i think i need a reference photo

moonywormtailpadfoot-prongs  asked:

Hey Jessie, how do you piece Sebastian stans face onto other photos to make your reference photos? I think it would really help me with my drawing but I can't figure out how to do it

Hi there. I use Photoshop to cut out (magnetic lasso) the body parts I need then reassemble them how I want them. Often I start with a base pose, then replace or overlap new heads, faces, hairstyles, move limb positions, etc. I spend a lot of time finding references that match up with one another and dream that someone will buy me two supersoldiers for Christmas so I can photograph my own references. Before I got into Stucky I always used models (friends, myself, partners) and photographed them. Sadly I don’t have two muscular men hanging around willing to play Steve & Bucky for me…so Frankenstucky was born. Does that make sense? Do you have photoshop? :)

anonymous asked:

Hiya, this is really random and sort of a stupid question but do you have any tips when it comes to drawing the achievement hunter crew? I find the characterization of them to be really difficult, and figuring out how to make them all look like themselves seems to come as a challenge to me so I was wondering if you had any tips?? If not that's fine I'm just in desperate need of help ...

I’m probably not the best person to ask because I have a style and I draw them in that style?? However I’mma try:

I think the best tip you’re gonna get is just study them and their faces? Point out their main characteristics that make them look like them
Like when in doubt, reference a photo of them. 

A few examples I just scrapped together

Here we have Mr Haywood. Known for expressive brows and floofy hair! So add those two things in. Add in a scruff, some wide eyes and bang you got yourself a handsome man

Another Example

The Boss, Moustache-less Edition. So we all know Geoff was known for that magnificent stache. Alas he shaved it off two years ago but here’s how we can identify him. Geoff has a Overwatches Soldier76 looking hair going on where the fringe is smol. Some tired eyes and ofc the tattoos. Normally got a scruff but at varying lengths. 

Last example, a lad this time

Just look at his faceshape, much longer than Haywoods and Ramsey’s. Gavins main characteristic is probably that nose. But even without it you got that Duckbutt hairstyle and lanky look. He’s beautiful boi.


But yeah, reference them. Everyone has a characteristic that makes them stand out and RT is full of diverse and unique looking people. 

I Will Take Care of You

|||Anon asked: Can i request a xiumin exo wolf mate au?? Like a cute and fluffy one maybe?|||

Kim Minseok (Xiumin) x Reader

Genre: Wolf AU

Word count: 976

Originally posted by drawien

You just moved but already didn’t like this place. Your father was a novelist and so you had to move whenever he finished his book as there was no more inspiration after that. He wanted to work somewhere quiet and calm and because of that each new place was more secluded than the last one. This time it was a town of 4000 residents. It was a cloudy day as you made your way to yet another new school. Due to your constant moving you gave up on making new friends so didn’t expect much out of this day. The first thing you had to do today was find the library. The smaller the town the less people will be there and so you can be alone and spend some time with yourself without anybody bothering you. You loved reading and you could thank your father for that. You took an old looking book from one of the shelves. Surprisingly it was a book about this town. Might as well get to know where you’re going to be living for the next year or so. You weren’t even 30 minutes in when you heard footsteps.

“Hello gorgeous” a man said and before you could react took your hand pecked it.

“Wha-“

“Haven’t seen you before, you’re new?”

“Actually yes I’m” you said quickly taking your hand out of his. “And who might you be? I’m not used to people just coming up out of nowhere and trying to start a conversation.”

“Why not? I saw you through the window and you looked incredibly cute, so I couldn’t resist talking to you.” he said smiling and you could feel how your cheeks started to burn.

“What’s up with him, he’s totally weird.” you thought but in reality you found him very handsome. He had dark purple and black hair and was wearing a white shirt with leather jacket on. You followed your gaze up to his face and unexpectedly made eye contact with him so you had to quickly avert your eyes to which he smiled. Great. You don’t even know him and he’s not even doing anything but he’s already making you blush.

“Name’s is Minseok by the way.”

“I’m sorry but I have to go.”

“Already but I just got here.” he pouted but you were already standing up and turning around to leave.

“Hey!” he shouted after you.

“What is it?” you asked.

“Will you be here tomorrow?”

“I might, why?”

“Oh nothing.” he said and you noticed how the pout was turning into a smile again. “I just thought I should look after you.”

You didn’t expect him to say that so you quickly turned around and headed out of the building. You were all red from his words and couldn’t let him see you like this. But you also couldn’t stop thinking about him on your way home.

“I’m back.” you said.

“Oh, welcome home” your father replied. “Sweety, could you do something for me? I just got this wonderful idea for a story but really need some photos for reference.”

“Now? It’s getting dark.”

“Please, I know you love doing this, help out your old man” your father said handing you the camera.

“Fine.” you said putting your more comfortable boots on. “I won’t take long.”

Your father was right, even though you didn’t live moving from one place to the other, the only thing you enjoyed about it was the nature. The forest started just across the street. You wondered what kind of story your father came up with now. As you were thinking and taking photos you didn’t even notice how now you were somewhere in the middle of the forest.

“Okay.” you thought. “Don’t panic. You can find your way back.”

