BARELY, BUT I DO.
This is not a very flashy update, but i just wanted you all to know that my internet died the past 2 weeks, so I’ve been having an hard time coming to Tumblr or…internet in general (ahah the pain, *throws self into a bottomless pit of anguish*).
Hopefully, at the end of this week i’ll be going to my new home, which will have…
AN AMAZING AND 100% BADASS INTERNET CONNECTION.
*flips in the air*
*rolls into a ball and sheds fat tears*
It’s so close, so close… ( ; A ; ) I can almost taste the wonderful downloads and tasty artwork i’ll make on my loyal computer. Come back to me baby, we have so much Hans and Anna to draw! YAAAAS.
I miss you all dearly! So many asks, so many emails, so many EVERYTHING. I’ll try to catch up as soon as i can! Kisses y’all! ( ; m ; )9
ugh I still can't comment/reply on your posts just yet but... ARE WE FINALLY GETTING THE FABLED VIKING AU??? [SCREAMS]
I’ve decided I’m scrapping the 1k I’ve done and starting afresh it’s gonna be rad as hell now I can’t wait but I have to wait cause Hanna Week
I want to read that scrap ( ; A ; )
Also…Viking!Au by Tia, MY HEART. I DIE.
Oh wow, you are truly an inspiration. Your art is just so good, it really speaks to me. I have a question, though. With 'The Frozen Beast' I assume you use photoshop to paint over / manipulate the images. Do you use any specific brush settings? I hope it's not too vague'of a question.. I really need to know this because i've been DYING to do edits like this myself but i just couldn't figure it out! xoxox
Hello there! Sorry it took so long to send you this message, it has been a battle lately to find some time/avoid fainting over my keyboard.
First of all, thank you! <3
Anyways, hmmm…i think you didn’t read my other ‘making-of’ post very carefully. I don’t use photoshop or any type of image-manipulation when editing screencaps. I just paint over them, with Paint Tool SAI.
The wisest way is to create an upper layer, as i stated before, and simply paint/draw over what you want to change! After that, you might create another layer or work directly over the original, and cover the parts that don’t matter (like hair, clothing or even parts of the character’s body).
Regarding the brush settings, the only thing i can tell you is that i use very smooth airbrushes when i alter the backgrounds/sets (so that the colors blend more easily), and a normal pen-brush when painting the characters.Full opacity, no smoothness. We are working with flat colors ;>
I don’t have more tricks about it, it’s simply…pick up a brush and transform things! Ugh, one of these days i will probably do a how-to-change-screencaps-livestream so that you might all see how it goes down. But at any rate, you’re working with flat colors, so you don’t need to use content-aware at all! To be honest, that tool is really cool, but if i can i seriously avoid it. I’m terrible, TERRIBLE I TELL YOU, when things need to be digitally manipulated. That’s why i try to make everything from scratch, if possible (or avoid manipulating things at all, for that matter).
I hope that this helps!
….or maybe as they are in a Wizard Tournament, the four houses gather to make just one quidditch team. The best players of each house (Hogwart pride before anything else).
Maybe too utopic?
Hm! I really like this idea, it would be rather fun to see all of Hogwart’s houses join forces to oppose the other schools :D Of course there will be Potter-Universe-purists that will defend the animosity and rivalry between them, but hey, i like different scenarios! I value more a creative idea than the technical argumentation behind it. Sure, both are important (very important), but this is an AU! Let those dreams go WILD.
Oh, what an epic battle it would be! <3 Someone write things about this *blinks blinks*
metalmisfortune reblogged your photoset and added:Nope. Hans is still an asshole. Nothing you can…
…why do you write like i’m trying to specifically change your opinion towards Hans? And why are you reblogging Hanna fanart if you don’t like Hans? :/ People like what they want and they dislike what they want, that’s cool. I don’t have a evil master plan to make people love/enjoy Hanna artwork, i just do it because i ship it and i love these characters. If other people like it too, hey! Let’s throw a party! Now, reblogging my art just to say that Hans is a douche…is there a point to it?
sailor-swifty reblogged your photoset and added:haha, Hans trying to be a smart ass and anna put…
Awwww, such cute gifs! :’> This is so neat, i’m so GAHhjnJGKGK ( ; A ; )
I know you must hear this all the time, but you are a giant inspiration to me. You're one of the people that always seems to show up when I need a lil boost in my determination. I hope to get into Marvel studios one day, to do concept art, so as you can see, I have to get seriously good. :p But, just, thank you for being you, and thank you for making such incredible art, and thank you for being my biggest inspiration right now. - wonka
Oh, ah… (o///o) t-thank you so much!
