The wax magpie seal used by Jim Moriarty in the BBC series Sherlock. This brush is a big 2138px, the ideal size for use as a template when making your own custom wax seal (eg. [link])
Design (c) the BBC Reproduction (c) A.J. Maher
This was made for the blog Wear Sherlock, and they have my permission to use and exhibit it, with my thanks. Go check them out at wearsherlock.tumblr.com They find out where people can get all sorts of Sherlock-related clothing, props, etc.
Have fun using it, but please don't take credit for it.
Feedback is encouraged
EDIT: A smaller brush of this design can be found here: [link]
odd size so if the large image turns out blurry, please hit download.
I was asked how I made the textures I use for my sketch commissions, and decided to make a tutorial on one of them.
This is how I make the "aged parchment" texture and paper using traditional methods.
I am by far not the first to make a tutorial like this, there are more that use similar and different techniques, this is just the one I have been using this method since I was young and making fake pirate maps for playtime with my brother
I have asked some of the people who have done some here on DA if I could post links to them here, and am waiting on replies from them.
Other Tutorials for Staining Paper [link] by Her use of Tea Bag grounds produces a very interesting effect. Try mixing our two ideas and see what you get from it, it may turn out something new and amazing!
NOTE: yes you can still use the tea water for multiple papers, just you need to repeat the rest of the steps per piece of paper.
The use of "Hugin Panorama creator" is so simple that this tutorial seems ridiculous. This "tutorial" aims to promote the use of open source software, anyway the recommendations may be useful. There's a real step by step tutorial by graphica, it can be found here.
Turnaround of a Female Human, proportioned to be about 7 heads tall. It is designed to be printed on a tabloid sheet of paper (11x17) but will scale to smaller sizes. Letter size will print out about 4 inches tall. Use only the views you need for your characters, the extra limb floating beside the side view is for if you have an intricate design that goes below the arm, same idea for the raised hand on the angled view.
This is only meant to be a guide, feel free to go outside the lines if you want.
I'm very glad that I was able to finish on time, and that it came out looking so good. Hope you guys enjoyed the tutorial. Let me know if I missed anything or if you have any suggestions for new tutorials- if I can do it, I'm game to make some more.
Also, here's a helpful tip from ~Pixels-N-Pain If your porch-light has removable plastic or glass panels, you can size your paper panels accordingly, and tape them to the inside of the light. Be sure to replace the incandescent bulb with one of the circular flourescent ones (they don't get hot). They are even available in colors. Happy haunting.