Actor’s Tools for Self-Taping & Photography w/ Will Roberts

Actor’s Tools for Self-Taping & Photography w/ Will Roberts


Hey everybody, welcome to a new series we have called actors tools for self taping and photography. This one is number one
photo clamp. You see all these different tools like microphones lights tripods
and clamps are things that will help you make good self tapes and good
photography so let’s get started! Okay, so now we’re outside and it’s a beautiful day and we’re gonna talk about equipment okay before we actually get into how to
self tape and all that fun stuff and tips I can give you or just shooting
your own thing I don’t care what you want to shoot if you want to go viral or
you just want to shoot yourself in an audition or whatever it happens to be
your family members having the right equipment is absolutely imperative. Now
for many many years I’ve been doing this now I started off with CBS, Fox and PBS
with the thing called a Betacam SP which is about a hundred and fifty thousand
pounds and then going into an editing bay that was you know a million dollars
well nowadays just by using our phones man we can accomplish some great stuff
in 4k but first before we get through all that stuff let’s talk about the
equipment. By the way it’ll look at down here all these segments and where to get
the equipment it’s gonna be right on there so make sure you check it out like
it subscribe to it send it to a friend here we go. Okay so let’s talk about the
basic equipment before we get into shooting or doing anything over the
years of this technology we call smart phones I have had literally every piece
of equipment you can possibly imagine and quite honestly most of it has been
garbage, junk because it’s just you know something you get at the dollar store
and you’re like wow I could get a selfie stick and it’ll be great. Now, I love
selfie sticks we’ll get to that and how to shoot with them later on and this is
actually a pretty good one but we’re not gonna deal with that yet but see it’s
already kind of falling apart we’re going to talk about today is just the
clamp that holds the the phone the smartphone now you can probably put most
of my information to DSLRs and so on if you want to but in
this case I’m talking about smart phones and you know and shooting with those I
do recommend that you have like I have here is a 5s and I’ve got the most
memory on it I don’t recommend that you try to use a 15 gig smartphone and try
to do the light of your filming unless you are good at dumping a lot of that
stuff. So the first things first is the clamp to get it on there, now this is one
of the original ones I bought has a little screw you can put it on a tripod
just like this one this is what I first bought you know but unfortunately in
using something like this it’s just such a difficult thing and it’s slippery
it doesn’t stay a lot if you try to put on a selfie stick it you know lots of
things can happen it just doesn’t turn out well. So this is the first generation
I got then there was this one that had this neat little thing that was supposed
to be a light which worked for about a day and a half and it was on closed out
wonder why. So you know there are lots of different ones I got this and it had a
little client I don’t even know where that’s at it was just a piece of garbage
it stripped out every time I tried to tighten it it has this little thing
where you can clamp it around things I lost a leg so now this is a great toy
for my family my kids they’re young. Ah, then I came upon a really cool one I’m
going to show you this is pretty neat my glasses out here and this one is by 9
dot solutions and it is amazing ok see again you want to make sure that
whatever you have that you’re going to be holding your phone in place is not
going to be something that’s just going to be at the mercy of this cheap made in
China I’m not saying much about China but
anyway. Point is is that it’s, it’s on there but it’s slippery I put it on here
like this and this goes on my selfie stick right and crank it down and then
you basically try to do this or a tripod and cranking it down and then you can do
this you can aim it I have a whole thing I do with myself be sick and you can do
this and you know a lot of times getting this to get in there and stay in there I
mean it’s just like you know you try to adjust it and it’s all bull shop! Okay,
and that happens so having the right holder is essential and so is a good
phone replacement plan so anyway now that I have shown that this is so
important let’s talk about this one. This one is amazing it’s the rock star of
smartphone clamps it basically allows you to crank it down it’s got a little
adjustment knob and you can crank it all the way down and you know get it on
there and when you get it on there it’s just amazing because look seriously with
this one and let me uncrank it here cuz I got it on the the volume knob here
we go let’s go backwards here we go. I cranked it down and you know what, that
puppie’s on there it’s not going anywhere so again this whole episode is about
making sure you have the right equipment for the right job don’t get a wrench to
try to hammer something and in this case don’t get a piece of garbage that you
got from the dollar store, this is your investment! Now actors if you’re doing
this to self tape all this equipment is absolutely essential because look this
is what makes you look good and if you by the way don’t have good equipment
don’t have good sound don’t have good lighting you notice how
I’m well lit we’ll talk about the ring light I have maybe in one of the next
episodes but this right here look honestly this is not going anywhere
close-up view this is awesome this is a really great piece of a
equipment that has multiple areas where you can mount it which is another key
component this says one made out of plastic and a most likely strip like
a spider and this is the tripod that I had originally which is you know not bad
for cheap again this is a cheap tripod that you
can get and the cheap holder and you can put it in there and it may work but it’s
not very fluid because those are important things when you’re filming
stuff and you know it hits a wind or something and it’s… Ah man, again so anyway you know what right job. Right job, right equipment this is a great mount it’s a
great smartphone mount and has different settings I highly recommend it because
it clamps it in there and it doesn’t move because this is what it’s about
making sure you have the right stuff so that way when you start filming you can
feel very confident about what your product is going to be in the end result
and stuff. But you can see it all and if you want to check it out if you have any
questions you can go to acting up radio comm see the page devoted to this series
and make it happen do some good stuff good lighting huh we’ll talk about that
soon. See you next time!

Ben Johnson Malayalam Movie | Scene 07

Ben Johnson Malayalam Movie | Scene 07


May I come in, sir Come in How is your life at Muthangakuzhi? It is fine sir Good What is this, you wearing
chain, rings and bangles Looks like a cinema style! Just for a change Heard you wanted to meet me! During BC 4 th century
in South Travancore Some saint sat on a hillock
Archaeological Survey people from Bangalore
went in search of evidences These people have come
across pipe bombs These people have reported this There is an intelligence
report on this It says it is an infiltration
from aliens In a nutshell with in 24
hours they have dug out… …explosive weapons from
different parts of the state It may be a part of martyrs day Yes you have lot of
3 letter acronyms for …for the umpteen
liberation armies in vogue These are the revolutions
of those armies! Their terrorist politics must be You have not said
why you have called me sir! I am coming to that only Our CM could not sit peacefully
with all these developments He calls all cops to his office! I too attended the high
level conference at the cliff house The chief minister knows
that I am your promoter So he has asked me to
hand over this to you Though it is political When I went through it
It thought this might excite you What is this sir? The temple festival conducted
by your maternal people… …are intelligently used
as a cover for their… …their illicit hotel
and distillery business The foreign tourists thrilled
at seeing a temples tusker… …go to bed with some
local excitements… …in the form of girls and other things
supplied by them At dawn public
see the fireworks… …drinking spurious
stuff with foreign label Last year some of them lost their vision To avoid recurrence this year
we are a yard ahead I will give you the required force! – You means?
– Yes, a well planned raid All of you be steady! Move away
Move aside! Move aside! Start the vehicle
Come on get in side Not that way
Go this way Stop
Come on get down Check that register All of you check that room! Give me the register! I will throw you of the job
Quiet! I know higher official than you What is her problem? She says she
is a chaste woman! You have entered the
room of honorable persons This is highhanded
To top it, you are asking about problem? Don’t try to be smart
Greetings Sorry for interrupting
the cultural programs You all are ordinary police You don’t know about me Please don’t say that
I can’t reveal who you are in public But I will give you a small clue – For everything there is a clue
– Yes – Can we a clue about madam?
– Yes we can This is you! You are a fire cracker Get it in to the vehicle!
Don’t talk more – Come and get into the vehicle
– Leave me India is my country Are you doing all
this stupid act here? Even if you read
by each alphabet Why does not that
get in to your head? I don’t my losing my wealth But if you and
your department are… …out to defame me
neither your home ministry …nor any other ministry
can do anything to me …I care hoots for you! You talk as if I have done it
wantonly with the help of police In this country whether
the cops spits, chews or… …shits, as Home minister
you are responsible for that Let me tell you one thing! This ministerial chair of
yours will collapse if one sneezes Don’t make me do that to you! Dear Viswanathan
please listen to me That was an order sent
directly from CM’s office Whether it is CM or anyone else I want to know the truth! Precisely for that only I’ve
called SP Stephen Verghese He is on the way May I come in, sir Damm it!
Come in! Are you paid by
the government… …to sit on honourable
people of society… …and defecate on them? I don’t follow you sir?
You won’t understand this You can understand this only
if you are born to your father Are you trying to frighten me? If you had called me
here to listen to this… …third rate political
representative of people This is not the right time for that
I am quite busy What busy work you have? To those loin cloth
clad tribes of Wyanad… …those days your
dad went to there to …spread communism and
was killed by police bullets Do you want to celebrate
his death anniversary? Mind your words! Else will you pluck
out my throat? Not that, I will
thrash your teeth! If you talk rubbish here In the company
of an headstrong SI… …you have exhibited
your adventures Are you showing your
police game to me? Yes sir, police have only
played before people like you Depending on the power
of the chair occupied …when the rulers can
play the game they… …like to play with the esteemed
and uniformed police force Now what is your complaint? Do you want me to inform
you about the raid in advance? If that information
is passed on to you… The police team that
raids may not get… …even the slightest
evidence of the crime Nexus between people’s
representatives and offenders are so Check on the nexus between
me and the government… …that pays your salary
you can find a lot more If I take a deliberate action
on you, using that nexus… …you may have to wear a mud pot
against this decorative cap I am wearing this from the days
you were in your nappies! This may be starched
but mind you it is khadi! Khadi! Don’t try to frighten
me with the stories of khadi In 5 star hotels owned by proxies
political pimps like you… …share the rut with prostitutes
Khadi is not an uniform for that But there is an history
behind this Khadi A group of people shed their,
sweat, tears and blood to make… …our country independent
That history is behind this Khadi That cannot be understood
by bastards like you! What did you say rascal? Mr.Stephan, what are you doing? It is good to be emotional
But remember you are raising… …your hand against a son
born to a communist dad Before that hand
this sarcoid hand of yours… …adept at settling inner party
disputes have no strength What are you doing? If you feel I have crossed limits
to this MLA, just give me a call I will come to get the mud pot
in place of this decorative cap

