selective colours

Hello graphic makers!! You’re probably aware that there is a huge problem on tumblr with whitewashing. Or maybe you’re not. As a predominantly disney-based blogger, the whitewashing I personally see are from the disney fandom, so I’m going to use screencaps from those movies to show you several quick techniques so you’ll see just how easy it is to have your pretty bright and pastel colour palettes and not whitewash characters of colour.

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i don’t even know what to say, thankyou so much for your support. pardon my absence for this little while, school work can sometimes just take over and i can’t figure a way of getting back. this took quite a while, but its totally worth it for you pals. I love hearing from you and being in this community, so once again- thankyou  ★~(◡‿◡✿) *new merged download link at the bottom*


Veggie Jumpas’

a selection of comfy winter tops, featuring a few shoutouts to the veggies.they say:

1. “grass fed” 2. “veggie-saurus” 3.”vegan” 4.”eating veggies for christmas” 5.”vegetarian” 6.”#veganpower” -this is the one in the preview.

new mesh. suitable for all genders ❤

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Big Belted Bad Boy Jeans

featuring holes, wOw!1 to give you those chilly legs this winter

suitable for all genders ❤

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Swishy Skirts

i just wanted something simple that you can wear with some tights, 

suitable for all genders ❤

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Smile for a While matte lipsticks

i wanted a cute lil’ selection of weird colours. voila!

i think you’ll need get together. 

suitable for all genders ❤

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Coloring Tutorial for Shadowhunters S2

Hello pals, I’m gonna show you how to achieve a quality coloring for Shadowhunters Season 2 despite the horrid lighting of the show this season. 

  • Please like/reblog if you find this tutorial useful.
  • This will not magically work for every scene, adjustments need to be made. This is just here to help you learn and gain some tips.
  • If you have any questions just let me know.

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Da, da, da, daaaaaaaa…… that’s a little more dramatic than I had intended. I love all these wonderful Sai tutorials that get posted on here but I haven’t seen much attention payed to Sai’s Lineart tool which I can’t get enough of. I’m sure there probably are Lineart Layer tutorials out there - I just haven’t come across one so I’m just adding to the pile. The Lineart tool is so awesome it deserves any number of tutorials anyway. It’s so easy to use, it saves me so much time, and it offers so much control which I really love. Honestly, the tool is so easy to use that this is less of a tutorial and more of just a general encouragement to just whip it out and start playing with it. Yeah. So say we start with a simple line like this swirly-wirly thingy that I drew with the marker tool. Well, the first step would be to create a linework layer by clicking the linework layer button.

There we go. Now, a lineart layer in Sai is different from any other regular layer in Sai and it will bring up a completely new range of tools. I’m gonna briefly go through them but the best way to understand exactly what each does is to just try them out for yourself. There’s no substitute for experience or however the saying goes.

  • Pen - This is your freehand lineart tool and to best honest I don’t really use it that often. That’s just me personally. I have an expensive gaming rig that has all sorts of magic running under the hood but we all know that Sai’s memory management is pretty crappy and I don’t need the lag or crashes that come with this tool when working at a high DPI. You may have a different, entirely pleasant experience with this particular tool but for me, if I’m doing freehand inking, I’d much rather just use the regular Pencil tool.
  • Eraser - Kinda speaks for itself.
  • Weight - This one I do love. Say you’ve drawn a line - or a path as Sai calls it. With this tool you can adjust the thickness of the particular line by simply selecting the brush size and then clicking on the line.
  • Color - Same as Weight. Simply select your desired colour and then select the desired line you’d like to change. Very useful. For the aesthetic.
  • Edit - This one comes with its own subset of mini-tools that I’ll get into in a moment. But this is definitely a useful tool - for me it’s probably the most useful.
  • Pressure - This is the one that adds the character to your linework. I’ll explain further below.
  • SelPen - A selection tool. Pretty standard. Since the Lineart layer works in ‘Anchor’ points (which again, I’ll get in to further down below) I don’t really use this one.
  • SelErs - Selection Erase. Goes hand in hand with the SelPen. I can’t say that I personally use this one  much.
  • Curve & Line - The Curve and the Line tools are the cornerstones of the Linework layer. I’m explain both further down.

