So how many of you still log in and look at my
How to Make an Easy Perspective Grid on PhotoshopHello. Are you struggling with perspective and/or making a perspective grid? Well today, I am going to teach you how to make an EASY perspective grid in Adobe Photoshop CS6.
This can work on any Adobe Photoshop Software. And I am also not sure if this'll work with other programs just to clarify.
Open (if you have Photoshop) Photoshop
2. Make any size document you want.
3. Draw a nice straight line in the middle of the canvas or wherever you want it. That'll act as your horizon line!
Horizon Line: The Horizon Line (in Perspective) is the level at where your eyes are focusing. For example
As you can see with this photo, the middle area of the photo is the Horizon Line and you cannot see anything else past it. It's where your eye level is at currently as the clouds above is basically the Worm's Eye View while looking at the road below you is a se
Art points in ARPGs and why I like themA discussion that pops every now and then concerning ARPGs is their art point system, which can easily be used to devaluate the art itself, resulting in people "grinding" for it. Here's my opinions about that.
I love art points. The reason why I initially joined ARPGs at all was art points (which I briefly touched on my On about being perfect), because I was enamored by the idea of doing art and getting "reward" for it. Doing stuff with your critter that levels them up! It was so amazing to me, I loved working with it. I felt rewarded for doing comics because after that I could count the points and go "Ahhh this thing that took a lot of effort got me so many points...!" and so on.
The argument about art points that I hear most often is that it's grindy. That people do sheets of rushed art because they want to farm the points. And I get that some people do that and feel inclined to do that, however I d
5 Tips On World Building: Part 1EDIT: If you like this journal entry, check out The Sarcastic Guide to Writing ebook http://www.amazon.com/The-Sarcastic-Guide-Writing-ebook/dp/B005TOCC1C for exclusive content on world-building, character, and dialogue!
World-building, for me, is one of the biggest things about fantasy. It has, in many cases, saved a book from sucking. Conversely, poor world-building can drag a brilliant plot and excellent characterization down. What is world-building? It is consistency of logic and the new rules that you introduce as part of the story. Easy to say, hard to do. World-building, in good fantasy, more often than not, provides some kind of critical plot point. (If it doesn't, that's okay, but really good fantasy usually takes an established rule and gives it story stakes.)
Examples? Phillip Pullman establishes the rule of daemons in his His Dark Materials trilog
On about being perfectI was inspired by KizuNova to write this journal actually haha
I am a huge perfectionist. It might not be super apparent for all of the blebs I do, but I do a lot of bleb pictures because they allow me to be less perfect. If there's no rules to follow to begin with, how can I break them, right! And while this affects my whole life and caused me insane amount of anxiety due to me being anything but perfect and failing constantly on simple matters, I'm gonna focus more on how this has affected my art through the years. Maybe this'll help someone else struggling with the same problems!
When it comes to art, I wasn't always perfectionist. Far from it actually, I used to scoff at people trying to be perfect and reach impossible standards, and I would preach about how art was supposed to be something you create out of enjoyment, "create what makes you happy" sort of person. I feel that this is very apparent on my earlier artworks - while yes, anatomically very wonky, bgs being occasional sh
Rant about villains in storiesFirst of all, I would like to remind all of you that terms "good" and "bad" are very relative. What I find good, might be utterly wrong from your point of view, especially in this case, when we can't lean on scientific facts. But I will do my best giving valid reasons as to why I think things should be done the way I represent them here. If you feel like my reasons aren't good and you disagree with me, feel free to share your thoughts, but please, give reasons for your argument. I enjoy discussion, even debates, and am always ready to "broaden my horizon", so to speak.
Clear? Good, let's begin.
Part 1. The Basics of a Villain
In the first part I'm going to talk about why a story needs a villain and what is generally expected form a basic villain type. These are only the very basics, a stand where we're going to build our villain's skeleton and flesh.
Okay, let's start with the basics
Alright, so you have a story and you want to tell it. You have a nice leading
Haze of Madness 61Chapter Sixty One: Dyus
"Master, the Chessmen have failed," the Chamberlain's voice came calm as he stood to one side of Lord Jyggalag, as the Prince watched the advancement of the assembled Daedra's forces.
"Report to the battlefield immediately." No hint of emotion, no glimpse of a secret plan, which must lurk beneath the crystalline features, impassive as a mask.
