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All you need to know to get crisp FlatsIf you want to know how to get flats with perfect separation, no floating pixels, and are easily selectable. This is the sum total of what you need to know:
It's all in the TOOLS.......and their SETTINGS
Set the feather to zero px, and uncheck anti-alias on the Lasso tool.
Set the tolerance to zero, and uncheck anti-alias on the Wand tool.
Set the Opacity to 100%, and set the tolerance to zero on the Paintbucket tool.
Use the pencil tool to do any fine detail color work, and make sure it's set to 100% opacity as well.
***Do not, under any circumstances, use the Brush tool for flats. Ever.***
These are your must have settings and tools, may they take you far
Premium Content PublishingSo DA has gone and launched a new feature called Premium Content Publishing.
Basically it allows you to sell your artwork and products such as brushes, stock photos.. well whatever, via DA using the points system to earn real money ... eventually. Along the way DA takes a 20% cut of the sales price. (Hey - gotta finance that private island somehow!! --> http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=§ion=&global=1&qA+island#/d1wlypl)
So, the way it goes is that you upload your high res art file via sta.sh and then offer it for download. A person who wants to buy it, pays you in DA points for which you can then get converted into paypal money (after 14 days) and eventually you can access via paypal into real money in your bank account.... sounds great huh?!!
Ok, now lets consider the fees and costs of this thing..
First off a 20% cut is VERY VERY high. I've done some looking around and other art sales sites take a 3 - 10% commission... not 20.
Secondly DA also makes more money by making people
Tools of the TradeHey guys. I figured I'd go ahead and do a FAQ journal entry. Just a basic list of the tools I'm currently using for my marker work. I have a new tutorial for my markers that I'll post when I'm able to share the art I used for the progress shots. Feel free to fire away with any questions and hopefully, this can be a go to guide for basic info on my tools. I'm not going to talk about oil painting materials as I'm still figuring all that out and I doubt an answer I give today will hold up in the future.
Ok Here goes...
Markers: Prismacolor Cool and French grey markers. I think "Copic" has become another word for "marker" these days, so it's assumed that I'm using Copics for all of my work, but I actually use Prismacolor for all of my figures and detail work and only use Copic markers for backgrounds. I use to use "Warm" greys but I like the sepia look of French more now. I also occasionally use Copic color markers when I'm doing a full color marker piece. Why do I like Prismacolor markers
Wonder Woman pages, and some thoughts on coloring.To make up for my lack of updating I've uploaded a bunch of my favorite pages that I've colored for Wonder Woman. But instead of just listing who wrote and drew the pages, I decided that I would give a bit of insight into my thought process for each page. It might be something about why I chose the lighting, or the palette, or point out a bit of story telling that was done through color. Basically, I talk about things that I think a good colorist should be thinking about when coloring a comic book. Our job is to enhance the art AND the story, so if you're just enhancing the art with great rendering but neglecting storytelling with random palettes or poor color choices, in my opinion you're failing as a colorist.
There are about 20 pages in the folder, so go check them out here... http://fatheadwilson.deviantart.com/gallery/39747412 and read the bits below the artwork to gain a bit of insight into what goes through my head while I color a page. If you're interested in reading them in or
Fast and easy way to create a reference sheet...Just the other day, I discovered a super quick and easy way to create reference sheets for digital painting. So, instead of having a ton of documents open all at once, slowing down your Photoshop, or spending a half hour to create your own sheet, you can use Picasa to create one for you in just seconds.
Below is a video I made to show you how. There are some other tips in there as well, so take a look if you're interested!
Top 5 Mistakes (I've made over the years)To many people in comics, I only arrived a few years ago with Joe the Barbarian. Then came Hellblazer (completed in 2008 before I began working on Joe), American Vampire: SOTF, and finally Punk Rock Jesus. Once in a while someone will mention Off Road (an OGN I did with Oni back in 2004), but for the most part it seems like I've been published only these last few years when in fact I've been published professionally for a decade now.
