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curryuku:

tortle:

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Please!
What are you paying for? If it’s for an item that is physically being shipped to you, then by all means continue!
But if it is for digital art, please reconsider!

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This means that paypal is expecting me to ship a physical item to you!
And the more times that I receive money for goods, and do not ship through them, the more it counts against me.
Too many and paypal can elect to hold my funds for thirty days every time I receive them, until it reevaluates my account.
Which means while the customer has their deserved art, I do not technically have money yet.

So PLEASE always send payment for digital art via SERVICES and not GOODS!

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(you can get a refund if need be just as easily by selecting services as you can goods!)

Please read this!

( 34343 ) 1 day ago - Reblog  #ref
Landscape/Environment Tut

badasserywoman:

Okay so i got a few notes on how i go about Environments/Landscapes…so i’ll share a method thats easy to work with….bare with me its been a little while since ive drawn them Lol

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First thing you want to start of with in your gradient background…use what ever is your preference. Depends on the setting, ima do some type of desert/dusty place.

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You’ll learn that the Lasso tool is gonna be your bae when it comes to environments…that and its pretty useful. Now your going to be working in three tones, 1.Dark 2.Mid 3.Light and it will always be the darkest at the front fading to light towards the back…make sense? So you will have three layers for each one to make your life easier and Lock those layers so you will only color within that area. Make sure the dark layer is on top. 

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Here is where the fun kicks in…we add our dets, try to stay with each tone and dont end up making it all muddy so you cant distinguish each one. Now you can go about this any way you please, you can paint it all in with one brush ( for some reason people get anal about shit like that, thinking there great for using one brush…i think if you got tools use em if you know how to do it right.) Or you can use custom brushes…since this is a tut ill mostly use custom brushes to slap stuff around. Its up to you really, also use the lasso tool like i said its your bae.

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The lasso can help define things better for you, so i wanted to add a structure type on the third layer. If you want to give an effect that the selection ive made is in front of the background right click your selection and invert it, add some lighting around the edges…only a little though you dont want to over do it.

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Also if you’ve done something on a layer you dont want to mess up or paint on what you can do is create a clipping mask on that layer. Its kinda like locking the layer to that one so you dont go outside of the layer or ruin what you worked on. Make a new layer above the one you wish to attach it to and right click the newlayer, a menu will pop up, your looking for clipping mask. Once you clicked it the layer should look like what ive circled. 

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Once your done working on each layer we are gonna put in some mist effect, this is something that helps separate each section. So make a new layer between each of your three as shown in the image. Like i said you can use what ever method you like, i just use a soft brush or cloud/mist brush to get what i want. 

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Now we are going to add some definition to the image a good one to use is Curves. You can find this where your layer menu is, at the bottom you’ll find it, ive circled what your looking for. On the third image is what will appear when you click curves, all you need to do is drag the little square and you’ll see some magic happen. So adjust it to your preference. If you want you can also mess with brightness/contrast too. ALSO i would recommend adding a person in the image, it gives you an idea of the scale your environment is.

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I was going to end it there but hey, ill show one last thing…its pretty simple. and that is some water reflection, we are going to turn the middle into water instead cause its a little boring right now. I merged all layers but the first one, you then want to make a selection and copy/paste. Free transform in the shortcut is ctrl T and do a vertical flip on it then adjust so its mirroring the top. 

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Now make a clipping mask like i explained earlier on the reflected surface and use the radiant tool…i think its called that lol it gives it more of a water surface like you see. For the image below it i used a custom brush which creates a water effect, aaaaaaaaaand bam you got you water now covering the area…easy huh. 

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And so this concludes the Tutorial and you have the end result. Hopefully that gave some tips on how to approach landscapes…they can be confusing sometimes on where to start. Enjoy and let me know if it was useful or not :P

( 12026 ) 3 days ago - Reblog  #ref
ryuuddls:

Someone tie me up and make me stop drawing Alfei o|-< //never going to happen

ryuuddls:

Someone tie me up and make me stop drawing Alfei o|-< //never going to happen

mexi-doodler:

hawlooh:

grypwolf:

… AND THAT IS THE WAY I MAKE FIRE! Simple and messy “how to gry”.
I will add quick smoke tutorial / step by step too Just wait. \o/

EDIT: Sorry for small images >8C I am not good with tumblr image sizes and I have never understood them. But by copying the image URL you can see bigger sized images!

art resources, fire

Saving this for reference. I always have a tough time when it comes to coloring out fire. I suck at it >w<;

( 59661 ) 1 week ago - Reblog  #ref  #notanartpost

timeout-psii:

So to those that might not get many asks or just dont know what pose they might want to do here is the Palette-Pose Maker!!

Palette: [x]
Poses: a/b/c/d/e/f/g/h

And I think it goes without saying that if you get a number+letter that dont exist pick again!

PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE THE TOP PART OR THE CREDITS

(Source: actualldave)

( 87336 ) 1 week ago - Reblog  #ref  #meme  #notanartpost
feathers-ruffled:

feathers-ruffled:

Ok so I’ve been quiet about this for some time now, and I thought I should break that silence and make this public. (Hey other people are posting art PSA’s, this ain’t new)
We are Artists, We are many
Being a artist on Tumblr alone isnt easy. There are millions of other people  doing the exact same thing you’re doing. Amongst all of them you can be overlooked so easily. Now I am familiar with all those PSAs about not worrying about being popular and loving your own art. Thats all well and good, no ones debating that. But we artist want to share our art with the world. We want to show everyone what we can do.
The Wall
When we receive praise and love for our work, thats the best feeling in the world for us. We all have friends, fellow artists or not, that support us. But here on Tumblr, your art might not get pushed out into the crowd. For myself as an example, I get a 1 reblog for every 10 likes on something. And this is only including when I originally post it. When art post is liked, no one else sees it. Likes stay hidden and don’t appear on others dashes. (And yes, some blog themes do show likes, this I am aware)
Likes are good, but Reblogs do a lot more
When someone reblogs your art, a whole new set of people get to see it. Most of them are people who have never seen your stuff before. For example, whenever Carbines Official WIldstar Tumblr reblogs my Wildstar art, I get bombarded with likes, reblogs even follows! But before that, when I post it in the first place, not much happens. Dont get me wrong, I’m grateful I get anything, but feedback and notoriety is what keeps an artist like me going, and many others as well. Now I may understand that sometimes something someone draws isn’t your cup of tea, that’s alright! But even if you show a little interest, a reblog does a world of difference.
Support your friends, Support those who care
I know this is all sounding a little preachy, but it’s something I needed to get off my chest. There are no complaints, there are no orders, just a call out from all us artists. From the big and professional, to the small and unseen. We all want to share our art with the world, and it can all begin with a reblog.
( I dont think I need to say that everyone should reblog this, it goes without saying no?)

reblogging for  awareness

feathers-ruffled:

feathers-ruffled:

Ok so I’ve been quiet about this for some time now, and I thought I should break that silence and make this public. (Hey other people are posting art PSA’s, this ain’t new)

We are Artists, We are many

Being a artist on Tumblr alone isnt easy. There are millions of other people  doing the exact same thing you’re doing. Amongst all of them you can be overlooked so easily. Now I am familiar with all those PSAs about not worrying about being popular and loving your own art. Thats all well and good, no ones debating that. But we artist want to share our art with the world. We want to show everyone what we can do.

The Wall

When we receive praise and love for our work, thats the best feeling in the world for us. We all have friends, fellow artists or not, that support us. But here on Tumblr, your art might not get pushed out into the crowd. For myself as an example, I get a 1 reblog for every 10 likes on something. And this is only including when I originally post it. When art post is liked, no one else sees it. Likes stay hidden and don’t appear on others dashes. (And yes, some blog themes do show likes, this I am aware)

Likes are good, but Reblogs do a lot more

When someone reblogs your art, a whole new set of people get to see it. Most of them are people who have never seen your stuff before. For example, whenever Carbines Official WIldstar Tumblr reblogs my Wildstar art, I get bombarded with likes, reblogs even follows! But before that, when I post it in the first place, not much happens. Dont get me wrong, I’m grateful I get anything, but feedback and notoriety is what keeps an artist like me going, and many others as well. Now I may understand that sometimes something someone draws isn’t your cup of tea, that’s alright! But even if you show a little interest, a reblog does a world of difference.

Support your friends, Support those who care

I know this is all sounding a little preachy, but it’s something I needed to get off my chest. There are no complaints, there are no orders, just a call out from all us artists. From the big and professional, to the small and unseen. We all want to share our art with the world, and it can all begin with a reblog.

( I dont think I need to say that everyone should reblog this, it goes without saying no?)

reblogging for  awareness

theyuricanon:

cinnamagen:

kiokushitaka:

kagesora:

chekhovandowl:

This is something that was bugging me a little bit so, as always, I’ve decided to make an infograph. 

Maybe other artists disagree, but when I ask for a request, it’s a fun game. You give me a suggestion and I build on it. It’s a team project. You don’t know what you’re going to get.

If your request takes longer than 3 sentences to describe, it’s not a request. It’s a commission. It’s something so specific, the artist will essentially be working for your specific scene for free.

And of course - DO NOT REQUEST THAT AN ARTIST DRAW YOU SOMETHING if you don’t see that they are specifically accepting requests.

People have been requesting free art from us our whole lives. We’ve had plenty of that. If we want to draw you free stuff, we’ll let ya know. Don’t just assume we have free time - just like you wouldn’t come up to a doctor at a grocery store and ask them to examine your twisted ankle.

Unless you’re a person who does that… in which case… don’t do that either.

I’d like to remind people that this goes for writing requests, too.

And if an artist or writer has a list of “what I do/don’t do” then please respect that.

i’d also like to add that artists and writers have a right to deny requests they feel uncomfortable filling, for any reason. please don’t get mad at them, especially if no money is involved.

This. so this. all of this.

