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xin you’re a fucking jackass

xin you’re a fucking jackass

Anonymous whispered: Kel, how do you get that painterly look in photoshop? I've been using SAI for ages and with that the paint just kinda blends itself in with other others but in photoshop I don't know how to do this?? the paint doesn't blend together at all it just goes straight over it and isn't affected by it even on the same layer I??? also you're so great have a good day


YEAH in photoshop you kinda have to blend manually?? In photoshop CS5 and above (I think), you can actually turn on the ‘color dynamics’ in brush settings and it will create a sort of blending effect, but I DON”T REALLY LIKE IT BC it’s kinda hard to control SO I DOn’t use that

I blend in photoshop like this! (make sure your opacity settings are turned on)

and then I repeat the whole eyedrop and brush over until it looks okay HAHA

and just personally, if the mid color is too dull, which it is a lot because photoshop doesn’t mimic the way color blends in real life, I add an extra color! (Use in moderation though OR YOU MIGHT END UP WITH RAINBOWS)

EDIT BLUE N RED MAKES PURPLE NOT GREEN omg turns head in shame

Hope that helps and I hope you have a rad day too!! I really don’t do anything special SO IM SORRY if this isn’t particularly helpful


More bean theory process/tutorial things because I think i skimped on it with the previous post. (thanks josephsk for coining the term lmao)

I think beans make more sense than guidelines. Mainly because unlike guidelines, this has the added benefit of allowing you to have that confident initial stroke for your line art.

ah yes. lizzie. my angry child.
why you gotta have such a distasteful color palette i’m so sorry wow. that jacket is fucking hideous i didn’t know what to color it, bye.

ah yes. lizzie. my angry child.

why you gotta have such a distasteful color palette i’m so sorry wow. that jacket is fucking hideous i didn’t know what to color it, bye.

the single greatest cloud brush I’ve worked with so far oh my god



just adjust opacity and size depending on how crisp lines you want


this shit took like 10 minutes

Hand slips

Hand slips




June 24 - Futuristic Weaponry

My secret to art is that I don’t know what I’m doing 99% of the time.

This is the most awkward and the most helpful tutorial I have seen all day thank you.



Apologies in advance for any spelling errors, I’ll fix stuff in the morning…too tired now…

oh hey it’s a tutorial on glowing stuff I guess…I already made one 2 years ago but I don’t make things glow like that any more :|

…also when I’m manually doing colours I pick things like this as if I was shading.

there’s a lot more I could put in as well, but it really varies on the picture how I do the glow…it is usually just fiddling around with styles and colours though.

Anonymous whispered: abby whres a good place to get refs?


hihi!!! :^) i hope you dont mind me copying and pasting my old answer to this question! since these are places i have bkmk

"…USE REAL LIFE REFERENCES (i think this is where most ppl go wrong because they tend 2 use other artists as references?? which i guess isnt really bad if they are doing master studies…) I mean hey you yourself are a real life reference all you need is a mirror!!! 

Here are some places for you 2 help u on your quest 2 drawing the otps, friend (nsfw..?? probably… i mean to be really honest this tumblr specializes on like super cut dudes so it really isnt the best place 2 learn about different body types but they are almost always half naked so) same as above except  4 sure its nsfw.. be careful of the dong ppl rag on dA all the time but its really resourceful… and all at ur fingertips yooo!!! dunno if this would help u much but its always inspiring to check out to help you out on your otp smooch help kathy linked this one awhile ago but if you can get it to work, it will help you lots in making your own poses!! all of these are just self indulgent now haha… korean fashion…..

i dunno if you want more naked ppl of all body types theres always porn!!!!! haha

god speed my friend *__ *

ill add more :O

edit 2: more links

also taking pictures of yourself is also a good ref!!! :O




Dan Fessler’s HD Index Painting Technique let’s you paint pixel art in Photoshop in a non-destructive manner, and lets you use pretty much every tool in a perfectly pixel-gradient fashion!

The article gives you everything you need to try it out for yourself.It’s easy to set up and use, and the results are so fucking cool.

pixel artists everywhere dying just so they can roll in their graves