this was so hard to make different colors

anonymous asked:

HOW DO YOU GET PAST THAT 'everything i do is mediocre and Not Worth It' FEELING IN ART BC I REALLY WANT TO IMPROVE AND I TRY NEW THINGS BUT I'M S T U C K AND ITS AWFUL

I guess like guess try and get urself into the midset of its ok to make bad art? idk im a very….routine ish person and its really hard for me to break out of how i do things with regards to what program,brushes, and how i color so i struggle with that too but in a different way

TRADITIONAL ARTISTS LISTEN UP

OR ANY ARTIST THAT MAY DO TRAD ART AT SOME POINT

BC IVE SEEN THIS SHIT INFORMATION PERPETUATED ENOUGH TO GET ME PRETTY FUCKING HEATED

EVEN IN FUCKING ART SCHOOL I WAS TOLD LIES AND IM SURE YOU WERE TOO IF YOURE AN ADULT ARTIST SO PLS LISTEN

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Jeddy headcanons (i need more of this ship in my life I'm)

(This is in a universe where everything is legal and consensual and the age difference is not creepy at all just in case)

- Teddy is totally the little spoon
- James’s favorite hair color on Teddy is actually pink.
- Teddy’s favorite part of James’s body is his collarbones
- James could spend hours watching Teddy studying, because when he focuses really hard his lower lip kind of juts out in the most adorable pout.
- Teddy blushes and sucks in his lip every time James points this out.
- At first they were so reluctant to tell their family they were together, but ended up unintentionally making out in the Potter’s backyard for the whole family to see. (The unintentional part was the audience, not the kissing. Obviously)
- Teddy loved the way James had a tendency to fall asleep while he played with Teddy’s hair. One minute the hand was moving, the other James was snoring softly.
- They rarely fought, but when they did, they didn’t speak to each other for at least a week, after which each of them was too drained without then other’s company, and got back together without a word.
- Lily Luna was literally the biggest shipper. She loved her three gay brothers.
- Teddy and James were prone to fall asleep in front of the muggle TV at the Potter’s, tangled up in each other. Everyone wonder how that could ever be comfortable but they never asked
- James said ‘I love you’ first, to everyone’s surprised.
-Teddy said it less than half a second after.
- Their first kiss happened under the willow by the lake (no, not the whomping one), in autumn, when they were freezing to death but too immersed with each other to either notice or care.
- Teddy cried a lot about his parents. James was always there, no matter how many times.
- Like his dad, Teddy had a tendency to self-loath, something he and James often fought about.
- James just couldn’t believe how such an amazing human being could hate himself so much. He tried to prove every one of Teddy’s arguments wrong every day.
- They loved each other so much.

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Star Boys ⭐ ~ step-by-step process of >this< piece (^   v ^) <3 click through for minor captions!

since Tumblr can only hold eight photos, here’s my process reduced to eight steps. there’s a lot more fussing and changing and adjusting that goes in, but this feels like a good overview.

and here’s some bonus back story! X3 hehe~ i was really frustrated with my work last week… i honestly felt like maybe it was just time to move on and do something totally different. like it was just time to pack in my character work and go back to being a graphic designer. i kept starting new things over and over and over again and throwing them away. i felt very defeated. i was drowning my sorrows in coke zero and k-pop videos when i decided to just draw some self indulgent garbage to make myself feel better, regardless of how it might turn out looking. and i had no idea that it’d turn into this! XD

so when you’re thinking~ “why Pidgy… why did you dress those beautiful boys so stupidly?!?!” (7O  [  ]O)7 it was the k-pop dood! i was under the influence! have you seen the ridiculous/awesome clothes they wear?!?!? it’s FABULOUS! and i didn’t start drawing this thinking that i’d ever post it! HAHAHA!!! but it just worked out so smoothly! (O  v O) <3 and i felt myself feeling again like i knew i could - and new i wanted to - improve! I AIN’T GIVING UP YET!!!! (>   A <)

so yeah… (^   v ^);;; it’s a bit silly, and very colorful! hahaha! but~ i really tried my best to do new things and put my best foot forward… so i hope some of you enjoy it! i still have so much more i want to do! (O    w O) <3 <3 <3

