the edit i referred was not this one

anonymous asked:

I see that you use trad characters. I really love Chinese and I wish to learn it but Tutored lessons are very expensive and in simplified and I really want to learn Traditional. Do you recommend any textbooks that I could use for self study (ie with instructions and explainations in English) thank you so much!!

The textbook I was taught with has a Traditional version, I don’t know how good it is for self-study but maybe look for a used copy. I know there are others (followers pls reply?), look around for publishers from Taiwan since those’ll be in traditional. This reference book which I suuuuper recommend is in both simplified and traditional (there’s a pdf link too on my resource page)

In the end, it’s not terribly difficult to go from one to the other, so if you find a learning system you like you may want to just go with it. You can always learn to write both at the same time if that helps. Good luck! 

edit: also some resources start at pinyin-only. I’m not a huge fan but I do think it can be a good jump start especially if you’re not classroom learning

fat bodies tutorial!

ALRIGHT SO my pal @kalreyno wanted help with drawing fat characters and as a fat artist i felt like i could give a bit of helpful insight on that. there’s also been a lot of complaining about “boo hoo fat characters are hard to draw so i can’t include them in my work Ever” goin on lately so if that’s your case then this is for you too!! and also just for anyone who would like help with fat bodies in general, ofc. anyway, let’s get this show on the road!!

let’s start with some common misconceptions. these are the two main attempts at chubby bodies i run into, so i’ll focus on them. 

the Anime Chubby i see everywhere, and it’s just……so wrong in many ways. first of all, there is almost no additional body fat compared to your average thin character - except for where it’s added in “attractive” places (breasts, hips, thighs). the breasts are way too perky, and don’t have the realistic shape fat would give them (though how to draw accurate breasts is another tutorial all on its own lmao). there is still a thigh gap, which usually only happens in very thin people, and bones are still visible on the surface of the skin, which also rarely happens in fat people.

the Michelin Man is better in some ways, but still not that great. it’s a slightly better attempt, but basically all that’s done there is taking a thin character and blowing them up, while giving no thought to fat distribution. the thigh gap is usually still present, and they look a lot more hard than soft - and fat is very soft and pliable.

here’s a chart on how fat usually distributes (if you can’t read my messy writing, “1. next to no fat, 2. moderate amount, 3. most of the fat distribution”). basically, the more muscle an area has, the more prone it is to develop fat, such as the abdomen, thighs, and upper arms. it’s important to note that fat sits on top of muscle, and that it does distribute in different levels, and not evenly across the body as shown in the Michelin Man. 

now, here’s an accurate fat body with all of that kept in mind!! notice how the fat isn’t only kept to aesthetically pleasing areas, and how it sits realistically on the character’s body. their breasts sag a lot more, which happens even in thin people with larger breasts, and the nipples are pointing more downwards than straight out. there is no thigh gap in sight, there are no bones in sight, and most importantly, they have fat rolls, which are very important in drawing a convincing fat character!! as far as i know i’ve never met a single person with no rolls at all, and everyone has them, whether thin or fat - they’re just more prominent and more consistently present in fat people. pay close attention to where they are and how they’re shaped.

here are a couple of drawings showing how fat is affected when sitting vs stretching. as seen in the first, the fat specifically on the stomach is distributed a lot more evenly and stretched out, so it becomes “flatter”. the love handles are still pretty visible, though, as well as the fat on the thighs and arms. the breasts are raised with the shoulders, and the fat on the shoulders and near the neck forms rolls as it’s being pushed together. 

in the second, there is a lot less room for distribution, so the fat is all pushed together. the breasts sag and the stomach forms rolls and spills into the lap. a good analogy for the way fat works is to liken it to a water balloon, and thinking of how its shape would change when resting flat on a surface, hanging off of a ledge, held upright, etc.

here are a few extra tips i find a lot of people miss!

first on the top is the hip/pubic region. the first circle is showing the way the bellybutton is folded in fat people, as opposed to stretched out in thinner people. the second is the stomach fat spilling over onto the pubic region and creating a separation in the two areas, which is something that’s missing in a lot of art. in addition, the pubic mound also gains fat, making it round as seen in the profile drawing i did up there (i’ve heard people refer to it as fupa?). the last in the hip region is the lack of a thigh gap. i can’t stress this enough!!!! if you’re trying to draw a convincing fat character, make sure their thighs are pretty much always touching!! for reference, mine literally don’t separate until my feet are about 2ft from each other.

the bottom right is showing the double chin, which a lot of people are afraid to draw!! fat does distribute itself here too, and there’s nothing wrong with it, so don’t feel like you shouldn’t give fat characters a double chin in your work for fear of it looking like a caricature.

