bunwithabow  asked:

What is your process when it comes to making pixel art? How do you choose colors for certain pieces? Have you ever experienced a really bad art block and how did you get through it? I love your pixels so much and they inspire me with my art and projects for games for school! Thanks for all that you do. 🤓

Hey- Thanks so much, and thanks for the questions! Let me answer in parts!

First, The process by which I usually pixel is:

1. Think of a concept, and write out/sketch possible objects related to that concept

2. Start pixelling from the object I feel most excited about

3. Look through my collection of existing pixel art to see if there are some shapes I could recycle, and find a few objects/photos to reference if I think I need help (for example, when I drew my banana, I went out and bought a banana.

4. Draw the line art version. I don’t usually freehand, but I do sometimes use curve line or shape tools, and then zoom in close and work on it one pixel at a time.

5. Fill in the object with the basic blocks of color

6. Play with resizing the object, getting the silhouette just right, making multiple versions and comparing before deciding.

7. Recolor the inside lines, add lighting, shadows, dithering, details..

8. I often make multiple versions again at this point and compare before choosing which colors to make the final version.

9. If at some point I feel the proportions, perspective, or lighting feels wrong, or something feels off in general, I look at my reference objects/images for help.

That’s my basic process!


Ok ok ok… So here are two Oikawa + “Swedish” outfits. (I just picked two guys at random from my school year catalogue and drew their outfits) that anon requested. I really don’t know what is fashionable here… So I just did this instead, I hope it’s okay! One thing I noticed was that almost all guys are wearing blue jeans that’re cuffed + a random long sleeved shirt…. Yeah! 

  • What she says: I'm fine.
  • What she means: I really don't understand Nancy's letters at the end of the game. She always seems to write them when she solves the mystery, meaning right when she's about to go home, but that doesn't make sense for several reasons. First off, people tend not to write paper letters anymore. Most people will use email because letters are slow. Not to say that Nancy can't be old school, but if she's really writing these letters right when she finishes the mystery, before she goes home, chances are Nancy's going to hop on her plane, get to River Heights, and see Ned/Bess/Hannah/whomever in person long before the letter arrives, making the letter useless. Unless she gets home and her friends are like "Nancy, what happened with that case of yours?" and she's like "Well I have a letter explaining the whole thing heading to you in the mail, so you'll just have to wait and see!" I suppose there are a few cases where Nancy stays for a couple days after solving the mystery, so the letter would make a little sense in that case, but this is pretty rare. Second, there are a bunch of instances where Nancy talks about what happens in the aftermath with each of the characters. Mostly this is fine, sometimes she'll talk about what the person is doing months in the future. Like "______ moved here," or "______ got a new job," "_______ has been really successful," or whatever, and then she talks about how they're loving it, but like?? Nancy??? How long have you stuck around to know how their doing in their new job/home/relationship? I don't think she usually stays for months later so how would she know this information? Or is Nancy for some reason writing these letters from home, months after the mystery? But if this is the case, why write a letter at all when she is in the same town as the person it is addressed to? She could just tell them in person. No need to write a letter. Or even if she did, wouldn't her friends already know most of the letter's contents, assuming Nancy told them about the case? Third, all the letters where Nancy goes into great detail about things she uncovers in the mystery and then follows up with, "oh and by the way, all of this is top secret and I took an oath to never tell a living soul what I just told you, so maybe don't mention this to anyone else :)". She just gives her friends classified information like it's nothing. She doesn't even tell them in private, she just writes it down where anyone could later get their hands on it and read it. And don't even get me started about the photos Nancy sends her friends! Some of them are just awkward pictures of people from the case. So did Nancy just ask, "hey, can I take your picture to send to my boyfriend?" That's weird, Nancy! Or some are pictures of random objects. Does she think to herself, "Yeah, my housekeeper would really like to see this picture of this footprint I found"? And then of course there are the pictures where there would be no way Nancy could ever get the picture in the first place. Like pictures of the culprit smirking evily. Nancy would either have to get that picture before she solved the mystery, in which case why would they be smirking evily if they're still pretending to be good, or she would have to ask them to pose for the picture as they're being arrested or something. Then there are the pictures of the culprit doing something shady or actually committing some crime. If Nancy had a picture of that, she would have had the mystery solved long ago. Or she asked them to pose, which is pretty unlikely. All in all the letters just don't make sense and there are so many problems with them.

