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- The closest I could find on Amazon to the watercolour set I use is the Sakura brand of Koi Assorted WaterColours Field Set.
- Just use any old toothbrush. I used to use the ones that my dentist would give me after a visit, just because those were kind of cheap and I wouldn’t actually use them anyways.
- I use acrylic for flicking and highlights because watercolour-whites tend to fade when they dry.
- Also, remember to keep your hands clean, because nothing’s worse than smudging graphite into your watercolours and then unable to get it out.
- Try to avoid black and white when possible. They tend to dull the colours and it loses that watercolouring lustre.
- 07/10/14--05:07: Ghostbusters (1984) Who you gonna call?
- 07/10/14--05:21: Adam Baldwin, Ron Glass, and Gina Torres talk about Joss Whedon...
- 07/10/14--05:37: lexxercise: I’ve been getting a lot of asks lately about the...
- 07/10/14--06:31: Photo
- 07/10/14--08:31: ivorylungs: like a gaze from a crowd of strangers suddenly one...
- 07/10/14--09:31: paging-doctorfaggot: its a great show from the gifs i’ve seen of it
- 07/10/14--09:46: robelessd: the holy trinity
- 07/10/14--09:46: kenway: i’m sorry i didn’t realize we still live in the stone...
- 07/10/14--11:23: bleuthursday-d: I’m tired too, good night :)
- 07/10/14--14:15: animationandsoforth: Ratatouille character designs by Carter...
"You do anything fun Saturday night?"
I just want someone to wake up to and have morning sex with before I go to work. Is that so much to ask?
((we're still dancing in my mind))
"I’m 33 and I still work as a bartender. To make it worse, my brother is a world renowned chemist. So when my father talks to people at weddings, he says: ‘My son just got a million dollar grant. And my daughter lives in New York.’ The thing is, I used to be such an overachiever. I skipped the last two years of high school. I got a full ride to college, but ended up dropping out. I don’t know what happened. I keep telling myself I’m saving up to go back to school, but I don’t have any savings. I don’t know, I just feel very lame all the time. Don’t make me sound too lame."
We are the same person in so many ways. Oh God I wish I knew her so I could hug her and tell her it’ll be fine. And she can tell me the same.
Summer Glau rehearsing for Serenity
Since I started watercolouring again for my daily sketches, I’ve gotten a lot of asks/dA notes on if I could give a tutorial on watercolouring and also more specific questions that overlapped each other, so I decided to do a semi guide/tips/answering thing.
I actually started watercolouring before I went into digital medium, so I have a bit of personal experience, but I am essentially self-taught when it comes to watercolouring since there weren’t a lot of watercolour tutorials online back then to begin with, so I cannot promise that these are the absolute correct way of doing things.
Hope it helps anyways :)
Ghostbusters (1984)Who you gonna call?
Adam Baldwin, Ron Glass, and Gina Torres talk about Joss Whedon at DCC
Q: I was wondering what your favourite moment was with Whedon?
Texture with no blending
Texture set to Overlay
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 :>
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.
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.
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.
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.
Best used for smooth blending, washes, gradients, and smoky atmospheric effects.
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.
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!
like a gaze from a crowd of strangers suddenly one is aware of staring into the face of an old friend
YOU GUYS I WENT TO KARAOKE AND SANG INTO THE WEST AND IF THAT ISN’T THE BADDEST SHIT EVER I DON’T KNOW WHAT IS
Omg that is so ballin’. I don’t think I’ve ever attempted it.
when the supporting cast is more interesting than the main character of a series
its a great show from the gifs i’ve seen of it
the holy trinity
i’m sorry i didn’t realize we still live in the stone ages
I’m tired too, good night :)
Ratatouille character designs by Carter Goodrich