in the bottom middle, it’s showing how fat affects different types of breasts with the presence of more or less breast tissue. 

lastly, at the very right are stretch marks with their usual locations and directions, which i also can’t stress enough!!!!! i sometimes forget to add them honestly, but they’re so important in accurately portraying fat characters, as they literally come from the skin being stretched from fat being gained (and they’re also just rlly neat lookin like why wouldn’t you lmao). some people have less and some people have more, feel free to experiment with them!

the last thing is body types!! there isn’t one single way for a person to be fat, so feel free to experiment with shapes once you’ve learned the basics!! 

so there you have it, a tutorial on how to draw chubs!! now go forth and make some accurate fanart or some rad fat characters, because the world could always use more of both. hmu if you have any questions or concerns, and thanks for reading!!

EDIT: someone pointed out the bad wording in the tutorial. thank you for bringing it to my attention and sorry for offending anybody. i’ve updated the tut, so please reblog this one!

“I don’t like reading at all, but I love to write!”
Taxi Cab (Rainy Mood + Reverb)
Twenty One Pilots

**HEADPHONES ARE REQUIRED FOR A BETTER EXPERIENCE**

Taxi Cab, originally performed
by Twenty One Pilots
from their self titled album;
(2009)
 
*added with rainy mood + reverb effect*

Hello everbody! So if any of you have been up to date in the hamilton fandom, you know theres been a lot of discorse lately, one of the main things being skin color.
So, after seeing @johnlaurensprotectionsquad ‘s lin comparison color pallete, i decided to make a color palette for some of the Hamilcast.

For this, i will take two pictures per cast member and pick three shades per picture. I will use a picture with not as much lighting or edititng ( resulting in a darker looking skin) as well as a picture with lighting, causing a lighter looking skin. After, i will blend the resulting six shades together to get one final shade for each cast member.

here is a list of the pictures i used: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-6huosA3DetZpknjLZGt-Z_6xKjiPwHbujnDChs30Gs/edit?usp=sharing

These are the results: 

And, if these arent totally accurate, thats okay. I only reffered to two pictures, so please keep that in mind. There would be so many more skin colors if i had refered to more pictures per person.

Have a good day y’all <3

anonymous asked:

Latest one is from the whisper app, literally no way of telling whether it's a white boy or even a straight boy but hey, let's post it under straightwhiteboys anyways!

STRAIGHT WHITE BOYS TEXTING REFERS TO A WAY OF TEXTING IT DOESN’T REFER TO A PARTICULAR GROUP OF PEOPLE BASED ON THEIR RACE, GENDER OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION 

i swear I’m gonna get this tattooed 

**EDIT**

RT RT RT RT RT 

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George Harrison, MBE, born February 25th 1943, was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Often referred to as the quiet Beatle.  

“It’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one.”

Dinner would be great

Yuri’s grandpa loves Otabek because they exchange recipes each time Otabek visits Moscow.  

I was inspired by the Hercules AU (which I love *w* thank you @lumorie) I noticed Disney dialogues and Otayuri definitely match haha The next one will be Enchanted Edit: yup, this is a Mulan reference. When I mentioned Hercules, I meant the otayuri version by another tumblr user. Sorry for the confusion :(

ENCHANTED ll HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAM

important facts & quotes from hidden oracle reread #4 part one

i cited everything from the hardback edition bc im a nerd 

- page one apollo is already making pop culture references (1)

- meg is such a badass oh my g od (14)

- riodan does such a beautiful way of explaining things in this novels. awe-inspiring. mind blowing. example: “Her eyes glinted darkly like a crow’s. (I can make that comparison because I invented crows.)” (14-15) wow. beautiful. 

- so i understand this series is going to be about Apollo’s redemption and ~~~~finding himself~~~~ or w\e but JESUS PLEASE RICK you can’t just say “She [Meg] reminded me of the strays my sister was always adopting: dogs, panthers, homeless maidens, small dragons.” (15) WITHOUT PROVIDING SEVERAL BOOKS AS EXAMPLE FOR SAID SENTENCE all i want is a book focused on artemis and her army of small dragons and lesbians dear gods please 

- omfg can you just imagine sally having to go over to Percy’s room and having to tell him that the greek god of the sun apollo was there to see him omfg. imagine the salt. imagine both of them just groaning. imagine.

