they sure are different sizes

Comic N-040 “Comfy doesn’t have a T and I’m distressed”

This comic is dedicated to my dog who has started faking wanting to go out so she can steal my spot. Boo, I love you but you’re a jerk.

I see people repeatedly confuse crows with ravens. Which is admittedly fairly easy to do. This is somewhat helpful. I would also look online or with local park rangers to see if one or the other are actually found in your area if you’re still not sure from looking at one. The difference in size alone can be a good indicator. I know many want to collect bits they may have left behind for workings. Or see their appearance as significant. So do your research first!

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Princess Allura is the last surviving member of the Altean royal family and the teenage daughter of King Alfor. Presently, Princess Allura leads the charge against the Galra Empire.

Saw @haleyscomett-art‘s take on @markiplier‘s….request and i just had to draw something for it!

Chica’s a bit confused as to why her dad’s so short, but hey! Does this signal the return of Shortiplier?

Top 10 Cheap Gift Ideas for Stationery Lovers

Hey guys! I thought I’d put together a list of my top favourite gifts for people who love stationery! These are things you can either put on your own wish list, or gift them to someone else!

1.  Set of 3 Large Moleskine Cahiers in Kraft Brown These guys are AWESOME for taking final draft notes. I have one for each subject and do one or two pages per subunit. They’re a perfect size to keep in your book bag or binder, as well as an earthy kraft brown colour which is super cute. These are also a great deal for their price because you get three of them!

2. Slim Rechargable Bluetooth Computer Mouse in Gold This mouse is so chic and beautiful this is definitely on my wish list! This guy is perfect for people who study on the go and like more control of their mouse (graphic design/art peeps?). This mouse works through bluetooth so it is compatible with iMac and Windows and most other brands. I also love that you can change the speed of the mouse! That’s a really cool feature I have never heard of before :) ALSO AVAILABLE IN ROSE GOLD!

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They were little kids playing in the big kids’ park and it was painfully obvious they were out of their league

kid!andreil au because i watched the talk me down music video

anonymous asked:

hi!! i really love your art style (esp the ways you use color) but i can't figure out what brushes you use to achieve it :( would you be ok with posting them? (If not it's fine!!!)

thank you, I’m really glad you like it!!! :’) and yeah, I’m super ok with posting em!! here are the custom sai brushes I’ve been using most heavily (I hope my texture names aren’t too different from yours!):

the first brush is my go-to lineart brush! it gives a really interesting texure, but has hard enough edges that it never appears too fuzzy. when used at a larger brush size with heavier pressure, it makes big solid splotches that can be nice for adding some interest in your colors!

I use the second brush pretty sparingly - really only to add occasional texture to hard-lined shadows or highlights.

the third one used to be my favorite, but I’ve been using it extremely rarely these days (aside from sketching, it makes a nice sketch brush! feels a little more natural than using a harder brush). it’s pretty good at getting blended coloring without looking too unnatural or smooth.

but lately for coloring I’ve mostly been using a standard hard round brush! kind of the blandest default there is, haha…. but it can be nice!

be sure to experiment with using them at different sizes and with different amounts of pressure; you can get a lot of mileage out of the first and third ones once you get used to them! also keep in mind that I use them on large canvases, so you see them once they’ve been resized. they’ll likely look different at 100% on a small canvas!

I hope this helps!!

phazerstorm  asked:

I just adore your art style, it's so cute! I'm thinking of making comics myself. Do you think you could give me some tips on angling or facial expressions or overall detail?

Thank you so so much! I really appreciate that! Like, a whole lot. ^^

I’m not exactly sure how much I’ll be able to help you, though I can at least give you some pointers on expressions! I’ll do my best. I’m sorry this is coming a bit late! 

I’m going to use Bendy for my examples, just because he’s super easy to draw and I have him on hand/mind at the moment. But! These can be used on just about anyone.

Keep in mind: this is just my way of doing things. There isn’t one “set” way to create great art! There’s a lot of experimenting, testing and growing when it comes to artwork.

