How to contour and highlight your face!
Here is an image I found on where natural highlights are on men and women, a perfect reference for beginning drag kings and queens like me.
guys this is a lifesaver for cosplay! espECIALLY if you’re doing troll/painted up cosplay and want to blend to make your features actually stand out no matter what gender the character you’re cosplaying is
Hello, I need some help on my writing. Whenever I see others writing, then see mine, they just don’t match up. It isn’t with grammar or anything, but it is struggle with showing how to express deep emotion into my writing. I am not very emotional person, so writing can be challenge when I try to be. -doitsus-ass-is-spooky
I feel like this is something a few writers might struggle with, and while I can’t relate, I can offer advice on how I work emotions for both scenes and characters.
Read. Read a whole lot of things by authors that are great at what you’re not: expressing emotions into your writing. In Reading as a Writer, we talked about the things to consider when doing this. Remember that just because you’re not good at a part of writing, it doesn’t mean you’re a bad writer. Everyone has flaws and strengths and you can get better at it through practice and perseverance.
If you want to write a sad scene, read and study how other authors go through these sad scenes. Don’t outright steal, but try to really understand the root of the feeling. Read poetry, too, because one of the most important things of poetry is to portray emotions, thoughts, and feelings, in a subtle yet interesting way. Also, listen to music related to the feeling. Listen to sad music, good sad music, and try to understand the lyrics or why it is sad.
Why to gather inspiration? To most people, it helps. It gets our imaginations going and makes the writing flow more easily since we have a starting point, however blurry it might be.
Show, don’t tell
(tw: war) “The difference between telling and showing in writing is simple. When you write about war, don’t describe the details and actions of the war. Show the reader the burnt socks of children in the street, the head of a doll sizzling by the curb, and the violent screams suddenly extinguished. If you can do this, the image of war will be branded into the reader’s mind.” - TBV
The ever present rule for writing style, showing and not telling has a simple premise: describe things. Take a moment to really try to show us the scene that we need to see. It comes awfully helpful when writing emotions because you don’t get much from us, the readers, if you tell us that your protagonist is sad. If you show us that they’re sad, through expressions and actions caused by this sadness, through body language, and through speech, we might get a better idea of it, and we might actually feel something too.
You could be failing at this because it’s very easy to fall into the telling, but believe me: if your scene is important and so are the emotions, showing is the way. So, consider the significance of the emotions. Like with any other piece, you have decide on what’s the feeling you want to convey through the writing, and then you have to work towards it. It’s fine if in the first draft you tell, because you can fix and develop it more, later.
Your Character’s Reactions
Everyone has a different way to react to things that affect them, including characters. Some people are more emotional than others and that’s okay; some show emotion in a different way, and that’s okay too. If you want to get better at portraying each of their behaviors in a true-to-them way, then no longer think of how your feeling process goes, but your character’s. Do try to connect however you can to it, though. This goes into the character development and description part of writing, and if your skill is better in this part, or worse, it doesn’t matter. What does matter is that you’re willing to get better. Find out how your characters express themselves, and you’ll get better at showing and not telling for them.Link-AroundEmotionsBody LanguageShow, Don’t Tell, and Descriptions-Alex
KINDA FUCKIN’ EMERGENCY COMMISSIONS. YEAH, KINDA BECAUSE I GOTTA TRY TO PAY OFF THE DENTIST DUE TO A ROOTCANAL THAT’S GOT MY TOOTH HALF BLACK, THANKS TO MY PARENTS POSTPONING MY VISIT TO THE DENTIST FOR 5 YEARS. MY TEETH ARE FUCKED UP BEYOND FUCKED UP AT THIS POINT
And I’m really worried about getting it fucked up more, I have 5-6 cavities in my mouth AT LEAST. My mouth’s been in pain for 2-3 weeks already, and a molar of mine already hit a nerve. [so constant pain as of late and my tooth is slowly blackening too]
I’m on Anti-biotics [to try to cure the infection] for now until next week, but the root canal procedure is going to be at least 1,000 if not more. my job won’t be able to hold with the status of my teeth and i’m pretty much broke.
I have to beg my dentist to fix anymore teeth issues and I wanna try to put in payments of AT LEAST 50-100 dollars a month to pay off the dentist due to my lack of insurance, if you guys can’t help, PLEASE. PLEASEPLEASEPLEASE I BEG OF YOU, REBLOG THIS, SIGNAL BOOST THIS. ANYTHING WILL HELP.
I WILL SERIOUSLY DO WHATEVER I CAN TO GET COMMISSIONS AND TRY TO SPARE SOME TIME AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE TO DO THEM IN TIME. I USUALLY NEVER BEG, BUT SERIOUSLY. IM IN NEED OF MONEY AND IM SICK OF MY PARENTS GETTING ANGRY AT ME FOR EMERGENCY NEEDS THAT REGARD TO MY PHYSICAL HEALTH BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF INSURANCE I CAN AFFORD.
My job can only pay so much and I can’t do much about it because I have to ask my friends to give me rides/ use the bus, due to the money I lack for a permit and transportation FOR a permit. OTL So a lot’s going on for me, I can barely pay for so much at a time, plus the fact christmas is coming. JUST—- PLEASE REBLOG, ANYTHING WILL HELP. HELL I’M EVEN DESPERATE ENOUGH TO OFFER 2-3 DOLLAR SKETCHES.
I’M TAKING LIKE 5 SLOTS AT LEAST, PLEASE EMAIL ME, SKYPE ME, W/E YOU’D LIKE.
Collection of information about binders - where to buy, where to find cheap or free binders, how to buy them if you don’t have a card or have trouble having them delivered, how not to bind, binding problems and solutions, how to swim and bind, and some other stuff. Basically, this is all information that is already out there, but I collected it into one post. Feel free to add or amend.
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DONATION COMMISSIONS OPEN!!!!! !!! !!!!!//
sooo basically I’ve been in a huge depression lately over how sucky the world is and how I can do nothing about it. and then I figured… why not do the one thing I CAN do… art… and use it to help those causes that, well, need helping???
so that’s what this is essentially!
on each commission, either 50% or 100% (listed above) will go towards one of a few nonprofits. I’ll list the ones I’ve found so far, and you can choose which you want to donate to, or send me one you’d prefer to donate to; I won’t work with organizations I’ve heard bad things about, mind, like PETA for example. And, atm, I am only interested in environmental or animal-protection groups. sorry, that’s just really important to me right now.
groups I’ve found so far:
- Sea Sheperd Conservation Society
- Wildlife Alliance
- International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
- World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)
- Center for Biological Diversity
- Fellow Mortals
- Humane Farming Association (HFA)
- Farm Sanctuary
- Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)
(if you’ve heard bad things about one/more of these groups please tell me!! I don’t want to be sending money to groups that won’t be using it well. also, if you don’t know which to choose, I can choose for you!)
I think that’s it… if you’re interested you can contact me here, or through my email (preferably), email@example.com !! I’d also really appreciate spreading the word even if you can’t commission me yourself ;n; thanks!!!
EDIT: here are some more examples ;n;