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Favorite Graphite Pencils

 I use mechanical pencils, wood pencils (less so, especially for sketching), and drafting pencils. Drafting pencils are a really nice upgrade for regular pencils. (I also use these!) You might not be able to afford an luxury car, but you can afford a nice pencil ($5-20) Anyways, here’s a list of my favorite pencils! Remember, you don’t need any of these to improve your drawing, but it can be more comfy to draw with a nicely designed pencil. Note: The following links to Amazon are affiliate ones, if you buy off these links, you can help support Art-Res & also help me pay for college! These are also hand picked recommendations by me. 

Uni Mechanical Pencil Kurutoga Roulette Model - $7.45

What a great piece of engineering this pencil is. This is a pretty light pencil that automatically rotates the graphite as you write/draw so it stays sharp! It’s really neat and makes your lines more consistent. 

Pentel Graph Gear 1000 Pen, 0.5mm - $9.28

I absolutely love this pencil, as it was my first drafting pencil. You can buy it in more sizes, even as narrow as .3mm (very nice for details). It’s a bit heavy, but the construction is great, the grip is nicely designed, it’s beautiful, and has a really handy spring loaded clip that can hold a lot of paper. 

Faber Castell’s Pencil Sets - I got one of these for Christmas, and I really like them. Really smooth and consistent shading (more so than most regular office pencils) and aesthetic look. The particular set I have, a gift. 

Dixon Ticonderoga - $7.67 for a box. Smooth graphite lay down, a classic. 

Papermate ClearPoint  -$3-6ish depending on what set you get. Love these, even though they start looking a little rough (rubber color fades/top can break off)  after a lot of use. The large eraser is great, and I like the side click functionality. They’re also easy to find at stores, which is convenient. 

Have heard good things, but have not tried: Rotring & Muji.

 If you have a recommendation, please let me know in the comments!

Hope you enjoyed this post! 

Further Reading – 

Affordable Art Supplies Masterpost  | Anatomy Books Mini-Masterpost | Beginner’s Photography Guide 

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And another quick update on the seasoned fields. Since I don’t have anything to show from my game, let’s stick with that.

I improved the textures of the fields by using the repeat ‘function’ of the UV map. Now there’s greater detail without increasing the actual texture image.

Secondly, I created a new piece that will be useful when you want to rotate the next field pieces. Normally you would have to move the rotated field into the one behind to fill the gap - but then you would have z-fighting issues. The new piece is there to close the gap without moving the rotated field. With that you can also create more ‘dynamic’ fields you can see on the very first picture. Basically it’s a very thin pizza piece with a fruit texture.


Movement in all planes is important, and so is stretching! Don’t just stretch in the sagittal plane–open up those obliques. Bend sideways and rotate. Try this stretch and you’ll be surprised by how amazing it feels 😂

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Ring Ring Ring (Verbal Jint Scenario)

Originally posted by street-crush


Admin: Zion

POV: Second

Genres: Fluff, Comedy

“Babe, no, you have to actually lift it. Pulling on it will just mess up the stairs and the chair.” Jin panted and stood up.

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this look like a cheap flash animation but whatever

animation redraw of one of my favorite moments of Wonder Woman! I went to see it yesterday and i loved it!

also, this is a gift for @marinette-buginette birthday!(i know im late, freaking timezones).

It’s in my twitter already!

Wait, you guys didn’t think I wouldn’t make a Heroes sprite of the number one bae?

All It Takes (three)

Bucky x Reader

Summary: Be happy Bucky is here to handle everything.

Word Count: 4116 | Rating: R

Warnings: SMUT. oral (f receiving), face riding, dirty talking, two nsfw gifs, UNPROTECTED SEX (wrap your wang, before you bang!)

A/N: I am just going to leave this for y’all thirsty hoes. But I’m baffled by the feedback I got on the first tow part, so just wanna say THANK YOU!

also sorry for any typos

Masterlist here

All It Takes Part One Part Two 

(*gifs are not mine!)

