i love his portraits so much


“Oh dragon lord, please don’t be sad 
Don’t let your heart sore with sorrow, 
A mighty god should not be driven by agony
Oh Ryu-sama, let this humble servant purify your spirit 
Fill your heart with love and make you smile again“
___ Cherry Blossom Princess ___ Sakura Hime____

  HAPPY BIRTHDAY to @ssaravinter , the most amazing artist and a beautiful friend that give me a lot of affection. I know you love Hanzo so much , and I like to picture him in a supernatural beauty that portrait his figure in a spiritual way, despite the theme of the game are sci-fi. He got tickle by a pedal of cherry blossom as a breeze bright them toward him while he’s practice. The outcome of the drawing might not be perfect as I imagine but I tried, pfft haha !
  I hope you like my gift :> !

anonymous asked:


OMG YOU POOR SOUL. I feel you, we have all been there! Also that fic sounds heartbreaking I’ll need to read it. I’m going to give you a collection of feel-good fics that I love dearly and that always make me smile.

Drarry + feel-good fic recs

Crutch, by AWickedMemory (11k)
Harry has too much to do, and Draco, too little. The solution? Hire him, of course. Who knew Draco Malfoy would be such a perfect personal assistant?
(One of my precious loves in terms of fic. Assistant!Draco is brilliant, and Harry just can’t do without him. This is hilarious, in character, and so good.)

Little Red Courgette by blamebrampton (31k)
When this season’s purple courgettes are woefully thin, Draco Malfoy thinks it amounts to small beans. Next thing he knows, the Department of Standards is over-run with leeks, Brussels sprouts all sorts of legislative difficulties, and somebody appears to have put a roquette under Harry Potter. Can Draco seize a marrow victory? Or will his plans for peas be squashed?
(I’ve laughed myself to tears on more than one occasion while reading this because it’s so witty and endlessly fun. Author is a genius, truly.)

there’s a trick with a dragon I’m learning to do by curiouslyfic (20k)
Harry’s live-in’s a workaholic being courted — harassed — by an array of weeping minions and an assortment of overprivileged pricks. Harry’s bloody portraits are being harassed — courted — by, well, an assortment of things Harry doesn’t even want to think about. Harry’s had a long week already and so far, his weekend’s not looking much better. At least he can say with certainty there’s no place like home…
(I have so much love for this fic. It has established Drarry with all this domesticity, lovely detailssss, and such great writing. Can’t rec it enough!)

Life Is The Flower (For Which Love Is the Honey) by bafflinghaze (15k)
The Malfoy Manor lands are lush and verdant. Bees hover over carpets of flowers, and ducks paddle in the pond. It is a place far removed from bustling London and pesky reporters; it is a place where Harry finds what—and who—he didn’t know he was missing.
(A fluffy favorite of mine. It’s so goofy and full of bickering, them being adorkable, all this argumentative flirting, and Harry’s baking!)

• In the Company of a Rubber Duck by birdsofshore (34k)
War makes for strange bedfellows. However that doesn’t fully explain how Harry ended up sharing his bath with Draco Malfoy… nor why Malfoy was a rubber duck at the time.
(This sounds cracktastic, and it is. All kinds of hilarious, but also very sweet and precious. Featuring Draco at a muggle cinema and such fun things.)

Crystal Clear by ICMezzo (6.7k)
Harry customizes a snow globe. Draco listens to centaur weather reports. Ron investigates the height of Pansy’s boots. And Hermione knows even more than everything, as usual. (No one signs up for the class for lactating witches.)
(I love everything about this short lil’ beauty. It is chock full of gloriously fun details, Auror partners!Drarry, and such great characterizations I can’t.)

Endangered Familiar by ravenpan (8k)
After the war, all he wanted was some peace and quiet. What he got, was a penguin that brought the exact opposite.
(Extremely cute is what comes to mind when I think of this fic. I just love penguin!Draco so much and the way he and Harry are in it. Wonderful!)

Settle in my slow-burning heart by Teatrolley (10k)
Five years after the war Draco is working a tech developer job in the Auror Office, and it’s all great except this one thing: Harry Potter works there, too. Things only become stranger when Harry starts bringing Draco ugly souvenirs back from his work travels. When Harry then shows up injured in Draco’s flat, Draco considers the possibility that he’s going insane.
(All kinds of precious, this one! Harry is an adorkable cinnamon roll, the writing style is amazing, and Drarry are sooo passionate together and yet soft.)

Adrift by dysonrules (13k)
Auror Harry takes a vacation in the Caribbean and ends up falling from the sky, straight into the lap of Draco Malfoy, modern pirate.
(This is guilty pleasure galore, which is exactly what I need in my life sometimes. So much fun, so good and yet so simple. Love it.)


