i can totally be thoughtful

anonymous asked:

Okay, I only thought of this because I was rewatching watching this movie yesterday but...y'know that one line from Star Wars: The Force Awakens about seeing the same eyes in different people? Well, this time when I heard that line, I immediately thought of Star and Eclipsa. I can totally see Glossaryck saying something like that about them. "If you live long enough, you see the same eyes in different people." Star and Eclipsa. Dang...

Yikes

anonymous asked:

Hello!! This may be a weird question but I too am heavily interested in birds but unlike you, I cannot draw them as well. :,^( If it's not too much work (if it is just ignore this, i don't mind), do you know of any good references or sources to learn more about birds from facts to anatomy? I know this is a pretty wide range so again, I totally understand if you can't! I just thought it was worth an ask. Thank you so much!!

i don’t really have any specific reference places but here’s some things i do. 

 drawing birds is arguably one of the hardest animals because of their feathers. unlike fat and fur that folds to the body in a way that’s usually readable to whats underneath, feathers sort of create a ‘bubble’ around the body which makes a lot of body parts indistinguishable to where one ends and another begins. so its important to always think in terms of skeletal anatomy:

birds are dinosaurs and therefore reptiles. looking at birds this way, it’s a lot easier to see their evolution.

with that in mind, say we wanna draw this dude. owls are pretty tough because their outward appearances are so deceiving.

we’ve got a neutral pose, feathers are generously surrounding most of the body so its no sweat, we don’t really know whats going on. but we can hide it. but now we want to make him move and look cool. without really knowing whats going on we might get stuck on something like this:

its always kind of stiff and frustratingly unrealistic. mostly this is because we just don’t have enough knowledge of the skeletal structure to work with. eyeballing anatomy on our first drawing might get something like the left, more than anything people aren’t generous enough with leginess of birds:

 owls do indeed have regular proportioned necks with the rest of their bodies. and their skulls are like that of any other stereotypical raptor under their mask of feathers (minus their freaky eye sockets and ears)) they can open their mouths wide just like a hawk or eagle can. it’s important to remember that birds with large wingspans do not magically lose their length when hidden. they are just conveniently folded in against their bodies.

knowing this we can try again. suddenly things seem to click in place more and have a believable-ness to them.

the rule of thumb for most birds is they have less body mass and more leg/neck than one thinks. they are lanky dinosaurs.

when we are looking at this:

we are seeing this:

with that rule, drawing birds becomes a lot less confusing. with practice you might just eyeball their feathered appearances but if not, going back to skeletal/muscle structure gives the base you need to draw convincing birds.

when it comes to specific body parts, the most challenging part for me personally have always been feet. birds with super twiggy feet are easier because one line per toe is easy to get away with. but when you get to birds with meatier feet, especially raptors, it gets difficult. my way of getting around this is to think of the actual ‘feet’ last. drawing each separate toe first gets confusing because you just find yourself trying to get them to each fit evenly together at the base of the foot. one always seems kind of skinnier or fatter than the others in my experiences, and by the time you correct it the gesture gets muddled and lost.

so i just skip that part until later, i draw talon first.

perhaps this is very unorthodox, but just like artists might square in the hands first on a human before working out the arms, i square in the talons to know where i want them before worrying how they go on exactly.

that way we have a clear gesture captured, and in my experience it is much more readable.

thats’ really all i can think of now in terms of my techniques, i hope this helps :V

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sixofcrowsnw challenge: take two ≡ best moment of your otp

kanej + religion

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I kinda wish Ratchet was able to clean up his act…. 

Merry Christmas @slightly-awkward-sunshine! I’m your secret santa for @mlsecretsanta! Have some Ladrien fluff!

I looked through your art tag, and I was so impressed. I really wanted to make something worthy of you. Hair is hard and so are clothes, but I tried really hard, I can tell who they are and what they’re doing, so I’m gonna go ahead and call it a win for as good as I can do! ;D

I totally thought I was already following you when I got your url, but apparently not! lol.

Septiceye Sam Lamp

Okay so we have these old eyeball lamp Halloween decoration thingies.

And this one got kinda beat up so my mom went to throw it away but then I thought “hey I can totally paint over this and make a Jacksepticeye decoration!“

So I took it and painted over it like a boss:

And it came out pretty good! It’s not perfect, but it looks pretty legit from these angles.

The paint I used was pretty thin, so you can see some of the veins that were there before, which I thought was pretty convenient.

But THEN I was digging around my junk and found THIS:

This tiny little flashlight, which is smaller than my pinky, was something I got a few years ago.

This sucker has a green light, so it doesn’t disturb animals. So of course I turned it on, and put it inside the eye to see how it would look.

And it looks pretty cool! It brings out some lighter shades in the iris. It’s kinda messy in some areas, but I personally like it.

Now I wonder what it will look like when I-

OH MY GOD WHAT THE FROG

THIS IS LEGIT TERRIFYING WHAT

GUYS I THINK I MADE AN ANTISEPTICEYE LAMP

ANTISEPTICEYE IN DISGUISE, EVERYBODY

Free Pattern

Friends,

Finally turned this into a pattern. Be advised I gave up on trying to readjust it so the very bottom few stitches fall below the grid but you can totally figure it out and I thought it was better to keep it on one page. And I can’t curse at my poor computer one more time tonight so I’m just going with it. Remember: it’s free. ;)

Remember: THIS IS NOT NORMAL


Pattern: 

Link to downloadable file here.