This isn't a plea to have everyone go back through my previous work--in fact, I'm glad that a lot of the books I've done over the years aren't on readers' radars. I'm proud of it all, but the books above are a nice, tight group of titles to be associated with. They're all in a similar brand, they're all recent, they all have good creators/publishers associated with them, and the artwork is mostly consistent. Go back further than that, and you'll see artwork that looks nothing like the stuff I'm doing these days. (Although Off Road still holds up to some de
a drastic change in my life..good afternoon guys...so about the title a drastic change in my life also can happen to anyone....both my parents died last monday night..
i wasn't home when my mom had the high blood that lead to aneurysm...i have a little background on medical things...when i checked her eyes(pupils) i know she was in a very bad condition, so i tried to be calm and call my uncle and my neighbors to get my mom to the hospital...and i text-ed my friends to go there cause i dunno what to do my dad is at work on another city..so when i arrived at the hospital and the doctor is trying to revive my mom but she was already brain dead...i was numb at that moment, my mouth is very dry but still doing my best to be calm so i text-ed my dad and he called me back and i told him what is happening that the doctor is trying to revive my mom but it was no use...they did everything i saw the whole thing. my dad cant go home asap cause he just got in to his work..when i told him my mom is
Whats do you REALLY know about comics? Version 2.0Hi Everyone,
What do you REALLY know about Comics Version 2.0 is LIVE on MultiversityComics.com.
The interview series where I try to introduce people to what the medium of comics is really all about.
So please head on over and give it a look. This interview is definitely a point of view I haven't really ran into before. So I am beyond eager to hear what you think. So please, go check it out at http://multiversitycomics.com/columns/what-do-you-really-know-about-comics-2-0/
Before you go I will be at NYCC October 11-14th at the Javits Cebner at ComixTribe booth #2380 So please stop by. And if you're around the show on Thursday the 11th, PLEASE stop on by the Tempest Bar at 407 8th Ave. between 30&31st for an EMIBE WITH THE TRIBE Drink-n-Draw Event.
Come on on grab a drink and let's talk comics!
Look forward to seeing you there!
Loose Ends 02Title: Loose Ends
Game: Mass Effect 3
characters/pairing: Miranda Lawson (femShep/Miri), Kasumi Goto, Commander Bailey, Aria T'Loak
Disclaimer: dont own anything, Bioware does
“This is the end of our deal, Lawson.” A voice from the intercom said.
Miranda opened video link on her computer “Oh? How so, Mr. Reynolds?” She said, crossing her arms over her chest, looking skeptically at the monitor.
There, a man in early forties, with short black hair, a goatee, and a scar running almost from the edge of his right eye and across the right side of his upper lip, was smiling smugly at her.
“Easy. I say that my debt is paid in full. I don’t want to play taxi for you anymore, but you are more than welcome to rent my ship and services, for a certain amount of credits.”
“I see.” Damn it, I still need his ship. Miranda thoug
Riddle me this1. In a street there are five houses, painted five different colours.
2. In each house lives a person of different nationality
3. These five homeowners each drink a different kind of beverage, smoke different brand of cigar and keep a different pet.
THE QUESTION: WHO OWNS THE FISH?
1. The Brit lives in a red house.
2. The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
3. The Dane drinks tea.
4. The Green house is next to, and on the left of the White house.
5. The owner of the Green house drinks coffee.
6. The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
7. The owner of the Yellow house smokes Dunhill.
8. The man living in the centre house drinks milk.
9. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
10. The man who smokes Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats.
11. The man who keeps horses lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.
12. The man who smokes Blue Master drinks beer.
13. The German smokes Prince.
14. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
15. The man who smokes Blends has a neighbour who
Dragon Effect: Chapter FourLowtown is home to a squalid elven alienage. Here, like in most Thedas alienages, elves are packed into tiny rundown apartments and effectively segregated from the human population.
Kirkwall's alienage is even more dilapidated than the rest of Lowtown, but the elves go to great lengths keeping the place looking bright and festive. The vhenadahl ("Tree of the People") standing in the middle of the alienage is a symbol for elven pride and shared cultural identity, and it is lovingly cared for.
It's difficult to say if the elves would continue confining themselves to the alienage if they were given the chance to mingle. They may not admit it, but some feel that living among their kind is far better than living with humans, no matter how terrible alienage life may be.
