SKIN: a chart - SUPPLEMENT IMG by ~navate
A fantastic palette for a variation of skin tones. One I go to for reference fairly often.


SKIN: a chart - SUPPLEMENT IMG by ~navate

A fantastic palette for a variation of skin tones. One I go to for reference fairly often.

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Foam and Worbla armour MEGA TUTORIAL

Tutorial by AmenoKitarou

Super duper awesome and helpful! I am totally going to try this out for my Garrosh cosplay.

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wanted to draw dapper ezio again, and i also wanted to switch up his hair a bit too
beads and braids~ (and full beards~)

wanted to draw dapper ezio again, and i also wanted to switch up his hair a bit too

beads and braids~ (and full beards~)


The Body Issue, ESPN

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A few tips everybody should consider. I’ve experienced all those and some more. I’m not good at english but I hope you get it. Go and support some artists out there and let them draw you nice shit. Not as nice as FairyNekoDesu but still will be cool so give them a chance and you’ll be surprised.


All of these things.

Especially the deadline. If you don’t have a deadline thats way in advanced it’s not gonna get done by then. I am almost always taking on a ton of projects at once and sometimes need a break from it to: work on stuff for me, work on stuff for friends, search for jobs, be the work slave of parents, actually relax and try to relief stress, technical difficulties, researching on how to do stuff, ect.

Sometimes it’s done in a day. Sometimes it’s done literally a year later. But I always update the people I work with so they know I haven’t forgotten.

Do NOT rush your commissioner. Let them work at their pace and it will be worth it. Rushing them insures a rush job which will very likely make the quality decline.

All this is true. Also, ref sheets are the most important thing ever. I can’t stress that enough. They make the job A LOT easier (instead of having to compare 10 different pics between each other and see that everything fits, you just look at 1!!)  If you plan in commissioning your character a lot, or even if its not yours (like from an anime or something) Either commission one or look for ref sheets of the show (because there are!).

Also i strongly suggest not using Instant Messaging. Information can be lost pretty easily there and it’s hard to come back to it. Use emails instead. The info stays there, and it’s easy to search for it. It’s also an excellent way to keep track of the descriptions, so if either the client or artist made a mistake, you can see the email threads and see who’s right straight away.

also pushy clients LOVE instant messaging. Pls no.

All of this ^

Oh god yes this.

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Horse Image Template by Cat-Orb-Shop

Guide by MellodicResonance (me)

For best use, view HERE

Additional Materials

  • This Site will tell you the genetically possible colors of offspring of two horses based on the parents’ genetically based coloring.
  • This Flash Game on dA will allow you to test out what different gene combos look like on a horse.
  • This Off-Site Game will teach you about various horse genes and allow you to test them out in a similar interactive feature.

Writing Genotypes

  • In many cases the Roan gene is written as Rn instead of simply R in the genotype of a horse. Either case works. In fact, you’re perfectly welcome to use whatever letters you want when you’re writing a genotype as long as it has been clearly defined somewhere what genes your letters correspond to. The ones listed here are simply those I found most common, and were undoubtedly chosen because they resemble the name of the gene.

Naming Phenotypes

  • A phenotype is the physical appearance of any particular gene, and in horses most of those appearances have a specific name. For example, a horse with a genotype Ee/aa/DD is a black dun, a phenotype commonly called a grullo. However, the exact same coloration may also be called a grulla, or a mouse dun, or simply black dun. My main point is that there are alternate names for many of these colorations, and so long as they refer to the correct genotype they’re all right.
  • One phenotype of particular note is the silver gene on a black horse. It is listed here as Silver Dapple (because I’m American). In other parts of the world, this color is more commonly known as Taffy or Chocolate. It’s the same color and same genotype, just a different name.

