tutorials masterpost

Handwritten Note-Taking Methods

The appearance and organization of my notes plays a huge role in the amount of time that I dedicate to studying and my overall performance on tests.  Therefore, I’ve spent the past several years experimenting with various methods, and these are a few of the techniques that I’ve found to be most beneficial.

Cornell Method

The Cornell Method emphasizes identifying the key points of a textbook passage or lecture and consolidating information as much as possible.  

I’ve found that this style works best for literature and science courses that require extensive, dense reading and note-taking.  It allows me to easily and quickly identify what I understand versus what I still need to work on.

Adapted Cornell Method

I’ve created my own adaptation of the Cornell Method by eliminating the summary section at the bottom of the page and incorporating Post-It notes throughout the body of the page to highlight lists and key points.  And, of course, I had to add some color!

Outline

This is, by far, my favorite method due to its flexibility and clean, minimalist appearance.  While the image above doesn’t depict a true series of bullets at varying levels of indentation, you can experiment with different types of bullet points as well as varying spacing.  

I prefer using this method for maths because it allows sufficient space for me to draw graphs, record examples, and solve problems.  

Mind-Maps

Mind-maps are extremely helpful for organizing complex or extremely confusing topics.  There’s no right or wrong way to go about drawing one, and much of the final appearance will be related to the material that you’re diagramming.  Keep in mind that certain topics and information will more readily lend itself to this sort of portrayal.

For those of us who aren’t artistically talented 🙋🏼, these can be rather challenging to construct, especially when working with unfamiliar material.  In the past, I’ve used mind-maps for history when looking at isolated events or individuals.

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Writing:

General: 

Makeup:

Gender:

Backgrounds:

Clothing: 

Cheer up/Be happy

Sowing:

Food:

Exercise: 

Games:

Mental health:

Skincare

Misc Makeup

Face

Eyes

Lips

Tools

Makeup Basics

Beauty Myths

writing an essay in college is very different from writing an essay in high school. personally, i write more research/history papers than literary essays (the liberal arts life and curse), so this is going to be a post on how a general research-y essay that has a thesis and arguments. 

intro

  • don’t open with a quote and don’t be overly broad. 
  • avoid generalizations 
  • your intro should address the topic of your essay (ex. the significance of gardens in renaissance society), and then narrow down to what you want to talk about in regards to your topic (ex. the political influence of the Medici gardens during the renaissance)
  • thesis! it should include the argument you want to make about the narrowed down topic, and three (or however many your class requires) reasons to support it. I like to think of it as W = X + Y + Z. 
  • your thesis explains who, what and why in a concise manner. 

body

  • topic sentences should not be a word for word copy of your thesis.
  • the order of arguments in your thesis is the order of your paragraphs 
  • depending on the length of your essay, there should be at least two justifications to your argument. 
  • so, just as the intro has a formula, X = A + B, and so forth. 
  • A and B should be backed up with some sources/quotes. don’t forget that if you are quoting from class notes to put either the prof’s last name, or (class notes)
  • be sure to have clear and concise arguments, don’t be flowery
  • USE WORDS THAT ARE ACCURATE. thesaurus is great but if you use a word that sounds cool but doesn’t capture the meaning you want to convey then don’t use it, because it may just change the meaning of your argument
  • quote whatever isn’t yours. it is completely fine if 90% of your sentences are quotes. its weird to get used to, but don’t worry about it. 

conclusion

  • the worst part in my opinion. 
  • synthesize don’t summarize. show how your arguments relate back to the thesis.
  • try not to copy paste your thesis into the conclusion, word it so that the readers understands that through XYZ, you were able to conclude and support argument W (referring back to the thesis formula)
  • do not add any new information, do not add quotes. 
  • your final sentence should tie up the essay in a pretty bow, but try to avoid clichés 

protips

  • when writing the body paragraphs, your ‘weakest’ paragraph should be in the middle, strongest as your last, and the second best as your first.
  • if you’re stumped on the intro, skip it. write out the body first, then the intro and you’ll be able to concisely word your thesis
  • think of your essay as an infomercial. your intro is the loud and clear HERES MY PRODUCT, the body is blasting information on why the product is so cool, and the conclusion is the final push for the viewer to buy that product. make your teacher want to agree with your thesis! 
  • use a mix of paraphrase and quotes!
  • don’t forget your works cited lmao (the MLA Handbook is a gr8 tool, also OWL Purdue)
  • prime time for essay writing is in the morning or at night, but make sure you edit it meticulously 
  • EDIT ON PAPER NOT ON YOUR SCREEN

stay humble, study hard 

emilee-404  asked:

Hi! I want to draw people with a lot of emotion captured, but I don't really know how to do it so that the viewer feels something. I want to show more emotion, I guess? (This was really unclear, I know :0) Thank you so much!

What a great question, @everchangingotps​!

I think studying anatomy helps a lot. Facial muscles are a bit complex, and they move in different ways to make the frowns and smiles happen!

Here’s a few great resources I found:


If you liked this post, please consider reblogging this post so more artists can see it! 

Also it would mean the world to me if you checked out my art at @astrikos

Thank you for your continued support! 

Hi! Hello! It’s me, Vanessa. So, I thought I would make a post about how I go about making my spreads (inspired to make one after seeing kuroristudie’s post), since people have asked me every now and then. I know my spreads are more on the artsy side and different each and every week and have no set layout, but these following steps are pretty much the same for each weekly spread I make. 

Before we start: By no means do you have to set out your spreads the same as I do. Do what works for you! I just find that I actually use my bullet journal more when it’s nicely decorated. And many of the things I put into my spreads are optional, so you can add or take as much as you want!

