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potentialforart:

potentialforart:

Representation of an emotion
Periodic Table Element/Classical Element
Something in your bedroom
Something from your favourite game
Something from your city
Gemstones/Rocks
Something that’s sharp
Something related to mythology or fairy tales
icon or logo of a place/product/website
Something from the ocean
Something with your favourite colour
Something holiday themed
Something very big
An item distinctly from the 1800s
Something seasonal
Something inspired by a song
Plant/Flower
Something from a hardware store
Geometric shape(s)
Modern technology
Your tumblr icon (if it’s a person, then that person as an object head)
Something up in space
Something from your favourite movie/show
Something from your favourite book/comic
Something that floats
A childhood item
Your favourite dessert
Something from your bag/purse/backpack
A sign or a symbol
Yourself as an object head
If there’s a day 31 in your month, draw fanart from the object head tag!


This is a thing that I want people to do and I plan on doing it so here take a look at it again.

potentialforart:

potentialforart:

  1. Representation of an emotion
  2. Periodic Table Element/Classical Element
  3. Something in your bedroom
  4. Something from your favourite game
  5. Something from your city
  6. Gemstones/Rocks
  7. Something that’s sharp
  8. Something related to mythology or fairy tales
  9. icon or logo of a place/product/website
  10. Something from the ocean
  11. Something with your favourite colour
  12. Something holiday themed
  13. Something very big
  14. An item distinctly from the 1800s
  15. Something seasonal
  16. Something inspired by a song
  17. Plant/Flower
  18. Something from a hardware store
  19. Geometric shape(s)
  20. Modern technology
  21. Your tumblr icon (if it’s a person, then that person as an object head)
  22. Something up in space
  23. Something from your favourite movie/show
  24. Something from your favourite book/comic
  25. Something that floats
  26. A childhood item
  27. Your favourite dessert
  28. Something from your bag/purse/backpack
  29. A sign or a symbol
  30. Yourself as an object head

If there’s a day 31 in your month, draw fanart from the object head tag!

This is a thing that I want people to do and I plan on doing it so here take a look at it again.

thiefofstars

lexxercise:

I’ve been getting a lot of asks lately about the brushes and textures I use in my work, so here’s a BIG FAT REFERENCE POST for those of you who were curious! Bear in mind that I’m really lazy and don’t know what half the settings do, so don’t be afraid to experiment to figure out what works best for you :>

BRUSHES

Pencil

I use the pencil tool with SAI’s native paper texture both for sketching and for applying opaque color with no blending. Lower opacities give it the feel of different pencil hardnesses, while full opacity makes it more like a palette knife, laying down hard-edged, heavy color for detail work or eventual blending with other brushes.

Ink Pen

Mostly made this because I’m lazy and I didn’t want to have to keep turning my textures off/opacity up when I wanted to ink something (even though I don’t do it very often), or lay down flat colors. I find the line quality to be much more crisp than Photoshop, and you can manually adjust in-program stabilization to help smooth out hand wobbles.

Round Brush

The plain ol’ brush tool acts as sort of an in-between for me in terms of brush flow. It’s heavier than my usual workhorse brush, for faster color application and rough blending, but not as heavy as the pencil tool, which has no blending at all. I like to use the canvas texture on this brush to help break up the unnatural smoothness that usually accompanies digital brushes, but it works just fine without.

Flat Brush

A brush tool set to flat bristle is by far my favorite to paint with. I don’t use any textures with it because I think the shape of the brush provides enough of that by itself. I use it for everything from rough washes to more refined shaping and polish. It’s just GREAT.

Watercolor

Best used for smooth blending, washes, gradients, and smoky atmospheric effects.

Cloud

Basically a grittier version of the watercolor tool, because too much smoothness weird me out. Good for clouds and fog, as the name suggests, or just less boring gradient fills.

TEXTURE OVERLAY

To further stave off the artificially smooth look of digital painting, I almost always overlay some sort of paper texture, and it’s almost always this one, which I scanned and edited myself. You’re all welcome to use it, no permission required!

Using overlays in SAI is just as easy as using them in Photoshop. Just paste the texture into its own layer above everything you want it to apply to, and change the layer mode to Overlay. That’s it!

Want a more prominent texture? Up the contrast. Something more subtle? Lower the contrast or reduce the layer opacity. You can also use a tinted overlay to adjust the overall palette and bring a little more color unity to an otherwise disparate piece! Just be aware that too much texture can hurt the readability of the work beneath it, so I’d err on the side of subtlety.

Hope that helps!