Covering science: The history of Nature’s front page

Covering science: The history of Nature’s front page


It’s been 150 years since the first
edition of Nature was published in 1869. In that time the science contained
inside the journal has changed a lot but so has the front cover. I’m Kelly Krause
Creative Director of Nature and I’ve come to the Nature archives to discover
some front covers from Nature’s long history, and to see how the design of the
magazine has changed over the years. Wow Right well we have all the Nature right
from the first issue on the 4th of November 1869 right up to the
present-day. So I’m interested in looking at the covers over time and how they’ve
changed from being mostly advertisements on the cover to being very rich with
imagery. Part of my job at Nature is to design the cover each week. But when the
journal first started the front cover was completely different to anything we’d
do today. In fact for nearly 100 years the front page was just used for
advertising. You’ve got this which is more like announcements about
events more and then you get the instruments that come on the front. This is one of my
favorite covers from this era an advertisement for buying rock and fossil
collections, and there’s one here for a sunshine recorder. It really shows how
for a long time science was in many ways a hobby or a gentleman’s pursuit. Looking
through the archived volumes we eventually found some covers with actual
science on them, but not until the 1960s, and even then it was still only text at
that point. It wasn’t until a few years later that we started seeing figures and
black-and-white photography. It’s so interesting that in this cover in 1967
the only hint content is this, the text here that says “Structure of Jupiter” and
then by 1974 we finally moved to actually visualizing the content as the
main event on the cover. Finally as we flicked through the books we started
seeing not just black and white but full-color images filling the pages and
I particularly appreciated the very of their time gradients that became
popular. So this is in the mid-80s when gradients are really just kind of
starting. You know, gradients, cutouts, these covers were still being physically put
together with tape. Before desktop publishing all of these designs had to
be made on paper. Photos were cut out and pasted down and gradients were made by
airbrushing with paint. After being taped together the final
cover was essentially photographed and the photograph sent to print. By the 90s Nature had embraced desktop publishing doing most of the work on computers
using software like Photoshop. There’s a lot more stuff you can do with an image
once it’s digital although some tweaks are a little more obvious in hindsight. And this is a classic from the beginning of the desktop publishing era and this
one is one of my particular favorites because it shows a bit of Photoshop
malfeasance. This is in 1997 and this is Dolly the sheep and this cover is
amazing because it really speaks volumes about the era in which it was made.
If you look closely Dolly you’ll see that this foot here looks a bit
strange, and the reason is is because that’s actually not Dolly’s foot at all
this was cut out in Photoshop and if you look at the original picture you’ll see
that it’s Dolly’s mother standing behind it became fashionable to do these sort
of cutouts that were more intricate than can be done in paste-up so in this she
has a foot that’s not her own which is fantastic. When I joined Nature I was
given the opportunity to refine the cover design for the modern digital era.
This meant aligning our print and web design but also as Nature’s first
creative director making sure that all covers were evaluated for their artistic
merit, as well as the scientific value of the research they showed. I started at Nature in 2011 so I’m just looking at some things from that era and I’ve
landed on actually one of my favorite covers from the very beginning when I
started, which is looking at insect wings. I remember the authors of the paper
submitted about 20 different insects and this particular one caught my eye
because it was so unusual. I think it is a beautiful photograph but it also says
a lot about the era you know it’s still a Photoshop cutout but it’s meant to
look much more natural like it’s in a studio, it’s meant to give you the sense
that you’re just looking at the object without any decoration really. What they don’t yet have here in the archives of course is our latest cover for Nature’s
one hundred and fiftieth anniversary we’ve collaborated with a team of
network scientists to produce a graphic representation of almost every paper
Nature has published since 1900 and I think it’s pretty amazing having visited
the archives and seen the bound volumes of these papers to then see them
represented like this on the cover. And this cover isn’t just a static image, we
have also made a video to show the links between some of the most important
papers in Nature’s history, and an interactive experience so anyone can
look through the model and navigate their own way between different points.
So this is much more than just a print cover. I think it’s a great way to
mark our anniversary. But perhaps in a hundred and fifty years
some future Creative Director of Nature will be here in the archives looking
over our interactive cover and commenting on how it’s very retro and
representative of its time.

