Making of Witch's Quarry OR ..."How I manage a daily, colored, long-format comic while working retail".Making of Witch's Quarry OR ... in Personal More Like This
Making of Witch's Quarry, sounds so damn pompous, but I couldn't think of a better way to describe what I'm going to be posting and my alternative title was too long. So pompous I am!
So I'm going to be posting some more detailed essays on my creative process and how I learned to streamline them into making a daily updated, fully colored, long form online comic while working retail 20-30 hours a week. Feel free to completely ignore my rambles if you think I'm of no authority to be posting such advice. I am by no means a master of comic craft, nor do I have any formal training in writing, coloring or paneling for that matter. I took animation classes in college, most of which I disregarded or was somewhat mediocre at.
Still I think if I'm good at anything, it's delivering a decently entertaining product in excellent time frame.
Which in this world,
Witch's Quarry Featured on MM/and Off*Beat future?Hey Guys,Witch's Quarry Featured on MM/and Off*Beat future? in Personal More Like This
So Witch's Quarry has been featured on Mangamagazine.net! The staff has been very friendly and cool!
There is little monetary compensation, given based on reader traffic, so if you'd like to show your support the comic there, I'd be forever grateful.
Any proceeds I receive will go towards my extra page donation pool.
Who knows? With enough readership, I might be able to make premium membership, quit my retail job and publish monthly chapters again. One can always dream ^_~
Again thanks so much for following Witch's Quarry, where ever you may choose to read it! Also if you could help me spread the word and perhaps reblogging this, I'd be very grateful.
Mangamagazine will be updated on Mon, Fri and sometimes Wed.
SmackJeeves will be updated Tues, Thurs and sometimes Wed.
My internet existence looks like my room- SORRY!Okay so firstly I want to apologize for my lack of organization and foresight. I've been floundering around and slapping my artwork around like a fishing flapping about trying to find water. I have no idea what I am doing so I thank you for your patience while I try to work things out and will stop bombarding your inbox!My internet existence looks like my room- SORRY! in Personal More Like This
Someday I will figure out how to make, fund and maintain my own website but with my terrible lack of patience with anything remotely resembling a script, it will be awhile. Until then I will be using tumblr as my daily hub. I'll be posting links to whatever I happened to have updated on that site, as well as my silly doodles and random thoughts. I'll place them at the top so you can skip the crap if you like. If I post anything on DA, I will provide a link from my tumblr.
I've decided that I find SmackJeeves the best place to upload Witch's Quarry. It's now current, as well a
Joined TumblrSo I broke down and joined Tumblr. I've actually joined a few days ago but I get easily frustrated so it's taken me awhile to get around to actually figuring out how to make a post. Sad I know.Joined Tumblr in Personal More Like This
**EDIT** okay i am a F'ing retard and mistyped my own SN so here is the link AGAIN with a motherf'ing L in it. thanks amy i love you. i just hate myself and computers XD
I am beyond saving at this point.
It's going to be a place I dump my uncensored thoughts and unpolished art. Basically a bunch of crap. So if you are in to that, feel free to watch and know that you are probably a better person that me ^_~ HA! Some spoiler type stuff may surface in my rambling just to give fair warning.
Also I am working on OB3. Quite happy with the direction it's going in. I'll be looking forward to the day I can talk more about it.
Updates on WQ will be slowing down after chapter 1 but it will still be work
MangaNext feb 24-26, Off*beat 3, Witch's QuarryHello all,MangaNext feb 24-26, Off*beat 3, Witch's Quarry in Personal More Like This
It's been awhile since I've posted a journal entry but I have been looking forward to sharing some thoughts.
Starting this weekend and through next week I will be getting ready for and attending MangaNext. I am going to be conversing with my publishing prospect this weekend, and I should be able to talk a bit more about future plans for Off*beat 3 in my panel. I will also have a few new Off*beat 3 promotional arts and things for sale. I'll be hosting two panels, one about Off*beat, my projects, process, career, and life in general. I'm a pretty open person, even though I'm a bit quiet, so I hope people ask me questions and I'm not just going off on some tangent about my love affair with chocolate chip pancakes. To further bribe people into coming, I'll be giving away an original marker piece that I will be coloring during my panel, as well as a few other goodies. My
offbeat fan contest~renascence 1+2Another week flies by. Next week will be hell before christmas. my work hours are going to make it difficult to get much done. T_Toffbeat fan contest~renascence 1+2 in Personal More Like This
So glad I finished Renascence 3 before hand. Speaking of Renascence, I will be posting renascence 1+2 for those who haven't read it yet. To those who already read it, I apologize for the lack of new work and thank you for supporting my short lived attempt at self publishing.
