i'm not pretty but... hell i love my hair in this pic


So I’ve had a few questions in the past asking how I colour my pictures and I’ve FINALLY got my ass into gear to create this post showing how. I’m pretty sure those with better equipment and more experience with digital may well cringe at my technique, but I sadly have to make do with what I’ve got and, at the very least, it gets the job done.

The example I’m using for this is my Phantom of the Opera Batjokes pic which can be seen properly here

1. So the program I use is GIMP. If you’ve not heard of it, it’s free art software that works like a basic version of programs such as Photoshop and can be downloaded online to pretty much any computer.

Once shaded, the drawing is scanned and opened up in GIMP. Now for this picture there is a lot of black and it looks messy as Hell and once upon a time I would’ve coloured all the black in with pencil but, to be honest, its just easier to colour the black in digitally and it saves my poor little 4B pencils from having to work quite so hard.

2. I'm very particular with the order of how I draw my pictures and colouring is no different. The first thing I colour is always the skin and it’s literally a case of putting the opacity level down pretty low and then just colouring over the section. It’s basic but it works :D

If I want a picture to be particularly vibrant I’ll adjust the opacity but generally I stick with keeping it quite low so the detail of the shading underneath isn’t lost.

3. Then it’s on to the Batsuit, which is usually coloured a pretty blue, because it fits in with the comics pretty well and I just like the way it looks, really. Of course my main go to reference for the suit is from The Dark Knight because I just frikkin love that Batsuit! Although, for this picture I’ve made the nose of the cowl more pointy because I thought it would fit in with the period feel more.

4. Now for Joker, it’s actually kinda hard to see any colour on there, but if you look carefully between this pic and the previous one you’ll see a difference:

The reason I use the turquoise for his skin is because with everything else coloured in, his skin kinda looks dull and lifeless if left untouched. But the hint of colour gives it a nice almost metallic effect that I really like. Of course the opacity is extremely low, because anything more would leave him looking like a Smurf and I think even J would struggle to pull off that look!

5. Now it’s on to the hair and eyebrows for J. I don’t have a set green I use, it differs depending on the kind of J I’m using and pretty much how I feel at the time. I do often go more towards the bluish hint with the greens though, cos dat purdy.

With the hair it’s usually one layer of colour, before highlighting a few strands just to make them stand out more. I don't often make the eyebrows as vibrant as the hair because it’s a bit much for the face otherwise.

6. And now one of my favourite bits to do! J has messy make up in this pic (which I always enjoy!) and instead of the normal paintbrush tool I use for everything else, I go for the airbrush one, just to make the smudged lipstick more realistic and to keep the edges soft.

For his eyes, they’re green but I add yellow highlights to make the green seem more acidic, cos J’s eyes ain’t just any ol’ green!

7. And then it’s colouring in J’s suit and, yeah, he may be the Phantom, but he still likes purple! It’s exactly the same process as the rest, just slapping the colour over the top.

8. So, with all the colouring done, it’s time to adjust the contrast and shading. I use the burn tool for that and just generally go over the entire picture two or three times until I think it looks right.

9. And then I fill in all the black sections…

10. …before colouring in the background and then using the burn tool again just to go over any parts that I think need a little extra adjustment, mainly around the eyes and the hair, just picking up the shadows that need to be a little bit darker.

11. Aaaaaaand we finally get to this! The finished product!

I’m just gonna take a moment to squee over how happy I am with the mask! I was worried at first, but after shading it looks ok woohoo! 

So I hope that was interesting and now you finally know all my arty secrets! (They’re absolutely not all that secret and pretty simple and basic but *shrugs*). If there is anything else you wanna know feel free to ask and as always thank you, thank you, thank you for all the support and kindness, it means the world to me. Y'all gorgeous!!!!


yasmin611jm  asked:

Hi, I'm a new monsta x fan literally it's been nearly two weeks and counting, I'm trying to find my bias in monsta x but I'm struggling so much 😭🙈 I'm torn between kihyung and I'M but then other members snatch my attention towards them 😭😭💜💚💙 please can you send me pictures of them each so I can distinguish them apart and who they are outside of mv becuase they are fine as hell on camera 👀👀👀 but once I know then outside music videos it'll be so much more simpler Thank you once again x

Omg this is such a cute ask! Thanks for sending it, and welcome to the fandom!

I want to say bias I.M because I.M is my own bias and I love him a lot a lot a lot but I understand the indecision. All the members are so handsome and charming and amazing that you’ll find your heart swaying a lot :D

I’m going to include pics from previous eras too, since you’ll probably watch some of Monsta X’s old shows :) A rather current group picture is below:

Left to right: Hyungwon, Minhyuk, Kihyun, I.M, Shownu, Wonho, Jooheon

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What Matters Most

For kikaiz. I-I had been writing this for a long time, drafting here a-and there, because I really wanted to write s-something with her OC Orna in it. I think… n-now might’ve been a good as time as any to finish it up and post it. So… here, M-Miss Kikai. I hope you feel better, a-and enjoy.

I-I forgot why I called it “what matters most” b-but… I tried to finish it anyway. I think it’s still good?

(With some inspiration from Lost in the Woods too. And a little bit from phantomrose96’s ghost speak series.)

What Matters Most

Danny couldn’t help but feel something familiar about the woods that surrounded him as he muttered bitterly and tried to pick his way through the trees. Flying above them wasn’t an option, and neither was using his ghost powers—his parents would spot him the moment he went ghost, either above the trees or on their radar.

It was just his luck that, for the first time on their semi-bi-annual camping trip, his parents had actually brought the ghost equipment. Jazz had tried to stop them, but they couldn’t do anything about it—they always had something on them, ever since the ghosts started attacking Amity park a few years ago.

So much for his mother’s old promises of, “No ghost hunting, no ghosts. Just us, bonding around the campfire.” And as annoying as he used to think it was when he was younger, he kind of missed that now.

He wondered if being lost because he fell off the stupid path while hiking was any better than just going ghost and hoping he wouldn’t be asked why Phantom was in the woods of all places.

His ghost sense went off, and he froze on the spot as the cold, misty puff of air passed his vision and faded.

His eyes flashed green and alert, narrowing as he surveyed his surroundings—okay, so maybe Danny Phantom showing up in the woods wouldn’t be so weird after all, if there was another ghost here. He almost hoped it was Skulker, because he always at least announced their presences with his booming voice in some way or another, and it would give him a great excuse, but the fact that the shiver in his spine was weak at best and that the ghost hadn’t shown up on his parents’ radar meant it was probably a weak ghost.

He heard a distant voice behind him before he felt its cold presence coming closer.


Danny spun around abruptly to face the ghost—but he stopped in his tracks when he saw what had approached him.

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Live Report - São Paulo 04/22
  • Hi there!
  • As I promise here is my live report.
  • M&G; It was fast, really, really fast. The first was Aoi, he is so tall and beautiful. He's a sunshine. I gave my hand to him and he smiled a little and said arigato.
  • The next was Reita (send me to my funeral PLEASIu) I was really nervous, they are soo tall, they all look happy, but if u know me a little u should know that → I LOVE Reita, not an ordinary love is unconditional. He grabbed my hand and I looked him in the eyes, he is so pretty, he said arigato (with my friend he said thank you) I keep holding his hands, looked him in the eyes, trying even a little capture that moment like pics in my memory, I said "I love you" he looked me in the eyes, he smiled, not a big smile, but a cute smile, and said arigato again
  • I don't know if they thought that I was japanese, but everyone said arigato, and with my friends they replied with "thank you" wharever.
  • The next one was Ruki, he is so beautiful, he was with one glove,pretty sure that this glove is from Before I decay era, he was reaaaally happy, he grabbed my hand with force, and said arigato, he was with a big smile.
  • The next one was Kai, I don't looked at him, cuz the staff pull me off, I just grabbed his hands and said arigato.
  • The last was Uruha, I looked at him, HE IS SO DAMN BEAUTIFUL, like "maaaan, how can u be like thAaAaAt?" He smiled and said arigato.
  • I cried soooo much before and after the meet
  • The staffs pratically throw the VIP shirt in us, but whatever, I bought 2 goods (tour shirt and a hoodie+VIP shirt)
  • Fanservice: Yeah, have, yeah was a lot.
  • Aoiha, reituki, uruki, uruta (reiha) A LOT
  • Okay, lets go to the shoOow
  • The show: It was really pontual in everything, the VIP was killing each other to be more close to them. The place is not the best, but the show was INCREDIBLE.
  • I don't remember every song but we sang ALL, even undying. Ruki loved.
  • Filth in the beauty: we are singing so loud that he stopped and put the micro to us, with the open arms. HE WAS SMILING IN A WAY THAT I WOULD NEVER FORGET.
  • Vortex: was amazing, Ruki let us sing the "I don't want become the fucking garbage like you" but we sing so loud the part of "Vortex of industry" and "The only thing you really know about me, oh you can't take my soul away from me." He smilled so so so so much with us singing the songs. Was the best smile EVER.
  • Headache man: Ruki again let us sing, the part of "we are the cause of you headache" he was so happy, I can't say how Ruki is incredible on the stage, the presence of his stage is absurd. At the point of turning him on my second favorite member after today. I just couldn't take my eyes of him.
  • Ominous: we sang the "sleep, count me down, again"
  • Ugly: even the scream part, WE SANG ALL THE SONG. RUKI LOVED SO MUCH, IM CRYING.
  • Like I said, I don't remember all the songs. I put the most "wow" moments.
  • Goods: 2 shirts and 1 hoodie.
  • Shirt one: World tour
  • Shirt two: Mal um (new logo)
  • Hoodie: RAD
  • Setlist:
  • 1-NIHIL
  • 2-DOGMA
  • 3-RAGE
  • 4-VORTEX
  • 5-LEECH
  • 8-DEUX
  • 10-INCUBUS
  • 11-HYENA
  • 12-UGLY
  • 13-UNDYING
  • Encore songs: Headache man, Agony e Tomorrow never dies
  • During the encore the fans don't stopped even for a minute to scream "encore" they came after about 5 minutes very smiling and clapping us.
  • Tomorrow never dies: Beautiful. I can't said how beautiful it was. Ruki said "This song is for you"
  • The music was amazing, all crying and singing the chorus. He threw water in my face, ruki thing, but it wasn't little WAS a LOT.
  • I was so close to them that I could see every detail of everyone, Reita was with his DAMN TONGUE FOR EVERYWHERE, Uruha was smirmiking and Aoi throuig kisses, when Ruki back to encore his sleeves was pulled and we could see his tattos PERFECTLY, they are beautiful. I was so close that I could see something that mostly dont know, amazingly, ruki has fur under his arms.
  • Final: the show was amazing, they loved how we sang everything, Ruki was shinning and happy and excited about our excitement. Ruki smiled a lot, he has a wonderful smile. He goes down, smile, jumped and always wanted us to do more noise (as if it were possible)
  • Uruha was smiling and trying to seduce all with their hair move, and body rolls, gentlemen - that man is SICK! Uruha is damn hot in a way that I can't explain
  • Aoi always swaying and blowing kisses.
  • Reita with that tongue * I ALMOST DIE WHEN HE CAME REALLY NEAR IN THE STAGE AND BEGAN TO LICK THE LIPS, I said, Jehovah, IM READY TO DIE * Reita was very excited, he is very friendly and charismatic, he turned, made those violent soils if he knocked and asked more and more noise.
  • Kai was thrilled with the also distributed, smiles and asked for more and more excitement.
  • The most beautiful moment? Tomorrow never dies and Filth in the beauty, we sang aaaaall the music (sang all the other also 2 lol) but Ruki was impressed and smiled so much. I will never forget that day and that smile.
  • UPDATE 1: Uruha fell on the stage **BUT HE IS OKAY NOW**
  • And Ruki slipped in the water he spat, but he laughed at himself after
  • UPDATE 2: Ruki during all the time was saying things like "C'mon Brazil" the "What what whay, say it" and always asking to do more noise, he was very happy, I can't describe how happy and smiling he was. He jumped with us, he was so excited seeing us and smile when we sang the songs so loud that he stopped and looked smiling and surprised of how we sang ALL and so high.
  • Fanservice:
  • Aoiha - I don't remember which song was but Uruha runned on Aoi direction and played on his front. Aoi was like "hell no bro" but the fans screamed so much that Aoi smiled and start to play with Uruha. Reita was looking at them.
  • Before Aoiha we have *MY FUCKING BROTP* ReitaxUruha, Reita rose in Uruha platform and Uruha stood on it too, they started playing back to each other and looked at each other and smiled with the noise of the fans.
  • Uruki - Hyena classic, but this time Ruki grabbed Uruha, and they look to each other and smiled cuz everyone was screaming SO MUCH
  • Reituki - During the pause of some song, Ruki was in front of Kai drums and then Reita came beside him and whispered something in his ear, they looked at each other and laughed.
  • Reituki 2 - Ruki was in his central plataform and Reita came playing his bass, put his foot on Ru plataform and Ruki put his arms on Reita, I don’t know if he tapped or slid his hands on Reita's neck.
  • I saw everything, it felt like I was watching a DVD of them, it was so close, so real, so beautiful. Don't have substantives, adjectives or even "bad language" to describe how amazing the show was.
Heroes Die Here (1/?)

