during the witch burning times, midwives were targeted because they were healers and they eased the pain of childbirth which was meant to be woman’s punishment for eating the apple in the garden of eden.
birth control and abortion were considered sinful for the same reason.
anti-choice sentiment started because people (men) wanted women to be punished, and these misogynistic ideas have carried on for hundreds of years.
what a sad reflection on our society.
Anonymous asked: Can you go into more detail on how to do lineless drawings?
Of course, my friendly anonymous pal. I’ll try my best to explain for you! HERE WE GO!!
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*Rock-Bomber’s Lineless Drawing Tutorial *~*~*~*~*~*~*~
For drawing digitally, I’ve been using Paint Tool Sai for the most part. It has great line quality and is perfect for those who want to focus on things like digital paintings and such. You can customize a brush to your liking and there’s a lot of tools you can use to think about color pallets. So with that said, I will be using Sai for 98% of this tutorial and Photoshop CS
whateveryouhavefor the last 2%
When it comes to lineless drawings, I prefer to use a smooth, round brush that can change opacity with the pressure of my tablet’s pen. Here’s the settings for my handy dandy round brush that I use for almost everything (as well as my eraser I often use):
So for this tutorial, I’ll be drawing Toxicroak.To start, it’s a good idea to pick your color scheme. Think about the colors of your subject as well as possible shades. Be creative though! You don’t have to strictly use colors from a white light setting. Think about time of day or weird light sources, or just use some colors you like.
For Toxicroak, I’ll be using this color pallet:
So, let’s get started!
I usually start with a rough skeleton sketch, then a slightly more detailed sketch. It doesn’t need to have perfectly curved lines or extreme detail or anything. This is my way of starting lineless, but you can sketch how ever you want to. When I finish my rough sketch, I clean off any major stray edges with my soft eraser.
After I’m done with my sketch entirely, I lock the layer with the “Preserve Opacity” option and recolor the sketch to the darkest color, usually.
Once you’re done with that, select the area outside of your sketch with the magic wand tool and use Select>Increment a few times. This will make for less clean up along the edges of your drawing later.
After that, use Select>Invert for a complete selection of your sketch, then make a new layer beneath it.
On your new layer, fill in the selected area with your main base color, deselect, and fix any white spots within the lines. Then, lock the layer.
The next thing to consider, if you haven’t already, is where your light source is going to be! Pick where you want your light source and either remember it or maybe mark it on a separate layer with a dot or something. I’m going to put the light source behind Toxicroak. Once you’ve decided, pick a shade of your base color and do some rough shading on your color layer based on your light source.
Color in any other areas with their respective colors
Then do more rough shading through out your drawing! It doesn’t need to be perfect right now, so don’t overwork yourself!
After that, go to your sketch layer and color the edges according to the nearest color or necessary shade or shine! Again, you don’t need to be perfect or get anything.
Next step is important to how I do lineless drawings: Merge your sketch layer with your color layer. Yes, really. From this point on I work on one layer (the only exception is for the background). It might sound intimidating to some people to merge all their layers and work with just one. But the best way to think of a lineless drawing is as a painting on canvas or paper. You add on to it and fix mistakes with color. More importantly, soft, blending brushes like the one I use blend best when they’re used on top of more color.
Now, create a background layer and fill it with a really bright obnoxious color that you aren’t using in your drawing. The point of this is to see any stray colors or lines that you don’t want and go around the edges of your drawing cleaning them up. This is a good time to be meticulous, get the edges of your drawing to be just how you want them.
For erasing tight corners, I just erase right through the other side and then re color it. It’s a lot less tedious.
Once you’re done cleaning up the outside, it’s time to do the exact same thing to the inside. This is when you should be as meticulous as you want as well. Polish everything off! Make sure you lock your layer though. You wouldn’t want to mess up the nice edges you just made!
I use the color picker (hold ALT and click on a color in the canvas) to pick up shades already present in the drawing and brush lightly with them to create smoother shading. Take a look:
If creating shades between too colors like this is too tricky for you at the moment, then consider this method:
Paint Tool Sai has a 2 color blender:
Click the Color Mixer button to open up those color bars underneath the Color Wheel. (The colors down at the bottom in the Scratchpad are color schemes I’ve found or made over time and put down for reference.)
Put the 2 colors you want into the mixer, one on each side, and tada! A perfect blend of the colors you want to use.
BACK TO THE MAIN TUTORIAL
Coloring in tight areas on the inside of the drawing can be a bit tricky, but here’s how I do it:
Color in the area with a base color
The do the shading. Go outside of the boundaries, that way you can get color in all corners. You won’t wind up with a nice dark shading and a random light triangle of base color in the corner or something.
Then use a smaller sized brush to fix up the overlapping.
So, once you’re done spiffing up the coloring on the inside of your drawing, it’s time to think about the background. I tend to draw the background last because I usually don’t have any ideas until after I draw the main subject and have a color scheme and all. But of course, you can draw your background whenever you want to. The key to a good background is making sure everything fits together with it or vice-versa, in this case. I’m just going to do a simple background for this picture, though. I picked red for my my earlier mentioned obnoxious color to see any scraps and flaws in the drawing, but I actually like how it looks with Toxicroak, so I’ll be keeping it as the main color for the background. You don’t have to do this of course, pick something you like!
Since I’m going for something simple, I’m just going to roughly brush some strokes onto the background. Make sure you’re on the right layer! Also, as a tip, it might be a good idea to keep your character layer visible so you can constantly see how the background works with them. You don’t need to paint the WHOLE layer as a background, just the areas that aren’t covered by the main subject.
And with some more random, sweeping brush strokes: VIOLA~
I tend to do this style of background quite often when I’m digital painting, it’s easy and looks pretty neat.
But as you may have noticed, the lighted areas on Toxicroak don’t seem to fit in with the background. If that’s the case and your character doesn’t fit in with your background but you REALLY like how the background looks, DON’T WORRY. No need to work up another background that fits, just change the color of the lighted areas on your subject. It may take a bit longer, but going back to fix things is an important component of lineless drawings~
Now that I’m content with Toxicroak’s lighting and the background, this is the point where I’ll jump to Photoshop for some final touches. One of the first things I do is make a duplicate layer of the character. On the TOP layer, I file through the layer filter options that Photoshop has and see if there’s anything that looks nice on the drawing. Sometimes, there’s nothing that will look nice to you, so don’t worry about it. This is definitely a step that isn’t very important, it’s just a nice option to consider.
In this case, I really liked how “Linear Light” looked at 50% opacity.
The last step is also optional, but it adds a nice perspective effect to your drawings and that is the Blur Filter. I’ve been using it a lot recently and I really like it! What I do is select the closest and furthest body features (or ground features like grass or something if you have a foreground) with the lasso tool.
With the perspective that I want, the hand closest to the viewer is going to get blurred more than the hand furthest away.
There are 2 filter options you can use now: 1) Filter>Blur>Blur More or 2) Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur
1) With Blur More, use it once and then use the shortcut CTRL + F to use it multiple times. I like this method because I can see stage by stage how much blurring I’m getting. Plus it’s easier for reference when blurring two areas at different strengths.
2) With Gaussian Blur, you only have to use it once, just use the scale to decide the degree of blurriness you’ll have.
So for Toxicroak, I used Blur More. On his farthest arm, I used it 4 times, while on his close arm, I used it 14 times.
At this point, I’m finished! I’ll take it back to Sai, sign it and TA-DA
This is my usual process for lineless drawings! I hope it wasn’t too confusing and that this helps all you peeps out there trying to learn lineless drawings.
Good luck and happy drawing!