I will still work on other new stuff to update so it won't be totally boring. ^_^ ;;watchers be prepared for a bombardment of comic pages in the next week.
I've mentioned before, that I really don't think of myself as particularly strong at writing or drawing. Mashing the two elements together kind of provides me with a crutch. I don't think my illustrations are particularly striking, and I pity anyone who has tried to cipher through the jumbled fragments of words I slap around trying to write. I thi
HELLO~!!I'm alive!HELLO~!! in Personal More Like This
Firstly I'd like to apologize for dropping off the face of the earth for the last uhh..how many years T_T
I'm starting with a clean slate so I apologize in advance if I never replied to a question or email you might have sent.
I usually don't like to delve into my personal life but I feel I owe some explanations to my disappearance.
My father was always a huge supporter of my artwork and I miss him dearly. I just can't mourn anymore.
I've done a lot of soul searching and I think art was always a double edged sword for me. It provided a lot of things for me but in some ways it always was a blanket that kept me from examining myself as a whole person. I still have a lot of empty holes to fill but I became somewhat more at peace with myself. In doing so I lost most of my artistic ambitions. It's a strange relationship I have with my artwork. It actually is linked pretty deeply with my insecurities and
Off*beat reprinting of 1+2 Extras??So this month I will be working on new covers for books 1+2 of Off*beat. They will be reprinted with my new publishing company and match the layout, logo ect of the eventual book 3. I would like to add some extra content, and my publishers have agreed to possibly adding a limited copy insert as well.Off*beat reprinting of 1+2 Extras?? in Personal More Like This
I'd like to know what the patient, patient, (bless your souls ;_ patient readers of Off*beat would be interested in seeing as added content and a possible limited insert.
I was thinking for added content perhaps more little funny strips, kind of omake? style. Or sharing some of my photography and talking a bit more of actual locations in NYC that heavily inspired the setting.
For limited inserts, I was thinking of perhaps a post card, bookmark, or stickers.
If you have any thoughts on this, please let me know. Thanks!
And I will have more updates in the months to come
Future of OffBeat lies in 2012Firstly I hope that I didn't scare anyone with all the drawings of my other story I was posted in last week. Off*beat is NOT being put on the back burner. The other project is second to finishing Off*beat. I will still be posting pics of Tory and friends so no worries!Future of OffBeat lies in 2012 in Personal More Like This
Okay so here's the good news and the bad news I promised regarding the future of Off*beat as far as I know it.
It will be finished and the last book will be more easily accessible then previous installments.
This is slated to happen in 2012 regardless if my publishing plan follows through.
I will of course keep people updated regularly on deviantart as soon as i am certain of anything.
I will be planning on doodling plenty of Off*beat things in the meantime and posting them here while we wait.
There will still be more waiting >_
Contest 19 - Crossover ContestAND THE WINNERS ARE....Contest 19 - Crossover Contest in Personal More Like This
In the Disney/Disney Section:
In the Judge's Section....
What the Judge's Were Saying A very clever choice of drawing a rat who wants to to be cook just like a human, and a former human who's now cooking as a frog! Haha. Very, very clever choice of characters with a humorous picture!
What the Judge's Were Saying: The idea that Merlin is giving the Fairy Godmother magic counseling over tea is hilarious. Not to mention, what Merlin says is quite clever because you never think about the midnight thing being an issue in the movie.
What the Judge's Were Saying: These two little guys are hideously unreprested in our group's gallery! We adored seeing Wart and Taran training with their magic swords together. Now that's adorable!
In the Popular vote Section:
Contest 23 - Historical Disney -WINNERS ANNOUNCED!Contest 23 - Historical Disney -WINNERS ANNOUNCED! in Personal More Like This
And the winners are...
In the Judge's Section:
Chosen by :iconmistytang::iconzimeta::iconshoomlah:
Give me your voice by =Khioora
What the judges were saying: "Khioora's piece definitely jumped out at me when I was first browsing through the entries- it's a striking illustration, granted, but I was also taken with the integration of both 1830's fashion, and Romantic period portrayals of mermaids with more delineated legs. I'm not a huge fan of fashion in the 1830's, but I'll be the first to admit that it's a blast to draw; I think Khioora did a great job of capturing the so-called "Waist and Extravagance" of the period with both her characters' overall silhouette, and her general detailing of the costume. Great stuff!"~ *shoomlah
Top Two Disney Villains!And, according to our polls the top fan favorite Disney villains are:Top Two Disney Villains! in Personal More Like This
Thank you for voting! ^0^
For more "pick a villain" gifsets, visit Sensational Disney on tumblr!
