you two make my life tbh :')

anonymous asked:

how do you draw tears?

Hi, Anon! I’ll do my best to walk you through my thought process. 

(This post got kinda long, so if you’re not up for reading, here are kawacy’s process breakdown and JaneMere’s Water Drops Tutorial o/)

Tears as seen in real life are…pretty uninteresting, tbh so to make them look more feel-inducing than reality, it helps to exaggerate, especially when it comes to size and contrast

Here are some things I consider when sketching:

I like to keep it to two trickles per eye flowing from the corners to, but by no means is that a rule. To give tears a sense of weight, I draw them as thin streams that gather into large droplets depending on where gravity is taking them. 

You might want to push the size even further so that they’re more visible at a distance. Context and mood is also an important thing to consider; as a general guideline, thinner lines imply delicacy while gushing waterfalls are usually more comical. Feel free to let anime/cartoons/comics (etc etc) be your guide, since they can go really heavy on the exaggeration for a wider range of expression. Have some Mako Mankanshoku tears from Kill la Kill as an example!

Awww :’D
I mean
Awww D’: 

Anyways, once I have my sketch down, I go ahead and block them out. I’m using a white tinted with blue for color contrast from the warm colors of the skin, but it doesn’t matter that much if you lower the opacity as much as I have. In any case, I don’t want to use my whitest white yet since I’m saving that for shiny highlights.

I then duplicate my block-in, darken the layer, then erase from inside the shapes I made. This is my “line art” of sorts.

Time to shade! Since tears are essentially water, I treat them like gemstones/translucent objects. Similar to shiny materials like metal, there’s a high-contrast transition between light and shadow in both edges and value, but with transparent objects, light passes through them, bounces around, and “gathers” on the side opposite of the surface that’s receiving the light, like so: 

Not the most amazing rendering in the world, but I hope it gets my point across x’D

Moving on!

To compensate the loss of detail from zooming out, I use black to amp up the contrast (doubly important since I’m using a pale-skinned person in my example). If that’s too harsh for you, feel free to play around with colors and opacity. (Again with the whole emotional context thing. Adapt to the situation!) You can even use a soft brush or put the shading through a blur filter, but I usually choose to keep the edges hard because again, contrast.

Now for the fun part: highlights! Shine bright like a diamond : DDD

Amping up the contrast some more by breaking out the whites! I suppose you could stop here, but this still isn’t shiny enough for me yet, >:3c

I go over the edges of the tears with white to punctuate how ridiculously shiny they are. I also like to throw in some bright reds/oranges reflecting off the droplets to imply healthy, glowing skin as well as a dash of a cooler color for general environmental lighting. I also added some cast shadows to the tears. Not terribly dark, since light passes through the tears as opposed to being blocked out.

Again, while I am basing my decisions off real-life principles, a lot of these choices are highly stylistic. Whether you’re drawing small, have time constraints or you’re just plain lazy, you can always pick and choose! This is just my current approach, so while you’re free to try out my workflow if you literally have no idea what you’re doing, I do encourage you to experiment to see what appeals you personally.

Hope this helps! Honestly, I’m quite flattered that anyone would ask me how I draw things :’D
If anyone does end up using this guide, poke me and show me what you’ve come up with; I’d love to see :D

alexiablackbriar13  asked:

Could I please please request a sketch of Oliver and Felicity with a husky puppy? Your sketches with characters with puppies give me life tbh they are my motivation lol. Puppies always make everything better and happier.

i hear you, i do, but did you consider; two puppies


BS:  I think Max ends up with Liesel. I don’t think it happens right away, but as they grow up, I think he’s the only person that she’s got and she’s the only person that he’s got. Having gone through what the two of them went through, there’s a bond that’s unparalleled. It would be futile to look to establish something beyond t h a t between two human beings.

for dills

anonymous asked:

Hey girl love the blog, question about bio and Chem . What are your revision techniques for both. How do you get the A grades ? How do you revise them?