Magazine Cover Redesign: Student Feedback

Magazine Cover Redesign: Student Feedback


well hey good morning everybody how you
doing and it’s a beautiful really sunny Brighton one day no Sun didn’t know it so good
so this coffee mug actually I’ve been drinking out of almost every morning for
the last 12 years or so this was a gift actually from an exchange student from
the Czech Republic and I love this thing I was kind of short night to head to
wake up bright and early to run my rig to the mechanic to get some work done on
the brakes and early making some tutorials
it’s a beautiful crazy sunny day here in Montana and for today’s tutorial what I
want to do is actually more of a Q&A so I’ve got a bunch of students in a
membership group you can check it out at Doug Mitchell calm and she sent me a
message on slack with magazine cover she’s working on – want some feedback so
what we’re gonna do is take a look at this magazine cover and look at some
ways that it’s working well and look at how I would approach the design myself
as well as some things that we could do to improve this overall so we’re gonna
go ahead and dive in alright so let’s go and take a look at this so here is the
cover that she sent and it’s a great start there’s a lot of things that I
think are working well and there’s also some things that we’re gonna definitely
want to improve on so we’re just gonna start top-down and the first thing that
I notice is there’s three things that are competing for your visual attention
the first is the masthead across the top the fatherly logo or what we call the
masthead and we’ve got that in red letters bold at the top then one thing
you wouldn’t really think about but this architecture this building here is very
unique and because of its size it’s really commanding a lot of attention on
the page and then we have the father and son here down below now as you probably
know anytime you have a purse or you know a face on the cover of
anything as humans our eyes tend to get drawn towards their faces we’re trying
to read into their eyes and trying to decipher as much information as we can
from the photo so we’ve got this big red text this big building and then we’ve
got faces all competing for your first attention so what’s a little bit
confusing with this cover is when we zoom in close and look at this thing you
can tell that it’s obviously been kind of cut out and placed in this image so
what I would do is make it much bigger and so let’s go ahead and look at some
other magazine covers for inspiration or jump up here in the Safari we got some
magazine covers all right so if we look at these there’s really a couple
approaches one is you’ve got some covers where the masthead goes above the image
and is always above the image like Time magazine down here always has the time
logo over the forehead of the people on the cover and you’ve got some magazines
here like Forbes where you have this cutout where the head pops in front of
it actually here’s one more time did that as well so it just kind of depends
on the look you’re going for but by doing something like that you’ll notice
most of these images are substantially larger on the cover and not quite so
small down here in the bottom okay so that’s one thing I would do is I’d bring
up the the main image much larger now to do that this image looks kind of grainy
so you definitely want to start with a good image to begin with now this is the
cover so you should be able to find high quality photos for the cover of whatever
you’re doing if you don’t have one you need to make sure you get one because
it’s the first impression you’re dealing with so what I’m gonna do is go ahead
and let’s just make a new I’m just gonna build over the top of this one so this
is just an image I brought into Photoshop so we’re just gonna build over
the top and let’s just pretend like let’s start with a better image so I’m
gonna come back here and I already did a search for father and son here at pixels
comm this is a good one we’ll explore where I’m just gonna download this one
we’ll do that and let me scroll down a little bit here’s another good one this
one’s awesome that’s got some character he’s smiling they’re having fun that’s
another thing too like what is the facial what is the story telling you on
the face what’s the facial expression so that’s really important as well the nice
thing about this one were their backs are to us
it makes it a little more ambiguous to where it could be anybody it might be
more relational to somebody as far as your your target demographic is able to
relate to that person let’s go ahead and scroll through here just a little bit
more now what I’m looking for here’s a good one although his eyes are kind of
closed it’s a little blurry let’s find another one here what I’m looking for
now is so the one that we have here it’s it’s a little more they’re side-by-side
the one that I downloaded they’re stacked vertical so that actually could
be good for the layout of this magazine let’s just see here we’ve got these two
you know we’ll go ahead and work with these for now all right so first things
first let’s go ahead and drag these images in here just to get them started
it’ll scale it up all right all right so we got that one in here and I’m just
gonna bring the other one in while we’re at it all right so you got some some
really good photos to work with now this one already works really well it’s got
some nice negative space around the edges where I could drop it in some text
and the one below it actually same thing it’s nice and dark and I actually like
this one better because the trees behind it have some darker and the areas that
we can drop some text in over the top this one is nice but there’s some really
hot spots down here where it’s kind of blown out so I would either want to
maybe cut him out or select it and darken the background but if we’re
trying to work with just a photo this one might get us there better so we’ve
got that now the next thing I want to look at is just the amount of fonts we
have on here so we’ve got a sans serif font up here we’ve got the main masthead
which is another font so there’s two fonts this one looks like it’s different
than this one so we’re gonna call it three fonts so we’ve got all these and
then we’ve got this font here four so it’s pretty busy with fonts so we want
to try and narrow that down and make sure that we only have you know two
three fonts max to try and keep it from being too busy the next thing that I see
is we’ve got this lowercase turned out right tracked out and so for me I would
typically try and keep your your lowercase letters with regular kerning
or tracking because we don’t want it to don’t know it just for me it just feels
like everything’s really stretched-out so let’s go ahead and pay
it this a little bit more all right so for the sake of working fast what I’m
gonna do is actually select the fatherly text let’s go ahead and sample this
color I’m actually the magic wand tool and I want to sample I’m gonna turn off
contiguous what that means is it’s any color that it sees in this entire layer
it doesn’t have to be touching all right so I’m gonna click on that and now
pretty much just the fatherly text is selected with a little bit down here in
this Jersey so now I’m going to hit the letter M to get my rectangular marquee
and hold on the option key to click and array you to remove the selection from
here so now I have just the fatherly text I’ve got a new blank layer up here
and I’m gonna hit the letter I to get my eyedropper tool and we’re gonna sample
this color oh I got a Ben right layer here we go I went back to all layers
sample that layer now we’ve got that maroon burgundy color and I’m going to
turn off this layer behind it just to make sure I’ve got other selections
cleaned up here we’ve got some extra pixels here so we’re just gonna remove
that for my selection hit option delete to fill with my foreground color and now
I’ve got this fatherly text right on top I know it’s it’s we’re working fast and
loose here but so now we’ve got this that we can work with and let’s go ahead
and bring in that image that we were gonna play with here I’ll drop this in
scale it up and maybe even crop quite a bit here throw this behind the masthead
now you’re gonna have to decide on as far as the text here it’s difficult to
see so if your publication always has the same color you might have to change
how you work with things but what I’m gonna do is it actually changes to be
white so I’m going to lock the pixels on this layer what that does is now I can
fill this with a foreground color of white option delete and it’s gonna fill
just any pixel data so by locking this right here it’s gonna lock transparent
pixels so that way you can’t fill anything that’s transparent I hope that
makes sense it’s a really great shortcut you can use for just about anything all
right so we got that there now I’m gonna throw a mask on this layer and let’s see
how Photoshop does I’m gonna actually try
going to select and we’re gonna go to select subject and just see how
Photoshop does if it can see this photo it does a pretty stinking good job so
we’re gonna go ahead and run with that selection and maybe clean it up a tiny
bit I made the letter Q to get my quick mask tool going hit let her be to get my
brush and let’s make sure we’re painting with a nice soft brush here we are
alright and I’m just gonna clean this up quick we don’t want to get too crazy
with our selection just right now just trying to get through this tutorial
let’s see here and actually I don’t even need to make sure that I only need to
make sure that this selection up here is good so let’s turn the quick mask mode
back off real quick and selecting hair especially on this background can get
real tricky so let’s turn this off and just kind of take a look at this you
know let’s go ahead and I’m just gonna add to the selection with my lasso tool
just to kind of get it a little bit better here get it close at least
alright just cleaning things up and I’m not too worried in this in this case
here’s the deal we’re just trying to make it mask behind the letters here so
realistically all I need to make sure that’s good is right where he would pop
in front of these letters so I don’t need to worry too much about the
selection but what I’m gonna do is come up here with my selection like my lasso
tool selected and click select and mask and now what I can do is paint over with
my refine brush let’s see a selection tool the refine edge brush and we’re
just going to try and let Photoshop work its magic here and we’re just trying to make it look
realistic right where those letters are so I’m not gonna get too picky about the
rest of this but we’re kind of getting it close just trying to make Photoshop
do most of the little heavy lifting here we’ll click okay I’ll call it good for
now and now I’m gonna do is jump cut this selection to a new layer actually
and I can bring this text behind that of the layer I should have worked with a
mask but I’m just I’m just trying to go fast here guys so what we’re gonna do is
just take a look at that and that actually did a pretty stinkin good job
of knocking that behind the text and what I like about this is it just creeps
up just a little bit beyond the letters but you can still read most of the text
it’s cropped well he’s looking into the letters here and it really engages the
viewer all right so now I’m gonna do is let’s just go ahead and look at the
original real quick and you can see that we’ve got a lot of different stories and
we could easily feature all of them but what I’m gonna do is just grab a couple
of them so we are parenting 101 and maybe we’ll just kind of play with some
sizing here and we’re just gonna do a regular sans-serif just I don’t know
we’ll figure something out here now instead of leaving this I’m just
going to make this all caps I’m going to cut this command X to cut
it drag down a copy of this text the reason why I’m doing this is because I
want to be able to have be able to quickly grab and select these so let’s
drop this down here I want a little more space on the
right-hand side here so I’m gonna do is select we’ve got this layer sitting on
top I’m gonna select this one and the original image below it and we’re just
gonna drag it over a little bit which is nice that we’ve got the selection and
the two layers sitting on top because now we can just move it and it’s gonna
knock out those letters wherever we drop it so I’m thinking we’re gonna scoot it
over just a little bit so that way we’ve got the left edge just barely you know
touching over here we’ve got a little bit of margin a little bit of space but
that gave me more space down the right-hand side to kind of work with
this here so let’s go and again I like to break my text into a couple layers
because then I can really refine my edges or find my edges refine my type in
a way that feels a little more natural just to grab whichever one that I want
and scale it into place without having to try and mess the whole line at a time
all right hope that makes sense guys it’s not even 7:00 yet I am I’m needing
more coffee here all right there we go that’s looking good that’s better that’s
cool all right so I like how this works fits in this gap here parenting 101
let’s see what else could we grab let’s go back to the original cover kids
mental health signs to look out for alright let’s drop that in here sorry we’re using the same font but I’m
gonna change so within the font family we’ve got some different weight so I’m
gonna change this to regular just to kind of change this up a bit but still
keep it within the same font family and I’m playing with the guide down the
right-hand side here the alignment just to make this all look like it belongs
together and maybe let’s add one more story to this so bond over sports fun
activities to do through kids so bond over sports is nice in this magazine
cover because we’ve actually got some sports happening here in the background
but in the image that I threw on this cover obviously there’s no sports but it
looks like they’re having a fun activity so what we’re gonna do is grab fun
activities to do with your kids and I’m just going to clone this all right so let’s see how this lines up
here all right I’m going to align this to the right kind of getting that flush
right design layout here and I’m gonna call that good for the sake of this
tutorial so actually it’s cancel that there all right so that is what we ended
up with for the design now what I want to point out here on this compared to
the original let’s go ahead and pull up the original real quick so again with
the original we had a lot of stuff going on we got some you know the colors this
yellow stands out but it doesn’t really borrow any color from the photo we’ve
got this maroon color on the top we’ve got this you know kind of a lot going on
and I think that it’s important to remember that you can really simplify
things and break it down to the base you know the very basics in this case
all of my fonts are white all my text is white and I’m really letting the image
pop through on this now I could if I wanted to maybe sample some color so for
example I see we’ve got this kids shorts you know maybe we try and borrow that
color let’s just see if it works if I sample from the image that’s not bad
so by sampling a color directly from the image it helps it tie in it gives you a
little bit of something to work with but everything still feels like it belongs
together and and makes it feel cohesive and and on purpose with this other cover
I feel like there’s you know I don’t see anywhere else in the image where this
yellow color comes from and it kind of it just kind of feels like there’s a lot
going on so I hope that helps you know overall really great approach just just
tightening up some things like those fonts and keeping everything literally
we have two fonts we’ve got the masthead and then we’ve got this main font here
in open sans we’re just using bold and I think we’re using light here just to to
make it stand out a little bit and that’s everything like that’s all we did
kept it really really simple I hope that helps I know a little bit scattered
today I’ve got some flies flying around my office I’ve got the Sun in my eyes
barely had any coffee yet but it’s really important to me to try
and get back to you to the students who are asking me those questions in that QA
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Minolta MN35Z Hands-On and Opinion

