iraprince · a day ago
Hi, you're a very admirable artist, I was doing some art and I was wondering if you could help. Do you have any tips for making people look Grungy? I need to draw a person who has like, real awfully maintained greasy hair for a story about a miserable detective and you're very good at drawing hair, so, i figured I'd see if you had any tips.
I'm sorry if this is like, imposing on you or anything.
thank you!! and yeah, sure, let's check it out!
so, a lot of this is massively going to depend on how you stylize hair in your own art style; but i've tried to collect some observations about how clean and dirty hair behave differently that i hope can help broadly.
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some other notes: - light colored hair may seem darker when dirty; dark or black hair might have more dramatic shine. - greasy hair can clump together to the point where the scalp is more visible between the sections; depending on your art style this might be something pretty cool to render. this also happens even to very short hair! (my sides are shaved, but if it's been a while since a trim, i know i definitely need a shower when the "fluff" on the sides starts making little points). - the traits of greasy hair will be most prominent where grease/oils will collect: at the top/crown of the head, with bangs/fringe that touch the forehead frequently, around the ears, etc. - in addition to being dependent on your art style/how you specifically stylize hair, depicting stuff like this will also be relative between characters. you're going to want to make sure the character looks greasy Compared To Other Characters. like, check this out:
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here's a character i drew out really fast using a bunch of the same cues i listed in the top example: the hair is limp, it clings to itself and to the head and is kind of stringy, shiny around the top, etc. but in isolation, based on how this character is styled and posed (and also because they are not placed next to a different version of themself labeled "CLEAN HAIR"), they probably wouldn't be immediately read as unkempt!
especially in comic/narrative/story-based work, any time you want small details about a character's appearance to be noteworthy and to communicate something specific about them, you have to make sure those details are reinforced/contrasted by what's going on around them. you can draw your detective greasy and miserable and unkempt, but it's not going to have as much impact if all the other characters are drawn mostly the same way; they gotta look greasiER and MORE miserable and MORE unkempt than the average character for that to really land. (this is why my first instinct in showing how greasy hair might look was to contrast it with how clean hair can be drawn instead!)
hope this helps!!
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genderoutlaws · a day ago
🏳️‍🌈 LGBTQ+ Reading List 🏳️‍⚧️
{ make sure to check back as i will keep updating this post with resources }
Butch is a Noun by S. Bear Bergman
The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard edited by Riley Macleod and Tom Léger
Dagger: On Butch Women edited by Lily Burana and Roxxie Linnea Due
Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
The “Empire” Strikes Back: A Post-Transsexual Manifesto by Sandy Stone
Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness and Liberation by Eli Clare
The Faggots & Their Friends Between Revolutions by Larry Mitchell
Female Husbands: A Trans History by Jen Manion
Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir by Kai Cheng Thom
Gender Euphoria: Stories of Joy from Trans, Nonbinary, and Intersex Writers edited by Laura Kate Dale
Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us by Kate Bornstein
The Persistent Desire: A Femme-Butch Reader edited by Joan Nestle
Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme edited by Ivan E. Coyote and Zena Sharman
The Phallus Palace by Dean Kotula
Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries: Survival, Revolt, And Queer Antagonist Struggle by Ehn Nothing
Trans Femme Masculinity: What Do We Want by Auto Anon
Queens, Hookers, and Hustlers: Organizing for Survival and Revolt Amongst Gender-Variant Sex Workers by Mark Friedman
The Stonewall Reader edited by The New York Public Library
Trans Dilemmas Living in Australia’s Remote Areas and in Aboriginal Communities by Stephen Kerry
Leslie Feinberg’s writing — master post
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genderpunks · a day ago
I really like the term(s) fagdyke/dykefag, but I'm sort of worried about using them because I feel like if I've never been called those slurs I can't exactly, reclaim the term if that makes sense? Like, it definitely does something for me and I think it's an accurate representation of how I've been feeling gender wise but yeah.... (I'm guessing it's also sort of a thing where it's not used outside of certain social circles).
i get what you're saying, i understand the fear. there's this extreme pressure rn in online circles, generally speaking due to t/erfisms and r/adfem rhetoric, sometimes t/ransmed rhetoric that make people feel like they need to jump through hoops or literally directly experience every microaggression or aggression possible to be able to reclaim your identity. also there's this big push to try to erase reclaiming historical queer terms, like the word queer itself. people are trying to erase queer history and im not here for it
you don't have to win the oppression olympics in order to be able to reclaim these terms, they have historical meaning and lesbians and gays have been proudly wearing the dyke and fag labels for decades. "dyke marches" "dykes on bikes" "leather dykes", the reclaiming of the term dyke in the lesbian community is so vital and huge that no one can take that from us. same for taking back the word fag/faggot. the historical proud usage of these terms can never be erased
have i been called a dyke? yes. have i been called a fag/faggot? yes. is that the only thing that qualifies me to call myself those things? absolutely not. once you identify yourself as a lesbian and embrace lesbianism, you're a dyke. once you identify yourself as a gay man/person and embrace gayness, you're a fag. you're a dyke because you said you're a dyke, you're a fag because you said you're a fag.