Paws of Fury by Veritas03 (92k)
“Bellow, bluster… your rage is insignificant. No more than the mewing of a kitten. Do not be afraid. He will save you. Calm you. Love you.” Harry has a furry little problem – but Draco’s scent soothes the savage beastie. Will Draco be able to save him when Harry’s world begins to crumble?
(Way longer than the others on this list, but I usually only need a few chapters to get my fix of fluffy feels. This is so cute my heart melts. Kitten!Harry is the most precious thing, and the cuddles are all you’ll need after angsty times.)

anonymous asked:

Hi do you know any drarry fics where Harry is obsessed with draco

Heyya! Sorry this took so long, anon. School has been a bit hectic lately! But okay, obsessive!Harry or pining!Harry is definitely something I need more of in my life!

  • Good to Me (And I’d Be So Good to You) - by AWickedMemory (9k)
    Everyone returns to Hogwarts after the war, but nothing is quite the same. Harry’s groupies are creepier than ever, Ron and Hermione are snogging all over the place, and the once-proud Draco is shuffling around like a kicked puppy. But that’s okay: Harry’s got a plan.
    (The characterisation of Draco is amazing in this story! I love how the author slowly progresses the fic into a Drarry relationship (almost slow-burn). Filled with so much humour, fluff, smut and angst - what more could you want?)

  • Azoth - by zeitgeistic (89k)
    Now that Harry is back at Hogwarts with Hermione for eighth year, he realises that something’s missing from his life, and it either has to do with Ron, his boggart, Snape, or Malfoy. Furthermore, what, exactly, does it mean when one’s life is defined by the desire to simultaneously impress and annoy a portrait? Harry has no idea; he’s too busy trying not to be in love with Malfoy to care.
    (Harry is an apprentice under Snape’s portrait to become a Potions Master. Draco is being taught by McGonagall to become a transfiguration Master. And then the two boys create a Philosopher’s Stone together. This story is all about self-discovery for Harry and realising what he wants in life. It’s such a delight to read!)

  • Tread That Fine Line - by disapparater  (5k) - Harry could cope with being in love with Draco, it was the needing to get fucked by him that was driving Harry insane.
    (This fic is the queen of double entendres and fun! Hary and Draco are best friends, but Harry is crazy in love with Draco. But the thing is, Harry doesn’t mind being ‘just friends’, however, Draco is making it hard for him not to fall madly in love. An amazing and adorable read)

  • Hardly Rational - by xErised (32k)
    Driven out of his mind about his affections for Draco, Harry seeks urgent help from the resident love guru of Hogwarts: Luna Lovegood.
    (Harry is just adorkable in this fic, and the tasks Luna gives him to try and win the affections of Draco are just so absurd and hilarious!)

  • Highlands - by Seefin (16k)
    The tent was a joke, that was basically the only explanation he could come up with as to why the Aurors would send he and Draco on a several-month mission with only their most basic model.
    (Harry and Draco are auror partners and are currently tracking down a group of rogue Death Eaters. The thing is, they have the smallest, most uncomfortable tent in the world to live in. The pining, forced proximity and slow-burn nature of this story is so wonderful!)

  • Slammed - by Faithwood (2k)
    Potter develops a worrying habit of randomly wall-slamming Draco all over the castle.
    (An absolutely wonderful read - Faith Wood’s works are always so entertaining! Despite not having a plot or build-up, that’s what makes the fic so enjoyable)

  • Carpe Diem - by AstrisDreams (28k)
    Harry Potter is in love with Draco Malfoy- no more like obsessed. Now, he’ll do anything to make him his forever: mind body and soul, even if it means changing the past and allowing Voldemort to take over. But, as long as he can have Draco Malfoy, he doesn’t care.
    (Harry is oh so possessive, obsessed, powerful and dark in this story. He will literally go to any lengths to have a happy future with Draco. There’s some small grammar errors throughout, but overall the idea and concept of the story was highly original and a joy to read)

  • A Tiny Little FullBlown Obsession - by dirty-darella (14k)
    One peak of Malfoy in the Quidditch showers and Harry becomes a tad enamored. Hermione is no help at all.
    (This fic definitely had one of the cutest smut scenes I’ve ever read! So very sweet!)

  • With This Ring - by bemygoodday (11k)
    Rings stuck on fingers, nightmares, and unsatisfying wank sessions are just a few of Harry’s problems. Oh yes, and he’s also in love with Draco Malfoy.
    (Pining!Harry, auror partners, shower sex & bonds! The author put such a brilliant spin on the whole “forced bonding” trope. Absolutely ah-maze-ing!!)

  • Doer of Good Deeds - by Lomonaaeren (6k)
    Ron certainly knows how to recognize obsession when he sees it, thanks to feeling some of the same with Hermione. And he would rather that Harry’s obsession with Draco Malfoy end sooner rather than later. Otherwise, Ron’s afraid that he’s going to spend the rest of his life hearing about how ugly all of Malfoy’s girlfriends are.
    (Harry’s obsession with Malfoy has gotten so out of hand that Ron decides to take it upon himself to play matchmaker. I absolutely loved the encouragement and acceptance Ron has towards Draco and Harry’s relationship, unlike many fics that I’ve read where he’s completely unsupportive and - in some cases - homophobic)
Not Having It-Sirius Black Imagine

Request: could you do a sirius x reader imagine where the reader is james’s twin sister and james is just not having it

Warnings: one mild curse word

I was thinking of creating a Masterlist, let me know if you guys want one. Hope you all enjoy! xo 

“James, quit hogging the couch!” Y/N groaned, pushing against her twin brother’s leg with her foot.

