very fun to work with this colors

lulluluvskullz  asked:

do you have any tips for palettes? i tried twice and they turned out like absolute shit :///

I usually just eyeball the colors when I draw but this site is very helpful when it comes to choosing colors!! http://www.tigercolor.com/color-lab/color-theory/color-theory-intro.htm

I just sorta summarized it into pictures so you don’t have to go back and forth but i didn’t put the in depth meaning behind it so i still recommend checking the site out!!:

I’m only a self taught artist, no school or professional background so a huge disclaimer

I’m pretty sure most people knows the basics like neutral, primary, secondary and tertiary as well as subtractive primary colors (CMK) so I’ll skip through that along with the cold and warm colors:

Volume and Saturation plays a big role on making palettes. It plays the part of the appeal and what colors to choose, palettes that are too saturated or high on contrast are quite painful to look at (some artist make it work by balancing it out so they still maintain the bright colors) and unsaturated, low on contrast palettes are dull to look at and not very a appealing.

Tints, Shades, and Tones are sub terms you can use, this chart is to help you differentiate them

Now the fun part!!

Color harmonies are basically techniques for choosing colors. Since SAI’s color wheel is kinda a disaster I recommend just looking up a color wheel on google or you can use this one here.

You can pick any of the techniques there (heres a more in depth explanation of each technique) and just start experimenting with them! Here’s some tips to get you started:

  • Don’t take the techniques literally!! You can toggle your colors all around, just use it as a base
  • Saturated colors =/= good color scheme balance it out!
  • Contrast is your pal remember that but too much of it can hurt your eyes :(
  • I usually use a maximum of 5 [or 6] colors and a minimum of 3 for making palettes. 4 is usually the most common one used
  • I pick 1-2 very saturated colors and the rest are up to the mixing
  • HAVE FUN!!

Here are some palettes I made using each techniques:

Hope this helps!!

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everybody lives AU | AKATSUKI
• setting — the Last

Akatsuki becomes a mercenary group for hire, as they did in Road to Ninja. 
This is more appropriately named the “everybody comes back to life and somehow things work out AU”… but as promised, 10 Akatsuki members in the timeline of The Last! Designing is fun (esp the village flak jackets) (・∀・)

See more extensive character/AU details below the cut!:

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hey guys! i’ve noticed lately that a lot of gifsets/edits of moana, especially pastel ones, have been whitewashing her skin, and i know that this isn’t just a problem in moana gifs, so i thought it might be a good idea to make a comprehensive guide on how to avoid whitewashing poc/color poc in general. this guide will be split into three parts: vibrant gifs, pastel gifs, and dark gifs (any of the tips i give for gifs can be applied to edits as well – it’s even easier to avoid whitewashing poc in edits, because you can color it normally and then erase the lightening layers over the person’s skin).

so, without any further ado, here we go!

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9.17.17 

Since my manager is in the hospital I didn’t have work today. I got up early and went to Target with my best friend, and then we spent the rest of the day studying in my apartment. We studied quietly and alone for a little while until my roommates woke up and came into the living room to do homework with us. Even though our kitchen table got pretty cluttered, it was kind of refreshing to be able to sit back and see all the productivity. 

We started planning a spring break trip to Maine and somewhere along the way we ended up sharing stories of good winters and sledding incidents from when we were younger. It was a really good day, and I was glad to have extra time to get work done. 

Last week I didn’t work out as much as I wanted to and I didn’t eat very healthy. Even though I was already down emotionally, not maintaining my health didn’t help with my mood either. This week I’m hoping to get back on track and find my balance again.  

🌹 Ruby Rose: 1000 subscribers special! 🌹

Drew this piece as a part of my 1000 subscribers video over on YouTube!

