jasmine. 23. north carolina. silly fangirl. kawaii princess. future manga-ka.
i draw. i write manga scripts. i read manga and watch anime. i live on the internet. deviantart and tumblr are my homes.
loves pretty things, cute things, vintage things, sparkly things, shiny things, and colorful things. and gorgeous anime guys of course~~
there is a lot of free! on this blog because that is my obsession ^__^ (click here if you don't know where to watch it.) i also post pretty anime artwork, pretty photos, anime gifs and screenshots, writing tips, drawing tutorials, my rants and ramblings.
this blog doesn't display properly in internet explorer!! eheheh... anyway, blog started december 2012. but this blog is the continuation of my previous blog, "supersachi," which started in march 2011.
i hate when tumblr puts blogs on my dash that i don’t even follow. they already have the “recommended blogs” thing on the side, and that’s annoying, and they have the radar, which is annoying most of the time, and now they spam your dash with posts from other blogs??? this is so stupid
(this is just one more reason i barely go to my dash anymore and pretty much just stay in the tags)
So I really want to talk about what Haru said to Rin in the locker room. “What dream? What future?…I don’t have any of that!”
Does everyone else realize how tragic this actually is? Haru saying he doesn’t have a dream basically means that he honestly has NO IDEA what he wants to do in the future. And as we’ve been seeing, and saw during his outburst, that feeling is really destroying him.
However, what really bothered me was when he said that he doesn’t have a future. It’s one thing to say “I don’t know what my future will be like,” or “I don’t know what I want for my future.” But for someone to actually say that they don’t even have a future? That’s absolutely heart-breaking. And the fact is that Haru must know how talented he is. Nagisa even told him that he’s good at so many things other than swimming. So my question is: Why does Haru think that his future isn’t just unknown, but completely non-existent?
I think there are only three episodes left this season, so I really hope that we start getting some answers. AND that Haru and Makoto have a real heart to heart talk because let’s face it, whether you ship them or not they are best friends, and this non-communication they’ve been doing is so unhealthy for them :(
i noticed that too and it made me so sad. haru is SO lost and has no direction for his future. and he has been avoiding it all season. but he can’t avoid it much longer.
and yeah haru and makoto need to talk ;___; or at least can haru talk to SOMEONE?? he needs to open up about how he feels. he didn’t, which is why he broke down in this episode. >__< he’s been trying to bear this burden all by himself. and he’s confused and doesn’t know what to do. haru… your friends are there to help!!
I COULDN’T EVEN EAT DURING THIS EPISODE. I HAD CRACKERS NEXT TO ME AND I WAS GONNA EAT THOSE AND I COULDN’T EVEN EAT THAT BECAUSE THIS EPISODE WAS SO STRESSFUL FOR ME
I AM NOT OKAY WITH SEEING HARU IN THAT MUCH PAIN IT ALMOST MAKES ME SICK I WANTED TO GRAB HIM SO BADLY AND HUG HIM I WANTED TO HOLD HIM SO TIGHTLY AND TELL HIM TO CALM DOWN EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE OKAY BUT HE’S BEHIND A SCREEN SO I CAN’T HUG HIM DO YOU KNOW HOW UPSET THIS MAKES ME
SRSLY HARU BETTER BE OKAY IN THE NEXT EP I GUESS HE’S OKAY ‘CAUSE HE’S SWIMMING WITH FRIENDS THIS TIME I HOPE HE’S GONNA BE OKAY I DON’T WANT HIM TO BE SAD ANYMORE I’M SO UPSET ALL THESE PEOPLE ARE PUTTING PRESSURE ON HIM AND HE DIDN’T ASK FOR THIS HE DOESN’T DESERVE THIS HE DIDN’T DO ANYTHING WRONG AND HE HAS TO DEAL WITH ALL THESE FEELINGS AND HE FEELS LIKE HE DOESN’T EVEN HAVE A FUTURE HE FEELS SO LOST AND CONFUSED RIGHT NOW IT’S NOT FAIR I WANT TO PROTECT POOR BABY FROM ALL THE PAIN NONONONO I’M GONNA DIE RIGHT NOW THIS REALLY IS NOT OKAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(also i had sosuke feels of course! which made the episode even worse omg poor sou-chan)
Hi, everyone. Gabbie here! Recently I’ve been receiving messages about how I color my art pieces, particularlyhow I color skin. This will be a very brief explanation of my process featuring a freckled Makoto.
Before we begin, these are my current settings on Paint Tool SAI:
These are the two main brushes I use. That’s it! Please note that I frequently adjust the values as I see fit, so feel free to do the same and experiment.
Step 1 and Step 2:I sketch and clean up my lineart using my graphite brush. Typically with skin, I like to add an overlay layer on top of the normal lineart layer to change the color to something warmer. I find that it’s more pleasing to the eye as well.
Step 3: Here is where I create a separate multiply layer for the fun part: coloring! I set my texture levels to this:
This helps to make the skin a little bit more realistic. I start off by establishing one single base color with my “Gabe brush”. This will be the foundation of Makoto’s skin. Note that I also colored his hair with this base color.
