jacqueline | 22 | may 1 | orlando

i could go for some tea right about now

 cats in my cup
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helpyoudraw:

Blue Reflected Light by toerning from DeviantArt

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reinaelsa:

iamladyloin:

nyooms:

i-want-cheese:

How to balance a checkbook

why is this on my dash. what the fuck im not 40 

Honestly you should start doing this when you start working.

You don’t have to be 40 to know valuable life skills tbh

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jisonshin:

SORRY FOR CLOGGING UP YOUR DASH

a few people has asked me how i did the shifting thing in this but i don’t think i was clear enough aaHHH but i hope this helps !! _(:з ゝ∠)_

also very sorry for my suckish  engrish and explainations

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elysiumsanscosplay:

Progress on my Terra Branford cape — still needs hemming and finishing, but the silk dyeing and painting are allll finished. So excited with how everything turned out. (♥ω♥*)

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OK to make a font out of your own writing

garama:

viria:

tomoe-chi:

nakadoo:

ilikedaisiesinthespringtime:

davestriderthetimetraveler:

kittenmogu:

chromehearts:

pelicaneggs:

go here

http://www.myscriptfont.com/

instead of printing it off just use this blank thing that way you dont have to scan it or anything

so fill that out by pasting it in any art program and whatnot

then save it and upload it to that site

and itll give you an option to download it

so do that and then install it BAM

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I JUST GOT THIS ON MY TABLET IT’S SO COOL OH MY GOD

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(Source: dallerus)

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notacentaur:

fascinatingwork:

How to turn a square in the … Cute bunny.

oh wow i want to do this right now

notacentaur:

fascinatingwork:

How to turn a square in the … Cute bunny.

oh wow i want to do this right now

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failmacaw:

THE NINE CHOIRS OF HEAVEN.  An info-graphic for my editorial class and god am I thankful it’s done.  Way too much went into this than what I had time for, but hey… I actually kind of like it?

Now excuse me, I must return to my fashion major lifestyle and go sew a coat u_u

EDIT:  Re-uploaded with easier viewing! 

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tycarterart:

Ty Carter Art-Thoughts on Color, Part 1 & 2; Design, Color and “Value” an Idea. 

Hey rajivnarayanan,

Thanks! Here are a few demos I’ve posted on workflow, color, values, composition, and story. To see the full text and details along with other tutorials/demos, visit tycarter.com  

Feel free to share with your friends or download for personal use! There are many ways to paint and these are my humble thoughts. I hope you enjoy!

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hungary-hippos:

amenpenis:

gaksdesigns:

Dip-Dyed Shoes

ARE YOU KIDDING IM MAKING THESE

Omg

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meanplastic:

the future is now

meanplastic:

the future is now

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aicosu:

yaphi1:

Hopefully this will be helpful.

INSTANT trick to make your stuff look super professional. 

aicosu:

yaphi1:

Hopefully this will be helpful.

INSTANT trick to make your stuff look super professional. 

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johndarnielle:

byhannahrosengren:

Plant These To Help Save Bees: 21 Bee-Friendly Plants. Learn more here!
Hannah Rosengren 2013

you could really plant these in any vacant lot if you didn’t get caught, the ones on this list I’m familiar with grow with little or no tending! Free the Bee!

johndarnielle:

byhannahrosengren:

Plant These To Help Save Bees: 21 Bee-Friendly Plants. Learn more here!

Hannah Rosengren 2013

you could really plant these in any vacant lot if you didn’t get caught, the ones on this list I’m familiar with grow with little or no tending! Free the Bee!

(Source: hannah-rosengren)

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very very important
so as to not confuse the audience
and cause a jarring disruption to viewing

isaia:

giancarlovolpe:

Hey kids!  If you’re a filmmaker, animator, or storyboard artist and you don’t know what screen direction is, you might want to read this.

For the record, there are always exceptions to the rule in filmmaking, which is why I pointed out 3 examples here.

I’ve also found that comic books tend to NOT take screen direction as seriously as film does, but I’m still on the fence if this is wise or not.  My favorite comics pay close attention to screen direction so as to not confuse the reader.

Good luck!

