i made a tutorial for these

I get a lot of questions about how I get my gifs to be under the Tumblr limit. Considering there are quite a few different methods to reducing the size of a file, I thought it would be a good idea to just compile them all into one post so that I can link that from now on when someone asks.

Hopefully this little tutorial will help you out if you’re struggling with getting gifs under 3MB. If you have any questions after this tutorial, feel free to send me a message.

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pl3un  asked:

Hi, I'm considering starting an art blog. I don't know if you've answered these questions before but do you have any advice? How do i get into some sort of community? And how did you start your blog? Also i honestly love your art and tutorials :) x

Well you won’t just walk into a community the second you start a blog, it all depends on your content and how open and invested you are in other’s blogs. I had no community I’d say fora year or two on here and then I was added to an official group called the fanartists network which was great and from there I have just made more and more friends or mutuals. It’s important to support other artists and if you show you do you’ll have no problem! 

I started my blog as an aesthetic one actually when I was about 15ish??? because my friend at the time had one, then I found the fanart blogs and loved it and so I began posting

anonymous asked:

how does one get good at overwatch

watch lots of yt guides and tutorials, know the maps, play a Lot, work & communicate with your team (voice chat is optimal, being a good shot caller helps so much esp if youre a healer main like me), regroup/don’t trickle in, never be negative or toxic, be a leader and call shots if nobody else is, dont blame your team for a bad game (i know its tempting sometimes) and always look at what u can do better and the mistakes you made

anonymous asked:

Hey! So I'm sort of a beginner at makeup/not really. I don't want to watch any more beginner videos, but if you have some (for any part of makeup)would you post them and/or the person who made the video? And do you have any intermediate videos you could give me? Thank u!

I love to watch iluvsarahii, nikki tutorials, Nicol concilio, desi, Kathleen lights, jeffree star 💕

Coloring Tutorial

Hey! So a lovely anon asked me the other day how I made my GIF’s, so I decided to make a tutorial. Hopefully it will be easy to follow. I have never made a tutorial before. Feel free to shoot me an ask if you have any question.

We’ll be making this

First you should have made a GIF you want to color. If you don’t know how to do that, I’d like to direct you to this tutorial. I recommend you to use frames that have a clean background and minimal movement in them so they are easier for you to color. (Believe me when I say you do not want to color frame by frame. It will take hours.)

Here is my base GIF.

As you can see it’s really dark and it doesn’t have much popping colors. The first thing I do is adding my base coloring for Shadowhunters. I neutralize the greens with levels and use brighten and contrast to get a clearer GIF.

(with my base coloring)

You can see there is a lot of yellow in there, so that is a coloring I decide to bring out more. I always bring out the most prominent colors out first, so I can manipulate them into the color of my choice.

Now I am going to get Clary to fit in with the background and brighten it even more.

I toned down the pinks in Clary and brushed with a soft small brush over her to brighten her complexion, because I thought she was too dark compared to the backdrop before.

Now I am going to bring out the yellows, cyans and pinks with hue/saturation and add just a tad more brightness/contrast.

This should be your end result:

It is much easier now to play around with colors. I selected the yellows in selective coloring and turned the yellows pink. It also colored parts of Clary’s hair by incident, what you want to do now, is to create a mask on the selective coloring layer and erase parts of Clary’s hair with a medium sized soft brush. Then you’ll get this:

I hope this was clear. English isn’t my first language, so there might be mistakes in there.

Please like or reblog this post if you find it useful!

chasingthehero  asked:

Hi! I struggle a lot with drawing eyes, especially with shape and size :( but I love the way you draw them! Do you have any tips or tutorials???

Thank you!! well, eyes are a really particular thing in an artist style i think, and also something that can give a lot of expression and emotion to characters. I’m not really good at explaining my own drawing style, but i’ll try to give you a few tips that i use a lot to start drawing/sketching.

1) the size; i think face proportions play and important role here, starting to where to position eyes so they actually make sense. I start doing the circle and the crossed lines to make a mental map of the face

Also the cross makes easier to imagine the direction the character is looking at and so, where the eyes and the gaze is directed to, for example Pidge here may show us…

So, once you directed the face and positioned the eyes, you can start drawing on top, that’s a first step, so now you use what you’ve done to start the real thing and EXPERIMENTING!! 

2) the shape; here i can only say that it’ll depend on your liking and what kind of drawing style you’re after. In my case i like to make them inspired in real life eyes, but a little bigger and rounded, it dependes on the character tho, and the expression you’re trying to achieve: for that i usually play with how open or close is the eye and the final tip of the eye, which i lift, for example if it’s for a cat-like eye, make it more rounded, for example for kids or surprised expressions, or i draw it down, for sad or tired eyes.

The rest is to complement the eyes with the eyebrows (which is a strong game in my opinion) and well… go draw drAW DRAW!!

There and on is a lot of practice and observation, and eyes and expressions will come out naturally :) I’m also still learning all this so if you need any help you can check my ‘art-help’ tag, with tutorials and reference about drawing that i’ve been collecting. 

Hope this helps!! (◡‿◡✿)

Restart your Wacom driver with one click!

Hey guys, so… I realized I had a pretty handy little script lying around to stop and start your Wacom drivers fast. I’m gonna explain how I did it so you can make one too.

Sadly this will only work for Windows

Open Notepad

copy paste the following in the file;

net stop WTabletServicePro
net start WTabletServicePro

You can use net stop to start or stop whatever service you want. Be sure to click on the properties of the service to get the right name though, the displayed name and the actual name of the service aren’t always the same. 

Next you are going to save the file on a location where you wont easily throw it away. I saved mine directly in the C:/ directory. Make sure that you save it as a .bat and not a .txt. the name can be whatever you want.

If you saved it right the file should look something like this (or if you have a detail view it will tell you that it’s a .bat file);

Next you’re going to make sure that whenever you click this program it will be executed with admin rights. You can´t do this directly on the .bat file, so you´ll need to make a shortcut. rightclick on the .bat file and select “Create Shortcut”. I’d avice you to put the shortcut on your desktop or another directory you can easily access.

right-click the shortcut and go to Properties -> Advanced and check the box next to “Run as Administrator”. This will ensure that your .bat file will always run in administrator mode. 

If you don’t run the .bat file in administrator mode it will not work.

Now if your driver crashes all you have to do is close your art program, double click the shortcut you made (it will show you a prompt asking for permission to run the .bat as admin, click “yes”) and the program will stop and start the wacom driver for you. A command box will appear and you’ll know the commands ran succesfully if the command box dissappears again.You can then restart your program (if you are a bit handy with the windows command line you can even start the artprogram of your choice in the same script).

I hope this was helpful for you and if you have any questions feel free to ask!

edit: Forgot something important!

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