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You’d think otherwise…

¤ August 8, 2015 ¤

♬ かわいいですね?

This post pertains to: ArtComicThoughts

I might have stretched the truth a bit in my latest Q&A response.

Yeah, it’s true that I considered a realistic style in the fetal stage of my comic, and yes I am very inspired by Meduka Meguca.

However, it was never once in my mind that my comic was cute. I did not actually intend it to look like that. I did not associate my style with “cute.” It was just “cartoon.” When people started saying that it was ‘cute,’ I was really confused. “It’s cute? It’s just a cartoony look.”

Eventually I just kind of rolled with it. “Yep, it’s a story about a cute girl.” I guess it just happened that way. I now kinda facetiously advertise it as such.

♥ Posted at 10:03:26 am CST

¤ July 31, 2015 ¤

♬ Charms

This post pertains to: ArtConsumerismThoughts

Many moons ago (in May) I ordered a sample pack of charms from Zap! Creatives, as I was interested in getting into selling merchandise at cons. Approximately 50 years later, I finally got the pack. Turns out I had ordered it right when they were getting new printers so I had to wait a thousand years to get my shit.


They have various different charm finishes but the one I like the most are still the clear ones (bottom left). I guess the coloured backing ones could look nice if you have a complimentary colour scheme (or I was thinking I could use characters based on their associated colour, like Echan yellow, Magnus pink, Alif purple, etc.), but the clear just looks overall the cleanest and feels good. They have wood ones, I touched it and instantly recoiled. I hate the feeling of wood. However, the wood ones are the cheapest ones from the site, so that is something to consider.

Making/selling charms is a pretty interesting thing. A lot of the time I see them priced at $8-$10, for a tiny 2 inch thing. I personally wouldn’t buy that, no matter if it was my favourite anime character or not. It is extremely pricey to make them, too. Since Zap! is an English company, it’s even more pricey to convert and ship across the pond – the cost for 25 2-inch clear double-sided charms is about $99. Not taking shipping into account, it comes out to $4 per charm. Yikes!!!

That stuff is really expensive, so I’d have to come up with something that would really sell. I don’t know what that would be. Some popular timeless character. Maybe a pokemon? Who knows.

♥ Posted at 10:27:03 am CST

¤ May 31, 2015 ¤

♬ Is effort worth it?

This post pertains to: ArtThoughts

My pages from 74 onward have been looking pretty inconsistent since I’ve been trying around some colouring styles I’ve ‘collected’ around the internet, something I often do because I hate the way I colour.

In those last few pages, I’ve been colouring via multiply minimally while relying on a soft gradient to foot most of the shadows.


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♥ Posted at 11:38:10 am CST

¤ May 17, 2015 ¤

♬ Sexytime body is only sexytime.

This post pertains to: Art

So for a long time I have always depicted strong and muscular characters as your typical bodybuilding guys.


You know the look, thin guys packing abs and shit.

But, I drew some sketches today and I realized I actually don’t really like that anymore.


The lumpy curves grew on me. Plus, I think it looks healthier that way just by drawing it like that, and to be honest it even looks stronger to me, too.

I mean, I’ll still use the super defined muscles style, like for V. He’s really skinny and he’s not really ‘strong’ in the sense of like, weightlifting. He has strong arms but that’s about it.

Magnus is really strong so I am going to start using the ‘lumpy’ look for him.

♥ Posted at 9:34:25 pm CST