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DIY Aluminium Calligraphy Pen




You’ll need tape, scissors, knife, disposable chopsticks, empty aluminium can, stapler and ink.


Calligraphy Pen for Gothic: cut the aluminium into two pieces like above and tape it on chopstick, then Staple the aluminium.


Medium Point Calligraphy Pen: Fold a piece of aluminim, and cut it like picture above. Then tape it on chopstick.


Fine Point Calligraphy Pen: Fold a piece of aluminim, and cut it like picture above. Then tape it on chopstick.

Now enjoy it :)

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Turning straw into pen.

Anonymous asked: do you have any tutorials or step by step shit for your drawings???? i want to see your process your shit is awesome


I actually saved process pics of that sips drawing i posted today so if you mean process on that sort of ”style” paintings then uhhh


I start with a regular ol sketch. I try to get important things like uh.. the face in pretty tight and clean but some other things that are not of main importance like hair outline in this case i just draw some wiggles and call it at that


Then I make a layer under the sketch layer and just start painting. I don’t really do like.. flats first and then add shadows and stuff, i already put in the colour in blotches of varying tones thus trying to achieve like u kno shape and depth or whatever. I also start deleting parts of the sketch (like in this case most of the hair wiggles). Then I lock the sketch layer and just colour in the lines.


Then I flatten the sketch lines with my blotchy paint job. Now I just start blending in the rest of the messy sketch lines into the colours by painting over it. I choose to leave the lines in some places (most often i like to leave it like… an outline to the face if that makes sense? I dunno why I do that but I do welp). If I don’t feel confident I make a new layer on top of it and then paint over the thing. But in any case whenever I do paint I like to do it ”on one layer”. Somewhat. This is the longest stage of making a drawing like this for me.


Then I flatten all the layers together if there is anything to flatten, make a new layer on top of it and set it to overlay and then just go to town on the drawing. But not too hard. But yeah I usually add some sort of shine or glow or add like a purple tint to the shadows or just add some reds in the face and so on.. Just last moment colour fixes. 

And that’s pretty much it… This particular drawing took me about 2 hours. It woulda taken me like 40 minutes less if I had done a warmup beforehand haha.

This is how I did all of the portraits in this.

I hope this satisfies your curiosity and maybe also helps?? I dunno? 8^D


super quick nose painting tutorial + a million examples, because i can’t get enough of these darn noses. i wanna stroke them forever.