Comic News Galore!! Comic News Galore!!
It's my second day off work, and I spent the whole day helpin' mom with house chores - it was very therapeutic! Life back home in Australia right now couldn't be more sweeter.
In other news let's talk about a few awesome things that need updatin' and sharin' - comic related news that is!
Dreamkeepers Kickstarter - 60K reached!!
To David and Liz - CRICKEY!! What a stella achievement so far and with only a week to go on their campaign to release their latest Dreamkeepers graphic novel! Their KS campaign has also reached the top-100 most funded comics projects in Kickstarter history so a huge congratulations to them on that front!
If you're into your epic fantasies, richly detailed comics, highly engaging cartoon characters with depth an
Designing a City... And Imitating Bast?? Designing a City... And Imitating Bast??
First and foremost thank you to all who have been postin' their feedback and words of encouragement on my previous journal! It's really nice to hear your thoughts on the Edenspell project, it's something that I don't take for granted. Do be patient as in the following months I'll be focusing on building the foundations before I even hit any of the legit sequentials to the story.
I'll be starting off with the most important thing that will connect the reader first-hand - the characters (you would have seen a portion of it for Ashworth as I try to answer the 'Ten Questions To Ask Y
Contest entriesHere you will find all the entries for this contest! ;D I'll give your entry just a subjective comment for now. A comment that has NOTHING to do with the final judge (that will be objective and based on the criteria I described in the main journal).
Don't forget to add the #foxpopdoublecontest tag to your entry! It's essential ;D
1ST THEME: LOVE TRIANGLE
2ND THEME: HOLLY THE GLOBE TROTTER
Double Contest (3300+ Points prize!!!)DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE TIME!
THE CONTEST IS VERY LONG AND IT'S
DUE DATE IS EXTENDABLE, IF NEEDED.
I've been planning a contest (and saving enough points for it) for a looong time, but after all the efforts, I'm finally able to organize something for you too! ;D ...IT'S CONTEST TIME!!!
Y'all can participate! To join the contest you just need to make a journal entry and REPOST my journal and/or REBLOGGING it on tumblr (because why not?). Once you did that, you can join!
An important thing for your entries!
Add this tag to your tag section while submitting your entry:
This time I won't make a regular contest, but a DOUBLE THEMED contest, with a bonus surprise! And, of course, you can join BOTH the contest themes, trying to win this amazing bonus! ;D
well... let's go straight to the point!
HERE YOU'LL FIND THE ENTRIES
1ST THEME: LOVE TRIANGLE
The Silver AgeIt looks like the news has been broken online, so I can finally talk about this...!
Check out the solicits for Archie Aciton's books for the late summer here (http://comicbook.com/2015/05/19/exclusive-archie-comics-action-solicitations-for-august-2015/#Image4), and you'll see...
SONIC UNIVERSE #79
SILVER THE HEDGEHOG RETURNS in an ALL-NEW adventure! Enter:"The Silver Age": Part One
Silver the Hedgehog's future may no longer be a terrible burning ruin, but it certainly is far from safe! Mystery and danger abounds as Silver is dragged into a dangerous conspiracy linked to the reality-warping menaces known as the Genesis Portals! Featuring cover art by Sonic comic extraordinaire Evan Stanley plus a "HERO" variant with art provided by SEGA!
Script: Evan Stanley
Art: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Sonic Universe #79 CVR A Reg: Evan Stanley
Sonic Universe #79 CVR B Variant: SEGA
On Sale Date: 8/26
32-page, full color comic
Step-by-Step with Leonarstist's commission! Step-by-Step with Leonarstist's commission! (edited!)
Remember how it started as a thumbnail?
I sketched it out at work during my break. I wasn't too happy with the initial 'Spider-man-esque' poses (look at the thumbnails on the other page and the sketch on the left I drew on my workplace's notepad).
I then decided that the thumbnail I drew at work was the one to go with. So I went back home to scan the drawing, import it into Photoshop and used my Cintiq for the rest of the way (in other words it'll be a digital illustration compared to the more traditional method of full pencilin' on paper, scan and import for a complete render on Photoshop). I got my image, pasted it on a new canvas, flipped it, and quickly laid out the elements - Elliot's main character (Jacob), the thugs, and the logo. Elliot intended to use the final image for his comic cover so he conveniently provided his title logo for me to use as a
Who I am at Thirty Years of Age Thank you, for your kind words & encouragement.
Guys and gals, I will keep this brief right here before I get to my main topic - I'd like to share a thank you to all of you who wished me a happy 30th birthday this year. I've already had an excellent time with family back home, work colleagues and my special friends from overseas (three of whom I still plan to catch up on my days off for a Skype call).
I'm going to give some shout-outs (from the deviantART community) before I move on to some special comments that I've received and saved up since coming back home to Perth, Western Australia. The comments that I speak of revolve around my other life as a proactive freelance illustrator working on art commissions; sharing creative projects, blogs and videos that still continue to inspire others to this very day.
To the talented writer :iconkafelnikov: & :iconFreakova: for their extended comments on my recent journal.
Lackadaisy on Patreon (Congratulations Tracy!) Lackadaisy on Patreon (Congratulations Tracy!)
Awesome news to share, Tracy J. Butler has exceeded beyond her milestone goal of working on her Eisner-nominated webcomic series full-time, all thanks to the support of fans and an initiative called Patreon. A big congratulations to her for making the brave and bold step into creating comics full-time whilst quitting her job (from the gaming industry) in the process. Here's a video to check out as an introduction to her initiative:
If you haven't heard of Patreon then I'm sure you're familiar with the concept of 'crowdfunding' or initiatives like Kickstarter or Indiegogo. The elements are similar but the difference is that the money you put in for the initiative is focused more-so on the individual/creator rath
Taking Your Art to The Next Level in 2015!
Taking your art to the next level in 2015!
Duel of the fates
By :icontechgnotic: techgnotic
Famously said by many, “Ninety percent of success is showing up.” How true it is about a soul killing combination: looking at what our own first efforts in any endeavor, particularly art, result in, and then looking at the works of far more experienced artists. Giving up always seems the logical, if panicked,
An Artistic Challenge - Traditional Painting! Your next Artistic Challenge - Paint Your Friend with Acrylic/Oils/Gouache!
Go on, give it a go - I dare ya.
Anyways so far so good! This is very good practice for me, and the same goes to those who watch my artwork. I strongly encourage you to take a break from doing digital stuff and get hands-on with a brush, dabs of good old paint straight from the tube, and onto the canvas. Challenge yourself and learn how you can render more effectively with light, colour and a bit of intuition!