With that you hear a branch snap and quickly turned in the direction of the sound. No way. There was a grey wolf there. How come? You never knew there were wolves in this area. The animal didn’t look happy. Were you in his territory? You tried remembering what to do in situations like this. Do you keep eye contact? Do you pretend that you’re dead? The wolf started approaching you growling, you took a few steps back when you hit a tree.

“That’s it.” you thought. “This is how I die.”

When suddenly out of nowhere another wolf appeared. The newcomer started growling at the other and he stopped in his tracks. They stood still just looking at each other for what seemed like ages when the grey one decided to take off. By now your legs gave up on you and you just slumped by the tree. Were you saved just now? But it was not over. Now the newcomer was drawing near you. You couldn’t have a good look at him as it was dusk and his fur was black. The only thing you could see clearly was his golden eyes. The wolf stopped right in front of you and sat down. You were now both staring at each other.

“Is this one friendly?” you thought, not sure if you could pet him. The wolf tilted his head as if inviting and you put your hand on his back. The fur was soft and warm and now you just wanted to hug him. And so you did. You had nothing to lose anyways, so you threw or arms around his neck and snuggled in it. Then the realization of what just happened and that you almost died just now hit you hard and you started crying. Before you knew it you were in someone else’s embrace. You felt strong hand wrap around your waist as a chin was put on top of your head.

“There there.” he said stroking you hair. You looked up and saw Minseok.

“I said I will look after you.”


A/N: I hope this satisfies the lovely anon who requested, I tried making this as fluffy as possible but idk 😃 Anyhow, I would love to write more kpop reactions, scenarios and stuff like that. I keep up with a lot of groups, both male and female, so if you have any ideas feel free to request!!

decided to rework ladyuu’s suit to be a little more interesting

also kaibas and assorted yugibro au

@darkspine29

Reference? Nice. Stealing? Nope.

I just felt like writing this because I’ve seen it happening quite a lot in many places lately, and I’ve been through that myself not so long ago.

Many talented artists use references to practice and bring their ideas to life, may it be photos of real models to reproduce a pose, historical concepts, movies or TV shows, books, etc.
References are great - I always feel like I need to practice more and more each passing day. They are basically essential for my training as an artist. They helped me a lot in the past and I’m sure they will continue to do so in the future. So what is this all about exactly?

The answer is simple: references are important, but the real problem appears when artists decide to copy another artist, and without crediting!

Think about it. You spend days working on a specific design, you share it with your audience and people like it… yay! But then, all of a sudden, someone arrives and grabs your idea, changes one small detail or two to add more “originality” and then posts the work without even crediting you for the original concept. That’s not very nice of them, is it?

This is not talent, it’s stealing. You could at least contact the person first, ask them if you can use their art as an inspiration for a new piece, offer to give full credits and even link the original image as soon as you’re done. But no, apparently it’s way too complicated! Because crediting the source would force you to admit you have no ideas of your own. Oh my, such a shame!

Guys, stealing is wrong on so many levels and you don’t even realize that by doing this you’re discouraging other artists and pushing them away from what they truly love. I found myself thinking “why am I even doing this if people have to steal from me?” more than once in the past and I’ve seen talented people literally disappear from the net because they couldn’t bear the thought of being robbed and treated like their efforts do not count at all. It’s heartbreaking, it’s maddening, and it’s malicious.

If you value yourself as an artist/writer, then you should know better than to steal. Generate your own ideas from sources other than fellow artists’ work of the similar kind.

Ravenclaw!Wonwoo x Hufflepuff!Reader
  • It’s a day like no other; you’re just chilling in Care of Magical Creatures when all of a sudden you see Hufflepuff!Seungkwan running full force at you from across the grounds.
  • And you’re like 1.) Is something chasing you that I should be concerned about, and 2.) Shouldn’t you have already been here?? You’re in this class??
  • Seungkwan explains (once he reaches you, winded af) and is like, “one of the librarians wanted a student to make a replica out of books in the library, to celebrate the anniversary of Hogwarts, so I said I would do it”
  • You’re thinking, “this explains literally nothing. I don’t understand how that connects to you flailing at 60 mph directly towards me”
  • Seungkwan just keeps going though, saying “I had to run all the way here because I lost track of time working on the replica! I don’t know why I said I’d do it, I didn’t realize how clumsy I am, l mean I keep knocking books over and it’s a mess and I’m a mess. And the librarian only gave me a week! I really need your help”
  • You’re agree immediately because it’s creative and sounds like fun, and you’ll be working on it together so that’ll make it even more enjoyable. Also- who wouldn’t want to hang out with Boo Seungkwan??
  • After your classes for that day and after dinner, you and Seungkwan meet in the library and it’s like 9 pm but y'all are determined af to make this the coolest book sculpture ever.
  • You: “Seungkwan, what shape do you want it in?? Like what is the sculpture supposed to be”
  • Seungkwan: “it’s supposed to be a replica of Hogwarts”
  • You: “it’s just… a pile of books so far…”
  • Seungkwan: “I toLd yOu I neeDeD hELp”
  • First, you go and find a picture of Hogwarts because Seungkwan did not think to get a reference photo, his plan was to ‘wing it as I do literally everything else’
  • Next, you and Seungkwan get to work, and a few hours later, you have something that resembles the base of Hogwarts.
  • You two agree that it’s too late at night to work on this any more, and that you’ll meet up the next few nights to finish the Hogwarts book replica thing.
  • The next day goes on normally, until you meet Seungkwan back at the library that night. You walk in and hear a piercing shriek that you just know has to be Seungkwan.
  • You rush in and are like “Seungkwan are you okay!?”, but he’s just standing there in front of your incomplete replica, completely unharmed.
  • Seungkwan: “Y/N, someone took a book”
  • You: “of course they took a book, this is a library”
  • Seungkwan: “no no, they took it from the middle of the freaking base of the replica”
  • You: “Well… Someone probably needed that particular book for a class”
  • After you calm down Seungkwan’s overly dramatic outrage, you make your way to go find a book that will fit in that particular gap. It takes you almost 20 minutes of trial and error, having to find the perfect sized book to fit in that section, but you eventually find one and slide it in, completing the base of the sculpture again.
  • As the two of you keep working on the sculpture, by the end of this night, you’ve managed to get some of the walls of book-Hogwarts built up.
  • The both of you keep coming back after dinner every night to get this replica finished.
  • And every single night you come back, a book or two are missing. In the most inconvenient spots, too, like who the hell would be able to reach these?? You and Seungkwan backtrack at least an hour every night trying to find a replacement book that’s the correct width, length, and depth that could fit in those particular spots, and then having to place the book in the gap without knocking the entire replica over.
  • Basically, it sucks and you guys still don’t know who the heck is doing it.
  • Seungkwan is getting increasingly frustrated with the “Book Snatcher”, as he likes the call the culprit, and you’re getting more and more tired of having to go back and put so much effort into fixing the holes being created.
  • Five days into this project, you and Seungkwan conclude that trying the replace the handful of books that go missing every day is taking up too much time, seeing as you only have two days left to finish the replica.
  • You’re like “Boo, don’t worry, I’ve got this”, and you go into the library at like six in the morning the next day, which happens to be a Saturday (which means no classes, turn up), planning to stay all day and catch the culprit.
  • You’re sitting at a table far away enough from the replica to not be suspicious, but still be able to clearly see anything that happens near it. The only fault in your plan is you didn’t anticipate how boring it is to just. s i t  t h e r e. And have to pay attention to what’s directly in front of you, for hours and hours.
  • Basically, you fell asleep in your seat, with your face pressed against the table you were sitting at.
  • Someone shoves you awake some time later and you’re thinking “Where am I?? What year is it?? W h a t  t h e  h e c k”
  • You jolt up to see a very concerned Seungkwan, who first asks if you’re okay, then if you realize how big a mark you have on your forehead, and lastly, if you found the culprit.
  • You: “Ahah funny story, really…”
  • Seungkwan: “You’ve been asleep this whole time, haven’t you”
  • You: “I’m sorry” T-T
  • Seungkwan is like “alright let’s just both go tomorrow, and hopefully at least one of us will stay awake”
  • So that’s exactly what the both of you do the next morning. You’re dressed normally, and even brought a few books over to the table you’re at, so you blend in well. Seungkwan is another story.
  • Seungkwan struts into the library with sunglasses on, and three family sized bags of Doritos in his arms. He gracefully slides into the seat next to you, handing you a bag of chips.
  • You’re like “Seungkwan wtf is all this for”
  • He explains his logic to you, which is that if he wears sunglasses, no one will know he’s staring at them (he’s gotta keep an eye out for the book snatcher), and that if you two are going to be in the library all day, you need to have snacks.
  • You decide it’s not worth it to try and explain to Seungkwan that he’s drawing more attention to himself by wearing sunglasses indoors.
  • So you’re like “Seungkwan there’s no food permitted in the library, at least stash the chips in my bag”, to which he gratefully complies, not wanting his chips to be confiscated my one of the meaner librarians.
  • This ‘steakout’ (if you can even call it that), is basically the two of you just playing cards, chatting, and not really remembering why the two of you were there in the first place.
  • That is until you happen to glance over to the replica, and see a tall Ravenclaw boy standing right in front of it, his body facing the replica, back to you.
  • You give him the benefit of the doubt, thinking that he might just be admiring the almost-complete replica.
