Oh my stars your art is amazing!!! Do you think maybe you can make a shading tutorial sheet? owo
Hey there Anon! Sure thing! I’ll do my best to explain the process of how I usually do things in regards to coloring and shading. I’m not the greatest at Explaining, so I’ll do my best to keep things as crystal clear as possible!
Step 1: Lineart I’ll start with Lineart purely because this step is important to the coloring process in one regard, and that is making sure the entire line layer is closed without any holes. Even the smallest little gap will make the selection process hard later, and we don’t want that. So the cleaner lineart you have, the better. I’m going to go ahead and use my Monster Hunter Generations Huntress for this.
Step 2: Selection Either in Photoshop or SAI or whatever you use, click outside your character and any other negative space surrounding them. This means…basically anything that’s not your character. Then go to Selection > Inverse and invert the selection. You should have something similar to what I have below. This makes it so much easier to add colors without having to worry about all the little nooks and crannies that could mess the cleanliness of the drawing up real bad.
Step 3: Flat Base Create a new layer beneath your line layer with the selection still active. This will be our color layer. Remove the visibility of the line layer, and fill the remaining “Silhouette” with a dark base color. This makes those nasty corners look a bit cleaner, as sometimes if there is a lighter color your computer will want to make them stand out pixelated. Again, this is just for cleanliness beneath the line layer. Turn your line layer back on, as they will now act as barriers for the fill bucket tool. Make sure the entire silhouette is filled, and that no lines were accidentally selected! You want a see a completely filled and flat color if you turn the line layer off.
Step 4: Flat Colors At this point you can lock the transparency of your Color Layer, and go ham. Either with the pen or a fill bucket, figure out how you want to color your character and add in the flat colors. Notice I’m on the same layer as the Base that we made. This is so those lines still play nicely with one another. Clean up where necessary.
Step 5: Analogous Color Gradient Well, we don’t really want our character to be too flat, do we? This is where the color wheel becomes your best friend. Select similar colors with the Magic Wand (like I’ve done her skin tone here) and using the color wheel, choose an analogous (that means “close by” in color wheel terms) color to add a bit of depth to the color. For skin, I usually go with a red or a bronze, sometimes purple. Use the airbrush for this. Then, deselect and select another color to gradient, until all the colors have some degree of new color to them.
See? Now things look interesting! We added some blue to the greens, some purples to the reds, some blues to the grays and so on and so forth.
Step 6: Shading Okay, here’s where things get interesting. Time to shade. Make a new layer between the Line Layer and Color Layer, and make sure you make it a clipping group/clipping mask. This is so it won’t go anywhere that you don’t have color. Set it to multiply or linear burn (whichever you think looks best) and bump the opacity down to about 40-50%. Choose a color (or color-value gradient, if you have drastic value changes in your piece that make light and dark values not play well with the single color you picked, and swap between those) that you want the shadows to be; I like deep pinks and purples. AVOID BLACK. I first use the Pen tool to get down “hard” shadows - shadows cast by hard materials, close shadows, and inorganic materials. Once I’ve got those down, I head on over to the softer areas, such as the skin, hair and cloth and alternate between the watercolor and marker tools to give “softer” shadows. There’s no real law to this, you just have to know where shadows fall and how they behave and work with those three tools to get the look you want.
Step 7: “Highlights” - Rim Lighting Okay, these aren’t really “highlights” in the correct sense, but adding sort of “rim lighting” around forms really helps make a picture pop. To do this, make another layer above the shading layer, set it to “screen” and keep the opacity at 100%. Then, get really familiar with your CRTL key because you’re going to be color sourcing a lot. To add a rim light to a form, select the base color of that form, and use the marker to trace along the edges. For example, I picked up the nude from the skin, the silver from the dagger, the gold and maroon from the hair and the tawny brown from the skull to use on those specific objects. Any place you want clean works well, but the edges of forms works best for this technique. Additionally, if you’d like, you can create another layer above the Screen Layer and set it to Linear Dogde, and do my “glowing eyes” technique on anything you want to stand out, such as the metal of the belt, gold objects and of course, eyes.
