Hurt myself laughing
oh my god
My therapist showed me this video
OH MY FUCKING GOD
The funniest video I’ve ever seen in my life
I can’t remember the last time I laughed this hard holy shit
people ask me a lot about drawing poc, more specifically “how” to do it. my kneejerk reaction is to get frustrated by it, because the answer is “just like you’d draw anything else.” it’s like the main excuse artists and writers use to not include poc in their art and in their worlds — they “don’t know how,” implying that we somehow operate by a separate set of rules, that while white characters don’t require a special set of considerations to be varied and textured and interesting, non-white characters are just an elusive series of step-by-step instructions that most creators just can’t be assed to learn or to include
i still feel that way
i guess i can understand that most instructive media focuses specifically on white aesthetics, proportions, skintones, and features, so there really is a need for more instructive material that is more inclusive
i can dig it
that said, there is a lot that i don’t know and am not good at and i don’t really feel comfortable trying to instruct other artists, but i’m fine with taking you through my thought processes a little
SO here’s some stuff about skintones. it’s not perfect, and there will never be a better teacher than the world around you for showing you what things look like and how to express them
first off, if you’ve ever seen me stream you know i don’t usually block in my shading with hard lines like this. i like to paint and sample colors as i go, but i’m trying to communicate my ideas about color a little better
but i’ve always used the same basic process for coloring skintones, any skintones, forever and always:
this is going to change up a little bit with directional lighting, colored lighting, environmental lighting, shit like that, but this is your basic procedure. the biggest mistake i think artists make is using skintone+black for shadows and skintone + white for highlights, and that results in pretty dull looking skintones
in the former image, i only varied the value of the main skin color, but in the latter i also varied the hue and saturation. doing so gives you more of an opportunity to add warmth and depth to your colors, as well as bring in environmental colors if you need to
you want to sample around the palette, use reds and purples and oranges, don’t just stay within the range of your base tone!
this applies for all colors, not just skin, but especially skin! you want skin to look alive, not plastic and dull
these same rules apply for most skintones
though it’s always going to be incredibly helpful to just look at references of the skintone you’re trying to draw, for little details like (for example), very dark skin, because there is a more extreme light/dark variation, will often look much more reflective than very light skin under the same lighting conditions
because of this, you’ll want to work on using light more than shadow to describe form on dark skin
again, this is true of all colors, but especially skin, because you don’t want skin to look flat and lifeless!
the same rules can apply to fantasy skin tones. start with a base tone, then use warm, saturated colors to add light and shadow. sampling around the palette becomes really important for fantasy skintones if you are trying to make them look realistic/believable
this is especially true if, for whatever reason, you wanted to make a character with grey skin that looks alive and believable
OKAY THAT’S THE END OF OUR SHOW
LOOK AT THIS GOOD ASS RESOURCE MOTHERFUCKERS
Another helpful note is that darker skin tends to be shinier, which is especially easy to see on the super-dark people in the pics above. My rule of thumb is to use larger swaths of highlights on light skin, and more focused, smaller ones on darker skin.
(Though this is no more a hard-and-fast rule than anything else in art, but it’s a decent shortcut.)
Sharing another drawing tutorial for any interested. :)
So evidently there’s a teaser for Disney’s new film, Frozen, and…
Well I’ll just leave it up to you guys.
it’s like every ice age teaser trailer ever
It can’t be that bad… this person made Tangled and Wreck-It Ralph sooo I’m expecting it to be really good.
the same people who made finding nemo also made cars 2
these guys also made bolt and planes
not every film has to be good
this was cute as hell
what cute character animation
everyone get the sticks out your butts
seriously, if The Lion King came out today, tumblr would hate Timon and Pumbaa.
This is too cute! I honestly can’t fucking WAIT to see Frozen, forget the haters and nay sayers. )8U
I just wanted to thank the whole Tumblr community for being absolutely great and while we do have our ups and downs, I still appreciate the enthusiasm and support that has lightened up my days! I’ve been seeing many giveaways recently and I thought I would just provide more chances.
I can’t provide all that much but I still want to give a chance!
