i've read a lot of tutorials

farley-follies  asked:

Hi! I was wondering where one could learn to draw those action lines you use when drawing attacks. I've tried finding tutorials on the subject but most are kinda poor in quality, normally failing in explaining when/where to use them. Do you have any recommendations?

I learnt them by mostly drawing sprite work and reading lots of comics when I was younger. sorry~ I don’t have no tutorials for them, but I can show you what I know!

I used to just draw straight lines in sai paint, but you can use clip paint’s rulers

Action lines are used to convey a speedy motion and to show the flow of movement, like a “swoosh!” 

Or what I used recently, to show Impact! The lines follow the direction of the action, converging at the focal point of the action, usually the impact or the weapon.

This not only shows speed and the “umph!” of an action, it also helps bring attention and focus to the fight.

Using these can help bring focus to a particular point in the drawing

That’s at least my basic understanding of how to use these action lines anyways >w< I hope this helps!

nixian  asked:

You're one of the few people I've actually funded on patreon cause you're one of my biggest inspirations.. Can I know though if you've attended art classes or just found some tutorials? Cause seeing your perspective really makes me jealous of talent

heya thanks!! Michael Hampton’s Figure Drawing Design and Invention is one of the best books I’ve read on the subject, he lectures technical aspects while recommending personal touch to artists. Andrew Loomis’ book is talked about a lot and honestly, don’t be tricked by the old fashioned look of his illustrations; he really knows what he’s talking about (imo) in regards to feeling the space of a subject. Gottfried bammes has English translations of his books that I find personally really difficult… I probably have to check the vocabulary to make sure I understand it, but his anatomy drawing demonstrations are really good. Proko also does good stuff. I’m mostly self-taught.

anonymous asked:

hi! i've never played ts2 before, but if i did i'd want my game to look like yours! i'm having trouble figuring out how to set up my ts2 game, like what are the must have mods or default replacements or what tools to use. do you have a tutorial or resource page or tips for a new player? the problem is i don't even know where to start since i've never played it before

Hi! And welcome to a wonderful world of ts2 :3 I can recommend you to start with default replacements. There’s a database for clothes/hair/make up. It’ll help you to discover some cool creators as well. Also, you can read my FAQ page, WCIF page, Resourse page. As for mods, check Deedee’s list (I love how she organised her page)  There’s a lot of useful information. And don’t be afraid to ask specific questions. I’ll point you to the tutorials/info with a pleasure. Good luck discovering this lovely game!

“What to buy…? (There are so many choices!)”


“What about this? (Isn’t it perfect?)”

“Dearest, you do realize that is a moose, right? (Do you want to buy it for the baby or for yourself?)”

// Prompt: modern!AU in which Thranduil and Iestil go nursery shopping for Legolas, and of course Thranduil wants to buy the largest and most obnoxious stuffed animal for his son but is under the impression that the stuffed moose he picked out is really an elk.

aka: Why you should never let these two dorks shop together. //

nightfostered  asked:

Hi! I was wondering how you did the animated links for your navigation? I've seen a lot of people doing them lately but I haven't been able to locate a tutorial anywhere. (Your base code is gorgeous, by the way!)

I hope you don’t mind me answering this publicly, since I received several questions about this and it looks like many people are interested in this effect.

I’m going to explain to my best ability how to achieve an animation effect like this. ( Please excuse the low quality of the gif, the programme I use to make these isn’t working so well these days, for some reason. )

First and foremost, I insist that you READ THIS TUTORIAL PAGE. I’m sure there are others like this too, but this is the page I used when I first decided that I wanted to learn how to animate objects and symbols. It’s not the fanciest tutorial out there, but it explains everything very well. And in a very simple manner, which is always a good thing for CSS newbies.

Keep reading

pietro-goes-nyoom  asked:

Hi! I love your work and it is SUCH an inspiration! I was just wondering if you might have any suggestions or resources to learn embroidery? I have some experience with cross stitch and the embroidery basics, but I was looking into some patterns similar to your black and white comic book pieces and it's a bit more than I've ever tried. I know part of the answer is LOTS of practice, but do you know of any decent tutorials or starting points or did you just learn by trial and error? Thank you!

Hello! Wow, thank you so much! I am excited that you’re interested in embroidery too… so I have good news and mediocre news for you: the mediocre - yeah, most of what I’ve learned has been through trial and error and practice; the good - I’m happy to share what I’ve learned!

I do not have any patterns to offer like cross stitching does. I use the original images and transfer directly onto the aida cloth (fabric). For comic panels, I start off by using my computer to trace the basic shape of the image with a pencil, then freehand the remainder of the details. Sunsets and pets are a little different. I don’t trace sunsets, I just sketch the general shapes and cloud/landscape markers and then fill in. For pets, I trace a little in order to get the face shape, but then I freehand details and fill in with color.

My embroidery doesn’t use a lot of regular stitching methods. I mean, it does, but I’m not using much more than the satin stitch and the back stitch. I know how to do a petal loop (and I use it for my little initials) as well as the other stitches, but I’m not using them much. This website is a good reference for the basics. 

I also use different amounts of thread to get different line thicknesses because embroidery floss is actually six threads together:

I rarely use the full 6-thread strand anymore. I usually use 4-thread for filling in large spaces, 3-thread for outer-outline and filling in smaller spaces, 2-thread for most outlining and letters, and 1-thread for all the little tiny stuff that requires terrifying precision and detail. 

I used to try and fill in everything with color, attempting to recreate the full-color comic panel, and in doing so, I lost a lot of the detail I wanted to capture. That Bucky was actually the first time I was like, ‘huh, if i just embroider the inking, I won’t lose any of the detail.’ If I want just some solid color, I use watercolor paint to stain the cloth, like for this Lying Cat, She-Hulk, and Motivational Orb. That is a useful technique (but be careful, the water bleeds through the cloth and you can stain outside of the lines if you’re not patient).

I hope this helps you get started. I’d recommend just picking a comics panel, making sure that a part of your soul is willing to start over, and trying it out. (There was one time I couldn’t get Steve Rogers’s face right and it DROVE ME BONKERS so i literally scrapped it and started the whole thing over.)

anonymous asked:

I was reading your little art tutorial and the little part about using references caught my eye. I've been struggling a lot lately trying different art styles here and there but I've never been content because they're never "my" art styles y'know? I love being inspired by other artists but I always feel like I'm cheating by incorporating a style that isn't mine. I don't know where to begin when looking for my "style." :/

This is my personal opinion on the topic, and others might not agree with it, but I stand by it pretty strongly ^^ And that is the fact that nothing is 100% original. Unless you’re planning on developing a whole new art style the world has never seen before, there’s no reason to feel like you’re ‘cheating’ because you’re taking inspiration from something that already exists. 

On the topic of defining what exactly might be ‘your style,’ I would advise to not really worry about that, especially for people in the learning stages. Just focus on gaining skills in different areas, playing around with different styles not because you’re trying to ‘find yours’ but rather just as an exercise and for fun experimenting! Even if you’re aiming for, say, a anime style, you’ll still benefit from practicing realism. In the process of trying out different styles you might find some things that are similar across them: perhaps you like drawing eyes a particular way, or choosing certain colors, etc…that’s your style! 

Style isn’t really something that should be forced (although it can be, especially in the professional/schooling world but let’s say it shouldn’t be forced for someone who just wants to enjoy it as a hobby) and honestly, you probably are’t aware of it but you already have a personal style. I wasn’t aware of it myself until people pointed it out to me. Turns out, I have a pretty distinct style to people (i’m assuming, since I keep getting these kinds of asks haha), but I honestly was so uncertain of it myself before anyone told me. But that’s not to say you need others people to validate yourself, have faith in yourself and just do what you enjoy!

Note, however, that there is a difference between “i’m going to copy XX piece of art because I like the style” vs. “I’m seeing all these different artists do XX and that’s why I like their art, so maybe I should try it too!” That’s the mindset I like to have. For any sort of creative process, the more research and resources you incorporate, the stronger your end product will be!

You can see how I referenced photographs for the side profile, then took inspiration from the strong top lighting and colors of the painted portraits. The hair came from a more semi-realistic approach. I used the shape of the traditional painting for the arrangement of the flowers, but photos for the flowers themselves, and painted them in the illustration style of the teapot. This combination of the dozen reference images created something new based on my tastes, and that’s all style is, just personal preference! 

TL;DR just don’t worry, just draw what YOU like to draw and chances are, if you’ve been at it for a while, you already have a style you aren’t aware of. If not, just keep going, it develops naturally, and oftentimes, right under your nose ^^ 

madzielightbanes  asked:

OMFG that Clizzy Youtubers AU was legit one of the cutest things I've ever read<3<3 Pleaseeeee tell me you have Malec Youtube AUs??<3 *Fingers crossed* BTW I love your blog :)

thank you!! and oh man, i have ALL the youtube au headcanons for malec

  • magnus being a fashion blogger, he does style hauls and makeup tutorials and even some tutorials on how to make your own clothes (he has lots of subscribers bc he’s v fabulous)
  • and obviously he’s passionate about human rights, so of course he’s subscribed to izzy, who’s a social justice vlogger and vlogs about current events and social topics
  • he’s watching one of izzy’s videos on lgbtq+ rights one day when she casually mentions that her brother who she loves very much is gay, so she’s especially passionate about these issues
  • in the video she just happens to bring out alec - not of his own free will of course - and he’s blushing and stuttering like a maniac when she winks at the camera and says “he’s single by the way, boys”
  • the video ends and magnus is frozen staring at his laptop, speechless bc he just saw the most gorgeous man in his life, so he immediately brings up twitter and tweets izzy, casually complimenting her videos while also sneaking in a cheeky comment about her cute brother
  • alec’s scrolling through twitter (he’s gained followers rapidly after that video with izzy) when he sees a couple people mentioning him in a tweet from a guy he vaguely remembers izzy mentioning as a big deal
  • he clicks on the tweet from magnus bane - “isabelle, darling! thought i would mention what a fan of your videos i am. especially that last one with your brother ;)” - alec doesn’t think much of it except when he clicks on the guys profile pic and holy shit that is the most attractive man he’s ever seen
  • izzy sees the tweet about 2 minutes after alec and screams before running into his room and claiming he’s definitely coming to the next youtube convention with her
  • he gets dragged to next convention, izzy fluffing his hair and straightening out his collar the entire time, and when he accidentally bumps into magnus and manages to spill coffee all over him, let’s just say that isn’t how he expected them to meet
  • magnus is nothing but smiles when he realizes it’s alec and they spend a little too long talking - so much so that magnus is late for his meet and greet - and magnus gets alec’s number :))))))
  • during the whole convention weekend alec and magnus don’t spend a day apart and their first kiss is on the balcony of magnus’ hotel room with the LA sunset behind them and alec would almost think it was a fairytale if he didn’t accidentally step on magnus’ foot as they stumbled back to the bed
  • things ;))) happen ;))) and after that alec mysteriously starts showing up in magnus’ videos

bstudies  asked:

Hello, Sabrina! Your blog's just the loveliest (and so are you) and I've realized you could perhaps assist me with my (very!) recent studies in Law. How do you prepare for tutorials? All my professors seem very demanding and I'm struggling with it.

Here are my tips for preparing for tutorials:

  • Start early. Tutorials do require a lot of preparation, and you definitely do not want to go to one unprepared. Starting early (usually I recommend doing it after the related lecture)
  • Go through the questions first. This will give you an idea on what you should pay attention to when reading the materials.
  • Quickly skim through the study materials and mark the areas that are related to the questions.
  • Now read slowly and focus on understanding the content. If you only have limited time, you can just focus on the parts that are key to under
  • Read critically, especially if your tutor requires you to actually think about the readings. You can also search for related articles that comment on the topic to give yourself some inspiration (e.g. case comments or case notes for law courses).
  • Do case briefs if your tutorial is about studying a case. Note down the facts of the case, judgment/decision, ratio, and your own comments (or others’).

Here are some more information:

surrealistick  asked:

Hello! I've been following the development of Picture This from the very beginning and I can't seem to find a better guide to start a graphic novel. I want to start a graphic novel of my own and I was wondering if you and tyshea could do a more detailed tutorial of HOW to write a graphic novel or link me or tell me where I can find one. Please and thank you, it would really help me and probably a lot of struggling authors a lot :) I really love your work. I can't wait to read Picture This!

Hi! I’m really happy you like our project and that you’re inspired to start your own comic! I’m a little confused as to why you’d be asking me though…? We have literally nothing in our galleries in terms of comics because we’re still trying to feel out this type of thing ourselves, from writing it to planning it to drawing it, we’ve tried many different things and are in no way ready to share our experiences as solid advice when it it’s really not solid at all yet.

I wrote this a little while ago on how we were organizing Sam&Sara’s plot at the time, but the best I could offer is other people’s guides and tutorials on how they got theirs started, what their process is, tips and tricks etc:

How I Make Manga Part 1 x Part 2 by pandabaka

Getting Started by PunkSm0ker

Step by Step Comics by Marc-G

Tips on Drawing Manga by Luleiya

Sai Panelling Tutorial by purplekecleon

Quality Panelling in SAI by Veinix

The Making of Lindbergh by verticalfish

Camera Angels by deeJuusan

Lettering Tutorial by Zombiesmile

I would look these over and over, especially the scripting/conceptual phases with tiny thumbnails and dialogue pages, and organizing things into whatever segments/chapters/arcs you want to use. I’d also recommend some reading up/googling on things like “scripting a story” “storyboarding” etc.I googled basically anything I could think of, and often learned things I didn’t think about too. And these tutorials are just to show you things you can do- once you know how to do them you can absolutely break the mold and try something new. You don’t have to use a certain font, or screentones, or a special size paper…. don’t worry about fitting the bill flawlessly or you’ll never get any work done, trust me. Writing or drawing comics and how-tos can sometimes be overwhelmingly rigid and intimidating and you’ll question your talent a lot. So just look to these only for the things you like and don’t worry so much about the rest of it. You’ll get better at it/more comfortable with it over time. Just have fun telling your story, and let that come before everything else. That one sentence is the best advice I could ever give, seriously!

anonymous asked:

Just dropping by to say thank you for the inspiration. :) I've learned a lot about humanoid anatomy and colour theory merely by looking at your pictures. It's kind of weird to admit, but the tutorials has never did me anything good - I'm that type who needs examples and practice, rather than reading bunch of stuff. Stay positive. (^w^)/)

ay you’re welcome! it’s not weird tbh I never found tutorials useful either, I tend to learn more things by looking at a lot of art in a style I like (usually via animated series) or some occasional references, visual memoryy

heh I doubt most people would be able to do things just by studying the theory and doing 0 practice, no worries :^)

man, you know, it seems so obvious and simple but if there is anything the past year has taught me it’s that in order to actually do something productive you actually have to….y'know…do it.

you only get better at drawing by drawing. you only get better at anything by actually doing it. it’s like…you can read a million tutorials from a million different artists but it really means almost nothing until you try it yourself. put the theory to practice. it’s so simple but yeah. that’s the big secret.