The Edit tool, as I mentioned, brings up its own list of sub-tools. And they definitely have their uses. Again, it’s best to play around with them to truly get a grasp of what they do but I’ll just run through them quickly before I get on with the main tutorial.

  • Select - For selecting anchor points of paths. Honestly, I don’t really use this one too much simply because hovering over a point or path and clicking will select it.
  • Move/Add - Now this one I use a lot. Moving an anchor will affect the curvature of your line if you’ve used the ‘Curve’ tool, or you can add curves to a straight line by clicking and dragging in between anchor points.
  • Delete CP/Curve - Kinda speaks for itself. It will delete an achor point in your line. Sometimes this can be useful for making your curves rounder if you’ve added too many points to it.
  • Deform Path - Again, kinda self explanatory. It will warp your line. I don’t really use this one myself but that’s not to say that it couldn’t have its uses.
  • Deform Anchor - See above.
  • Move Path - Instead of moving just an anchor or adjusting the curvature of your line you can move the entire line at once. Can be useful.
  • Duplicate Path - Does exactly what it says - creates a copy of your line. Haven’t found much use for this simply because I don’t particularly like copy/paste stuff in linework. Faults or differences add character.
  • Delete Path - deletes a line you’ve drawn independently of other lines on your linework layer. Can be useful as well.
  • Connect CPs - This is difficult to explain the benefits of. It’s one that should be experimented with. It basically joins lines together. I use it quite often. Just pick this option and drag from one anchor point to another to join them.
  • Pointed/Rounded - See the diagram below for this one. I find it very useful.

As you can see I used the Curve tool to draw a simple curve (left) and then I used the Pointed/Rounded tool to convert the curve into a point (right) by selecting the tool and then clicking on the anchor point at the height of the curve. I find it very useful. Anyway, back to our swirly-wirly thingy.

Because our swirly-wirly thingy is basically one long curve, I simply select the curve tool and start clicking. Starting at the centre point on one end, I click to add anchor points as I trace the shape of the object. Each point adjusts the curvature from the last point. It’s kinda hard to explain verbally or even visually but try it out and you’ll quickly see how it works.

Once I have a line over whatever I’m inking done I like to adjust the weight to suit my preferences. I like to work with thicker lines because they give more room to play around with weight. So to adjust the weight you click on the Weight tool, select a brush size and then click on your line. If only it were that simple in life.

Once I have a good weight selected I move on to the Pressure tool. The pressure tool gives you two options. Pressure for width and pressure for density. Width is like controlling the weight of the line at individual points and density controls the transparency. I don’t usually use the density option. As with traditional inking I prefer to denote depth, shadow, etc. with weight as you can see in the image above. To adjust the pressure, simply select the pressure tool and then select an anchor point. Click, hold and drag to the left to make the line thinner of more transparent and to the right to make the line thicker and more dense. As you drag, a percentage will appear over the anchor point you’ve selected. This can be useful for keeping things consistent.

That’s all well and good for curved lines but what about straight lines? That’s where the line tool comes in. It works exactly the same way except it won’t add a curvature to your anchor pints. Still very useful though. Especially when combined with the Weight and Pressure tools.

Here’s an example of one my drawings. It’s Dark Empress Kitana from Mortal Kombat. The one in red is the pencils which if converted to black would probably make a pretty good linework layer. I’m a firm believer in taking the time to clean up your sketch/pencils layer because it will dictate your entire drawing. The one below in black was done using Sai’s linework layer feature. Although not entirely.

As much as I love Sai’s linework layer, it can look a little too clean which is not great when you’re drawing people. Although, it’s all art so it’s all up to personal preferences and personal style. There’s no wrong way to do it. For me though, I prefer to do skin, facial features, hair, etc. by hand using Sai’s Pencil tool on a normal layer and reserve the Linework Layer for architecture, clothing or any non-organic substances. I inked Kitana’s eyes and eyebrows freehand ( or as freehand as you can be with Sai’s amazing stabilisers) but everything else such as her armour or her fan weapon thingy was done using the Curve and Line tools on the Linework Layer.

I hope this tutorial has been useful. Or if not useful - then at least encouring to try out Sai’s linework layer. It’s such a robust feature that I don’t see get much attention and I can’t even begin to describe how much time it saves me or how much I adore it. If you have any questions (because I’m well aware how unsuited I am to writing tutorials - this is so damn rambly - sorry!) then feel free to drop me an ask here at keithbyrneart.