“You’re the one who came to sit here!” James argued, moving over with a huff.

“I don’t understand why boys have to sit with their legs so far apart when there are clearly other people on the couch,” she grumbled.


“Don’t, I know why you lot sit like that,” Y/N interrupted, putting a hand up to silence him and closing her eyes.

“If it isn’t my favourite twins,” Sirius said, walking into the common room.

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anonymous asked:

Wth i love how you draw Harvey wtf.. Your art is so so nice and cute and expressive!! If only i could like his ingame portrait just a little... I love all the art in stardew valley but harveys portrait looks so much like my old teacher... Lol

Thank you for liking my Harvey drawings!!! I really appreciate it!!! ;v; Im sorry Harvey looks like your old teacher, that must be awkward lol I thought I could whip you up some Harvey sprites of my own! How are these?

anonymous asked:

Do you have a favorite character? Do you have a favorite non-pov character?

Thanks for the question!

Favorite POV character: Sansa Stark. No contest. I love her characterization, her genre archetype, her chapters’ themes, her inner monologue and her fascinating journey throughout the books. 

I love her characterization and, hell, I even appreciate it in A Game of Thrones. Yes, she was a snob and a brat who wanted things to be nice, the knights to be chivalrous, the queens to be graceful and the princes to be sweet, but she’s eleven at that time and all that idealism and naivety only made Ned’s execution all the more heartbreaking, opening the trapdoor underneath Sansa and causing her to fall into that horrific reality of King’s Landing.

Also, it’s really nice to have a classic princess that still has substance. In fact, I think Sansa was my first of the archetype to be given a rich density of character. I know, by now, Sansa’s genre archetype is old hat and has been done time and time again, given a more deconstruction-conscious fantasy market, but Sansa still calls to an inherent part of me that I’ll get to later on below.

Her chapters’ themes? Internal resistance, idealism, abuse, survival, story-and-song thinking, lies, knighthood, femininity, navigating the rules of high society and patriarchy, empathy, romanticism, the eventual disillusionment from reality and kindness-under-pressure… they’re universal (and even relevant to this day) and I can always return to them whenever I reread a book.

Her internal monologue is super crucial to the heart of Sansa’s characterization because A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords constantly play in her head. Passages and pages can turn as her mind whirls and the gears in her mind start to work. Anyone who tells you that Sansa is just a passive pawn clearly doesn’t read hard enough because she’s making active resistance in her mind against the Lannisters and thinking over the political implications of letters sent to her, trying to figure out if they can be trusted and which one she can take up while being safe.

She has an amazing character arc that takes her from a naive, head-in-the-clouds girl to an abused political prisoner actively resisting her captors in her mind to a woman taking control of a castle’s household under the guise of being bastard-born, all while trying to hold onto her humanity and retain a measure of kindness when she’s exposed to more and more horrors in the upper class of society.

Also, I personally think she has one of the best supporting casts in the story, all of the characters in her story pertaining to and enriching her narrative going from Cersei, Loras, Jeyne, Margaery, Olenna, Tyrion, Dontos, Littlefinger, Lysa, Myranda, Mya and Sandor, all of them challenging, adding, compounding upon her worldview, complicating her ideals and turning into her a fascinating person who’s increasingly seeing the strings of political theater and is going to start utilizing them with purpose.

Lastly, her want for there to be true knights? Breaks my heart because I constantly struggle with my ideals like that too. There are good values worth standing up for, but not everyone’s going to live up to them… but that doesn’t make the effort itself worthless. If the world fails us, then we should endeavor to live up to those ideals ourselves. There are monsters, abusers and indifferent people in the world, but the best we can do is hope to outlive them, hope to do it while being better than them.

In short, I will always be here for “He was no true knight.” and “If I am ever a queen, I’ll make them love me.”

Favorite non-POV character: Stannis Baratheon. Let’s see, grumpy, pragmatic, bitter, deadpan, grim, strict, yet fair, meritocratic-leaning with an inferiority complex towards his older brother who he thinks outdoes him everywhere that matters? GEEZ, STANNIS, I DIDN’T KNOW YOU WERE PRETTY MUCH ME IN ASOIAF. 

But yeah, I love Stannis’ characterization so much. It’s such a multi-faceted portrait ranging from his strength (meritocratic ideology, drive towards justice, willingness to commit to good kingship) to his weaknesses (pettiness, willingness to commit to past grudges, bitterness and tactless manner of speech) and it’s such a rush to see him when his weaknesses outweigh his strengths in A Clash of Kings to later have the pendulum turned around nearing the end of A Storm of Swords.

And his character archetype is actually what I’d consider some of GRRM’s most subversive genre work. On the surface, he looks the Evil Overlord, complete with living at a grim island full of gargoyles, housing pirates, sellswords and a mysterious sorceress. He looks like the Evil Uncle because he’s rebelling against his “nephew’s rightful crown.” But the truth is far more complex, Stannis himself actually being the Cape, the man who wants to right the wrongs of Westeros, who wants to deal justice against the Lannister’s incestuous reign, who only came upon Dragonstone because he was doing his duty to his older brother.