small ways to improve your bullet journal:
  • bring a ruler everywhere you bring it
  • maybe dedicate a page or two towards working on improving your handwriting. look up pangrams (definition: a sentence that includes every letter of the alphabet at least once) and practice writing them slow and steady. look at handwriting you like online and make a conscious effort to slowly change your handwriting over time. 
  • add in a little color, if that’s your thing! I personally like using washi tape, stickers, and highlighters.
  • keep it consistent– it’s hard to look back on lists to see if any of it applies to today when your colors and symbols keep changing. make sure you have a key in your bullet journal so that you know what symbols to use for different types of things.
  • find out what works for you! I personally print out a calendar every month because I feel like drawing my own out, even with a ruler, isn’t neat enough. maybe you draw yours out, or maybe you don’t find a monthly calendar useful. find what fits your schedule best!
  • try out different weekly spreads to see which kinds work better for you. you can see a lot of different weekly spreads in the bullet journal tag here on tumblr!
  • keep track of your habits. maybe this isn’t for you, but I personally use my bullet journal to help keep track of whether I’ve taken my meds, if I’ve had enough water to drink, if I’ve gotten at least 10 minutes of sunlight, and how many hours I’ve slept.  I find that this keeps me accountable and I’ve been healthier since I’ve started!
  • lastly, use it! sure, you might mess up or want to rip pages out, (I know I sure did!) but in the end, a bullet journal that has things in it that help you is a TON more useful than an empty notebook sitting around with good intentions!

anonymous asked:

Can you imagine Isak's face when he finds out about Evan's mums?Something like when Evan opened his locker in that iconic way.And maybe Evan didn't tell him, bc why it's completly normal and ok(and he's kind of bitch and loves teasing him)and when he brings him to a family dinner two sweet women rushed to hug Isak and give him kiss on cheek for greeting and Isak has that"what's happening"face( same when Evan kissed him after meeting the boy squad and "u r so hot Isak" sentence)&Evan is laughing

ok so, i lied. i made this into a (sort of?) fic. so, here’s 3k words of isak finding out even has two moms. i’m sorry.


Isak is maybe, possibly freaking out. Just a little bit. Not actual, full on anxiety that makes him feel like his heart is beating as fast as a hummingbird’s, but. He’s getting there.

Even had said it so naturally too, just what do you say we drop by tomorrow?, and he had actually looked kind of nervous, to his credit, but more about Isak’s answer than actually having him meet his fucking parents.

And of course it’s easy for Even, Isak has never once seen him uncomfortable in a social situation. Even when they were standing in the tram, stealing little glances at each other and smiling nervously, Isak too fucking shy around Even to say anything, Even had managed to smooth his way through it, awesome conversation, though. So it’s understandable he’s not nervous about hanging out with three people he loves. But Isak, he can’t even have lunch with his own parents without feeling incredibly uncomfortable, let alone his boyfriend’s. What would he even say? Hello, Mr and Mrs Næsheim, I sucked your son off in the shower the other day, congrats on the genes!

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How To Make A Witches Ladder

A witch’s ladder is one of those nifty things we sometimes hear about but rarely see. Its purpose is similar to that of a rosary - it’s basically a tool for meditation and ritual, in which different colors are used as symbols for one’s intent. It’s also used as a counting tool, because in some spell workings there is a need to repeat the working a particular number of times. You can use the ladder to keep track of your count, running the feathers or beads along as you do so. Traditionally, the witch’s ladder is made with red, white and black yarn, and then nine different colored feathers woven in.

Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: Varied
Here’s How:

Realistically speaking, it makes more sense to use yarn colors that have a significance to you and your working. Also, finding nine differently colored feathers can be tricky if you’re looking for them out in the wild – you can’t just go plucking feathers from local endangered species – and that means a trip to the craft store and some oddly tinted feathers. I’d recommend using either found feathers of any color, or something else entirely – beads, buttons (see our discussion on the magical uses of buttons), bits of wood, shells, or other items you have around your home.

To make your basic witch’s ladder, you’ll need:

Yarn or cord in three different colors
Nine items that are similar in property but in different colors (nine beads, nine shells, nine buttons, etc)
Cut the yarn so that you have three different pieces in a workable length - usually a yard or so is good. Although you can use the traditional red, white and black, there’s no hard and fast rule that says you must. Tie the ends of the three pieces of yarn together in a knot.

Begin braiding the yarn together, tying the feathers or beads into the yarn, and securing each in place with a sturdy knot. Some people like to chant or count as they braid and add the feathers. If you wish, you can say something like this variation on the traditional chant:

By knot of one, the spell’s begun.
By knot of two, the magic comes true.
By knot of three, so it shall be.
By knot of four, this power is stored.
By knot of five, my will shall drive.
By knot of six, the spell I fix.
By knot of seven, the future I leaven.
By knot of eight, my will be fate.
By knot of nine, what is done is mine.

