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I missed drawing animals and since I didn’t know how else to warm up with some doodles, I did these. These are under 5 minutes each so they were pretty quick. i also found one of my favorite brush textures again in Sai (Rock 03) and decided to use it again. 

A handy list of poisons for writing reference, provided to you by me, Bella

Poisoning is one of the oldest murder tactics in the books. It was the old equalizer, and while it’s often associated with women, historically men are no less likely to poison you. This is not a guide on how to poison people, you banana bunches, it’s a guide on writing about poisons in fiction so you don’t end up on a watch list while researching them. I’ve taken that hit for you. You’re welcome. These are just a few of the more classic ones.

  • Hemlock: Hemlock (conium maculatum) is one of the more famous ones, used in ancient times most notably in Socrates’ forced suicide execution. So it goes. The plant has bunches of small, white flowers, and can grow up to ten feet tall. It’s a rather panicky way to die, although it wouldn’t show: hemlock is a paralytic, so the cause of death is most often asphyxiation due to respiratory paralysis, although the mind remains unaffected and aware.
  • Belladonna: Atropa belladonna is also called deadly nightshade. It has pretty, trumpet-shaped purple flowers and dark, shiny berries that actually look really delicious which is ironic since it’s the most toxic part of the plant. The entire plant is poisonous, mind you, but the berries are the most. One of the most potent poisons in its hemisphere, it was used as a beauty treatment, so the story says, and rubbed into the eyes to make the eyes dilate and the cheeks flush. Hench the name beautiful lady. The death is more lethargic than hemlock, although its symptoms are worse: dilated pupils, sensitivity to light, blurred vision, tachycardia, loss of balance, staggering, headache, rash, flushing, severely dry mouth and throat, slurred speech, urinary retention, constipation, confusion, hallucinations, delirium, and convulsions. It’s toxic to animals, but cattle and rabbits can eat it just fine, for some reason. 
  • Arsenic: Arsenic comes from a metalloid and not a plant, unlike the others here, but it’s easily the most famous and is still used today. Instead of being distilled from a plant, chunks of arsenic are dug up or mined. It was once used as a treatment for STDs, and also for pest control and blacksmithing, which was how many poisoners got access to it. It was popular in the middle ages because it looked like a cholera death, due to acute symptoms including stomach cramps, diarrhea, confusion, convulsions, vomiting, and death. Slow poisoning looked more like a heart attack. The Italians famously claimed that a little arsenic improved the taste of wine.
  • Strychnine: Strychnine (strick-nine) is made from the seed of strychnos nux vomica and causes poisoning which results in muscular convulsions and eventually death through asphyxia. Convulsions appear after inhalation or injection—very quickly, within minutes—and take somewhat longer to manifest after ingestion, around approximately 15 minutes. With a very high dose, brain death can occur in 15 to 30 minutes. If a lower dose is ingested, other symptoms begin to develop, including seizures, cramping, stiffness, hypervigilance, and agitation. Seizures caused by strychnine poisoning can start as early as 15 minutes after exposure and last 12 – 24 hours. They are often triggered by sights, sounds, or touch and can cause other adverse symptoms, including overheating, kidney failure, metabolic and respiratory acidosis. During seizures, abnormal dilation, protrusion of the eyes, and involuntary eye movements may occur. It is also slightly hallucinogenic and is sometimes used to cut narcotics. It also notably has no antidote. In low doses, some use it as a performance enhancer.
  • Curare: Chondrodendron tomentosum is lesser known than its famous cousins, but kills in a very similar way to hemlock. It is slow and terrible, as the victim is aware and the heart may beat for many minutes after the rest of the body is paralyzed. If artificial respiration is given until the poison subsides, the victim will survive.
  • WolfsbaneAconitum has several names; Monkshood, aconite, Queen of Poisons, women’s bane, devil’s helmet) and is a pretty, purple plant with gourd-shaped flowers. The root is the most potent for distillation. Marked symptoms may appear almost immediately, usually not later than one hour, and with large doses death is near instantaneous. Death usually occurs within two to six hours in fatal poisoning. The initial signs are gastrointestinal including nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. This is followed by a sensation of burning, tingling, and numbness in the mouth and face, and of burning in the abdomen. In severe poisonings pronounced motor weakness occurs and sensations of tingling and numbness spread to the limbs. The plant should be handled with gloves, as the poison can seep into the skin.
  • FoxgloveDigitalis is large with trumpet-shaped flowers that can be many colors, but usually a pinkish shade. It may have from the term foxes-glew, which translated to fairy music. Intoxication causes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, as well as sometimes resulting in xanthopsia (jaundiced or yellow vision) and the appearance of blurred outlines (halos), drooling, abnormal heart rate, cardiac arrhythmias, weakness, collapse, dilated pupils, tremors, seizures, and even death. Slowed heartbeat also occurs. Because a frequent side effect of digitalis is reduction of appetite and the mortality rate is low, some individuals have used the drug as a weight-loss aid. It looks a bit like comfrey, which is an aid for inflammation. Make sure not to confuse the two.
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Jenna Rolan calling? Jenna Rolan calling..Jenna Rolan calling.

