Drawing n' stuff n' things
This is a sideblog for art refs and tutorials.
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The tutorial of how I achieve watercolor effect in Sai! :) I highly recommend using real watercolor paintings (your own or ones found on the internet) as reference.

And here you can find a few useful links: 

  1. You can download the Sai file of this picture here: link 
  2. Video process of painting another picture: link
  3. The old watercolor tutorial: link
  4. Sai brushes (none of them is made by me) link + file you need to open them in Sai: link
  5. Awesome watercolor brushes made by Kyle T Webster: link

Here’s the finished painting: link

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Anonymous: hello! first of all I want to thank you so much for all of your tutorials - I love them and you're just super awesome! *w* um, but I always have trouble figuring out what to do with backgrounds ... I love your art because the backgrounds are very pleasing to the eye and soft looking! are there any tips you can give me for backgrounds? ;w;


omigosh i get this question a lot but I DON”T REALLY UNDERSTAND WHY BC I Don’t rly draw bgs?? HAHAHA UMM Idk what kind of BGS you mean but for simple backgrounds, I generally just use 3 types



I personally don’t like using the photoshop gradient tool bc i think it looks rly flat SO I DO IT MANUALLY USING A NICE TEXTURED BRUSH

if you are struggling w choosing nice colors for a gradient you can always just make use of the layer effects yeah! OVERLAY USULALY WORKS WELL W MOST COLORS if it’s a light bg and multiply is good if ur looking for something darker


and i guess the last option would just be to slap a texture or pattern onto the background!! YOU CAN DO THIS USING PHOTSHOP EFFECTS or manually with a textured pic  THESE 2 are my favorite though:


u can mix and match the 3 to get cool effects EG ADD TEXTure to the shape or whatever AND YEAH OFC YOU CAN DO LOTS OF OTHER THINGS AS WELL but these are the 3 types i use most often !!

IF you mean like complicated backgrounds I don’t really have much advice besides looking at actual pictures of scenery and stuff.. and when you draw DON”T BE INTIMIDATED!! BUILD THINGS UP SLOWLY like draw a box > add smaller boxes > add detail

I FEEL LIKE IM EXPLAINING IT RLY BADLY LIES DOWN i hope this helps you out a little ? ?



Slim Fursuit Feet Paw Tutorial. Just finished a second set of feet paws for Halla because my first set isn’t very comfortable for a lot of walking. These feet are significantly smaller than my first set and they have flat shoe bottoms instead of raised silicon paw pads. I do not wish to go any more specific with my process, but I thought having a few photos could be helpful to those seeking to make slim outdoor feet.

Reblogging this again for the tumblr source :)

And it’s still a great tutorial

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So if you’re anything like me, you spend more time looking at sewing tutorials than doing actual tutorials, and it’s led to quite a backlog of bookmarked how-tos. Figured I’d compile some of them together, see if anyone can get some use out of them! And…yes, this is only part one. I’ve got another one on the way (this is just how much of a packrat I am).

Italicized links are projects that use only a yard or less of fabric; Starred links are really simple projects, good for beginners.

Dresses, and Bottoms



Bags and Purses

Plushies and Toys

Cosplay Specific

General Sewing Tips and Tricks

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don’t worry, your english turned out fine, dude.

as a foreword of warning,
it is best that you don’t use this post as a standalone tutorial, 
instead, try to use it as a study aid to help you make sense of real-life references.
(same applies for any decent “art tutorial” out there, really. :p)

bolded numbers correspond to the numbers on this post’s pictures.

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