Supplies used: Black lined A5 book from Muji, 0.5 Black Gel Pen from Muji, Milan Conic Tip Markers (), Glue Stick

Step 1: Inspiration/Themes

  • Every time before I begin a spread I’m always scrolling through tumblr, instagram or youtube looking for inspiration. For this week’s spread I took inspiration from the following posts:
  • Once I’ve found my inspiration then I choose a colour scheme and look for my main image, which the whole spread will be inspired by. For my ‘central image’ this week you could say it’s the image of Junhui and Jeonghan from Seventeen. What I like to do next is find a colour scheme similar to this image and for that I chose neutral colours. 
  • After I’ve made these decisions I then look for images which follow this colour scheme or compliment the ‘central’ image I chose. I collate all my images and put it onto a word document and print it off at school.
  • As soon as I’ve printed my images out I choose the stationery that I will use to create that spread for that week. More often than not, the supplies I choose to use follow the same colour scheme. And sometimes I don’t use all the images I chose for the spread. 

Step 2: Layout

  • Before I even write the month onto the page, I like to arrange the images onto the page and create different layouts. I’ll do this until I’m generally happy with the arrangement. Then I glue them down.
  • After this I write the title and draw in a column table, a box or a bunch of lines, where I’ll write down important dates (from my monthly calendar) for that week. I also like to add a mini calendar in there, so I actually know what day it is (and so I can see if there’s any upcoming events). If I feel like being extra for that week I like to write the title using watercolur. 
  • Once that’s all done I then go in with all the extra stuff that you don’t need to do, such as: washi tape, stickers, etc. 

Step 3: Using it throughout the week

  • This part may vary for different people as some may like to write in all their tasks for that week right away. Since I’m still in high school I prefer to write in any tasks at the end of each lesson or day. 
  • When I go about writing my tasks I write the day of the week and the date. Then I write the homework or tasks I need to complete that day or that week underneath. You may write this part however you want!! 

Step 4: Decorating

  • At the end of every week I like to go back and decorate the spread if there’s any empty space. I usually do this by adding doodles in here and there, writing lyrics/quotes, adding washi tape/stickers or placing a picture there.  

Yay! It’s done!!

And this is the end product:

I’m Hair For You - First Year Master Post

Today is I’m Hair For You’s official One Year Blogiversary!!  As there are now a year’s-worth of tutorials on this blog, I have decided to create this master post so that you can easily find the hairstyle you are looking for.  All of the hairstyles included in this master post were published between March 4, 2016 and March 4, 2017.  Note that many of the hairstyles listed may show up more than once as they fall into multiple categories.  If you have any suggestions for upcoming tutorials, please let me know, and again thank you all for the support!

Braids

    • Braided Half Up

    • Box Braided Bun

    • Half Up Fishtail

    • French Braided Bun

    • Centre Braid Mini Bun

    • Braid & Twist Relaxed Bun

    • Side Braids Into Ponytail

    • Dutch Braid

    • French Braid

    • Fishtail Braid

    • Double Dutch Half Up

    • Crown Braid

    • Prim

    • Box Braid

    • Snake Braid

    • Dutch Space Buns

    • Messy Bun & Braid Combo

    • Diagonal Dutch Braid

    • Pull Through

    • All Around Twist & Fishtail Bun Combo

    • Stacked Buns

    • Full Braided Crown

    • French Braid Tucked Bun

    • Side Triple Braid

    • Easy Crown Braid

    • Uneven Braid

    • Horizontal Bun

    • 4 Strand Fishtail

    • Braided Half Up

    • Braided Top Knot

    • Fishtail Accent Ponytail

    • Dutch Braided Low Pony

    • Twisted Messy Braid

    • Faux Fishtail

    • Secure Sports Braid

Twists

    • All Around Twist

    • Twisted Pigtails

    • Braid & Twist Relaxed Bun

    • French Twist

    • Twisted Low Pony

    • Waterfall Twist

    • All Around Twist & Fishtail Bun Combo

    • Rope Twist Ponytail

    • Twisted Messy Braid

    • Rope Twist Pigtails

Ponytails

    • All Around Twist

    • Sleek Runway Ponytail

    • Side Braids Into Ponytail

    • French Twist

    • Box Braid

    • Super Ponytail

    • Twisted Low Pony

    • Pull Through

    • Wrapped Ponytail

    • Fishtail Accent Ponytail

    • Rope Twist Ponytail

    • Dutch Braided Low Pony

    • Twisted Messy Braid

    • Secure Sports Braid

Buns

    • Box Braided Bun

    • French Braided Bun

    • Centre Braid Mini Bun

    • Braid & Twist Relaxed Bun

    • Ballerina Bun

    • Dutch Space Buns

    • Messy Bun & Braid Combo

    • All Around Twist & Fishtail Bun Combo

    • Stacked Buns

    • French Braid Tucked Bun

    • Horizontal Bun

    • Braided Half Up

    •  Braided Top Knot

    • Knotted Bun

Half Up Half Down

    • Braided Half Up

    • Box Braided Bun

    • Half Up Fishtail

    • Centre Braid Mini Bun

    • French Twist

    • Double Dutch Half Up

    • Messy Bun & Braid Combo

    • Full Braided Crown

    • Easy Crown Braid 

    • Uneven Braid

    • Braided Half Up

Hair Down

    • Sock Curls

    • Crown Braid

    • Snake Braid

    • Waterfall Twist

Pigtails

    • Twisted Pigtails

    • Dutch Braid

    • Rope Twist Pigtails

Easy Essentials

    • All Around Twist

    • Sock Curls

    • Dutch Braid

    • French Braid

    • Ballerina Bun

    • Fishtail Braid

    • Super Ponytail

    • Snake Braid

    • Twisted Low Pony

    • Waterfall Twist

    • Side Triple Braid

    • Easy Crown Braid

    • Uneven Braid

    • Faux Fishtail

Student Tutorials

    • Gleneagle Features Page

    • Box Braided Bun

    • Sleek Runway Ponytail

    • Dutch Braid

Holiday

    • Easter Bunny

    • Reindeer Bun

    • Half Up Heart

Text Posts & Updates

    • About I’m Hair For You

    • Meet Kendra

    • Gleneagle Features Page

    • Changes

    • One Year Blogiversary

    • First Year Master Post

peachystorm  asked:

hi! im a new simblr, can you give me any advice to start off? i love your page and theme, by the way. :)

