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anonymous asked:

Any advice for young and/or new artists?

I know it’s going to sound cliche, but practice practice practice. Aim for a few drawings a week to get it in without getting burned out. Find an interest, something that’s fun for you and draw that subject. References are your friend. It’s better to learn the correct structure of things early on than develop bad/incorrect habits and try to fix them later. The better you know the rules of structure and anatomy, the better you can break them to create a style that’s both unique and looks right. Without having a good solid base for anatomy if you’re drawing animals or people, it’s going to look a little off no matter what you stylize. Look at magazines, look at dancers (who I find are the best subject for studying movement and how muscles work) look at animals, animals running, how people stand or how they carry themselves when they walk.

Even a failed drawing is something learned, a little extra muscle memory. Also, know that every now and then, you’re going to hate whatever you produce, and I mean hate it. When you hit this stage of your artwork, it isn’t ‘oh I’m horrible, it looks bad, I’m no good’. Not in the slightest! This is your level up stage, it means you’ve improved mentally, you’re seeing the mistakes and what can be done better, you hand just hasn’t learned it quite yet. Usually when I hit these stages, I’ll be in a huge art rut for weeks, sometimes a month struggling, but still drawing, that’s the important part.  After that, you’ll hit an ‘oh!’ stage and all the sudden you’ll be on a roll and you’ll have improved a lot.

Also, unless it’s under specific circumstances, don’t shade with white or black! While it works, it makes the colors look muted, muddy and a little boring. Instead, blue and purple are your friend in shading and makes the picture look more colorful and interesting to look at.

Here’s something I shaded with black and gray. While it does a passable job and puts the shading down, it’s a little dull.

Instead, try experimenting with other colors. Here’s blue shadows.

Orange shadows (my favorite color to use)

Or red/purple shadows. 

These shadows can also go in the hair as well to make it even more dynamic (I just didn’t want to re-shade it lol).  The same goes for lighting.  Bright orange/yellow or a pale, more saturated color of your base makes much more interesting and vibrant lighting than white or gray if you’re not using a specifically colored light source.

I hope this helps and if you have any other specific questions, don’t be afraid to ask! Good luck on your art journey!  It’s a rough one, but very, very rewarding.

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Originally posted by tess453

Peter Parker x Reader

Request: Yes

Summary: Deciding to stay in for a date, Peter and the Reader are faced with annoying and embarrassing comments from the whole team, who are unaware of their relationship.

Word Count: 2,428

Warnings: language, fluff, annoying avengers (??), embarrassed!Peter, embarrassed!Reader, cuteness, LOTR trilogy. (Let me know if I missed any)

A/N: Alright homies, I apologize it has taken me so long to upload something. I’ve been reaally stressed. So hopefully this is okay? For the anon that requested this, I hope you like it. I’d love some feedback, as always. Enjoy reading!


Dark, gray clouds blocked any source of light from shining through the big, thick glass windows surrounding every inch of the building.

The entire tower was filled with a solemn mood that spread into every corner and room.

Most of the team dreaded days like these, since it put a damper on their mood, (especially Steve).

You, however, cherished days like these the most.

It’s where you find your peace and inner self, no matter how depressing that may sound.

It helps you relax and release any stresses that corrupt your thoughts.

But the best reason of all is that you don’t have to leave the house, even if you had a date with Peter tonight.

However, thinking that idea through, you realized something.

The whole team would be here.

With Peter and you.

During your date.

Well, fuck.

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Phil’s Livestream // 3.2.17

He’s wearing his Oscar’s Hotel shirt

It’s spring according to Phil

“You can hear little lambs popping out of other lambs”

He saw a daffodil and a bee today

Oscars aka Is Philly Gonna Stay Awake

“We’re having a bit of a creepy shot war” about him and Dan

We’re pretending nothing happened in the first 10 minutes because he forgot to tweet

He ate loads of snacks

He was awake for best picture

“Dan freaked out. I think he woke up all the neighbors by screaming at the tv.”

He was Zombie Phil for a few days

Dan may pop in let’s see 

He’s excited for the new Zelda game but he’s still playing Final Fantasy 

He’s invested in the Horse Prince story

They got pancakes delivered for Pancake Day 

He went mad with power in the new Sims video

He’s deciding what clothes to wear to charity and we’re helping him choose what to get rid of 

He’s keeping the blue hoodie, a checkered shirt, the jellyfish shirt, and a flamingo button down

“You don’t suit red’. I’M WEARING RED!”

