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Want to learn how I do comics from the initial drawings to the final coloring? I just added a post on my site with a guide to that very sort of thing. The guide currently covers up through basic shading, and I’ll be adding some more information soon, so please take a look and like/share/reblog.

I plan on doing some other guides, so if you like what you’ve seen consider supporting me through Patreon. I also have some affordable resources available as well.

Guide To Olive Oil

Grades of Olive Oil
Extra-virgin:
Extracted from the highest-quality olives. Less than 1% natural acidity. Intense “fruity” flavour. 
Virgin:
Processed mechanically using pressure and without heat which changes oil’s acidity to 1 to 5 percent. Recommended for salad dressings and marinades.
Pure:
Mix of refined olive oil and virgin oils. Acidity ranges 3 to 4 percent. Used in cooking.
Extracted & Refined:
Made from whole cull olives and extracted during second pressing with a chemical solvent; virgin oil is added for flavour. 
Pomace:
Made by chemical extraction of residue left over after crushing and second pressing of olives. Contains 5 to 10 percent acidity - virgin oil is added for flavour. 

*Note: Extra virgin olive oil can be consumed and enjoyed without chemical processing.

Beneficial Nutrients in Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Vitamin E :
Antioxidant that aids in strengthening the immune system and reduces risk of heart disease and some forms of cancer. 
Essential Fatty Acids :
Positive fats such as omega-3s and omega-6s that can help prevent heart disease, obesity and diabetes. 
Chlorophyll :
substance that has antioxidant properties.
Phenol Compounds:
Substance that act as antioxidants.
Phytoestrogens:
Substance that may help fight bone loss and minimise symptoms of menopause.
Sterols:
Substance that counter intestinal absorption of cholesterol in foods.

Beauty Benefits of Olive Oil
Soft & Shiny Hair
Hair Conditioner
Skin Moisturiser
Eye Makeup Remover ( Only apply a SMALL amount to a cotton ball )
Smooth Shaving Cream
Soften Elbows
Stretch Marks
Sexy Feet ( aids in making feet soft ) 

Health Benefits of Olive Oil 
Cuts Risk of Heart Disease
Fights Cancer
Wards Off Arthritis
Keeps Diabetes (Type 2) at Bay
Stops Pain
Inhibits Loss of Memory
Beats Bone Loss 
Defends against HIV 

Olive Oil Home Remedies
Dry Cuticles: 
Apply olive oil directly to hands and cuticles twice daily. Alternatively, use an olive oil-based soap.
Dry Flakes and Dry Scalp:
Mix 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons of spring water and 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil together. Massage into scalp, rinse after 20 minutes, shampoo. 
Gingivitis: 
Rinse mouth with emulsion of olive oil and water.
Hair Loss:
Consume 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil daily or use it in your food. (Helps maintain strength of hair)
Psoriasis:
Before bedtime, apply olive oil generously to the affected area, then massage. Rinse in the morning, repeat as needed. 
Skin Damage:
Dab olive oil on areas of skin and face where wrinkles show, and lightly massage at bedtime. Also include olive oil with other antioxidant-rich foods such as vegetables and fresh fruits.
Skin Burns:
Apply Extra Virgin Olive Oil on your burns ¾ times daily. 

IMPORTANT
It is possible to be sensitive to olive oil depending how it’s used and the person using it. Olive oil CAN expire and needless to say, do not use olive oil that has expired. 

Starting Out: A Guide To Starting Commissions

Alright so folks for a while have been buggin’ my wife and I to explain to folks how to start doing commissions, and this past week was a huge amount of requests, so I finally sat down and took the time to write that out.

The result is a relatively large article that will most likely be a completely different version of starting commissions than most people are expecting.

Hopefully that works out well for everybody.

Some of the links do not at this moment work, specifically because they’ll link to other articles people have been requesting a lot lately, so if you run into that, don’t worry. All the practical links should work.

Aside from that, you can read the guide here!

If you have any questions, added tips and/or concerns, send me a message here and I’ll respond to them as soon as possible.

f1shf4c3 asked:

do you have advice for starting commissions?

please do excuse me posting this publicly but this is a bit lengthy and it may help others that are starting out.

  • Take a look at what other artists are pricing their art at

Every artist has their own pricing method. Some price by how long it takes to draw the print (also known as an “hourly rate”), others by how much detail goes into the print (aka, “set price”/”flat rate”).