P.S, sorry about my handwriting in the stills. It’s gotten a lot messier these days.

hi, i’m gonna show you how i coloured the training scene gifs from this gifset bcs i know it’s a god damn struggle to get that stupid magenta red blue out of Magnus face and i know this may not be the perfect colouring for it yet but!!! i want to share it with you guys!! 

i’ll show you how to go from this

to this!

the tutorial is under the cut :) 

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Best Match - Worst Match

ARIES:

Best Match - Libra

  • They match with you emotionally
  • They are naturally independent and will give you your much-needed space
  • They don’t like to get into relationships quickly, making you work at it which matches with your hard working nature
  • They are fun loving and love to be out and about. This is great because it gets you out of your shell a little and together, you’ll experience many news places and activities.

Worst Match - Taurus

  • They hate the chase in a relationship whereas it’s fun for you
  • They like to know where they stand in the relationship quite often, making it more draining for you and less light-hearted
  • They are sometimes a little too practical when you just want to be more daring
  • They will find it hard to come to terms with a relationship that is ending, whereas you like to cut the cord and move on straight away

TAURUS:

Best Match - Scorpio

  • The spark is so intense, it’s crazy
  • They are independent so will happily give you your space whenever they need it, whilst remaining loyal to you
  • They are hard working but like to break away from this and be very fun, organising day trips out
  • New experiences often happen with this sign, keeping you happy and active

Worst Match - Sagittarius

  • They can be a little too much for you to handle, due to them being a fire sign
  • As an earth sign, you like a little peace now and then, yet Sagittarius can play mind games often to be fun, which just doesn’t translate well with you
  • They can be guilty of not taking important things seriously enough for your liking, such as your future together
  • They can have a lot of experience in relationships, which can turn you off big time

GEMINI:

Best Match - Sagittarius

  • You need someone to keep you on your toes and someone who can keep up with your wanderlust and zest for life
  • They are straight forward and practical too, when they want to be
  • They value freedom and adventure, which means you could explore many different countries together
  • They are someone who you’ll never be bored to be around plus if they aren’t around, you don’t both fall to pieces

Worst Match - Capricorn

  • You don’t feel they do enough that excites you.
  • They’re honest nature can be a little too honest at times and upset you
  • They can often try and bring you down to earth in times where you just want to be a dreamer
  • They like “to do lists” and you like to go with the flow every step of the way. It makes them look controlling and you look childish



CANCER:

Best Match - Taurus

  • Earth and water go amazingly well together naturally as signs
  • You’ll love to make your house a home, buying trinkets together and selecting out wall colours are activities that bring you closer together
  • Their practical nature can help in times where you are emotional, showing you it’s actually not the end of the world, even when you think it is
  • They can be very romantic, without going too over the top

Worst Match - Aquarius

  • They are very happy with their savings account and their money only being spent on what they really need, when some days you love to treat yourself. This is not great for a joint account.
  • Sometimes, they’ll correct you when it really isn’t needed when you’re alone plus it’s even worse when you’re both with a crowd of people.
  • They are extremely independent and this can make you feel like they don’t need you what so ever. In reality, you want to know someone cares about you
  • Their protective nature is intended as sweet however; sometimes you’ll feel as if they’re belittling you.

LEO:

Best Match - Sagittarius

  • They same the same sexual passions as you
  • They like to keep a relationship fun, not often bringing up serious conversations
  • They are energetic, always on the go, therefore there’s never a dull moment
  • They are surrounded by a lot of friends, so your outgoing groups will mix well

Worst Match - Scorpio

  • They can be a little too much for you, often being stubborn and always wanting to show their strong point of views
  • They’re fun, just as much as you however, they aren’t the best for giving compliments, which is what you love to hear from a partner
  • They can overall be a bit difficult to deal with because of their jealous ways which will clash with your naturally flirty, charming nature
  • They are determined when it comes to their career, making you feel annoyed that they can be jealous but also not have enough time for you

VIRGO:

Best Match - Scorpio

  • My goodness, the romance will be top notch. We’re talking about sunny picnics and getaways to Paris
  • They’re naturally funny and will help ease your slightly analytical ways and just help you relax
  • You like someone who does what they say they will do and a Scorpio is extremely reliable
  • They are imaginative, therefore mixed with your creativity, you may enjoy Art or Yoga classes together

Worst Match - Sagittarius

  • They like the chase and you hate it
  • There will always be that uncertainty surrounding your relationship, with one of you having one foot in and one foot out
  • They can be too carefree and not think about how their actions can hurt your feelings
  • They can disappear off the face of the earth for a week or two which is offensive to you. You don’t want an invisible partner

LIBRA:

Best Match - Libra

  • As the same sign, you’re like two peas in a pod
  • You’re both very sociable, with lots of friends. This means if one person has plans, the other one won’t ever resent them because they can easily make plans with other people too
  • You are both relaxed and can still talk about serious topics but only when it’s needed
  • You both have a massive sense of adventure, making the relationship fun and youthful

Worst Match - Virgo

  • They are too uptight at times, making you feel a little trapped
  • You don’t want to have to persuade them to do wild things with you, you want a partner who is up for the crazy ride
  • Their need to be right and be practical can annoy the hell out of you when you want a bit of fun
  • They can be a little critical of how carefree you are, which can sometimes make you doubt yourself and we can’t have that for a relaxed Libra 

SCORPIO:

Best Match - Pisces

  • Both of you are imaginative and have your own little bubble which you can eventually share
  • You are both very friendly and talkative, meaning you can end up chatting for hours on end
  • Fun is always really important to you, especially when you do work very hard at what you do, therefore when you get together with a Pisces, they take you out of your career mind thought
  • Pisces can be very sensitive, therefore they will never lie to you, which means the world to someone like you

Worst Match - Aries

  • They are too darn fiery when you want a soft, loving relationship
  • You feel like they always want it their way and it doesn’t work for you in a relationship
  • They aren’t a big fan of talking about where you are heading, when you just like people who are going to be honest
  • You’re a lot better as business partners or friends, with the ability to step away from each other when needed.

SAGITTARIUS:

Best Match - Aquarius

  • They are full of knowledge and facts, which really impresses you and drives the conversation well
  • They’re very independent, which suits your patient nature because they can go off and do their own thing, such as a holiday and neither of you will feel bitter-They’re very passionate, which mixes well with your energetic side, always ready to take on a new challenge.
  • You’re positive and so are they. Because they’re hardworking too, they’ll try their very best when it comes to problems the two of you might face

Worst Match - Taurus

  • They aren’t the best people to be spontaneous because of their busy, practical lifestyles, making you feel there isn’t much excitement
  • You like to go crazy sometimes but they like to keep it safe when it comes to decisions
  • They don’t like drastic change as much as you do, meaning they won’t easily pack up their bags and move in with you until it’s thought about in great detail
  • You’re fiery and they’re much more down to earth, making you show your attraction in very different ways



CAPRICORN:

Best Match - Virgo

  • They can help you reach your goals because they love to help and see people succeed
  • They’re very earthy like you therefore you can both spend lots of time together with nature
  • They are also very creative, which could see the both of you buy cameras and take beautiful pictures of landscapes
  • They are very loyal to their partners, just like you. You’ll never be unsure about where you stand with them

Worst Match - Gemini

  • You have a lack of understanding of them a lot of the time
  • Geminis are very hard to change, whereas you can change very easily when the time is right, which makes you feel that they are being too stubborn
  • You can look too boring towards them, when actually, it’s more the fact that you don’t want to be wild 24/7
  • They can be very skittish whereas you like to stay very organised



AQUARIUS:

Best Match - Sagittarius

  • They often like to learn new things, which means you can pass along your knowledge on subjects, which you’ll love doing
  • You have a lovely balance when it comes to sexuality and neither one of you is overbearing or demanding
  • Sagittarius is a fire sign which will bring out the fiery side of you that many people don’t get to see
  • They have a very get up and go attitude, which is great for you when you want to try something new

Worst Match - Cancer

  • They can be far too emotional for you
  • Your independence means they can accuse you of neglecting them when actually, you’re just getting on with your life as an individual
  • They want a very grown up, honest relationship from square one whereas you like a little bit of casual fun at first
  • They can be a little tight with their money whereas you like to go on romantic trips whenever you can, making you feel like they don’t actually want to do these types of activities with you

