koujakuandthediamonds

Anonymous asked:

Your art makes me so happy omg. I was wondering what brushes or settings do you use for it? I'd love a tutorial but you don't have to of course ^^;

koujakuandthediamonds answered:

!!! AHH I AM GLAD IT MAKES U HAPPY FRIEND THAT MAKES ME HAPPY!

hmm this is the setting i’ve been using for my lineart recently

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though sometimes for finer lines i’ll just use the ink pen at size 0.7 on its default setting

i also keep my stabilizer ((image)) on zero because it makes thing more loose and flowey and i feel like it helps me relax when i draw instead of death gripping my tablet pen as i stress over everything being pERFECT

SO UH hmmmm u mean like„ just a tutorial on my drawing process? okey dokey

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sooo i start by sketchin my thing roughly with a light color

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then i move up a layer and do lines and i always start with the face yeee ((i do little to no planning which is prob a bad idea but hEY WHATEVER WORKS)) i also usually do colored lines as opposed to black y know„„ just like whatever color i think will fit the “”mood”” im goin for ((like here im usin dark blue because because aoba. the blue boy. ol blueba.)

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then finish the basic lines and whatnot

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sooo then i add more lines for details— for example i always put a shadow under the chin and darken the bits of hair that would be hit by the most shadows like the strands furthest from “”the camera”” and the bottom layers of ur subject’s hair…..basically yeah i just darken shadowy bits for emphasis. [josh peck voice] emPHASIS

i also cross hatch things that will be darker colors, for example i crosshatched aoba’s shirt since it’s a dark blue

then i set the lineart layer to multiply which just means that when you put colors under your lines they turn darker so they won’t get swallowed by the color

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SO NOW FLAT COLORS also idk this might be obvious but i uSED TO NOT KNOW ABOUT THE MAGIC WAND TOOL AND WHEN I FOUND OUT HOW TO USE IT IT BLEW MY MIND AND MADE DRAWIN LIFE SO MUCH EASIER SO IF I HAVE TO CHANCE TO MAKE AT LEAST ONE DRAWIN LIFE EASIER I WILL TAKE IT

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basically it just lets you select sections and after youve selected it you use the bucket/fill tool thing to color large spaces quicker than if you did it by hand u feel me

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voila

oK

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YAY FLAT COLORS………. i suggest keeping your colors on different layers to keep things cleaner and easier like i have the hair on the top layer, then the shirt under that and the skin under both of those

soooo i don’t??? really shade a lot or do proper shading at all?? like i’ll add blushes and emphasize the neck shadow a lil more and make the hair shiney but that’s p much it lmao im lazy………… wait no i shade the white of the eyes and the iris too but THATS it

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also!!! for the blushes ill just color drop the skin color then make it slightly darker and redder then i use the same pen i did for the lines and make it bigger then basically just lightly poke the canvas instead of strokes…. small paps instead of long brushes u feel. then just concentrate more paps where u want it darkest kinda like this

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lmao it looks like a close up of a nipple

ANYWAY THEN!! after that i usually add the finishing touches like an overlay to kinda unify and brighten the colors and just give it that extra ZING

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basically all u do is create a new topmost layer, fill it with the color you want as your overlay, then set the layer to overlay and fiddle with the opacity until it looks good to you. it really depends on the picture but more often than not my overlays veer in the direction of warmer colors like pinks/reds/yellows/ etc

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so yeah then once i get the overlay how i like it i’m done!!! i hope this maybe helped u in some small way lmao

hessiechu
ineloquentformalities:

aicosu:

After getting some questions yesterday I realized that I might be able to help those of you cosplayer’s who would like to know how to take care of your boobage while you cosplay! Be it if you want to support them, make them VOLUPTUOUS, or hide them! THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW FIRST:First things first! Make sure you know what bra size you are!!! You may not know this, but there’s a lot that goes into bra size. There’s a reason why we all get a number and a letter, they mean different things! Your Cup is your letter, and your band size is your number. And EVERY cup is proportional to the band size SO EVERY BRA IS DIFFERENT! Here’s a few things to know to figure out if you are wearing the wrong bra…-the band around your back should be tight and doing all the work. NOT your straps.-The connecting strap between your boobs should be flush with your chest. If its loose or hovering, you’ve got the wrong size!-Your boobs shouldn’t be spilling out of your bra, AND your bra should not be covering above the curve of your boobs either!You should also know about your sister size. I for example, am a 36C but I can also wear a 34D, because those sizes are proportional to each other with slight differences in cup and band. Learn about your boobie sizes and HOW TO SIZE YOURSELF here!  THE SECRET BRASOkay, so this is for all you who you need to wear a bra without anyone being able to TELL you are wearing a bra. Like if you are cosplaying Black Cat — you need ‘The Plunge' For cosplays with a bare back, I recommend the low back converter. I mean, you can always go with clear straps, but personally I find them as noticeable AND the plastic is uncomfortable. And some other backless bras just always sag forward. But this thing is just simple and awesome, and you can use it with a bra you KNOW works already. Finally — everyone should know about the magic of Sin Bras. There a ton of different brands. Just search ebay!  I tried them and they are a bit funny to wear at first, but they are PERFECT for the times you need to perk up your boobs and your wearing something low cut and backless. It’s what I used for my Miku and Sigyn cosplays! See how magically they work here!! Warning, you will see boobies.THE VA VA VOOM BRAS For everyone who needs extreme cleavage in their costumes, I would look to investing in a double-cup push up bra. They sell em at Wet Seal for super cheap.  I couldn’t find a picture of the inside, but they are WAY CRAZY padded. 
I’ve actually used this bra for Korra, Elizabeth, and Rosalind Lutece, because it helps balance out the layers of clothes and fill my proportions better. So its actually great to have when you need to pronounce the shape of your costume.  Another way to give your babies some UNPH is by stuffing your bra with some chicken cutlets silicone inserts. These actually work really great! Personally I prefer socks, because these tend to get sweaty and sticky, but that’s just me. Another cheap and easy way to get some big boobs is by wearing two bras. You put one bra on, and then another slightly bigger bra on top of that. BAM instant cup size. It feels weird at first but it is a great trick. I can keep going on about big boobie tricks, but instead I will direct you guys to Jenna Marbles video. She covers some great tricks into great boobage.  Or if you don’t like Jenna, or feel like reading instead — this tutorial is great too!
KEEPING THINGS IN AND UP! 
A great way to keep your boobies perky no matter what bra your wearing, is to safety pin the bra straps together behind your neck. It’s an instant difference if your clothes are flattening you out. These clippy thingies also help perk your boobies, while also hiding straps behind tank tops! Next up is SPANX. Spanx are really handy for costumes that are full leotards, tight fitting, or slimming. They really DO work, believe me — you will FEEL it working. They can be expensive, but they come in all different shapes and sizes. To hide your thighs or just slim out your stomach. 
A great tip for leotard wearers and superhero cosplayers: Wear your push up bras and such and then put some spanx on top to hide your bra lines! THATS IT! I hope I helped some people and opened some eyes to new ways of taking care of your chestal area when cosplaying. ;DI’d love to sit and talk to you guys about binding too — but I’m really not an authority on it. So instead I direct you here! 

Ayo for my lady friends out there, (and you dudes too.)

ineloquentformalities:

aicosu:

After getting some questions yesterday I realized that I might be able to help those of you cosplayer’s who would like to know how to take care of your boobage while you cosplay! Be it if you want to support them, make them VOLUPTUOUS, or hide them! 

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW FIRST:

First things first! Make sure you know what bra size you are!!! You may not know this, but there’s a lot that goes into bra size. There’s a reason why we all get a number and a letter, they mean different things! Your Cup is your letter, and your band size is your number. And EVERY cup is proportional to the band size SO EVERY BRA IS DIFFERENT! 

Here’s a few things to know to figure out if you are wearing the wrong bra…

-the band around your back should be tight and doing all the work. NOT your straps.
-The connecting strap between your boobs should be flush with your chest. If its loose or hovering, you’ve got the wrong size!
-Your boobs shouldn’t be spilling out of your bra, AND your bra should not be covering above the curve of your boobs either!

