Another pass on the dress/character today.
Got this far with the dress sketching yesterday. Dresses are hard.
Ok I went through and updated the colors for every single page of Vattu, and re-uploaded them to the site. Site colors for book 1 now match colors in the print edition, and some contrast issues throughout book 2 have been fixed. A lot of stuff that isn’t noticeable, but is much more readable now!
Did you know book 2 is finished? Did you know I’m about halfway through the biggest thing I have ever made and you can read it for free right here? Now u know
This comic is gorgeous and compelling. If you aren’t already reading it, check it out! It’s one of my absolute favourites, and I get so excited whenever another page appears.
left-handed: wolf in the woods. ballpoint pen, photoshop.
My right wrist has been in bad bad shape lately, so I’m back to working with my non-dominant hand until I finish a couple rounds with doctors. Yesterday my personal challenge was fine detail x Ivan Bilibin.
Perspective… why do I do this to myself…
Any comments or crits at this stage? A lot of the details will change, such as the body posture, expression, cat, fashions, furnishings, etc. This is just a rough sketch. How does the layout look?
I was hoping it would become a companion to “Wet & Windy”, but it’s becoming a bit more involved. Ah well!
I put all the comics from being home in one place, three long image files, as usual. Click to read:
I am sad to leave again, like a lot of us are when we go from where we came from. I hope that my family times give you a chuckle, and that your family is well. I hope to heaven that your family doesn’t talk about butts as much as mine does.
UM UM UM
First: Page 2 is up online!
(I’m freaking out. In the best way- they printed so well!)
Third: This weekend from Friday till Sunday I will be selling these from table d308 at Boston Comic Con! If you’re in the area and attending please please stop by and grab a copy, a button, a hug and/or let me sketch something for you!
If you can’t make it and you’d like a copy, I’ll be waiting to see how things go at the con (this is my first time selling my own work, so I have no idea what to expect). Online availability will depend on if there’s interest enough around here for me to make another (larger?) print run! So let me know and I shall formulate a plan!!
Today is the best day. I am so grateful to be able to do this, and holding my very own book from start to finish is like the Maleficent project times ten. God is good- making art is hard, and I am so thankful to be at a point where I am actually making comics for fun and for profit.
Lastly: Book selfies for joy reasons!
Oh HECK yes! I can’t make it to the con, but I think some of my birthday money will be going to this if there are any left. (PLEASE LET THERE BE SOME LEFT D: I’ve been waiting for more Jellybots for ages!)
another set of commissioned dragon hoards ! the cat hoarder and the kitten hoarder are best friends and sometimes let their charges meet for playdates
I am the plant hoarder. And the art supply hoarder. Oh dear.
The crested gecko hoard is eerily similar to the many pet anxiety nightmares I’ve had about my crestie, Zanzibar. I love her to death, but man, my stress levels!
"Lilah" - A quick sketch from tonight.
I accidentally closed the original file without saving anything and lost all my layers. But this was just a quick sketch anyway, so no real harm done, I suppose! Sometimes the cmd+s and cmd+q buttons are so close to each other…
[TW: harassment, threats, stalking, violence, slurs, racism]
So, someone decided to post this submission with a link to medievalpoc to a subreddit called “Tumblr In Action” this morning.
Let’s stop pretending we have no idea where this comes from:
And can we stop pretending as if these supposed “rules” actually mean anything, or are ever actually enforced:
Medievalpoc has received tens of thousands of hits from this particular subreddit from more than 60 separate threads, some of which have hundreds of derogatory comments, using slurs, threats, and racist ‘jokes’.
And it is somehow a “coincidence” that I have had to speak to police four times and make official reports due to threats, stalking, harassment, and other nastiness? That people have followed me around in person without my knowledge or consent because of this? People have circumvented the “ignore” function by creating accounts just to send racial slurs and threats.
The rest of this is going under a cut, because it is truly horrific. Please proceed with caution.
This is absolutely reprehensible.