“Until I started taking my antidepressants, though, I didn’t actually know that I was depressed. I thought the dark staticky corners were part of who I was. It was the same way I felt before I put on my first pair of glasses at age 14 and suddenly realized that trees weren’t green blobs but intricate filigrees of thousands of individual leaves; I hadn’t known, before, that I couldn’t see the leaves, because I didn’t realize that seeing leaves was a possibility at all. And it wasn’t until I started using tools to counterbalance my depression that I even realized there was depression there to need counterbalancing. I had no idea that not everyone felt the gravitational pull of nothingness, the ongoing, slow-as-molasses feeling of melting down into a lump of clay. I had no way of knowing that what I thought were just my ingrained bad habits — not being able to deposit checks on time, not replying to totally pleasant emails for long enough that friendships were ruined, having silent meltdowns over getting dressed in the morning, even not going to the bathroom despite really, really, really having to pee — weren’t actually my habits at all. They were the habits of depression, which whoa, holy shit, it turns out I had a raging case of.”—Not Everyone Feels This Way — The Archipelago — Medium (via brutereason)
“I hope you fall in love
With someone who always texts back and never lets
You fall asleep thinking you’re
I hope you fall in love with someone
Who holds your hand during the scary parts of
Horror movies and burns
Cookies with you when you’re
Too busy dancing around the
I hope you fall in love with
Someone who sees galaxies in your eyes
And hears music in your
I hope you fall in love with someone who
Tickles you and makes you smile
On hard days and on easy
But beyond all that I hope
You fall in love with someone
Who will never leave you behind
And who will never take you
For granted, someone who
Will stand by you when you’re
Right and stand by you
When you’re wrong,
Someone who has seen you at your worst
And has loved you
I hope you fall in love
With someone who
Kisses you in the rain
And hugs you in the cold and
Wouldn’t have you any other
Way.”—minuty (via perfect)
Hey, first off, love your work and style and just everything :D! Now, I was wondering if you have any kinds of tips on how to learn colorising? Or is it really just a matter of patience and practice?
Hey thx again Anon !
I’m not patient at all, I want result really fast and right know :D. I think it shapes my coloring style.
I think what matters is story. Drawing and coloring skills will come along at least an “honest skill”, I don’t think I’m really good with technic I just do what I need to tell my stories and make believe people that I can draw everything. If you really have something really strong and deep for you, you’ll work everything out until you get what you want and it is an endless adventure !
but here a tips, I don’t know if it is a good tips or not, it is just based on my personnal experience, don’t know if it’s true or not. But it took me years to understand that. It might not work for you as I like to work with opaque brushes. So each color I pickup is the right one.
I only use the “triangle” color wheel and can’t work colors without it.
I mainly work with what I call “movement on the color wheel” and comparaison of two colors on the canvas.
movement to the down and up is value.
movement to the left is desaturation, movement to the right is saturation.
What you will notice with the triangle is that you will get the most saturate color only at mid value.
It helps a lot to know that, You have more color range to trick the eyes of people at middle value.
So, the combination of value movement+ desaturation/saturation movement will create color temperature.
after that, its all about your eyes trying to see what color is colder or warmer than the other. I wish I could give more explanations ‘cause there is also movement on the wheel and much more than that but my english is not good enough.
With a rectangulare color picker it’s like :
Of course, at the end is all about what your eyes see, so we all should be able to work on a rectangular color picker by practicing but it can be very hard for a beginner (and a colorblind like me :D ahahahohohohihi)
Now you all know my secret, it’s a really cold and “robotic” way to work colors but it works for me. ^^
I close the “ask me anything” for a while, I need to focus on my work.