1. I shouldn’t have read that MTMTE 33 spoiler now I know tomorrow’s issue is going to make me cry.

     
  2. 11:35

    notes: 329102

    reblogged from: cinqcent

    tags: yeah

    taliabobalia:

    my ascent into adulthood

    image

     
  3. Serious Question:

    If you get prescriptions under your parent’s insurance, will the receive any record of it?  My apologies, I’m not sure about how these things work and I’m still super paranoid about letting people know about these things?

     
  4. 15:47 14th Sep 2014

    notes: 2262

    reblogged from: fayren

    tags: tutorial

    fayren:

    I get a lot of questions about my process so I thought it’d be cool to break down and talk about some of my steps for illustrating covers! I hope this is helpful or interesting, it’s not quite a tutorial but perhaps it’s a glimpse into my thought process.

    Step 1 | Thumbnail. The point here is to do several very fast, small, drawings, so you can’t get hung up on details. Here I’m thinking most about composition and subject. I had four originally and this one was picked to get finished.

    Step 2 | Sketch. I draw on top of my thumbnail, nailing down more of the actual details. I fix any proportion isssues but I still try not to waste too much time making final lines, the sketch will go away in the end, so it just needs to be good enough for me. 

    Step 3 | Background Painting. A lot of lightning and mood is set by the environment, so I start with determining their background. I browse through lots of inspirational paintings and photographs during this stage, and try to get a palette in my head for the overall piece. I use the lasso tool to fill in their silhouettes with black and lock the layer transparency. The silhouette is very important for readability, so I make sure even without colors the shapes are distinct.

    Step 4 | Rough Color Blocking. I block in base colors and basic lighting under the sketch layer, blocking in the different materials and colors. 

    Step 5 | The Fun Part. Here’s where I just get to zone out and paint. I flatten the sketch onto the color blocked layer (if you’re nervous, you can always duplicate these layers and tuck them into another folder before you flatten and commit) and finally get to painting. The sketch eventually gets entirely painted over. Things I’m thinking about during this stage: different materials, changes in planes, drawing from the background colors. 

    Stage 6 | Details. I use the lasso tool and fill to do very tiny details like scratches, small specular highlights, etc. I add some wear and tear and knock out a bit of Fulcrum’s teeth. (huhuhu)

    Stage 7 | MOAR BLOOD. At this point I decided there wasn’t enough energon dripping off of Tarn and I added more on a new layer. Again, grabbing areas with the lasso tool, filling, and erasing parts of it to make it appear transparent. 

    Stage 8 | Lighting Effects. I add some soft glows to Tarn’s lights, but keep his forehead light the brightest. I want it to be the main source of light in the scene so I don’t want to distract. Light is bouncing through the pink energon, so I made the light falling on Tarn’s face more pink. 

    Stage 9 | Final Lights. I add a harsh white rim light to both of the figures, really pulling them away from the background to finalize the painting. 

     
  5. (Source: atmagaialove)

     
  6. dinolich said: is that the one from society6? Glad to see their printing looks nice.

    Yup, it’s the 15oz.  Yeah, the printing’s really smooth, it came out a bit darker than the image but the colors are still nice.  The detail shows up well, which is good and the mug itself feels hefty.

     
  7. Another mug to add to my collection of beverage holders.  Get your own here!

    (ノ◕‿◕)ノ  Thanks temporaryglitch​!

     
  8. 12:51

    notes: 4

    tags: plakatbettabetta fish

    image: download

    3 weeks and some tlc produces more color. #betta #bettafish #plakat

    3 weeks and some tlc produces more color. #betta #bettafish #plakat

     
  9. 12:25

    notes: 876

    reblogged from: bolto

    tags: I just love the idea behind this

    image: download

    afuchan:

Medieval Cart - Shopping Cart Series
Some news: I will be exhibiting at APE 2014 tables #230-231 (Ferrethound) and will be selling new prints. See you soon!

    afuchan:

    Medieval Cart - Shopping Cart Series

    Some news: I will be exhibiting at APE 2014 tables #230-231 (Ferrethound) and will be selling new prints. See you soon!

     
  10. 00:59

    notes: 72

    reblogged from: jasbutts

    tags: my art

    image: download

    jasbutts:

One of my favorite artists has to be atrocityland and their Strangers bestiary project which I’ve followed since 2011.  [In fact, here’s a piece I did back then of the same creature.]  This particular creature is a type of Stranger, one of the many documented in the Strangers project which is currently on hiatus as it is finally reaching publication which I am very excited about.  Its type is called an Endroni.
Have a look at Felix’s work here!

    jasbutts:

    One of my favorite artists has to be atrocityland and their Strangers bestiary project which I’ve followed since 2011.  [In fact, here’s a piece I did back then of the same creature.]  This particular creature is a type of Stranger, one of the many documented in the Strangers project which is currently on hiatus as it is finally reaching publication which I am very excited about.  Its type is called an Endroni.

    Have a look at Felix’s work here!