secondlina:

secondlina:

Valor: A fairy tale anthology about courageous heroines starts today!

Valor is a comic anthology of re-imaged fairy tales showcasing the talent of some of the top creators in the field of digital comics. The purpose of this book is to pay homage to the strength, resourcefulness, and cunning of female heroines in fairy tales. Some of these are recreations of time-honored tales. Others are brand new stories, designed to be passed to future generations.

The anthology will be young adult friendly and in color, each story being 4 to 15 pages long.

PLEASE CHECK OUT THE KICKSTARTER PAGE TO SEE OUR LIST OF AWESOME CREATORS AND OUR FANTASTIC REWARDS!

CLICK HERE for the Kickstarter

CLICK HERE for the official tumblr.

Morning reblogs! We have already reached 25% of our goal! Yaaay!

I’m doing a short comic for this anthology, and so many great people are contributing!!!

blindsprings:

Blindsprings page seventy four can be… looked at HERE!
New to Blindsprings? Start reading HERE!
And so we leave the historical distractions of the annotations to begin our third chapter! A chapter that should answer some of the most burning of questions!

morning reblog!

blindsprings:

Blindsprings page seventy four can be… looked at HERE!

New to Blindsprings? Start reading HERE!

And so we leave the historical distractions of the annotations to begin our third chapter! A chapter that should answer some of the most burning of questions!

morning reblog!

Anonymous: Hi! I want to try making a short comic myself just for fun but I'm having a hard time with the panels. They either end up too big or too small or mess up the composition of the rest of the page! How many are necessary? Do you have any advice?

http://captainmwai.tumblr.com/post/68242603667/a-study-in-panel-borders-inspired-by-this

This has a lot of great samples of how some artists do their layouts!

I personally work on a three row layout, because my pages are a few inches shorter in height than an average comic. Namesake has a regular sized comic page, and isa can put in a few more rows than me and still have her pages looking super clean and concise.

A good thing to think about when paneling is to think of what the broadest action will be, and fill in the panel accordingly.  Try to show feet if you pull out of a shot, don’t cut off characters unless it’s waist and up (take a look at cinematography and their shot layouts, to give you an idea of what is commonly used)

http://sevencamels.blogspot.ca/2006/09/comic-strip-artists-kit-redux.html

Temple of the Seven Golden Camels is a resource and a half for comic and storyboarding and storytelling. Just go read it, everybody!!!

I’m still figuring out panels myself, so good luck anon! I hope that my links and advice will help!

Blindsprings page seventy four can be… looked at HERE!
New to Blindsprings? Start reading HERE!
And so we leave the historical distractions of the annotations to begin our third chapter! A chapter that should answer some of the most burning of questions!

Blindsprings page seventy four can be… looked at HERE!

New to Blindsprings? Start reading HERE!

And so we leave the historical distractions of the annotations to begin our third chapter! A chapter that should answer some of the most burning of questions!

Anonymous: Hey, I love your comic, it is beautiful, all the tiny details you but in make it stand out alot ! I was just wondering what kind of texture you used on your newest page, it's gorgeous !

It’s actually three textures! I change them all the time, though I have to agree this texture is definitely working out! I use a fairly toothed watercolour overlay, and I recently added a lighter toothed watercolour overlay that’s a lot more subtle? But the part that is I think making it look hella good is a medium brown overlay that i use pointilize on in the filters, and set that to overlay too.

So many overlays.

I generally work with pretty dull, greyed-out colours, which will look great printed but are not very web friendly. So I add a bunch of textures and overlays to punch the brightness a little!

Experiment a lot! I change what brushes I use, how I use my brushes, opacity and style week to week.  It helps keep things fresh.

blindsprings:

Blindsprings annotation eleven can be read HERE!
New to Blindsprings? Start reading HERE!
A little late! Some updates in the comments on the site!

morning reblog! Whose desk could this be? Someone we know? Someone we don’t???

blindsprings:

Blindsprings annotation eleven can be read HERE!

New to Blindsprings? Start reading HERE!

A little late! Some updates in the comments on the site!

morning reblog! Whose desk could this be? Someone we know? Someone we don’t???

Blindsprings annotation eleven can be read HERE!
New to Blindsprings? Start reading HERE!
A little late! Some updates in the comments on the site!

Blindsprings annotation eleven can be read HERE!

New to Blindsprings? Start reading HERE!

A little late! Some updates in the comments on the site!

kwonshell:

Jinxy Jenkins, Lucky Lou

Me and Mike Bidinger’s thesis film made during our years at Ringling. Please enjoy and share! :)

I loved this SO MUCH!! I love the concept art so I’m so glad to see the full short!
SO SO SO SO SO GOOD!!!

(Source: vimeo.com)

ravenfirethief:

wrongjohnsilver:

I knew I missed something in London!

Hoxton Street Monster Supplies exists.

tealin this is your kind of store

(Source: arrangealign, via modmad)

zombie-lady:

so my sis gave me her old eyeliner and i did what everyone does with an eyeliner- tattoos.

or to be more specific i used this opportunity to do tamaura’s great seal from blindsprings (made by blindsprings)

sadly like i said the eyeliner is rather old and slightly dry so i could not do the lines as fine and accurate as i wished…but it was fun nontheless!

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neat!

blindsprings:

Blindsprings annotation ten can be read (well, looked at) HERE!
New to Blindsprings? Start reading HERE!

Morning reblog! A city map and some information about the city hub!

blindsprings:

Blindsprings annotation ten can be read (well, looked at) HERE!

New to Blindsprings? Start reading HERE!

Morning reblog! A city map and some information about the city hub!

inklingart:

kirileonard:

I have been interviewing women who work in Fantasy Illustration about their lives, art and careers. It’s a goldmine of knowledge and advice both for working artists and also for aspiring illustrators and artists.

There are currently 17 different interviews, so get reading and enjoy!

You can find all of the interviews here: http://kirileonard.com/tag/women-in-fantasy-illustration/

More good stuff to read from Kiri Leonard, and of course the interviewees.

Aw yeah Carmen!!!

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Blindsprings annotation ten can be read (well, looked at) HERE!
New to Blindsprings? Start reading HERE!

Blindsprings annotation ten can be read (well, looked at) HERE!

New to Blindsprings? Start reading HERE!

Anonymous: Hi there! On your post showing your thumbnails, I was wondering if you could tell me what your brush settings were that you used to draw the outline of the page templates. I know that asking what brushes an artist uses is a classic noob question & I don't believe that knowing will automatically make me better, but I've been looking for a brush with just that amount of texture and the lines look just like what I want! Thanks in advance for the help, I really appreciate that you answer art q's! :)

Um, for the first couple? I believe that’s one of kecky's brushes! I think she has them on her DA page!  Finding textured brushes that work how you want is TORTURE— now I just use a hard round brush for the thumbnails, but still use texture brushes for finish.

blindsprings:

Blindsprings annotation nine can be read HERE!
New to Blindsprings? Start reading HERE!

Morning reblog!

blindsprings:

Blindsprings annotation nine can be read HERE!

New to Blindsprings? Start reading HERE!

Morning reblog!