As the feathers are tied into knots, focus your intent and goal. As you tie the final and ninth knot, all your energy should be directed into the cords, the knots and the feathers. The energy is literally stored within the knots of the witch’s ladder. When you’ve completed the string and added all nine feathers or beads, you can either knot the end and hang the ladder up, or you can tie the two ends together forming a circle.

OK, I might have gone a little bit overboard on this next villager, but I really wanted to try making a true patchwork villager and I had to pull out all the stops. I did create an elephant named Patch a while back who hinted at the style that I was going for but I thought that I could kick it up a notch. And so it was that Scraps the stitched-together pastiche of a puppy was created! 

This guy is the end result of the work of several days (I can’t even begin to estimate how much time he took to complete in total). I used an assortment of different fabric patterns to create him, many of which were actual in-game clothing textures which was quite a challenge in and of itself. At first he was only going to be one solid color with a few sewn-on patches here and there but it didn’t quite fulfill the vision that I had for this character. It’s really hard to capture all the details in screenshots, but here a few additional shots of his model to give you a better look at him from different angles:

Sorry for the picture-heavy post! I just wanted to make sure that the little intricacies weren’t lost, especially since so much work went into him. I hope that you guys dig him as much as I do.

The Appeal Of Kyoto Animation

I have seen many people saying how K-On is a cheap anime with no creativity and effort put behind this anime. In this blog I want to try to explain what makes Kyoto Animation so appealing and why this statement is not true.

Kyoto Animation is a popular studio which is known for great animation and their slice of life stories, with their unique character designs and very relaxing atmosphere. The funny thing is that what I just said is something you normally shouldn’t. Let me explain this.

I think we have all seen statements like “The animation from Studio Madhouse is amazing” or “Toei Animation always suck”. The reason why it’s not really fair to say that is because the staff for the most studios are usually changing. You don’t have the same team working on every Madhouse production. You don’t have the same director working on every Toei Animation production. Many animators are freelancer who have their own style and way of drawing. So if you see a scene which is really badly animated, it could be the result of just one or two animators screwing up. So blaming the whole studio is kinda unfair. The same can be said about great animated scenes.

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So, uh.  Last weekend, @astraldepths came up with a silly art concept in Slack, and @songofsunset spent a moment or two expounding on it, and then they both presumably carried on with their lives as most people would.  I.. am not, in fact, most people, so I Did the Thing instead. =D

Prompt: cross-stitch sudoku
Specifically, an art project where you do the actual puzzle in black, but you stitch the process of figuring it out, step by step, in a bunch of different colors in thread.

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Debunking Bundy Myths: Part 5

When anyone begins researching Ted Bundy one of the first things they’ll read about is how specific his victim type was. The general belief is that Ted specifically sought out young women with long, dark hair parted in the middle and that these girls were similar in stature. Just looking at photos of the girls can, in my opinion, quickly dispel some of these beliefs. However, I do believe Ted had a preference for long hair. Whenever his girlfriend Liz - who had long hair - told him she was thinking of cutting it he would become very upset. He even told Raelynne Shepard - the drama teacher at the high school Debra Kent was abducted from - that he liked long hair. As far as the middle part goes, I believe most of the victims had one because it was popular in the seventies. I don’t think that was a specific quality that Ted looked for. One definite similarity between Ted Bundy’s victims was their ages. They were all extremely young - between the ages of twelve and twenty-six. Another similarity was their kindness and innocence. Most of these young women died while offering the seemingly well-meaning Ted a helping hand. 

Now onto the differences. Not all of his victims were brunettes. Susan Rancourt, Janice Ott, Nancy Wilcox, Lisa Levy, and Kathy Parks all had blonde hair. In black and white photos hair colors can look similar when they are not, so can faces. This might be why many people think that the girls have similar features. Maybe some do, but the available photos of them make it so hard to tell. They weren’t all the same height either, with Laura Aime standing nearly six feet tall, Susan Rancourt and Donna Manson just five feet tall, and the other girls all in between. In Ann Rule’s book, The Stranger Beside Me, she states that all of his victims were abducted in the dark. Janice Ott, Denise Naslund, Lynette Culver, Denise Oliverson, and Kimberly Leach all disappeared during daylight hours.

