thank you so much for that tutorial

anonymous asked:

Hey girl! I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate you so much, and you and Ian inspire me every time I watch your videos!! Lately I've felt so out of the loop. I'm in college, and I find my self glued to my phone and bored (when I'm not in classes, working, or working out) and I realized I have no true passion. It bothers me so much that I don't feel so extreme for something/have a passion, and I was wondering if you had any tips on how to find your passion? Thanks so much!!:)

awh i love you!! what is it youre looking at when you’re on your phone? makeup tutorials? outfits on ig? youtube videos? 

im sure there’s something right under your nose.  whether it’s fashion, comedy, the love of a good story, photography, etc.  take a closer look at what it is you look at/think about every day and im sure youll be surprised how easy it was to find!

Fishing: digital painting walkthrough

So I got a question on anon asking me about my drawing coloring process, and unfortunately I accidentally deleted it, because I have clumsy fingers on mobile.

Thank you so much for your interest, I’m really honored! I will try and give a brief overview of my drawing process, and hope this is helpful or useful to you! I just started experimenting with Photoshop last summer around July, so I’m definitely not the most experienced, I’m still learning a lot!

I’m going to be using this drawing of Lapis, because it’s one of my favorite pieces and it is more detailed than my average drawing: 

This drawing was inspired by the episode “Alone At Sea”, where I wanted to illustrate this concept: 

This was my main reference, but I also throughout, used a lot of google images of water and colorful fish. 

Sketch: My canvas size was 3000 px wide and 2000 px high. I tend to sketch with the standard brushes and I actually have like 2 layers of sketches (one for basic shapes/sizes of things, then one for rough details and things). 

Lineart + base coloring: I add lineart, usually px size 6-8, with the pencil brush. I then add base colors, using the default solid brush. Usually they are the generic color I’m going for. I try not to get too stressed about the base colors because I usually cover most of them up.

Primary highlights/light sources: It gets more interesting once you establish primary light sources, so where the main light source is coming from, as well as reflections of things. I use a larger brush and add these on new layers, set to either overlay or screen or pin light. So I wanted light to be shining through the water, making the color reflect on Lapis, which is how it works with real light. 

Detail/color: I think this is the most fun part, where you choose colors to paint over. I think I painted this the way I normally use watercolor, which is combining a lot of complimentary and contrasting colors with varying amounts of saturation. It’s more complicated to explain that, but it’s a lot of eyeballing. For example, referring to the reddish colors, I tried spreading them around the drawing instead of having them just in one place. The reddish fish reflects around the water bubble, and the light is reflected on Lapis’s clothing as well. 

Highlights: This makes your drawing really stand out - often at this stage, many layers are on ‘luminosity’, ‘screen’ or ‘overlay’. I also do this with the lineart layer as well, so there are not just harsh black lines, which can be distracting. There are also secondary light sources, such as at the back of Lapis’s head, because I felt like there was still not enough red-orange in the drawing. 

Small white lines also make a big difference (such as those on the bubble, and on the edges of her jacket/in her hair). 

I later went and adjusted the color balance a bit, as well as increased the contrast so some more areas would appear darker and it was a bit less green in color. 

That is kind of the overview! I hope this was helpful at all, or at least interesting! If you have any more questions I would be happy to answer, I enjoy rambling. Sorry if this was a bit long!

Thank you so much for taking an interest!


thank you so much!! noses can be tricky, but if you simplify them to triangles and circles, you’ll understand them better! applying these guidelines while studying photographs can help a lot in the process. 

with my art style, i like to make the characters cartoony but still recognizable to the actors, mostly by getting their noses and head shape right. like chris evans’ nose which points down, or sebstan’s wide and squareish nose.

i also want to highlight the importance of nostril shapes, shown in the anthony mackie study :0 this is just how i do it, but there’s way more tricks and styles out there! 

the rectangle-profile trick is from here, circle trick, more nose shapes: 1 and 2

anonymous asked:

I love your art so much?? How do you draw like that? (This isn't rhetorical I genuinely want to know)

Thank you!! I made a looooong tutorial just for this ask. You might think “Doesn’t she have better things to do?” I do, actually. But this is important, too, so here we go:

link to the file 

tonystarkism  asked:

YOUR GIFS ARE MAGIC AND RAINBOWS (literally)!!! A tutorial on how you use/choose gradients to create colour porn gifsets, pretty please? Love you, you know it <3

I LOVE YOU <3 thank you so much!