-L

poiv

Anonymous asked:

what brushes do you use?

poiv answered:

Hi! Here are the brushes I have been playing with lately:

Sorry it isn’t too clear with the resize! I usually use flat or spread brushes, but recently I’ve been experimenting with the “HalfRound” and “Rough Vertical” brushes! The Half Round is less harsh than a flat brush, and is really nice for solid, curved strokes. The Rough Vertical is cccrazy and jaggedy and all over the place!! I really like its edgy, exaggerated curves. I also like to set my pen to a watercolor texture for a slight dry marker kind of look, while playing around with density levels. 

I was also wondering if I should just make an FAQ for settings like these? Also, these are SAI settings so I’m not quite sure how they translate into other programs.. anyways, happy drawing (and sorry for all the writing)!!

adolinkholin
renarinkholin:

mumblingsage:

yamino:

iamingrid:

yamino:

omgthatdress:

Half-Mourning Dress
1910-1912
The Victoria & Albert Museum

What’s a “half-mourning” dress?  Mourning in the front, party in the back?

Half-Mourning was the third stage of mourning for a widow. She would be expected to mourn her husband for at least two years, the stages being Full Mourning, Second Mourning and Half-Mourning. The different stages regulated what they would be wearing, with Full Mourning being all black and with no ornamentation, including the wodow’s veil, and the stages after that introducing some jewellery and modest ornamentation. When in Half-Mourning you would gradually include fabrics in other colors and sort of ease your way out of mourning. 
Wow, I am happy you made that joke so I could interpert it as a serious question and have an excuse to ramble on about clothing customs of the past, I am a historical fashion nerd.

That’s very informative, but I’m going to stick with my original head canon:


I love both the informed fashion history and the hilariously off-the-wall halves of this post.

#whenever I see this post#All I can ever think of is#Navani (via justinkonpaper) 
Wow thank for those tags, that made this awesome post even better.

renarinkholin:

mumblingsage:

yamino:

iamingrid:

yamino:

omgthatdress:

Half-Mourning Dress

1910-1912

The Victoria & Albert Museum

What’s a “half-mourning” dress?  Mourning in the front, party in the back?

Half-Mourning was the third stage of mourning for a widow. She would be expected to mourn her husband for at least two years, the stages being Full Mourning, Second Mourning and Half-Mourning. The different stages regulated what they would be wearing, with Full Mourning being all black and with no ornamentation, including the wodow’s veil, and the stages after that introducing some jewellery and modest ornamentation. When in Half-Mourning you would gradually include fabrics in other colors and sort of ease your way out of mourning. 

Wow, I am happy you made that joke so I could interpert it as a serious question and have an excuse to ramble on about clothing customs of the past, I am a historical fashion nerd.

That’s very informative, but I’m going to stick with my original head canon:

image

I love both the informed fashion history and the hilariously off-the-wall halves of this post.

 (via justinkonpaper

Wow thank for those tags, that made this awesome post even better.

kanduhyuu

Anonymous asked:

Hello! I love your art and I was wondering what brushes do you use to get that lovely painterly look?

weenie-kun answered:

thank u

i usually use the spread brush for lines and then i mess around with the blending modes, using either brush or marker, more often the brush :B
i use low blending to blend the color in quicker with fewer strokes sometimes or when it’s in tiny spots

and i sometimes use the flat brushes that make it a bit more blocky

then it’s a bit of messing with the settings to find whats a good feel for ur brushes and whatnot
im not that good with explanations but i hope it helped somehow?? :’0

ghoulkiss
spacegunk98:

◣FUTURE SOUND◥ 
-the future is made of pixels-
listen

TRACKLIST:

Detroit - Gorillaz
Utsumuita Hana - Hatsune Miku
Animal City - Unicorn Kid
Hello Seattle - Owl City
Jenny [Dead Pixel Remix] - Studio Killers
Love is War [Future Retro Remix] - Hatsune Miku
Helix Nebula - Anamanaguchi
tyoudoiino - Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
8 Bytes - Unicorn Kid
Cave In - Owl City
Robot Rock - Daft Punk
Secret - Megurine Luka
In Tokyo - Studio Killers
My Skateboard Will Go On - Anamanaguchi

spacegunk98:

◣FUTURE SOUND◥ 

-the future is made of pixels-

listen

TRACKLIST:
  1. Detroit - Gorillaz
  2. Utsumuita Hana - Hatsune Miku
  3. Animal City - Unicorn Kid
  4. Hello Seattle - Owl City
  5. Jenny [Dead Pixel Remix] - Studio Killers
  6. Love is War [Future Retro Remix] - Hatsune Miku
  7. Helix Nebula - Anamanaguchi
  8. tyoudoiino - Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
  9. 8 Bytes - Unicorn Kid
  10. Cave In - Owl City
  11. Robot Rock - Daft Punk
  12. Secret - Megurine Luka
  13. In Tokyo - Studio Killers
  14. My Skateboard Will Go On - Anamanaguchi