Finally, I’d like to address the idea that Ted sought out victims who looked like his first girlfriend, Diane Edwards (pictured above), who broke up with Ted in 1968. This breakup caused him much pain which is why many think this event might have fueled his homicidal urges. I would agree with this theory if it weren’t for a few things. First of all, none of his victims really looked that much like Diane even in black and white photos, which I mentioned can cause people to look similar when they are not. Second, Ted himself said that most of his victims were just victims of circumstance and he chose them because he found them physically appealing. I know Ted lied almost constantly but I believe he was telling the truth when he said that. Even the victims that he may have spent more time with prior to abducting them (like Laura Aime) were at first randomly chosen because he found them attractive, not necessarily because they looked like Diane. It would have been pretty hard to go looking for people who looked like her in such large cities like Seattle, Salt Lake, Denver, and the surrounding areas. If he had done that I think his victim count would have been much lower. He was definitely extremely angry and hurt after the breakup, but I believe he would’ve gone on to kill even if he hadn’t known Diane.

RFA + V & Saeran - Soulmate AU

This is kinda random, but I thought why not. 

P.s No one asked for this Lololol 

 So basically, AU stands for ‘Alternate Universe’, and for this each character gets a different soulmate au. Aka how they meet their soulmate or how they would find them. 


 707/Luciel/Saeyoung Choi 

Soulmate AU: world becomes brighter when meeting soulmate. 

  •  Everything was always dull to this hacker(same everyone in the RFA)
  • his mother never found her soulmate, so why would he find his??
  • Never thought he’d find his soulmate because of his job 
  • not even Vanderwood had one 
  • Seven craved for someone to literally light up his world 
  • it wasn’t that dark, but then again, that’s all he knew 
  • Maybe it was a family curse (Seven ur like the second youngest in the group shush) 
  • Decided to go stock up on some PhD Pepper one Midnight so he could finish his assignment 
  • Was walking out of store with like two cases of PhD pepper in his hands when someone crashed into him
  •  I mean literally crashed
  •  this person was running at full speed towards the entrance and crashed into this tomato boy 
  • “Oh my gosh I’m so sorr-”
  •  They didn’t even get to finish their sentence before a flash of light encased both of their visions 
  • When they could see again, they were both shocked
  • Seven marvels at how light the world suddenly became
  •  Then it dawns on him, 
  • “Oh my god!”
  •  He completely forgets about his precious soda and hugs the person tightly
  • “My soulmate!”
  • was the happiest boyo in the world at the moment 
  • workers overhearing this and clapped
  •  They exchanged numbers and Seven did a full search on the poor person once he got home
  •  was already and love
  •  spammed the chatroom with heart emojis lmao

 (The rest of the RFA is below)

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anonymous asked:

How would Aomine, Murasakibara, Hanamiya, Haizaki and Takao react when they wake up to their s/o braiding their hair and I totally love your blog.

Aomine: You aren’t too far into the process when Aomine wakes up, questioning what you’re doing with his hair. He’s surprised that you’re attempting to braid it, considering the length wasn’t ideal, but lets you continue anyway. If you were going to work so hard to fix his short hair, he way as well let you have some fun.

Takao: He wakes with a start when you accidentally tug on a lock a little too hard. After accepting all your apologies, Takao is actually pretty curious about what he looks like. He hold a mirror up so he can see you work, suggesting different colored hair ties that he wants in his hair when you finish up a braid.

Murasakibara: There’s a complaining groan from him when he realizes what you’re doing to his hair; his siblings would do this to him all the time. It’s only slightly better this time because you’re the one making the braids, so Murasakibara sits back and just takes it, hoping for you to be finished soon.

Hanamiya: You’re halfway through a second braid when he wakes up and starts swatting your hands away from his head. There’s an annoyed growl in the back of Hanamiya’s throat as he tries to undo the one you’d already completed. Now his hair would look wavy on that side of his head for the rest of the day.

Haizaki: His hair was usually in cornrows, so he was used to the tedious process of getting it braided. Haizaki doesn’t put up much of a fight when you start off his hair normally. It’s when you start tying off the ends with cute ribbons that he actually has to stop you, not wanting something so froufrou in his hair.

Spaghetti and Oreos

Originally posted by wonnhao

Mingyu x Reader

Words: 1500

Genre: Fluff

Summary: You’re Seventeen’s stylist and a certain kid notices you’re getting a little homesick.

A/N: i got the idea while i was eating not spaghetti but some weird squash zuccinni thing my mom made. also ive been working on this for like 3 months i want to die

whatever is in italics is supposed to be in english

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