I made a walkthrough of my process for drawing faceted stones! Judging by the timestamps from the screenshots I took, drawing this one stone took an hour and three minutes, although I know I went and checked tumblr a couple times while I was working, so let’s just call it an hour.
Now MISCELLANEOUS NOTES
- This walkthrough assumes you already know how to use layer masks, clone stamp, and lasso tool. There’s also one part where I didn’t label it, but I inverted the selection so I could keep my lines consistent. It’s in the third image.
- Unfortunately I can’t really help with colour choice and the actual colouring of the pinwheel shape that makes of the back facets, but you can kind of see that I tended to colour with lines that cut across the facets and and kept the outer parts of the facets darker. It would probably be best to find a reference to work from!
- This particular cut of stone is called the ‘brilliant’ cut.
- There’s actually a lot of internal reflection business that goes on in a stone, but I elected to ingore all of it since at a distance you can’t really tell anyway.
now GO FORTH AND DAZZLE YOUR FRIENDS WITH YOUR SPARKLE
Le chiama fairies… ma a me sembrano tanto alieni queste dolls. Bellissime.
She calls her dolls fairies… but they seems aliens to me. Beautiful.
Earlier this week, a group of Russian photographers secretly (and illegally) climbed the Great Pyramid in Cairo, Egypt. Climbing the pyramids is illegal in Egypt and can warrant up to three years in Egyptian prison. To accomplish the feat, Vadim Makhorov, Vitaliy Raskalov, and Marat Dupri staked out for five hours, hiding from the pyramid guards. Climbing over 480 feet, the photographers were able to capture intruiging images of the Giza Necropolis.
HOW DOES ONE DO THIS CLASSY MOFO WITCHCRAFT?!
The purple and white ties are tied with a Trinity knot, and here is a video tutorial.
The gold and pink ties are tied with an Eldredge knot, and here is a video tutorial.
If I can find that elusive holy grail, a well-fitting women’s shirt with a buttoned collar (STOP WITH ALL THESE SHIRTS THAT ONLY BUTTON UP TO THE CLEAVAGE - I WILL DECIDE THE RATIO OF SKIN:BUTTONING) and full length sleeves (STOP WITH ALL THESE SHIRTS WITH 3/4 LENGTH SLEEVES - I WILL DECIDE IF I WANT TO ROLL UP MY SLEEVES) that isn’t made of fucking chiffon (OH MY GOD WHY WOULD YOU CREATE AN EXCELLENT SHIRT DESIGN AND THEN MAKE IT FUCKING TRANSPARENT FUCK YOU) I am so rocking the trinity knot to my next job interview.
I get quite angry about shirts.
OHHHHH MY GOD.
Also, fucking agreed in re: shirts.
SFEER THEORY ISSUE 1 KICKSTARTER
Special thanks to my very talented friend, Olivia Brown ( email@example.com ), for supplying her voice specifically for this video!
Please check out the link, and help lend your support!
And our goal has been reached in a little over a day! Holy heck, guys, you are amazing. The Kickstarter is going to be active for another month, so please keep donating if you’d like to receive a copy with all the fun extras! The more we get, the more we’ll know to print!
WARNING: I am about to have an excessive moment of FEELINGS. Abandon all hope, ye who enter. etc, etc.
I think a lot of people of a certain nerdy persuasion find the hardest thing to do is let themselves be proud of the things that they do. There’s always a lot of “oh, I guess it’s okay…” or “oh you know, I did my best, I HOPE you like it…” or “wow, you guys like this! I don’t know why but…” A lot of it can be the fear of sounding arrogant as hell. A lot of it’s also the fear that maybe that feeling is unfounded. Self-promotion is a slippery slope, and no one wants to feel like they’re all bluster with nothing to really show for it.
As such, it’s difficult for self-conscious people to go “LOOK AT ME. LOOK AT HOW AWESOME I CAN BE.” Which is sad, because a lot of people are truly awesome at the things they set out to do! I admit, it’s always been one of the limiting factors for me and my writing: the fear of taking pride in your own work, because you worry that pride’s somehow inherently unjustified. At what point does basic self-assurance become arrogance? Hard to say, especially when you’re kinda a shy person by nature.
Writers in many ways do write for themselves. I’ve let myself believe in wholeheartedly was the fact that I love writing, I love coming up with stories, I love coming up with worlds, with characters, and, slowly, I’ve worked myself around to believing that I they’re worth sharing with people. This was a large part due to a lovely handful of friends who offered me both criticism and compliments. It was also due to a part of me that clicked and said “I do want to do something with this. I like it, so I CAN be good at it if I want to be!”
That said, I’ve always been more tentative on the notion that anyone would find those stories worth LISTENING to— that’s the trick with storytelling. You need someone to tell it to to make it really come alive.
So thank you, everyone, for believing in my story. You’ve really brought Sfeer Theory alive in this last year. It’s a work I can now say with great assurance that I am very and truly proud of it, in no small part thanks to this amazing response.
It has been a joy and a privilege to bring this comic to you. I hope to keep doing it.
I for one have always been proud of Sfeer Theory because it is the easiest thing in the world to be proud of your stories, Muun. I’ve told you this before but I’ll say it again, everything good that’s come in my life (and more good that will surely come) has been because of this webcomic, your imagination, and your friendship. It’s not only a pleasure but an honor to be doing this with you. Thank you.
And thank you to everyone else, too! The response is, frankly, overwhelming. For a project that’s done completely out of love—with a lot of blood, sweat, and tears put into it the sparse free time there is, with with no real business plans other than “this is a story we want to tell”—it’s kind of amazing seeing how many people have fallen in love with it, too, alongside the both of us. It’s amazing seeing how many people have joined in. Just as Muun said, this story is truly shared, and that’s a damn good feeling.
“The unique hair wedding dress was created from 250 meters [820 feet] of hair extensions, tens of thousands of individual hair wefts and different pieces of hair, 1,500 crystals and 12 underskirts. A team of eight people put in around 300 hours of work, over a period of 12 days, to complete the dress, but all the effort paid off when their creation was finally finished. “This was a chance for us to show our creatively and originality and it’s a fantastic feeling to see the finished product. It’s fair to say we’ll probably not see another dress like it for a very long time,” Ryan Edwards said. The hair wedding dress weighs just over 75 kilograms [165 pounds] and is a size six.”
Spanish artist Juan Francisco Casas uses a single biro pen to sketch these amazing pieces of art.
Hotdamn I love this artist. I saw his work a while ago and was inspired to try using this medium with realism…FUCK GOD IT’S NOT EVEN POSSIBLE HE IS A MACHINE