• “we’re good and loyal comrades and our favorite color’s red” • really any time they say “comrade” is hilarious to me for some reason • “two cans of beans?” “dONE” • the music for ‘In My Dreams’ (the whole song, really) • “keeping up my courage, foolish as it seems” (DO U EVER CRY) • “am I floating?” “like a sinking boat” • “i’VE HAD it, and I HATe you both” • “Annyaa, dARLING” • Derek belting out “myyyy peEtersBUUUURG” • the orchestra in OUAD • the lil nod to 'In The Dark Of The Night’ during 'Stay, I Pray You’ • “meet the royal…mess” • “what a lovely day for a TOtally illEGAL, LOVELY gEtaWAAYY” • the final note in 'Still’ • “it’s very trAAGIC” • *disappointed voice* “we’re not dead now, we’re in FrANce instead now” • “ever since that first day I saw you at court I knew I was beneath you” “you were right darling, you were” • the 'Learn To Do It (Reprise)’ music from the movie being woven into 'The Countess and the Common Man’ • “and everything was perfect” “til you sTOLE my diamond ring” • CHRISTY AND DEREK’S VOICES DURING 'In A Crowd Of Thousands’ (my emotions, y'all) • “with the sun in my eyes, yOU were goneeee” • the way the Swan Lake music seamlessly blends in with 'Quartet At The Ballet’ • The voices overlapping during 'Quartet At The Ballet’ but joining up on the word 'Anastasia’ • “P-O-P-O-V!” • “WE HAVE A PAST TO BURY, ANYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA” • the choral “Once Upon a December” at the very end of the finale
Hi, I'm almost fully colour blind, (I can only see some shades of blue and yellow), but I think that I would really like purple. The way that my friends describe it, ex: regal, deep, rich, calme, ect Makes it sound right up my alley I'm quite sad that I'm unable to see them.
Purple is a good one. It’s a happy medium between two very different colors and somehow more interesting than either of them. Lots of “mystical” things are purple. It’s seen as regal and a little bit eccentric, but just about everybody likes it.
I might describe the song “Architeuthus” by Omniverse as a musical version of purple.
I know after the comic’s release, everyone has been fawning over genji and his nips…I’m just worried. This genji isn’t supposed to be hot(I don’t think)…he’s supposed to be terrifying, dominant, and full of rage. it’s scary…I’m think it’s supposed to show a time period in which he is still really fucked up, and is visually representing this with the patchwork machinery and color scheme. It’s not a good thing that genji was in blackwatch. And his appearance shows how much hanzo actually took away from him. If that genji was the current genji we have now, I would be scared OF and FOR him.
New idea for Pride variant things. Fancy spiral lollipops! It’s a more complicated coloring pattern than my other designs, so I just did an ace lollipop for now. If anyone really wants to see another flag done, then ask & I’ll do it for you when I can.
I was looking trough your art and saw the paintings you did, and I totally fell in love with them! Your paintings are truly amazing! Do you maybe have some tips on how to do them? I'm trying to switch to painting but I just can't get it right :/ and it's really hard to find a good tool ;-;
I have this process gif and the only thing I can add is that if you’re having trouble seeing a drawing or if the colors mix up too much, do it in grayscale.
Now if you’re not familiar with it throw something like “grayscale tutorial” on google, you’ll need a whole tutorial and someone that can actually explain it properly for you, but it’ll be worth it!
About the tool, that really is entirely on you, a lot of artists just go with standard hard/soft brushes, I’m more comfortable with crispy pencil like things and rough ones (they’re literally named “rough” on SAI). You just need to keep tweaking and trying things out, it took me quite a while to find which settings I like better and I thought I would never find something that worked well for me on a digital pen, but I did! So don’t be discouraged and first and foremost focus on having fun when you’re drawing.
"Yeah, I'm a legend. You know, they call me the cautionary whale."
"I never realize how much I like being home unless I've been somewhere really different for a while."
- "That's a wise choice because I knew this girl who like had this crazy freak out because she took too many behavioral meds at once and she like ripped off her clothes, and dove into the fountain at Ridgedale Mall and was like, 'Blah I am a Kracken from the sea!.'"
- "I heard that was you."
- "I'm going to really start looking like a dork soon. Will you still think I'm cute if I'm huge?"