Gradients will trasform your gif from this:

to this:

Examples of colour porn gifsets using gradients: x, x and x.

Since this has been requested a few times, I’m gonna start by giving a few tips and then we’ll move to a tutorial.

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Hey folks–Paul here, filling in for Meg on TUTOR TUESDAY! A couple things not mentioned in the images above:

  • If you want to fact-check the hair claim (and enjoy some cat pictures), see my personal blog @whatsapatfour

  • I have a newfound respect for how much work these “TUTOR TUESDAY” posts take. (Meg makes it look easy!)

Thanks again Meg for the ones you’ve done so far, and we’re all looking forward to your return. Have a good one, everybody!

anonymous asked:

I absolutely love your art, and I was wondering if you have any tips on noses? Specifically drawn from the front??? I just can't get the hang of it. Btw you're really nice and awesome and I love you okay thanks bye

BOI PEF;ASLFJ i mentioned this before but I absolutely hate drawing front view faces… it’s my kryptonite, man. If you go through my art, you could see how I effectively avoid drawing front view faces at all costs lmao

I’m actually in the middle of doing a tutorial covering eyes, nose and faces in general! But it might take a while to finish so here’s a little snippet from the nose part of the tutorial! ;o;

You could use this prism thingy to draw in all sorts of style. 

e.g. Realism: 

e.g. My own crappy style:

I’ll try to cover more about noses in the actual tutorial, but I hoped this sort of helps! <333 ;o;



Hey, friends!

It’s Meg and I’m so happy to be back! Special thanks to Paul for giving us two wonderful tutorials!

Today we’re going to have a little conversation about the dreaded ‘art style’ everyone seems to be in search of! As I was writing this I realized much of it is what I wish I could tell younger me, so excuse me if it gets a lil’ sappy!

As always,if you have any recommendations for tutorials send them in to this blog or my personal blog. Keep practicing, have fun, and I’ll see you next Tuesday!

anonymous asked:

omg can you make a tutorial on these graphics? they're so pretty post/153149331675/royalswan-you-chose-me

aw thank you so much! <3 + i’ll try to explain the best i can!

so, you can find the post here but i’ll try to show you how to make the first gif in the set; which is this one:

  • you’ll need at least knowledge of how to make a gif.
  • video timeline + frame animation timeline used.
  • like/reblog if you found this helpful.

the tutorial continues under the cut ~ (it’s quite long, sorry!)

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I’m utterly speechless. My last painting got to front page on reddit yesterday with 10k+ upvotes. 😵 not just that it blew up here and instagram. Thank you so much, holy craps. 😣😣 Anyway, welcome new followers!! I don’t think I ever shared my process before haha. Did a somewhat lineless approach for this. But here ya go:

1. Black and white base thumbnail
2. Color it
3. Sculpt and try to get a “1-2-3” read.
4. Refine and sculpt. Push, pull colors.

Cheers! Now I gotta work even harder to be a better artist! Oooof.

anonymous asked:

Hola, beautiful! I just really really need to ask you a question: I saw a beautiful Malec edit of yours and I always wondered: beside the two-color pic, how do you also "invert" the colors of the write in order to put it over the image? I'm referring to the Magnus one, in particular, the one in red&blue where the write says "What are you afraid of?". Thank you so much! xx

Hey! I’ll answer your question in two separate parts under the read more since it’s a bit long. I guess this is a bit of a mini tutorial so.

How To Make The Thing On the Right

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anonymous asked:

your line art style is so smooth and real looking omg if it's not too much trouble, could you make a tutorial showing how you do it?? like what is your process?? how do you get your proportions so perfect and the lines so clean?

first of all I’m so sorry about how long this took! second, thank you?? you’re so sweet <3 I wasn’t really sure what you meant by “tutorial”, and since I was already in the process of drawing something, I hope some screen caps will do 😁

please bare in mind that this is what works for me and may not be the best method for someone else! I’m still working on improving, and this is what seems to work best for my style.