-From In Pursuit of Knowledge: The Travels of A Chantry Scholar, by Brother Genitivi
I am Black BatChapter 1
You silently move through the darkness like a shadow. Your movements are very similar to the great ninja, Hattori Hanzo. Down goes one thug, second one gets taken down. The group of thugs are terrified. You smile because your happy there scared. Bam, there goes a third one. What started out as a big group, got whittled down pretty quickly. Ah, Hong Kong. Never would've thought there was so much stuff going on. You were skeptical about coming here but Batman asked you too. Boy was he right. Never was there so much going on here than in Gotham or Bludhaven for that matter. Your at home here as you take out two more. The last one has a gun but you disarm him before he has a chance to use it. Crack, goes the guys arm as you snapped it in 2. Whoops, that wasn't supposed to happen. He screams in pain but then you kick him to shut him up. Finally you grab the main guy and you ask him, "Who sent you? Who's your boss? What's your bosses plan?"
Dragon Effect: Chapter ThreeIn ancient times, Lothering was little more than a trading post that served the fortress of Ostagar to the south. Nowadays, it is larger, serving Redcliffe and the community of merchants and surface dwarves near Orzammar. Its location on the North Road gives it strategic value, so control of Lothering has historically been a matter of contention between the Southern Bannorn and the South Reach Arling. King Calenhad himself stepped in and awarded the town to South Reach in the Exalted Age, which has largely ended the feud, or at least the appearance of it.
-From In Pursuit of Knowledge: The Travels of A Chantry Scholar, by Brother Genitivi
The rundown tavern sits among the burned-out husks of the buildings around it. The sign broken in two lies not far from the door. The onl
2D Artist MagazineHey guys, just wanted to let you know I did a short interview with the guys at 2D Artist Magazine recently, check it out! http://www.2dartistmag.com/artists/issue085_jan13/interview01.pdf
Check out their website as well http://www.2dartistmag.com/
Also, for the latest info and art you can now subscribe to my Facebook account ( http://www.facebook.com/andree.wallin ). As much as I hate to promote FB it's a lot easier for me to interact whenever I post stuff
So yeah, hope everyone's had an awesome holiday and thanks again for the wonderful feedback on my latest deviations
Give me a break (into comics...)Pro comic writer :iconzubby: Jim Zub has a blog where he's written a few entries on how to break into the comics industry. Well worth a read IMO!
The links -->
Part 1 - How do I break in? --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1725
Part 2 - Find an artist --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1767
Part 3 - Comic Writing --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1068
Part 4 - The Pitch --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1511
Part 5 - Pitch Critique --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1882
Part 6 - Comic Q&A --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1813
Part 7 - The Realities of Creator-owned Comics --> http://www.jimzub.com/?p=1953
In addition he links to Charles Soule's blog articles about Freelance work and Contracts called "Agree to Agree"
Here's the links -->
Part 1 --> http://charlessoule.wordpress.com/2010/09/30/agree-to-agree-part-one/
Part 2 --> http://charlessoule.wordpress.com/2010/10/06/agree-to-agree-part-2/
Part 3 --> http://charlessoule.wordpress.com/2010/10/26/agree-to-agree-part-three/
Part 4 --> http://charlessoule.word
HelicaseHelio and I were always sitting on the stairs, chatting about the lamina and occasionally making snide remarks about ribosomes. There wasn't much for us to do. Our job was to simply be, and let the RNA scribble down the letters on our foreheads when they came around every once in a while. Helio was a G, I was a C. It wasn't exactly fulfilling, I suppose. There wasn't much to be filled. So to pass the time, we talked.
"You ever wonder?" Helio asked.
"About...well...what's out there." Helio and I were rooted to the stairs, quite happily, but it was awkward to move in. He kind of twisted in the general direction of the closest pore. "Out in the cytoplasm."
"I haven't," I admitted. "What's there to wonder about?"
"That's exactly the thing. I have no idea." Helio sighed, gazing into the distance. "Somehow it feels like we play this huge, huge role in something important, but how can we when we don't even know what that something is? I want to be something that, that has
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