we're in a wave right now of queer liberation where we are taking these labels back with such vigor and pride that it doesn't matter whether or not someone else views you that way. it doesn't matter what slurs a cishet person would actually call you, it's about loudly and proudly telling the world who you are, and forcing them to accept it.
it's okay to call yourself that, even if you haven't been personally called one of those slurs. don't worry about that discourse it's very recent, very online, and very ignorant. if you feel like that fits you, use it. you don't have to call yourself a gaybian or velaurian or anything else if you want to say dykefag. those terms are great, but it's okay to take those words back for yourself. you got this, take care, you're rad as hell. we appreciate you!!! <3
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xiacodes · 2 days ago
Free C-Sci Resources | Resources ✨
The amazing @i-think-dev-might-draw created a website where it listed some cool website resources for developers and computer science! It made a post about it already!
Totally check the website out at https://compsci.uwu.ai/
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playfully--sadistic · 5 hours ago
With a partner that's newer to kink is there anything that's changed in your approach with them and kink in general?
Obviously, yes. Especially during the beginning of our (d/s-)relationship, I've encouraged and requested of my partner to educate themself on the basics of BDSM etiquette, procedure and safety and think about the kinks they enjoy the thought of, as well as think about the kinks the dislike the thought of - I never wanted them to view kink through my lens and end up feeling pressured into claiming to enjoy or want things just to please me, I wanted them to explore kink through their own eyes. It was incredibly important to me to make sure they're aware that not all their kinks must align with mine and that the goal of our dynamic should never be to turn them into my personalized submissive, but to help them get to know their submissive side in terms of their own desires, not mine.
Additionally, hard limits can be hard to set for beginners because fantasy BDSM and actual BDSM differentiate often, and it's important to carefully and gently explore every kink that has not been yet actually explored in reality.
Reminders of the importance of continuous and repeating communication are absolutely necessary for beginners in kink, while more experienced folks already know that and actively seek out with much less shame involved. Affirmations have an even higher importance for beginners than for more experienced people.
Scenes have to be shorter and less complicated. Safewords need to be tested out (safely and with very clear communication beforehand). Drop will occur more often. Communication might be hesitant and shy at first. A lot of toxic, unhealthy and unrealistic ideals and stereotypes might come up that need clearing up and thorough explanation on why they're hurtful/unhealthy/impossible to live up to. Scenes might disappoint and it needs to be made clear that that's normal and not permanent. Even more guidance and patience is needed. Mistakes get made more often and need to get worked through.
Beginner d/s is very different than d/s between two experienced people, in every aspect, and that's normal and needs to be taken into consideration.
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siobhanchiffon · 19 hours ago
out of curious what canvas sizes and/or resolutions do you usually use? your art always comes out super high res!
I work in 500-600 dpi, usually on a printable canvas size so A4 or 8.5x11! I sketch at a high res so in case something spawns from it, i can always convert it into a print! 💖 hope this helps!!
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jkslipz · a day ago
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lumenniveus · a day ago
TS4 texture resources
Don't mind me. I'm just putting these (mostly) seamless MM textures up for other creators ( or myself should I lose one again). Whoever might need them, here you go.
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Stuff was extracted from the game so credit to the dev team at EA for the unedited originals.
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pomegranateandhoney · 2 days ago
I bought this lovely little morning/evening set over a year ago. One card has a pretty graphic and a version of the modeh ani on the back, for use in small morning meditation and prayer. the other has hashkivenu on it, for use in small evening meditation and prayer.
I used them pretty regularly for a while and I really loved them! I fell out of the habit, and I am hoping to cultivate a more consistent practice and engagement with prayer in my life. I remembered I had these in my little 'spiritual area' in the house, and got them back out this morning. They're so pretty and helpful, thought I might share.
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naosuki · a day ago
For when you need book recommendations
This website helps you choose your next book to read.
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How it works: After going on Whichbook, you choose four categories, and the extent to which these categories matter, in order to find a set of books that might interest you.
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Don’t know which mood you’re in? No problem, you can also choose by where in the world the book originates.
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You’ve got an idea as to what you’re interested in? Well, here you can pick and choose characters and plot.
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Or perhaps you just want to read a book similar to a bestseller? This site got you!
Enjoy books from any genre, without focusing on the genre, today.