The Chamberlain bowed, not daring to ask what good he could do by entering the fray. It was not his place to question the Prince's prerogatives. Only the Palace was lost. The Great Spire torn down into so many crystal shards and so much dust. He had no idea what the other Princes wanted with the shards, which they were apparently having half their Daedric forces scavenge. The Chamberlain had no opportunity to ask, or find out.
Trust Jyggalag to abandon his capitol to save his pet project, to force the other Princes to string along their forces, thinning the ranks available to assault the Repository. A choice
ohhh, ugh.stumbled across one of those deviants who make snarky folders for beginner and/or young artists' work with sarcastic titles. Like. I don't get why people think it's acceptable to make fun of a beginner artist or a young artist?? Every artist has to start somewhere. I mean, heck, I'll use myself as an example,
I drew like this at age 7:
and like this at around age 12:
2001 vs. 2014:
old draws from 1998-1999: https://becdecorbin.tumblr.com/post/88763885908/oh-god-old-art-from-1998-1999-help-especially
granted, I've been drawing nonstop ever since I could hold a pencil, there's absolutely no shame in starting late, there's no shame in enjoying art as a hobby and sharing it! There's also no shame in just making art for your own eyes only. It's okay if making art is difficult for any reason. Also, nobody's born with this skill and you improve by continuing to make art. Don't feel discouraged when
My Rants: Elder Scrolls: The ThalmorSo now I get to the big question on my Elder Scrolls Rants list, the Thalmor, the Aldmeri Dominion, the High Elves and there xenophobic ways and all that blah. For those who have played Skyrim, we all know who are the Thalmor. How they represent German Nazi's in more ways than one, how they're keeping a leash around the Imperial Empire's neck locked on and tight, and so on and so forth. Originally it was all just basic for a Thalmor discussion, how much I hated them and what they've turned the entirety of Tamriel. After delving deep into the lore of the Elder Scrolls, I found some rather interesting things. One is that the Thalmor in Skyrim are that of the Third Dominion and the first two weren't all that bad to be honest. Lets just look at the first dominion where the Thalmor started off.
So starting off with the first of the Thalmor, they were originally a council within the High Elven government that was in charge of safeguarding High Elven heritage. Basically they were in charge of
Bluemoon Episodes- Oblivion 12
"mutta sinun vapautesi pian tapattaa meidät kaikki jos kuolet!! onko sinun vapautesi muiden henkien arvoinen sitten!..."
Ocato sanoo tuohduksissaan ja hätääntyneenä...
Katsoo Ocatoa tovin.
".. ...Millä perusteella kaikki muka kuolevat, jos minä kuolen..?" katsoo vakavana.
Haluaa testata Ocatoa, kuinka paljon hän tietää... Ja kuinka paljon hän suostuu selittämään Lalunalle.
"AAAARRRrh!!... et siis edes tiedä!... luulin että tietäisit..."
Ocato sanoo ja hieroo nenänvartaan rauhoittuakseen, puuskauttaa rauhallisemmin ja katsoo Lalunaa... meinaa sanoa jotain kunnes huomaa Indaryksen tuijottavan, katsoo sitten taas Lalunaa...
"onko hyvä että hän kuulee?..."
Katsoo Ocatoa muka kysyvästi.. Miettii, onkohan hän sittenkin hyvällä asialla.
".. ..Riippuu mitä salaisuuksia sinä aiot kertoa. Mutta minä luo
The Emperor's Revenge4E00
It was always the same thing. The meeting room of the Council of the Elders turned into an annex of the Arena and the Elder themselves into a blood-thirsty crowd, taking bets on their favourite fighter. Nevertheless, here in the Palace, it was not with weapons the two adversaries fought but with words.
On one side was standing Chancellor Ocato, head of the Elders and self-proclaimed leader of the Empire since the assassination of the previous Emperor, Uriel Septim and the tragic death of his illegitimate son Martin Septim.
Wearing his inevitable red robes, the Altmer looked tired to the extreme. Concern and exhaustion had hollowed his cheeks, but his brown eyes were gleaming and flashing angrily at the Dunmer lady sat in front of him.
The latter looked as tired as the Chancellor, but she still retained enough energy to sit straight in a proud and almost provoking manner, as if she was challenging anyone to deny herself her sit in the Council. Wearing a long dark robe, simpl