I’ve been slowly becoming more comfortable with vector in these past months, and I’ve decided to (once again) try my hand at patterns, this time in a more organized and efficient manner. So far I’ve revisited two of my old raster patterns (here’s the original post) but hopefully I will branch out soon.

outrising:

Gay Movie Needs Your Help To Improve Honest LGBT Representation In Sci-Fi

A team of British filmmakers are aiming to produce a groundbreaking new science-fiction movie that not only stars two gay men in the lead roles, but hopes to pave the way for improved representation of LGBT characters in the film industry.

Credence follows a gay male couple preparing to sell their worldly possessions to fund their young daughter’s evacuation from Earth in the wake of violent storms predicted to decimate the planet. While they will likely save her life for the right price, they may need to sacrifice their own lives in the process… Read more and watch the trailer and a behind-the-scenes video.

(via russiancohle)

In other news, I went to see Suede yesterday, and it was AWESOME! Lots of drive and energy and hypertrophied emoting (i.e. all the things that made them Suede in the first place).

 Also, I’m pretty sure that singing about youth and beauty at 46 without sounding ridiculous is a remarkable achievement in and out of itself. 

Last wedding-related thing, I swear! At least until somebody else gets hitched.

Also here’a s pre-wedding selfie. (I usually refrain from posting pictures of myself, but I liked my hair too much today so.)

My cousin got married today! He’s one of the few boys in the extended family and incidentally the one person who’s always been the most interested in starting up his own family :)

Anyway here’s a card I gave to the newlyweds (done in the style of Emma Farrarons).

P.S. I really didn’t guess the bride’s dress and hairdo. And the groom’s suit color, for that matter. Ahahaaa.

Gunars Binde: rightfully considered a master of capturing the interplay of light and dark.

A re-coloring of this palette meme prompt. Now with more unity!

pascalcampion:

More GrizandNorm tips. These are just amazing… simple, effective, to the point and instantly usable.
If you guys don’t know about GrizandNorm, you should definitely check them out.

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips — Painting a shiny object

the steps are:

1.  matte base object

2.  add ceiling reflection 

3.  highlight

yes, it is that simple.  Throughout the years, I learn to edit.  It’s unnecessary to paint or render every single grain of hair and detail.  It’s about communicating the idea across.  A lot of it is about believability.  I find this technique works for me.  And as always, it is a good idea to practice it on a simple basic primitives.  (I know, I know, it’s not the most exciting thing).  But you will be surprise on how fast you can paint when you master your basic shapes. 

Attached are gif I made to show you my steps on a sphere, and one of my shoe illustration I painted using the same technique.