Speaking of copic marker questions, I've had problems with drawing in pencil then going over in the marker and you can still see the pencil lead underneath and it makes it look less clean. Your drawings always look so clean, I was wondering if you had any suggestions for me. Thanks!
Ummm hmmm that’s a toughie. I did have issues with going over in ink and having pencil underneath it. Its troublesome because when you start coloring with copics, the lead will blend into the marker and leave pretty bad smudges.
What I usually do is pretty tedious but I find that it helps in the long run. I erase the general areas with a larger eraser. I don’t press hard onto the paper, but I don’t know if pressure on an eraser has an effect. Once I am done with the larger eraser, I use a more fine eraser (usually the mechanical erasers) to erase around the fine lines, or whatever lead smudges are left. I try to check every line, and even during coloring I still have my eraser on hand in case I catch an area that still has some lead on it.
I've been on a search for nicer paper than what I've been doing with my Copics; do you mind me asking what sort of paper do you use for your holiday cards? Do they come pre-sized or do you cut them yourself?
Back during Anime Expo in July I bought the Copic brand paper which I find works beautifully. I’m really happy with how it comes out. I also like using Bristol board, but the smoother side. I find that paper with a more smoother surface helps blend the colors a lot better and bleeds less.
I’m actually working on those papers then scanning and printing them on nice stock cards :)
I thought those compacts were all on back order/only available in japan. how did you get yours?
That is correct. Initially they were only available through preorder. Luckily I knew someone that was doing a shopping service for the compact powders. Other people that I know( that also bought the compact) got theirs through their shopping service. I believe there were 2 preorder sets, and the second time, there was a limit on how many compacts you can purchase.
Hi there ^_^ Were you in the Haenuli dress & multi-colored wig in the fashion show yesterday? I thought you looked so familiar, I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to properly introduce myself! I'm Scarlett, silly ginger girl in the Cinderella dress ;3
Yeah I looked really different with the wig on. It was really bright :P
Its okay everyone was super distracted and busy during the show :) Hopefully I’ll see you at the next event :)
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Hi there :3 I saw you've made your own jsks in the past, and I was wondering, do you have any advice about where to find jsk patterns? Did you draft your own? I've been taking sewing lessons and my *big goal* is to made just simple jsks. c: thank you!
Hi, I use to make a toooon of JSKs in the past. I’m hoping to get back into the swing of things of making JSKS in a few weeks. Anyhoo, I make my own patterns for making JSKs. Our school made us create “slopers” that we can use as a basis to create patterns. The bodice sloper was pretty much a basic bodice for any JSK/dress etc. So it helped make the patternmaking process go a lot faster.
If you really depend on ready made patterns look into the English Gothic and Lolita bibles. I have a few and are fantastic. I do know one has a JSK pattern. Maybe Amazon.com may have it for a very good price.
If you want to buy your patterns locally, look for patterns that have this kind of bodice.
The front bodice sometimes looks similar to the back bodice having a dart going up from the waist. I usually prefer those types of bodices.
This is pretty much a basic bodice. They are easy to modify and get the basic jsk bodice look you want. The skirt portion is super easy, usually a flared skirt or shirred skirt. Most of the fit is at the bodice so you should prioritize on that.
Hope this helps >< If not, let me know so that i can clarify a bit more :)