Gender isn’t a spectrum gender is a great vast northern forest and I’ve been stuck up this tree for hours now. The gender wolves have my scent.
yes im a boy
yes i knit things
This guy should be some crazy DC villain…
OH MY GOD YES PLEASE.
oh god someone do this
GET ON IT
I think I’ll call him… THE KNITTER!
He robs banks with the help of his little quilted monsters
can anyone put an end to his reign of warm and cozy terror!?
OMG YES ITS BACK
this post is perfect
ROARING MOUNTAIN POOFBIRD
oh my gosh
My cousin has two deaf parents and just posted
“You don’t know the struggle until you run out of toilet paper and everyone in your house is deaf.”
and i’m laughing reALLY HARD
For men and women that are known for working rough, the folks lined up in Kristafer Anka’s works certainly look slick, decked out in thoughtfully designed new costumes, shaded warmly, looking haute and heroic simultaneously.
Okay, I’m asked this a lot. SO here’s how I hack the out of focus backgrounds in my illustration. Spoiler alert: my backgrounds are actually pretty ugly all on their lonesome! But in compositions, they’re just enough to sell an illusion of knowing how to paint an actual environment. (example 1 2 and 3 for posterity)
Step 1) I find some references for what ever setting I want to paint (mega important to me for city stuff because architecture), I find a photo with colors I like, I grab colors from that photo, and block out my shapes! I generally don’t fret too much with perspective, because I’m a hack and most of the time it doesn’t matter. When it does matter, that’s a different story. So…know how to perspective because it’s gonna matter sooner than it won’t (it should matter right now, with this little demo but..naaah).
2) I gaussian blur the shit out of it. Gaussian blur is a filter found under filters->blur->gaussian blur. Make it count.
3) I add more sloppy details on a layer over top, and then, I palette knife the hell out of it. Again, palette knife is a filter found in filters->artistic->palette knife (Skyward sword used the pallatte knife in their in-game textures. Unfortunately, they literally just left it at that, ha ha ha.)
4) I gaussian blur the shit out of that.
5) I lost some details I wanted, so I add them back in…only closer to the foreground though. Doing so in the back will really mess with the depth of field illusion.
6) I gaussian blur even that (to a milder extent).
7) At this point I generally decide I hate the colors, and I apply overlay gradients on an overlay layer to get colors more to my taste. Sometimes, I’ll play with levels to gain more contrast.
And that’s it! I’ve hacked myself a background.
This isn’t a tutorial. Learning to actually draw and paint will help. A lot.