Sandy’s Masterpost for starting a new Simblr! 👍

Welcome to the community! I’m so glad you like my blog! Just a few months ago I was also new to the community so I know how daunting it can be! Below I’ve put together a bunch of helpful tips and links that I’ve either used in the past or believe will be useful to you, and any other new/aspiring simblrs! Obviously, everything is subjective- what works for me might not work for everyone else!

🎁 The Basics:

  • Make your tumblr a seperate tumblr, not a sideblog under your main/personal blog. It will make everything easier in the long run, trust me!
  • Use your description to advertise to others what you and your blog are all about. Also having either your URL or your avatar sim related will quickly advertise to others that you’re a simblr! 
  • Enable replies and asks in your blogs settings, if you want people to be able to interact with you and your posts! Bare in mind an interactive simblr is much more approachable!!
  • Keep it sim related! A few personal posts every once and a while is perfectly fine, but post a lot of unrelated stuff you could lose followers. 
  • Network! Follow other simblr’s, like their posts, leave friendly and encouraging comments! Making friends in this community is a sure-fire way to get started. I would be nowhere without my simblr friends!
  • Don’t become disheartened if it takes you a while to take off! Every simblr grows at a different rate.
  • Don’t mistag your posts! Failing to tag your NSFW content or tagging posts that aren’t cc posts as ts4cc will make you very unpopular.
  • Keep your blog atleast 80% original content! It’s much easier for a blog that tries to be original to gain traction in this community! 
  • Don’t get caught up in how many followers/notes you have! Just post what you post because you love it! Don’t worry what other people think.
  • Everyone at some point or another will recieve anon hate. It’s sad that there’s so many negative people out there, but my advice is just to delete it. If you do want to post it, handle it with grace and dignity! (think of Audrey Hepburn!)
  • This is more a personal one but: try your best to avoid the drama!!
  • Finally, treasure your followers & always stay humble!

🎁 Common Simblr Terms Explained:

  • NSFW: Not safe for work. This is used for any posts that contain nudity of adult themes! It’s very important to tag these posts.
  • WIP: Work In Progress. This can refer to any sim related project that is unfinished. 
  • WCIF: Where Can I Find? If someone sees a peice of CC in one of your posts that they like they may send you a ‘WCIF’ through your ask box, they’re simply asking where they can find that certain peice of cc. Not all simblrs agree to answer WCIF’s but it’s certainly very nice to!
  • MM: Maxis Match. Refering to custom content that matches the general aesthetic of the game.
  • Alpha:  Refers to hairstyles that don’t fit the aesthetic of the game, as they have alpha layers which allow certain parts of the mesh to be transparent. This is what makes alpha hairstyles more realistic looking.
  • Clayified: Refers to Alpha hairstyles that have been retextured to look more maxis match. 

🎁 Tagging Posts:

🎁 Queues, Drafts, & Scheduling:

🎁 Setting Up Your Theme:

🎁 Editing:

🎁Screenshot Tips:

🎁Helpful Tutorials & Guides:

🎁 Managing Your CC:

🎁 Places To Upload your CC for download:

🎁 X-Kit (optional):

🎁 Reshade (optional):

This is everything I could think of! I hope something here helps you get started! If you’re hoping to be a story based blog I’d reccomend checking out my storytelling masterpost! Otherwise, good luck love!! 💖

dreamermoonchan  asked:

So, you know I'm rather new to the fandom, and this will be my first comeback, and I want to do anything I can to help make this comeback a success for our boys. Can you tell me what I can do? like I dont know if I will be able to buy the album, but what other things can I do and where? Thanks~

Sure thing! I’ll give you some basics of what a typical comeback is like for fans! I hope this info is helpful for all BABYz and thanks to the awesome BABYz who provided tutorials for all of these methods!

Social Media

The easiest method is to just promote BAP as much as possible for every comeback. Whether it’s Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat, introducing BAP to other K-Pop fans as well as people who are not into K-pop is seriously so helpful. The more we talk about BAP, the more exposure they’ll get, which will lead to more fans and more opportunities for BAP in the future! 

I cannot stress this enough when I say that when discussing BAP on social media PLEASE keep your posts and comments positive. Talk about how great the songs are, how perfect the MV is, write about OT6′s flawless singing and dancing, etc; however, DON’T make negative posts criticizing BAP/BABYz/other fandoms because it really reflects back on BAP. DON’T start rumors or spread them, DON’T post or repost negative comments/posts from others, and DON’T write negative comments directly to BAP on sns. Also, even though we all can agree TS sucks, it’s clear that they go out of their way to avoid any concerns from BABYz. Even though it’s frustrating, before you send them emails, call their offices, or threaten to fly to Korea and punch every employee at TS in the face, PLEASE think of what your words/actions will do to BAP. We don’t know what truly goes on with BAP and TS, so it’s best to remain positive and focuse on promoting the boys and patiently waiting for news from TS and then we can punch everyone if they fuck up as usual :D

Physical Albums

Even though you’re still unsure about buying a physical copy of the album, if you do end up deciding it’s best to buy from stores whose sales count towards charts, such as Gaon and Hanteo. Preordering is also really important for sales within the first week, so here are a few verified stores for each chart in addition to TS Ent.’s official store:

Hanteo: KPopTown, KpopMart, YesAsia (there is a global site and US site, this is the global site link)

Gaon: Melon, MNet

Searching

Searching for BAP online will actually help them gain exposure and hype about their comeback. Simply go on the Naver website or app, type in “BAP ROSE”, click on and share articles on your social media, clear your history, and repeat! 