Summary: Gavin and Dan grow up closer than brothers, in a bad town full of bad people, clinging to their ambitions of making a change - until fate and circumstance pull them apart.

Both think the other is gone forever, so the last thing they expect is to reunite on opposite sides of the law. And with the Fake AH Crew about to pull the heist of the century, it’s the worst time possible for Gavin’s past to come breathing down his neck.

(GTA AU OT6, platonic danvin)


America fucking sucked.

Dan had been here one damn day and already none of his charging cords worked, he’d offended numerous people on the way from the airport to the taxi to his apartment building by not tipping them properly, and now – to top things off – he was half an hour late on his first bloody day of work.

“Nice of you to finally join us, Gruchy,” the man at the head of the board room growled when he finally, rather sheepishly slunk into the conference room of the Achievement City FBI Precinct, juggling a briefcase in one hand and a half-finished coffee in the other.

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anonymous asked:

I would love to hear more about your impression of Harry. Did he meet your expectations?

I wouldn’t say he didn’t meet it but he was different from what I expected! It’s not a bad thing at all, though. First of all Harry is BEAUTIFUL irl. He’s soooo pretty. In pics his hair looks pretty dark brown but up close you can see it’s lighter? In the sun you can see sort of like amber and gold highlights?? And it’s so long and soft!!! In the back it goes down pretty far and his curls are so cute and bouncy…. Lord…… And he didn’t tie it up even once during my show in spite of how hot it was in Brussels, which made me super happy !!! 

Also I’ve mentioned this but HE’S SO SMALL. He’s pretty lean and flat from a sideways angle and his hips are so tiny and his legs are slender and he’s just !!! Like a real buff pencil. It makes no sense at all. Also, he is very lithe. Which also makes no sense. I can’t believe that someone as clumsy as him can have so much control over his body?? His pumping and grinding and stuff they’re all very controlled, his body does what he wants it to and it’s amazing to witness. 

What else?? Harry moves REALLY FAST. I’ve said this before also I’m sure but he’s sooo quick. He’s across the catwalk in 10 seconds… He’s always in motion. Every time I see gifs of Harry being cute I always imagined he’d sort of be in one place and interact with ppl- but I was mistaken. I have no idea how ppl manage to get pics and videos of Harry. I don’t think I even took a single good one. He just flits about like an angel!!!! Disappears and reappears somewhere else in seconds. And every time he reappears in front of you he looks even more beautiful? Like you forget how pretty he is or something. And then when you’re reminded again it takes your breath away. 

Also Harry doesn’t really interact with single members in the crowd that much. My personal impression is that he tries to bring maximum enjoyment for as many people as possible, as opposed to just a selected few. He’s extremely energetic and entertaining but on stage- he goes into like this popstar zone? He’s not Harry anymore. He’s Harry Styles from One Direction. He’s extremely invested in the show. Putting in a lot of effort to ensure that everyone gets what they’ve come for. He has a way of engaging large groups of people at once, and like in just one run from the A stage to the B stage he will have made sure that he’s interacted with all corners of the stadium. The people on the ground, the people on the stands, both sides. Pumping his arms one way, quickly flipping around and doing something else on the other side, immediately blowing kisses into the distance. It’s soooo weird and cool how he captures the attention of like 60k people at once. When I was looking at Harry I didn’t have a clue what the hell else was happening? I didn’t even know what song was being sung. He is magnetic. His gravity inescapable. 

One thing that kinda surprised me (I only speak for myself) a little is that he’s kinda quiet? Liam does a lot of crowd chit chat and reading of signs. Liam and Louis engage in banter, talk about nonsense (most of it I can’t make out bc the crowd around me is too noisy)… While Harry sticks to the big speeches. I think WWA tour fooled me a bit bc there was much more fan/Harry time cuz of the QnAs and different arrangement of stage. But in terms of words, Harry likes to address the whole crowd. It’s really fitting in a sense? Bc like I said earlier, he’s Harry StylesTM. Whether we wanna admit it or not, he’s kind of the face of the band in a way? Like ppl who don’t really know 1D well recognise him first etc. And he does all the thanking fans bit, all the lovey dovey parts. Other times he’s a bit reserved. He’s sooo measured with his words. He doesn’t pick up the mic to say silly things. Doesn’t really interrupt. Anything he says is kinda calculated? Maybe that’s not the right way to put it. Rather, he chooses his words carefully. The things he says are meaningful and leave an impression. Which is amazing and any time he said stuff I was a bit awestruck. But I really thought he would be more chatty. The thing I realized tho- what he doesn’t say in words he makes up for in movement. Mouth is shut but body is NON STOP. The way he engages everyone with his dancing (with blow up sex dolls….) and jumping and grinding and smirking and kiss-blowing. His crowd rallying skill is amazing. Who the hell else besides him can remain silent and still enrapture that many people?? It’s devastating and overwhelming. 

Also during our show (I think he does this often tho?) he made us all be quiet and tried to do that which side is louder thing ofc ppl screamed before his cue and he was like heyyyyyy and it was so cute and then he made us all do moaning sounds together I hate him……. 

Basically he is beautiful and UNREAL. Honestly, watching him is magic. So often I wasn’t sure if I’d just imagined him in front of me. Before you even process his beauty, he’s flitted off to like some other corner of the stage. I DON’T UNDERSTAND. SO STRESSFUL. Of course his singing is incredible too. His voice during the kinda slower folky type songs ?!! Killed me. 

I’m just !!!!!

He is SO MUCH. And yet not enough. I want more, more, more. 

anonymous asked:

I'm not trying to send hate mail, I don't understand why you keep making gifs of yourself. I get that you feel amazing in your current state and I'm honestly proud for all of the work that you put into yourself, but it seems slightly self absorbed that you keep posting pics of yourself winking and smiling at the camera. I followed you because of the stuff you posted and reblogged, not to have to constantly see you take pics of yourself and saying "starring Matty Diaz". We know who you are..

I was going to be snarky and a smart ass here, but let’s have this conversation, because I get the feeling that this is going to come up a lot.

1. Why do I keep making gifs of myself.

Well, aside from the fact that it’s.. like.. fun, I literally figured out how to make gifs from scratch 3 days ago. I’ve tried GIF apps and they’re all terrible, choppy, low quality, filtered or have awful water marks all over them. They don’t have the quality I need, so I decided to just follow some tutorials and learn to make them from scratch, through video files in Photoshop.

I’m still figuring out how to do them, and so I’ve been making a lot recently so I can fuck with the settings and file sizes and see what presets put together the smoothest gifs with the highest quality and lowest amount of choppiness so I can get the best possible file that still meets Tumblr’s weird and ridiculous file size constraints.

Besides, making gifs is fun. It’s like taking selfies that move! 

2. Why ARE you taking so many selfies recently?

Besides the fact that I’m cute as hell? 

Well if you go back a few days into my blog, you’ll see where I talked about some ideas I’ve been throwing around for attempting to be an alternative male model. I don’t meet the typical male model body type. I’m chubby, have excess skin, a goofy face, tattoos, piercings and a weird-ass haircut. I’ve got a lot of things working against me, and while my look is “unique” according to the people who’ve encouraged me into doing it, it’s definitely non-traditional.

So part of it is just to help me get more comfortable trying different “looks” and faces in front of the camera, so when I finally do some shoots coming up in the spring I feel more comfortable with others taking my photos and putting me in poses and shit.

This funnels back into the thing about me making gifs. I get so many comments calling me “handsome” and “gorgeous” on all my selfies, but I’ve rarely/never gotten those comments on videos I’ve posted for years, and I seldom get them in person. This has led to an underlying feeling that maybe I’m one of those people that “looks good” in still photos, but awful in person. Who knows? It happens.

So what’s a pretty simple solution? Selfies that move, of course.

They’re getting and overwhelmingly positive reaction though, so maybe I’m just one of those people who only looks good on the internet, Idunno.

3. What’s with this “Starring Matty Diaz” bullshit? We know who you are..

…You are aware of the fact that there are people besides my followers who see my posts, right?

The gifset I posted yesterday has over 130 notes as of the time I’m writing this. The gif I posted the other day about the shower hair has over 500 notes already, many of which are reblogs.

Those people have no fucking idea who I am when they see those gifs. That’s why I get at least 3 messages a day saying “I just found your blog and omg I love it” and stuff.

I’m probably going with Matty Diaz as a name if I really do pursue this attempt at alt modeling. I use permeations of my name for most of my stuff. I go by Matt Diaz. When I write/if my book gets published, it’ll get published under Matthew Joseph Diaz. And when I try this modeling thing, it’ll go under Matty Diaz. It keeps my shit close enough together so that if everything works out, it won’t be hard to find all of the things I’ve been a part of.

So that’s why.