lexxercise:

I’ve been getting a lot of asks lately about the brushes and textures I use in my work, so here’s a BIG FAT REFERENCE POST for those of you who were curious! Bear in mind that I’m really lazy and don’t know what half the settings do, so don’t be afraid to experiment to figure out what works best for you :>

BRUSHES

Pencil

I use the pencil tool with SAI’s native paper texture both for sketching and for applying opaque color with no blending. Lower opacities give it the feel of different pencil hardnesses, while full opacity makes it more like a palette knife, laying down hard-edged, heavy color for detail work or eventual blending with other brushes.

Ink Pen

Mostly made this because I’m lazy and I didn’t want to have to keep turning my textures off/opacity up when I wanted to ink something (even though I don’t do it very often), or lay down flat colors. I find the line quality to be much more crisp than Photoshop, and you can manually adjust in-program stabilization to help smooth out hand wobbles.

Round Brush

The plain ol’ brush tool acts as sort of an in-between for me in terms of brush flow. It’s heavier than my usual workhorse brush, for faster color application and rough blending, but not as heavy as the pencil tool, which has no blending at all. I like to use the canvas texture on this brush to help break up the unnatural smoothness that usually accompanies digital brushes, but it works just fine without.

Flat Brush

A brush tool set to flat bristle is by far my favorite to paint with. I don’t use any textures with it because I think the shape of the brush provides enough of that by itself. I use it for everything from rough washes to more refined shaping and polish. It’s just GREAT.

Watercolor

Best used for smooth blending, washes, gradients, and smoky atmospheric effects.

Cloud

Basically a grittier version of the watercolor tool, because too much smoothness weird me out. Good for clouds and fog, as the name suggests, or just less boring gradient fills.

TEXTURE OVERLAY

To further stave off the artificially smooth look of digital painting, I almost always overlay some sort of paper texture, and it’s almost always this one, which I scanned and edited myself. You’re all welcome to use it, no permission required!

Using overlays in SAI is just as easy as using them in Photoshop. Just paste the texture into its own layer above everything you want it to apply to, and change the layer mode to Overlay. That’s it!

Want a more prominent texture? Up the contrast. Something more subtle? Lower the contrast or reduce the layer opacity. You can also use a tinted overlay to adjust the overall palette and bring a little more color unity to an otherwise disparate piece! Just be aware that too much texture can hurt the readability of the work beneath it, so I’d err on the side of subtlety.

Hope that helps!

-L

bogleech:

toxeh:

starborn-vagaboo:

sizvideos:

Watch this rare oarfish sighting

AMAGAD OARFISH WHAT

Incase you didn’t know oarfish are very long deep sea fish that rarely if ever come to shallow water; if they do it’s usually because they’re about to kick the bucket.

kinda sad that they only are seen when they’re dying though.

What’s extra freaky is that in their natural habitat, they spend most of their time hovering straight up and down rather than swimming horizontally like we see here and expect from most other sea creatures.

There are other deep sea fish who swim that way, and anglerfish who swim completely upside down. Things get weird in a weightless void of total darkness.

stevasbeavus:

I must try this

ivyxaur:

fackinggluke:

ivyxaur:

I FUCKING SAW THIS AT WAL MART I CANT FUCKIGN TAKE IT IM STILL LAUHGING FU CK

not funny tho….

congratulations. by reblogging this post with 41 thousand notes and commenting “not funny tho…”, you have successfully turned the tides of history. everybody is looking down solemnly at their computer keyboards, as millions of ants pour out of their fingernails. this post is no longer funny. the world has stopped spinning. a child cries as its parents turn into 4 foot tall spiders. a mother robin devours her young, the sun itself turning into a “no fun allowed” sign. are you proud of how much you’ve done. are you proud of your impact on society and the future of the world. your head dislocates from your body, your mouth devouring yourself inside out until you cease to exist. there is nothing. it is now funny. a chorus of screaming laughter erupts from the void.

sixpenceee:

