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ahoy there! i'm cactus and i love anime, froot loops, prions, marvel, and all y'all!
/ v \ <3 COMMISSIONS ARE OPEN!
angel gabriel, from Satan and Me!! i don&#8217;t really follow the comic, but my datemate does / v \
i think gabe&#8217;s supposed to be like the hot dad who makes bad jokes and i managed to capture, uh, none of that
he&#8217;s transparent, for no discernible reason!!

angel gabriel, from Satan and Me!! i don’t really follow the comic, but my datemate does / v \

i think gabe’s supposed to be like the hot dad who makes bad jokes and i managed to capture, uh, none of that

he’s transparent, for no discernible reason!!

i had a series of 4 very vivid dreams last night but the most memorable one was where i was sitting on a plane next to eminem and we hit it off pretty good and he offered me some of his gallon of grape juice but he was like “the flight people almost didn’t let me on the plane because it’s technically alcohol,” and i found out he spiked it with vodka

he called it eminem wine

my family was at a restaurant and my mum ordered an espresso that my little sister asked to try and mom said “you probably won’t like it. it’s very hot and bitter.” and my dad quietly goes “just like most the girls I’ve dated” and I was the only one who heard and I fuckin lost it

i was clearing out my notes and i found this, which i apparently took the time to write down at 3 am a few months back

i was clearing out my notes and i found this, which i apparently took the time to write down at 3 am a few months back

//sobs I keep missing pictures for my dump posts but I had these two on my phone
ballhead!Frankie and Jordan
hanging out >v>

guess whO’S ON A ROADTRIP

petition to rename Two Gentlemen of Verona “Valentine You Idiot, Proteus You Ass” 

aaaand fanart of two gentlemen of verona, feat julia before and after setting out as a lad to find her wayward boyfriend!!

answering the answerable question of ‘proteus how on earth could you not recognize your own girlfriend dressed up as a dude’, just not in the 1500’s

something that was rightfully scrapped but it was pretty much clint as the black widow and nat as hawkeye yes TvT

clint dyes his hair and would obviously wear his zipper as how as scarjo did in the avengers i believe in him

ross sector dump!! the first six were colour palette challenges for myself, descriptions in captions!

dump of random stuff, not in any order TvT

oldish art of characters for the movie i’m writing!! 

she’s kennedy and he’s hunter / v \

gosh thank you!! and here’s a really lame really terrible tut but it covers the basics TvT

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oh ew

since i actually don’t have real colouring technique i didnt show any steps (it’s just base colours and then all the other ones on top) but the basics for skin tones is that they usually range between very light yellows (the lightest shown is actually an albino swatch!) and dark, not-too-saturated reds!

for all of those swatches, the first colour is the base and the second is the shadow. most important thing when picking out shadows for skin tones!! make theM REDDER, as well as darker! i’ll elaborate later but if you just make the skin tone blacker, the colours look washed out and a little awful ;v; for one thing, humans have warm red blood right beneath our skin, so basic shadows would be warm too!

as for where to shade, don’t use me as an example! i just put shadows in shadow places sometimes >v>

the hair is made up of 4 colours! (plus a random accent sometimes >v>) below is a diagram of hair colours, and also other examples of how to choose colours

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(+ an old example)

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i choose colours by doing something i personally call ‘varying the spectrum’! the biggest beginner mistake i see is just making the base colour blacker and whiter to shade and highlight. once you learn not to do this, your colours’ll look a lot more vibrant!

yellow is naturally the lightest hue, red and blue are the darkest. if your base is warm, the shadows will be a darker, redder version of that colour and if your base is cool, the shadows will be darker and bluer. highlights are lighter and yellower!

my examples arent great but i promise if you vary the spectrum in your art, the basic stuff will look a lot better / v \

and be warned! i use really sunny, warm colours by default so you may have to compensate ;v;

so yes!! these’re the basics to how i colour! i very much recommending using the colour picker tool to see what colours i use and where they are on the colour wheel in relation to each other and all that! i hope this helped somewhat!!

some answered asks!!

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diva-of-insanity submitted:

Sorry for the crappy drawing… *runs away*


no oh my gosh don&#8217;t say it&#8217;s crappy, it&#8217;s wonderful! and thank you so much oh my gracious sakes (/)//v//(\ &lt;3

 submitted:

Sorry for the crappy drawing… *runs away*

no oh my gosh don’t say it’s crappy, it’s wonderful! and thank you so much oh my gracious sakes (/)//v//(\ <3