steampunkxlove:

thewritingcafe:

Guide to Writing Steampunk
BASICS

Punk Genres: most common genres are in italics


Atomicpunk: Optimistic retro science fiction based on the Space Age. Think The Jetsons.
Biopunk: This genre is about altering genetics and DNA. These stories often take place in the near-future in which humans have been altered or in which human experimentation is common.
Candlepunk: Similar to clockpunk, but darker and with less technology.
Clockpunk: Think Da Vinci’s inventions, but more advanced while. This genre follows the aesthetics and technology of Western civilization during the mid to late middle ages, though sometimes it’s set in the Victorian era.
Cyberpunk: Has advanced technology and often focuses on artificial intelligence and the cyber world. The setting is often near-future rather than far-future. Blade Runner is an example.
Dieselpunk: Based on aesthetics and technology between World War I and World War II, sometimes up until the Cold War.
Decopunk: Ranges from the aesthetics of the 1920’s to the 1950’s. Decopunk aesthetic is heavily based on modernism. Less gritty than dieselpunk.
Elfpunk: Basically urban fantasy, but with common high or epic fantasy creatures put in an urban setting rather than vampires and werewolves.
Nanopunk: Similar to biopunk, but biotechnology is less available and nanotechnology is common.
Sandalpunk: Set in ancient worlds, such as Rome, but with advanced technology.
Splatterpunk: Extremely graphic and contains a lot of gore.
Steampunk: This genre gets its name from the heavy steam-powered technology involved. Aesthetics are based on the Victorian and industrial eras of the Western world, though other cultural elements may be used.
Western Steampunk: Similar to steampunk, but with Western (as in Wild West) aesthetics and settings.
So why are there so many sub genres? For starters, they help agents and publishers get an idea of what they’re in for if you’re going through the traditional publishing route. While bookstores usually just put these genres within science fiction or fantasy, you can still market your book through sub genres to reach a specific group of people who are looking for these genres. However, there are a lot of sub genres, most of which many have not heard of. If you’ve written one of these genres and intend to publish it, the best would be to put it under another name (with the exception of steampunk, cyberpunk, and biopunk). For example, if you have written a candlepunk story, you can propose it as fantasy, alternate historical fiction, or any other genre it may fit in. While atomicpunk is quite common, it’s not well known by that name. If you have written an atompunk story, the best way to market it would be to call it retro science fiction. But what’s the difference between punk genres and historical fiction? The technology is a big difference. It’s usually more advanced for the time it’s modeled after.
 
TECHNOLOGY

The technology is one of the defining aspects of steampunk. It’s the basis for the world you’re writing in. For the typical steampunk story, technology will be (of course) steam powered.
 


A Guide to Steampunk Gadgets and Technology
Airship
Steampunk Airships Inspiration
Steampunk Blimps
Technology Steampunk Instructables
Steampunk Technology Inspiration
How Steampunk Works
Steampunk Gadgets
100 Functional Steampunk Gadgets

CHARACTERS & FASHION

Another defining feature of steampunk is the aesthetics and the characters. Steampunk takes the latter part of the word (punk) to mean the opposition of the mainstream, though that’s not always necessary in your story.

Research jobs common in the Victorian age and add steam to it. Your characters will revolve around their setting and their clothing may be a part of that too.


Steampunk Archetypes
Steampunk Clothing References
Steampunk as Aesthetic
Steampunk Character Inspiration
Steampunk Character Building
Characters, Personalities, and Personas

READING

Best Steampunk Books
Steampunk
Best Steampunk and Gaslight
Favorite Steampunk/Alt History
Best Fantasy, Steampunk, and Science Fiction BDSM
Asian Steampunk
Buttkicking Female Steampunk
Best Steampunk YA Books
Best Unknown Steampunk
Steampunk Adventures
Gay Steampunk
Best Vampire Steampunk
Steampunk Novels and Short Stories
Best of Cyberpunk
Best Cyberpunk Books
Books with Cyberpunk Themes
Books About Video Games and Virtual Reality

MORE
Researching Steampunk
A Brief Introduction to Steampunk
Steampunk Tropes
What is Steampunk?
So You Want to: Write a Steampunk Story
Steampunk Inspiration
8 Tips and Tricks Every Steampunk Writer Should Know
Writing Steampunk Fiction Tips
Kady Cross Shares her Secrets to Writing Steampunk
Tips for Successfully Creating Steampunk
Steampunk Wiki
List of Writing Steampunk Resources
Steampunk: a List of Themes
How to Write Steampunk
Writing Steampunk
Tips for Writing Steampunk
CYBERPUNK
Cyberpunk
Technology in Cyberpunk
Cyberpunk Technology
History of Cyberpunk
Cyberpunk Esstentials
What Happened to Cyberpunk?
Cyberpunk Fashion (2) (3) (4)
Cyberpunk Attitude

