PE: How to Make a Large EmoticonHow to Make a Large EmoticonPE: How to Make a Large Emoticon1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I have been asked many times how I make my big emoticons. How I shade it, dither it, etc, so I am going to make a step by step tutorial on how I make large emoticons. Even if you already know how to, you might find something useful in this. Be aware that I am using photoshop elements 3.0, so this technique can be preformed in almost any program that has layers and custom pencil brush sizes and or a hollow and filled circle tool. If your program doesn't have layers or adjustable circles of any kind (whether it be the pencil tool or the circle tool), you should be able to get around it somehow, but if you can't figure it out, I would recommend gimp. It works on Macs, Windows, or Linux computers. You can get a free download at gimp.org.
Start by making a hollow circle. The color of it should be a really dark shade of the color you want the emote to be. I'm making a blue emote, so
Expanding Roleplaying PostsThis is a super short guide for the groups that I'm an administrator in - though if you happen to like it, feel free to add it to your own roleplaying group.Expanding Roleplaying Posts1 year ago in Writing More Like This
One of the problems I've been seeing lately is a scourge of very short roleplaying posts. While short posts can be fun in their own right and are good for limited amounts of play time or for when you're tired, the most character development and entertainment comes out of writing a nice, juicy post for your partner.
So how do we convert this...
Helmy- *crawls out of bed and looks around in the lounge for someone to interact with* Heeeeeello?
to something longer and more substantial?
First of all, longer doesn't always equal better. We walk a thin line in ensuring that the content of the post is interesting and not just purple prose. Purple prose is defined as prose that excessively details to a gratuitous, irritating amount. No one wants to read 1,000 words about the way the grass looks in the sunlight.
Resourceful study.Since I will be tied up with school...Resourceful study.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
...I thought I'd compile a collection of the reference/study materials that I use and recommend to others. I will update the list from time to time (as I discover new things).
These resources are relevant for both digital and traditional mediums as well as technique and philosophy.
Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life by George Bridgman
Even if you don't draw people, I still recommend this book... as it teaches "blocking-in"/gestures. Copy the drawings/sketches from the book to help yourself build good habits.
The Zen of Seeing by Frederick Franck
Learn to see and you will learn to drawthis book explains how to see (with a more subjective approach).
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards
A great reference for anyone who can't shut their brain (and