Nat's Likings and Such

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15 Apr

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09 Apr sweatinglikeasinnerinchurch:


Ahaha, I did it! I went to the Disney Store and bought a Hans doll for my Charlotte!
See, the way I figure it, Hans wants to marry rich and inherit his own estate, right? And Charlotte just wants to marry a real prince—she doesn’t care if he’s thirteenth in line for the throne. So they’re perfect for each other!
Plus, Charlotte is an only child… Hans won’t have to worry about an older sibling stealing away Charlotte’s fortune, which totally spares him the messy affair that is, you know, assassination. It’s win-win all around. I’ll have to buy Charlotte a fabulous wedding dress so they can make things official.

I ship it so hard

sweatinglikeasinnerinchurch:

Ahaha, I did it! I went to the Disney Store and bought a Hans doll for my Charlotte!

See, the way I figure it, Hans wants to marry rich and inherit his own estate, right? And Charlotte just wants to marry a real prince—she doesn’t care if he’s thirteenth in line for the throne. So they’re perfect for each other!

Plus, Charlotte is an only child… Hans won’t have to worry about an older sibling stealing away Charlotte’s fortune, which totally spares him the messy affair that is, you know, assassination. It’s win-win all around. I’ll have to buy Charlotte a fabulous wedding dress so they can make things official.

I ship it so hard

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09 Apr

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

09 Apr

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09 Apr

marylily2:

mysteryplantgirl:

castielhasthephoneb0x:

i can nt breath this old man who has like the biggest onion ever is so pr ou d of it 

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LOOK HOW HAPPY HIS ONION MAKES HIM

this makes my heart smile

His sonion. 

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09 Apr

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09 Apr

scoutgender:

annimoose:

ech

08 Apr opheliona:

Posting art online

opheliona:

Posting art online

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08 Apr

beardsmelting:

every time i see this i laugh so hard i’m in physical pain

04 Apr

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02 Apr

ronyoblind:

Perspective.

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02 Apr

witlovesyou:

Artists’ Palettes, L-R: Delacroix, Van Gogh, Monet, Seurat, Renoir, Gauguin

29 Mar

ecumenicalseeker:

ramavoite:

curious-commodities:

submariet:

VAN EYCK

IM SENDING THIS TO MY ART HISTORY TEACHER

/dying

I CAN’T EVEN TELL YOU HOW HELPFUL THIS IS

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29 Mar

elsafrozeamerica:

misslukerazzi:

I don’t care who you are or what you believe in religion wise. You need to watch this video. It shows from the side of the bully and the person being bullied. I feel as if this should be on everyone’s blog to show you care.

everyone needs to see this,

EVERYONE DOES need to see this cause tumblr is a festering hole of bullies a lot of the time imo. 

25 Mar update!

update!