Ok so I’ve been quiet about this for some time now, and I thought I should break that silence and make this public. (Hey other people are posting art PSA’s, this ain’t new)
We are Artists, We are many
Being a artist on Tumblr alone isnt easy. There are millions of other people doing the exact same thing you’re doing. Amongst all of them you can be overlooked so easily. Now I am familiar with all those PSAs about not worrying about being popular and loving your own art. Thats all well and good, no ones debating that. But we artist want to share our art with the world. We want to show everyone what we can do.
When we receive praise and love for our work, thats the best feeling in the world for us. We all have friends, fellow artists or not, that support us. But here on Tumblr, your art might not get pushed out into the crowd. For myself as an example, I get a 1 reblog for every 10 likes on something. And this is only including when I originally post it. When art post is liked, no one else sees it. Likes stay hidden and don’t appear on others dashes. (And yes, some blog themes do show likes, this I am aware)
Likes are good, but Reblogs do a lot more
When someone reblogs your art, a whole new set of people get to see it. Most of them are people who have never seen your stuff before. For example, whenever Carbines Official WIldstar Tumblr reblogs my Wildstar art, I get bombarded with likes, reblogs even follows! But before that, when I post it in the first place, not much happens. Dont get me wrong, I’m grateful I get anything, but feedback and notoriety is what keeps an artist like me going, and many others as well. Now I may understand that sometimes something someone draws isn’t your cup of tea, that’s alright! But even if you show a little interest, a reblog does a world of difference.
Support your friends, Support those who care
I know this is all sounding a little preachy, but it’s something I needed to get off my chest. There are no complaints, there are no orders, just a call out from all us artists. From the big and professional, to the small and unseen. We all want to share our art with the world, and it can all begin with a reblog.
( I dont think I need to say that everyone should reblog this, it goes without saying no?)
This is something that was bugging me a little bit so, as always, I’ve decided to make an infograph.
Maybe other artists disagree, but when I ask for a request, it’s a fun game. You give me a suggestion and I build on it. It’s a team project. You don’t know what you’re going to get.
If your request takes longer than 3 sentences to describe, it’s not a request. It’s a commission. It’s something so specific, the artist will essentially be working for your specific scene for free.
And of course - DO NOT REQUEST THAT AN ARTIST DRAW YOU SOMETHING if you don’t see that they are specifically accepting requests.
People have been requesting free art from us our whole lives. We’ve had plenty of that. If we want to draw you free stuff, we’ll let ya know. Don’t just assume we have free time - just like you wouldn’t come up to a doctor at a grocery store and ask them to examine your twisted ankle.
Unless you’re a person who does that… in which case… don’t do that either.
I’d like to remind people that this goes for writing requests, too.
And if an artist or writer has a list of “what I do/don’t do” then please respect that.
i’d also like to add that artists and writers have a right to deny requests they feel uncomfortable filling, for any reason. please don’t get mad at them, especially if no money is involved.
This. so this. all of this.
What I find annoying is that some people actually think I’m selfish for not taking requests or commissions when I explain to them I just don’t have the time with all my other work that needs to be done. *sighs* I wish more people would understand that artist/writers are just humans with only so much they can do in a day…
We’ve changed things around a bit this year, so please be sure to look at our ECCC Pass and Pricing information before they go on sale September 1, at 10am PST.
A few brief points:
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Additionally, we’ve terminated the VIP program and instead created two separate passes, one directed towards those who prize celebrity autographs and photo ops (the Celebrity Fast Pass) and one for those who want special access to the show floor and extra comics-related goodies (the Deluxe Pass.)
And yes, prices have increased this year, by a small percentage.
Thanks for planning to attend ECCC, and let us know if you have any questions.
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Anonymous asked : Hello!! I was just wondering how you set up your comic page layout in manga studio? I'm a little lost with it!! Do you layout the page in manga studio and then move to photoshop to draw/colour? And how does the transition back and forth work for you?? :)
I set up my pages in Manga Studio using the Rectangle Frame tool.
Because Manga Studio is so customizable, the Rectangle Frame tool might be in a different spot on your toolbox, or in a Sub Tool tab under another tool.
You can set up rulers and guides to make sure your panel area is in just the right spot and then drag out a rectangle.
Manga Studio will then create a folder for you to draw all the panel content in.
I’d recommend saving this as a Manga Studio file called “page template” or something so you can load it up whenever you need it.
From here I use the Frame Border tool to add in some panels (again, depending on your layout, you may need to do some poking around in the toolbox to find this one). Depending on your settings, it may create a new folder for each panel - I have it set to make just one folder.
I usually do everything from the sketch, to the inks, to the flats and painting the backgrounds in Manga Studio.
Really, if Manga Studio suddenly had a History Brush and more complex color adjustments, I would never go back to Photoshop for comics. It’s great for flatting once you get the hang of using Draft and Reference layers. It has settings to expand colors you set down using the Fill Bucket so that there are no empty spaces under the lines. You don’t even need to have obsessively clean lines like I do if you fiddle with the settings just right XD.
Once all that’s done, I export from Manga Studio’s default file format to Photoshop’s PSD format in order to make my final adjustments and shade the characters, and most everything carries over nicely. It even makes a nice layer group with a mask to match your frames.
Unfortunately, any text you’ve made in Manga Studio will be rasterized, so you’ll need to retype it if you want to edit it again. The same goes for text when importing PSDs to Manga Studio. That’s really the only trouble I’ve had when working between the two programs.
Also, another thing to note is that Manga Studio Draft/Reference layers will be ignored when exporting to PSD, so make sure to turn those back into regular layers if you want to keep them during export.
Opening credits: One Step Closer by Linkin Park Waking up: And Believe in All (from SeraMyu: Shin Kaguya Yashima Densetsu) Falling in love: Blast Away - Gummy Ship III - (from KH) Fight song: Porcelain by Marianas Trench Breaking Up Song: 21st Now Millennium ~ Koi no Senshi ja Inarenai (from SeraMyu: Mugen Gakuen) Getting back together: Inori ~ You Raise Me Up by Lena Park Wedding: Amazon Kara Circus Dan ga Yatte Kita (from SeraMyu: Shin Densetsu Kourin) Birth of child: Latias in Disguise (from the 5th Pokemon Movie) Death scene: The Time Has Come (Pikachu’s Goodbye) from Pokemon Final battle: Bellas Finals (from Pitch Perfect) Funeral song: Love Somebody by Maroon 5 End credits: He Lives in You from The Lion King II
Our Break Up song is an epic Sailor Senshi defeats the enemy song… The Getting Back Together song is a sweet one, The Wedding is just random, Death Scene fits perfectly, I think the Funeral Song works okay, and End credits is amazing.
Opening credits: Organization XIII (from KH II) Waking up: Winter Wrap Up (from MLP:FiM) Falling in love: Kingdom Dance (from Tangled) Fight song: Can’t Help Falling in Love With You by A*Teens Breaking Up Song: Fairy Tail Main Theme (from Fairy Tail) Getting back together: Blues in Velvet Room (from Persona 3) Wedding: Truth or Dare by Marianas Trench Birth of child: Birth by Sleep - A Link to the Future (from KH: BbS) Death scene: Be Yourself (from Negima!! Live Action) Final battle: Here We Go (from Digimon) Funeral song: Destined Couple (from SeraMyu: Mugen Gakuen) End credits: Let It Go (from Frozen)
Our fight song caused me to chuckle and then our break up song is a song of “epic we just owned you” type song. Our Death scene is very perky and out of place. Funeral song is an amazing duet sung by the best Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune actress from SeraMyu, the duet was written specifically for them.