I’m a day late because Thanksgiving was yesterday, but Happy Thanksgiving! I’ve been a tad bit busy lately because of school and personal problems but I finally found the time to draw these two cutie pies. It’s getting chilly where I live so why not draw my favorite couple all bundled up?!

I think I have a problem, though. Most of what I’ve been drawing is just these two. Maybe I should switch it up? 

(By the way, the way I drew the bottom (the white stripes at the bottom) is inspired by @viria because I just love the way she draws. Golly I hope this isn’t copying or stealing because she’s my favorite artist and I don’t want her to be mad at me or anything. I guess I didn’t have to add this, but I’d feel guilty if I didn’t.)

Someone once sent me an anon abt how I was ‘cliquey’ with the other popular Voltron blogs and?? 1: I barely interact with them and 2: why hasn’t anyone drawn us as a mean girls/heathers style 'the most powerful clique in high school’ group

But instead of excluding ppl who are nice we exclude the nasties who whitewash and romanticize gross shit

A nasty: hi guys I drew Lance! I had to lighten his skin to match the clothing pallet-

Me: *sets my Prada bag in the only available chair at the lunch table we’re sitting at* you can’t sit with us :/

Bottom Levi Week 2016 - Day 2 “Power”

I drew this from Show Me What You’re Made Of by my precious @justapansexualfanficwriter


In an academy for those gifted with extraordinary powers, Eren Jaeger is a troublesome sophomore who has always managed to get on the wrong side of, arguably, the most powerful member of the school and the vice president of the school’s disciplinary committee: Levi Ackerman. When his friend, Jean Kirschtein, invaded his mind one afternoon and projected “not safe for chemistry lab” scenarios, Eren lost control and caused an open flame to burn the cheek of Levi Ackerman. Accidentally beginning the third world war, powers collide dangerously in a spat between the two. Levi’s tier 8 powers of complete atmospheric control versus Eren’s tier 5 abilities of telekinesis and pyrokinesis - that’s a no-brainer……….right?


Asks based on ND game characters!

Hal Tanaka: Have you ever been caught cheating in school?
Millie Strathorn: What fictional character or celebrity you dislike the most?
Abby Sideris: Do you believe in the paranormal?
Lisa Ostrum: What language(s) are you fluent in?
Brady Armstrong: Have you ever met a celebrity?
Henrick van der Hune: Have you ever had amnesia or a concussion?
Jeff Ackers: Are you a rule follower or a rule breaker?
Joy Trent: Favorite childhood memory?
Jenna Deblin: Do you have any sacred family recipes?
Tex Britten: Do you like the city or country more?
Mrs. Drake: Are you superstitious?
Josiah Crowley: Have you ever been in a play?
Charleena Purcell: Favorite kind of books to read?
Minette: Do you have any tattoos?
Pua Mapu: Have you ever been surfing?
Lou Talbot: Are you artistic?
Henry Bolet Jr.: Did you ever go through an emo/scene phase?
Colin Baxter: Do you have a celebrity lookalike?
Donal Delany: Where do you spend most of your time?
Coucou: Are you good at keeping secrets?
Rachel Hubbard: Do you have any siblings?
Scott Varnell: What are you scared of?
Miwako Shimizo: What is your dream job?
Karl Weschler: What is your favorite game? (Board, video, etc)
Deirdre Shannon: Do you consider yourself a good driver? (If you can drive)
Dylan Carter: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Wade Thornton: Do you have any hobbies that people find surprising?
Bridget Shaw: Can you fake accents?
Kiri Nind: If you could star on a reality tv show, what one would you be on?
Xenia Doukas: Do you have a favorite mythology story? (Greek or not)
Magnus Kiljansson: Do you have any pets?

I should draw these last two pages for my own comic but instead I’m obsessing over this comic and drew some doodles of these babes. @smokeplanet y u do this to me?


also anon said specifically in highschool

so i drew the crew breaking school rules 

ATM: Runestones of the Sornieth Magi
A chart of runes for the High School AU. To use these, mages drew these adjacent to each other or organized them into a shape to be connected with lines. They can be made using any medium, but only a true believer can harness their power. These are not all of them, but they are the most well-known. The explanation for each are under the cut.