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Jumps, Explained

So, going by the tags on my recent jump gifsets, the difference between jumps is apparently still a source of great bewilderment for some people. Now I could link you to some excellent posts on the topic, but since I am, as usual, an extra lil piece of dirt with too much work to do and a lifetime’s worth of procrastination, I’ve decided to put together my own layman’s guide to identifying figure skating jumps (stressed on the layman part).

First, here be a flowchart, since everybody loves flowcharts, right?

If the flowchart works as intended and you can now tell the jumps apart, great! If you need a bit more explanation and illustration, read on.

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A way to get rid of blue lines in Clip Studio paint in case you use lined paper or sketch in blue.

After you scan your image in and rotate it to how you like. We first want to make the lines and blue pop out a little more if they aren’t already.

Now go to Tone Curve and in the drop down, select Red and drag the left box all the way up, then change the dropdown to green and do the same there.

Now go to Hue/Saturation in the same Tonal Correction menu under Edit and slide the saturation slider all the way to the left

As you can see we’re now left with the lines, but they seem a bit washed out- we can fix that with more editing in the levels.

and done!

We have an announcement!

So, as you know Stormblood has arrived and with it many new and fantastical areas and cultures to explore! Yet as the world grows, so do subsets of our community divide - seeking out roleplay options in other locals and not necessarily returning to the old. For this reason we at the Sea Breeze Bazaar are happy to announce a trial run of sorts. We will be hosting a rotating, montly bazaar that is /////// SEPARATE ////// from the main one - that will switch between Reunion and Ala Mhigo with each passing month. 

We want to help foster RP in those areas and while we only have a tentative date planned, we all hope that you will enjoy this experiment with us. Should it prove successful the rotating event will become a permanent part of our monthly roster. 

If you have any ideas, suggestions, or wish to help by all means! We’re still in the planning stages. Once again this event is separate from the Sea Breeze Bazaar and will not conflict with it in any way. However because the SBB is stationary, we hoped to try introducing something different.

We hope to see you there once the details are further ironed out!

Why on earth is matrix multiplication NOT commutative ? – An Intuition

One is commonly asked to prove in college as part of a linear algebra problem set that matrix multiplication is not commutative. i.e If A and B are two matrices then :

But without getting into the Algebra part of it, why should this even be true ? Let’s use linear transformations to get a feel for it.

If A and B are two Linear Transformations namely Rotation and Shear. Then it means that.

Is that true? Well, lets perform these linear operations on a unit square and find out:



You can clearly see that the resultant shape is not the same upon the two transformations.

This means that the order of matrix multiplication matters a lot ! ( or matrix multiplication is not commutative.)

Have a great day!

Being able to listen to Namjoon’s, Yoongi’s and Hobi’s personal playlists on Spotify makes me feel like there’s a connection between us and the boys through songs beyond their own music. Like these songs impacted them in some way and now we can share that with them. And that what’s beautiful about the ARMYs and BTS relationship

anonymous asked:

How do you like keeping arboreals as opposed to ground living snakes? Is it a lot harder?

I wouldn’t say it’s necessarily harder; it just has its own set of challenges. Arboreal snakes tend to have different issues come up regarding husbandry and enrichment–for example, when I rescued my Amazon tree boa, the guy who abandoned her said she would never perch and that’s why he didn’t want her (along with the horrible mite infestation she came with).

It turned out she just didn’t like the perches he was providing her and once I gave her something that allowed her more points of contact, she started perching during the day a lot more. Animals seldom do things for no reason and part of being a good keeper is trying to troubleshoot these problems from the animal’s perspective.

Arboreal snakes also tend to behave a little differently in regards to handling. In my experience they tend to be more alert and high strung (this doesn’t necessarily mean aggressive, it might just mean you need to pay more attention to where your fingers are moving around when you handle them to avoid startling them). Treating mites on arboreals can be a bigger ordeal since I’ve found that they’re more susceptible to getting stressed by the bathing process.

I practice what I call “husbandry handling” with my ATB because she’s a slightly nervous animal who prefers not to be handled often–however, I need to be able to do it with as little fuss and stress as possible in case she ever got sick or injured and needed hands-on medical treatment. This basically means I take her out on a regular basis and practice touching gently all over her body in the ways I might need to in order to provide medical assistance, but try to make it as stress-free and short as possible. She prefers to be a hands-off pet, and that’s fine! She’s still pretty chill for an ATB and I’m grateful she’s tolerant of husbandry handling.

Holly, on the other hand, is very laid back and doesn’t mind being handled. I’ve met CBB chondros that were much more nervous and didn’t like handling at all, so this seems to be a matter of individual temperament. She had an infected tooth last year from hitting the tongs and I was able to get in her mouth to treat it with relatively little fuss and stress for her.

This got a lot longer than I meant it to, so I guess the TL;DR version is that keeping arboreals is definitely different, but not necessarily harder if you have the experience and resources to do it properly. I’ve only kept chondros and Amazon tree boas though as far as arboreals go so that’s about all I can speak for.

How DARE You? - (Loki x Reader, Tony Stark x Daughter!Reader)

Originally posted by maryxglz

Pairing/Characters: Tony Stark x Daughter!Reader, Loki x Reader

Warnings: None

Word Count: 461

After Loki came to carry out his punishment at the Avengers tower, you slowly started to fall in love with him. Unbeknownst to you, Loki returned your feelings of affection towards him. It wasn’t until a year after Loki’s residence at the tower that he began to court you.

On one lazy Sunday afternoon, you were cuddled up next to Loki on the soft, cushiony velvet sofa, wrapped in fluffy green and white blankets. Loki and you were binge-watching Disney films because… why not?After the fourth film, Sleeping Beauty ended, you rotated your body and kissed Loki on the lips. His arms relaxed around your waist as he pulled you closer to him.

“Are you enjoying that Reindeer Games?”

You jumped from Loki to see a fuming Tony Stark. His eyes burned with the passion of pure hatred towards Loki.

“Dad-“you started, before being cut off by Tony.

“How DARE you even touch my daughter, let alone kiss her!” he screamed at Loki, who was surprisingly calm.

Before either of you could reply to your beetroot-faced father, he pressed the alarm which alerted all the Avengers. Oh, no you thought.

The Avengers burst into the room individually, dressed and equip for battle. Natasha ran in first, followed by Clint, Wanda, Sam, Thor, Bruce, Bucky, and Steve.

“Man of iron, explain why we are here” Thor queried.

Tony, unable to contain his temper, began to scream in Thor’s face “Why? WHY? That is why!” he pointed to Loki “Your brother has been touching (Y/N)!”

“Calm down, Tony” Natasha interrupted your father before he could continue screaming at Thor “At least let him explain first”. Nat gave Tony a cold stare as if she was saying let them explain first otherwise you will seriously regret your decision.

Thor placed the Mjolnir on Loki’s lap, so he couldn’t even attempt escape.

“Is this really necessary?” Loki asked, looking at the Mjolnir.

After taking a deep breath, you began to explain how you and Loki had slowly fallen for each other and had been dating for almost a month. This was proceeded by you adding that Loki has been nothing but gentle and kind to you and that you were planning on telling the Avengers next week during your monthly dinner. Loki confirmed every statement you proclaimed and described his feelings for you. After finishing, you looked at the team and hoped for the best.

“But, but, but…” Tony responded.

“Calm down drama queen” Clint mocked your father.

Tony instantly gave Natasha the puppy eyes look.

“No Tony, no plotting any revenge, your daughter is happy and safe, especially when we are around”.

Loki sighed in relief.

“BUT YOU, don’t think that we like you, we are all watching your every move” Nat threatened.