Featured Movie - Fan Favorite - The Lion KingThanks for voting in all those polls I put up!Featured Movie - Fan Favorite - The Lion King in Personal More Like This
The winner is...
The Lion King!
"The Lion King was considered a little movie because we were going to take some risks. The pitch for the story was a lion cub gets framed for murder by his uncle set to the music of Elton John. People said, 'What? Good luck with that.' But for some reason, the people who ended up on the movie were highly passionate about it and motivated."
The movie came out in 1994 and became the little movie that could! It was the highest grossing film of that year.
Since then there's been many re-releases of the movie, sequels, and even a Broadway musical based on it.
What's the movie about? Well, you're a Disney fan! Shouldn't you have seen it by now?
Some Concept Art:
Best Birthday ever :'DFinally over, it was really fun while it lasted...*happy sigh* ^^ I just want to give another thanks to the people who wished me a happy b-day, I love you guys ;3 As for the story of how the birthday trip went, well....Let me explain~Best Birthday ever :'D in Personal More Like This
It all started very early on thursday morning....:iconshaplz:
I got dressed and all packed, so me and my grammie went to the airport: But the flight was cancelled for three hours D8 I managed to pass the time with the free airport wi-fi and once it was announced to get on, they said "We are sorry for the inconvienice, the air travel to the gate 15 is going to be delayed till 2:45"
I was sooooooo mad D
I'm Lenny 8Dstolen from :iconD3MO23: >:3I'm Lenny 8D in Personal More Like This
[ ]You have tried leeks before.
[ ]You like/liked the color green at some point in your life.
[x]You like to do Leekspin with random straight objects. (windshield wiper~)
[x]Your first favorite pairing involves Miku.
[ ]You often catch yourself singing songs originally by Miku, even if you don't know the words.
[ ]You insist on listening to Miku's version of Leekspin.
[ ]Your singing voice is high.
[x]You can hit high notes without too much trouble.
[ ]You hate slow songs unless Miku sings them.
[ ]You tend to like to dance.
[ ]You tend to lead your group of friends.
[ ]You wish Miku had her own version of RING X RING X RING.
[x]You have shoulder-length hair.
[ ]You're the oldest of your siblings.
[ ]You like to wear lighter clothing.
[x]You're something in between a girly-girl and a tomboy.
[x]You like big machines.
[ ]You like to and are good at torturing your siblings.
[ ]You tend to be really peppy.
[ ]You like citrus fruits.
omg my first protest in society :Dyesterday the (unbelievably stupid) principal fired one of the school's BEST and most loved teachers, Mrs.Domg my first protest in society :D in Personal More Like This
I heard rumors all around facebook this morning, some said she had resigned and some said she got fired because she stood up for a group of students, I'm not sure what happened, but I was definetely ticked. The school policy was making too many rules, and now they fired a teacher that so many students rely on? :iconwhattheshitplz: I got a text message, and it said:
"The Middle highschool has become a prison: Mrs. D got fired! Gather in the lobby at 7:30 am and help the protest! (FWD)"
So exactly as it said, I did so and......over 70 kids were there we stood in the hall for 15 minutes straight, talking and not going to class. A two or four cops came in, looking at all of us and after awhile we just sat down, still refusing to go.
The teachers tried more than once to get us undercontrol (idk why, it wasn't a riot or anything XD) but we sat there. For 45 minutes. :ic
New NewsHey, guys! All better, btw, (and Bal, I hope YOU feel better soon, poor guy! ) And I has been CHALLENGED! D: By TITANICSGIRL. x3 So a new, VERY different pic of Toothless should be up soon. And this time I'm doing a bg in photoshop! ;D never done it...wish me luck. -.-"New News in Personal More Like This
And I got a 37 score out of 50 on my first science quiz! YAY!
09/11/12Nine eleven. May those who died-however it may've been-Rest In Peace~<309/11/12 in Personal More Like This
But on a lighter note...Dr. Hooves!
Part of a Family Part 2WELL.Part of a Family Part 2 in Personal More Like This
HEA WE GO.
What I thought of Mildew: Holy CHIZ, he can act! Man, i gotta admit, he even fooled ME, and honestly? Not to sound weird...but that IS hard to do. Especially in a SHOW. So...MAN. I gotta admit, that kinda HURT. .__." Itwasalmostkindaawesomeforavillain BUT. HE. MADE. ME. SO. MAD! OH MY GOSH! SOMEONEJUSTKILLHIMALREADY! LET HIM DIE AND ROT! I JUST! HKJAGSUKAGDUKSGJYUSADFJUAHEGHKIJEBNWJHSFVXUJKXBDJASEGYUAHSB HATE HIS GUTS! (Fungus was/is still awesome, tho. .w.)
