this is not how it was supposed to look like

Stop being so obvious.

Draco: And then he looked at me like-

Draco: *sulkily* Aren’t friends supposed to give advice or something-

Theo: You want advice? Okay.

Blaise enters the room looking distressed.

Draco: Hey Zabini. How was the Club?

Blaise: It was fine. *leaves the common room quickly*

Draco: *looks at Theo suspiciously* You and Blaise had a fight?

Draco: *shrugs* I don’t know, you’re the one acting all weird.

Draco: Well someone’s in a bad mood. Okay, I’ll go to bed first.

anonymous asked:

Hey there, I admire your work as an artist, so I thought I'd ask for some tips on how to draw faces from angles that arent front-on? :3

Hi! Thank you!

Sadly, I absolutely suck at giving advice or tips, because I just do it a certain way and hope for the best. So this is not a tutorial at all and I assume that you already have looked at some stuff before to figure out how to draw faces.

For this I’ll simply make a sketch to try to show you how I do stuff… So for this we need a volunteer.

Cas apparently doesn’t want to look at us, so hi Sam! 

It’s easiest to work with references so you can always check back how it’s actually supposed to look whenever you need a bit of help.

So let’s get started!

So this potato with a target on it, is the basic head shape. Art teachers or students might not draw it like this, no idea, but this is what works for me most of the time.

I always try to put some “landmarks” for orientation in the face. Usually that’s the shape of the face and the nose/ brow.

Looks creepy but it’s a start. See how I’ve put in the major “landmarks”? It already looks like a face.

As you can see the edge of the nose and the inner corner of the eye kinda align. (Again, proper art tutorials will tell you tricks for how to navigate drawing the face.)

Something like this comes out. Now you just continue to build up Sammy’s face.

Sam’s kinda skeptical about what I’m doing. But I continue working with my sketch, always keeping an eye on the reference.

“Did I forget Dean’s pie…?”

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American Derringer Model 1

Although it looks like your standard derringer that would be chambered in .38 Special, this one uses the .223 Remington cartridge. Some would expect the bullet to be sticking out of the barrel considering how small the pistol is but apparently it fits. I suppose if you have an AR-15 and need a tiny little backup gun that uses the same cartridge, then this would be an option. (GRH)

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   I definitely agree with that, I def. think Tolkien was pretty clear and sincere wrt his dislike for a certain type of direct allegory, etcetcetc    

yeah ia his emphaticness seems quite genuine….though huh this…kinda reminds me a little of all that canon stuff about how The Light is in The West, and Tolkien complaining that no, no, his East and West is just semi-RL-based geography, which is…..uh, willfully simplified I guess? I mean it LOOKS like an allegory for a good reason, even if the real backstory is that it’s a holdover from when he was doing The Legendarium is Mythology For England, and Tol Eressea was supposed to be the prehistoric british isles and middle earth was prehistoric mainland europe – the scaffolding fell away but the geography stayed. But by the same token, current and historical RL british wankery about The West and The Dark Far East is rooted in the exact same geographic conditions as the early legendarium, of britain vis-a-vis Europe and Asia – so like, the legendarium shares a common root with the concept it’s taken to be an allegory for, even if it is not actually intended to symbolize that concept…or whatever.

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   Also i’m really sorry about the tables :’(    

HE HAS A PERFECTLY GOOD LEVEL POOL TABLE AT HIS HOME TOO but he just wants to play in public places etc for like, #theaesthetic

anonymous asked:

hello! i was wondering what program you used to make icons and/or if you knew any good programs that are free

hey! i use photoshop cs6 to crop and edit all my icons. you can find torrents of this online if you don’t want to pay £300 for the program - do be wary of some torrents though! if you message me privately i’ll link you to the one that i use (it comes with instructions of how to install too!) and it’s worked perfectly for me for years with no issues.

i have a tutorial of how i make my icons in ps here

some free programs i used to use for icon making were things like picmonkey but i know that site has changed now and they only give you a free trial when you use it.

i suppose it depends on what type of icons you’re looking to make! i personally feel as though you can really use any program and make good icons if you utilise the space you’re given! 

i edited this cap in picmonkey and it was waaay more straightforward than photoshop. i’ll put the original cap below too!

the only thing i’d say about picmonkey is that when you go to save your edit, the quality drops a lot more than with photoshop (or at least to me it looks that way???) but in all honesty i think your best bet is to find a cracked version of ps or try out picmonkey and if you like it then you can get a membership with them. i’m not sure how much it is but given what they offer in terms of editing i don’t think it’ll be that much.

if you follow a process of uploading a cap into a program as simple as mspaint, i think you could definitely use the paintbrush tool to paint around the area you want in your icon with the colour you want and then load it into any online picture editing space you can find and just play with filters! you can then crop your icons to the appropriate size you want (atm i use 350x350 but i’m close to changing that)

honestly it’s how you choose to make the most of your tools that counts!

