Hi! I love the way you use colors on your drawings! Do you have any tips for choosing colors? I always seem to mess them up ;( (Pd: love your comic! ♡)
Hellooo! Aaaa thanks so much!!! Oh gosh! I’m known to be TRULY wild with my color choice so I’m unsure if I’m qualified..! But, regardless, I’d love to help!
To start, there’s no harm in using references for colors, similarly with how you’d use reference for drawing poses, backgrounds, clothing, etc. Here are some sites:
colourlovers - this is my favorite one! Sometimes I’ll search a random word (like “happy,” “friends,” “sunshine,” “sadness”) and pick what I think would fit the mood of my piece. A lot of times I’ll end up editing the colors to fit more what I want, adding a color that complements the rest, or adjusting the values of the colors so my piece will be more balanced. But overall it gives you great ideas and can be a fun exercise to limit yourself with their palettes 💖
pictaculous - upload a photo/pic you like and get a limited color scheme for it!
(anyone please feel free to link other resources in the comments!)
If you’re struggling more with technicalities, I have some tips, too 😁:
1) Don’t rely on local color
This is sort of funny but I didn’t even know what the term “local color” meant until, like, my 3rd year of college? LOL anyway, there’s no reason to use real colors ever! Instead of making your color scheme work around your subject, try stylizing your color choice! Settle on a color scheme and substitute the local color with one that might be similar (or just go wild). For example:
red sand might remind you of brown sand
purple sidewalk might remind you of grey sidewalks (or maybe just sidewalks with a nighttime feeling?)
Landon’s hair is pink instead of red + a pink cactus because I’m Wild
2) Limit your color scheme
It may or may not be obvious that I love to use as few colors as possible… LOL. Doing this is super exciting IMO, because you literally only choose the colors you like!!! DOWN WITH BROWN! I don’t ike brown………… except to eat chocolate
1st img, I used the same red for hair + shirt, the same orange in the jacket details + shoes, and for the jacket + pants I used the same grey but used the color slider and made the pants lighter
2nd img, I used a formula where there’s pink hair/shirt/shorts/shoes (note: that kid is a brunette but I made him have pink hair) + grey hair/shirt/pants/shoes + purple accessories…………….. do you see it, like a zig-zag? Fun, right? 😁
3rd img is where I most obviously used limited colors. I’m sure not every furniture in a house will be blue/purple/green but those are the colors I chose when I started so I just used them! You can do the same with clothing. Nothing has to be real 🎉 WE’RE WILD AND FREE 🎉
3A) Try not to use black or grey
I mean, if it’s part of your color scheme, go for it! But black and 100% grey are pretty heavy and don’t always add to color schemes, especially if you’re trying to be more stylized with them.
in the first 2 examples, the outfits (including the cat bag) are supposed to be all black–but I used shades of purple instead.
3rd img, rather than using just straight up grey, I gave it a more purple-leaning (RGB color code R: 188, G: 169, B: 188)
3B) DON’T LIMIT YOURSELF WITH BLACK LINEART!
Changing the lineart color makes suuuuch a huge difference. I very rarely use black lines in my colored pieces! I go back-and-forth using a lineart color that:
contrasts most of the colors of the piece ➡️ like using a blue line when most of the colors are oranges/yellows or
complements them ➡️ like using a dark purple line in a piece that’s many shades of purples/blues
4) Experiment with overlays
Add a layer on top of your colors/lines ➡️ fill a color (purple? pink? blue?) ➡️ set the layer style to overlay, screen, color burn, soft light, whatever, anything you like! ➡️ lower the opacity (so it’s not super wild, if you want)! Sometimes this will balance the piece by having the colors all lean towards the one color you filled the layer with.
Don’t be afraid to use fill/adjustment layers in Photoshop and play around with the color balance!
5) Think about and plan your colors
Maybe try thinking about what colors mean? Very basically, as an example:
warm colors, yellows, oranges = feels happier
cool colors, blues, purples = sadder, more somber
like, if your goth kid is sad, maybe you’d use cooler and darker tones
maybe your character is super angry so you’ll use a violent, loud shade of red
I say this but all my works are rainbow, so…… LOLOL 😂
Anyway, those are my ideas! I’m not very fancy… //// in fact, I don’t even like to color LOLOL but those are the sorts of things I go with! If you have more questions, feel free to ask. 😚 Most of all, HAVE FUN! Best wishes!!! 💖💖💖
Hi! I really love your Victuuri AU so much, your art as much as the stories. But the stories are a bit hard for me as a pet owner since Victor doesn't go out it with Makkachin nearly often enough? And lets him wait? Like in the last story Victor gets up and goes to work without walking his dog? This pains me so much, I had to stop reading, I am so sorry. Please please lt Viktor take care of the dog?
