really worth buying

pphew! sorry for the late reply to these >.< i figured id just reply to all these in one post with some pics. Below are the watercolors i use and the the gold paints (keep in mind those pics i posted were like first attempts @_@ im still getting used to these…)

The water colors are Mjello Mission Gold Watercolors in the 34 tube set and the gold palette are the FineTec Artist Mica Watercolors in the Pearl set. 

Now I’ll state first– both these sets are kinda pricey. The FineTec palette (about $27) is so worth it though because it comes in different golds and one tube of gold gouache is usually like $9 each or more depending on the amount of mica, so def worth the price and variety.

Below: from lightest to darkest on ivory tinted paper [Silver, Moon Gold, Gold Pearl, Arabic Gold, Tibet Gold, & Inca Gold] they look SUPER outstanding on black paper as well!

my fav is the richest one, the Inca Gold.

They are super nice, but if you plan on getting them, they are super HARD palettes! It’ll take a lot of scrubbing to get them activated and to have that nice gouache-like thickness, so if you don’t want to ruin your nice brushes, I def recommend getting some Ox Gall. Adding a drop or two of this will get them activated in no time, and with a nice opaque thickness. (the brand I have below they dont sell anymore, but other brands still make it)

As for the water colors, ehhh i feel weird cuz those vegetas were like my first attempts with this brand. Ive always used the Sakura Koi 24 color set palette because theyre super nice and super cheap (like $20) and Ive had them for years. I only got these because I wanted higher-grade watercolors in tubes. But they are very expensive, but for good reasons: they have a lot of pigment, which makes them so vibrant and bright and theyre designed to be very close to natural colors, not to mention theyre so SMOOTH when painting and they’ll probs last me forEVER because you get so much color with very little water.

(opera is best color IMHO) here’s a color chart I made (that took FOREVER btw) to give you an idea how beautiful they are and how many nice colors they make

so yea! those are the paints I used for those particular pics. Course if you would like a nice, cheap watercolor recommendation that works pretty well, Sakura Koi’s are a fantastic substitute. …..SORRY IF THIS WAS LONG i just akdfhalkfhd i like talking about traditional media..lol. hope this was at least a little informative >.< if anyone has questions or wants some recommendations (while also saving some money) feel free to ask! I’ll help in any way i can with what i know, cuz despite posting mostly digital art, I am a traditional art supply FANATIC. 

Production Draft of QAF 5x11 - The most precious thing in the world

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For my one and only Arianna as always
For her fic Oltremare [ https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11001127/1/Oltremare] also found at her writing blog youaintgotthefunk

Still in desperate need of a scanner

Hey, folks. Another question about books.

Are any of you familiar with books based on single parent homes? I did a few searches, and didn’t really see any worth buying. They honestly focus on reassuring kids that they do have dads, or something like that. My son doesn’t have one, and I don’t want to blow smoke up his ass. So, I think I have to get a handle on this quickly, because I’m tired of reading books about mommy baby and daddy. We got mommy and baby over here and I think authors know that some families don’t come in the same package. And I honestly expected more options for all kids who aren’t raised in a typical two parent home. Some children are raised by grandparents or aunts or even foster parents. Some children have two moms, two dads, step parents. Every time I look for books for my son I get this nagging feeling I should partner with someone to write more diverse books for kids. Let me know something, folks.

Peace, Hip Hop & Purple Rain

Lanterns

Happy birthday, Eren. 

Go, have some fluff!


„Which one do you like?“ Levi asked Eren, holding up a red and a yellow sky lantern in their wrapping, the plastic foil rustling in his hands.

They stood in one of these small stores which sold nothing but bric-a-brac, the many shabby-style shelves cluttered with stuff that Levi didn’t really consider worth buying. Eren on the other hand loved the place, his gaze flickered over the trumpery as if it he had heard the call of his mothership, guiding him home. Levi sighed, already considering which tactic to use to hale Eren out of here later, before this thing would end in one of his overexcited (dreadful) shopping orgies.

„Hm.“ To Levi’s relief Eren averted his gaze from the brummagem and picked up at a parcel that lay on top of the basket in front of them, showing it to Levi.

„Really?“ Levi wondered, scowling at the odd choice that Eren beamed at. The red and yellow lamps sank down at his sides.

„Yes.“

His scowl only became even deeper. „It’s boring. I wonder why they keep on producing them anyway. No one seems to buy this colour.“ Levi wondered as he put the two lanterns back into the basket, next to a whole slew of grey ones that apparently truly no one – except Eren – really liked to buy, when there were a lot of bright coloured lanterns to choose from as well. „Pick another one.“

„No.“ Eren clenched the chosen article to his chest as if he wanted to protect it and looked up at Levi’s eyes. „I like this one.“

„Well, it’s your choice you old fart,“ came the grumbled reply as Levi snatched the item out of his hands and turned to the register. „I’ll pay for it.“

Eren seized him by the arm to hold him back. „Wait! What about you?“

„What about me?“

„You pick one too.“ Eren beamed, pointing at the basket.

Levi shook his head. „It’s your birthday, shithead. Not mine.“

„Yes. And because it’s my birthday I want you to pick one as well.“

„Tch.“ Levi rolled his eyes in defeat, grabbing a turquoise sachet for himself. „You’re weird. Do you know that?“

„Yes. You keep on telling me.“

„I guess I do. Come on, let’s buy these things and set them on fire.“

„How romantic.“

„Oh, shut up!“

- - -

It was one of these cold March nights, the still chilly east wind mercilessly cutting through the air and crawling under their thick coats and visible puffs of air rising out of their mouths with each breath as they walked over a meadow, looking for a free space to release their lanterns.