Whoa, Wonka sent me a message! TOO MUCH HONOR *dies of embarrassment*
I feel rather flattered to be such a big inspiration to someone…seriously, i can’t even find the right words. However, I can only thank you for your kindness, and promise to continue being myself. *salutes*
Oh, i recall reading a message where you said you wanted to work at Marvel :> That’s really cool! I wish you the best luck, but also a good amount of practice *winks* An artist never stops learning, even if it looks like it has reached stardom. Draw everyday. In school, on the bus, on the train…always bring a notebook with you. Never stop!
Sketch away, toss ideas, play with styles. Don’t be afraid to experiment, to try new techniques and new ways to conceptualize. I assure you that after some time you will see the results, and stay in awe how much you improved ;>
Keep that determination high, and before you know it you can reach for the stars.
I used this image because I’ve seen it posted without a source SO many times. (I’m looking at you Disney fandom)
Artwork - [x]
I’m gonna go ahead and signal boost the living fuck out of this.
No but really sourcing material isn’t difficult. I almost never directly post other people’s work, but when I do I ALWAYS give credit where credit is due. Some people spend days, weeks, or even months working on what you’ve copied and pasted for a few notes.
Relevant. Please source your posts!
It might not mean a huge deal to you, but to many artists sourcing allows exposure and the opportunity to find career opportunities = have a better life / having food to eat and money to pay the bills.
…and i’m not even going to start my rant about how rude it is to remove the caption/signature from a piece, or watermark it without consent from the artist/creator. Everyday I expect that that most of you have some COMMON SENSE.
OKAY, so far these are my contributions to Hanna Week!
You don’t know what i’m talking about? Man, you’ve been missing out!
From 13th to 26th the fandom will be posting Hanna drabbles, fanfics, movies, montages, artwork…regarding a certain theme!
My submissions are for days II and III:
Day II: Touch: Dancing, Sock Sliding and Chin-Grabbing
Day III: Love is an Open Door
People, you have no idea. I came back home to visit my family, and when i was about to draw some stuff for this event…
My pen. I brought my bamboo tablet AND I FORGOT MY PEN.
After setting many things on fire, and flipping a table, i realized that i would not be defeated so easily. So, i picked up some pencils (hella, haven’t drawn grey-scale stuff in AGES) and thanks to my faithful mouse i was able to polish and give a little spark to the drawings.
Using my mouse, ahahahah, i’m seriously back to the dark ages.
Well…i hope you enjoy anyways :>
Oh, hi there!
Hm… you don’t need to freak out… it’s not like i’m a celebrity or something xD I’m just a normal girl that loves to draw and happens to ship Hanna REALLY HARD ahahahahah <3
You snippet of fanfiction was really good! So sexy and seductive yeeeeeeeeh, i loved it :> You need to write more!
*breaks a piñata*
*punches Hans in the nose*
Celebration done, YAY!(ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
Yup, it’s true. I have reeeeally slow free internet where i’m currently living, but hey, it’s still internet. It seems that my laptop was an absolute blind ASS the first time i tried to detect it, but now it works! Huzzah!
But a problem still exists: i’m working on my old laptop, not my harder-better-faster-stronger-computer (i’ll only have it when i finally move to my new home). That means that my art production will be considerably slow and…i can’t do anything with color :/
Well, technically i can, but this screen is not very accurate…I’ll see what i can do. If i decide to use colors they might need to be adjusted later, so i’ll probably focus more on B&W art and studies/lineart :>
Now…time to answer some asks!
And then…sketch Hanna like there is no tomorrow, because i miss it DEARLY. I missed you darlings! *strangles Hans and Anna*
(about disguised!Hans) Do you think they would meet (again) because someone bumped into the other (again)?
( *o* ) Yes, i agree. That should totally happen.
They’re a couple of dorks, so dorky things should take place every 5 seconds when they are in the same area. Let’s see, that should be associated to Hans new job/role within the plot. What would he do?
*thinks really hard but nothing comes*
I think i need help for this one. Ideas, toss me ideas!
*thinks a bit more*
. Take care of the horses? He could train the new ones that would arrive to the stables, teach them like he did with Sitron (bowing and being fancy). Horse whispereeeeer…that’s sexy.
