i don't own any of these pics

anonymous asked:

Yo hey u fab artist u, I gotta a question. Um, I kinda want to start an artblog but I don't really do digital art, and I think not all of ur art is digital, so how do u get good quality pics of traditional art? When I try to take pictures it looks fuzzy, and u can't really see the lines that well, or its just bad quality and then I don't want to post it. Any tips on how to fix that?

Hey you, fab anon!

It’s great that you want to start your own art blog. I think every artist should do that, even if they think they’re not good enough, because, after a while, your followers and even yourself will be able to see how much you’ve improved and the best part is that they can be witnesses of your growth.

As you said, most of my art is traditional; I love black and white drawings with ink and coloring with comic markers, and, to be honest, it’s a huge challenge to get the digital image to look as good as the original piece.

I don’t usually “take pictures” of them. I use a scanner connected to a pc or a laptop where I edit them using photoshop. I you use photoshop, it’s important to know how to use the infinite editing options that the program offers.

Start with the image adjustments and play with the options there; learn what each of them do to your piece and think of how do you want to turn out. Do you want to change the colors? Or do you want to look as much as possible as your original piece?

An usual problem is that the whites aren’t as white as the paper so you can use ‘levels’ to fix that, even to darken the colors as much as you want, making the contrast more visible. 

To fix the colors (if they’re not as cool as on your original piece) use ‘selective color’ to fix each color separately: reds, yellows, greens… even neutrals, blacks and whites. Be careful to not to change them too much, being subtle is better.

 If you see that your image is too yellowish or too blueish use 'color balance’ to fix it (remember to use the complementary color to do it).

If you’re not happy with the results, I encourage you to keep playing around with the options! If you’re inexperienced I assure you that you will improve in no time.

It is true that some times I take pictures of them, the stickers I make, for example. If you don’t own a scanner you will have to use a camera to show your art to the rest of the world. My first advice: don’t try to use it as a scanner, don’t try to take pictures to make them look like you scanned them, all straight and from above the piece. For aesthetic purposes, you can set the materials you used to create your art next to it, like pencils, pens, markers… 

The key is to try to make your pictures as bright as possible and the colors vibrant. If you can get to make the picture clear enough to to make the strokes of the pen, marker or brush, visible, even better. Because that is what is so cool about traditional art, that you don’t have to fake the texture of the paint or the paper.

The most important things:

Light! Take the picture during day light. Use a lamp if you feel like you need to to fill the shadows from the opposite side of the window, but have in mind that natural light will give you a blueish color on the paper while the bulb light will add a yellowish one.

Editing! If you use your phone to take the picture I’m sure you will have some apps to edit pictures. Try to turn up the exposure and the contrast to make the whites even whiter and the blacks even blacker xD

Filters! If your drawing is a black and white piece you can alway try to use a b/w filter!

And the most important thing: CLEAN THE LENSES before taking the picture! It has happened to me before that the camera was filthy and it took me a while to realice why my pictures were so shitty lmao.

Sadly, in the end, the quality of your camera has a lot to do with the final results.

I hope this will help you! And if you start your art blog, don’t forget to send me the link because i will love to follow it!!

anonymous asked:

Wretched you wrote yesterday that you had a pretty good idea that you were keeping to yourself for right now. Will you be writing your thoughts on that here any time soon? Don't you wonder if Sam has indeed moved on after this weekend and his own posting of his location photo? It's sad and confusing because I still read lovey eyes and body language at the T2 Premiere. When Cait posted the couple pic of the 2 of them on the RC I thought well, looks like they may be ready to come out. :((

Will I be writing my thoughts on that here any time soon?

Nope. 😀

Not because I’m petty, but because the only constant in life is change. Everything is temporary and life changes direction dramatically on a dime. My thoughts today are irrelevant.

For the past few months I’ve had a front row seat to three lives in my little square of Earth that have been touched by unfairness and misfortune. One has mere weeks to live, though perfectly healthy just 5 months ago. She’s 28 and will leave behind a 4 yo and 3 month old. One has been given a second lease on life but lost her breasts in the process and endured 6 weeks of not being allowed to hold her infant. One is slowly and inexplicably losing control of her body and has no quality of live. A mind trapped in a useless body is her future. All she talks about anymore is wishing she were dead. She’s 45.

I don’t bring these things up to bring you all down. I share them with you as a reminder not to sweat the small things in life. To be alive and well is a privilege with an expiration date that might be tomorrow.

Time is too precious to waste being upset about any of this. 😉

Topp Dogg: birthday series!

♥ P-Goon ♥

  • What he’d do: 

He would just do anything that day that he usually wouldn’t do. Whatever you requested, he would do. Wherever you wanted to go, he’d take you there, no matter if he’d like it or not. He would not throw you a surprise party, but if you wanted to have a party with all your friends, he would totally organise it, decorate the place all nicely, and invite all of your friends.

  • What he’d give you:

As for the gifts… He would want to spoil you. At the beginning, he would just try and think about what would be meaningful, and what you would appreciate, but after a while, he’d be so invested in finding the best present for you, that he would just buy and give you anything you mentioned wanting at one point.

  • How he would treat you:

He would treat you special, on that day, but more so about being nice to you, doing nice things for you, maybe giving you a massage or something, but he wouldn’t hype you or randomly burst out in singing “happy birthday to you.”. He would prefer if it were a more chill day, and he could just spoil you and do the things you liked with you. What mattered most to him is that your birthday was spent with him, so he could show you, as the final gift, how much he loved you.

  • Little sneak peak into your day:

With the cotton candy in one hand, you grabbed his free one with yours, and pulled him over to the next roller coaster. Sehyuk sighed. He hated roller coasters, but you just loved and lived for the thrill of them. That wasn’t even the worst part; theme parks not only had roller coasters, but also loud, screaming children, way too many people, and long queues – but still. It was your birthday. You had come here for your birthday, and he would have to endure it.

P-goon // Jenissi // Hojoon // Sangdo // Nakta // Hansol // B-Joo // Xero // A-Tom // Yano