What I thought of Hiccup: BADBUTT, MAN! XD He was totally IN character! Believed and trusted Mildew, acted like the genius he is...HECK YEAH, MAN. And I LOVED when Mildew said: WOAH! You DO realize there's wild dragons down there, right? Hiccup: :iconeeyupplz: XDDD That was TOO funny! >W
EXTENDED!!!Firstly,I would like to say thank you to all deviant that supporting this lovely ship or pairing. Wow,we finally move closer to our group target--100 member. When this group hit the target,we will move to the second target-150 member. Keep supporting this ship..EXTENDED!!! in Personal More Like This
Second-I would like to make a change.
According to the poll. The majority chose 'Jackie' as an official ship/pairing in dA. When I have got a feedback from our member about choosing 'Jackie'. I think he/she gave a right opinion. This is what this member said,
'From the way things are developing, I see that it's very likely that our dA ship name is going to be "JackIe" as that's what most people have voted for. But, as a word of caution: observing from the drama that's been going on in tumblr about the Jackrabbit hate tag, it seems that it's likely for a ship to be flamed by haters if the ship's name is an actual, existing word (the word 'jackrabbit' is actually a name for a type of rabbit). People searching up material on the a
FINAL DECISION-REMINDER!!Wow,FINAL DECISION-REMINDER!! in Personal More Like This
I can't believe that this group nearly close to our group member target--100 Member. I hope this group will be grow faster up to 100 members. Our second target---150
I just want to inform that this Saturday,the poll for the pairing name suggestion will be closed. When the name reached majority,we will used that name as the official pairing name for DeviantArt.
About the group name-I am still waiting for donation from other friend to upgrade this group into 'Super'. So,the group rename can be unlock.
Keep supporting this lovely group....Thanks for supporting this group...THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
I NEED YOUR ANSWER!!!Hello,I NEED YOUR ANSWER!!! in Personal More Like This
Firstly I would like to say thank you for continue supporting Jack and Jamie pairing. I am very appriciate your supportation. I hope this group will reach the target number---100 member...
Second---I NEED YOUR HELP!!
You know,as we know,we have know that every pairing have their own name
With that...I need your suggestion...
What is the suitable name for this JackXJamie pairing??
This is the suggestion that someone gave me---
One of my friend have found this pairing name in Tumblr--'MakeMeBelieve'..
If you have any other suitable name....Just let me know...
Thank you so much...
How to Protect a Dragon Conqueror, PrologueMy name is Hiccup; you may know me as the chief's son who trained dragons, or you might know me as the Dragon Conqueror. You've probably seen my face on a Wanted poster. According to Alvin the Treacherous, a Viking outcast, I'm worth thirty sheep and a shipload of fish. Apparently that's only one sheep more than my dad, Stoick the Vast, who also rides dragons. We Vikings have our priorities straight.How to Protect a Dragon Conqueror, Prologue in Personal More Like This
But I'm getting ahead of myself. To put yourself in my shoes, a scrawny teenager with a metal left foot and a playful Night Fury, picture a cloudy day dotted with patches of muddy blue, like some blather-brained idiot had dabbed the sky with thick paint and then left to clean his boots. In doing so he had also dropped his favorite rocks into the ocean, creating the mountains that surround Berk. It was the perfect day for diving into the ocean.
That's what Toothless and I were doing. Toothless is my dragon, an ebony Night Fury with fierce loyalty and a rambunctious sense of sport. He growle
How to Protect a Dragon Conqueror, Chapter OneToothless's wings were not flapping as rapidly, and his large eyes drooped. I could tell from his abrupt, shallow breaths that the arrows lodged into his back were taking their toll. He kept flying since swimming back to Berk would have been an open invitation for Alvin.How to Protect a Dragon Conqueror, Chapter One in Personal More Like This
"Only a few more minutes, bud," I urged on as we caught sight of Berk's familiar knolls and familiar faces. The younger kids brandished their small spears and helmets to indicate that they had seen us, donned in full miniature battle armor.
We crashed onto harsh grass. I ran my hand over Toothless's back and saw the iron arrowheads embedded in his skin.
"Hiccup!" Gobber lumbered forward on his metal foot; he had switched his prosthetic arm for a sharp hammer. "Thank Odin you showed up! The Outcasts attacked the north part of the island and-" he stopped. "What in Thor's name happened?"
