Okay, this is basically compiled from maybe 20-30 different sources, so there’s a lot of info here. one hella big masterpost. Even though there’s so many, I have personally checked each link to make sure it works, so you shouldn’t have to worry about that.Note: if marked with *, it’s digital/tablet art most likely. This is a really long post, so look under the cut. Follow for more master posts and references!
Photoshop/sai* Tutorial for Beginning Photoshoppers Photoshop help blog (2) (3) Painting tutorial how to shift images using blur brush stuff (2) (3) (4) (5) glow in sai lineart coloring art (2cloth)(hair) how to draw clouds glow how to make stars water fire snow light light sparkle mountains (2) moon ice strawberry greyscale tutorial ps layers glitch effect blending download ps (2) (3) this tag (ps) (2) this tag (sai)
Other Graphic Stuff* Make multi-page images Pixel art (2) (3 eyes)(hair)(fur)(4) image types (jpeg,etc.) slime pattern library lots of templates textures backgrounds
Gifs* Gif to flipbook easy toon how to make one this tag
Fonts/Typography Google Fonts font out of your handwriting my tag this tag
Colors and Coloring Color Basics Color Blender * Color Palette Generator Great Color scheme designer Get info about a color by its hexcode * What colors pair well with others? A bunch of color groups/palettes (2)(3) (4) how to make a color palette shading coloring * adobe color wheel gradients *
Photo Editors/ mess around with art* QueekyPaint Pixlr MyPaint Alchemy OpenCanvas gimp (how to use it for shading) more here and here enliighten online image editor kleki sumopaint sketchtoy cloudpaint psykopaint
Drawing People/Animals Tutorials/References How to draw dreadlocks and other black hairstyles (poc) How to draw wolf/dog ears
Arms body motion hands (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) feet (2) (3) knees faces/ heads (2) (3-lighting) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11)(12) profiles kissing (2) Dragons! (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) clawed hand expressions (2) (3) how to keep variation when drawing faces comprehensive body refs/tutorials (2) (3) (4)(5) (6) (7 could be slightly nsfw)(8 nsfw-ish)(9) (10) (11) (12) (13 nsfw) body ref (you get to create the poses) skin tone ref scratches
hats on people (2) (hoods) horns dinosaur centaurs werewolf skin color palette (2 is skin in-depth tutorial) more skin helps (2) (3) butts and thighs cool mutant human skeleton refs male torso (2) female body torso abs bipeds creating creatures felines (paws) lion head animals (general) (paws)(fur)(2) how to draw penises (nsfw i guess) sitting poses (2) hair (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)(11) (12)(13)(14)(15) (braids) (more braids)(braids) clothing (2) (jeans) (boots) (plaid)(lace) (armor) tights horses (2) (3) (hooves)(legs + hooves) dogs (2) (3) cats (big cats) (cats 2) tiger butterfly feathers bear rat fox rabbits owl wolf paw (head) (body) human wings (2) wings (2) (3) pegasi (is that the plural?) anime eyes (2) eyes (2) (3) (4) cool body visualizer ears (2) (3) (4 + noses) noses (2) mouth (2) (3) (4) beards necks (2) skull (2) boobs
Inanimate object Tutorials/References How to draw trees (2) * Awesome water ref clouds * (2) rose (2) bush* grass in sai/ps * (2) (3) rain * water * folds 3d rooms how to cloth gun ref (2) chain how to how to draw gems bullet lightsaber gold coins how to draw an apple shadows
Other Make a comic strip Digital sculpting * Silk art art prompt generator (2) clay figurines how to watercolor how to add dimensions to your art watercolor pencil technique (2)
Other Resources Hella tutorials here as well drawspace this blog this page art ref blog inking masterpost art youtube channel this site AWESOME AMAZING FOLDER OF ART HELP PDFS fashion infographics these master posts ps blog (2) this post * body ref blog master post of art resources this art tag (2)
I’ve always had a really hard time identifying or claiming my filipino side even though my mom is filipino. My parents are divorced so I grew up with my mom in an extremely anti-black traditional filipino household. My Lola (grandma) used to bleach my skin because I was “too dark.” She used to make me wear clips on my nose and lips because they were “too thick and too Black.” I was never allowed to play outside because I was already born darker. And I wasn’t allowed to have black friends even though I’m black. My sisters are racially ambiguous and light skinned so I was the one who got the blunt end of the stick. To this day my Lola won’t even look at me because she’s disgusted of what I look like, Black. I’ve been ostrisized from both sides of my family because of who my parents are and who I am. I have a half black half filipino cousin who has been given away because their mom doesnt want to be kicked out of the traditionally filipino family. While my full filipino, half white or half chinese cousins mock and ridicule our half black cousins with words like; ghetto, ugly, too-dark, and nappy. I’ve been told by my own blood to my face that I am NOT one of them yet my mother is. Ive met so many half black half asian people that are willing to comprise their emotional and mental wellbeing in attempts to fit into an asian culture that wont except them. I’ve been called all sorts of discriminate anti-black things from non-asians and Asians when I tell them I’m half or when they see my mom and realize what I am. People expect me to look light with wavy hair or they expect me to look like Kimora lee Simons or jhene aiko, but because I don’t they’re disappointed. How do you think 22 years of that has made me feel? 22 years of misognoir because lots of people convince themselves that I was born wrong when I wasn’t. I had to teach myself to love myself and unlearn 15 years of self hate and child abuse instilled in me from a fucked up racist institution based on American AND filipino colonialism. I never want anyone to go through the depression, anxiety, isolation, and self mutilation that I had to go through. I’m here to tell everyone that solidarity amongst Asians should also include those of us who are mixed with Black blood. Take time to understand your thoughts and unlearn the institutionalized racism/discrimination you’ve been taught. God bless.