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saericons · 2 days ago
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evanbukley · 2 days ago
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texture pack 4
36 header textures // 34 icon textures
textures in the preview are all from the pack
please do not edit or claim as your own
credit is appreciated, but not required
download // deviant
if you download them please reblog/like!
hope you like them (⊃。•́‿•̀。)⊃
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callese · 3 months ago
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genderpunks · a day ago
Local isogender here with some info about the term + my experiences with it! "Isogender is a gender modality that refers to when one is not cisgender, but also does not identify as transgender either." There could be a lot of reason one might label themselves iso. Such as being genderless or multigender with alignment to one's AGAB, though of course other reason are valid & work to. I mean, I personally use it because I'm a very queer multigender afab who still heavily uses fem + female + girl related genders but since the rest of my gender is so queer I don't feel like I could a girl in a cis way? But i'm also not a girl in a trans way, since my gender isn't transitioning anywhere. Which is where isogender comes in for me, it feels like a good word to explain my experiences. There are other terms which mean not cis and also no trans out there, so if iso doesn't quite fit you (general) then one of the others might! Exploring the world of gener modality can be very relieving + helpful! Least I know it really helped me to feel more at home in myself <2 - Retro
first of all, thank you so much for sending this, this was a real treat to read!! ^ _ ^ for me, the easiest way to understand something like this is to hear someone's experience rather than a clinical definition !!
i was just. * chin hands * the whole time reading this, i think that's so amazingly cool. i've actually met quite a few people who experience something very similar, i.e. experiencing being a girl or boy but not in a cis way, but also not in a trans way because like you said, there's no transition. that's so well put! i'm glad there's a term for people who are experiencing this, i just think that's so cool. there are always going to be people who fit into the grey areas in 'between' experiences
thank you so much for sharing your experience, i think this will help a lot of people! one of my friends included, i'm going to send this to them and see if this helps! either way, we appreciate hearing from you and feel free to stop by again at any point, we are super interested in hearing about experiences like these! take care!
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xiacodes · 2 days ago
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First of all, it’s super great you decided to start coding/programming in whatever language and area! Starting is the hardest part, so congrats to you! Now, you have your blog set up and you want to start making posts about your journey but have no ideas what the heck to talk about!
Old or new to Tumblr, you’re starting a coding/programming blog but unsure what to post about? I got you! I'll even give you an idea of how you could format your posts after you have an idea of WHAT to post about, next is HOW to post it! Here are some ideas to get you started!
8 Blog Coding/Programming Post Ideas 💡
Daily summary of what programming language you studied and what you learned
Project progress posts
Found a resource you want to share here? Post about it! It can be a YouTube video or a cool website you have been to!
Start a challenge and post about it! E.g. TwoWeeksChallenge, 100DaysOfCode, 3Days1Project, JaveScriptWeek etc
Talk about short-term and long-term goals in coding/programming and update your blog once in a while on how you’re working towards those goals
Talk about any major accomplishments you made during your journey e.g. started a bootcamp, got into a new internship, got your first tech job!
Any study tips you want to share
Explaining a programming concept/topic
Tips on formatting your posts 🙌🏾
There are loads of ways to format your posts! I get my inspiration from #studyblr posts, here are some examples! :
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You can add hashtags, if you want, relating to the topics/languages/theme you want to be a part of! E.g. #studying, #programming, #coding, #python, #studyblr etc
Add images of your code, your study area, or of your surroundings. You can add dates to keep track of your daily/weekly/monthly progress! And more! I do recommend finding cool blogs to get inspo from and creating your own way of making your posts!
I wish you good luck with your studies and be proud of yourself for starting in the first place and continuing on~!
Thank you and have a nice day/night! 🙌🏾💗
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dark-haired-hamlet · 10 months ago
Want to learn something new in 2022??
Absolute beginner adult ballet series (fabulous beginning teacher)
40 piano lessons for beginners (some of the best explanations for piano I’ve ever seen)
Excellent basic crochet video series
Basic knitting (probably the best how to knit video out there)
Pre-Free Figure Skate Levels A-D guides and practice activities (each video builds up with exercises to the actual moves!)
How to draw character faces video (very funny, surprisingly instructive?)
Another drawing character faces video
Literally my favorite art pose hack
Tutorial of how to make a whole ass Stardew Valley esque farming game in Gamemaker Studios 2??
Introduction to flying small aircrafts
French/Dutch/Fishtail braiding
Playing the guitar for beginners (well paced and excellent instructor)
Playing the violin for beginners (really good practical tips mixed in)
Color theory in digital art (not of the children’s hospital variety)
Retake classes you hated but now there’s zero stakes:
Calculus 1 (full semester class)
Learn basic statistics (free textbook)
Introduction to college physics (free textbook)
Introduction to accounting (free textbook)
Learn a language:
Ancient Greek
Japanese (grammar guide) (for dummies)
Russian (pretty good cyrillic guide!)
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