Step 8: The Overlay Almost done! While your photo can now stand alone as “finished”, there’s one more thing that I enjoy doing, and that’s adding a simple color overlay to bring the whole picture together. This is done by flattening all the layers you have so far (you’ll want to “Merge Down” in order from bottom to top or “Flatten” to avoid the layers going crazy on each other) into one layer. Then, make a layer on top of that one, set it to a clipping mask, and set it to “overlay”. With the Airbrush, choose some colors (I prefer soft pinks, blues and violets) and go along the “edges” of your character with a BIIIIIG brush. This kind of resembles soft ambient lighting or shadows. I just think it makes the photo look nicer.
TA-DA! And Now we’re done!
And there we go! I hope that helped, and I also apologize cause this ask sat in my box for awhile and I never got around to it until now. :P I’d be happy to answer any questions y’all have, but this is the simple basics! Remember to practice practice PRACTICE! -Gael
Having a secret for so long that suddenly becomes public was uncomfortable and dread inducing. A part of you you’d kept locked away from prying eyes for years had not only been thrown into the spotlight, but shown to the one person you hadn’t wanted to see it. You felt naked, you hadn’t been ready to let the world know you were completely in love with Byun Baekhyun, but at the same time, you couldn’t help but feel a little relieved. The weight of keeping it hidden was gone off your shoulders but they still remained sagged from the pain in your chest.
Author’s Note: You ever forget that you’re a fanfic writer then you write a fic so bad you remember how much of a hack you are? Yeah welcome to my fic :’D
dom!jungkook- fuckboi!jungkook- fuckbuddy relationship- dirty talk- thigh riding mention because damn even I am not immune to his thighs- inspired by Sia’s song and part of the song drabble game. You can find links to the rest of them on my masterlist
There he was with his hands up some girl’s skirt, grinding on her like he was trying to fuck her through their clothes, the fucking pig. You huff and turn to your friend who gives you an exasperated look, “___, just go and grab him by the dick and tell him he can’t fucking do that.”
“He can do whatever the fuck he wants to do, even if that is a bleach blonde bitch with a tan that makes her look like an Oompa Loompa.” That was pretty low, you admit. It wasn’t the girl’s fault that Jungkook had chosen her for the night. But seriously, there was a limit to tanning, this was just harmful to the eyes.
“No, he can’t because you’re together.” Your friend, Hwasa, sounds pretty fed up with you.
“No, we’re not. We’re just fuck buddies and we agreed that we’re not exclusive right from the start.” Why wasn’t she understanding this? You’d explained it to her a thousand times.
“I don’t care what bullshit you told each other. All I care about is what I see, and that is two idiots constantly doing all they can to piss each other off because they can’t communicate like adults.”
“What are you even talking about? Jungkook is not trying to piss me off. He’s just being himself. Which is admittedly annoying in and of itself but you know…”
“Then why did he do nothing the past three days but play video games while you were off galavanting with Jin, only to start making out with some girl the minute you make an appearance?”
“He did?” You asked surprised, only to check yourself back and shrug it off. “I don’t know, he must have just not felt like it.”
“Oh my god, save me from these two idiots.” Hwasa cries then takes you by the shoulder and starts shaking you, “He’s fucking jealous because you took Jin to meet your family and not him so he’s trying to piss you off. Why? Because he likes you. And you’re pissed off. Why? Because you like him. Now can you get that through your thick skull or do I have to beat it into you?”
Plus, by the way, I am writing about consensual angry sex!
“Save it - I don’t want to hear your excuses.” You spat at Jin, storming past him in absolute rage. Jin had built up frustration, wanting to bicker back at you, but he couldn’t bring himself to do so. Instead, he pulled on your arm, tugging you back, and giving you a rough kiss. Jin pushed you up against the wall, the kiss growing more intense.