There are also search attacks that we do, in which there are scheduled times for BABYz to search about BAP on Naver in order to get them trending. If you check BAPdomination on Twitter, they post the schedules and search words for each day.

Voting

Voting will help BAP win on music programs, as well as for appearances on various variety shows (which will increase their exposure and popularity). The Vote4BAP Twitter provides info for where streaming/voting can be done.

You can vote for BAP on Show Champion, Inkigayo, Music Bank, Music Core, and MNet Countdown using the tutorials provided by BABYz.

Streaming

Streaming allows for digital sales, which count for roughly 50% of votes on music shows. In order to stream, you need to purchase passes on sites like Genie or Melon. 

Melon 

Melon streaming can seem intimidating, but there are literally soooo many wonderful BABYz who are always offering to help set up an account, or even stream for you (a lot of BABYz actually advertise this kind of help on Twitter/Tumblr/Instagram so make sure to stay on your social media grind during comebacks!). In order to stream on Melon, you need to create and account and either use your PC or dowload the mobile app. There’s a document that BABYz made that explains the whole process along with an FAQ if you have any trouble.

TS YouTube Channel

You can also stream the official MV on TS Ent.’s YouTube channel (it’s best to watch the MVs on TS’s channel even though 1theK also posts the MV and has more subscribers [which means more exposure] but really focus on TS’s channel first and foremost. Stream in 720p or above, like/comment/share the MV on all social medias, watch the full MV without pausing AND at a volume above 50%. Also DON’T click replay or refresh the page; instead, play the video incognito or clear your history. You can also create a playlist of just the MV so that it continuously loops.

Tudou

Streaming can also be done on Tudou to help BAP win on THE SHOW. Open this link in incognito mode and click the orange button beside the ROSE MV. You don’t have to watch the whole MV ~ there are two lines when the video loads: orange and gray. Let the gray line load fully after you press play and that counts as a stream. Make sure you don’t mute the video while it’s playing, otherwise it doesn’t count. As always, delete your history/cookies and try from all devices and computers.

Naver TV Cast

Finally, streaming can be done on Naver TV cast, but the options listed above tend to be the most used by fans (especially Tudou - BAP tend to win a lot on THE SHOW since it’s a system solely based on the input of fans’ streaming, but it has been known to be messy sometimes when counting votes so NEVER STOP STREAMING lol).

Fancafe/Daum tutorial

itsBAP actually has a tutorial to make an account to join BAP’s official fanclub, in case anyone was interested in this option as well!

Of course, there are so many ways to support BAP in their comebacks, but above all just being a loyal BABY is the best support you can give! Let’s all work together to make this comeback a success and make 2017 BAP’s year! Fighting! ♡

champagneshot  asked:

Hello! Do you have some tips about composition and compositive equilibrium in paintings? ( more pointedly in abstract art?)

Hey there @champagneshot​!

Composition Tips Masterpost

This post is relevant for all kinds of art, but I will try to focus for abstract in particular, where the rules are generally more flexible. There are several kinds of composition styles that are pretty aesthetically appealing. 

Further Reading on Fundamentals [since composition links closely with perspective and other foundational topics of art] 

Please consider giving this post a reblog if you enjoyed it! It helps this reach more people <3 It would mean the world to me if you could check out my art at @astrikos!

More Helpful links: Ask a Question/Request a Tut |Submit a Tutorial | Promote Your Art Commissions to +18 K Dashes | Art Blog Awards!!

anonymous asked:

Hello, yes, hi, I recently found your art and account and I love what you do. I'm turning 14 in April and I've asked for a drawing pad, but I have no idea how to use one as of yet. Have you got any tips or anything? Because I've wanted to try digital art for a while and your art makes me want to even more lmao. Thanks! - B.A.

BOI OH BOI DO I GOT SOME TIPS FOR U <3

(I’m not sure what kind of comp you’re going to be using, so I’ll list for both.)

FIRST: Drawing Programs; the free and the great.

-Firealpaca: Lightweight drawing program. I draw Recovery using this! It’s easy on the RAM if you have a weak comp/are paranoid about yours like I am, it is mainly for basic comic making, and has all the basic brushes you need (pen/pencil/airbrush/symmetry/etc). You can add your own brushes as well but they’re p basic settings. Has basic Animation/Gif making as well using Onion Mode! Layout is a piece of cake. Please note that If you leave it open for a week it’ll crash on you, even if you haven’t anything on it at the moment, and sometimes the brush sensitivity just stops working so you just have to close and then open it again. (Also I have no idea how to update it aside from deleting it completely and just downloading the new version from scratch, so thats a thing.) Mac/Windows

-MedibangPaint: This is basically FireAlpaca But Better. Has tons of screen tones, brush patterns, and tools. I don’t use it much because I’m used to FA’s layout and get confused with the the placement of tools in here, so if you can I highly suggest just going with this first. Also has basic animation/gif making! Has storage for the website as well, and you can upload more preset brushes. It’s v anime. This program has waaay more in terms of basically everything, so it just takes more RAM. NBD, you don’t have to have every brush downloaded from the storage ^u^. Mac/Windows

-Clip Studio Paint: Okay this one isn’t free, it’s a pricey one, HOWEVER once a year they take the price way fuckin down by at least 75%. Sign up for the email list and it’ll let you know when that precious day comes. It’s how I got it @u@, around christmastime? This program is basically MedibangPaint On Steroids. I do all of my digital-yet-tradition-style-painting on here! The brushes all have some neat af settings to play with, you can make your own brushes, has tons of screen tones, pre-made panels, and settings. You can save projects as basically anything you need, is a hardy program that almost never crashes, and It’ll take a nice chunk of space on your comp depending on how much memory you have but hey, its worth it. It’s much more complex layout-wise than the other two here, but you get used to it after playing around and watching tutorials haha.

