sorry again for the disconnects toward the end there. i will probably use picarto instead next time…

#wips #penelope #my art #monster anthology #demon edition

boop

Anonymous: do you have any tips for someone who wants to start a webcomic and wants to try using photoshop to do it?

delphina2k:

hchano:

Let me start off by saying yeSSSS DO THE THING ZHU LI
[the webcomic thing]

That out of the way, I am not really sure what tips to offer about starting out, since everyone works differently… I work best scripting things out before I draw a single thing, but I know people who make it up on the fly [with just key scenes/plot points they work toward] and it works absurdly well for them [i’m looking at you, delphina2k!!]

But I get the impression this question was mostly asking about photoshop, which makes me wonder if you are familiar with photoshop at all…? I think you should do your artwork in whatever program you are most comfortable with. Or no program at all, if you work traditionally [i read a few of these and it looks so coool].

If you really want to use photoshop tho, I would just say look at a bunch of tutorials. And if there is an artist you like, always check to see if they’ve made tutorials or have videos of their process. This is how I’ve learned everything I know lol.

To start you off, i have two slightly outdated tutorials: 1 - 2  — I started inking @ 100% opacity again…it’s quicker that way but not as smooth looking.

I also have some even more outdated art videos but I am not sure how helpful those would be lol.

For backgrounds, I started using this method halfway thru chapter 9. [everyone should look at this, honestly]

Hmmm what else… I guess some general advice, since it’s come up a few times recently when I’ve given critiques: think about the 180 degree rule for any scene you write… if you break it, it can be really jarring. Some examples here (had these laying around from an old critique lol):

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"you can switch it up a lot, and still have it be coherent if you keep it all on ‘one side’… generally you can break thru this if you are showing something else to the characters…like for example, in that second one, if a new character had wandered in from the ‘red’ area, you could show vix/kou/ly from over the shoulder of the new character and that would be alright, since it’s a new thing being introduced…it gives a reason to change things up for a panel or two [or just flipping the 180, if the scene plays out alright from that new angle lol]"

I think that’s enough for now. If you have like a more specific question about photoshop, lemme know, but I figured these are things worth mentioning for anyone wanting to do comics xD [esp the 180 thing] 

Good luck~

EDIT: oh god, and if you ever intend to print your comic, please read up on bleed/trim space in comics, like really. honestly. save your future self some time ;_;

Aww, thanks for the mention, hchano!  I like your story too~ <3

And yes, OP! DO THE THING!

Research and advice is good up to a point, and new tools are always fun to practice with.  But the most important thing is doing it, because until you do, the best we can do is scatter around general advice and hope it’s what you need.  

Think of it this way: You’re planning on driving from Los Angeles to Atlanta.  You want to know what fuel will get you there the best.  But you don’t know if you’re going to have a sedan, a hybrid, a minivan, a motorcycle, a monster truck, or a moped.  And we can’t TELL you which vehicle you’ll like better; that’s totally personal preference.  But! Once you pick one and you’re driving it, then we can look at your engine, look at your style of driving, and make some recommendations.

Anyway, best of luck!

Reblogging because…  ^ just feckin’ read it.

August 21st 2014 2:10 PM // REBLOG // 46 notes
Anonymous: I'm not the previous anon, but I would like to say thanks for that tutorial! Especially the one about the 180 rule! I didn't know that, but when you say it, I totally understand why that'd be important! So thanks :D (love your comic btw)

Haha no problem! I didn’t know about it when I started out and I really wish I did… like, omg look at this entire scene aaaaaaaaahhhican’tghdsj I am  gonna be editing the crap out of those pages for print fffff.

SPEAKING OF PRINT, ADDING SOME ADVICE TO THE LAST POST… look into bleed space before you start LMAO. LIKE IF YOU EVER WANT TO PRINT YOUR COMIC…you will need to learn about it.  //sob  [//edits other post with this lmao]


[and thank you =D]

August 21st 2014 11:25 AM // REBLOG // 6 notes
Anonymous: do you have any tips for someone who wants to start a webcomic and wants to try using photoshop to do it?

Let me start off by saying yeSSSS DO THE THING ZHU LI
[the webcomic thing]

That out of the way, I am not really sure what tips to offer about starting out, since everyone works differently… I work best scripting things out before I draw a single thing, but I know people who make it up on the fly [with just key scenes/plot points they work toward] and it works absurdly well for them [i’m looking at you, delphina2k!!]

But I get the impression this question was mostly asking about photoshop, which makes me wonder if you are familiar with photoshop at all…? I think you should do your artwork in whatever program you are most comfortable with. Or no program at all, if you work traditionally [i read a few of these and it looks so coool].

If you really want to use photoshop tho, I would just say look at a bunch of tutorials. And if there is an artist you like, always check to see if they’ve made tutorials or have videos of their process. This is how I’ve learned everything I know lol.

To start you off, i have two slightly outdated tutorials: 1 - 2  — I started inking @ 100% opacity again…it’s quicker that way but not as smooth looking.

I also have some even more outdated art videos but I am not sure how helpful those would be lol.

For backgrounds, I started using this method halfway thru chapter 9. [everyone should look at this, honestly]

Hmmm what else… I guess some general advice, since it’s come up a few times recently when I’ve given critiques: think about the 180 degree rule for any scene you write… if you break it, it can be really jarring. Some examples here (had these laying around from an old critique lol):

image
image

"you can switch it up a lot, and still have it be coherent if you keep it all on ‘one side’… generally you can break thru this if you are showing something else to the characters…like for example, in that second one, if a new character had wandered in from the ‘red’ area, you could show vix/kou/ly from over the shoulder of the new character and that would be alright, since it’s a new thing being introduced…it gives a reason to change things up for a panel or two [or just flipping the 180, if the scene plays out alright from that new angle lol]"

I think that’s enough for now. If you have like a more specific question about photoshop, lemme know, but I figured these are things worth mentioning for anyone wanting to do comics xD [esp the 180 thing] 

Good luck~

EDIT: oh god, and if you ever intend to print your comic, please read up on bleed/trim space in comics, like really. honestly. save your future self some time ;_;

August 21st 2014 10:50 AM // REBLOG // 46 notes

hchano:

whoo, one down! here’s a preview of my first finished piece for the monster anthology~ :D

if you missed the kickstarter for this artbook, you can still pre-order it thru storenvy! my stuff will be in the sfw book, but both are gonna be pretty awesome!

#mornin reblorg #delete later

whoo, one down! here’s a preview of my first finished piece for the monster anthology~ :D

if you missed the kickstarter for this artbook, you can still pre-order it thru storenvy! my stuff will be in the sfw book, but both are gonna be pretty awesome!

#i wish i could show you guys the whole thing #cos i redesigned kou's belly tattoo #it looks better now #monster anthology #demon edition #rylie #kou #kylie #myart #faves #previews #dream*scar

hchano:

livestreaming.

working on demon anthology pic. am on mic.

 was afk for a while but back and still going

writersavvy:

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Ooo guys they just added a new tier with original pages~ I actually didn’t know Amya was inked traditionally. That’s such a cool tier. :C

GOOD LUCK GUYS!

#srsly tho #that is a really good tier #wish i could offer that on mine! #tho i guess i have traditional artwork laying around i could toss in #when it comes to it lol #signal boost #go go go! #delete later


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