-”If I had still been an immortal, I might have flirted with her [Sally Jackson] myself.” (30-31) l o l Sally is a middle aged married woman seven months pregnant and still bringing in the gods you go girl im proud of you

- Sally Jackson is one of the best characters in the entire series. citation: every riodan book ever even the non-pjo it’s a fact 

- i 10000% support the idea that percy gave apollo the led zeppelin shirt as a sneaky joke he’s so smart i love him so much

- “Percy laced his fingers. They were long and nimble.”(35) ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

- He [Percy] would have made an excellent musician.” (35) f u ck 

- literally all percy wants is to “stay alive” long enough to go to college, meet his baby sister, and see his mom get her book published my heart is broken for this boy (35-36)

- the return of the seven layer dip fuck me up (40)

- jfc that poor Prius it’s been through so much (52-54)

- page 67 and Percy’s already made two comic book references he’s such a canon nerd 

- “Cops love me almost as much as teachers do.” god Percy Jackson what are you doing to me

- apollo tried to order a pizza to CHB and honestly same (73)

- g o d will solace jfc wow

- we’re to assume Will’s a skier (his Okemo Mountain jacket & skiers tan) (82) and now i have to write the inevitable fic that comes out of this fact

- Will’s mom was a alt.-country singer from Austin, Texas (83) which wow and honestly makes the fact will is a horrible singer 1000% better

- yellow daises grow year-round in the Apollo cabin, and it smells like fresh linens and dried sage. (83)

- kayla is aiming for the olympics and honestly im so proud already 

- fact: any and all solangelo interaction have me crying into my book 

- “Will put his hand on Nico’s shoulder, ‘Nico, we need to have another talk about your people skills.’” lol this implies that they’ve had this talk before and im dying to hear it

- the Hermes kids are big fans of Rocky Horror Picture Show (95) and now i have to write a seperate list of headcanons for this fact

- speaking of, Apollo used to cosplay as Rocky bc why not. (95-96)

- listen i know im solangelo trash BUT - “Will and Nico sat shoulder to shoulder, bantering good-naturedly. They were so cute together it made me feel desolate.” im destroyed (110)

- “but if I sit alone at my table, strange things happen.” “it’s a mood disorder” “i cant control it” stfu nico u nerd u just want to sit with your boyfriend im dead (110)

- Will nodded serenely. “It’s the strangest thing. Not that Nico would ever misuse his powers to get what he wants.” death to goody-two-shoes will solace 2k17

- off topic but CAN YOU JUST IMAGINE CHIRON THO. like. this happens and will and nico are just standing there. in front of him. telling him they have to sit together OR NICO WILL JUST HAPPEN TO PUT CRACKS INTO HIS CAMP. just imagine. him staring at them. sighing. deciding not to fight this one. agreeing & watching them giggle away bc they’re so SNEAKY & now they can EAT TOGETHER WOW 

-   lol when Meg was going to town on the hot dogs and “Julia and Alice watched her with a mixture of fascination and horror.” (111)

- “Will and Nico exchanged a look that might have meant, here we go.” (112) okay im sorry im just sO GONE FOR LITTLE MOMENTS LIKE THIS I JUST WANT NICO TO BE HAPPY AND COMFORTABLE IN HIS RELATIONSHIPS OKAY

- apollo refers to the seven as “the A-list” (112) same tho

- Jason, Piper, Coach Hedge, Mellie and baby Chuck are all in LA with Piper’s father like???? (113) THIS IS SOMETHING I NEED TO SEE? What’s the living arrangement? Is Jason living with Piper? OH GOD IS JASON LIVING WITH HEDGE AND MELLIE? DO THEY ALL LIVE IN SOME BIG PLACE PIPER’S DAD RENTED OUT???? do Piper and Jason babysit? do they have family dinners? how’s baby chuck doing??? how are they all adjusting to domestic life?? I NEED TO KNOW THIS IS ALL VERY IMPORTANT TO ME 

- lol nico’s just as pissed as eveRYONE IN THE FANDOM about Leo’s not-death and im living for it (113)

- also nico carries around Leo’s lil ‘IM ALIVE LOL’ letter\hologram\thing? like i get it was completely for the plot but?????? “i look at it whenever i want to get angry” (114) like ok nico u lil bean whatever u say u little emo shit

- apollo’s little ‘lol when u have a headache in olympus hephaestus just cracks open your skull and removes whatever brain god\dess u just birthed up lol it’s so much easier ugh’ (116) w h a t t h e f u c k 

- fact: harley is adorable no citation needed

- also you’re telling me chiron, basically as old as time itself tbh, doesn’t speak portuguese? k (120)

- “i am merely assessing how well paolo’s arms are functioning after surgery” (120) those are some big words william u nervous or something??

- “hmph” - nico di angelo, 2016 (120) 

- this isn’t really important but there’s a satyr named herbert and he’s my new favorite character sorry i dont make the rules (124)

- ok so there’s an unnamed random camper who mutters in Italian (127) and now i’ve got the BIGGEST headcanon that this random girl and Nico (omg maybe a few others????) meet a few times a month just to rant to each other in Italian so none of them get sloppy with the language and u g h im such a bitch for nico di angelo frienships

- “A boy in the crowd gasped, ‘she’s a communist!’” (127) i fucking hate this book omfg

i’ll do more later in order to mentally prepare myself for the dark prophecy but it’s 3 am and im tired  

Just wanted to see Percy as a drummer and it somehow gave birth to this piece.

I just think Percy would be too ADHD (add to that his dyslexia) to properly learn how to read chords and play guitar or piano. Maybe in the long run, someone might teach him other instruments but I think Percy would rock as a drummer.

Also have this fanfiction I’m writing titled “Battle Of The Bands” with drummer!Percy but I haven’t finished writing and editing the first 2 chapters.

(I used a reference pose for this one as well)

It’s Harry. It’s his music. The whole album is sort of in that lane. I think it’s unique, and I think it’s an important record. I’m really glad he went in this direction. I know Harry doesn’t want… he didn’t think about The Beatles or Bowie. He wanted to make this type of record. I love the references, the references are great. I don’t think he went in saying, ‘I’m gonna make a Queen record or David Bowie record.’ But I love the references. You couldn’t ask for better. I mean back in the day nobody asked ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ for an edit. Just the feedback and the compliments. We’re hoping that One Direction audience will stay with him, but more importantly he’s growing his audience.
OHO HO HO

Some weeks ago I decided to re-read the Haikyuu!!-manga because I kinda missed my babies Kuroo and Bokuto + I needed some references for.. fanart-reasons.
Everything was fine until I came across one special panel..


well, nothing special, huh. But please.. take a closer look

Whats this, whats this?

WHATS THIS WHATS THIS WHATS THIS

IS THAT BOKUTO
Damn.. have you guys ever noticed how NICE his back is in the manga? It’s like… the most perfect back I have ever seen..

I MEAN LOOK AT THIS-.. HOW IS THA-..  OH MY GOD-  OH HOLY JE- AYYYYYY

The Attack on Titan Season 2 Original soundtrack tracklist is officially online! (x)

It counts a total of 33 tracks, of which 11 tracks are newly composed pieces, whilst the other 22 return from previous SnK releases.

This collection includes: the entirety of the 2nd S1 ost disc released with the 4th s1 bluray volume, safe for the piano track playing during the Hange/Nick scene atop the wall in ep 26. It also includes both complete recap movie soundtracks, as well as the new vocal tracks released as part of Sawano’s [nZk] vocal platform (Yamanaiame/Yamanaiame fmv/theDOGS/the Reluctant heroes modv/So ist es immer). None of the s1 disc 1 tracks are featured, and the SnKTen exhibition tracks are lacking as well.

2Volt is featured twice \o/ (thanks @leapingtitan for pointing that out)

The new additions to the soundtrack are

Barricades (vocal yosh;mpi;gemie), the track used in the 2nd PV that came out late May.

APETITAN, the Beast titan theme heard in PV 1 and the first 4 episodes.

YouSeeBIGGIRL/T:T (vocal Gemie) a vocal track possibly centered around Historia or Ymir perhaps?

son2seaVer, no vocals here. 

Call of Silence (vocal Gemie)

ERENthe? I can’t quite make out the character used there, but it could possibly be  座 which is part of “coordinate”, that’s really just a wild guess though. EDIT: @fuku-shuu confirmed that the character is  標, referring to “coordinate” (at least I got the meaning right ashkd), thanks! 

attack?D, no vocals here eiher

AOTs2M 1-4  –most likely the new atmospheric/background/piano tracks, some of which have already made an appearance in the episodes.

Overall, out of the 7 new bgms, we’ve heard already 4: APETITAN, Barricades, the Counterattack Mankind remix and the Vogel im Käfig remix, which presumably leaves us one instrumental, and two vocal tracks to discover (and perhaps some more background stuff)   

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“Child of Calamity and Light, born to bring salvation to the world.”

Elmer C. Albatross + epithets 

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MilaSara week day 3: Social Media / College

This one took up so much time to edit and my computer nearly gave up on me, but I managed! Also featuring the amazing @aiedail-cosplay as Victor, Anouck’s girlfriend’s hand in that ring picture, my piano as a reference to day 2, one pair of really cheaply thrifted figure skates featured in three separate frames and a childhood picture of Anouck and her brother as our stand-in for Michele!

@vosplay as Sara & @spacetwinsies as Mila

( Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 )