I made a walkthrough of my process for drawing faceted stones! Judging by the timestamps from the screenshots I took, drawing this one stone took an hour and three minutes, although I know I went and checked tumblr a couple times while I was working, so let’s just call it an hour.
Now MISCELLANEOUS NOTES
This walkthrough assumes you already know how to use layer masks, the clone stamp, and the lasso tool. There’s also one part where I didn’t label it, but I inverted the selection so I could keep my lines consistent. It’s in the third image.
Unfortunately I can’t really help with colour choice and the actual colouring of the pinwheel shape that makes up the back facets, but you can kind of see that I tended to colour with lines that cut across the facets and and kept the outer parts of the facets darker. It would probably be best to find a reference to work from!
This particular cut of stone is called the ‘brilliant’ cut.
There’s actually a lot of internal reflection business that goes on in a stone, but I elected to ingore all of it since at a distance you can’t really tell anyway.
now GO FORTH AND DAZZLE YOUR FRIENDS WITH YOUR SPARKLE
HEY FRIENDS! I’ve been running into some money issues (someone who promised to donate every month, well, hasn’t) and I am trying to earn some extra cash so that I can stay alive here, and don’t return to America broke. Obviously, the only way to do that is use my greatest magic to make cute-as-fuck t-shirts. These are all I have right now, but more will be coming soon! Make sure to check in on my two shops: http://skreened.com/unicornparty and http://skreened.com/settlefortheworld
If you’re not interested in buying a shirt, please still pass this on! Thank you! またね！
whenever I’m really stressed about living here and all the stuff I have to deal with practically alone I just remember that I’m going to be an actual bonafide adult in half a year and soon after I will return to the states
casually looking at part time job listings in portland and planning my wardrobe when I return and thinking about all the fun things I’ll get to do like get a job and go to college and buy lingere that sounds maybe a little dumb keeps me sane sometimes
today I had a really bad asthma attack on my way to school so had to turn around and come home, and I feel so bad about missing school, but I got to sleep and calm down after the shit my medicine puts me through and I dreamed about coming back to live in japan for work and I am so excited