-Mischief: It’s a 25$ app, has like four brushes and five layers only but is vector-based with an endless canvas. Not really worth having unless you like the vector thing. UP TO YOU. I spent forever with this one doing all that homestuck stuff, so it’s not really bad so much as it is a basic bitch. Mac

-MyPaint: I used this a bunch when I still did digital art on my windows laptop before I upgraded to a Mac. It’s easy on the comp and has plenty of brushes and settings. You can also get brush packages if you don’t feel like you have enough that comes with the program! Also has endless canvas; pretty sure you can just select an area and then export as is. I barely remember the rest but It’s pretty great. Windows/MacPorts(which I hate)

-GIMP: I hate this thing. I cannot figure it out for the life of me. It’s got loads of shit though, can handle layers, has plenty of brushes, and can do basic animation/gifs if you ever figure it out. Windows/mac

I’ve heard good things from paint tool SAI and Krita as well, but have never used them myself.

***You can always pay through the nose/use a student discount for the photoshop series and pay that shit monthly, those fuckers have literally everything, but I am a cheap college kid making minimum wage with a car payment; I’d rather just pay once/not at all.

TABLETS: treat that shit like a newborn babe 24/7

-I have literally only ever owned a Wacom Intuos4. It has lasted me six years, and at least five moves across many miles. I broke one of the cord ports the day I opened it by holding it wrong, have one left, and now treat it like it’s going to die if the cord moves badly. Please be aware that if you break both ports, you better either sodder it back together yourself or upgrade to smth else because it costs about as much as the tablet itself was bought at to be fixed. Good news, though, it comes with at least six extra pen nibs, has programable buttons on the side (that I have never bothered to use) and a scroll bar in case you’re too lazy to use the keyboard (…I don’t really use that either unless I’m just scrolling through tumblr LMFAO).

-I would die for a Cintiq.

HOT TIPS: its useful.

-most of the programs listed use the same keyboard shortcuts. MEMORIZE THEM. It’s pretty easy, since you’ll use em a lot. [cntrl/cmmd+T] lets you resize what you just drew on that layer, and [cntrl/cmmd+z] is undo. I use those the most, for obvious reasons.

-vector-based programs are pretty great because when you resize an image it looks prefect. You can’t do that with a program that isn’t, so I just resize the base roughdraft and draw the lineart again on the layer above so I don’t get weird JPEG quality lines.

-You can use a ruler with your tablet, just slap it on and go, but honestly most programs have settings for that. just use those.

-You can also trace stuff on your tablet, so long as the paper isn’t too thick. I just scan/take a photo and then open it up in the program, though. much easier.

-SAVE CONSTANTLY. Art programs like to crash on you, even when they’re hardy and you have a good comp. make it a habit to quick save your work.

-Use a desk and have good posture. You’ll be able to draw a hell of a lot longer if you do. I personally keep fucking up my knees by sitting on my legs as I work out of habit, and don’t actually have a desk chair. Keep your screen at eye level and at a fair distance to prevent eyestrain and also neck-strain haha

-Chances are you won’t be used to the tablet right away. Most places you buy from say it’ll take a couple of months to get used to how weird it is to draw while not looking at your own hand, so don’t be frustrated If your drawings look a bit off at first.

-if you draw at least one thing every day, by the end of the year you’ll have improved exponentially. I literally made this blog to make myself draw once a day.

-don’t be afraid to check out speedpaints and tutorials. It’s always good to get more familiar with the program you’re using and new techniques previously unconsidered.

-get familiar with clipping layers. They are insanely useful; you clip one layer to the one below and then when you draw it only shows up on the drawing of that layer below. Shit is a godsend if you’re bad at coloring in the lines/lazy. The bucket tool is also really useful, and you can adjust the expansion by pixel so you don’t miss anything between the lines.

-experiment with your brushes, shit be fun af

-warmup your wrists before and after drawing. prevent swollen veins and such. dont want hand pain/numbness, its reaaaaally bad.

—basically if your hands hurt stop for the day.

-PNGS are for internet, JPEGS are for printing/fucking with quality (cough hack homestuck)

-resolution doesn’t have to be much more than 350 dpi if its just going to be on a webpage. Maximize that shit if you’re going to be printing, though. Especially if you put stuff on redbubble.

-DeviantArt has this thing called Sta.sh where you can dump art, keep it in perfect quality and just share it with certain people with a link instead of all of the website. Great for storing commission pieces, its the only reason I have DA in the first place.

-you get a different audience depending on what site you use for posting art, so keep that in mind for the kind of feedback you want.

-after awhile of drawing using a tablet, you may lose patience/forget that in traditional art there isn’t an undo button lmfao It’s cool; you don’t have to choose one over the other or anything.

-Honestly you can work around almost anything. You just invent new ways and techniques for yourself and you’ll do just fine.

Aaaaand that’s all I got for today! Thanks for sticking around <3

dedicated to freethepoets​ (check her out!)