"It's Toothless," I panted, rolling off my lethargic dragon. "Alvin the Treacherous- too many arrows- Toothless is hurt-" I gestured. "W
PteranoDespite me not seeing the seventh LBT film for myself, I think that Pterano's actually starting to become one of my fav characters in the entire franchise.Pterano in Personal More Like This
Maybe I'll get the seventh film on DVD for Christmas!
Also, I found some pretty awesome AMVs of him on youtube! ^^
Pterano and Rarity's Love Themehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFGbSWP-G-oPterano and Rarity's Love Theme in Personal More Like This
This song fits them so well, I'm not even kidding!
Basically, in the song, I picture Rarity describing Pterano, and her describing that all of his feelings for her was all just a lie...
Kickstarter Update and Facebook PagesThe Kickstarter is still going on:Kickstarter Update and Facebook Pages in Personal More Like This
$6,434 pledged of $7,000 goal...
19 days to go...
Just a little more you guys! Give it your all, we need these books!
(Well I need them. xD)
Also, there is a page for Off*beat on facebook that I made.
There is also a group, I just haven't been doing a good job updating like I'm supposed to.
But here's the link as well:
Kickstarter Update~I guess it's up to moi to update about this.Kickstarter Update~ in Personal More Like This
The link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chromaticpress/off-beat-vols-1-2-chromatic-press-editions
Of course everyone should know that we made the goal of 7,000 bucks.
You guys are amazing! Just a little over 150 backers and we made so much! <3
It feels good don't it?
There are strecth goals on the site as well, 15,000 and we could get voice acting for
Off*beat, sounds like a long shot, but it's well friggin worth the hope!
So, pledge to your hearts content. We did it, and we're on our way to getting Volume 3 soon.
So, when you do get these books, share... Share with friends, family, everyone.
That way Off*beat will be known by more people.
One person can turn to two, to two dozen.
Get the title of Off*beat in everyone's mind. Let it stick!
Support the book in the name of SCIENCE!
Toothless is awesome:icontoothlessemote1p1plz::icontoothlessemote1p2plz::icontoothlessemote1p3plz:Toothless is awesome in Personal More Like This
Updated RulesThe old rules were hard to follow. So here is the updated version:Updated Rules in Personal More Like This
Joining is automatic. No need to ask.
Featured: Submissions are not allowed.
The Sequel Contest: Not allowed
Just toothless: just toothless the night fury.
Toothless and hiccup: hiccup and toothless
Original characters: your own night fury
Other dragons from HTTYD: other dragons from the movie or show
Other characters: anything not toothless or another dragon from the movie
Contest 1 & 2: not allowed
Not sure where to place your deviation? There is a folder for that.
Literature: stories centered around the world of HTTYD. It is preferred if toothless or night furies are included in it.
That is all the folders. You know the rules of being nice and not mean and whatever.
Toothless away! :icontoothlessrevplz:
Comeback? Sure, why not?I have been dead for pretty much half a year due to being so busy with school and work. Most of you know what I'm talking about. When I do have days off or what not, I usually spend it doing errands, doing some extra homework, hanging out with my boyfriend or surfing the net. Honestly, besides not having time, I haven't been able to write due to a writing block that I couldn't seem to get out of.Comeback? Sure, why not? in Personal More Like This
But, now that the semester is winding down, and I have been smart with my projects and doing them earlier rather than later, I have seemed to get that writing spark back. What does this mean for Sleeping with Ghosts? As I have told my good friend, I am writing an epilogue for it, and it should be out by the end of Thanksgiving Break. I would have it out sooner, but since I do want to end Sleeping With Ghosts on a well-written note I am going to probably edit it constantly until I am fully satisfied. Also, you will probably see by the end of the day the beginning of an original story that just
Updates :DSo, I'm making a belated Valentine's Day ficcie for Toothless and Hiccup. It should be out either later today or early tomorrow. I have to edit and add a few more things. Chapter 3 will be coming out soon also! I just have to get through this little block I'm having with word structuring.Updates :D in Personal More Like This
By the way guys, I do have a Facebook http://www.facebook.com/xxhaleinaxx and a tumblr now http://xxhaleinaxx.tumblr.com I'm very active on both sites. Facebook is kind of reserved for personal life updates, and tumblr will be reserved for stuff I'm into, which includes ToothlessxHiccup stuff. Currently there isn't anything on there that I haven't reblogged, but I will post snippets of future chapters, projects in the works, or things I never published because of one reason or another. So, it is really worth your time to follow me on tumblr if you like my stuff.
Personal life update: due to conflicts with management and needing more time for my senior project, I quit my job