You knew where this was heading, and you also knew that Jin wasn’t going to go easy on you, but you didn’t mind that one bit.
“Don’t ever talk to me like that again! I can’t even look at you, Yoongi!” Your face was twisted with anger.
“Won’t you even let me speak for a fucking second?” Yoongi argued back. You turned your back to Yoongi and scoffed. You couldn’t believe something so little made you both erupt into a massive argument. You wanted to apologise, but at the same time, you were too stubborn to do so. And it wasn’t all your fault either, so why couldn’t he apologise first?
You felt Yoongi’s arms wrap around your waist, and pull you forcefully into him. Your back was pressed against his chest, and you had let out a small gasp in shock.
“Say sorry.” Yoongi growled into your ear.
Yoongi dipped his head into the side of your neck, leaving hickeys. You moaned his name, tilting your head so he had more access. You asked for him to touch you, to which he chuckled at your question.
“No. I’m not giving you what you want right away. Beg for me first.”
“Go sleep on the couch or something. I’m not sleeping in the same bed as a liar.” You said coldly, staring at Namjoon in rage.
“Why do I have to be the one to sleep on the couch? You’re the one being fucking unreasonable!” Namjoon yelled.
“I’m not putting up with this!”
You were about to walk out of your bedroom and just sleep on the couch, when Namjoon pushed you onto the bed. He started to undo his belt, and that was when you realised what was happening. Once Namjoon unbuckled his belt, he postioned his body between your thighs, and leaned down, giving you the most heated and intense kiss you had ever experienced. He pulled away, and you whined, needing more.
“Don’t bother complaining tomorrow that you’re sore - you brought this on yourself.”
“Hoseok if you really hate me, then just leave!” You yelled, your hands clenching into fists.
“I never said that I hated you! I love you, alright?!” Hoseok retaliated. You groaned in frustration.
“Then fucking act like you do!” You barked back.
You didn’t know what to do, but tear your eyes away from Hoseok’s face as seeing his angered expression outraged you even more. You screwed your eyes shut, soon hearing footsteps approaching you. You opened your eyes immediately to see Hoseok right in front of you. As you was about to scream at him, he pushed you backwards until you could feel your table pressing into the lower of your back.
Hoseok’s lips became attatched to yours, and what usually would of been a slow passionate kiss, was actually aggressive and harsh. Your eyes widened, shocked at the almost demanding kiss the both of you shared. Hoseok pulled away, and lifted you up slightly. You sat on the table.
“So naughty, always getting into trouble with Daddy.”
“Why are you doing that, Tae?! Why do you always twist my words? I’m sick of it!” You almost screamed. “I. Hate. You!” You yelled, your words laced with malice. Your heart was rapid, averaging at - probably - 100 beats per minute.
Taehyung stayed silent. Honestly, you felt slightly embarrassed at the sudden silence that hung in the air.
Suddenly, Taehyung picked you up, your legs becoming wrapped around his waist. He kissed you, and you could feel the energy the both of you had put into the kiss. It was all out of frustration. Both of your tongues fought for dominance, but in the end, you gave in, letting him win.
He walked the both of you to the bed, not daring to break the kiss. He laid you down on the bed first, then started to remove your top.
“You never seem to learn, do you? I guess I’ll just have to teach you another lesson.”
“Leave, Jimin. Pack your stuff and get out of my life!” Of course, you didn’t mean a single word you said, but you wanted to say something to get the point across that you were extremely angry. You despised the feeling of anger as it had always got the best of you, and it made you say horrible things just due to the heat of the moment.
Jimin chuckled deeply, and you watched him in disgust.
“You think this is a joke?”
Jimin shook his head. “No, but I think you ought to be taught a lesson.” Jimin replied. “Upstairs. Bed. Now.” He ordered.
You did as he told you, rushing up the stairs to the bedroom, Jimin following closely behind.