His chapters’ themes… oh boy, they hit at me. Justice, duty, wounded pride, bitterness, past grudges, mockery from empathy, choosing from lawful or good, meritocracy, good kingship, the choice between valuing the individual or the many and complicated relationships with religion and gods… Stannis just hurts to read.

It is legitimately fist-pumping to read his character arc because it’s a rush. From a bitter, resentful, petty lord sitting at a dreary rock to a man who’s lost one of his central battles as claimant and who is torn between careening further into the abyss or committing to rising above the loss to a savior protecting the realm in truth rather than in title to a truly fascinating and worthy king who’s learning from the past, willing to take advice from all wells of knowledge and take charge to fight against the “only enemy that matters.”

And I tend to love Stannis’ supporting cast. I know we all love Davos, but I even love Melisandre because she brings an interesting facet to the philosophical/theological dialogue between the Dragonstone trio. Davos and Melisandre are constantly in conflict, externalizing the duality raging in Stannis’ heart and how he wants to conduct himself as king. And Stannis’ court also helps, being a bunch of (mostly) unlikeable, fanatic, squabbling lords and knights… who nevertheless help protect the Wall, ordered by their king, from the Free Folk attacking it.

There’s a lot of Stannis I keep coming back to, to be honest. It’s just inspiring that, amid all the destruction, death, rot and chaos of Westeros… there’s one man who’ll stand steadfast and fight for Westeros’ best interests because he’s the man you want against the Others when they come to bring the night that never ends. My One True King.

In short, I’ll always be here for "Stannis! Stannis! STANNIS!“ and "Then we will make new lords.”

Hope this satisfies!

captaintrashdrarry  asked:

Captain rescue to save you from the "woah awkwarddddd" !! Please enemy-to-lovers ? Or friends-to-lovers? Or whatever you liked ? Please senpai give me anything ? (I swear I'll do the ZoSan rec list) . You can even rec me some Malec, I won't complain ;)


Drarry friends-to-lovers fic recs

All Must Draw Near by Sara’s Girl (61k)
Harry doesn’t have time for rumours; he has a shop to run. Which is just as well, really.
(The mother of all friends-to-lovers fics. This is beautiful, they love each other SO much, and all their friends think they’ve been dating for years.)

Countdown by dysonrules (14.5k)
When the Wizarding world is plagued by random outbreaks of Dark Magic, the Ministry assigns Curse-Breakers to assist Auror teams on their missions. Harry shouldn’t be surprised when Draco Malfoy is assigned to his team, but is Malfoy a Curse-Breaker, or a curse-bringer?
(Oh my godddd, this fic, this domestic Drarry at its best while they’re still in the friends stage–they practically live together! It is my favorite thing.)

Life skills outside the curriculum by Endrina (66k)
It was “Witch Weekly”, of all people and organizations, the first to notice and comment on The Boy Who Lived’s absence from the ranks of first years at Hogwarts. The magazine went on to elucubrate that the young hero was studying at a foreign school, possibly Beauxbatons or Holzschuhkäse.
(They grow so close and are such besties, precious sweethearts that they are.)

Crutch by AWickedMemory (11.5k)
Harry has too much to do, and Draco, too little. The solution? Hire him, of course. Who knew Draco Malfoy would be such a perfect personal assistant?
(I’ve said this before but it bears saying again: IF I COULD MARRY A FIC THIS WOULD BE IT. This is amazing, they are so so close, I am in love.)

Azoth by zeitgeistic (88k)
Now that Harry is back at Hogwarts with Hermione for 8th year, he realises that something’s missing from his life, and it either has to do with Ron, his boggart, Snape, or Malfoy. Furthermore, what, exactly, does it mean when one’s life is defined by the desire to simultaneously impress and annoy a portrait? Harry has no idea; he’s too busy trying not to be in love with Malfoy to care.
(I have such a weakness for Drarry that become friends and then become BEST FRIENDS and this is a perfect example of that, I love this fic so much.)

Good Company by Greenflares (8.2k)
With Hermione and Ron always together, Harry’s return to Hogwarts to complete his education isn’t exactly fun. Somehow, it’s his unlikely friendship with Malfoy that keeps him sane. 
(Excuse me while I weep tears of joy over the beauty that is this fic.)

Cunning and Ambition by MinaAndChao (371k WIP)
Harry Potter has found out he’s a wizard and is on his way Hogwarts. He is found by a boy on the train. Who knew one simple sentence and one simple gesture could change history?
(A Slytherin!Harry canon rewrite in which Drarry are best friends and I. just. can’t. handle. its. greatness. Long as hell but oh-so-worth your time.)

