hey yall its me the Art Mom™ to help you shade pretty
rule 1: DO NOT SHADE WITH BLACK. EVER. IT NEVER LOOKS GOOD.
- red- shade with a slightly darker shade of purple
- orange- slightly darker and more saturated shade of red
- yellow- i think like..a peach could work but make it a really light peach
- green- shade with darker and less saturated shade of blue or teal
- blue- shade with purple
- purple- a shade thats darker than the purple you’re using and maybe a little pink (MAYBE blue)
- pink- darker shade of red
- white- a really light lavender or blue..or i guess any really light colour??
- black- okay listen dont use pure black to colour anything unless you want to leave it with flat colours because you cant really shade black lol
- grey- a slightly darker shade of purple or blue (less saturated)
- brown- slightly darker and less saturated shade of purple or red
aaaaand thats all i got lol. let me know if there is anything i should add to this list!!
If you’re a visual learner…
I made some Balls of Colour to go with Art Mom™’s post:
I’m a visual learner. Very much so
I’m sure someone has mentioned it on here but this is great if you aren’t considering environment. It’s sort of clinical in nature. A good tip if you’re looking for realism is to well, look at life. Most shadow from natural light will be cool compared to the base or the tint. If you shift all of your shadow colors to the cooler side of the spectrum, it will make your lighting pop.
Light also reflects things. It’ll reflect the colors of things onto other things, even if they’re not super chrome or mega reflective. Study color but also study the material. Light and color behave in weird ways.
Lot of headcanons; minor manga spoiler. Green Diamond, Pink Topaz, Sapphire, Ruby appeared in chapter 59 in Yellow Diamond’s memory. Colors and personalities are based on the character designs and gems’ colors.
Headcanon that Yellow Diamond had long hair in the beginning, but it was cut short by an arrow made with their first partner, Green Diamond’s piece. Afterwards they decided to live on with the short hair.
I imagine every past partner taught Yellow Diamond something that influenced their personality or ideals. Green Diamond taught them the responsibility of a diamond class; Pink Topaz believed smile brings happiness; Sapphire wanted to record and remember every single gem; and Ruby urges them to search for joy and enjoy everyday.
Though Yellow may be the oldest currently, they were once a newborn, a newbie, and a younger sibling. Hopefully, now facing “despair”, they will mature once again and overcome the obstacle.
Botanical, mineral, nature illustrations sets… Seeing how long I can keep going until I run out of inspiration; but considering that rocks are involved, it could add up. This was a bit over one week’s work.
Minerals featured in order: Tourmaline, chalcopyrite, idocrase, aquamarine, ametrine and fluorite
six shooting stars once visited this world. all six of them fracturing and giving birth to six moons. nearly all life fled for the seas, and on empty shores appeared a lifeform suited to the barren world. among the prospering life forms, those who were too late to flee sunk to the bottom of the ocean. on the sea floor, they were consumed by microorganisms, transformed into inorganic substances, and over vast stretches of time, they were systematically arranged, forming gemstones. they rose once again to the shores.
I thought of a way of bringing Antarct (I love them deeply and can’t accept their “death”) back with what we know canonly from the manga.
As we know the Lunarians are able to create synthetic Antarcticite and the gem keeps its solid form on the moon (temp. on the moon varies from 260F when the sun hits the surface to -280 when it goes down, but I am sure the Lunarians can create technology that will help the gem keep its solid form anyway).
We also know from Padparadscha’s recovery case (and also overall info throughout the manga from Rutile) that the inclusions of gems can easily accept and spread through a piece of a new gem that is equal to their owner (also the recovery is easier if the new gem attached has no inclusions).
Therefore, Phos can take what was left from the original Antarct to the moon and reattach the piece to a synthetic body of Antarcticite and wait for the inclusions to spread through.
Antarct will be back considering the inclusion are their original ones however, they would have lost all of their memories and that will be tragic since they fought so fiercely to protect them in first place!
What do you think?
This is an ultimate masterlist of many resources that could be helpful for writers. I apologize in advance for any not working links. Check out the ultimate writing resource masterlist here (x) and my “novel” tag here (x).
Outlining & Organizing
- For the Architects: The Planning Process
- Rough Drafts
- How do you plan a novel?
- Plot Development: Climax, Resolution, and Your Main Character
- Plotting and Planing
- I Have An Idea for a Novel! Now What?
- Choosing the Best Outline Method
- How to Write a Novel: The Snowflake Method
- Effectively Outlining Your Plot
- Conflict and Character within Story Structure
- Outlining Your Plot
- Ideas, Plots & Using the Premise Sheets
- Finding story ideas
- Choosing ideas and endings
- When a plot isn’t strong enough to make a whole story
- Writing a story that’s doomed to suck
- How to Finish What You Start: A Five-Step Plan for Writers
- Finishing Your Novel
- Finish Your Novel
- How to Finish Your Novel when You Want to Quit
- How To Push Past The Bullshit And Write That Goddamn Novel: A Very Simple No-Fuckery Writing Plan
- 25 Turns, Pivots and Twists to Complicate Your Story
- The ABCs (and Ds and Es) of Plot Development
- Originality Is Overrated
- How to Create a Plot Outline in Eight Easy Steps
- Finding Plot: Idea Nets
- The Story Goal: Your Key to Creating a Solid Plot Structure
- Make your reader root for your main character
- Creating Conflict and Sustaining Suspense
- Tips for Creating a Compelling Plot
- The Thirty-six (plus one) Dramatic Situations
- Adding Subplots to a Novel
- Weaving Subplots into a Novel
- 7 Ways to Add Subplots to Your Novel
- Crafting a Successful Romance Subplot
- How to Improve your Writing: Subplots and Subtext
- Understanding the Role of Subplots
- How to Use Subtext in your Writing
- The Secret Life of Subtext
- How to Use Subtext
- Creating a Process: Getting Your Ideas onto Paper (And into a Story)
- Why First Chapters?
- Starting with a Bang
- In the Beginning
- The Beginning of your Novel that isn’t the Beginning of your Novel
- A Beginning from the Middle
- Starting with a Bang
- First Chapters: What To Include @ The Beginning Writer
- 23 Clichés to Avoid When Beginning Your Story
- Start Writing Now
- Done Planning. What Now?
- Continuing Your Long-Format Story
- How to Start a Novel
- 100 best first lines from novels
- The First Sentence of a Book Report
- How To Write A Killer First Sentence To Open Your Book
- How to Write the First Sentence of a Book
- The Most Important Sentence: How to Write a Killer Opening
- Hook Your Reader from the First Sentence: How to Write Great Beginnings
- Foreshadowing and the Red Hering
- Narrative Elements: Foreshadowing
- Foreshadowing and Suspense
- Foreshadowing Key Details
- Writing Fiction: Foreshadowing
- The Literary Device of Foreshadowing
- All About Foreshadowing in Fiction
- Flashbacks and Foreshadowing
- Foreshadowing — How and Why to Use It In Your Writing
- Four Ways to Bring Settings to Life
- Write a Setting for a Book
- Writing Dynamic Settings
- How To Make Your Setting a Character
- Guide for Setting
- 5 Tips for Writing Better Settings
- Building a Novel’s Setting
- A Novel Ending
- How to End Your Novel
- How to End Your Novel 2
- How to End a Novel With a Punch
- How to End a Novel
- How to Finish a Novel
- How to Write The Ending of Your Novel
- Keys to Great Endings
- 3 Things That End A Story Well
- Ending a Novel: Five Things to Avoid
- Endings that Ruin Your Novel
- Closing Time: The Ending
- Behind the Name
- Surname Meanings and Origins
- Surname Meanings and Origins - A Free Dictionary of Surnames
- Common US Surnames & Their Meanings
- Last Name Meanings & Origins
- Name Generators
- Name Playground
Different Types of Characters
- Ways To Describe a Personality
- Character Traits Meme
- Types of Characters
- Types of Characters in Fiction
- Seven Common Character Types
- Six Types of Courageous Characters
- Creating Fictional Characters (Masterlist)
- Building Fictional Characters
- Fiction Writer’s Character Chart
- Character Building Workshop
- Tips for Characterization
- Fiction Writer’s Character Chart
- Advantages, Disadvantages and Skills
- Strong Male Characters
- The History and Nature of Man Friendships
- Friendship for Guys (No Tears!)
- ‘I Love You, Man’ and the rules of male friendship
- Male Friendship
- Understanding Male Friendship
- Straight male friendship, now with more cuddling
- P.O.V. And Background
- Writing a Character: Questionnaire
- 10 Days of Character Building
- Getting to Know Your Characters
- Character Development Exercises
- How Many Chapters is the Right Amount of Chapters?
- The Arbitrary Nature of the Chapter
- How Long is a Chapter?
- How Long Should Novel Chapters Be?
- Chapter & Novel Lengths
- Section vs. Scene Breaks
- The Passion of Dialogue
- 25 Things You Should Know About Dialogue
- Dialogue Writing Tips
- Punctuation Dialogue
- How to Write Believable Dialogue
- Writing Dialogue: The Music of Speech
- Writing Scenes with Many Characters
- It’s Not What They Say …
- Top 10 Tips for Writing Dialogue
- Speaking of Dialogue
- Dialogue Tips
- Interrupted Dialogue
- Two Tips for Interrupted Dialogue
Show, Don’t Tell (Description)
- “Tell” Makes a Great Placeholder
- The Literary Merit of the Grilled Cheese Sandwich
- Bad Creative Writing Advice
- The Ultimate Guide to Writing Better Than You Normally Do
- DailyWritingTips: Show, Don’t Tell
- GrammarGirl: Show, Don’t Tell
- Writing Style: What Is It?
- Detail Enhances Your Fiction
- Using Sensory Details
- Description in Fiction
- Using Concrete Detail
- Depth Through Perception
- Showing Emotions & Feelings
- Describing Your Characters (by inkfish7 on DeviantArt)
- Help with Character Development
- Creating Characters that Jump Off the Page
- Omitting Character Description
- Introducing Your Character(s): DON’T
- Character Crafting
- Writer’s Relief Blog: “Character Development In Stories And Novels”
- Article: How Do You Think Up Your Characters?
- 5 Character Points You May Be Ignoring
- List of colors, hair types and hairstyles
- List of words to use in a character’s description
- 200 words to describe hair
- How to describe hair
- Words used to describe the state of people’s hair
- How to describe your haircut
- Hair color sharts
- Four Ways to Reveal Backstory
- Words Used to Describe Clothes
- Using Flashbacks in Writing
- Flashbacks by All Write
- Using Flashback in Fiction
- Fatal Backstory
- Flashbacks as opening gambit
- Don’t Begin at the Beginning
- Flashbacks in Books
- TVTropes: Flashback
- Objects in the Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear: Flashback Techniques in Fiction
- 3 Tips for Writing Successful Flashbacks
- The 5 Rules of Writing Effective Flashbacks
- How to Handle Flashbacks In Writing
- Flashbacks and Foreshadowing
- Reddit Forum: Is a flashback in the first chapter a good idea?
- Forum Discussing Flackbacks
- You, Me, and XE - Points of View
- What’s Your Point of View?
- Establishing the Right Point of View: How to Avoid “Stepping Out of Character”
- How to Start Writing in the Third Person
- The Opposite Gender P.O.V.
- How To Say Said
- 200 Words Instead of Said
- Words to Use Instead of Said
- A List of Words to Use Instead of Said
- Alternatives to “Walk”
- 60 Synonyms for “Walk”
✑ USEFUL WEBSITES/LINKS
- Grammar Monster
- Google Scholar
- Tip Of My Tounge
- Speech Tags
- Pixar Story Rules
- Written? Kitten!
- TED Talks
- Family Echo
- Some Words About Word Count
- How Long Should My Novel Be?
- The Universal Mary Sue Litmus Test
- Writer’s “Cheat Sheets”
Last but not least, the most helpful tool for any writer out there is Google!
So so helpful