nice chest view, dynamic composition, shows brian’s personality really well, HOW DO YOU DRAW BODY HAIR SO NICE? like omg i cant stop staring at the che- i mean fish, love the lighting,
playful and full of energy, nice nip peek, compositionally interesting as well but not as dynamic as brian’s but overall still very appealing to look at, please assume that i love all the colour schemes of all the pinups because if not i’ll be repeating myself over and over
damien in a pinup pose, very romantic, i love Damien’s expression, the ‘come hither’ look though it makes me think of the dreamworks face, also i love his black nail polish, his also shows the least skin but it’s still very classy
also in a classic pinup pose like for damien but holy shit look at of all that cheese, also there’s some chest there that too and a little hint of underwear
it looks like a postcard and HOLY FUCK WAS I MAD TO SEE THIS AFTER I COMPLETED HIS ROUTE
also in a classic pinup pose but he’s on a beach drawing a heart, very cute, colours are spot on as usual. artistically a very pleasing piece and also the one that shows the most skin
def the sexiest of the bunch no doubt with his expression and amount of skin shown leaves just enough for the imagination, also i LOVE the angle like holy shit him just looking down like he’s looking straight at you from the top of the stage like holy shit
straight up cute with a hint of skin but more a little diegetic because the sunglasses are pulling down his shirt…. ehem but anyway, but it def shows off his personality with the dog and the whiskey and the whittling
overall, brian is the most dynamic, mat is sexiest, joseph’s pissed me off the most (unrelated to the actual art itself), craig’s is the cutest (but that’s cuz he’s my bias and everyone is cute) and hugo is best pinup because cheese
1. chargers (for all my electronic devices) this is so important for me, especially if i’m going to be studying for eight hours straight. i hate the frustration i feel when my devices (laptop!!!!) run out of battery because this totally throws me off my plans for the day, plus it’s always better to be safe than sorry!!
2. headphones / earphones these are absolutely essential while studying at a cafe (like starbucks, which i frequent). you never know, there could be screaming babies or loud conversations which none of us want to be listening to (it screws up your concentration) so listening to music helps
3. oversized sweater of some sort i love love love the feeling of warmth in a really cold place, and most places i go to study are cold anyway (starbucks, the library). you don’t want to be shivering while studying, you’d more likely be thinking of ways to get warmer instead of actually study, plus oversized sweaters are more comfy, so yes.
4. water bottle this is pretty self-explanatory, i mean keeping hydrated detoxifies your body and keeps you healthy!!!!! h20 is important friends!!!!!! also bring some healthy snacks like berries or granola (my favourite study snacks) if you’re going to be studying for a long time.
5. notebook or some loose leaf paper, depending on what i want to write my notes on.
6. pencil case i usually take with me at least two black pens (in case i drop one or one runs out of ink or some other mishap), a mechanical pencil, an eraser, markers / highlighters in whatever colour scheme my notes are going to be, a ruler, a black brush pen (usually the pentel fude sign pen), correction tape and occasionally, brush markers (i rarely bring these though, since i don’t really incorporate them in my notes) + any other materials i might need (eg. calculator for math etc)
7. laptop (or textbook) this depends on where the notes to make my notes come from (did this make sense?). usually i bring both, since my teachers send slides, and the textbook is the main resource i use.
8. bullet journal i pretty much bring my bullet journal everywhere, so studying outside is not an exception. it’s nice to strike off things on my to-do list when i’m studying, and it makes the whole process a lot more bearable, since doing that makes me feel productive, and being productive makes me feel motivated (also if i need a break i like to work on my spreads with whatever materials i have!!!).
these are the main things i bring when i go out to study, sometimes i bring more, and sometimes less, it depends on what i want to do, but what’s pictured above is the most common!
i’m still very proud of this spread even though that lettering on the quote is terrible! nevertheless i still love the colour scheme, the doodles and of course the freaks and geeks picture! (loved that scene)
sam: you look a little bit like my grandpa bill: oh is your grandpa super cool?
the only title sequence i will never skip is brooklyn nine nine
whenever netflix suggests it i gasp and look like an offended forty year old suburban mum who was just told that her child’s painted easter egg didnt win the school-wide competition, and instead the prize went to alana, even though her egg used a much simpler colour scheme and was not presented in as much detail as my child’s, but i’m not really surprised because alana’s mother is on the pta and therefore had a say in the voting process and obviously rigged it to favour her own daughter’s clearly sub standard egg
A simple tutorial on how to make your very own bookmarks.