Had a real fun time with this piece (and with putting together the speedpaint for it, haha) - Ruby’s color palette is so fun to work with ^^

SPEEDPAINT FOR THIS DRAWING

(DON’T REPOST TO OTHER SITES)  //  MORE ART ON MY DA (<-link in my blog header) 

Zodiac Signs as teens

 Aries : Aries teens charismatic traits is Athletic body, youthful attitude, a need to take the lead, aries teens tend to dislike  Inactivity, delays, work that doesn’t use one’s talents, some aries teens are lazy depending on there chart, but aries teens tend to like comfortable clothes, taking the lead, physical challenges, individual sports. Aries teen tend to have courage, determination, self-confidence, enthusiasm. Aries tend to get Impatience, silly arguments, allowing fear to limit choices, activity is the key word for ‘’Aries’’ so we most likely be seen doing pretty much anything active. Aries tend to have a lot of friend’s, or usually talks to everyone. Quick and easy to get along with, an Aries native makes an incredible amount of connections in a lifetime. Aries style seem more edgy laid back like hoodie, jacket, and skinny jeans some converse to throw on it. Chill with almost everyone in the school,and out. Stay’s away from harsh drama but somehow get caught in it.

Taurus : Taurus teens are very actively creative,and dependable, patient, musical, practical, and Stubborn, uncompromising, possessive. Taurus teens like gardening, cooking, working with hands, music, romance, high-quality clothing. Th best to be around in my opinion. Values surrounding family are usually strong and fixed to the point where the young Bull will do anything to protect them no matter what. Taurus style seem more chill you can guess they dress so good but yet so chill stylish, like some vans will do or what not. Does not wan’t get in to drama at all.

Gemini : Gemini teens have a lot of curiosity, and ability to share ideas, adaptable, affectionate, kind. Gem teens likes music a lot, magazines, books, blogs, chats with nearly anyone, short trips around town. They don’t like Repetition and routine, being alone, being confined. Geminian teens are social and love spending time with friends and family. There will be times when this outgoing sign would want to go bungee jumping, and there will be times when sitting at home playing cards will suit them. Soo the gemini style is usually  more chill, and urban. 

Cancer : So cancer teens are usually compassionate, emotional sensitivity, fierce protection of loved ones, tenacity. So Cancer charismatic medium build, round face, prominent chest, a tendency to take charge. Cancer teens are very relaxing near or in water, art, home-based hobbies, a good meal with friends, helping loved ones.Have no problem helping people out on homework or anything.

Leo : Leo teens of course likes warmth, humor, pride, joy, creativity, passion, generosity, and even the theater, being admired, taking holidays, fun with friends, expensive things, bright colors. By far the most generous of the zodiac, Leos teens make loyal and giving friends. They’ll go out of their way to help even when it conflicts with their own schedules.

Virgo : Virgo Teens are very practical, loyal, hardworking, analytical, kind,and really like cleanliness, animals, healthy foods, books, nature. Virgo teen’s tend to worry, shyness, overly critical of self and others, all work and no play. A Virgo teen is a helpful friend to have indeed. They are excellent at giving advice, and they really know how to problem solve.

Libra : Libra teens are Social, fair-minded, cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, they really like harmony, sharing with others, gentleness, the outdoors. Libra teens really dislike in there generation Injustice, violence, conformity, and loudmouths. Un-loving and willing to help out, the Libran makes an excellent friend. Even though they can be late and indecisive, once they’re on the scene, they’re ready to go. Libra’s tend to spread some gossip though, but use there charm, and prettiness to not get heated up.

Scorpio : Scorpio teens are very passionate, stubborn, resourceful, brave, a true friend. Scorp teens like Truth, facts, being right, teasing, longtime friends, a grand passion, a worthy adversary. Sincerity and truth are strong components of the Scorpio’s friends. It can take some time before really close bonds are formed, but once done, the Scorpio teens will remain dedicated and loyal. Witty and intellectual, they prefer companions who are humorous and easygoing. Suspious of people in school, and stay away from the fake as well, wan’t no part in stupid drama as well. Tends to expose a lot of people of their lies, and fakeness, sometimes in drama.

Sagittarius : Sag teens have great sense of humor, idealistic, generous, and Travel, being outdoors, freedom, philosophy. Sag teens are very culture aware. Whether it’s stimulating conversation or a hike through the mountains, you can expect this sign to be surrounded by friends. Sagittarian teens are a ton of fun and downright wacky at times. They love to laugh and to get everyone around them going. Sagittarians teens make friends from around the globe, enjoying the various takes on life and culture.