  • That is until you see his slender fingers wrap around one of the books making up the walls of your sculpture
  • You nudge Seungkwan and point frantically at the boy, which apparently was bad idea because Seungkwan jolts up so fast, he knocks over his chair, and screams (in this otherwise dead silent library), “HEY, YOU BOOK SNATCHER!”
  • This seemed to startle the Ravenclaw boy (but let’s be real, who the fuck wouldn’t that startle), who hadn’t completely removed the book from the replica. With the book only halfway out, the Ravenclaw boy flinched so hard at Seungkwan’s battle cry, that the whole replica went tumbling down.
  • The boy immediately dropped the book, and his hands flew to cover his mouth, obviously horrified that he just ruined someone’s hard work.
  • Seungkwan marched straight up to this kid, you following less aggressively behind him, and spun him around so hard you’d think he’d have gotten whiplash cough cough nct 127… sorry I’ll leave
  • Seungkwan: *pulls down sunglasses* “Oh. It’s just Wonwoo”
  • You step out from behind Seungkwan to get a better look at this Book Snatcher/Wonwoo, and to put it bluntly, you are s h o o k.
  • Like how the heck does someone manage to be that good looking?? His pretty face is one of the 7 wonders of the world. Like who the heck has cheekbones that sharp, they look like they could cut diamonds. (or the hearts of carats… honestly idk how you Wonwoo stans live when he’s that attractive like fr how are you not deceased)
  • But you snap out of it like “oh yeah he #wrecked our freaking replica and we only have one day left to finish it”
  • Before any of you can say anything, a librarian kicks the three of you out of the library for being “loud and disruptive to your peers”
  • After getting kicked out, Wonwoo is pouring out apologies to Seungkwan, who cuts him off and is like “You should apologize to Y/N, they’re the one who’s been working the hardest on this replica”
  • Wonwoo only then seems to notice that you’re even there, but when he does, it seems like his gorgeous eyes pierce right into your soul. He then starts pleading to you that he’s really sorry, and if there’s anything he can do to help.
  • Seungkwan butts in and is like “um heck yes you’re helping now, meet us tonight after dinner in the library so we can try and complete it by morning”
  • So after dinner, you make your way over to the library, which is only lit by a few scattered lights and candles, seeing as no one is usually in there around this time of night. You spot Wonwoo, who’s sitting criss-cross in front of what is now just a giant messy pile of books, smiling to himself while reading a book.
  • You silently go and sit down next to him and ask what he’s reading.
  • At first he’s like “holy hell” because he did nOT see you there, he was so into his book.
  • But then he goes on and explains what book he’s reading, and all the things he really likes about what the author has written, and basically goes on the cutest rant about why he really loves this book so far.
  • You don’t even realize you’re smiling so hard until he glances over to you and is like “why do you seem so happy??”
  • “Because you’re cute, that’s all”
  • If it weren’t so dark in the library, you would’ve seen his face turn bright pink so fast.
  • “But why were you taking books from the replica?”
  • Wonwoo looks away from you, like a kid getting in trouble with their parents, and he explains that some of the books you used were ones that he really wanted to read, and that he wasn’t trying to sabotage your replica or anything.
  • You heart just melts, because all this sweet boy wanted to do was read these books, he wasn’t being malicious at all.
  • Seungkwan suddenly barges in and is like “if Wonwoo isn’t here I stg I will-”, but then he sees the way that Wonwoo is lowkey blushing and looking at you, completely entranced, and Seungkwan kind of just backs out of the library and leaves. Because he also remembered how flustered you were when you met Wonwoo earlier and he was thinking… maybe they’re catching feelings ;D
  • Seungkwan, getting back to the Hufflepuff dorms: “I’m the worst project partner but the best match maker”
  • Soonyoung: “Yup, sounds about right to me”
  • Joshua: “What the heck have you done now”
  • Anyway, you start to get worried after Seungkwan doesn’t show up (neither of you actually noticed him briefly enter the library earlier), and it’s obvious, with you checking the door every couple of minutes to see if he’s there.
  • Wonwoo: “Maybe he forgot?”
  • You: “I guess so…. Either way, we need to get to work on this”
  • After about an hour straight of rebuilding this replica, Wonwoo can see that it’s stressing you out, so he tries to cheer you up in the way he knows best.
  • Wonwoo: “Hey, Y/N”
  • You: “Yeah?”
  • Wonwoo: “Two windmills are in a field. One asks the other ‘what kind of music do you like?’. The other windmill says “well, I’m a big metal fan”
  • With all of your heart, you did not expect this boy whose expression has been mostly a cold, deadpan stare, to be cracking stupid jokes. You laugh so hard you almost end up knocking down a wall yourself.
  • Meanwhile Wonwoo’s all smug, like “heck yes, this cute person thinks I’m funny. Mingyu never laughs at my jokes”
  • So you two repeat this pattern of you getting a little overwhelmed, Wonwoo noticing, and telling you dumb jokes to cheer you up.
  • Most of the time he ends up laughing at you laughing, and you notice that when he laughs, he scrunches his nose up and it’s just so adorable.
  • It’s dawn when the two of you finally finish the replica, and tbh it looks a lot better than the one you and Seungkwan made.
  • You both are about to part ways, go to breakfast, and then your classes, when Wonwoo timidly grabs your hand to keep you from leaving.
  • You look up to him and are like “Yes?? Are you okay?”
  • He’s looking at his feet and says quietly, “I… know that this was my fault, for taking books and knocking it over… but I had a lot of fun spending time with you. And I was just wondering if you ever maybe have free time, if you’d like to meet up with me and go to Hogsmeade together?”
  • You’re like “assdfjghkl yes, of course”, and pull him down a little, giving him a quick peck on the cheek, before bolting out of the library.
  • Wonwoo just stands there for a moment, completely frozen by shock, before he grins really wide, and makes his way out of the library and to the Ravenclaw table for breakfast.
  • Jeonghan: “Why do you look so happy this morning?”
  • Wonwoo: “Ahh, it’s nothing…”
  • DK: “That means it’s something. You haVe tO teLL uS”
  • Wonwoo: “plz let me liVE”
  • So in the end, even though pulling all-nighters usually are awful, when you’re with the right person, they can end up being worth it.

