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!

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

Blindsprings annotation nine can be read HERE!

New to Blindsprings? Start reading HERE!

Anonymous: What size are the finished pages? Like do you do them bigger, and then resize them down before uploading? And what resolution do you work on them in? Also thank you for sharing your thumbnailing process. Its really neat to being able to see how everything is worked out c:

I’m drawing the pages to be printed, and I’m using a kinda weird size lol. My pages are 8x10, 300 dpi. So they’ll be wider than a usual comic— if you take a look at Namesake the page is a lot longer and a bit skinnier than my pages.  My pages tend to look best if I stick to a 3 row structure, so if you actually take a look at all my pages, most of them don’t have more or less than 3 rows (though some rows have parts of them broken up too)

I’m still using my black torch templates (thanks jillianogle) because I am lazy and it has all the bleeds worked out (though I just realized I can actually make my pages slightly larger, since I’ve been doing the entire page inside the safe text box, oops!!!

You can find comic templates online, it’s really important to figure out what size you want to print (if you want to print) and find out all the bleeds and other nonsense, so you don’t have to redo pages.

The bigger your pages are, the better!

the-world-is-a-corner: Way cool! I think you did a great job with them! =D what's Harris' descent, then?

He’s of mixed descent, he’s half Khalan (which is sort of India)

the-world-is-a-corner: Hey Kadi, is Ember of Asian descent?

Yeah! Always has been, but there’s been varying levels of ability to actually make them LOOK asian.

Anonymous: Sorry last kiddie question. Template refers to the blocking out of the panels yes? So what you're saying is that the tumbnail-template is the same size as the actual final page? Then you can just lower the opacity of the tumbnail-template and draw on the actual page! If that makes sense. Thanks!

Ah, no, not quite! My pages are about 4 or 5 times larger, but you want your thumbnails to be the same scale as your page in order for you to size up effectively.

What I did was trace the safe area border on my full size page, copied it into my thumbnail file, and sized it down to a comfortable sketching size.  I like them big enough I can work out my bgs and layouts pretty tight, but not so big I get completely lost in details.

And then i copy the completed thumbnail to the page and free transform it (ctrl + t on a mac) so that it again fits in the same safe area on the template.

Anonymous: Hey there, this might sound like such a newb question but I was wondering whether your entire thumbnail/outline for you 2nd chapter was done on one image (and if so what size is that?) and if not how did you so smoothly paste all the different thumbnails onto one image. Ho come the lines are fuzzy when working on something so large scale. Sorry for the lame question. Sizing stuff digitally in general confuses me. Thanks!

Yeah it’s a single image, and the big linked version is the actual size of it! 

http://natsube.thesporkedken.com/thumbnail_chapter_02_show.jpg

What I do now is use a template for the pages, so that they’re the same scale as my page template, so when I size them up, they scale correctly. 

IDK about the lines being fuzzy, I just use a regular photoshop brush that i use with pressure because it’s the nicest feel when sketching out the thumbnails for me.  I’m also not concerned too much with making the thumbnails high quality as much as being legible to me in the future (hence the bubbles are numbered rather than trying to fit it all in since my writing is pretty poor)

the-world-is-a-corner:

blindsprings:


Big Version
A friend of mine was interested in seeing my thumbnail process, and since the entirety of chapter 2 is complete, I can show them!  You can see how I started very messy and ended…not so messy.
Chapter 3 is on a whole other level, it’s gotten a bit ridiculous. I’m about a third of a way done, which is pretty impressive for me; I started chapter two with NO thumbnails, just a failed script.

The first one looks like a magical girl transformation, OMG
Also, JUST I was thinking that Harris and Ewan look even more like a couple in the thumbnails, I noticed Kadis wrote “GAY” in capslocked underlined three times next to it.
And also “Oh no, he’s hot”.
So I mean if anyone had any doubts about it.

I forgot I wrote those when I was drawing the thumbnail so when I was going through them again last night I laughed pretty hard.
DON’T LOOK AT ME.

the-world-is-a-corner:

blindsprings:

Big Version

A friend of mine was interested in seeing my thumbnail process, and since the entirety of chapter 2 is complete, I can show them!  You can see how I started very messy and ended…not so messy.

Chapter 3 is on a whole other level, it’s gotten a bit ridiculous. I’m about a third of a way done, which is pretty impressive for me; I started chapter two with NO thumbnails, just a failed script.

The first one looks like a magical girl transformation, OMG

Also, JUST I was thinking that Harris and Ewan look even more like a couple in the thumbnails, I noticed Kadis wrote “GAY” in capslocked underlined three times next to it.

And also “Oh no, he’s hot”.

So I mean if anyone had any doubts about it.

I forgot I wrote those when I was drawing the thumbnail so when I was going through them again last night I laughed pretty hard.

DON’T LOOK AT ME.

blindsprings:


Big Version
A friend of mine was interested in seeing my thumbnail process, and since the entirety of chapter 2 is complete, I can show them!  You can see how I started very messy and ended…not so messy.
Chapter 3 is on a whole other level, it’s gotten a bit ridiculous. I’m about a third of a way done, which is pretty impressive for me; I started chapter two with NO thumbnails, just a failed script.

Morning reblog

blindsprings:

Big Version

A friend of mine was interested in seeing my thumbnail process, and since the entirety of chapter 2 is complete, I can show them!  You can see how I started very messy and ended…not so messy.

Chapter 3 is on a whole other level, it’s gotten a bit ridiculous. I’m about a third of a way done, which is pretty impressive for me; I started chapter two with NO thumbnails, just a failed script.

Morning reblog


Big Version
A friend of mine was interested in seeing my thumbnail process, and since the entirety of chapter 2 is complete, I can show them!  You can see how I started very messy and ended…not so messy.
Chapter 3 is on a whole other level, it’s gotten a bit ridiculous. I’m about a third of a way done, which is pretty impressive for me; I started chapter two with NO thumbnails, just a failed script.

Big Version

A friend of mine was interested in seeing my thumbnail process, and since the entirety of chapter 2 is complete, I can show them!  You can see how I started very messy and ended…not so messy.

Chapter 3 is on a whole other level, it’s gotten a bit ridiculous. I’m about a third of a way done, which is pretty impressive for me; I started chapter two with NO thumbnails, just a failed script.

you lactate popcorn?

If only.

At least it wouldn’t be cheddar and caramel flavour.

*holds every last person to my ample breasts and feeds you popcorn*