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Ash and Yamino podcasting!

yamino:

Ash and I will be on the Webcomic Beacon podcast with @FesWorks tomorrow at 10am EST!

http://www.webcastbeacon.com/category/wcbn/shows/network/webcomic-beacon/

09.20.14 25
can I ask how you pick your colors, they're so vivid??

Asked by Anonymous

kelpls:

I ACTUALL Y HAVE NO SYSTEM i just go with my gut ha hahaa. .. but I GUESS IN GENERAL Don’t be afraid to use saturated colors!! AS LONG AS YOU HAVE A BALANCE OF SATURATED AND DESATURATED COLOR YOU WON”T END UP BLINDING YOURSELF!

THIS IS JUST A GENERAL GUIDE cause whether a color looks saturated/ desaturated also depends on the colors around it!! and black and white can kinda go either way depending on things BUT USUALLY AS U MOVE TOWARDS THE GREYS = less saturated

SAT = SATURATED; DESAT= DESATURATED

 here’s a screenshot of my swatches where i sometimes save colors i like!

they’re mostly skin colors though SWEATS.. 

THERE”S ALSO THIS VIDEO THAT I WATCHED TODAY and I actually color in a rly similar way?? SO MAYBE IT MIGHT HELP
omg im not sure if i answered your question

09.18.14 5185
Zoom did-you-kno:

A recent study shows that people who sit for prolonged periods can help prevent serious health problems by taking a 5 minute walk once an hour. Source

did-you-kno:

A recent study shows that people who sit for prolonged periods can help prevent serious health problems by taking a 5 minute walk once an hour. Source

09.17.14 1804

writingwithcolor:

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Writing with Color: Description Guide - Words for Skin Tone

We discussed the issue of describing People of Color by means of food in Part I of this guide, which brought rise to even more questions, mostly along the lines of “So, if food’s not an option, what can I use?” Well, I was just getting to that!

This final portion focuses on describing skin tone, with photo and passage examples provided throughout. I hope to cover everything from the use of straight-forward description to the more creatively-inclined, keeping in mind the questions we’ve received on this topic.

So let’s get to it.

S T A N D A R D  D E S C R I P T I O N

B a s i c  C o l o r s

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Pictured above: Black, Brown, Beige, White, Pink.

"She had brown skin.”

  • This is a perfectly fine description that, while not providing the most detail, works well and will never become cliché.
  • Describing characters’ skin as simply brown or beige works on its own, though it’s not particularly telling just from the range in brown alone.

C o m p l e x  C o l o r s

These are more rarely used words that actually “mean” their color. Some of these have multiple meanings, so you’ll want to look into those to determine what other associations a word might have.

Read More

09.16.14 8934
So, about Jenny Everywhere and a “lack of appearance”

fesworks:

fyeahjennyeverywhere:

It occurs to me that a lot of the creative projects that people do involving Jenny Everywhere tend to peter out and fade away. That’s just the way of the internet, probably. There are so many tiny niche projects that don’t really find an audience and just kind of disappear.

Anyway, I hope the thing I’m going to start soon will be an exception. I don’t know if I’m going to keep it up; I’m definitely taking some risks here. I guess we’ll just have to see.

I would assume more than the “romance” of Jenny Everywhere is usually short-lived, unless someone actually has a passionate use for her.

Rarely she is in her own comic for the long haul. When she was first born, she was always just in short stories, and they were perfect snipets.

Where people tend to get the MOST out of her, for longer runs, is when she is a supporting character in an existing property. Whether she is a long-term primary, secondary, or tertiary character, or only around for a single storyline or arc.

My belief in that AND for why she tends to be short lived in other methods, is because she is uncopywritable (overall, though people still own their individual Jenny Everywhere characters), and people probably want something that is moreso their own.

Maybe.

Back to the “romance” thing. There were two major spikes of popularity for Jenny Everywhere… Well, maybe three. This is when there where a larger number of comic creations of her. Not just art.

The beginning, of course, and then when The Shifter Archive came into existence and kicked up a huge amount of space-time dust.

You could also suggest that when Warren Ellis found her and had an art competition with her, but I don’t think any new comics actually came out with her.

I know I’ve essentially stopped doing things with her because I’m so busy with too many things, but I still see her being used in SOMETHING at any given point. Either as an on-hoing character in a comic, or some new random art.

Not to mention the yearly birthday at www.JennyEverywhereDay.com.

While it would be nice to see another spike in actual comic creation using Jenny (and while I have a few plans to try an initiate something, I just don’t have the time/money), she still seems to pop up somewhere now and again by random, and that’s awesome.

09.15.14 5
Webcomic Beacon #377 - Interview with JT of Between Failures

betweenfailures:


Hopefully you guys can forgive my nervous and repetitive use of like and you know.  XD

09.11.14 18
Zoom bluenationreview:

The best primer on what Net Neutrality is and why it’s a BFD is John Oliver.  Send his explanation to your friends so they get why we must fight for a neutral internet that distributes information equally. 

bluenationreview:

The best primer on what Net Neutrality is and why it’s a BFD is John Oliver.  Send his explanation to your friends so they get why we must fight for a neutral internet that distributes information equally. 

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FOR THOSE WHO DON’T LIKE TO TALK ON THE PHONE BUT WANT TO HELP KEEP THE INTERNET AWESOME

rosalarian:

liberalsarecool:

laineydiemond:

  1. Go to  
  2. Click on 14-28 
  3. Comment “I want internet service providers classified as common carriers.”
  4. Done! 

Please reblog for people who have phone-related phobias or anxieties.

Be sure to hit “confirm” to send your comment.

Ironically, this website is INCREDIBLY SLOW.

09.10.14 37007
Zoom Comic of the Week: Silent Pirate by Ahmed Fahim
http://www.webcastbeacon.com/comic-week-silent-pirate-ahmed-fahim/
Silent Pirateby Ahmed Fahim
A comic I’ve been meaning to pick for a while. I really like that the comic is mostly word-less… “Pantomime” is what they call it, I think. You’ve heard about the boy that runs off to join the circus? Well, this boy becomes a pirate and goes on some crazy adventures.
I knew the person that started this comic from Penguicon, and he was always putting himself out there to become better at cartooning, so it was really cool to see his progression through this comic.
http://www.silentpirate.com/SFW: Cartoonish peril.

Comic of the Week: Silent Pirate by Ahmed Fahim

http://www.webcastbeacon.com/comic-week-silent-pirate-ahmed-fahim/

Silent Pirate
by Ahmed Fahim

A comic I’ve been meaning to pick for a while. I really like that the comic is mostly word-less… “Pantomime” is what they call it, I think. You’ve heard about the boy that runs off to join the circus? Well, this boy becomes a pirate and goes on some crazy adventures.

I knew the person that started this comic from Penguicon, and he was always putting himself out there to become better at cartooning, so it was really cool to see his progression through this comic.

http://www.silentpirate.com/
SFW: Cartoonish peril.

SilentPirate

09.07.14 1

Webcomic Beacon #376: Comic Review: “Rudek and the Bear”

http://www.webcastbeacon.com/webcomic-376

Fes Works does a video comic review of “Rudek and the Bear” by Peter Donahue.

Read the TEXT review of Rudek and the Bear:
http://www.webcastbeacon.com/?p=16171

09.07.14 2