Levi hated the cold, but it didn’t keep him from admiring the passionate glint in Eren’s eyes as he looked up to the star-dusted sky as he always used to, directing the ray of his torch light at the zodiacal signs as he named them, which Levi would always forgot the instant he heard it… at least that was what he kept on telling Eren. It would make him step closer and guide Levi’s hand to the sky to trace the well-known signs with an affectionate smile that would Levi’s heart rate speed up dangerously. Levi never could tell if Eren looked through his farce or not.

Eventually they found a spot that was ideal and Levi fetched the lanterns out of his pocket, unwrapping first Eren’s, then his own. They crouched down on the soft grass that was already scattered with the first cheerful flowers of spring – daisies, violas and forget-me-nots. They looked all grey in the dull light of the night, but their scent was strangely enhanced.

„Do you remember kindergarten?“ Eren asked suddenly as he lay down the torchlight on the grass and searched his pockets for the small box of matches while Levi build up the lanterns. „When they made us sit in a circle, whenever it was one of our birthdays and they enkindled a tissue that would fly up, only if we would be quiet enough to hear it?“

„They only said that to make you shut up for once and sit still for a minute.“ Levi mumbled, grateful that the darkness concealed his faint blush.

Eren chuckled. „Don’t be such a crabber. It was a nice tradition.“

„Tch.“

„They used to tell us to make a wish when the tissue flew up,“ he continued. „Mine always came true.“

„Because you only wished for the stupid chocolate cake your mother used to bake anyway.“

„Hey,“ Eren’s bright laugh burst out of him. „I loved that cake.“

„Yeah… I’m sorry she can’t be with you today.“

„Well, I’ve got you, don’t I?“ It was stupid stuff like this, that made Levi’s chest go tight and his stomach churn. Eren would always say such things and it would go under Levi’s skin.

Glancing at Eren he once more wondered if he just should tell him or better let it be. He didn’t want to destroy their friendship, just because he was selfish. But yes, he remembered all too well. It had inspired him to this idea that morning. He had recalled sitting next to Eren in kindergarten and reaching for his small hand because he new that Eren was afraid of the darkness – even if it would only last for a moment and was simply caused by closed blinds. His hand would clench around Levi’s as if it was a sheet anchor, until their teacher would open the shutters again and not let go for another minute or so, until his narrow shoulders relaxed with an almost inaudible sigh of relief.

Levi cleared his throat, holding up the lamps. „Well, why don’t you make a wish today, too. Better not make it that cake though.“

„Bummer.“

„Shall we?“

The hiss of an enkindled match rang loudly in the silence around them and the sudden light shone bright in the darkness, almost hurting Levi’s eyes. Eren inflamed the lanterns in Levi’s hands, blew out the match and carelessly discarded it to the damp grass, earning a disapproving snort from Levi. Eren chuckled. „Sorry.“

„Here, you crackpot,“ he held out the grey lantern, not allowing him to show any reaction as Eren’s gentle fingers brushed his as he took it.

„You make a wish too.“

„Yeah, yeah.“

They stood in anticipatory silence for a few seconds, until Eren broke it. „On three. One… tw–“

„Wait,“ Levi interrupted him.

„What?“

„With three or afterwards?“

„Er, I don’t know. With three, I guess?“

„You guess?!“

„Well, I didn’t think about it before.“

„Clearly,“ Levi teased him. „You never do.“

„Oh, come on, Levi. You can’t even not complicate this one, can you?“

„Tch. Can we please hurry? I’m freezing my balls off in this fucking cold.“

„You’re the one who started this. Just do it with three, you nitpicker.“

„As you wish, birthday boy.“

„Okay,“ Eren chuckled in response, his eyes sparkling at Levi’s. „Second try. Don’t ruin it, please! One… two…three.“

With the last word they let go of their lanterns at the same time. The flickering lights rose up higher and higher into the dark sky, all the way up to the stars, and they watched in silence side by side as the tiny flames grew smaller and smaller, dancing around each other in the cold wind, until they were too tiny to see them at all anymore. They didn’t move though, still looking up at the stars that blinked down on them.

An abrupt rush of goosebumps shot down Levi’s back, and it wasn’t for the cold blast of wind, as he felt Eren’s knuckles graze against his and linger in place in a quiet question. His heartbeat stuttered, then sped up and nestled in his throat as he hesitantly followed suit, opening his hand and cautiously reaching out for Eren’s, ready to instantly pull back at a rejection.

Warm fingers linked with his and squeezed, coaxing a silent sigh out of him that had been suffocating him for all this time. He squeezed back, suddenly fighting back tears and only bumped his shoulders against Eren’s, not able to say anything just yet, as he heard that wonderful chuckle again.

„See? They always come true.“

He guessed, they did.


Link to AO3.

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awkward angles but cute snapchat filters Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ  SORRY ANUSHKA THIS ISNT POKEMON

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A crazy amount of fanart for the great and amazing ask-king-sombra

(Also Featuring my gang of renegades and losers from ask-rocko-the-diamond-dog)

Hope you like it! :D