anonymous asked:

can I ask you an advice how to draw and colouring a background? I'm struggling that my background didn't match the main character drawing (I'm sorry if my english is bad)

I’m not sure if I can give much advice since I myself don’t draw background much. Example;

There is this tutorial that I found before in FB but couldn’t find it anymore. But I guess this will help too http://kotaku.com/tips-for-drawing-backgrounds-1759168924 . Also other than looking at drawing background tips. I think you can look up for photography tips. They also help you in how to study about composition when drawing background.

Bonus https://www.facebook.com/interaktfilms/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1292120724142411
The link above will help you as a reference on how to draw a good composition art.

Tips from me is, you need to understand your art elements first. What is the setting of your art. What is the mood. Is it happy? Sad? Intense? For example if your character is just standing with relaxed face you should add a calm atmosphere such as sky and cloud as background and not something intense.

In coloring- hm well I can’t help much with this since it depends on your coloring style (Mine is soft and vivid). But I always use a softer color for mine and try to contrast the character so they are not ‘drowned’ by the background. 

I think you should know what do you want to draw first before randomly draw the background. Other than that, try to learn about perspective so your art doesn’t look awkward.

Your English is fine and hope this help. :)

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!

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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

lokiallie2017  asked:

Do you have any tips for drawing because my friend judges my artstyle

Sure thing, my duder, I’ll try to help!

1. Use a lot of references. For everything you are not confident in, maybe hands, trees or poses, use photos from internet, I think you can find anything you need. If you can’t and it’s an ordinary object like hand or bottle, use real life references! You can make your own photos or just take the object with you/pose for yourself.

2. Never be too shy about asking your friends for posing, it’s very very helpful. Draw from life, even if you can’t do it with your friends, come to public places and watch other people sitting in a caffee or metro.

3. Practice as much as you can. The key to be successful in every occupation is hard work and practice. A LOT OF IT. If you have a spare moment, make some sketches, not a whole complete work, just some doodles. It can be really practical and relaxing at the same time!

4. Try to look at other people’s artwork and analyse the mistakes and the good sides of it. Try to figure out what do you like most about it and experiment with styles people use.

I think that’s the most helpful ways of getting better at art. But practice is like number 1 in the list of all the advices, practice makes perfect. Believe in yourself, don’t expect anything to work immediately and try hard. You can achieve anything if you are working hard enough. Good luck!! I hope you’ll be able to do everything you want!

general art tips pt. 1: skin and facial features! ft. jimin

so recently i’ve been drawing this portrait of bts’ jimin and i just wanted to give out some art tips that i learned that i think might help. and just a disclaimer, by no means am i professional artist! im self taught and what im about to share are just the way i do things haha. but i hope it helps! so let’s start!

ok so first off, i obviously just pick a reference picture. youre going to need one if youre drawing a portrait of someone 

damn jimin lookin fine. still not over the perfect man performance ahhh. now you can use this picture but if you want to test out new waters and really work with bright, enhanced colors rather than exact reference, try referencing a filtered photo! it really helps in encouraging you to use more colors which overall, makes everything look more interesting. but you don’t have to do this.

next step is laying down the outline. now if youre new to all of this, i highly suggest printing out your reference, putting a grid on it, and then transferring it onto your paper. or if youre too lazy like me, you can just trace it. it’s not cheating trust me! it just saves time especially if youre doing realism. all the magic is in the coloring anyway haha. and when you get better at it, you can try freehanding.

for your outline, make sure to keep things light and soft. you don’t want dark, heavy marks, because they are just there to guide you. you’re going to end up erasing most of them later on when you get to coloring. try not to have solid connected lines either. remember these lines are just a guide so it can look accurate.

time to color! i usually color in little sections. doing this makes things a lot less overwhelming and easier to handle. as you can see, i usually like to start with the eyes. i think it’s just a nice starting point and also because i really wanted to draw jimin’s eye makeup hehe. 

the key to coloring, is starting off with a light base color. for jimins eye makeup, i started off with a basic red. (sorta shows up pinkish on camera):

(also note that you don’t need to have expensive, high quality colored pencils. i typically just use Crayola colored pencils LOL. i sometimes use Prang and i have some Artist Loft ones that were given to me as a gift. crayola ones are actually very nice because the colors show up more bright and intense. artist loft ones are generally lighter which is good for shading and blending) SO LAY DOWN THAT BASE BRUH. details come later. 

bam. jimins eye makeup is truly goals. i don’t have pictures of his eyes with just the base color (sorry, bad on my part) but basically, what i did to obtain this is that i worked with A LOT of colors.  

take a good, hard look at your reference, try to pick out all the basic colors first and lay them down. and then study it harder and pick out as many colors as you can see and slowly build up.

it helps if you can look at it on a computer because you can zoom in! as you can see, there are purples, pinks, yellows, different oranges and reds, browns, and even a little green. try to keep a soft touch because it makes blending these colors a lot easier. don’t think that you can’t add in colors like green and blue because they’re not “natural”. these colors are actually a lot more evident in skin tones and facial features than we think! even the whites of an eye are never completely white. try to add in purples and blues to make them more natural. 