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! YES

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barbie's ass
FANCY MOTHERFUCKERS WANT SOME FUCKING COLORFUL FOOD?

fuckingrecipes:

WHAT THE FUCK, YOU DON’T HAVE ANY CHEMICAL DYES LAYING AROUND?

WELL FUCK OFF MATE, BECAUSE IF YOU EVER DREAMED OF HAVING PASTA THAT IS A SHADE OF NEON THAT WOULD MAKE EVEN MAGNETO WEEP, OR BREAD THAT IS BLACKER THAN SNAPE’S ROBES, YOU’VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE!

GRANTED, THESE THINGS ADD A TINY BIT OF FLAVOR TO YOUR FOOD, ESPECIALLY THE FRUIT VERSIONS. 

WARNING! NATURAL DYES TEND TO BE A BIT LESS INTENSE (SAD, I KNOW) THAN THEIR CHEMICALLY ENHANCED COUNTERPARTS. PASTELS ARE COMMON, BUT WITH EXPERIMENTATION, YOU CAN GET SOME BRIGHT MOTHERFUCKERS. 

FUCKING PINK - BEETS. BEET JUICE. ADD AS MANY TEASPOONS AS YOU NEED, AT ANY POINT IN THE BAKING PROCESS, AND THAT SHIT WILL TURN OUT LOOKING LIKE BARBIE’S ASS. 

RED OR SOME SHIT - RASPBERRY JUICE STAINS LIKE A MOTHERFUCKER, AND MASHING SOME OF THESE BERRIES, STRAINING OUT THE SEEDS AND SHOVING THAT SHIT INTO YOUR FOOD WILL MAKE IT A TAD BIT FRUITY, BUT ALSO GODDAMN BEAUTIFUL. 

YELLOW LIKE THE FALSE GODS - OPEN UP THE SPICE RACK, MY MAGNIFICENT PARTY PEOPLE! TUMERIC POWDER AND SAFFRON FLOWERS HAVE AN EYEBALL-KICKING COLOR. THESE SPICES ARE FLAVORFUL AS SHIT, SO YOUR BEST BET WOULD BE TO MIX THE POWDER WITH ONE OF THE LIQUIDS BEING ADDED TO THE RECIPE, AND REPLACE SOME OF YOUR NORMAL LIQUID WITH THE YELLOW-AS-FUCK LIQUID.

HOBBES ORANGE - CARROT JUICE. YOU MAY BE THINKING ‘WELL I COULD JUST USE ORANGE ZEST, IT’S NAMED AFTER A COLOR FOR A REASON RIGHT?’ BACK THE FUCK UP, ASSHOLE, THE FORCE AIN’T STRONG WITH THIS IDEA. ORANGES HAVE GREAT FLAVOR, BUT REALLY DON’T CARRY COLOR WELL.

FANFICTION GREEN - SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT HATING VEGGIES, BECAUSE THIS BULLSHIT DOESN’T TRANSFER THE TASTE, JUST GLORIOUS GREEN COLOR. SPINACH JUICE, ASSHOLES. 

HAWKEYE PURPLE -  THERE ARE TWO METHODS FOR THIS SHIT - YOU CAN EITHER REPEAT THE JUICE-STRAINING TECHNIQUE ON SOME MULBERRIES, BLUEBERRIES OR BLACKBERRIES FOR YOUR PREFERENCE OF FANCY-ASS ROYAL PURPLE. OR, YOU CAN GRAB SOME HANDY-DANDY RED CABBAGE.  

THATS RIGHT ASSHATS, I SAID CABBAGE. CUT THAT SHIT UP AND BOIL IT IN WATER UNTIL THE WATER IS DARK AND CONCENTRATED.  PURPLE AS FUCK!

THE BLUEST BLUE TO EVER BLUE - MAKING A PORTRAIT OF YOUR FAVORITE ANGEL REQUIRES SOME INTENSE DYE, AND I HAVE JUST THE SHIT. TAKE THAT CABBAGE - YES, A RED CABBAGE, AND BOIL IT LIKE YOU DID WITH THE PURPLE. THIS TIME, AFTER YOU’VE GOTTEN THE LOVELY PURPLE, SLOWLY STIR IN BAKING SODA. 

