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anonymous asked:

i cant believe how talented you are im literally in love with your art its honestly amazing, can i ask you how long it took you to learn how long it took you to define your art style and to use photoshop so well? i love drawing and last summer tried to dedicate my time to learn how to draw in photoshop and failed miserably, im afraid that its something that i'll just never get to do because of its complexibility, also figuring out an art style is hard, so anyway end of ranting love ur art bye

awww thank you so so much!!! So I actually am a bit clueless when it comes to Photoshop. I use paint tool sai (it’s like the watered down version of photoshop that’s like so much easier to understand!) So I’m in the same boat as you haha! 

And for how long it took to develop my art style… well… here’s a timeline? 

2006: No photgraphic evidence… shortly gave up after a year in 2007

2009: I tried again and was still terrible!

2010: Gave up and started working on more traditional art pieces. (bowls of fruit, etc.) 

2013: Eh… third times the charm, right? 

2014: I was just being stubborn at this point.

2015: Steadily practicing and ended up switching the way I draw entirely.

2016: Found a lot of time to practice this year, along with different tutorials and experimenting with brushes. There were so many drawings… so so many…

2017: And that all leads up to here :D 

My style is always evolving and will continue to do so for a while because I’m still learning :D So don’t give up! It takes a lot of effort into developing something of your own but it’s totally worth it, in the end! 

anonymous asked:

:0 can you do a tutorial for this edit? Mostly the word search part! Also thanks so much for making such awesome stuff Ily and ur edits /post/129348976012/ikon

How to make this gfx

Ok first you need to know that english is not my first language and i’m really really really bad at explaining things also this is my first time making a tutorial but i’ll try my best so pls bear with me. This is the final result.

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So I tried something...

A while back I found a picture on pintrest of a super cute crib (this was while I was making my first crib) but it was a bit too complex for me.

I started doing some blender tutorials and got help from some awesome people in this community and very slowly I actually managed to make it (slowly as in I have been working on it for months).

Soooo, this is my result :)

Youtube isn't an expert

This isn’t a story from me but from my mother who works at a car dealership.

She works in the warranty part of things so she gets the reports and cycles the payments out for the cars that come through service. I don’t understand car jargon so I’m not able to remember what parts she was talking about but, basically, a client of theirs had an issue with part of their engine. Instead of bringing it in to be looked at, he went on YouTube and found a tutorial for doing something similar yourself. Except he messed it up and didn’t put a part on correctly so it started spitting metal into the rest of the engine. He tried fixing that and basically created a small fire on his engine in the process so he finally called the dealership. A porter picked him up and then had the car towed to them.

She said the client was both embarrassed and upset, understandable, but kept copping an attitude with the guy in charge of the service department. Essentially the client didn’t want to pay the bill (the entire engine and a few other parts were needing to be replaced thanks to the guys muck up) and was demanding they do it for free. If it’s an issue caused by a mechanic they would but this was just stupidity. So then the client changed tactics and told them to buy his car off him and give him a free replacement car. What? No way. So the client stormed off.

So mom said about 10 minutes later a call got forwarded to her from service department. It was the client. He wanted a step by step reasoning for why he had to pay so much. So she explained workers time, parts ordering etc. This succeeded in making him even more mad. At this point mom just hung up on him and went out to service where the guy in charge was trying to explain why YouTube isn’t the best place for tutorials and the client kept pulling up videos on car repairs saying he should not have to pay so much because look how easy it is to find information on how to fix a car. 

The client eventually caved and agreed to the estimate. Then got mad again when he found out the car wasn’t already fixed. Client even refused a free rental until the car was fixed because ,“I want my car not some piece of shit.”

Yeah. Mom said he apparently is one of the more difficult clients and he keeps threatening to go to other dealerships. She will be so happy when he finally does.

While we here at Potterwatch applaud Hagrid’s spirit, we would urge against following Hagrid’s lead. Support Harry Potter parties are unwise in the present climate.

Did a trade with gaddingwithghouls based on Potterwatch! Mine is Pals of Potter with Remus Lupin and Lee Jordan :)


Some sample pages from Andrew Loomis’s series on how to draw comics, 1939-1961, concerning perspective and composition. (The changes in font and layout stem from the fact the pages come from different prints.)