- "I always think you're cute. I think you're beautiful."
"Look, in my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you, the right person is still going to think the sun shines out your ass. That's the kind of person that's worth sticking with."
- "Wow your shorts are like especially gold today."
- "My mom uses color safe bleach."
- "Go Carol."
"Yeah I came as soon as I got that ultrasound goo off my pelvis. It was crazy actually, my step-mom verbally abused the ultrasound tech and we got escorted off the premises."
"Well, honey, doctors are sadists who like to play God and watch lesser people scream..."
"I'm gonna stop wearing underwear. Raise my sperm count."
"I need to know that it's possible that two people can stay happy together forever."
"As boyfriends go, Paulie Bleeker is totally boss. He is the cheese to my macaroni. And I know people are supposed to fall in love before they reproduce, but - I guess normalcy isn't really our style."
- "You're, like, the coolest person I've ever met, and you don't even have to try, you know..."
i spent over an hour looking at your blog and art. i'm so in love. do you have any tips on anatomy, poses, and expressions? what have you used for references? keep up the good work!!!
thank you anon ;;w;;!!!!!
im not an expert at these sorts of things…. im still learning myself lol!!! although its really just a matter of trial and error and years worth of practice for anatomy… i posted a tutorial about anatomy and proportions a little bit here. but to elaborate, something that will REALLY help with anatomy is familiarizing yourself with muscles and their form, that way its easier to portion limbs etc.
AAAAHHH ODDLY COLORED TITANS LOL
this can help with things like shading and cloth folds, trying to imagine them as 3d shapes rather than something flat.
also, its crucial to not focus on one thing while your drawing when youre in the sketching process. its good to step back from your artwork and look at it as a whole to see how things are unified etc. if you concentrate too hard (i.g. the face) you end up tunnel vision-ing yourself and as a result skew your proportions to some degree (although some artists can sketch a face and nail their proportions still lol). i like starting off with basic shapes like squares and cylinders to sketch limbs and the like, and then fill in details as i go. now you can draw all the poses you want lol!!! (there is a bit of perspective play here, but thats another subject all on its own)
as for expressions, i have another tutorial here lol.
the key things here is details to portray a strong expression. its really hard to portray an expressions strongly without body language, so thats a crucial thing to pay attention to also. kind of like tense shoulders for emotions like anger or sadness, maybe a slump for more intense expressions like grief.
make use of things like eyebrows too!!! for angered and sad expressions, furrow the eyebrows more than you usually would. and eyebrows sitting higher to represent surprise or happiness. adding wrinkles really makes it convincing, dont be afraid that the expressions will look ‘ugly’ because of wrinkles NO YOURE DOING IT RIGHT!!!
here are a few emotions (there are so many emotions and varying degrees lol)
for references, i like looking at other artists that i follow to see their style and method to go about expressions and proportions lol, and practice multiple times to draw it correctly. in the end, it really boils down to practicing for countless hours and times drawing what people think are naked people lol to really refine drawing anatomy, expressions, and proportions lol… hope that helps!!!
Hey! True question this time: I love you Queen of Otayuri .... Oops no, that's not it! I mean, what software do you use to draw? I am very curious to see how you colorize. I repeat it, but I'm really a fan! I am a child who learns, the eyes full of stars in front of you.
I’m not queen of otayuri please stahp it x”“D OK I’ll do a kind of simple anime style coloring tutorial. it’s my own coloring style and it’s pretty much saves time, wants to make some simple artworks, or used when you’re too lazy to color.
I actually not good at explaining things to people…. I hope you can understand..(｡ŏ﹏ŏ)
I used to use SAI but decide to try this one and I personally like it. but a lot of my friends still use SAI. any software is good, it’s just you who decide to make your drawings look fab
let’s use otayuri ministop for example cuz it has everything I need to explain (my) anime style coloring. (i said my style because everyone has their own coloring style)
any kind of coloring style always needs base color (idk what to say in here)
use G-pen or Marker to color and shade. or any kind of brush that have no blending effect. shade some parts that have depth like the back of Yuri’s neck, under the chin. Beka’s armpits, Yuri’s elbow, etc. make sure to set the light source first to decide which part that need shadows.