. Being the new fencing teacher? Someone tackled something similar to this before, but the difference is that Anna wouldn’t know that it was Hans. She’s so adventurous that she would have a blast when she finally learned how to control a sword. That eagerness might be associated to some past events…*coughs*
. External affairs councilor, in charge of teaching Anna all she needs to know about the other countries and how she should behave when doing business with them. She could be in charge of travelling and finding new trading partners, after The Great Thaw.
. I like the idea of him being related to naval affairs…not as an admiral, but maybe a lower title. It would be fun to see him taking care of a ship and enjoying his life at the sea, and bumping into Anna while in town. Maybe he could teach her the ways of the high-seas :> Oooor, he could be the new captain that would take her on her travels. Hmmm…
Bah, i need more time to think about this.
Just realised I need to think up an alias for Hans to use when he's in disguise. Do you think he'd use a Danish name and say he's still from the Southern Isles or would he pick a Norwegian name to blend in better? Hmm. (Getting too excited about this au!!!)
I’m so excited too! Idk, it just seems like such a great idea, full of potential! Kudos to the creator, i really really like it :D
Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! That’s such a good idea! :O
I love that, he should totally pick up a Norwegian name because in my head, when she first meets him: she rounds him up, squints her eyes, Hans starts to sweat nervously because he thinks he was found out…but then Anna dismisses the subject and apologies saying that he truly reminded her of someone she lik— knew in the past. A traditional name from her homeland would also smooth the suspicion, but Hans would need to be very careful from that day on.
Regarding his face and possible spell…the reason why i maintained his original features without much concern was because to US he looks really unique due to his character design, BUT to the other characters he must look normal, blend in easily just like any other person. Everybody got exaggerated traits, even more than him.
If you recall anime series, like “Sailor Moon” for instance, it was ridiculous how no one seemed to recognize Usagi (on her case it was even more confusing because her hair color didn’t change, not even her hairdo), but if you make a parallelism with reality that was a normal thing to happen. People look more alike than some would think.
Also, it’s very important to maintain the original characters’s features, because that’s one of the main reasons WHY we like them. To me, changing his nose or even cutting out his sideburns is something really troublesome to do, because we would be altering pieces of his face that are necessary to maintain a balance between all his exaggerated physical traits. Sure, when written you can imagine all you want (and your brain will most probably use a memory with his original character design), but drawn is another story.The spell could be fun…but at the same time it wouldn’t be Hans :/ You would have to endure a whole new character design and tell your brain “that’s the character that you like, it just doesn’t look like him at all and you’ll rarely see him without the incantation”. Of course i could draw another hunky guy, but i prefer to think that in their universe Hans is really gorgeous, yet with such normal proportions that Anna wouldn’t suspect of him at first.
Idk, i feel conflicted about changing him too much.
…UNLESS we go “Ghost Whisperer” on this and he looks just the same to us, but every time he’s reflected in a mirror we see his new face! :D So, that way he would still be Hans, but so very different to everyone else. Of course the scene-where-she-recognizes-his-eyes or the-moment-when-he-falls-in-the-water-and-the-hair-ink-starts-to-wash-off make no sense now, but it’s still a neat idea to have in mind.
Note: Did you receive my fanmail last night about your viking!Hans chapter 3? I think i’m going to give up sending asks and answers through my phone, i suspect many of my messages/answers were eaten and i’m PISSED.
I MIGHT NOT HAVE INTERNET (nor my computer) BUT YEEEEEH, i can still fanart! (☞ﾟ∀ﾟ)☞
Of course i lack references of any kind lately, so the viking-clothing-studies for Hans (or anything else, for that matter) were made completely out of the blue. Aaaand sorry for the weird proportions (such long arms, GAH) plus shaky lines, but drawing in bed or train doesn’t exactly give you the best conditions for 100% accurate studies. Next time it will look better, it’s been a while.
Talia, remember when we were talking about a post-movie proposal, about Hans painting his hair, changing its style, growing his sideburns a little more, and using some nice glasses…so he could go back to Arendelle and try to amend his past mistakes? But then he would truly fall for Anna, and she would look onto his green eyes and swear that she saw them somewhere in the past…
Dear baby dorky Hans trying not to be himself around his ginger princess and failing miserably. UGH, my heart. Also, Hans with black/brownish hair would look rather nice :> Need to do more studies for viking!Hans and disguised!Hans, yes i do.