RULES: Tag 9 people you want to get to know better. But guess who should be doing homework instead of this so I ain’t tagging people, sorry guys :3
Relationship Life Status: Single married to Himekawa Maki and will protect her ‘till the end of ages
Last song I listened to:
“MIND CONDUCTOR” by YURiKA
aka 2nd OP of Little Witch Academia~
Last book I read/listened to: “Posters, history and language” by John Barnicoat since it’s the book I’m using for this semester as reference and I haven’t been reading for fun lately *but I might have checked some lap*dot fics on ao3 idk*
Favorite color: Blue, black, red and green and all their shades :3c
Top 3 Shows: ahhhhh please don’t make choose!! Guess I’ll go with Digimon series (yah I ain’t chosing just one), We Bare Bears and Little Witch Academia but yall know I have tons more that I love UwU
Top 3 Characters: boi… guess I’ll go with my Oririn trio~ Kuchiki Rukia, Makino Ruki and Yagyuu Kyuubei ‘cuz I’m an Oririn nerd UwU and special mention to Lotte Yanson
Top 3 Ships: BOI!! The ones that gives me more feels rn are Nishihime/Makinishi (Digimon Adventure Tri), Kyuutae (Gintama) and Lapidot (SU) but overall nishihime
So, guess that’s all folks~ thanks for the tags :3
My Pathfinder and her new Angaran family.
I’m seriously so in love with Jaal and his family (and the Angara in general…) ‘cause like… You were all alone in this new galaxy. Your mom and dad are both dead, and your sibling was in a coma and… Jaal and his family are just like “You’re part of our family now. :)” and it’s just so warm and loving. Gives me warm fuzzies.
View in High Res, pls! I put some little details into the male Angaran’s faces you might not be able to see too well otherwise.
A long time ago I got an ask asking if I could show what’s in my pencil case and I really put it off for the longest and might have forgotten about it too lol.
Anyways here it is! I use Copic markers in place of things like Mildliners or whatever your preferred highlighter is, but someday I plan on getting a pack of Mildliners because the colors are similar to my Copics but they don’t bleed through pages :|
I also use .38mm Muji pens and a .5 Muji mechanical pencil, and look at how small the stapler and tape are! I got those in a little pack from Daiso Japan.
BotW Zelda design might be my favorite Zelda design so far even if there’s some things I don’t like about it too.
I did something a little different for shading. Normally when I cel-shade I just use a warm purple color on a multiply layer. This time around I used a different color for each color section and put the layer on multiply.
AHH thank you!!
I’m really bad about using smart correct ART terms for what I do lol so idk how useful any advice I give would be but
Main source of inspiration is just.. I really love colors lol. Colors make me SO HAPPY and I guess using more = more happy lmao, that’s why most of my stuff is so saturated.
As far as character palettes go, what I do is figure out 3-4 dominant colors that fit the character and then make every other color compliment those colors. For in-game characters I’ll eyeball the palette straight off the models and then alter each color so they work together a little better.
In Photoshop I put every color on it’s own separate layer and then mess with the sliders in Image>Adjustments>Hue/Saturation on each individual color until I like it. I might find one color I really like and alter the colors around it to compliment it.
90% of what I do is push those sliders around until I like what I see. \o/ If you do this enough you’ll start to passively learn what colors feel best together and against each other. I’ve been doing it for yeeears.
Sometimes even if I like a color it’s good to slide it around anyway to see if I can make a stronger or more interesting palette.
Most of my stuff is very saturated and rainbowy because I LIKE EVERY COLOR and every color can work together if you mess around with it enough lol
Design is important but the colors you use should be part of the story too. Color should always make you feel something because color speaks! Sometimes it’s very soft and sometimes it’s very loud, but it’s like the music that goes along with the narration. It sets the atmosphere of a piece.
I LOVE using limited palettes too, though. Limiting my colors to just 3-4 forces me to tell the story more clearly because I can’t rely on colors to make certain things obvious. Makes me think a lil different because layers and opacity can turn few colors into many.
