u know whats great? that lance has honestly taught me that its okay to be a guy and care about beauty, that its not just a feminine thing and even if it was that there’s nothing wrong with that!
the only other times in movies or tv i’ve see a man wear a face mask or pamper himself is when someones using it for humor- haha look at that guy, he’s not manly at all! he must be gay! thats not something boys do!
lance enjoys pampering himself and feeling pretty and it’s not just used as joke, it’s a part of his nature and no one else points it out or scoffs at it
that just makes me really happy and honestly that precious boy has allowed me to accept certain parts of myself i didn’t at first
you can be a boy and have a beauty routine, you can take care of your skin, its a relief finally seeing that validated and i really appreciate the voltron writers for giving us this part of lance, because it’s so so important! i love him!
Sormik week day 6! Woohoo! I’m back. No baby Sormiks this time, but have all the more fluff. This one is for @amarietie/ @tmariea for Storms in Our Blood. Today’s theme is “Lastonbell—Promises/Acceptance”, and although this scene indeed takes place in Elysia and has nothing to do with the Lastonbell promise, I figured the prompt was as good as any to do a marriage proposal. I… I went over the top with the cheesiness, didn’t I? *hides* The layers have fancy names to distract from the ridiculous romance going on here. Like “background panels”, background background”, “fucking rain”, “fucking lightning”, “rainy bits” and “rainy muchs”.
Anyway, I’m sorry this is so rushed, but I hope it gets the idea across just fine! I really really hope you like it, Mari! :,) This is my little thanks for your kind words and deeds for me, and for your Earth Armatus Rose occasionally saving my ass in ToLink, hoho. HAPPY SEVERAL MONTHS LATE BIRTHDAY OR SOMETHING
For everyone else: go read the story, it includes more artistic use of seraphic artes, and more kisses in the rain, if that doesn’t convince you I don’t know what to tell you
Could u please give some tiles on drawing heads/faces? Just found your blog and you are AMAZING, have a great day!
Hmm, okay so first of all, I’ve always said I’m pretty bad at tutorials and explanations, so I absolutely can’t like, guarantee that any of this stuff will work for anyone, let alone everyone. Artists have different techniques that they find work best for them.
On the other hand, I didn’t want to just say “practice!” and leave it at that. So here’s an attempt to explain how I, personally, go about drawing heads and faces. (Apologies if the images come out gigantic and make this post really long.)
First of all, I do the typical circle with two lines. I don’t necessarily use the circle as the actual head structure; I just find that this really helps me get a feel for the direction I want the person to be looking, and where the features should be placed. The main thing that helped me get a hang of faces was always keeping in mind that they’re three-dimensional, and not just a flat oval with lined features slapped on top (I started off in 2001 drawing anime so I had a lot of bad habits to break and actual anatomy to learn. Nothing against anime, it’s just not the best thing to start from because it’s SO stylized.)
Sometimes I’ll do that little line on the side to remind me to keep the features where they should be and not let them slide too far over on the face. It’s sort of…where I differentiate between the side of the head and the front of the face, I guess.
I also like to draw the nose early on because it’s in the middle of the face and helps me know where the rest of the features will be. Sometimes I’ll do eyebrows too, which I’ll touch on later.
Rest of the features next. Once again, keeping in mind that the eyes are sunken into the face a little, and the nose protrudes.
Sometimes if I’m having trouble I’ll do some really crude shading ot help me figure out where exactly things should be placed, keeping in mind the structure of the skull underneath (pink being where shadows would fall).
Hairline comes next - I no longer need the circle underneath.
I like to add hair last, on top of an already-drawn head so that I don’t accidentally make the skull too big or too small. Hair probably needs its own whole tutorial or something so I’ll leave it here for now.
Different face shapes are pretty easy if you break them down into really simple ones to start. Detail comes after, so don’t get too caught up in it in the start. Like I said before, I like to do noses, and sometimes eyebrows, because it really keeps me in line and helps me not make the rest of the features too big or too small (at least not past where I want them, stylistically) and it keeps them where they SHOULD be according to the structure of the face.
Honestly I have no idea if this is at all coherent. I never took many actual drawing classes or anything, most of this is just stuff I’ve figured out myself that works best for me. I like to look at things that artists better than myself do, figure out why I like it so much, and work at improving those areas of my own art. Personally, my own biggest problem to get past was that whole 3D thing and not drawing a human face as a flat thing with lines slapped on top of it. Knowing the underlying structure is boring, but important.
