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amymebberson:

Minnie in a blue wrap - Gouache

amymebberson:

Minnie in a blue wrap - Gouache

antolovich:

thepandabaker:

adeyami:

Land of the free home of the rich

What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make the least, they pay the most.

…wait, what?

antolovich:

thepandabaker:

adeyami:

Land of the free home of the rich

What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make the least, they pay the most.

…wait, what?

(Source: socialismartnature, via toastytoastie)

omgcannibalbyday:

thewritewire:

#fantasy

I love the people who wrote this. 

omgcannibalbyday:

thewritewire:

#fantasy

I love the people who wrote this. 

(via toastytoastie)

daisyazuras:

balladoftarby:

Rest in Peace, Robin Williams. There are no words to describe how greatly you will be missed.

All my childhood comedians are starting to die off. I feel weird. Very sad yet happy to know so many feel the loss I feel. It means those men and women have actually shaped us. They shaped what humor and comedy is today.

If George Carlin is wrong and there is a heaven, I’m guessing there is one hell of show there tonight.

foorayart:

T.U.R.T.L.E. POWER! Well Its Turtle Day yall, Chamba and I saw the movie last night and we wanted to do this Homage image up to celebrate the new release. Its been 21 years since the last live action movie. So whatever your opinion of the movie we were excited to see them on the big screen again after over 2 decades. I’ll have to do a review at some point soon. but for the quicky review, the Turtles themselves are awesome!….The story itself I have a few issues with. BUT MAN!….Splinter was a fuggin G!anyway I grew up on the turtles and theyve always meant Tons to me as theyre what started me drawing in the first place. SO this one is for my turtle bros.I drew and colored Mikey and Raph. Jeff drew and colored Donnie and Leo.I drew and flatted the background. and Jeff slapped some mean shades on that bitch.hope ya dig it! -FoO

The turtles are fantastic

foorayart:

T.U.R.T.L.E. POWER! 

Well Its Turtle Day yall, Chamba and I saw the movie last night and we wanted to do this Homage image up to celebrate the new release. Its been 21 years since the last live action movie. So whatever your opinion of the movie we were excited to see them on the big screen again after over 2 decades. 

I’ll have to do a review at some point soon. but for the quicky review, the Turtles themselves are awesome!….The story itself I have a few issues with. BUT MAN!….Splinter was a fuggin G!

anyway I grew up on the turtles and theyve always meant Tons to me as theyre what started me drawing in the first place. SO this one is for my turtle bros.

I drew and colored Mikey and Raph. Jeff drew and colored Donnie and Leo.

I drew and flatted the background. and Jeff slapped some mean shades on that bitch.

hope ya dig it! 

-FoO

The turtles are fantastic

alienfirst:

Oh boy. I shall make an attempt at a decent set of answers (with hopefully minimal spelling and grammar errors)! And this will be long. My really terrible answer is that I “dick around until it doesn’t look like butt.” And that really doesn’t help at all. So instead of a cheap answer, I’ll use that last piece to see if I can do some sort of walkthrough. I’m not sure how helpful this will be for someone not used to Photoshop (I’m terrible and just assume everyone IS, which isn’t always correct), as later on I make good amount of use of layer modes and opacity settings.

General File Info: My file sizes lately have been around 8x10” or larger, 300dpi, since I’ve started selling prints and such. Quick doodles I’ll still have around 6x6” and 300 dpi, but part of that is because I adore working with the Frenden brush set, and those brushes really shine when used at larger file sizes. The Newt and Hermann piece in particular is 11x17” 300dpi because I am selfish and wanted a Pacific Rim poster for myself. XD

I use Photoshop almost exclusively. It’s what I use everyday at work, so I am far more comfortable with it than anything else. I have Sai, but I don’t know all the shortcuts, and it doesn’t do some things Photoshop does for me.

On to the step-by-step!

1 (ONE): Initial sketch! Really messy, I think I only had a couple refs for Newt and Hermann up, and just my memory for the kaiju (which is why the kaiju are just loopy blobs at this point). At this stage I’d go around and move things about and resize areas if need be. I have a bad habit of drawing heads to big, so I’d try to fix that here. Basically just making sure I liked the composition. This sketch I liked, so not much changed at this point.

2 (TWO): Cleaned up sketch! This is where I brought out a bazillion references to go off of. Figured out what I wanted to do with the kaiju too. I’m not much of a painter, I much prefer linework, more graphic design type things, so I probably take this part farther than someone more accustomed to traditional painting would do.