You should also know about your sister size. I for example, am a 36C but I can also wear a 34D, because those sizes are proportional to each other with slight differences in cup and band. Learn about your boobie sizes and HOW TO SIZE YOURSELF here!  
THE SECRET BRAS

Okay, so this is for all you who you need to wear a bra without anyone being able to TELL you are wearing a bra. 

Like if you are cosplaying Black Cat — you need ‘The Plunge


For cosplays with a bare back, I recommend the low back converter. I mean, you can always go with clear straps, but personally I find them as noticeable AND the plastic is uncomfortable. And some other backless bras just always sag forward. 

But this thing is just simple and awesome, and you can use it with a bra you KNOW works already. 

Finally — everyone should know about the magic of Sin Bras. There a ton of different brands. Just search ebay!  I tried them and they are a bit funny to wear at first, but they are PERFECT for the times you need to perk up your boobs and your wearing something low cut and backless. It’s what I used for my Miku and Sigyn cosplays! 



See how magically they work here!! Warning, you will see boobies.

THE VA VA VOOM BRAS 

For everyone who needs extreme cleavage in their costumes, I would look to investing in a double-cup push up bra. They sell em at Wet Seal for super cheap.  I couldn’t find a picture of the inside, but they are WAY CRAZY padded. 



I’ve actually used this bra for Korra, Elizabeth, and Rosalind Lutece, because it helps balance out the layers of clothes and fill my proportions better. So its actually great to have when you need to pronounce the shape of your costume.  



Another way to give your babies some UNPH is by stuffing your bra with some chicken cutlets silicone inserts



These actually work really great! Personally I prefer socks, because these tend to get sweaty and sticky, but that’s just me. 

Another cheap and easy way to get some big boobs is by wearing two bras. You put one bra on, and then another slightly bigger bra on top of that. BAM instant cup size. It feels weird at first but it is a great trick. 



I can keep going on about big boobie tricks, but instead I will direct you guys to Jenna Marbles video. She covers some great tricks into great boobage.  Or if you don’t like Jenna, or feel like reading instead — this tutorial is great too!

KEEPING THINGS IN AND UP! 

A great way to keep your boobies perky no matter what bra your wearing, is to safety pin the bra straps together behind your neck. It’s an instant difference if your clothes are flattening you out. 


These clippy thingies also help perk your boobies, while also hiding straps behind tank tops! 

Next up is SPANX. Spanx are really handy for costumes that are full leotards, tight fitting, or slimming. They really DO work, believe me — you will FEEL it working. They can be expensive, but they come in all different shapes and sizes. To hide your thighs or just slim out your stomach. 



A great tip for leotard wearers and superhero cosplayers: Wear your push up bras and such and then put some spanx on top to hide your bra lines! 


THATS IT! I hope I helped some people and opened some eyes to new ways of taking care of your chestal area when cosplaying. ;D

I’d love to sit and talk to you guys about binding too — but I’m really not an authority on it. So instead I direct you here! 

Ayo for my lady friends out there, (and you dudes too.)

karins-ass

yeahwriters:

writtenbymadeline:

A tool to use for find Synonyms: Synonym Finder.

This is a great, unique little tool I found by browsing for writing resources. It’s name speaks for itself: it’s a synonym finder.

The site is clean cut, has soothing colors, and to-the point results for any word you look up.

For example, when I look up the word “romance,” I get this:

Synonyms: romance, romanticism
Definition: an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)

Hypernyms: quality
Definition: an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
Usage: the quality of mercy is not strained—Shakespeare”

I had no idea what a “hypernym” is. Apparently it’s a word with a more general meaning that a more specific word fall under. Like, color is a hypernym for green.

On the right corner there’s a button to make graphs! So you can trace each synonym from it’s root word, and see how far the other synonyms connect in comparison to others.

I really like it, so I’m going to definitely bookmark it on my writing tools list.

Amazing!!

i-dare-u-to-love-me
creatingmyowndreams:

rekit:


The best deodorant you will ever use Seriously. 1/4 teaspoon in each pit and you can sweat your ass off, totally stink-free for like 2 full days. It’s a natural anti-bacterial so those little fuckers won’t multiply and make you smell. Plus it’s cheaper and healthier than any deod you can buy anywhere.
Use equal parts of the following:
-corn starch-baking soda-coconut oil-cocoa butter
With a few drops of whatever essential oil you want, for fragrance. Otherwise it basically just smells like nothing. I use tea tree oil & pine needle oil. Cuz they’re MANLY.
Note - It pretty much turns to liquid if it’s warmer than about 75 degrees. If you want to keep it solid, you can refrigerate it or add a little more corn starch.