use light color to shade
lightning not only use for hairs but also for clothing. if your character wears spandex then you have to add lightning on it because spandex
is elastic. since they’re not wearing any elastic or shiny clothing material I didn’t added lightning to their clothes
layer clip is awesome. sometimes you see your lining is too conspicuous that’s where the layer clip help to solve the problem. I use it on Yuri’s blush and the plastic cup Beka holds
last I add more layer to give thin strands for the plastic cup and tiny dots on Beka’s eyes
to make an artwork looks so fabulous all you have to do is keep doing experiments. such as add effects like glows, sparkles, add variety of colors, add tiny details.
take note that you can’t be a pro in a few days/weeks/months without practicing a lot. I took 5 years or more to be like now x”D I’m lazy
not everyone spend their 5 years on improving. some only need a few months or years to be so good at drawing, and some need their whole life to improve cuz all they do is just complaining at their own drawings and jealous on other people’s drawings instead of practicing. choose wisely.
that’s all… I think.. and thank you for reading (´エ｀；)
i just saw your hand study and I'm???? how????????? i saw your amazing tutorial for lineart, could you make one on how you painted their hands? pls?? i've been staring at this for an hour
aww thanks anon
as for a tutorial, I’m not too sure how helpful this’ll be. I’m entirely self taught and really only know what works for me. also, that hand study was just meant to be stress-free practice for
without line art. but I’ll give it a shot!
I think the most important thing is to find a good reference photo. something with relatively high resolution, good values, a nice color palette, and shows perspective and proportions well. this ^ is jin’s hand from a fansign pic courtesy of SWEETPINK. Idk if it makes sense, but something I think about when choosing ref photos is, “would someone think this image looks strange if they knew it was drawn?”
As for the actual painting:
1. I used a really messy/painty sort of brush to force myself to not wory so much about realism. first block out the general proportions and shape using a midtone, not worrying about being neat
2-3. next I start blocking in values to get a better idea of lighting and form
4-5. then it’s really just gradually rendering out the details, usually requiring making the brush smaller and making sure to maintain saturation when picking colors. I try not to rely on using the color picker tool bc I find that it tends to desaturate the chosen color, so just be aware of that.
6. lastly, I know the last two look pretty similar, but in 6 I went in with the burn and dodge tools to help increase contrast between the highlights and shadows. obviously you can do the same with color correction and messing with brightness/contrast under Image > Adjustments (in Photoshop CC). This is mainly to make the image really pop and emphasize form.
And that’s really it? I’m sorry anon, I’m terrible about explaining my process bc I just sort of wing it like 95% of the time. here’s all the stages together:
I hope this was at least somewhat helpful?? I promise, I’m still learning myself, and am also constantly changing my process. just remember, there’s no correct way of drawing anything!
(original hand study referenced can be found here)
I know this is a bit more serious than your normal awesome anons so I'm sorry, but I really look up to you as an artist and wanted to know if/how you deal with negative feelings about your art? I just spent the past hour trying to draw anything remotely good and I'm crying and so frustrated and hopeless. It doesn't help that I keep giving up for months on end but it's so hard to deal with. Do you have any advice? I'm sorry you don't have to answer I know it's not a cute or funny ask I'm sorry
Please don’t feel the need to apologize, I appreciate your ask, it’s okay! I understand what you’re going through, especially since I constantly feel like I’m disappointing myself or that I can do so much better. For me, I think the best
thing to do is to not deprecate yourself. You’re doing your best, and it’s amazing that you decided to pick up a pencil today, you’re doing great already!
Try to find the things that you’ve done well in your
drawings! Maybe that one brush stroke was really smooth and your lines are
amazing or that color looks really good and that one circle actually looks like
a circle. Even if it’s a really small detail or something you liked during your
drawing process, then you’re succeeding !!
Take your time, and be lenient with yourself. If it feels
like you’ve been drawing for hours and nothing turns out the way you want it
to, take a break. you can come back to it later, you did your best for the day,
it’s okay Allow yourself to doodle whatever else is on your mind without thinking about how good it should turn out, kind of like as stress-reliever or just to blep down silly ideas
Be proud of what you can do because you’re giving it your all, you’re
constantly improving with every line you make, and you’re the only one who can draw the way you do! even if it wasn’t a complete piece, whatever you’ve drawn is already making you a better artist, so please keep going <: