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Does anybody know anything about t-shirt prints?

I’ve always wanted some cool Ghibli t-shirts, but I’ve never been happy with the thousands and thousands of designs that are out there, hehe. So about a year ago I figured I would simply draw my own vector graphic and get my own design printed. So, I got one printed via Shirtinator, and although the result isn’t absolutely awful, it’s definitely not the quality I am after. The design looks dull and just not the quality of t-shirts you would get from retailers.

So does anybody know what method is best for printing designs onto t-shirts? Or do you know of any good websites? Maybe I need to adjust my design/colours for t-shirt prints?

I can’t use screen printing because my design has about 20 colours and also is used for large batches, and I will only be ordering 2 for myself.

That’s what the design looked like on the site, nice and bright and professional looking. But obviously the reality/result wasn’t as such.

3D Effect Tutorial (both Illustrator and Photoshop)

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This is a tutorial for how to create the following graphic:

I created the graphic in Illustrator, but this tutorial will demonstrate how to recreate the 3d effect in both Illustrator and Photoshop (whichever you have at hand and are more comfortable with).

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. And if you found this tutorial helpful, please like or reblog!

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anonymous asked:

Hi there. You probably won't read this, but if you do I would really like some advice from such talented artist like you. I love drawing and honestly I'm not so very good at times. So when I get discouraged over details that I'm not getting well at in a drawing, what do you recommend I do? One day I wish to make my own graphic novel, but how can I become better at drawing if I get easily discouraged. Where do you find the motivation to draw so well? If you have any helpful advice, I'm all ears

Hello anon!  Even though I’m not able to reply to most of my Asks, I do read all of them and really appreciate when people send them.  <3 

Anyway, I get discouraged at times too, especially if I compare myself to others. But the first thing I try to remember is that instead of feeling like I’ll never be that good, I use their art as a learning tool instead and study what I like about it.  (Many artists also have tutorials and videos that are invaluable) 

Probably the most important thing is to just keep drawing.  Draw A LOT.  Studying art tutorials and books will help you learn new skills, but drawing is the only way you’ll actually improve. 

Do as many pictures as you can from start to finish.  Sketches and doodles help you improve too, but going all the way to a fully finished picture (whether black and white or fully colored) is how you’ll figure out a stable work flow. 

Have fun with your art.  If you’re not having fun you’re not going to want to do it.  Find something you LOVE to draw, something you’re really passionate about, whether it’s fan art from your favorite fandom, original characters, portraits, etc.  If you don’t love it, drawing will be harder than it should be.

Some people draw in silence, but me, I need music. On days when I’m sitting in front of the computer staring at Photoshop and not really feeling it, I turn on my go-to drawing playlist, try to blank out my mind, and just draw.  I have several types of drawing playlists, each designed to help me either get focused or get pumped!

Find something that helps inspire you and give you ideas, whether it’s books, fanfiction, movies, or squee-ing over your favorite headcanons with friends.  I’ve had conversations with people where I come out feeling like, “OMG I NEED TO DRAW THIS!”

Final note that may not apply to everyone but is still important to mention:  Take care of your mental health.  If there is something that is affecting your ability to function on a day-to-day basis, such as depression, anxiety disorder, etc. it may also affect your creativity.  Professionals are there to help you.  If you broke your leg, you would seek medical help.  If your brain is self sabotaging because of a chemical imbalance, you should also get medical help.  It may not be a quick fix, but it’s better than letting it fester and get worse.

I hope this helps, and good luck!!

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The Everthere - a post-reunion Korrasami roommate modern AU (ao3)

“Stay with me.”

It was the last thing Korra expected to hear. She was expecting to hear nothing, truth be told; because even Asami had her limits, and she wasn’t like Korra was; she withdrew when she was upset. It took more than a moment for the words to penetrate, and when they did Korra struggled to calibrate them - it was painfully easy to feel the strange weight under them, and equally rather difficult, in the moment, to draw out the reason, what with her heart twisting -

It sounded like something Asami could have said six months ago.

“What?” Korra said somewhat breathlessly.

“My house,” Asami said, as if that explained everything, kind enough to overlook Korra’s obvious confusion. “You need somewhere to stay, right? Well, I’ve got lots of room to spare. Rooms, actually.”

Action Figure Tutorial

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This is a Photoshop tutorial for how to create action figures and their packaging like in the graphic above.

The action figure is taken from a pre-existing photo and the packaging can be made from scratch, no stock images needed.

If you have any questions, please don’t be afraid to ask. And if you found this post helpful, please like or reblog!

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anonymous asked:

Hi, really interesting site :) I was just wondering if you could tell me a bit more info about the Draumstafir? Fell in love with Oceland and it's beautiful culture, saw the symbol for it but can't find a decent source with any information about it. Thanks, J :)

Draumstafir

Draumstafir (sing. Draumstafur) are important staves within Icelandic magic for their ability to bring about good dreams, usually for oneself, but also for others. This reflects the long tradition of dreams being a portent of one’s future, which is intimately connected to one’s fate, and fate for the Icelanders is said to be predestined from birth. In other words, with these staves, you can change your destiny to what you want.

There are several staves specifically titled as being Draumstafur/Draumstafir plus others that aren’t titled as such but have the same purpose. Sticking to the titled ones, there are three - each of which is repeated across several manuscripts.

The most commonly seen is a set of four taken from the Huld manuscript, however here is the version from another manuscript drawn a little better:

Aside from its instructions of what it should be carved on and when, it also says “og sefur á þeim þá dreymir hann hvað helst hann vill”. Translated to “and they who sleep on them dream about whatever they most want”.

The second kind I will show the Huld version, however, the orientation of the stave is very unclear. The way I show it here may be upside-down:

Finally, another Draumstafur that people are not likely to see elsewhere is this one from the manuscript index Lbs 4375 (but also seen in other manuscripts):

Should you want more information; fuller translation, details of appearance in other manuscripts, or the same rendered in my own graphic design please contact me via my website given in the “source” link below.

anonymous asked:

Hi I'm currently making my own graphic novel and I was just curious about how you go about printing copies of your books and where you get that done??

Congrats on the graphic novel!

Printing can get a little daunting depending on where you go and how much you need. The easy part is setting it up in a pdf, making sure that everything is the same size and that your page size includes bleed (very important!).

Our personal experience has been pretty much limited to ordering VERY small runs on very small comics and the Creature Feature Kickstarter. Most of the places we’re familiar with will also do NSFW printing, for obvious reasons.

For printers that will print SFW and NSFW, you have Keness (haven’t worked with but have heard EXCELLENT things about), KrakenPrint (have heard good things, but from personal experience their communication was pretty terrible), and Marquis (the printer we went with for the Kickstarter, very prompt and quick to get us our books, too). SFW printers include PrintNinja (ton of options), GrekoPrinting (got books from them fast and quality) and Kablam (only has a few size options available).

All the printers mentioned have minimum orders (some very high). Of them, Greko and Kablam have the smallest. 

Obviously, this is a very short list. I would recommend shopping around to make sure the place you pick offers the right option for your novel!

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And last of all, Khal Drogo brought forth his own bride gift to her. An expectant hush rippled out from the center of the camp as he left her side, growing until it had swallowed the whole khalasar. When he returned, the dense press of Dothraki gift-givers parted before him, and he led the horse to her….