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hi. Carolina here. 18. college student, i guess.

this tumblr has become an amalgamation of mainly random shit i find funny and occasional selfies.

some SHINee/kpop stuff, personal posts, and more random shit! feel free to peruse/talk to me.

life dream is to meet this bitch \o\

babe(s)

it is what it is
Anonymous asked : Hello Petite Madame! You are an incredible inspiration to me, both as an artist and as a generally pleasant friendly person! I would like to ask, what would be your top 10 most important pieces of advice for artists?

petite-madame:

Hi anon!

First, thank you so much for your kind message and seeing me as a source of inspiration. It’s always awesome to receive this kind of feedbacks ♥

Second, you opened the Pandora’s Box with your "10 most important pieces of advice". I wanted to answer quickly but as people often ask me about this, this post will become my super big definitive resource to the question "P-m, any advice?" alongside this one. It’s long, it’s just MY two cents on the topic (YMMV, if you ask another artist, the answer will maybe be different) but I hope it will help. (Just remember that I am French, so sorry in advance about the Frenglish). Let’s go!

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1- My NUMBER ONE ADVICE, sponsored by Captain Obvious: PRACTICE. I will never repeat it enough! There’s no magic recipe or spell. I tend to find sayings boring but "Practice makes perfect" is (unfortunately) true. You have this post floating around that shows the evolution of some fan artists’ works through the years. These artists didn’t reach this result because they drank a magic potion or something but because they worked their asses off so practice, practice, practice. Never stops.

 2- Follow tutorials (because practicing is good but you have to practice in the right direction). We are in 2014, you have TONS of resources online (you little spoiled brat!), on websites like Deviant Art, YouTube or even on Amazon if you prefer/can afford books. If you start directly on a piece of paper without knowing any basic rules, you’ll end up drawing a guy that vaguely looks Mister Magoo whereas you wanted to draw Dean Winchester in a sexy pose. And YES, there are rules (anatomy, perspective, colors, etc..) and YES, knowing them is important. It’s like driving a car. You learn about the Highway Code and how the brakes and the clutch pedal work before hitting the road. If you jump behind the wheel without any knowledge of all these things, you are gonna end up straight into the first wall in front of you.

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ziblie:

How to relieve menstrual cramps using pressure points.
I learned this method about a year ago and my life has been indescribably better since, so I decided I would share. :)

ziblie:

How to relieve menstrual cramps using pressure points.

I learned this method about a year ago and my life has been indescribably better since, so I decided I would share. :)

kingcheddarxvii:

jingle-bird:

literally the only art tutorial you will ever need.

If you’re an artist, no matter what your skill level, you HAVE to watch this. This could change the way you see art completely. 

(Source: twerkin-bird)

maid-en-china:

The first part of the cloud tutorial is finally here :D You can view the full version on my dA. Part 2 will be posted after I get back from SacAnime.

Here’s the free download to the Photoshop brushes.

I hope this will be helpful to you guys! Have fun painting!

 

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-Full view of sample cloud paintings

-Gif of the tutorial work progress (best viewd in Firefox)

helpyoudraw:

Skin Tutorial by acidlullaby from DeviantArt

Also check out the rest of their Tutorial gallery section for more tutorials about skin!

Thanks to reflectuousechoes for telling us about this tutorial! 

youvegotlovetoburn:

pixiepunch:

helpyoudraw:

Become a better artist tips from ImagineFX

Nom. Coloring tips are always welcome.

I was so sad I couldn’t read these well and then OP was a beautiful person and posted a link to the PDF bless you OP bless

nooby-banana:

kastiakbc:

jammareduke:

Over the Shoulder Tutorial by ~DerSketchie

THIS IS A LITERAL GODSEND
BACKS AND SHOULDERS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HELL

GOD BLESS

nooby-banana:

kastiakbc:

jammareduke:

Over the Shoulder Tutorial by ~DerSketchie

THIS IS A LITERAL GODSEND

BACKS AND SHOULDERS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HELL

GOD BLESS

(Source: martinvangurren)

losthitsu:

Suits tutorial - translation

alenkbro:

Lip Tutorial Resource by *ConceptCookie
— How to use a tablet without hurting your wrist

p-the-wanderer:

This is a tutorial I’ve written two years ago. I still see a lot of people having problems with hand pains while using a tablet so I thought I might post in on tumblr where it should get to more people than on my LJ. If you use tablet you might want to look at it, if your friends use tablet you might want to show it to them.

Protect your hands and back before it’s too late~!!

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I realized, that I’ve encountered many professional artists online that have problems with wrist that are caused by using tablet. No wonder: you can find tons of tutorials on graphic software, but you won’t find any on actual USING the tablet. Well, it is simple: you install the drivers, plug the tablet in, personalize the buttons, if you have any, and start drawing the same way as you did with the pencil, right?
Well… NO!

That is why I decided to write this entry tutorial. Please, read if whether you’re just a beginner, or a professional that has been painting for longer than I have lived; the issue is much too grave for people living of making art to simply be ignored.

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