Okay, this is basically compiled from maybe 20-30 different sources, so there’s a lot of info here. one hella big masterpost.  Even though there’s so many, I have personally checked each link to make sure it works, so you shouldn’t have to worry about that. Note: if marked with *, it’s digital/tablet art most likely. This is a really long post, so look under the cut. Follow for more master posts and references!

Photoshop/sai*
Tutorial for Beginning Photoshoppers
Photoshop help blog (2) (3)
Painting tutorial 
how to shift images using blur
brush stuff (2) (3) (4) (5)
glow in sai 
lineart 
coloring art (2cloth)(hair)
how to draw clouds 
glow 
how to make stars
water fire snow light 
light sparkle 
mountains (2) moon ice
strawberry 
greyscale tutorial 
ps layers 
glitch effect 
blending
download ps (2) (3) 
this tag (ps) (2)
this tag (sai) 

Other Graphic Stuff*
Make multi-page images 
Pixel art (2) (3 eyes)(hair)(fur)(4)
image types (jpeg,etc.)
slime 
pattern library 
lots of templates 
textures 
backgrounds

Gifs*
Gif to flipbook 
easy toon 
how to make one 
this tag

Fonts/Typography
Google Fonts 
font out of your handwriting 
my tag 
this tag

Colors and Coloring
Color Basics
Color Blender *
Color Palette Generator
Great Color scheme designer 
Get info about a color by its hexcode * 
What colors pair well with others? 
A bunch of color groups/palettes (2)(3) (4)
how to make a color palette
shading
coloring * 
adobe color wheel 
gradients *

Photo Editors/ mess around with art*
QueekyPaint 
Pixlr 
MyPaint 
Alchemy 
OpenCanvas 
gimp (how to use it for shading)
more here and here 
enliighten 
online image editor 
kleki 
sumopaint 
sketchtoy 
cloudpaint 
psykopaint

Drawing People/Animals Tutorials/References

How to draw dreadlocks and other black hairstyles (poc)
How to draw wolf/dog ears 

Arms
body motion 
hands (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
feet (2) (3)
knees
faces/ heads  (2) (3-lighting) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11)(12)
profiles 
kissing (2)
Dragons! (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)  
clawed hand                                  
 expressions (2) (3)
how to keep variation when drawing faces
comprehensive body refs/tutorials (2) (3) (4)(5) (6) (7 could be slightly nsfw)(8 nsfw-ish)(9) (10) (11) (12)  (13 nsfw)
body ref (you get to create the poses)
skin tone ref
scratches

hats on people (2) (hoods)
horns
dinosaur
centaurs 
werewolf
skin color palette (2 is skin in-depth tutorial) 
more skin helps (2) (3)
butts and thighs 
cool mutant human skeleton refs
male torso (2)
female body
torso 
abs
bipeds
creating creatures 
felines  (paws)
lion head
animals (general) (paws)(fur)(2)
how to draw penises (nsfw i guess)
sitting poses (2)
hair (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)(11) (12)(13)(14)(15) (braids) (more braids)(braids)
clothing (2) (jeans) (boots) (plaid)(lace) (armor)
tights
horses (2) (3) (hooves)(legs + hooves)
dogs  (2) (3)
cats (big cats) (cats 2)
tiger 
butterfly
feathers 
bear
rat
fox
rabbits
owl
wolf paw (head) (body)
human wings (2) 
wings (2) (3)
pegasi (is that the plural?)
anime eyes (2)
eyes (2) (3) (4)
cool body visualizer 
ears (2) (3) (4 + noses)
noses (2)
mouth (2) (3) (4)
beards 
necks (2)
skull (2) 
boobs

Inanimate object Tutorials/References
How to draw trees (2) *
Awesome water ref 
clouds * (2)
rose (2) bush*
grass in sai/ps * (2) (3) 
rain * 
water *
folds 
3d rooms how to
cloth 
gun ref (2)
chain how to 
how to draw gems 
bullet 
lightsaber 
gold coins 
how to draw an apple 
shadows

Other
Make a comic strip 
Digital sculpting *
Silk art 
art prompt generator (2)
clay figurines 
how to watercolor 
how to add dimensions to your art 
watercolor pencil technique (2)

Other Resources 
Hella tutorials here as well 
drawspace
this blog 
this page 
art ref blog 
inking masterpost 
art youtube channel 
this site
AWESOME AMAZING FOLDER OF ART HELP PDFS
fashion infographics  
these master posts 
ps blog (2) 
this post *
body ref blog 
master post of art resources 
this art tag (2)

Things That Are Probably Useful- Info Masterpost- Part 2

Continuing my quest to clear out my likes/bookmarks. Part 1 here.

Cosplay

How To Make Fake Metal Rivets- Photoset
Buy Various Elf-Ear Designs- Photoset/Link
Nude Skinsuit Store/Tutorial- Photoset/Links
String-Mounted Horns Tutorial- Photoset
How To Make A Hooded Cloak- Photoset
Learn To Sew Tutorials- Links
Sew A Cape Tutorial- Photoset

Drawing

Coloring Tutorials

Digital Painting Process- Photoset
Example Color Palettes- Photoset
From Sketch To Realistic Painting Process- Photoset
Cutout Exercise Process- Photoset

How to Draw [Specific Thing]

Transfer a 2D Design Into a 3D Environment- Photoset
Make a 2D Blueprint into a 3D Environment- Photoset
How To Draw Streets Or Buildings- Photoset
How To Draw Realistic Clouds- Photoset
How To Draw A Face At Various Angles- Photoset
Drawing Hands Gripping A Sword Dynamically- Photoset
How To Draw An Owl’s Face- Photoset
How To Draw Fire- Photoset
How To Draw Chains- Photoset
How To Draw Darker Skin Tones- Photoset
Coloring and Shading Various Skin Tones- Photoset/Text
How To Draw Feet and Shoes- Photoset
Figure Drawing Book Masterpost- Photoset/Links

