Other Tumblrs


Hello! I run two other tumblrs where I dump other resources in

Digital Brushes: http://digitalbrushes.tumblr.com/

And Process Resource: http://processresource.tumblr.com/

I might open a screentone brush tumblr in the future sometime when I have more time. A lot of screentones I find I have to manually convert into a brush. So it’s a little bit more work.








Good ref image. Shows how and where obvious jams can occur, and what you’d need to adjust to clear one.

Dat engineering.

swrrt jesus  sexy

ooh damn, that is nice.

OMG WHOA good ref

I literally did not know how a gun works until I saw this 


HUGE cache of drawing and art related book PDF files.

There’s literally hundreds of great drawing, manga, comic, painting, sculpting, and art related books on this site. The website language is in Russian but many of the books are in their native language. Hopefully this is as helpful to many others as it was to me! 


Line art stuff. 

Hopefully this makes some lives easier.

As you can tell from my work I abuse the heck out of the Gaussian blur thing. I used the multiply thickening trick an insane amount when I worked on Skullgirls as a clean up animator. 





Last month, when Glenn Ford was released from prison for a crime he didn’t commit, the state of Louisiana “gave him a $20 debit card for his troubles.” That, plus the four cents he had left in his prison account, was all he had.

How do you build up the material accumulations of a lifetime overnight? How do you do it with no money? Where do you even begin?

Ford’s friend John Thompson had a clever idea: Do what millions of Americans do when they are hoping that other people will buy them a whole bunch of stuff. Build an Amazon registry.

The Amazon Wish List is here.

Read the whole piece here.

Just bought this dude something off his wishlist. You should too.

This article is worth reading too.


Ok, as requested, here is a really quick tutorial as to how I make these things in Hexels. I tend to work in Trixels, but the principles will apply to all shape based art. Just layer things up a bit at a time. I’ll be making Slayer Of The Lifeless, an iconic WoW weapon made famous in a South Park episode.

First up: reference reference reference. I’ve used an in-game render up there for authenticity, but if you aren’t making something specific then you can’t have enough reference! http://art-of-swords.tumblr.com/ is a great place to start for weaponry reference.

1. Silhouette. Rough out the shape. Make two or three (or five or ten, or more) silhouettes until you’re really happy with it. Trixels can be quite tricky to get your head around the shapes you can make at first, so aim to EVOKE the shape you’re looking for, rather than copy it. This bit is fun! If you get the shape right, the rest will follow. Make sure glow is “off”.

2. Block in the colours. I usually use this stage to build up the silhouette and define the different parts of the thing I’m making, rather than actually working on the colour.

3. More blocking in, starting to define more details and provide a strong base.

4. Using the magic wand tool, select specific areas to work on. (In this case the handle, the skull, the inner blade, outer blade, etc). Then, with the brush tool set to a very low opacity, start to work into the solids, creating visual interest and some shading. Work loosely, the magic wand selections will stop you making a mess. Some people like very precise trixel placements, but I prefer to just go a bit mad. Use a graphics tablet if you’ve got one. You’ll notice I also changed the shape of the skull a bit - don’t feel bad about that.

5. Set the document to transparent, and then go into the menu and “flatten to canvas image”. This will give you a flat canvas with your image as a background, allowing you to start layering fresh trixels on top. This is when I turn on the Glow option, set it to low, and choose some vibrant colours with a low opacity. I work into the areas of the image I want to have a general glow about them. (inner blade, eyes of the skull, hilt crystal).

6. Set the document to Image + Transparency, and flatten it down again. I then set Hexels to “halftone mode” - this changes the size of the trixel depending on its opacity. I use this to paint in the runes on the blade and skull and the sparkle on the crystal. I then mess with its glow a bit, giving it a powerful glow but a small radius.

7. As before, Image + Transparency and flatten. In this stage I do final touch ups. I added a few glowing trixels to certain parts of the blade edge, and clean up the whole thing. I then set to Image and Transparency and export as a PNG to photoshop!

8. Once in photoshop, you can do what you like. Add lense flare (nothing to be ashamed of), backgrounds, text, whatever. I used the lasso tool to make a copy of the blade and crystal and added an extra glow to it with layer blending options. (I love glowy stuff, if you can’t tell.)

Share! Create more stuff! I’d like to see it if you made something for sure. Hexels is free, but I really recommend buying the pro version. Its like, 15 dollars (plus a couple tax) but if you’re into stuff like this its just awesome. There are a ton of tools I don’t use, and its good for all kinds of stuff. - my girlfriend uses Hexels to make cross stich patterns, for example!

If you liked this, then check out the tutorials made by etall: http://etall.tumblr.com/tagged/hexels

That’s where I learned most stuff I do!



I’ve seen some background noise pages around tumblr like rainymood, but I don’t think I’ve really seen this page recommended on tumblr.


The plus of this page is without a doubt the huge list of sound machines that you can open in several tabs and mix as you like, ranging from natural sounds like rain and waves to industrial noises to relaxing tunes like in utero. It’s suitable as background noise for work as well as for relaxing and sleep.

Also recommended:

Someone find one with buzzing bee sounds and i will be happy forever okay




Hey guys! Here’s a good, FREE art program with some amazing fluid features! Go to 7:00 to see some examples of how the program works.

If Photoshop is too expensive for you, this program—Verve—might be just the ticket! And I swear, people are getting texture effects I’ve never seen come out of Photoshop proper. 

Even if you don’t feel like you need it, recommend it to your friends who might! It does require a fairly recently graphics card, but the size of the program itself is very small, so if you have a laptop for example it might be just the thing. 


mother of god O_O