ms-ashri:

kennymccorm1ck:

My favourite thing to see today. MAJOR props to this amazing person!

so it begins

ms-ashri:

kennymccorm1ck:

My favourite thing to see today. MAJOR props to this amazing person!

so it begins

7ns:

lighter to my cigarette, cant start the flame w/o u

7ns:

lighter to my cigarette, cant start the flame w/o u

7ns:

bow down bitches bow-bow down bitches

7ns:

bow down bitches bow-bow down bitches

vivacosima:

cat: places paw tentatively on boob
me: please–
cat: presses paw down on boob
me: don’t–
cat: slowly, agonizingly walks across boobs

(Source: majesdanes)

fantardism:

Bout time I made myself a ref of this fucking thing. Drives me crazy every time.

fantardism:

Bout time I made myself a ref of this fucking thing. Drives me crazy every time.

sekigan:

Rhaevyn Hart さんの Eclectic Photography ボードのピン | Pinterest

hobbitofthemotherfuckinshire:

Remember there was almost another twilight book but someone leaked it so Stephanie Meyer refused to finish and I’m 98% sure it was Robert Pattinson and god bless him

(Source: undereyelouisvuittons)

(Source: perfectframes)

seventypercentethanol:

I can’t swim, the Scientist admitted.
Then don’t let go of my hand and you won’t have to, replied Nameless.

seventypercentethanol:

I can’t swim, the Scientist admitted.

Then don’t let go of my hand and you won’t have to, replied Nameless.

akatako:

AkaTako's artist of the week:
Hiroshi Nonami

jmadorran:

This was something I threw together to celebrate the 100 watchers I now have on DeviantArt…and apparently I have 100 followers on Tumbler now too so it’s a double celebration picture. :)

jmadorran:

This was something I threw together to celebrate the 100 watchers I now have on DeviantArt…and apparently I have 100 followers on Tumbler now too so it’s a double celebration picture. :)

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

sexual-icecream:

Artist: 佐久間さのすけ