Stock your stockings
Swimming around

© everlark



Those Photoshop brushsets are created and shared by professionals and are free to use :


(©)m@ (Mathias Verhasselt)



(©)Goro (Goro Fujita) 



(©)Barontieri (Thierry Doizon)



(©)Bumskee (Min Yum)



(©)CptObvious (Maciej Kuciara)BRUSHES #1   BRUSHES #2


(©)Tuomas Korpi 



(©)Kekai Kotaki



(©)Shaddy Safadi


credit goes to creators and pandemonium art

(there are even more brushsets on the list)

#brushes #photoshop


So to those that might not get many asks or just dont know what pose they might want to do here is the Palette-Pose Maker!!

Palette: [x]
Poses: a/b/c/d/e/f/g/h

And I think it goes without saying that if you get a number+letter that dont exist pick again!


Writing Masterpost 


Character Help


General Help


Prompts and Ideas




Sounds to listen to whilst writing


This took me a good few hours and a lot of effort to make and even though it was mainly for myself anyone can feel free to use it, for the note it is still under construction and I am undergoing fixes. So If anyone actually does use this other than myself and notices a broken link or something not quite right, could you please inform me about it? Thank you.

#writing #tips


This tutorial explains some of the ways you can incorporate undertones into your art. It starts out very basic for beginners, then shows some more advanced ways to shade. 
If you don’t have photoshop then instead of using a “color burn” layer, experiment with what your program does have. Try a “Multiply” layer or a “shade” layer.

Skin Tones

Finding Undertones

Let me know if you have any questions!

#tutorials #undertones #coloring

Get inspired. 


a guide to writing and roleplaying, even when you don’t feel like it.
Original topic here.

  • everyone always blames writer’s block (or the elusive ‘muse’) for not being able to crank out epic applications, respond to threads, or come up with a clever plot in order to start a post with your fellow roleplayers. i’m here to tell you that this is complete BS. there is no such thing as a muse or writer’s block – it’s all in your head, and there are easy ways to get around it. most of the time it’s just laziness, or the fact that you ‘think’ you have nothing to say. if you’re really serious about writing or are having a hard time getting focused or starting, I have a list of a few things that might help.

force yourself to write

  • honestly, if you get into the habit of writing every day, it will start to become easier and easier to get something good out, and eventually you won’t be able to tell the difference between when you’re struggling, or when you’re motivated. but when you’re feeling a bit uninspired, just sitting yourself down and FORCING words to appear on the screen or on paper will help. sometimes when I’m not feeling excited about what I have to write, I will seriously stare at the computer screen and force sentences out until they starts to flow better. i’m being completely honest - I have written the world’s crappiest post, and then went back to edit it and turn it into something better. just remember that your writing doesn’t have to be perfect on the first draft. also, try switching up where you write. I feel like writing on paper before transferring it to the computer works well; you don’t have an intimidating, perfectly white screen in front that you might be afraid to mess up with not-so-perfect words. getting anything down on paper or the computer screen is productive. 

read another author’s (or roleplayers) writing 

  • find a book, fanfiction, or even someone elses posts or application to read. while i’m not encouraging you to try to imitate another writer’s style or voice, I am encouraging you to read something that might strike you as inspiring. I know after I read a certain novel (interview with the vampire, if anyone is interested :P), my writing becomes a bit more polished and descriptive and I often will find words or adjectives that I would have otherwise never thought to use. when you’re reading, try to pay attention to the characters, the authors words, and any interesting metaphors or figures of speech used. sometimes sitting down with a good novel or story can inspire you to work on your own writing or developing your characters. when i’m feeling unmotivated and maybe a bit bored, I will also read tips or guides on writing. this can help because I will often want to try out what I just learned. here are some sites that I frequent:
  • CLASSIC READER - a website with free classic books. i love it!
  • FANFICTION.NET - well this is a given! there are a lot of good writers here for mostly fandoms.
  • FICTIONPRESS - an extension of, i believe. its a collection of all kinds of writers and writing, not just fandoms. brainstorm this is a great thing to do when you’re working on plots or stories. just list some emotions, feelings, places, or anything else that strikes your interest. I don’t have much to say on this idea just because it’s pretty self explanatory. here are some sites that will help you brainstorm:
  • BRAINSTORMER - no joke, i could sit here ALL DAY and play with this. don’t click on the link unless you have a lot of time to waste!


  • so you have this AWESOME character that you want to write as, but you can’t seem to reply to a thread, or you’re struggling to write a good application. occasionally when i’m forced to write something specific about one of my characters, I can get stuck and I feel like I don’t have a ‘muse’ for them anymore – especially if its a thread that i’m not too crazy about responding to. but when I need to respond and can’t afford to leave someone hanging any longer, I will ‘wake them up’ by writing a short drabble or situation they are in that might be fun or amusing to work on. this will probably get you into the mood to post as them, and if not…well, at least you wrote something (see above “force yourself to write”)!

here are some sites with writing prompts i’ve used in the past:

listen to music

  • this one is a given. a lot of people say that they need to have music on, or they can’t write. i’m the opposite - I get distracted with music, but nonetheless, music can help you get into the mood to write. I have playlists for two of my main characters on my itunes. it can also help to make playlists for an emotion or feeling. if you’re writing a post that is depressing, happy, or silly – you can have a list of songs at your disposal. 

watch TV/music videos/movies

  • doing the above mentioned helps me tremendously with plotting. posting, not so much, but I can’t tell you how many times inspiration has struck me for a plot or thread while watching a movie or television. sometimes even looking at the news and taking ideas from whats going on in the world can help inspire you for epic threads or plots. while writing subplots for my stories, I will sometimes check out CNN or whatever other news/media outlet that pops into my mind. take inspiration from the world around you – you dont have to come up with everything off the top of your head. 

think throughout the day 

  • maybe i’m the only loser that does this, but I find that plot ideas, threads, and inspiration all come to me throughout the day. if i’m bored in class (even though you should tooootallly pay attention in class :P) my mind will wander and I will think up ideas or start planning out a response to a thread. sometimes I even get my ideas FROM a class. i’ve been inspired by my history class so many times its not even funny. also, try thinking about how your character would respond to a certain situation in real life. I do this a lot, especially when i’m on the phone with a friend (who conveniently roleplays with me) – we have fun going back and forth with what our characters would and wouldn’t do in silly situations. if you try thinking about characters, scenes, and scenarios in your every day life, you’ll find it a lot easier to draw from that inspiration and ideas later when you try to write. 

check out these useful sites 

#ref #writing #inspiration


Massive Writing Resource Database




Words and References:

Plot & Structure:


World Building:


Point of View:

Query Letters:

Editing and Revision:



holy smoke

*wipes away a tear or two*


#writing ref #ref

Name Your Favorite… 


  1. Place
  2. Person
  3. Color
  4. Food
  5. Smell
  6. Book
  7. Movie
  8. Music artist
  9. Genre of music
  10. Genre of literature
  11. Magazine
  12. Texture
  13. Time of day
  14. Day of the week
  15. Tumblr
  16. Thing to do when bored
  17. Celebrity
  18. Class in school
  19. Website other than Tumblr
  20. Drink
  21. Precious stone
  22. Animal
  23. Flower
  24. Time in history
  25. Font
  26. Video game
  27. TV show
  28. Play
  29. Sound
  30. Fruit
  31. Vegetable
  32. Store/shop
  33. Article of clothing you own
  34. Fashion/style
  35. Pattern
  36. Workout
  37. Quote
  38. Historical figure
  39. Boy’s name
  40. Girl’s name
  41. Potato chip flavor
  42. Meal of the day
  43. Ice cream flavor
  44. Soda
  45. Popcorn flavor
  46. Season
  47. Month of the year
  48. Word
  49. Disney princess
  50. Insult
  51. Joke
  52. Cussword
  53. Letter
  54. YouTube channel
  55. Eye color
  56. Memory
  57. Dessert
  58. Candy
  59. Restaurant
  60. Lifehack
  61. Language
  62. Thing to learn about
  63. Thing about yourself 


DRS Skin Colour Swatches by DeathRattleSnake


DRS Skin Colour Swatches by DeathRattleSnake

#ref #skin palettes


A glorious fuck-ton of sensual/sexy kissing references (per request).

Just as a tip; notice how the lips either fit one on top of the other (making a zig zag from the side view) or they press against each other to compress the typical lip shape. (Sorry, I tried! This was a bitch to compile; there are no good kissing references out there. I’m still looking. If I find any more, I’ll post ‘em. Fuck; I’m done for the day.)

[NOTICE: The bottom three images are GIFs. Wait for them to load.]

#ref #kisses


These sites I find really helpful.


30 second pose drawing

Negative space drawing

This is something I use often, very helpful

Human anatomy for artists 

Some reference images like these are useful if you’re unable to find/join a life drawing class. Though I would highly recommend going to one:





Eadweard Muybridge photography is very helpful in understanding the body in movement. 





#references #poses