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“At such a young age we’ve accomplished so much. With my platform anyway, I want to try and do good things and want to help people. I have two hands, one for me, one for other people.” (x)

Gif Tutorial

So I was asked by a couple anons to do a tutorial on how I make my gifs and now that I’m done with exams I decided to do it. This is the first tutorial I’m making so I hope whatever I say makes sense to those who are interested in it. And before I start explaining I’d like to say that this is the regular method I use to make my gifs and it’s something I ended up with trying many tutorials I found online throughout the years. So if you find any similarities with other gif tutorials that’s probably why. I would also like to remind you that the settings I use always change with each scene and lighting so if you want to use it, you’ll need to adjust them for every gif differently.

So I’ll be explaining how to go from this:

to this:

Or how to make this (which is basically the same)

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i-go-bragh  asked:

Hello! I'm in the middle of putting together a Lara Croft cosplay from the 2013 game.. but I'm having trouble with her ice pick. I really want to make it somehow, but I can't find a template and don't know what the best material would be.... any suggestions?

These tutorials can help guide you through the process.

I suggest checking them all out, seeing what result you think looks the best and going with that method. 

As for reference, it looks like the axe is based on the “DMM Rebel axe”. In this build log the maker used the real axe as a base and made a mold from it, then made a cast to be used as a prop. 

If you want to try 3D printing the prop, I found this existing file. I’ve used shop3d.ca for printing before and recommend them!

All the best,
Duckie / Admin

Alright guys, I’ve finally made a big note-taking guide! I had some extra time this afternoon, so I sat down with some Arrested Development and made this. This guide was made with my new Staedtler pens, which are a treat to work with! It’s not a guide on how to take notes with good content, just notes that are visually appealing. :)


Also, I learned a lot of what I know about note-taking from other studyblrs, so I’ve linked some of their tutorials down below.

Title fonts: I’ve been doing the blocky text for a while now but recently I found this tutorial on fonts from pensandmachine, which made me want to try that cursive font and explains how to write fun fonts really well.

Banners: I don’t remember where I first learned how to make banners, but this tutorial from othertypist is incredible for drawing a bunch of different banners.

Brackets/Underlines: A google image search for “fancy underline,” “fancy swirl,” or “fancy bracket” is your best friend here. There are an incredible number of different things to check out.

I hope this helped someone take more fun notes! I had a great time making it. :) And a huge thank you to all the other studyblrs out there who have been my inspiration and my guides in becoming better at studying every day. 

Catwoman Cowl Tutorial

I have found cowls to be one of the most difficult cosplay items to create. My first cowl I made two years ago turned out a disaster, so this time I tried something new (although NOT a new technique, I know), and I want to share it with you guys! 

Difficulty:
Moderate/advanced sewing patience :D Mostly because of the materials you’ll be working with–stretch PVC is unforgiving and a general pain the butt. For an easier cowl, try a stretch pleather or lycra! 

Things you need:
Plastic wrap
Masking tape/duct tape
scissors
4-way stretch PVC/stretch pleather/lycra
sewing machine with walking foot (if working with stretch PVC/pleather)
9" black zipper
Pony ears from Yayahan.com



#1: Look like an absolute dope by wrapping plastic wrap all over your head. Be sure to NEVER cover your nose and mouth– suffocating is BAD! Don’t do it!

#2: Cover the plastic wrap with masking tape or duct tape– since masking tape is easier for me to rip with my weak little hands, I prefer masking tape. I covered as much of my face as I could, because it’s better to cut some off later than not have enough!

#3: Carefully cut along the side of your head and just past the ear, making sure not to cut your hair! Remove the cowl from your head. 

#4: I sadly don’t have this pictured, but I then put the masking tape mask on a mannequin head and taped the slit back up where I had cut my head out of it. I then drew on the head where I’d like my seams to be. Generally cowls have four seams: two center panels and two side panels. I also gave myself a chin panel, due to my desire to have a very covered neck. 

#5: Here are my pattern pieces all cut out! Be sure to label them! Whereever there are curved edges that won’t lie flat, cut a slit in the pattern until it lies flat! These are called “darts”! They’ll make your cowl lie smoother against your head! 