Hello and thank you very much! Here are a few tips (tbh they’re pretty inter-changeable between the two subjects so feel free to use any tip for any subject):


  • watch youtube videos- there are a lot out there but specifically I’d recommend bozeman science (his videos have seriously saved my life)
  • make summary posters- use lots of colour, diagrams and key words to make little posters to summarise key ideas/topics
  • flashcards- these are great for learning definitions to key terms, or for steps in a process
  • diagrams- it can be really helpful to draw out key diagrams and label them (try not to use your notes if possible and then check if you’re right once you’re finished)
  • test yourself- there are a lot of great websites and apps for biology (quizlet is great) so have a google and see if you can find any online quizzes (past papers are also awesome!!)


  • learn equations!! make flashcards, stick post-its around your room, basically do anything to learn necessary equations!
  • watch youtube videos for theory and calculations- there are a lot of great step-by-step video tutorials (as well as theory) for calculations in chemistry so check them out!
  • practice- do as many questions and past papers as possible to really get a feel for how questions are structured and what you need to put in order to get marks
  • posters- make posters to summarise different reactions and processes (use colours to make different reactants/conditions/etc really clear)

I hope this helps :)

a love letter to brown eyes | shawn mendes


requested by anonymous

word count: 1,539

author’s note: bet y’all weren’t expecting this on a monday, huh? i hope this is okay, anon! I’m sorry it’s pretty much all dialogue.

Your name: submit What is this?

There were not many secrets between you and Shawn. He knew about the time you threw up in front of your entire second-grade class during a field trip, you found out about all the drama with his friends from school, and you had shared - in length - the most awkward highlights of your terrible first kiss behind the bleachers in middle school.

And somehow, even after all the confessions and conversations a two-year relationship entailed, you were still discovering new sides to the floppy-haired boy that first shyly approached you at a mutual friend’s party two years ago.

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OH MY STARS WHERE DO I BEGIN  ??      wanda’s face in the banner is quite literally my face rn  !! i started this blog two years & nearly three months ago.    i was 17 years old & a junior in high school.      flash forward & i’m now 19 & studying at university.     but all throughout,    this blog survived the highs & lows of being an upperclassman,    the college applications,      & freshman year.     never in my wildest dreams would i have dared to hope that so many people would not only be interested in my portrayal,      but stick around long enough for me to reach this milestone  !!     this one goes to all the amazing people i’ve met along the way.     the ones who challenged me to be a better writer.     the ones who watched me grow in my personal life.     the ones whom i have an unconditional love for.      thank you for these past two years !!     i cannot put into words just how grateful i am to have you in my life.

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I’m a little MIA due to real life kicking my butt- but just a week or two ago I hit 2,000 followers, and so wanted to put together a little something as thanks to all of you for making my experience in the ML Fandom absolutely amazing! As some of you may have read, I honestly never used tumblr much at all before last month, so I’m very touched by everyone’s support to have come this far in such a short period of time! Thank you guys, and stay miraculous!! (♡´౪`♡)//////

More young!Agrestes: [x] [x] [x] [x]

reddie, set, go ☆

so i went ahead and made a reddie playlist with songs i felt fit them pretty well. i’m not super experienced with making playlists for ships or characters (this is actually my first one and it’s.. a mish mash tbh) but i hope you guys enjoy it!! ♥

i walk the line johnny cash / always - p!atd / honeybee - steam powered giraffe / what you know - two door cinema club / cold cold man - saint motel / youth - troye sivan / anything for you - ludo / by & by - brett dennen / heart of life - john mayer / you & i - anarbor / painting greys - emmit fenn / i will follow you into the dark - death cab for cutie 

i swear one of the most annoying gender stereotypes that TV loves to rely on year after year is that any woman who makes suggestions or gives advice to their husbands/boyfriends is just a bitchy annoying nagging spoilsport.


and that stereotype CONSTANTLY spills over into everyday life. my own mother told me i was being too much of a nag when i told her i’d had to remind my boyfriend to make a dentist appointment. he hadn’t been to the dentist in two years but no the problem was that me reminding him to make his appointment meant i was being too nagging.