HEY LOOK ANON. :3

steampunkxlove:

thewritingcafe:

Guide to Writing Steampunk

BASICS

Punk Genres: most common genres are in italics

  • Atomicpunk: Optimistic retro science fiction based on the Space Age. Think The Jetsons.
  • BiopunkThis genre is about altering genetics and DNA. These stories often take place in the near-future in which humans have been altered or in which human experimentation is common.
  • Candlepunk: Similar to clockpunk, but darker and with less technology.
  • ClockpunkThink Da Vinci’s inventions, but more advanced while. This genre follows the aesthetics and technology of Western civilization during the mid to late middle ages, though sometimes it’s set in the Victorian era.
  • Cyberpunk: Has advanced technology and often focuses on artificial intelligence and the cyber world. The setting is often near-future rather than far-future. Blade Runner is an example.
  • Dieselpunk: Based on aesthetics and technology between World War I and World War II, sometimes up until the Cold War.
  • Decopunk: Ranges from the aesthetics of the 1920’s to the 1950’s. Decopunk aesthetic is heavily based on modernism. Less gritty than dieselpunk.
  • Elfpunk: Basically urban fantasy, but with common high or epic fantasy creatures put in an urban setting rather than vampires and werewolves.
  • Nanopunk: Similar to biopunk, but biotechnology is less available and nanotechnology is common.
  • Sandalpunk: Set in ancient worlds, such as Rome, but with advanced technology.
  • Splatterpunk: Extremely graphic and contains a lot of gore.
  • Steampunk: This genre gets its name from the heavy steam-powered technology involved. Aesthetics are based on the Victorian and industrial eras of the Western world, though other cultural elements may be used.
  • Western Steampunk: Similar to steampunk, but with Western (as in Wild West) aesthetics and settings.
So why are there so many sub genres? For starters, they help agents and publishers get an idea of what they’re in for if you’re going through the traditional publishing route. While bookstores usually just put these genres within science fiction or fantasy, you can still market your book through sub genres to reach a specific group of people who are looking for these genres.
 
However, there are a lot of sub genres, most of which many have not heard of. If you’ve written one of these genres and intend to publish it, the best would be to put it under another name (with the exception of steampunk, cyberpunk, and biopunk). For example, if you have written a candlepunk story, you can propose it as fantasy, alternate historical fiction, or any other genre it may fit in. While atomicpunk is quite common, it’s not well known by that name. If you have written an atompunk story, the best way to market it would be to call it retro science fiction.
 
But what’s the difference between punk genres and historical fiction? The technology is a big difference. It’s usually more advanced for the time it’s modeled after.
 
TECHNOLOGY
The technology is one of the defining aspects of steampunk. It’s the basis for the world you’re writing in. For the typical steampunk story, technology will be (of course) steam powered.
 
CHARACTERS & FASHION
Another defining feature of steampunk is the aesthetics and the characters. Steampunk takes the latter part of the word (punk) to mean the opposition of the mainstream, though that’s not always necessary in your story.
Research jobs common in the Victorian age and add steam to it. Your characters will revolve around their setting and their clothing may be a part of that too.
READING

MORE

CYBERPUNK

HEY LOOK ANON. :3

14 December 2013 ♥ 21,008 notes    Reblog    
reblogged from explosivess    source: thewritingcafe
phdsteel:

jenpenn:

mewitti:

Everyone!! After years and years, Paint Tool SAI is finally getting an upgrade! Go try the Paint Tool SAI 2 beta! 
Just a few of the new features:
64 bit/multi-core support
Font tool with text layers
Bigger canvases! Up to 100,000 x 100,000px canvas size for 64 bit
Bigger max brush size (up to 5000px)
Circle and line rulers
Perspective ruler (guide lines for 1 - 3 point perspective)
Select/edit multiple layers at once
Upgrade for free if you already have a SAI 1 license
Paint Tool SAI is my number one recommended art program for digital painters and this just makes it even better! The new font tool and canvas size limits, especially, should make it so much easier for people trying to make comics.
This is still in beta, so it’s untranslated and has some bugs. But it’s still great news! Go try it out!

are you fucking kidding me?! FONT TOOL? PERSPECTIVE???CIRCLE AND RULERS??????? Holy mother of god

Holy shit.

phdsteel:

jenpenn:

mewitti:

Everyone!! After years and years, Paint Tool SAI is finally getting an upgrade! Go try the Paint Tool SAI 2 beta! 

Just a few of the new features:

  • 64 bit/multi-core support
  • Font tool with text layers
  • Bigger canvases! Up to 100,000 x 100,000px canvas size for 64 bit
  • Bigger max brush size (up to 5000px)
  • Circle and line rulers
  • Perspective ruler (guide lines for 1 - 3 point perspective)
  • Select/edit multiple layers at once
  • Upgrade for free if you already have a SAI 1 license

Paint Tool SAI is my number one recommended art program for digital painters and this just makes it even better! The new font tool and canvas size limits, especially, should make it so much easier for people trying to make comics.

