here’s part two of my brush settings list!!! (part one here)

Note for marker tool for the drawr brushes, i sometimes use it for coloring too, but feel free to experiment with them however you like!

Also guys I recently posted my first full coloring speed paint video here ;v; check it out if you’re interested in seeing how i color things lol// subs and likes would greatly appreciated <3 (i still don’t know how to enable comments OTL)


sorry for the really bad preview pictures (the ink softer looks a lot better when used i promise) i didn’t really know how to organise them, but here you go!

bonus: rad fineliner

I sort of mix and match and mess around with the default brushes, duplicating them and then tweaking until i get something new and a little more useful (i only really use adaptations of the original Brush, i guess)
I also tweak some of the ones i find on ptsbrushes, because a lot of them dont seem to agree with me, though it’s a great resource and you should check it out!

I can’t wait to properly get down and properly start working with all these lol

anonymous asked:

do you have any tips for painting textures? all of the things i paint look rubbery, even when i try to make them look like steel or plastic

Well, assuming you’re working digitally that will partially be down to it being digital.

Digital art is naturally very smooth, which can cause problems when trying to paint texture. I’d look into natural media brushsets, digitalbrushes​ and ptsbrushes​ are a good place to look.

But most importantly - it’s down to how light affects different textures!

I would highly recommend reading androidart’s tutorial, here’s a couple bits from it:

There’s really just one kind of light. It bounces. You can only see the light (photon) if it enters your eye.

Light does two important things when it hits a surface.

First, a part of it is absorbed. This is how colors are made. A red apple reflects mostly red wavelengths, the rest are absorbed and turned into heat or something. That’s why black stuff get so hot in the sun.

Anyways, the reflected light bounce away differently depending on the surface. If the surface is bumpy it will bounce away sort of randomly, like a tennis ball that hits rocky terrain.

If the surface is smooth it will bounce away in a predictable path. A mirror is very smooth so the light comes back undistorted, so we can see our reflection.

Note that all surfaces have speculars, because speculars is just reflected light. It’s just more broken up/diluted on dull surfaces.

Here’s an example of various materials and how i render them.

  • Cloth - Hardly any speculars, just shadow and light. Sometimes strong light can penetrate thin cloth and cause some sort of subsurface scattering.
  • Leather - Can be a little gloss and thus have a few speculars. Also, don’t make it too saturated.
  • Trees and wood - Dull. Not very saturated either (sort of grey-brown-sienna).
  • Stone - A bit like cloth. The surface is often to rugged (both at micro and macro levels) to have any serious speculars.
  • Plastic - It seems like the speculars and reflections are colorized in the color of the plastic. Plastic can also be a bit transparent.
  • Gold - Gold isn’t orange. I use black - desaturated orange sometims with hints of green, then up to yellow and white.
  • Silver - More or less like a mirror.
  • Metal - In the case of armours I often push the values a little more, not as much midtones.
  • Brushed metal - It’s sort of like an inbetween of a grey surface and a silver surface.
  • Glass - Often just transparent with distortion. The speculars come suddenly and are often white. In the case of car windows you might have noticed that it’s easier ot see what’s behind if there’s a shadow over the window. The brighter reflections obscure.
  • Wet stuff - more speculars, can become transparent in the case of cloth, and stones get more saturated and pronounced details.

Thought I’d hop on the Follow Forever train and show my appreciation for the blogs I absolutely love! Thank you for all your time, effort, and hard work! You guys are amazing!

Italics are for my all-time favorites

Bold is for friends 


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(I may have missed some people because I follow a shit ton of blogs. I need to go through and clean out my list. Also because Tumblr doesn’t have an alphabetical option for the follow list - super annoying)


anonymous asked:

Who are your favorite blogs?

ahh i have so many! ! ! I’ll list a few uvu

ask-sss-trio, ask-theblueblur, askslaughtersilver, auroblaze, awkwardlysocialbiscuit, awkwardsonicphotos, beanburrito59, @chao-studios, chibiirose, chillisart, classyhedgie, e-vay, epicdailysonicpictures, freedomfightersonic, hedgecanons, samathekittycat, sonicstardustzone, legendofsonic, xsunset-bright, knockknockitsknockles, knucklesjunior-sidekick, we-laugh-till-we-cry, lilbunpie, linksonicandpeanutbutter, loveandpeace255, luniicookiez, mephiliart, metal-harbor, ptsbrushes, quirky-chespin, raging-hedgehogs, satanmilk, sassy-zoroark, shadzart, silver-needlemouse, sonicysuchillydog, spring-yard-zone, taktheshadow, unichrome-uni, xsonicleex and a whole lot more! ! !~ 

They are all precious cinnamon rolls and i suggest you follow these sweet and kind cutiepie’s.~💕

Ah yes, it was finally time for me to do a follower forever since I’m at 297 followers, and racking up more by the day. Preparing for a few hours work, starting… 
Now. ;3;