I really hope this helped in SOME way, even if it was really small. Thanks! <3
The book has a maroon jacket and embossed spine. It’s older, and he can tell when he picks it up and leafs through the pages. The musty smell reaches his nose and makes him sneeze into his arm. With a sniffle, he fans through the book, and it doesn’t take him long to realize it was one of Erwin’s.
His heart seizes, and he leaves the book open in his lap. He thinks about Erwin every day, sometimes every second, but Erwin’s never a surprise. Thinking of him is a constant, and the physical things that conjure Erwin are cataloged and sterilized. When Levi encounters them, he does so with bravery. Indifference. He has Erwin compartmentalized at this point into his psyche. The only place Erwin could affect him is in his dreams.
But this book. This book is different. It has Levi spooked, and he isn’t sure how to move forward. He turns a page. The language is old, the information flowery and, at this point, incorrect. It must have been Erwin’s father’s, and somehow having that knowledge made the book that much more difficult to hold. Another page and he discovers it’s talking about the ocean. His breathing gets caught in his chest as he reads.
Oceans are bodies of water with high salt content. They can range in color depending on location, from deep sapphire to gleaming turquoise. It is predicted that the ocean covers more of the surface of the world than land. Nobody has ever been able to touch the deepest depth of an ocean. Strange creatures are thought to originate under the surface.
Levi slaps the book shut and places it next to him. He brings his knees up to his chest and wraps his arms around his legs.
It wasn’t anything like that. The ocean was beautiful and living and moving. It was vast and mysterious and deep. It tasted different, like an exotic delicacy. And he supposed at the time that it was. They had never tasted freedom like that before–and that’s all the ocean was.
His chest grows tight, and there’s a sound emitting from his throat that’s foreign and hoarse. God dammit, he should have been there. He should have been at his side, their cloaks catching the wind like the sails of the ships illustrated on the book pages. He had fought the longest and hardest out of all of them. He got them all here. If it wasn’t for him…
The sob comes out long and hard, and Levi has never felt something shake through him so violently. His moaning cry echoes in the room as the tears pool and drop from his eyes. It wasn’t anything like that. It wasn’t some simple pages on a piece of paper. It was so fucking beautiful and Erwin wasn’t there. He wasn’t there, and it was the ugliest thing he had ever seen in his whole life. He hated the ocean. He fucking hated it.
His hands ball into his hair as he pushes his forehead into his knees. He struggles to breathe, but he doesn’t care. His sobs turn silent as he gasps in air. Erwin wasn’t there, and he’s not here now, and he can’t fucking stand it. Tears fall salty like the waters of the ocean, and he wishes so badly to drown in them.
The text above is an excerpt from a ficlet my lovely @gouguruheddo wrote for this pic to rip my heart completely into pieces <3 Thank you love.
I think it’s kinda funny how everyone’s got their panties in a twist about people who “sexualize a demon clown” when like…….98% of tumblr basically does the same thing with other actors/musicians/fictional characters? If you don’t like it, just keep scrolling. There’s no need to cause unnecessary drama.
*Talking to Nya* I remember being "evil" remember when you turned evil from the Overlord and Garmadon.
*Talking to Wu* Remember when you turned evil from Pythor and the Overlord.
*Taking to Cole* Remember when you turned bad from the Hypnobrai.
Talking to Kai* Remember when you turned evil from Chen's staff.
*Talking to Jay* Remember when you almost killed us for talking with Nadackan.
*Talking to everybody* Okay I'm pretty sure we were all bad.
*Sitting with them like the little cinnamon roll he is* Speak for yourself all I do is sacrifice my self to save you, cook all of your food, figure out how the Techno Blades work, found Destiny's Bounty, save you from the Tree Horns after the most traumatic point in my life, but yeah everyone.
