If you're taking anymore palette requests, Rin Matsuoka #14 please ;w;
dude i still have 48 from like two months ago i literally cannot take anymore requests and i stopped taking them anyway
sorry but i really can’t
Okay so i got a few notes on how i go about Environments/Landscapes…so i’ll share a method thats easy to work with….bare with me its been a little while since ive drawn them Lol
First thing you want to start of with in your gradient background…use what ever is your preference. Depends on the setting, ima do some type of desert/dusty place.
You’ll learn that the Lasso tool is gonna be your bae when it comes to environments…that and its pretty useful. Now your going to be working in three tones, 1.Dark 2.Mid 3.Light and it will always be the darkest at the front fading to light towards the back…make sense? So you will have three layers for each one to make your life easier and Lock those layers so you will only color within that area. Make sure the dark layer is on top.
Here is where the fun kicks in…we add our dets, try to stay with each tone and dont end up making it all muddy so you cant distinguish each one. Now you can go about this any way you please, you can paint it all in with one brush ( for some reason people get anal about shit like that, thinking there great for using one brush…i think if you got tools use em if you know how to do it right.) Or you can use custom brushes…since this is a tut ill mostly use custom brushes to slap stuff around. Its up to you really, also use the lasso tool like i said its your bae.
The lasso can help define things better for you, so i wanted to add a structure type on the third layer. If you want to give an effect that the selection ive made is in front of the background right click your selection and invert it, add some lighting around the edges…only a little though you dont want to over do it.
Also if you’ve done something on a layer you dont want to mess up or paint on what you can do is create a clipping mask on that layer. Its kinda like locking the layer to that one so you dont go outside of the layer or ruin what you worked on. Make a new layer above the one you wish to attach it to and right click the newlayer, a menu will pop up, your looking for clipping mask. Once you clicked it the layer should look like what ive circled.
Once your done working on each layer we are gonna put in some mist effect, this is something that helps separate each section. So make a new layer between each of your three as shown in the image. Like i said you can use what ever method you like, i just use a soft brush or cloud/mist brush to get what i want.
Now we are going to add some definition to the image a good one to use is Curves. You can find this where your layer menu is, at the bottom you’ll find it, ive circled what your looking for. On the third image is what will appear when you click curves, all you need to do is drag the little square and you’ll see some magic happen. So adjust it to your preference. If you want you can also mess with brightness/contrast too. ALSO i would recommend adding a person in the image, it gives you an idea of the scale your environment is.
I was going to end it there but hey, ill show one last thing…its pretty simple. and that is some water reflection, we are going to turn the middle into water instead cause its a little boring right now. I merged all layers but the first one, you then want to make a selection and copy/paste. Free transform in the shortcut is ctrl T and do a vertical flip on it then adjust so its mirroring the top.
Now make a clipping mask like i explained earlier on the reflected surface and use the radiant tool…i think its called that lol it gives it more of a water surface like you see. For the image below it i used a custom brush which creates a water effect, aaaaaaaaaand bam you got you water now covering the area…easy huh.
And so this concludes the Tutorial and you have the end result. Hopefully that gave some tips on how to approach landscapes…they can be confusing sometimes on where to start. Enjoy and let me know if it was useful or not :P
Also Sanji volunteering to help Kinemon in Punk Hazard shows that hes not just some perverted freak who only cares about the ladies :) Sanji is just more comfortable to show his compassionate side to women than he is to men in my opinion :)
yeah! he spends most of his time with men so he has this pre-established idea of what a relationship with men should be, and it doesn’t help that there were no women working on the Baratie so the only women or female role models he’d have growing up would’ve been paying customers, who he has to be nice to. he’s more comfortable showing compassion to women because that’s what he’s grown up learning. (i doubt he had any sort of relationship with women outside of the professional waiter/customer kind before he joined the crew, honestly.) but he’s just as compassionate to men as he is to women, it’s just far more subtle. just look at his relationship with Usopp, especially during Water 7/Enies Lobby.
long story short, Sanji is one of my favorite characters and i love dissecting his character development and evolution and his relationship with other characters because they’re really really interesting lol
sorry for the long, non-art related post, i just get really really passionate about sanji’s character development and relationship dynamics lol
I happened to see a palette meme about Sanji and how it was your favorite moment about him and I was wondering what moment that was (sorry I can't put the link for some reason)
nah, i know which one you’re talking about!
it’s right after Sanji tried to save Zoro from sacrificing during the end of Thriller Bark. A lot of people seem to think that Sanji doesn’t care about the male crew members, but he does, and that’s one of the most obvious moments that he shows it. Sure, he loves the ladies, but dude grew up with a bunch of dudes who hit and yell to show affection. people didn’t even know Zeff and Sanji cared about the other, and they are the biggest influences in each other’s lives, and have a very strong platonic relationship like a parent and a child, as we find out at the end of Baratie.
Sanji fights with Zoro and the other male crewmembers, but that’s what he grew up learning. it’s the only way he really knows how to show affection to other men.
anyway, i really like that scene because it showed, very obviously, that Sanji does care, despite what he may show. Zoro is another big influence on Sanji’s life. His fight with Mihawk at Baratie affected Sanji greatly, especially the aftermath. Zoro was fighting for his dream, and at the time Sanji couldn’t understand why Zoro would go so far for his dream. But come Thriller Bark, Sanji is trying to STOP Zoro from sacrificing himself because Zoro has a dream to live for. Sanji understands the importance of Zoro’s dream and dreams in general now. He can’t just let Zoro give it up, even if it is to save the crew.
So what does Sanji do? offer himself up instead. He doesn’t want Zoro to die anymore then he wants Nami or Usopp or anyone else to die. (and actually, Sanji has a protection complex thing going on—during Arlong Park he got angry when Kuroobi insinuated that Sanji couldn’t protect anyone. He often puts himself in the line of danger to save people, like Usopp/Nami at Skypiea, Zoro here, Nami and co during Dressrosa and several other moments that i’m blanking on atm).
Zoro knows that Sanji won’t survive if he accepts Kuma’s deal. Sanji probably knows this too. So Zoro knocks Sanji out to protect him. Zoro cares about Sanji just as much as Sanji cares about Zoro. they may fight and bicker but they do care about each other and absolutely refuse to let each other die.
i really love that moment because 1. it shows just how much Sanji really cares about all of the crew, not just the girls, and 2. it shows just how much Zoro cares too. they were willing to sacrifice themselves for each other. i hate when people misinterpret Sanji’s character as him only thinking about the ladies and hating other men because this is one of the moments that clearly demonstrates that he DOES CARE and he WILL sacrifice himself without a moment’s notice to save his friends, no matter the gender.
#whoops this started getting long haha
#i get really passionate about sanji's character and relationship dynamic with other characters
#especially male ones
important for any artist
Like this is legitimately interesting and I’m not trying to make a point but honestly curious- why do artists apparently draw women as male torsos + breasts??0
because apart from amount of breast tissue, all humans have the same chest anatomy. If you ever have the opportunity to look at cadavers, without skin and fat we’re all basically identical.