Minolta MN35Z Hands-On and Opinion


Hey, this is Scott of photography Banzai. In this video we’re gonna talk about this Minolta MN35Z camera. Thanks to Camera Craft
in Rockford Illinois for letting me try this out at their shop. Minolta the brand name is no longer the original Minolta camera company. It’s now
owned by the Elite Brands company. another camera related company that this
brand owns is Rokinon. They make different lenses. They import that from
the Samyang company, which is based in Korea. Anyways, this Elite Brands owns
Minolta and they have a few cameras now. So it’s pretty interesting to see that
brand still existing in some fashion. I wanted to check it out just to see how
it all works. This camera is very similar to in the
Nikon’s B500. It does not have the viewfinder. It does have that long
telephoto zoom. Specification wise, 20 megapixels 1/2.3 inch sensor. Very
standard for this type of camera. ISO range from 125 to 6400. However, the
auto ISO only goes up to 1600. The lens is rated 35x zoom. And the equivalent
focal length and full frame terms is 25 millimeters to 873 millimeters f3 to 5.9.
That’s very standard in this type of camera. Basically, you get a decently wide
focal and plus a very long telephoto. Video wise, you have up to 1080p at 60
frames a second, which is a little better than some cameras of this type. Does have
Wi-Fi and bluetooth capability. Also a USB 2.0 connection. Which works for power.
It actually does not come with any type of separate power charger for the
battery. So you have to use the USB connection to get power. But you can buy
a separate charger if you do want that capability. I would suggest of course always with these type of cameras buying a second
battery is a good thing. The actual battery is an NP-120 rated at 1700
milliamp hours, which is actually a pretty solid amount of power for this
battery. My favorite thing about this camera is actually the grip. It’s very
large. It’s substantial. Great in my hand. Really depends on you, of course. But I
really like the grip on this camera. The case itself feels solid.
Nice thick plastic on it. However the buttons are a little spongy,
I guess you could say. And when you press one of the buttons on the
back another one up above it moves a little bit. So it probably has some type
of gasket connected all between those. It just kind of signifies it’s a little
lower end quality wise inside there. The tripod socket is not in line with the
lens… This camera takes SD cards. The slot is where the battery compartment is. In the
manual it says up to 64 gigabytes. I would assume you could get larger cards, but
they only guarantee up to 64. There is a little bit of internal memory in this
camera. If you do forget your card, you could potentially take a few photos at
lower quality settings. With cameras like this… They have the contrast detect
autofocus. It’s always a mixed bag with focusing. You will potentially have some
issues. Of course with that, especially when you go to the longer focal lengths.
I did notice a little bit of stuttering. A weird motor sound when I was all the
way extended with the telephoto lens and also trying to focus indoors.
One of the biggest negatives of this camera is that you cannot select the
focus area. You can’t move the focus point around manually. That really limits
your creative options because you’re basically letting the camera decide for
the most part. Now, you can use the center area. Which I guess you could use that
and then recompose your photos… Which is the main way you can get the artistic
control. You can also use face tracking, wide area focus, and also tracking
autofocus. There are a few special modes with this camera. I think they’re the
most interesting features. You do have the panorama mode. I did try that out.
You have to move pretty slow with this camera to get a full panorama. The most interesting
feature I think of this camera is actually the GIF capture mode. You can
take those JIFs or GIFs… whatever you wanna call them. But it is pretty
limited you only get one second or three second intervals. And then it takes all
those frames and puts them into a GIF file. I did try it out two times. Actually
went back to the camera shop after I saw it in the manual. It’s like… “What is this!?
It has GIF capture? Gonna go back there, try it out…” And I did.
It works pretty well actually. But like I said, it is pretty limited as
well. It also has HDR mode, so you get somewhat better dynamic range. Because it
takes multiple photos and puts them together. It has time lapse.
I really didn’t try it out too much, but it is in there.
That’s nice to have. Overall, I’m relatively impressed with this camera. Given the price and it’s pretty similar to that B500 as I mentioned, from Nikon.
I think in this case we really don’t know how reliable this camera will be. If
you can find it at a low price I’m sure as time goes on it will definitely drop
in price quite a bit. It might be a decent option to consider over the B500
depending on price. If you want a dedicated camera with a large optical
zoom lens. It does have the image stabilization in there. I think you will
potentially get better images from some phones, but you won’t get that optical
zoom. So that’s the largest selling point of cameras like this. Especially ones
without the viewfinder. You want a low price as possible and you want that optical
zoom lens. Now, this one does have a few of those interesting features like I
mentioned. But it is a very basic camera. Just like the B500 is a very basic
camera. I have a hard time recommending these cameras… If you even get them at a
low price, it would be something fun to mess around with. Especially in good
lighting, you’ll get decent results. Just don’t have your expectations very high
when you buy a camera like this. But it does give you some versatility over a
phone. That was a look at the Minolta MN35Z. Again, thanks to Camera Craft for
letting me try this out at their shop. I’m Scott from Photography Banzai. Hope you enjoyed this video.
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The Art of Utopia: Wolf Iro

The Art of Utopia: Wolf Iro


This poster is by István Orosz, a Hungarian graphic designer of the middle generation. Thus, István Orosz has
experienced socialism first hand and every time I look at this poster,
I also have to think of Isaak Babel. Isaak Babel is a Russian-Jewish author
who began to write after the Russian Revolution. He was a fervid communist and later
fell victim to the Russian Revolution; in 1940, he was murdered
by Stalin’s henchmen and to me, this poster expresses
the melancholia and the double-edged nature as well as the consternation over
the failure of the socialist dream. And of course I ask myself
when I look at this poster – I ask myself this also in reality – whether we will ever experience
an ideology again that attempts to pass the world on to our children
in a better state than it currently is.

Shooting Nude using Single Light | Nude Photography Tutorial #19  | 1 Minute Promo

Shooting Nude using Single Light | Nude Photography Tutorial #19 | 1 Minute Promo


Hello Everyone, This is Ryan, I am a Photographer specialised in Fashion
and Nude. In this video we are talking about Single
Light Nude Portraiture. You can see I have set one light here and
all other lights are off. So, I am just using this light and you can
see modelling lights falling on her face. I am using a Sony Entry Level Camera with
55-200 mm lens. This is a very basic entry level camera and
I am using this because most people wont be having a expensive cameras and I can assure
you that you don’t need an expensive camera to take a good quality picture. And the settings which I use is also pretty
basic. That is shutter speed 1/125, Aperture f8 and
ISO is 100. I am not a big fan of low key photography
and I prefer more exposed images. So, model is ready in her chair and we are
taking a picture. It’s a very good picture but I think her pose
could be better.

