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I'm always nervous about writing about politics and current events, partly because it's a good way to attract all the wrong kinds of attention, and, for my DeviantArt journal at least, because it's not what I want this platform to be about. But I did just make a post to my personal blog about the ongoing impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump, and I figured I should probably mention it here. I keep hearing that the whole thing is a waste of time for various reasons, and I can't let that slide. I'm not going to cross-post the whole thing here. You can read it in full on my personal blog if you want. I'll just summarize. I hear people say that it doesn't matter because Trump is already out of office. However, not only is Trump still perfectly able to run for a second term (unless the Senate convicts him and then votes to bar him from holding office) but it's also important for Congress to make clear that similar behavior won't be tolerated from any future president. It's
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Well. Some year this has been, huh? I'm sorry this post has taken so long. I finished the first page of the comic months ago and I've been wrestling with a longer postmortem, but I guess I don't have it in me so I'll keep this quick and maybe not bore you. First, the comic has a name now: Necessity. I'm not thrilled with it but I'm glad I don't have to keep saying “Sorceress Comic” anymore. Coloring started out fun but got tedious. I used just two layers: One for flat colors and one for shadows. I did all the flats first, then for each color, picked one or two shadow colors. I selected each shape with the magic wand tool, then moved to the shadow layer and used the pencil tool to shade it. This wasn't a terrible setup. Since I can select two colors and swap between them, and use my tablet's stylus's eraser end, the shading work wasn't bad. The problem was all the switching back and forth between the flats and shadow layers, and between the magic wand and pencil tools. It ate up a
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September is upon us. October is now only half a month away. I'll set aside the whole pandemic-time question of how it can possibly be September already when it was just March only eighteen years ago. What matters is that the time is fast approaching when artists around the world will be picking up their pens and brushes and taking up the now-traditional InkTober challenge of thirty-one ink drawings, one for every day of October. Since we're all going to have ink drawing on the brain, I think this would be a good time for everyone to check out the work of Alphonso Dunn. He's the author of Pen and Ink Drawing: A Simple Guide, and he has a YouTube channel full of tips and tutorials. So far, the videos that have been the most useful to me are “Top 3 Cross Hatching Mistakes | Tips on how to avoid them,” “Pen and Ink Crosshatching | A simple introduction,” and “How to Avoid Overworking Your Drawings | 3 simple tips.” The main things that jumped out at me were the importance of pen control
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Thanks for the fave!

You're welcome! I'll definitely be taking a closer look at your gallery soon when I get time.

you have nice works ~
Thanks for coming by the stream the other day! I thought that was your name I saw pass through! Hope you can join us again sometime. :D