while reading this please listen to bad boy by cascada thank you
okay so jungkook isn’t your usual bad boy stereotype
mostly because he’s still pretty young
like most people think bad boys and they think motorcycle gangs
jungkook hasn’t gotten his license yet
BUT he does have a keychain with skull (persona 5 skull uhhh) keychain and he thinks it makes him look cool
nah jungkook hangs with kids his age or a little older than him and they’re known around town as being a group of wild ruffians
like picture this
jungkook had snake bites?? and an eyebrow piercing
his gauges are always in and he numerous other piercings in his ears including a helix
although young, he still has a few tattoos, to include a set of coordinates on his upper arm area (right below his elbow on the inside of his arm)
and then a butterfly behind his left ear
he keeps his hair black and parts it down the middle slightly (so imagine war of hormone hair my dudes)
he’s always wearing his black ripped skinnies and if he’s not it’s because he’s wearing boxers to bed
i looked up bad boys online and it’s a bunch of generic white men who aren’t even attractive so like that’s not helping
jungkook wears a lot of band shirts and they’re always a little too small so they can show off his muscles
sometimes he wears one of those basic leather jackets but not really because the one he wears is yoongi’s and it’s way too small for him
he does have a bomber jacket, a black one, that he wears quite often though
his go to shoes are doc martens, the shiny black ones, or the matte maroon ones and he never changes that ever
rumor has it that he also carries one of those baseball bats around too and people say it’s to break in windows and other juvenile delinquent activities
you’ve never met him yet though, despite being somewhat close in age
tbh you wonder if he’s actually real because people do a whole lot of talking about him but is there proof??
you think not
he’s probably like the town cryptid
which means that people wanna be him, find him, or-
you’re at work one day when you first see him
you don’t actually know it’s him though
it’s super late at night, as in like ten minutes to closing so you’re not really expecting any customers
this kid comes in though, ripped as hell and you can’t help but stare
because this kid has to be like twenty why is he in toys r us??
is he an uncle? a cousin? a dad? a child at heart?!
you don’t know, and you find the whole situation fascinating, especially consider the piercings in his face and the chains hanging off his belt loop
but alas, you’re only a cashier so you can’t exactly pay attention to him when he wanders off into the numerous aisles
you almost wanna go up and tell him that toys r us is bankrupt and that he could probably get a better deal elsewhere like idk amazon
but you can’t leave so you wait
it only has to be ten minutes and he comes back towards the front, holding this giant toon link doll in his arms
the thing has to be over a foot tall
this boy is just hugging it to his chest and he’s smiling to himself and he’s so cute?? he looks like an overgrown bunny??
you pray to god he comes to your register and guess what
who saw that coming
as he approaches the register, he looks almost a little nervous ?
he doesn’t make eye contact with you, and when you give your mandatory “hi, did you find everything you needed today?” he just give a curt nod
you shrug it off though because he’s just a stranger that you’ll probably never ever interact with again
but then he blurts out “you’re not gonna tell anyone right?”
“i’m gonna do what now”
“it’ll ruin my image”
his brows furrow
“am i supposed to know you”
jungkook doesn’t know whether to be amused or somewhat offended
“you’re kidding me right?” he rests his elbow on the counter right near the credit card swiper
you roll your eyes “uh no? i don’t know who you are.”
jungkook leans in closer now, a smirk tugging at his lips
he’s probably like five inches from your face now
“are you positive?”
you two are just staring at each other and it’s so intense like he won’t look away but it’s almost like a challenge so you can’t be the first to look away either and it’s been like five seconds now
but then your manager comes over the loud speaker intercom thing?? “attention we will be closing in five minutes, again, please note we will be closing in five minutes”
you and jungkook both glance up at the ceiling, and then when you look down again, you find he’s no longer staring at you
you’re kind of disappointed and that freaks you out
you put his plushie into a bag, and hand it over to him “have a nice night.”
“wait-” he frowns. “you don’t know who i am yet.”
“i don’t think i will.” you giggle
jungkook blushes faintly at the sound of your laugh
“i’ll come back in a week to buy happiness…” he grabs the bag, beginning to walk out the door. “tell me if you know then, okay?”
and with that, he’s out the door
you blink, unsure of what to think at all
the next day, you describe the situation to one of the other cashiers
“wait wait wait-” he shakes his head. “did he have like… piercings under his lips and some tattoos?? probably had like… a simple plan shirt on?”
“actually it was linkin park but that sounds right.”
the other cashier just stares and you think maybe he’s dying or something because he’s not moving or speaking??
“that’s jungkook.” he says slowly. his voice gets a louder, more excited. “oh my god you actually met jeon jungkook, oh my god-”
“wait you mean cryptid boy?!”