“If you would of just listened to what I said, I wouldn’t of had to keep telling you, Jungkook! Listen for once in your goddamn life! We wouldn’t have been in this fucking mess!” You were outraged, the temptation of wanting to pull your hair out was nearly impossible. You were trembling, feeling anger coursing through your own veins.
“You’re unbelievable!” Jungkook cried.
“That’s rich coming from your mouth, Jungkook.”
Jungkook’s eyes grew darker, but in that moment, you couldn’t of cared less. That was until he had you pushed against the wall, licking his lips and staring straight into your eyes.
“I’d be a good girl from here on now or otherwise, I’m not going to give you what you want. Daddy isn’t happy with you - not one bit.”
When I wake up, the bed next to me is empty, but I don’t
worry. I can hear bumping in the kitchen
and the sheets where he slept are still warm.
I’m not ready to move yet, but I breathe in deeply and the pillow smells
like him, bright and sweet and sleepy.
There’s really no reason for him to keep two pillows on his bed, when I
spend the night we end up entwined so close that our heads share the same one. My bones ache to stretch out but I don’t
budge. I can still feel the ghost of his
arms, of his breath on my neck. If I
move I might break the spell.
Pathetic, I think to myself. We’ve been dating for months and still not a
day goes by that I don’t think it must be a dream, it’s too good to be true.
door swings open slowly with one soft creak, and my eyes have drifted closed
again but I don’t bother to open them.
His bare feet tiptoe across the room, there’s a clink as he sets
something down on the bedside table (a glass of water, maybe) and he climbs
back into bed, careful not to disturb me, slotting himself in the crook of my
neck as though neither of us had ever moved.
He gives a sleepy sigh as he settles into place, and the sound alone
makes me smile despite myself.
decide I’ve been unresponsive long enough and press a kiss to his forehead.
chuckles quietly. “Are you awake or
having a really nice dream?”
finally open my eyes as he wiggles himself higher up the pillow so we’re level,
which makes me smirk a little. The
height difference between us isn’t massive, but it’s enough that he has to
stand on tiptoe to kiss me. It’s why he
takes advantage of the time we spend horizontal.
kisses my mouth, quick and warm. “I’ve
got something for you.”
“Oh?” What more could I possibly need right now?
“Yeah. Sit up.”
want to protest as he pulls away from me and the air between us goes cold in
his absence, but I follow as he retrieves a small plate from the nightstand,
the thing I heard him place there a moment ago.
On the dish are two chocolate cupcakes with immaculately swirled icing,
one blue, one yellow. The frosting is so
perfect that it has to be from the bakery downstairs. Not that I mind, cupcakes are cupcakes.
in bed, eh?” I smile as he pushes the plate towards me, sitting cross-legged on
well, I would’ve made you a real breakfast in bed,” he blushes, “but after last
drop a kiss on his nose. “I prefer the
kitchen fully functional, anyway.”
blushes harder, but he’s smiling down at his lap. “Happy birthday, Baz.”
start. I had completely forgotten that
was today. “How did you…”
told me.” He shakes his head at me. “I can’t believe you weren’t going to say
just another day,” I shrug. No one in my
family ever made a big deal about birthdays.
It just wasn’t that important to us.
your day, Baz,” he insists, starting
to unwrap the blue cupcake.
there’s really no need to -”
“Baz. Every day you make me feel like the most
special boy in the world. It’s your turn
to feel like that, alright?”
says it playfully, but my throat actually closes and I might even tear up a
a moment before he glances away from his cupcake and back up at me, but I still
haven’t spoken, my chest is too swollen.
He sees my expression and smiles almost shyly. “Alright?” he says again.
you, Simon,” I manage.
do. It’s soft and still warm from the
bakery. He must have snuck downstairs as
soon as they opened, still in his pyjamas.
