How to make a pumpkin head

Since I defs didn’t want to carve a real pumpkin to put on my head and get nasts pumpkin insides all over my hair I decided to paper mache one. Unfortunately there was no good tutorials anywhere so I will share my trial and error knowledge.

First I got some supplies: 1 Punch balloon (they’re rounder and larger they regular balloons), some paper mache stuff in a bag, cardboard, a glue gun, paint, sculpey clay, tape, some news paper and some water and flour mixed together.

I then put at least three - five paper mache layers of newspaper with flour water on the balloon. I also measured my head and left an opening at the bottom. (NOTE: Don’t put tape on the balloon and try to peel it off after you’re done paper macheing, RIP)

After that’s all dry I put glue gunned some cardboard onto it to give it some pumpkin like ridges.

Then I filled the gaps between the cardboard and the newspaper with the paper mache in a bag stuff. Wait for it to dry. (Note: Don’t pop balloon until the paper mache in a bag stuff is dry cause it holds a LOT of water and your paper mache project will sink, RIP) After that I popped the balloon and lightly dampened the top with a sponge and water until it was wet enough to slowly press down into more of a pumpkin shape.

After it’s all dry I taped a stem I made out of card board on the top and put another layer or two of newspaper mache over top.

More drying wait time (you can use your oven on the lowest setting to make it dry faster) then I sanded it down and cut out a face with an exacto blade.

I added a little bit of backing behind the face on the inside with the paper mache in a bag to give it more of a 3D look which wasn’t that noticeable but oh well, it kidna worked… After all that stuffs done I painted it all white otherwise the newsprint would bleed through and make my colours not as bright, I also added some sculpey clay to the brow area to give it some more emotion in which I used an iron to dry it with cause it was too late to put it in the oven with paint all over it (Note: Put clay on before painting).

I sprayed it with a sealer before painting colours on it cause I find acrylics do weird things sometimes. After it was all dry I begin to paint.

I also painted the inside a red and added a kinda head rest thing on the inside since when I pushed the top down it made an uncomfortable point at the top when putting it on your head. Then once it was all dry I sprayed it with some more sealer, added some cool stuff like stitches with some ribbon and blood which I used nail polish for a shiny effect and put in some lights which weren’t very effective when my head was in the pumpkin but that’s okay, it still looked cool.

And that’s that!

Hope this helps some people, Enjoy!

🐦 Banter is a young elf princess of the Aoife Woods. She likes to collect dead animals, especially moths and butterflies and birds because she has a special affinity for wings. Their wings. Wings of the dead. Her solving of rubic’s cubes is falsely founded, as her research into the world wide web of spiders has given her insight to complex puzzles and twisters.

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What came to be from yesterday’s instructive character design stream!  Thanks everyone for coming, I’ll get better at doing walkthroughs, I promise! ;P  

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Hey @therealjacksepticeye

I saw you were having trouble with Papers, Please, a game in which I have logged about 30 hours because it’s awesome. I wanted to help out but figured you’d never see my comments, so I made you this. Complete with fanart. Hopefully you see it, and hopefully it helps you out a little bit. Or otherwise, helps out someone else, because it was kind of fun to make. Don’t worry, there are no spoilers

Glory to Arstotzka!

Things You Might Have Missed in DA:I (War Table Edition)
  • Save Clan Lavellan: You can in fact save Clan Lavellan as an elven Inquisitor. Doing so not only has your clan find a home in Wycome, but puts them somewhat in charge of the city’s government. Also the Inquisitor gains a special, white Hart Halla from their clan, the Royal Sixteen. One order to keep Clan Lavellan alive (but not the only working order) is : Leliana, Josephine, Leliana, Cullen.
  • New to the Crew: A Young Hopeful/Sutherland and Company: You may or may not remember the young man that can be spoken to on the second floor of the Tavern in Skyhold? Leliana would have the Young Hopeful worked in the Kitchens, but give him a chance with Cullen and you could be well on your way to building up the Inquisition’s Personal Mercenary group (their second one at least, considering the Chargers). The string of War Table missions can be continued by talking to Sutherland after each one and getting to meet his own ragtag group as it builds.
  • A Present for Bianca: There’s nothing really special about this War Table mission…I just can’t believe Varric likes to refer to himself as Daddy.
  • Hard in Hightown/Revenge of the Merchant Guild: Within the line of the Hard in Hightown missions, you will run into mentions of two Dwarves from other games. One being Worthy, the dwarf with the unfortunate name who was Hawke’s rune contact and the other is Jerrik Dace, the Warden’s companion from the Amgarrak DLC
  • Reclaiming the Mage Rebellion: If the Inquisitor sided with the Mages during In Hushed Whispers, they will run across another familiar name. Sketch the Elf, who is actually the same elf from both Leliana’s Song and DA2′s Sketchy on the Details Quest.
  • Other Mentions: There are many references to past characters of course, more than worth noting individually. However, a few more are Maevaris Tilani from the comics, Rhys and Evangeline from David Gaider’s Asunder, and even Zevran from DAO
  • Measure Veil Strength: Solas’ artifacts don’t really seem to do much, but activating 10 of them will actually open a War Table mission and a quest where the Inquisitor must close a giant Rift. As far as I know you do need Solas for the quests to be available.
  • Source of the Darkspawn Attacks: Protect Val Gamord from Darkspawn War Table mission, after Adamant and assuming you have the Grey Warden, will open another quest line like Protecting Clan Lavellan. By which I mean: you can either save or kill off the Wardens depending on your actions. The best order seems to be Cullen, Leliana, Leliana, Josephine or Leliana, and then Cullen.
  • Send Skywatcher to Stone-Bear Hold: (Requires Jaws of Hakkon DLC) This mission becomes available if/when you recruit the Avvar near the Fade from Fallow Mire, after saving the Inquisition soldiers. Though the most…”interesting” thing about this quest is how you apparently send Thane Sun-Hair a booty-call at the same time…
  • From the Heart: Following the Alliances mission line on the War Table will eventually bring up a dilemma of marriage for three young people. Two men vying for a woman’s hand, one for love and one for status. Depending on how you handle the missions can mean a lot of different outcomes, but assuming you find one of the successful lines, then the Inquisitor can actually attend the resulting wedding in Val Royeaux’s upper levels and give their blessings to the couple.
  • The Big One?: This is probably one of the most known missions on the War Table, but it is possible to miss it if you don’t know. When exploring the upper levels of Val Royeaux, you will no doubt run into the man selling a Mystery Box for 10000 Gold. This opens a Golden Nug in the shop which then opens a War Table mission to acquire a new, strange mount. So definitely try it out, if you haven’t!
  • Throne Accessories: Many of the thrones can in fact be upgraded with small accessories, for example the Andrastian throne can be upgraded to have small fire pits framing it and incense at the foot of the throne. This is achieved by random chance when completing Resource missions on the War Table. So if you ever have idle advisors be sure to assign them to the small Gold or Resource missions, even if you don’t need them.
How To Get 100% Court Approval in Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts

I’m sure this has been done before, but for anyone struggling with the achivement, here are some tips on how to get 100% approval in the quest Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts.  For collectible locations, see this post.

If you choose to play as a non-human or a mage, your approval rating will be reduced at the beginning of the quest.  Following these tips should be more than enough to make up for this loss.

The most important thing to understand is that this quest is split into three “acts.”  The first includes the portions of the quest where the Inquisitor is outside of the Winter Palace and before they enter the ballroom for the first time.  The second includes the portions of the quest after the Inquisitor leaves the ballroom the first time but before they return a second time.  The third includes the portions after this.

After you enter the Winter Palace, you will not be able to go back into the garden area.  Make sure you complete all quests in this area and pick up all collectibles before heading inside!

Act I

Jumping on the furniture at any point while in the Winter Palace will result in a loss of approval.  Behave!

  1. In the garden, there is a female noble who has lost her ring.  Retrieving it for her will increase court approval.

Ballroom, Pt. 1

While in the ballroom, remember to never be direct.  Do not ask for information, do not state your intentions, and generally be elusive unless talking with members of the Inquisition.  This is most easily accomplished by choosing the middle dialogue option.  Asking certain questions presented on the left side of the dialogue wheel, while usually harmless, can result in a loss of approval.

  1. When being introduced to Celene, do not tell her that her life is in danger.  Instead, be flattering.  Choosing dialogue options like “It’s an honor to be here” will gain court approval.  Go along with her dialogue and continue to work toward whichever ending you prefer in secret.
  2. In my experience, speaking with Gaspard (without accusing him of anything or showing him any evidence) does not gain or lose court approval.  Feel free to exhaust his dialogue options.  I believe the same can be done with Celene’s ladies-in-waiting, but I have not personally tried it.

Act II

In this act, the Inquisitor will be tasked with investigating the library, as well as other rooms that are “off limits” to the party goers.  When outside of the party, court approval will slowly decay, subtracting 1 point every 30 seconds or so.  The best way to negate this is to save the game before entering these restricted areas, investigate them at your leisure, and reload once you’ve found what you needed.  Then, recollect the needed objects as quickly as you can once you know their location.

  1. In the Guest Wing, speak to Duke Germain, Gaspard’s uncle.  Asking him to clarify his relationship with Gaspard will result in a gain of court approval.
  2. There is a servant walking around in this same wing, complaining about a certain noble.  Speaking with him and calling the noble a “jerk” gains court approval.  Choosing the other option, in which the Inquisitor questions the servant directly, results in a loss of approval.
  3. There are guards at the end of the hallway mentioned above.  If you approach them, they will tell you that the wing behind them is currently unavailable and you will be forced to find another way inside.  If you bother them a second time, they will repeat what they’ve already told you, resulting in a loss of court approval.
  4. There are a pair of nobles bickering about the Mage-Templar War that the Inquisitor can eavesdrop on in the garden near the Guest Wing.  Speaking with the two in favor of the Templars or Mages will recruit an agent of the Inquisition without losing or gaining court approval.
  5. Tossing caprice coins into the fountain in this garden will gain 1 approval per coin.  Finding the coins is time-consuming and not necessary for 100%.
  6. This act is timed.  Once you pick up the negotiation papers, an invisible countdown will begin.  When it is time to return to the ballroom, a bell will sound.  Your Inquisitor will say something along the lines of “I should head back.”  Wait until the second bell before you enter the ballroom.  Your Inquisitor will say something along the lines of “looks like I’m fashionably late now.”  Being fashionably late will result in a gain of court approval.  If you wait until the third bell sounds, you will lose court approval.

Ballroom, Pt. 2

  1. In my experience, speaking with Morrigan neither gains or loses court approval while playing coy.  Feel free to exhaust all dialogue options.

Act III

In this act, the Inquisitor will be tasked with killing the venatori invaders.  While outside of the party, court approval will decay.  I recommend saving and reloading using the same strategy as in Act II.

  1. In my experience, speaking with Briala neither gains or loses court approval while playing coy.  Feel free to exhaust all dialogue options.
  2. This act is timed.  Upon returning from the servants’ quarters, an invisible countdown will begin.  I don’t believe that you can obtain the “fashionably late” bonus approval twice, however you will most likely lose approval by waiting until the third bell.
  3. Upon returning to the Guest Wing, there are three guards led by Ambassador Anton standing outside of the Trophy Room.  Eavesdrop on them and approach them afterward.  Sending them to Cullen will result in a gain of court approval.
  4. Most of the materials for The Great Blackmail Hunt can be obtained in this act.  If needed, completing 25/30 secrets will increase court approval, however, like the caprice coins, hunting the secrets down is time-consuming and not necessary for 100%.

Ballroom, Pt. 3

  1. While dancing with Florianne de Chalons, always choose the middle dialogue option.  If you’ve followed the previous steps, you should have 100% court approval by the end of the dance.

Ending the Quest

This is your last chance to obtain any collectibles, secrets, caprice coins, or blackmail materials before choosing who will rule Orlais.

While obtaining the blackmail material, your approval rating will decay as before.  Use the same save/reload strategy to minimize the amount of approval lost.

  1. In my experience, speaking with the elven servant and the noble in the Royal Wing neither gains or loses court approval.  Feel free to exhaust all dialogue options.

Ballroom, Pt. 4

  1. Choosing to call Florianne out in front of the court not only gains approval, but allows you to take her alive and obtain her as an agent of the Inquisition.  You can only do this if you currently have more than 85% approval.  Otherwise, you will fight Florianne in a boss battle, in which she will die.

After the dialogue with Briala, Gaspard, Celene, and Morrigan, you should end the quest with 100% approval and, subsequently unlock the achievement.  Hope this helps!

Mystic Messenger - Heart Raising Guide

Hey guys! So I finished getting all the good endings in Mystic Messenger, and since this type of mobile otome game has a different system than any others I’ve played, I thought it might be a good idea for those who feel confused by the new mechanics. Because most of the game’s setting takes place in a messenger app, there are A LOT of choices so it would be kind of hard to list every single correct answer. There’s currently no sort of indication to see how much you’ve raised a certain character’s affections. However, after playing one route, I realized it’s easy to choose the right answers that gives you each character’s hearts after finding out more about their personality. This guide will mainly discuss how to gain hearts from a certain character to ensure you will be on the route of your choice and get the good ending. If you want to know more about the basic mechanics of the game @otomesapphic has kindly made a guide which you can find here. If you need answers for the guests e-mails, @glassnorouyadeunazuku‘s guide is right here :) Spoilers for when you reach a character’s main route will be under the Day 5 through Day 11 section :)

Day 1 to Day 4 are the days you really need to focus on if you want to play a specific character before the others. Once Day 4 ends, whichever character has the most hearts will be the route you end up on. You will see their picture underneath Day 5 to Day 11 in the chat room section to know whose route you are on. Before I get to choosing the right answers to gain hearts, you need to first know everybody’s heart colors.

  • Jumin - Purple
  • Zen - Gray
  • 707 - Red
  • Yoosung - Green
  • Jaehee - Orange

Every time you get the right answer for someone, a heart will briefly pop up on the screen. If you pick a bad answer for a character, a broken black heart will show up indicating that you lowered their affection for you. Some character’s hearts are extremely easy to get, so if you really want a specific character’s route first, avoid picking good answers for the rest of them. Alright now here are some tips for how to pick the right answers for everybody. These apply to the chat rooms, text messages, and phone calls:

  • Jumin - Jumin loves his cat Elizabeth 3rd and cats in general, so if he starts talking about cats just agree with him. Agree with him about money, take his side with his childish quarrels with Zen or when he’s bossing Jaehee around, and it’s a little subtle but he’s actually very interested in modern internet slang so don’t be afraid to choose informal answers towards him from time to time since he seems to lowkey like it lol. He also likes confident women, so always pick answers that make you sound modest and smart (thank you @pandamathers for mentioning that!)
  • Zen - Just pick the answers that will boost this narcissist’s ego haha. Flirt back with him, take his side whenever he’s quarreling with Jumin, and be supportive towards him and his career.
  • 707 - He’s literally the definition of internet troll/meme lord. Play along with him every time. If he’s trolling you, troll him back. If you do that every time he’s definitely the second easiest person to raise hearts with. However, if someone’s life is actually in danger, be serious and encourage him to do his best.
  • Yoosung - The easiest person to raise hearts with no joke. He’s like a cute puppy who immediately takes a liking to you. Really all you have to do is just be nice to him, take his side when everyone is bullying him, give him good advice, and be his voice of reason when he gets out of hand. You literally have to be trying hard if you don’t want to get his route.
  • Jaehee - Sympathize with her if she’s stressed about work or when Jumin is bossing her around. Also feel free to fangirl about Zen with her, but make it clear that you’re only his fan and you have no romantic interests towards him. She’s kind of the straight man out of all the characters, so picking the reasonable, level-headed answers will help.

Those are basically all the hints I can give you to pick the right answers in the common route. I know it may seem confusing at first, but trust me, once you see the answer choices it will be pretty obvious which one to pick. If you need help on a certain one, feel free to message me and I will try my best to help you!  Also please message me if you want to add any tips, anything would be greatly appreciated :D

The next section is going to be how to pick answers for whichever character’s route you’re on from Day 5 to Day 11. Since these days are where the plot really starts to develop, there may be a few spoilers below, so I would highly recommend reading below only when you’ve reached their routes. Also, make sure to save a lot in case you’re trying to get the bad endings as well. Day 4, 7, 9, and 10 are days the route will branch off, meaning those are your chances you can try for a bad end rather than making it to the good end.

An anon kindly messaged me and told me that they were able to get a normal ending by picking all the answers that would lead to the good end, but they failed to get any guest to attend the party. They did this in Yoosung’s route and were able to get a CG.

Here are the tips I can give you for the answer choices for characters from Day 5 to Day 11. I would like to thank @glassnorouyadeunazuku and @paranoialover for helping me with Jumin and 707′s routes :) Remember, these are just tips on how to get the good ending, to get any of the bad endings I would just suggest picking the answers opposite to what you would be picking for the good ending answers.

  • Jumin - You have to always make sure you pick the answers that show you’re supporting Jumin throughout everything he does. Even if he’s being unreasonable, don’t make him out to be a bad guy, show that you’re there for him. Don’t act like a snooty gold-digger like Glam Choi and Sarah. Of course, always agree with him about how cats are the best animals in the world, especially Elizabeth 3rd. When you get around to Day 7, his possessive side will start to come out. To ensure you don’t get a bad ending, you have to be firm about your wishes to leave his place in order to get ready for the party but do not be mean about it. Pick the choices that show you understand how much he cares about your safety. Let him know when he gets out of line by picking the more kinder options. You should agree to stay with him until the situation gets cleared and don’t complain to the other RFA members about how you’re locked up.
  • Zen - Make sure he knows you’re always supporting him and his career, but do not act like an possessive fan. You want him to see you as a friend he can rely on at first, not someone who is only obsessed with his good looks. Also Jaehee may seem a little aggressive towards you do to her concerns about you and Zen getting serious, but do not be mean to her and pick the answers that show you understand her point of view. You also want to choose answers that will convince Zen to be more down to earth and fix his relationship with his family. Although it was good to take his side against Jumin from Day 1 to Day 4, make sure that they start to get along lol. Finally on the Day 10 you will encounter a Visual Novel Mode scene where you have the choice to “Stay still” or “Bite his hand”. Choose “Bite his hand” to ensure you get Zen’s good ending.
  • 707 - During the first few days, just keep playing along with 707′s jokes and feel free to even flirt with him a little. Be sure to talk more seriously when he does. When his colder personality begins to show, tone down the jokes and flirting. You are his main source for emotional support now, so you have to make it clear you are on his side. Let him know that you will seriously accept everything about him and that you don’t just like it when he acts like 707 in the chat room, you need to let him now that you like him how he is in real life also. When all the other RFA members start to talk about him, take the opportunity to tell them he’s going through a rough time and you want to be there for him. Be patient and give him time to sort out his emotions and feelings towards you. Be persistent when he tries to push you away, but don’t be too forceful or mean with your words. Also, take his side when he starts to doubt V and Rika.
  • Yoosung - Like Day 1 to Day 4, just be supportive of him through and through. Always make sure you show that you’re concerned about him, but don’t just automatically take his side especially whenever he mentions V. Be his voice of reason and try to make him see the error of his ways when he gets fired up. Make it very clear to him that you are and Rika are not the same person and you want him to see you as yourself. Do not pick the possessive answers or tell him you don’t mind if he wants to see you as Rika (that’s your one-way ticket to a bad ending). Last but not least, once you two start “pre-dating” just honestly pick the most sickeningly sweet, cheesiest responses ever and make sure he knows that you want to depend on him. Yes, you and him will be that kind of couple lol.
  • Jaehee - YOU BETTER BE 100% SUPPORTIVE TOWARDS THIS ABSOLUTE ANGEL Always take her side against Jumin. Tell Jumin off when he’s giving her too much work and won’t take her feelings into consideration. You can fangirl with her over Zen, but do not flirt with him if you’re given the option to. Encourage her to try new things and do what she’s passionate about. Just make sure you’re a good friend to her because this sweetheart needs someone who understands her and will always be there for her.

The long awaited drawing tutorial/walkthrough thing is finally here!!

The full tutorial can be viewed here: http://shilin.net/tango.php
The accompanying time lapse video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5o1AsmZ5DE
Finished piece: http://okolnir.net/post/48480166040/

WHAT THIS IS:
Last year around may, I hit 10k likes on facebook and I promised to create a new drawing video/tutorial of my drawing process, since my last one was like 8 years ago LOL;; It took a lot longer than I expected to complete because I had so much other work to do in the last half of the year, and I did not want to half ass the tutorial and waste everybody’s time, so it took until now to finish. I’m so sorry for the delay, but 74k more likes later (how the hell did that happen) it’s finally done!!

The video itself is a plain time lapse video with no annotation or anything, from blank canvas to completion. The tutorial link contains screenshots, explanations, links, and gifs walking through the whole drawing process. It also contains links to specific parts of the video so you don’t have to search the whole grueling 2 hour video for information. But the entire video is there in a slow ish speed so that you can look for whatever insignificant part of my drawing process for information if you need to.

So yes, this is dedicated to all my followers! Thank you guys for all your support over the years, I hope this gives some of you new things to try out in your drawing process or new tools to try your hands on! Work hard everyone :D

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Greywarden breastplate - walkthrough.

first of all, I might redo the paint job as I was actually camping while I made this, and didn’t have all the materials I needed. The costume it self wasn’t anything big, just a little something for a small convention, and I only had 3 days to make it, while camping, mind you. However I really want to make an awesome grey warden cosplay sometime soon!

TO THE WALKTHROUGH: 

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ming hua deserves more fanart.  i really love her design.  please ignore the sad attempt at water-arms; i can’t draw water.

also, here’s a vague attempt at a walkthrough!  i’ve had a lot of requests for livestreams and/or video walkthroughs, but i don’t currently have the programs to do that.  i wish i could put together a more comprehensive tutorial, but it’s difficult to remember to take screenshots when i get into the painting mode.  i also realize that this is a very “step one, sketch, step two, finish the painting”, buuuuuuut hey.  (it’s probably because i tend to work quickly on everything at once.)

my art

commissions (i’m still open!  let me draw pretty things for you!!!)

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My first video tutorial - and the first entry of The String Bing Workshop!

Today’s video is a multi part entry of completing a shot from Scratch to it’s final product. It is a remake of a shot from the original Crayon Dragon (2012). The first part focuses on the animating the basic foundation of the character.

Future parts coming soon!