and tbh it’s even more egregious because women in media are constantly portrayed as the mature, responsible, serious ones as opposed to the irresponsible man-children (again, looking at you, modern family) (which in turn sends messages to both girls and boys that they’re “supposed” to fill those respective roles) but then when women act in a responsible, mature manner (i.e. reminding someone to go to the dentist), they’re insulted and told they’re nagging.


listen – leslie is my heart and soul. he’s been my child for so many years and is so very, very important to me. just knowing that even one person may feel the same is overwhelming in ?? the best way ?? just. I’m really emotional rn and I’m gonna keep this part short so I can write some sappy crap about a few very important people below. 

@fateddivine​. my cheese. my best friend. my sister !! I love you and I know we don’t write often anymore ( lmao all my fault tbh ) but you’re my sharktatorchip always okay ?? you are so strong and so brave and so talented and honestly I’m just really lucky to have you in my life and I can’t wait to see you next spring. also, you’re the one who let me use your email two years ago to make leslie’s blog for the very first time when I was too lazy to make a new one and just … LMAO literally without you there’d be no les ( or me ) so. I just love you sm.

@loveruined​. sobs. I still can’t believe we’ve technically known each other for a long ass time yet we didn’t get close until a year or two ago – if I would’ve known the amazing friend I’d have then I’d of wiggled my way into your life sooner tbh. you are one of mine and leslie’s biggest cheerleaders and you’ve always loved him as if he were your own and I can’t tell you how much that means to me. I look up to you so much and I’m so thankful to have met you and one day I really hope we end up on the same corner of the earth again but like a tad bit closer so that we can discuss uni vs college and make poop jokes in person. also jane is both my child and my mom and jamie loves her sm despite acting like a total ass. 

@strangewebs. okay, but – you are LITERALLY the reason leslie exists. if it wasn’t for you talking me into bringing him to this hellsite, he might still be just a brain child I only semi-write on paper when the inspo strikes. and can we just talk about ?? how fucking sweet and creative and talented and amazing you are ?? like I don’t think you understand how much I adore you and I feel so honored every day that you’re my friend. you’ve supported me in every direction I’ve tried to take les ( lmao so many ) and you always give me honest feedback and you’re just super duper important to me and I’d fight the world for u.

@alleyspat​. mY BRO. holy heck I’m pretty sure we’re just family at this point. we’ve both been through so much since meeting each other and gone through some major changes and I’m just so glad I have you there beside me. you’ve supported me in real life woes as well as writing woes and your talent and dedication to your muses never ceases to astound me. you’re a role model and every time I see your face on my dash or feed it makes me so darn happy. you just ?? you deserve the world. don’t let anyone ever tell you any different. 

@serialclown​. carling, do you have any idea how much I adore you ?? you are just … so fucking talented and so fucking resilient and so fucking soft and kind and I’m just really honored that we’re as close as we are. you and cutter mean so much to leslie and I both and you’re both a huge part of why this blog is still even here, including the literal reason I brought les back in the first place. you have amazing taste in muses and no matter what your brain tells you, you are one of the most brilliant writers I know. keep your chin up, okay ??

list of more ppl I adore under the cut !! 

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hey t! it’s Erica!! just dropping in to say hi & that im so excited to see you at the reputation tour, i still can’t stop talking about the 1989 tour and that was TWO YEARS AGO. I MISS YOU SO MUCH. we need to hang and talk about life & cats. I love you to the moon & back and I hope you’re having the best day, thank you for making me and so many of my friends happy @taylorswift


Hannigram Mardi Gras

Subtitled: Oh-my-god-why-am-I-such-a-masochist!??

Having (mis)spent my youth reading Anne Rice I loved @lecteronthelam ‘s idea of a mardi gras event about Will’s Louisiana roots, and knew pretty much immediately that I wanted to draw Will blowing powdered sugar from beignets on Hannibal (possibly in revenge for putting Will in a sailor costume…). I had a mission, a sugary mission, and I wasn’t gonna let practicalities stop me!

