im so done trying to colour this show u have no idea

Art Tutorial

ALRIGHT CLASS! BOOMKAT’Z SUPER AWESOME ARTING 101 IS NOW IN SESSION!

Ok so I’m gonna be showing you how I drew Lust from Fullmetal Alchemist

LET’S GO

I start out with sketching the form of the character. I always draw them naked/bald so that I don’t get any anatomy wrong. This will be easier if you have a solid idea of the pose in your mind.

If I’m having trouble, I imagine the character wearing a swimsuit/leotard. It helps me get an idea of where the limbs connect and stuff. It may seem a little silly, but it helps me a lot.

I build some more, making sure to use anatomical references. Now the body is complete, I don’t see any errors at the moment.

I shape the face, starting by drawing the eye sockets, then the eyes. The eyebrows are right above the eyes. The nose connects to the eyebrow.

If you’re having trouble with symmetry/anatomy, try imagining the line that goes down the body. Also, try flipping the canvas, it can help you see errors in symmetry and stuff.

Rough sketching of the form of the hair.

I build the hair more, separating it into clumps so I don’t get confused.

I add some lines to the hair, making sure to follow the flow of the hair.

I draw the clothes, keeping in mind not to use too many wrinkles since her dress is tight-fitting.

Now that the sketching is done, I make one more final sketch draft to build confidence. This will help prevent moments where you think “Ohh the sketch looked good but the lineart is terrible”

If you’re drawing a piece with shading/doing a commission, now is a great time to plot where your shadows/lights will be. I’m lazy, so I just slapped some rough shading onto it.

Lineart! I made the lines jagged/edgy so that she looks threatening and menacing.

I don’t have any good/useful tips for colouring, so here’s just my process(If you are having trouble getting the shading right on your drawings, try drawing from still life/knowing full well where your light is coming from at all times, if you’re having trouble choosing good colours, try to know the mood of your drawing, what colours represent what emotions, and good colour pallets for your character).

I add a few details(some blood and making her eyes/tattoo stand out more in this case) and fix some of the colourings in this stage. Usually, this involves staring at little details intensely for about 20 minutes straight. But, don’t stare too long or you could get tired and miss key mistakes. If you still think something is off, try showing the photo to a friend and let them tell you if they see anything weird.

After I’ve spent a good 8 hours staring at the same digital canvas, painstakingly clicking away at my tablet screen, my artwork is done! I can finally save it(save your art as a png rather than jpg because it’ll be higher resolution!!), and upload it for literally no one on the internet to see because I have no online presence at all :^)

Congrats, you done art.

soulmates!taewin pt. 1

a/n: okay so I put up a textpost bc I kinda wanted to write and stuff and I aCTUALLY GOT A REQUEST??? (via @dictatormahafia) and I was like you know what imma do it so here we go

(note that I haven’t written anything in about a century and I’ve never written something for kpop so this might end up to be terrible iM SORRY) (I’ll link part two when I get to a computer, but you can find it on my blog for now :)))))