I should probably write this into the fics themselves to make it clear, but I looked into this before I started and decided that Victor does have a dog sitter!
I headcanon this to be Nikolai (Yurio’s Grandpa) but I simply haven’t crossed the subject yet. He helped Victor set up his business, but has free time in retirement and can accompany Makkachin. Victor pays him, of course.
Makkachin is a very old poodle, and it’s briefly mentioned she has joint issues and can come by the shop when it’s warmer in What’s Love, Anyways?so I didn’t think it amiss to leave that detail.
“She’s getting a little old for walks, and has some joint problems, but Makkachin’s been around for a long time.” Victor explains, the earlier they go in his dog photos…“I’m sorry to hear that.” Victor comments. “But if you would like to meet her, I can bring Makkachin to the shop once it gets a little warmer.”
Elderly dogs can’t handle extreme temperature so well, and considering that I place that particular fic around mid-March, it would still be quite cold in New York.
Even in early April (aka the setting for That Fluttering Feeling,) New York is pretty cold, so dog sitting at home is most likely better for her.
I feel like this warrants more exploration on Makkachin’s part so I may end up writing a fic about Makkachin in this AU- but I’m sorry you felt disconcerted by his lack of walking her!
My family has seven poodles at home (pic below! I love them dearly), so I completely understand your concerns! But there are considerations I’m taking into account because Makkachin is over 10 years old.
[EDIT: I also updated the latest fic to include a mention of Victor’s dog sitter, hope it helps!]
can i request a text scenario of jungkook x reader x yoongi, in which yoongi has a crush on jungkook’s girlfriend ever since they all met but he never had the guts to be honest and open about his feelings until jungkook and his s/o get into a big fight and are taking a “break” so he decides to at least be honest of his feelings even if nothing comes from it. Please make jungkook’s girlfriend a noona since he likes older girls but younger than yoongi since he likes younger girls. thanks. XD
For Anon. I hope you enjoyed it!! Making Jungkook the bad guy and and you being confused for your feelings. I actually might make multiple parts to this, just because I don’t want it to end here. But this also depends on you all, if you want more parts to this, then let me know!
Also, don’t be shy and send me requests! I have 2 more to do at the moment, but I really don’t mind having more! It’s really fun making these. So request away!
-What is up my Cranky Crew? It’s Ethan from CrankGameplays, and today I’m here with my brother!
~Hey guys! I’m BubblegumPlays.
-And we’re playing Portal 2 together!
More cranky twins! I did something a little different with this one, too; a friend of mine and I played co-op together, and I just recorded, hoping some ridiculous antics would come out of it. We managed to deliver. I had to completely redo these after Photoshop crashed and didn’t bother to try and restore anything, though >:(
I also threw a couple of my growing headcanons into this, mostly dialogue wise (in YouTube caption-esque format, click the pics to see ‘em!), ‘cause the more I work with these edits, the more ideas I get. I’ve decided to name the bubblegum boy Alex, ‘cause for some reason, I feel like the name works, and his fictional channel is bubblegumplays.
Tagging @markired and @derp—-ekho-did-a-derp ‘cause they both like these ^^ (seriously, thank you for enjoying my edits! I wouldn’t have kept doing them otherwise)
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Question, how do draw your dragons feet Love your art, it inspires me to draw
Thank youu, it makes me really happy to hear I’m able to inspire someone! (´;ω;｀)♥
There’sthis post I made some time ago that you can try using.
Hmmhmm answering this was way harder than I thought it would be! I’ve been drawing dragon feet for such a long time now that when I do them I just kinda draw them in without too much thinking. Also I’m not that good at analyzing my own processes and my anatomy skills are quite lacking SO I don’t know if I can actually get any helpful advice out of myself but I’ll try my best to shove some examples your way!