Capricorn : Cap teens are responsible, good managers, disciplined, self-control, dark sense of humor. Cap teens really like family, tradition, quality craftsmanship, understated status, music. Cap teens are chill but weakness is Know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending, expecting the worst.  Cap teens Combining a strong wit and a love of humor, the Capricorn teens makes for terrific company for those they choose as friends in, and outside school. They will surround themselves with people who are honest, loyal, and like-minded when it comes to working values. Hates gossip most of the time.

Aquarius : Aqua teens are fun with friends, fighting for causes, helping others, intellectual conversation, a good listener. Aqua teens usually have Good looks, beautiful eyes, angular faces, thin build. Aqua teens are can be activist for this generation, they are very progressive, original, humanitarian, independent. Aqua teens tend to be very shy, and quit. Even though Aquarian teens are great with groups of people, it takes a bit when it comes to making close friends. Deeply sensitive and cautious, closeness means vulnerability to an Aquarius, and this is not something to be taken lightly. Aqua teens are very good role-models for this generation, Being visionary types, Aquarians teens love to engage in careers that aim to benefit humankind in the long-run. Aqua teens tries to break up the drama.

Pisces : Pisces’s teens like Spiritual themes, time alone, visual media, time to sleep, romance, music, swimming. Pisces teens are Soft, sometimes frail to medium build. Face easily shows emotion. Pisces teens like on or near water, especially the sea. The movie theater. Pisces teens weakness are can be a victim or martyr, fearful, overly trusting, sad, desire to escape reality. Piscean teens are gentle Pisceans make some of the best friends there are. In fact, they often put the needs of their friends ahead of their own. Loyal, dedicated, supportive and compassionate, no problem is too big for the Piscean to take on.

Commission for @allionne of a scene in “It’s Still Beautiful,” a standalone part of her series A Blackish Red Hue:

“Will forces his hand to stop shaking before he reaches into the outer right pocket, careful not to cut himself on the knife put there so long ago. He pulls it out, the blade glinting in the low light, viciously curved, still stained in deep red. He stares at it, numb almost, places it carefully onto the table. Hannibal clears his throat, the sound extremely loud in the sudden quiet, only insects swarming the air around them.” 

I’m a huge fan of Jamie’s writing, so it was an honor to illustrate something for this story <3 Check out her work if you haven’t already, and check below the cut for some additional detail zooms of this piece ;O

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things i do when taking a study break:
  • Practice hand lettering/watercolor painting/handwriting in different styles - there are a ton of resources and inspiration references online (for hand lettering, there’s a few instagram accounts that I love; with my watercolors, I do a lot of hand lettering and color mixing and doodles; as for handwriting, studyblr is a great reference for that, there’s so much variety and so many new styles to try out!) - I like this one because it has the same vibe as taking notes, but without all the mental energy
  • Read a book for fun - my go-to will always be re-reading harry potter (my very heart and soul), but anything that’s chill/familiar/interesting/easy to read/relaxing works great for this!
  • Go for a walk! - give yourself a set time to get back to work, but go outside and clear your head, get some fresh air, take some pictures out in nature, watch the sunset
  • Grab a snack - ideally something away from your desk to give yourself a break that feels like a break. Grab something healthy or something not-so-healthy. Treat yo’ self.
  • Listen to new music - find a new artist or an old artist, pay attention to the lyrics and instruments and backing vocals, really get into the song
  • Make a studyblr post - show off what you’re studying or any tips you’re working with/realizing as you’re working on your homework (I don’t know about y’all, but I always feel most inspired for things like this when I’m trying to work on something else - take a break and use that inspiration)
  • Clean ur room!! - having a clean room helps you think clearly and it gives you less to worry with later on. Similarly,
  • Start a load of laundry - that way, you have a guaranteed break when you have to put the wet laundry into the drier in about an hour, and another break when you have to get it out of the drier and put it away. Plus, you’re being double-productive.
  • Decorate/plan out a bujo spread - still in that same productive realm as homework, but it’s much more fun and creative!
  • Check tumblr - a dangerous suggestion, perhaps, but just make sure to give yourself a limit and stick to it: like you can only check the first 10 pages of your dash before getting back to work.

These are just a few things I like to do! What are some of your go-to study break activities?

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Yo buddies, here are my samples for @tsumire0301​, @jearwork​ and mine Lazuli Family zine “Lapis and Peridot: wife and wife family life”!

Only my samples are in english but the whole anthology zine it’s in chinese!, this is thanks to them /// i really appreciate their support and patience.

This is my very first doujin btw (yes, zine/anthology/doujin… Comic), and it was an adventure making it wwww

It’s a Taiwan Exclusive fanzine ;o for now

About this amazing cover, actually we worked all together to make it possible✨

Sketch: Me
Lineart: Tsumi 
Background + Color: Jear

btw, fun fact:Turquoise could be harsh asshole to peri but she’s all sweet to Lapis, but this doesn’t mean she doesn’t care about her peri mom, she care about her as much as lapis mom.

This was such a double treat for me to do.
First I’m a big fan of @cccrystalclear‘s art, especially the lineart of course and I am so happy that I got her permission to color something from her. <3
Second, I could color my new fav Jaal! It was interesting, since I don’t use this kind of magenta colors a lot and because the Angara’s face/head shape is really something unique. Had a lot of fun to do the visor and his eyes.

Btw, very important thing: NEVER forget to save your progress. I was an idiot and didn’t save at the end of the day where I worked on the second face and I had to redo it. Not that I don’t like his smiling face, but it’s still annoying. |D

Lineart © @cccrystalclear
Colors © Pikuna/Me

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He’s been on Patreon a couple days with no takers, so Ra is now for sale here.

The illustrious sun god is one of my more colorful pieces in the pantheon. He’s also one of the shiniest, his wings are metallic gold ink and he sports many very glittering embellishments of real gold leaf. He was very fun to make and a marked improvement over my last drawing of him, imo.

Ra is for sale for $100. He is a little more expensive than previous pieces because more work went into him, but I can also offer payment plans on him, I can do 50$ down to hold him.

Dark Artifices Preschool
  • Teacher: Julian please share your paints.
  • Teacher: Emma let's move away from Julian and try to make a new friend today.
  • Teacher: Aline boys can play too.
  • Teacher: Helen a pretend wedding would be very fun and yes I think there are 2 wedding dresses.
  • Teacher: Kieran I thought you scraped your knee but I don't see an ouchie anymore.
  • Teacher: Mark the lights are not a toy, please stop playing with that lamp!
  • Teacher: Cristina E-M-M-A is not how you spell "friend".
  • Teacher: Diego you look very handsome in your armor today!
  • Teacher: Ty I don't have any Sherlock Holmes coloring books.
  • Teacher: Livvy, Ty can find his own coloring books.
  • Teacher: Dru stop asking the other kids about blood!
  • Teacher: Zara that looks like Julian's work, let him tell us about it.
  • Teacher: Attention friends! Please welcome Kit to our class, he's 4 yea-Kit put my phone back in my pocket!

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We’re very, very sorry we took this long to upload. D: The tweeted version of what went on with this page was that Vale couldn’t find the right expressions when she was initially sketching the page, so that was passed onto Jam, who did an excellent job finishing that part of the process up! Then inking responsibilities were passed between two different artists, and then coloring took a good while because one artist was going through personal troubles, while the other artist he passed it to wasn’t able to get her tablet working for a while. Fun times all around. X_X

Anyway, some peeps over on Twitter made a few guesses on what we now know is St. S’s name would be, though @giancarlovolpe came up with the perfect nickname for it (”St. Bro’s”); I have the feeling Star would refer to this place by that nickname if she ever came across that place. Totally not hinting about what’s gonna happen later down the line. Nope. Not at all. I really need to sleep soon.

Art © The Blood Moon Commission

Star Vs The Forces Of Evil © @daronnefcy & Disney

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Some giveaway prints I designed for “Star Vs. the Forces of Evil” and printed by “Cyclops Print Works” show which opened last night at Gallery Nucleus! it was a very fun night and Thank you all for coming to the show!
These are all silk print and the black and white image is the film Cyclops Print work made for printing.That is also why the color palettes are limited!

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long ago, back when i thought i had self restraint and impulse control, i stumbled upon an old ask from gav-bot innocently asking id i’d consider a gem-stuck au… 

jk, this was just a very fun way to exercise drawing different body-shapes and silhouettes. ask about fusions if you’d like, i’ve already got a bunch sketched out! (& info for everyone down below since i had so much time to world build while working on everyone and i’d like to get it out somewhere :3c)

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it just felt right to draw him with flowers in this palette so I drew him with (what’s supposed to be) lily-of-the-valley, partly because they’re one of my favorite flowers and partly because (if wikipedia is right) they symbolize sweetness, humility, returning happiness, and trust. so they’re very “Mob” flowers!

~send me a character + a color palette!~

MBTI-School Supplies

Types as school supplies:

ISTJ
Trusty ruler you’ve somehow managed to hold onto for the past 8 years.

ISFJs
The wonderful oversized eraser that has saved you from some of your worst mistakes. Bonus points if it cute or has something written on it.

INFJ
The watch you use in classes where the teachers won’t let you check your phones, and everyone is forced to turn to you to tell them their fate for the next 45 minutes.

INTJ
The stylized planner/journal you carry around in your backpack in order to manage and organize every occurrence and assignment present in your life. Bonus points if it’s a billet Journal…

ISTPs
The personal stapler that saves time when an entire class is scrambling to use the only 1-2 that the teacher provides. A rare™, but practical tool.

ISFPs
The gently used colored pencils that help make even the most boring projects a little more inviting.

INFPs
Favorite book you are currently reading (probably overdue at the library). It’s probably on poetry, art, romance, or death. Bonus points if it’s all three. Thank you for giving us a place to turn to for safety.

INTPs
TI-84, colored graphic calculator. High tech, efficiently, and probably consists of a download application for flappy bird, Tetris, or Pokémon.

ESTP
The brightly colored scissors that are fun to use, but very easy to mess up with because you got a little too scissor-happy… there so fun and common, that you often forget to be careful around their sharp edge.

ESFPs
The bright highlighters that jazz up your notes, and mark up your favorite lines in otherwise boring articles and excerpts. They make a statement, and they’re not easy to hide if they mess up…

ENFPs
Crayola markers, that need to be used skillfully in order to not make your work appear to be done by a 3rd grader, but can look bomb when you nail it. Bright, creative, and playful.

ENTPs
White-out. Always trying to fix other mistakes, but kind of can’t fix their own. Actually really helpful sometimes though. If used wrong though hey can make everything worse…

ESTJ
Those authoritative blue and black pens that draw up outlines and make final revisions to move you on to the finished, polished piece of work. Help keep standards and order, but still easy to get along with.

ESFJs
Sticky notes! Memorable, incredibly helpful, and used not just on campus. These are the notes you use when you want to tell the asshole who parked wrong exactly how you feel. You use them to save yourself when writing essays on books that you borrow from the library or from a class. They remind you of life’s most important necessities, and you’d be kind of lost without them.


ENFJs
Paper clips, the staple substitute for when you need to keep your life together for at least a few more hours. They keep you organized and able to get back to enjoying the fast paced life around you, but don’t let them in on the fact that they may not be fixing everything forever….

ENTJs
Don’t be fooled, these binders get shit done. An entire years worth of class can be neatly organized in these often massive, storing devices. They’re like your textbook, but more personalized. Full of notes, tests, and assignments. They know your mistakes, but they also store some of your greatest achievements.

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💚🐱🌻 three things i love most in life: nice boys, cats, and flowers

i can’t understate my excitement over the idea of getting more Free! this year! Tachibana Makoto is one of those earnest, thoughtful, good-boy types that just melt my heart like butter! *SWOON*

despite not doing anything new with composition, like i had been hoping to do this week, i did spend a long time on this and tried some new things with adjusted line weights and more subtle color gradients. hope you all enjoy it!

(maybe i’ll do the other boys too some time! (O  wO) <3)