Alex is Arting Your Face Off!

kiyokon:

June 24 - Futuristic Weaponry

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

viivus:

I made a walkthrough of my process for drawing faceted stones! Judging by the timestamps from the screenshots I took, drawing this one stone took an hour and three minutes, although I know I went and checked tumblr a couple times while I was working, so let’s just call it an hour.

Now MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

  • This walkthrough assumes you already know how to use layer masks, the clone stamp, and the lasso tool. There’s also one part where I didn’t label it, but I inverted the selection so I could keep my lines consistent. It’s in the third image.
  • Unfortunately I can’t really help with colour choice and the actual colouring of the pinwheel shape that makes up the back facets, but you can kind of see that I tended to colour with lines that cut across the facets and and kept the outer parts of the facets darker. It would probably be best to find a reference to work from!
  • This particular cut of stone is called the ‘brilliant’ cut.
  • There’s actually a lot of internal reflection business that goes on in a stone, but I elected to ingore all of it since at a distance you can’t really tell anyway.

now GO FORTH AND DAZZLE YOUR FRIENDS WITH YOUR SPARKLE

se-smith:

[Image: Two photos of a stunning Black woman in a beautiful blue one-shoulder dress with a huge flaring skirt.]

trutzzzz:

Love this blue

ephemeral-elegance:

Chevron Halter Dress, ca. 1950s
via unknown

ephemeral-elegance:

Chevron Halter Dress, ca. 1950s

via unknown

1690s book with filigree silver binding - National Library of Sweden

This binding is an exquisite example of Danish filigree technique
from the 1690s.It belongs to the National Library’s Huseby
Collection and was once owned by Karren Mogensdotter Skoug.
Her name and the year 1692 are engraved on the inside of the clasps. -(x)

beautifultype:

Fantastic lettering work made by Anton Brunistrov for a glass door. Really impressive.

deltaink:

runescratch:

I’ve been asked a lot about how I draw hoods, mostly Talon’s hood, so I hope this helps a little? Just a pretty basic thing but hey there ya go

Hoods are pretty cool, they usually have a lot of variety in how they can look (and sometimes people even wear two hoods at once) so just get creative with it and have fun

MIGHTY NEED

bobbycaputo:

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book

In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit about the use of color in painting, but would go on to explain how to create certain hues and change the tone by adding one, two, or three parts of water. The premise sounds simple enough, but the final product is almost unfathomable in its detail and scope.

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fancybidet:

artofthetitle:

Celebrate the history and traditions of an invisible art with the Sign Painters title sequence.

Watch the Sign Painters sequence on Art of the Title

I really wish I could do an apprenticeship as a sign painter.