RIP a penguin shirt, a domo shirt, a color changing shirt

Dan came in wrapped in a blanket

He looks like ET

He’s glad Phil’s getting rid of the color changing shirt

They watched ET together the other day

“You look like such a funny creature” Phil to Dan

He’s filming a new AmazingPhil video this week

Dan may also film a video it’s PHilming week

FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT

“This is what happens when you share a camera”

“Yeah. Wait uh no.”

Phil was looking at a chocolate magazine so Dan threw it across the room

They went to tea yesterday but they got caked out

Phat

Dan dreamt he was on a game show with Emma Roberts and she was trying to get him to say hello to Evan Peters but he was too shy

Phil dreamt about harvesting lemons

Wholesome Howell

Dan has a video to edit hmm

Dan left bye

“What a weirdo”

He cracked a rib once

He’s not really for fruit on pancakes

He almost bought a goldfish

He’s interested in Riverdale but he’s not “in the fandom”

His eyebrows are the same today as they’ve always been in case you were wondering

He usually has 2 coffees a day but he’s been trying to cute back

He doesn’t like the dentist 

He doesn’t want/need braces

“I think it adds character” about his crooked teeth

He listened to Green Light before his liveshow

“Life is good”

“Thank you for keeping me company”

Goodbye via wolf howl 

Mentions of Dan: how tf am i supposed to count this he joined the liveshow thanks for ruining the system Mr. DanIsNotOnFire

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Skulls and Roses ☠️🥀

JUNGKOOK - COLLEGE AU, TATTOOIST AU. 

The best way to get someone’s attention is to get a tattoo or hit someone with your motorcycle. 

PART TWO

Originally posted by sugutie

“Shit, shit, shit, shit.” you sprint across the quad, pushing past students and jumping over bushes and benches like a track star doing hurdles. The chanting of the curse word only gets louder and faster once you looked down at your watch once again and saw that your class would start in less than a minute and you were a mile away from the science building.

You’re too distracted with staring at your watch that you don’t notice that you’re in the middle of the street until your face is touching the rough pavement and some random guy is sprawled beside you. At first, you think that it’s a boulder that had fallen from the mountains that surrounded your campus but when your vision focused on the black lump you realized it was a helmet.

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We Are Young: Chapter 5

Throne of Glass High School AU

Summary: Senior Rowan Whitethorn is new to town. It doesn’t take him long to get use to a new school, make new friends, even join the local hockey team. But it also doesn’t take him long to meet sophomore and figure skater Aelin Galathynius. And it doesn’t take him long to realize one thing; he can’t stand her.

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Where’s my bra?

That was the only thought running through Aelin’s head as she stood there, in the middle of Rowan’s bedroom. With Rowan sitting in his bed, shirtless.

Obviously there were more important matters at hand.

An eerie silence draped over the room. Neither one of them spoke, neither one of them even knew what to say. And, if she was being honest, Aelin was half afraid that if she opened her mouth, she may actually be sick.

She tried to work around the fog that laced her memoires. She tried to think of what the hell happened last night. More importantly, how she came to be standing before Rowan in just her underwear. But she was coming up empty. Everything was a big drunken blur. The last thing she remembered was her and Fenrys kicking Dorian and Manon’s asses at beer pong - and even that was fuzzy.

Where’s my bra? And pants.

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FIXED IT

Notice anything different? It’s fine if you don’t. It’s a bit subtle. Let’s take a look at the original.

See it now? Doesn’t Rose looked a bit cramped there in the corner? Hard to see? Made less visible? Most of her leg is missing. Hell, the outside of her hair is kissing the edge of the page. Cropped any closer and we’d start to lose part of her head. That’s funny, because Poe has plenty of space.

hmmm.

This is an internationally famous magazine, employing world-class photographers and designers. Surely they wouldn’t make such a clumsy crop by mistake?

It’s almost like they did it on purpose.

Because they did.

The photographer who took the photos used for this cover, Annie Leibovitz, is one of the most famous portrait photographers in the world. It’s hard to imagine that she would photograph one of her subjects in such a cramped pose.

Because she didn’t.

Let’s take a look inside the magazine…

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