make sure to layer colors. here, the top is just the basic red. but on the bottom, i have layered on a purple and a brown. it helps make the color look a lot deeper and it helps for shading. don’t shade with black! try shading with other colors (in this case, darker reds, browns, purples, oranges, pinks, etc.)

as for black, a lot of the time people will tell you to NEVER USE BLACK. however, i’m against this LOL. it’s totally ok to use black! just be careful with it. leave it for the end, after you have laid down all the colors. it’s hard to layer over black.

so for the skin, you’re going to do the same thing. lay down a light, base color. for jimin, i’ve chosen a peachy color. but depending on who you’re doing, you might have to use a brown, yellow, or maybe even pink. regardless, just start off light and work your way into the darker colors slowly. 

remember to color softly and lightly. as i said, work slowly. and you can also erase colored pencil if you work lightly! so if you make a mistake, you can clean that right up. it doesn’t give a completely white space, but the erasing is mostly if you lay on the color more intensely than you planned.

these are just some colors to make your drawing look more natural and realistic. but dont’t limit yourself to just these (the left side is if you press hard with the pencil, and the right side is if you shade lightly):

the bottom two are my favorite two colors to incorporate because it really helps the drawing pop! the blue is a light ultramarine blue and the purple is more of a lavender. the light green also helps in lighter areas too.

see? it really gives the drawing more life! i would recommend staying away from gray because using too much gray can end up making the person look a little sickly LOL and it ends up looking dull. try to find substitutes for grey like blue. 

i also love to use gold to help shade skin tones. weird, right? but gold is a nice transition between those intense colors and our base color. it gives a nice, natural shading.

as for areas that are “black and white” like nostrils, the inside of a mouth, or teeth, make sure to incorporate other colors into those too. its hardly ever just plain black and white. on the teeth, i mixed in pinks, that ultramarine blue, oranges, pinks, and lavender.

for dark areas, mix in dark purples and a navy blue along with black:

all in all, for realism and portraits, incorporate lots of colors to give your drawing more life! human skin tones have tons of colors. it’s never just one basic color like peach or brown. you’d be surprised what colors would help. 

so closely study your reference for the different use of colors. LOL sorry chimchim for doing this to your face:

but also note: don’t follow a reference to the grave. if you want to up the contrast between colors or the shading, go for it! do what feels right. but if you want to do it as it looks, that’s totally ok too. take risks in your art and be proud of it. 

another tip is TAKE BREAKS. it can be from a five minute break to a day. if you stare at your drawing too long, it might start to look bad to you and you’ll get frustrated. but it’s not bad, you’ve just been looking at it too long so it’ll look weird to you. take a break, and come back to it later.

so here’s what i have so far:

the face isn’t even done yet but i just really wanted to make this post to share what i’m doing. i hope it helps and i’ll be back with part two: hair (aka the most difficult part for me lololol) 

sorry for the long post but i hope you enjoyed! check out my blog for other fanart :)

anonymous asked:

small thought i wanna share with you cause youre like THE puzzleshipper meta person: after the memory rpg and learning his real name, the maze of atems soul room probably cleared up, so his soul room looks more like a normal one that reflects him right? i wonder what it would look like and if there is a giant wall mural dedicated to his feels for his aibou. wouldnt that be a shock if he came to recognize how deep his feels really were in such a way. anyhow, im going to scream into a pillow now.

O.O HOW DID I MISS THIS. Gosh darn, it looks like I have a whole bunch of anon messages that I was unaware of- GDI TUMBLR APP, WHY DO YOU HIDE THESE IN THE ACTIVITY LOG.

But anyways, sorry for the delayed reply, anon, let’s see what we have here- Because this is awesome (and very flattering).

I love the idea of Atem’s soul room shifting in the aftermath of the Memory World arc, because of course. Even if you subscribe to my theory that he did not regain firsthand memories of his life from the events, he definitely regained a sense of identity from the experience and would have a lot to reference to from the game… 

And the mural idea… GOSH, I did not like Deathly Hallows, but you just gave me such Luna Lovegood feels from that idea, if you know that reference. And there’s certainly a basis for such a thing, if you think about Shadi finding that ‘photo’ in Anzu’s own soul room!

To start off, I just took a little pace around my room and prodded through the manga to try and pin down what I imagine Atem’s soul room might be like, at least in the final chapters of the story, and I think I got at least a vague something. 

I’ve seen a lot of references to Atem’s real soul room being like his throne room- But I don’t see that myself. He definitely encompassed the role of a leader, wore it as something he needed to be and acted as protector and defender, but I don’t see his very core being represented by a throne- By power.

I think he would be more focused on strength of self- And battle. He was a king in the saddle, of the sword, not the throne.

So I think Atem’s soul room would, if only in shape, look a lot like the inside of the Shrine of Wedju. 