General Tips

Comic Composition And Pacing- Photoset
Comic Lines and Inking Process- Video
Using Landmarks When Drawing Figures- Video
Advice on Making An Attractive Portfolio- Text
How To Make A Color Palette Using MS Paint- Photoset

Photoshop Things

How To Use Clipping Masks- Photoset
How To Prevent Color Shifts- Text/Links
Photoshop Brush Settings/Shape Dynamics- Photoset

References/Resources

Free SAI Brush Kit- Photoset/Link
Set of SAI Brush Settings- Photoset
Inky Photoshop Brush Kit- Photoset/Link
List of Free Art Programs- Text/Links
30 Day Improvement Challenge- Text
High-Res Paper Textures- Photoset/Links
Art Tutorial Reference Masterpost- Text/Links
Cartoon Hand References- Photoset
Nude Man In Dynamic Poses- Photoset
Color Palette Generator Masterpost- Photoset/Links
Color Palette Set- Photoset

Writing

30 Days of Writing Prompts- Text
Name Generators Masterpost- Links
Tips on Describing a Setting- Text

Clothes/Makeup

Print a Book On A Shirt- Photoset/Links
DIY Circle Skirt Generator- Text/Link
Hair Dye/Maintenance- Link
Clothing References Masterpost- Links

Food

Cake Batter Flavored Ice Cream From Bananas- Photoset

General/Other

Find/Make a Digital House Blueprint- Link
Designing Clear and Attractive Posters- Photoset/Text
How To Sort Through A Blog By Type- Text/Link
Find A Song By Humming It- Link
Types and Cuts of Knives- Photoset
How To Make Gifs Masterpost- Links
What Glue To Use on Various Surfaces- Link
How To Get Cheap Textbooks- Text/Links
How To Remove Tourists from Travel Photos- Photoset
How Blood Works and Looks- Photoset

anonymous asked:

Hi, so I want to improve my drawing (HB pencil and paper, no fancy stuff) and I am not a complete novice, but pretty close to that. Do you have any recommendations for tutorials/courses that could help? Something like The Joy of Painting where I could draw along would be really useful, but I'm not overly fussy.

Hmmm must of the tutorials I find are in youtube so I´ll just link four youtube channels I find useful:

SchaeferArt: This guy is great. He has a lot of painting time lapses and if you want to watch tips on how to become better at arting he´s got some videos on how to draw basically. He also talks about color theory and stuff like that which can be very useful.

DGPaints: God, this guy´s paintings are masterpieces. Most of his videos are speedpaints, but by looking at them you can get an idea of what he does and how he does that. 

Art of Wei: Okay this one is kind of a step-by-step guy. In every video he draws with pencil and you can clearly see what he is doing while he explains. His drawings range from portraits from bananas so you can find a lot of variety in his channel.

PaintBasket: I love this guy. He has also several videos where he draws while explaining what he is doing, kinda Bob Ross-ish. He paints with charcoal, oil, watercolor, pastels, and pretty much everything. I really recommend this channel.

I hope you find them useful!

anonymous asked:

Heya, I love what you guys do helping people out, it's super lovely! I was wondering if you could also help me out as well. Do you have any recommendations on where to start for someone who wants to try doing art but has never drew anything a day in their life? Thanks for being a helpful group of people and have an awesome day!

Hi anon! I really appreciate the support.

Here’s a link a previous answer  with a lot of info that might help you, but I also linked a few more!

I hope this helps! Feel free to private message me for feedback on your work, or any follow up questions (please send an ask to my inbox those!)

Btw, I am one person, but since I am going to college, I could use a person to help find content maybe! 

Please consider giving this post a reblog if you enjoyed it! It helps this reach more people <3 It would mean the world to me if you could check out my art at @astrikos!


Further Reading – Affordable Art Supplies Masterpost  | Anatomy Books Mini-Masterpost | Beginner’s Photography Guide Art-Res Links & Resources

anonymous asked:

Hello! May I request some tips and tutorials on how to draw clothing?

Hi anon! I tips for you as well as further reading resources. 

  • Mainly, try to focus on the underlying forms of the fabric, since clothes are draped over the body. Try not to have the wrinkles look too symmetrical, since that can look unnatural and stiff. A controlled random that’s based in the knowledge of how fabric drapes over other objects looks pretty good.
  • Try looking at some references. Since you’re probably wearing clothes right now, you can just use yourself as a reference for basic folding patterns!
  • There are different types of fabric that behave a bit differently. However, I’d focus on the type of clothes your character wears more often to give yourself a solid knowledge base.

Other, amazing tutorials: 


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Art References and Tutorials

Art Tools and Tutorials Masterpost

Tutorials

  • Art Tutorials [More 1] [More 2] [More 3] [More 4] [Enliighten] [Ctrl+Paint] [ArtGraphica] [Drawspace] [DragoArt] [Lineart]

  • Painting Tutorial

  • Make an Animated Film

  • Turn Paper Art Into Digital

  • Skeleton Drawing Tool

  • Anatomy Help [More 1] [More 2]

  • Pixel Art [More 1] [More 2] [More 3] [More 4]

  • WetCanvas Artist Forums

Faces

  • Profile Anatomy [More 1]

  • Heads [More 1] [More 2] [More 3] [More 4]

  • Face Tutorial [More 1] [More 2] [More 3] [More 4] [More 6] [More 7] [Beards]

  • Expressions [More 1] [More 2]

  • Ears [More 1]

  • Noses [More 1] [More 2]

  • How To Draw Mouths [More 1] [Kissing]

  • Lips [More 1] [More 2]

  • Eyes [More 1] [More 2] [Manga] [Pixel]

Hair

  • Hair Tutorial [More 1] [More 2] [More 3] [More 4] [More 5] [More 6] [More 8] [More 9] [More 10]

  • Male Hairstyles [More 1]

  • Curly Hair [More 1]

  • Braids [More 1] [More 2] [More 3]

  • Pixel Hair Tutorial

Bodies

  • Body Anatomy [More 1] [More 2] [More 3] [More 4] [More 5]

  • Boobs in Shirts

  • Male Body [More 1] [More 2] [More 3]

  • Drawing Torsos [More 1] [More 2] [More 3] [Abs]

Arms and Hands

  • Hand Tutorial [More 1] [More 2] [More 3] [More 4] [More 5] [More 6]

  • Hand Gestures [More 1]

  • Arm Tutorial [More 1] [More 2]

  • Forearms

  • Arm Movement

Feet and Legs

  • Foot Tutorial [More 1] [More 2] [More 3] [More 4]

  • Knees [More 1]

  • Butts and Thighs Tutorial

Clothing and Accessories

  • Drawing Folds [More 1] [More 2]

  • Clothing Tutorial [More 1]

  • Hoods [More 1]

  • Flower Crown

  • Helmets and Hats

  • Armour Tutorial

  • Jeans

  • Tights

  • Boots

  • Plaid Tutorial

  • Lace Tutorial

Creatures

  • Tutorial on Creature Design [More 1]

  • Canines

  • Wings [More 1] [Folded]

  • Bat Wings on Humans

  • Pegasus Wings

  • Animal Legs on Humans

  • Dragon Tutorial

  • Dragon Wing Tutorial

  • Dragon Hands and Feet Tutorial

  • Dragon Mouth Tutorial

  • Dragon Head Tutorial [More 1]

  • Dragon Scales

  • Clawed Hand Tutorial

  • Basic Horn Tutorial

  • Sauropod Tutorial

  • How to Draw Centaurs

  • Werewolf Anatomy

Animals and Insects

  • Basic Animal Anatomy

  • Animal Noses

  • Paw Tutorial

  • Fur Tutorial [More 1] [More 2]

  • Ponies

  • Horse Tutorial [More 1] [Hooves] [Legs]

  • Dog Tutorial [More 1] [Leg]

  • Drawing a Wolf [Paw] [Head]

  • Drawing Cats

  • Feline Comparison

  • Big Cat Paw Tutorial

  • Cat Faces Tutorial

  • Lion Head Tutorial

  • Snow Leopard Tutorial

  • Tiger Tutorial

  • Fox Tutorial

  • Rabbit Drawing Tips

  • Rat Tutorial

  • Owl Anatomy

  • Feather Tutorial

  • Bear Anatomy

  • Butterfly Tutorial

Objects

  • Glowing Stuff

  • How to Draw 3D Rooms [More 1]

  • Gun Ref

  • Slime Tutorial

  • Chain Tutorial

  • Gemstone Tutorial

  • Bullet Metal Tutorial

  • Lightsaber Tutorial

  • Gold Coin Tutorial

  • Jewel Tutorial

Nature/Food

  • Tree Tutorial

  • How to Create Stars (With Photoshop)

  • Stars Tutorial

  • How to Draw Ice [More 1]

  • Cloud Painting [More 1] [More 1]

  • Shadow Help

  • Painting blood

  • How to Draw a Rose

  • Simple Roses

  • Grass Tutorial [More 1] [More 2] [More 3]

  • Bush Tutorial

  • Rain Tutorial

  • Water Tutorial

  • Underwater Tutorial

  • Fire Tutorial

  • Snow Tutorial

  • Light Tutorial

  • Light Sparkle Tutorial

  • Mountain Tutorial

  • Another Mountain Tutorial

  • Moon Tutorial

  • How to Draw a Apple

  • Strawberry Tutorial

References

  • Drawing References [More 1] [More 2] [More 3] [More 4] [More 5] [More 6][More 7]

  • Beautiful Scenery [Galleries] [Water] [Institute]

  • Clothing References [More 1] [More 2] [Folds] [Baseball Cap] [Skirt] [Hat]

  • Eye References [Eyebrow]

  • Lips Reference

  • Ear References [More 1]

  • Expression Reference

  • Kissing Reference [More 1]

  • Hairstyle References [More 1]

  • Arms Reference [More 1]

  • Knees reference

  • Hands and Feet Reference [Hand] [Feet]

  • Realistic Woman Body Reference [More 1]

  • Male Reference [Nude]

  • Kneeling and Sitting [More 1]

  • Nude Anatomy References [More 1] [More 2]

  • Pose References [More 1] [More 2] [More 3]

  • Feline References [More 1]

  • Wings

Creepy and Cool Art References

  • Marc Quinn, Frozen Blood

  • Cardboard Creations

  • Post It Monsters

  • Fantasy Mermaid Sculptures

  • Urban Decay Photographs

  • Duane Michel

  • Choi Xoo Ang

  • The Grotesque Work of Lee Dong Wook

  • Melted Casette Tape Skeletons

  • Cabinet of Monstrosities

  • Creepy Sculpture Park

  • Bodies of Wisdom

  • The Ride

  • Feather Child

  • Gem Stone Skulls

  • Plastic Utensil Sculpture

  • Ceramic Lady Gore

  • Realistic Action Figures

  • William

  • Statue of Saint Bartholomew

  • Statue of Prince of Orange

  • Grave of Italino

  • Burned Out

Clothes

Beauty

Accessories 

Room Decor

Others