1. bakrua:

    ever wanted to do some stuff? like, different stuff? tired of having to scroll through your huge ref tag? LOOK NO FURTHER!! Have a masterpost of LITERALLY EVERYTHING which took me 5 hours to make so reblog it

    Art:

    Writing:

    General: 

    Makeup:

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    Backgrounds:

    Clothing: 

    Cheer up/Be happy

    Sowing:

    Food:

    Exercise: 

    Games:

    Mental health:

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  2. tessdraws:

    braixxen:

    askfordoodles:

    Mischief - The Sketching/Art software that acts like a regular raster-based painting software, but with infinite vector scaling! [x]

    HOLY MOTHER OF GOD

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  3. Anonymous asked: I was wondering what would you recommend for someone who wants to start commissioning art work? I have a friend who's extremely talented and in need of money, but she lacks motivation and I really think she could do this, but I also don't know how she should go about it. And because you're so talented and so very nice, I figured I would ask you :)

    anobviousaside:

    ahhh thanks bb! I’m pretty new to commission stuff myself so I’m far from an expert, but I’d be happy to relay the advice I was given/what I’ve learned so far:

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  4. simonist:

    Forest Interior tutorial by dpaint

    Here is a way to organize the complex information of an interior forest. This will work no matter what your rendering style happens to be. Whether you are an impressionist painter like me or a realist, the basic building blocks for the picture are the same the only difference is how far you want to carry the finish. This photoshop demo is based on a traditional painting I did a while back.


    The challenge is to arrange the information to give you the illusion of space where no horizon is apparent. Forest scenes work best when you use clearings to establish a foreground or middle ground to help divide space in the scene. It doesn’t matter if you are painting jungle or alpine forests the abstract qualities of design still apply.


    It helps to visualize the anchor points of the composition first. These objects will have the most detail and can be flagged or spotlighted for greater effect. They will give your eye a place to go in the image allowing you to use areas of less detail as counterpoints.


    I always start with large areas of color keyed to the average for that mass this helps to unify the shape. I set up the different layers and work between them to balance color value and shape. Once these are established to my liking I begin to develop and refine the painting adding interest as I go.

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  5. giancarlovolpe:

    grizandnorm:

    Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - Push it!

    Clarity is probably the most important thing to think about at all time when boarding. Pushing your poses to an undeniable level of clarity will improve the clarity of the storytelling in general. Don’t leave space for uncertainty in posing out your characters. Your audience will be more engaged and entertained by the sequence.

    This is the last post for the Super Week. I hope you enjoyed it. Back on the regular schedule next week (Every Tuesday).

    Norm

    What a great series.  Thanks for posting these!

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  6. (Source: suckybl0g, via okaylaur)

     

  7. pigeony:

    sycophantism:

    uber-chunks:

    caitercates:

    vanoty:

    For Windows.

    My friends and I occasionally have this problem so I’ve taught them this simple method that takes less than a minute as opposed to waiting several for your computer to restart(especially if it’s slow).

    What’s great about this method is that sometimes restarting your computer wont fix the problem, but this usually will.

    MAKE SURE YOU CLOSE ALL YOUR ART APPS.

    This is important, otherwise the changes wont take effect. If it doesn’t work the first time, try again, sometimes it takes restarting it more than once.

    For Windows 8, search for “services.msc” in your apps and click on the result. Continue from there!

    Now go draw, babies!

    THANK YOU DEAR LORD THANK YOU

    GOD BLESS U TUMBLR USER  VANOTY 

    Alternatively for Windows 7, click on your task bar and go to “Star Task Manager”, then tab over to Services and click on the “Services…” button at the bottom right.

    or if you have a bamboo, hit the button to open the bamboo dock, close it, and instant success.

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  8. mileaux:

    callium:

    COME HERE TUMBLR USERS LET ME SHOW YOU A THING

    ARTISTS, WRITERS, AND LEFTIES ALIKE HAVE EXPERIENCED THIS THING COUNTLESS TIMES

    ITS FREAKING ANNOYING AND CAN SMUDGE UP YOUR ART OR WRITING

    BUT LOOK AT THIS THING

    YES, THATS RIGHT

    NO MORE CUTTING UP GLOVES OR TRYING TO KEEP YOUR HAND AT AN AWKWARD ANGLE TO AVOID SMUDGING

    AND YOU KNOW WHAT’S EVEN BETTER?????

    THEY HAVE IT FOR BOTH FINGERS TOO NOW SO YOU DONT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE PINKIE OR YOUR RING FINGER

    IT EVEN COMES IN MULTIPLE COLORS

    AND THE BEST PART?!?!

    IT WORKS FOR STOPPING FRICTION ON YOUR TABLET AND MAKES THE SCREEN NOT PICK UP THE PRESSURE OF YOUR HAND (there are example videos on the site)

    YOU CAN FIND IT HERE

    OH MY GOD I NEEEEEEEED

    (via ohdearfoxking)

     

  9. grizandnorm:

    Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - No Straight Lines

    Curved lines > Straight lines. That’s it.

    Norm

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  10. Anonymous asked: I love your art work so much :3 I was just wondering, how do you pick your colors? they are just so beautiful and unique and UGH i cant do colors and it pains me

    lemonteaflower:

    its about time i try to explain this as the obviously unprofessional i am. 

    i just pick colors depending on my mood, there are colors that look colder and warmer, so i take advantage of that 

    do you feel the colors. you gotta feel them. 

    then it’s time to pick the best colors for your piece, aka AVOID THESE IF YOU CAN. 

    sometimes they work tho, but why pick those when you can pick these

    they give you cuter colors and better color palettes.

    remember to feel how warm or cold or neutral you want anything to look. 

    that’s better looking than the MS Paint default palette. after some time you will be able to choose nice colors, give it a try. (you can also make a new layer with a solid color and set it to Overlay and it should help). 

    then the shading comes in, you’ll eventually realize some colors look better with others. BUT PLEASE PLEASE AVOID SHADING WITH BLACK/GREYS OR MAKING LIGHTS WITH WHITE.

    ew that looks so simple, why do that when yOU COULD BE SHADING WITH COLORS TOO??? 

    yeah that looks more lively. 

    i really like colors and that’s why i experiment with them a lot so to fully understand them you could either learn on your own by trying (like me) or you could take color classes, which is good too because they will teach you about other important stuff like this 

    but basically its just 

    don’t take me too seriously because i just fool around with colors hnnn. u3u