References I found and use for doodling-
Hopefully you all like?
[EDIT:] How the shit is this popular? I literally just google-fuu’ed these all one day and made a freaking folder on my desktop and so many of you people like it?! Tumblr you amaze me and make me feel happy.
To think my personal art is shit hahahaha
Guide to Writing Steampunk
Punk Genres: most common genres are in italics
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.
- 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.
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.TECHNOLOGYThe 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 & FASHIONAnother 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
- Best Steampunk Books
- 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
- 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
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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
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- 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
Basic comic interpretation - different camera angle
in tribute to this post, have some more color palettes that i’ve been keeping locked up for a while, hehe
More pose references! (hands & face) :>
Part 1 is here.
2 of 2.
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
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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.