Monday, April 18, 2011

Never miss the first opportunity

A young man wished to marry the farmer's beautiful daughter. He went to the farmer to ask his permission.

The farmer looked him over and said,..

"Son, go stand out in that field. I'm going to release three bulls, one at a time.

If you can catch the tail of any one of the three bulls, you can marry my daughter."

The young man stood in the pasture awaiting the first bull.

The barn door opened and out ran the biggest, meanest-looking bull he had ever seen. He decided that one of the next bulls had to be a better choice than this one, so he ran over to the side and let the bull pass through the pasture out the back gate.

The barn door opened again. Unbelievable. He had never seen anything so big and fierce in his life. It stood pawing the ground, grunting, slinging slobber as it eyed him.

Whatever the next bull was like, it had to be a better choice than this one. He ran to the fence and let the bull pass through the pasture, out the back gate.

The door opened a third time. A smile came across his face. This was the weakest, scrawniest little bull he had ever seen. This one was his bull.

As the bull came running by, he positioned himself just right and jumped at just the exact moment. He grabbed... but the bull had no tail!

Life is full of opportunities. Some will be easy to take advantage of, some will be difficult. But once we let them pass (often in hopes of something better), those opportunities may never again be available.

So always grab the first opportunity.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Drawing Anime Girl

Preview  Step 1: Create a new file. Set as following picture.  Step 2: Shift+Ctrl+N, create a new layer. Step 3: Draw. In this drawing, I use the #19 brush which is showing in the following.   Step 4: After the sketch part, Create 3 new layers for cleaning lines.  Step 5: Change opacity of layer “sketch” as following. Step 6: Clean lines as following step Layer 1 Layer 2 Draw the eyes on layer 3. Result. Step 7: Start coloring. On layer2, select the following area and then select inverse.  Step8: Ctrl+Shift+N, create a “skin” layer as following.  Step 9: Go to the Skin layer, press G, use the paint tool to paint the select area on the skin Layer. *change Opacity to 30—50. (Depending on your taste.) Result:  Use darker color to add shadow effect  Step 10: Go to layer 1, select the following area. And select inverse. Create a new layer called “hair”  G again, Use tool as before. Add shadows as before. Result: Step 11: Create a new layer called “eye”. Add colors for the eyes. Step 12: Create a new layer and put it on the top. Draw some high light.  Step 13: Merge Layers 1, 2, 3. Then change the Opacity to 15.  Step 14: Create a new layer called “outline”. Draw the final line. Use whatever colors you want. (I used the dark green for the hair’s outline and brown for the face outline)  Step 15: Clean each layer,and Ctrl+L change the level.  Step 16: Create a new layer for drawing the back ground.   Step 17: Select the following area and inverse select.  Step 18: Delete, to delete the selected area.  Step 19:Change brush, use this brush makes the outline brighter.  Step 20: Sign it! Like a true artist.  Written by Cecilia.

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