Half Peruvian (with a mix of Spanish and French), ¼ Chinese. ¼ Japanese and get told way too many times that I am too brown to be Chinese and Japanese. People TRY to insult me by saying I look like a native Peruvian or Indian but either way they are beautiful people (so joke is on them). Then others tell me I am too pretty to be Peruvian or im not petite enough to be Asian. I enjoy not looking like your typical Peruvian, Chinese or Japanese girl.
The Orion Nebula in Visible and Infrared : The Great Nebula in Orion is a colorful place. Visible to the unaided eye, it appears as a small fuzzy patch in the constellation of Orion. Long exposure, multi-wavelength images like this, however, show the Orion Nebula to be a busy neighborhood of young stars, hot gas, and dark dust. This digital composite features not only three colors of visible light but four colors of infrared light taken by NASAs orbiting Spitzer Space Telescope as well. The power behind much of the Orion Nebula is the Trapezium - four of the brightest stars in the nebula. Many of the filamentary structures visible are actually shock waves - fronts where fast moving material encounters slow moving gas. The Orion Nebula spans about 40 light years and is located about 1500 light years away in the same spiral arm of our Galaxy as the Sun. via NASA
Got asked the other day “what I was?” told them half Chinese and a bunch of other shit. Their reply was “wow good mix. It works well on you you don’t look too Chinese, and you look cute”. True … I don’t think there is such a thing as looking “too Chinese” you basic racist ….
Queer Stolen, historically looted Black Femme Survivor, embracing my skin, scars and survivorship. Proudly owning my own heritage of genocide survivors, my father is a survivor of the anti-Black Genocide occurring globally and my mom is a survivor of the Cambodian Genocide.
Don’t fractionalize me, tokenize, exploit me or spill tears of pity for me.
I am Sick of anti-Black femme violence from all communities inflicting violence on myself and my communities. I am whole me and not 50 percent anything.
Yes, I am my mother’s daughter. Yes, I am Blasian. Yes, my hair is curly. Yes, I am unapologetically Black and Yes, I am not sparing my bones, skin or wounds for your anti-Blackness.
I am Black and Proud, because Black people can also be Cambodian and Cambodian people can also be Black.
Just tryna get my glow up, radiate in sunshine and my melanin on fleek, so please look out for my fundraising link!
I am fundraising to go to Cambodia for the first time, meet my family that I have not met before, engage in my own documentation, archival work of my story, create a digital and non-digital multimedia archive with, for other Black and Brown survivors of Genocide stories and will also be interning at an amazing arts organization. I need the financial support and appreciate any support.
My link will be up very soon as my trip is in July and I would appreciate it very much if y'all can share it, donate to it, add suggestions, etc. <3 <3 Y'all can also follow me on tumblr as I am going to post it up on there too.
Much love to all the Blasians posting, it’s so good to see and hear about y'all resilience <3
The Milky Way glitters above Yellowstone National Park. David Lane created this stunning multi-image panorama of the night sky over the park’s Pelican Creek – a place that offers great views of Yellowstone Lake. Photo courtesy of David Lane.
I’ve had non-Asian people tell me that I’m “lucky because I don’t have “ch*nky eyes.” But the moment I smile or laugh my “Asian-ness comes out” and its apparently amusing because I have “big normal-looking eyes” for an Asian girl.
I never said anything before but now that I know better, I will no longer tolerate your racist bullshit. So to all you racist fuckers:
First of all, it’s called MONOLIDS and not “ch*nky eyes.”Hhow the fuck am I “lucky” to have “big normal-looking” eyes? Are you telling me that Asians with monolids are “unlucky and abnormal looking?” Do you even realize how disgusting you sound? Oh wait, no you don’t because you even have the guts to say it to me in public and openly laugh about it.
Second of all, stop making fun of the traits Asian people have because that’s what makes them beautiful. Monolids are beautiful and having double eyelids are normal for Asians from the South, Southeast, and West/Asia Minor. Heck, I know some East Asians who have natural double eyelids. If you dare come up to me and “compliment” my eyes for being “big for an Asian” again, I’ll be sure to complement your racist ass with a black eye.
Last and most definitely not least, it’s called having an eyesmile and I am grateful to have it tyvm. Stay the fuck away from us you racist piece of shit.
To my fellow Asians who are conscious about this:
Love and be proud of your eyesmile because it’s beautiful. Don’t pay attention to those obnoxious racist fuckers who tell you otherwise.
My name is Rose and it is my first time submitting. I am mixed-race Asian American (Japanese, Thai, and white), and so tired of people saying “what are you?” like I’m a breed of dog, and asking “where are you really from?” when I say I’m from California. My English is better than yours, fools.
I have dealt with body image and identity issues as well as mental illness for quite some time now, but things are looking up. Mental illness is often stigmatized, but in my experience, many Asian communities would like to pretend it doesn’t exist at all. And I am not a thin, hairless, porcelain doll for male consumption. I am fat and hairy! And still beautiful. And still Asian. And still angry.
Thank you to all of you lovely people who have submitted. Seeing all these beautiful faces makes me feel incredible. I love being part of such a supportive (and angry! heck yes!) community.