wanted it to go along with the graphic

Client: How’s that infographic coming along?

Me: I have some themes laid out and some fonts and color pallets but I’ll need whatever information we want to convey so I can make graphics for it.

Client: Well just get started and we’ll get you something when we can.

Me: No, you see. I’ve already gotten started and can’t continue any further until you give me information to insert. THEN I can make the graphics to go along with it.

Client: I think you’re thinking way too much about this. 

how to create aesthetic graphics

(a tutorial by rihleymatthews) 

so, many people requested me a tutorial on these (x and x) graphics, and since they are not hard at all to create, i decided to try explaining to you guys how they come to life. 

WARNING: this is a long and detailed tutorial. Please keep in mind I tried to show all the tricks I normally use for these graphics, so some steps are optional or extra.

you’ll need: 

  • basic to medium photoshop knowledge (such as cropping, blending and shadowing)
  • a concept (a tv show, a character, something you can pick objects to represent them or their porsonality)
  • patience, a lot of patience. 

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CS AU || Not What You Expect 

Your happy ending may not be what you expect, but that is what will make it so special.
 - Snow White, 3x11

Princess Emma, along with her parents, ruled over the kingdom Misthaven in relative peace… until one night, the Dark One comes to collect on a deal that her parents had made to ensure her safety before she was born.

Emma decides to strike a counter-deal with Rumplestiltskin: if she could find her true love by the next new moon, he would leave their kingdom and her family alone for good.

Not one to sit around waiting for a prince to come save her, Emma then sets out to find the one who spent his whole life (and then some) hunting down the Dark One—Captain Killian “Hook” Jones, notorious pirate and scourge of the seven seas. Together, they go on a quest to defeat the Dark One once and for all… and perhaps find true love along the way.

Happy Valentines to @beautiful-unfolding!
your CSSV, xoxo

just wanted to make this post saying thank you! i passed 9k followers last night and i was going to post something, but i was too distracted by a certain pink haired murder bean (and his friends), so i’m taking the time to write this now!

i want to keep this short and sweet so i don’t get too emotional, but thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to be part of this community along with you guys. you have no idea how much it means to be to be accepted by such a wide and wonderful group of people such as you all. thank you for being a place that i can turn to when college life gets a bit too rough for me.

you guys keep me motivated in wanting to make gifs and edits and i constantly get inspired all the time. plus! i fucking love geeking out over theories and headcanons and all that with you all. i’ve made some really great friends in this community and i’m thankful for that. but even if we don’t talk all the time, i still appreciate you very very much!

just, thank you for letting me be a fan along with you all and thank you for following my silly little blog. 💖

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THE STANLEY PARABLE ┊ video game / / / / /

But here’s a spoiler for you: that timer isn’t a catalyst to keep the action moving along. It’s just seconds ticking away to your death. You’re only still playing instead of watching a cutscene because I want to watch you for every moment that you’re powerless, to see you made humble.This is not a challenge. It’s a tragedy. You wanted to control this world; that’s fine. But I’m going to destroy it first, so you can’t.

I Would Do Anything For You

One shot
Summary: reader, (sister) was in school, and a demon comes across the reader and Dean and Sam come to the rescue, along with a new character, Jake.
Reader: 14
Sam: 16
Dean: 18
Warnings: Language, graphic?

Tell me if it doesn’t work! My past fics have had some trouble with the keep reading sign so please tell me if it is being stupid so I can try and fix it!

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Readers POV


As you walked out of the office of your new school with your brothers by your side, you immediately knew that this was going to be an unbearable month. You never wanted people to see that your older brother, Dean, was your older brother. You love him, but the girls in every school you go to, always fall head over heels for him. Sometimes literally. You just wanted to be able to fit in, and now that everyone saw you with Dean, you knew that you are going to be known as “the girl with the hot brothers.” Girls thought that Sam was cute, or so you heard, but according to them, he is nothing compared to Dean. I never understood this.


“Looks like I got to go to my first class, see you after school.” You say quickly to Sam and Dean as you start to speed walk away from them to your first class.

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Welcome to Victuuri Writers Collective ‘Fic of the Month’ posts! On the 1st of every month, we will choose a fanfic to feature on our blog. The fic will get an aesthetic graphic and a review of their fic, along with being featured on our navigation for the month. Ready? Let’s go!

APRIL PICK

and I feel life (for the very first time) by smudgesofink (@iloveyoulikekatsudon )

SUMMARY

“What do you have in mind for the next season?” A reporter asks him during the press conference and Victor shoots them a smile, trying to buy himself some time. I don’t know, he wants to say. To be honest, after winning gold once more, Victor feels lost more than anything. What does one do after finally fulfilling a longtime promise?

