Omg, I was looking through my sketches and found this old one from 2009 ;___;. I think it was supposed to be for the Livejournal, but I don’t remember ever posting it, possibly because I was saving it for when the scene above was actually in the comic :3.
It was well before I had finalized Dagger’s character design and long before I learned how to draw muscles XD. It was interesting to see the differences/similarities after all this time :).
Thanks for the replies, everyone! Based on your feedback, it seems like it’s definitely something that’s happening (or was happening) on the site itself. It might be an issue with an InkOutbreak banner rotation, since people mentioned a Facebook app doing the redirects and others mentioned similar issues with the Ink box.
I’ll poke around and see what I can do. Thanks so much! :)
dktragonizer replied to your photo “The next page has just gone up! Click here to read it while it’s fresh…”
Heads up, the first time I opened the link I was redirected to a porn site.
D: Whoa, this could be a big problem. Has this happened to anyone else? Please PM me and let me know when, and if it has happened on any other pages of the site.
I’ll have a look through the site’s source, but I’m suspecting it could be a rogue Google ad on Comic Rocket’s ad network, since the Project Wonderful ads are just plain images without the complexity to inject scripts.
Edit: The InkOutbreak banner rotation might also be a problem. Thanks for the heads-up, kezhound! I’ll look into that too.
Oh, also, for anyone affected by this, was it an immediate redirect (straight from Tumblr), or did you land on Page 14 first and then get redirected? If it’s the latter, then it could definitely be something going on locally on the site. Thanks, Neka, for bringing that up! :)
The Kickstarter for Amya’s next print project has gone live!
Please check it our here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1530128474/amya-volume-one
Amya tells the story of Faye, a mute spell-touched who lives a sheltered life as the youngest daughter to a great lord. She is burdened with dark dreams of an apocalypse, and it isn’t long until her tranquil life changes when a fateful encounter with a young man sends her on a spiraling journey of self-discovery.
As Faye and her unlikely companions pursue an adventure that is greater than any of them could have anticipated, she discovers how heavy the burden she carries truly is. She is to be the pinnacle of the world’s survival or destruction, and must decide if she wishes to sacrifice her own humanity for the world — or the world for her humanity.
Please consider supporting the campaign by either spreading the word or donating. It would mean so much to us! Amya is our dream as well as our passion. We need your help to take it further!
All my thanks,
Reblog for the evening crowd. Thank you to everyone who has been making an effort to spread the word about the Kickstarter! You guys are awesome <3.
Page 14 (which I’m working on right now since it’s my day off) will be the last full page of the flashback. Page 15 drops us back in the present :).
Actually, you can read both of these pages right now as sketches on the Patreon if you’re a $1 or more Patron :3. I’m hoping to keep this a regular thing and always be two sketches ahead on Patreon.
I may or may not be a good person to ask about this, because I’ve gone back and ‘fixed’ a lot of older pages - and I’m still planning on coloring (not redrawing) Chapter 1 of Everblue for the Volume 1 Compilation print XD.
I think one of the things that helps me keep from redrawing pages all the time is the realization that the way I draw is going to keep changing and if I were to continuously go back and edit pages I wasn’t satisfied with, I’d never get the chance to make new pages. By the time I’m finished fixing a bunch of old pages, they’ll be old again and I’ll want to change things. It just takes away too much time from advancing the story.
It can also be a nice motivator to look back at your old art and see how much you’ve improved. If you completely redraw all your old pages, then that full history goes away.
Editing small errors in old pages is just fine, of course, but it’s probably best not to go crazy and redraw everything if you’ve got a big story that’s waiting to be told.
Thanks so much! :>
I tend to make brushes as I need them, so a lot of mine are custom (things like freckles, leaves, stars, clouds, and rough textures). I might make a complete package of my custom brushes for Photoshop and Manga Studio and share them eventually once I get them all organized :). However, for coloring characters, I usually just use Photoshop’s default Hard Round and Soft Round brushes with variations in the settings for size and opacity pressure dynamics.
Also, for a lot of my digital painting recently, I’ve been using brushes from Chris Oatley’s Digital Painting Kit which you can get by subscribing to his email newsletter (which is totally worth it even without the kit :3).