Highlands by Seefin (16k)
The tent was a joke, that was basically the only explanation he could come up with as to why the Aurors would send he and Draco on a several-month mission with only their most basic model. Once, when Harry had been on one of the big ones, the kind of mission where there was a little Auror camp out in the wilderness, twenty or so tents all pitched practically on top of each other, he had slept in one with two stories. Actually it was more of a mezzanine level, but still. Their current one didn’t even have a fucking toilet. And if Harry were allowed to communicate with anyone other than Draco then he would definitely be lodging an official complaint right about now.
(I am in love with the writing and here we have Auror partners and sharing a tent and it is just so good. Pining and chemistry and asdjhfdkjgh.)

The Full Four Seasons by ravenclawsquill (49k)
Draco Malfoy just wants a quiet life. He has a successful business, a lovely wife, and a delightfully horrible circle of friends. He’s fine. Or, he was fine until Harry Potter thundered into his life with all the subtlety of a blast-ended skrewt and turned everything on its head. Now he’s beginning to wonder if ‘fine’ is enough, after all.
(This fic wrecked me in the best way, so many feels! They were such sweethearts with their coffee ‘dates’, their affection for each other, aghh.)

Crystal Clear by ICMezzo (6.7k)
Harry customizes a snow globe. Draco listens to centaur weather reports. Ron investigates the height of Pansy’s boots. And Hermione knows even more than everything, as usual. (No one signs up for the class for lactating witches.)
(I love their friendship in this so much, I can’t rec this fic enough times!)

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The Unofficial Boneheads Family Portrait

As they would say in Monty Python, “and now for something completely different”…

Welp. After a few months, lots of hard work, and a few challenges, the Boneheads Family Portrait (or rather potraits) is finally here.

I am so sorry this took so long, with me being busy in my life and also trying to get it just right to my satisfaction. But, at least it’s finally here!

Honestly, I had a lot of fun making this. Sure, there were multiple challenges, but at the same time, I feel like I’ve accomplished so much.

Really wish I could see your reaction, Atomi. Hope you like this! This won’t be the last piece I submit.

((And yes, Brook is kneeling down in both pics.))

—Jack Anon

(Resend because I had to fix a few errors)

Real quick, it looks like there’s a 2nd image attached to your submission, but it’s not showing up. ^^;

Anyways, holy smokes this is amazing!! ^^ I think you did a really good job with this. At least form my own experience, group images aren’t easy to pull off, but I think you did a really nice job here. I love how Brook has to basically be on his knees in order to make sure he appears in the photo. Poor guy is too tall for his own good. XD By the way, I love how it’s called a family portrait, even though they’re all a group of friends. Stuff like friends considering each other family is an idea I can never get enough of. Anyways, thank you so much for all your hard work with this. I think this came out great!

Originally posted by jdm-negan-mcnaughty

Summary: You’re a busy tattoo artist and pregnant as fuck. Jeff tries to talk you into going on maternity leave which you refuse and leads to an argument and…other things…

Warnings: Language

A/N (to person who requested): Sorry this took kinda long anon! I got a little stuck on a few parts.

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Sherlock frickin’ Holmes
  • Sherlock “texts a restaurant owner specifically to go out of his way and come to the flat with John’s abandoned cane to prove his limp is psychosomatic” Holmes
  • Sherlock “lemme just put up my dukes and fight this enormous golem dude ” Holmes
  • Sherlock “goes to Buckingham palace wearing nothing but a sheet just to annoy his brother” Holmes
  • Sherlock “proves a huge frickin’ hell hound was just a hallucination by mixing a fear-inducing drug into his friend’s coffee and scaring the shit out of him in a lab” Holmes
  • Sherlock “gets placed in a jail cell due to excessive showing off” Holmes
  • Sherlock “pretends to take his best friend hostage to avoid being arrested” Holmes
  • Sherlock “literally fakes his own death” Holmes
  • Sherlock “dresses up as an over the top French waiter to surprise his friend with the fact that he’s not actually dead” Holmes
  • Sherlock “vaults over a table, bounces around the room, and talks about murder during his best man speech” Holmes
  • Sherlock “breaks out of a hospital, does a bunch of elaborate shit I’m not even gonna get into, then mediates the weirdest marriage counseling session ever with John and Mary, all while bleeding internally” Holmes
  • Sherlock “has a drug-induced dream about himself and people significant to him in the Victorian era, with maximum gothic drama” Holmes
  • Sherlock “calls his infant goddaughter by her last name” Holmes
  • Sherlock “walks around in such a way that he spells out the words “fuck off” with phone tracking just to mess with his brother” Holmes
  • Sherlock “aggressively recites Henry V while high off his ass and waving around a loaded revolver” Holmes
  • Sherlock “tosses said revolver to the side just to catch a falling cup of tea in midair can you say BRITISH” Holmes
  • Sherlock “finds out he has a sister, decides to get the truth out of his brother with the aid of a horror scenario complete with a creepy little girl, a fucking CLOWN, and portraits bleeding from their eyes Holmes
  • Sherlock “steals a boat, calls himself a pirate, and jumps into the air with his coat flapping in full grandiose fashion” Holmes

I love every tiniest detail about this story (and play). I’ll miss the original cast so much!

