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UPDATED GIF TUTORIAL

gratsus:

On this tutorial you will find how to:

  • how to use km player
  • how to make a gif
  • watermark a gif 

what you will need:

  • km player
  • photoshop (im using photoshop cs5 and if you want the link where i got photoshop please send an ask off anon)
  • some type of patience 

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Anonymous whispered: HELLO!!!!! do you have any tips/tuts on drawing and youre like only 16 howd you learn so many languages omg

sakihokoru:

OHHEY!!! yeah sure i’ll write down some things i feel are important! but since you didn’t specify, i’ll just do a general overview and not very specific things (i hope that’s okay) (btw if anyone wants a specific part that i do feel free to shoot me an ask!)

my drawing style is like a mix between typical japanese styles and korean manhwa… with a dash of realism added in so usually end up drawing portraits and stuff lmao usually in a half-painting-ish style

so let’s use… my latest noiz drawing for reference

1.) when i start off with a drawing usually i don’t do THAT many guidelines but use as many as you feel are necessary! you can see that i usually make red marks to where/how i want things

2.) usually right after i establish my lines and stuff i immediately fill the background with some color because you NEVER want to paint something without a general direction as to where it’s going

i also draw my lineart at this point. I typically never use pen because i don’t like the harsher pixels as edges. i use a custom brush, which you can find in my faq section
if you’re not ready to go STRAIGHT to the lineart, it’s fine to do some sketching but usually my sketches are clean and end up as my lineart

3.) HERE COME THE FUN PARTS at this point i start coloring. what i do first is lay d oWN (the law) flats

4.) idk i’m weird but i like to start with the eyes/nose bridge area. it kinda gives me SOME MOTIVATION TO KEEP G OING LIKE DAMN THAT’S FRESH LET’S KEEP GOING

5.) filled in the rest of the face and laid down some strokes for his shirt. in these kind of paintings, blending is key! (i don’t use t he blur brush, but the brush labeled “ol water”. I like the effect it gives much more than a regular brush.) generally, i like to do my coloring how i would do makeup, if that makes any sense…probably not lol

6.) now as my ap calc and physics teachers would say…”plug and chug”…darks first! clean it up a little, add your lights, and BAM YA DONE CONGRATS LET ME SHAKE YA HAND WOWEE SLAM DUNK

yeah so that’s basically how i do my lil thang…

p.s. lol yeah i know a lot of languages… mostly through deathly perseverance. just like art! and anything else in life really

AIGHT KISS KISS THANKS FOR YA ASK

fucktonofanatomyreferencesreborn:

A wonderous fuck-ton of human hand references.

[From various sources]

Sai Animation Assistant ▷

meaconscientia:

Because attempting to animate in the purgatory that is a midway between Sai and Photoshop is akin to sawing off your dick with a nail file, I got around to this last week.

The goal is to allow for viewing of wip animations being made in Sai without having to load the project into Photoshop,…

This is an excellent writing advice from Chuck Palahniuk. This was first seen on tumblr. Unfortunately, when I clicked on the link, it no longer existed.

But, I still think it’s worth sharing.

writingadvice: by Chuck Palahniuk

In six seconds, you’ll hate me.
But in six months, you’ll be a better writer.

From this point forward—at least for the next half year—you may not
use “thought” verbs. These include: Thinks, Knows, Understands,
Realizes, Believes, Wants, Remembers, Imagines, Desires, and a hundred
others you love to use.

The list should also include: Loves and Hates.
And it should include: Is and Has, but we’ll get to those later.

Until some time around Christmas, you can’t write: Kenny wondered if Monica didn’t like him going out at night…”

Instead, you’ll have to Un-pack that to something like: “The
mornings after Kenny had stayed out, beyond the last bus, until he’d
had to bum a ride or pay for a cab and got home to find Monica faking
sleep, faking because she never slept that quiet, those mornings, she’d
only put her own cup of coffee in the microwave. Never his.”

Instead of characters knowing anything, you must now present
the details that allow the reader to know them. Instead of a character
wanting something, you must now describe the thing so that the reader
wants it.