2.5 (NOT SHOWN): At this point I did actually go through and lay out some blobby colors, which is really odd for me since I try and leave color until the last possible step. It was basically a quick “proof of concept” for the color and lighting.

3 (THREE): Again, my preference towards linework comes in and I went through and cleaned up the lines further (or rather, I redrew them on a new layer). Tried to put in all the detail at this stage that I know I wanted to show up with color. I just think better in line, so I had fun with this part.

4 (FOUR): The linework layer I did in 3 is set to ‘soft light’ and at 40% so it gets pretty faded and blends with colors behind it. Under the lines I create separate layers for the base colors. This piece I just had a Hermann layer, a Newt layer, a Kaiju layer, a Kaiju tank layer, and the background color. Oops, and the Kaiju blue color had it’s own layer as well since it was all glowy.

5 (FIVE): This isn’t as big of a jump as it looks, I swear! Because I am not much of a painter, I did something else. All my base colors have their own layers, so ABOVE that I start putting a bunch of color overlays of various types for the lighting and shadow. Hermann, for example, was pretty simple. He has two sets of yellow rim lighting (I think one of the layers was set at ‘hard light’ and both had different opacity settings), a general yellow light, and three sets of shadow layers with a red/purple color (some layers with just an opacity change, others set to multiply with an opacity change). Newt was… crazy. He essentially had three light sources going on: tank, glowy kaiju bits, and a general directional light from the top right. So he was more complex, but followed the same general scheme of rim lights, general lights, shadows.

I really like this method of using layers and color overlays and layer modes because I feel it gives me more control over the color. Like I keep saying, I’m not much of painter, and color picking and such bores the hell out of me. With say, the shadows on their own layers like I have here, I can go ahead and manipulate the color on JUST THAT LAYER and see very quickly if an orange shadow would look better than a purple or a green. Also means I can go back to my base color layer and quickly change those colors and not have to worry about redoing any lighting or shadows (except for maybe a color shift).

This image shown just has all those different shadow and lighting layers above the solid green background. I hid the base color layer. I could totally make a separate post splitting all these layers up too if anyone wanted. I just didn’t here because there were a lot of layers.

6 (SIX): This is exactly the same as five, I just turned on the flat color layer!

I added a few examples at the end that are a bit different!

EXAMPLE 1: Ruby here is at the stage right before I would ink here. And I do actually mean proper linework on her since this was intended to be more cell shaded and animated looking. Her sketchwork was pretty simple: rough blue for basic form and positioning, more refined red so I actually know where my lines are going.

EXAMPLE 2: Cadance here is in the middle of being inked. I’ve been drawing ponies a LOT lately, so I feel pretty comfortable with pumping them out. Since my hand is nicely trained in the pony style at the moment, her sketch was the rough blue. I felt good about knowing what it was going to look like, and the style is pretty simple, so I jumped in to inking.

EXAMPLE 3: So the blue roughs on this one will be reworked a couple times since there will be a lot of different pieces to it. Newt and his tattoos are probably the only ones I’ll be able to go over comfortably since I’ve done a good bit of drawing him. I’ll do the same thing as the Newt/Hermann piece though. Get that blue rough to a point where I can actually understand it, then lay out the cleaner red lines on top (then those lines will be color changed to dark brown and set to ‘soft light’ so I can use them for coloring).

Fin!

I wish I had advice for not rushing through a piece, but I really don’t. I think the only reason I’ve been able to concentrate on these two bigger Pacific Rim pieces is because I’ve been doing such stylized, simplistic stuff lately, that I just wanted to do something I could get a little lost in. Augh that’s kind of a lame answer to that part of the ask. I always feel like I’m such a slow artist, so most of the time I am trying to rush through a piece. XD

Err, this got really long, so I guess I’ll stop this step-by-step right there. I can try and expand on anything if elaboration is requested! This was very much a blitz through of what I do, and even then, those two most recent Pacific Rim pieces are so far outside of my usual drawing zone that I’m still trying to figure out what I’m doing.

justbetsycostumes:

justbetsycostumes:

Captain and Ms. Marvel give me mod fashion feels.

Since I have so many new folks around who found me via the Loki dress, here’s some of my other geeky fashion design.

Wow, these are so amazing and cool!

alienfirst:

Kaiju ladies based off of Mucha’s “The Moon and the Stars” series. AKA “Another WIP Amanda Will Finish When She Stops Giving Herself Stuff To Do.”

(The BuenaKai would totally have these in stained glass or something somewhere.)

On The Next #1StepCloser

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