I tried to collect the most useful pages, but of course I’m limited to only 10 images per post.

This is a follow-up of sorts of the Disney “how to draw comics” handouts I posted earlier, and which can be found HERE.

anonymous asked:

67(.)media).(tumblr(.)com/812263568b89eee08e89fb7a26754e9e/tumblr_ofrjq0OFB61ty1s4do2_540).(gif Can you do a tutorial for how to make this kind of gif style?

Hello!! I’d never really tried it myself and the tutorials I found were kinda confusing, so I ended up making my own tutorial after playing around with it….

Tutorial: How to Make Line Art Gifs

Difficulty: Easy - Medium
Time Allocation:  less than 10 minutes
Prior Understanding Requirement: it would be helpful to know how to make gifs beforehand and have some general photoshop knowledge.

Please Note: If you do not have an extended or portable version of photoshop, you won’t be able to do it with the method I’m going to show you (since those versions don’t have the timeline option and this is the only method I know I’m sorry;;)

Final Result:

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HELA Cosplay (Thor 3 Ragnarok)

I wanted to give you a tutorial for Hela. Since there was only one trailer with few pictures and even lesser detail I tried what I could.If you have found bigger issues, please tell me so ^^ The sketches are just rough ones, so they’re not entirely accurate yet.Her crown will be a nightmare. Won’t make it thaaat big and also “breakable” without sharp edges so I can wear it on a convention.

Hope I’ll make it in time.

Please share ^^ Your support will help me get through this ^^

anonymous asked:

hi! your doodled on character posters r so cute!! do you have a tutorial on how to make those lil doodles? i've tried but i can't seem to find a tutorial on how to animate the doodles

Aww thank you so much sweety, I’m glad that you like them ! Well it’s actually pretty easy to make them but I remember that I didn’t found a tutorial either when I started to make these doodle things. So I’ll just try to explain it under the cut :) I’m not that good at explaining tho sorry haha 

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I was trying out triangle shading from that tutorial by crotah there, I love triangles. So I was a bit dissapointed in myself that I never though of something like that before :’D

Didn’t really go all out w it, tried to do smth else with hair so it wouldn’t be just copying the style… I’d feel weird. Also I’m lazy and hair takes time:p

how to get into sfx (”horror”) makeup

I recently made a post about how to get into makeup, but in it I only talked about traditional, “pretty” makeup. I didn’t address the creepier side of it at all. I’ve heard a LOT of people say that they think SFX makeup is really interesting and that they would love to start experimenting with it, but they have no idea what products to buy or how to use them. I’ll warn you now – FX products are not cheap, and some of them can be a little intimidating the first time you use them, but once you get used to working with them, it’s really fun! With this kind of makeup, you can really transform yourself; the only limit is your imagination. I’ve only been into SFX for the last year or so, so I’m still learning and building up experience, but I think I’ve more or less mastered the basics. I feel like this kind of makeup is really more of an art form than traditional makeup, and (as with any other kind of art) you can really see yourself progress as an artist over time.

like with traditional makeup, there’s a few basic products that I recommend starting your collection with:

  • liquid latex (This is probably the product you’ll use the most in your projects. It’s easy to use, easy to remove, and not too expensive. Latex is most commonly used to create “fake skin” for fake wounds.)
  • face paint (Unfortunately, I can’t link you to the palette I use, because it came as part of a makeup kit. There are three common formulas: water-activated paints, alcohol-activated paints, and cream paints/grease paints. I recommend starting out with cream paints, because they’re the safest, easiest to use, and most forgiving of the three.)
  • a bruise wheel (These are special paints with a creamy, easy-to-blend formula, used to create realistic-looking bruises. If you don’t want to buy one, you can get the same effect with a combination of very dark red lipstick and black eyeshadow. I do recommend the bruise wheel though, because the yellow and green colors are really good for making your skin look sick or infected.)
  • coagulated blood (There are two types of fake blood. This one is the thick, clotted, nauseating kind. It doesn’t smear or run as easily as the more liquid-y blood does, and it adds an extra layer of icky texture to wounds.)
  • squirt blood/fresh blood/standard fake blood (This stuff looks like fresh blood. Different brands market it under different names, but they’re all the same: runny, deep red, and a complete mess. It’s super fun to work with, but you WILL ruin whatever clothes you’re wearing.)

