hi i'm abby and this is where i reblog anything and everything that holds some form of inspiration to me. this includes pretty scenery, cool clothes, tutorials, etc.
Abby's Reference Desk

So maybe you’re a writer or maybe you’re in a fantasy RP group, maybe you just want to make maps. Either way, with the right guidance the process is pretty easy. Here’s some Photoshop and research resources I’ve compiled to make your life easier.

WORLD MAPS
How to generate a map in Photoshop (video)
How to create (mountain) brushes 
(video)
How to create trees 
(video)
How to create mountains and hills 
(video)
How to create swamps and deserts 
(video)
Tolkien-Style Map Brushes (1)(2)
Parchment Textures (1)(2)(3)
Calthyechild’s Fantasy Map Tutorial & Resources
World Maps to inspire you (1)(2)(3)(4)

CITIES
City Map Generator
Clevergirlhelps’ Brilliant Post on City Planning
Thewritingcafe’s Brilliant Post on City Planning
Streets VS Monuments
How to create a grid in Photoshop
City Brushes
Cities to inspire you (1)(2)(3)(4)

MISC.
Ship Plans
How Geography Affects Climate
How Streets Evolve as Cities Grow
History of Building Materials
Climates
R. Steves’ Europe (Videos)

NEED A NAME?
Location and Setting name generator
Pirate Ship name generator
Ship name generator

(Source: elizaabennet)

verticly:

 

Long Stairs by Hanson Mao

fashion-runways:

 Alexander McQueen at Paris Fashion Week Fall 2008

tmirai:

Foam and Worbla armour MEGA TUTORIAL

Tutorial by AmenoKitarou

Super duper awesome and helpful! I am totally going to try this out for my Garrosh cosplay.

(Source: alltheawesomecosplay)

projectkr:

travelingmadness:

pugletto:

prrb:

How I pratice drawing things, now in a tutorial form.
The shrimp photo I used is here
Show me your shrimps if you do this uvu 

PS: lots of engrish because foreign 

This is the best art advice ever and you should all listen to it because it’s basically what I’ve been telling people for years.

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i was not expecting that to actually work

Reblogging every time this pops up on my dash because this is helpful for everyone .

baawri:

clothes I wish I had.

Sabyasachi Couture

isriana:

More pics of my ragdoll boy Nemo’s outdoor adventures this summer.

And in case you wonder what exactly is going on in the last image - we are playing fetch… :D

malformalady:

'Fairy rings' in moss, Rainbow Mountains region near the Laugavegur trekking route, Iceland. Carpets of moss are common in Iceland’s highland regions. This photo shows a peculiar natural formation, known in Icelandic as “witch’s rings”.

Photo credit: Petr Brož

homemiro:

ephemeral-elegance:

Evening Dress, 1957

Jacques Fath

via V&A

Oh, my!!!!!!

ephemeral-elegance:

Machine Embroidered Jacket, ca. 1890s

Owned by Jessie Mason Webb

via NDSU

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