“uh i think?? he’s just i dunno… the hottest guy on the face of this planet, how are you so lucky?!”
you shrug but you’re blushing hard because he’s right…
jungkook is seriously the most handsome person you’ve ever seen in your entire life and you hate to admit it but you can’t stop thinking about him…
you wonder if he’s really gonna come back just to see you
but you see him again before that
it’s late at night again
not super late, probably eight thirty
you’re walking home from work
your boss let you go home early because toys r us and their bankrupt asses don’t wanna pay their workers for a full shift
you’re walking home okay and you have a nice hot chocolate in your hands and it’s cold and dark outside
you’re almost home, just in the neighborhoods in your development
and you hear someone? someone familiar?
you stop, then stare because standing there, in front of someone’s townhouse, halfway up a tree, is jungkook
he’s wearing a black beanie this time and it’s so nice on him
you might just die
but he also might die because he looks like he could possibly fall out of the tree
“hey jungkook, you should get down.” you call out. “you might fall and hurt yourself,”
jungkook turns around, obviously confused
he sees you and he waves, but then loses his balance and nearly falls down the trunk
you race over
“what are you doing?! is this even your house?! you’re going to hurt yourself!!” you scold him
“i’m uh… doing stuff in this tree?”
“saving yoongi’s cat because yoongi is scared to climb the tree because one time jin fell out of one and broke his arm and now yoongi is scared but his cat is stuck and-”
“aren’t you supposed to be a bad boy?” you shove your hands into your pockets. “do bad boys save cats and buy plushies?”
“okay first of all, rude, second of all, i am a bad boy and i do bad boy things, third of all… when’d you find out?”
“one of the guys at work gushed about you the next morning.”
“well i am pretty good-looking…”
you laugh and roll your eyes
jungkook sticks his tongue out at you
but then you’re both cut off by an annoyed meow, and jungkook turns just a little bit to show you a super super chubby scottish fold in his arms
slowly, he climbs down
you coo, and run over to rub the top of the cat’s head
it purrs immediately and jungkook pouts because in his rescue attempt, the little demon scratched his face
and you notice that soon
“oh my god jungkook, you’re bleeding!!”
“it could get seriously infected!”
“bad boys don’t get infections”
you roll your eyes and pull a tissue from your drawstring work bag, then dab the wound gingerly
when you’re done with that, you grab a bandaid from the bag and press it to the cut
“you better get this checked out tomorrow,” you warn. “or it might get seriously infected.”
“if you kiss it better, i wouldn’t have to worry about that.”
“oh my god.”
but jungkook laughs, but then he asks your name, because you know him but he doesn’t know you, and that isn’t fair
and after you two bring the cat back to yoongi (who just looks between the two of you with a confused furrow of the brows)
jungkook offers to walk home with you
“should i let such a notorious bad boy know where i live?” you tease
“um… yes so i can come and throw rocks at your window and take you out to see the city at night sooner or later.” he answers quite bluntly and now you’re blushing heavily
“well okay then…”
it’s like nine at this point and it’s cold, and you shiver a bit and jungkook isn’t having it
he’s wearing the bomber that day, and without saying a word, he slips it off and drapes it over your shoulders
you blink, then stop in your tracks, looking up at him
he shrugs and shoves his hands into his pockets, avoiding eye-contact
he walks you home, and you two talk, a lot, about anything and everything that crosses your minds
and when you make it up to your front step, you’re reluctant to head inside
jungkook seems unwilling to go too, because he just stands there, with you on the porch
“hey… i’m off tomorrow, just drop by then.” you say slowly. “anytime.”
jungkook smiles brightly “cool, i will”
he turns on his heel, and you pull your keys from your bag, the both of you going your separate ways
you head inside, lock the door behind you, then head upstairs to your room
you sigh, sitting on your bed, thinking of how the night played out, and kind of wishing it hadn’t ended so soon
there’s this faint knocking
at first you wonder if you’re hearing things, but then it starts happening more often, and there’s definitely something going on
you rush over to your window and lift the shades
to see jungkook there, throwing rocks at your window
you stare down at him, and then yank open the window “what are you doing!?”
“taking you out for the city night life tour duh.”
you put your hand over your mouth to hide your growing smile
you hurriedly race back downstairs, then lock the door as soon as you’re outside
jungkook smirks “someone was eager”
but he takes your hand (and you think it fits just perfect in his), and he starts talking about all the places he’s gonna have to show you, like the skate park with all of his really cute graffiti, and then seokjin’s restaurant which is open late, and then down to the park so he can show you where he accidentally broke some historic tree branch off from trying to swing on it–
and at every stop, he makes sure to take pictures of the two of you, for the memories
and then he asks for your number, so he can send them all to you…
and maybe just maybe he takes you this bridge overlooking a small pond in the park and the moon is reflecting on the water, and he loves it because it’s the perfect venue to kiss your pretty lips-