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How to feel better about yourself:

1. Sleep without underwear every once and a while, it’s good for you. Maybe even try sleeping naked.

2. Take long baths with tea, ice cream, or whatever you please. Throw in bubbles if that’s your style.

3. Look at yourself like you look at your best friend. Find the freckles you love, what your eyes look best with, what hairstyle compliments your smile.

4. When you look at your naked body in the mirror, only think good things. Say compliments to yourself aloud. Watch yourself smile, and encourage yourself.

5. Take yourself out on a date. Treat yourself to the things you love. You’re alone yes, but there is nothing wrong with that. Remember all the times you were smothered by people and talking crowds, and you only wanted to be alone with yourself.

6. Write yourself a love note. Tell yourself your favorite things about you, and tell yourself all the things you want to become. Tell yourself you’ll love you forever.

7. Take pictures of yourself. Selfies are magnificent! Take 500! Take them everywhere! Find the good lighting! Pick your favorite one and realize what a wonderful work of art you are.

8. Acknowledge your accomplishments, all of them. Got out of bed? It’s hard sometimes and it’s been hard before, so honestly great job. Drink lots of water, and at the end of the day congratulate yourself for staying hydrated. Let yourself know when you are proud, and soak up the feeling of “well done”.

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amandaonwriting:

Cheat Sheets for Writing Body Language

We are always told to use body language in our writing. Sometimes, it’s easier said than written. I decided to create these cheat sheets to help you show a character’s state of mind. Obviously, a character may exhibit a number of these behaviours. For example, he may be shocked and angry, or shocked and happy. Use these combinations as needed.

by Amanda Patterson

fuzzleyan:

so basically someone made a redesigned version of Comic Sans and holy shit I never knew I could warm up to something that resembles Comic Sans like this

I’m not a typographer so my eyes aren’t trained for this but I think I might use this from now on

gradient background masterpost !

michaelvey:

i made a total of 56 gradients that are 1920x1080 so if you have a larger screen like me you wont feel left out :-)

each gradient is flipped so that it can be light to dark OR dark to light. yw

credit would b nice? but im keeping my expectations low. So Um reblog if you are saving any of these thank u

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rabbitself:

happy vibes - a soothing, calming mix!
i couldnt think of a theme for a new mix so 62bit came up with the idea of making a happy vibes mix and i made this woo! i hope anyone who listens to it enjoys it!

song list:
moonlight // motohiro nakashima Goodbye my sweet strawberry // serani poji // cat’s ears’ switch // hatsune miku PAPAYA // TENNISCOATS I love ella koon, but not as much as I love your buckteeth // My little airport twinleaf town // pokémon diamond and pearl fireflies // owl city crystallized // takagi masakatsu gondule a tiep’ // laurent girard fantastic cat // takako minekawa poshietto no uta // ichiko aoba swimmer // caroline lufkin a song for the outline of everything // moskitoo baby cruising love // slime girls alice // daisuke tanabe finding a leaf in your girlfriend’s hair // lullatone sora mo toberu hazu // sayonara ponytail across the nebula // kartmaze

listen here: x

rabbitself:

happy vibes - a soothing, calming mix!

i couldnt think of a theme for a new mix so 62bit came up with the idea of making a happy vibes mix and i made this woo! i hope anyone who listens to it enjoys it!

song list:

moonlight // motohiro nakashima Goodbye my sweet strawberry // serani poji // cat’s ears’ switch // hatsune miku PAPAYA // TENNISCOATS I love ella koon, but not as much as I love your buckteeth // My little airport twinleaf town // pokémon diamond and pearl fireflies // owl city crystallized // takagi masakatsu gondule a tiep’ // laurent girard fantastic cat // takako minekawa poshietto no uta // ichiko aoba swimmer // caroline lufkin a song for the outline of everything // moskitoo baby cruising love // slime girls alice // daisuke tanabe finding a leaf in your girlfriend’s hair // lullatone sora mo toberu hazu // sayonara ponytail across the nebula // kartmaze

listen here: x

strawberro:

IM SCREAM

strawberro:

IM SCREAM

hobosensei:

teijin:

The Japanese grammar packet I promised to hobosensei but really it’s for anyone to use.
I hope it’s a helpful start. 

aAAAAH THANK YOU SO MUCH !!! ;_;

amandaonwriting:

Suggestions for changing paragraphs

lexxercise:

I’ve been getting a lot of asks lately about the brushes and textures I use in my work, so here’s a BIG FAT REFERENCE POST for those of you who were curious! Bear in mind that I’m really lazy and don’t know what half the settings do, so don’t be afraid to experiment to figure out what works best for you :>

BRUSHES

Pencil

I use the pencil tool with SAI’s native paper texture both for sketching and for applying opaque color with no blending. Lower opacities give it the feel of different pencil hardnesses, while full opacity makes it more like a palette knife, laying down hard-edged, heavy color for detail work or eventual blending with other brushes.

Ink Pen

Mostly made this because I’m lazy and I didn’t want to have to keep turning my textures off/opacity up when I wanted to ink something (even though I don’t do it very often), or lay down flat colors. I find the line quality to be much more crisp than Photoshop, and you can manually adjust in-program stabilization to help smooth out hand wobbles.

Round Brush

The plain ol’ brush tool acts as sort of an in-between for me in terms of brush flow. It’s heavier than my usual workhorse brush, for faster color application and rough blending, but not as heavy as the pencil tool, which has no blending at all. I like to use the canvas texture on this brush to help break up the unnatural smoothness that usually accompanies digital brushes, but it works just fine without.

Flat Brush

A brush tool set to flat bristle is by far my favorite to paint with. I don’t use any textures with it because I think the shape of the brush provides enough of that by itself. I use it for everything from rough washes to more refined shaping and polish. It’s just GREAT.

Watercolor

Best used for smooth blending, washes, gradients, and smoky atmospheric effects.

Cloud

Basically a grittier version of the watercolor tool, because too much smoothness weird me out. Good for clouds and fog, as the name suggests, or just less boring gradient fills.

TEXTURE OVERLAY

To further stave off the artificially smooth look of digital painting, I almost always overlay some sort of paper texture, and it’s almost always this one, which I scanned and edited myself. You’re all welcome to use it, no permission required!

Using overlays in SAI is just as easy as using them in Photoshop. Just paste the texture into its own layer above everything you want it to apply to, and change the layer mode to Overlay. That’s it!

Want a more prominent texture? Up the contrast. Something more subtle? Lower the contrast or reduce the layer opacity. You can also use a tinted overlay to adjust the overall palette and bring a little more color unity to an otherwise disparate piece! Just be aware that too much texture can hurt the readability of the work beneath it, so I’d err on the side of subtlety.

Hope that helps!

-L

unwrapping:

Tumblr Dashboard Image Sizes:

  • Photo post: 500 by 750 pixels for dashboard view; 1280 by 1920 pixels for high-res version (except for superwide panoramas).
  • Photoset: 500-pixel width for one image in a photoset row. 245-pixel width for two images in a photoset row. 160-pixel width for three images in a photoset row. Gutters are 10 pixels.
  • Audio Post: 169 by 169 pixels for album art.
  • Link Post: 130 by 130 pixels for the thumbnail image grabbed by Tumblr from web link (if available).
  • Text Post: 125-pixel width for images added to a text post, which expand when clicked.
  • Avatar: 64-by-64-pixel icon next to posts.