I usually only use limited palettes for comic/storytelling stuff, otherwise I make everything rainbow lol COLOR MAKES ME SO HAPPY and I wanna share that happiness!
couldn’t believe how lucky you had been! Only six people had been
selected in the whole country and you got to be one of them! An
interstellar alliance had recently made contact with Earth and offered
six lucky people - randomly drawn, of course - the chance for a year
long cruise through the galaxy.
You were greeted on the ship and
led to a cozy room with soft carpet and cushy chairs to sit in. You had
been the first to arrive, but the other winners had quickly followed. As
the six of you - three men and three women - sat and chatted excitedly
amongst yourselves, you couldn’t believe how swanky this ship was.
Especially given it had been designed by other species. Soon, a
human-looking man in a suit greeted you all.
chirped, with an enormous grin on his face. “We’re beginning takeoff as I
speak, but you shouldn’t feel any turbulence. And don’t worry, this
ship is the safest the alliance has to offer. And, of course, you will
all be well taken care of during your stay on this ship with your new
“Mates?!” all six of you cried.
“Why, of course,” he stated, as if it were obvious. “Didn’t anyone tell you?”
“Well, it’s only for a year, right?” one of the other women offered hopefully.
not,” your host retorted, sounding almost offended. “All of the species
you’ve been paired with mate for life. As I understand it, you humans
are monogamous, are you not?”
“Sometimes,” one of the men snorted with a smirk.
Another man appeared confused. “But how could we mate with different species? Obviously there will be no offspring.”
host rolled his eyes. “You humans are so behind, technologically. We
are more than capable of making all of you compatible with your new
“Aren’t you human?” you asked.
“No,” he replied
patiently. “I’m a shape-shifter. And you’re all very lucky none of you
are going to be impregnated by my species. Our females are pregnant for
five years,” he informed them with a smirk. “Obviously all of you will
carry your young for different lengths of time, though. Two of you will
be assigned to each species, but even if you have the same species,
there will be variance in the lengths of time you each carry the young.”
“Each?!” the three men cried.
“We’re not getting pregnant, right?” a small, pale man asked.
most certainly are,” the shape-shifter corrected. He received a ping on
a device and a large smile split onto his face. “Okay, each of your
mates is prepped in a room for all of you, so after your physical, you
can go straight to them.”
You were then ushered off into an
examination room as you were thoroughly examined - particularly in your
child-bearing abilities. Just when you thought all the poking and
prodding was over, you were given multiple injections all over from your
neck to your uterus. At first you didn’t feel anything but after a few
moments you began to feel…strange.
“Don’t worry, honey,” the
nurse - who was a reptilian species - told you in an attempt to be
comforting. “Molzon hormones tend to make you feel a little funny, but
you’re just fine.”
As she lead you to where your ‘mate’ awaited, you asked her, “What’s a Molzon?”
they’re amphibious,” she drawled. “If I’ve read my human folklore
correctly, then they’re kind of like your mermaids. Except: instead of a
fish tail, they have tentacles as their lower half. You seem like a
sweet girl, so I’m sure you and him will get along just fine.”
stared expectantly at you as you stood outside the door. Feeling as
though you were going to throw up from a combination of nervousness and
Molzon hormones, you opened the door.
Inside, you saw him and he
was close to what the nurse had described. He was a sort of octopus
merman with blue-green skin that was shifting color slightly. However,
unlike the mermen conjured in your imagination, he a little thick around
the middle. It almost looked a little like a beer belly. He noticed you
come in and his eyes grew wide as he blushed. “Oh, hi!” His voice
cracked nervously. “I thought you might want to have some dinner, first.
That’s what humans do, right?”
He appeared unsure as to whether
or not what he’d done was appropriate, so you nodded silently as he lead
you to a candlelit table - like something you’d see at a fancy
You knew you were staring, but you couldn’t really
help it. After all, he was an alien species. He appeared to have very
little difficulty walking above water with his tentacles and because his
tentacles were so long, he was about seven feet tall.
went surprisingly well, given the circumstances and Zeri, that was his
name, was actually a total sweetheart. He enjoyed puzzles and playing
musical instruments, and reading. The nerdy Molzon would have been
exactly your type…had he been human.
