i've figured out how to colour


Men of Easy Company -  #14 Darrell ‘Shifty’ Powers

“Don’t mean to interrupt you, sir, I just wanted to um… say goodbye. You know, you was… You was, uh… Well, it’s been a long time. […] Yes, sir. I gathered up my loot, pistols mainly, paper works all done. I even got my back-pay in my pocket. Back… Back home in Virginia… Well… I just don’t rightly know how I’m gonna explain all this. I’ve seen… I’ve seen…”


Julies, I’m sorry. Look, I really am, believe me. But you’ve just confessed in front of everyone. I really am going to have to tell the police.

anonymous asked:

I didn't see this in the art advice tag so sorry if you've answered this before and I'm just blind lol, but how does one use a clipping mask/layer? I've sorta figured out how to add them, but I don't know where to go from there. (p.s. I love your art style so much, it's so pretty and inspiring ahh)

Hey sorry for late reply!! 

So I’m going to answer this with Fire Alpaca, but the principle is the same in Photoshop/most other programs that involve clipped layers. 

Basically all clipping a layer to another layer means is that any colour applied to the clipped layer ONLY shows up on the layer it’s clipped to. So for example you can shade a layer - say clothing - like crazy outside of the boundary of your actual clothes layer but then just clip it to the actual clothing. See below: 

It’s a very useful feature!!! 

YuuMika Holidays Day 5: Skate/Fun in the Snow

b/c sometimes when you’re trying to help people ice skate you fall over and then end up on top of each other and wow you really haven’t taken enough time to appreciate how pretty their eyes are, or just them in general, so clearly now of all times is the best time to appreciate them even though it’s really cold

I was going to say “remember when I used to make busts” but I only like 100 followers back when I did that somewhat frequently so I guess not? (in case you’re curious) Anyway I’ve always been too afraid to paint them, but today I came across some pictures I made of them “interacting” and figured I could colour the picture digitally. So here ya go, heh.

anonymous asked:

How do you do Ryans hair? I've tried and tried but can't get it right. (also your art is amazing! My favorite style yet.)

uhh well this isn’t really the best way of explaining it. And it’s kind of all over the place, gomen <m>;;;

But I tried to section off the hair with colour so you can kinda get a visual on how it’s placed. hope this helps a little!

bokutou  asked:

hi! I'm sorry to bug you I was just wondering if you had any sort of tutorial for how you did this? post/126684208460/things-could-get-a-little-messy it's gorgeous and I've been trying to figure out how to do coloring like that for ages

You’re not bugging me at all :) I don’t have a tutorial and I deleted my PSD for some unknown reason (I never delete my psds???? I think I had a brain melt or something) but it’s super easy!!


I don’t share colourings but with this gif

I just upped the blues with a LOT of selective colouring layers (my usual order is curves, sometimes a levels layer, brightness and contrast and then all the others) This doesn’t have many vibrance layers btw! Maybe I put one on there but I don’t think I did any vibrance layers actually (this is where saving PSDs would’ve been useful, I apologise for being an idiot). This psd is super great!! I usually don’t use psds made by other people because I like making colourings but with a couple of adjustments you’ll get similar colouring and it’s hella pretty.


For this one I coloured the gif (see above) and then on top of all the layers I put the pink layer. There are already a couple of tutorials on how to do this so I recommend you check out this one and this one.

What I also do is I add additional layers that I hide on the first few frames. This allows me to cover up the tiny edges that appear when she moves. You can see in the first tutorial I recommended that after Elizabeth moves there’s a tiny edge around her chin. If you find this annoying in your own gifs (like I do) use the additional hidden layers to add some more pink to later frames. Now this takes FOREVER. Seriously. I don’t know how long this gif took me but you can’t do this in five minutes.

Here have an example. If you have a gif that moves a little bit like this one you can’t just put a colour layer on top of it because it looks terrible. 

Sorry for the watermark but I might be using this for a future gifset ;) What I now do is (whilst on the first frame!) make a couple of layers above the greenish colour layer (like 5/6) and hide them. 

I now click every single frame individually to add additional brush layers to hide any flaws:

You can see I use one of the hidden layers to put a tiny bit next to the top left of her hair :)

I pretty much do this for all the layers. If she doesn’t move much you can usually reuse the layers. 

I hope this gif makes this a little bit clearer :) I end up with this

Now it looks a bit weird but just edit it some more until it looks relatively normal. (I basically repeat the step above but with more detail)


Finally all the other ones. I used pretty much the same colouring and techniques above but because there’s a gradient layer (or layers) on top of everything you can be a bit less precise. Just pick two colours you like and make a gradient map and pick a scene with a nice light or dark background because gradients work better on those.

with just the colouring

with brush layer

And finally the gradient!  

Hope this helped :)

rnelarue  asked:

Quick question: how DO you do the multi-colored lineart thing like in that print of link that you did? If you don't feel like explaining can you point me in the right direction? Sorry to bother you~ ((I've been trying to figure it out for a while and I haven't found anything))


hit that button ON YOUR LINEART LAYER

the magical magic of preserve opacity

kneeltoyourqueen  asked:

Hello! Me again! :] I'm sort of still learning how to use my drawing tablet (I've got no clue what I'm doing with the settings at all :p ) but I was wondering how you do your shading/coloring? It's so smooth and even and I haven't ever seen that particular style/method before. Thanks!

Hey! Omg I am by NO MEANS a person to learn shading or colouring from- seriously I’m just figuring stuff out. So HERE is a place to start with shading and HERE for lighting (with much better explaining and tutorials. Google is your friend!!)

But here’s how I do (We’re gonna use Yami Yugi for this):

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I want to make a modern Bewitched reboot

Nicole Beharie as Samantha Waters, the young witch who runs a small antique shop and consults.

John Cho as Darren Stevens the Advertising designer. (And probably founder of Clients from hell)

And Nichelle Nicols as Samantha’s mother Endora.

The Story sets in New York begining with the two working for the same client. They begin dating and Sam tries to figure out how to tell him she is a witch.

Other reoccurring characters are Samantha’s friends Esmerelda(name pending) who is a witch who can’t do magic, Lin (a familiar who turns into a cat), and then the regulars Larry Tate, Lois tate, aunt clara, Serena, and later on little Tabitha.

anonymous asked:

I have changed my mind a million times on what kind of room I want. I've been wanting to change the colour and the style for so long. The problem is I change my mind so much I don't know what I want. In my head I think to be happy I just need to love my room. Ik that isn't accurate or a right way to think but I feel like if I get past this whole room thing I can be happy. How do I figure out what I really want? I see things on tumblr and want it all. Please help! Btw love UR tumblr❤️❤️❤️❤️

Alright, get ready because this is going to be a long one.

You really just need to step outside the situation and delve into what exactly it is you’re looking for in the long-term. Painting or doing some crazy modification of your space just to fit into a particular trend or style is very risky and often a regrettable decision; as humans we evolve in our personalities, and what we like is subject to change as a result of that.

I’d go with something you can see yourself loving for years to come, while being flexible enough to fit different styles. Simple light walls can be enhanced with lots of different dressings to match a broad range of themes (i.e. wall tapestry for a bohemian style, wall quotes + pictures for a classic tumblr vibe or glossy print-outs in a frame collage for a pinterest-like take on things) without being too monotonous. DIYs are a great way to express your style without spending a small fortune, and if it’s your thing, it’s also a great way to decorate seasonally.

Searching solely on tumblr can sometimes prove to be very stressful as you’ll often find yourself wanting each and every room you see while scrolling. It can prove difficult to choose between an edgy/halloween/bands themed room and a classy/elegant/cosy one when you aren’t exactly sure what it is that you want. I mean, I dress with a definitive grunge and edgy style, but when you walk into my room it’s quite girly with flowers and pictures with quotes on the walls. I get bored with my room as often as I blink, so it was important for me to have somewhat basic bones that can be built up into whatever it is I want personally.

For me, tumblr was never a top contender for where I would find my inspiration. I would often find myself turning to YouTube videos made by an array of different people (with many different styles) for a lot more diversity and authenticity. Inspiration can also materialise itself in many unexpected places; so keep your eyes peeled next time you’re in a cafe or clothing store as they often have decor that can easily fit into a bedroom or living space.

To summarise: If you’re planning on eliciting major change, I’d make sure what you do can be easily interpreted to fit the different styles of which you’ll surely become interested in in the approaching years. Focus on the decor to express yourself, rather than buying hideously expensive bedspreads or furniture that only fits a niche theme. You’ll be relieved at how much freedom you’ll have to change things around, I promise!

Anyway, I’ve gone on for about a million years so I’ll let you go now. I wish you all the luck in the world with designing your room, and I hope everything works out best for you. I hope to hear from you in the future! xoxo

anonymous asked:

Have you come across a tutorial about coloring traditional art with highlighters? I've been looking for a specific post that went around for a little while a year or so ago but can't find it. Please help?

There are a few in the [markers] tag.

Using highlighters isn’t all that different from using any other kind of marker, really. Your palette is limited, but if you experiment with mixing the few colours you do have, you can get more.

Check out [this gallery of highlighter art]. At first glance, you’d think the artist had lots of colours to work with. Upon closer inspection, you can figure out how most of those colours were created.