When people commission expression sets, how do you have them describe what sort of expressions they would like to order. Could you give us some examples that make the process for you easier?
It depends on the commissioner, honestly! I’ve gotten a few that have been very specific for me, such as linking a scene from an anime or a manga or something like that and ask for that particular expression. Obviously, I try to meet those requests, but give it a twist in my own style as well (as some things that work in an anime, for example, don’t translate well in all styles).
Others give me very brief descriptions of what they want, such as: happy, sad, mad, confused etc. and they leave it up to me. Sometimes this a little harder, because not every character will have the same “sad.” So, with this, I do like at least a little blurb about the character, so I can be familiar with them and how they might react.
I often have the best time doing these things for my own or my friend’s characters for the above reason. I can call back to a particular RP scene and do the face I pictured. Or I can picture an Ask that might make them react that way.
All in all, I personally think the more specific a commissioner gets, the happier they’ll probably be with the end result. If someone describes to me a particular face/emotion or gives me an example, it’s extremely helpful. I also think those sets tend to turn out better than the standard emotion set of happy, sad, mad, neutral. They’re more personal.
ok but imagine Pidge as the Toddler From Hell™ terrorizing teenage Matt and Shiro (but mostly Matt)
Shiro comes over to hang out with Matt and they’re left home alone to look after Pidge. Somehow Shiro accidentally lets the f-word slip in front of lil toddler Pidge and suddenly Pidge is running around the house screaming “FUCK” at the top of her lungs.
Matt is chasing her, completely pale and trying to shush her while Shiro just: “SHIT I’m so sorry oh wait cRAP I DIDN’T MEAN TO–ohmygod I should shut up now I am so sorry….”
Pidge: “FUCK!! SHIT!! CRAP!!” (Matt is screaming in the background)
Later that night at dinner….
Sam @ Pidge: “So, sweetie, did you have fun with Matt and Shiro today?”
Matt goes white as a sheet, Sam turns red, and Colleen nearly faints
Matt takes the fall and says he accidentally said the f-word in front of Pidge, not Shiro
Years later, Pidge is like “holy crap isn’t Shiro the one who actually taught me the f-word” and Shiro’s like “oh fuck, I meAN SHIT I MEAN I DIDN’T, IT WASN’T ME IT WAS MATT!!”
Pidge tattled on Matt ALL THE TIME. Like the time he wanted to try driving their dad’s car and backed it into a trash can. Rip Matt.
MATT FALLS ASLEEP ON THE COUCH AND PIDGE DRAWS ON HIS FACE WITH SHIRO’S HELP
Shiro actually caught Pidge in the act but he decided to join in rather than stop her
PIDGE PLAYING VIDEO GAMES WITH MATT AND SHIRO AND WINNING BECAUSE (of course) THEY LET HER
Later she secretly watches them play from the doorway when she got up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night aND SHE FIGURES OUT THEY WERE GOING EASY ON HER SO SHE SITS HER ASS DOWN AND THROWS A FUCKING TANTRUM RIGHT THERE
The next time they play, Shiro and Matt play fairly per Pidge’s request, but of course she loses and proceeds to throw another tantrum :’)
Matt brings home a girl he has a crush on and PIDGE SHOWS HER HIS DIARY
Matt: “That is NOT MINE”
Pidge, with her hands on her hips: “Well my name isn’t MATT” *points at where Matt signed his name at the bottom of the page*
Shiro pops in to drop off something he borrowed from Matt and notices Matt and the girl are getting along really well and calls out, “Oh so you told her you like her?? That’s great buddy!!” and gives him a thumbs up. Matt wants to crawl into a hole and die.
The girl leaves 30 mins later and Shiro’s casually hanging around the kitchen like “uhhh sorry man I didn’t mean to fuck that up for you” and Matt just gives him A Look.
PIDGE TACKLING MATT TO THE GROUND WHEN HE’S PLAYING VIDEO GAMES AGAINST SHIRO AND YELLING “GO SHIRO GO KICK HIS BUTT AND BEAT HIM UP!!!” AND MATT’S LIKE “SLFAHJF GET OFF OF ME” AND SHIRO IS JUST FURIOUSLY HITTING BUTTONS ON HIS CONTROLLER
Shiro wins after Matt finally gets his tiny sister off him
Matt: “You’re my sister!! Who’s side are you on?!?!”
Pidge, sitting in Shiro’s lap with a sHIT-EATING GRIN ON HER FACE: “Shiro’s” :DDDDD (MATT FEELS SO BETRAYED)
Now Matt questions how he even dealt with Pidge as a kid and she’s just like “idk but you still love me so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯”
I’m in a really bad situation at the moment and it’s really hard for me to even write this, I’m not one to usually ask or even open up when help is needed but this is really urgent and apparently this is all I have left.
So my mum was recently diagnosed with a disability called MS which is basically like brain damage and it affects the whole body, she had to leave her job because she’s in so much pain and she was on sick pay for a while which did help but now she’s not getting any money and even the government won’t give her money.
nct are such good people??? like these boys have been volunteering at a multicultural school since last APRIL. and taeyong gives financial aid to four students each month???? and he doesn’t want the pictures of the kids to be released because they might be harmed. they’re all angels, stan nct
Modern runaway AU ✨ Chance encounters at coffee shops, Graves inviting Credence into the warmth of his home, possible dubious intentions? Who knows? (Also feat. a lil Graves that Kai doodled that’s been along for the entire ride)
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the floor is lucretia’s radiant smile that you learnt to treasure during your 100 years of journey, full of joy and relief that is the same you just saw, moments ago, when magnus burst into the dome, alive again, a mannequin no longer. her friends were here again, in her hour of greatest need, but that smile is gone now. the hunger is here, again. youve escaped it a hundred time but no more. this is it. THIS IS IT.