FIRST PLACE WINNER WILL RECEIVE:
- 2 3DS games of their choice! Can be released already or pre-ordered!
- A $25 gift card to any site they desire (Amazon, Thinkgeek, etc.)
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- 1 3DS game of their choice!
- A $25 gift card to any site they desire!
- You can reblog and like! Though please only reblog once since Tumblr only counts it as once!
- Do not use a giveaway blog to reblog this. I will be checking.
- There will be two winners decided through a number randomiser.
- It is NOT necessary to follow me!
- This is an international giveaway! I will be buying the games from your closest Amazon store to make sure it is with your region.
- The giveaway deadline is at the 1st of July, 2013!
- Please make sure your inbox is open and be willing to give an address. If you don’t reply within 48 hours, the prize will go to someone else.
If you have anymore questions, send an ask to my inbox! Thank you and good luck!
This instrument is called a HurdyGurdy and it does exist.
That looks tiring. But AWESOME.
I’ve heard of the instrument but never seen or heard one before. Weird and pretty cool at the same time.
is THAT what a hurdy gurdy looks like!
Thank you for 450+ follows!
THERE WILL BE TWO WINNERS, randomly selected!!
Here are the PRIZES
Here are the RULES
- Reblogs only, and only one (1) will count toward an entry.
- You DO NOT have to follow me. However, if you’ve been following prior to the creation of this post (5/26 at 11pm CT), your reblog will receive two (2) entries.
- No giveaway blogs or I’ll
shank youhave to select a new winner.
- The giveaway ends on July 1st, 2013 at 8pm CT.Your inbox must be open, and you’ll have 48 hours to respond to my ask if you’re among the winners.
- You must be comfortable with disclosing your mailing info to me; I will only be contacting you from my ‘ganondorofuu’ account, no others.
- I will ship internationally.
Remember, the giveaway ends July 1st, 2013 at 8pm CT.
Did you get all of that?
Cover of Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” on the koto and shakuhachi by Team Kozan
that shakuhachi player is really rocking it
there’s nothing I don’t love about this
There are two protagonists in Inglourious Basterds.
So I’m a hillbilly looking to end the war, and a Jewish girl looking for revenge.
UGH. IT’S NOT THE 1940’S ANYMORE.
I AM THE PUNISHER.
I AM THE BLACK BANDIT.
ODIOUS YOUR ASS IS MINE
FUCK THIS SHIIIIT
I DON’T WANT TO BE A NEWSIE
AT LEAST NOT FOREVER, OOOKAYYYYYYYYY?
I’m going to be stuck on a spaceship with a couple of robots, forced to watch bad movies for the rest of my life.
FUCK THIS SHIT.
KING OF ENGLAND!
Or, you know… the Queen…
Hurray for The King’s Speech!
DUDE! I am IRON MAN!!!!
I’m a Browncoat!
I’m a Starfleet Officer!
RECOVERING ALCOHOLIC/DRUG ADDICT!!!!!! I WIN!
I’m the captain of a stupidly-named cruise ship, which will sink and in which I will surely die. At least forever will be short.
I mean, I’m okay with the genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist part, but really, I can do without the ‘Merchant of Death,’ and I really, really get enough of that from the undergrads…..
And I find it extremely unlikely that I’ll ever get a Steve. Or a Pepper. Or a Bruce. Or a chosen family like that, ever, ‘cause, really, the only thing that guy and I share is extraordinarily bad luck. I’ll probably end up with the shrapnel….
You know, I can cope with being an independently wealthy smartarse - last film was Much Ado About Nothing. I can also cope with Clark Gregg being my uncle who gets drunk with me.
STARSHIP CAPTAIN MFY!
Sexy Starship Captain and/or crew? i can get with that.
All I know is, it’s damn hard to do my job with Mike Nelson and Kevin Murphy making fun of everything that comes out of my damn mouth! Hey — I’m trying here! DON’T YOU SAY THAT I SURE AM TRYING! THAT’S NOT FUNNY!
I guess my job now is being flung through half the buildings in Metropolis.
Hello! I’m the Doctor. =3
When your celebrity crush explains what they want in a relationship: