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Alex N Sonata | Ace | ⚧ | They | 20

formerly glassesmarco and givealexahand


"Your [blog] would be a varying combinations of pokemon (cheeto dust), anime (caffienated energy drink of choice), queer culture (flavorful candy), aesthetic appreciation (lemon mint tea) and cat fur." -Testimonial by tumblr user Upoyk.

Battle me in Pokemon if you win I'll give you a perfect ditto.


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giancarlovolpe:

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

Hell yeah.

(via bertholy-shit)

combeferret:

thetimesinbetween:

4gifs:

Tiger vs. Dustbuster

THIS TIGER IS FRIGHTENED OF A DUSTBUSTER I’M CRY

THATS THE EXACT SAME BODY LANGUAGE AND REACTION A LITTLE HOUSE CAT WOULD HAVE I LOVE KITTIES SO MUCH

(Source: ForGIFs.com, via juawia)

imagineyouricon:

imagine your icon pulling up their blanket and accidentally punching themself in the face

(via cavydude)

akihamu:

septemberepisode:

HEY, SKY’S THE LIMIT, WE CAN SPREAD WIIIIIINGS

TO ROADLESS TRAVEL TOGETHER WE GOOOOOOOOO

Meganes more like mega babes

(via sludgeboys)

oneiromania:

taking picture of snake with thing on his head: a sneak peek at the perilous process

(via sneakyfeets)

(Source: kiiseu, via nearsightedpandas)

bagellie:

benefits of being friends with me

  • shitty jokes whenever you ask for them
  • shitty jokes whenever you don’t ask for them

(via jomura)

konpozaa:

lifebien:

konpozaa:

this could be us but u a video game character

Doesn’t that make YOU the one that’s playin

Shit. shit. It was ME playin all along. Dammit

Shad you’re on my dash again

(via oyasumiseki)

oneswhouseyou:

i love people responding to their pets’ noises with ‘i know’

(Source: ivani3raginsky, via thirsty-lifeguard)

ecmajor:

xenozombiemorph:

supaslim:

because it is the bane of my existence to see artists who don’t even TRY to get bird anatomy right, when they’ll gladly put forth the effort to learn mammalian anatomy

BIRDS ARE SO EASY TO DRAW

THERE ARE NOT MANY MOVING PARTS ON THEIR FACE

NOT LIKE US SQUISHY MAMMALS

still debating if I should make my own HOW TO DRAW WINGZ ref or just link to some good ones I’ve seen, since there are a plethora of both good and god-awful tutorials out there for wings already. I’ll probs make my own because other guides neglect to mention that GASP DIFFERENT BIRDS HAVE DIFFERENT SHAPED WINGS BECAUSE THEY FLY DIFFERENTLY

THIS IS AWESOME BUT JUST ONE NOTE

Almost all birds are capable of moving their upper beak, aka prokinesis, it’s just that parrots have the most obvious degree of it.  prokinesis is the movement of the beak at the point at which it is hinged to the skull of the bird.

There’s like a million different types of kinesis to do with the beak/rhamphotheca/whatever but yeah, parrots aren’t the only ones :D

I can’t find any good pictures to demonstrate but yeah, it’s present in almost all birds.  Loons and ducks are good birds to look at c:

I was looking for this! I will reblog it this time so i don’t have to try and track it down again.

(via lizkitty)

fuckyeahvietnamesecrystal:

Sudowoodo knows how to say no to drugs.

(via boilinglove)

hairandbrokenglasses:

itsvondell:

ominous

where are the snickers taking my friends

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