Reblogging myself again, cuz I still use this and it’s still awesome

This is what I’ve been using for about a year now and it works wonders. Not convinced it works? My fiance is literally the smelliest human being I’ve ever met when he’s been sweating all day. I made him some with tea tree oil and he now smells nice and mint-ish as the end of the day, even if he’s been outside working. Not to mention it’s cheaper, smells better, better for you AND better for the environment to make your own :D

creatingmyowndreams:

rekit:

The best deodorant you will ever use

Seriously. 1/4 teaspoon in each pit and you can sweat your ass off, totally stink-free for like 2 full days. It’s a natural anti-bacterial so those little fuckers won’t multiply and make you smell. Plus it’s cheaper and healthier than any deod you can buy anywhere.

Use equal parts of the following:

-corn starch
-baking soda
-coconut oil
-cocoa butter

With a few drops of whatever essential oil you want, for fragrance. Otherwise it basically just smells like nothing. I use tea tree oil & pine needle oil. Cuz they’re MANLY.

Note - It pretty much turns to liquid if it’s warmer than about 75 degrees. If you want to keep it solid, you can refrigerate it or add a little more corn starch.

Reblogging myself again, cuz I still use this and it’s still awesome

This is what I’ve been using for about a year now and it works wonders.

Not convinced it works? My fiance is literally the smelliest human being I’ve ever met when he’s been sweating all day. I made him some with tea tree oil and he now smells nice and mint-ish as the end of the day, even if he’s been outside working.

Not to mention it’s cheaper, smells better, better for you AND better for the environment to make your own :D

fuzzy-kuma

fuzzy-kuma:

sachinteng:

A lot of people have messaged me about the 30 Day Challenge list. I hadn’t realized the link on my old post was down, so I’m reposting it now, as well as letting you all know for the next 8 weeks I’ll be posting every Monday with animated illustrations. Hopefully I can brighten up your otherwise dry work week Monday!

UPDATE: Sorry I fixed the list. There was bunch of dummy text in there. It’s all good now

I don’t even care if I forget this or suck at it. This sounds so fun.
August, get ready baby.

twinkgami

-[ ultra special feel better extravaganza masterpost ]-

aobassweetass

Paint tool SAI Masterpost

daa-ze:

Okay so someone i follow lost all of her custom brushes so i made a masterpost for anybody who needed it

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First i have some links:

link 1

link 2

link 3

link 4

link 5

And now full pictures i found in google a looong time ago:

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And last a blog with a bunch of these:

http://ptsbrushes.tumblr.com/ (though it doesn’t update much)

erhmm…yep that’s about it

enjoy!

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boobaboom

Anonymous asked:

hello! can i ask for a tutorail in hands/arms and legs/feet?

zemael answered:

Hey! Sorry for the late reply, I haven’t really had time to do the tutorial for you! But, I did one today. It’s kinda messy and not 100% anatomically perfect (I do several flaws myself) but I think I made some good points!

  • Arms:

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Arms cannot be done without shoulders, so that’s why I will include them here. To know how one body part works, you need to understand the other parts too. I suggest drawing a stick figure, as shown above. Do it with shoulders and everything - don’t care about anatomy. Really, don’t - go mad! You can figure out how to deal with the anatomy AFTER you have figured how to draw the body freely.

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I imagine most body parts to be shaped as tear drops, as shown above; especially the arms and legs. Draw them above the stick figure - don’t be afraid to overlap the teardrops. In fact, I suggest it! The best way to understand anatomy is to think of it as shapes and doll-parts.

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After you’ve figured that out, do several, VERY tiny, small doodles like these. Go crazy - don’t bother with anatomy just yet. Do them also very quickly and so small you can’t think of the details. Just keep doing this until you sorta understand how arms work. 

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Here is a doodle of a “real” arm, and as you can see, how it’s shaped it resembles the teardrops above. A general rule is to constantly draw the body in curves - male AND female. NEVER draw a single line straight.

