New obsession: Coles Phillips. Here are some of my favourites of his magazine covers. Be lucky that I’m limited to 10 photos per post because there’d be a lot more. Holy crap, I love him.
sketches and different variations on Astrid & Neil’s different clothes and accessories as well as some color tests!!
quick pic before class, super messy
Out of curiosity, could you take a moment to reblog this if you believe that demisexuality exists? I’m demisexual, and I feel like demisexuality goes really under the radar, even within the asexual community umbrella. A lot of people don’t believe that it exists, and even within the ace community, demisexuality is still questioned as being legitimate, although we share the same flag. So reblog this is if you believe it exists.
I’m sorry I bothered you guys
riodoesntknow asked: 12 hours is a pretty fast turnover, dude, don't beat yourself up about it. unless you're doing something like "Girls With Slingshots" (which can take 3-6 hours) or trying to go for something like 24 hour comics (which most people can't accomplish without some prep work beforehand) you're doing a great job at getting your pages done. If you want to keep the story/characters active while on hiatus why not ask for guest comics? Or have another artist draw out a side/backstory w/no plot spoilers.
Thank you for your kind words… I don’t feel I’ve earned a hiatus so early in the game, but I won’t have any choice once I run out of pages. I don’t want to ask anyone else to make up for my failings, especially since I have given people so little material to go off in making guest comics! Obviously if someone wants to make something I would be ecstatic just to see it but I don’t feel I can ask for it. What I have been been planning, though, is for a certain important section of the story to be not in comic form at all, but in text with insert illustrations, thus quicker for me to produce and also more appropriate for the subject matter… but that is way, way way down the line.
What might end up happening, though, is for M/S to go on extended hiatus while I work on a different comic in the same universe, a much shorter one, to try to get something else finished and under my belt before slogging away at M/S again. I want to have some comics that can be printed and bought, even if M/S is too disorganized and inconsistent to merit publishing.
I just talked to a classmate of mine who is apparently getting a whole bunch of work ready to sell at a con, while here I don’t have anything worth anything… I need to get a move on
Guys, this is so scary, my buffer is almost entirely spent. I am dead serious there are only five more finished pages left, and if I can’t make up the difference during spring break the comic will have to go on hiatus until the summer, I literally can’t work on it while school is on. I swear some day I will get this stupid monster up to multiple updates a week and the story will actually happen and it’ll be great,but… that might take a few years.
To better explain myself, when school is not in session, when I have nothing to but lounge at my parents’ house and work on the comic, it takes me one day (8-12 hours) of non-stop work to make a page. During the summer (pages 1-51) I actually got it up to a page and a half a day but, in addition to just burning me out, you all saw how terrible those pages became. Over winter break I slowed down some since I wanted to make sure each page was good, and I also wanted to be able to do some other stuff, so I did one page every two days, and that was a good system but only yielded 8 new pages in the end. I don’t know why it takes me so long to make these, they certainly don’t look like anything special…. I am just a bad comics artist I guess, I’m sorry guys. If M/S were my job this would be a lot easier.
Anyway, enough bemoaning my incompetencies, here is page 56.
saving and treasuring these tags always
btw Alexa what’s your comic going to be about? since I won’t see it in crit on Thursday
inqnel and I were talking about physical descriptions of characters in fiction and the ways people try to get around just saying a character’s race… including saying things like “almond-shaped eyes” about Asian characters. I am not one to forget the prose used in the Potter books and inqnel revealed she always thought Harry was Asian and just had “anime” green eyes
so here’s Asian Harry with anime eyes for you tumblr