- 1 week ago
An interesting problem to face as a writer, if you create a character with the explicit purpose of making them represent a vile, unlikeable person with horrible opinions, what responsibility do you have if that character becomes a runaway favourite with exactly the type of person you’re attempting…
- 1 month ago
What fucks me up about the Darren Wilson fundraiser is that he hasn’t been charged with a crime. He doesn’t have to hire a lawyer. He’s on paid leave, so he’s not losing wages. This is not covering his expenses, because he…
- 2 months ago
Ferguson Police have dogs and shotguns. The unarmed crowd is raising their hands.
For anyone not following the Mike Brown story on Twitter: a 17 year old black boy named Mike Brown, who was supposed to start college tomorrow, was shot to death in Ferguson, Missouri by police while jaywalking. He was unarmed. He was shot 9 times.
Initial media reports claimed that an 18 year old black man had been shot and killed while fleeing police after shoplifting.
People in the neighborhood, including members of Mike Brown’s family, came out of their homes and began to protest, shouting “no justice, no peace,” and keeping their hands in the air.
Media reports claimed that a violent mob quickly formed around the shooting location shouting “kill the police.”
Spread this. Tell the truth about what happened to this boy. Tell the truth about what is happening NOW. The police and the mainstream media is painting him as a criminal, and his community as a violent mob.
SPREAD THIS. Don’t let them lie.
(via rallyyy)Source: whatwhiteswillneverknow
- 4 months ago
Little piece of digital inking advice I’ve learned from years of doing this sort of thing for projects with strict style guides;
Okay, so, anyone who has experience with digital inking knows the temptation to zoom in and out constantly to tinker with all of your details at different levels. The problem is, this freedom to enhance all you like can get you lost in the rabbit hole of tweaking details at 300% that look aesthetically awful at regular web viewing and print size. It’s an easy way to lose track of the big picture.
When I was on Ugly Americans, one of our most tightly enforced rules on the show was a set zoom level. You had one brush size and one zoom level, and everything on screen had to have the same lineweight. As Aaron Augenblick told us “you can’t zoom in on paper.” This is a piece of advice I’ve carried with me to this day, because I realized even if you aren’t going for a stylistically intentional uniform lineweight, it really helps keep your art decluttered and create easy atmospheric perspective in your line work.
When I was doing the short Nicky Two-vests pitch comic it was really my first time working on a big, print-size 11x17 comic page. The first couple pages I did I couldn’t resist the temptation to go in and utilize the ridiculous resolution to add little finnicky details all over the place. The result was awful and basically had to be redone. That was when I decided to try out this technique, choosing a fixed brush size and fixed zoom level for different depth of field and sticking to that. It helps keep the important focus of the image big and bold, the background subdued
For my personal use, I ink with the Frenden Hairpin Sable in Manga Studio 5EX which readjusts to be the same size on screen as you zoom, but the same technique works in photoshop if you adjust the brush to approximately the same size on screen as you go.
I’ve had trouble with zooming in and cluttering up drawings by noodling too much. I think I’ll try this. Thanks!Source: coelasquid
- 5 months ago
I finally remembered to export, zip and upload my marker and texture brushes, as people kept asking me to.
I’ve also decided to start the price for all my more time-consumingly hand-drawn brushes at $5. All of the brush tips/shapes for the Texture brushes were hand drawn for each brush.
The marker brushes could also pass for ink wash or just textures, depending on how they’re used. I’m not sure how they’ll look with other pens/tablets with different sensitivity settings than mine (mine is always set towards firm). I decided to keep the marker ones cheap, because I do not feel they’re that unique — I’ve seen many brushes just like them, I just tweaked these using manga studio default assets (plus hand-drawn textures for the dry brushes) to make them work how I like. Your mileage may vary.
(via theposhpanda)Source: littlefroggies
- 5 months ago
- 5 months ago
You are aware that when you don’t say anything, these fuckers think it’s confirmation that you’re secretly on their side, right?
Guess what? When you don’t speak up, when you don’t take steps you could take—they’re right.
I don’t care who you are: a fan, a creator, a publisher, a journalist—this is your town, too. We are your colleagues, your friends, your employees; the journalists you follow; the creators you publish; the people who buy your books. How dare you think you can stay above this? How dare you think you can close your eyes and walk away?
How dare you think this is not your problem? We are comics, too.
You think not threatening to rape people gives you a silver of moral high ground? That your silence affords you neutrality? You think your hands are clean because you’re not the one slinging mud?
For years and years and years, you’ve told men that comics (or video games or the Internet or or or) belong to them. That they are the only ones who matter. You’ve told it to them with content and advertising and sometimes you’ve just gone ahead and said it outright, and when women spoke up, you blew them off as malcontents and troublemakers. You know what those boys learned, comics? Exactly what you taught them.
Look. See how well they’ve learned. Read those rape threats as they pour in, and watch women who dare to stand up be pushed violently back to the margins. Aren’t you proud of yourselves?
You made this. This is on you.
Every response you don’t right, every time you take advantage of having the option to put on those blinders and go back to your work? This is on you.
Every day you don’t stand shoulder-to-shoulder with us in solidarity and use every inch of the platform your privilege affords you? This is on you.
I haven’t been very active here lately, but this felt hard to ignore.Source: postcardsfromspace
- 7 months ago
Recently I got a job offer to work as a full-time artist on something SUPER COOL, maybe the coolest thing in the universe, but it’s all the way over in California!
Unfortunately I work a retail day job and I need help getting out there. I’ve set up a GoFundMe, where in exchange for your help I have a ton of cool prizes, such as an exclusive print pictured above, a PDF copy of The Closet Game (not available anywhere else!), commissions, PRINTED commissions (:O!), sketches, and a private Google Hangout, where I’ll draw whatever you want and answer any questions, PLUS all the other stuff listed!
You can read more at the GoFundMe page, which is located here:
Even if you can’t contribute, reblogs are appreciated! thank you so much!