bluekomadori:

The tutorial of how I achieve watercolor effect in Sai! :) I highly recommend using real watercolor paintings (your own or ones found on the internet) as reference.

And here you can find a few useful links: 

  1. You can download the Sai file of this picture here: link 
  2. Video process of painting another picture: link
  3. The old watercolor tutorial: link
  4. Sai brushes (none of them is made by me) link + file you need to open them in Sai: link
  5. Awesome watercolor brushes made by Kyle T Webster: link

Here’s the finished painting: link

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fireandshellamari:

bobbypontillas:

A take on Roald Dahl’s “Matilda” I did earlier this year!

This is so cute.

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4 must-read short stories by writers of color from the New Yorker

blackgirlstalking:

The newyorker is giving free access to their archives going back to 2007, and it inspired us to compile a short but hot list of must-reads for the rest of the summer. The website also has a new design that makes it easier to read long-forms like the ones listed below. Most of these selected stories are driven by rare, complex, sometimes unbearable, but always humane female characters; an issue we also talked about during episodes 16 and 32 of the podcast while discussing women anti-heroes on television.

So, here are the four short stories you should read for the summerBGT approved!

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Back in 2012, Junot Díaz published a short-story named Monstro in the sci-fi issue of the magazine. If you’ve read his interview “The Search for Decolonial Love,” you were probably intrigued by this story of “this fourteen-year-old girl, a poor, black, Dominican girl, half-Haitian—one of the Island’s damnés—saving the world.” Well, here it is and let’s hope this is a snapshot of something bigger to come.

Read “Monstro

You may have noticed we have a soft spot for Junot. This one recounts the tale of a young runaway Dominican girl trying to escape her mother’s stifling and abusive presence.

Read “Wildwood

ZZ Packer ‘s “Drinking Coffee Elsewhere”  was featured in the magazine’s “Debut Fiction” issue in 2000 and already showed the writer’s talent at painting awkward and nerve-racking situations with a biting voice. What stands out in this story is a rare and vulnerable portrait of a young black woman in denialDina, who must confront the inevitable experience of loss. 

Read “Drinking Coffee Elsewhere

There is an embassy oddly located in the suburbs, a maid named Fatou and a badminton game. From that place and around this character, Zadie Smith weaves an intriguing story given rhythm by a hypnotic badminton game. There is a distinctive sense of detail, unexpected characters and we love the idea of the importance of “imperfect knowledge” subtly advocated in the piece.

Read “The Embassy of Cambodia”

You can check out all the New Yorker short stories here.

Make sure to listen to our discussion on women and anti-heroes in the last podcast with Bim Adewunmi, as well as in episode 16. Comment, send us questions on Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr; we’ll gladly reply!

tvd-iron-fey-nerdy:

this is terrifying and beautiful at the same time

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I Followed Fires - Matthew and the Atlas

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Character Designs from Treasure Planet by Duncan Studio

eyecaging:

Here is some pictures that inspire me and keep me focused.

Color Key from Ratatouille by Dominique Louis

Color Keys from Ratatouille by Dominique Louis

djluongo:

kyletwebster:

REBLOG AND WIN! It’s that time again - THREE random winners will be selected to receive a FREE Megapack from KyleBrush.com - these are the best brushes ever created for Photoshop, with over 50,000 users, including elite artists at Sony, Disney, Dreamworks, Marvel, DC, Image, Nike and Google!

This promotion ends Friday, August 1st, 2014.

Love to actually try these out

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