anonymous asked:

so i spent an afternoon looking at the tags of your yuzuru edits and you are so good at making people feel emotional about him MYSELF INCLUDED?? like u filter out all the unnecessary noise around him i feel. like i started stanning him a lot more bc of you and i'm so grateful for that so like thanks a lot

can someone teach me how to apply this supposed ability i have to real life? lol

jk, but honestly, no problem. and tbh i love reading the tag essays people leave, so. sometimes you do have to take in those beautiful moments for all they’re worth as they come to you. in this sport you oftentimes taste bitterness (whether it be from sad moments in the sport or the chatter of media, fans,  etc) more than anything - but that just makes the moments of triumph or redemption that much sweeter. it’s those moments that keep everyone going. 

thanks for choosing to share your feelings as well. ♥

Gena rereads RepComm
Hard Contact: Chapter 1 - Etain

I looooooooove that the first thing that happens to Etain in this series is a rape attempt. Real lovely there, Traviss. Was it not threatening enough that she’s a Jedi on a Separatist planet? Nah, gotta increase the danger with sexual assault! Because she’s a woman! It’s so unnecessary!!

“What were they after you for?” the farmer asked, ignoring her offer.
“The usual,” she said.
“Oh-ah, you’re not that good looking.”

Firstly, wow, we’re gonna pull not pretty enough to be assaulted.

Secondly, it’s gonna be grating real fast how many times they mention Etain isn’t conventionally physically attractive. I can tell. Why are we doing Etain dirty like this in her first chapter?

“I’m Birhan, and this is my land. And I thought you lot were supposed to be able to use some sort of mind control tricks.”
“How do you know I haven’t?” Etain lied.
“Oh-ah,” he said, and nothing more.
[…] She reasoned that part of a Jedi’s skill was the simple use of psychology. And if Birhan wanted to think the Force was strong in her, and that there was a lot more behind the external shell of a gawky, plain girl covered in stinking dung, then that was fine by her.

Alright, but this is one of the things I like about Etain. Despite whatever Kal others say about her, she’s clever and resourceful. Even though she believes her skills are more limited than they are, she knows how to use the skills she’s confident in. Like, it’s really a shame that over the course of the series Kal certain characters continually make digs at her capabilities and undermine her self-esteem. It undermines her character arc in this novel. She comes to trust in her abilities, and the rest of the series just knocks her down again.

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Getting in a little sun while working on a tailet for his best friend. I kinda liked the lineart version of this better, but I had already colored it so have both. 

I live in hope that by the time Black Panther comes out, fan artists finally realize that drawing a random black face that looks nothing like the black character they’re supposed to be drawing isn’t acceptable.

You can find references everywhere because we live in a Google-driven world and yet… 90% of fan artists after The Force Awakens made sure to get Rey right but Finn… Finn is still drawn with what I can only call “Generic Black Guy” features.

(But it’s “their style” so it’s apparently rude to complain about how everyone takes pains to make sure the white characters look like their white actors but then play fast and loose with Black characters’ appearances.)

Maybe in 2018 fandom will figure out that all black people don’t look the same and apply that to their fan art?

“i didn’t raise you like this”.

you’re right you raised me to flinch, to grovel, to cry quietly, to mask pain, to swallow my words, to take rage out on myself. you raised me to cower, to respect authority without any reason, to live with your words riding in me.

you raised me wrong. i’m just reteaching myself how to be right. i’m sorry that doesn’t look like what you wanted it to. but i’m learning to love myself in the way parents were supposed to do.

Hyper Projection Engeki Haikyuu - Karasuno, Revival!

Kenma grabs the wrong blanket and breaks the fourth wall.

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A loved one not lost but remembered. 

i just love how there was such a stark contrast between jake telling amy he still has feelings for her (”i know you’re with teddy and nothing is going to happen, i just wanted you to know”) vs teddy telling amy he still has feelings for her (”why are you with him” “will you marry me”)

More Watertribe Lance
Also avatar Lance this time because we talked about this with friends and we are lance trash we wondered what kind of pet Lance would have if he was the avatar… Like Aang has Appa and Korra has Naga.

And we ended up with a Peacock-Lion because it just suits him perfectly

(also it was supposed to be Keith’s pet -bc yeah it’s definitely more a firenation-ish beast- but things happened ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) i’ll write headcanons someday lmao)

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McHanzo Week Day 6: Mangetsu and Coyote Sangriento

I got carried away drawing this. I had SO much fun swapping ults/clothes and also redesigning them! I hope you like it! :D

I NEED TO DRAW HAPPY PICTURES OF FLUG INSTEAD OF HIM
SU FF ER I N G OML
EDIT: OH MY GOD I GAVE HIM 6 FINGERS, I FIXED IT
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