⭐⭐⭐ Star Cape ⭐⭐⭐
Forgot to post it as well yesterday, but I also started doing embroidery ! Well, only basic cross-stitch and straight stitch for now ~
Got inspired by a pattern I saw online, and just went off while thinking of stars. Also lined the inside with golden satin because my stitches ending/start were a mess ^^"
#my art #craft #sewing #cape #embroidery #stars #miniatures #miniature #blue #gold #the thread is more yellow than real gold but whatever it looks great #Had to hand-sew the lining #satin is a bitch #also realized I shouldn't use my drum on the cape #its felt so it distort way too much! #luckily it was a small piece so I could embroider easily anyway #today I'll try to learn satin stitch and maybe french knot as well9 notes
I thought I'd make my first post a good one and share my most recent, non work piece!
I'm participating in a year long journal trade and this is a piece from one of those. The theme for this one is lineart. Each participant started with their own journal and laid out the guidelines for it as well as adding the first art. My journal is fanatsy creature themed and I'll post the pages I did for it soon. After the books have gone through all 12 participants we get them back to keep!
Hey finally I got an idea to use @themelonlad space tutorial!! Thk u my dude!!!
Gotta say it space rocks ~
Aherm, anyway... For others SAI users like me, unable to create a proper particle brush : use freckles brush!!! (I found 2 on internet a long time ago, you can DM for specific if ya want.)
I may or may not have bought this dark blue starry washi-tape just for the Niles Aesthetics
But I have no doubt that I'll use it for others projects seing as it is really beautiful. And sparkly.
Also I'm dedicating this to @jasvinfellover because of the nice mp I received when coming back from holidays. Thanks mate, that made me happy! ^^
#My art #fanart #fire emblem #FE niles #Niles #stars #washi-tape #as always I draw him withe any kind of references to the night sky as I can #listen I live for this aesthetic #the moment I laid eyes on this washi tape and saw the silver stars on dark blue my whole ass brain went "NILES NILES NILES MUST BUY" #also it was real cheap not gonna lie #I got a light blue one with tear drops too in the pack #not sure how to use it yet28 notes
You probably can't see it super well, but both the paper bg and the washi tape have metal/sparkles undertone!
The color was entirely done with alcohol markers however.
#My art #fanart #fire emblem #FE niles #Niles #I am always a slut for niles+any references to the moon/stars #constellations #that I mostly eyeballed #stars #washi-tape #collage #alcohol markers #I actually used the underside of my "sweet dreams" drawing as the bg for this #sustainable art baby #or fear of wasting a sketchbook page I guess17 notes
particle brushes on sai...I think the best I've figured out is to use one of the cloud brushes with noise? But it still doesn't quite do it very well. So instead I resort to the long way and drop my stabilizer to zero and start pecking away lol
it's not the most efficient way, but if you do a solid area you can start copy/rotating/stretching/pasting to fill up faster and give a more randomized array
Oh wait I have like 2 Freckles brush I never use, I could probably spit something Acceptable out of them by juggling brush/eraser.
Gotta try this! I'll give feedback to see if it works, but, uh, once again, probs' not too soon.
HOW TO MAKE SPACE ARTSthemelonlad -
FOR [[@pantarhei CUZ KNOWING HOW TO DRAW SPACE IS FUN
Start with a base color. I like to go with really dark blues or purples. black is also good:
pick the base tone for your bg galaxy. Imma do a purple galaxy for this one.
use the line to outline what shape you want it to be!! It can be splotches, lines, wiggly, space gas is funky.
next, take whatever brush you like best for blending. I use firealpaca and like using the watercolor brush. these are my settings if you want it: and take that, and blend out your edges. I usually expand a bit of the color then use the dark color to blend. Whatever works for you is also good.
Don't worry if it isn't perfect! Gases in zerogravity kinda look like food color dropped into water. It's actually better if its chunky.
Then pick a highlight color! Whereever your highlights are will be where stars and galaxy clusters are most dense in your galaxy. Keep that in mind for later.
rinse and repeat the blend:
and then pick your final highlight, close to white. Blend. You might have to make your blending brush a lil smaller for tiny clusters.
Now for stars! Firealpaca has a particle brush that's good for this. these are my settings:
either on the base layer or a new one, paint your background stars. Don't worry about being perfectly around your galaxy colors.
Then, your foreground stars! Use a smaller brush to get in that density in your bright areas (the brighter the area, the more stars there should be), and then feel free to play with the size as you see fit.
Now you can stop here if you'd like. These next bits are optional, I'm just a nerd.
Now stars, when in photos taken outside the atmosphere, will refract light in 4 equal points, all at the same angle. It's not just a cartoon thing! why don't all the dots have that refraction? Cause most of them are GALAXIES, my dude. wild, right?
drawing a few refracting stars is super easy!
Slap on a lil cross, at an angle. on a layer above it, do a lil curved diamond that lines up with your cross, like above.
Fill it in! Don't worry bout making it clean. Unless you want to.
Gaussian blur that babeyyyy
Reposition as desired.
Copy and paste!
Congrats dude! You just did space art!
<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Birth of a Guardian</span>
I know I already posted this in my big post at the beginning, but I felt it deserved it's own post (the others I'll leave there 'cause it works for now).