Ways you may want to divide your prices:

  • Time to complete print
  • Sketches
  • Linearts
  • Black and white shading
  • Flat colours with no shading
  • Colours with shading
  • Chibi/Cartoony-style prints
  • Waist up/knees up/headshots
  • Prints with Backgrounds
  • Prints with the entire works; shading, background, full body, colours

From what I’ve seen on Tumblr, most artists here range their prices from anywhere from $1 to $30/$40. Professional artists price their work a lot higher, but it’s best to start small and work your way up.

  • Make your own price guide

Price guides are the best way to advertise your work while also informing others how much you’re asking for and where they can contact you for commissions! This works best when made as a photoset post and not just an additional page on your blog. (Always include your preferred contact method!!)

Things to consider including in a Price Guide:

  • Samples of your work
  • Labels on your images (print style, price, etc)
  • Prices or Rates
  • Where you want to be contacted for commissions (email, tumblr, dA, etc)
  • How your commissions can be paid for
  • What you will and won’t draw (In case you’re not comfortable drawing everything)
  • Estimated commission wait times
  • The date or year when your post was made / prices were set. (i.e. “So and So’s 2015 Commission Prices!”)

Add as much information as you see fit. You can always shorten your commissions post with read-mores or links to external pages or posts.

  • Have your own Paypal / Google Wallet account.

Never forget to have a way to get paid! Most artists use Paypal for their transactions (again, from my experience on dA and tumblr), but Google Wallet is also another good way of receiving payments. You can sign up easily for either and hook them up to your bank account.

Things to consider and/or remember when taking commissions:

  • Haggling prices is okay, but don’t sacrifice your profits for someone who is being too pushy. Stick to your price guide and don’t discount yourself willy-nilly.
  • It’s okay to reject a commission. You are not obligated to draw anyone anything ever.
  • Don’t over-book yourself! Never accept more than what you can handle.
  • Always ask for references of what the person wants you to draw.
  • Don’t forget to sign your artwork.
  • Never go overboard with artistic liberty unless you’re given permission by the commissioner. Remember, the drawing is for someone else. Don’t change their character’s design exclusively to fit your tastes.
  • Try and finish commissions ASAP after they’re paid for. 
  • Communicate with your commissioner. They paid for it, make sure they’re happy with it! 


Anywhom, I hope this was helpful! Let me know if you have any other questions. :3

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anonymous asked:

A Kylie workout routine?

Oooo I’m so bad at this. I know you said “workout routine” but I’m probably the laziest person on the planet so I’m gonna start off with just eating habits and then I’ll go into a workout routine :)


So I think the best thing to do to get a slimmer body or to lose some weight would be to eat healthy. Yes, exercise is important too, but NOT exercising does NOT cause you to GAIN weight, it’ll only help with losing it whereas NOT eating healthy WILL cause you to GAIN weight. If that makes sense? So yes I think the most important thing would be to make sure you are eating healthy things like:

-Fruits and vegetables (apples, oranges, bananas, grapefruit, blueberries, broccoli, spinach, kale, red bell pepper, etc.)

-Nuts (almonds, cashews, pistachios, etc.) 

-Healthier drinks like juices (low in sugars), teas, maybe almond milk, cashew milk, soy milk, or even just regular dairy milk if you don’t like the other types of milk. Lots of people say milk is bad for you but I’ve been drinking it my whole life and I’m just fine haha.

**I wasn’t very specific on the juice part because honestly its hard for me to just completely switch things up and eat and drink 100% organic stuff.**

**Example: So what I did was stopped drinking soda (mostly) and I started drinking Peach and Raspberry Snapples and started drinking green tea in the morning. Are Peach and Raspberry Snapples GOOD for you? They’re probably not the best, but having a Snapple with a meal is sooo much better for you than having a soda! Long story short, it’s easier to take baby steps.**

And maybe try making some smoothies! Here’s what I put in my smoothies:

-Half of a banana

-5 medium to large strawberries

-10 blueberries

-3, 4, or 5 scoops of organic Greek yogurt

-About a half cup of organic apple juice

-1 teaspoon of chia seeds

-1 teaspoon of hemp seeds

-1 tablespoon of organic honey

*These measurements are exact because this is all that i can fit into my magic bullet lol. But trust me, it tastes soooo good!*

BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY : WATER

water

water

water

Water. It is the best thing for you. Here are links to read about how amazing water is: xxx and xxx and xxx

But here are a few things water can do for you (in case you didn’t feel like reading the articles ;)

1. CAN HELP YOU TO NOT DIE

2. Helps skin stay clear and heal

3. If you are hungry, you could just be thirsty

4. If you have a headache, it could be dehydration. Try drinking some water

5. Flushes toxins out of your body

6. Can aid in weight loss (see below)

TIP: Before every meal, try drinking a full glass of water. Why? “ Extra H2O helps us eat less by making us feel full, and it may also boost metabolism.” (from here. Also linked above)

7. Helps with digestion

8. Read the articles to know more ;)

-Now when it comes to meat, my sister is vegan and claims that meat is horrible for you and humans weren’t meant to eat it, but I personally like meat so I’ll leave this one blank and you guys can look up what you want about meats haha. The only thing I’ll say is that I’ve read other nutrition guides for celebrities and they say to either cut out ALL meats or eat very little of it. I’m too lazy right now to do any research for that haha


Okay so now for the workout part

**Keep in mind I am a 19 year old girl who thinks she is the laziest person on the planet and the majority of my physical activity has come from mandatory PhyEd classes throughout my years in public school.**

From everything I’ve read and people have told me, cardio is the best way to lose weight when it comes to exercise. I would suggest running, but if you have bad knees (like I sort of do) try using the ellipticals. If those are also too much for you, try bicycling or swimming. But remember there are other activities besides those 4 things that get your heart rate up which is the important thing (i.e. sex)

**If you do not have a gym to go to, try going for a jog around your house/apartment complex/condo building/neigborhood. If you do not want to run (or you have bad knees) even try going for walk. Walking is good too :)**

When it comes to toning your body (arms, legs) I have been told that repetition is the key. Instead of trying to lift a 30 pound weight with your arms, try like a 5 pound weight but do more reps (repetition(s)?). Try to do 30 reps with a 5 pound weight. If that gets easy, maybe move to a 10 pound weight. But trying to use a 30 pound weight will only add muscle, and if you are trying to slim down, that is not what you want. But if you want muscles, then use heavier things. I’ve also heard that squats are good, and they can tone your calves, thighs, and butt. I do not know a lot about this subject, so please go here. It is an article that will tell you what squats will do for you legs. 

**If you don’t have any weights around your house, try using random items you own. Whether it’s a jug/carton of milk, bottle of juice, bottle of water, your cat, your dog, your baby brother/sister (just kidding) (kinda), a pillow, a bottle of shampoo, a purse filled with rocks, seriously anything lol not even joking.**

So, like I said above, I am sooo lazy so my major thing is eating healthy, and the days I have motivation is when I work out. I hope this helps those of you that are curious or just want a few extra workout/nutrition tips!:)

***I apologize if any of my information is wrong. I have gotten my information from family members, peers, friends, websites, and anonymous bloggers on the internet and it is what I try to practice myself. I only aim to help people with this information. I don’t claim that everything is 100% factual.***

***Do NOT take my information as what will work best for you. It is a general idea of a healthier way of living. If you want a serious answer to your health questions, try asking a nutritionist or a doctor person.***

Links if anyone missed them while reading or didnt want to stop reading to click them:

Fruitshttp://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20606331,00.html

Vegetableshttp://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20831770,00.html

Nutshttp://www.everydayhealth.com/diet-and-nutrition/0406/why-you-should-go-nuts-for-nuts.aspx#01

Drinkshttp://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipes/drink/the-8-healthiest-drinks/

Chia seedshttp://authoritynutrition.com/11-proven-health-benefits-of-chia-seeds/

Hemp seeds (also includes chia seeds and flax seeds): http://www.vegkitchen.com/nutrition/health-benefits-of-chia-flax-and-hemp-seeds/

Squatshttp://bretcontreras.com/women-squat-dont-want-big-legs/

Water: 

1. http://greatist.com/health/health-benefits-water

2. http://www.webmd.com/diet/6-reasons-to-drink-water

3. http://breakingmuscle.com/health-medicine/10-life-changing-reasons-to-drink-more-water

-Why drink water before each meal: http://www.self.com/flash/health-blog/2013/01/3-reasons-to-drink-water-before-each-meal/

