viria:

I finally finished it I am going to shed a few proud tears now;__;

It was supposed to be a New Year present for my best friend, Masha, but I got a little carried away with my simple sketch and ended up with THIS so it took so much time and it’s closer to becoming a Christmas present now, hahaha (we celebrate it on 7th of January here);

anyway.. Happy beeeeeeeelated New Year for Masha and for all of you<3 Have some marauders who are having fun in Hogsmeade:3

I added a few close ups because it’s way too big.__.

Маш, 10 очков тебе если ты замеeeтишь >:DD

viivus:

I made a walkthrough of my process for drawing faceted stones! Judging by the timestamps from the screenshots I took, drawing this one stone took an hour and three minutes, although I know I went and checked tumblr a couple times while I was working, so let’s just call it an hour.

Now MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

  • This walkthrough assumes you already know how to use layer masks, the clone stamp, and the lasso tool. There’s also one part where I didn’t label it, but I inverted the selection so I could keep my lines consistent. It’s in the third image.
  • Unfortunately I can’t really help with colour choice and the actual colouring of the pinwheel shape that makes up the back facets, but you can kind of see that I tended to colour with lines that cut across the facets and and kept the outer parts of the facets darker. It would probably be best to find a reference to work from!
  • This particular cut of stone is called the ‘brilliant’ cut.
  • There’s actually a lot of internal reflection business that goes on in a stone, but I elected to ingore all of it since at a distance you can’t really tell anyway.

now GO FORTH AND DAZZLE YOUR FRIENDS WITH YOUR SPARKLE

viria:

well, I tried. this is what happens when I try to explain things in English… I am playing on doing one more Hair tutorial, because many people asked about it.

I am not good enough for doing any anatomy tutorials, so..just this for now.

I forgot to say that the only thing I do to make a difference between guys eyes and girls eyes are eyelashes (well girl can have short too, or very long if she has make up) and guys’ eyebrows are mostly wider, but girls can have wide too, but that’s all kinda obvious isn’t it..?

I planned to draw more ‘just eyes’ floating around, but got tired..so..not many.

I suck in explaining, you are warned XD