Instead of saying: “Adam knew Gwen liked him.” You’ll have
to say: “Between classes, Gwen had always leaned on his locker when he’d
go to open it. She’s roll her eyes and shove off with one foot,
leaving a black-heel mark on the painted metal, but she also left the
smell of her perfume. The combination lock would still be warm from her
butt. And the next break, Gwen would be leaned there, again.”

In short, no more short-cuts. Only specific sensory detail: action, smell, taste, sound, and feeling.

Typically,
writers use these “thought” verbs at the beginning of a paragraph (In
this form, you can call them “Thesis Statements” and I’ll rail against
those, later). In a way, they state the intention of the paragraph. And
what follows, illustrates them.

For example:
“Brenda knew she’d never make the deadline. Traffic
was backed up from the bridge, past the first eight or nine exits. Her
cell phone battery was dead. At home, the dogs would need to go out, or
there would be a mess to clean up. Plus, she’d promised to water the
plants for her neighbor…”

Do you see how the opening “thesis statement” steals the thunder of what follows? Don’t do it.

If nothing else, cut the opening sentence and place it after all the others. Better yet, transplant it and change it to: Brenda would never make the deadline.

Thinking is abstract. Knowing and believing are intangible. Your
story will always be stronger if you just show the physical actions
and details of your characters and allow your reader to do the thinking
and knowing. And loving and hating.

Don’t tell your reader: “Lisa hated Tom.”

Instead, make your case like a lawyer in court, detail by detail.

Present each piece of evidence. For example:
“During roll call,
in the breath after the teacher said Tom’s name, in that moment before
he could answer, right then, Lisa would whisper-shout ‘Butt Wipe,’ just
as Tom was saying, ‘Here’.”

One of the most-common mistakes that beginning writers make is leaving their characters alone. Writing,
you may be alone. Reading, your audience may be alone. But your
character should spend very, very little time alone. Because a solitary
character starts thinking or worrying or wondering.

For example: Waiting for the bus, Mark started to worry about how long the trip would take…”

A better break-down might be: “The schedule said the bus would come
by at noon, but Mark’s watch said it was already 11:57. You could see
all the way down the road, as far as the Mall, and not see a bus. No
doubt, the driver was parked at the turn-around, the far end of the
line, taking a nap. The driver was kicked back, asleep, and Mark was
going to be late. Or worse, the driver was drinking, and he’d pull up
drunk and charge Mark seventy-five cents for death in a fiery traffic
accident…”

A character alone must lapse into fantasy or memory, but even then
you can’t use “thought” verbs or any of their abstract relatives.

Oh, and you can just forget about using the verbs forget and remember.

No more transitions such as: “Wanda remembered how Nelson used to brush her hair.”

Instead: “Back in their sophomore year, Nelson used to brush her hair with smooth, long strokes of his hand.”

Again, Un-pack. Don’t take short-cuts.

Better yet, get your character with another character, fast.
Get them together and get the action started. Let their actions and
words show their thoughts. You—stay out of their heads.

And while you’re avoiding “thought” verbs, be very wary about using the bland verbs “is” and “have.”

For example:
“Ann’s eyes are blue.”

“Ann has blue eyes.”

Versus:

“Ann coughed and waved one hand past her face, clearing the cigarette smoke from her eyes, blue eyes, before she smiled…”

Instead of bland “is” and “has” statements, try burying your details
of what a character has or is, in actions or gestures. At its most
basic, this is showing your story instead of telling it.

And forever after, once you’ve learned to Un-pack your characters,
you’ll hate the lazy writer who settles for: “Jim sat beside the
telephone, wondering why Amanda didn’t call.”

Please. For now, hate me all you want, but don’t use thought verbs. After Christmas, go crazy, but I’d bet money you won’t.

(…)

For this month’s homework, pick through your writing and circle every “thought” verb. Then, find some way to eliminate it. Kill it by Un-packing it.

Then, pick through some published fiction and do the same thing. Be ruthless.

“Marty imagined fish, jumping in the moonlight…”

“Nancy recalled the way the wine tasted…”

“Larry knew he was a dead man…”

Find them. After that, find a way to re-write them. Make them stronger.


- Thanks Hiraku! (via wingedbeastie) -