Also, I don’t know if he’s recognizable, but I tried to portrait Voldemort here and he was very stubborn, I spent like half an hour pinching his non-existing (paper) nose just to catch a bit of light there and unintentionally staring into his eyes and, ekhm, I feel like we’ve bonded.

The rest of the prints are available on my etsy.

welcometotheplanets  asked:

About your post concerning Henry being Elizabeth's fave child... how do you know that? :)

It’s something that’s been inferred from the surviving records by scholars. Elizabeth left little in the way of her personal feelings, but her actions and the related information and Henry VIII’s own words indicate that she and Henry were very close. She never said (that we know of) he was her favorite child but it becomes evident when you examine both of them.

For some examples: she made sure his wetnurse’s meals were checked for poison (an understandable protective measure when you consider the disappearance of her young brothers combined with the fact the Tudor dynasty was not expected to last five years); she taught him to read and write personally; kept him in the nursery WELL beyond when he should have been given his own household; I’ve read Henry VII groused at her that she spoiled him; among other things. She also spent most of her time at the royal nursery with her children (excluding Arthur), so it’s clear she adored her kids and being with them.

By far, it would have been easier for Elizabeth to bond with her second son versus her first; she didn’t get to raise Arthur in almost any capacity that we know of. She had more influence over his marriage than Arthur himself it would appear, and that was trying to make sure Catherine of Aragon was prepared to be his bride and provided the tools to adjust to her adopted country. Prince Henry, meanwhile, was described in a dispatch as being part of Elizabeth’s sphere/world; Arthur was in his father’s.

She had a great deal of influence over little Henry, enough so that Starkey believes she may have deliberately raised him in the way of a York. At the very least, Henry VIII (in his early days, I stress) had quite a lot of reverence for his York bloodline – besides his kindly treatment toward his York relatives, he positively idolized Edward IV and loved to hear about him and be compared to him. I think this most probable to have been due to stories his mother must have told him about his grandfather. Certainly, his father would not have much good to say of his grandfather, while Elizabeth was remarked upon as very close to her family.

Furthermore, Prince Henry was positively crushed upon her death and – in my opinion – very well may have grieved more than his father. In a letter to Erasmus four years after her demise, he called her death the ‘most hateful intelligence’. There is also a manuscript of him sobbing inconsolably on her empty bed. The latter is very unusual for royalty – his grief at the loss of his mother must have been very strong to be depicted by a contemporary – as well as very moving.

Add this to how Henry would get visibly extremely emotional in public when his mother was spoken of. He got so choked up when someone related a story of them many years later that he rushed out of the room. Another time, he said his mother was the kindest and most beautiful woman he had ever known. By contrast, I can’t recall Henry having spoken of his father, except at the beginning of his reign?

I find their relationship incredibly endearing – it’s rather clear to me that little Henry was the light of Elizabeth’s life and very likely the person she loved most. It’s very sad she didn’t live longer.

On a side note, I wonder if she commissioned this baby portrait of Henry. (From all I’ve read, his father seemed distant to him as a child and I don’t see why he’d desire such a portrait that strikes me as much more personal rather than dynastic propaganda.)

  • person: why do you love tom hardy so much?
  • me: tom hardy once snuck a stray cat into his hotel room in bucharest which he named CJ, that he de-flea'd and found a home for. his current dog woody he found on the set of lawless. he also housed another dog, cass, from a local shelter while filming the drop in new york. he loved cass so much he later adopted her. tom borroWED his friend's dog, georgia, while filming the revenant to take care of her while on set. he also got a tattoo dedicated to his late dog max who he loved. woody is with him on set so much he's literally had cameo appearances in some of his films. during the premiere of legend tom took woody with him and put a little bowtie on his collar. tom loves dogs so much he likens himself to one. did you know his phone case is of him and woody? he is also a huge advocate for sheltering stray cats and dogs and has been such a strong supporter of battersea dogs and cats home.
  • person: ...
  • me: he also recently commissioned a 61cm x 76cm portrait of woody.
Things Penny Dreadful NEVER ADDRESSED
  • Ethan never found out about Victor and Brona!Lily, there were so many moments where they could have been reunited !! WASTED
  • Lyle in Egypt they CLEARLY set that up some kind of Mummy storyline could be introduced in a season 4. I was really hoping for it.
  • Vanessa is the Egyptian goddess Amunet, another part of season 4 that would have been explained/tied into the Egypt storyline more I’m sure. (along with the scorpion which  was never really explained!!!)
  • Dracula vs the Devil, they never went further in explaining more about how they’re brothers and their relationship with God and each other. I would HAVE LOVED to see more about that. Them fighting over Vanessa. Plus more of the cast could have got the chance to play the Devil too!!
  • Catriona Hartdegen, they introduced a new character that I JUST STARTED to like in the season finale but we literally knew NOTHING about her. WHO WAS SHE?? VAMPIRE HUNTER?? TIME TRAVELER?? It would have been nice to explain a little bit more about the Thanatologist.
  • Dracula and Vanessa, he did say that they were past lovers and that he was searching century after century for her… that could have been interesting to see in flashbacks and know more about! Was he also in love with Amunet as well?? Ugh I’ll never know. :(
  • Hecate, I heard her backstory, felt really bad for her, she started to grow on me… and then… :/
  • Dorian Gray, I honestly thought at some point Lily or Justine would have seen his portrait and he’d have to take SOME kind of action to keep his secret.. but no. AGAIN another wasted opportunity and I would have loved to seen the show do more with. More with Dorian guarding his secret of immortality.
  • Jekyll and Hyde, just SO MUCH built up to it his character and his motives and backstory and ALL those monologues… aaaaaand then nothing. MAD.
  • Ethan and his father and Kaetenay, both his father storylines were wrapped up so quickly. They didn’t use Brian Cox enough, and I really enjoyed his scenes with Timothy Dalton.
  • Lilys storyline made out to be so epic…  then went no where.
  • Patti Lupone and Christian Camargo both had amazing scenes and are SUCH incredible actors and could have had so much more screen time in season 4.
  • Vanessa, deserved better...  she started the beginning of the season in bad place in this season and started to grow and enjoy life again.. just for it to end like that…

I missed sketching portraits so much! I haven’t even doodled Riddle once in the last two weeks!

So, in order of appearance:

Theo Nott - I love to imagine him as a weedy but still very hot guy, especially when he smiles. To the stranger he appears like an arrogant loner, but in reality he’s just a shy Slytherin ♥

Harry Potter - I imagine his hair is way messier than this, but I kind of liked this hairstyle. I might draw him with longer hair next time.

Luna Lovegood - She’s not as loony as before, I imagine her to be more mature now… but her earrings are still the same.

Severus Snape - Okay, I know that people are probably thinking ‘naah, that guy looks way too young’ and that they are not going to like nor share my mental image of him. For how much I love Alan Rickman as Sev in the films, the Severus Snape of the books is still a “young” character in his late thirties. So, yes, long black hair, a crooked nose and definitely less wrinkles about his face.

Aaand, yes, these quick sketches are the prelude of something. Something fun! I will tell you more in a later post, accompanied by other sketches. Just know that this may or may not have something to do with Dark Games.

anonymous asked:

Hi, so I want to improve my drawing (HB pencil and paper, no fancy stuff) and I am not a complete novice, but pretty close to that. Do you have any recommendations for tutorials/courses that could help? Something like The Joy of Painting where I could draw along would be really useful, but I'm not overly fussy.

Hmmm must of the tutorials I find are in youtube so I´ll just link four youtube channels I find useful:

SchaeferArt: This guy is great. He has a lot of painting time lapses and if you want to watch tips on how to become better at arting he´s got some videos on how to draw basically. He also talks about color theory and stuff like that which can be very useful.

DGPaints: God, this guy´s paintings are masterpieces. Most of his videos are speedpaints, but by looking at them you can get an idea of what he does and how he does that. 

Art of Wei: Okay this one is kind of a step-by-step guy. In every video he draws with pencil and you can clearly see what he is doing while he explains. His drawings range from portraits from bananas so you can find a lot of variety in his channel.

PaintBasket: I love this guy. He has also several videos where he draws while explaining what he is doing, kinda Bob Ross-ish. He paints with charcoal, oil, watercolor, pastels, and pretty much everything. I really recommend this channel.

I hope you find them useful!

anonymous asked:

hey! this might seem like an odd question but can I ask how you design your outfits/armor designs? whenever i try to design something for a character it kinda comes out simple, or is similar to other designs i've made in the past and i was wondering if you had any other tips ^_^ (also, i absolutely adore you're hq!! fantasy au and i can't wait for another update X3 )

Hey there Anon! :) I’m sure your work is fantastic! Just brainstorming and trying new things (even if you think it turns out too similar or simple) is always a good thing! Tbh I’m not really experienced in concept design and I don’t find my work to look very skilled haha but here’s a couple things I do when doing these kinds of drawings. First, I think it’s good to grab as many reference photos as you feel you need. For Ushijima’s (shiratorizawa) armor outfit I was looking at a lot of ancient Greek armor. What I did was take the general shape of the armors in the pictures and elaborated on it. It is VERY helpful (at least for me) to have a “base” for your designs that you can start with so that it’s easier to add in detail and embellishments. It also helps you understand how clothes/armor fits. I struggle a lot with making armor look like it’s wearable with room for the bending of elbows and knees, so I try to take time to figure out how the armor is being worn and what pieces are separate from the others. Second, when trying to think of something new, I like to try and think in shapes. Like Ushijima’s is very round and circular but Iwa’s is very sharp and diamond shaped. It’s easier for me to make something more detailed when I have a basic shape that applies to the whole outfit: if I wanted to add designs on the fabric for Ushijima, it would probably be a lot of curved lines and circular designs. Lastly, reference, reference, reference. On clothes and armor around the world. You won’t find a better inspiration than real life designs! It’s not like you have to copy it, just observe it and maybe take aspects of what you’re seeing, such as a cloth wrapped on one side of the body, or a utility belt/strap that goes around the waist and over the shoulder. And there’s nothing wrong with not liking the design you make at first <3 just keep sketching over and over and don’t give up! And have fun experimenting with different things ~ Sorry for the long ramble hahah

