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aka “Wash shipping chart” 

silverskye13  asked:

Hello! I've been really admiring your colored pencil work and was wondering if you had any tips or suggestions on how to blend colors? Or maybe any good references/tutorials I could look at? Thank you very much regardless, and I hope you have a good day!

Hi ! I hope you don’t mind me publishing this publicly, because I’ve been thinking about sharing some traditional art tips I’ve discovered over the years and this ask is the perfect occasion to do it.

Okay first of all I’m self-taught and never been to art school so maybe some the things I’m gonna say are actually bad ! Take it with a grain of salt and experiment yourself ! Also this is gonna be about coloured pencils only so… Yeah.

Okay so :

- I know the tool doesn’t make the artist but when it comes to coloured pencils it makes a great fucken difference whether your pencils are 1euro offbrand Rik et Rok at Auchan or… Better quality. If you’re really determined to work traditionally with pencils, you should think about getting some good pencils, where they have more pigment and a thicker consistence. I’m partial to Faber-Castell Polychromos but they’re very pricey so if you find another good brand that’s cheaper go for it (also hit me up ahah)

- Every brand is different. As I said, I primarily use Faber-Castell but recently my aunt gave me another brand that is a also “quality brand” (I don’t have the box at my flat so I don’t remember the name) but while the colours were really vibrant they also spread and smudged much more easily. I didn’t really like it, but if you’re used to it, I’m sure you can do great stuff !

- Also, use untextured paper. I don’t know why they say grainy paper is ideal for pencils ahah ^^ It gives a weird pixel effect when you scan it because of the tiny white holes you can’t fill with your pencil. I like smooth Canson paper better ! I use Exacompta paper but I mean there are a ton of brands who offer the same stuff.

- You can sketch with a mechanical pencil and everything but you shouldn’t keep graphite pencil on your page when you colour, otherwise your colours are going to get a weird greyish colour and it’s just Ugly. For me it’s the hard part of drawing digitally: I sketch with a mechanical pencil, then I take a coloured pencil and erase every line to trace over it with the coloured pencil. It’s boring and hard but it’s for the greater good.

- When you line with the coloured pencil, take an “in between colour”, like that’s what I call some colours that blend well with everything ? Because lines will smudge so you want to avoid clashes. Dark colours such as purple or black I tend to avoid because huge dark smudges aren’t a good look, unless you’re going for something in that colour palette. Same for all other colours, especially blues (cause the SECOND you use yellow it’s Over - be super careful with yellow and blue I’m warning you so you can avoid my fate). I usually take a deep pink (magenta) because pink is the ideal blend colour since it’s between warm and cool tones. Sometimes when I want to go for a more natural look I use browns that blend well too.

- Also once you’re done colouring reline everything because smudged/less clear/less vibrant lines

- I tend to line everything with the same colour so there is continuity within the drawing. I use other colours for when I want a certain item to pop up.

- Pink is your ultimate best friend. Want to make that gradient between yellow and blue ? Use pink in the middle. It works for everything. I love pink.

- The trick is, go lightly at first, then add more and more layers. Think a bit like digital layers ? You do your flats first (rough colours, you don’t even have to fill it all properly like you can leave some white), then you put a layer of another colour (usually with the strokes in another direction like if your first colour has vertical strokes then go horizontally or diagonally), then another, then another again, and you refine that shit until it looks good.

- If you go on my earliest art pages you’ll see that my art wasn’t as well coloured as it is right now. Shit was LIGHT AS FUCK (and I kept complaining that I wasn’t able to get deep colours ahah). As with all shit, it’s gonna take a while to get it right.

- I hate colouring clothes so my Bullshit Secret Technique is horizontal or kinda wavy/following the movement of the clothing crosshatching with a lot of colours until it makes a decent gradient (see  all of my drawings in April 2016)

- Single coloured flats are hard. Get one colour, then get another colour and draw over your flat. Okay it won’t be all the same colour but 1) nuances are good 2it’s easier for some reason. Maybe it’s just in your head ? I don’t know.

- If you can get one of these small eraser pens like pens but they’re erasers, get them, especially to erase your sketch, it saves lives. At least it saved mine. It’s so much easier to erase one line at a time than erase everything then lose track of where was what.

- Get a white gel ink pen for highlights and tiny sparkling stuff
- Know where the light parts of your drawing are going to be beforehand because there’s no way to get them back once they’re gone.

- Get a tablet and draw digitally. You can do much more stuff much more easily. Patterns ? Highlights ? Fluorescence ? Ctrl-Z ? Flats ? Resizing ? Last-minute glow in the dark ? Can’t do that traditionally. It’s too late for me cause I’d have to relearn everything and I’m lazy but if you’re getting started draw digitally.

- Otherwise add tiny sparkling stuff it’s really lovely.

Aaand here ! I don’t know if that really helped you, I’ve said it before but I draw really instinctively so it’s hard to explain what I do ^^’ Thanks for the compliments though, and have a nice day too !

i’m tired and stressed so here’s some random thoughts:

i know i could probably write decent (if not fairly good) fanfiction….but i’m just not confident enough to post lmaooo

like, i think i’m honestly decent at writing….and i have a completely unused ao3 account

idk it might be a summer project *shrugs*

lmao remember that terrible biphobic discourse a few years ago and how i didn’t want to call myself bi because ‘what if i’m just a straight girl invading wlw spaces’ (this was before i worked out my gender) and this atrocious bigotry calling itself ‘discourse’ made me, a questioning minor, even further doubt my feelings towards women, as if heteronormativity needed any help

lmao remember the nonbinary/truscum discourse a couple years ago and how i didn’t want to call myself nb because ‘what if i’m just a cis girl invading trans/nb spaces’ because this bullshit calling itself ‘discourse’ made me doubt my dysphoria and my relationship with my gender identity even more, as if cisnormativity needed any help

y’all need to realize that you are hurting people with this shit. whenever you fuckers come in trying to simplify the lgbtq+/queer/mogai communities and identities into something palpable for Straights you push vulnerable and questioning people - vulnerable and questioning minors - away from identities and labels that could help them. you’re all fucking disgusting. and i’m sick of seeing this shit repackaged and pushed on questioning people again and again and again. i’m sick of seeing questioning and lgbtq+ people blamed for cisheteronormative bullshit. i’m sick of your gross recycled TERF rhetoric.

nernershuman  asked:

Okay, here's something I was wondering. How much of Zero's hesitation to tell Granger about his sexuality based on realistic fear, or just fear that Zero has built up in his head? I feel like, that while Granger can be rigid and was tough on Zero at times, he's mellowed with time and while his expectations are still high, I can't see him reacting in a horrible way. I would think at this point he just wants him to be a good person.

It’s an equal amount of both tbh. Granger has loosened his tie since having Natalya but Zero doesn’t know Granger to be Daddy Panda. He isn’t in the house that much anymore so he doesn’t get to see the side of his father that we’re now aware of. 

Granger is a pretty young parent that suffered severe daddy issues himself so when Hitomi had Zero there was a huge disconnect there and it lasted well into Zero’s high school years. He was there for him financially and he made sure he always had a roof over his head and food in his stomach and occasionally they got along but there wasn’t much father-son bonding. Granger always saw Zero as his responsibility and not much else.. it sucks but part of that is because it was so out of his comfort zone and triggering to his own childhood with his father. At most he tried to make sure Zero wasn’t raised in the same type of environment he experienced but subconsciously he ended up picking up some of Alastair’s parental traits. 

For as long as he can remember Zero always had to walk on eggshells with Granger and he was never easy to talk to about anything that didn’t involve his education. Furthermore, Zero knows that his father is an ex-assassin so imagine if you have some crazy killer as a father with him all cut up the way he is.. it’s pretty intimidating to look him in the face. Like Zero probably doesn’t even recall a time where Granger has ever genuinely smiled.. like ever in his life okay. It’s that serious for him. 

I think Natalya has been good for Granger because she’s a rambunctious little squirt. She can get him to unwind and thus far has been super comfortable talking to him about pretty much anything that’s on her mind. That’s not to say that he doesn’t put his foot down with her but it takes a little more effort to brush her off or send her to her room. You’d think since she’s the girl it would be different but another part of why he’s so slack with Nat is because she’s her mother’s daughter. She’s pretty confident and also a half-breed so she picks up on things quicker and deep down inside Granger knows that she’s just cut from a different cloth. 

Granger telling Zero that he’s proud of him is probably like top 3 things Zero has ever wanted in his life.. like just for his father to acknowledge him as his son with a good head on his shoulders and give him some type of credit. I think Zero knew that his father cared about him but he wasn’t so certain that he actually loved him and what he told him over the phone was something he desperately needed to hear. 

Non-bisexual people that want to come to the ask boxes of actual bisexuals accusing them of being biphobic for enjoying a fictional character who is bad for bi rep need to take a step back tbh because it’s not like great healthy bi characters are falling from the sky right now and us bisexuals have every right to try and find some solace in a character who is canonically like us. Jfc some of you guys out there (esp those who are str8) need to aim your anger at the shows that make the bi characters such stereotypes and try to make some positive change that way instead of jumping on ACTUAL bi people who are just trying to enjoy the shitty amount of rep we actually have. I’m confused, do you imagine you are HELPING bi people by doing that? Because you are not. 

Of Course Pt. 3 (Kim Seokjin)

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“You should know we’ve been fucking horrible.”

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Genre: Angst

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“The saddest thing is that we fell apart so suddenly even though we did everything right.”  

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