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morioh-cho’s most unorthodox motorcycle cop, josuke higashikata (age 26)

he has the same disregard for uniform rules now as he did back in high school, regularly shirks his duties to spend a good portion of his paycheck on newly released shoes, and in general seems to be less of an enforcer and more of a guy just doing his own thing

but when the job needs to be done, it gets done and pretty much everyone trusts him

jenema-tokubetsu  asked:

Puedes dibujar a gakime completa? (I damn love your art! Keep it up!!) ✨

Surpisely i havent draw a good reference sheet, i must as soon as i can o_ouu but if this is enough:

I drew this 2 years ago:

This is one of the outfits i used to draw the most, now i draw it sometimes but its still part of the alternative outfits it has.

and this at math 2 semesters ago:

I had the oportunity, i took it :v (and how its dressed there is how i dress for school and as that’s my most common outfit, i will draw gakime like that the most, i draw her with a hoodie because i use it as well)

Hope this is enough??


I’m really trying to get over this art slump, drew some TAU today to try and help me through. Get into the drawing mode and whatnot. 

I dunno. :V


Happy birthday, my precious Phoenix!!! <33

To the Queen of Strength and Fire, and the character I draw the most!

Because of Eren’s fault, I couldn’t draw anything until this weekend and yesterday, and all the drawings I made were discarted… But yesterday at school I… Did the thing. I don’t know why, but I drew the most realistic Mikasa I’ve ever could draw. 

In that drawing, she would be five years older than now, and the background is the ocean and a stormy sky~

The first one I drew few months ago, but just today I found it on one of my countless blocs, I really liked it and decided to finish it for today, for Mikasa’s birthday uvu here, she’s smiling at Eren, and he blushes lol

And well, here you are my “Mikasa’s Theme”

Hope you like!


I’ve been doodling quite a bit of jefftony lately, so I decided to upload the good ones. Some of them are pretty random, so let me explain. I seem to like to draw them reading books…? I’m not sure why but its in most of them XP when they’re in their pjs and Jeff’s reading, I started from the top and went down. it wasn’t really planned out so their legs are a jumbled mess =w= and in the bench one, they were supposed to in front of lake tess. yep that’s the most random haha. oh and the last one >v< I drew them as littluns! like, when they first became friends. I have no clue when people start going to boarding schools, so I made them look 8 ish. that might be too young :c I really don’t know ¯\_(º_o)_/¯ oh and its in chronological order from top to bottom. I’m done explaining now ^3^

What Buffy Means To Me

Buffy came out when I was seven years old.  I have vague memories of it starting on television, but it wasn’t until I was twelve that I was allowed to watch it properly.  I sat down with my sister and was soon hooked.  Gradually, I built up my VHS collection and subscribed to the magazine.  I drew Buffy art all over my notebooks and friends and family were baffled.  What was it about this show that spoke so strongly to me?

As a teenager, I floated along in my own little world.  I spent most school afternoons and weekends in the library, simultaneously loving it and quietly wishing I was more cool.  My school was all-girls, and I begrudged the fact that I didn’t know any boys, yet on rare occasions where I went to parties, I felt far too shy to actually talk to anyone of the opposite sex.  At the same time, I silently questioned my own sexuality, and didn’t tell any friends.  When Willow realised she was a lesbian, it comforted me, and I knew nothing about it was wrong.  Her and Tara’s relationship was one of the first couples I ever shipped. 

Buffy steered me through teenage misery.  It didn’t pretend that high school was the best point in my life, in fact, it preached the opposite.  It gave me hope that Buffy, Willow and Xander were all ‘losers’ in school and I wasn’t alone. They had unfair teachers, no dates or bad dates, but they came out the other side and left those demons behind.  It gave me hope that I could too.

Of course, adulthood on Buffy doesn’t mean problems are over.  When I was younger, I wrote off a lot of the later seasons because I found them depressing and couldn’t relate to them.  There are still some episodes I haven’t rewatched in many years, but from those I have seen of S6 has struck a chord.  Now that I’m older, I understand. Later Buffy touches on issues we all encounter, in some form, later in life.  When I went through low points in life I’d remember Buffy’s mantra - I’m stronger.  Life can suck but we have inner strength.