You know, little details like:

-I have been experimenting with digital “gouache” effects for a while. None of the result were salvageable.

-I had never made a gif in my life

-making a gif required using photoshop. The last time I used photoshop regularly I was making icons on livejournal before the strikethrough.

So, all things considered, it’s a miracle that this thing only ate two days of my life. I’m still not super happy with it, especially the gif, but at this point I’m ecstatic to be done with it, tbh. And I think I finally figured out the gouache thing 😂😂😂

Happy Mardi Gras everybody!

hookahpop  asked:

what is it with you and rare pairs, your dragging me in too :P

lol Tbh I have no idea. I just seem to naturally gravitate to under-appreciated ships and characters. I mean–

Originally posted by maridoodles

Originally posted by teen-titanz

Originally posted by skittering-roach

Originally posted by avenoire

Originally posted by staticshockyoursystem

–it only makes sense that these two, with their canon history, would find their way into my heart with all the feels:

I am complete and total rare character and rare ship trash. lol

It’s Monday……and I started off this morning completely and totally fed up with myself. I am up 10lbs in two weeks (and whether you wanna say it’s part gain and part bloat it’s still 10 lbs). I am annoyed at myself for letting myself just eat whatever. And it’s not even whatever (as I don’t have the funds to go out to eat–thank god for that one tbh), it’s I let my portion controls go. A little handful of this here, a little scoop of that there.

Ugh! Like Michelle you are so better then this life. Just because I track ½ a day and say “whatevs” for the rest of it does not make for a healthy lifestyle.

I need to figure out what my problem is, and why I keep letting myself down. I obviously know how to work my program, I have the tools to do it. Why am I being so lazy about it.

Okay, so here is the deal…..This is no longer about October goals this is about 28 days! I have 28 days till I fly over to see @hrstories1234 for a week. 28 days to stay on track. 28 days to make myself feel better because I am eating better.

I have the steps and water intake down pat….it’s time to get back to basics.

So, here are some guidelines and plans for myself starting today:

  1. Doing the dishes when I get home (seems silly, but my lack of washing dishes makes me grab for whatever to eat so I don’t have to cook and make more dirty dishes)
  2. Clean out/organize the fridge pantry
  3. Track/Pack lunch for tomorrow (and this will go on every day for the next 28 days)
  4. No eating after 10:00pm unless it is fruit
  5. No going over 10 smart pints for breakfast
  6. Exercise when you can, but if you don’t–don’t beat yourself up over it. (I think part to me trying to still get my groove of exercising like I used to has made me feel bad, and then I eat crappy because I am like well you are not who you used to be).
  7. Make dinner plans for this week, and pre track the dinner the night before.

*A side note for five……I never realized how much I used to walk out the door and go for a nice walk at the end of the day. And now I can’t really do that anymore since I don’t have a neighborhood, and it’s not safe to do that in the dark on the streets. It’s one of the reasons I think it has really messed up my exercise habits. It’s a lousy excuse, but it’s a realization for me.

So, this is going to be my life for the next 28 days. I am determined to see a loss come next Monday.

Also, let this be known that no matter what gain or loss I have in life I will forever know that I am a good looking women. I don’t look at myself and think oh I look horrible…ABSOLUTELY NOT! I just feel run down from the food I have been having. So basically my problem is my insides need to match my outside.

anonymous asked:

Can you make scenario for daniel like in snl? Daniel being so cool there hahaha

this is actually such a good idea!! so ive seen a lot of snl ones and its meant to be funny so im gonna base it off daniel laughing at everything like what they discussed in the pre video. omg but idk how to end it like break up or accept (i think i’ll do accept ahaha) so just a heads up everyone this will be different to yo classic bullet point scenario. pls watch some SNL 3 minute boyfriend videos to see what they’re like 

edit after i wrote half this scenario: IM SO SORRY LMAO I DIDNTR REALISE THAT MINHYUN AND DANIEL DID A SKIT OF TO THE BEAUTIFUL YOU AND I KIND OF JUST MADE UP MY OWN 3 MINUTE BOYFRIEND ONE….I HOPE THATS OKAY and I WATCHED THEIR PARODY AHHAHA THE BEST im also going to write a to the beautiful you parody version of what where daniel gets together with the girl aka YOU 