Step 4 to Step 6: Here’s where I start to establish my light and dark areas. (I do most of my coloring on one single multiply layer.)
I like to choose colors that are predominantly warm, but I also like creating cold areas by choosing colors like blue or purple. Just be careful not to overdo it or else the overall result will be too jarring.
Steps 7 to Step 8: This is where I enhance and add little details on a separate multiply layer such as eye color and skin stars.
For this piece, my light source is coming from the right-hand corner, so I illuminated a bit of my lineart to suggest strong sunlight peaking through Makoto’s dampened shirt. I did this on an overlay layer.
And that’s all there is to it! (: This was super short but I do hope it was still helpful for some of you. I know skin is pretty tough to get right, but I think it’s definitely achievable! This is only my method so I encourage you to experiment with your own art style. Feel free to message me if you have questions or need further clarification on something. I’m not an expert but I’m always eager to help! Thank you for taking the time to read through this and good luck with all your artistic endeavors!
wow i wasn’t paying attention and didn’t notice this before… makoto is making a funny face, trying to test the kids and see how long they can hold their breaths underwater. XDDDD i want to see his face tho
sachi-ponsent: i want to ask about artistic fear. now or in the past, have you ever felt nervous about drawing something? have you ever struggled to try to push yourself out of your comfort zone? have you had times when you doubted yourself? were there times you saw another artist who was better, and that made you lose confidence? because artistic fear is something i've been trying to learn more about. it's something that has hurt me before, but i am overcoming it. i wanted to get your perspective on this!
oh yeeea, fear is the first artistic issue - it comes with the blank page, and the only solution to the problem is having a try. so, answering your questions, it feels like every new pose i draw is pushing myself out of the comfort zone, and it causes doubts like “will i ever be able to draw it beautifully? or will it always look that shitty??” because first tries are generally awful. afterall galleries of famous artists can bring despair to your amateur soul :( i’ve mentioned already that the best receipt for me of avoiding artistic hopelessness is looking though popular galleries from the oldest to newest works. it may make you feel better: firstly, you see that no one can draw beautifully from the birth, and secondly, you understand that the beauty is gained less by a talent and more by intensive practice and patience - it’s the only way. so then you create a new blank canvas and push yourself to become better through hard work, just like everyone does.
thanks for answering my question! you’re right, i agree with everything you said there ^__^
dyedfantasyworldsent: Haha no but you see When people tell you how awesome you are and you respond with "hah thanks but I'm not" people that can't draw as well as you will think "if this person sucks then I suck even more" and that'll just make both of us depressed so feel free to share what was wrong with your drawings to make mental notes ,please accept flattery, and be proud of what you draw and create because then you'll become better as it goes (: (summary) shut up you're brilliant
dyedfantasyworld: I really dislike it when people tell more skilled artists that they should think their artworks are magnificent. When you improve at drawing your eye also improves and you see more flaws. This distance between your eye and hand skill doesn’t become smaller when you’re more skilled. It’s just that for example a beginner artist looks at work of a professional artist and they don’t see these mistakes which that professional artist sees, but they are there. Sorry for this comparison, but it’s like when a child looks at your drawing and tells it’s perfect. You see that the arm looks weird, the legs are too short. This child may be sad when still you think you’re not good, but it doesn’t change it that you see those mistakes and you know it could be much better. Why would you be supposed to become immediately proud of it just because someone, who is less skilled and doesn’t see what you see, tells you it’s amazing? If this person is at your level some day they won’t think they’re amazing. It’s just this distance between your seeing skill and hand skill which will never disappear. You can find a more detailed video about it on Sycra’s YouTube channel. It’s something with an artist’a block in the title. Very interesting one.
And also you see some artworks and think they’re perfect because someone who made them had better drawing skills than your seeing flaws skills. It kind of takes away this magic, doesn’t it?
i disagree with you and i actually really liked what dyedfantasyworld said. one thing i have to say is, yes it’s true that as you get more skilled you are able to see more mistakes but even so, some artists are overly critical of themselves. it’s important to build up confidence in each other and reassure each other! you mentioned a child not noticing anatomy problems in someone’s work. but actually what if those anatomy problems aren’t there really, and it’s just the artist being overly critical? but the other thing i have to say is, i do agree with what dyedfantasyworld said because it’s a huge demotivator for me when highly skilled artists harshly criticize their own work. (i’m not saying j-witless did this. i’m just saying, skilled artists in general.) it’s so hard for me to see artists i look up to dislike their own work, when i know their work is a lot better than mine. because if their work is bad, what does that say about my work? it makes me feel horrible about my own work. maybe you don’t feel the same way i do but for me, it’s something that is pretty painful.
i was browsing around tumblr looking for male references for drawing purposes i definitely do not have any other reason whatsoever why i would want to look at a bunch of shirtless guy photos and this is my favorite one i found today =D