I decided to make this little tutorial for y’all. As always, let me know if you have any questions or requests!

You will need:

•  photoshop
•  how to use masks
•  how to use gradient maps

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Made to order. Any motif on any style shoe you desire. Truly one of a kind!

-BOOTS: $45+ (depending on size and motif complexity)
-HEELS: $35 (depending on size and motif complexity)
-CANVAS SNEAKERS: $30 (depending on motif complexity)
-FLATS: $25 (depending on motif complexity)

PLEASE NOTE: This listing is a deposit for the paint job and does not include the price of the actual shoes themselves.

HOW IT WORKS:
Contact me through etsy if you’re interested in having some shoes painted. We’ll figure out what you want, and then I’ll give you a quote. Once I’ve received payment, I will purchase any needed materials and begin work on your shoes! 

I actually dONT HAVE AN EXCUSE FOR THIS OKAY

okay so all the fandoms I’ve been in had an hospital AU minus this so I opened SAI, whispered to myself “why the heck not” and proceeded to shit on a canvas for an hour

Under the cut for explanation (I’ve done my research k) and important heads up at the end

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► 6500 followers gift: Blank canvas Lily of The Valley

This cutie is free to be used for whatever you’d like! I’d made her an actual sim for if you’d like to use Lily as she is, but feel free to change her color/appearance/traits/facial structures/hair/clothing etc!

► Necessary CC:

Skin // Nose Mask (adult + teen) // Nose Mask (child + toddler) // Eyes // Sliders

► Traits/Favorites:

Loner // Virtuoso // Clumsy // Computer Wiz // Diva
Classical Music \ Grilled Salmon \ Pink

► TOU:

Don’t claim her as your own (even when you use her as a base, link back to me please!) or re-upload her anywhere. She’s a blank canvas and you can do whatever you please with her! Just be sure to give me credit!

► Download:

Adult // Teen // Child // Toddler

Fansite Header Tutorial + Matching Sidebar

This is going to be a very lengthy tutorial on how to make a fansite header. As a lot of my tutorials go, use your imagination and create your own things. Let me know if you have any questions or requests. Also, please tag or message me if you’ve made on of these for your blog or something I definitely want to see!

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HERE IT IS FINALLY
The past few days I’ve been working on a necklace to represent Mitch and Jerome and it’s done ^-^
Of course, I had to make Betty and Big Bertha xD
But this was quite the pain to make actually.
I kept messing up on Betty. I messed up twice but I kept the second one because it wasn’t as noticeable. It looks pretty good tbh cx
It looks awkward at the bottom where I combined them and it was so annoying to get the necklace strong through the holes but I did it and I can now wear it to school with pride c:

If anyone wants to know what I made it out of, I just used yarn and plastic canvas (:

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Db Waterman, owner at Waterman painting-illustration-design from  Eindhoven, Netherlands.

I have been active as an expressive artist for a long time. My education I received at the Art Academy in Den Bosch for one year, supplemented with different courses in various disciplines. So actually I am a self-taught artist. 

I work on paper and canvas, with collage, pencil, watercolor, oil and acrylic, often in combination. With these means I create diverse work, from cheerful nursery art and illustrations to pop-art and abstract art. 

For several years I am working with digital photography, emerged from photographing my paintings. I started taking pictures in the analogue era. Self development and printing in my darkroom. Currently I combine especially photography with art. In my collages I also use pictures that I made myself and edited digitally.

size matters: aka lets talk about canvas resolution

funny story. for actual years while i was doing digital painting just as a wee bab makin my way through deviantart i never paid attention to canvas size. i thought 1000x1000pi at 72 resolution was perfectly fine and up until about two years ago i still used those dimensions. i was at the top of the world with my tiny borderline pixel art. i got relatively popular. people really liked my stuff. i made some fantastic lookin shit!

but my god let me tell you there are fewer things harder than breaking out of that habit. going from tiny little canvases to suddenly having all this room for painting? DONT DO THIS TO YOURSELF. dont learn how to deal with tiny canvases. just don’t do it!!! even if you DONT plan on selling your work as a basic print (8x11 inches with a 300 res at a minimum) just get into the habit of this!! dont do it to yourself. i promise, your future artist self will thank you if you deal with the grueling transition now. 

give your art some room to breathe! dont make the same mistake i did. your computer is capable of making really detailed works, dont cut yourself short by starting on a tiny canvas. make the switch NOW before its too late, otherwise you’ll easily spend half a year backtracking.

here’s a tip: if you’re working on small works like stickers or keychains, bump up that res! only 3x4 inch? go 400, 500, even 600 resolution! you can always resize smaller later. make your canvas as big as your heart, as big as your dreams!!

(of course i’m not sure if any of this matters if you’re making actual pixel art. if you are, continue on your pixel heart ways. i wont tell you what to do.)

A lot of you wanted to submit your wonderful pokedraw creations, but there were so many that I didn’t want to flood anyone’s dash! ;v; instead, I’m gonna post them all under this read more! I apologize to everyone on mobile…..

If you do submit more to me, I probably won’t post them after this (unless they’re super duper funny or something hhh) but thank you so much to everyone who submitted! C:

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THE DAILY PIC:  The sculptor Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux painted this wild little image in about 1870, and it’s now one of the most impressive and surprising pieces in the survey of his work at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. The canvas shows his wife giving birth (so I’m not sure why the experts are in doubt about its date). It must be one of the first – and only – Old Master pictures to document that moment. Whatever the drawing’s relationship to an actual scene Carpeaux might have witnessed, it is amazing that he could conceive of birthing in such grandly romantic terms, and that he would want to claim to have made a record of it.

The Daily Pic also appears at blogs.artinfo.com/the-daily-pic. For a full inventory of past Daily Pics visit blakegopnik.com/archive.

anonymous asked:

Hey Almond-sama! Your Shura icon that you previewed yesterday was really pretty! Could you maybe make a tutorial on how to make it? Xx ♥

     Ah, thanks Anon-san! (~ *^*)~ ofc Almond can make a tutorial if you want, tho I’m a bit of a newb at explaining these things! Plus, I only made the actual effect by random yesterday, but lets give this a go! In the end, the icon will have the same style as this one! :’D OFC u can change the colours and borders and everything~!

     Alright, so here’s my clean canvas first of all~! I always start off my icons with a base layer in this grey colour, just because it really helps keep my images pasted exactly where I want them~! Then, you’ll need two blank layers, as I’m gonna show the border making process first~! ♥

     Okay, so I picked at random a border pixel brush and it put in the top layer! You can find lots of pretty pixel border brushes on tumblr, deviantart and other websites; it’s just about finding the one that’s perfect for you~! Next, you can see there is a gap in between the black box and the border itself; what you do is you select that area in the middle, then on the layer underneath, you fill it in white, or any other colour you might fancy~! 

     After that, you can just cut the black square in the middle on the top layer and merge the two border layers together, and you have a nice border~! 

     Next it’s time for the overlay! My personal preference for this icon is a VERY LIGHT GREY like almost white but not really, on Multiply 100%, however, several other colours and settings can be used; it’s all about trying out what works for you~! Since there’s going to be a pattern overlay on this layer, if you’re making anime icons or fanart icons etc with this pattern overlay layer, I would recommend using white as the colour as it does not darken the picture whilst also providing the pattern overlay~!

     This is my most common pattern overlay setting, which is on the multiply layer we just made! Again, like the brushes, you can find loads of pretty pattern overlays on deviantart especially! I set it at overlay 70% as that’s just my preferable setting, but any overlay can work; just whatever suits you~!

   Okay, so now comes the time to put this 3d effect in! What you wanna do is duplicate the layer of your picture twice, and then turn the opacity off for the bottom and the top layer, leaving the middle one selected. There’s a good reason for this; it’ll help me show you guys how the effect actually works really nicely!

     Alright, so with your middle layer selected, go into FX > Blending Options, and then do what I’ve done in the circled area~! This will result in the image having a red tint~! You can probably predict what’s happening next~!

     Alright, so now turn the opacity on on the above layer and select it, and turn the Blending Options on again through FX. Place the settings in this one as I’ve done, ticking the green and blue boxes. This creates the cyan tone of the 3d shading.

     Now, selecting either the top or the middle layer, turn on the Move tool or the Transform tool and use the arrow keys to move it a couple of spaces left or right, depending on what side you want the effect to be most prominent on. This creates the entire 3d effect of the image. Be careful not to go overboard with the spacing, otherwise it could compromise the clarity of the image! :’D Then after, merge all 3 image layers together~! (image of your character I mean~!)

     Final step! On your image layer, grab a gradient of any colour and slap it on~! I chose a pinkish colour on the radial setting and set it a couple of times on (since putting only one didn’t give it enough colour). My preferable setting for the gradient is Screen but Lighten, Overlay, and other settings work great as well~!

     You should end up with a finished product looking a little like this, depending on what settings you decide to use~! Hopefully the tutorial was helpful, and if you have any questions, please feel free to send me an ask anytime~! (~ *3*)~ ♥

Circle Gif on Image Tutorial

An anon recently asked how I made the sidebars for blackbirdrph.  I don’t have that particular graphic saved so I made a new one that’s pretty much the same thing.  So below I’m going to show you how to make this:

You Need: Photoshop (I use CC, though any with gif making capabilities will do), 1 Background Texture, 1 Gif, 1 PNG, and 1 Misc Texture.

Difficulty: Beginner

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Everyone’s Got Baggage

Mine Just Happens To Be Really Cute

Although this could easily be a blog post about my woes as single 30 year-old New Yorker, it’s more literally gonna be about an actual bag because, duh, it’s super cute and it’s a Friday so I’ll keep things light like the contents of my bag. This past weekend my nephew turned 2 (!!!) and like the amazing uncle I am, I made my way down to NJ to spend some quality time with the family but not without my new travel companion - this great waxed cotton canvas duffel. It made the perfect size for my overnight trip home with just enough room for an extra outfit and change of shoes. Only problem was that there wasn’t enough room to bring some of Mom’s leftovers back to NYC with me but maybe that’s more of a blessing in disguise because hiii, beach season… Anyway, aside from all it’s practically, I’m probably most impressed by the fact that this duffel matches 90% of my wardrobe so for that reason alone it will be my new go-to carryall.

Wearing:

Joe Fresh Jacket, Shirt, Pants  //  Tretorn x Publish Nylite Sneakers  //  Ernest Alexander Bag  //  Skagen Watch

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