The Truth About Tesla Model 3 Batteries: Part 2

The Truth About Tesla Model 3 Batteries: Part 2


Welcome to another Two Bit da Vinci video,
this is part 2 of our Series on the Truth About Tesla Model 3 Batteries. First, we need to correct something from Part
1. When we showed prices per pound, we accidently
divided the kg price by 2.2 instead of multiply. Here are the corrected prices. While our unit conversion mishap didn’t
lead to the loss of a $125M Nasa orbiter or anything, we do feel bad nonetheless. Rest assured we’ll do better going forward! Ok so in part one we discussed the raw material
supply chain, and the battery cell manufacturing of Tesla’s 2170 cells. Today we’re going to pick up here, and discuss
how Tesla takes these 2170 cells, and create their world class battery pack modules. First, you always want to start with batteries
in parallel that form a brick. This brick on the long range edition contains
46 batteries, while the base model will have 31 batteries. This is so that any single failure in a battery
won’t affect the core voltage of the brick. You’ll just lose that amount of capacity
and range.The next brick is inverted and added to the first brick in series. All batteries that form a brick, are attached
in parallel via a bus bar. You’ll notice that a thin filament is actually
all that connects a battery to this bar. The reason is because of its thin gage, it
actually acts as a fuse. If too much current flows, either during charge
or discharge, it’ll overheat the fuse and break. This will remove the battery from the rest
of the brick and isolate it from any further damage, or potential thermal runaway events. For further protection, Tesla’s 2170 batteries
have 3 very small holes that act as vents to discharge the electrolyte to prevent pressure
build up, and possible explosion. There is also a “blue goo” which is added
to further add stability to the pack and prevent cascading failure. Speaking of thermals, we mentioned one of
the benefits of small cells is the ability to better cool each battery. That’s where the cooling manifold comes
in. Tesla has a patent (US20110212356A1 (https://patents.google.com/patent/US20110212356A1/en))
for a cooling manifold assembly for their battery packs. The cells are covered in a thermal interface
material, which is a poor electrical conductor, but a good thermal conductor, that allows
good contact between the Aluminium battery casing and manifold. A water and glycol coolant mixture is pumped
through this manifold, where heat from the batteries can be transferred, just like liquid
cooling for your PC, or a conventional liquid cooled gas engine. What’s special about this design is the
wavy groves, which allow maximum contact between battery cells above and below the manifold,
with minimal increases in flow drag. In the case of the BMW i3’s prismatic batteries,
or the Chevy Bolt’s pouch batteries, this cell by cell cooling isn’t very easy to
achieve. One limitation to this design is that the
coolant will be colder when it first enters, and warmer near the exit, leading to a slightly
uneven cooling of a few degrees. This is why the wavy design, that doesn’t
reduce flow rate substantially is so important. This means the warm coolant can be pumped
to radiators more quickly. Keeping batteries cool as they charge and
discharge is one of the most important factors in safe operation, and also maximizes the
usable life of lithium ion batteries. You’ll notice there’s no radiator on the
front of a Model 3, like in petrol cars, and that’s because EVs don’t need that level
of cooling for the motor. However, look lower on the front bumper, and
you’ll see vents that house the battery thermal management system and powertrain radiator. These motorized vents can open and close to
minimize air drag, while also providing air flow for the radiators when needed. This can only drop temperatures to level of
the surrounding ambient air, but for especially spirited driving, super fast charging, or
very hot days, the coolant can be ported through the air conditioning system through plate
heat exchangers for even better cooling. Tesla’s Model 3 has a new simplified 4 battery
module system. Weirdly they’re not all the same size, with
the the outer modules featuring 23 cell groups, while the two inner modules feature 25. Again this is the beauty of a small cell design,
that gives them this sort of flexibility. A recent teardown of a Model 3 Battery pack
by Jack Ricard, reveals that each cell brick is 46 batteries in parallel, mated to either
23 or 25 other bricks in series. This means an extended range Tesla Model 3
has 4,416 batteries, and weighs in at roughly 1,050 lbs. So the Model 3’s entire battery pack has
a capacity of roughly 80 kWh, and a density of (1054 lbs=478kg _____ 80kWh=80,000
Wh / 478=167 W/kg Remember the 5 minute battery swap concept
Elon showed off a few years ago? Where a model S could pull in have a robot
swap battery packs in less time than a petrol car could fuel up? Well it appears that idea is dead, because
the design of the model 3 batteries, with their solid aluminium bottom plate, won’t
allow this functionality. But that’s why Tesla has been investing
in DC Fast chargers, and their NCA chemistry, combined that with the brilliant cooling system
and air conditioning exchange, means Tesla Model 3s should charge quickly with few thermal
bottlenecks. Along with their cooling system, the second
factor is Tesla’s world class Battery Management System or (BMS). The BMS tracks the voltage on the cell level,
to ensure that the batteries charge and discharge evenly. It also monitors battery brick temperatures
via strategically placed thermocouples, and is something Tesla now has over a decade of
experience with. There are individual BMSs for each of the
four battery modules. One of the great concerns with large lithium
ion battery packs, is that a few individual cells don’t discharge with the rest. Then the system reports low range, and accepts
a charge. But when this near full battery accepts a
charge, its voltage will start to build up and cause degradation and could even explode. The BMS monitors this to ensure all the cells
are fairly uniform, and they have further protection with their individual battery fuses. Jack Rickard reported voltages within a hundredth
of a volt between all the bricks in a Model 3 Module. That’s pretty impressive, and a true testament
to this crucial system in the Tesla Model 3 Battery pack. On the back of the battery system you’ll
notice a small hump. Tesla lovingly refers to this as the “Penthouse.” To further optimize the manufacturing process
for the Model 3, All battery related systems for the entire car are housed in this compartment. In previous models like the S, the various
AC-DC inverters and other electronics required for safe battery operation were spread around
in various areas throughout the car. But now, for the Model 3, this entire pack
and Penthouse is fully assembled at the Gigafactory, and shipped to Fremont, where they can go
into Model 3’s more quickly with less assembly hours needed. This is a small innovation, but it really
pays dividends when mass producing Model 3s. So another question we always get is, my cell
phone battery only lasts about 2 years before it starts going bad, surely Teslas must have
the same problems. The answer, luckily is no, and the reason
is two part: 1 most electronics like laptops and smartphones use LCO or Lithium Cobalt
Oxide) chemistry because they provide high density, while suffering from a tradeoff of
a lower cycle lifetime. Most people only keep cell phones for a few
years, and the manufacturers have decided that being small and energy dense is more
important than being long lasting. The second reason is that laptops and smartphones
are charged to 100% and also allowed to discharge to 0%. This extreme state of charge and depth of
discharge can really degrade the battery quickly. Again the the case of your smartphone, it’s
more important that it last 12 hours and not 10, then it is to last 4 years instead of
2. Tesla Model 3’s will help you charge and
discharge at the best level for longevity. If you want to make your batteries last as
long as possible, charge to about 80-90% capacity, and only discharge to about 30%. If you’re going on a long road trip, of
course you can charge to 100% on occasion, but when your commute is less than your range,
you should always try to charge to the recommended level. In the Model 3 interface, the one user adjustable
setting is the state of charge meter. A slider allows you to adjust how close to
100 percent you want the car to charge to. Just remember to leave this where recommended,
unless you know you have a long trip ahead. Remember that the voltage of a battery changes
based on its charge. At fully charged, a 2170 cell has a voltage
of above 4 volts, while fully discharged, only around 3. Also, if you remember from part 1 where we
talked about the hybrid graphite anode expansion and contraction from charged to discharged,
it is again best to avoid the extremes. This user adjustable charge level has led
to some confusion and questions that we want to clarify. We’ve been asked if the the base model 3,
and the extended range car, actually have the same battery packs, and based on price,
the added range is unlocked via software. This question arises because there were reports
that Tesla unlocked extra range for people in Florida who were running away from Hurricane
Irma. The story goes like this, back a few years
ago, Tesla was selling 75 kWh battery packs at a lower price, and locked the car’s charge
level to only 60 or 70 kWh. The idea was this made a cheaper car possible,
and also presented Tesla an upsell opportunity. You have to remember they weren’t making
Model 3’s yet and they were getting creative about selling cars. So with unlocking the max range option, or
in the case of Hurricane Irma, Tesla is able to flip a digital switch, and set the car’s
state of charge meter to maximum. But don’t worry there’s no such trickery
in the Model 3. The model 3 has two distinct battery packs,
one with 50 and one with 75 kWh of usable capacity. There’s no software magic at play here. So with amazing battery cooling, a state of
the art Battery Management System, and 10 years of experience, how long will your batteries
last? Historic Tesla Battery data suggests 95% range
after 50,000 miles, and 90% after 150,000 miles. That means your 310 mile extended range Model
3, will travel 279 after 150,000 miles. That’s after 11 years of driving at 13,500
miles a year. But the news gets even better, because that
historic data includes older battery packs. Our good friend Ben Sullins over at Teslanomics
is a data scientist and has put together some real world numbers from Tesla’s around the
world. If you haven’t seen his channel, we highly
recommend you check him out! He’s taken the source Google Sheet, which
has been filled out by Tesla owners around the globe, and presented it in a great visual
representation. Links to the original Google Sheet, and Bens
site, will be provided in the video description. (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/t024bMoRiDPIDialGnuKPsg/edit#gid=1710185683)
(https://teslanomics.co/what-is-the-lifespan-of-a-tesla-battery-and-how-long-will-it-last/) Ben’s website allows you to sort by kilometers
or miles, or charge cycles, or vehicle age, and filter by different regions. You’ll notice that all the data fits pretty
well, and the almost all the vehicles seem to fit into the 90% range left after 150k
miles curve. There are a few outliers that have dropped
to around 85% remaining range after just 30k miles, and that’s what we wanted to break
down next. We’ve read a lot of articles about some
Tesla owners needing battery pack replacements and so we thought we’d break out the cars
that needed new battery packs from this data. Filtering in this way, reveals that about
6% of the cars needed a battery pack change, either for some faults, or possible excessive
loss in range. What we found was interesting, almost every
Tesla that needed a replacement battery pack, was manufactured in 2013 or older. Cars that were built more recently, don’t
seen to have any issues, based on this telling, but limited data. Furthermore, every single one of the cars
that needed new batteries, had battery swaps within 8 years and 100k miles. (Show visual for standard battery and extended
warranty). This, we believe is the most telling information
of all. Tesla is going to have a few bad battery packs,
it’s almost impossible to totally eliminate. All it takes is a few bad cells, a few bad
solder joints, or bad sensors to cause potential issues. This has to be the single biggest downfall
of Tesla’s 2170 cell strategy. When you have to create an array of over 4000
batteries, some errors are likely to arise. But here is the good news, if you do have
a faulty battery pack, you’re likely to catch this well within your warranty period. Tesla knows this, and provides the warranty
in accordance. Also, their process, and mastery is only getting
better and Model 3 owners are likely to have the best results of any Tesla to date. Do keep in mind that petrol cars aren’t
perfect either. We have the Lemon law to allow owners to fully
return cars that prove to be problematic. There are also thousands of reports of cars
needing new transmissions, or engines well below 100k miles. At the end of the day, its an engineered and
manufactured product, and as humans, we’ve never made anything perfectly, and never will. What’s more important is that rates of failure
are low, and that companies rise to occasion with great warranties. Tesla is doing well on both accounts. The next biggest question we get is about
cold weather performance. So why is cold weather such a concern for
Evs? Well the reaction happening inside those lithium
ion batteries is a chemical one, and one that is dependent on environmental factors like
temperature. So the battery thermal management system is
crucial here as well. One thing to note, is that for the Model 3,
Tesla has ditched the dedicated battery heater. Instead they have opted to warm the coolant
via waste heat created by electronics and powertrain systems. That includes the electric motor and the DC-AC
inverter. So the battery system and the powertrain system
both share the same coolant loop. This architecture makes the Model 3 Coolant
system more simplified, and efficient than previous models. Unlike cooling a battery, where coolant is
past through either the air conditioner stack heat exchanger, or font radiator, when heat
is needed, the coolant is pumped through the powertrain cooling system. You might be wondering what happens when the
car is parked and not running? It turns out, it’s the same process, only
now, electricity is intentionally wasted in the powertrain and inverter, in the interest
of creating heat. This heat is gathered by the coolant, and
pumped through the batteries. Your Model 3 can be programmed to keep the
batteries warm in this way, until the charge level drops to 20%. But heating the batteries in the cold isn’t
the only EV downside. There’s also the passenger cabin to contend
with, and this is where petrol cars have an odd advantage. Internal combustion cars are so inefficient,
that about 80% of the gas you burn is actually wasted as heat. This waste heat makes heating the cabin incredibly
easy, and is a weird advantage that EVs just don’t have. Tesla’s electric AC motors are between 80-90%
efficient. So what is Tesla to do? They could have just put in a simple inefficient
resistive heating element, like the one found in Chevy Volts and Nissan Leafs. But they actually thought about this and have
filed a special patent. (US US20100025006A1) (https://patents.google.com/patent/US20100025006?oq=20100025006)
Their patent describes a system where the waste heat from every system that needs liquid
cooling, including electronics and powertrain, is used to heat the cabin, instead of just
discarded. And they have a conventional resistive heater
too, but is required to run less due to the heat pump system. Using electricity to create heat is a very
expensive operation, and in most EVs in sub freezing temperatures, range can be reduced
by about 50% due to heating requirements. With Tesla’s clever waste heat pump, your
range reduction will probably be closer to 30%. So your 310 Mile Model 3 will delivery roughly
200 miles of range. This figure is hugely temperature dependent,
so find how cold it gets where you live, and ask the specialists at Tesla, to get the best
information possible. Let’s put this into a little bit of context. In freezing temperatures, a lot of petrol
cars won’t even start. While you in your Model 3, will be just fine,
albeit with reduced performance and range numbers. Also, you’ve probably seen outlets outside
restaurants and grocery stores in places with freezing winters, for petrol cars to plug
in and run a engine heating pad. This pad keeps the engine warm enough to turn
over when started. In the future, when we have millions of EVs
on the road, we might very well have a similar situation where EVs will plug in, to keep
the batteries warm and charged, while you visit your destination. And in many places, these electrical facilities
are already in place. A couple of things you can do to extend your
cold weather range, is turn the heater down into the 60s, not run the seat heaters, and
make sure to charge as often as possible. Just remember you have a finite amount of
energy, and it’s up to you to balance range with comfort. Oh, and if the batteries are cold, that will
also reduce the rate of regenerative braking. This is again because in cold weather, there’s
more resistant inside the lithium ion batteries, and they can’t react as quickly to convert
the electric energy into chemical potential in the battery. So when you first set off, regenerative braking
will be greatly compromised, but as the system warms up, more performance and regenerative
braking will slowing return. Here is some data from Canadian Tesla owners,
showing how much they’ve driven and how much of their original range is left. You’ll see there isn’t much of an effect,
and the amount of charge remaining after hundreds of thousands of miles, is pretty amazing near
90%. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/t024bMoRiDPIDialGnuKPsg/edit#gid=1710185683 Our advice, if you’re live in very cold
climates, you’ll probably want to get AWD for the added traction, and also the long
range battery for better cold weather range. That covers operation in cold climates, but
what about storage? Is there any risk of damaging your EV if it
sits out in the cold? The answer is not really. The problem isn’t in the steady state, the
problem is forcing electrons and ions to flow in these cold climates. That being said, the Tesla Owners manual states
that these cars shouldn’t be exposed to temperatures above 140F (60C) or below -22F
(-30C) for more than 24 hours. So know your region, and if in doubt, ask
the experts at Tesla before making any decisions. So with Tesla’s BMS and heating magic, you
can rest assured knowing your batteries will operate effectively for years to come. If you live in a very hot climate, the information
is much simpler. The BMS will keep the batteries at comfortable
limits, using the AC loop if needed. Also unlike the 30% drop in rage in the cold,
running the AC to cool the cabin and batteries, should only reduce range 5-10%. So let’s wrap this up, by reiterating a
few points: 1. Tesla is about to mass produce EVs and lithium
ion battery packs at scales never before seen. In response to their success, other established
automakers will increasingly build EVs as well, and this is going to put incredible
strain on the battery raw material supply chain. A study done by UC Berkeley in 2011 states
that just with Lithium reserves already on hand we could produce 1 billion 40 kWh battery
packs. If Tesla packs are twice that size, that’s
still 500 million cars with just the reserves. Other materials like Cobalt and Nickel are
going to get increasingly critical, and the future is less certain. Everything has a cost, and while Tesla’s
don’t pollute directly, stay tuned for a future video on how clean EV emissions truly
are, they do have other environmental costs. As an engineer, I wish there was an easy answer
to all of this, but sadly in the real world, things are rarely ever that simple. A pure EV future will, at current technological
levels, require large scale mining operations of some rather exotic materials, in some conflict
zones around the world. But that is why brilliant chemists are working
around the globe on new battery recipes with lower environmental impact and greater performance. We’ll need continuous Lithium ion battery
enhancements, but we’ll also need a crazy game changing energy storage advance that
will finally once and for all sound the death knell for the petrol car. There are future technologies like solid state
batteries, that will become mainstream, and who knows maybe something else we’ve yet
to even dream up. But it’s a bit of a chicken or egg situation,
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How to Take Pictures in Small Room (3 Techniques for Boudoir)

