I'm still working on this layout, but it's useable enough for now. The permalink pages look bad ATM but they work, at least. 8|
Yeah, sorry about that.
meri47 sent me the “10 things about yourself” thing that you’re supposed to write/pass on, so I was just gonna do something more like “10 art materials that you love” and thought it’d be close enough to 10 things about me. Umm… ended up organizing what’s underneath my drawing table instead and at this point the meme is totally mutated, sorry~ 8|
Batchix awesomely let me use her spare right-click button because mine fell out of my tablet pen, so the plan was to draw today and be like, “Wow cool Batchix helped me out!”
That didn’t happen much, I ended up using all of our tissue instead.
(And argh, Batchix I just realized— if anything happened to you and D, I’M SORRY! My human contact last week was: 1. Rock festival, 2. Podcast recording 3. Your party, 4. Jelly Belly factory tour, 5. Grocery store, adslfjsdlf!!)Read Post →
“Hm, new comments on the comic, let’s see what’s going on here (as if I couldn’t guess)”
I laughed, because LOOK WHAT PG-CHAN AND I DID TO THIS PERSON but it doesn’t mean I like this.
I know I say it a lot but Tumblr is awesome, because you guys are awesome, and why are more people rude on Deviantart, IDEK? Every time I log into DA it just makes me more thankful for all of you guys. ♥Read Post →
Okay, in the past couple years, I’ve spent a great deal of time trying to help people who are hoping to work in comics achieve their goals. I might not be the best person or the most informed person on this topic, but I genuinely want to see as many of you make that leap as possible, and there have been some great success stories of people who have made the jump, or are in the process of doing so. Huzzahs!
So my question is this…it’s a new year.
If you are making this a goal, if you want to work in comics on any level (webcomics, comics journalism, mainstream, indy, mini comics, whatever), what is your plan for THIS YEAR to make that happen?
What do you plan to do right away, asap, to set you on the path of making comics?
Any answers are welcome.
Wow, good timing! Last year at about this time I made a return to drawing (my first love), and made a pledge to draw every day. The beginning of that year was spent in relative isolation (on a cruise ship, ha ha). I spent every possible waking hour working on comic pages, and that year I did, in fact, draw nearly every day (with the exception of some crazy holiday obligations).
On the 8th of this month I deleted almost all of my old artwork as motivation to do newer, better artwork, and I’ve had my nose to the desk since then. My freelance design work was severely dialed back in order to make time to develop my drawing style and make portfolio work, and in the meantime I’m rereading like every book I own about drawing and comics. I’m also taking this chance to read comics I never got around to reading before (studying!). By the end of the month I hope to have the first pieces for my digital painting portfolio finished, and the start of some sequential work. My husband’s been supportive as hell and believes in me at times when I don’t. I’m learning how to use that self-doubt as leverage instead of weight.Read Post →
Dear Copic Marker Refill Resellers on Amazon,
THIS is how I know my markers. I DO NOT KNOW what the hell the color, “Silk” is supposed to be, and do not always have my set on hand to check, and don’t have time to Google that nonsense. Why on EARTH do you leave the numbers off the product info?!
Tired of Your Shenanigans,
P.S.: $11 for a $5 product? You’re out of your mind. And your fake swatches are WAY OFF or not even in the right color group.Read Post →
Totally thank you guys for not nagging about getting TTX out faster? Most people are nice on DeviantArt too, but there’s an annoying minority there who… are rude. The private message I just got in my DA inbox? Ugh, entitlement city.
Meanwhile on Tumblr, I’ve got anonymous asks enabled and not one person has sent an angry word about TTX’s release schedule. It’s been on Tumblr for like ten months now. You guys are awesome.
THANK YOU FOR NOT SUCKING, seriously, you guys are so cool.Read Post →
how did you become interested in art? Does art influence your daily life?
In my (totally biased) opinion, I think just about everyone is interested in art— I don’t know a person who doesn’t consume it in one form or another.
But my interest in making/studying it? We give kids crayons and expect them to entertain themselves, and at a certain age they stop. Because my dad was a painter not only did I not stop (he had a fine art degree, so to me that’s what adults just did), but I grew up using/ruining his professional tools. He taught me how to paint.
I had a children’s art encyclopedia that my dad and I read together, and he asked me to name the artists and works. The first piece I could ever identify was Picasso’s Three Musicians (it’s pretty big in person!), and the second was Dali’s The Persistence of Memory (it’s pretty small in person).
In my biased opinion again, nobody in the civilized world lives without art influence. Designers control our moods with logos, colors, symbols, type, etc., If you’re a consumer of fiction you’re under the mercy of a writer, artist, or director. Our clothes and furniture were often designed by artists. Cars, definitely. My cell phone and laptop? Oh yeah.
But I’m a web/graphic designer. Art skills pay bills quite often. I also draw every day, even if it’s a little bit. Upon walking into my house the first thing a person sees is my main drawing area (always stocked with a ton of supplies), and a 5’x5’ print of one of my drawings:
Ugh, this stuff makes me sound like a pretentious douchebag snowflake but it’s just my life.Read Post →
i thought you were like... 17....
Yeah, my diction’s pretty
dumb juvenile online, I can see that. When talking to clients and stuff, though, I promise it’s way more proper.
Legally I’m an adult and that’s hilarious. I’m also married, own a business, don’t have kids, and go to school now because I skipped that part after high school to go make money and travel.
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How old are u?
I was born in the 80s.
When I answer the door people still ask if my parents are home, though. Story of my friggin’ life. (┛ò__ó)┛彡┻━┻
you have to answer them with, “I’M AN AAAAAAAADUUUUUUUUUUUULLLLLT~”
I’M AN ADUUUUUUUUULLLLLLLLLLLLLLT~!!
(OK, well, I’m sure she meant the door but it applies here, too.)Read Post →