In which Victor helps Yuuri with his skating, but Yuuri helps Victor find himself again.

REVIEW

After a family tragedy leaves Victor motherless and broken in turn, he turns towards skating to fill the gaps and cope with his grief. He quickly climbs through the ratings, and at 27 years old has won every metal possible. He should be pleased with himself. He’s the legend he promised his mother he would be and everyone knows his name, but all he feels is empty. It isn’t until Victor watches a video of Yuuri Katsuki skating his gold metal routine that he begins to feel a semblance of happiness. Desperate not to lose it, Victor travels to Japan and takes Yuuri under his wing by being his coach. 

This fic is a beautiful piece of “alternate canon” and left me tearing up. The author’s writing style is nothing short of amazing; their descriptions are like poetry and fit perfectly for a story about loss and finding yourself in the aftermath. Victor’s POV is amazingly portrayed and gorgeous to read, and the love story that develops between him and Yuuri is so organic and unforced. Perfect. Amazing. I’m at a loss for words. Read it and fall in love. You won’t be left wanting. 

It wasn’t her

@starswirlblitz requested this baby: Ok so it’s kinda angsty and I don’t know if you’d feel comfortable doing it but Would you be able to do a request where the reader is sam and deans little sister (Mary’s daughter too) and sort of based off last night episode where she is taken along with Sam when the British lady comes and takes them. And like when both of them are in the torture room, sammy is all protective of his little sis despite them being tied up? And both kinda have to bear to watch each other get hurt. Nothing graphic at all.

A/N: It’s angsty & I’m not sorry for it. Sam’s point of view is labeled, otherwise it’s the readers. I’m posting this then editing it. I just needed to get this out because I wanted to see the pain it was going to inflict.

It wasn’t her masterlist

Sam x Sister!Reader

Originally posted by charlie-bradcherry

You let out a groan and tried to open your eyes; everything hurt, especially your head. You tried to move your hand up to your head, only to realize that your hands were tied behind your back. You forced your eyes open and saw Sam sitting across from you, also tied up.

“Ah, look who’s finally woken up.” A British voice said.

You attempted to turn your head which resulted in you letting out a wince from the pain shooting from your head.

“Sorry about that love, I hit you a tad too hard but I couldn’t have you helping your brother.” She said to you while walking in circles around you and Sam.

“You okay Y/N?” Sam asked you quietly.

Deciding to speak instead of causing more pain you replied, “Yeah Sammy, you? Wait, why are you wet?”

“He’s alright, just a bit of a wound on his leg but it’s been all patched up. He was just about to tell me what I wanted to know, weren’t you Sam?” The woman interrupted.

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I’ve always loved rpg videogames, that’s been always my favourite gaming genre, but up until a few months ago, I had never played any pen and paper rpg. The concept of a tabletop rpg was something I didn’t fully understand,I had always loved their art, but I didn’t see how that kind of game could work without all the stuff that videogames process for the players, you know, all the graphics, the behind the scenes number-crunching, all the boiled down stuff so that players could easily get into the game without complications. Truth is I had never actually looked into it, but a few months ago, I stumbled upon Geek&Sundry’s “Titansgrave”, and after watching a bit of it, I was really hooked. And my mind was completely blown away after I found out about Critical Role. Naturally, I wanted to play right away, but getting my friends into it was not going to be easy. Just like me before watching dozens of Critical Role episodes, they didn’t have a notion of what tabletop RPGs were or how they worked at all, even worse, they weren’t too open minded and came from years of being minmaxers on MMOs and thinking the lore aspect of the game was just filler stuff that served no purpose at all.

I wanted to play D&D, but I thought that to get them interested, or at least to reduce the resistance so to speak, I’d have to do something about a few aspects of the game, one of them being the character sheets. To a new player, used only to videogames, regular character sheets look like kind of a turn off. They look complicated and boring to the uninitiated eye. So after studying 5e rules, and watching a ton of games, I decided I would come up with individual character sheets for them. After I helped them create their characters, I designed sheets for each of them with the idea of making them more friendly to a regular gamer’s eye, trying to make things look like a videogame’s UI as much as possible, to the point of designing skill and abilities icons and including them, along with as much graphic sh*t as I could include. I wanted them to have all the information they needed in their sheets, to make gameplay smoother and to avoid going through notes or rulebooks as much as possible. Of course this meant that these sheets are only useful for specifically these characters, and only for a partciular lvl, every time they lvl up I have to adapt the sheets.