  • lets say you’ve been pretty sad recently 
  • your friend has moved schools this year 
  • and so you dont really have many friends
  • you’re really shy and a lil stiff and awkward 
  • and the one thing you suck at is being funny so no one really wants to hang out with you or interact with you :( 
  • whenever you try to tell a joke, no one gets it or they give u the wtf look
  • basically no one has laughed at anything u say :( 
  • so you’re walking home one day at night after academy class 
  • and u see a stall and its like: find your perfect boyfriend to cheer you up!! 
  • and you are like wow this is interesting and u look at all the types and there are so many 
  • from handsome foreign student to gag man to capture in my heart 
  • and there is one that sticks out to u and u literally feel ur heart rate go up ??
  • there is a pic of a boy who mind u is very attractive with the most beautiful and eye smile 
  • and the caption for it was: “your ray of sunshine”
  • and since you’ve been down lately you thought this is what i need !!
  • so u buy it and follow the instructions to create it :)) 
  • the next day you leave your home and u pause bc you see the most gorgeous built guy, with a sweet smile smiling right at YOU 
  • you shyly walk up to him feeling ur cheeks go red and hes just smiling at u non stop 
  • “hello y/n im daniel” he says as he smiles at u patting ur head 
  • “hello daniel” you squeak quietly lmao 
  • you guys walk to school together and he offers to carry ur backpack :)) 
  • and although u guys walk in silence frmo the corner of your eye you can see him still smiling happily and just appreciating life and being positive about everything 
  • he would make comments here and there and they were all so positive and he was just so bRIGHT how can someone be so bright??
  • and u think : yup this is what i need he is a ray of sunshine and this will help me change my mindset :)) 
  • well u two get to school and hes still smiling and its the cutest thing ever 
  • its math class and daniel is sitting next to you 
  • and he’s so good looking and smiling and tbh you guys spend half of maths class just staring at each other and you’re blushing furiously and he’s lowkey playing with you hair
  • and then suddenly your teacher is like: y/n what is 38 + 10 
  • and you obviously dont catch the question at all 
  • so u r like: uhh 10 ?
  • and your classmates are all like wtf is wrong with her 
  • and ur teacher sighs and is like: y/n when will you ever -? 
  • and all of a sudden theres this burst of laughter 
  • …and its coming from daniel 
  • he starts laughing so hard and uncontrollably that tears start falling lmao 
  • you: umm daniel are u ok?? it wasn’t that funny??
  • dan: yes it was !! why are you so funny y/n??
  • and anyways that commotion is over 
  • but daniel is just laughing in his sleeve for the whole day 
  • and when school ends hes still laughing about it 
  • at first u kinda get annoyed at him….and find it a bit embarrassing
  • and whenever he walks past someone he would  tell the story
  • dan to random stranger: OMG DID U KNOW y/n said that 38 + 10 = 10 aaaHAHHAHA
  • and even though he’s smiling and laughing so much about it 
  • and yeah you just give up bc his cuteness wins over you and you think that there isn’t anything to be embarrassed about 
  • and him smiling and luaghing so much gives you this rush of joy 
  • and eventually you start laughing as well and you two are just smiling together how cute 
  • and you’re glad that he can keep you company and bring some more happiness into your life 

omg that was the most anticlimatic ending …. im so sorry everyone forgive me anyways i will try to write a parody of to the beautiful with you with daniel similar to the snl skit which you can watch here  (there are 3 parts btw) 

Originally posted by kngdaniel

“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave. A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master…”  ― Elizabeth Gilbert

rewatching redux and i came to the conclusion that mr. reynolds suspects that lex is clark’s sugar daddy.  i am cackling over this realization.

but, like, given that reynolds is new to smallville, he doesn’t know the history involving those two.  all he knows is:

  • clark is late
  • clark arrives in lex’s porsche
  • lex takes responsibility for clark being late
  • lex is super protective of clark
  • lex attempts to use his considerable monetary resources to make life easier for clark

and tbh if that’s all you know, it’s a reasonable conclusion to come to, and it explains why reynolds held that intervention earlier in the episode

MY FIRST REQUEST! Thank you so much for requesting, @i-am-a-mysticmesschild! I hope they do not disappoint, and I had a ton of fun writing these. ^^ (I included Jaehee because why not.)


