here are some bits from the psg art tutorial by Arne Niklas Jansson
it’s incredibly useful and very comprehensive so please, check it out!
img 1: sub-surface scattering
Sub-surface scattering - Strong light can penetrate the surface of some materials and bounce around, then exit again. This will increase the saturation and make the surface look illuminated from the inside. In the case with human skin, we sometimes see it on hard edges between light and shadow.
img 2: layer passes
- Feel volume and angle of the form.
- Where is the light coming from?
- Try to figure out if there are any shadows that might be falling on the surface.
- Is there any reflected light (radiosity) that hits the surface?
- What is the ambient color of the scene? (sorta like global reflected light.)
- Any speculars. Is the surface gloss/wet and also angled so it reflects a light source, such as the sky?
- The exposure level. Perhaps it’s so heavily lit that it becomes more than white? Perhaps it’s so dark that even the brightest spot is hidden in darkness.
- Is there any fog in the way?
- The texture of the surface.
Note that this mainly goes for realistic styles. A brushstroke should also look efficient and consistent with the rest of the painting and your color scheme choice. You might also have an idea or style which disallows certain colors or textures and puts priority on other things. However, even in a powerpuff girls illustration there’s simplified elements of realistic rendering. Don’t hide behind “it’s not apart of my style so I’m not gonna learn it”.
img 3: speculars
There’s really just one kind of light. It bounces. You can only see the light (photon) if it enters your eye. Light does two important things when it hits a surface. First, a part of it is absorbed. This is how colors are made. A red apple reflects mostly red wavelengths, the rest are absorbed and turned into heat or something. That’s why black stuff get so hot in the sun. Anyways, the reflected light bounce away differently depending on the surface. If the surface is bumpy it will bounce away sort of randomly, like a tennis ball that hits rocky terrain. If the surface is smooth it will bounce away in a predictable path. A mirror is very smooth so the light comes back undistorted, so we can see our reflection.
Note that all surfaces have speculars, because speculars is just reflected light. It’s just more broken up/diluted on dull surfaces.
img 4: radiosity
Here on earth we have lots of stuff around us that the light can bounce off, so things here are more or less lit from all angles. For example we have the sky which is like a dome shaped blue light source. Then theres the ground, walls and other surfaces. In space there’s basically just one light source, the sun. This is why the moon just has a lit and shadowed side, and looks kind of flat. If you looks carefully however, you can see earthlight on the shadow side of the moon, but it’s very weak. Then there’s starlight, which I guess is even weaker.
When light hits a surface and bounces, it also change color. If it hits another surface of the same color it bounced off, it will make that surface look even more saturated.
Updated with everyone’s requests!
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Spirited Away
- Sleeping Beauty
- Finding Nemo
- Beauty and the Beast
- James and the Giant Peach
- Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo
- Evan Almighty
- The Breakfast Club
- The Little Mermaid
- Theres Something About Mary
- Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
- Kiki’s Delivery Service
- Eden of the East: King of Eden
- Digimon the Movie
- Bee Movie
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- Pokemon Movie 1: Mewtwo Strikes Back
- Pokemon Movie 2: The Power of One
- Pokemon Movie 3: Spell Of The Unown
- The Wizard of Oz
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail
- She’s the Man
- Mean Girls
- 10 Things I Hate About You
- The First Wives Club
- The Birdcage
- She’s All That
- Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion
- Legally Blonde
- Miss Congeniality
- Spice World
- Lion King
- El Dorado
- Howl’s Moving Castle
- Princess Mononoke
- Lilo & Stitch
- Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
- The Emperor’s New Groove
- Pitch Perfect
- Step Brothers
- Alice in Wonderland (1951)
- Alice in Wonderland (2010)
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows pt 1
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows pt 2
- Imagine Me & You
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
- Space Jam
- The Proposal
- Galaxy Quest
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Last year, I made a top 8 outfits according to tumblr notes (see here), so this year, I decided to do a top 10. Surprisingly, last year’s number 1 keeps its place, but none of the other outfits from last year came back! Honestly, these are not necessarily my own favourites, but sometimes, popularity is a bit hard to understand.
That first dress, though.
Run, doge, run!
Learning how to use Blender for my little project
“I’m not racist I just am not attracted to black men” says the white woman
Go fuck yourself people have preferences why do you expect people to be attracted to everyone that’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard please leave
finally someone fucking said it
that’s like calling a gay man sexist
and here we see a really gross racist post confusing sexual preference with racism because if you really think a black person can’t be attractive you are either saying
a) all black people look the same (hint: that’s racist)
b) no matter how attractive a man is, if his skin is black it means i won’t ever be attracted by him (hint: that’s also racist)
also no that’s not like calling a gay man sexist don’t be ridiculous im not even going to go there because it’s just a gross reasoning calling out an oppressed group of people’s sexual orientation to prove your flawed racist logic aka black skin=unattractive
and the whole “finally someone said it”
like it’s an unpopular opinion???? as if poc don’t have enough issues in today’s society finding representation and now you tell me their skin colour is a GOOD ENOUGH REASON to call them UNATTRACTIVE and “finally someone fucking said it”???????????
nobody said you have to be “attracted to everyone” what’s your problem nobody said that???? just UNDERSTAND that you are reasoning in a racist way and maybe you don’t even fucking mean to do it but it’s there, there in your brain
if i were to put you in front of 20 men, 10 black and 10 white, all of them completely different from eachother, it would be fair for you to choose either of them because of your personal taste and a different series of things you like/dislike in a man but
if you were to start from the “im gonna skip all the black men because those are not attractive to me ever” mindset, that would be racist
it’s THAT simple
when you think “black people are unattractive” ask to yourself: WHY do i think that? it’s because i am prejudiced against them, because i think they all look the same, because black skin is gross? maybe you just phrased “i prefer fair skin” wrong but i don’t think you did and i just think you are having a racist reasoning and you must stop saying like it’s something to be proud of because you are NOT the oppressed group here jesus christ
nothing hurts like when a person you dislike makes a post you wanna reblog but you can’t because honor
I am home alone for Thanksgiving. I asked facebook what I should make for dinner.
The first response was Jello.
I’m not sure why, but I had a shit-ton of Jello in my cupboard, so I made it all.
Reformatted and reposted (with permission) from the incredible artist
Fall fashion (and a ballgown cause I fucking love ballgowns) for the 4 houses (with movie and book colorway for Ravenclaw yer welcome). Also played around a little bit more in the second look with styles that aren’t usually associated with that house.[x]
I want all of these. ALL. of these.