Laser Printer Paper (preferably 28lb, but 24lb is also fine)
Pretty Poster Board or Scrapbooking Paper
Scissors & Paper Trimmer
Laminator (if you don’t have one, you can buy one at WalMart for $20. They’re SUPER useful to have, especially if you make artsy stuff a lot.)
Bookmark Tassels (Optional)
1/8 Inch Hole Punch (Optional)
First, determine the size of bookmarks you want to make. (Mine are typically 2″ x 6.5″.) When you’ve decided on a size that you like, create a new canvas in Photoshop with those dimensions, and make sure it is set to AT LEAST300 DPI.
Draw your bookmark design! Make sure all of your important stuff doesn’t get too close to your edges because you want to leave a tiiiiiny bit of room for error just in case you mess up when you cut them out.
After your bookmark design(s) is done, create another new Photoshop canvas that is 8.5″ x 11″ and set to the same DPI as your bookmarks.
Drag and drop as many of your book mark designs as you can onto your new 8.5 x 11 canvas. Don’t put them very close together, though, as you want to leave enough room to comfortably cut them out later.
Assuming you don’t have a laser printer, we’re gonna take a little trip to Staples/Office Depot/Office Max!
Save that canvas with all your bookmarks on it as a JPEG and put it on a flash drive. Grab a small stack of your own paper and put it in a folder (make sure you have a way to show the printer what type of paper it is. You may just wanna bring the whole pack with you, because I know some stores want to make sure you’re giving them laser printer paper to print on, as other paper types will mess up their machines).
Note:I’m not sure about Office Depot/Office Max, but I KNOW Staples will only charge around $0.50 per page to print your image out if you bring your own paper! ♥
Take the flash drive and your paper with you to your nearest office supply store.
Ask the printer there to print out however many copies you want. If you’re very particular about the size of the bookmarks, make sure to tell them to not have it set to “Fit to Size” and instead let it print at 100%.
Once your bookmark copies are printed, it’s time to cut them out!
The best way to do this is to use a paper trimmer. You can get a cheap one from WalMart or Michaels for about $5. They’re SUPER useful to have and make cutting straight edges a million times easier.
The reason you want to cut them out before you glue them your poster board/decorative paper is because you want to be able to fit as many bookmarks as you can onto the posters so that you don’t waste any.
Time to glue them to your poster(s)/scrap book paper!
I try to buy really unique posterboard that catches the eye and matches the colour schemes of my bookmarks. I usually end up getting metallic colours or holographic poster/paper because that’s what I personally like. I would advise staying away from anything that has textures, though, since you’re going to laminate these later.
Make sure you’re gluing your bookmarks to the BACK of the poster board.
Also, make sure you coat all edges and corners, as you don’t want anything to curl up. A good tip I find is lining any of your bookmark edges up to the edges of the poster board. That way it’s just one or two less edge(s) you have to cut off.
Time to cut out the bookmarks again!
Get as close to the bookmark’s edge as you can so you don’t leave any white poster board backing hanging off the edge. If you have to, it’s totally fine to cut off a millimeter of your bookmark design just to make sure you have a clean trim.
Laminate! Since I already have some Mettaton bookmarks laminated, I’ll use them for this example.
Make sure that when you slip your bookmarks into the lamination sheet, they have a decent amount of space between them. If they get too close, the lamination might not seal all of the way around each bookmark.
Once you get all of your bookmarks laminated, we once again have to cut them out.
It’s very important to leave about a third of a centimeter of lamination on the edge of your bookmarks. If you cut right along the edge of the bookmark, the lamination will eventually peal off, and we don’t want that. We want to keep it nice and sealed.
Be sure to trim the corners a little bit, since they can be kinda sharp and poke you pretty bad.
This part is completely optional, but I love to take an 1/8 inch hole punch and punch a little hole in the top of the bookmark and add a little tassel decoration.
You can find these tassels online from China on Ebay or Aliexpress for pretty cheap. The prices are all about the same no matter who you buy from, so I can’t really give a specific vendor who has the best prices. (Note: pretty obvious, but if you buy them within the US, you’re gonna pay a lot more.)
If none of my instructions have made any sense, this video does a wonderful job of explaining the process of bookmark making for artist alleys and whatnot.
Ahhhhhh I managed to finish this! My friends @redenne and @vreemdear-draws have recently got me into playing Fire Emblem and highly recommended starting with Awakening. I’m honestly enjoying it so much and fell in love with Chom from the first cutscene so I’m playing the game as a girl, but Oliva gives me so much life and is so cute!
I wanted to draw her in the midst of dancing looking all swishy and lost in dance but ugh, she just looks hella seductive haha! I FEEL KINDA BAD BECAUSE SHE’S SUCH A SWEETY AND I FEEL LIKE I’VE MADE HER A VIXEN!
Hi! I love your art!!!! If you don't mind me asking, how do you pick such perfect colours??
Haha to be honest I don’t really have a specific method I use to pick colours, I mostly just play around with it until I’m satisfied so sorry if this answer is kind of vague;;;
Usually though I like to think about what mood/atmosphere I’m going for and where I want the center of focus to be. If I get particularly stuck on the colour scheme, I find that making a bunch of small colour thumbnails like these helps.
Some other things I like to keep in mind are:
What time of the day is it
Where is the light source coming from and how strongly does it affect the surroundings
What are the local colours and how will they interact with this specific lighting
To unify my palette sometimes I like to throw down a base colour first, usually a warm ochre or brown.
Sorry this wasn’t more informative! Glitchedpuppet has a really good tutorial on dA that I used to read religiously way back when lolooool and I also like Ahmed Aldoori’s video on colour. These guys can explain colour theory way better than I can, so I would definitely check it out!
Got through Act of of Hiveswap this morning and I just adore Xefros so much he’s so cute!!! Anyway, his love of ARENA STICKBALL and CUEBAT weapon got me thinking that he’d be super into baseball because it’s a batting sport (and you don’t even have to worry about dying!) so I just had to draw this. Wan’t really sure about which colours I liked so have three different schemes.
So I really, really enjoyed the Shadowrun CRPGs Harebrained Schemes put out a few years ago. They were well written with good characters, and the combat was extremely well balanced. Like XCOM (as I understand it; I haven’t played XCOM) but with less punishing difficulty. The thing is, I haven’t found any game since with similar combat. Most tactical RPGs are too fiddly for my tastes, or have big-picture strategy elements that I don’t care for at all (again, like XCOM). Any recommendations?
I have to preface this post with a caveat that my taste in turn-based tactical CRPGs tends to run substantially more board-gamey than how Hairbrained’s Shadowrun series plays, so these may not be entirely what you’re looking for. That said, you could have a look at any of the following:
Children of Zodiarcs - A fantasy title that pairs a traditional battle grid with collectible card game elements: attacks and spells are played from a personalised deck of cards, and the outcome is determined by virtual dice rolls. The deckbuilding and dice-crafting systems are admittedly a little fiddly, but they completely replace the character and inventory management elements of more conventional CRPGs, so it really depends on which you find to be more obtrusive.
Phantom Brave - Fair warning: this one’s a PC port of a PS2 game, and while it’s not the worst port out there, it has all the usual issues attendant thereto. If that’s not a dealbreaker, though, you’ve got a very unique tactical wargame on your hands. In a nutshell, all of your units are ghosts, and you have to send them to possess objects on the battlefield in order to take corporeal form; the nature of the object modifies the stats of the resulting unit. On top of that, nearly everything can be wielded as a weapon - including opposing units!
Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire - If you just want to focus on individual battles, this is the game for you. Not only is there no character or inventory management, there isn’t even any grinding or recruitment; your available units and their stats are fixed for each scenario. The closest it comes to big-picture strategy are a handful of visual-novel-like decisions in the story bits. The sides are quite large, though - you’ll routinely be juggling a dozen units at once - and the difficulty can be pretty unforgiving unless you dial it down to the lowest setting.
Ticket to Earth - A tactical CRPG/puzzle game hybrid where the power of your attacks depends on matching symbols on the tiles you walk across as you move about the battlefield. It’s definitely on the light end as RPG elements go - the story is basically a framing device to justify the gameplay - so the characters, while likeable, aren’t particularly strongly characterised; you may want to look elsewhere if depth of writing is a must-have for you.
Looking over some screencaps from the TV Movie the other day, I started asking myself how the initial confusion over the colour of the Doctor’s coat ever came about. I mean, look; it’s green (though not bottle green as it’s usually described; to me it looks more like a very dark olive green) in almost every light:
Then I remember that this was pre-DVDs and high-res and the costume being on display and that it looks brown
(There are a handful in which it looks green but those weren’t really seen back then)
It’s fascinating (to me, anyway) how one fabric can change colour so dramatically.