-it woudn’t be absolutely covered in slabs like that, but I just really like the look of it. It feels like a nice merger of Atem’s modern identity with his Egyptian identity, given the shrine reference and the stone and torches and such. But the odd, sharp angles and elongated shape and plethora of stairs would also be a nice nod-back to the labyrinth, the soul room he has had for so long. The maze might not be his natural one with his identity intact, but it DOES seem fitting to him all the same. And he has probably incorporated his role as ‘spirit of the Puzzle’ into his psyche, so I think he would naturally keep some representation of that state of his spirit.

But anyways, on the raised center of this ‘shrine’ we would have this:

A duel style floor.

Because even if there’s no need for slabs in his room, I still like to imagine the ‘centerpiece’ of Atem’s soul would be duel themed. What else represents his identity as ‘the Other Yuugi’ AND ‘the Pharaoh Atem’ so well as dueling? 

But ah, the thing is, while there might be a bunch of Egyptian symbols and spirit images all over the floor mural and on the walls - in place of the slabs - there’s other things mixed into the images.

His friends.

He would have Seto, Jounouchi, Mai, Malik, and countless other duelists he’s formed bonds with represented standing strong beside the spirits, and all of his friends who have stood by him outside of duels - Anzu, Honda, Otogi - represented in places of honor, to show how they hold a place in his heart and even the impression of them keeps him strong.

And Yuugi.

Yuugi is the foci of the floor mural, at the center of his soul.

Because, whether you believe his feelings are platonic or NOT, Yuugi’s the center of Atem’s being, the core of his world. 

So where else could he possibly be?

anonymous asked:

Hi! You're def one of my favorite artists. Ever. And I'm really trying to get to where you are one day! Can you tell me how you... Started, basically? What you learned first, if you took/are taking classes, things of that nature, maybe? Please and thank you? I just don't know where to start.

Hey thanks!

So, uh, you don’t wanna start doing what I started doing (chris hart books and shitty “manga style” tutorials lol).

What I’d suggest for you is to do A Lot of studying from life and abandon any kind of thinking that you need a “style”. Sketch people you see out in public, in class, etc. Use yourself as a reference!!! Use photos, from online or taken yourself. Even just Observing helps. Get as much information about your drawing subject as you can from the SOURCE rather than second-hand (ie someone else’s already stylized work)

You CAN simplify. It’s up to you HOW you want to translate something 3D to something 2D. (also: that’s where your “style” comes from, and it’s cool because if you’re using real-life as a reference, that style is totally unique to you). And you don’t have to completely re-invent the wheel; you can take inspiration from other artists that ‘translate’ a specific thing in a way you really like and implement it into your own art. But be careful to not get hung up on the whole “style” thing, because styles can be EXTREMELY limiting in terms of the diversity you can draw.

And lastly! Don’t get discouraged! I’ve been drawing for over 10 years and right now I only really like what I’ve produced from the past 2 years. And I STILL have a lot to learn. I’m never gonna reach a point where I’m completely content with my art, and I think that’s pretty cool.

Good luck to you and your art journey! Have fun!

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Commission status: open

hi there, im maddy!

if you’re thinking about commissioning me, from experience, i’m not the fastest artist you can find. uni and other things do come up and sometimes i just need a day to rest. keep in contact with me and i will send you updates

will draw characters from shows, OCs, sfw and non-sexualised nudity
won’t draw detailed furrys, mechs or animals (im not good at them)

plain colour or transparent backgrounds are FREE
simple backgrounds are $5
complex backgrounds are $10 - $15 negotiable
additional characters are +50% of original

when requesting, please include

type: ( bust / full body )
colour style: ( sketch / portrait / flats / shaded / painting / other )
reference photos / description:
( of characters or people)
pose: ( mood / action / expressions )
other preferences: ( props / palettes )

you can contact me through tumblr messenger / ask / submit

prices are in AUD but to avoid paypal’s fees, if you’re in america, convert the price online from aud to usd and pay in usd

payment to be sent through paypal only to my email teamrtistcommissions@gmail.com

thank you!

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So, I decided there were not enough screenshots of Barb Wire on the internet. So here. Have a few I decided to take. (#6 is my favorite, and I bet you all thought I was joking when I said Tem on the crane was the Most Fives Thing Ever.)

anonymous asked:

Hello, I am thinking of entering into my first cosplay contest, and I wanted to make short a progress report to show the judges when I present. What pages might I include/how should I lay this out? Is there a basic template to follow the might help me get going? Thank you so much.

Hello there!

I don’t enter a lot of contests, so take what I say with a grain of salt, since I’m lacking in some of the experience, though the only time I made a progress report and swatchbook was the time I won an award, so maybe there’s something to this.

For layouts, keep it simple. I used a grid format, with each grid space containing a different fabric swatch or part of the process. I would say that exact format doesn’t matter as long as you keep it fairly consistent within your pages – that is, if you do a list format on one page, do a list format on the next page.

There’s a few ways I can think to organize it. I ended up organizing by information type, which would be materials used (with swatches), then answers to common judging questions, then a page explaining my process for each item. You can also organize by process type, that is, all of your sewing is together, all of your propmaking is together, all of your embroidery is together, etc. 