PISCES:

Best Match - Scorpio

  • You 100% understand each other’s language
  • As 2 water signs, there is no imbalance here whatsoever
  • You’re both very chatty and have a high respect for each other, meaning debates with different opinions will rarely turn into arguments.
  • They can be very sexy but it’s a subtle way, which is something you absolutely adore about them

Worst Match - Virgo

  • They are rather critical and too practical whereas you’re sensitive and dreamy. You will find it hard to see eye to eye
  • As opposite signs, you can either clash really badly or in rare cases, make up for what each other lack, sometimes creating a great relationship, if the Virgo is willing
  • They can be a little tricky to keep up with. One minute they can be happy, next minute not. This gives you lack of confident, which is worse thing for you
  • This combination works great as close friendships because then there isn’t an emotional attachment that is too intense.
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i know a lot about fear. you asked me if i’ve ever been scared on the battlefield. well, i was. when i was on the front line at one point, we were losing more men than we could bury. seeing things like that, it does something to your mind, fear takes over. one night it got so bad, i left. i got five miles away, then i realised what i was doing and i came back. no one ever knew. why did you come back? my men. my friends… however bad it gets you keep going for them… you don’t give up. fear has no power over you.

get to know me meme: 10/10 male characters ~ porthos (the musketeers)

anonymous asked:

how do you do the cel shading? im so amazed at the colors

Oh, buddy! Thank you!

I’m not actually very good at picking colours, so I’ve found a way to sort of compensate for it by using layers like heck. I’ll explain it as best I can!

CEL SHADING

I’ll be doing this in SAI, but the general idea is still applicable to other programs, and the layer styles are usually called something similar (note: ”Addition” in SAI is similar to “Linear Dodge (Add)” in Photoshop).

First, here’s a list of the layers I use. The Lines layer is created first, and then the rest of them are made in order starting from the bottom. The arrows mean that layer is clipping over the one below it. Anything in black isn’t clipping, and is usually set to Normal at 100% opacity.

EXPLANATION OF THE ADJUSTMENT LAYERS

1) Shadow

This layer is completely filled with some colour. The colour you choose for this will give you the colour of your shadows.

2) Lighting 1

This is where you do the actual cel shading, i.e. it’s where the lit-up parts are. I’m afraid I don’t have much in the way of tips for that, since I just kind of slap it on while trying not to forget where the light source is.

3) Lighting 2

This is mostly just a duplicate of Lighting 1. The main difference is that I blur the edges. I usually change the colour and/or opacity, too, but you might not need to.

The colour(s) you choose for Lighting 1 and Lighting 2 will mostly give you the colour of your lighting, but since they’re over the shadow layer and each other, it might take some adjusting.

4) Shadow adjust (sometimes)

This is for if your lighting is about right but you want the shadows to be darker. This layer should only cover the parts of the image that the lighting layers do not already cover (use the magic wand tool). You can blur this layer if the edges of the shadows are too hard.

5) Flats adjust (sometimes)

This is for when the lighting and shadow layers change the colour of part of the image in a way you don’t want. Most commonly, I’ve had problems with skin tone being lightened too much and the colour green getting washed out. This layer is here to fix that. You might need more than one, depending on how many bits you need to change.

Select and fill the area that’s the wrong colour. If it’s the value of the colour that’s wrong, fill the selection with some sort of gray-ish colour. If it’s the saturation of the colour that’s wrong, fill the selection with the actual colour you want.

6) Lines adjust

This is to get coloured lines the lazy way. Duplicate Lighting 2, move it above the Lines layer, and set it to layer clip. Blur it a little bit, if necessary. If you’re doing bright lighting, this is probably a good idea.

It’s likely that you’ll need to manually tweak this layer.

7) Extra layers

For eye shinies and such.

EXAMPLES

Here’s a few examples of what different layer settings will look like on this picture, to give you an idea of how it works:

EXTRA TIPS

1) The Hue/Saturation panel is a great help for when you’re trying to figure out the colour/saturation/value of a layer. It can be brought up by CTRL+U in both SAI and Photoshop.

2) To get blurred edges in Photoshop, the easiest way is: Filter >> Blur >> Gaussian Blur. To get blurred edges in SAI, the watercolour tool with these settings works well:

I hope that helps!