Genes and Horse Breeds

  • This guide isn’t necessarily meant to reflect actual horse breeds, merely to explain the various genes present in domestic horses as a species. However, not all of these genes are possible or present in all horse breeds, and some are undesirable in certain breeds. For more information on the possible colors of any specific breed I suggest you look that breed up. I can however mention one specifically, that is the pearl gene.
  • As mentioned in the guide, the pearl gene is extremely rare, made more so by the fact that it is a recessive trait. This gene is believed to have originated on the Iberian Peninsula (otherwise known as Spain and Portugal), and is only seen in breeds such as the Lusitano and Andalusian, which are native to the peninsula, and in the American Paint Horse, Quarter Horse, and Peruvian Paso, all of which have Iberian ancestors. In short, you need a very specific kind of horse to get a pearl (in the real world).

Wait, Mellody! You got something wrong!

  • That is not surprising. I am not a horse geneticist, breeder, owner… Frankly I have no contact with horses except on extremely rare occasions, and this has been the case my entire life. Between that and my lamentably incurable humanity, there are undoubtedly mistakes in this guide. And since I don’t really want that, please let me know if you see any!
  • Spelling mistakes are easiest. Just tell me and I’ll fix it as quick as I can so no one else sees my lame spelling errors.
  • If you see any issue regarding the specific genetic properties mentioned in this guide, let me know. However, I ask that if you have such a correction to make that you also provide me with some proof that you know what you’re talking about. This is nothing against any of you, I just want to make sure this guide is as scientifically accurate as possible. The best way is to direct me to a study that has been made on whatever subject you’re correcting, but if you have credentials as working professionally on horse genetics in some way we can work with that.
  • If there’s a problem with any of the images or descriptions in this guide, let me know. Again, I will need some proof that I’m wrong. Several pictures of actual horses might persuade me, or an online resource. We can work that out.

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Anonymous asked: Thank you so much ill draw more and i wont stop until i become like you! I love eeeeverrry thing you draw btw♡

awww thank you! But don’t draw to be like me. Draw to be better than me.


Anonymous asked: Everytime i see everything u rebloge and i be like "yes i can draw that" then i draw then i cry over it im a shit i cant draw something right *cries*

if i may, i would like to give an example

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Anonymous asked: You make such pretty art. please Marry me. owo

oh my god is that the onlyreason you wanna marry me? becuz you like my drawing style?? i’m flattered but also a little offended XD

but alas, no. Our love cannot be, for I am promised to another.

requested by cielloregalo (#3: in a school uniform. #7: in winter clothes. #13: sitting on the couch. #17: beaten up.)

OC Art Meme!!!


Send a number and I’ll draw my OC:

  1. In what they normally wear
  2. In what I’m currently wearing
  3. In a school uniform
  4. In swimwear
  5. In underwear
  6. With no clothes on
  7. In winter clothes
  8. In fancy clothes
  9. Making 3 different expressions
  10. Standing on their hands
  11. With their favorite animal
  12. Hanging out with a friend
  13. Sitting on the couch
  14. Doing something they don’t normally do
  15. Eating
  16. Playing a sport
  17. Beaten up
  18. As a kid/adult
  19. Wearing a funny hat
  20. Sleeping

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Anonymous asked: *Heavy breathing* I...i love your blog. It's just totally awesome and helpful~<3



… AND THAT IS THE WAY I MAKE FIRE! Simple and messy “how to gry”.
I will add quick smoke tutorial / step by step too Just wait. \o/

EDIT: Sorry for small images >8C I am not good with tumblr image sizes and I have never understood them. But by copying the image URL you can see bigger sized images!

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why must you kill my buzz dear lost follower



tinywhiteknight asked: any tips on drawing an anthro cat vs an anthro dog? im having some trouble!


I think an important thing to remember is cats and dogs have very different facial structure; even within their own species can have very varied faces. So, depending on what type of cat/ dog youre drawing their face shape will change.  

dont forget non-domesticated feline/ canine have different faces from the standard domesticated dog/ cat, same thing applies tho. depending on what species they are, their faces will vary.

my advice is study various types of feline and various types of canine. You can easily notice a cats differences from a dogs. a common error i see people make is “dog muzzle syndrome” where they put a dogs nose/ mouth on a cat.

yeh that doesn’t look exactly right…
just be aware of feline/ canine differences when you draw and keep studying! Learn as many types of canine/ feline as you can and it will help you distinguish important differences depending on the face you’re drawing!