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gayer-than-you:

madammuffins:

caffeinewitchcraft:

Relationships get so bananas when you start deciphering the other person’s love language.

Like I thought I was just acquaintances with this person because they never told me details about themselves and we just talked movies and writing . But then they made time to have coffee with me and they showed up out of breath because they ran. Like. RAN to be on time for coffee with me?

And I was like “i don’t mind waiting” cause I never want to run

But they said they wanted every minute they could get because I’m so busy usually

Which is when it clicked that I didn’t get how much they considered me a friend because I just straight away didn’t see MY signs of affection in them and went “cool! Casual buds it is.” But now that I’m seeing their signs of affection, I feel a little silly for dismissing them like that even though I felt like we could be best bros.

Anyway, some people show affection through time or intensity or commitment and not vocally. I really have to remember that!

Fyi- just in case you didn’t know.

TOUCH got a bro that likes to give high fives? Back slaps? Are they a hugger? Do they not blink an eye at cuddles?

QUALITY TIME this bro will (as op stated) sprint to spend every minute possible with you. Every second that you guys are together is a declaration of affection.

WORDS does your bro tell you how amazing and great and fantastic and wonderful you are all the time? Guess what…?

GIFTS do they buy you coffee? Snacks, energy drinks, spot you at the restaurant? Did that one key chain removed you of them? Ding ding!

ACTS are they always doing things for you? Ie: Nah bro, I got this, I can do that, need me to get anything for you, I can help with…?

PRO TIP - The way people show love is often how they receive love as well.

I reblogged this recently but it got better and ive been thinking and learning a lot abt love languages so

Posted 18 weeks ago

Building Simplicity - 11/11/2008

Posted by Natiq Jalil on Sunday, June 12, 2011 Under: Retro blogs
I am sometimes asked how I do what I do. This isn't a question easily answered in words. So I thought that I might share a little bit of the madness with you. This is how I went about completing the poster art for Simplicity, one of the main characters for 'Full Circle.' I used photoshop CS3 and a WACOM Graphire (which I am sure wants a break after dealing with me so often). This piece took me about 14 hours total to complete. Hopefully, the results are worth the time. Please feel free to tell me what you think...

I always start out with a rough sketch in blue. Why blue? Why not?

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The first thing I color is the skin, always. I color on a new layer in Multiply, so I can still see the lines underneath.


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Next, I usually do the bulk of the clothing. In this case, a dress and sandals.

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Now I do her hair. I rarely ever sketch the hair out exactly the way I want it for some reason. So I kinda create it here in this step as I see fit.
 
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At this stage, I add design elements to the clothing and build the nearest background elements, to make sure the image still has balance. Or at least, that's what I tell myself.
 
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Now, I'm making the executive decision to simplify my life and spare you the boring details of building walls on a computer. At this stage I build the rest of the background from nearest to farthest, and add any tiny details I missed before. Drop in the logo, sign my name, throw a tat on her foot and voila! Finished! Tired as hell and want to sleep for weeks.

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Well, if you made it through all of that, thanks for spending time with me. Let me know what you think. If you didn't make it through it, I don't blame you. Once again, I would like to thank my homegirl, Sasha, in Florida, (who will probably never even see this blog) for letting me use her nickname to complete this character. Please feel free to leave any comment, critiques or questions you feel like. Thanks again for visiting.



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