As an adult, it’s incredibly interesting to watch the series again.  Some metaphors seem overwrought at times, but others are more subtle than I first understood.  Buffy may have its flaws but it struck a sharp, strong flame inside me which has never gone out.  It was the first time I started thinking about feminism and what that meant to me.  It made me look in the mirror and through the young, bespectacled girl with braces, I saw a strong young woman.  It made me think about love, and I’m only half-joking when I say I blame Buffy for how I have an almost cynical outlook and, equally, how optimistic I was when I saw Willow love Tara.  It made me look up fanfiction and start some writing of my own. It made me laugh, cry, believe in myself and smile.  Thank you Buffy, twenty years today.  You help me slay still.

lady-arryn  asked:

If you could pitch the next Disney project what would it be? If you could remake one movie from last year which one and why? Which foreign language sounds most beautiful or intriguing to you? If you had to chose would you rather explore the space or the deep in the ocean? Which fairytale would work the best as a high school drama type of thing, which one as a hard scifi, which one as noir film? (I'm so sorry if these are so random. I really hope you're feeling ok!)

Next Disney project: tbh, I just want to hear more about the ones that already exist. I need the dirt on The Incredibles 2 and Gigantic. Besides that, though, I’d love to see a Tangled-style take on Little Red Riding Hood. Set in India. Yesss.

Remaking one movie is easy. La La Land. Sebastian is now played by Elijah Kelley and Mia is Phillipa Soo.

I’d love to learn a language that doesn’t use the Roman alphabet… Korean in particular seems learnable. I should look into that more. Also I really like German, which is kind of an unpopular opinion, most people think it just sounds gruff, but the sounds are very consistent and intriguing.

Between the ocean and space, please go ahead and SEND ME TO SPACE.

High school drama: it’s not a fairy tale, but A Midsummer Night’s Dream writes itself.
Hard sci fi: Ooooo Rapunzel in space sounds awesome
Noir film: Gotta go with Snow White on this one

Thank you!! I’m feeling well at the moment. It’s the days after chemo that are sucky honestly.

I wonder why we always deny love. I remember in middle school, if you were accused of the crime of loving, you screamed denials constantly and stopped ever even looking at the boy you were accused of liking. The boys could destroy each other by yodeling, “An-drew lo-oves Jen-nie,” and both Andrew and Jennie would flinch and blush. Love is this great thing that most songs and books and poems and lives are all about. So the minute we actually think there might be love around, we start laughing and pretending and hiding from it.
—  Caroline B. Cooney, Girl Who Invented Romance

To all you artists out there just starting out, regardless of age, I wanted to share this bit of old art, to show how rapidly you can improve.

This is my lovely grandpa, Ole Fredrik Harbek. The drawing on the left was done July 2003, only a few months after I started drawing, and I was about to start General Studies in upper secondary school. Then I spent most of that school year drawing in class. January, I decided switch to Arts come autumn.

During the last half of this 14-month period, after I’d decided to commit to art, I uploaded 80 drawings to deviantArt. In September 2004, having very recently started studying art, I drew the picture on the right. Even over a decade later, I still think it’s pretty good. That’s exactly what my grandpa looked like.

So here are my two bits of advice:

  • Draw. A LOT. If you’re not using your hands or eyes for anything, draw. And don’t just nitpick on one piece for ages, draw lots of different things. Then keep at it. Have fun. Dive into it.
  • Challenge yourself. If you don’t challenge yourself, you don’t improve. You learn way more from trying and failing, than from drawing the same thing/style over and over. Allow yourself to fail. Explore. Experiment. 

The years when I have failed to improve as an artist are the years I haven’t followed these two simple rules. And these rules can apply to anything you want to be good at, not just art. People always say I have a talent for art, but what I really have is passion, which is what drives me to follow these rules.

And trust me, just because it’s simple, doesn’t mean it’s easy. I’ve been actively drawing for almost 13 years, and I still have trouble following these rules. But they make a hell of a difference when you do follow them.

So go forth and art well! ♥