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The Lonely Artist

Hey there I'm Stray and i do art or something.

This is where I post all my original art, title cards for TGWTG, and various fanart for things. I also post tutorials that I think would be helpful/interesting so if you don't know how to do something, feel free to check those in the tutorial section at the top
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Apr. 17th, 2014 - 1 day ago - Reblog - 6684 Notes

Tutorial : Making rubber stamp


How to make a rubber stamp done by gataro.


First, you need these materials:

A. Rubber block or eraser 

B. Ink pads

C, HB pencil

D. Craft knife

E. Your drawing

F. Kneadable eraser 

G. Tracing paper


Design your stamp and draw on paper.


Place the tracing paper on the image and trace it.

* You can draw the image directly on rubber too. Just remember that you have to draw a reflected version. 


Place the traced image on top of the rubber block with the image facing down; the part where you wish to carve the stamp. Using your thumbnail. Scratch and rub over the image.

*Making sure the paper doesn’t move as you rub.


Use craft knife to cut around the image.

* Place a cutting board or a magazine under to avoid cut your table.


Keep the blade at 30 degree angle with the shape edge pointing away from the line you’re carving. Don’t cut too deep. Then slide the blade into side of the area. It will easily remove the rubber.



Remember, crave away from the line!


I always crave the big area first then the smaller area.


When you’re finished carving. Use Kneadable eraser to clean out cumbers of rubber that may be left behind.


To ink stamp. Place the stamp face up. And pat the stamp with ink until it;s completely covered with ink.


Now stamp it on paper. Test stamping will help you see parts forgot to removed.


Use Kneadable eraser to clean ink out of stamp. Go back and make adjustment until you’re satisfied.


Now it’s perfect!

Optional project:


I use different color ink pads and some watercolor touch on the eyes.


I use some left over rubber crumbs to make the balloon and clouds.

For more example you can check my rubber stamp tag.

Hope this tutorial will help.

Have fun making rubber stamps! : )

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I feel like we need some clarification






This is a Kimono (Japanese):


This is a Hanfu (Chinese):


This is a Qi Pao (Chinese):


This is a Hanbok (Korean):


Any questions? 

ao dai


I just wanna say, the exact type of kimono shown is a Furisode. One with long arms. |’D

God I love traditional dresses

There’s also yukata:








And jinbei:


Those are all Japanese. ashdkshdjkh

people on DA need this very badly gfhjkal

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Apr. 12th, 2014 - 6 days ago - Reblog - 12549 Notes

10 typical perspective errors



Drawing perspective is considered one of the hardest things in art, except the mistakes usually done are pretty much always the same and can be avoided with a little care.

1. Lines not reaching the vanishing point


Well this is pretty simple to avoid but it’s the most common mistake. It’s probably due to either carelessness or really not having understood the basic of perspective. I encourage you to go back and find some basic tutorial for this.

Anyway, be ALWAYS careful about where to ‘send’ your lines, they NEED to go towards the correct vanishing point or it will just look awkward. Double check if necessary.

And always, ALWAYS use a ruler.

If your style requires lines that are a bit less geometrical (as mine do, I have a style of inking that’s sketchy so ‘perfect’ lines drawn with a ruler usually don’t fit well in the picture) use a ruler anyway for the pencils and then ink later by freehand. At least you’ll have correct guidelines underneath.


For traditional drawing be sure you have a ruler and be sure to use it for each one of your lines.

Modern drawing software will help you a lot with this if you draw directly on computer: painting software such as Clip Studio Paint or Manga Studio 4EX or 5 have perspective tools that will automatically snap your lines towards the vanishing point.


it’s quite a long tutorial, you’ll find the rest under the Read More or you can download the pdf file here

Read More

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