Those products cover the basics, and it’s a good idea to master them before you move on to less forgiving SFX products. If you need ideas/examples, try one of these tutorials: x x  They’re both pretty easy, so they’re good “first attempt” looks to help you get used to the products.

Here are some other commonly-used FX products that you might run into:

  • rigid collodion (This is one of the scariest FX products to use, so I definitely DO NOT recommend experimenting with it until you’ve mastered the basics. This product puckers your skin in a way that creates very realistic fake scars, but if you don’t remove it properly, or apply it in the same place several days in a row, or put it on your lips or eyes, you could seriously damage your skin. I HAVE used it before and I was fine, so you don’t need to be afraid of it, but if you’re going to use it, be careful and make sure you know what you’re doing.)   
  • scar wax (This is literally just modelling wax for your face. I’ve seen it used with rigid collodion or alone to create scars or wounds, and used on its own to make prosthetic noses and brows. I have some, but haven’t used it yet, but my understanding is that it’s very easy to use.)
  • spirit gum (This is an adhesive, used for gluing prosthetics to your face. I’m pretty sure you need a special removal liquid to get it off, but I haven’t used it yet so I am by no means an expert. On the rare occasion that I do have prosthetics, I just glue them on with a little liquid latex.)
  • tooth fx (It’s paint for your teeth. You have to make sure your teeth are completely dry before you can put it on, and you have to make sure the paint is dry before you can close your mouth, but it looks really cool. It comes in lots of colors, from black to blood red to nicotine yellow.) 

Honestly, if you’re serious about getting into SFX, I recommend getting a stage makeup kit. It’s the easiest way to get all the basic products at once, and it’s actually cheaper than buying them all individually (like I said, FX products aren’t cheap). I got the Mehron Special FX Kit (which has all of the products I mentioned in this post in it) for my birthday last year, and it’s been a really great introduction. While some of the products aren’t the best quality, they’re good for learning and starting out. As you run out of things, you can replace them with better quality products.

Here are some tips and tricks to remember when you’re working with these new products:

  • ALWAYS DO AN ALLERGY TEST BEFORE USING A PRODUCT ON YOUR FACE. Testing products is really easy: I just apply them to the back of my non-dominant hand and leave them on for a couple of hours to see if I have a reaction. The only time I’ve used rigid collodion was when I recreated the Outsider’s brand from Dishonored, which doubled as my allergy test for the product. (And it did break me out, so I don’t use collodion anymore.) I really cannot stress how important allergy tests are – this is definitely a “better safe than sorry” kind of thing. 
  • You can use spirit gum near (but not on) your hair, as long as you have the proper removal liquid to get it off. This makes spirit gum the ideal adhesive for attaching things like elf ears, horns, ect.
  • With the bruise wheel, a little product and a lot of blending goes a long way. 
  • If you plan to work with latex a lot, I recommend buying a ton of cheap cosmetic wedge sponges to apply it with, because you will ruin every sponge you use for latex after one use.
  • Like with pretty makeup, I recommend buying a set of professional makeup brushes for this. DO NOT USE YOUR REGULAR BRUSHES FOR FX MAKEUP. YOU WILL RUIN THEM. (The Mehron kit I have came with several brushes, and you could also use normal paintbrushes as long as they’re soft and made from material you aren’t allergic to.)
  • You can create realistic-looking fake skin by layering liquid latex with very thin strips of tissue paper. Warning: doing this takes forever, because you have to wait for each layer to dry completely before adding the next one.
  • Don’t worry if your makeup doesn’t end up looking exactly like it did in your head, or exactly like your reference picture. SFX looks are very forgiving, because they don’t have to be neat, or pretty, or symmetrical. In fact, for most horror makeup, messier is better.
  • Contouring the hollows of your cheeks and your temples with a black or dark grey eyeshadow is a great way to instantly look more sunken in and skeletal (especially if you already have a white or grey foundation on). 
  • You can make your own foundation shades for whatever monster you’re creating by mixing face paint (or matte eyeshadow pigments) with your normal foundation. Foundation + white face paint = vampire. Foundation + grey (and maybe a tiny bit of green) paint = rotting corpse/zombie. And mixing your own colors is really fun! 

And finally,

  • Don’t be afraid to try new things, and don’t expect all of your SFX looks to turn out the way you wanted them to, especially at first. No one starts out as an expert. Remember the first time you tried to use liquid eyeliner? Be patient with yourself, and take on new challenges as you master basic skills. 

I hope at least a few of you found this helpful. If you have any additional questions, feedback, or product recommendations, or if you’re an old SFX pro who has advice/constructive criticism for me, please message me! I love hearing from you guys! I’m also open to take requests for tutorials (horror makeup or traditional makeup), if there’s something specific you want to know how to do (or at least see my take on it). 

fukushea  asked:

Hello! I found your ms paint tutorial and I wanted to ask how exactly you're able to cut our the sketch and insert the more clean drawing? Excuse me if this is an annoying question for something simple, but I've tried doing your step-by-step and I keep coloring my bg with my sketch color, if that makes sense.

man its… ms paint… come on.


So I found a tutorial that shows you how to do guy make up and I tried it out (with sloppy results) but I was fairly happy with it and made a post on it here!


But the longer I looked the longer I was like….wait…WAIT! So I like grabbed some eyeliner and this crusty old bomber jacket that’s coming apart and DO YOU KNOW WHO I LOOK LIKE????

Dude just give me some spikey hair and goggles and I’m ready to cosplay this shit!!!

Body Stitching Tutorial

So I made a tutorial because it was requested! I’d like to start off by saying that i’m no professional, I taught myself how to do this. Also I don’t have any kind of special equipment for recording or anything so i’m making this tutorial to the best of my ability. I’ll put the tutorial under the read more. 

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and it’s finished! oh man, i really ended up putting A LOT of effort into this and i feel like i can be proud :D 

i mean i even re-drew the WHOLE lineart. it was pretty crappy tbh I MEAN THE WHOLE LINEART!
yeah so anyway i also tried following some tutorials for the coloring instead of just going randomly like i usually do for the shading, aaannnd, well, it took me like two days in total haha…

flowers are beautiful but fast to disappear, just like human life! :D aren’t i deep

i love how tales of graces f’s moral is “we’ll solve eveything with the power of friendship” but then you play the epilogue and it becomes “EVERYONE IS GONNA DIE ONE DAY AND THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT”

Seriously, Sophie should just found a “i’m basicly immortal and all of my human friends are gonna die before me” club, i’m sure several others Tales of characters would be “happy” to join and they could bond over their traumas!

anonymous asked:

This is embarrassing but I'm a fourth year and I have yet to make a group of friends that I hang out with at uni. I have friends who I've met in tutorials but once the semesters over it becomes more of the casual hi if we bump into each other again. I've tried joining societies and stuff but they often pick outgoing, 'fun' people. I'm comfortable being by myself but I do feel envious when I see groups of friends laughing together or going on outings together.

Hey there! I think it’s actually perfectly fine to not have found a group of friends that you hang out at university - sometimes you just don’t click or the circumstances aren’t right. Personally, I’m actually ~kind of~ in this situation myself, but I’m pretty aware of why it’s come about. I hope that I don’t sound pretentious in any of the writing below, but seeing as you haven’t left a specific question, I’ll just shed some insight into what I feel about this issue in a discussive manner.

I guess what you should do depends on what you want at the moment. Do you really want like a close uni friend, or do you really want a group that you hang out with outside of class? Do you have a specific person or group that you actually want to hang out with or you want to have those experiences? Do you have the time to invest in developing a deep friendship? Are you the type of person who chats to others online to keep in touch with them?

Firstly, you sound like an introvert - you’re comfortable by yourself, but it’s not like introverts like being lonely right? Sounds exactly like me! We want to be alone, but we don’t want to be lonely :) Or rather, we’re talkative but it depends on the person - with acquaintences I sometimes am the most talkative person, asking them about everything from their taste in food to their taste in music despite the fact that I am someone who listens strictly to kpop; other times I really don’t say much more than some light-hearted small talk for social conventions and politeness rather than out of any particular interest in that person themselves. Perhaps this is being childish, but I’m someone who’s well aware of my personality and the choices I make socially. As a result, if the other person doesn’t seem that interested in talking to me, sometimes you can end up running out of questions you want to ask them and in the long run you don’t really foster a relationship in which you can invite each other out to events.

Secondly, I guess the nature of university is to be a breeding ground for quantity rather than quality of friendships; however, some people would argue it’s what you make of it. Yes, we end up meeting so many people at university, but usually we’re only in contact with them regularly for one semester - so that results in the situation where you just casually wave hi once you don’t see them face to face. The two people in this situation aren’t the type to contact others through text messages or social media, or if they are, they probably aren’t the type to initiate. If you want to have a continuing friendship with them, then usually it’s not that hard to message them occasionally and ask if they want to keep in touch over lunch. But funnily enough, it’s hard to actually put that into action because the university workload picks up again quickly… and yeah, you guessed it, right around the time that we want to contact those people. In some cases, talking more and going out to eat lunch with these people regularly during the actual semester that we meet them will end up making them more likely to contact you back afterwards, but it does detract from the amount of time you have to do other things. You’ll probably need to invest a significant amount of time regularly contacting an acquaintence online before you end up being more steadfast friends who will face the tides of semester course changes with you.

If you want to go out in group outings, it’s somewhat like pot luck; sometimes you hang out with someone but then they never invite you to hang out with the group. Then you have the other situation occurring as well, where someone you spoke with like three times ends up inviting you to a group event hahaha

Thirdly, I have to say that in my experience, societies choosing more outgoing, “fun” people isn’t necessarily the rule; I mean, everyone can join a group, you don’t have to be chosen to get into a group, only to be an executive member. It’s perfectly fine to join a group and end up making friends with just a few people there; it’s most likely a misconception that you have, rather than the rule of thumb. The other thing is that people who join clubs go there with the mentality that they will have to do the networking thing and small talk with other people in order to get really into the group, so I mean you’ll generally get a positive interaction when you go if you just introduce yourself. However, the same is probably expected of you, so if you don’t want to put yourself out there, you don’t have to go. I’m not saying that in a negative way; if you want to join a club to make some friends, it’s just that there are a lot of social conventions that you need to follow to really chip a friendship out of the unhewn social conglomeration that a club exemplifies. So I mean to say that it’s not everyone’s cup of tea as far as making new friends goes.

Lastly, another case is that you just haven’t met someone you’ve clicked with; there are probably people reading this who think - there’s thousands of people out there, how can you not have found someone to click with? But it’s true the other way - there are thousands of people who just won’t click with those first thousand people. There are people who can get along with many people, and there are people who can’t, so I hope that people can be more openminded when they meet someone who doesn’t seem to mesh well with other people. I think studyblr is a great example of how welcoming tumblr can be, so please extend that sense of welcoming to someone else you might not really know in real life; they might just be unsure and waiting for that lunch invitation y'know? Going back to anon, maybe there’s a trait you don’t particularly like in others, or a trait that others don’t like in you, but it’s fine because not everyone will like you, and it’s okay to wait for someone who will. I mean, 5-6 years tends to be the longer end for most university students? And that’s only a small portion of your life, so no worries!

Hope it’s given you some food for thought anon! Once again, I’m just discussing the possibilities here, so don’t feel like I’m assuming something of you - I mean I don’t really know enough about you from such a short message to make huge assumptions about what you feel anyway. If you want to pm me, feel free to!


Holy fucking shit they’re terrible.

I’ve stared at this for like five minutes but I don’t even care because it’s basically art. 

Last year I bought what I thought was a bunch of nice finely tipped pens but were actually art pens so I tried to teach myself how to draw and drew a lot of roses because that was the first tutorial I found and so when I first saw this I was like, well maybe that’s just how the petal is. But there’s literally no need for a ninety-degree angle petal on this rose amongst the softer edges of all the other ones and now I need to go lie down so thanks a lot.