The Bbu’s:

albinochu homogayhorse jaaaaaeger jean-bo-kirschtein kirschtein-be-bitchin not-so-lion-hearted-girl no-homu-ra our-lord-and-savior-krista paperheart-princess sacrificialoath sakakibaratxt sarahsoprano shaddy-online shroka the-leonhardt-boy the-real-mozart vicerry well-hello-bright-eyes whiskeylevi

The Senpai’s:

arseniksofficial ask-another-set-of-wings ask-british-eren ask-hijacks ask-jean-you-dorks askmikasa-the-red-scarfed-badass askswagarmin ask-that-cosplay ask-the-actual-historia death-by-heichou four-eyes-the-science-guy marcororobodt mikethetitansniffer procerperficio zakarius-relatable

The Roleplayer’s:

actual-marlo arminthewhore arrrmin-arrrlert ask-armin-snk askcrackedshittyglasses ask-my-mike-and-marco ask-the-full-fem-marco beautyfly-kisses femaletitxn grey-eyes-red-scarf ground-type-jean hilfskraft im-a-hiccup mikasxs rainbowcoveredfreckledjesus renouveleefoi scarletscarfmikasa titanboys


asksalert-forarminarlert ask-british-potato-lover ask-demon-connie-springles ask-hania-ricucaro ask-irl-hange ask-swagmin bertiebertholdt deceased-sakura endless-shipper-shipping-things eyebrow-smith fuckyeahtokyoghoul jaeger-relatable levi-has-the-booty one-crazy-otaku shingeki-no-mental-health whatamatalaga

Important Blogs: 

ardawigs cosplayequipment etsykin fuckyeah-pixels listoflifehacks mentalfacts palette-time plotsforall ptsbrushes snkaudiodex snkpositivityproject surroundedbyspace textsfromgayswimmers therpwishlist the-write-ideas transparent-anime

Art Blogs that Inspire me: 

crazydreamerspwn drinkyourfuckingmilk fancymarquis free-swimming-titans petras-blog puppybrateren themerrywolf 

I don’t really even know if I did this right? And I sort of screwed up with the first second because I tried adding something in the middle of the names, but then it probably erased some people’s names… Eugh, I spent two hours on this, I don’t have anymore energy in me to look for the names again when there might have only been like three missing. 

Hello everyone; I don’t know why you follow me but I’m very grateful that you do! Recently I reached 400+ followers which is astonishing since I haven’t been posting much Fairy Tail art nor stories. And hopefully once this school quarter ends I’ll be able to continue writing and drawing! In the meantime, here’s a quick coloring of Lucy. 

Here are a few blogs that I recommend; the ones in bold I consider online friends (even if we don’t talk much anymore) so it would be cool if you checked them out! Again, thank you everyone and thank you for your patience!  

#-D : @567random @absent-angel @akela-nakamura @al-lium @allaboutdatanime @amehanaaa @anatoref @ask–lucyheartfilia  @ask-nalu-now @asknaluandgruvia @aye-nalu @ayumichi-me @azugo @bakamura @bludy-chu @bookalchemist @commanderlucy @copdog1234 @dabrothergoose @darlingdanielle77

E-I : @emmathehalf-bloodhunter @every-nalu-moment-ever @evilkitten3 @fireandkeymage @fttrollshima @galaxia-blade @geghanush @grump0 @hirata-s @ibook-keeper @iiriptidesii @itslucyheartfiliaa

J-N: @jezabel1971 @jxlight @kamallie @karokitten-chan @kmikiss @ladygt @lapoin @leons-7 @lightvermillion @lonestorm @lucy-starfilia @m-d-tr1  @madartiste @missyplatina @nalufan101 @nalufanfics-love @nalufever @nalulover13 @nalumage @natsuxlucyxforever @not-just-any-fangirl

O-S: @obsessedwithnalu @ogaxhilda @phoenixx305 @rizzy09 @rockingcass12 @seducing-e-n-d @smile-lifegoeson @stephicool @sullivantwissarcana

T-Z: @teamedwardjace2 @teddybearkick @the-cuddlefish @the-nalu-blog @whydoesthisevenhappen @xforeverdreamer12x @zippi44

Blogs with other animes in case you’re interested in:

@dreaming-of-tokyo (Noragami/Yatori)

@bleu-et-rose (Naruto/SasuSaku)

@fruitsbasketfeelings (Fruits Basket)

@longlovevegeta (Dragonball Z/BulmaxVegeta)

@n-aragoto (Noragami)

@pokemon (Pokemon)

@thedragonssin (Nanatsu No Taizai/ The Seven Deadly Sins)

Blogs with art tutorials/advice:

@anatoref @color-palettes  @drawing-references-tutorials @grutbrushes @learnhowtoart @ptsbrushes @roleplay-theme-recs (for your blog)

Blogs with tips on writing:

@writingbox @unblockingwritersblock 

Thanks again everyone!!!!