#6: Cut out four of each piece (with added seam allowance) and sew together two cowls– one will be the lining! Be sure to try both on multiple times throughout the process to get a nice fit– just be sure to try to get it right the first time, because sewing along stretchy curves can result in puckering! Leave an opening in the back about seven inches high to install a zipper once you’re done! 

#7: Sew both of the cowls together, right sides together, at the circle where your face goes. Turn the cowl right side out and fold in and sew the bottom edge to get a nice, clean finished look. Install zipper. 

#8: I used Yayahan.com ’s ears for my cowl– just super glue them onto the stretch PVC– they seem to hold VERY well! Before you put the glue on the ears, make sure to put the cowl on and see where you want them! I filled the strap holes with spackle and painted mine with metallic black paint to match the shiny PVC

#9: You now have a wonderfully fit cowl! 

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I completely freaked out when I realised my mom’s birthday was the next morning and I didn’t get her anything. So I pulled an all nighter, found some lovely paper and managed to make these pieces and a never ending card.My grandma died last year 2 days after my mom’s birthday and she’s still very upset so the text I put in the card is from this poem as a way to try and comfort her.

I had to step out of my comfort zone and go for a more crude kinda sorta concept art-ish look because of the time frame. It totally paid off. She loved it.

If you want to make your own never ending card, you can follow this right here.

(i should probably specify, the tutorial is not mine, the art on this gifset is)

I found this person’s YouTube channel where they do all these different watercolor painting tutorials for painters on all different levels so I might try some of their beginner tutorials tomorrow.

Also, they paint holding their baby and it’s really sweet!

(If anyone wants the name of the channel it’s Jay Lee Watercolor Painting btw.)

Free Use Pixel Icon of John (50x50px) - use it as hell you want xD

just Practice Pixel Art :) this is more according to Deviantart :D

I found a good tutorial to make pixel art and wanted to try  (≡^∇^≡)

for sure there are millions like this in the internet xD

 I really enjoy doing this  °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖° 

I recently discovered low-poly artwork and found a tutorial on it and really wanted to try it for myself. Turns out it’s a ton of work but pretty fun. I asked myself, who should my guinea pig be?  Kylo Ren! 

I remember walking out of the theater after watching The Force Awakens and still liking Kylo Ren even after what happened. I managed to avoid spoilers for 3 weeks while in Africa lol. I’m hoping his character continues to develop in the upcoming films. 

Sorry if the image is a bit dark. I recently switched monitors so I’m insure how it looks on other devices. 

anonymous asked:

Firstly, i LOVE you, your blog and your art! You are actually incredible. Secondly, I've been going through a pretty bad drawing block lately, every time i try to draw, something always feels off. I've lost all pride in my work and it has been really tough on me, but i always found drawing in a new technique, or a new style really helps, so i really wanted to try out copics! Do you maybe have any advice on how to actually start using them? You know, which colors, how shading w/ them works etc.?

thank you thank you! i’m truly blessed to have such cute anons like you!  

(*´-`*)

i’m sorry to hear that you have been experiencing art blocks ;u; but hopefully a change in pace and technique will help you out! i will try my best to explain things and you can run with the info and see how you like it!~

just a heads up, i’m going to go quite in depth about copics, as i’ve been asked quite a lot about some more general aspects concerning copic markers (pics will be included as well!) again, i’m no expert so take my advice with a grain of salt! but that’s enough of my intro monologue… meet you under the cut! 

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Okay, so recently I have gotten a lot of asks about Rp. 

In several of these asks, people have stated how they don’t think they would be good at it because they don’t look like their characters/ they don’t feel like they could pull it off/ they don’t know how, etc…

So I’m going to share something with you today.

Here we have my very first version of my Sirius Black cosplay, and my very latest version.

The difference between them is definitely noticeable, right? 

At first, I didn’t know really what I was doing. I knew where I wanted to be, but not exactly how to get there. 

Wanna know the secret to how I did it? 

Experimentation, my friends! I kept trying new things, looking at new angles, and found out what worked for me. 

I can’t tell you how many beard tutorials and contact brands I have looked through, how many different lighting changes I have had to go through, and what looks good on the character and what needed to be changed in order to achieve the desired look I was going for… but I am finally content (for the moment) with how far I have come. 

I promise, to all of the new (or hesitant) members of the Rp community, the best way to get to where you want your character to be is to just keep playing with it, and practicing.

And most importantly, have fun.

I look forward to doing an Rp with you guys someday!

~ Andy Gray

Tutorial: Turn drawings into patterns

Hi everyone,

My latest crochet project has been to make a quilt/blanket. After seeing some amazing ones online I was inspired to make my own. I wanted to turn one of my drawings into a pattern but couldn’t find anything online about how to do this. After much research and trying different ideas, I have finally found and easy way.

All you need is some graph paper, I use Hobbycraft A3 graph paper pad, 30 sheets for £5.

Do a sample square of your chosen stitch so you can work out what size you want your blanket to be. I used a double stitch, this was the most even square like size stitch. So from this I worked out every 10 stitches was 6cm.

Draw a box on the graph paper to the size you want your blanket to be, then lightly draw your picture.

When you have finished, take a thin tip pen or press harder with your pencil and go over your lines, but this time, only using the square lines. The boxes on the graph paper are very small so you never go far from your original lines.

Now you have your finished pattern. Every little box is one stitch.

I recommend you cross out your lines as you finish them in a bright pen or pencil so you don’t get confused as to what line you are on.

And that’s it :) I haven’t got too far with my blanket but so far its looking exactly how I wanted it. Will post pictures of my progress and of my pattern :)

Happy Crocheting :)

xx

SOLLUX’S GLASSES!

Do you remember when I said I wasn’t posting for a while because I didn’t have any project in mind? Well, actually I have projects, but I don’t think about them, because they are bogged down. Once of them is my trollcop!Sollux cosplay, because I’m not sure where I’m gonna wore it. But I wanted to start with it, so here I am.

I haven’t got enough money for a pair of glasses I found at Etsy, so I try to make them cheap without make them a mess. First I found colored folders and take one from each colour to make the lenses. 

Then I bought a pair of cheap glasses and took out their lenses. With them I traced the new ones on the folders.

Due to the folders are not completely transparent, I painted the new lenses with invisible naill polish, so I can look through them. Let it dry, put the folders on the glases, and it’s done. Good glasses made only for 3-4 €. Really happy with the result.

I’m also working on troll’s horns, because I’m homestuck trash and I’ve been working on some of them for over 2 years. I’m lazy as hell. See you later ~

We’re back from Paris! but I’ll catch you all up about that soon.

I found this tutorial on pinterest to make your own Christmas ornaments and couldn’t resist trying it out. I think they’re super cute and wanted some feedback on them. So here’s the idea!

Like and/or reblog this post before the 10th of December to be in with a chance of winning a personalised star Christmas tree ornament!

There will be 5 winners so plenty of chances! 

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RIT Color Remover Review/Tutorial

I found the perfect fabric in my stash for an upcoming cosplay (Noriko from the manga From Far Away), but it was just a few shades too dark. Not wanting to drop 50 dollars or more on more linen from an online source, I decided to try out this RIT Color Remover that I had seen when buying dye for other products, then document it in case other cosplayers needed a reference of how it worked.

I’m a derp who forgot to take before pictures, but I found a picture of the color I got on JoAnn’s website, so you could see the before and after comparison above.

On the RIT Color Remover box it calls for 3 boxes to whiten the amount of fabric I have (about six yards), so I got three boxes just in case my plan failed and I needed to completely whiten it. I ended up using one box, minus about a teaspoon I used in my super concentrated test to be sure my fabric wouldn’t marble for whatever reason. The test was about 2/3 cup of water with the teaspoon of Color Remover.

It works almost instantly, but the water needs to be hot. I don’t recommend using a high amount when you do your full piece, only because it turned super quick, and if you’re not careful it could get too light or splotchy. If you need to use this for any fabric lightening, be sure to test it first. My fabric was 55% linen and 45% rayon, but I cannot speak for how it will work on other fabrics.

I left it in my uncle’s top loading washing machine (out of all of our friends he’s the only one to still have a top loading machine which really makes life a million times easier when dying a large piece of fabric in my opinion) while it was on the wash/agitate cycle for about 10 minutes before it reached the shade I wanted. I ended up checking it every 2-3 minutes or so however.

While this method is a bit excessive in some cases, it could save you the pain when you can only find fabric a few shades off from what you need, and don’t want to have to deal with online ordering or etc. Provided it’s darker, haha.