How to Take Pictures in Small Room (3 Techniques for Boudoir)


– Okay, what’s up guys? Welcome back to the channel. I’m Mike Sasser, Boudoir photographer in
Los Angeles, California. But today we are in New York because I am teaching a little workshop on how to shoot video during
your boudoir sessions. And if you guys know
anything about New York, you know that the rooms are
really really really tiny and that is exactly the
hotel room that we have here. I mean this place can barely fit this bed. Now I worked really hard in Los Angeles to find like the perfect space, a spot with big windows, a spot with good light
that’s got nice floors and like a deep space so that I could shoot
exactly what I want to shoot. But I know that’s not
the case for everybody. A lot of people are shooting
in these smaller spaces. So I wanted to make this video
of three little techniques that I use when I do have
to shoot in small spaces. And hopefully these are
really gonna help you guys out for when you have to as well. (upbeat music) Now with an ultra wide angle lens, this hotel looks like it’s a decent size, but it’s really only ten feet by ten feet or three meters by three meters, for those on the Imperial system. But let me show a few
things for comparison so you can actually see how
little space there is in here. So here we’ve got, I think
it’s a Queen size bed. It may be a full size bed and then we’ve got, this is my carry-on piece of luggage that you can see, if I try and put it in between this space, like it doesn’t even
actually hit the ground there ’cause there’s not enough space
for it to sit on the floor. Here we have just a
regular computer desk chair that, I mean, barely has
enough space in between the bed and the desk. And here’s my camera bag, which, like, kinda opens but not really, in between this little space over here. And we do have one little
extra walkway over here that’s gonna allow us to
get a little bit more depth but pretty much, this is
what we’re working with. So for things to work with
in here, we have this bed, we’ve got big nice, light windows and we have this really awkward throne, like super unnecessary… I don’t know why they thought, like, you know what would really
tie this room together? A snake skin… Looks like a tarantula arm or something but we’re gonna use it. Hey Genesis! She’s gonna be helping us out today. – Hi! – And we’re gonna start
talking about our three tips, I think with a little
bonus tip at the end. I might cut that out ’cause I can’t remember if
I added a bonus tip or not. So the very first tip that we’re gonna do is going to be to shoot
from different heights. (smooth music) I like to shoot at eye-level a lot. And so, what that does, I think it makes things like
more personal with a client. I think it gives an evenness
of power and a connection. But, when you are limited
in a space like this, you kinda have to start to get creative. So let’s see a couple examples of how we can use some different heights to make some cool pictures. Okay, first thing we’re
gonna do is get rid of this ridiculous yellow. Where do you even put
this in a room this small? We’re gonna put it in here. (banging) Okay, so even though this
is a pretty small space, we have this massive, amazing window and I’ve always thought that window light, like good light, is more important than anything else, above location, above the outfits that they brought, above the furniture. So we’re really lucky that we’ve got really, really good light, so we’re gonna use that to our advantage. (music playing over Mike
instructing Genesis) (smooth music) (music playing over Mike
instructing Genesis) (smooth music) For this next shot, another, like, little bonus tip, I almost always shoot
with a 50 millimeter, like almost always in my space. But when you are in tighter spaces, I recommend that it’s a good idea to check out something a little bit wider. We’re gonna use the 35
millimeter for this shot. I’m gonna get nice and low and shoot up on her and the 50’s only gonna be
able to capture her face. We wanna be able to see more than that. So let’s make it happen. (music playing over Mike
instructing Genesis) (smooth music) (music playing over Mike
instructing Genesis) (smooth music) Alright, so that’s tip number one. Tip two is gonna be to add
a little depth to the space. We’re gonna use a foreground object. (smooth music) This can pretty much be anything. I made an entire video on this, which I’m gonna link above
and in the description. Basically what we’re trying to do is give the illusion of depth by using just something out
of focus in the foreground. Now I didn’t prepare and
I didn’t bring anything, so we’re gonna search
around the hotel room and see if we can find something that’s gonna work really well.
Let’s see what we have here. We’ve got like some half and half. That’s probably too small for it. Does this come off? Oh no, that’s just a turn. I’m definitely not gonna hold
up just the whole coffee mug. Actually it’s a good thing
that I got these yesterday because, I think maybe the… You want one? – [Genesis] I’ll take one.
– Yeah. It’s important to have
chocolate at your shoots for a number of reasons but
also ’cause I’m pretty sure these wrappers are gonna work, the way they kinda reflect the light off. So let’s go ahead and… White chocolate, so good. So when you put the
aluminum foil out of focus with the light reflecting off of it a bit, it’s gonna look really cool out of focus. We’re gonna take this phone
out of the background. (laughing) Clean up your backgrounds guys! Also this light is super
bizarre here for some reason. We’re just gonna make this a normal light. The more clutter you
have in your backgrounds, the more distracting it is, so I really recommend that, as simple as you can make them and as normal as you can make them. The whole kinda concept is there’s a little bit of
voyeur sorta character to it, so you won’t be looking
at the camera for these. Alright, go ahead. (music playing over Mike
instructing Genesis) (smooth music) (music playing over Mike
instructing Genesis) (smooth music) (music playing over Mike
instructing Genesis) Alright, so that’s tip number two. Tip number three is to shoot details. So what I love about boudoir
is not every single picture has to have a full body. It doesn’t have to have
their whole face in it. So when I’m selling albums, the goal is to get variety. So, in order to do that, we
shoot a lot of detail shots of, like, their collar bone, of their fingertips, of
their lips, things like that. So, especially when
you’re in a small space, you can sorta lean on
that a little bit more. So we’re gonna put her in a pose and then just get as many
detail shots of that one pose as we possibly can. (music playing over Mike
instructing Genesis) (smooth music) Tip number one, shoot
from different heights. This is gonna give you
more variety in your space. Tip number two, shoot through something. This can be anything you find, flowers, candy wrappers, doorways. And tip number three, shoot details. Uses the opportunity to
get a variety of images that you can sell in addition
to your standard photos. I’ve got even better videos
for you guys coming up in the next couple of weeks, so if you’re not subscribed, you’re definitely gonna
wanna hit that button. Go check out Genesis on Instagram and if you guys need a little
help with your editing, all of the photos in
this video were edited with my Ever Summer presets. There will be a link in the description and I will see you next week! (smooth music)

A COMPLETELY PURPLE BOX! 💜 | Scrawlrbox Unboxing | Mystery Art Box

A COMPLETELY PURPLE BOX! 💜 | Scrawlrbox Unboxing | Mystery Art Box


Today is a very very very special ScrawlrBox unboxing for multiple reasons, but obviously we need a Scrawlrbox Like this one, [Laughs] This is the October 2019 Scrawlrbox. Let’s open it up and find out why I’m excited. ♪ Wow for the first time, it’s not all ripped open. So that’s already special. (Sings) Boom, bo, boom, boooh! Do you see all the purple!? [Deep inhale] Whoa! So for the October ScrawlrBox, I was asked to be the featured artist So I’m very very thankful for all your support, if it weren’t for you guys, they definitely would not have reached out to me. So thank you. It’s kind of funny, They
had been kind of wanting to work with me for a while and we kind of like threw a few ideas back and forth but in the end like I was like I don’t know what kinda art supplies to include. Then out of the blue. They kind of reached out to me. and like hey for our 50th box, we’d like to include Copic markers, specifically this purple pack and have you as the featured artist and honestly, it worked out perfectly because I feel like as an artist, I kind of just use whatever tools are available So the fact that they kind of picked the tools, with me in mind for my ScrawlrBox just seems perfect. Okay. [Laughs] So I don’t know the exact supplies they picked. I know they said a kneaded eraser and stuff So let’s find out, here are the Copic markers They’re the Copic Ciao. It’s specifically the doodle pack in purple. This was the only thing that I knew precisely what was going to be in the box. Alright, so we have two Copic Ciaos. These are the star of the show, obviously. We have one in the color mauve shadow, one in the color blueberry. Both are very purpley tones as you might be able to tell. They have a brush nib on one end, ahhahuh! And a chisel no on the other and the caps sit on the other end. Isn’t that just perfect? Copic Ciaos are really nice cuz they’re slightly cheaper than Copic Sketch markers, which are my personal fave. And of course the cap actually fits on the other end, but you’re trading off with a smaller barrel. So it holds a little less ink, and then it doesn’t lists the color names on the side. But I still love them. They still work amazingly! I just like alcohol-based markers. They’re one of my favorite art supplies. Next to like digital art, you know. Also in the Copic doodle pack, they include… I don’t know how to say this but it’s a sparkly pink water-based pen and I’m definitely going to have to get a close-up and just show you how glittery this writes and then finally, this is actually the very first Copic fineliner that I own. It is a Copic Multiliner in the color wine and it’s a 0.3 and these are really great to use with your Copics. You won’t have any smudging or blurring of the lines and it’s in a really fun wine color, which should complement… These other art supplies really nicely. Next up, we have a pencil. It’s the Faber Castell two and a half… HB. A pencil’s still a pencil. [light chuckle] For the candy, these are Swizzlers Parma Violets. I’m not from the UK. So I see a lot of new candy in these boxes since this box is based in the UK. I guess I could try this. I don’t usually eat a lot of candy, but today seems like a special occasion. Do you think they’ll be like grape flavor? It tastes a little fruit punchy to me. They’re very similar to like Smarties or Rockets, but I think I prefer the flavors of Smarties to these. These candies are great when you’re a kid and you want to play doctor and you’re like take your medicine. (Whispers) But it’s candy. but I do appreciate their commitment to the color purple. Alright a white gel pen is something I use a lot and this is the Derwent paint pen. So it’s a little bit different, but you can get the same effect. If not better and more consistently. So this is in the color white. It’s a size 0.5, So it might be a bit large. It is a paint pen, so we’re gonna have to prep it. I feel like – Why am I acting like I’m knowledgeable about all these things just because it’s my box? [Laughs] But
I kinda know somethings to a certain extent sometimes. [Paint pen shaking] Op.
there it goes, but you can’t see it cuz that’s white paper! That’ll be perfect for adding like highlights and little doodads to the illustration. Oh! The sticker this month is purple and sparkly! Like it’s not actually sparkly. It’s made to look sparkly. If that makes sense. But it’s still purple! Eee! Of course there had to be a kneaded eraser. It’s my personal favorite type of eraser. I’ve never tried this one. This is the Lyra Germany kneaded eraser. It says it’s high-quality. It comes in a cute little box! Maybe it’s to protect it from looking like this, like mine. Do you guys remember this one? This one came in a box, I don’t remember which box. but it was solid white when it started. [Laughs] Usually
they start gray so there’s nothing much of a difference and you can’t really tell until it gets like black. But this one started white. This
one looks like it’s going to be gray, if I could get it open! There we go. [Gasps] Aw, look, it’s like a little treasure chest and thee little kneaded eraser fits in perfectly. Well, that won’t last long. [Laughs] Wait till it’s not square anymore. See what consistency it is. I’ve had gooey kneaded erasers, and more stiff kneaded erasers. I like one right smack dab in the middle. Okay. It’s on the firmer side. [Laughs] Look at me. A kneaded eraser aficionado. I need – Oh, yeah, see, okay. It just needs to be worked a little or kneaded, if you will. It’s already getting softer. I just love kneaded erasers. If you didn’t know kneaded erasers are cool because they don’t leave eraser shavings. They absorb the graphite instead. So they don’t do the best erasing job. So you do trade a little bit of like perfect erasing, for the comfort of no eraser shavings and that is a trade I’m always willing to make. Not to mention, you get a cute little turd. So who
doesn’t want one of these beautiful things on their desk? [Laughs] Alright, there’s something else. Oh my gosh! Okay, I was seeing these. People were sharing pictures of this box to me and I saw this and for some reason it just didn’t register that it came in the box. Obvs! So this is a special gift from ScrawlrBox to all subscribers to celebrate their 50th box. That’s really cool. I love enamel pins. I have a backpack full of them. He’s so small. Look how cute that is. In all it’s tiny perfection! [Crash] Op, pfft, of course I dropped it. Wait, which way was up? Was there an up or is it the same? So this is the menu
listing all the supplies that we just went through like the Copic purple doodle pack. Oh, there’s paper. Oh, wait, [Laughs] We haven’t gotten there yet. As well as a prompt. It’s really weird like reading someone talking about me. Why is that so weird? Ooo. I’m just so excited. This is honestly – Whoa, excuse me. This is a really nice box. I’m very happy with it and I’m glad to be associated with it in some way. Even though I didn’t really put it together. Mm-hmm. I can see my art under there. Aww! We’ll get there, when we get there. This is the Canson paper nicknamed “The Wall” It’s a revolutionary paper, specifically
designed for graffiti artists, illustrators and designers. It’s called
“The Wall” because it acts a lot like drawing on a wall. It’s completely opaque, bleed proof and double-sided. So you should be able to draw on either side of it. That’s really cool. Okay, I’m seeing the art. We gotta -We gotta acknowledge this Ooh. I’ve never had my art printed on something so nice. Oh yeah, see do you hear the thickness? So this is actually an illustration I made, using
these four supplies and then other things that I owned. I went out and bought it when I heard that it was going to be included in the box. I wanted to make sure that the art I made was made with these actual supplies. I just felt like that was important. I actually filmed the entire process of creating this. So I think we should hop in over there and I’ll kind of show you the original piece and Some of the stages I went through. Shoot, it’s all wrinkly. Actually before we get there. I have a handful of stuff I need to show you. So this is actually how it started. This was something I just mocked up in digital. Using like the colors off the computer of what Copic said these colors looked like on their website and I kind of just mocked something up. You can kind of see the difference in time spent on these two things. [Laughs] Then once I had an idea that I kind of liked, Look how different the purse looks. This kind of supplements as a thumbnail Just digitally so it looks a little nicer and cleaner and then from here, I moved on to a blank piece of paper. Kind of like this one. It’s actually A5 cardstock, Nothing too fancy, and
I started sketching out what would one day become this. After one
last quick reference at the thumbnail I created digitally, I began sketching it out on the paper Now something I did consciously with this is that I didn’t keep looking at my reference. Like I knew the vague idea of it. I had drawn it and when I draw something, it kind of like gets inputted into my memory in a way that just looking at something does not do for me. So I don’t need to keep looking back at it and when I don’t keep looking back at it, I can make changes as I draw that will benefit the drawing overall because
I’ve already made those mistakes in the thumbnail and I can kind of just use experience, you know, to make those decisions in the process. Whereas if I keep looking at my reference, I’m gonna end up with a closer copy and that also includes copying the mistakes. What I really like about this drawing, is it’s just so perfectly right up my alley, Guilty pleasure art right here. I knew I was gonna have to make a print that was supposed to showcase me and like the things that I draw. I don’t want to like mislead people anyway. I knew that this is the perfect opportunity not to try anything new and just – Mmm Just draw exactly what I want to draw and you may notice that that is exactly what I did. I drew big poofy hair, the half updo ponytail that I just love so much. Pinafore dresses, thigh high socks, super glittery. Like this was the perfect little piece of art to just put a little pep in my step and boy did I have fun with it. To add the smallest bit of challenge to it though, I did try to draw glasses being like taken off her head. I thought it would bring a little bit of interest to a drawing of someone who’s just standing there. Like obviously if I put the hands on the hips like it’s gonna be a little boring. So. just a little bit of an action, which is very very simple, I chose removing glasses from her face. [Laughs] Then the
rest of the sketch is just going over and refining things. Except when it came to the purse. I decided to design something completely different. Originally It was like a perfect little circle purse. But then I decided to try something else. I kind of first just drew like a weird square pillow. And as soon as I did that I just had this vision of a purse, so I just kind of went with it. It’s like rounded on the top flat on the bottom. So at this point the drawing looks like this. This is actually the original pencil sketch for this drawing. I was pretty happy with it. You can kind of see there’s a bit of a difference. Not too much. Like the strap and things like that. But I was way, way, way too nervous to just go in and create my illustration on top of this, like I would
usually do because this felt like a bigger deal to me. So what I did was I scanned this and printed it out and it looked like this There’s extra little doodles on here. It’s fine. [Laughs] And then with this, I created my own light box, because I don’t own about light box. I used a deep picture frame and then by phone set full to brightness. And I actually turned it on a YouTube video, so it would entertain me at the same time and then I put a new piece of paper on top of it. And I think very taped it and I began inking with this Copic fineliner through the light onto the new piece of paper. [Paper wobbling] What happened next? Okay, I think, from there I had the line art done. So I began coloring it using these two Copic markers and then the glitter pen as well. So I’ll show you the process of that right now. What it did was I started with the pink glitter pen and I colored in all of the accessories. Some of the places I went over it a couple of layers, just so that there’s a nice good coverage of pink glitter. Then next, I used mauve shadow and I added in all of the shadows of the hair. So any place that not a lot of light would be able to reach that involved the hair. This is basically a two marker challenge. So I had to really think about how I was going to spread out these colors, layer these colors and just use them together in a way, that’s not gonna look mushy. So
since mauve shadow was the lighter of the two colors, I used this first just to add shadow any where that I might end up adding a darker shadow, but wasn’t
quite sure if I was ready for that kind of commitment. Just went around the entire drawing into that. I also used it for our little details in the hair. When I draw hair, I like it big and chunky but I thought this would be a fun experiment was to try
and use the marker to make it look like separate strands and like it wasn’t just a big chunk of hai, but
it was actually built up of many, many small hair strands. Next, I jumped in there with the blueberry color and I started adding in the accent colors. I put
this everywhere where I was like, yes, I want this to pop. I want this to be an obvious different color than everything else in this drawing. Like these shirts and the socks. You don’t need me to tell you that this is a very dark color So you have to really commit with this color and I think I did a pretty good job of spreading it throughout the illustration, adding a little bit on like the lips to add a pop of color higher up in the drawing and making sure that no one place was just like way darker than the rest and drew your eye towards something I didn’t want you to draw your eye towards. And then for the gel pen that I used was the Sakura Decorous White Gel pen and I used
this to add highlights specifically to like the sunglasses to make it look like that was a shinier material and then I used the chisel side of the Ciao to draw in fun abstract shapes in the background just to make sure the character didn’t look like they’re standing in a white abyss But a white abyss with purple sparkly smoke, which seems infinitely better. At this point the drawing still felt pretty plain to me. So I went in again with the glitter pink pen and started just really going to town honestly like, anywhere that I could possibly put it, I did. [Laughs] It really
doesn’t show up on camera as like pretty as this pen is but you’ll have to take my word for it And
then I threw like a million stripes onto her pinafore dress I really liked tracing the shape because skirts are round, right? You can’t just draw a straight line on that or it’s not gonna look like the line is actually on the fabric and interacting with the world. So you have to kind of like follow the 3D shape, which I think it’s really fun. This doesn’t have anything really to do with the drawing, but what’s one of
the most exciting things that ever happened in my life, the power literally went out while I was drawing this. Wooo, what happened? And then even more excitingly it came back [Dog howling] So that’s something that happened and then I was done with the drawing, so now the drawing is basically completely done or is it? It looks like… Boop-ba-da-brooo] This, this is the original, you can see the bleed through, Illustrations that I made for this print, but you might see a few differ – actually the colors are way different, but that just happens I guess. [Laughs] Can’t really uh, fix that. You might see though other differences besides color, specifically around the eyes, ‘Cause I scanned this back into the computer and cleaned up the eyes. I actually did two print tests to try and get the colors as accurate as I could but it was always pretty dark. But you
can kind of see how the eyes have changed a little bit from the original sketch and I think it cleaned up in the mouth a little maybe. Oh, I also it looks like twisted the character just a smidge and there we have the print, made with these supplies in this box. I do want to thank everyone who requested that I be featured in a ScrawlrBox It really is like – it’s really, really cool to be featured like this. So, thank you. Thank you very much. I am beyond thrilled to have this opportunity. I guess we should make something in real time. Right? Right? With this paper. Why don’t we go ahead and try something. I could redraw – Bup-ba-buh-dah! This character. Just right now, right here, right now! It would be a pleasure [Laughs] Okay, let’s start. Obviously. We got to change up the pose a little. We’ll need a body. She’s got that cute pinafore dress. Maybe it’s a little longer than this. [Laughs] Whoops! Don’t need to flash anyone. I’m
gonna put the sunglasses on top of her head this time. That way we don’t block any of the face. That was like kind of my one regret about this. [Laughs] is I feel like it makes this lip look really really weird. But you know, we’re all gonna critique ourselves ’til we go blue in the face. [Laughs] I’m keeping the eyes like really simple right now. While I try to make sure that the face… I almost reached for my kneaded eraser. We got a new baby! [Gasps] It’s a boy! [Laughs] This one’s named Beluga, this one gives me like a blue cool tone. So maybe we can name… them… Hmm. What’s your name little guy? Leroy? [Laughs] Oh, well, it’s stuck. Once you come up with the name, you can’t change it, right? Little Leroy. [Tap, tap, tap] Jenkins! Just kidding. Those glasses on top of her head! Oh, and then she has a scrunchie with the big ponytail Half-up half-down do. She has a little turtleneck. People
have been tagging me in a lot of art drawing this purse. So we got to make that kind of focal point in some way. What if she’s holding it like in front of her. That out. She looks a little steampunk right now without like detail on the glasses. Ooh, I love that little shape right there. [Swooshing noises] Because we kind of have to move the glasses up a little I drew just like a month ago and I feel like already my style has changed. It is so consistent. I’m so jealous of people who have like that one art style that they always drawn in and then me and like well right now, I want it to look a little bit more realistic and oh now I wanted to have huge ears and then oh, oh, oh, oh. Now I’m just drawing an alien so it can’t look real anyway [Sighs] There’s always some excuse. I can’t wait to see how this paper works with copics. If it works better than you know, what I’ve been using. [Laughs] If we draw the hands here, holding on to the purse. Again, I didn’t have room to draw her feet, but you know, Sacrifices were made. I think I’ll include more glitter everywhere. Yas! And whatever this smoky stuff is that I just included to fill up space. She kind of looks like a rock star coming out on the show with fake steam. That’s not fake. It’s like real but you know, you know! And she also has a bunch of rings on her fingers. Although I haven’t even drawn her hands. Alright, let’s go in, take the kneaded eraser. This is what they’re really great for. Wiggle it down into a worm. And then roll it up and down on your paper. It’s gonna pick up that graphite and get real dirty, which is exactly what we want. So, the sketch will look like this. Barely visible. Which is perfect for adding in the line art Our wine-colored Copic multiliner. It doesn’t just do “fine” lines, It does all the lines. [Laughs] I always like to start with the eyes. So, today will be no exception. I really want to get her nose the same. I feel like her nose is kind of different from how I always draw noses, which is what I liked about it, but it was still kind of similar. A little ribbed section of the sweater. Pink. it might be called piping. Ooh! But yeah, that’s all in the purse. [Laughs] There’s a bit of a quilted pattern here. This is one of those elements that I like doing the line art of more than I like sketching it. You can kinda see how this sketch was just like [Sketchy noises] but this, I’m like, yas! There are not a lot of things that I feel that way about. Oops. I’m changing it up! What am I doing? No! I want to keep that lower. ♪ Ooh. Well, luckily she has a bit of a design at the bottom. We might be able to hide that. Oh, that still looks bad. What did I do? It’s more erased than it was. Now we can go ahead and add in colors. I believe
I used mauve shadow for some of these sections Look how even the tone is. You can’t really see any streaks. It’s also cuz this is a brand new marker and it’s real nice and juicy and then I added like squiggles and stuff so that the hair wasn’t completely white. There we go. I think I did a little bit simpler than I did there. How is the bleeding? No bleeding so far! Good, because I didn’t put anything behind it. [Laughs] I guess I used this for the eyebrows. I think
I’m gonna use the colorless blender to blend that out and I have it right here, so I’m gonna guess that maybe I did. Try and blend that out a bit. I don’t remember if I did that or not but there we go. I think it’s a kind of glitter you might only be able to appreciate in person. It’s like tons of tiny little like silver flecks of just glitzy glitter. Oh, the scrunchie, too. And it’s water-based so you can kind of build it up and get it darker to a certain extent but not too much. And she has like a fun line… At the bottom of her skirt. Blueberry for the… Sweater here. We’ll see if this bleeds through this paper because this one’s – This is a marker, alright. Wow! I’m impressed. This paper would make a really good goalie. Nothing seems to get through it! Heh heh! I am drawing a little bit smaller, which
makes it kind of hard to get a certain amount of detail. There we go and it looks like I used this… To color in the glasses ’cause there are more sunglasses. Oh and I think I used this for the weird smoky stuff in the background [Laughs] Random smoky stuff. ♪ There we go. Fun little background. Okay. Now the white gel pen. Oh, and we still need to add – I think I used this. The sparkly pink liner and add the details to her a little pinafore here. And what I did was I made it denser towards the center and they’re a bit separate, more separated towards the outside edge and it kind of like I don’t know it like cinches in the waist, I feel like a really fun way. So I’m going to do that as well. Then start to get wider as we reach the bottom and I think I just darkened up this section. So that it looks like a different color. Then I used the mauve shadow. Add some shading on top of that. Oh wait, I used to this. For the lips. Ooh, yeah, look at those. It looks like I just added fun little shapes and details. Just to kind of symbolize shining or glitter or something. Perfect! I just realize I never swatched any of things. Mostly because I already did. [Laughs] And then I add some glitter. Little
bits and bobs to make this part actually look glittery. So we’re just gonna draw it in ourselves. This is a really nice tool. It’s not a gel pen. It’s definitely better. I think
I’ve used one before. I don’t know what happened to it. But I think I’m gonna keep this on my desk for sure. This is kind of cute. It’s a little like companion piece. [Laughs] Kind of wish I had drawn her bigger, kind of like this one. The way she fills the page bit better. But I obviously
spent a lot more time coming up with this ones idea and making sure that I liked it where as this one. This one was a bit quicker Here’s our finished illustration for today. Along with this guy, which is actually, what, this one? Yeah, this one. Aw, I can really see that glitter. Hope you can in like the scrunchie specifically. Very fun. Will you marry me? [Laughs] I want to thank you guys for watching. Thanks again for all of your support and getting
me to this point of being featured in a ScrawlrBox. I am seriously, so thankful for you. So. Thank you. ScrawlrBox mentioned that they’d like to do a giveaway to celebrate their 50th box. So I’ll
have a link in the description for all of that information. I think they’re gonna be giving away this specific box. I’m not entirely sure, but I’m sure it’ll tell you where ever I direct you [Laughs] Yeah, I don’t know the link right now. If you’re
interested in getting your own ScrawlrBox subscription or entering
that giveaway, I will have a link in the description with more information. Thank you guys for watching. I’ll see you guys all next week and I hope you have a delicious evening full of waffles. Bye! ♪