  • I use a huge brush for blocking out the basic shape and proportions of whatever I’m drawing, based off of the reference. No worries about whether it actually looks like anything or not.
  • Next I lower the opacity of the first layer and start a new layer, sketching out the general location of features and such with a slightly smaller brush.
  • Then I lower the opacity of that layer, start another new layer with an even smaller brush, and sketch out features more detailed, mostly focusing on where the eyes, mouth, ears, etc are and basically creating rough line art without worrying about how clean it is.
  • Lastly, (you guessed it) I lower the opacity so that all three base layers are faint enough to simply act as guidelines, start a new layer, and use a hard ink round brush, 100% opacity, to create the clean, detailed line art using my ref photo as a guide.

And I think that’s it?? Idk tbh anon I’m still working on getting better! oh, also, be sure to pay attention to line weights. See how my lines aren’t the same thickness everywhere, but are thinner in some places, and darker in others? I find that doing this really helps emphasize depth and lighting without actually shading anything in, if that makes sense.

as for how I get my lines to look clean, it’s really just lots of practice and LOTS of using the undo button!. but basically, it’s all about creating your lines in one fluid motion with confidence.

I hope this was at least somewhat helpful?? ^^ please let me know if not!

final taehyung line art can be found here

How I Make History Timelines

oml so I was halfway done making this post but my computer crashed and so I have to do it all over again :’-)) but HEY GUYS! this is how I made my history timeline. THANK YALL SO MUCH FOR 150+ FOLLOWERS!! 

Step 1: Plan Your Timeline

Write out the years and events you need in your timeline on a separate piece of paper. You don’t have to elaborate here. This is just for reference later on so you don’t miss out any dates and to plan out your space.

Step 2: Name your Timeline

I did my timeline on a blank A5 notebook in landscape, but you can do whatever you prefer. Give your timeline a name eg. the chapter it’s from or the main event. This is for easy reference later on. Next, place your ruler in the middle of the paper and draw 2 lines on each side of it. Leave some space at the end of the lines as you will draw an arrowhead there. Draw another arrowhead at the start of the 2 lines. It should look something like this:

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Into You

Requested by Anonymous: “The reader does a lyric prank on her best friend (and crush) Barry Allen with Ariana Grande’s “Into You” and he confesses his love to her”.

Pairings: Barry Allen x reader

Word count: 824

A/N: Hey, thanks for the request! This is not the best thing ever, but I hope you enjoy it! It was fun to write :) Let me know what you think!


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Hey! Thank you so much for sending me an ask, also sorry for the long delay >> Sorry if my descriptions are weird;; I really hope people can find a use for this texture!

Step 1: Using the selection tool, make a square selection. Make a small checkerboard pattern with a grey of your choice. I prefer a lighter grey.

Step 2: Transform (Ctrl + T) and rotate your square pattern so it is in a diamond position. Deselect (Ctrl + D), then transform again. Take one of the side handles and move it towards the square’s center to make the shape thinner. You should now have a diamond shape instead of a perfect square.

Step 3: Deselect your diamond, and go to Layer > Copy. You should now have 2 layers. Move the copy so that it lines up with the original diagonally (As shown in the picture) Merge both layers.

Step 4:Take your merged group and copy the layer again, line the copy up diagonally, then merge.

Step 5: Repeat the copying and merging until the whole page is filled.

Step 6: Hide the hologram texture layer. Make a folder and a layer underneath the texture layer. Draw wherever you want the effect layer to clip to (shapes, gradients, etc.)

Step 7: Show the hologram texture layer, and click *Clipping Layer* which is located above your layers window. Make sure your art layer is inside of the folder.

Step 8: Make an overlay layer above everything and select *Clipping Layer*. Using an airbrush, blend a rainbow gradient on top of the hologram effect. Done!

Hope this helped a little, you can tweak and experiment using this as a base as well!