So here are Grond’s lvl 1 sheets, have in mind these are homebrew as hell, and there is stuff that is only relevant for our game, definitely not a thing for general use. There are still a lot of things that are messy here and that were improved in posterior versions of the sheets (these are only the 1.0 version after all) but I thought I’d share anyway. I may upload the original editable files afterwards if anyone is interested so they can adapt this to their own characters.

It was definitely a  ton of work and while I don’t attribute the success of my friends conversion to D&D to the sheets, the game is f*cking awesome in it’s own right afterall,they really helped. Now my friends are really into D&D, and I can finally play God with them and destroy them. Kidding. Or not.  

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Sheith Week Unlimited: Day Four - Orbit

Inspiration from the amazing song below. Shiro and Keith orbit around each other, never feeling complete or entirely in control when they’re apart. 

“Your friend desperately wants to see you.”

Open my eyes
Your burning light

There’s something in the air tonight
I feel it in my bones it’s over
Written in the stars the darkness comes to light
I walk along to feel alive
Its colder when we go into the fire
Come a little closer hold me through the night

Pull me out of the water
Give me all the air I need

Heaven help me
Heaven save me from myself
I’ve been losing my religion
Headed for collision without you

“Heaven Help Me” RAIGN

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MOON. COSMIC. POWER.

I hear the theme song every time I look at this painting haha. This is my contribution to Nico’s awesome SailorMoon themed art show! 

Basically, this weekend. Aug 16th in Los Angeles at Meltdown Comic’s Nerdist showroom, come by to see MEATBALL HEAD, a 100+ artists’s take on the most famous magical girl of our generation! The show features so many of my favourite artists/collegemates! I’m really sad that I can’t be there in person, but please stop by if you’re in the area! It’s sure to be a blast! 

For more information, read his post below!

nicocolaleo:

About 2 years ago when I first started planning art show curating, one theme in particular was at the top of my list. And now it’s finally happening!!

MELTDOWN COMICS & NERDIST SHOWROOM PRESENT

MEATBALL HEAD: An Art Gallery Celebrating Over 20 Years of Sailor Moon

For Love and Justice!Meatball Headis an artistic celebration of the beloved Japanese phenomenon Sailor Moon, brought to you byover 100 talented artistsfrom around the industry. Curated by Nico Colaleo!

After fighting evil by moonlight, you are coordially welcomed to join us for the opening receptionat Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics (7522  Sunset  Blvd, Los Angeles) from 7pm-11pm, Saturday, August 16th 2014! Enjoy free beer and wine, along with Sailor Moon-themed entertainment, decor, surprises, and photo-ready backdrops. Start planning now, because in the name of the Moon, you’re not going to want to miss this fantastic evening!

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Preference #12 - Wanting Attention From You

Request: Hey so I super-duper loved your fic where the reader wanted to snuggle but Sam needed to research (the name is escaping me, sorry). Could you do one where Sam is the one wanting cuddles/sex/attention from the reader? Love your stuff btw

A/N: hope you didn’t mind that I turned this into a preference, anon! Also, light smut warning x

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Dean:

Over the years, Dean has gained enough experience in flirting to, combined with his other worldly good looks, make a woman’s clothes drop with a mere wink. Naturally, this means that Dean has been excellent with pick up lines for a long time. He can think on his feet with them like no other person he’s ever known can - whether this is an achievement or not is something Dean wouldn’t know even if he did stop to think about it. This comes in handy when he wants attention from you, especially that of a physical nature. He’ll approach you at your desk, ask if the two of you can spend some time together, and you’ll answer that you have to do this research. “You can always do me instead…” he’ll offer in a low voice. To complement his statement, he’ll pull you up from your chair so you’re standing and wrap his arms around you from behind, kissing and sucking your neck or letting his finger wander down to your crotch and explore a little, over your jeans. You’ll sigh, and inform him that this really needs to be done, now. In response, Dean will point out that he really needs to be done, now, too. You’ll giggle at his clever use of words but soon come to a sudden stop as Dean will gently rub his hardened bulge against your ass. “Fine” you’ll relent, having known all along you wouldn’t be able to resist, no matter how hard you could try. Every time, Dean can tell that you’re a lot more excited than you sound. As soon as Dean opens his mouth in these moments, you know your research can wait after all…

Sam:

Sam likes to think he’s more subtle than he is when it comes to snatching your attention. Sam is a strong, independent person, so you still find it surprising that he wants you to be focused on him quite often. Sam doesn’t dive in at the deep end with this; rather, he builds things up slowly. Instead of using more obvious methods, Sam will subtly make comments that he knows will get you going. At first, they are relatively tame. However, that never seems to last throughout the entirety of Sam’s missions to get you to pay attention to him. The first thing he’ll say is usually something like “you shouldn’t bite your lip like that. It makes me want to do it for myself.” He’ll accompany his statement with a brush of his skin against yours or a smirk that makes you want to wipe any smug facial expression off his face… and not in a violent way. Sam’s remarks will get more and more graphic as the two of you go along, each one making you blush more, and fuelling your fantasies more. He’s all too aware of the fact that it’s only a matter of time before you won’t be able to resist him. Meanwhile, you’re usually trying your very hardest to keep your mind on the case, failing 9 times out of 10. All you can think about is what you and Sam could be doing instead of scouring shifty lore websites… When you finally find something, you’ll talk to Sam about it, and get no reaction from him. “Sorry” he’ll tell you after you try and get his attention. “I just couldn’t think about anything but taking you right here on this table…” he admits. The worst part is, he then goes back to normal conversation, while you squirm in your seat, feeling his words in all the right places. Sam knows his work is done when you snap at him, ordering him to “shut up and get on with it”. He knows exactly what you mean…

Cas:

Castiel is considerably better than he was when he first appeared on Earth. Nevertheless, he still has a long way to go with subtlety. Due to the fact that Cas doesn’t sleep, it becomes very easy for night time to become tedious for him, especially as you’ve always valued your beauty sleep highly. Your four hours is something you try your hardest to achieve every night. You aren’t troubled to an extent even near Sam and Dean, but, that doesn’t change the fact that sleep is more important to you than it is to the next person. Castiel, however, has absolutely no regard for this. When he was human, he slept… not that he gains pleasure from dwelling on that period of his life too much. Therefore, you often receive a gentle prod in the back or something of the sort in the late hours of the night or the early hours of the morning. Ordinarily, this is around about when you are just about to drift off to a not so peaceful sleep. Part of you is glad that Cas prevents you from resting, because of the frequent nightmares that haunt your state of slumber, but that usually comes later. In the moment, you’re a nothing if not a little bit annoyed. If your voice has enough strength to snap at him, you do, putting on the most effective irritated face you can muster. This does not deter him, though. More like, it spurs him on. “You’re extremely cute when you’re angry, y/n” he’ll admit to you casually. Whether he does this because he’s not good at concealing or because he’s being tactical, you will never know. “You think?” you’ll ask, half of you humouring him and the other half feeling slightly flustered. “Yes, I do.” You know what Cas is up to by now, and you definitely aren’t complaining. What’s another half hour of staying up, anyway? “Prove it” you grin, and Cas sets off.

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A timeline of the colored phase 4 pictures + notable news quotes

Happy end of 2015! This was a pretty big year for the Gorillaz fandom with almost an entire year centered around building anticipation for the 2016 album. Along with 23 new colored pictures, or “microscopic details of much larger artworks,” we can also expect more narrative (on and off album, presumably) and new singing voices for Noodle, Murdoc and Russel.

Additionally, there were many other significant “firsts” this year beginning with finally getting a good glimpse of Murdoc’s forehead. confusion over whether new uploads on Jamie’s instagram were phase 4 pictures or not and concluding with 2D being depicted with red eyes. It also brought angst, such as the loooong stretch of time (from February to September) where we were left wondering wtf happened to 2D and some fans thought he was dead. And there are still so many questions. Was Murdoc laying in a coffin or a piano? Will we ever know if that picture from November 7th is actually a Gorillaz picture (there was enough debate, so I included it but left it out of the final tally)? What’s going on with 2D in those pictures? Will Russel’s picture count ever catch up to Murdoc’s or Noodle’s? Will January be the month we get some audio teasers from the new album?

One thing we can count on is the 2016 is going to be THE year. The year of new music, the interviews, music videos and all the promo that come along with it; the year that the saga continues.

*Note: this post didn’t include uncolored sketches in the tally or graphic. They, along with the rest of the pictures can be viewed @hewll on instragram

anonymous asked:

what was so great about 2012 rps?

what was so great about roleplaying back in 2011/2012/2013? hm lets take a journey down shitville aka the rp community over the years (not under read more bc this shit is very imp haha so)

well firstly people only did it or fun. no one cared how pretty graphics were or how popular the admin was really all we did was join rps because we were bored. yes. that’s why. we just wanted to have fun and honestly just to play our favorite celebrities how we wanted to. talk blogs were basically a myth back then and when one or two would pop up, they would leave i like an hour tops. literally.

