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I moved in with some relatives almost a good month ago now. I am out of the toxic environment created by my parents (not that my parents were toxic people, just that we are chemicals that do not safely mix) and into one that is more aware and accepting of depression and anxiety, and I'm finally learning how to drive. My friend back home has agreed to be my penpal, friends from other states have agreed to visit, and I'm already meeting some fellow weaboo nerds here, too. I also share a dog--the most patient, tender, fluffy Labrador mix in the world--with my aunt, which is even better for anxiety than I assumed. I can walk effortlessly to any handful of locations right from my front door so I no longer end up trapped at home for days at a time.
It's not perfect. We can't afford internet at home, I'm not used to this kind of weather, the library is small and I've been getting nightmares about people back home, but it's a good place for me to be. And having no internet is good for the times when I need to just force myself to draw or write something--not so good when I hit a research snag, but I think overall it'll be good. The hard part is I was really looking forward to using Skype from here.

Anyway! That was for the people emotionally invested in my well-being. I'm okay. I've taken up oil painting and I think I'm pretty good at it, so you'll be seeing the results of that in approximately 5,000 years when the paintings dry--original stuff, not fanart! Plenty of digital fanart to come.

Also, I'm gonna need to start making money for myself. If I started selling prints and doing commissions, who among you would be interested?
  • Mood: Anxious
  • Listening to: M83 - Midnight City
  • Reading: Scott Pilgrim
  • Watching: Nichijou
  • Playing: Double Dash

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Flurrin Kafei
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Demisexual Christian giving back in art what God gives me in love. I love talking about fandoms and I'm a giant nerd, please use whatever excuse you have to talk to me. If you want to know more about me just ask!
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I moved in with some relatives almost a good month ago now. I am out of the toxic environment created by my parents (not that my parents were toxic people, just that we are chemicals that do not safely mix) and into one that is more aware and accepting of depression and anxiety, and I'm finally learning how to drive. My friend back home has agreed to be my penpal, friends from other states have agreed to visit, and I'm already meeting some fellow weaboo nerds here, too. I also share a dog--the most patient, tender, fluffy Labrador mix in the world--with my aunt, which is even better for anxiety than I assumed. I can walk effortlessly to any handful of locations right from my front door so I no longer end up trapped at home for days at a time.
It's not perfect. We can't afford internet at home, I'm not used to this kind of weather, the library is small and I've been getting nightmares about people back home, but it's a good place for me to be. And having no internet is good for the times when I need to just force myself to draw or write something--not so good when I hit a research snag, but I think overall it'll be good. The hard part is I was really looking forward to using Skype from here.

Anyway! That was for the people emotionally invested in my well-being. I'm okay. I've taken up oil painting and I think I'm pretty good at it, so you'll be seeing the results of that in approximately 5,000 years when the paintings dry--original stuff, not fanart! Plenty of digital fanart to come.

Also, I'm gonna need to start making money for myself. If I started selling prints and doing commissions, who among you would be interested?
  • Mood: Anxious
  • Listening to: M83 - Midnight City
  • Reading: Scott Pilgrim
  • Watching: Nichijou
  • Playing: Double Dash

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SpeedyAlchemist Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student Writer
Hello hello hello!!!  This is the huuuuuug patrol and you're long overdue for a hug from Speedy! :giggle:
YOU ARE AWESOME AND VERY LOVED FLURRIN!!
:icongigglesakuraplz: :iconmoesnuggleplz: :iconyuiglompplz: :iconslowhugplz: :iconrubcheeksplz::iconaawplz: :iconk-hugplz: Yayoi Takatsuki + Mami Futami Emote - Hug Tohru hugs Kisa-chan [V1]
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Flurrin Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww thank you!!! Needed this :heart:
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SpeedyAlchemist Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Writer
K-On (Frienship Snuggles) [V2] :iconyuihugplz:
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Flurrin Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 Menma Hugging Satoshi Icon Lovely Shoujo Emoji (Huggy Hug) [V2]

Guess who figured out how to use Add Media? xD

Tsuruko Hugging Anaru Icon Hug Yato and Hiyori (Snuggy Alt) [V1] 
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ShinyWhiteWaters Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey uh... just asking. Do you use Gimp to draw your fake screenshots? If so, can I have some helpful tips on how to make a fake screenshot using Gimp?

I've been trying to figure out how to for a while, and it usually doesn't come out the way I want. ^^;
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Flurrin Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I do! You need to make sure the document is at least 1280x720 pixels large (though, if you're imitating a fullscreen show instead of widescreen like Ginga, try 960x720 instead). It's good to just start out with this size because you know what shape the canvas will end up being.
I always take (or find) screenshots of things before I start, especially if I'm imitating a certain style. That way I know how thick to make the lines, what colors would be best to start with, what the composition should end up looking like, etc.
From what I can see, yours may not be turning out the way you want because of how thick the brush you're using is? This will change if you start out with a bigger canvas!
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ShinyWhiteWaters Featured By Owner Edited Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, thank you. :D Well I actually DO use actual screenshots as a reference, even using colors directly from said screenshot. Though regarding the colors and quality and such, can it help to use a background texture for a fake screenshot? I like to use a painting canvas-like texture to make the screenshot look "old", if you know what I mean.

Whoa, THAT big of a size? I usually use size 900X650. ^^; Oh well, I guess that's probably why the brush sizes I use look bigger to you. I usually use brush sizes 3 or 3.5, which is the smallest size I often work with. Does it also matter what TYPE of brush you use? I use a brush with a hardness 100 (the really thick, round brush in the settings).
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Flurrin Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes. I can't give you as much advice with that because most of the stuff I do is newer. However, trying making a new layer, putting it on low opacity (or Overlay--play around with the layer styles) and go to Filters > Noise > HSV (or RGB) Noise. That will generate a grainy texture for you. Again, play around with it!

Yeah, get used to drawing on larger files, as long as your computer can take it! Make them as big as you can. You can put more detail in that way, if you want to.
When I do lineart I used to turn opacity sensitivity off (but I forget whether you have a tablet, so that might not matter?) then I put the Scale (size) at, like, .75. Then I pick the second tiniest brush. xD I like thin lineart. Do what works with your style though! I don't think the type of brush matters, just the result. So practice!
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OCTISquad Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav! :D
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Flurrin Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem!:heart:
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