Part Two

  • alright so in this universe whatever you write on your arm appears on your soulmates right and vice versa
  • so lil like, seven year old taeyong is at school right and he’s sorta paying attention to what the teacher is sayin
  • but like, he looks down at his arm and all of a sudden he sees a bunch of colourful marks appearing on his arm out of nowhere
  • and boy thought some supernatural stuff was going on aND HE SCREAMED
  • and his teacher kinda stopped her lesson and looked over and she just sees a distraught little kid with his hand pointing to his now colourful arm
  • and teacher is the bestest teacher ever and she just pulls him to the front to sit with her and she completely forgets her lesson and starts telling the class about soulmates
  • and lil taeyong is in awe like omg is this real
  • and he just stares at his arm for the rest of the day while the other smol children ask him tons of questions about it
  • but he doesn’t rlly listen because he’s just in awe about the fact he has a soulmate
  • and when he gets home he asks tons of questions bout it and they’re so happy for him and they tell him tons of stories about it and stuff
  • which just makes him mORE CURIOUS
  • so after he’s done grilling his parents for questions he grabs a pen and writes on his right arm (vvv messily) ‘hi’
  • meanwhile a lil five year old winwin is playing with his toys or whatever when he sees words start to appear on his arm and his reaction is rlly similar to taeyongs reaction
  • thIS BOY SHRIEKED AND STARTED CRYING LIKE WTF IS THIS I DIDNT PUT THIS THERE
  • and his parents like bolt to where he is and they’re like wHaTs wRonG
  • and winwin is crying as he points to his arm
  • and his parents smile and explain to him bout soulmates after winwin calms down a bit and they ask to see what his soulmate wrote but then they realize
  • oh shit
  • this ain’t chinese
  • so later when they put winwin to bed they’re like fuck what do we tell him what do we do
  • so yeah fast forward a bit to the next day
  • taeyong is constantly looking at his arms like whERE iS mY SOULMATE DO THEY NOT LOVE ME
  • and he’s all pouty n stuff
  • when then he sees some writing in Chinese appear on his arm and boy is like
  • tHE HELL’s THIS WHAT
  • so he runs to his parents and is like mOTHER FATHER THIS AINT IN HANGUL
  • and he expects his parents to know what it says OFC bc parents are supposed to know everything right
  • but his parents eyes widen and they’re like winwin’s parents
  • oh shit
  • (but they don’t say that obvs bc there is a smol child there waiting for an answer)
  • so they do a bit of googling and stuff before they write down in what they hope is ‘I don’t speak chinese, I speak korean’ on taeyongs arm while smol boy is confused
  • and winwin goes back to his parents to show them his new message with a confused face
  • and the handwriting and punctuation is godawful but they got the general idea of it
  • so winwin’s parents put him in Korean lessons
  • and taeyong’s parents put him into Chinese lessons
  • and even at a young age they try their best to learn the language so they can begin to communicate with each other
  • but neither sides learn it vv quickly and they both start to learn English so
  • they start trying to communicate in English
  • but it hella frustrates them bc all they can write is ‘hello, my name is taeyong/sicheng’
  • and for years they can barely communicate at all bc taeyong dropped Chinese lessons for dance and school
  • and same for winwin bc he learning to dance
  • and they both have school and they try to communicate in English (barely) bc they got frustrated trying to learn their soulmates language with bad teachers bc they got rlly bad teachers sadly
  • and eventually communication sorta comes to a halt when school becomes more intense for both of them
  • and winwin gets rlly into Chinese traditional dance
  • and taeyong gets casted by sm
  • and for a rlly long time they almost forget they even have soulmates despite seeing ppl with their own soulmates
  • until one day
  • winwin is casted by sm
  • and even if he didn’t know his soulmate was in Korea he would’ve jumped on that train anyways
  • so he moves to Korea to become an idol and learn Korean all over again bc he wants to perform and he wants that chance to meet his soulmate and communicate with them
  • and at this point they’re not smol children but smol adults instead
  • so when he gets to Korea, he knows vvvvv minimal Korean and has a hard time getting to the SM building and when he’s there he’s stuck to Kun (who he meets when he gets there) like glue
  • and then they meet the other rookies
  • and the two of them introduce themselves in broken korean
  • and this is where stuff starts happening

a/n: splitting this into two parts bc tHIS IS GONNA BE LONG) (also this is so much of a mess I’m sorry omg bUT I PROMISE ILL FIX IT AS I GO ON

Masterlist

Better With You By My Side

prompt: Dan and Phil are both sons of rich families and are sent to ballroom dancing lessons. Because there is a shortage of girls, Dan and Phil end up as partners. Phil really doesn’t want to be there and Dan doesn’t either, but is so frustrated by the fact Phil doesn’t want to dance with him he is determined to get him to.

a/n: jm so sorry about this idk im really not happy with this chapter but i hope it’s somehow okay also shit happens in vienna cool goodbye 

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Sixteen

ryan: dan it’s been 4 days

ryan: how long are you planning to keep this ignoring thing up?

ryan: daaann

ryan: daninator

On the bright side, it’s the most response Dan’s ever managed to get out of Ryan for about three months, although the hypocrisy and borderline fondness of his words make him want to retch.

No. He tells himself. He’s managed four days. He can’t crack now.

He distracts himself by visiting the neglected group chat, and to his surprise Ryan’s chatting perfectly fine to their other friends as opposed to going into hiding until Dan expects another inquisitive message from Max about his whereabouts. He can’t tell if he’s relieved or not by this.

jake: lads

jake: can we all meet up soon

jake: i miss u

Dan’s heart leaps into his throat, coming to the realisation he’d willingly throw himself into the Sun if it meant never having to face Ryan ever again

dan: if it’s before friday then yea

jake: why

max: our old dancing buddy’s off to the other side of the globe that’s why

dan: it’s austria not new zealand

max: smh aren’t they right next to eachother anyway

dan: omg by austria I don’t mean a typo of australia

dan: I mean austriA as in that country near germany

ross: geography wizard as well as a dancing queen

ross: they should pay you double

dan: thanks

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