Get at it!

xo

Shannon

Because You’re Cold (Jaehyun of NCT)

Just a short drabble to pay for not being active or interacting much with you all. I’ve been working like crazy on my best friend’s birthday present for the past week so I have literally not touched my laptop at all. Please be patient with me, I promise to make some progress on all of my series. I love you all so much!

Also!!!! @dazedagassi I saw your response on my post!!! Are you sure you want to know the painful secret to Remote?!?!?

Originally posted by yoon-to-the-oh


You were both on the rooftop of the SM building, catching up with one another. You had just arrived a couple of hours ago to South Korea, and Jaehyun wanted you to update everything about your life to him.

It was a chilly night and your jacket was just not doing a good job at keeping you warm. You shivered multiple times, hoping that Jaehyun wouldn’t notice. Finally, not being able to bear the cold breeze anymore, you hug yourself in an attempt to keep warm.

You were in the middle of saying something when you suddenly felt Jaehyun’s warmth embracing your body. You froze, words no longer coming out of your mouth.

Jaehyun noticed and asked you to continue speaking. You stuttered over your words. You were confused as to why Jaehyun seemed so calm, while your heart was beating like crazy.

Instead of continuing what you were supposed to say, you finally gathered the courage to ask Jaehyun why he was doing what he was doing. You heard him smile and then let out a small chuckle.

“Because you’re cold,” was all he said before you felt his grip around grow tighter. You bit your lips, trying hard not to smile.

“You don’t feel awkward hugging your best friend like this?” You tilted your head to get a batter look at Jaehyun. And that was when you noticed his face expression grow into an embarrassed one.

“Shit…” he mumbled. “I forgot to ask you out.”

Originally posted by zeusmayo

Originally posted by yoon-to-the-oh

im sorry bUT THESE ARE ALL THESE ARE ALL TOOO PRECIOUS I LITERALLY CANNOT SOMEONE WRITE ME A JAEHYUN DRABBLE IN MY ASK PLS THANK YOU

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the walking dead gif battle » @grrrrrimes​ vs valramorghulis
2) favorite season: SEASON 5
(insp.)

When I was a kid I asked my grandpa once if he ever killed any Germans in the war. He wouldn’t answer. He said that was grown-up stuff, so I asked if the Germans ever tried to kill him. But he got real quiet. He said he was dead the minute he stepped into enemy territory. Every day he woke up and told himself, “Rest in peace. Now get up and go to war.” And then after a few years of pretending he was dead he made it out alive. That’s the trick of it, I think. We do what we need to do and then we get to live. (…) I know we’ll be okay. Because this is how we survive. We tell ourselves that we are the walking dead.

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Outlander Book Series Ending Thoughts...

Just a random thought.

I was re-watching the 2015 Comic con and Diana gets asked whether she knows the final scene or words in the final book and she says yes. That it came to her about 15 years ago. As a writer, I can totally see that as true…but that’s not my thought.

I think many people assume, myself included, that Claire would outlive Jamie. But Diana said the only two people that know the ending are Sam and Ron. Which leads me to think that Jamie will be the one left standing in the end.

Thoughts?

I’ve been trying to figure out what exactly Zeke meant by “brainwashing” since the chapter was released, and now have another idea what he may have actually meant. Despite this being a story in which memory manipulation is an actual thing, I’m basing this speculation on a more figurative meaning. 

I’ve seen many fans assume that Zeke implied Eren had been brainwashed in the sense that Grisha had misled him into believing he should be fighting for humanity, or something along those lines. And that’s a fair assumption, it sounds plausible. But then, this just now popped into my mind:

Keith: Special. Chosen. It was the first time anyone had ever called me that.

Carla looks so unimpressed with all that “special” talk.

Consider what Grisha called Keith and the rest of the Survey Corps members: Special. Chosen. He tells Keith they are wiser and braver than anyone else within the walls…which is quite a compliment, though a bit much. Keith let this idea get to his head, and in the end only caused him grief. Then, the night the walls were breached and Grisha takes Eren into the woods, we have this exchange:

Keith worries about Grisha “cursing” another person, suffering the same fate as he did. Eren, self-admittedly, also let the notion of being special get the better of him (although there were other important factors involved, such having others put him up on a pedestal). 

The fallout of that belief suddenly crumbling away was ugly, to say the least. 

And then Eren, after hearing what Keith has to say, has this realization that he may have only been given the titan powers in the first place because he was just the son of someone who was special. 

The way he reacts here breaks my heart y’know.

Jury’s out on whether or not there’s more to Grisha’s reasoning, here’s hoping we get a better explanation soon. Probably something bloodline related, but why he couldn’t use the power and take the burden himself remains a mystery. Hopefully not for much longer.

So I just wonder if maybe the “brainwashing” Zeke refers to is actually about Grisha – in Keith’s words – “cursing” others by convincing them they are oh so special. Although Eren is a more extreme case, what with having a terrible burden placed on his shoulders. What’s even more interesting is that when Zeke is talking to Eren, the impression I got was that both of them were victimized in the exact same way (brainwashing), and that’s why Zeke understands Eren – they suffered through similar experiences. 

If that’s the case, then by what means did Grisha place improbably high expectations on Zeke, only to have things take a turn for the worse? Could this relate to how he became a shifter along with his coordinate-like abilities? I have seen a few half-baked theories floating around suggesting Zeke is a failed coordinate created by Grisha. Interesting.

Well, spoiler week is upon us, by this time next week we may very well have a better idea of what exactly Zeke was talking about…and just how true it is.