You said you’d always be there for me! But you’re not and it’s because of me. It’s my fault. It’s my fault. (The Lion King, 1994)
Awww thank you! Now lets see if I can make this fabric question simple and easy as possible for someone new… It will be a wall of text, I’m sorry, but I highlighted each of the fabric types in case you take this into joanns or something!
- First Rule of Cosplay: Costume Satin is a lie, and don’t ever touch it. The fabric, for as cheap as it is, is also very crappy, hard to iron, and looks awful. Don’t use it.
- Solid Cottons are good for casual attires, as well as historical common clothing
- White cottons are also good for dying! So if you can’t buy your color, you can probably dye it. Be sure to test before doing so.
- Bottom-weight fabrics are also normally cottons but have more oomph to them than solid cottons like kona or others. These are good for pants, lining, corsets, ect ect. Go through these and certainly give them a feel and a tug if you need something sturdy
- Denim fabric is self explanatory, but be sure you have denim thread and needles if you try to sew with this fabric! Please check youtube as working with denim material is difficult!
- Satins come in different types: Matte or shiny, solid or crepe. Satins are big in the formal wear. Solid Mattes are good for solid colors that are more elegant than cottons, while shiny will give it a boost. Crepe is good if you want to add a little more texture to the fabric than just a solid front.
- Silk fabrics are the upgrade of satin, but are far more flowy and light to it’s satin counterpart. Silk also comes in SEVERAL different styles- but tend to be very expensive!
- Remember though: Shiny overall does not mean better! Accenting shiny fabrics with solid matte fabrics can really boost those details.
- Jersey and Knit fabrics are stretch fabrics, good for t-shirts and other things that require stretching.
- Spandex is also stretchy fabric! They can come in 2-way or 4-way. Whats the difference? 2-way only stretches along x axis, while 4-way stretches both X and Y axis!
- Polyester patterns are fabrics with designs! If you can get a pattern like the one you want, then go for it!
- Brocades are good when you need a mixture of bling with patterns. Beware that brocade does fray very easily, so it will require something to back it if you’re working on anything with seams that are constantly stretched by body movement (like pants, hip areas, and arms)
- Velvet and velveteen you know to the touch. Velveteen is the cheaper counterpart to velvet, which isn’t as soft but still has a very similar look. You can also get crushed velvet which has more texture, if that is the look you want. Velvet and velveteen are also heavy, so beware this when making attire for it.
- Wool can be thick and heavy. This is especially good for making coats and jackets.
- Along with wool you have suiting. Suiting fabrics can be polyester, cotton or wool. These will have the pinstripes and general feel of professional clothing like suits.
- Know your sheers: Tule is net like and itchy, organza is somewhat shiny and still a little stiff, chiffon is flowy and elegant and light. Tule is great for petticoats to poof up a skirt, while chiffon is good for color overlays or sheer flowing fabrics.
- My favorite lining? Posh. It’s soft, it’s thin, and it absorbs sweat very easily and cleans out nice.
- Anti-static solid lining is good for keeping things off your legs, but it is not as anti-static as it promises
- Interfacing is an internal not-really-fabric that you can use to stabilize fabric. It comes in different weights (feather-weight, medium, craft) which will give the stiffness, and some are fusible (so you can iron it to your fabric.) Always read the directions before using fusible and test on scrap fabric.
The best thing you can do to is look through your own wardrobe! Feel the fabric in your fingers, look on the label to see what it is. You’ll realize that there is a common form of lineage for what sort of materials goes into different types of clothing. Reading these labels can also help teach you how to wash these fabrics as well!
I hope that this list helped :D
A beautiful list of material options and how they work.
I was thinking of doing a painting tutorial but I found out that it would be too hard for me to explain what I do to make the painting effect, cuz the effect only appear cuz of my dear brushes that is above. If you want to know how I set up my layers when I do the painting just let me know. :)
Sai watercolor tutorial
Because some people asked me to make one… Sorry for the bad quality and handwriting, I’m too lazy to type :P And sorry for my bad English :’D
Also you can download original but reduced Sai file here
If you have any other questions, feel free to write to me: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Just gonna list some tutorials that I’ve found on Pixiv that are super helpful. Warning: some of these artists also draw porn sometimes.
^ This person is awesome. They have several tutorials, for males and females, and how to draw various parts of the body.
^ Has various 3D models, male and female, in different poses and angles. Some even show muscle layouts if you want to practice those as well. Models are safe for work.
^ A tutorial on how to draw splotches in Sai (although it can really be done in any program)
^ Hands, face angles and how skirts work
^ Boob tutorial, different angles and sizes, etc NSFW
^ More boob tutorials, but ALSO a small one on different body types. You don’t see those a lot. NSFW
^ How to draw snakes, and also kimono
^ shading a lighting tutorials
^ This one is actually really cool. It shows you how to draw pleated shirts by using a paper pleated skirt model as a reference. Some things NSFW
^ Ever wondered how to draw Pringles?
^ Variety of tutorials that cover a lot of the more obscure aspects of drawing, like weight and movement that people don’t generally talk about. May get NSFW, there were A LOT and I didn’t go through them all.
^ ….Penis tutorial. For those of us that may draw them from time to time. Different angles. NSFW OBVIOUSLY
^ Eye tutorial. I think I saw this on deviantart the other day.
^ Focuses on poses and expressions
^ Mini hair tutorial, focuses on curls
^ Guns and basic gun shapes! Uh, a few NSFW things here
^ This is pretty awesome. Several tutorials on how to go about designing characters. It’s all in Japanese, but still easy to understand. Body language, height, etc are all covered. Seems SFW
^ IF ANY OF YOU WATCH SHIROKUMA CAFE NOW YOU CAN DRAW PANDA-KUN
^ Brief hair coloring tutorial, lighting etc
^ Knots! (not like… not furry knots, actual knots… like with rope)
^ LOTS of tutorials here, covering how to draw faces, to certain aspects of photoshop.
^ How to draw and color a rose
^ How to look at the body and see shapes
^ Lots of resources. Realism, but can also be applied to anime, so don’t let that turn you off.
^ Difference between mens’ and womens’ hands
^ How to draw guitars
TUTORIAL TIME! This is really long overdue.
Useful links (because you’re all a bunch of asswipes who send each other so much hate it’s disgusting, or you don’t share how you protect yourself to others):
- http://statcounter.com/ - teaches you how to track your visitor activity(IPs) via a simple code and their reports that offer you a timetable of visits
- http://whatismyipaddress.com/ip-lookup - where you can further look up IP information about people who are harassing you
- http://freehostedscripts.net/blockip/ - after you got the IP, and you’re sure it’s the person who’s been harassing you and you want to get rid of them for good, this site lets you redirect the URL to a new site of your choice (have fun with this, but be good to yourself and others, don’t send them to harmful sites please)
And for those of you who send anon hate, I also offer a choice of links:
FMA:Brotherhood Opening 4 | CHEMISTRY - Period
tryin to get used to using this old janky tablet again
here’s a study of some leaves!
I got a huge response on DeviantART over these, so I’m posting them to Tumblr.
DISCLAIMER: THESE BRUSHES WILL NOT MAKE YOU A BETTER ARTIST. Play with the settings and see what suits you best. The only way to get better at art is to PRACTICE. Make lots of mistakes and see what DOESN’T work!
"GouacheWater" texture is from Aheria@DA
"Dry Brush" blotmap (and lots of other goodies) can be found here: http://www.4shared.com/all-images/3AYhEJ3S/blotmap.html?locale=en