Hello, my wonderfully patient watchers! Popping up from the void of Hiatus Mode with a quick announcement. In case any of you guys are into webcomics, RobinRone (https://www.deviantart.com/robinrone) launched her Leylines' V3 Kickstarter yesterday! I'm stoked bros. Seriously, it's the best comic I've read in a long time -- granted, it's right smack in my blind spot of Stuff I Love, with fictional languages and crazy thorough worldbuilding and gods and monks and a freakin' princess main character, so it's hard to be objective about it. But I can honestly say the story is probably the most solidly constructed narrative I've ever encountered in a long-form online comic. Ba
This account of mine is almost entirely made of fan art.
Now, I don't mind fan art. Obviously I like it a whole lot, since it's about 99% of my gallery or something. But I do draw my own stuff (not as much as I used to, having burned myself dry over the past few years of art school, and taking breaks for the sake of my wrists). And as time has passed, I've found myself less squeamish about posting it on the internet for the world to see and poke fun at -- a nice byproduct of learning a little professionalism. So I'm considering making another account purely for original works and portfolio type stuff.
If ever I decide to go through with
Epic thank-yous to RedJax (https://www.deviantart.com/redjax) for giving me a Premium Membership! I've been curious about the features since forever -- but I thought I would have to save up enough to buy one myself, I never thought someone else would actually gift me a subscription. Wow, what a fantastic surprise 8D
I guess this means I'll actually have to be more active in terms of posting things, huh? XD
I've seen a rather saddening trend here on DA lately, at least in the little corner I keep an eye on.
There seems to be some kind of stigma against young artists studying another artist's work as reference in order to improve their own drawing/painting/whatever skills. While I can understand how this could easily bleed into "copying an artist's work and claiming it as one's own" territory -- which is legitimately bad -- I feel compelled to let people know that the act of simply studying from someone you admire actually has a technical name: "Master-copying."
Students of the visual arts have master-copied the works of Da Vinci, Michelangelo
Namely, that it is indeed possible to burn soup. I'm not kidding. It can happen.
...Still need to figure out HOW that happened. XD
So in other news, I remain alive and bombarded with a To-Do List the size of Texas. The usual schedule isn't helped by the fact that I've finally thrown in the towel and stopped resisting the urge to seriously pursue writing -- and found it infinitely more enjoyable than schoolwork, no surprises there. So along with classes, I'm enrolled in an online novel-writing workshop run by pro author Holly Lisle, whose website I've lurked around since grade school. (Anyone who's interested in story craft, she's got a