Squats: http://bretcontreras.com/women-squat-dont-want-big-legs/


If anyone has any further questions, feel free to ask me :)

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Bunniums Asks!  ʕु•̫͡•ʔु ✧

1-  mimozemske :Não tem perigo dos bunniums caírem e quebrarem a barriguinha de vidro deles? E como eles ficariam se isso acontecesse? (´;ω;`) {What happens if a Bunnium fall to the ground and breaks his tummy?}

Ele morre. ʕ╹ヮ╹。ʔ Assim, a barriguinha de vidro é bem forte, então precisaria ser uma queda grande mas é fatal. Por isso eles precisam de amor e cuidado. Alguns Bunniums tristes pulam do terrarium e e e  (;ω;) ~ They die. The glass torso is strong, but if they fall from a great height it breaks and the Bunnium dies. Forever.  (ˊ̥̥̥̥̥ ³ ˋ̥̥̥̥̥)

2- Anon:  What are some buns favorite type of tea?

Bunnium measure no more than 20 centimeters so some of them fit in a cup. Maybe they like most the idea of bathing in tea them drinking it. A Bunnium usually like what his master drinks. (But dont give alcohol to them. Its a no no)

3-  flareons: Are there any rare colors or mutations in bunniums? : 3

Bunniums follow the colors of flowers, and also its rarity. The possibilities are endless. ʕ╯• ⊱ •╰ʔ  As mutations, they have some. They occur by genetic or illegally, creating even Bunnium almost entirely of glass. These tend to be more fragile and break easily its members. There also the Feral Bunniums, those who are carnivores, created only in black market. More details later~

4- Anon: Do buns breed? How this happens?

I’ll explain the basics, because It needs a guide!  Σʕ゚ᴥ゚ノʔノ

This happens only at night. They touch their horns and exchange their pollen. (It can happen in any bunny gender) A few weeks later a seed bloom. The seed must be buried, and over time it will become a sprout. The master or parents can talk to the baby because he listens and can already recognize the voices.This sprout captures the sunlight for the baby Bunnium until he grows and can leave the ground. A baby Bunnium has his eyes closed and its really fragile, made of glass. He spends a few weeks eating  and getting fatty until it is covered by his mane, like a cocoon. The fluffy cocoon doubles its size and from it leaves an adult Bunnium.

(forgive me for bad english and have fun~)

#BeijingBucketList Entry Two: Yunnan Food

Beijing is truly spoilt for choice when it comes to food. Like most capital cities across the globe Beijing’s citizens are made up of people hailing from all over the country (and of course the world). This means we are lucky enough to be bursting full of ‘Chinese food’. Once a marker for cheap eats Beijing now has a range of options from street food to haute cuisine. Yet this growing metropolis is still a safe haven for frugal & fabulous food. 

The famous Gui Jie / Ghost street, Filled with 24hour Chinese restaurants

Photo credit - english.visitbeijing.com.cn

The term ‘Chinese food’ is overworked. There are EIGHT provincial styles of Chinese food that dominate Chinese cuisine. Each varies dramatically from the last with the remaining Chinese provinces tend to offer a local variation on one of the key eight.

Photo credit - www.silkroadencyclopedia.com

We start our culinary exploration with a cuisine that isn’t usually included in the core eight, but just could not be missed. Yunnan lies just south of Sichuan and as such there are similarities between the two cuisines. However Yunnan has a distinctly delicate approach to it’s cooking with light and fresh dishes like the match made in heaven: Stir fried eggs with jasmine bulbs. We headed to the hugely popular Dali Renjia (大理人家) to sample some of Beijing’s best Yunnan food. 

Typical Yunnan style fish, Dali Renjia have a selection but this one with spice and cashews is incredible.

You may notice that in the following photographs much of the food is already half eaten (although with the portion sizes it may not be as noticeable as what we thought). We would have liked to provide you with pristine snaps but it just smelt way too good; our chopsticks we clashing the moment the plates touched the table. 

With the average spend per person between 50 and 100 RMB with no corkage fee and a guarantee you’ll be leaving stuffed to the brim, full of good food, it really doesn’t get much better.

Located in the bustling Gu Lou area on BaoChao Hutong, this ought to be pretty high on your list of places to eat. There are hordes of excellent Yunnan restaurants so if you don’t make it here that shouldn’t stop you from sampling this delightful cuisine alongside the Beijing classics.