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Adventures in printing Part 2. It’s really long because there’s no easy way to explain these things. Today we look at some printing terms and how to size your files for print! Part 1 (Colourspace) here, and Part 3 (Making InDesign PDFs) here.

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Volavarn and I have collected and hoarded these, in order to make good use of them one day. Now we decided to share them, so all of you could use them too:

Color Pallet Generator


Clothing References/Costumes

HD Movie Screenshots

People and Animals - Classes

Muscles and Bones

Anatomy - you have to log in with your google or facebook account though

Concept Art

and always rememberimage

have fun :D

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Shout out to this incredible color resource site! They give you anything and everything you could ever want to know about a color from color schemes to RGB percentage makeup. There’s even a color blindness simulator for help with using visible/accessible colors for all viewers.

So keep this site in mind if you’re a graphic designer, interior designer, artist, color enthusiast, or whatever! It’s quite awesome.

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Anonymous sent: is there some magical method that popular artists use to get their art noticed? I'm really discouraged right now...



There is, actually, at least from what I’ve heard. It’s one of those secrets that are so out in the open that people forget about them:

Popular artists care more about their art than their popularity.

Tumblr is a great place to get noticed because of its tagging system, but all the ‘popular’ artists I’ve seen in this fandom [which, to  be fair, is the only one I’ve visited] draw because they WANT to draw, not because they want attention.

If you get discouraged because other people aren’t taking notice, maybe you should do something that makes you happy without the needing the approval of others.

I’ll just say what I always say and that people hate hearing: drawing doesn’t get you instantly recognized. Constant strive for improvement, a passion for the subject, and the willingness to put out the effort will.

Also, and very, very, VERY IMPORTANT: maintain a positive attitude. You can be the sharpest shooter in the west when it comes to drawing, but if you are constantly complaining about lack of recognition people will get fed up and leave.

#People who are good at what they do didn’t get that way by accident#And I’ve personally unfollowed people whose art I appreciated because their constant negative attitude#Made me appreciate their art that much less#Try to shift your thinking from ‘why are they popular when I deserve to be popular too’#To ‘what can I do to improve my art’

I am adding dot’s tags because they are IMPORTANT

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Glitch Effect Tutorial by =Kawiko


Glitch Effect Tutorial by =Kawiko

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“THAT GALAXY PATTERN” tutorial (I honestly don’t know what to call it…it is not much of a pattern)

This is for the anon who wanted to know how I created that “galaxy pattern” in my Carlos & Cecil piece. 

This is the first time I’ve ever written a tutorial so forgive me if I butchered anything up. Just send me an ‘ask’ if you need further clarifications.

OKAY, let’s get to down to business, peeps.

1.) Start with a base color. Try experiment with different base colors.

2.) Create a new layer. Select the watercolor tool. Paint in small circular motions. Vary the pressure and brush sizes.    Experiment with colors! I don’t exactly remember what I used for my original piece.

3.) Set the layer to screen.

4.) Create a new layer. Set layer to overlay. Using a beige or something within that vicinity, repeat what u did in step 2. 

5.) Use a dust spot texture from ICouldntThinkOfAName and set it to overlay.

Yaaay. You’re done!

Extra: play with the levels + soften the edges. Woooaaat.

Thanks for reading! I hope it wasn’t too terribly difficult to follow.

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#paint tool sai
bacondoeseverything sent: How did you create that beautiful chalky, jaggedy, but cute looking brush that you use in some of your color palette challenges?


It’s a custom SAI brush I made with some nice textures I found! It’s a really neat brush to sketch and color with, and the more you go over it, the more solid the color becomes; just like real chalk!

Feel free to use these settings for your own drawings, and if you do, please show me! I’d love to see what you can do with it! <3


(I renamed the actual textures in my own SAI since I already had textures by those names, but you can download “Noise2" + "Pencil2" here!)

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#paint tool sai



here ill post these together!! luv this water brush

Because this didn’t come in my SAI and I bet it didn’t with other people’s, here’s a pack of more textures (including the lava one!!!). Go to your SAI folder and just dump the ones you’d like in the brushtex folder (or w/e you have it called)

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A few tips everybody should consider. I’ve experienced all those and some more. I’m not good at english but I hope you get it. Go and support some artists out there and let them draw you nice shit. Not as nice as FairyNekoDesu but still will be cool so give them a chance and you’ll be surprised.


All of these things.

Especially the deadline. If you don’t have a deadline thats way in advanced it’s not gonna get done by then. I am almost always taking on a ton of projects at once and sometimes need a break from it to: work on stuff for me, work on stuff for friends, search for jobs, be the work slave of parents, actually relax and try to relief stress, technical difficulties, researching on how to do stuff, ect.

Sometimes it’s done in a day. Sometimes it’s done literally a year later. But I always update the people I work with so they know I haven’t forgotten.

Do NOT rush your commissioner. Let them work at their pace and it will be worth it. Rushing them insures a rush job which will very likely make the quality decline.

All this is true. Also, ref sheets are the most important thing ever. I can’t stress that enough. They make the job A LOT easier (instead of having to compare 10 different pics between each other and see that everything fits, you just look at 1!!)  If you plan in commissioning your character a lot, or even if its not yours (like from an anime or something) Either commission one or look for ref sheets of the show (because there are!).

Also i strongly suggest not using Instant Messaging. Information can be lost pretty easily there and it’s hard to come back to it. Use emails instead. The info stays there, and it’s easy to search for it. It’s also an excellent way to keep track of the descriptions, so if either the client or artist made a mistake, you can see the email threads and see who’s right straight away.

also pushy clients LOVE instant messaging. Pls no.

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#rwby neo
#my art
#fan art
#i still haven't finished that bigger piece that i've started last week lol
Some more Neapolitan ice cream ( ‘ч’ )

Some more Neapolitan ice cream ( ‘ч’ )

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