[almost] finished project!
-This will not work with very flimsy materials (such as chiffon, jersey, costume satin etc.) you need fabric with at least some natural stiffness
-These get pretty heavy so they should be made with a fitted waistband and a zipper + snap closure. Elastics will fall down on you D:
-This requires making at least 25 yards or ruffles, which means over 150 yards of hemming so…uh…set some time aside for making this.
-If you have a question about this, I’d be happy to answer, but for the love of god don’t ask it on anon.
Keep in mind that circle skirts have really long hems, and when laid flat are, quite literally, a circle. This will probably equate to being more work and volume then you want.
For this I ended up cutting a half circle skirt, three inches shorter then I wanted my finished petti/skirt to be. This is a BASE, it will not be seen, and should be made from a somewhat sturdy material that will not stretch or tear.
I cut strips of a heavy tulle netting (the scratchy awful type, not the pretty flimsy stuff used on princess skirts) until I had ten four inch by one yd strips. These get sewn together until I have one long strip, then ruffles get sewn onto the bottom.
The strip gets folded in half (wrong sides together) and sewn across the seam where the ruffles were attached.
Then the tulle gets gathered down to the size of my skirt hem and sewn into place. It will look like this.
Then repeat but with longer tulle! This time I used eight inch strips which were obviously sewn four inches above my four inch layer.
Now you have a lovely A-line petticoat that just needs a zipper…but that’s not what we’re making here. We want a cupcake shaped petti!
So that requires one more layer that starts from your waist. Measure from the waist of your skirt to where the tulle ends and add a seam allowance for ruffles. For the length, multiply your waist measurement by four.
Add the ruffle, and then sew something over the seam to hide fraying. In this case I used really cheap lace.
Then gather that down and sew it into place.
Now the ruffles should lay somewhat evenly but they are kind of all over the place.
you can fix that by taking a very large needle and sewing through all the layers of tulle until they are compacted down a bit
And then you *can* sew a hoop into the petti so it will never deflate! All that really requires is hand sewing hooping wire on which isn’t very complicated at all.
Uhmm and then the overskirt is just gathered circle skirts + a ruffle!
I think adding a waistband and zipper is pretty straight forward so i’ll leave that to you.
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW RUFFLY MASTERPIECE!
More info on how the skirt part was made will be up here soon.
Oh no it’s a COLOURING WALKTHROUGH
The last time I did one of these I felt it was inadequate because all I did was flip through the layers of a completed piece. So this time I took screenshots as I drew!
- This is only my method for fast colouring; if I had, say, metallic objects, or fur to colour I would likely paint it with none of the shadows layer masking business, which seems to work best on objects that aren’t particularly shiny.
- If you look at the timestamps, apparently I took about an hour an a half to colour this.
- Smoothing out the shadows was done with a hard round brush with flow and opacity controls turned on. (it’s a default brush.)
- Your flat colours are the most important part of this process - the layer adjustments trick will save you from having to pick a second round of colours for shadows manually, but if your flats aren’t up to scratch the whole piece will suffer. Make sure your colour scheme works here before moving to shading.
Finished product can be found here. I hope this is helpful!
A couple people asked me how I vary my leaves and trees and honestly, it’s super easy! I’ve never made a tutorial/guide before so I kept this mega simple but I hope someone out there might find it useful at least!
Also, anyone can download the brushes I use for all my art on my tumblr page (: I only use around 5 so go nuts haha
Wow! Reblogging this for reference. I gotta start drawing more backgrounds.
And I found this very helpful just by looking at it. I was never good at coloring gold.
Gold is tough. This is awesome.
Gold is super hard and this is a great tutorial so adding my own tip to this. A trick to painting gold is throwing in some desaturated yellows to where they look almost greenish. Just eyedrop this pic, you’ll see what I mean.
Full pic is here, I used this as an example since it’s made of legit real gold.
(via Parka Blogs)
this is how i learned to drawing heads from different angles i promise you it can help
IMPORTANT ART STUFF
You know, you can read about these techniques all day long, but knowing the exact whys, and being taken through it step by step helps it stick with you a lot better.
Hee-Hee’s Iron Wig entry for Round 2!
Arda Wigs - Source for the Iron Wig Contest
Base wig: Magnum XL in Pure White
Dyeing tools: Sharpies
Wig by: Hee-Hee
Photography: Hee-Hee and CreativeCraze
Makeup: Lust Makeup
You can vote for your favorite Round 2 wig here!!
Behind the scenes video
Hey look, a visual guide to doing a mohawk wig ;) I know there are a couple of people who wanted to know how to do this!
I know a ton of you have been waiting for this one. Teaching you to make your own plastic keychains!
To start off, I think the biggest question everyone has is what I use to make them. I work with shrink film. You might be familiar with Shinky Dink brand shrink film as a kid. I use…