Hey, guys! So, we’re all familiar with Cyberpunk and Steampunk, but there are so many more alternate histories/speculative science fiction genres out there! I came across this handy-dandy infographic and figured I could share a bit of these punk genres for anyone interested.
Roughly covers the Western world during the mid- to late-19th century (ie: Victorian era, US wild west, etc.), and sometimes up to the Edwardian era.
1920s up through WWII, ending at just about the Cold War.
A cleaner, artistic, more “optimistic” version of Dieselpunk (same time period)
Covers the time of the Renaissance (think da Vinci)
Cold War era, ie: the Space Race
Derivative of Steampunk, but focuses on electricity rather than steam.
Explicit horror and gore
Biotechnology, genetics (part science fiction, part real life)
Nanotechnology, sometimes overlaps with Biopunk
The granddaddy of them all: computer technology, the internet, hackers, etc.
Others not included in the infographic
Okay, uh, TW for graphic descriptions of rape in the Splatterpunk explanation link (specifically as examples of ~look how edgy and without boundaries this subgenre is~), but I think all the other links should be safe.
I’m not that into Steampunk, but Biopunk sounds interesting and have already thought of a cosplay I could do with it. :)
This is great resource for all kinds of “punk” settings.
- The closest I could find on Amazon to the watercolour set I use is the Sakura brand of Koi Assorted WaterColours Field Set.
- Just use any old toothbrush. I used to use the ones that my dentist would give me after a visit, just because those were kind of cheap and I wouldn’t actually use them anyways.
- I use acrylic for flicking and highlights because watercolour-whites tend to fade when they dry.
- Also, remember to keep your hands clean, because nothing’s worse than smudging graphite into your watercolours and then unable to get it out.
- Try to avoid black and white when possible. They tend to dull the colours and it loses that watercolouring lustre.
Since I started watercolouring again for my daily sketches, I’ve gotten a lot of asks/dA notes on if I could give a tutorial on watercolouring and also more specific questions that overlapped each other, so I decided to do a semi guide/tips/answering thing.
I actually started watercolouring before I went into digital medium, so I have a bit of personal experience, but I am essentially self-taught when it comes to watercolouring since there weren’t a lot of watercolour tutorials online back then to begin with, so I cannot promise that these are the absolute correct way of doing things.
Hope it helps anyways :)
A lot of people ask me about watercolor IRL and online, but I’ve never had the drive to actually complete a tutorial. So here you are! Rebloggin’ from a great artist.
Well hello, fashion vocabulary.
Character Design is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.
DEAR TIM I HAVE CONCEPTS TO COMPLETE DUE IN AN HOUR WHY DID YOU LINK THIS THIS IS THE MOST DISTRACTING THING YOU COULD’VE LINKED
CLICK IT FOR THE LOVE OF GOD CLICK IT.
Got super discouraged by people calling animals the wrong name today, so I decided it was about time to post this little gem I’ve been sitting on for a while.
An interactive website to help students, volunteers and professionals improve their skills at identifying North American birds by sight or by sound.
So idk if you guys already know about this site, but it’s incredible and you can quiz yourself on any bird species in Canada, the US, and Central/South America! It’s literally the greatest.
It’s not one of my better pictures, but I made this tutorial along with it back then…In the end I wasn’t very happy with the picture itself (I tweaked it after the last part of tutorial), so I didn’t even want to post this tutorial but…
Still, I hope these are of any help to anyone learning to use Photoshop. I made this because I feel like lot of artists could use some shortcuts to get to the results they want, and I remember learning to use polygonal lasso and clipping mask layers made my process lot faster. Lot of people also ask what brushes I use, though 90% of the time I use default Photoshop brushes with my own adjustments to them.
This process may also give a hint on how to improve compositions and designs, since if you first off hone the lineart too much, it may end up restricting your creative process a lot.
I love learning new stuff about Photoshop and how other artists like to use it :D
One of the things I enjoy doing when writing a story is to think of the places my characters live in. The fun part is drawing them out because most of the time, there just isn’t a house that goes well with my characters. Besides, I like creating everything from the get go instead of taking a picture and saying that’s my character’s house.
Here are the links I’ve bookmarked to get ideas for homes and such. It’s not exhaustive. I do get ideas for homes and buildings in other places but I hope the following’s helpful enough for now.
Types of houses
- Modern Houses
- List of house types
- Houses in England
- Know Your House Styles
- 8 Most Common Types of Houses
- Buildings where people live or stay
- Places - Buildings People Live In
- Places - Buildings People Live In
Types of apartments
- 10 unusual places to live
- 10 Weirdest Places to Live
- 23 Houses Built In Odd Places
- Homes In The Most Unusual Places
- 6 Weird Places Where People Actually Live
- 9 Houses You Won’t Believe People Actually Live In
- 18 Weird and Wonderful Places To Live: Churches, Bunkers, Water Towers and Caves
Obviously, not all characters have a place to live so I’ve included information on homelessness.