SLOWLY ADD IT! LIKE, A PINCH AT A TIME, AND STIR AT LEAST TEN TIMES, AND EYEBALL THE COLOR BEFORE ADDING MORE. LIKE EXPERIMENTING IN POTIONS CLASS, YOU DON’T WANT ANY EXPLOSIONS WHILE YOU’RE DOING SCIENCE!

TALLY MARK BLACK - SQUID INK! MORE INFO CAN BE FOUND IN THIS LINK, ALONG WITH A LOVELY PASTA RECIPE. HEADS UP! SQUID INK MAKES THINGS PRETTY DAMN SALTY, AND A BIT FISHY. BUT! IT’S RIDICULOUSLY BADASS, AND TASTES GREAT WHEN ADDED TO SOURDOUGH BREAD. 

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quillery:

I finally remembered to save shots of a piece along the way so I can show you guys a step-by-step!

First just let me emphasize that this has nothing to do with “how to draw” or “how you should make a picture.” Blindly following someone else’s process isn’t gonna help you learn a damn thing. My hope is that people might benefit from this by THINKING about my decisions and analyzing how you may or may not be able to incorporate this information into your own approach. Picture-making is an active problem-solving process. This serves as a good example of how I generally work, but I don’t make every picture the same way! I can’t, because every picture is different. If you only learn how to follow a set of steps or rules, and not how to think and problem-solve, you are going to hit a brick wall as soon as you have to create anything remotely outside of a very limited comfort zone.

Okay, now the steps I went through with this picture:

  1. Recently I’ve shaken up my usual way of working by starting out with silhouettes rather than sketching with line right away. Strong, clear silhouettes are important, and it helps to focus on the basic shapes of the pose rather than getting lost in markmaking and detail.
  2. I started over with a different pose because I wanted something more dynamic, based on this ref. Holding hands may be cute and all, but maybe not so practical when in battle. Besides, what’s cuter than two people with the dokis going into battle together knowing they’ve got each other’s backs?? IT IS THE CUTEST DON’T ARGUE ME ON THIS
  3. Lowered the opacity of the silhouettes, made a new layer on top, went to town. Drawing on top of silhouettes gives me enough information to go straight into clean linework, without the stiffness you get when you do clean lines on top of a sketch. Don’t trace the silhouette, it’s just a general guide. BE FREE.
  4. Got rid of the silhouette layer and made a new layer for color underneath the lines. Used the magic wand to select all the negative space. Expanded the selection by a few pixels, inverted the selection, then filled with an obnoxious color so I could see what I was doing. You may have to clean up some areas where the fill doesn’t match up with the lines (that’s where the bright color helps).
  5. The “coloring book” stage. Locked the transparency and blocked in the local colors (i.e. don’t worry about lighting yet).
  6. Added some hue variation. Again, we’re not worrying about lighting yet, so this isn’t about values. Getting some color variation in skin is really important, especially in faces (see here). I also created a clipping mask above the lineart to add color to the lines.
  7. NOW is when I start working with lighting/values. I like to work dark-to light, so I start out by putting a blueish shadow over the characters with a Multiply layer (on a clipping mask above the flat color layer, like all my lighting layers will be). Then I add in the first light source on a Hard Light layer (test out others like overlay, screen, etc. because different layer modes work better than others depending on the particular image you’re working with).
  8. So far my Multiply layer and my primary light source are both cool-hued, so I’m gonna add some variety with a warm secondary light source. I also added some very low-opacity white to fade some parts of the figures into the background more gradually (particularly the sword and the bottom of the shield).
  9. The last step is to add a subtle texture overlay, which in addition to providing a bit of natural texture also makes the colors a bit richer and more unified. I always fiddle with the hue/saturation/value of texture image, because it has to fit the picture and it has to enhance it, not overpower it.

I hope that was helpful in some way! If you have any questions about how to use clipping masks, where to find brushes/textures/etc., please actually don’t ask me, because that stuff can be easily discovered by googling. But aside from those kinds of inquiries, or things addressed in my FAQ, I do welcome any questions I might be able to help with!

These characters belong to emstantinople and you can see more of them in her knight boyfriends tag.