deathbypigeons:

whatreference:

hi! so i recently reached 1k followers and i’m super happy about it! to celebrate, i though i would make a few masterposts for y’all. I might make a tumblr-related one later, too. anyways, i hope you like this one, and all of the links open in new tabs!
 colour
the psychology of color
how to mix skin tones
color harmony
a ton of colour palettes
how to contour/highlight
colour meanings
how to colour
how to draw…
how to draw hoods
how to draw boobs in shirts
how to draw hair
how to draw faces
another face tutorial
how to draw hands
how to draw mouths
how to draw expressions
more expressions
cargsdoodle’s body tutorial
how to draw arms
how to avoid same facing
how to draw clothing folds
references
drawing references
hairstyle references
eye references
a ton of clothing references
ear references
kneeling/sitting references
kissing references
downloads
adobe creative suite 2 free download
sai brush downloads
sai brushes
alternative to photoshop
photoshop for free
mypaint drawing program
a ton of free art programs
other
pixel art: a beginner’s guide
an AWESOME tutorial masterpost
my art tag
glitch effect tutorial

Bless you, you goddess

Reblogged from moogster


sdalla:

I assembled a texture pack from my thesis experiments, free to use for your non-commercial projects. Most of these are watercolor monotypes, either original scans or with inverted colors because they’re way cooler with inverted colors :D. Pack no 2 will follow as I have a lot of materials left!

I threw in a couple of (bad but still usable) photos of one of the offset plates I painted (the plate itself was super cool, but the print, unfortunately, failed).

All images are approx. 2500-4000px wide or long, with 72 dpi resolution. (small preview of full texture images here)

It’s available for free on Gumroad, but there’s also a pay-what-you-want option if you want to support an artist who’s moving and facing a bit of a financially difficult June, with two rents, moving costs and deposit on my new apartment.

All donations are greatly appreciated ✿^ ‿ ^✿

GET THE TEXTURE PACK HERE!

Reblogged from indolentjellyfish


artschoolglasses:

Favourite Fashion: Alexander McQueen, Fall 2008 RTW

Reblogged from phobs-heh


Reblogged from weirdobagel


7 Ways to Improve Your Cosplay

leafypeachy:

Keep in mind that these may not apply to all cosplays, and that its not mandatory at all! Skill level should never hold you back from cosplaying what you want to, just do your best. But if you are interested, here are some quick tips on taking your cosplay to another level :)

  1. Weathering: This can make your cosplay look 100x more realistic! Make it look like you’ve just gotten out of a fight, chased off monsters, or come back from the dead. [Ex: Laura Croft, Wolverine, Zombies, Warriors and what not] Get creative! There’s all kinds of home made blood recipes, fake dirt, fake burn powder, and other resources you can use for awesome special effects! Don’t forget your clothes or armor though, they might need a rough look too!

    | How to Make Torn Edges | How To Weather Fake Fur | How to Weather Armor | Weathering a Prop |

  2. Contouring your makeup: Want to accentuate your features? Want to make your face look more like a different character or gender? Contouring is a great way to do that and it is relatively easy. It just takes a little time, patience, and practice. Don’t forget if you have a mall nearby with makeup counters, the sales people can show you how to contour your face! (Also don’t forget that you can contour while using body paint as well, just switch up the colors!)

    | Basic Contouring/Highlighting | (I’m currently looking for some good crossplay makeup tutorials, so link me if you know of any and I’ll add them!)

  3. Improving your eyes: Okay this covers three tips but I figured I’d put them all under this. Firstly, match your eyebrows to your wig! This makes a HUGE difference…just go maybe two shades darker than your wig color. Second, give contacts a try! Now, definitely don’t feel like you have to, some people have eye problems or just don’t like the idea of having something in their eye. That’s perfectly fine! But if you wanna give it a try, it can really make your cosplay shine a little brighter. Third, experiment with fake lashes. This is primarily for female characters, but a lot of times cameras minimize what makeup you do have on and sometimes it helps to have a little extra oomf! 

    | Eyebrow Coloring | Eyebrow Coloring with Eyeshadow | Cosplay Contacts 101 | How to put on fake lashes |

  4. Iron as you go: When you’re sewing, keep your iron warm to press your seams and keep it wrinkle free! This can give it a very professional, clean look.