I wonder if he threw on a shirt to do it. He’s not wearing one now. There’s a smudge of blue on the corner of his
mouth from the icing, and I hope there’s not yellow on mine. “You know,” I venture, “you have my full
permission to bring me cupcakes in bed whenever you feel like it.”
keep that in mind.”
lick the icing off our fingers and brush the chocolate crumbs from the
bedspread. “So, what are we doing today?”
he asks, completely oblivious to the frosting on his mouth. I can’t look away from it, and I purse my
lips to keep from laughing.
hadn’t thought about it.”
it’s your day,” he muses. “Is there
anything you want to do?”
decide it’s time for some fun and shift closer to him until there’s only a
breath between us. “Absolutely,” I grin.
goes scarlet from his ears to his collarbone, catching my drift immediately. I want to laugh at how easily I can fluster
him but I really have no right to because just seeing his reaction is enough to
have me blushing just as hard. As if I’ve
never teased him like this before. As if
we haven’t been in plenty of far more compromising positions than this. Fucking pathetic.
well,” he stammers, “we can definitely pencil that in.”
bring a hand up to cup his face and his cheek is burning to the touch. Not fever-burning, just
“Baz?” His voice is smaller than I think I’ve ever
I lean in the rest of the way, he responds immediately, tangling a hand in my
hair and scratching the back of my neck with the other, gently but not idly. His mouth is hot as always and sweet with
frosting, and I purposely focus my attentions on the spot of blue at the corner
of his lips. I’ve never cared much for
chocolate but I can taste it on his mouth and right now I love chocolate, would eat it indefinitely and it could never be as
good as this, as my hand on his waist and my name on his lips.
actually tries to pull me back to him when I break away a moment and an ecstasy
later, even though he’s gasping for air and falling backwards against my hands
like he’s lost his sense of direction, and Crowley, I want to follow him, to
kiss him into the mattress until the sun goes down, to stay exactly like this
until we fall asleep, only to wake up in the morning and start all over again,
but I stay where I am. “Simon,” I say
he whispers, eyes still closed.
got frosting on your face.”
hand whips out of my hair and to his mouth, and he rolls his eyes when he finds
the icing still there, despite my endeavors.
“Really Baz,” he mutters as he wipes it away with the back of his hand, “you
couldn’t have just said something?”
way was more fun.”
and pushes me back until I’m propped up on my elbows. “You know, you’ve got something on your face,
too,” he breathes when he’s only an inch above my lips.
shuts me up with his mouth.
never find out if he was lying or not, but I sure as hell don’t care.
Summary:When you confessed to Richie, you got the expected response, but that doesn’t mean it hurt any less. Not even a week later he decides to talk to you, not so subtly jealous about you spending time with Ben. Things sort of…escalate from there.
Warnings:Cussing andKissing. (oh no, not kissing! *parents screaming, children crying, Ohio catches on fire*) This is a request. DON’T HESITATE TO SEND IN REQUESTS. (Don’t send in like 50 tho. I still need sleep.)
“Can I t-talk to you.”
Richie stops laughing at Stan and, still giggling, turns to you. “Yeah, what’s up?”
You glance over Richie’s shoulder to see Beverly shoot you a thumbs up. “I’ve been, well- It was Beverly’s idea! But for a while now…” You stumbled over words, trying to soften the embarrassing blow of ‘I have a crush on you’.
“I like you!” You blurt, deciding to get it over with. “I l-like you as more than a friend.”
There’s a moment of silence in which you count the seconds that painfully tick by.
One. Richie’s mouth opens and closes, you can see his eyes dart to the other boys. They’re whooping and hollering, pushing him and giggling like idiots.
Two. You can feel the headrush hit you hard, along with waves of nausea.
Three. Teasing smiles stay on the boys’ faces, but Beverly’s melts off. She knows. She knows what’s going to happen.
Four. Richie’s ears turn fire hydrant red as you grow pale and faint. His eyes once again scan the boys, who continue to tease without mercy. You close your eyes, wishing they’d stop. There would be nothing to celebrate.