also back then the rph community was so fucking helpful literally we were so resourceful and we all got along. wanna know something funny. people used to be to post ooc posts and rn we all kinda need to go back like how we used to? being helpful and having fun?  not seeing who could expose someone faster than the other or who is the rp of this or rp of that. we just need to remind ourselves that rp is just to have fun and not be in touch with reality for a bit?

why am i blowing this out of porportion, you may ask? bc its rlly fckn sad to see more plotless/appless rps in the tag than bio and oc ones. literally whenever someone sees n app on an rp, im p sure they click out so quick its unbelievable.

this rp here has been going around since 2k12 and idk abt u but thats a really long long time especially now a days since rps last like what, three days? but i bet you half of you wouldn’t even look at the page before exiting because there aren’t 6 textures and 8 psds on it like honestly its not all about the graphics or how attractive the main looks its about the fucking quality of the writing an plot. thats what rp is about.

holys hit theres so muych to say but so little time…. everything was so different in the sense that judgement of others on such a place that should be encouraging and welcomging didnt exist and rps were cometitive w apps that were easy to fill out not some fcking novel to have to read, paras were thought out in apps and you’d find them eveyerwhere onthe dash and even if te paras were short they meant something and they added to the devleopment of the chara like it didnt even have to be dramatic af it would just all tie in perfeclt yand make sense in the end and gifs weren’t the size of my thumbnail they were huge and no one cared themed were crazy lookin and ppl never felt the odd need to make a whole other blog to hurt ppls feelings ssaying their graphics werent up to par rphs actually helped…. literllaly they did stuff for ppl and it wasnt much of a chore bc ppl didnt ask for stupid things like hey makeovr my entire rp and practiclaly run it for me

ttashabartons was used or whatever th ename was and it made everythig so cute and inviting and the monochromatic themes wrere cute and ppl ACTUALLY WENT ALONG WITH CHEMISTRY LIK EIT WASNST SOME BULLSHIT oh ehey she’ll fall in love w anyone but secrelty she’ll only go after the harry like no whatever happened happened and if there even was a case where a certain ship was wanted well theyd make a ship rp and not bother ppl and im so emo rn

everything was easier dude like you could have an rp and the graphics wouldn’t matter and people didn’t care about the size of your gifs or if your text is small they only cared about whether or not your writing was good and if your plot was amazing. There was no stupid drama and people didn’t steal rps. every fc got replied to and the dash would always move there would never be a time where you wouldn’t see 100+ by the home button and when you did it was because it was 6am and people were still on the dash. People were dedicated and there was no bias. Filling out an app was actually fun and exhilarating. people weren’t so uptight about activity because if you were gone they all knew you would come back. Rps were like family instead of a competition and it wasn’t a burden to log on. You could join 10 rps and be active in all of them. It wasn’t about the fame or the anons it was about connecting with a group of people and growing w them as a whole

this might sounds repetitive because i had some friends help me but really i think its time for the community to grow the FUCK up if they really want to have fun roleplaying and not ruin it for other ppl who take interest into it. if you have a problem with anything i just said or think i overreacted its not that hard to hit the fucking unfollow button bc ur probably one of the idiots who’s ruining this community. pce

Who can be Going Sane with this?

Suicide Squad Vol 2: Going Sane - Review

You know how I was impressed with The Black Vault? I’m not going to lie, I was pretty impressed by Going Sane too. I had always underestimated how good this bunch of characters could be, but no more. Sign me up to a be a fanboy of this team, even if they are villains.

So this graphic novel continues the story from The Black Vault, where everyone bar Captain Boomerang has made it back, barely, along with that item, you know, the one with the maniacal kryptonian general in it. You know Amanda Waller only wants one thing and that is to control Zod. Could you genuinely imagine though, General Zod, as a member of the Suicide Squad. They might almost stand a chance against the Justice League. Further on in the novel, there’s a strange change that comes about the team’s base where everyone begins to act on their base desires, and somehow Harley Quinn becomes sane. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not her biggest fan, but in this novel, I was totally rooting for her.

I thought the story flowed quite well, and continued from the The Black Vault well too. I mean, if anything was lacking it was the presence of Captain Boomerang, but those of you that read it, know that I was easily pleased again. 

The artwork again was just so on point, and I love the portrayal of General Zod. Like, he’s just one of my favourite villains, and it’s in the comics that he appears the most badass. I wonder if his Supergirl portrayal will do him justice? I literally cannot wait to read more of these!

Favourite Panel:

I think sometimes we forget that Amanda Waller runs the Suicide Squad for a reason.

You’ll like this if:

1) You like Dr Harleen Quinzel more than Harley Quinn

2) You like badass artwork

3) You like when good characters are forced to go bad

My overall rating:

★★★★★★★★☆☆