What I find annoying is that some people actually think I’m selfish for not taking requests or commissions when I explain to them I just don’t have the time with all my other work that needs to be done. *sighs* I wish more people would understand that artist/writers are just humans with only so much they can do in a day…

rubyetc:

hoppip:

IT IS HAPPENING GUYS I’m starting a Tumblr Artists’ Travelling Sketchbook!
And I’ll be sending it off first to my dear friend Ruby&#160;!

yehaw! who’s next? 

Very cool idea!

rubyetc:

hoppip:

IT IS HAPPENING GUYS I’m starting a Tumblr Artists’ Travelling Sketchbook!

And I’ll be sending it off first to my dear friend Ruby !

yehaw! who’s next? 

Very cool idea!

Emerald City Comicon Passes & Pricing Information

emeraldcitycomicon:

We’ve changed things around a bit this year, so please be sure to look at our ECCC Pass and Pricing information before they go on sale September 1, at 10am PST.

A few brief points:
You can only buy ECCC passes online by credit card or Paypal. That means there will be no ECCC passes sold at local stores.

Additionally, we’ve terminated the VIP program and instead created two separate passes, one directed towards those who prize celebrity autographs and photo ops (the Celebrity Fast Pass) and one for those who want special access to the show floor and extra comics-related goodies (the Deluxe Pass.)

And yes, prices have increased this year, by a small percentage.

Thanks for planning to attend ECCC, and let us know if you have any questions.

I just felt like sharing what my desktop currently looks like. Yes, I&#8217;m a stickler for keeping my desktop clean.
Feel free to reblog and screenshot what your desktop currently looks like right now (without cleaning it up). 

I just felt like sharing what my desktop currently looks like. Yes, I’m a stickler for keeping my desktop clean.

Feel free to reblog and screenshot what your desktop currently looks like right now (without cleaning it up). 

Hey guys, check out this amazing game! It’s a rhythm game with beautiful music and artwork that can be played on the iOS and Android. I purchased the game when it was the App of the Week on iTunes and absolutely love it. It currently costs $1.99 before tax. I highly recommend this game for the music and artwork.

The music is very tranquil and the still animation is just gorgeous. Definitely play this games with headphones on for the amazing experience!

Link to the iOS App

Link to the Android App

Since I don’t have money to repair or replace my Wacom tablet at the moment. I still have my copic markers and going traditional for a while.

Copic Color Palette Challenge

Please send me a character and a number and I will draw it.

Keep the requests coming!

Since I don&#8217;t have money to repair or replace my Wacom tablet at the moment. I still have my copic markers and going traditional for a while.
Please send me a character and a number and I will draw it.

Since I don’t have money to repair or replace my Wacom tablet at the moment. I still have my copic markers and going traditional for a while.

Please send me a character and a number and I will draw it.

zzzeal:

Shoutout to all the artists on Tumblr who work on something for weeks and only get 4 notes

Shoutout to all the artists on Youtube who do amazing speedpaints and, if they’re lucky, will get 500 views

Shoutout to all underappreciated artists who do amazing work and receive no recognition

Anonymous asked : Hello!! I was just wondering how you set up your comic page layout in manga studio? I'm a little lost with it!! Do you layout the page in manga studio and then move to photoshop to draw/colour? And how does the transition back and forth work for you?? :)

blue-ten:

I set up my pages in Manga Studio using the Rectangle Frame tool.

Because Manga Studio is so customizable, the Rectangle Frame tool might be in a different spot on your toolbox, or in a Sub Tool tab under another tool.

You can set up rulers and guides to make sure your panel area is in just the right spot and then drag out a rectangle.

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Manga Studio will then create a folder for you to draw all the panel content in.

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I’d recommend saving this as a Manga Studio file called “page template” or something so you can load it up whenever you need it.

From here I use the Frame Border tool to add in some panels (again, depending on your layout, you may need to do some poking around in the toolbox to find this one). Depending on your settings, it may create a new folder for each panel - I have it set to make just one folder.

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I usually do everything from the sketch, to the inks, to the flats and painting the backgrounds in Manga Studio.

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Really, if Manga Studio suddenly had a History Brush and more complex color adjustments, I would never go back to Photoshop for comics. It’s great for flatting once you get the hang of using Draft and Reference layers. It has settings to expand colors you set down using the Fill Bucket so that there are no empty spaces under the lines. You don’t even need to have obsessively clean lines like I do if you fiddle with the settings just right XD.

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Once all that’s done, I export from Manga Studio’s default file format to Photoshop’s PSD format in order to make my final adjustments and shade the characters, and most everything carries over nicely. It even makes a nice layer group with a mask to match your frames.

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Unfortunately, any text you’ve made in Manga Studio will be rasterized, so you’ll need to retype it if you want to edit it again. The same goes for text when importing PSDs to Manga Studio. That’s really the only trouble I’ve had when working between the two programs.

Also, another thing to note is that Manga Studio Draft/Reference layers will be ignored when exporting to PSD, so make sure to turn those back into regular layers if you want to keep them during export.

I hope this answers your question! :D