Well here’s my collage our Gossip Queen herself, Jenna Rolan!

First off, can we talk about Jake’s face in that one picture? What a special boy, I love him. Secondly, let’s also talk about how even SHORTER Rich looks when he’s sitting down in front of everyone. Adorable. Thirdly, Michael giving Jenna bunny ears (and that face he’s making…)

Once again, taking requests for who do next.

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Happy hacking, y'all 🌟

Thanks to @pigeoncoffee for her soundhax guide! Links to her guides and other links mentioned in the video are in the description box! 💕

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Yay! It’s Glitchtale Anniversary! Congrats to Cami and for the Glitchtale crew! You gaiz made this far! 

Anyways, I wanted to put up a short comic more like a meme? I hope I could decrease the amount of fan tears in the fandom! Stay kind and determined! :3

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[[This got much longer, much faster than I expected and if you want to skip it, there is a tl;dr at the end.]]

Just a quick little psa guys. Always start with a neutral in the background when you are working on a new drawing. Your eyes will thank you. 

The plain white background is crazy bad to stare at for extended periods of time, and can lead to some serious damage later on. It leads to a host of issues: worsening near-sightedness, eye strain, double vision, light sensitivity, not to mention the back problems that come from you leaning in closer to the screen because your eyes hurt.

I use these refs up here by eyedropping one of the shades closest to the colors of the piece I’m planning and filling it in the background.

For example:

this

versus this

It’s much more comfortable to look at the grey as opposed to the harsh white. Plus, even if you don’t notice while drawing, you’ll feel better working on it which will let the creative mojo flow better.

Also, you don’t have to use a grey tone, those are just my defaults, you can use deeper tones as well. For example, I’m working on a drawing now that I have a dark purple blue on the background. I’m using the purple because I’m working with grey tones on the suit that would be difficult to discern from a grey background.

Just keep the temporary background from being too saturated and your eyes will be much happier. The higher the saturation, the stronger the light is that is going into your eyeballs. That’s kind of why it hurts to look at those brightly colored websites that are used as bad examples of webdesign.

tl;dr: Save your eyes by not drawing on white backgrounds.

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Since I compiled them for the print version, here are all the appearance reference images from the survey. Feel free to reblog and/or save for your own reference. The skin tone and muscularity charts are the only ones that I made myself, the rest I got from Google.

tips for novice artists
  • eyeballs are 1 eyeball apart
  • legs are about the height of your head and torso combined
  • height = armspan 
  • arms are about ¾-4/5 the length of legs
  • hands are about 1/3 the length/width of your wrist to your elbow
  • your face should be about 4.5 eyeballs wide (3.5 if anime)
  • your face should be about 6 eyeballs long (3.5-4 if anime)
  • your eyes are in the middle of your head
  • muscles arent just bumps on arms
  • fat isnt just a balloon belly and skinny everything else
  • boobs are not anything like waterballoons
  • hair is more fluid than you think
  • USE REFERENCES!!
  • but dont copy!
  • dear lordy dont shade with black
  • draw more than normal standing poses at a ¾ view
  • draw more than one character/bodytype/thing
  • watch speedpaints on youtube
  • digital artists: SAVE. OFTEN. AND. ALOT.
  • experiment with different brushes
  • try to finish an artwork in a single session, if you have the energy/time
  • remember, you won’t be amazing the first time you draw
  • practice makes perfect!
  • draw what makes YOU happy!
  • remember to take criticism politely
  • however, you don’t have to be polite to people who are downright rude
  • send me an ask if you want to know more!

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.