Look for reference material depending on what kinda feet you wanna draw; for example here’s some refs i used with my latest dragon drawing
Birds and reptiles offer a really great range of different kinds of feet options! You should also look into all different kinds of animals’ feet to just kinda see what aspects of their anatomy you like and could use in your own work. When drawing the front feet you can also try looking at your own fingers and try to adapt those shapes and joints into your drawing.
Here’s a lil tutorial for hind feet that i tried to put together. It’s really rough but maybe you can get something out of it (´▽｀;)
Start out with a really simple guideline of what you want to do and continue to add some “bones”. Add some meat around your “bones”. I usually start with the toe pad type things because I think it makes it easy to figure out what your foot is gonna look like and it gives a good base to work on. Keep adding structure to your foot until it actually kinda looks like a foot and you should be good to go! I think you can use this kinda method to do all kinds of different feet by just altering the thickness and/or the length of the toes. ALSO don’t feel obligated to draw dragons with 5 toes, I just like to draw them that way! (*・∀-)☆
I hope you maybe got something out of this answer! If you have some more specific things to ask about this whole thing or if something i said made no sense, feel free to throw another ask my way! (•́⌄•́๑)૭✧
You know that weird feeling you get in your stomach when you’re about to leave a place for a longer time? When you just stand there for a moment and take a look around and just think “damn, I’m gonna miss this”
this is how I feel about the season ending right now
like obviously I’ll be back here tomorrow posting and reblogging and crying over my babies as usually, but it won’t be the same?
it just kinda hurts to let go of this season I’m gonna miss seeing all of my faves every week, I’m gonna miss seeing all the athletes interact, I’m gonna miss seeing all the different emotions and reactions from all the jumpers, I’m gonna miss freaking out over my faves doing really well, I’m just gonna miss the feeling I get during competitions
right now it just feels like I’m saying goodbye to something I don’t wanna let go yet
Okay! I’ve decided to start @engorgio-study’s new #studychallengefeb17 (here’s the original post!) a bit late, so I’m gonna post the first three or four posts between today and tomorrow (just to catch up with the rest of you) and then procede in posting pics day by day as it should be properly done. The first prompt is: explain your URL/username
The reason behind “productivitybitch” is simple: productivity is like… my main goal in life. Being efficient always mean being happier for me so being productive make my life 100% better and makes me feel proud of myself. I don’t always manage to be productive because of many many reasons nobody cares about (and I should learn not to care about them as well), but I swear I’m trying. And about the “bitch” part, I just needed a strong word that would make me feel powerful. I love all the pretty soft and sweet names studyblrs generally have, but calling myself “productivitysnowflake” would have made me feel delicate and fragile rather than boosting my motivation. So yess, my life is all about motivating my self, at the moment.
So, basically this is it! I’ve taken a pic of the things I own that help me the most with productivity (planner, highlighters, ipod, studyblr, cute pen…) with my camera and used this psd to edit it. I’m gonna try post more original content here on tumblr, too, even if I would like to post only high quality pics so I don’t think it’s gonna be a daily thing, except for this challenge. Anyway, you can follow my instagram account if you want to see daily content cause I always post pics that I take whith my ipod there.
I know you guys really wanna post my pics but I feel weird posting my own photos, someone else posting them completely unedited or anything, and then getting more likes than me … so if you really wanna post my pics can u at least just use them for an edit or something rather than just taking them and posting the same thing
I have combined all of the hair colour in one pic if you guys wanted to see.
Ok so i made it more astetically pleasing and put my preditions in the last row. Feel free to use if this is easier for you. Also please credit me. I spend like an hour yesterday putting it all in place
EDIT: I had some of the colours mixed up but i fixed it. If there is anything more that looks not right please tell me
Let’s take a moment to appreciate all their sincere, beautiful and happy smiles.
Everytime I see this episode [ep. 08] I feel happy, since in the game we almost never got to see Chizuru dressed like that, except in some route. It’s awesome to see her smile like that, it melts my heart!
I like how they all reacted at that jaw dropping beauty that she is :’) it’s kinda cute to see them all smile together, especially after finishing the game/anime series, it feels somehow nostalgic…
I can’t stop thinking about how they could’ve “escaped” that war, about how they could’ve save themselves and live an happy life…but of course it wasn’t possible.
I feel like Harada in the game was the luckiest and nicest of them all, even if my favourite is Hijikata. Don’t know why I feel that way, but it makes me kinda sad.