I have a theory about this photo.
It may be nothing, but still.
Okay so, this is to the fangirl’s eye, Antisepticeye. But some people are just saying that it’s Jack wearing earrings. While that’s probably the more logical answer, I have theories!!!
Okay so first of all, Jack NEVER wears earrings. And yes you could say that he misses them, but does he really? If you take a look at the description of the photo, you will see that there’s no sign of enthusiasm. Usually, if you take a look at the other ones that I’ve taken screenshots of he shows a form of enthusiasm, or just something to tell people that he’s not being too serious. A lot of the times he uses some form of punctuation, which he’s not doing in his recent photo.
Okay second, the face he’s making. I took screenshots of a few, but if you go to his Instagram you’ll see that he’s never posted a photo quite like this one. It’s almost like he’s going insane. The only times he’s ever posted a photo remotely close to his recent is when Anti came in October.
And also, the only time that Jack has posted a photo of him with earrings on is when the Anti takeover was close! Coincidence? I think not!
And Jack posted a Detention video today. Which is the only series at the moment with Anti in it.
SOOO, my theory may be WAY off, but I wanted to share it with you! Let me know if you agree!
Here are some of the many Mythic Firefight screenshots in Halo 5 that I took a few nights ago. I am excited because I got an message recently from one of the Community Coordinators at 343 industries that wants to have one of my screenshots featured on the game to promote the Mythic Firefight game type. I hope it happens soon.
A few of the screenshots I took in the Dofus Beta to have a look at the new Ouginak class.
- The entrance of the Ouginak temple and the surrounding Ouginak village in Ohwymi, which is the current log in screen of the Beta. - The Ouginak character information screen (French only, so far). - All the options for both genders, put together by me. Have fun planning your Ouginak for when they go live! - And the statue of God Ouginak within Incarnam.
I was worried that the aurora was getting darker, so I took a second screenshot a few minutes after I noticed it. And yet, looking at the screenshots now, it only got brighter! And look at that friggin’ moon! It’s a glowing white ball up there! I mean, I guess that it sort of always is, in a sense… but… here it’s brighter than usual.
I’m working on my Chat Noir cosplay and needed some reference pictures for the more obscure details of his outfit. Google wasn’t helping out, so I took a few screenshots of my own instead. I thought I’d share with you all in case you needed it.
Also, you can see the shape of Chat’s belt has silver holes and a silver tip incase anyone was a stickler for details likeme. There are 7 grommets in his belt.
On another note, if anyone else has more reference pictures feel free to link me or drop a message it would be lovely thanks OvO
Thanks so much umadatalien! I’ve been working on a Josh drawing actually, so I took a few screenshots while I drew :) I hope this helps!
For anyone else reading this, I’m using Manga Studio 5 (digital download version is called Clip Studio Paint, which is why my app is called that as you’ll see in the screenshots).
I based my drawing off a photo of Josh, so first off I started with a loose sketch, to try to nail the basic shapes/gesture.
However, as you can see, my draftsmanship skills are waaaay off… I’m not one of those people who can draw things perfectly just from sight, unfortunately! Oops. It’s not terrible, though. In fact, I kind of like the exaggerated length of his arms/legs, so I’m not going to throw the sketch out completely. I might make a few changes, though.
I don’t always do this, but for this drawing, after my initial sketch, I traced over the photo on another layer. I traced it pretty loosely - the idea was to get a sense of the shapes/forms, and pick up any details I might not have noticed. For example, I didn’t notice that Josh is wearing a longer black shirt under his white t-shirt - so that’s something I’ll definitely have to add in!!
Oof. Huge difference between initial sketch and traced sketch. Not necessarily a bad thing though! It’s always interesting to see the difference between how your eyes perceive things, versus how they actually are, though. Apparently my eyes think everyone and everything is anime as hell.
Revised sketch in the middle! I took elements that I liked from both the initial sketch and the traced sketch, and combined them to make the middle sketch. So I’m keeping the basic shape of the initial sketch, but using things I learned from the trace to make the sketch better. Tracing is useful as a tool to improve sketches and help pick up details, but be wary of just using traces for artworks. It can be perceived as lazy. Unless a deliberate rotoscope-like effect is what you’re aiming for, of course!
Final composition. I got the iron filings background off Google; the image is grainy since I had to resize it, so I’ll be redoing it in Illustrator once I’m done. (P.S. I actually flipped it some time after taking this screenshot, bc I decided I wanted Josh facing the right - I’m doing a version with Tyler as well, and when I put them side-by-side I want them facing each other. Josh is always on the left, so he has to face right!)
Lineart time! I lowered the opacity of the sketch layer to about 14%-17%, made a new layer on top, and used my slightly modified version of the G-pen to draw the lineart. (You can do the same thing with the normal G-pen, though. This is just a slightly personalised version.) Lineart is always the longest and most tedious step for me. It usually involves a lot of hitting command-z, a lot of redrawing the same line over and over, and copious amounts of swearing :) if there’s an easy, stress-free way of drawing lineart, I haven’t found it yet!!
Even with the stabiliser set to the second-highest setting to avoid shakiness, it’s still really hard to make a line exactly how I want it. So many other factors like angle, line weight, length etc all come into play, and I really struggle with getting my hands steady enough to co-operate. A lot of artists I know also struggle with lineart, so I think it might just be one of those things that are always going to be annoying and hard and tedious!!
It’s a nice process when you get into a rhythm, though. I like it when I get really focused on it, so I stop thinking about anything else. It can be really therapeutic - when it’s not being frustrating!
Flats! For flats, I use the Magic Wand tool to select areas of the same colour. My Magic Wand is set to expand the selection area by 3 pixels, so a bigger area than the actual space is selected. Then I fill them in with that colour on a layer UNDERNEATH the lineart. Expanding the selection area (and so the area of colour) allows the lineart to overlap the colour slightly, so you don’t end up with white edges.
I try to keep each colour on a separate layer.
Shading time! (here’s where I flipped the image haha).
I made a new layer on top of the flat skin-colour layer, then clipped it to the skin-colour layer. This means that anything I paint outside the skin-colour layer’s area becomes invisible, so I can paint freely without worrying about staying inside the lines. Which is super handy! (I was never a colour-inside-the-lines kind of kid. I’m way too lazy for that.) I used the G-pen to colour the slightly darker orangey skin-tone, and the bluish-grey shade (both on separate clipped layers). Hence the hard edges on those shades. Then above those layers, I painted on the pinks and white/yellow highlights with the Watercolour tool, so those colours were nice and soft.
The crosshatching is actually a dark blue colour, lighter than the scarf. It’s set on top of all the colours. I set the layer mode to Colour Burn, which causes it to interact with the colours below it in fun ways, creating those super saturated reds and pinks.
I painted the jeans/scarf/boots with a lighter blue colour using the Watercolour tool.
Then I created highlights with the G-pen set to a low opacity, layering up the lighter colour.
I used the same technique for the shirt and jacket, except I started with a light base colour and shaded it with a darker blue. Right at the end, I highlighted the shirt+jacket with white using the Watercolour tool, just to brighten it a bit.
I painted the hair using the G-pen, using a bright red for highlights, and darker pinkish-red for shades. Both on separate layers above the base hair colour, remember!
For more highlights, I painted pink strokes on a layer above the hair shading (technically a desaturated light red - as you can see on the colour wheel in the screenshot, hopefully!!), then set the layer mode to Glow Dodge, which creates that extra highlighting effect.
Once all the shading was done, I locked the transparency of the lineart layers, and then coloured the lineart - so dark reddish-purple for the hair, dark blue for the white clothes, and VERY dark blue for the black clothes! I don’t do that for all my drawings - I actually like it when the colour scheme is cohesive enough that I can use one colour for all the lines. But with tøp fanart, I like to leave the lines a dark colour (usually blue-black), and colour the lineart surrounding red objects, like Josh’s hair or Tyler’s socks. Dark red lines usually look better with red objects than dark blue.
In this screenshot you can see I gave him red eyeshadow - that was added in after everything else was done. I just did that on a new layer (clipped to the skin tone layer above all the other shading layers) with the Watercolour tool!
And with that, I think Josh is done! Or Dun. Dammit. Now I just need to draw Tyler *weeps quietly*
I hope that helps! I think a couple of people have actually asked for a tutorial/process-record now, so I hope this is okay! :)