  5. Speaking of sewing, try out some new seams: French seams are a nice alternative for a string-free, clean look. Or, if you don’t want to bother with that, you can grab some Fray-Check to keep your fabric from unraveling and making a mess. When your outfit looks clean on the inside, it makes you feel a lot better about wearing it :)

    | How to make french seams |

  6. Make it shiny: Yes, what you read was correct! Adding a resin coating to your prop can give it a really professional look. Of course this won’t work for everything, but it’s a fantastic option. 

    | How to resin coat |

  7. Choose correct tools for what you’re working on: There are hundreds of kinds of tools and materials that you can utilize for whatever project you are working on! Do research on what is available to you and how to use it. You can buy fiberglass materials and bondo at walmart! Lowes or Home Depot has Rigid Insulation Foam that is great for large props! Heat guns, hot wires, razors, rotary cutters, and all kinds of other materials can be found locally. Just please be sure you are very careful and follow all safety procedures!

    | A great post on tools of the trade

These are just a few tips to help out! If you have any tips or tricks that you feel have improved your cosplay, message or submit them to me and if I get enough, I’ll make another post with YOUR tips :) Remember, these don’t apply to everyone and they are definitely not mandatory. Cosplay is for fun! So do what you have to to enjoy your cosplay to the fullest, regardless of what anyone else thinks :)

Reblogged from vantasticmess


knightarcana:

fuckyeahcosplayhelp:

How to Ladder or ‘Invisible’ Stitch

Great Stitch for closing up seams. I use it sometimes when I want to close up a regular lining neatly (although I’m sure there’s better stitches for that)

I use this stitch for literally everything— finishing lining, finishing bias tape, you name it. I have no idea how I lived before I knew this stitch.

Reblogged from knightarcana


steamxlove:

Lady Loki Costume

Reblogged from tophatandgoggles


major-marjoram:

Cosplay Help Masterlist

for-the-cosplay:

So basically I had a bunch of tutorials liked/bookmarked and I wanted to consolidate them into one nice place. I hope this is helpful! I will probably make a part two later.

Beginner Help

Cosplay Crash Course - x

A Guide to Conventions - x

Conventions and Your Stomach - x

How to Budget for Cosplay  - x 

How to Start Cosplaying - x

Everything About Sewing

Sewing Tips and Tricks - x

How to Use Fabric Paint - x

Sewing Language - x

Gathering Fabric - x

All About Interfacing - x

Finishing Seams - x

Kimono Sleeves - x

Button Holes - x 

Sailor Collar Tutorial - x

Introduction to Sewing - x

Wigs

Buying Wigs - x

How to Cut Wigs - x

Elsa Wig Tutorial - x

How to Dye a Wig - x

Restoring Your Wig/Washing it - x

Where to Buy Wigs - x x x 

Contacts

All About Circle Lenses - x

How to Open the Stupid Containers - x

Where to Buy Contacts - x x

All the Skirt Tutorials You Could Ever Need

Circle Skirt - x x

Half Circle Skirt - x

Gathered Skirt - x

Tulle Skirt - x

Maxi Skirt - x

Pencil Skirt - x

Ruffley Petticoat/Skirt - x

Pleated Skirt - x

Makeup 

Basic Cosplay Makeup - x x

Coloring Your Eyebrows - x

Make Your Own Lipstick - x

MTF Cosplay

MTF Makeup - x

FTM Cosplay

Make Your Own Binder - x

Affordable Binders - x

FTM Makeup - x

Misc Tutorials

How to Make Invisible Shoes - x

Anna Masterpost - x

How to Make a Sword - x

Two Colored Bow - x

Satyr/Goat Feet - x

Pointy Teeth - x

Super Cleavage - x

Master Sword - x

Fitting Thigh Highs - x

How to Make Things Shiny - x

Armor Pattern Tutorial - x

Asuna Boots Tutorial - x

Lightweight Wings- x 

Asuna Stocking Tutorial - x

Zelda TP Armor - x

Misc Useful Things

Colored Tights - x

InstaMorph - x

How To Bead Dresses - x

Elf Ears - x

Helpful Cosplay Blogs

for-the-cosplay

cosplayguide

cosplayhelp

cosplaying on a budget

vicious cosplay 

youcancosplay

Reblogged from vantasticmess


kelpls:

someone asked about helmets and also hats SO YEAH HEHE H USE REFERENCS IF UR EVER UNSURE OF HOW SOMEHING LOOKS LIKE HELMETS AND CAPS GIVE ME ALOT OF PAIN TOO CRIES ON MY Dides

Reblogged from weiweipon


fashion-runways:

Ziad Nakad Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014

fashion-runways:

Ziad Nakad Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014

Reblogged from biblioprincessdalian


Patterns from Subtle Patterns (Subtle Patterns) / CC BY-SA 3.0