Organizing by garment or item in the costume is one of the most logical ways to do it if you want to incorporate process, progress photos, and swatches together, though it may be difficult if you have, for example, two items that go together or where there’s a lot of overlap, or a costume where you used mostly the same techniques and materials across multiple items. This would be organized with a page for each part of the costume – a page explaining how you made the helmet, a page explaining how you styled the wig, a page explaining how you sewed the dress, etc., including material swatches and progress photos as needed. If I were to do another swatchbook, I’d probably use this organization method.

As for what to include, I would say anything you can think of that would help the judges to know how you made your costume. Reference photos, progress photos, how you made each item, which techniques you used, which materials you used (and swatches if possible), and even things like what new techniques you learned, if you dyed your fabrics, how you finished your seams (especially if relevant, such as French seaming a sheer garment), if you patterned your own garments, if you did anything really special and out there (like custom-designed and hand embroidered an entire pattern all over a ballgown) or added any special touches (like a special patterned lining that’s in-character or a small in-character touch), etc. Also be sure that you can explain /why/ you made any of the choices you did, since that really shows that you know what you are doing.

Don’t include mistakes, unless there’s a compelling reason to. Judges don’t need to know about that 99% of the time. I would say the few exceptions are things like a recovery from a major mistake that turned out for the better, but if you do this spin it into a positive about how you learned such and such technique, or if an accident happened on the way to con, like someone spilled their coffee on you or you got into a fight and they ripped your wig off your head or something, which…hopefully won’t happen. Don’t apologize for anything, either. Present your costume as it is, and like in a job interview, play up your strengths, and spin any weaknesses into a strength.

I know that I usually forget to mention something to the judges, so having a checklist of things you want to run by them is best, especially if you only have a short amount of time with the judges. Be sure to prioritize the most important things that you want them to know.

This is what my swatchbook/progress report for Harle looked like, for reference. I had reference images and progress photos on my computer, though I would recommend printing out at least your reference image, if you can, and including it (the only time they saw the reference was when I was in the costume in front of them). I listed what each material was, if I did any sort of treatments to them (dyeing, painting, etc.), where each material was used in the costume, included a swatch of each material, and the last page lists every technique I used, by item (so all the leotard techniques, hood techniques, glove techniques, etc.). Typing all this would likely be more legible, so I’d recommend that. 

I hope that helps! :] Good luck in your first contest!

anonymous asked:

I've been trying to practice drawing faces and expressions recently by just finding a reference photo and doing a really simple sketch of it, usually in a slightly cartoony style of my own, but I struggle with certain features now and then. Do you think it would be useful to practice more realism first or do I just need more practice the way I'm doing it now?

I think it’d be more beneficial to practice realistic construction, to get the proper anatomy first - because once you know proper anatomy of the face, you can then more accurately caricature everything. That’s why life drawing is so important! I would recommend doing a bunch of studies breaking down the face into basic features and shapes - just get the basic construction of the face - that’s more important than details like eyelashes or hair details etc. 

coybird  asked:

I love this blog and all the interesting theories but can I gently ask people to use more sensitive language in regards to cece/charlotte? I've seen a lot of male pronouns being used or people calling her Charles exclusively (even outside of the separate people theories) and I think we can all step up and be respectful and commit to making this a safe space.

I can only speak for myself here because I don’t know what others do - but I only use the name Charles when I’m referring to that specific time period of pre-transition. As a theorist it can be confusing to get a point across when there are 3 names this person, at some point, used to go by. I use Charles for pre-transition, Charlotte for post transition, and CeCe for when she was deceiving us and hiding her identity as Charlotte. You’re right that we really should exclusively be using Charlotte, but I find it easier to explain my theories by using the name that Charlotte used in the time period I’m talking about.

BUT! I totally agree about the pronouns. I always use the female pronoun ‘her’ because that’s who she is at heart even when she went by the name Charles. I’ll use ‘Charles’ and ‘she’ interchangeably - never ‘he’ when using the name Charles. And I like that the writers are even doing this too, because in 714 Hanna was using the name Charles, but never used the pronoun he. Hanna said she. So that’s good. They’ve stepped it up from calling Charlotte and ‘it’… wow.

But I agree with the writers here that the name Charles doesn’t need to be cut from our vocab completely. There will be times when we are referring to the person who on the outside appeared a boy, and we’re not talking about the person who was biologically changing to a female. (All the same person, yes, just different time period and in PLL theories, time is massively important haha) Just like when Hanna and Ted were talking about the photo with Lucas at that camp, they said Charles. So, I think it’s okay to use the name Charles, but of course, Charles should never be paired with male pronouns. Also later, they go digging a grave that has the name Charles written on the tombstone. So there will come times where, as theorists, using the name Charles will just naturally happen. But of course needless to say, the name Charles should never be used when referring to the current story revolving around Charlotte. Like “who killed Charles” is not on - again, the name has to match the time period (but no matter the time period, always female pronouns). I hope none of this sounds insensitive in any way :) Through all this I agree with everything you’re saying.


Major edit: THIS IS JUST FOR PLL! In real life, oh gosh, Charlotte 24/7 no matter what!!! Drop Charles, drop CeCe. That’s not who this person is. She is Charlotte. But this is all in respect to PLL THEORIES and how I use the names to establish the time period we’re talking about - but still use she no matter what.