  • the first time it happened, he was caught off guard
  • he had gotten passed over for a role he really wanted
  • you had tried everything - endless compliments, cooking for him, buying him goldfish shaped bread
  • he appreciated it all but he was still sad
  • then you got this idea
  • suddenly he hears “Are you a man, are you a manly man?”
  • and then he was laughing why are you so cute??
  • now you do it every time he’s sad and it never fails


  • you got into this habit early on
  • he’d been doing so well in school but he got a bad grade so he was upset
  • so you snuck up behind him with your squeaky voice, hugging him from behind
  • “Are you a man, are you a manly man?”
  • he jumped but didn’t hesitate
  • “I am a manly man!!” yoosung you precious boy
  • he notices you do it every time now
  • he even fakes being sad once or twice bc he loves it so much you can always tell but you do it anyway


  • every once in awhile she’ll get sad and wonder if she made the right decision in taking the risk to follow her dreams
  • your regular words of encouragement weren’t helping as much as  usual
  • and you kind of panic
  • so you blurt out “Are you a man, are you a manly man?” in a high pitched voice
  • and Jaehee just…
  • [insert confused emoji] “have you been talking to Saeyoung?”
  • “I’m sorry that’s just what I always did to cheer my brother up and it slipped out!” how does that just ‘slip out’ seriously
  • but…she’s smiling you love that smile
  • and she’s no longer sad but laughing, so now you do it for her all the time and nobody understands but that’s okay


  • one day, he came home upset about his father yet another celebrity gf jfc don’t you ever learn Mr. Han
  • when even Elizabeth the 3rd and your kisses weren’t cheering him up, you decided to get a bit creative
  • “Are you a man, are you a manly man?”
  • what
  • the question was amusing enough to him, but the voice is what really got to him
  • what did this come from, is it from one of those meme things?
  • at first you think it didn’t work but you look and he’s smirking
  • “Surely you haven’t forgotten just how manly I am”
  • “Perhaps I should remind you” welp sadness effectively forgotten
  • it now works every time


  • this boy is used to your crazy antics
  • sometimes you’re even crazier than him
  • so when he’s in mourning because one of his baby cars breaks down
  • and he hears your high pitched, squeaky voice say “Are you a man, are you a manly man?”
  • he isn’t even surprised but he is instantly amused
  • he loves how bright you always are
  • “I am a man, I am a manly man!” he doesn’t even miss a beat and his squeaky voice rivals your own
  • this becomes a habit whenever either one of you is sad tbh
  • and it always dissolves into a contest of who can make the most ridiculous voice and it always cheers you two up


  • this sweet cinnamon roll gets sad way more than you’d like
  • he deserves to be so happy
  • you just want to take care of him tbh but he tries to hide his sad moods bc he’s used to having to be the strong one
  • so one time you just…pull out your squeaky voice
  • “Are you a man, are you a manly man?” he was not expecting it
  • confused the first time
  • but then he gives you his warm laugh
  • “Thank you for reminding me of the joy I have in my life” he means you ofc, this boy is Too Pure™
  • now you do it every time you think he’s sad and he never gets sick of it


  • he’s so much better off than he used to be, but he still gets into his sad moods fairly frequently
  • it took a few times to find something that worked
  • he was as surprised as you were when your high pitched “Are you a man, are you a manly man?” got a laugh from him
  • “You are ridiculous.”
  • there was no conviction in his voice tbh
  • it becomes a habit and he pretends not to like it but it works every time so you know he’s lying
  • sometimes Saeyoung joins in
  • Saeran does not like that nearly as much
  • “…Idiot.”