“This isn’t fair to you,” he
stuttered after dinner. “I know a female of my species would be much
better suited-” But he cut himself off with a slight groan before
stuttering out, “Did they give you the hormones, already?”
“Yeah,” you squeaked back.
began massaging his belly and whimpering. “I’m so sorry,” he cried,
before gently pulling you into an adjoining room that had a large,
marine pool. He gently removed your clothes and eased you into the pool,
before doubling over and moaning in pain, clutching his belly again.
Then, as he lowered himself into the pool, he began panting and moaning a
little as he tried to explain. “The pheromones…ghhnnng…they make
me….hoo hoo hoo….I can’t stop….gaaah!” he gave a sharp cry, continuing
to rub his belly, which appeared to be…clenching? “I have to mate.”
he let out a monumental groan before pulling you to the middle of the
pool, careful to keep your head above water. You felt something begin to
prod around your vagina before unceremoniously entering. You gave a
pained cry, causing Zeri to flinch, but he didn’t stop and you felt the
appendage slide far up into you, past your cervix, and enter your
You were trembling from the pain and Zeri continued to
stutter out apologies as his eyes watered from the great deal of pain he
was obviously in, too. His tentacles held you in place as his human
arms wrapped around his middle and he let out something between a groan
and a grunt. “Hnnngggg.” His face slackened a little in relief as you
saw a large object come out of his body, slowly begin traveling up the
appendage he had inserted inside you before it, too, began prodding at
“Zeri,” you cried in a panic.
“I’m so sorry.”
object forced its way into your vagina, eliciting a scream of pain from
you as it traveled slowly up to deposit itself in your uterus. The
result was a slightly distended belly, while Zeri’s belly looked
He moaned again, grunting and crying as another came out of him to force its way into you again.
This process continued for the better part of two hours and you were now HUGE - filled with eight of the damn things.
is…the last…one,” Zeri huffed, having difficulty breathing from all the
effort exerted on his part. He continued uttering apologies as he began
to expel the final egg. But this one took a lot longer than the others.
“Ggghhh,” he grunted after twenty minutes, before giving out a
startling cry as the egg left his body.
As you saw it traveling
towards you, you found out why he’d had so much difficulty. The eggs,
which had all been about the size of an elephant bird egg, paled in
comparison to this one, which was almost twice as big as the others.
“No, no, no, no, no,” you bawled, as it inched closer. “Please, no,” you
sobbed as it began to make contact with your already sore pussy. But of
course, it went in, anyway. You thought for sure you would be ripped in
half and die as the ninth one was shoved in, but it made it into your
uterus, just as the others did.
“One final part,” he promised.
liquid began to pump out of his appendage and fill you. Your belly,
once misshapen due to the lumpy eggs, began to smooth out and expand
even further. You gasped and wheezed through the next few minutes as you
were pumped with the fluid.
Then, it was finally over. Zeri, as
sweaty as he was, and as much as he panted, helped you out of the water,
though his tentacles were far from steady. It was difficult for you to
stay upright since you felt as though you’d gained over 100 pounds since
entering the water and, looking at your girth, that was definitely
possible. You couldn’t wrap your arms entirely around your belly and
there was about five or six inches between your fingertips when you
tried. “I’m sure your exhausted,” he huffed, trying to keep both of you
upright. “I’ll take you to your room.”
Your room was luxurious to say the least. You wanted to shower, but decided against it and just collapsed onto the bed, naked.
arrange for some clothes to be brought for you tomorrow that should
fit.” He had the biggest look of guilt you’d ever seen. “I’m so sorry,”
he cried again, before leaving you alone.
You covered yourself
with blankets, painfully aware of your newly distended belly. It was
impossible to get comfortable with how angry the stretched skin felt and
the extra weight, but you tried to sleep nonetheless. As Zeri had
suspected, you were indeed exhausted.
The final thought that popped into your head as you drifted off was: how long will I be like this?
Drawing and painting her way through an imaginative landscape of intricate and visual entanglements is Austin native, Sophie Roach. Her artwork has endlessly covered surfaces from– guitars, beer cans, Vans, to entire rooms. And if that isn’t already insanely rad, her organic approach and laid back attitude make her not only incredibly humble, but also a super awesome collaborator. While finishing up one mural and starting up new projects, we had the chance to ask Sophie a few questions about her art, her career, and her approach – from finding her voice, attacking a mural, to digging the quietude one might find as a mail person hah!
A really quick look at my colouring process! This is pretty basic, but I use the same process more or less for more complex work (ie my comics or larger illustrations). It relies heavily on the bucket tool, cutting out manual work entirely. Another note about this process is that it’s best suited for tight linework (closed lines; you can see how the workflow falls apart when the lines are not closed, as is the case with her ponytail. A little bit of it is fine, but not if your style is entirely open lines…)
I start by washing the entire canvas in a dark colour, because if I don’t, it means more work for me to colour underneath the lines later. See the comparisons below:
Actual colouring took 5 minutes.
I might do a fuller process video, that requires more thought and problem solving. And a better catalogue of my steps.
alternative title: i am broke and am too afraid to torrent
1. i use canva.com to create my icon art !! it’s free (yay webapps!!) n easy to navigate !! u have to sign up before using it,,, so go do that first
2. figure out a color scheme!! here are some resources for inspiration (xx). (lazy hint: pastels/muted tones generally make pretty foolproof color combinations)
3. find a subject! google images is your best friend. for the banner of this tutorial i chose a kikki k planner (here’s my reference image) and simplified it a bit. note that anything with uncommon shapes will be a bit more difficult to do based on canva’s relatively small shape selection. (ex: things like notebooks are easy to do in canva because they’re rectangular, but,,,,,say,,,, a starbucks cup might be a little harder because it’s a unique shape)
4. go to canva and click “custom dimensions” !! i generally have my icons around 400x400 px but it’s up to you! just make sure the length and width are equal
5. click on “background” > “document colors”. pick a background color from ur color scheme,, note that if you have a darker background you might want to have a lighter subject to create contrast and vice versa
6. click on “elements” > “shapes”. if you chose a rectangular subject like i did, then this should be rly simple – just pick the square and tweak it following the rough proportions of ur reference image. you can change the color of the shape by clicking it and selecting the square top left icon in the little toolbar that pops up !!
if you chose something a bit more complicated, like a pen, then use a combination of the shapes available and layer them on one another to form the shape. (ex: if i chose a basic pencil, then i might use the rectangle shape as the base of the pencil and the triangle as the point.) there’s no polygon tool or anything close to it in canva, so this is rly not a good time,, but alas. feel free to msg me if u need help !!
7. great great u got the base of ur subject down !! add a backshadow behind it! do this by selecting the shape(s) you just made and copying them !! select the copy and change its color. to access the color panel, select the new shape(s) and click on the little colored square in the top left corner.
now,, what color do we make the shadow?
in these icons, i make my shadow hue by copying the background color (go to “document colors” to find the bg color of the doc) and decreasing the original background’s brightness enough to make the subject “pop”. then, select your shadow and click “arrange” > “back”. now, offset the shadow– i generally just move it a tiny bit down and to the left of my subject. you’ll know when it looks right when the subject appears to have some depth.
8. add details to your subject !! here, you want to add anything on the surface of your subject !! some examples of things i have added to various subjects on this step are brand labels on stationery, lines on paper, buttons on a calculator,,, etc. play w it a bit !!
9. (optional) add a shine to your icon or object! go to “elements” > “shapes”. i generally have my shape cut across the center of the object/icon at a diagonal, so the triangle or circle are usually the best to use for this !! select whichever u choose and change its color to white. then, change its transparency by clicking on the upper-right checkered button. i usually choose a transparency anywhere between 10% and 30% !!
i hope that was helpful !! feel free to shoot me an ask/msg if u have any questions ♡