When it comes down to expressions, there are a few things to consider: what are they feeling? How intense is this feeling? How far can, or should you push it? How can you make this feel realistic? In visual storytelling, showing what a character is going through is far more important than telling the reader. In a comic setting, there’s a very fine balance–since you have images to go with the words, but you can’t convey each minute action… At least in a reasonable amount of panels, the dialogue and the images have to work together when they’re used in tandem.

When a character is shouting, you have to push their expression further–it won’t be enough to show them with their mouth slightly open, or with a flat face. Give them wide eyes, or shut their eyes completely with frustration. Open their mouth wide, maybe even get their body language involved if you have enough room. Throw their arms in the air, have them pulling at their hair!

Likewise, if what they’re saying is quiet or somber, soften their expression. Have their gaze ill-focused, or looking to the ground. Their shoulders could be slumped, their brow could be low. Their mouth could be almost, or entirely closed. Or are they happy? Raise their eyebrows, widen their eyes with joy! Bring out that smile! Use as much variety and as many shapes as you can!

Because I’m a visual person, here are a few examples to give you a better idea of what I mean:

(I’m sorry if my handwriting is hard to read)

Which facial expressions are more interesting? Sure, the ones on the left are going through the motions of emoting, but the ones to the right REALLY show how the character is feeling!

Body language is also immensely important when it comes down to expressiveness. Every part of the body can be used to convey a message. The crossing of arms can indicate disgust, or even put a small barrier between two people. Slumped shoulders show disappointment or sadness. Every little movement a character makes can have a massive impact on their overall tone. Here are a few examples like the above:

Even minute changes to a static pose can make a BIG difference! Test around and see what works best.

I’ve noticed that some animators have mirrors near their desk. This is so they can look up at their reflection and make a face into the mirror. They project their character’s feelings onto themselves, that way they can see what sort of facial expression would be best suited to that emotion. Nowadays we can just google this, but it’s still a good idea. Don’t be afraid to look up references whenever you need them. I know I do frequently! There’s no shame in using references!

My friend linked me to this wonderful guide, which goes more in-depth than I did here. Take a look!

I’m sorry I can’t help you quite as much with angles. I feel that I’d need to do a little more research in order to be able to articulate this more fluently. Perhaps some other time I can try and revisit this and go more into depth about perspective and foreshortening, but for now, here’s another great guide that might help you along in the right direction. I use a similar structure for my own drawings! 

Speaking of foreshortening, here’s another tutorial! I don’t use this particular method, but it may work for you!

I know you didn’t ask for it, but I’d like to give you some tips about comic making. If you don’t want them, then I guess you can just stop reading, pfff. Either way I’ll put it under a cut so this post doesn’t take up so much of the dashboard.

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I just had an important thought about Slav.

So in the group of prisoners we meet in s1e1, there’s an orange person who definitely appears to be another member of Slav’s same species- they both have the horizontal bar pupils and the sorta centipede-ferret-anatomy.

However? Orange guy is a half-head shorter than Shiro standing normally, while Slav, standing normally, is Pidge’s height.

That’s a pretty impressive size difference. Sure, maybe that’s normal for their species- but, this led me to a theory.

What if Slav isn’t an adult? I mean- he’s hailed repeatedly as a genius. Considering how rapidly he seems to adapt to things, it probably wouldn’t take him that long to accumulate the kind of education necessary for that.

The empire wouldn’t hold back because, I mean, see Pidge’s interaction with Haxus, where his reaction to realizing his opponent is a child is to pull out a sword and try to kill her, and the Blade’s reaction wouldn’t really stand out because the implication stands that Slav was only captured sometime after s2e3, and it’s the Blade’s general prerogative to scramble people to rescue downed allies as fast as possible, if they can.

While it’s certainly not the only possible explanation for Slav being as anxious as he is (I think invasive physical and mental torture would make anybody be pretty messed up, much less someone who already had an anxiety disorder) it certainly wouldn’t help if he’s less of an experienced veteran and a little more in Pidge’s situation.

And we really don’t know much at all about Slav besides that Ulaz describes him as a “reclusive builder” and he worked for the Blade before. 

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30 Day Coloring Challenge- Create a coloring for gifs. Specifically file size reduction. {13/30}