Are you using custom brushes to do shading and detailing work?
I use a few brushes from the Natural Brushes, Natural Brushes 2, and Pen Pressure brush sets almost exclusively, in tandem with the polygon selection tool to maintain edge fidelity when I need it. They give a rougher appearance for various textures when I need them, and occasionally adjusting the brush’s fade values allows me to get certain effects when doing detail work like evergreen needles, clouds, or wood grain.
Steam Punk is not meant to be compared to reality, It is SciFi sub-genre and comparing it to real steam power is comparing “Journey to the Moon” to Apollo 11. I love the real thing more than is probably healthy, but its okay to enjoy the fantasy too.
I’m not comparing it to reality, Ginger; I’m saying that the main issue with steampunk is that you’ll never find any goddamned steam in it. At least in Journey to the Moon, it actually involves some space travel to the fucking moon.
I’ve been a bit annoyed by Tumblr’s fixation and subsequent bastardization of “aesthetics,” what it means to be “vintage,” etc. and so on. It seems that there’s far too much focus on the aesthetic rather than the substance.
—Wings & Strings
I’ve seen too many goats. The intrinsic visual appeal of goats has worn off. The goat has to be doing something notable or it’s just another goat.
okay but at this summer art program I really did have a classmate who created this whole complex world for his comic and the culture of the main characters considered hands to be inappropriate parts of the body and everyone wore oven mitt like things to fulfill this extensively developed world he had created just so he wouldn’t have to draw hands
absolutely fucking incredible
Railroaders with gloves: a more justifiable loophole.