This is still in beta, so it’s untranslated and has some bugs. But it’s still great news! Go try it out!

are you fucking kidding me?! FONT TOOL? PERSPECTIVE???
CIRCLE AND RULERS??????? 

Holy mother of god

Holy shit.

11 December 2013 ♥ 51,134 notes    Reblog    High-Res
reblogged from explosivess    source: mewitti

diaemyung:

Basic comic interpretation - different camera angle 

9 December 2013 ♥ 17,520 notes    Reblog    
reblogged from explosivess    source: diaemyung

stlop:

in tribute to this post, have some more color palettes that i’ve been keeping locked up for a while, hehe

7 December 2013 ♥ 26,954 notes    Reblog    
reblogged from drawkill    source: stlop

mikikoponczeck:

More pose references! (hands & face) :>
Part 1 is here.

2 of 2.

#poses  
29 November 2013 ♥ 3,790 notes    Reblog    
reblogged from noizi    source: mikikoponczeck

surgencyart:

How I remove white backgrounds from scans.

I can never get the other method to work that I have seen here on some tutorial blogs. So I found another way which is much more simple in my opinion. I am not sure if it will work on later versions of photoshop. I am using the cs5 version. 

Hope this helps someone

27 November 2013 ♥ 52,706 notes    Reblog    
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echomyname:

helenskulls:

echomyname:

echomyname:

PLEASE HELP, STOP SCROLLING!  MY BEST FRIEND HAS GONE MISSING, AND I NEED YOUR HELP!
That handsome man up there is Will Hamarah, my best friend. He’s been missing since a week ago, about November 6th, 2013. He left his possessions and all of his money at his apartment, and no one has seen him. He left his phone, so we have no way of contacting him or knowing where he is. If you have any information or have seen someone matching his description and the pictures above, either inbox me at echomyname.tumblr.com or email me at blackhaloproductions@gmail.com.  If you do see him, take caution. He suffers from schizophrenia and is prone to violent episodes.
PLEASE HELP US BRING HIM HOME!

I have 68 followers right now, and you’re telling me no one can reblog this? Please, please help us bring him home. This is recent, and he’s still out there. Please, we need as much help as we can get. SIGNAL BOOST, PLEASE.

Come on reblog this you selfish bastards

Update as of November 18th:He still hasn’t been found and no one has seen him around. Please, this post only has 12 notes and I’ve gotten no tips that anyone has seen him. Right now, we’re expecting the worst. Please, I’m begging you, take two seconds out of your life to help us and reblog this. That’s all I ask.

echomyname:

helenskulls:

echomyname:

echomyname:

PLEASE HELP, STOP SCROLLING!
MY BEST FRIEND HAS GONE MISSING, AND I NEED YOUR HELP!

That handsome man up there is Will Hamarah, my best friend. He’s been missing since a week ago, about November 6th, 2013. He left his possessions and all of his money at his apartment, and no one has seen him.
He left his phone, so we have no way of contacting him or knowing where he is.
If you have any information or have seen someone matching his description and the pictures above, either inbox me at echomyname.tumblr.com or email me at blackhaloproductions@gmail.com.
If you do see him, take caution. He suffers from schizophrenia and is prone to violent episodes.

PLEASE HELP US BRING HIM HOME!

I have 68 followers right now, and you’re telling me no one can reblog this? Please, please help us bring him home. This is recent, and he’s still out there. Please, we need as much help as we can get. SIGNAL BOOST, PLEASE.

Come on reblog this you selfish bastards

Update as of November 18th:
He still hasn’t been found and no one has seen him around. Please, this post only has 12 notes and I’ve gotten no tips that anyone has seen him. Right now, we’re expecting the worst. Please, I’m begging you, take two seconds out of your life to help us and reblog this. That’s all I ask.

lazdo:

I made a tutorial?!?!? I’m pretty sure I’m not really qualified for that. BUT I did think it might be nice to share this easy trick with you guys on how to make drawing braids much much easier :D

I once saw something like this in another tutorial and started using it and now this is how I do it now several years later. I hope it’s helpful!! Drawing braids can be such a pain that you don’t even bother.

#braids  #ref  #hair  
22 November 2013 ♥ 11,219 notes    Reblog    
reblogged from hardmelons    source: lazdo

mcoats:

gawki:

This is a pretty basic one, but that doesn’t make it any less important to know! I hope it helps.  …

nemurism:

Sorry for my late reply! There are 5 types of drawing style at my artwork. Almost I use preset brush, but sometimes I look for good free brush from PhotoshopBrushes.com. And You can customize and make any type brushes in Photoshop’s brush window! I hope this pict would be help of your drawing.=D

20 October 2013 ♥ 3,104 notes    Reblog    
reblogged from sweetappletea    source: nemurism