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WOW COOL DID YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS I DIDN’T UNTIL I FOUND IT BY ACCIDENT A FEW WEEKS AGO. It isn’t a perfect gradient tool, but it sure fucking makes interesting colors. Happy gradienting!!!!

Just click the boxes on either side with your color to fill, then slide the middle part to get your desired color.

If your Sai version doesn’t have this idk what 2 tell you bud







Pretty much





just fucking draw. don’t compare yourself to other people, don’t stop because you drew a lot last tuesday and you haven’t visibly improved. it takes time, effort, and a lot of perseverance. besides, no matter how “bad” you think you are, there’s still gonna be someone who thinks the stuff you produce is the best goddamn thing they’ve ever seen in their entire life. the artist you were five years ago would have their mind fucking blown by the artist you are today. so just draw a fuckton, because every new thing you draw is one drawing better than you were before.



Okay, decided to whip this up because of the following reasons:

1) I get this question a lot. Apparently there are a ton of folks out there that are really new to paypal and while I don’t mind helping, having a good reference page for folks that shows you exactly what to do will cut down the time I spend explaining it.

2) I’ve had two flags on my account in the past year because no one check the “No Shipping Required” box. So Paypal comes to me and says “Hey you didn’t ship our their thing!!!” but I do digital commissions…there’s nothing to ship! So this step is really important!

3) I often have to give out my Paypal email over and over for this and I figured having it in one spot might help!

There will be a new page on my blog with these images and I’ll try to keep them up to date if Paypal happens to change their format! Hope this helps you guys!

(Interested in commissioning me? Check out this page here!)

Alternatively, the artist can send out an invoice. There are no options for services when the artist is the one requesting money but the “shipping confirmation” can be bypassed by selecting “no tracking information.” So long as no one expects a physical copy to be sent, it’s not a big deal.


please just watch this


Exercise 27 Results: Shading Candy Step by Step by: Tim Von Rueden (vonn)

Check out our sweet Candy Study results with full step by step explanation HERE.


Y’all didn’t think I wouldn’t draw stripper cop!Rin AUs now did you? And with fic like this floating around, who am I to say no??  The boots really should’ve tipped you off Makoto.



A mouth-watering fuck-ton of hand angle references.

By Shadowcross on DA.


Random Flexing and Dramatic Lightning.


Random Flexing and Dramatic Lightning.


I am a nightmare (2014) / 9pg / Akimiya Jun (tumblr)

Thank you for reading!  

(c): xiran avalon | i dunno what anatomy is ok

(c): xiran avalon | i dunno what anatomy is ok


breaks down

my hand fetish..


when you see a pretty anime boy from a show you don’t watch on your dash like