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"I'm a little more than a pretty blond girl with an ass that won't quit." - Phoebe Buffay

My name is Teagan.

I'm a Canadian artist lady in my twentieth year of life. I reblog what I like. I post things that I draw. Sometimes I say things.

These are my escapades.

Landscape/Environment Tut

badasserywoman:

Okay so i got a few notes on how i go about Environments/Landscapes…so i’ll share a method thats easy to work with….bare with me its been a little while since ive drawn them Lol

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First thing you want to start of with in your gradient background…use what ever is your preference. Depends on the setting, ima do some type of desert/dusty place.

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You’ll learn that the Lasso tool is gonna be your bae when it comes to environments…that and its pretty useful. Now your going to be working in three tones, 1.Dark 2.Mid 3.Light and it will always be the darkest at the front fading to light towards the back…make sense? So you will have three layers for each one to make your life easier and Lock those layers so you will only color within that area. Make sure the dark layer is on top. 

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Here is where the fun kicks in…we add our dets, try to stay with each tone and dont end up making it all muddy so you cant distinguish each one. Now you can go about this any way you please, you can paint it all in with one brush ( for some reason people get anal about shit like that, thinking there great for using one brush…i think if you got tools use em if you know how to do it right.) Or you can use custom brushes…since this is a tut ill mostly use custom brushes to slap stuff around. Its up to you really, also use the lasso tool like i said its your bae.

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The lasso can help define things better for you, so i wanted to add a structure type on the third layer. If you want to give an effect that the selection ive made is in front of the background right click your selection and invert it, add some lighting around the edges…only a little though you dont want to over do it.

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Also if you’ve done something on a layer you dont want to mess up or paint on what you can do is create a clipping mask on that layer. Its kinda like locking the layer to that one so you dont go outside of the layer or ruin what you worked on. Make a new layer above the one you wish to attach it to and right click the newlayer, a menu will pop up, your looking for clipping mask. Once you clicked it the layer should look like what ive circled. 

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Once your done working on each layer we are gonna put in some mist effect, this is something that helps separate each section. So make a new layer between each of your three as shown in the image. Like i said you can use what ever method you like, i just use a soft brush or cloud/mist brush to get what i want. 

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Now we are going to add some definition to the image a good one to use is Curves. You can find this where your layer menu is, at the bottom you’ll find it, ive circled what your looking for. On the third image is what will appear when you click curves, all you need to do is drag the little square and you’ll see some magic happen. So adjust it to your preference. If you want you can also mess with brightness/contrast too. ALSO i would recommend adding a person in the image, it gives you an idea of the scale your environment is.

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I was going to end it there but hey, ill show one last thing…its pretty simple. and that is some water reflection, we are going to turn the middle into water instead cause its a little boring right now. I merged all layers but the first one, you then want to make a selection and copy/paste. Free transform in the shortcut is ctrl T and do a vertical flip on it then adjust so its mirroring the top. 

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Now make a clipping mask like i explained earlier on the reflected surface and use the radiant tool…i think its called that lol it gives it more of a water surface like you see. For the image below it i used a custom brush which creates a water effect, aaaaaaaaaand bam you got you water now covering the area…easy huh. 

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And so this concludes the Tutorial and you have the end result. Hopefully that gave some tips on how to approach landscapes…they can be confusing sometimes on where to start. Enjoy and let me know if it was useful or not :P

  #for reference  

Concept art for Mary Poppins

nearlya:

Martin Kline. Shadow Aspect (I), 2012, encaustic on panel

nearlya:

Martin KlineShadow Aspect (I), 2012, encaustic on panel

Meet the blogger! 

URL: teaganaliss
Name: Teagan
Nickname: Tea
Birthday: May 26th
Gender: female
Sexuality: heterosexual
Height: 5’3”
Time Zone: mdt or pst
Current time and date: 11:06, September 3rd, 2014
Average hours of sleep: I try my hardest never to go less than 6 1/2.
The last thing I Googled was: Wednesday Addams
My most used phrase(s): lmao, dude, jeeze, like
First word that comes to mind: chili
Last thing said to a family member: Byyyyyyyyyyyye
One place that makes me happy and why: I like walking down my street in the summer time. I don’t know it’s nice.
How many blankets I sleep under: Lmao like 6
Favorite beverage(s): milk
The last movie I watched in the cinema: Maleficent
Three things I can’t live without: Art supplies, my laptop & books
Something I plan on learning: Typography. I’m doing that tomorrow.
A piece of advice for all my followers: If you’re planning on going to college or university or whatever, if you’re able to/it’s possible, try to take a year off between high school and post secondary and work. It was honestly the greatest decision I ever made in my life.

That got pretty deep.

  #meme thing  

bisexualpiratequeen:

"Researchers at the University of Western Australia decided to revamp the way they studied Viking remains. Previously, researchers had misidentified skeletons as male simply because they were buried with their swords and shields. (Female remains were identified by their oval brooches, and not much else.) By studying osteological signs of gender within the bones themselves, researchers discovered that approximately half of the remains were actually female warriors, given a proper burial with their weapons.”

Women have always fought. We have always been there, ‘contributing to history’. Our own, modern sexism contributes to the erasure of it.

(Bolding mine)

  #YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO    #vikings  
  #addams family  

fuckyeahevandrosoldati:

Bloomingdales

  #dang dand dang    #damn son    #sons plural  

Wednesday’s child is full of woe.

Wednesday’s child is full of woe.

  #addams family    #wednesday addams    #my art    #Illustration  

Lmao, some guys just knocked on our door, and I don’t know what I was expecting, but they were looking for their friend who lives two doors down, but I’ve never met him, and then the one guy shook my hand and said his name was Brian and they all wished me a good evening, and it was really random, but also a pleasant surprise they were so polite.

  #my life  

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  #this looks great