Category: Resources and References

Shinto 101

deskgirl: kamipriestess: Hello!As someone who grew up with Shinto (along with Buddhism and Catholicism) and also currently a miko at my local shrine (of the Konkokyo branch) I figured I would like to give a basic intro to Shinto most online sources (Even books) are misinformed about or lack, or misunderstood in a Western setting.

frenden: FRENDEN’S 600+ CLIP STUDIO BRUSH SET UPDATE These painting, penciling, inking, and special FX tools utilize a wide range of custom made textures, daubs, and settings emulating traditional media and beyond. This set reflects twelve years of obsessive iteration in the pursuit of making the best digital drawing tools possible. All updates and


girlwiththegreenhat: Do you design a lot of characters living in not-modern eras and you’re tired of combing through google for the perfect outfit references? Well I got good news for you kiddo, this website has you covered! Originally @modmad made a post about it, but her link stopped working and I managed to fix it,

Resources For Writing Sketchy Topics

wordsnstuff: Medicine A Study In Physical Injury Comas Medical Facts And Tips For Your Writing Needs Broken Bones Burns Unconsciousness & Head Trauma Blood Loss Stab Wounds Pain & Shock All About Mechanical Injuries (Injuries Caused By Violence) Writing Specific Characters Portraying a kleptomaniac. Playing a character with cancer. How to portray a power driven


eymbeeart: enecola: If you’re like me, then you guys love shading your sketches or lineart. Like this: But if you erase a bit and shade more with black on low opacity it’ll look all wonky so you use the color picker. Or hell you scan or take a photo of a drawing you made on

Myths, Creatures, and Folklore

thewritingcafe: thewritingcafe: Want to create a religion for your fictional world? Here are some references and resources! General: General Folklore Various Folktales Heroes Weather Folklore Trees in Mythology Animals in Mythology Birds in Mythology Flowers in Mythology Fruit in Mythology Plants in Mythology Folktales from Around the World Africa: Egyptian Mythology African Mythology More African

Slang Resources

legit-writing-tips: Since I had an earlier ask about slang, I thought I’d pull together a few resources: Historical Dictionary of American Slang – allows you to search by year Slang Terms for Sex (And Related F*ckery) – Bow chicka wah wah Medieval Slang Terms and Terminology – PDF File (Use these sparingly) Shakespearean Slang and

Writing the Other: intensely practical advice for representing other cultures in fiction

mostlysignssomeportents: For more than a decade, science fiction and fantasy writers have handed around Nisi Shawl and Cynthia Ward’s Writing the Other, an intensely practical and thoughtful guide to inclusive, representative writing that includes people of genders, ethnicities, races, and orientations other than the writer’s. Shawl and Ward’s impetus came during their tenure at the Clarion

How to put on Hanfu (Han Chinese clothing)?

shalihalfa: A typical set of Hanfu can consist of two or three layers. The first layer of clothing is mostly the zhongyi (中衣) which is typically the inner garment much like a Western T-shirt and pants. The next layer is the main layer of clothing which is mostly closed at the front. There can be