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I mentioned before I thought it was important to include shoulders/other body parts to understand another. This is why. The body basically has a “flow” when you move. The red lines clearly shows the flow. This is also how you can create a dynamic pose: think of the flow. The muscles are formed that way to be able to function. Which reminds me, buy some good anatomy books. And I’m talking about more or less MEDICAL anatomy books - you think you won’t need it - but trust me, it’s more useful than you can imagine. I do NOT suggest buying “stylistic” anatomy books, like Christopher Hart (ugh NO), for example, as these can mislead you. Medical anatomy books CANNOT because they MUST be right.

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And for the last part, here’s some “do’s” and “don’ts”. It’s important to remember the muscles between the neck and shoulders. Many, especially when drawing females, forget this. It’s true the most visible it is - the more muscular you will look. But even the most petite people have these. Your neck literally would not function if you didn’t have these supporters. Then, the arms below is just to show why it’s important to draw the body with curves. Many have probably heard “straight lines for males” which is a complete lie. They will look stiff and unnatural. Curves can both empathize muscles AND fat. Heck, even your bones aren’t straight.

  • Legs:

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Legs certainly are the hardest. There’s a good reason for this; because they’re one of our most strongest muscles, and they are more or less dominating when it comes to poses (together with the spine). However, just like with the arms, draw a stick figure. I won’t suggest drawing them completely straight, as you can see here, as it will add weight. Do teardrops shapes. As for the hips - think of them as panties or briefs. This is not a MUST; but it will help; I think!

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And just like the arms, do small doodles. Don’t be serious, play around until you get the idea.

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As you can see, these legs easily can be turned into teardrops even when they’re detailed like this.

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Now, what makes legs/hips interesting is that the way fat gathers there. Although not a must, seeing as we’re all different, females tend to get more fat there than men. Usually, however, it’s not at the SIDE of the hops, but at the thighs, calves and the “love handles”. (Excuse my english, aaah…) Women also tend to have bigger hips, but again, it’s not a must. It’s not uncommon to have small hips, either; or big hips for men, etc.

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Of course, the legs too follow the “flow”!

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Something worth noting is the “Standing point” The standing point is basically a straight line, and the further away you are from the line; the more unbalanced you are. To create a dynamic pose you should avoid that line as much as possible. However, if you want to look balanced/realistic, have the one leg stand there for support. The leg to the left is balanced, as you can see one of the legs is taking all the weight; with other words, it’s the support leg-making it balanced. The legs to the right, however, are likely to fall over if she keeps standing like that!

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Now for some more do’s and don’ts. I already mentioned the barbie legs, invisible heels and micro-mini crotch in my previous tutorial, but these two are different. I see this mistake a lot; when you sit down, your thighs will become wider because you’re pressing all the fat to the sides. Now, this also depends on how you’re positioning your legs. How much it widens depends on how much fat you have in the first place; but it will always be there.

And then there’s this awkward “thigh gap”. Before I get any haters telling me how I “thin shame”, please, take a seat and read this. Good? Good. How much space you actually have between your thighs depends fully on how you’re standing, bending, angle, body type and everything else. However, the one to the right? Not likely.

  • Hands:

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Okay, I’m getting really lazy now; so I’ll be quick. Draw a rectangle. Sorta like this; it doesn’t have to be exactly like this - since hands can be shaped VERY differently. Just compare to your friends.

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Draw a little triangle attached to it.

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Now, the fingers! How long they should be and etc doesn’t really matter either. But if you’re unsure, draw them as tear drops, too.

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Now, draw the fingers! Starting to look like a hand, sort of.

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Then draw the details and fix things you didn’t like. I really don’t like the way this is drawn but I’m just tired right now.

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Just like the legs/arms, practice by doing that simple figure really quickly.

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Guess what? Hands also follow “the flow”!

  • Feet:

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Okay, I’m getting really lazy. Plus, feet are SUPER HARD- I’m just going to say this: think of them as triangles. Overlap them; think of it as 3D!

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Practice practice practice! And medical anatomy books. And photo references. And real-life references!

Hope this helped! \o/ As I said, I’m nowhere near perfect but, ahh, I tried.