Answering other ASKS here (it’s gonna be a long one… lol):

Hi there! Hmm drawing technique… I would define it as HOW you draw something. Or HOW you use your choice of medium to draw/paint. For example, if you use pencil/pen, there’s something called stippling, which is a bunch of dots to create an illusion of shading. Stippling is a technique you use to draw with the pencil/pen. Same with cross hatching. You can’t really have a drawing technique, as it is something used by a lot of people. But you can USE technique and HAVE a personal style, which is the end result of you using technique. If that makes sense? Ahhh I hope this helped at least a little ;__; That was a hard question haha I had to think about this quite a bit XD

Hi @plants-blooms! Thank you so much! Ohhh another hard Q hahah. I agree it can be hard to achieve a natural look on photoshop. I think it really comes down to your choice of brush and your understanding of light and color on hair. 

I did this super quick and messily but I think it gets across the impact of using different brushes while drawing the same thing. It’s very important to know what kind of look you are going for and brushes factor a lot into it. And then there’s color and light. I think the best way to do realistic, natural looking hair is to observe real life and understand how the environment interacts with it (careful though since there are a lot of different types of hair). The amount of light a person’s hair is exposed to affects it’s color; not painting it in the right shade when the environment is really dark or really light can throw off its realism. Also, you don’t HAVE to emulate real hair and draw every single strand. If you understand all that light/color business, you can actually draw very simply and it will still look realistic. I’d like to point you towards WLOP’s work <3 their work IS detailed but it’s also a combo of specific brushes and an amazing understanding of light. And Wlop’s painting tutorial HERE. In general make sure to practice by observing portrait photos (perhaps flickr) or just creep on people in real life hehe

Haha hi there ~ Ahh thank you so much >///< yes that is me! *cough* Butiwaswearingalotofmakeupinthatreferencephotolmao *cough*

Ahh thank you so much @ichigodaisuki! <3 The small square above the nano is a very lazy and quick attempt to draw 3DS game cards hahah. It’s Fire Emblem Awakening and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire XDD and it’s completely illegible hahaha

Hi there, Anon! <3 Ohhh this question haha. I’ve been following figure skating since, I think, Kristi Yamaguchi in the 1990s (she was so good). I’ve also loved animation since I was little. The problem is I’m VERY VERY picky about the shows that I choose to watch, so I decided to keep tabs on anime studios based on the number of shows they’ve made that I enjoyed. MAPPA has been on my list since Sakamichi no Apollon and Zankyou no Terror (both are extremely beautiful, mature shows btw if you haven’t seen them), so when I heard they were going to make an original FIGURE SKATING show… I was all in. I think I was waiting for Yuri on Ice for over a year because the trailer came out 10 months ago and the announcement was a while before that. 

Anyways YES I loved the show, however it is not in my top favorites list (weird I know haha I’m sorry). But while I had issues with the character development and the animation, this show NAILED the main three. I could draw Yuuri, Victor, and Yurio all day! I think those guys were what made me love YOI, especially the relatable personality and character progress of Yuuri. Really wish there was more on Victor though, considering how significant of a character he is.

Ohhh Anon ~ If you want to watch something you should do it! Not being an artist or a reviewer should never stop you from watching a tv show, or doing anything for that matter <3 be yourself. Anyone who doesn’t want to talk to you because they think you’re “untalented” is a jerk and not worth your time anyways! The YOI community on here has been very friendly and welcoming, so don’t be afraid! Please take care and think higher of yourself ~ Have more confidence <3

Hello there Anon! Oh my goodness thank you so much! >////< And of course that’s totally ok with me! <3 ahhhh thank you so much for your support and I’m so honored you want to try and cosplay the design! I would LOVE to see it when it’s done if that’s alright with you?? *o*

Hi there Anon! Thank you so much and thank you for the interest! <3 There is only ONE king/queen at a time, but they are chosen by both of the two clans together and that person can be from either clan. Tsukki is definitely moon clan along with Asahi, Kiyoko, and Suga. Noya, Tanaka, Daichi, Yachi and Hinata are sun. I’m struggling with Yamaguchi, Takeda, Ukai and the rest… Kageyama is actually from Seijou and was banished to Karasuno and takes over as a dictator, sort of. So he has some work to do haha. Here’s the crests but they’re subject to change considering how fast and sloppy I did them LOL:

@fuckdin Of course. To both. Hehehe. But seriously yes, I definitely plan to draw more of the fantasy AU. It’s getting to the point where I want to draw all the characters and all the outfits and all the locations. And I have no time. It’s baaaaad hahah. But in terms of Iwaoi, their relationship in this AU is a bit… angsty. Mutual. But angsty… Soon. I’ll draw more soon!


Thank you to everyone who sent in ASKS! I have a few unanswered ones because this post turned out rather long haha. I’ll get to those when I can. And I’ll pm replies to the non-answer ASKS assuming you are not anonymous :)) Take care all! Have a great week <3 and a little iwaoi heh