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roanoke_Colony
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Murray_Spear
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arecibo_reply
  4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanganyika_Laughter_Epidemic
  5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mad_Gasser_of_Mattoon
  6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concrete-Encased_High_School_Girl_Murder_Case
  7. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peoples_Temple
  8. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UKUSA
  9. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MRSA
  10. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailing_stones
  11. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thalidomide
  12. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_731
  13. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunny_Man
  14. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedlec_Ossuary
  15. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubbly_Creek
  16. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Original_Spanish_Kitchen
  17. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Bonnet_syndrome
  18. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voynich_manuscript
  19. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markovian_parallax_denigrate
  20. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toynbee_tiles
  21. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_hand_syndrome
  22. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phaistos_Disc
  23. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pykrete
  24. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capgras_delusion
  25. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polywater
  26. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whole-body_transplant
  27. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head_transplant
  28. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_J._White
  29. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Demikhov
  30. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guided_rat
  31. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploding_head_syndrome
  32. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamster_zona-free_ovum_test
  33. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_immortality
  34. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandre_Oram
  35. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lina_Medina
  36. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mellified_Man
  37. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-75
  38. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atuk
  39. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kennedy_Curse
  40. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cure_for_Insomnia
  41. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pripyat%2C_Ukraine
  42. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_flying_saucer
  43. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Tofts
  44. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trepanation
  45. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_Goo
  46. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grinning_Man
  47. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawfordsville_monster
  48. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dulce_Base
  49. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junko_Furuta
  50. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hermitage_%28Ontario%29
  51. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donner_Party
  52. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Fish
  53. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starchild_skull
  54. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey_Devil
  55. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Parsons
  56. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faces_of_belmez
  57. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Parker_Ray
  58. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_information_awareness
  59. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penis_panic
  60. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_Reich
  61. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mahavishnu_Orchestra
  62. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil%27s_Footprints
  63. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Thunderstorm%2C_Widecombe
  64. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bloop
  65. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_of_place_artifacts
  66. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mothman
  67. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadowpeople
  68. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ararat_anomaly
  69. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/String_theory
  70. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunguska_event
  71. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_big_cats
  72. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goatman_%28cryptozoology%29
  73. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greys
  74. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackalope
  75. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stargate_Project
  76. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Heeled_Jack
  77. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owlman
  78. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anomalous_phenomenon
  79. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bermuda_triangle
  80. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overtoun_Bridge
  81. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mad_Gasser_of_Mattoon
  82. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chupa_%28anomaly%29
  83. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silverpilen
  84. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_Dutchman%27s_Gold_Mine
  85. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aokigahara
  86. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Lick_Monster
  87. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_people
  88. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_tunnel_incident
  89. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montauk_Project
  90. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moll_Dyer
  91. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belchen_Tunnel
  92. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boy_Scout_Lane
  93. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Devil%27s_Footprints
  94. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chase_Vault
  95. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyatlov_pass_accident
  96. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunguska_event
  97. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borley_Rectory
  98. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clapham_Wood_Mystery
  99. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reality_shift
  100. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moberly-Jourdain_incident
  101. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Gein
  102. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_%28unsolved_Thames_murder_case%29
  103. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_put_Bella_in_the_Wych_Elm%3F
  104. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Torso_Murderer
  105. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_of_Glamis
  106. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ediacaran_biota
  107. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._H._Holmes
  108. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loveland_Frog
  109. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariana_UFO_Incident
  110. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelia_Earhart
  111. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentich_Disappearance
  112. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Original_Night_Stalker
  113. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Dahlia
  114. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joachim_Kroll
  115. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_K%C3%BCrten
  116. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilles_de_Rais
  117. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Vacher
  118. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melonheads
  119. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._B._Cooper
  120. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Fish

The horror doesn’t stop here though. I have lots more masterposts:

masterpost of horror games

masterpost of creepy online games

masterpost of creepy websites

masterpost of gothic/horror novels (yes I link you to a PDF version of the entire book!)

masterpost to make you feel better (when all the horror is too much)

The following aren’t masterposts, but they have an abundance of information

Ways to contact the dead

Creepy meaning behind nursery rhymes

Creepiest glitch experiences

Creepy facts compilation

Compilation of horror pranks

Paranormal Science Resources

Map of monsters/ghosts/cryptids in the USA

Alien Abduction experiences

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and-i-might-have:

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I just appreciate the simplicity of Normal, Okay, and Hot Coffee.

ask-thehooded:

OH MY FUCKING THANK YOU

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dannyqhantom:

where did that come from

taikonaut:

I FUCKED UP.

DON’T LOOK AT ME.

okaymad:

do she got a booty?

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she dooooo

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SHE REALLY DOOO

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staceythinx:

The Midnight Planétarium watch was a collaboration between Van Cleef & Arpels and Christiaan van der Klaauw. The watch is made of 396 separate parts and features the six closest planets orbiting the sun in real time (Uranus and Neptune were left out because you probably won’t live long enough to see either one complete a full orbit).